Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty: Jane Marcus-Delgado, Associate Professor, Political Science and Global Affairs
You joined the Modern Languages and World Literatures faculty at the College of Staten Island as an Adjunct Lecturer in 1997, rising to the rank of Assistant Professor in 1999 and Associate Professor in 2007. You received a BA in English Language and Literature, and Romance Languages from the University of Chicago; an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University; and a PhD in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. If one word could sum up your tenure at the College of Staten Island, it would be “service.” Among your many academic roles, you are the Coordinator of the International Studies program and have been for 15 years, as well as a Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs specializing in comparative politics with regional expertise in Latin America. You have served as a Spanish Professor; Assistant to the Provost; Assistant to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; Deputy Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures; as well as two terms as Chair. This is a period that one of your colleagues described as the Golden Age of the Department, thanks to your skillful stewardship, which led to expanded course offerings in Italian, ASL, and Chinese language, and a new Arabic program. Your involvement is equally impressive at the College level, having served as secretary to the College Council, a member of the Council’s administrative Review and Evaluation Committee, advisor to the CSI Dreamers Club, a founding member and president of the CSI chapter of Phi Beta Delta, and a member of the CUNY World Languages Council. Through it all, you have brought a profound sense of caring and humanity to your relationships with the students and faculty who were lucky enough to know you.