Today, we honor with the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty:
Tom Mormino, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mathematics.
You joined the Mathematics faculty at the College of Staten Island as an adjunct lecturer in 1989. You received your Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics and your Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Brooklyn College, and you are nearing completion of your PhD in Applied Mathematics from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. At CSI, you teach a broad spectrum of classes, from remedial to advanced, and you have also provided professional support for the College’s Instructional Support Center. You have developed a series of modules that makes it easy and fun to learn developmental mathematics on the computer. In addition, you are one of only three CUNY recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction. Your prowess in the classroom is underscored by your department Chair who notes that you are “well liked by your students, always eager to help the department, able to teach a wide variety of courses, and interested in teaching new courses.”
You exemplify CSI’s ideal of an academic and teacher who shines in his field and advances the noble cause of knowledge.