Granite State College is proud of its faculty. Each year up to two faculty members are selected to receive the College's Distinguised Faculty Award and 10 faculty are selected to participate in the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI).
Distinguished Faculty Award
The annual Distinguished Faculty Award acknowledges faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching/learning process at Granite State College. In recognition of excellence in teaching, recipients exemplify this distinction through the sharing of knowledge in a challenging and supportive learning environment and by
demonstrating and inspiring lifelong learning in their students.
2017 Distinguished Faculty Recipients
Mark Jewell, M.S.
Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
As a faculty member in undergraduate and graduate studies, Mark Jewell brings his dedication for student success to the classes he teaches. He holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services and a master's degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. He was essential in helping the College develop master's level programs and shares
expertise on the overall design of graduate level studies, as well as engagement in key College activities such as accreditation and re-accreditation reviews. Professor Jewell shares both his teaching and management experience in both for-profit and non-profit settings with students. Professor Jewell's passion to help students connect with learning
from initial coursework to the culminating capstone experience is a hallmark of his work. His early adoption of Zoom – an online meeting technology – provided students with virtual synchronous class sessions to help guide them and provide real-time feedback. Extending his dedication to student success is Professor Jewell's passion to help other
faculty teaching graduate capstone courses integrate Zoom into their courses, which cultivates connections between faculty and ultimately between faculty and students.
Dennis Martino, M.Ed., CAGS
Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
Dennis Martino teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and his responsiveness to students is a cornerstone of his approach. He holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology, a master's degree in Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Organizational Psychology, along with other industry-relevant certifications. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the College in organizational leadership, education and training, workplace mediation, and strategic planning. Professor Martino has been an integral part of the development of the College's master's level programs and represents the College at accreditation and re-accreditation reviews. His engagement in faculty development events and work toward continuous improvement of course design, such as the master's in management courses, is also of note as he contributes to a culture of collaboration and excellence. In combination with his thoughtful approach to the student experience and dedication to course and program outcomes, Professor Martino has provided a positive and quality impact that helps Granite State College meet its mission and provide meaningful, relevant experiences for our students.
CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD
Criteria for the award emphasize a strong combination of the following characteristics:
- Excellence in teaching at Granite State College
- Extraordinary responsiveness to individual student needs, both in supporting and in challenging individuals
- Demonstration of the faculty member’s own role as a lifelong learner
- A minimum of 5 academic years teaching* at Granite State College *need not be consecutive years
- Service to the College (e.g., committee work, creating community connections, etc.)
Prior Dinstinguished Faculty Award Recipients
- 2016, Jonathan D. Kipp
- 2015, Faby Gagne
- 2014, Mary Beth McNicholas
- 2013, Christine Tate
- 2012, Daniel M. Gardoqui
- 2011, Craig D. Nevins
- 2010, Barbara Krol-Sinclair and Carrie Gendreau
- 2009, Kay Enwright and Audrey Kanik
- 2008, Fran Rancourt and James Trotzer
- 2007, Gail Poitrast and Claudia L. Michael
- 2006 Paul Carter and Daniel Poor
- 2005, Susan Dame and Beth Roth
- 2004, Bill Cuff and Barbara Benham
- 2003, Robert McPherson and Elizabeth Crockford
- 2002, Jeannemarie Thorpe and Natalie Golden
- 2001, Patricia Erwin-Ploog and Steve Hickoff
In 2011, the USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee founded the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI) as a way to bring faculty together to explore and find solutions about how to integrate technology into their courses to transform their pedagogy and course design. Each of the 4 institutions (GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH) selects 10-15 faculty from diverse disciplines to participate in this four day event.
At the ATI, faculty explore the pedagogy and tools as well as new thinking around using technology in the classroom. In addition, faculty are given the opportunity to interact and work together with their colleagues across the institutions.