First things first. Mega-congratulations are very much in order for Rutgers Classics faculty member Emily Allen-Hornblower, who in spring 2015 received tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. This brings the number of full-time tenured faculty in the Classics Department to seven, plus one additional tenured member with a joint appointment. Well done, to say the least!
But wait, there’s more. One of the most prized distinctions that Rutgers offers its newly tenured faculty members is the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. The Fellowship, which includes the establishment of a special research account, honors outstanding teaching and scholarly work. In 2015 just five Presidential Fellowships were awarded across the entire University, i.e., our New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.
One of the two 2015 recipients from the School of Arts & Sciences-New Brunswick was none other than Emily Allen-Hornblower—a significant first for Rutgers Classics. At a 5 May ceremony at the Rutgers Visitors Center, Allen-Hornblower was recognized by Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi “for her passionate dedication to teaching and mentoring, and her skillful guidance of class discussions, which allows students to discover for themselves how to find the answers to important questions.”