by Kim Wall
John Cerullo, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, has been awarded the college’s 2014 Faculty Excellence Award. UNH’s Faculty Excellence Award recognizes a residential faculty member who is an inspiring, challenging, and effective teacher whose support and respect for students is evident both in and out of the classroom. The positive comments from students in Cerullo's classes and from faculty and staff set him apart in a field of talented colleagues. Professor John Cerullo has been a member of the faculty at UNH Manchester since 1983. His research and teaching subjects, wide-ranging during these years, have been principally in the area of modern European intellectual history, especially the history of moral thought. Professor Cerullo has a deep passion for his subject area. He is also committed to helping students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills which will serve them well across the spectrum of career fields. As one student wrote, “He does an awesome job getting his students to critically think about the subject materials.” Another wrote, “Professor Cerullo is an incredibly knowledgeable and engaging teacher.” Cerullo’s educational background comes from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in history. Professor Cerullo will be recognized at UNH Manchester’s 29th annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Recipients of the Faculty Excellence Award from the previous five years have included Melinda Negron-Gonzales, assistant professor of politics and society; Kelly M. Kilcrease, assistant professor of business; Thomas D. Birch, professor of economics; Lorraine Doucet, associate professor of biology, Susanne Paterson, associate professor of English.
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