Dr. Michael Gilliam Named Outstanding Educator

July 20, 2017

Michael Gilliam, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mathematics at The College of New Rochelle School of Arts & Sciences, has been named an Outstanding Educator of the Year by Education Update. Gilliam was one of just 23 honorees from high schools and colleges throughout the New York Metropolitan area to be recognized for exceptional, innovative and engaging qualities that distinguish educational leaders.

Gilliam’s innovative approach was evidenced recently when he and three CNR students lead a STEM “Challenge" at the STEM Alliance’s “STEM-tastic” event in Larchmont, NY.  Working closely with the College’s science club SAMS, he also took students to a "Med Student for a Day” event sponsored by The New York Medical College chapter of the Student National Medical Association, and hosted the “Hour of Code,” CNR’s contribution to a global event to introduce coding through guided, fun, and interactive activities.

“Dr. Gilliam embodies the qualities of an outstanding educator,” said Dr. David Donnelly, Dean of the Graduate School and interim dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. “He challenges and engages his students, exposing them to important learning experiences both in and outside of the classroom.” 

Education Update is an award-winning publication that reaches decision-makers in education, including district administrators, superintendents, principals, and teachers.  The award ceremony was held in June at the Harvard Club in New York City.