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2014-2015 Recipient of the Eisenhart Award

Katie Terezakis - College of Liberal Arts

Katie Terezakis
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

Katie Terezakis

  • Joined RIT in 2004
  • Single-author of over eighteen scholarly articles and book chapters, and six review articles, in publications including The Pluralist, Dissent, Thesis Eleven, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
  • Author of The Immanent Word: The Turn to Language in German Philosophy, 1759-1801, editor of Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion, and co-editor of Lukács's Soul and Form
  • Research and teaching interests include German idealism, critical theory, existentialism, Marxism, ancient Greek philosophy and aesthetics
  • Recipient of the John William Miller Fellowship, and the Paul A. and Francena L. Miller Fellowship, New York Council for the Humanities Major Grant, Multiple Faculty Development Grants
  • Served as College of Liberal Arts Faculty Associate for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and on the college Tenure Committee
  • D. and MA, philosophy, New School for Social Research; BA, philosophy, , University of Heidelberg (Germany)/ Central Connecticut State University

Thomas Gasek - College of Imaging Arts and Science

Thomas Gasek
Associate Professor and MFA Graduate Director
School of Film and Animation
College of Imaging Arts and Science

Thomas Gasek

  • Joined RIT in 2005
  • Author of Frame by Frame Stop Motion: The Guide to Non-Traditional Animation Techniques
  • Animated films featured at national and international festivals including SXSW, the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA) East, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the New York International Children's Film Festival and the
  • Recipient of the ASIFA Excellence in Animation Award, the Golden Marble Award, and two national Addy Awards
  • Creative work has been included at exhibits at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the New York Museum of Modern Art
  • Animation work featured in BAFTA winning "Coraline" and "Chicken Run", winner of the British Animation Award
  • Held workshops and lectures at several universities including the Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art & Design, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the Pratt Institute
  • MFA, studio arts, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; BFA, communication design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Robert D. Garrick, Ph.D., P.E. - College of Applied Science and Technology

Robert D. Garrick, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical
Engineering Technology (MMET)
College of Applied Science and Technology

Robert D. Garrick, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Joined RIT in 2008
  • Active interdisciplinary scholar in engineering education research with a technology rich interactive learning environment and alternative energy internal combustion engine research
  • PI or Co-PI on 9 sponsored research grants valued over $1,000,000. Sponsors include National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, California Energy Commission, and the Propane Education Research Council.
  • Recipient of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award (2009-10), the Provost's Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award (2012-13) and the Innovative Teaching with Technology Award (2013-14)
  • Awarded eight US and European Union Patents
  • Licensed professional engineer in New York State
  • D. mechanical engineering, University of South Carolina; MS mechanical engineering, University of Rochester; MBA Rochester Institute of Technology; BS electrical engineering GMI Engineering & Management Institute

Christopher Kurz, Ph.D. - National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Christopher Kurz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Master of Science in Secondary Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Christopher Kurz, Ph.D.

  • Joined RIT in 2004
  • Research interests include teaching and learning in math and science education, curriculum development for mathematics and science that incorporate deaf studies, experiential learning, and technology in the classroom
  • Recipient of more than $1.2M in funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for teacher preparation in the area of Deaf education in math and science
  • Author of 6 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, and several official reports and media publications
  • Research has been presented at several national and international conferences including the International Congress of Mathematical Education, the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, the Deaf History International Conference, and the Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Mentored 38 graduate students with their capstone projects
  • Member of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Educational Research Association, and National Association of the Deaf
  • Ph.D., foundations of education, University of Kansas; M. Ed. deaf education, University of Kansas; BS, applied mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology