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2012-2013 Recipient of the Eisenhart Award

Linda Fleishman Gottermeier, Au.D. - National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Linda Fleishman Gottermeier, Au.D.
Associate Professor/Rehabilitative Audiologist
Communication Studies and Services Department
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Neil Hair, Ph.D.

  • Joined RIT in 1977 as the hearing aid shop technician in the audiology department
  • Instructor for service learning projects for Margaret's House, Hillside Children's Center, the Open Door Mission, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Casselberry Elementary School and the Red Cross.
  • Author of several published papers on hearing aid use, loudness, speech reading, and technology to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf populations
  • Contributed presentations to several regional and international conferences
  • Co-coordinator of Communication Studies and Services Department Professional Development Committee.
  • Co-investigator on the VATEA Grant for Postsecondary Education to create a website for training instructors in the use of social media and video technologies to teach deaf or hard of hearing learners
  • Fundraising facilitator for Advent House Hospice
  • Facilitator of deaf students' presentations at Imagine RIT
  • Au.D., Salus University; MA, audiology, SUNY Geneseo; BS, audiology/speech pathology, Nazareth College of Rochester, BS, philosophy, Nazareth College of Rochester

Ivona Bezáková, Ph.D. - Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Ivona Bezáková, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Daniel S. Bogaard

  • Joined RIT in 2006 as an assistant professor
  • Faculty leader for a computer science study abroad program in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Current research interests include: design and analysis of algorithms, Markov chains, discrete random structures
  • Eighteen peer-reviewed publications since 2006, including top-tier international conference and journal papers
  • Refereeing work includes the SIAM Journal of Computing, Theoretical Computer Science, the IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computation and the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
  • Principal Investigator on grants totaling over $221,000 since 2007, including the National Science Foundation
  • Organizer of the Northeast North America Round of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
  • Organizer of "Multiplayer Board Game Strategies in the Introductory Computer Science Curriculum", a workshop for college and high-school instructors from the eastern US
  • Ph.D./MS computer science, University of Chicago, Magister, computer science, Comenius University (Slovakia)

Christina Goudreau Collison, Ph.D. - College of Science

Christina Goudreau Collison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Bernard Peter Brooks, Ph.D.

  • Joined RIT in 2003 as a lecturer
  • Current research areas include: pedagogical methods for improving the success of students in organic chemistry, natural product synthesis of biologically significant compounds and organic synthesis using organometallic processes.
  • Mentor for 13 undergraduate and 6 graduate students since 2003
  • Recipient of over $180,000 in funded grant proposals since 2005
  • Reviewer for Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Letters and the Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award finalist 2003-2006
  • Co-founder and faculty advisor to the RIT Chemistry Club
  • Member College of Science Curriculum Committee, Women in Science Committee, and Alumni Advisory Board
  • Member of the American Chemical Society and the Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Rochester; MS, chemistry, University of Rochester; BA cum laude, chemistry, Colby College