Do you know a faculty member who has contributed to diversity on campus? Nominate them for the Issac L. Jordan, Sr., Faculty Pluralism Award. Only faculty are eligible to receive this award but ANYONE (students, staff, faculty, community members) can submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted.
The nomination period for the 2018-2019 award has closed. Nominations for the 2019-2020 award will open at a later date.
For many people on the RIT campus, Isaac L. Jordan Sr. represented the best of the human spirit: compassionate, fair, committed to promoting community among all people and supportive of people in their individual struggles to obtain economical and social equality.
His career touched many lives in many places. He was a positive role model for young people from Florida to Rochester as a high school teacher. He reached the community through his work with Action for a Better Community and the corporate world through the Eastman Kodak Company, where he worked for more than 20 years in Rochester. He was a pastor to churches in Pittsford, Syracuse, and a rural community in Yates County. Jordan transformed the minds and hearts of the people who worked and studied at Rochester Institute of Technology. His death in 1994 left a void in many lives.
The Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award is a university-wide award program that recognizes faculty members for their significant contributions to enhance diversity at RIT. As RIT's first chairperson of the Commission for Promoting Pluralism, Jordan provided outstanding leadership in advancing pluralism at RIT. He set an example for others to emulate. This award in his name ensures the continuance of his legacy and honors those who carry out his work.
Jennifer Connelly, Ph.D.
Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., PE
Scott Franklin, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
College of Science
Kijana Crawford, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor, Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
(formerly known as the College of Applied Science and Technology)
Twyla J. Cummings, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Media Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology
Senior Associate Dean
College of Art and Design (formerly known as the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences)
Jason T. Younker, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts
Catherine Clark, Au.D.
Department of Communications Studies and Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
In order to be considered for this award, a faculty member must have been employed by RIT for a minimum of three years of continuous service as a regular (i.e., full-time, part-time, or extended part-time) employee. Temporary faculty, including those hired on an adjunct basis, are not eligible for nomination.
André O. Hudson, Ph.D., Chairman
Isaac L. Jordan Faculty Award Committee
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The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash prize and an artistic rendition of a flame representing the ongoing spirit of diversity.