Higher Education: Professors / Departments
Successes: Notable Professors and Departments at Florida Universities
University professors and departments are drawing accolades.
Sameer Hinduja [Photo: Florida Atlantic University]
Associate professor of criminology and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter
Recognition: Hinduja, winner of FAU's 2010 Distinguished Teacher of the Year award, works nationally and internationally with schools, law enforcement agencies, businesses, parents and adolescents to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences. He also won FAU's researcher of the year award in 2008.
• "Great personality, really enjoyed the class, though it's not for the extremely lazy."
• "Always made class interesting and a very positive, motivating instructor."
• "He made full use of all class time, never left early."
Jill Quadagno [Photo: Florida State University]
Professor of social gerontology
Florida State University, Tallahassee
Recognition: Quadagno, who holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, received FSU's 2011 University Distinguished Teacher Award.
Quote: "Ultimately, I judge my own success by the success of my students, and I can think of no higher praise than to be considered a good teacher."
From an anonymous student survey: "She is unfailingly gracious, generous with her time, and sage in her advice to her former students. Her 'teaching' does not end when we receive our FSU degrees."