SPS Faculty Recognition

Annually, during the spring semester of an academic year, the School of Professional Studies takes time out to celebrate and recognize our faculty for their excellence in teaching, their outstanding services to SPS, and their years of dedication to our school. 

Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to faculty members who demonstrate commitment to student learning and advance ambitious teaching methods in the NYU SPS community. 

The Edward L. Kleinert Faculty Service Award

The Kleinert Faculty Service Award, established in 2022 in honor of Clinical Associate Professor Edward L. Kleinert, recognizes one SPS faculty member each year who has exhibited the dedication and exemplary service to SPS and NYU that were hallmarks of Edward's long career at the School of Professional Studies. The award will go to a faculty member who, like Ed, went above and beyond the call of duty in prioritizing service not only to his students but also to his colleagues, to SPS, and, as a faculty senator and member of university-wide committees, to New York University.

Adjunct Faculty Service Award

The Adjunct Faculty Service Award is presented to adjunct faculty members who effectively and steadfastly contribute to the goals and mission of the School and University. 

Milestone Service Award

Annually, the SPS community has the distinct honor of recognizing faculty reaching milestone years of service and continued dedication to the School. As a faculty member, your role in educating the practitioners and leaders of tomorrow is invaluable. Beyond extraordinary teacher, you served (and continue to serve) as a tireless cheerleader, sage counselor, and exceptional mentor to countless SPS students. Your unwavering dedication and commitment to SPS contribute tremendously to the School’s success and to the remarkable academic experience of our students. 

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NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

Past Award Recipients