SCRANTON — Three Abington area residents were among The University of Scranton faculty members recently honored with Provost Faculty Enhancement awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service. The Provost’s office and Provost Advisory Group selected the recipients from a pool of candidates nominated by academic deans and department chairs.
• Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., of South Abington Township, received the Excellence in Scholarly Publication Award, presented to faculty members who have attained distinction in scholarship or creative activity. Carpenter, professor of accounting, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1987. He earned a MBA from The University of Scranton and a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.
•Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, received the Excellence for Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes faculty members who have contributed service to the university community, particularly those who demonstrate academic leadership by effectively mentoring their junior colleagues. Dammer, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, joined Scranton’s faculty in 2002. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
• Daniel P. Haggerty, Ph.D., of Clarks Green, received the Excellence in Adapting Classic Principles of Jesuit Pedagogy into the Curriculum: The Magis Award. Haggerty, professor of philosophy, serves as director of the university’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program. He joined the faculty of Scranton in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
In addition, part-time faculty members Ruth DeSantis, Department of Communication, and Timothy Holland, Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, were honored with Excellence in Teaching Awards.