Dr. Sameer Hinduja named FAU "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" and "Researcher of the Year"
Dr. Hinduja was recently named FAU's "Distinguished Teacher of the Year." This honor has been awarded annually to one FAU faculty member on the basis of scholarship, research and publications, classroom teaching, academic counseling, and University and community service. The award winner is determined by students. The recipient receives a cash award and delivers the keynote address at Honors Convocation in the Spring and Freshman Convocation in the Fall. Nominations are made by students in January; each college's Student Advisory Committee selects the finalist from its college. One DTOY winner is then selected from among the nine finalists by the University Student Advisory Committee in spring, on the basis of his or her portfolio and in-person interview. You can watch his speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdB4mqNBQk. Dr. Hinduja has also won FAU's "Researcher of the Year" - these are the top two awards that faculty honors can receive across the university.