Specializing in Human Resources, Dr. Holly Catalfamo is a committed educator whose dedication to her craft and to the success of her students is both infectious and inspiring. She is a leader in experiential learning and course-based applied research, developing curriculum and learning activities that immerse students in real-world applications of concepts and theory and integrate students into a network of working professionals. Dr. Catalfamo also established the Niagara Research Community of Practice in 2011, wherein faculty members gathered on a monthly basis to discuss projects, share strategies and resources for guiding and supporting students, and comment on emerging scholarship about experiential learning.
The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty recognizes an individual or a team who has exhibited consistent excellence in teaching and has had a significant impact on the personal and academic growth of students. The nominee or team must be currently employed by the institution.