SJC Biology Professor Honored for Excellence in Science Education

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 26, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Hanophy, biology professor on the Brooklyn Campus, was recently honored by the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANSYS)—New York’s oldest and most respected professional organization of science educators—for his exceptional contributions to the area of science education.

Dr. Hanophy, who was elected a fellow of STANSYS in 2005, has been a member of the board of directors since 2000 and has served as the association secretary and a member of the executive committee for the past six years. He is currently the editor of The Science Teachers Bulletin, the 77-year-old professional journal of the Association.

“The Science Teachers Association of New York State simply confirmed something that we at the College have known all along,” said Dr. Richard Greenwald, SJC’s Brooklyn Campus academic dean. “It is wonderful to have committed educators at the top of their field such as Dr. Hanophy teaching here at SJC.”

Dr. Hanophy received his Ph.D. in biology from St. John’s University in 1993 and has been on the faculty at SJC since 1999, where he teaches freshman biology and microbiology. In addition to his work with STANSYS, Dr. Hanophy is also a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists and the Northeastern Microbiologists Association. Dr. Hanophy also served the College for five years as its chair of the Curriculum Committee and currently serves as chair of the Faculty Interests Council.

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