Berkeley College Honors Barbara Cohen with Outstanding Teaching Award


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Berkeley College recently honored Barbara Cohen, JD, by presenting her with the New York Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who is a role model in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley College students. Ms. Cohen, Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New York, in the School of Liberal Arts, joined Berkeley College in 2006 as a faculty member in the Health Services Management program.
“A good teacher is one who inspires, and this is true of Barbara,” said Dean of the School of Liberal Arts William Cipolla, PhD. “She encourages her students to explore the depths of their own strengths, and helps instill in them a real sense of the importance of lifelong learning.”
Ms. Cohen began serving as Assistant Chair of LiberalArts and Sciences, NY, in January 2009 and was named Chair in July 2009. She is a faculty member in the Professional Studies Department where she teaches in the Health Services Management program, and also serves on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Assessment Team and Curriculum Committee. She is the Developer and Faculty Mentor for the Berkeley College Online Wellness Club and the Developer and Faculty Co-Moderator for the Health Services Students’ Homepage. Ms. Cohen received the Best of the Best Online award from Berkeley College in 2009.
Ms. Cohen is a registered nurse, and works part-time with Community Counseling and Mediation Services in Brooklyn, NY, providing services to formerly homeless, chronically mentally ill individuals.
She holds a JD from New York Law School; an MS in Special Education (K-6) from Touro College; an MEd from the Teacher’s College, Columbia University; and a BS in Nursing from the City College of New York. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey State and Federal Bar Associations. She also is a member of the American Nurses Association, the New York State Nurses Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Cohen belongs to Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is

Photo Caption: Barbara Cohen, JD, Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New York, in the School of Liberal Arts (center), recently received the New York Outstanding Teaching Award from Berkeley College. Also pictured are Dean of the School of Liberal Arts William Cipolla, PhD (left), and Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD.
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