Berkeley College Honors Faculty of The Year


Berkeley College Honors Faculty of The Year


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Berkeley College honored eight faculty members during the Faculty of the Year Awards dinner held recently at Club 101 in New York City. The honorees received awards for excellence in teaching as recognized by their students and colleagues at Berkeley College.

“These annual awards honor faculty members who serve as role models in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley College students,” said Glen Zeitzer, PhD, Berkeley College Provost.  

This year’s recipients are:

School of Business

Wolfgang Hinck, PhD, Associate Chair, Marketing. Dr. Hinck holds a PhD and MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American; and a BBA from Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen (now: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) in Lüneburg, Germany.

Glen DeSalvo, Instructor, Accounting and Finance. Mr. DeSalvo has an MBA from Adelphi University; an MS from Long Island University; and a BA from the State University of New York, New Paltz.

School of Liberal Arts

Byron Hargrove, PhD, Instructor, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Hargrove has a PhD and MA from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of NorthCarolina, Chapel Hill.

Gail Wood-Miller, PhD, Instructor, English. Dr. Wood-Miller has a PhD and MA from New York University and a BA from William Paterson University.

School of Professional Studies

Edward J. Lynksey, EdD, Instructor, Justice Studies – Criminal Justice. Dr. Lynksey has an MA, an EdS and an EdD from Seton Hall University; and a BA from William Paterson University.

Marjorie Silverman, Instructor, Department of Health Services. Ms. Silverman has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Duke University.

Developmental Education

Giammarie Pieri, Instructor, Developmental Education. Ms. Pieri has an MA and BA from Webster University and an MA from the Teachers College, Columbia University.

Library Services

Amanda Piekart, Reference/Instruction Librarian. Ms. Piekart has an MSLIS from Pratt Institute and a BA from William Paterson University.

A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Berkeley College recently honored eight faculty members during the Faculty of the Year Awards dinner held at Club 101 in New York City. Back Row (L to R) are Edward J. Lynksey, EdD; Gail Wood-Miller, PhD; Wolfgang Hinck, PhD; Giammarie Pieri; Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD; and Berkeley College Provost Glen Zeitzer, PhD. Front Row (L to R) are Marjorie Silverman; Glen DeSalvo; Amanda Piekart; and Byron Hargrove, PhD.




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