Berkeley College Honors Jonathan Weidenbaum with New York Teacher of The Year Award



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Berkeley College recently honored Jonathan Weidenbaum, PhD, by presenting him with the New York Award for Outstanding Teaching. The Award recognizes a faculty member who is a role model in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley students. Dr. Weidenbaum has been a faculty member of the Berkeley College Liberal Arts Department since 2005.  


“Each fall Berkeley College recognizes the importance of teaching to the success of the College and the success of our students by presenting awards for excellence to outstanding faculty members,” said Berkeley College Interim President and Provost Dr. Rose Mary Healy. “It is an honor and a pleasure to present Dr. Jonathan Weidenbaum with the New York Award for Outstanding Teaching.”


“This year Dr. Weidenbaum has performed a masterful juggling act by teaching, participating in professional development and serving our college and community,” said Dr. Glen Zeitzer, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Berkeley College New York campuses. “But it is as a teacher that Dr. Weidenbaum truly excels. In nominating him for this award, one of his colleagues wrote, ‘Take 10 minutes out of your day to listen to Jon Weidenbaum’s classroom and you will know why he is the faculty member of the year.’”


In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Weidenbaum is the faculty advisor of the Berkeley Chronicles, the student newspaper. His most recent work, “The Philosopher and the Neuroscientist: Dewey, Harris and the Nature of Religious Experiences” will appear later this month in The Journal of Liberal Religion, an online theological journal. 


Dr. Weidenbaum is a member of the American Philosophical Association (APA). He holds a PhD. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and a B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies form the University at Albany (SUNY).


A leader in business education for more than 75 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of more than 6,000 students, with nearly 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College maintains 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 West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College® Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. The College’s website address is

Glen Zeitzer, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs; Jonathan Weidenbaum, recipient of outstanding teaching award; and Rose Mary Healy
Photo Caption (left to right): Dr. Glen Zeitzer, Berkeley College Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, New York; Dr. Jonathan Weidenbaum, recipient of the Berkeley College New York Award for Outstanding Teaching; and Interim President and Provost Dr. Rose Mary Healy.

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