Rowan Holds Convocation

Rowan Holds Convocation

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WHO: Rowan University WHAT: will hold convocation, marking the beginning of the academic year, WHEN: on Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m. WHERE: in the W. Clarke Pfle
WHO: Rowan University

WHAT: will hold convocation, marking the beginning of the academic year,

WHEN: on Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: in the W. Clarke Pfleeger Concert Hall in Wilson Hall.

DETAILS: Dr. Theodore Johnson, Rowan University professor emeritus and interim
superintendent of the Camden Public Schools, will present the convocation address. A
former professor in the College of Education, Dr. Johnson was instrumental in forming the
African-American male and female mentoring program at the University and has had a
distinguished career both at Rowan University and as a leader in public schools throughout
South Jersey. He is an active volunteer in the region as well, working to foster racial
understanding.

The University also will present the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award to Dr. S. Jay
Kuder, a professor in and chairperson of the Department of Special Educational
Services/Instruction in the College of Education. Dr. Kuder is an active researcher and writer
who has served the University for 16 years. Kuder, a resident of Moorestown, is recognized
for his knowledge and expertise in the field of special education, particularly in the area of
communication disorders. His book on language and communication disorders is used
throughout the country, and he is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental
Retardation. Dr. Kuder, a national leader in the field of special education, holds degrees from
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; Temple University; and Boston University.

Funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the teaching award
recognizes a full-time, permanent faculty member with an excellent record in teaching.