Skip to comments.CONSERVATIVE AND PROLIFE PROFESSOR AWARDED PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Posted on 11/25/2005 6:42:57 AM PST by Lawrence Roberge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: November 17, 2005 Jill Minette, CASE, 202-478-5666 Professor Lawrence Roberge, 413-547-8448
NATIONAL HONORS FOR TOP PROFESSOR IN CONNECTICUT
(Washington, DC)-The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Lawrence F. Roberge at Goodwin College the 2005 Connecticut Professor of the Year. Professor Roberge was selected from among nearly 400 top professors in the United States.
Professor Roberge was the Chair of the Science Dept and Associate Professor of Science at Goodwin College from 2003 until 2005. During his tenure, he organized the construction of science labs and developed the science curriculum for the Nursing Program students. Professor Roberge actively built up the science and medicine collection of the Goodwin Library as well as advising students in their science studies. He is credited with implementing multi-media and computer technologies into the curriculum, including use of MS Producer, CHIME, Molecules Modeling, FLASH, and PowerPoint.
He taught courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology courses for pre-nursing students. In March 2005, Professor Roberge was awarded for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the 16th International Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Technology hosted by the Center for Teaching (Jacksonville, FL).
Prior to working at Goodwin College, Professor Roberge taught in the Biology Department at SUNY-Orange (Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY). Besides teaching undergraduate biology courses, he also worked in the development of the distance learning program for the college and experimented with video microscopy techniques to improve student learning.
From 1997-2000, Professor Roberge taught at the Springfield High School of Science & Technology (SCITECH), where he designed and taught a year long course in Biotechnology as well as taught courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Human Biology. In 2000, he was honored as a Celebrated Teacher in the Teaching Excellence awards hosted by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce for his work at SCITECH.
With almost 20 years of teaching experience, Professor Roberge has taught various science and technology courses at such colleges as Bay Path College (Longmeadow, MA), Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester, MA), Lesley University (Cambridge, MA), Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA), Elms College (Chicopee, MA), Assumption College (Worcester, MA) and Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA). Presently, Professor Roberge is teaching online courses for Becker College (Worcester, MA) and for Florida Community College (Jacksonville, FL).
Professor Roberge has been a leader in prolife and conservative research. He is the author of the Book, THE COST OF ABORTION: An Analysis of the Social, Economic, and Demographic Effects of Abortion on the United States. He has done research on abortion vaccines and their health effects on women. Professor Roberge had the prescience to warn of the life threatening effects to women using the drug, RU-486 six years before the drug became available. His research and writings have covered such topics as immunology, reproductive medicine, endocrinology, and neuroscience. Recently, Professor Roberge presented a paper at the St. John University law schools biotechnology conference where he demonstrated technologies that would circumvent laws banning reproductive human cloning and discussed with legal scholars the ramifications of this technology on the production of human clones.
Professor Roberge received his undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Psychology at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his graduate degree at University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA). He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), New York Academy of Science (NYAS), and World Future Society (WFS). He currently resides in Ludlow, MA with his wife, Cynthia.
CASE established the Professors of the Year program in 1981 and the Carnegie Foundation became the co-sponsor a year later. TIAA-CREF, one of Americas leading financial service organizations and higher educations premier retirement system, became the primary sponsor for the awards ceremony in 2000. Additional support for the program is received from the American Association of Community Colleges and other various higher education associations.
This year there are winners in 40 states, Guam and the District of Columbia. CASE assembled two preliminary panels of judges to select finalists. The Carnegie Foundation then convened the third and final panel, which selected four national winners and state winners. Professor Roberge was selected from over 400 faculty members nominated by colleges and universities throughout the country.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded in 1905 by Andrew Carnegie to do all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching. The Foundation is the only advanced-study center for teachers in the world and the third-oldest foundation in the nation. Its non-profit research activities are conducted by a small group of distinguished scholars.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the largest international association of education institutions, with more than 3,200 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in nearly 50 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Representing these institutions are more than 38,000 professionals in the disciplines of alumni relations, communications, and fund raising. Additional affiliates include educationally related non-profit organizations and commercial firms.
###END### Editors Note: The official list of Professor of the Year awards can be viewed on the CASE web site: http://www.case.org/Content/POY/Display.cfm?contentItemID=5659
If you don't toot your own horn, who will?
Congratulations to Professor Roberge. Let's hope more people like him choose to go into education so our young people don't think all people in academia are crazy liberal socialists who are intolerant of other viewpoints.
Right on, Larry.
bump--a trophy for the FR mantlepiece. How encouraging to see a conservative academic not only hang on to his job, but flourish!
CONSERVATIVE AND PROLIFE PROFESSOR AWARDED PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
GOOD FOR HIM
Many congrats! I see teaching experience included Quinsig. Comm. College in Worcester. Our homeschooled daughter is a Senior in high school, and she's taking her Math and Science courses at Quinsig.
By the way, my co-author, Michael Allen, did not win "professor of the year," but was awarded the U. of Washington-Tacoma's "Researcher of the Year" for his contributions to our book, "A Patriot's History of the United States." So the academy every once in a while gets it right.
This is a feather in all our caps.
Thanks for your efforts!
Thank you. Yes, I tried to get a full time faculty position there. Strange no replies to my applications.
Thank you. As for BUMP...I would ask ALL on Free Republic, WHY is it when the "conservative media" was given this press release...that NO ONE followed up on it?
This includes: Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, Drudge, CNS NEWS, etc. Oh yea, and RUSH Limbuagh was informed.
Are they conservative? Does anyone have suggestions?
Congrats to Michael Allen, as a professor who has done research (yes, even lab bench work!), I praise him for his award and efforts.
Congratulations Professor Roberge :-)
Good news! Congratulations..!!
My thanks and congratulations sir. More importantly your students have a conservative thinker to guide them. Life is precious and those who defend it are heroes.
Here's a bit more for the forum, with Prof. Roberge listed under Connecticut:
Well done, looks like you're doing the real work of education...
not just teaching belly-button contemplation in the style of Noam Chomsky, etc.
Congratulations! I must say, we have some awesome people here at FR! God bless you!
Is "The Cost of Abortion" readable for the slightly above-average person? It sounds very interesting.
Greetings! Yes! The Book, The Cost of abortion was written so lay-persons as well as academics can read it and comprehend the data. It has been quoted on the floor of the United Nations and prolifers have used it to argue (torment) their Senators who are pro-abortion. Some have used the information to attack the labor unions in their pro-abortion stance, whereas others have used the data to re-direct businesses to stop supporting abortion.
You can view an informative web page (and find out how to order) here:
Thank you again for your blessing and complements.
I hear you..We spend a lot of time on a Ward Churchill..
Outrage seems to linger longer and cause more commentary than good news and the success and recognition of admirable professors ..
Dear Meg33, thank you for understanding. Churchill is a mess! I did not wish to be perceived as a "whiner" myself; BUT, we do not support our OWN people! I have heard stories of other conservatives who have lost jobs and seen careers ended due to anti-conservative bias...yet, WE the conservatives do not lift a finger!
Thank you again and best wishes.
We need to be informed..Alert us if you hear of a circumstance where our input would be of help.
A hearty congratulations to you!!
Congratulations to the professor! We need a lot more like you.
Congratulations and well done.
The dinners, and chairs, and praise and accolades would be lovely. But you have more than trophies, and plaques and letters of merit. You have touched the hearts and souls of your students with a knowledge and truth that they will carry with them their whole lives.
Trophies collect dust and are eventually put in a box in the attic, forgotten. Your real treasure, your students, will pass on your ideas far and wide. Your impact on their lives, and future lives, will be immense.
ajolympian, you know about press releases...do you have any suggestions for "PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR", Lawrence Roberge ?
What a wonderful breath of fresh air!!!! After spending an hour reading a thread about the disgraceful Ward Churchill, how refreshing to read about your award.
You ask about conservatives, and why we complain about the bias, yet do nothing to change it? That is a great question.
I think that is our nature as conservatives and/or Christians. We do things because they are "right" not for the pat on the back or for the recognition. I'm not saying those things are bad, it's just not what motivates us. We give because we want to, we stand on principles because it's what's right, not because of public opinion or fanfare. Of course this is just my opinion, but I suspect that is part of the explanation.
As for being ignored by the media? Hmmm... could they be worried about the ACLU? I don't know. I would send the release to Glenn Beck and Hannity too.
I agree with baseballmom... the lives you touch and influence will have an impact far greater than you will ever realize.
Thank you for what you do!
Thank you. I will send to Beck...but, HOW does one contact Hannity? Anyone have the FAX number or email address (especially to his producer). Yes, folks I have done interviews before (both radio and Tv). I also do speaking presentations (I have to...I speak in front of classes all the time! :)
If any one has any input, I would appreciate it. Best wishes.
There really are conservative Professors. Who knew?
Not strange at all, since this is MA!
Thank you jan. BUT, I believe if we support conservative professors...then MORE would be around!
For instance, as much as I am humbled and appreciate the congrats from all of you at Free Republic...how many of you have spread the word??
How about it? Have you thought of contacting conservative media, talk radio, or spread the word to other web sites? How about conservative Christian media like CBN News, AFA Radio, USA Radio, or Coral Ridge or Rev. Falwell?
Please do not think I am merely selfish over this issue. If this was a liberal love fest over a liberal professor, you KNOW every liberal media operation and forum in the country would be screaming priaise, speaking offers on TV and NPR as well as newspapers, etc.
OK, folks...want to make a change? You have got to will it, then make it happen!
Food for thought..then action!
Best wishes to all!
Dear SuziQ, True. but students can suggest to college presidents. Students can pressure dept chairs. Alumni can pressure college presidents and threaten to with hold funding support. Frankly, it bother me as to why conservatives do not use the MUSCLE that they really have. Don't give excuses...Give action (or would you rather have the liberals and socialists still rule?).
Food for thought. Best wishes.
Thankfully our daughter hasn't encountered any mind-numbed teachers. After graduation, she plans to attend a Catholic university that is NOT of the liberal persuasion.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
Chomsky' convoluted thinking process is so far out on a tangent that if that tangent extended into infinity, it would return to itself proving the basis of Chomsky's logic is a circular argument fallacy. aka Lingtwistics!