Public Recognition


2014: Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Italian-American Educators

2008 American Historical Association Eugene Asher National Distinguished Teaching Award

2008-2010 Research grants from the Kettering Foundation: Project with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) on Health Care Reform in the United States 

2007-2009 National Issues Forums Institute grant to Hofstra’s CCE to develop “wealth gap” research for a National Issues Forum book

2007 Soka Gakkai International-USA “Justice Award”

2007 Herman Goldman Foundation grant to support the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Exhibit and the establishment of the CCE

2002-2007 Herman Goldman Foundation Grants for Leadership Projects for high school and college students

2002-2006 Research grants from the Kettering Foundation: Confronting Terrorism after 9/11 and Immigration and Ethnicity

2000 David Kadane Award by The Family and Children’s Association of Long Island

2000 Community Service Award by Long Beach Reach

1999 Hofstra University Honorary Alumnus

1999 Long Island Council for the Social Studies Presidential Citation for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

1998 Long Island Progressive Coalition “Long Islander Who Has Made a Difference” 

1990-1992 Center for Teaching Excellence, Hofstra University

1992 Kairos Award, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives

1988 Speaker and Program Developer, New York State Constitutional Bicentennial Grant (with the City of Glen Cove): “The Power of Citizens in a Democracy”

1984 Israel Study Mission Fellowship

1984 South Shore Citizens for Survival, Annual Peace Award

1982 Conference on Humanities Programming, Los Gatos, CA: Selected participant by the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Endowment for the Humanities

1980 Summer Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Institute and National Endowment for the Humanities, Princeton University

1979 Commencement Speaker, Hofstra University

1978-1979 Distinguished Faculty Service Award in the Social Sciences, Hofstra University

1977 Summer Research Fellowship, Newberry Library of Chicago

1975-1978 American Philosophical Society Research Grant to study Peter VanGasbeek and Ebenezer Foote, political leaders in Revolutionary New York

1977 Fellowship, National Conference on College Teaching of State and Community History, Newberry Library 

1975 Honorary Member, Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society in Education

1970 Nominee for E. Harris Harbison National Award for Distinguished Teaching

1967 Sigma Alpha Sigma Brotherhood Award

1966 Hofstra University Distinguished Teacher of the Year

1966-2004 Danforth Associate

1961 Tappan Zee High School Alumnus of the Year

1957-1961 Danforth Scholar

1957 Frank Bailey Prize, The Outstanding Senior Service to Union College

1957 Freiling Smith Prize, The Outstanding History Thesis at Union College

1956 Beta Theta Pi National Scholarship Award

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(Benjamin Franklin)

"We go farther, faster, when we go together."
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
(Margaret Mead)

"Gladly would [they] learn and gladly would [they] teach."
(Geoffrey Chaucer, updated for gender inclusion)

"If we think the people not enlightened enough to exercise power with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform their discretion through education. We must preach, my dear sir, a crusade against ignorance, for a nation that expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be."
(Thomas Jefferson)

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