“He’s listening, no doubt, enjoying the echoes of his teaching in the daily lives of thousands of students” – former film student
Dr. Stanley Solomon was an Associate Professor of English and a valued member of the FIT community from 1979-2011.
He was a devoted teacher and throughout his tenure served as Chairperson of the English and Speech Department, Assistant Chairperson of the English and Speech Department, Coordinator of the FIT Presidential Scholars Program, Dean of Curriculum, and was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service.
Professor Solomon was a valued colleague, and everyone who knew him was touched by his generosity, by his love of learning, his wide-ranging knowledge, his sense of humor and his warm heart.
Most of all, Stanley was an inspired and committed teacher and mentor who had a passion for students’ writing, and for developing their critical eyes when looking at literature and film.
One student wrote “He was the greatest and funniest and kindest man I’ve even known and also one of the best professors I’ve ever had.”
Stanley was passionate about film and helped build the ideas, provided support, wrote and taught courses for what turned into the new Film Studies program at FIT. This scholarship will help Stanley’s memory live on and help support a student in the new Film Studies program move from the AAS degree to the BS degree.