Distinguished Faculty Rank programs encourage ongoing commitment to excellence, kindle intellectual vibrancy, elevate the standards of instruction and enrich contributions to public service. They demonstrate the State University’s pride and gratitude for the consummate professionalism, the groundbreaking scholarship, the exceptional instruction and the breadth and significance of service contributions of its faculty.
Appointment constitutes a promotion to the State University’s highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees.
In 2010, Dr. Arthur Kopelman, Science and Math, was awarded FIT's first Distinguished Service Professorship. Below find links to Dr. Kopelman's biography and SUNY's press release.