May 03, 2012

Prof. Daniel L. Smith is Named NYU Faculty Fellow-in-Residence of the Year

Daniel L. Smith

Daniel L. Smith, assistant professor of public budgeting and financial management at NYU Wagner, has been named the 2012 recipient of the University’s Faculty Fellow-in-Residence Of the Year Award.

“It’s a real honor to win this award, especially in my first year as an FFiR,” he said.

We couldn't agree more.

The position of Faculty Fellow-In-Residence is part of a continuing University effort to create intimate "learning communities" for students within the residence halls, and integrate their academic experiences with their residential lives. A key aspect of this effort is the creation of a meaningful and active faculty presence in the residence halls.

Faculty Fellows work closely with one another and with residence hall staff to set an intellectual tone, and to design and implement a wide range of programmatic and other opportunities for students to interact with faculty members and with one another. By bringing cultural and intellectual experiences more directly into student life in a lively and often informal fashion, the program offers students the benefits of “small college” life within the larger contexts of both the University and the City of New York.

Professor Smith was nominated by two Res Life staff in his building (Greenwich Hotel): the Residence Hall director and one of the Resident Assistants. They noted in their nominating comments that Smith has taken the time to foster individual relationships with all of the RA’s and many of the residents.

The award selection was made by student members of the NYU (“Torch”) Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).

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