Professors from Cherry Hill, Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd have been named recipients of the top teaching honor at Rutgers University-Camden.
Ana Laguna, of Cherry Hill, Naomi Marmorstein, of Philadelphia, and Maureen Morrin, of Bala Cynwyd, have won the 2008 Rutgers-Camden Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Established in 1993, the annual award honors Rutgers-Camden professors who advance their students' knowledge through innovative and effective teaching, according to a university news release.
Laguna is an assistant professor of Spanish at Rutgers-Camden. Her research examines Spanish history.
Laguna received her bachelor's degree from the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. She then attended Purdue University, where she earned her master's degree in Spanish and Spanish-American literature in 1998, and her doctoral degree in comparative literature in 2002.
Morrin is an associate professor of marketing at the Rutgers School of Business-Camden, where she frequently teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in consumer behavior, customer analytics, and database marketing.
Morrin received her bachelor's degree in international economics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1982; her MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1985; and her doctoral degree in marketing from New York University in 1994. She recently completed a multi-year NASD Foundation grant that supported her research into how women select 401(k) funds.
Marmorstein is an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers-Camden, where she regularly teaches courses in abnormal psychology, developmental psychopathology, and psychotherapy theory.
Marmorstein received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale University in 1993. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical science and psychopathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2001.