Faculty Award Recipients
Alexandra Fields is an Assistant Professor in the English Department. She also serves as the Developmental Reading Coordinator and Service Learning Coordinator. She earned her BA as a double major in English and Psychology at Rutgers University, her Ed.M in Curriculum and Instruction in the field of English from Harvard University, and she is currently working on her Ed.D in Literacy, Culture, and Language at Indiana University. As a first-generation college student, Alexandra has a passion for using education as a tool of empowerment for disenfranchised populations, and she often conducts workshops and serves in a literacy consulting capacity at schools that struggle to meet the academic needs of their students. Prior to teaching at Middlesex County College, Alexandra taught at Burlington County College as a full-time English Instructor and the Developmental English Coordinator, and she was the founding director of the college’s Bonnor AmeriCorps Program. Courses currently taught include Developmental English, Developmental Reading, and English Composition courses.
Erin Nemiroff is a certified New Jersey teacher who has served as an instructor at both the secondary and postsecondary levels for fifteen years. Her philosophy is deeply entrenched in the concept of a student-centered classroom that focuses on acceptance, independence, confidence, and personal responsibility. Her teaching approach includes the adaptation of materials to multiple learning styles, concentration on diversity and equality, presentation of varied opportunities for collaboration, and encouragement of lifelong learning and growth.
Ms. Nemiroff graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating, she was accepted to Montclair State University’s graduate program, where she acted as a teaching assistant and writing center tutor until receiving her Master of Arts in English, with a concentration in American Literature. She then began her secondary teaching career, a position that held her responsible for a variety of courses, from literature to composition to SAT preparation. Her work at this level led to her receiving her Standard Certificate, Teacher of English from St. Peter’s University. These educational and professional experiences led to a passion for education that remains at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, although her focus shifted to adult students soon after completing her own coursework.
Starting in 2017, Ms. Nemiroff has enjoyed a position as an Adjunct Professor in the English Department at Middlesex County College. She has had the pleasure of teaching several composition and literature courses, starting with English Composition I and II, and later adding World Literature I and II and Literature of the U.S. to her repertoire. She continues to strive to find new and improved ways to approach each course, whether presented in an online or traditional format, and looks forward to the continued opportunities MCC affords her.
In 2018, Ms. Nemiroff had the opportunity to begin teaching composition courses for Rutgers University in addition to her duties at Middlesex County College, and in 2019 she began volunteering in the Mentoring Program through the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT).
Previous Award Recipients:
- Faculty Award Recipients 2018
- Faculty Award Recipients 2017
- Faculty Award Recipients 2016
- Faculty Award Recipients 2015
- MCC Faculty Excellence in Teaching 2014- Donna Marie Gardner
- MCC Faculty Scholar 2014- Mathew Spano
- MCC Faculty Excellence in Teaching 2012- Claire Condie
- MCC Faculty Scholar 2012- Maya Aloni