Computer science professor, Danny Menasce, receives Outstanding Faculty Award from the state

December 16, 2016   /   by Damian Cristodero

Danny Menasce is the 20th Mason recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Award from the state.

Danny Menasce, a University Professor of computer science at George Mason University, is a recipient of a 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Menasce, 65, in the Department of Computer Science in the Volgenau School of Engineering, is one of 12 recipients (out of 97 nominees) and the 20th from George Mason.

“It is very gratifying,” he said. “I’m extremely happy and feel very honored to receive this award.”

Now in its 29th year, the Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research and public service. Nominees, submitted by each institution, must demonstrate a record of superior accomplishment in teaching, research and knowledge integration.

A panel of former winners, chief academic officers and their designees select finalists who are judged by a selection committee of SCHEV members, and education, business and community leaders.

Winners receive $5,000 underwritten by the Dominion Foundation.

Menasce is in his 25th year at Mason and in 2009 received Volgenau’s Outstanding Research Faculty Award.

“Most importantly, what I try to do with my students is tell them they need to learn how to learn,” he said. “You need to keep learning after you graduate. That is what is going to allow you to be a successful professional.”

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