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Accomplishments include founding Journalism programs,
Dollars and $ense, Harman Writer-in-Residence

The Baruch College Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Professor Roslyn Bernstein is the recipient of this year’s Faculty Service Award in recognition of her distinguished contributions to Baruch College during the past 30 years. A formal presentation will be held during BCAA’s annual meeting on June 9th.

Roslyn Bernstein is the founder of the Journalism and Business Journalism programs, which she directed for 15 years. She is also the publisher and founder of Dollars and $ense, the Baruch College business review, and is the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at the College. Since it was created in the fall of 1998, the Harman Residency has brought 12 distinguished writers to campus including Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Paul Auster, John Edgar Wideman, Philip Gourevitch, Anita Desai, Yehuda Amichai, and Colum McCann. The program has also awarded student creative writing prizes each semester as well as a fall literary internship at Poets & Writers magazine.

During her career as a journalist, Bernstein has written about education, media and the arts, including features on funding for the arts and corporate art collections, stories on non-profits and start-ups, and profiles of individual artists, educators and business leaders. She has reported from the United States, Eastern Europe, Israel, and China, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, New York, Parents, Artnews and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Professor Bernstein closely follows New York City business growth and neighborhood economic development. Her teaching interests include journalistic writing, media ethics, feature article writing, covering New York City business, and covering the business of arts and culture. A recipient of Baruch’s Distinguished Teaching and Service awards, Bernstein is a graduate of Brandeis and holds a Ph.D. in English from N.Y.U. As a faculty fellow in Baruch College's Office of College Advancement, she helped create the literature and wrote proposals for The Campaign for Baruch, a fund raising initiative that has raised millions for the College.

During her 30 years at Baruch College, Dr. Bernstein served as the advisor to The Ticker, the student newspaper, ran the Reuters Journalism Lecture Series, and was an active member of numerous committees including the Newman Vertical Campus Art Committee, the College Personnel and Budget Committee, and the English Department Curriculum Committee.

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