NJSAA Teaching Award winners

Michele Rotunda Discussion
The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance is excited to announce Jazmin Puicon and Alan Delozier as the 2023 Teaching Award Winners! Below is more about their projects, including links. Congratulations to Jazmin and Alan. We hope to have both present their projects at a Fall NJSAA meeting.

High School - Jazmin Puicon, Bard HS Early College - Newark, Innovative Newark


Innovative Newark, examines African American history in the city of Newark through a lens of power and social change. Students utilize digital archives to tell the story of the black experience in Newark. The final project requires students to utilize historical analysis and original research as a means to engage with current social issues in the city.  


College -  Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University, New Jersey Catholic Experience (From Settlement to Springsteen)

New Jersey, a diverse and densely populous state, serves as a microcosm for learning about Catholicism in the New Jersey Catholic Experience (From Settlement to Springsteen). This course reviews many dimensions of this experience including socio-religious perspectives, parish life, and New Jersey-centered Catholic traditions. Students are encouraged to discuss their own personal experiences and family traditions to encourage the sharing of knowledge.