Faculty Award Winner's 'No. 1 Passion in Life is to Support Students'

April 17, 2012

Dr. Daniel Terfassa believes it is important to be available to his students at all times. "My No. 1 passion in life is to support students on their academic journey," Dr. Terfassa says. "I have found that many students need one-on-one time to learn, in addition to time spent in the classroom."

Dr. Terfassa’s ability to connect with his students earned him the University’s prestigious Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence. He accepted the student-nominated award at Strayer University’s March 31 regional commencement ceremony at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

He uses the knowledge he has gained from teaching for more than 15 years to support the accounting and finance courses he now facilitates at the Center City Campus in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Strayer University, he was a full-time professor at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Terfassa has served as a group leader for Students In Free Enterprise, an international nonprofit organization that helps university students make a difference in their communities and develop skills to become responsible business leaders.

The associate campus dean holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, and a doctorate in professional studies.

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