Victor A. Stanionis, Ph.D.
Iona alumnus, Class of 1960, and professor of Physics, Victor A. Stanionis, Ph.D., will begin his 54th year teaching physics at Iona College in September 2014. The author of several books in science and many papers on teaching science at the college level, he coordinated the Scientific and Technological Literacy Program at Iona for 24 years.
Victor received grants to implement the program from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of their New Liberal Arts Program. He also coordinated Iona’s 50th Jubilee Celebration in 1990-1991. As director of the Thomas G. Bullen, CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology, he has brought 86 speakers since 1989 to lecture to Iona’s student body. Nineteen were Nobel Laureates, four MacArthur Fellows, two chairs of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and many National Medal of Science recipients. Scientists such as Arno Penzias, James Watson, Freeman Dyson and Henry Heimlich have been speakers in the series.
In 2000, the Iona College Alumni Association awarded him the Brother Arthur A. Loftus Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Education.” In 2010, he was presented with the “Facere et Docere” award from Iona College for 50 years of service. The Iona College “Recognition Award for Outstanding Academic Accomplishments and Dedicated Service” was presented to him at the 2012 College Convocation.