MAPLEWOOD, NJ – “I went to college with the goal of being a college professor,” said Dr. Marianne Lloyd, a Seton Hall University professor and Maplewood resident.  “The one-on-one teaching with individuals is my favorite part.”

Lloyd, an assistant professor of psychology, has been nominated for a Council for Advancement and Support of Education Professor of The Year Award.

Lloyd, a Cleveland native, moved to the South Orange/ Maplewood area six years ago when she accepted a position at the university.

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“I really love Maplewood and South Orange and like to be able to work in the same community,” Lloyd said.

Lloyd received the psychology department’s “Researcher of the Year Award” last year.  Additionally, as part of the CASE process, Lloyd had to be nominated with at least two student letters of recommendation.

 “It’s an honor for Dr. Lloyd and for Seton Hall,” said Dr. Gregory Burton, associate provost and dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the Hall. He officially nominated Lloyd and Dr. Martin Edwards for the CASE award.

Lloyd teaches both graduate and undergraduate students in psychology as well as the Journey of Transformation course, which is part of the University’s Ccre curriculum. 

“College is such a transformative time in your life,” Lloyd said, “ and I really like that I get to be with people during such an important time, when you are really coming into your own person; I think it’s great.”

She added that she enjoys being able to spend time with her students over several years of their college career and that teaching outside of her department it is “good for me because its hard.”  Lloyd also teaches in the Seton Summer Scholars program, where she aids “at risk” students with their acclamation to college-level material.

Seton Hall participated in the CASE awards in the 1980s and 1990s and revived its involvement about four years ago to “boost interest of promoting faculty excellence and the University’s recognizing it,” Burton said.

“It is nice to be recognized for working very hard at something, beyond the little positive reinforcement that you get,” Lloyd said.