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Richard Schroeder, professor and chair of geography at Rutgers University, was selected to receive the 2014 Doctoral Teaching Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, a body representing more than 80 colleges and universities based in the United States and Canada. This highly competitive award recognizes excellence and creativity in the teaching of graduate students with an emphasis on pedagogy. Innovation in graduate curriculum development and implementation was also considered. Schroeder was nominated to represent Rutgers at this competition and selected among faculty members from graduate programs at universities in the Northeast, including NYU, CUNY, University of Toronto and Yale University. The committee was inspired by his creativity, commitment and passion for teaching.