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Nora Fadl

Nora Fadl

Nora Fadl

Professor, Science

Academic I, Room 1300


Nora Fadl began at RCC in 1987 and joined the full-time faculty in 1992. She has taught Physics, Engineering, Physical Science and Biology courses at the College. She was selected in 2004 as one of 20 physics teachers worldwide to receive a scholarship to attend Cornell University’s summer school and research program in Nanotechnology and classical physics.

Before coming to RCC, Professor Fadl taught Physics and Biology at Nyack High School; Physics at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ; and Physics, Biology and Chemistry in Canal English High School in Cairo, Egypt, where she earned her undergraduate degree in the Sciences. She then pursued her graduate work at Fordham University and Manhattanville School of Education in New York.

Outside the academic sphere, Professor Fadl has worked as a research technologist and lab instructor at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and a blood bank technologist at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Her six years of intense research at Montefiore and Albert Einstein included studies in Immunology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, resulting in her co-authoring three publications in major medical journals.


  • BS, Physics and Biology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 1975
  • MS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Fordham University, 1983


  • Golden Rock Awards – voted one of two best teachers by RCC students, 2006
  • Awarded a grant from NSF through Cornell University’s Center for Nanoscale Systems Institute for Physics Teachers, 2004
  • Community Service Award from the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, 1990

Professional Accomplishments

  • Appointed as Liaison between Cornell University and the physics teachers of Rockland County, 2004
  • Nominated for Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, 1998-2011

Professional Certifications

  • New York State Board of Education: Permanent teaching certifications in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and General Sciences, 1985
  • New York City Board of Health license in blood transfusion technology, 1979


  • Co-author, “Isolation and Partial Characterization of Endothelial Cell Extracellular Complexes,” Journal of Cellular Physiology 128: 353-361, 1986
  • Co-author, “Susceptibilities of Bacterial and Fungal Urinary Tract Isolates to Desferrioxamine,” American Society of Microbiology, Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 375-376, 1984
  • Co-author, “Serologic Profile of Alphamethyldopa-Induced Hemolytic Anemia: Correlation between Cell-Bound IgM and Hemolysis,” Blood, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 61-68, 1982


  • Presented a poster at the annual teaching forum in Orlando, FL, on the Power of Socratic Art and Online Education, 2004