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2010 Fall Archive

December 2010

Kurt Amsler, Ph.D., NYCOM associate dean and professor, presented a poster entitled, "Src Family Kinases Mediate Both Maintenance and Hydrogen Peroxide-Induced Increase of Paracellular Permeability in Renal Epithelial Cells" at the American Society of Cell Biology annual meeting in Philadelphia, Dec. 11-15, 2010. The poster was co-authored by NYCOM students Shuchie Jaggi, Danielle Janosevic, and David Parizh.

Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D., associate professor of fine arts, NYIT-Amman, was interviewed by MBC-TV in Amman, Jordan, on Dec. 12, 2010 at the art exhibit and booksigning of PETRA, a compilation of artists' reactions to the ancient Rose City, published by the Khaldoun Douad Rowaq Al Balqa Foundation for Arts.

Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Jonathan Geisler, Ph.D., associate professor, in the NYCOM Department of Anatomy published their paper, "A Stratigraphically Precise Record of Protosiren (Protosirenidae, Sirenia) from North America," in the journal Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen (Vol. 258, No. 2). Read Dr. Beatty's blog here. In addition, his status as a research collaborator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) was just renewed for three years.

Frank Catalano, director of security, NYIT-Central Islip, was elected chairman of the executive board of the Long Island Chapter of ASIS International, an organization for security professionals. He is a certified protection professional.

Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D.
, director of academics and evaluation for the Vocational Independence Program, authored the chapter "The Role of the Nonprofit Leader in Managing Risk," published in Sage Book, Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook (2010).

Taha Al Douri, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant dean of architecture and design at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, was featured in the Khaleej Times Online article, "Design Maestro."

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., NYCOM director of clerkship education, and Jeffrey Dileo, fourth-year medical student, had an article, entitled "Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Radiologic Diagnosis," published in the November/December issue (Vol. 10, Issue 9) of Practical Pain Management. He also had his review of the textbook Current Concepts on Temporomandibular Disorders published in the November 2010 New York State Dental Journal.

A story that John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, did for Smithsonian magazine's website this past summer about Benedict Arnold's grave is one of Smithsonian's top 10 most e-mailed stories of the year. It's number 7 -- between Copernicus and Lincoln.

Assistant Professor Lawrence Herman, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, made a presentation, "Overactive Bladder: An Opportunity to Improve Patient Care," at the Practicing Clinicians Exchange CME conference in Philadelphia on Dec. 12, 2010. He also moderated two presentations, "Antiplatelet Therapy Across the Spectrum of Atherothrombosis" and "New Approaches to Managing Patients With Psoriasis."

Samy Nathan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Management at NYIT-Bahrain, was profiled in FACT-Bahrain's November 2010 issue.

Adjunct Professor of Architecture William Rockwell made the New York Observer's list of "New York's Most Eye-Popping Buildings of the Year" for his design of the Crocs store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. Read more.

Michelle Stylianou, art instructor at the Vocational Independence Program, was interviewed by Newsday on Dec. 15. Read the article.

Associate Professor of Education Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Education Hui-Yin Hsu presented their project at the 2010 Discover Research K-12 Principal Investigator conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1-3, 2010. View the project website here.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Roger Yu's publications have been included in the digital library of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), thanks to a grant from NASA.

Stephen Blythe, J.D., Ph.D., professor of law in the School of Management, NYIT-Abu Dhabi, has been awarded a Ph.D. in computer law from the University of Hong Kong's School of Law. His dissertation was entitled "An Alternative Theory of E-Commerce Law."

Julie Fratrik, director of Center for Global Exchange, presented "Getting By With A Little Help With Your Friends In the OPO: Strategies for Managing the One-Person Office" at the NAFSA: Association for International Educators' Region X Conference in New Brunswick, N.J., Nov. 7-9, 2010.

Samy N. Garas, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at NYIT-Bahrain, had his doctoral dissertation distributed to 1,000-plus participants at the 17th annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Bahrain, Nov. 22-24, 2010. Faculty members and students from NYIT-Bahrain attended. In addition, Garas' article, "The Performance of Shari'a Supervisory Boards within Islamic Financial Institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries," was published in Corporate Ownership & Control, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Fall 2010.  

NYCOM Director of Clerkships Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S, Ph.D., presented "The Dentist as an Expert Witness" at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, in New York City. Goldstein and fourth-year medical student Jeffrey Dileo had an article, entitled "Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Radiologic Diagnosis," published in the November/December 2010 issue (Vol. 10, Issue 9) of Practical Pain Management.

An article by Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., chair of instructional technology in the School of Education, entitled "E-portfolio Systems for Performance Assessment and Program Evaluation," appeared in New Horizons for Learning, Fall 2010.

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, was invited to serve as an honorary committee member for the 2010 Society for the Arts in Healthcare's Ambassadors' Reception on Nov. 4, 2010, in Washington, D.C. In addition, at the Farnese Symposium, Drexel University, on Nov. 10, 2010, she presented the keynote address, "Aging in Place and Dealing with Mental Health Issues."

Dolores Burton, Ph.D., associate professor of education, and John Kappenberg, Ph.D., adjunct professor of education, published an article, "Response to Intervention: The Teacher's Role in Distinguishing Between Mathematics Difficulty and Mathematics Disability" in the fall 2010 issue of Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practice.

Associate Professor of Architecture Frances Campani and Professor Michael Schwarting's firm, Campani and Schwarting Associates, was featured in a Dec. 6 Wall Street Journal article, "A Subtle Tribute to the Architect."

NYIT-Bahrain Assistant Dean and Interior Design Chair Treena Crochet was featured in a November 2010 Bahrain Confidential advertorial on NYIT's interior design program.

Farshid Delgosha, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will have his book, Finite-Field Wavelets with Applications in Cryptography and Coding, published by Prentice Hallin 2011. In addition, Delgosha's paper, "Data Authenticity and Availability in Multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks," was published in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, November 2010.

"Shattering the Silence of Selective Mutism," an article by Sheree Incorvaia, director of recruitment for the Vocational Independence Program, was published in the Winter 2011 Mental Health News.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D., served as a judge for the undergraduate research poster and oral sessions at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students 2010, Charlotte, N.C., Nov 10 -13. She and NYIT student Waleed-Abdel Naby also presented an abstract, "The Compound Js-k Releases Nitric Oxide and Induces Cytotoxicity."

Three members of the Department of Nursing -- Associate Professor and Chair Susan Neville, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Carol Caico, Ph.D., and Instructor Pat Montano -- received certification in advanced cardiac life support for licensed health care professionals on Dec. 4, 2010, from the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Autism. Please e-mail him if you are interested in contributing to this publication.

A book by Sabiha A. Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, entitled Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Modeling, Control Design and Simulation, was published by Taylor and Francis' CRC Press in December 2010.

Tao Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, and Michael Colef, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented "Secrecy in Two-Way Relay Systems" at IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Nov. 26 - Dec. 3, 2010, Miami, Fla.

November 2010

Patricia Chute, Ed.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, was the keynote speaker at the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf's 60th anniversary celebration, Nov. 4-5, 2010. Her remarks were entitled "Technology and Communication in the New Millennium: From Avatars to Zebrafish."

Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., NYCOM assistant professor of biomedical sciences, re-presented his research poster, "Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling: Does Sex Matter in Middle-Aged Rats?" in the Best of AHA Specialty Conferences Poster Session: BCVS 2010 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov. 13-17, 2010, in Chicago.

Ziqian Dong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Huanying Gu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, served as judges for the New Jersey Technology Council's Mid-Atlantic Innovation Competition on Nov. 12, 2010.

NYCOM neuroscience faculty, including Drs. Linda Friedman, Brian Hallas, Isaac Kurtzer, Joerg Leheste, Raddy Ramos, and German Torres, attended and presented at Neuroscience 2010, SfN's 40th annual meeting, Nov. 13-17, San Diego, Calif.

Samy N. Garas, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at NYIT-Bahrain, had his article, "The Performance of Shari'a Supervisory Boards Within Islamic Financial Institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries," published in the fall 2010 issue of Corporate Ownership & Control (Vol. 8, Issue 1).

An article by Associate Professor of Communication Arts John Hanc, "George Washington and His Maps," was published by, on Nov. 16, 2010. Read the article.

John Handrakis, Ed.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, and Veronica Southard, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, presented "Neuroscreening: A Case Study Approach" on Nov. 14, 2010, at the New York State Physical Therapy Association's Regional Student Conclave at Riland Auditorium, NYIT-Old Westbury.

Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, had his review of The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years published in the American Academy of Physician Assistant's November 2010 issue of PA Professional Journal.

Tobias Holler, assisstant professor of architecture, was quoted in a Long Island Business News article, "Nathan's HQ Goes Modern," on Nov. 17, 2010. Read it online.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., assistant and associate professor of education, respectively co-authored "Using Gaming Literacies to Cultivate New Literacies," published in the Journal of Simulation & Gaming, Vol. 41, No. 3, 400-417 (2010). Read it online.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had an article, "How Aristotle's Politics Exhibits Ambivalence Toward Slavery," published in CALIPSO, the journal of the Long Island Philosophical Society. Read the article online.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing, was interviewed and videotaped for the opening for the First Annual Registered Nurse Labor Management Initiative Nursing Symposium: Partnering for the Future of Health Care, Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2010.
Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, brought 22 students to the New York State Occupational Therapy Association's annual conference on Nov. 13-14 at Columbia University to help her present six research posters.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts Robert Michael Smith's artwork, "Paradise Bird Burlesque," was featured in the article "Autodesk Aids Sculptors in Art-Making," in Artfix Daily, Nov. 18, 2010. Read the article.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director, Vocational Independence Program, presented a lecture, "Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Working with Higher Functioning Individuals in Preparing for Post Secondary Environments," to the Long Island Guidance Counselors Association on Nov. 15, 2010, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. On Nov. 18, he presented a paper, "The Higher Education Opportunities Act: Implications for Individuals with ASD," at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Marshall D. Willman, assistant professor of English, NYIT-Nanjing, was a guest lecturer at Fudan University in Shanghai, China on Nov. 12, 2010. His presentation, "Daoism and Scientific Method: A Case Study on Gut Feelings," can be found online.

Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented "Making HIV/AIDS PSAs More Effective: Effects of Risk Perceptions and Efficacy Beliefs on Attitudinal and Behavioral Change" at the National Communication Association's 96th annual convention in San Francisco, Nov. 16, 2010.

Curtis D. Carbonell, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, had an article published in the September 2010 issue of Comparative Literature and Culture entitled "A Consilient Science and Humanities in McEwan's Enduring Love." Read it here.

Francine Glazer, assistant provost and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, co-presented "New Partnerships for Collaborative Creation of Online Faculty Development Resources" at the 35th annual international conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. She was also a part of the official "Twitter Team," using Twitter (@NYITctl) to report on sessions she attended.

Claude Gagna, Ph.D., was part of a Distinguished Alumni Panel speaking at Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 11, 2010.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, served on a panel entitled "Preparing Your Pitch: What to Do *Before* You Contact the Media" at the Fair Media Council Connections Day on Oct. 29, 2010.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had an article, "Do Medieval and Renaissance Androids Presage the Posthuman?" published in the September 2010 issue of  Comparative Literature and Culture. Read it here.

Christopher Moylan, associate professor of English, presented "Medbh McGuckian and Elegiac Terror" at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2010.

Michael Uttendorfer, associate professor and dean of the School of Education, presented his paper, "Bringing Face-to-Face Instruction Back Into Online Faculty Development," at the 16th Annual International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 4, 2010.

Sabiha A. Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented "Point Stabilization of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Using Smooth Time Varying Control," at the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Conference, Sept. 1-3, 2010, in Monterey, Calif.

Michele Bertomen, associate professor of architecture, and her  students were featured in "Political, Business Leaders Support the Hostos Dream Project," in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue of Dominican Today.

Steven Billis, Ph.D., professor and chair of electrical engineering and computing science, will have his paper, "Technology and Global Issues: A Non-Traditional Course in the Engineering Curriculum" in the proceedings of the 40th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, held October 27-30, 2010, in Washington, DC.

Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach, and John Paul Cheluget, graduate director of the Manhattan campus Community Service Center, presented "Students as Allies: Developing Service-Learning Opportunities through Student-Run Community Service Centers" at the Oct. 20, 2010, New York Metro Area Partnerships meeting held at NYIT-Manhattan.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of the teacher education program, presented "Sustaining Student Engagement in an Online Course in Mathematics, Science, and Technology" at the School Science and Mathematics Association's annual convention, Nov. 4, Fort Myers, Fla.

"Kawiarnia Szkocka," a Polish-English edition of Professor Susana H. Case's story, "The Scottish Cafe," translated by Seweryn Makosa, has just been released by Opole University Press in Poland.

Deborah Y. Cohn, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, was interviewed on the Advertising Week Social Club online radio program. Read more.

Robert Goldblatt, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, gave a presentation, "Aging In Place," at the State Society On Aging Of New York annual conferencein White Plains, N.Y., on Oct. 27, 2010.

Barbara Greenwald, project development coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, had a story published in Abaton, the Des Moines University Literary Review, entitled "My Father's Cane."

NYCOM Neuroscience Department Chair and Professor Brian Hallas, Ph.D., Associate Professor German Torres, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Joerg Leheste, Ph.D., presented an abstract and served as judges for the student poster competition at the Annual AOA Research Conference, Oct. 24 - Oct. 26, 2010, in San Francisco.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, and his Build a Better Burb team were featured in "Visions for Regenerating Long Island's Downtown Areas" in Residential Architect Online on Nov. 3, 2010.

Adam Kraar, adjunct professor of English, had a short play published in Applause Books' Best American Short Plays. The play, "Sisters," was created in his advanced acting class in collaboration with two NYIT students (now graduates), Maria Filimon and Tasnim Mansur.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, presented a paper, "Food Poisoning and Death in Shakespeare's Circle," at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Indianapolis on Oct. 29, 2010.

William Lawrence, Ph.D., professor of economics and entrepreneurship, and Stanley Silverman, director of Technology-Based Learning Systems and professor of instructional technology won "Best Paper" at the Annual International Conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Singapore, May 2010, for "Gen 3.0 and the Evolution of Virtual Opportunities for the 21st Century - Entrepreneurs Without Borders." Lawrence also co-wrote "Cloud Computing and Virtualization: The Entrepreneur Without Borders Workbench for 21st-Century Enterprise Development - Global Science and Technology Forum" in the summer 2010 International Journal on Computing.

Dean of Admissions Stacey Munsky-Acquaro was a judge for the Military Times Edge admissions essay contest and provided essay writing advice in an accompanying article, entitled "Essay Excellence."

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Yuko Oda and her current participation in Convergence, a show in Lumenhouse Artspace in New York City, were featured in a Nov. 5, 2010, Art Threat Culture and Politics article, "Artists Recycle Waste into Beautiful Enigma." Her work is also in Uprooted, a two-person show at Calvin-Morris Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y., through Dec. 4, 2010.

Kevin J. O'Sullivan, associate professor of management, co-authored a chapter, "An Evaluation of Factors that Influence the Success of Knowledge Management Practices in U.S. Federal Agencies," in the
Jennex and Smolnik (Eds.) Strategies for Knowledge Management Success: Exploring Organizational Efficacy; Information Science Reference.

Carol Pack, assignment manager for NYIT's LI News Tonight, was a panel member in a session entitled "How To Write A Press Release That Sells Your Story," at the Fair Media Council's Connection Day, Oct. 29, Melville, N.Y.

October 2010

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at the Manhattan campus, published his essay, "Extraordinary People: The Superhero Genre and the Celebrity Culture in The League of Extraordinary Gentleman," in The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature (MacFarland Press, 2010).

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, conducted a lecture entitled, "Preparing Your Young Child with a Disability for Post-Secondary Education," on Oct. 19 at The Child School, Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences, is the first author of the article, " JS-K: a Nitric Oxide-Releasing Prodrug, Modulates Beta-Catenin/TCF Signaling in Leukemic Jurkat Cells: Evidence of an S-Nitrosylated Mechanism," to be published in the Dec. 1 issue of Biochemical Pharmacology.