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2011 Summer Archive

August 2011

Faculty members from NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences attended the June 8-9 Cyber Infrastructure Protection Conference at City College of New York. They discussed cyber infrastructure protection policies and technologies with colleagues from academia, industry, and government agencies. Participants included:

  • Michael Colef, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Helen Gu, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science.
  • Ayat Jafari, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
  • Tao Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science.

In addition, Dr. Dong also attended the NIKSUN World Wide Security and Mobility Conference Wireless Summit on July 26 in Princeton, N.J., and published the paper, "Estimation of Missing RTTs in Computer Networks: Matrix Completion vs. Compressed Sensing," in the July 2011 issue of Computer Networks.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor and associate director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, gave two presentations on June 23 at the Critical Care Medicine Conference for the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery in National Harbor, Md. They included "Deep Vein Thrombosis in Cardiac Surgery; What Does the Literature Say?" and "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Where Are We at in 2011?"

Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor and student activities coordinator for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, presented "Cultural Competence: Why Do We Need It and How Do We Get It?" at the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants' summer conference on Aug. 12 in Washington, D.C.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was invited to serve on the Education and Workforce Work Group, one of four groups that will help prepare a strategic plan for economic growth on Long Island through New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council. Read more.

Dolores Burton, Ph.D., chairperson of NYIT's teacher education program, was invited to comment on "The Use of Students Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers." Her opinion was published in the newsletter of the National Council of Measurement in Education.

Beverly J. Butcher, Ph.D., associate professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has published "Traditional Hawaiian and Chinese Folk Traditions in the Contemporary Hawaiian Catholic Church" in Literatures of the Pacific Islands in European Languages. She also presented "Ancestor Veneration in Taiwan's Catholic Church" at the May 2011 international conference on Taiwan studies, "The Origins, Transformation and Development of Taiwan's Maritime Cultures." She presented "The Philadelphia Chinatown Gateway Reconsidered" at the April 2011 "Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age", an NYIT-sponsored conference in Nanjing, China.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, and Mark Ghobrial, a fourth-year osteopathic medicine student, published their article, "Dislocated Shoulder: Approaches to Lessen the Pain of Reduction Techniques," in the July/August 2011 Issue of Practical Pain Management.

In addition, Dr. Goldstein and Kayar Bhavsar, a fourth-year osteopathic medicine student, published their article, "Pain Management Dilemmas od Sickle Cell Disease," in the June 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.

Lawrence Herman, associate professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Clinical Management of Osteoporosis: Translating Fracture Risk Into Individualized Care" at the Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Conference and CME on Aug. 19 in Chicago. He also presented "Case Studies In Persistent Pain: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!" and "Twisted Tales From The ER: Cases You Don’t Want To Miss" at the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants Summer Conference and CME on Aug. 11 in Washington, D.C.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, and two alumni from the School of Architecture and Design were profiled in the article, "LI Architects Reveal Influences," in Long Island Business News.

John Hyde, dean of NYIT's Office of Career Services, provided tips for job-seekers in the Aug. 11 article, "Companies Are Hiring. Just Not You," in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Read more.

Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment, communications, and marketing, was interviewed on Aug. 8, on Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough on NBC Nonstop. Dr. Nealon talked about how NYIT and other universities need to reach new demographics during recruitment because of a continuing decline in high school graduates. She also explained the importance of messaging to students and interacting with them on many levels, including social media and the Web.

Lazaros Pavlidis, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, participated in various conferences and seminars this summer, including the RTECC - Real-Time and Embedded Computing Conference (May 19, Huntington, N.Y.), Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Exhibition (June 7, New York City), Sensors Expo & Conference (June 8, Rosemont, Ill.), Texas Instruments Technical Design Seminar (June 9, Duluth, Ga.), and WaveForum Developers Conference (Aug. 3-4, San Diego, Calif.)

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English, gave a reading on July 30 from his book Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo, followed by a Q & A and signing, at Giovanni's Room, a bookstore in Philadelphia.

Peter Voci, director of NYIT's M.F.A. program and chair of the Department of Fine Arts, designed a Sept. 11 memorial for the lobby of the Morrelly Homeland Security Center of the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security in Bethpage, N.Y. View photos of the memorial.

Members of NYIT's Office of Career Services (nyit.edu/cs) were featured in a Newsday article on Aug. 1. The article stressed experts' advice to parents, encouraging them to move from a "helicopter" style of hovering over children to "perimeter" parenting that guides children in solving their own problems as they enter college.

Faisal B. Al-Khateeb, Ph.D., associate professor of management at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, attended the Fourth Annual International Business Conference, July 14-16, in Dearborn, Mich., where he presented the paper, "Predicting Students' Usage of Internet in the United Arab Emirates Using an Extended Technology Acceptance Model."

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Helen Gu, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, and Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, represented NYIT at the 118th Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29. Dean Anid attended the U.S. Engineering Deans Council Public Policy Committee Meeting, Gu co-chaired a session about "Engaging Students in Engineering," and Dong chaired a session on "Recruitment and Retention of Women."

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in an IEEE-USA Today's Engineer article (August 2011) entitled "Career Focus: Cyber Security - A Growing Threat, a Growing Career." Read the article. The article also mentioned NYIT's upcoming Cyber Security Conference on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, read her poems at the Annual Small Press Celebration at the Hudson Valley Writer's Center, Westchester County, N.Y., Aug. 7.

Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Helen Gu, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, served on a mentor panel at the Camp GOALS Youth Leadership Conference at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Aug. 5. The professors shared their professional and personal stories with 77 eighth- and ninth-grade girls.

Norman Gevitz, Ph.D., professor of clinical science and director of the Center for the Future of Health Professions, was quoted in an Oregon Live story about the growth of osteopathic medical schools. Read the article.

Tobias Holler, A.I.A., LEED AP, assistant professor of architecture, presented "LI: XS-XL (Long Island: Extra Small to Extra Large) - Scales of Suburban Sustainability" at VERITAS School of Architecture in San Jose, Costa Rica, on July 29. Holler presented two of his recent research projects on suburban sustainability: his regional study, "LIRR-Long Island Radically Rezoned," and his recent design competition entry, "Attain This," a sustainable, affordable single-family house in Wyandanch, N.Y.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D., assistant professor of hospitality studies, was featured in the Aug. 1 Long Island Business News article, "Hospitality Management Degrees Add Heat to Resumes."

Eugene J. Mitacek, Ph.D., professor of life science attended the Asia Pacific Congress on Clinical Nutrition in Bangkok, Thailand, June 5-9. He presented a research paper, "Dietary Intake of Nitrate, Nitrite, and Nitrosodimethylamine with Relevance to New Trends in Liver and Gastric Cancers in Thailand." The paper appears in the July 2011 issue of Journal of Nutrition. The research was based on collaboration of NYIT life science faculty members and faculty at universities in Mahasarakham, Chiang Mai, and Naresuan in Phayao, Thailand.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, presented "An Academic-Service Community Initiative: Educational Empowerment, Risk Reduction, and Community Protection in an Era of Reduced Resources and Increased Expectations" at the 22nd Annual Research Congress in Nursing in Cancun, Mexico, on July 11. She also has been named to National Multiple Sclerosis Association Educational Workshop Taskforce. In addition, Working Women of Manhasset chose Dr. Neville as its 2011 Manhasset Working Woman of the Year. The award was given based on Dr. Neville's professional accomplishments, including recent publications and presentations.

Tanya Patterson-Stanley, assistant director of financial aid, won Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators' Robert Cunningham Rookie of the Year Award, and Caren Sobier, assistant director of student employment, won the Robert Gallione, Jr. District Representative of the Year Award for their work in planning and facilitating one of the association's best attended and best evaluated regional meetings hosted at NYIT's Manhattan campus on June 2.

Caren Sobier, assistant director of student employment, and Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach, presented "Bridging the Gap Between Student Employment and Career Services" at the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators Annual Conference in July in Williamsburg, Va.

July 2011

Several NYCOM of NYIT faculty represented New York state's osteopathic physicians at the American Osteopathic Association's 91st Annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago on July 15-17. The following NYCOM faculty members participated:

  • David Broder, D.O., associate dean of postdoctoral education, who served as chairman of the New York delegation, as well as chairman of the constitution and bylaws committee;
  • Kym Carpentieri, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine;
  • Lynn Mark, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, who served on the education affairs committee;
  • Donna-Marie McMahon, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics;
  • Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine, who served on the professional affairs committee; and
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, who presented the A.T. Still Memorial Lecture.

Frank Acevedo, PA-C, M.S., D.F.A.A.P.A., assistant professor and associate director of the department of physician assistant (PA) studies, and Justin Anzalone, PA-C, a 2011 graduate of the NYIT PA program and current Duke University PA surgical resident, co-authored the article, "Mesenteric Ischemia: Rapid Diagnosis and Prompt Treatment Are Essential," in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Stephen Blythe, Ph.D., J.D., professor of business law in the School of Management at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, attended the Fourth Annual Global Studies Conference, July 18-20, in Rio de Janeiro, where he presented the paper, "A Critique of Argentine E-Commerce Law and Recommendations for Improvement." Read more.

Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N., nursing instructor, presented "Preparing Students for Professional Practice: Using an Electronic Portfolio to Showcase Students Accomplishments," at the Drexel University Nursing Education Institute's national conference in Atlantic City, N.J., June 27-30.

In addition, Dr. Cardoza and Patrice Hood, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, presented "Comparison of a Two-Year High Fidelity Pediatric Nursing Simulation" at a conference sponsored by the 10th annual conference of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning in Orlando, Fla., June 16-18.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., associate professor and school counseling program coordinator, along with NYIT school counseling alumni Olcay Yavuz and Yvonne Corcho, made a presentation about using data-driven practices to close information, opportunity, and the achievement gaps at an annual conference by the American School Counselor Association in Seattle, Wash.

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, completed a criminal justice advocacy training program sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's New York State group at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in April 2011.

Herbert Fox, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, was interviewed for the CNBC article, "NASA Takes a New Route in Space Leadership." Read more.

Birasnav Muthuraj, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at NYIT-Bahrain, published the paper, "The Impact of Organizational Investments on Human Capital Creation: An Empirical Study," in The International Journal of the Computer, the Internet, and Management.

Work by Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, is part of the summer art show, "Promised Land," July 22 -Aug. 13, Tokyo. Read more.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had his book, Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo (published by University of Wisconsin Press), reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), published a review of the book Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome in the journal Children and Youth Services Review.

In addition, Dr. VanBergeijk's article "Preparing Children on the Autism Spectrum for Travel" was published in the Organization for Autism Research Newsletter on July 24.

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., director of the graduate energy management program, was featured in the Long Island Business News article, "Ones to Watch in Green," on June 29. Read more.

He also published the op-ed, "Revitalize Long Island with Solar," in Long Island Business News. Read more.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, discussed NYIT's plans for a master's program in bioinformatics and an engineering management program for IT and engineering executives in a June 29 article in Long Island Business News. Read more.

Babak D. Beheshti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, presented "Wireless Sensor Networks, An Integrated Technical Reference Model" at the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) Tech Roundtable hosted by Northrop Grumman on June 30 in Bethpage, N.Y.

Stephen Blythe, Ph.D., J.D., Ph.D., professor of business law in the School of Management at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, published a 784-page book,E-Commerce Law Around The World. This volume summarizes e-commerce law of the United Nations, the European Union, and more than 120 countries on six continents. It is available for purchase at Amazon.com and BN.com. Read more.

Carol Dahir , associate professor and coordinator of the school counseling program, presented, "Ten Years after the Transformation of School Counselor Preparation on Two Campuses," in June at the International Conference for Academic Disciplines in Aix en Provence, France. She also presented "Preparing Culturally Competent Educators," at the 4th International Conference and Practice in Education Society in June at the Peto Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Elizabeth Donaldson, Ph.D.,, associate professor of English, presented the paper, "Psychomimesis: Art, Medicine, and the Imitation of Psychosis," at "The Pub, the Street, and the Medicine Cabinet," the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Alcohol and Drug History Society, June 23-26 in Buffalo, N.Y. Read an abstract of the paper.

She also co-edited "Representing Disability and Emotion," a special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and co-authored the issue's introduction, "There's No Crying in Disability Studies!"

Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, published the paper, "Memory-Memory-Memory Clos-Network Packet Switch with In-Sequence Service," at the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing 2011, July 4-6, in Cartagena, Spain.

David Jackson, adjunct assistant professor of physician assistant studies, was elected to a one-year term as second vice speaker to the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, gave the presentation, "LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned," during the Talk 20 session at the 2011 ACSA Teacher's Seminar "Performative Practices - Architecture and Engineering in the 21st Century" in New York City on June 16.Watch the presentation.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, received the Outstanding Paper Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011 at Syracuse University for their paper, "Global Literacy: Comparing Chinese and U.S. High School Students," published in Multicultural Education & Technology Journal.

Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, participated in the art exhibition, "Festival," at the Kips Gallery, June 16-29 in New York City.

Xuetai Qi, assistant professor of philosophy at NYIT-Nanjing, published the paper, "The Naturalistic Foundations of Morality," in the June issue of Philosophical Trends.

June 2011

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., director of the graduate energy management program, published an op-ed urging solar energy use in Newsday on June 16. Read more.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was interviewed in the article, "Career Focus: Power Engineering," in Today's Engineer. Read more.

Babak D. Beheshti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, co-presented the talk, "An Intelligent Sensor Network Architecture for Robust and Dynamic System of Systems Testing," at the 15th Annual ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop, May 9-13, in Las Vegas.

Richard Dibble, Ph.D., director of the School of Management's Center for Human Resource Studies, received the distinguished Joseph P. Duffy Award for Professional Excellence at the annual conference of the Long Island chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, published the paper, "The Comparison Between Chinese and U.S. High School Students' Global Literacy," in the peer-reviewed journal Theory and Practice of Education.

Drawings by Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, are part of the three-person exhibition, "Interface," on view through the end of June at the Navio Gallery in New Bedford, Mass.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, was appointed to the board of trustees at the University of New England.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English and coordinator of English as a second language, was interviewed by The Bilerico Project about his book, Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito RussoRead more.

Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, and Frances Campani, associate professor of architecture, are working on a grant project to reshape the waterfront in Port Jefferson Village, N.Y. Read more about the project in Newsday.

Corri Wolf, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, performed a study detailed in the article, "Overweight and Obesity Linked to Diverticulitis," in The Clinical AdvisorRead more.

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., director of the graduate energy management program, discussed NYIT's green facility manager training program in the article, "Better Buildings Initiative Sets New Energy Information Reporting Standards," in the June 2011 issue of Building Operating Management. Read more.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, discussed NYIT's plans to expand its technology programs in the article, "Big Apple Views Applied Sciences Campus as a Plum for Technology Commercialization," on May 24 in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News.

Judith Di Maio, A.I.A., dean of the School of Architecture and Design, wrote an article in Italian about architecture for the magazine, Paesaggio Urbano.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, wrote the poem, "In Our Place," which won first place in a contest sponsored by Smartish Pace.Read the poem.

Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, published the paper, "Load-Balanced Combined Input-Crosspoint Buffered Packet Switches," in the May 2011 issue of IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D., chief of virtual medicine, provided his insight in the FastCompany.com article, "Robo-Simulator Gives Shaky New Surgeons the Strokes of Smooth Operators," on May 25.

Alan Fairbairn, C.H.A., associate professor of hospitality management, was quoted in the article, "In Service to the Bottom Line," about service in the hospitality industry in the May 20-26 issue of Long Island Business News.

John Hyde, dean of career services, listed "College Degrees that Make the Grade" on parentingsquad.com. Read more.

Alex Ott, associate dean for academic support and retention services, presented the workshop, "Has Financial Aid Kept Pace with College Costs? How Both Have Changed and the Implications for Transfer Students," at the 18th annual New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) conference on May 25 in Corning, N.Y. He also completed a year as president-elect of NYSTAA and is beginning his term as president.

Spencer Turkel, Ph.D., associate provost, academic affairs, ranked among the authors of the top 100 cited papers in orthopaedic surgery according to the findings of a study by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study examined a database of scientific papers published between 1945 and 2008. Dr. Turkel's paper, "Stabilizing Mechanisms Preventing Anterior Dislocation of the Glenohumeral Joint," published in 1981, was cited 385 times during this period.

Mandy Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, is first author of the article, "Message Features Matter More Than Evidence Form: An Experiment of HIV PSAs Using Physiological Measures," which she presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association on May 26-30 in Boston. She also presented the poster, "Novel Sex Stories! The Effects of Message Type, Novelty, and Sexual Content on Attention to HIV PSAs," and served as chair for the session, "Understanding the Role of Message Features, Social Norms, and Structural Norms in Health Campaigns."