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Faculty/Staff Achievements: Archive Winter 2011

March 2011

College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O., Professor and Chair of Clinical Sciences Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Assistant Professor Patricia Kooyman, D.O., and Assistant Professor Michael Terzella, D.O., served on the international judging panel for the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Poster Competition at the American Academy of Osteopathy's annual convocation in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 16-20.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, had his article, "Our Sovereign Process: Reading Shakespeare's Politics," published in College Literature (Spring 2011).

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was quoted in a Long Island Business News article, "Home Sizes Getting Smaller on LI," March 16, 2011. Read more.

George Kostopoulos, Ph.D., Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NYIT-Nanjing, was keynote speaker at the Cyber Security China Summit 2011 in Shanghai, China, March 24-25, 2011. His paper was titled "Cybersecurity: Expanding the Front Lines of Defense."

Stefania Mariano, assistant professor of management, had her chapter, "Becoming a Blogger: A Social Knowledge Experiment," published in Social Knowledge - Using Social Media to Know What You Know (IGI Global, 2011).

Assistant Professor Michael Terzella, D.O., was appointed sub-committee chair for recruitment for the American Academy of Osteopathy’s (AAO) membership committee during the AAO annual convocation in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 16-20.

Assistant Professor Sheldon Yao, D.O., was appointed chairman of the American Academy of Osteopathy’s (AAO) membership committee during the AAO annual convocation in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 16-20.

Frank Zeman, assistant professor of energy management and director of the Center for Metropolitan Sustainability, was featured on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on March 24, 2011. Zeman discussed the consequences of shuttering U.S. nuclear plants due to the aftermath of the Japanese crisis. Listen to the program.

Faiz Zoubi, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Amman, has been awarded the 2011 Amity Global Academic Excellence Award by Amity University, the largest private university in India. Amity based its unanimous decision on Zoubi’s 30-year contribution to global research on increasing organizational effectiveness through cross-cultural values, attitudes, leadership, and self-awareness. The awards ceremony took place at the 13th annual International Business Horizon conference, Feb. 23-25, in Delhi, India.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was elected vice chair, Engineering and Technology Disivion programs, for the 2010 American Society for Engineering Education's Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration.

Patricia Burlaud, Ph.D., dean of operations, assessment, and accreditations, Global Academic Programs, and New York State Coordinator for the American Council of Education/Office of Women for Higher Education National Conference (ACE-OWHE), presented a session on "The Re-emerging New York State ACE-OWHE Network" at the ACE-OWHE national conference in Washington D.C., March 4-6, 2011.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and fourth-year osteopathic medical student Jessica Patehad their article, "Post-Operative Patient-Controlled Analgesia in Pediatric Patients," published in the March 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.

David S. Hogsette, Ph.D., associate professor of English and the writing program coordinator at NYIT-Old Westbury, published his second book, E-mails to a Young Seeker: Exchanges in Mere Christianity.

On March 11, Director of Media and Public Relations Dave Marcus served as a judge for the Folio Awards of the Fair Media Council, Long Island, N.Y.

Innovative teaching strategies used by Daniel Quigley, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and Nader Vossoughian, Ph.D., assistant professor of architecture, are being showcased in a series of nine online courses produced by Epigeum, the online course development arm of the Imperial College of London. NYIT had the opportunity to shape the program as part of the "University and College Teaching" collaboration, which includes 16 colleges and universities from around the world. Read more.

Jessica Stein, a physician assistant student in the Class of 2012, described her experiences visiting Ghana last sumer as part of the NYIT Center for Global Health in the most recent issue of PA Professional.

Ernst Dr. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., had his article, "Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome," published online in Children and Youth Services Review.

Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, was quoted in a Washington Post article about one of the richest fossil bed discovereies on the East Coast. Read the story.

Construction Book Treena Crochet, associate professor of interior design and assistant dean of the School of Architecture and Design, NYIT-Bahrain, has written a new textbook: Designer's Guide to Building Construction and Systems for Residential and Commercial Structures (Prentice Hall).

John Hanc had a story, "Supplementing a Physical Collection, Online," published on March 16 in the Museums section of The New York Times. The feature focused on the emergence of new “hybrid” museums that supplement a physical collection with a powerful virtual component.

Dean of Career Services John Hyde was a keynote speaker at the awards gala of the Black Culinarian Alliance, an association of hospitality and food service professionals, on March 12 in New York City. He spoke about preparing for careers in the global economy.

Frank Mruk, associate dean of the School of Architecture and Design, was quoted in "Architect's Lead by Design," an article about the power of design and the societal role of architects in Long Island Business News.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Nursing and associate professor, and Ellen Greer, Ph.D., program director of the Department of Occupational Therapy and assistant professor, presented their collaborative research, "The Voices of Latina Women: A Cultural Perspective on the Meaning of Femininity and Returning to Paid and Unpaid Work After Treatment: Round 1" at the Sigma Theta Tau International/Alpha Phi Chapter's Research Conference at Hunter College, on March 12.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English and coordinator of English as a Second Language at NYIT-Manhattan, wrote the book Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo (University of Wisconsin Press).

David Tegay, D.O., associate professor of medicine and medical genetics, has been appointed editor in chief of the journal The Application of Clinical Genetics.

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, was interviewed for the article, "iTune Apps Applications in K-12 Education," which appeared in the Chinese-language World Journal.

Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach, and Rosalia Mannino, assistant director of experiential education, presented "Growing Your Business: How to Secure Quality Interns the Right Way," at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce "Growing Your Business" conference at Adelphi University’s Manhattan campus. Their presentation emphasized the value of building strong relationships among employers, students, and colleges when creating a successful internship program.

Mindy Haar, director of the graduate program in clinical nutrition, was interviewed on the topic of mindful eating and weight loss by Long Island Business News. The article, "Digging Our Graves With Spoons," appeared in the Feb. 25 issue.

Associate Professor John Hanc's article, "Toned, Strong and a Little Gray, Too," about older adults who've become personal trainers as a retirement career, appeared in the New York Times on March 3, 2011.

Assistant Professor of Architecture Tobias Holler's paper, "LIRR-Long Island Radically Rezoned - a Regenerative Vision for a Living Island," was accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 99th annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), March 3-6, Montreal, Canada. Read more.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D., associate dean of Student Advancement Programs for the School of Management, had his paper, "A Template for Analyzing Costs Associated with Educational Delivery Modes," published the Journal of International Education Research (vol. 7, no. 1).

Michelle Posner-Stylianou, a teacher in the Vocational Independence Program, is part of the "Rhythm and Noise! New Explorations in Color and Form" exhibition at ART (that matters), an arts collective that offers support and guidance to up-and-coming local artists, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. The exhibit will be on view through March 25. For more information, go to

Associate Professor James Turley, NYIT's faculty athletic representative, attended the East Coast Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Meeting held at Molloy College,Rockville Center, N.Y., on Feb. 25.

Faiz Zoubi, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean of School of Management at NYIT-Amman, co-authored a paper, "Exploring Relationship Marketing and Marketing Performance Success: An Empirical Investigation in the Insurance Services Sector from a Management Perspective," which was published in Amity Global Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2011.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, NYIT-Manhattan, co-founded the NYC Modernism Seminar, a group that meets regularly to discuss scholarship in the field of modernist literature and culture. (For information about the seminar, write to or visit the group's Facebook page.

Birasnav Muthuraj, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Management, NYIT-Bahrain, had his paper, "Transformational Leadership and Human Capital Benefits: the Role of Knowledge Management," published in Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 106-126.

Raed Abu Zitar, assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT-Amman, co-authored a paper, "Application of Genetic Optimized Artificial Immune System and Neural Networks in Spam Detection," which will be published in an upcoming edition of Applied Soft Computing Journal, Elsevier Publishing.

February 2011

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Professors Frank Acevedo and Barbara Piccirillo presented a lecture and workshop on ultrasound utilization in primary care entitled "Introduction to Ultrasound in Your Practice: Techniques and Applications." The presentation was delivered at the 29th Annual Vermont Academy Winter CME Conference in Manchester Village, Vt., on Jan. 21, 2011.

Maherukh Akhtar, instructor and advisor in the Department of Computer Science Department, participated as a judge in the computer science category at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF - on Feb. 14, 2011. Finalists from 17 categories will be sent to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Patricia Burlaud, Ph.D., dean of operations, assessment, and accreditations for NYIT's Global Academic Programs, attended the American Association of Colleges & Universities Annual Meeting, entitled "Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees," Jan. 26 - 29, in San Francisco.

Works by Frances Campani, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design, will be featured in "Frances Campani: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings" at the Port Jefferson Village Center in Port Jefferson, N.Y., March 1 - April 26. The opening reception will be Sunday, April 10, 4 - 7 p.m. For more information, visit the center's Web site.

Petra Dilling, assistant professor in the School of Management, NYIT-Vancouver, participated in the Seventh International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Jan. 5 - 7, 2011, at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her contribution, "Stakeholder Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility: Reporting and Organizational Age Matter," was presented virtually.

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., NYIT president, gave a presentation about support for energy funding and research at an energy conference of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education (LIRACHE) on Friday, Feb. 11, at Stony Brook University. Speaking to a group of Long Island college presidents and administrators, he surveyed the funding landscape today in America and used specific NYIT examples as some of his illustrations. He told colleagues that, as educators, their "task is to lead by example - by teaching students and the general public about new technologies, energy innovation, and sustainability practices." Also attending the conference were NYIT Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure Niyazi Bodur, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Anid, Ph.D., and Director of Business Development Greg Banhazl.

Stefania Mariano, assistant professor of management, had her article, "An Analysis of the Impact of Blogging on Knowledge Processes," published in Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (Vol. 9, Issue 4).

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., had his review of the book, Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success, by Janice E. Janzen published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Feb. 4, 2011.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended the Engineering Deans Council's (EDC) Public Policy Colloquium, Feb. 7-9, in Washington, D.C. Dean Anid is a member of the EDC Public Policy Committee and had an active role in planning the three-day colloquium. Read more about the event.

Linda Friedman, associate professor of neuroscience and histology, was quoted by Reuters about a study that unveiled a link between breast-feeding and minimizing the occurrence of seizures. Read the article.

Physical Therapy Assistant Professor John Handrakis, P.T., Ed.D., and Associate Professor Karen Friel, P.T., D.H.S., presented their poster, "Factors Associated with Low Back Pain in the College-Aged Student" at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in New Orleans, Feb. 9-12. Additionally, Friel gave a talk on the use of Jing in physical therapy curriculum during the conference's first-ever "Technopalooza."

Dean of Career Services John Hyde was quoted in a Long Island Business News blog, "Riding the Hot Hand to Cool Careers," on Feb. 9. The item also featured NYIT graduate student Mahi Mahmoodi. Read more.

Works by Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, are part of "The Blithedale Romance" exhibit, a retrospective of select artworks from the 2010 Chashama North Residency curated by Veronica Kavass. The show will be held at Chashama, 217 E. 42nd St., New York City, February 14-28, 2011. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 7 p.m.

Barbara Piccirillo, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, together with senior students Erin Mucker and Michael Suprenant, published an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants entitled "Swelling of the eye and light sensitivity in a patient struck in the face by a wakeboard," in the Feb. 25, 2011 edition. Read more.

Steven Shapiro, professor of finance in the School of Management, had his paper, "Pitfalls in Determining the Reasonable Royalty in Patent Cases," published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Legal Economics.

Robert Hill, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Anatomy (NYCOM), wrote a chapter in the book-length monograph "Simosuchus clarki (Crocodyliformes: Notosuchia) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar." The monograph, which was published as a special Memoir of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (Vol. 30, November 2010), describes the anatomy of this bizarre, pug-nosed, vegetarian crocodile, which lived in Madagascar at the end of the "Age of Dinosaurs." Learn more about Hill's research. (Image credits: Sculpture by Boban Filipovic; Skeletal reconstruction by Lucille Betti-Nash)

Joanne Scillitoe , Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Management, in conjunction with colleagues from NJIT and Pace University, recently published her work, entitled "Managing the Innovation Process - Past, Present, and Future," in the recent edition of Organization Management Journal.

Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYIT, is co-author of the paper "Feedback-Based Dynamic Congestion Pricing," presented the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in January 2011.

Maureen P. Cardoza, Ph.D., a nursing instructor in the School of the Health Professions, has been selected as a participant in the 2011 National League for Nursing's competitive Scholarly Writing Retreat in San Francisco, Calif., this April.

Tobi A. Abramson, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics and Brian Bowers (, D.O., has been named the center's associate director.

A. Martin Gerdes, D.O., chair of NYCOM's biomedical department, had his research on the health benefits of fish oil accepted for publication in the medical journal, Circulation.

Leonard B. Goldstein , D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education at NYCOM, and Monzur Morshed, OMS III at NYCOM, had their article, entitled "Real-Time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pain Management," published in the January/February Issue (Vol. 11, Issue 1) of Practical Pain Management.

The 2011 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Burton L. Roslyn, adjunct professor in the School of Architecture and Design, to its College of Fellows.

In response to Mayor Bloomberg's announcement about funding an engineering school in New York City, NYIT's Dean of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Anid, Ph.D., wrote a letter to the editor of Crain's that was published on Jan. 9, 2011.

Patricia Chute, dean of the School of Health Professions, co-authored a section, entitled "Providing Services in Educational Contexts: Defining the Role of the Pediatric Audiologist" in the Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology (2011, Plural Publishing).

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, had three poems published in Denver Syntax (Issue 22).

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition Catherine Gerweck, D.M.D., was part of a group that published "Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Fluoride Intake from Reconstituted Infant Formula and Enamel Fluorosis," a report from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Fluoride Intake from Infant Formula and Fluorosis, in JADA 2011 in January 2011.

Mindy Haar, director of clinical nutrition, was quoted in Diets in about a U.K. ruling that Vitaminwater had too much sugar to be called "nutritious." Read the article.

Miroslaw Majewski, professor of mathematics at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, co-chaired the annual Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, held at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in December 2010. He also lectured on the Wolfram Alfa research tool and Edo period mathematics and its modern interpretation in dynamic geometry software.

Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, has had her drawings accepted into The Drawing Center's Viewing Program, a curated artist registry that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe.

Pat Precin , assistant professor of occupational therapy, guest-edited an issue of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (Vol. 38, Issue 1), entitled "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Work," in which seven of her articles were published.

Lisa Runco, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a paper accepted by the journal Microbiology, entitled "Contributions of chaperone/usher systems to cell binding, biofilm formation and Yersinia pestis virulence." Her review article, "Harnessing DNA Synthesis to Develop Rapid Responses to Emerging and Pandemic Pathogens," will appear in the 2011 Journal of Pathogens.

Caren Sobier, assistant director of student employment, and Tanya Patterson-Stanley, staff associate in NYCOM's Office of Financial Aid, have been nominated to be the 2011 District 4 Representatives for Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA).

January 2011

Deepa Bhalla, director of NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), recently presented information about HEOP to guidance counselors at the annual New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) High School Guidance Counselor Workshop at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Patricia Chute, dean of the School of Health Professions, was recently interviewed for an article on about health care recruitment. Read more.

Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has had her translation of Jorge Luis Borges' "1964" published in the latest issue of Agenda, a literary magazine published in the United Kingdom. Some of Coe's previously published translations of authors Rilke, Borges, and Lope de Vega are featured on the magazine's Web site.

Jonathan Goldman, assistant professor of English, organized a panel on modernism and branding as well as presented a paper entitled "Ur-signia: The Bass Ale Logo" at the annual meeting of the Modern Languages Association in Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9.

"Transitioning Traditional Programs to Online Programs" an article by Mindy Haar, director of clinical nutrition, was selected for inclusion in the American Council on Education's Online Department Chair Resource Center.

Sheree Incorvaia, director of recruitment and admissions for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), published an article, "Shattering the Silence of Selective Mutism," in the 2010 winter edition of Mental Health News Journal.

An article written by Kevin LaGrandeur, associate professor of English, entitled "The Talking Brass Head as a Symbol of Dangerous Knowledge in Friar Bacon and in Alphonsus, King of Aragon," has been published in the Gale Library Reference Series, Literature Criticism 1400-1800. The series reprints selected essays that have proven to be significant over the course of time.

NYIT's LI News Tonight assignment manager Carol Pack was a panelist at the Huntington Chamber of Commerce's "Meet the Media" breakfast in Melville, N.Y. on Jan. 20.

Steven Shapiro, professor of finance, has assumed office as president of the National Association of Forensic Economics. His term lasts until January 2013.

A National Science Foundation-funded research project, led by Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu, associate and assistant professors, respectively, in the School of Education, and Lisa Runco, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a article, "Prepare Public Teachers to integrate Social Networking Tools in the Classrooms." It detailed how the NYIT team will prepare New York City public school teachers to integrate technology in science classrooms.