Faculty/Staff Achievements 2014

3rd Quarter

July 2014

Lawrence Herman, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, was named chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, which represents 100,000 PAs and students. He is also one of 24 leaders from across the United States recently appointed to the American College of Cardiology's Cardiometabolic Think Tank. Their last meeting was June 20 in Washington, D.C.

A research poster presented by David Jackson, D.H.Sc., associate professor of physician assistant studies, won first place for its sound methodology, analysis, and well-thought conclusions at the 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference. The poster explores "Physician Assistant Return Rates to Health Professional Shortage Areas."

Sue Neville, Ph.D.,, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, and Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D.,, assistant professor of nursing, received funding for the third year (2014-2015) of their Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program Grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). They also achieved certification as Trainers for Team STEPPS from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services and HRSA, June 25-26 in Rockville, Md.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, published the poem, "Grace Kelly at the Flemings Hotel," in Hawai'i Pacific Review. Read more.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Education, presented the paper, "Audioblogs and Mobile Devices to Assist English Language Learning," at the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education Conference, June 29 in Atlanta. Hsu's mini-webinar, "Making Connections Among Literacy Methods Courses, Field Experience, Student Teaching, and edTPA," was also accepted and published on the Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities' Video Library for Faculty Professional Development. Watch the video.

Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, published the article, "From Filtering to Freire: Critical Use of the Internet in Urban Classrooms," in the peer-reviewed Journal of Arts and Humanities. Read more.


PICTURED: More than 7,500 people attended the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Impact 2014 Conference, including Lawrence Herman, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies (pictured center-left of Ken Moritsugu, in a green sash, former U.S. Surgeon General); David Jackson, associate professor of physician assistant studies (far right); and NYIT students and their guests. For more information, read Herman and Jackson's news items.

Amy Bravo, assistant dean of NYIT Career Services, gave the presentation, "Hurry Up … Nobody's Looking: Assessing Civic Learning in Career Services," at the American College Personnel Association Symposium on Service-Learning, June 4 in Louisville, Ky. 

In addition, Bravo and John Hyde, dean of NYIT Career Services, co-presented "Infusing Civic Learning Into Career Services' Programs, Assessment, and Operations," at the NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference, June 13 in Miami, Fla. 

Judith DiMaio, dean of NYIT School of Architecture and Design, and Jon Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, gave presentations at the Conference on Urban Design and the Legacy of Colin Rowe, June 18-21 in Rome, Italy. They include:

  • "Rowe's Roma Interrotta Text; the Lost and Unknown City, Bits and Pieces," by DiMaio. She also led the walking tour, "In the Footsteps of Colin Rowe; Unexpected Places."
  • "Rome: A Study in Urban and Architectural Formation and Transformation," by Schwarting.

In addition, DiMaio served as a juror for the Municipal Art Society of New York's 2014 MASterworks Design Awards Program.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published essays about James Joyce, including:

  • "Bloomsday Explained," in The Paris Review. Read more.
  • "Why Joyce's Syphilis Burns People Up," in The Chronicle of Higher EducationRead more.

Min-Chung (Amanda) Han, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at NYIT-Nanjing, wrote the chapter, "The Rich in China," in Global Affluent Studies 2, a book printed in June by Shinjung Press in Seoul, South Korea.

Lawrence Herman, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), moderated a session with physicians and physician assistants from Brigham & Women's Hospital at the AAPA Impact 2014 Conference, May 24-28 in Boston. Panelists discussed their perspectives on delivering care in the event of a crisis and included PAs who worked on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. View the panel discussion on YouTube.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, participated in a meeting on "Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam Standard Setting" hosted by New York State Education Department, June 16-17 in Albany, N.Y.

David Jackson, D.H.Sc., associate professor of physician assistant studies, presented a paper at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Impact 2014 Conference, May 24-28 in Boston. The paper is "Does the Method of Contraception Correlate to the Frequency of Routine Gynecological Examinations?"

Research by Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT Vocation Independence Program, was noted in a four-part online story series by the Interactive Autism Network of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The series examines the transition to adulthood for students with autism, including the latest article, "Finding a College Program for Students with Autism." Read more.

In addition, VanBergeijk was recently appointed to the New York City ad hoc board for person-centered planning in foster care.

Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented the paper, "Developing and Evaluating a Digital eHealth Literacy Intervention," at the 2014 International Communication Association Conference, May 22-26 in Seattle.

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