Faculty/Staff Achievements 2014

3rd Quarter

September 2014

News

Faculty members from NYIT's schools of Education, Health Professions, and Engineering and Computing Sciences co-hosted a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop on Sept. 23 at the Old Westbury campus. Christopher Hoadley, NSF program officer in the cyberlearning and future learning technologies program, gave the presentation, "National Science Foundation Grant Opportunities and Trends of Grant Solicitation." Attendees included faculty members from all NYIT schools as well as peers from New York University, Long Island University, Hofstra University, and Teachers College of Columbia University. They learned about NSF funding opportunities, grant writing tips and the grant review process, and networked to discuss crossdisciplinary collaborative ideas.

Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, published the poem, "Neither Eminent nor Domain," and a German-to-English translation of poet Rainer Maria Rilke's poem, "Shooting Stars," in the new issue of Orbis Journal. She also received praise from online literary magazine, New Pages, for her poem, "Godardian."

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., professor and chairperson of NYIT's Department of School Counseling, was one of 150 national educational leaders invited to the White House College Opportunity Agenda in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School on July 28 in Washington, D.C. The group discussed how improvements in school counseling and college advising can bring about greater postsecondary opportunities for American students, and shared highlights of innovative practices in professional development and training, college counseling tools, and exemplary initiatives.

In addition, Dahir recently completed a Fulbright Specialists project at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. She was one of 400 scholars selected nationally this year for the specialists program, a short-term academic opportunity to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at postsecondary academic institutions around the world. She served as a guest lecturer for counseling classes, provided professional development at for several Turkish universities and their school communities, and continues to serve on a research team studying the role of the school counselor in Turkey.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of teacher education, served as a panelist for an employment forum at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office on Sept. 14 in New York. Her panel presentation, "How to Become a Teacher and Career Change to Teaching," was reported in the Epoch Times. Her presentation highlighted the recruitment of minority teachers, such as Asian Americans, and the increasing job outlook for teachers in the coming decades. Hsu emphasized that career changers can take advantage of fully online teacher preparation programs, such as NYIT's M.S. in Childhood Education and Adolescent Program and others, to complete their degrees and certifications.

Kelly Imperial, associate director of admissions and development, published the article, "The College Admissions Interview and Students on the Autism Spectrum" in the August 2014 Back-to-School issue of Autism Parenting Magazine.

Lynn Rogoff, professor of communication and fine arts, represented NYIT with her GreenKids 3-D Media Endangered Species game at the annual summit of NYC Media Lab on Sept. 19 in New York City. The summit featured university prototypes and demonstrations that use the latest digital media and communications technologies, including video, mobile, and interactive design. Rogoff also presented the GreenKids 3-D game on Sept. 17 at a GameDevHacker event in New York City.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., published the article, "How Can Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Find Employment?" It appears on expertbeacon.com. His article, "Supporting More Able Students on the Autism Spectrum: College and Beyond" was also cited in a publication featured in the International Journal of Inclusive Education. Read more.

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Carol Caico, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, published the article, "Sexually Risky Behavior in College-Aged Students," in the Open Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, published her poem, "For Every Accidental Incursion," in the 2014 Santa Fe Literary Review. She also participated in a launch event and book reading by recent Mayapple Press authors at Poets House on Aug. 30 in New York City.

B. Suzy Diggle-Fox, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, presented her dissertation abstract, "A Comparison of Two Teaching Strategies on Nursing Students' Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Regarding Their Geriatric Nursing Care," at a poster session on Sept. 9 at North Shore-LIJ's Nursing Education Conference on Effecting Change: Nurse Educators Leading the Way in New York.

A research abstract by Mark Gugliotti, assistant professor of physical therapy, was selected for a research award by the Alpha Eta Society.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate dean of School of Education, organized and chaired a multidisciplinary education session for the 39th convention of the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (CAAPS), Aug. 17 in Flushing, N.Y. The session focused on "Transdisciplinary Education: Opportunities and Challenges." Hsu, who serves on the society's board as vice president of academic affairs, also received the CAAPS Service Award.

John Hyde, dean for career services, and Amy Bravo, assistant dean for career services, contributed their insights in a Sept. 11 Wall Street Journal article about college career centers. Read more.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English and director of NYIT technical writing programs, published the article, "Emotion, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics," as a chapter of the new book Beyond Artificial Intelligence: The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide.

Robert Pepper, Ph.D., adjunct professor of behavioral sciences, published the book, Emotional Incest in Group Psychotherapy—A Conspiracy of Silence. His book explores how abuses of power can occur when the boundary is blurred between therapy and nontherapy in analytic group treatment.

Pamela Treister, clinical instructor of nursing, presented her research poster, "The Strongest Link - Using Game-Play as an Active Learning Pedagogy to Promote Critical Thinking and Teamwork," on Sept. 9 at North Shore-LIJ's Nursing Education Conference on Effecting Change: Nurse Educators Leading the Way in New York.

Patty Wongpakdee, associate professor of fine arts, published the book, Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth Friendly Designs, a collection of work by cutting-edge designers, illustrators, and artists from around the world. Their approach often incorporates eco-friendly principles such as upcycling with sustainability as a central goal of their work.

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Walter Mayer, residential life coordinator for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, wrote the article, "Taking a Small Step Back to Take a Giant Leap Forward," published in the September 2014 issue of Exceptional Parent magazine.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Electronics, Recycling, and Refurbishing: An Opportunity for a Living Wage for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum?" It appears in the September 2014 issue of Exceptional Parent magazine.

Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, co-authored the article, "A Quality Improvement Project Focused on Women's Perceptions of Skin-to-Skin Contact After Cesarean Birth," published in the August/September 2014 issue of Nursing for Women's Health.

Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, co-authored the paper, "Virality of News Tweets and Videos about the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight: The Effects of Analytical Versus Emotional Content, Modalities, and Interface cues", presented at the 2014 annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aug. 5-9 in Montreal, Canada. Zhang also co-authored the research poster, "A Pilot Study on Emotional Infographics: Replacing Graphics and Signs with Anticipated Emotional Expressions," which she presented at the 2014 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Aug. 19-21 in Atlanta.

August 2014

School of Education Professors

PICTURED: Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Education, published and presented research at the 2014 National Science Foundation CADRE Principal Investigator Conference. For more information, read their faculty news item below.

News

Min-Chung (Amanda) Han, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at NYIT-Nanjing, published the article, "How Social Network Characteristics Affect Users' Trust and Purchase Intention," in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Business and Management. NYIT's Global Campus Faculty Summer 2013 Research Grants Program funded her research. Her research assistants included School of Management students He (Helen) Yanting and Zhang (Tsing) Jingqing. Read more.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., professor and chair of Department of Nursing, co-authored the article, "A Community Partnership to Respond to an Outbreak: A Model that Can Be Replicated for Future Events," published by Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research Education, and Action, a Johns Hopkins University Press journal.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling, facilitated the webinar, "Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders." In addition, the Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative quoted his expertise for the article, "Suicidal Thoughts Alarmingly Common in People with Autism." Read more.

Ernst Vanbergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director for NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Autism the Clinical View: A Tsunami of Need," in the "online extra" section of the autism issue of The New Idealist magazine. Read more.

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate dean of School of Education, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, co-published the article, "Professional Development to Enhance Teachers' Practices in Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as Cognitive Tools: Lessons Learned From a Design-Based Research Study," in the peer-reviewed journal Computers and Education. They also co-presented the poster session, "Cyber-Enabled Learning: Digital Natives in Integrated Scientific Inquiry Classrooms," at the 2014 National Science Foundation CADRE Principal Investigator Conference, Aug. 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

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Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, published the poem, "Home, Laboratory," in Apalachee Review.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published the essay, "New Edition, Old Problems: On Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises," in the online magazine The Millions.

Min-Chung (Amanda) Han, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at NYIT-Nanjing, co-published the article, "A Study on the Performance Indicators of SME's International Marketing Programs," in the peer-reviewed journal International Commerce and Information Review.

Ann Marie Klotz, Ed.D., dean for campus life at NYIT-Manhattan, served as the keynote speaker at the Boise Confab on July 25 in Boise, Idaho. Her talk, "The Next 30 Years," called upon higher education professionals to move the dial forward on student success and staff accountability.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English and director of NYIT's technical writing programs, wrote the article, "What Is the Difference Between Posthumanism and Transhumanism?" It was published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. Read more.

Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, gave a presentation as part of the American Institute of Architects' symposium, "Moving Modern," on July 23 in New York City. He discussed the process of saving Aluminaire House, the first prefab metal house designed and built in the United States, by moving the iconic structure to a new site.

July 2014

News

NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., gave the presentation, "Dickens in New York: The Then and Now of It," one of 50 scholarly presentations at the 19th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, July 8-10 in Béziers, France.

Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, co-authored the article, "Building Sense of Community in Online Formats," published in the 2014 Proceedings of the 31st Annual Academic Chairperson's Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. An abridged version of the article was published in The Department Chair: A Resource for Academic Administrators

Alex Ott, Ed.D., associate dean for academic and enrollment support services, co-presented the workshop, "Building a Student At-Risk Model: An End-to-End Perspective," at the 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, July 7 in London, England. NYIT's Student At-Risk (STAR) model is a collaboration between the Student Solutions Center and the Data Warehouse.

Joanne Scillitoe, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, presented her research paper, "University Interdisciplinary Research Networks," at Durham University's 2014 conference on "Transfusion and Transformation: The Creative Potential of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange," July 15-17 in Durham, England.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), published two articles in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders: "Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann: Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism," and "Keiko Tobe: With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child." He also co-authored the chapter, "Teaching STEM to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders," with Michelle Ranaldo, director of technology for VIP, and Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling. Their chapter appears in the book, S.T.E.M. Education: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs.

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.

Conference

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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