Faculty/Staff Achievements 2014

4th Quarter

December 2014

News

School of Management faculty members collaborated with the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange to prepare the case study, "Investor Education and Its Importance in UAE Stock Markets," for students to address in the 2014 Corporate Challenge on Nov. 23 at NYIT's Abu Dhabi campus. Read more.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, is featured in a Q&A article on the website Les Femmes Folles: Women in the Arts.

Pat Chute, Ed.D., dean of the School of Health Professions and interim dean of the School of Education, moderated the panel, "Educational Issues for Children with Cochlear Implants," at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dec. 11-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

Donna Darcy, clinical instructor of nursing, presented the paper, "Reflection of Human Patient Simulation in Nursing Education," at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conference, Oct. 27-30 in New Orleans, La. She also published the article, "What's New in Anticoagulation for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?" in the November 2014 issue of American Nurse Today, an official publication of the American Nurses' Association.

Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, published the poem, "The River, The Sky," in Daily Dose of Lit.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published the article, "Afterlife," in The Cambridge Companion to Ulysses, a publication devoted to James Joyce's Ulysses. His article addresses various adaptations and invocations of the novel since its 1922 publication.

Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, and Bennett Futterman, assistant professor of anatomy, co-authored the article, "Impact of Shoulder Internal Rotation on Ulnar Nerve Excursion and Strain in Embalmed Cadavers," in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

In addition, Gugliotti, Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Susan Neville, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, partnered with Nassau County Department of Health to create a pilot comprehensive worksite wellness initiative, including monthly wellness lunchtime lectures and a six-month competitive walking program.

Ann Marie Klotz, Ed.D., dean for campus life at NYIT-Manhattan, was named Outstanding Mentor to New Professionals by the American College Personnel Association.

Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, edited and published the book, Teacher Evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges, which addresses issues related to the neoliberal push for teacher evaluation practices that are too often biased and punitive.

David Tegay, D.O., associate professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, served as a guest speaker to discuss the genetic basis and diagnostic options for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at the Long Island Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Support Group, Nov. 16 in Setauket, N.Y.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT Vocational Independence Program, gave the presentation, "Transitioning Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum to Post-Secondary Life," on Dec. 2 at Bay State Medical Center's behavioral health services psychiatry grand rounds in Springfield, Mass.

NYIT faculty and students

PICTURED: Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling (third from left), and Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (third from right), who attended the State Society on Aging of New York Conference, Oct. 22-24 in New York City. For more information, read their faculty news item.

ACCOMPLISHMENT

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Department of School Counseling, received the New York State School Counselor Association's 2014 Career Achievement Award at its annual conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Albany, N.Y. Dahir and Megyn Shea, Ph.D., assistant professor of school counseling, also presented several conference workshops including one with NYIT graduate students Kiran Kaur, Cynthia Montalvo, and Joanna Cavallo.

NEWS

Faculty members participated in the State Society on Aging of New York Conference, Oct. 22-24 in New York City, including:

  • Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling, and program chair and president-elect of the State Society on Aging, and Martha Siegel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Interior Design, co-presented the paper, "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Interprofessional Collaborations," and the poster, "What Do Osteopathic Physicians Know About Caregiving?" Seven students from Abramson's Health Science practicum and Health and Aging courses served as conference volunteers. They attended sessions and met with Donna Corrado, commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging.
  • Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, presented the paper, "Changing Attitudes and Practices in Healthcare Regarding Obesity in Older Adults."
  • Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, and Susan Neville, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, co-presented the paper, "Overview of National Guidelines That Promote Collaboration Across Disciplines."

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Education, and Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, conducted the faculty development workshop, "STEM Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach," on Nov. 4 for more than 45 science and technology teachers in the Bellmore-Merrick, N.Y., school district. View their presentation.

In addition, a study by Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education, was selected by Springer publishing company for the press release, "Digital Native Fallacy: Teachers Still Know Better," and reported on by NBC News. Their findings reinforce directions currently proposed to reduce the gap between how technology is used inside and outside of school settings. They indicate that high-quality training should be provided to teachers on how to integrate content-specific technology into their curricula—and how to teach their students to more effectively use technology in the process.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Department of School Counseling, attended the invitation-only White House College Opportunity Summit in partnership with San Diego State, Nov. 17-18. Only 32 teams nationwide were invited based on their commitment to delivering college and career readiness programs to K-12 students. This select group of educators, researchers, policymakers, and funders discussed how improvements in school counseling and college advising can bring about greater postsecondary opportunities for American students. All teams provided written commitments about planned and future innovative practices. As a result of the NYIT Department of School Counseling's commitment, Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been invited to participate in the next summit meeting at the White House.

Anthony Dimatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, published the poem, "Approaching Cumae," on Nov. 15 as part of the "Mythic Poetry Series" featured in Silver Birch Press. Read more.

Karen Friel, D.H.S., associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy (PT), reported that PT graduates among NYIT's Class of 2014 have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam. Among this group, the first-time pass rate is 94 percent, NYIT's highest since the program began 16 years ago.

Lior Galili, adjunct instructor of architecture, presented her paper, "Times Square's Street Section and the Ghosted Silver Screen," Oct. 1-4 at the Mediated City - LA Conference in Burbank, Calif. Her paper will also be published online and in an upcoming book.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, gave two presentations at the Modernist Studies Association Conference , Nov. 6-9 in Pittsburgh. They include "Rabbit-hole Realism, Boardwalk Empire, and the Moment of Modernism" and "How to 'Be Somebody' in Great Depression Hollywood," which was part of a seminar on Modernism and film.

David Jackson, D.H.Sc., associate professor of physician assistant studies, authored the chapter, "Lyme Disease," published in November 2014 in the book, Primary Care: An Interprofessional Perspective.

Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, presented two sessions at the fifth online Global Education Conference, Nov. 17-21. They include "Urban Teachers and Web 2.0 Tools: Enacting a Critical Pedagogy Online" and "Student Achievement in a Global Community: Educators Fostering Transformative Actions in a Standardized System." 

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "What are the Career Options if a College Education Isn't Appropriate?" on Nov. 11 on i-studentglobal.com. The article is his second in the two-part series, "When a Student with Autism Wants a Career in Computers." He also participated in the panel discussion, "Transitioning Students with Disabilities to College and Post-secondary Life," on Nov. 3 at the Legacy School in New York City.

Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, provided her expertise for the article, "Skin Contact Bolsters Mother-Baby Bonding," on Nov. 12 in the Knoxville Times. The article cites her 2014 study, "A Quality Improvement Project Focused on Women's Perceptions of Skin-to-Skin Contact After Cesarean Birth." Read more.

November 2014

News

Faculty members in the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies represented NYIT at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Oct. 24-26 in Tarrytown, N.Y. They include:

  • Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of PA studies, presented the paper, "Sepsis Update 2014: Guidelines, Controversies and Future Trends."
  • Jeff Chianfagna, adjunct instructor of PA studies, gave the presentation, "Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Patient."
  • David Jackson, D.H.Sc., associate professor of PA studies, co-presented five papers with alumni of NYIT's PA studies program who performed the research and wrote about it as students. 
  • Kristine Prazak, assistant professor of PA studies, presented the research poster, "Palliative Symptom Management in Physician Assistant Education: Identifying Experiences and Preferred Educational Formats."
  • Lawrence Herman, associate professor and chair of the Department of PA Studies, and chair of the board of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, gave the keynote presentation. "AAPA National Update," during the conference's membership luncheon.

In addition, Herman gave two presentations at the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants Fall Continuing Medical Education Meeting, Oct. 24-25 in Cambridge, Mass. They include "The Shrinking World of Medicine: From Wearable Devices to Nanotechnology" and "Do You Remember That Patient You Saw Yesterday? Malpractice Risk and Avoidance Strategies."

Nabi Sertac Artan, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received U.S. Patent No: 8,866,644 on Oct. 21 for a high-speed technology that detects malicious content within a network before it infects a computer or mobile device.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, participated in the panel discussion, "Education and Workforce Training in Renewable Energy," at the International Energy and Sustainability Conference, Oct. 24 in Farmingdale, N.Y. He also gave the talk, "Fault Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networks" and chaired the session, "Networks, Cloud, and Security," at the 11th International Conference and Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World, Oct. 29-30 in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Deepa Bhalla, director of NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), co-wrote a proposal for a HEOP grant that was recently awarded to NYIT by the New York State Education Department. The grant amounts to $397,600 per year for 2014 through 2019.

Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, is among a team of medical consultants contracted with the New York City Health and Hospitals to perform Ebola virus disease personal protective equipment education and currently provides support at Bellevue Hospital Center, a designated Ebola hospital center treating the first confirmed patient with the disease in New York City.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, gave "A Woman's Perspective" interview to Progressive Radio Network and discussed her latest book, 4 Rms w Vu, as well as her dual roles as poet and sociology professor. Listen to the podcast.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, gave an interview for the webcast, "This Week in Salsa." He discussed his recent article for The Paris Review on the role of Latin music in U.S./Puerto Rican culture in the late 1960s through the early 1970s.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published the articles:

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English and director of NYIT technical writing programs, published the article, "Ancient Definitions of Personhood and Difficult Social Precedents: The Homunculus, the Golem, and Aristotle," in the refereed Journal of Evolution and Technology. Read more.

Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor of environmental technology, gave a presentation on Long Island's water quality at the Business Council of New York's Annual Environmental Conference on Oct. 30 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She also contributed her expertise to the Nov. 3 Newsday cover story, "LI Aquifer's Drinking Water Could Be Threatened By Pumping, Fear Officials, Experts." Read more.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, co-presented the paper, "Overview of National Guidelines That Promote Collaboration Across Disciplines." Neville also gave the presentation, "Health Checks: A Model to Improve Community Outcomes and Emergency Preparedness," with an interdisciplinary team of non-NYIT researchers on Oct. 24 at the 42nd Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York in New York City.

Monique Taylor, Ph.D., campus dean and executive director of NYIT-Nanjing, presented the paper, "Red, White, and Blues for America: Reading U.S. Post-Racial Narratives from Abroad," and moderated two panel discussions on ethnic literature at the 2nd International Symposium on Ethnic Literature, Oct. 25-26 in Wuhan, China.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "When a Student with Autism Wants a Career Working with Computers," on i-studentglobal.com

October 2014

Accomplishments

Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Long Island Chapter's Educator Award for his endeavors "to advance the profession through promoting the importance of quality architecture and its positive influence on society." Schwarting and Frances Campani, associate professor of architecture, co-owners of Campani and Schwarting Architects, also received an AIA Long Island architecture commendation award for their firm's project, "Port Jefferson Waterfront Revitalization Plan, Port Jefferson N.Y."

News

Mary Burner, senior teacher/counselor for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "A Road to Emotional Awareness for Students on the Autism Spectrum Through Performing William Shakespeare," in the October 2014 issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine.

Alan Fairbairn, associate professor of hospitality management, provided his expertise for the article, "Best Travel Credit Cards for Winter 2014," published on Oct. 26 on cardhub.com.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published the essay, "Fania at Fifty," on Oct. 9 in The Paris Review. His essay discusses Fania Records and music's role in American and Puerto Rican cultures.

Lawrence Herman, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, did a radio interview for the "Health, Wealth, and Wisdom" program on 1250 AM WHNZ in Tampa, Fla. He discussed the demand for professionally trained and certified physician assistants. Read more and listen to the interview.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, published a review of Adelaide Vohskuhl's book, Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self, in the refereed journal The American Historical Review.

Giovanni Santamaria, adjunct instructor of architecture, and Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, served as guest directors of the session, "Reforming Milano," as part of the Milano International Architectural Workshop, Sept. 29-Oct. 11 in Milan, Italy. They also gave public lectures during the event. Eleven students from NYIT's Master of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design and five undergraduate architecture thesis students participated with them.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, published the articles, "Green Goods and Services: A New Niche in the Economy for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum," Oct. 24 in Autism Spectrum News (see PDF pages 12 and 24), and "Where Can Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Find Jobs That Produce a Living Wage?" The latter article appeared on Oct. 12 on factbasedhealth.com.

Jason Van Nest, assistant professor of architecture, and Farzana Gandhi, assistant professor of architecture, presented their paper, "New Design-Build Directions: Training the Architect as a Product Designer," at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Conference, "Working Out: Thinking While Building," Oct. 16-18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their presentation discussed NYIT's SodaBIB and Home2O programs as excellent models for design education in the 21st century.

News

Catherine Bernard, associate professor of English, published the letter-to-the-editor, "A Sentence of 'Service'?" on Sept. 27 in The New York Times.

Patricia Cappellino, teacher and counselor for NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Help Disabled Young Adults Develop Money Handling Skills," on ExpertBeacon.com.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, gave a "Three Question" interview on Sept. 29 on DailyDoseofLit.com. Cider Press Review also published a review of her book, 4 Rms w Vu.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, published a review of Philip Lorenz's book, The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama, in the fall 2014 edition of Renaissance Quarterly.

Farzana Gandhi, assistant professor of architecture, served as an invited presenter at Architecture for Humanity's 5th Humanitarian Design Conference, Oct. 11 in New York City. She gave a talk on her recent work in community design. The conference highlighted "how design can and does make a lasting impact on society: improving the health, environment, economy, and overall well-being of communities now and into the future."

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published the essay "WAKE UUUUP!" on OpenLettersMonthly.com, an arts and literature review website. His essay considers the 1989 Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing in light of race issues in the United States.

Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, provided her health expertise for the magazine article, "14 Supposedly Healthy Foods That Dieticians Never Eat," published on Sept. 23 on Cosmopolitan's website, and on Sept. 28 on Elle's website.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (Shiang-Kwei.Wang@nyit.edu), associate dean of School of Education, co-authored the article, "An Investigation of Middle School Science Teachers' and Students' Use of Technology Inside and Outside of Classrooms: Considering Whether Digital Natives Are More Technology Savvy Than Their Teachers," in the journal Educational Technology Research and Development.

Yuko Oda, associate professor and technology coordinator for the Department of Fine Arts, participated in the 2014 Greenpoint Open Studios, Oct. 4-5, with more than 250 artists in Brooklyn.

Faculty members and students from the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies participated in the Ocean to Sound Relay on Sept. 28 and raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Faculty participants included team captain Kristine Prazak , assistant professor of PA studies, and Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor of PA studies.

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