NYIT in the Media


Dean Anid Discusses NYIT’s Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

May 17, 2016

NYIT has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. In an article in Newsday(subscription required), Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Anid, Ph.D., says the designation “will help NYIT faculty vie for an even greater number of research grants and help NYIT students to secure government and private-sector scholarships and careers in cyber defense.”

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Sparacino in DailyNurse.com: Why I Love Being a Nurse

May 09, 2016

“For me nursing is the most rewarding, diverse, and flexible career,” Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., RN, CNE, an assistant professor of Nursing in NYIT’s School of Health Professions, tells DailyNurse.com. In an article celebrating National Nurses Week, she says that “After working as a critical care nurse, I changed my focus and became a Nurse Educator. I continue to use my nursing skills as a teacher; however, my focus is now on helping to shape the future of the nursing profession.”


Richard Simpson on Developing Open Source Talent

May 02, 2016

“Open source helps us prepare students for the cutting edge and can demonstrate to employers they are familiar with the latest technology,” says Richard Simpson, associate professor in NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in Network World. NYIT is featured as one of the academic institutions immersing students in the open-source community. “This allows students to do things in class that are more realistic and ambitious than before,” he says.


Global Health Experts Share Travel Advice

May 01, 2016

Taking over-the-counter medications can save you headaches and discomfort on trips, say Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor and chair of the physician assistant studies department, Assistant Professor Deborah Lardner, D.O., and Assistant Professor Michael Passafaro, D.O., in a Costco Connection article on essential medicines to pack before you travel.


Barbara Ross-Lee on Preparations at NYITCOM at Arkansas State University

Apr 28, 2016

“Wilson Hall looks nice, absolutely gorgeous,” says Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., referring to the new location of NYIT College of Osteopathic at Arkansas State University in an article in Talk Business & Politics. Ross-Lee, dean of the new site, says a ribbon cutting is planned for June 2, with the inaugural group of 115 students starting classes on August 8.


Hospitality Professor Alan Fairbairn in USA Today

Apr 25, 2016

“The key to successful service management is to empower your employees to make it right,” NYIT School of Management Professor Alan Fairbairn tells USA Today in a story about dirty hotels. While dirty hotels are rare, Fairbairn says that if problems occur, hotels should have policies in place to fix them quickly and permanently.


Amundsen on Developing Smart Energy Talent

Apr 19, 2016

Few U.S. students graduate from college with adequate preparation to enter the smart energy field, according to Robert N. Amundsen in Metering & Smart Energy International. “In spite of excellent career opportunities opening up for smart energy talent, most undergraduates choose a traditional major, such as mathematics, electrical engineering or business administration,” he writes. “For many students, an academic minor in an energy-related discipline is a great way to acquire useful skills, and launch a successful career in Smart Energy.”


Dean Pat Chute Discusses Health Care Faculty Recruiting in ADVANCE Publication

Apr 13, 2016

“You don’t come to higher education to make money; you come into higher education because you are committed to bringing your field of study to the next generation and you want them to learn the best from the best,” says School of Health Professions Dean Pat Chute in an ADVANCE article (p.21) on recruiting health care faculty.

Chute also discusses the need for faculty to stay current with clinical experience. “We allow our faculty to take one day a week to do clinicals because we need them to remain current. Medicine changes at warp speed. If instructors are not up on those changes, they are not doing adequate service to their students.”


Shane Speights, D.O. and VP Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. Discuss NYITCOM Location at Arkansas State Univer

Apr 10, 2016

"So now we're training and growing our own physicians to meet the needs of the people of Arkansas," says NYITCOM at Arkansas State University Associate Dean Shane Speights, D.O., in an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report (subscription required) on the school’s work to develop physicians in the state. Speights and Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., describe the new location’s features and the distinct philosophy of osteopathic medicine.


VP Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee in Marketwatch.com Story on Physician Shortage

Apr 04, 2016

Osteopathic medical schools have higher rates of graduates pursuing primary care specialties, Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., told Marketwatch.com in a story on the nation’s doctor shortage.