Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Aug 27 2013


The National Science Foundation has awarded NYIT a $230,063 grant for the project, "MRI: Acquisition of a DC/RF Sputtering System to Support Multi-Disciplinary Research on Medical Sensors and Micro-Generators in WBAN," effective Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016. Congratulations to faculty investigators, including:

  • Tao Zhang, Ph.D. (tzhang@nyit.edu), associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Fang Li, Ph.D. (fli08@nyit.edu), assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
  • Stephen J. Blank, Ph.D. (sblank@nyit.edu), professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D. (afarajid@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (nanid@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and Joanne Scillitoe, Ph.D. (jscillit@nyit.edu), associate professor and director of NYIT Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, are the recipients of a grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for the period from Aug. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2014, to develop an "Entrepreneurship Path for Undergraduate Students" pilot program at NYIT. Read more.

Red Cloth, an oil painting on canvas by Frances Campani (fcampani@nyit.edu), associate professor of architecture, is included in "Art of the Figure," an exhibition at Gallery North in Setauket, N.Y. The show runs from Friday, Aug. 30 to Friday, Sept. 27.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu), professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, has written a new book of prose poems and archival photography, Earth and Below, published by Anaphora Literary Press. The book's subject is labor history and worker-related issues in the copper mining industry.

Rose Antwi Ezani (rantwi@nyit.edu), medical director for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP); Erin Vlasak (evlasak@nyit.edu), director of student support services for NYIT VIP; and Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of NYIT VIP, co-authored the article, "Managing Common Medical Conditions as a Part of Transition Planning," published in the August 2013 edition of Exceptional Parent magazine.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (lbgoldst@nyit.edu), director of clerkship education for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bennett Futterman, M.D. (bfutterm@nyit.edu), assistant professor of anatomy, and Eric Schnitzer (D.O. '13), a medical resident at SUNY Downstate Hospital, co-authored the article, "Obesity and Pain Management," published in the August 2013 issue of Practical Pain Management.

Lawrence Herman (lherman@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, published the book review, "Distinguishing Lies from Statistics: The Art and Science of Prediction," of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise in the August 2013 edition of PA Professional, the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He also moderated a continuing medical education monograph at Johns Hopkins University for the AAPA. It was released on Aug. 16 as the web-based educational program, "Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Pain: What You Don't Know Can Hurt."

David Jackson (djacks01@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of physician assistant (PA) studies, wrote the article, "Improving Physician-PA Ratios in New York: A Play-by-Play," published in the August 2013 edition of PA Professional, the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Staff members in NYIT's Office of Career Services organized and attended an event for New York City higher education professionals, "Outcomes-Based Assessment—Without Fear," on Aug. 19 at NYIT-Manhattan. Pictured (left to right) are Amy Bravo (abravo@nyit.edu), assistant dean, career services; John Hyde (jmhyde@nyit.edu), dean, career services; keynote speaker Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D., president-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers; and Yvonne Harrison (yharriso@nyit.edu), associate director, career services. Read more.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D. (bbehesht@nyit.edu), associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, chaired the annual meeting of the member development and life cycle committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Aug. 16-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He serves as vice chair of member development for the IEEE's Member and Geographic Activities Board.

Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D. (mhadji@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Life Sciences, and Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D. (afarajid@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are quoted in the article, "Postdoc Advancement: Marketing Your Value," published on Aug. 22 in the online career magazine of Science journal. Read more.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor of accounting, successfully passed the last two parts of the Enrolled Agent (EA) exam, which covers a spectrum of taxation topics and is administered by the Internal Revenue Service. Passage of the exam, combined with meeting other requirements, allows one to earn the prestigious EA designation. He also presented papers at the Institute of Business and Finance Research in May 2013 in Costa Rica, including:

  • "Introductory Accounting Financial Analysis Ratios Informativeness Utilizing the 2011 Fortune 1000 Companies."
  • "The 2011 Fortune 1000 Companies and Corporate Malfeasance."
  • "Case Study: U.S. GAAP Conversion to IFRS: The Statement of Cash Flows."

The cover story on Aug. 18 in Newsday, "College Transfer Students Up 18% on LI, Cite Finances," quotes Alexander Ott, Ed.D. (aott@nyit.edu), associate dean for academic and enrollment support services. He provides an expert voice on the growing transfer student population on Long Island and throughout the United States. Read more.

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