Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Dec 03 2013


Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmad (hahmad02@nyit.edu), assistant professor of accounting, co-authored the paper, "Stock Prices and Implied Abnormal Earnings Growth," accepted for publication in the January 2014 issue of International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues.

Patricia Chute, Ed.D. (pchute@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Health Professions, published the article, "Coping and Supporting Your Child Who is Deaf," on ExpertBeacon.com. The article includes tips and advice for parents to help them deal with diagnosis and address their child's needs. Read more.

Anthony DiMatteo (dimatteo@nyit.edu), professor of English, had his review of Susana Case's book of poems, Salem in Séance, published online by the literary journal Pirene's Fountain. Read more.

Ellen Greer, Ph.D. (egreer@nyit.edu), assistant professor of occupational therapy, Gioia Ciani, OTD (gciani@nyit.edu), assistant professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, and Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D. (terriche@nyit.edu), professor and chief of virtual medicine for the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, gave the presentation, "Telerehabilitation and the Standardized Patient: Strengthening Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Intervention Competencies," at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference on Nov. 1 in Albany, N.Y.

John Hanc (jhanc@nyit.edu), associate professor of communication arts, published the article, "When Thanksgiving Meant a Fancy Meal Out on the Town," on Nov. 25 on Smithsonian.com. The article discusses the history of the celebration of Thanksgiving in America. Read more.

Leigh Mascianica (lmascian@nyit.edu), assistant director of Career Services, recently joined the executive board of MNYCCPOA, the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association. She will serve as secretary through 2015. Her role entails attending the association's meetings, keeping a record of their doings, conducting correspondence on behalf of the board, and carrying out all orders, votes, and resolutions not otherwise committed. She will also produce and distribute an annual roster of current membership.

Sumiao Li (sli08@nyit.edu), associate professor of English and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NYIT-Nanjing, had her creative nonfiction story, "Criticism and Self-Criticism," accepted by The Kenyon Review. Her piece will run as an online exclusive as part of the fall 2014 issue.

Alexander Ott, Ed.D. (aott@nyit.edu), associate dean for academic and enrollment support services, and Lalitha Agnihotri, Ph.D. (lagnihot@nyit.edu), senior system analyst, gave a presentation on their paper, "Who Are Your At-Risk Students? How to Use Data Mining to Target Intervention Efforts," on Nov. 6 at the 2013 National Symposium on Student Retention in San Diego. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Rajen Tibrewala, Ph.D. (tibrewal@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Management Science Studies, hosted a four-part seminar series on emerging technologies in October and November 2013. More than 50 professionals from various organizations attended one or more of these seminars along with 20 faculty members and students from the schools of Management and Engineering and Computing Sciences. The seminars covered the changing technology landscape, cloud computing, big data, and project management and shifting career options.

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (shiang-kwei.wang@nyit.edu), associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (hhsu02@nyit.edu), associate professor of teacher education, co-presented two papers with NYIT graduate students Edward Powers and John Gienau at the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference, Nov. 6-9 in Charlotte, N.C. The papers are:

  • "Use a Social Networking Tool to Facilitate Scientific Skills and New Literacies."
  • "Use Google Earth and Cyber Databases to Conduct Inquiry."


The book of poems, Earth and Below, by Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu) professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, is listed as a "Best Holiday Buy for Poetry 2013" in the November 2013 issue of the Washington Independent Review of Books. The publication wrote: "This is an incredibly important book about organizing labor and copper workers. Its illustrations could make up a history course. Its writing could change a world view of inequities." Read more.

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