Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Jan 28 2014

Yucatan Peninsula

Pictured are students and alumni from NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP) on an excursion to the Yucatan Peninsula organized by Ernst VanBergeijk, associate dean and VIP executive director. Read his news item for more details.


Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. (president@nyit.edu), president of NYIT, spoke about "The Bicentennial Boys: Dickens and Browning and Why They Still Matter" on Jan. 15 at the National Arts Club in New York City. His audience included members of The New York Browning Society.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N. (sneville@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, was elected vice president of the Transcultural Nursing Society's Northeast/Tri-State/Metropolitan New York City Chapter. The society seeks to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration—a focus shared by NYIT's nursing program.

Vesna Zeljkovic, Ph.D. (vzeljkov@nyit.edu), associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, published her book, Video Surveillance Techniques and Technologies. Read more.


Nada Anid (nanid@nyit.edu), Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and Marta Panero (mpanero@nyit.edu), Ph.D., director of strategic partnerships for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, co-authored "Preparing for the Next Storm: Power Generation of the Future," in the January 2014 issue of TechNews. Read more (PDF).

In addition, Anid gave the opening remarks at the conference, "How Knowledge Can Save Power," co-sponsored by NYIT on Jan. 23 at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D. (jgoldm03@nyit.edu), assistant professor of English, organized and served as a respondent on the panel, "Legal Joyce," on Jan. 11 at the 129th Annual Meeting of the Modern Languages Association in Chicago.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor of accounting, co-authored the paper, "Development of Payment System: Case of Central Bank of Bahrain," published in the first-quarter 2014 issue of the International Business and Economics Research Journal.

Lawrence Herman (lherman@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was interviewed for "10 Questions," an online article published on Jan. 15 by MedPage Today, a health care news service. The Q&A also ran in MedPage Today's email newsletter sent to U.S. students enrolled in medical schools and health profession programs. Read more.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), associate professor of English and director of NYIT technical writing programs, was invited to serve as an international referee for applications to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Insight Grants Program in January. The council is Canada's equivalent of the National Endowment for the Humanities in the United States.

Pam Treister, R.N. (ptreiste@nyit.edu), clinical instructor of nursing, is quoted in the online article, "Why Become a Nurse?" Read more.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), led a group of eight VIP students and alumni on a 10-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula to explore Mayan Ruins in Mexico and Belize. They climbed pyramids, snorkeled in caves, and studied the jungle's flora and fauna.

In addition, VanBergeijk conducted the workshop, "Job Interviewing Techniques for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum," on Jan. 16 at the Simons Foundation in New York City.

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