Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Mar 10 2014

News

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education selected Patricia Chute, Ed.D. (pchute@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Health Professions, to serve as its higher education administration representative for a three-year term from August 2014 to 2017.

Alan Fairbairn (afairbai@nyit.edu), associate professor of hospitality management, attended the 2nd World Tourism Conference, Dec. 15-17 in Orlando, Fla. He chaired several sessions and presented his research on marketing trends for nature, eco, and adventure tourism.

Terry Nauheim (tnauheim@nyit.edu), chair and associate professor of fine arts, received the New York State ACE Women's Network's Faculty Leader of the Year Award on March 1 at NYIT-Old Westbury.

Michael Schwarting (jschwart@nyit.edu), professor of architecture, and Frances Campani (fcampani@nyit.edu), associate professor of architecture, presented the talk, "Modern Artifact - The 1931 Aluminaire House," during Modernism Week, Feb. 13-23, in Palm Springs, Calif. Modernism Week is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, and contemporary thinking. Their presentation on Aluminaire House, the first American work by Albert Frey, a pioneer of modern architecture in Palm Springs, was well-received by audience members at the Palm Springs Museum of Contemporary Art, including Judith DiMaio (jdimaio@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Architecture and Design.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, gave an interview as part of the series, "A Cup of Tea With..." on i-studentglobal.com. He also published the cover story, "Preparing Students with Disabilities for International Travel," on March 6 in Exceptional Parent magazine.

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