Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Mar 17 2014


Terese Coe (tcoe@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of English, published her French-to-English translation of Pierre de Ronsard's poem, "Epitaph for François Rabelais," online at The Poetry Foundation, home of Poetry Magazine. It previously appeared in the magazine's print edition.

Frank Mruk (fmruk@nyit.edu), associate dean, business and strategic planning, for the School of Architecture and Design, has recently made news, including:

  • The March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine quotes him in the article, "The un-office," about new workplace trends such as movable walls, outdoor spaces, and sometimes no office at all.
  • The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, interviewed him for the article, "Inside the New American Dream: Q&A with Architect Frank Mruk." Read more.
  • In addition, he served as a U.S. representative for the 2014 international interdesign, "Humanising a Metropolis," Feb. 5-19 in India. The workshop co-sponsored by Welingkar School and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design convened the heads of Mumbai government organizations, executives from Microsoft and Cosco, and faculty and administrators from universities.

Lisa Runco, Ph.D. (lrunco@nyit.edu), assistant professor of life sciences, became an honorary member of NYIT's Phi Eta Sigma chapter on March 12. Members of the prestigious national honor society recognized her dedication, concern, and care for students in helping them to achieve academic excellence.

Two authors in the 2014 issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry cite a study by Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program. He originally published his study, "Supporting More Able Students on the Autism Spectrum: College and Beyond," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. In the journal's April 2014 issue, he also published the book review, "John J. Ratey (2008): Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain."

The American Educational Research Association elected Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (shiang-kwei.wang@nyit.edu), associate professor of instructional technology, as the program chair of its Computer and Internet Applications in Education Special Interest Group.

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