Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Oct 29 2013


Carol Caico, Ph.D. (ccaico@nyit.edu), assistant professor of nursing, is a co-author of the book, Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified, published by McGraw-Hill.

John Hanc (jhanc@nyit.edu), associate professor of communications arts, published the article, "At Historic Homes, Unearthing a Deeper View of Slavery," on Oct. 25 in The New York Times. Read more.

In addition, a panel that Hanc served on in August 2013 was filmed by CSPAN and can now be viewed online. "Race for News: Terrorism, Journalism, and the Boston Marathon Bombing" convened leading journalists at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Washington, D.C. He was invited to speak as a panelist due to his experience running in the 2013 Boston Marathon and writing about it for Newsday. Watch the video.

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, received the 2013 Outstanding Paper Award at the world conference on e-learning hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Oct. 21-24 in Las Vegas. They presented two papers, "The Impact of Professional Development on Science Teachers' Inquiry and New Literacy Practices: Using ICTs as Cognitive Tools" and "Enhancing Scientific Inquiry and Practicing New Literacy Skills through ICTs and Mobile Devices."


Faculty members in the School of Health Professions gave presentations at the Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Meeting, Oct. 17-18 in Memphis, Tenn. They include:

  • Corri Wolf (cwolf01@nyit.edu), assistant professor of physician assistant studies, on "The Effect of the Graduate Record Examination on Minority Applications."
  • Larry Herman (lherman@nyit.edu), associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, and president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)—"My Life: Disrupted," on disruptive technologies in medicine and medical education. Herman also represented the American Academy of Physician Assistants on Oct. 21 at the Institute of Medicine's 43rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

NYIT faculty members representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine participated in the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Clinical Trials Fair to discuss their research with patients and caregivers on Oct. 19 in New York City. Read more.

Danielle Apfelbaum (dapfelba@nyit.edu), librarian I, co-presented the program, "Job-Seekers and Students: Learn How to Create an ePortfolio," on Oct. 21 at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich (N.Y.) Public Library. Attendees received guidance on planning an eportfolio, from selecting materials and structuring content, to choosing a Web-based platform.

Carol Caico, Ph.D. (ccaico@nyit.edu), assistant professor of nursing, participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 20 with Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D. (mcardoza@nyit.edu), assistant professor of nursing (the group's team leader), Josephine Axis (jaxis@nyit.edu), research technician, and NYIT students at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Congratulations to the NYIT Student Nurses Association on raising $4,170 for the cause!

Terese Coe (tcoe@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of English, published the poem, "In Spate," in The Huffington Post. Read more.

Francine Glazer, Ph.D. (fglazer@nyit.edu), assistant provost and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, was the invited presenter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 2013 Blended Learning Symposium on Oct. 17. She presented three workshops:

  • STEM-focused: Blended Learning, Better Learning
  • Blended Learning: Create Time, Create Conversation, Create Depth
  • It Takes a Village: Building Courses in a Learning Community.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (lbgoldst@nyit.edu), director of clerkship education at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, published the article, "Safe Usage of Analgesics in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease: A Review of the Literature," in the October 2013 Issue of Practical Pain Management. His co-author, Sina Menashehoff (D.O. '10), is a resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), associate professor of English, presented the paper, "Magical Code and Coded Magic: The Persistence of Occult Ideas in Modern Gaming and Computing," on Oct. 3 at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Notre Dame, Ind. The paper explores the parallels between computer coding and Renaissance alchemical codes, especially as represented in literature of the period. Read his paper abstract (PDF page 6).

Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D. (kohara@nyit.edu), assistant professor of instructional technology, presented the session, "Using Web 2.0 Tools to Meet ELA Common Core Learning Standards," on Oct. 19 at the 18th Annual Rockland Literacy Extravaganza at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y. The event was attended by preschool to grade 12 teachers, administrators, and literacy coaches from New York City and the Hudson Valley region.

Pamela H. Treister, R.N. (ptreiste@nyit.edu), clinical instructor of nursing, presented her paper abstract and poster, "Teaching, Learning, and Technology: Use of Game-Play as an Active Learning Pedagogy to Critical Thinking and Teamwork," Oct. 17-20 at the 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development in Kansas City, Miss.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, gave the presentation, "Post-Secondary Options for Students with Neurologically Based Disabilities: NYIT's Response," on Oct. 23 at The Cove School in Evanston, Ill.

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