Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Oct 01 2012

Faculty members in NYIT's School of Education helped to sponsor the International Peace Building through Education Conference on Sept. 24 in New York City. The international conference, organized by The Fountain magazine and Peace Islands of New York, highlights the importance of educating children, especially in primary and secondary school, as an effective and sustainable method to prevent and solve conflicts. The conference featured successful cases where education has been used to build peace in conflict-stricken regions.

Nursing faculty members presented a two-hour seasonal flu and vaccination skills workshop to registered nurses from the Nassau County Department of Health and the Medical Reserve Corps, Sept. 28 in Uniondale, N.Y. The workshop supports the academic/service partnership between the Nassau County Department of Health, the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, and NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions. Participants included:

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu), professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, was one of three writers to read from recent work on Sept. 23 at the Beanrunner Cafe in Peekskill, N.Y.

Satasha Green, Ph.D. (slgreen@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Education, was unanimously elected to the New York State ACE Women’s Network Board as executive board secretary. The organization's New York chapter is an informal network of female administrators, faculty, and others associated with or supportive of higher education in the state.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, has received the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (hhsu02@nyit.edu), associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of NYIT's College Reading Program, was invited to serve as the lead QEP (quality enhancement plan) evaluator for reaffirmation accreditation on-site review, Sept. 25-27 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The QEP's goal is to enhance college students' reading comprehension and digital literacy.

Frank Meuschke (fmeuschk@nyit.edu), director of the fabrication lab at NYIT-Manhattan, presented the project "sativum ? sativum" on Sept. 29 at the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y. His work was part of the greater exhibition, "BarterTown, Future Future Land," by artist Heather Hart.

Birasnav Muthuraj, Ph.D. (bmuthura@nyit.edu), assistant professor of management at NYIT-Bahrain, won the 2012 Emerald/EFMD MENA Management Research Fund Award for the research proposal, "Transformational Leadership and Organizational Performance Under Environmental Uncertainty: The Role of Supply Chain Management Practices." His award-winning project was selected from among entries from 25 countries. Read more.

Fred Rosen (frosen@nyit.edu), adjunct associate professor of communication arts, recently appeared on TLC twice in one night. The channel repeated a "Dateline NBC" segment, in which he was interviewed about his last book, Trails of Death. The second show he appeared on was "On the Case with Paula Zahn," which covered the case that is the subject of his book, When Satan Wore A Cross. In October, Rosen will tape an episode of "Fatal Encounters" for the Discovery Channel.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. (brosslee@nyit.edu), vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, and Richard "Buz" Cooper, M.D. (buz@nyit.edu), director of the NYIT Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce, contributed their insight to the article, "Health Care Takes Center Stage: Universities and Industry See Strong Growth in Education Programs and Job Opportunities," part of a September 2012 education spotlight section in Newsday.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published a review of David L. Marcus’s book, What It Takes to Pull Me Through: Why Teenagers Get Into Trouble and How Four of Them Got Out, on Sept. 24 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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