Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Oct 15 2012

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D. (nbloom@nyit.edu), associate professor, chair of interdisciplinary studies, and director of the NYIT core curriculum, was interviewed by the nationally distributed magazine, The American Prospect. In addition, his research findings on public housing provided material for two articles in the magazine: Joel Klein's Misleading Autobiography" and "Public Housing: Government-Sponsored Segregation."

Carol Caico, Ph.D. (ccaico@nyit.edu), assistant professor of nursing, has published two papers in the Journal of Nursing: "Perimenopause/Menopause Support Research Program: A Pilot Study" (February-April 2012 issue) and "Lifelong Implications of MRSA: A Case Study" (May-July 2012 issue).

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ph.D. (edonalds@nyit.edu), associate professor of English, presented the paper, "Avatar, Neuroprosthesis, and the Death of the Disabled/Human Body," at the Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Sept. 30 in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D. (zdong02@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a $2,500 mini-grant through the National Science Foundation's ENGAGE program, subcontracted by Stevens Institute of Technology, to evaluate the spatial skills of incoming NYIT engineering students and provide training for those in need of such skills. Strong spatial visualization skills are cognitive skills linked to success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Today Show

In celebration of Physician Assistant (PA) Week, Lawrence Herman (lherman@nyit.edu), associate professor and director of physician assistant studies and primary care initiatives, participated in PAs on the Plaza, Oct. 10 on NBC's "TODAY Show" hosted by Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. They spoke with hundreds of PAs in attendance. Herman, who is also president-elect of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, is pictured holding an NYIT umbrella.

Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, provided commentary for the Oct. 3 article, "Design Key to Architecture Success," in Long Island Business News. Read more (login required).

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), associate professor of English and director of NYIT's technical writing programs, has been invited to join the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a nonprofit, international think tank that seeks to understand the impact of emerging technologies on individuals and societies, locally and globally. Read more at ieet.org.

Jim Martinez, Ph.D. (jmarti23@nyit.edu), assistant professor of instructional technology, served as a panelist at the 2012 Performing the World Conference, Oct. 4-7 in New York City. He participated in the session, "CESTEMER: Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research."

Michelle Posner-Stylianou (mstyli03@nyit.edu), teacher/counselor for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, was featured in the Oct. 11 article, "RP Artists Meld Nature with Canvas in Exhibit," in The Village Beacon Record. The article discusses her dual art exhibition with husband, Stelios, scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Knox School Solarium Gallery in St. James, N.Y.

Fred Rosen (frosen@nyit.edu), adjunct associate professor of communication arts, recently completed a story for the April 2013 issue of Hustler magazine. It will be the first article to appear in a national magazine about the use of nano drones, robotic hummingbirds, flies and moths developed for surveillance purposes by a consortium of private businesses and universities, and points out that at present, there is no legislation restricting their use in domestic air space.

Giovanni Santamaria, Ph.D. (gsantama@nyit.edu), visiting assistant professor of architecture, delivered the lecture, "CrosScape. Urbanized Territories and Integrated Methodologies," at the Third International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies: Spaces and Flows, Oct. 11-12 at Wayne State University in Detroit. Read more.

Donglin Wang, Ph.D. (dwang09@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYIT-Nanjing, is a co-author of "Modified Linear Prediction Algorithm for Narrow Band Interference Suppression in Universal Mobile Telecommunication System," accepted on Oct. 13 in the refereed Wiley journal, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.

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