Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jan 23 2013

hospitality students

James Henry Dunne, J.D. (jdunne@nyit.edu), assistant professor of hospitality management, oversaw a Jan. 7 "Chef's Secrets" charity event, where NYIT students volunteered at a fundraiser to generate donations for AIDS patients on Long Island. He also presented a 2012 certification class in TIPS (pictured), training on the responsible service of alcoholic beverages in the hospitality industry (Dec. 18) and oversaw educational student trips to Paumanok Vineyards and LiV Distillery during the fall 2012 semester.

Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, was featured as one of Pratt Institute's 40 under 40. Read more.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D. (rkoenig@nyit.edu), associate dean for the School of Management, is leading an effort to partner with Hallym University in South Korea on a dual-degree program in hospitality management and cultural exchanges. Read more.

Art by Frank Meuschke (fmeuschk@nyit.edu), director of the fabrication lab at NYIT-Manhattan, is featured in a new exhibition with artist Roberta Shapiro now through March 22 at the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery of Providence (R.I.) College.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N. (sneville@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, has completed the year-long CDC National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health program, as part of a four-member team that developed the initiative, "Health Checks: An Innovative Grass Roots Community Health Action Plan to Impact Community Driven Outcomes." Her team will present its project during a Jan. 30 webinar, one of only two groups selected to highlight its research from among the 20 teams originally chosen nationwide to participate in the CDC program.

Monique Taylor, Ph.D. (mtaylo05@nyit.edu), dean and executive director at NYIT-Nanjing, has published a chapter, "Internationalizing Multicultural Issues: Race and Ethnicity," in the book, Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World. Read more.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP), and Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D. (pcavanag@nyit.edu), director of academics and evaluation for VIP, published the article, "Education, Training and Job Trends," in the winter 2013 issue of Autism Spectrum News (PDF, page 7), and co-authored the book chapter, “Transition Planning for Students with Autism and Other Intellectual Disabilities,” in the second edition of the School Services Sourcebook.

In addition, VanBergeijk wrote a second chapter in the School Services Sourcebook, “Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect Strategies in a School Setting,” and led a 10-day trip to France, Jan. 2-12 for VIP students and alumni.

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