Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jan 28 2013

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (nanid@nyit.edu), dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, has been selected for and/or honored with the following distinctions:

  • Selected to run for director on the Engineering Dean's Council Executive Board of the American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Named one of the Top 20 individuals to receive the first-ever Advocates for Science and Technology Award by the Science Museum of Long Island.
  • Invited to serve on the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum's Education Department STEM Advisory Committee with an objective to refine and expand the museum's existing science curriculum to better serve its audience.
  • Invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island, N.Y., in honor of Women's History Month in March, to help inspire young women to seek careers in underrepresented STEM areas in science, technology, engineering, and math.

In addition, she published a letter to the editor of The New Yorker on decentralizing the distributed urban power supply. Read more.

A grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) received by Kiran Balagani, Ph.D. (kbalagan@nyit.edu), assistant professor of computer science, enabled NYIT to host the 3rd DARPA Active Authentication Principal Investigators Review Meeting on Jan. 10 in Manhattan. At the meeting, more than 50 DARPA program participants from six universities and four companies shared their research results.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D. (bbehesht@nyit.edu), associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was selected to receive the IEEE Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award, which is presented to educators in engineering, science, or mathematics who have demonstrated innovative teaching techniques. Read more.

Damon Bruccoleri (dbruccol@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented research on "Reconfigurable Computing for Database Applications" at a 2013 Nova University poster session in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read more.

Pat Cappellino (pcappell@nyit.edu), director of independent living services for the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP); Gina Frisina (gfrisina@nyit.edu), I.E.P. coordinator for VIP; and Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of VIP, published the article, "Teaching Financial Literacy," in the January/February 2013 issue of Parenting Special Needs.

Terese Coe (tcoe@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of English, has published two poems in the Web journal Mezzo Cammin: "On Reading Fraser's Mary, Queen of Scots" and "Minetta Creek." Read more.

In addition, her poem, "Mollusks," was published on wearekin.org.

Elizabeth Donaldson, Ph.D. (edonalds@nyit.edu), associate professor of English, chaired the panel, "Disability in Jane Eyre: The Madwoman and the Blindman," at the annual conference of the Modern Language Association on Jan. 4 in Boston. The panel coincided with the release of the book, The Madwoman and the Blindman, edited by Donaldson. Read more.

Satasha Green, Ph.D. (slgreen@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Education, represented NYIT as a founding partner of the New York State STEM Education Collaborative at a Jan. 19 meeting in Binghamton, N.Y. Read more.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, published several award-winning papers at the Institute for Business and Finance Research Conference, Jan. 2-5 in Las Vegas:

  • "An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Financial Condition After Accounting Malfeasance"
  • "The Current and Future States of LIFO and Available Tax Opportunities"
  • "A Case Study on US GAAP v. IFRS: Treatment of Leases and the Impact on Financial Ratios," winner of an Outstanding Research Paper Award
  • "The Defenses of LIFO"

In addition, he co-authored two papers with NYIT faculty members, including:

  • "Risk Assessment and Corporate Governance," with Katherine Kinkela (kkinkela@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of accounting, and Steven Shapiro, Ph.D. (sshapi01@nyit.edu), professor of finance
  • "A Comprehensive Case Study: US GAAP Conversion to IFRS," with Kinkela. This paper won a Best in Session Award.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), associate professor and director of NYIT technical writing programs, was promoted to full fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, an international think tank.

David Tegay, D.O. (dtegay@nyit.edu), associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed to the American College of Osteopathic Internists Research Committee for 2013 through a competitive application process.

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