Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Feb 04 2013

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D. (nbloom@nyit.edu), associate professor of social sciences and director of the NYIT core curriculum, was selected to curate the exhibition, "Standing Tall: New York's Century of Affordable Housing," which is made possible by a $250K grant awarded to the Museum of the City of New York by the Ford Foundation. The grant will support the public exhibition slated for 2014, a companion book, and a program series to acquaint more than 125,000 visitors with the extent and complexity of the many efforts to provide affordable housing in New York City.

Richard "Buz" Cooper, M.D. (rcoope01@nyit.edu), director of the NYIT Center for the Future of the Health Care Workforce, and Lawrence Herman (lherman@nyit.edu), associate professor of physician assistant studies, co-authored a guest commentary and editorial, "Recalibrating to Meet the Nation's Workforce Demands, in the Feb. 1 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Read more.

Judith DiMaio (jdimaio@nyit.edu), dean of the NYIT School of Architecture and Design, was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Anthony DiMatteo (dimatteo@nyit.edu), professor of English, published three poems in the anthology, Men in the Company of Women: Poems of Praise and Persuasion.

Paolo Gasti, Ph.D. (pgasti@nyit.edu), assistant professor of computer science, was interviewed by Voice of America for a Feb. 1 video report about the hacking attack on The New York Times computer system. As an expert in network security, he explained the difficulty in preventing determined and sophisticated hackers. Read more.

NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. (president@nyit.edu), published the Huffington Post commentary, "Striking the Right Interactive Balance?" Read more and share the blog post directly from The Huffington Post via Twitter and Facebook.

Amanda Han, Ph.D. (mhan07@nyit.edu), assistant professor of marketing studies at NYIT-Nanjing, wrote a chapter in the book, Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy: Models, Approaches and Prospects for Economic Development, published by Routledge in December 2012.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, and Paul Kutasovic, Ph.D. (pkutasov@nyit.edu), professor of economics and finance, published the paper, "FASB 157 and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis," in the January-June 2013 issue of the International Journal of Economic Research.

Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, served as a panelist on "The Crowdfunding Initiative," a Jan. 31 webinar hosted at the American Institute of Architects' National Convention in Washington, D.C. He discussed using Kickstarter.com to raise funds for the NYIT-led project to build a recycling and education center in Nosara, Costa Rica.

In addition, Holler co-directed the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), associate professor of English and director of NYIT technical writing programs, has written the article, "Artificial Slaves and Their Relevance Today," published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. The article discusses how the idea of artificial slaves—and questions about their tractability—are present not only in the literature of modern times but also extend all the way back to ancient Greek sources, and how this all matters today. Read more.

Michelle Ranaldo (mranaldo@nyit.edu), director of technology for the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Communicating with 21st Century Bulletin Boards," in the February 2013 issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine.

Ranja Roy, Ph.D. (rroy@nyit.edu), associate professor of mathematics, co-authored the research article, "Relating the Freiheitssatz to the Asymptotic Behavior of a Group," in Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, a journal published by the European Mathematical Society.

A new book published by Wiley, Urban Design Ecologies, features a translation of work by Giovanni Santamaria, Ph.D. (gsantama@nyit.edu), visiting assistant professor of architecture. Read more.

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