Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Apr 29 2013

nursing instructor and students

Pictured (left to right) are Barbara Diggle-Fox, instructor of nursing, and NYIT nursing students Gina Columbo and Meghan Burke at the National Student Nurses Association 61st Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, read Diggle-Fox's faculty achievement below.

Faculty members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the schools of Education and Engineering and Computing Sciences participated in a workshop on "Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics," on April 26 in Old Westbury, N.Y. It is part of an interdisciplinary NYIT project funded by the National Science Foundation to stimulate student interest in the STEM fields. Faculty members introduced initiatives to enhance NYIT's undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum through integrating real-world applications of wireless technology while students presented projects.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu), professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her poems published in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Terrain, and The Appendix: Journal of Narrative and Experimental History.

Terese Coe (tcoe@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of English, has published her poem, "Amherst, March," and a translation from German of Heinrich Heine's poem, "They Loved Each Other," in the United Kingdom publication, New Walk Magazine.

Victor Deupi, Ph.D. (vdeupi@nyit.edu), visiting professor of architecture, presented the exhibition, "Victor Deupi: Architectural Sketches," a collection of his architectural drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches, April 8-18 at the Lukacs Gallery in Fairfield, Conn.

Barbara Diggle-Fox (bdigglef@nyit.edu), instructor of nursing, and senior nursing students Gina Columbo and Meghan Burke, attended the National Student Nurses Association's 61st Annual National Convention, April 2-7 in Charlotte, N.C.

Farzana Gandhi (fgandhi@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, was invited to serve as keynote speaker at the International Conference on Education, Sustainable Development, Leadership, and Policy, April 17-19 in New York City. She gave the lecture, "MICRO Design MACRO Impact," and was awarded the Leadership in Sustainable Development Award for Contributions in the Field of Architecture and Design.

Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, was quoted about his NYIT design-build project in Costa Rica in the article, "The Public Option," in Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. Read more.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (hhsu02@nyit.edu), associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (skwang@nyit.edu), associate professor of instructional technology, presented the paper, "Using Audioblog and Mobile Devices to Assist English-Language Learning," at the International Reading Association's 58th Annual Convention, April 22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. (brosslee@nyit.edu), vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, was named a Physician of Distinction by the Nassau Physicians' Foundation. In addition, she was interviewed for the article, "Study: Age, Race, Economics Affect Cancer Treatment," published on April 24 in Newsday. Read more.

Veronica Southard, D.H.Sc. (vsouthar@nyit.edu), associate professor of physical therapy, and Rosemary Gallagher, D.P.T. (rgalla01@nyit.edu), assistant professor of physical therapy, have published the paper, "The 6MWT: Will Different Methods of Instruction and Measurement Affect Performance of Healthy Aging and Older Adults?" It appears in the April-June 2013 issue of the journal, Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean, and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP), swam with sharks on April 26 as part of his annual Dean's Fitness Challenge for VIP students. The event was featured in NewsdayWatch the video.

Jason Van Nest (jvannest@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, Mathew Ford (mford05@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of architecture, and past NYIT professor Will Martin, have won a Silver Award of Merit in the 2013 Society of American Registered Architects New York Chapter Design Awards. Their award-winning entry involved writing architectural software to model the behavior of snow stakes as a building material for a folly in Queens, N.Y.

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