Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

May 13 2013

Faculty and staff members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine made presentations at the Joint AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) and AODME (Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators) 2013 Annual Meeting, April 24-27 in Baltimore. They include:

  • Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (lbgoldst@nyit.edu), director of clerkship education, and Brian H. Hallas, Ph.D. (bhallas@nyit.edu), director of graduate and interdisciplinary studies: "Inter-professional Teamwork and Collaboration: Development of Team-Based Care."
  • Abraham M. Jeger, Ph.D. (ajeger@nyit.edu), associate dean of clinical education, David C. Levine, M.D. (dlevin03@nyit.edu), assistant dean of clinical education, and Goldstein: "The Partnership for the Advancement of Clinical Training (PACT): Development and Implementation."
  • Linda Darroch-Short (ldarroch@nyit.edu), director of student life: "Preparing for and Dealing with Disaster on Campus: Lessons from Experience."
  • Bonnie Granat, Ph.D. (bgranat@nyit.edu), director of the Office of Program Evaluation and Assessment: "Course Faculty Assessment."

In addition, Patricia M. Chute, Ed.D. (pchute@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Health Professions, co-presented "Inter-professional Teamwork and Collaboration: Development of Team-Based Care" at the Joint AACOM and AODME 2013 Annual Meeting.

Danielle Apfelbaum (dapfelba@nyit.edu), librarian I, co-presented the program, "Two Birds, One Stone: ePortfolios as Professional Development and Patron Programming," on May 2 at the Long Island Library Conference in Melville, N.Y. She discussed the benefits of creating electronic portfolios for employed and job-seeking information professionals and provided guidance on how to create them.

Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D. (nbloom@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, was quoted in the article, "Warning: Vultures Eyeing NYCHA," in The Brooklyn Rail. Read more.

David Cirella (dcirella@nyit.edu), librarian I, gave a presentation on computer security instruction at the 122nd Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, April 30 in Cromwell, Conn.

Jeffrey Feinsilver (jfeinsil@nyit.edu), librarian III, organized the program, "Censorship in School and Public Libraries," at the Long Island Library Conference on May 2 in Melville, N.Y., and a winners reception for the Ninth Annual Freedom to Read Essay and Art Contest on May 8 at the Levittown (N.Y.) Public Library. He planned both events as chairperson of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Nassau County Library Association.

Julie Fratrik (jfratrik@nyit.edu), director of the NYIT Center for Global Exchange, was invited to serve as a member of a three-person panel to select the first cohort of the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the United States. The program is a new scholarship funded by the food company, Cargill, and administered by the Institute of International Education to develop leadership competencies in undergraduate students.

Francine Glazer, Ph.D. (fglazer@nyit.edu), assistant provost and director of the NYIT Center for Teaching and Learning, was quoted in the article, "The Do's and Don'ts of Synchronous Online Learning," on May 8 in Campus Technology Magazine. Read more.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor of accounting, and Mona Naserelddin, NYIT M.B.A. student, co-published the paper, "The Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows: Limitations and the Role of the Internal Auditor," in the March/April 2013 issue of Internal Auditing.

Jim Martinez, Ph.D. (jmarti23@nyit.edu), assistant professor of instructional technology, served as an instructor for the professional development and training course, Cultural Historical Activity Theory Methodologies in the 21st Century: The Intersections of Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1 in San Francisco. 

Sarah Meyland, J.D. (smeyland@nyit.edu), associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, made a presentation to the Energy and Environmental Law Society at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. She discussed the Lloyd Aquifer case before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's administrative law judge. The case successfully challenged the application by a Long Island utility company to access the Lloyd Aquifer, upholding a moratorium adopted 25 years ago to protect its limited waters.

Amanda Min Chung Han, Ph.D. (mhan07@nyit.edu), assistant professor of management, published the paper, "Korean Perspective Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Focused on e-Commerce," in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of International Commerce and Information, and the article, "The First Lady of China Stole the Scene," in the Korea Economic Review.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D. (oshtayer@nyit.edu), assistant professor of mental health counseling, published the article, "Stress and Marital Satisfaction of Parents to Children Diagnosed with Autism," in the Journal of Family Social Work, and a book review of Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism, in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

College of Osteopathic Medicine colleagues Lois Small (lsmall05@nyit.edu), project manager for educational grants; Mary Ann Achtziger (maachtzi@nyit.edu), associate dean for student affairs; and Ron Portanova, Ph.D. (portanov@nyit.edu), professor and associate dean for academic affairs, presented the poster, "Project Advance: Medical Education Providing Foundations for Physicians of the Future," at the Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting, April 24-26 in Baltimore. Their presentation reflected on measureable outcomes of the college's Health Careers Opportunity Program managed by Small. The program, funded by a federal grant, aims to prepare economically and/or educationally disadvantaged students from diverse backgrounds for the health care workforce.

Monique Taylor, Ph.D. (mtaylo05@nyit.edu), dean and executive director at NYIT-Nanjing, has been invited to join the board of the Nanjing International School effective Aug. 1.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, has made presentations and/or published the following content:

  • Presented the paper, "The Higher Education Opportunity Act: Implications for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities," at the 34th Annual International YAI Conference: The Dawn of a New Era, May 9 in New York City.
  • Participated in the panel discussion, "Extraordinary Issues for Extraordinary Kids: A Primer on the Issues Involved When Confronted with Special Needs Children in Divorce," on May 7 before the New York Bar Association.
  • Published the cover story, "Bike Riding: Family Fun and Exercise," on May 6 in Exceptional Parent Magazine.

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