Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

May 20 2013

NYIT nursing faculty

Faculty members in the NYIT Department of Nursing served as keynote speakers for events held during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, including:

  • Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N. (sneville@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, made a presentation at a lunch and learning series on May 7 at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System's Stern Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation in Manhasset, N.Y.
  • Neville (pictured third from left) and Lisa Sparacino, R.N. (lsparaci@nyit.edu), instructor of nursing (pictured far left), presented "Preparing Nurses for Today's Health Care Environment Through the Use of Simulation Technology Education, Assessment, Research, and Health System Integration," May 8 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, N.Y.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu), professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, participated in readings of her work at Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence on May 7 in New York City, at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center on May 10, and at Lunar Walk Poetry Series on May 12 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She also published three of her photos in The Blue Hour Magazine.

Ellen Greer, Ph.D. (egreer@nyit.edu), assistant professor of occupational therapy, and Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N. (sneville@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, co-authored the article, "The Cultural Voice of Latina Immigrant Women and the Meaning of Femininity: A Phenomenological Study," published on April 12 in SAGE Open.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, published the paper, "The Theoretical Defenses of the Last in First in Inventory Method," in the April 2013 issue of The Journal of International Management Studies.

Assia Lakhlif (alakhlif@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of communication arts, wrote and directed the film, Daughter, which is part of the short film corner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Charles Pavia, Ph.D. (cpavia@nyit.edu), associate professor of biomedical sciences, gave the invited presentation, "Tick-Borne Disease Update," during the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society's Regional Osteopathic Convention, April 4-7 in New York City.

art

Giovanni Santamaria, Ph.D. (gsantama@nyit.edu), visiting assistant professor of architecture, served on the "waterfront" team, one of five multidisciplinary groups to study and propose design solutions as part of the months-long Post-Sandy Initiative, "Building Better, Building Smarter – Opportunities for Design and Development," organized by the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter. Read more.

Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D. (jtaylorbasker@nyit.edu), chair of the Department of Fine Arts/Computer Graphics at NYIT-Amman, has an art installation on the Mavi Marmara Humanitarian Flotilla in an international exhibit, May 18-21 at Bandak Gallery in Amman, Jordan. Pictured at left is a piece of her artwork. She was interviewed by Iraqi and Jordanian TV, and reviews of her work have appeared in the Jordanian press.

Donglin Wang, Ph.D. (dwang09@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYIT-Nanjing, co-authored the paper, "70 Percent Energy Saving in Wireless Positioning Systems: Non-Data-Bearing OFDM Transmission Replaces Non-Pulse-Shaping PN Transmission," accepted for publication in the IEEE Systems Journal. He is the founder of GRASP, NYIT-Nanjing's Green Radio and Signal Processing Group, a collaborative initiative with peer institutions to develop energy-efficient communications, positioning and signal processing techniques, and approaches for advanced communications and positioning systems. The research for his paper was conducted by GRASP members and funded by an NYIT Global Faculty Summer Research and Creativity grant.

David Yens, Ph.D. (dyens@nyit.edu), associate professor of educational development and assessment, conducted a pre-session workshop 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.

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