Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Aug 27 2012

NYIT's Community Service Center hosted a cultural exchange with Haitian students from the International YMCA's Youth Ambassadors Program and incoming freshmen from NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) on Aug. 3 in Manhattan. The event was organized by staff members:

Read more about the event.

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (nanid@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in the Aug. 8 article, "Public-Private Partnerships Push Projects," in Long Island Business News. Read more (login required).

Annie Christain, Ph.D. (lchrista@nyit.edu), assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, will publish the poem, "The White House Tapes," in an e-book produced by the Australian magazine, The Lifted Brow. Read more.

Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D. (terriche@nyit.edu), chief of virtual medicine and director of NYIT's Institute for Clinical Competence, was quoted in a Long Island Business News story about medical schools' use of robotic and standardized patients to help train doctors and health care professionals. The article mentioned NYIT's new master's degree in health care simulation, the first such program in the United States.

Alan Fairbairn (afairbai@nyit.edu), associate professor of hospitality studies, represented NYIT at the International Council for Hospitality and Institutional Educations Conference, Aug. 1-4 in Providence, R.I.

Edmund Jessup (ejessup@nyit.edu), librarian I at NYIT-Manhattan, published the article, "Marketers Learn to Play at Social Media Games," in the August 2012 issue of Quirk's, a marketing research trade magazine. Read more.

Benjamin Khoo, Ph.D. (kkhoo@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Department of Business, was interviewed by China Business News about the patent war between Apple and Samsung. View a video of the interview, with his comments provided in English (open the link in Google Chrome to translate into English).

Paul Kutasovic (pkutasov@nyit.edu), professor of management, presented the paper, "Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy: Recent Evidence," at the June 2012 European Business and Economic Conference in Rome, Italy.

In addition, he was interviewed for an article in the July 27-Aug. 4 issue of Long Island Business News on the Euro's impact on the Long Island economy.

Charles Matz (cmatz@nyit.edu), assistant professor of interior design, designed the pavilion for "De Ma Fenêtre," the Musée du Louvre's first private photography exhibition, June 27-Aug. 26 in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, France. Read more.

Donna-Marie McMahon, D.O. (dmcmah02@nyit.edu), assistant professor and director of the Doctor Patient Continuum for NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, was quoted in a Long Island Business News article about trends in offices and classrooms. She discussed the medical school's use of a special paint in some classrooms that allow doctors-in-training and their professors to write on walls and work through patient problems.

Frank Mruk (fmruk@nyit.edu), associate dean of NYIT's School of Architecture and Design, was quoted in National Public Radio's health blog about workplace noise and office design. Read more.

Adrienne McNally (amcnally@nyit.edu), assistant director of experiential education, and Amy Bravo (abravo@nyit.edu), director of experiential education and employer outreach, delivered the webinar, "Developing Faculty Relationships through Experiential Education Programs," for Intern Bridge's Aug. 16 Career Services Online Conference. More than 100 people logged in and participated from across the country.

Michelle Ranaldo (mranaldo@nyit.edu), director of technology for the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP), and Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D. (pcavanag@nyit.edu), director of academics and evaluation for VIP, received a $10,000 grant from the School Town Corporation to pilot-test student organizational software. The pilot test grant is part of a larger Title II D grant awarded to Stan Silverman (stan@nyit.edu), director of Technology Based Learning Systems, earlier in the year. The purpose of the pilot test is to determine if the organizational software can help students with disabilities improve their executive functioning skills.

Steven J. Shapiro, Ph.D. (sshapi01@nyit.edu), professor of finance and director of the NYIT Risk Management Center, was quoted in the article, "No Small Risks for LI Banks," in the Aug. 15 online issue of Long Island Business News.

Donglin Wang (dwang09@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYIT-Nanjing, was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Council for the paper, "Sensor Network Based Oilwell Health Monitoring and Intelligent Control," recognized as one of the top 25 most downloaded papers in the IEEE Sensors Journal.

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