Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Sep 04 2012

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (nanid@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was named to the Advanced Energy Center's Scientific Advisory Committee. The center is a partnership of academic and research institutions, energy providers, and industrial corporations working together to develop advanced technologies that provide methods of sustainable energy delivery. The committee will help to plan the Advanced Energy 2012 conference.

Geoffrey Bell (gbell01@nyit.edu), assistant professor of communication arts at NYIT-Nanjing, recently earned his Ph.D. (magna cum laude) in philosophy of media and communications at the European University for Interdisciplinary Studies in Switzerland. His dissertation, "Techniques of Authority in Cyberspace: A Critique of Political Economy in a Digital Age," will be published as a book in fall 2013 by Atropos Press. It examines the politics of sociocultural transmission in cyberspace and reveals how the decentralized and resilient architecture of the Internet has become a complex arena for competing alliances using techniques that marginalize or strengthen authority.

Patricia Burlaud, Ph.D. (pburlaud@nyit.edu), dean of operations, assessments, and accreditation in the NYIT Office of Global Academic Programs, was re-elected on Aug. 31 for two more years as the New York state coordinator of the American Council of Education Women's Network.

Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D. (ededkov@nyit.edu), assistant professor of biomedical sciences, presented the research posters, "Interruption of Ivabradine Treatment in Middle-Aged Post-MI Rats May Lead to Heart Failure" (A240) and "Cardiac Aging in Rats: Do Female and Male Hearts Age Differently?" (A269) at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions, July 23-26 in New Orleans. The meeting abstracts were published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Research. Read the abstracts: A240 and A269.

Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D. (cgagna@nyit.edu), associate professor and director of NYIT biology laboratories, published the article, "DNA Microarray Technology for Pharmacogenomics Research," in the 2012 issue of the journal Drug Discovery & Development. The article discusses how the next generation of DNA and RNA microarrays (based on Gagna/NYIT patents) could be used to enhance the field of pharmacological genomics and proteomics.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, published the article, "A Case Study: U.S. GAAP Conversion to IFRS with an Analysis on Earning Management," in the July/August 2012 edition of Internal Auditing. The article was featured on the cover and was the lead piece in the journal.

In addition, Harris is a co-author of "The Values of the Determinants and Tests of Stability of the Money Demand Function of the United States" in the summer 2012 issue of the Review of Business and "Churning and Suitability of Investments: A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitration Case Study" in the summer 2012 issue of the Review of Business and Finance Case Studies. He co-wrote the latter article with Steven Shapiro, Ph.D. (sshapi01@nyit.edu), professor of finance and director of the NYIT Center for Risk Management, and Katherine Kinkela (kkinkela@nyit.edu), adjunct assistant professor of business.

Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, was profiled for the article, "Nosara's New Recycling Center," on the Harmony Blog. Read more.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. (klagrand@nyit.edu), published an "Outside View" commentary, "The Mars Landing and Artificial Intelligence," in the Aug. 30 edition of United Press International. Read more.

Sarah McPherson (smcphers@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Master's in Instructional Technology, was quoted about K-12 education in "Global Lessons: Education Ideas from Around the World," in Parents magazine. Read more.

Fred Rosen (frosen@nyit.edu), adjunct associate professor of communication arts, recently appeared as a crime expert talking about his books on various TV shows:

  • TLC - "Dateline NBC" - Trails of Death
  • Discovery - "Blood, Lies, and Alibis" - Body Dump
  • Investigation Discovery - "On the Case with Paula Zahn" - There But For the Grace of God
  • Investigation Discovery - "On the Case with Paula Zahn" - When Satan Wore A Cross
  • Investigation Discovery - "Wicked Attraction" - Flesh Collectors
  • Investigation Discovery - "Sins and Secrets" - Deadly Angel

In addition, his book Lobster Boy has been optioned for a major motion picture by Sam "Avatar" Worthington's Full Clip Productions. There But For the Grace of God has also been optioned by Judy Coppage with a script already written.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. (brosslee@nyit.edu), vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, has been appointed to serve on the national committee of the nonprofit Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences. The new IOM committee comprised of medical professionals and scholars is charged with assessing the governance and financing of graduate medical education in the United States and recommending reforms to better prepare future doctors to meet 21st-century health care challenges. Read more.

David H. Tegay, D.O. (dtegay@nyit.edu), associate professor and acting chair of Department of Internal Medicine, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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