Updates for Faculty & Staff

NYIT Celebrates Convocation

Aug 28 2014

NYIT kicked off the 2014-2015 academic year on Aug. 28 at Riland Auditorium in Old Westbury. President Guiliano delivered his state-of-the-institution address and announced winners of the Presidential Engagement Awards. This year's address included a series of videos (one about interdisciplinary research is pictured above) highlighting the accomplishments and dedication of the NYIT community.

Congratulations to awardees, including:

Engaged Teaching and Learning by Full-Time Faculty

  • Diamando Afxentiou, Ph.D., professor of economics

Student Engagement in Global Education

  • Edward Gotfried, D.O., associate professor and director of NYIT Center for Global Health
  • Deborah Lardner, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine
  • Michael Passafaro, D.O., assistant professor of medicine
  • Patricia Chute, Ed.D., dean, School of Health Professions
  • Bhuma Krishnamachari, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and assistant dean for research
  • William Blazey (D.O. '05), assistant professor of family medicine
  • Brookshield Laurent, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine
  • Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor of environmental technology
  • Zehra Ahmed (B.S. '04) , M.B.B.S., assistant professor of physician assistant studies
  • Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine

Student Engagement by Professional Staff

  • Frank Mruk, associate dean, School of Architecture and Design

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