Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of New York Institute of Technology is an assembly of faculty and administrators that advises NYIT’s president and board of trustees on a variety of issues related to the operations of the college. Senators represent each academic major and related administrative offices, and are elected by their colleagues at the beginning of each fall term to serve for the academic year. Senate officers are elected at the first meeting of each academic year.

Officers 2021–2022

President:
Jason Van Nest
Architecture & Design

Vice President:
Raj Tibrewala
School of Management

Recording Secretary:

Sebastien Marion
Library

Corresponding Secretary:
Kevin Park
Architecture & Design

Membership

Constitution of the Academic Senate

2021-22 Academic Senate Team Drive

Past Constitutions

Calendar of the 2021-22 Academic Senate

Date Time Location
Friday, October 8 (Fall, Week 4) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 6948736283)
Friday, December 3 (Fall, Week 13) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 6948736283)
Friday, February 18 (Spring, Week 3) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 6948736283)
Friday, April 1 (Spring, Week 10) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 6948736283)
Friday, May 6 (Spring, Week 15) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 6948736283)

MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE

For the meeting dates of each individual standing committee of the Academic Senate, please refer to their committee page:

Full Meeting Calendar for all of the Academic Senate and Committees, updated August 16, 2021

Academic Senate Calendar of Meetings 2021-2022.pdf

Full Membership of the Academic Senate, Academic Year 2021-2022

Updated: 2021-10-14

Senate President: Jason Van Nest
Senate Vice President: Raj Tibrewela
Recording Secretary: Sebastien Marion
Corresponding Secretary: Kevin Park

A. Administration: Ex Officio with Vote (20)

  1. President: Hank Foley
  2. Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer: Jerry Balentine
  3. Vice President for Academic Affairs: Junius Gonzales
  4. Vice President for Strategic Communications & External Affairs: Nada Anid
  5. Vice President: Enrollment Management: Joseph Posillico
  6. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations: Patrick Minson
  7. Vice President, Information Technology Services & CIO: Pennie Turgeon
  8. Vice President, Chief Architect: Suzanne Musho
  9. Associate Provost: Michaela Rome
  10. Dean of the School of Health Professions: Gordon Schmidt
  11. Dean of the School of Architecture and Design: Maria Perbellini
  12. Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences: Babak Beheshti
  13. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Dan Quigley
  14. Dean of the School of Management: Deborah Cohn (SOM designee)
  15. Medical Director: Brian Harper
  16. Assistant Provost, Student Engagement & Development: Tiffani Blake
  17. Dean of Students: Felipe Henao
  18. Senior Director, International & Experiential Education: Amy Bravo
  19. Director, Research, Assessment & Decision Support: Shifang Li
  20. Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer: Barabara Holahan

B. Faculty Senators (39)

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)
    1. Nathan Thompson (2023)
    2. Viswanathan Rajagopalan (2022)
  • School of Architecture and Design (5)

    1. Frances Campani (2023)
    2. Hyun-Tae Jung (2022)
    3. Dong-sei Kim (2023)
    4. Tom Verebes (2023)
    5. Nader Vossoughian (2023)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (13)

    1. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (2022)
    2. Nicole Calma-Roddin (2023)
    3. Chris Douvris (2023)
    4. Sophia Domokos (2022)
    5. Minaz Fazal (2023)
    6. Jole Fiorito (2022)
    7. Donald Fizzignoglia (2022)
    8. Melissa Huey (2023)
    9. Michael Izady (2023)
    10. Vitaly Katsnelson (2023)
    11. Nayoung Kim (2023)
    12. John Misak (2023)
    13. Kevin Park Sung (2023)
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (8)

    1. Ahmadreza Baghaie (2023)
    2. Steve Billis (2022)
    3. Batu Chalise (2022)
    4. Xeuqing Huang (2023)
    5. Ehsan Kamel (OW-2022)
    6. Wenjia Li (2022)
    7. Maryam Raven (2023)
    8. Xun Yu (2023)
  • School of Health Professions (6)

    1. Yennie Armand (2023)
    2. Zehra (Anoma) Ahmed (2022)
    3. Jackie Cotgreave (2023)
    4. Mark Gugliotti (2022)
    5. Pamela Karp (2022)
    6. Mary Frances McGibbon (2022)
  • School of Management (6)

    1. Diamondo Afxentiou (2023)
    2. Joshua Bienstock (2023)
    3. Xueting Jiang (2022)
    4. Bisrat Kinfemichael (2022)
    5. Kevin O'Sullivan (2022)
    6. Raj Tibrewala (2023)

C. Other Faculty Not Representing Specific Schools (5)

  • At-Large Senators (2)
    1. New York City: Kevin Park
    2. Old Westbury: Chris Douvris
  • Immediate Past President (1)

    1. Elizabeth Donaldson (OW)
  • AAUP Chapter Presidents (2)

    1. Ellen Katz (MA)
    2. Stan Silverman (OW)

D. Professional Staff Senators (4)

  • Librarians (2)
    1. Sebastien Marion (MA-2023)
    2. Vanessa Viola (OW-2022)
    • Others (2)
      1. Monika Rohde (2022)
      2. Patricia Napolitano (2022)

    E. Student Government Association (SGA) Presidents (2)

    1. Anoushka Guha (LI)
    2. Lillian Pratt (MA)

    F. Non-Voting Invited Guests (12)

    1. Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid: Karen Vahey
    2. Associate Registrar: Michael Murphy
    3. Senior Director, Sponsored Programs & Research: Dawn Grzan
    4. Senior Director, Research, Assessment & Decision Support: Michael Lane
    5. Senior Director, UG Admissions: Marcelle Hicks
    6. Director, Career Services: Laurie Hollister
    7. Director, Academic Technology Services: Laurey Harvey
    8. Director, Student Engagement & Development Admin & Operations: Joanne West
    9. Director, Library Public & Technical Services: Rosemary Burgos-Mira
    10. Counselor, HEOP: Rachel Morrison
    11. Associate Provost, Educational Innovation/Director, CTL: Francine Glazer
    12. General Counsel: Catherine Flickinger
    13. Executive Director, External Affairs: Marta Panero

    Academic Senate Reporting – MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE