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 2019–2020

President:
Niharika Nath
College of Arts and Sciences

Vice President:
Raj Tibrewala
School of Management

Recording Secretary:
Brian Beatty
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Corresponding Secretary:
Jason Van Nest
Architecture

Membership

Constitution of the Academic Senate

2019-20 Academic Senate Team Drive

Past Constitutions

Calendar of the 2019-20 Academic Senate

Date Time Location
Friday, October 11 (Fall, Week 6) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NYC
Friday, December 6 (Fall, Week 14) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LI
Friday, February 7 (Spring, Week 3) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LI
Friday, March 27 (Spring, Week 10) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NYC
Friday, May 1 (Spring, Week 15) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LI
Ad Hoc Special Events
Tuesday, October 29 (Fall, Week 9) 12:45 – 2:10 p.m. DL-2/706
Tuesday, November 26 (Fall, Week 13) 12:45 – 2:10 p.m. DL-4/708
Thursday, February 6 (Spring, Week 3) 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. Zoom (926 227 3049)
Thursday, April 16 (Spring, Week 13) 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. Zoom (926 227 3049)

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 Sept. 23, 2019

Academic Senate Calendar of Meetings 2019-2020.pdf

Full Membership of the Academic Senate, Academic Year 2019-2020

Updated: 2019-10-21

President: Niharika Nath
Vice President: Raj Tibrewala
Recording Secretary: Brian Beatty
Corresponding Secretary: Jason Van Nest

A. Administration: Ex Officio with Vote (20)

  1. President: Hank Foley
  2. Vice President for Academic Affairs: Junius Gonzales
  3. Vice President for Health Sciences & Medical Affairs: Jerry Balentine
  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 & CIO: Pennie Turgeon
  8. Associate Provost, Academic Affairs: Lou Reinisch
  9. Associate Provost, Educational Innovation: Francine Glazer
  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 School of Engineering and Computing Sciences: Babak Beheshti
  13. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences: Dan Quigley
  14. Dean of the School of Management: Jess Boronico
  15. Dean of Students: Tiffani Blake
  16. Senior Director, International & Experiential Education: Amy Bravo
  17. Medical Director: Brian Harper
  18. General Counsel: Catherine Flickinger
  19. Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer: Barabara Holahan
  20. Associate Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence: Shifang Li

B. Faculty Senators (39)

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)
    1. Bhavesh Joshi (2021)
    2. Gregory Saggio (2020)
  • School of Architecture and Design (5)

    1. Marcella Del Signore (2021)
    2. Dong-sei Kim (2021)
    3. Charles Matz (2021)
    4. Giovanni Santamaria (2021)
    5. Nader Vossoughian (2021)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (12)

    1. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (MA-2020)
    2. Andrew Costello (OW-2021)
    3. James Fauvell (OW-2020)
    4. Robert Feirsen (OW-2020)
    5. Jole Fiorito (OW-2020)
    6. Donald Fizzignoglia (OW-2020)
    7. Minaz Fazal (OW-2021)
    8. Michael Hosenfeld (MA-2019)
    9. Michael Izady (MA-2021)
    10. John Misak (OW-2021)
    11. Ranja Roy (OW-2020)
    12. Roger Yu (MA-2020)
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (9)

    1. Nabi Sertac Artan (MA-2021)
    2. Reza Khalaj Amineh (MA-2021)
    3. Steve Billis (MA-2020)
    4. Dorinamaria Carka (OW-2020)
    5. Azhar Ilyas (OW-2021)
    6. Abdolhossein Kashani (MA-2021)
    7. Wenjia Li (OW-2020)
    8. Anand Santhanakrishnan (MA-2020)
    9. Xun Yu (OW-2021)
  • School of Health Professions (5)

    1. Robert Gallagher (OW-2021)
    2. Mark Gugliotti (OW-2020)
    3. Pamela Karp (OW-2020)
    4. Kelly Lavin (OW-2020)
    5. Sara Winter (OW-2020)
  • School of Management (6)

    1. Joshua Bienstock (OW-2021)
    2. Bisrat Kinfemichael (MA-2020)
    3. Birasnav Muthuraj (OW-2020)
    4. Radoslow Nowak (2021)
    5. Shaya Sheikh (MA-2020)
    6. Raj Tibrewala (MA-2021)

C. Other Faculty Not Representing Specific Schools (5)

  • At-Large Senators (2)
    1. New York City: Jason Van Nest (2021)
    2. Old Westbury: Brian Beatty (2020)
  • Immediate Past President (1)

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

    1. Ellen Katz (MA)
    2. Yael Roitberg (OW)

D. Professional Staff Senators (4)

  • Librarians (2)
    1. Diana Moronta (MA-2021)
    2. Rosemary Burgos-Mira (OW-2020)
  • Counseling (2)

    1. Monika Rohde (OW-2020)
    2. Zennabelle Sewell (MA-2021)
  • Instructional Designer: Noreen O’Brien

E. Student Government Association Presidents (2)

  1. Andrehyu Allen (MA)
  2. Layla Elkoulily (OW)

F. Non-Voting Invited Guests (14)

  1. Intercollegiate Athletics: Daniel Velez
  2. Registrar: Kristen Smith
  3. Assistant Provost: Sheri Kelleher
  4. Associate Director, Career Services: Laurie Hollister
  5. Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid: Karen Vahey
  6. Director of Strategic Messaging: Bobbie Dell’Aquilo
  7. Director, Client Services: Laurie Harvey
  8. Associate Dean, Campus Life (LI): Mary Pelkowski
  9. Executive Director, Global Academic Programs: Emily Zyko Rukobo
  10. Director, Student Administration & Operations: Joanne West
  11. Sr. Librarian: Sebastien Marion
  12. Counselor, HEOP: Rachel Morrison
  13. Director, Analytics & Business Intelligence: Michael Urmeneta
  14. Director, Institutional Research: Michael Lane

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