Faculty Accomplishments: College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, had selections from her recent book, Drugstore Blue, translated into Italian by Caterina Roversi and published in the Italian literary magazine clanDestino Rivista.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, contributed a chapter, “Art and the Posthuman,” to the book Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens, edited by Michael Bess and Diana Walsh Pasulka, and published by Macmillan Reference USA in January 2018.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, contributed a chapter, "Frankenstein, Young and Old: An Interview with Mel Brooks," to the book Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley’s Creation, edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller, and published by Pegasus Books in January 2018.

Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences, received a featured book review in the December 2017 edition of the Queens Gazette, for his book, The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York.

Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences, served as moderator of a panel with HUD regional administrator Lynne Patton at the New York Housing Conference's annual awards event in December 2017. The panel was also featured in an article, "NYCHA Chair Olatoye Calls Lack of Policy Guidance from Ben Carson 'Almost Unconscionable'," in The Real Deal, a New York real estate news journal.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, presented the paper "'Different from what it is': Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems," and chaired the session "Teaching and Learning in Sylvia Plath Studies and Women's Studies: Community Engagement, Digital Humanities, and Service Learning" at the Sylvia Plath: Letters, Words, and Fragments Conference held at the University of Ulster, in Belfast, UK in November 2017. As part of her paper presentation, Golden also displayed a previously unseen photograph of Sylvia Plath.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had his new book, Joyce and the Law, published by the University Press of Florida in November 2017. The book is a collection of insights by "a tremendous group of scholars, critics, and legal practitioners" who are "[m]aking the case that legal issues are central to James Joyce's life and work, [offering] new insights into Joyce's most important texts. They analyze Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Giacomo Joyce, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake in light of the legal contexts of Joyce's day."

Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences, had his work cited in "Thinking Small," an article about the future of so-called micro-units published in the political journal Jacobin in November 2017. In that same month, Bloom was quoted in an article in the Gotham Gazette entitled, "De Blasio's Record on NYCHA."

Terry Nauheim Goodman, M.F.A., associate professor and chair of the Department of Digital Art and Design, was recently voted onto the Abilities Board of Directors at the Viscardi Center in Albertson, NY. Abilities, Inc. prepares adolescents and adults with all types of disabilities (cognitive, physical, learning, developmental) and levels of experience for entry or re-entry into the workforce by assisting them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation, and economic self-sufficiency.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, gave a presentation on the use of gaming technology in contemporary art entitled, "Game-ification of Art and the Posthuman," at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, held in Phoenix, AZ, November 9–12.