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

John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, and Ronald Yaros, Ph.D., University of Maryland had their article,"Completing College Writing Assignments on Mobile Phones: Comparing Students’ Attitudes and Engagement Across Disciplines and Age" published in the Journalism and Mass Communication on September 4, 2020.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was interviewed for a podcast hosted by on August 31, 2020. He spoke about his most recent book, Surviving the Machine Age.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book, Summer 2020, on August 20, 2020, for Dead Shark on the N Train, published by Broadstone Books.

Jamel Vanderburg, adjunct instructor of interdisciplinary studies, was mentioned in the 2020 Young People For Alumni Report, published on August 12, 2020, for his civic engagement work with students at New York Tech.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, discussed her book, Annotating Modernism, with the New York City Irish Studies Symposium as part of an event called "Sylvia Plath and Irish Modernism," on July 27, 2020.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was appointed to the editorial board of the new refereed journal The Journal of Posthumanism on July 20, 2020. "The Journal of Posthumanism is an international multilingual peer-reviewed scholarly journal promoting innovative work to transverse the fields ranging from social sciences, humanities, and arts to medicine and STEM. In line with the efforts of creating a broad network beyond disciplinary boundaries, the journal seeks to explore what it means to be human in this technologically-saturated, ecologically damaged world."

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his article, "Here's how we can make AI for tracking Covid safer," published on the website for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, a think tank where he is a Fellow, on July 9, 2020.

Nicole Calma-Roddin, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, had her article, "Music, Language, and The N400: ERP Interference Patterns Across Cognitive Domains," published in Scientific Reports on July 8, 2020. The article examines electrical responses of the brain (in the form of EEG/ERPs) linked to long-term memory processing. Results showed evidence of interference effects between ERPs elicited by music and language stimuli, suggesting shared neural processing across these domains.

Chinmoy Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., assistant professor for physics, had his article, “Classifying Diamagnetic States of Plasma Near Schwarzschild Event horizon: Local Approximation” published in Science Direct on July 1, 2020. In his article he describes how magnetic field structures are characterized by two distinct physical parameters which can be used to predict different physical phenomena near black hole event horizon.