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

Lynn Rogoff, M.F.A., adjunct associate professor of English, was interviewed by Dan Schneider on his program Comosetica, on February 28, 2019. The interview highlighted Rogoff's career in "edutainment," including her work as writer, producer, and director on numerous award-winning television series, such as Sesame Street and Big Blue Marble, here in the U.S. and Rechov Sum Sum (the Israeli Sesame Street) in Israel. Also discussed was Rogoff's mobile and PC Endanger Series, which was built by an interdisciplinary team of art, technology, business, and communications students and faculty at NYIT‘s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had six poems published in the Alabama Literary Review, edited by Bill Thompson, in February 2019. The selections include the original poem, "Sweep"; four translations of Heinrich Heine's poems from the German; and a Pierre de Ronsard translation, "In Memoriam for Timothy Murphy," a poet and hunter who was a friend, adviser, and colleague at The Able Muse.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had his edited volume, Joyce and the Law, (U of Florida Press), reviewed in the flagship journal of James Joyce scholarship, The James Joyce Quarterly on February 20, 2019. Goldman's volume was also reviewed in The Review of English Studies on August 31, 2018, by Richard Bowyer, who writes, "Joyce and the Law brings together 15 essays that provide readers with a rigorous examination of the subject matter...expertly woven by the editor."

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had her translation of Heinrich Heine's German poem, "In the Dream" published in the Winter 2018 edition of Able Muse on February 15, 2019. The Prufrock Blog also published a link to the online version of the poem.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, gave a talk, "Rewriting the Lyric: Sylvia Plath Annotating James Joyce," at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House on February 1, 2019. She was hosted by the James Joyce Society.

Nicholas D. Bloom, Ph.D., professor of social sciences, gave an interview on the housing crisis to TRT World on January 29, 2019. The media channel serves as the international branch of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had her poem, "Youth Becoming," published on E-Verse Radio on January 14, 2019.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, presented on the roundtable Poetics and Annotation at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, January 3 – 6. The session was organized by the Forum on Poetry and Poetics.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was a speaker at the Modern Language Association's 2019 conference in Chicago, IL, on January 4, 2019. He spoke on a panel about the importance of cross-disciplinary scholar Katherine Hayles's work in the cross-discipline of science and literature.

Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences, had an abstract, "Left-handed double-stranded Z-DNA Microarrays," published in Molecular Biology of the Cell, on December 13, 2018. The abstract, as presented at the 2018 American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, is connected to his research, based on the Gagna/NYIT patent, for the next generation of DNA microarrays, where he is developing prototypes of double-stranded left-handed Z-DNA microarrays. Z-DNA is an alternative form of DNA that plays a major role in regulating human cells. These prototypes, which represent the next generation of DNA microarrays, will be part of an STTR-NIH grant to commercialize them as biomedical research products for sale to scientists to use in a variety of research projects.