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

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, co-organized the Posthuman Ethics Global Symposium on April 27-28, 2018 in New York City. LaGrandeur also chaired a number of panels and presented his paper, "Emerging Technology, Art and the Posthuman."

John Hanc, M.A., associate professor of communication arts, had his story, Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning," published in the special Learning Section of The New York Times on April 5, 2018. The article discusses innovative experiential programs for secondary school students.

John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, and Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, have been honored to be selected to participate in an NSF I-Corps Boot Camp this spring. Their application was selected by the NYC Regional Innovation Node of the NSF to put them among a select group of entrepreneurs for activities at Columbia University to help develop their project for creating an augmented reality (AR) mobile application for the English classroom.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his review of the book, Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?, edited by Yunus Tuncel, published in the Spring 2018 edition of The Agonist: A Nietzsche Circle Journal, a refereed journal.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his article, The Future of Humanity: The Story of an Intimate Techno-Relationship,” published in the March 2018 issue of Making Weconomy: Collaborative Enterprise Magazine. The article was republished in April 2018, on the website Foresight for Development. The Foresight for Development initiative is part of the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project, dedicated to supporting the effective use of foresight for Africa's future by aggregating, enhancing and promoting futures thinking and practice in Africa.

Andre Doughty, M.A., adjunct instructor of communication arts, received a Folio Award for Best Podcast on March 29, 2018, from the Fair Media Council for his work on "Health Story: Two Strokes Before the Age of 30."

Joanne Grasso, D.A., adjunct associate professor of social sciences, presented her paper, "George Washington and New York City: The New Federal Government," on March 24, 2018, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, held at the Robert C. Byrd Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had three of her poems included in Jiggery-Pokery Semicentennial, an anthology of the verse form known as double dactyls, published by The Waywiser Press (UK) on March 15, 2018. Double dactyls are amusing or inventive eight-line poems, often about a particular historical or literary figure, that must adhere to metrical and other requirements first laid down by John Hollander and Anthony Hecht in a similar anthology 50 years ago.

John Hanc, M.A., associate professor of communication arts, had his article, "Using Art to Help the Police Understand Racism," published in the special Museums section of The New York Times on March 9, 2018.