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Meet Our New Full-Time Faculty

September 10, 2019

Pictured from left: Jessica Varghese, Jerry Cheng, Christos Douvris, Jieqiong (Cheryl) Gao, and Hyun-Tae Jung.

New York Institute of Technology’s three-fold mission is to offer a career-oriented professional education; to give all qualified students access to opportunity; and to support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. One of the ways to fulfill that mission is to hire highly qualified faculty.

Seventeen tenure-track professors as well as six teaching and one research faculty have joined New York Tech for the 2019-2020 academic year. “The most important single experience that our students have is their experience with you—the faculty,” said President Hank Foley, Ph.D.

The accomplished group will help further New York Tech’s position as a leader in architecture, business, engineering, health professions, and the sciences.

All incoming faculty were welcomed by the community at the New Faculty Orientation on August 26 through 27.

New full-time faculty:

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

School of Architecture & Design

School of Health Professions

School of Management

New teaching faculty:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Joseph Holloway, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • Cesar Navarrete, Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Maherukh Akhtar, Teaching Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Susan Gass, Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Gregory Pasken, Teaching Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

School of Architecture and Design

  • Robert Cody, Teaching Associate Professor, Architecture

New research faculty:

  • Amir Javan-Khoshkholgh, Research Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering