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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

We are excited to share recent accomplishments from faculty and staff members at our NYIT campuses around the world.

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

All Recent Accomplishments

Ranja Roy, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, published her article, "Quasi-isometries and proper homotopy: The quasi-isometry invariance of Proper 3-realizability of groups," in the journal, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, on April 4, 2019. The article, which was co-authored by colleagues from the University of Seville Mathematics Department, was first published electronically on December 12, 2018.

Marcella Del Signore, associate professor of architecture, was appointed to serve on the Conference Committee for ACSA 108the Annual Meeting, to be held in San Diego in Spring 2020. As a member of the conference Review Committee, she will be responsible for overseeing the peer-review process. Del Signore received her appointment on March 28, 2019.

Michael Schiavetta, director of external affairs, and Julie Godsoe, editorial director of editorial services, won the Sean A. Fanelli Award in Education on March 27, 2019, for their fall 2018 feature story, "Field of Screens," published in NYIT Magazine. The article, written by Schiavetta and edited by Godsoe, both staff members of strategic communications and external affairs, details the rise of eSports, the creation of the NYIT CyBears, and the pioneering work of the NYIT Center for eSports Medicine.

Bernadette Riley, D.O., associate professor of family medicine and director of the NYIT Ehlers Danlos Center, was honored as one of Brooklyn and Staten Island's Best Doctors on March 26, 2019, by the Medical Society of the County of Kings, Inc., the Academy of Medicine of Brooklyn, and the Richmond County Medical Society. Riley was nominated for the award by Sherman Dunn, D.O., president of NYSOMS and an NYITCOM alumnus.

Marcella Del Signore, associate professor of architecture, co-authored with Gernot Riether a book titled Urban Machines: Public Space in a Digital Culture on March 25, 2019. "Over the last few decades, an increasingly collaborative and interdisciplinary work developed by architects, artists, urban and media designers has defined a particular landscape of projects that engage information technology as a catalytic tool for expanding, augmenting and altering public and social interactions in the urban space. Through essays, case studies, and conversations, this book aims to present a critical historical overview of the impact of information technologies on the physical public space while providing an inspiring vision of possible future urban scenarios."

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, presented, "Digital Transitions: Recovering Edna O'Brien's Sylvia Plath Screenplay" at the American Conference for Irish Studies in Boston, Massachusetts on March 23, 2019. This paper addressed her NYIT students' digital project interpreting the Irish writer Edna O'Brien's manuscripts for her unpublished screenplay about the American poet Sylvia Plath housed in Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Melissa Battista, M.S., learning specialist at the English Language Institute, presented a workshop at the 2019 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on March 13, 2019. The workshop demonstrated how to use Twine, an open-source tool for creating interactive stories and short text adventure style stories. This was the first time anyone from NYIT was accepted to present at this conference, the largest professional development event in the TESOL field.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was elevated to the grade of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Senior member on March 5, 2019. Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply.

Dongsei Kim, M.Des., assistant professor of architecture, had an op-ed "How the architecture of border walls creates division (or inspires trust)," published in Sa​lon on March 2, 2019. The column highlights his research examining how architecture can impact nation-state borders like the Korean DMZ, and how spatial design can be more about inclusion rather than exclusion.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, published a research article titled, "Coup-contrecoup brain injury: fluid–structure interaction simulations," in the International Journal of Crashworthiness on March 1, 2019.