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

All Recent Accomplishments

Mary Ann Achtziger, M.S., associate dean of student administration at NYITCOM, moderated a round table of professional school administrators and presented on NYITCOM at the Long Island Council of Student Personnel Administrators Conference on November 8, 2019, at SUNY Old Westbury. The roundtable, "Understanding Professional Schools of Medicine and Law," included Felicia Bruno, assistant dean of student administration at NYITCOM, and colleagues from Stony Brook and Hofstra University.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, had her chapbook of poems, Body Falling, Sunday Morning, published on October 31, 2019. Her book is based upon the mid-century crime models of Frances Glessner Lee, the mother of crime scene investigation.

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, was an invited speaker at the Artist Talk Series: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook, Brooklyn on October 26, 2019. O’Hara’s talk, "Capturing Lived Experience," explained her use of arts-based methods in her social science research.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, published an article, “What 5G Means for Smart Cities,” in SmartCitiesWorld on October 23, 2019.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, published an article, “What's Needed to Deploy 5G in Rural Environments,” in The Fast Mode on October 22, 2019.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented “Plastic Pedagogy: Modernism After Warhol” as part of the Plastic Modernisms roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conference in Toronto, Canada on October 1, 2019. This presentation also addressed New York Tech students' digital projects in Golden's foundations of research writing course, “Writing New York.” She also spoke at the MSA business lunch as a co-organizer of the 2020 conference to be held in Brooklyn, New York.

Marcella Del Signore, associate professor of architecture, was a featured speaker at "The Power of Public Space in a Digital Age Symposium," held on October 17, 2019 at the United Nations in New York City. The event was supported by the Center for Architecture (AIANY) and organized by the UN-Habitat, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee.

Jeffrey Raven, MSt., associate professor and director of the graduate program in architecture, urban and regional design, contributed to a roundtable on “Cities with Nature” in Laayoune, Morocco on October 17, 2019. Raven spoke to an audience of global experts, he expanded on the traditional influence and capabilities of architect-urbanists by bridging climate science, policy, and design practice. His intervention provided an operational framework and case studies for practicing urban design professionals and a policy framework for municipal governments.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published an essay, “Digital Design with William Morris,” in Teaching William Morris, edited by Jason Martinek and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, on October 16, 2019.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, was a speaker at the Nassau County Museum of Art exhibition "Energy: The Power of Art" in Roslyn Harbor, NY, on October 6, 2019. He spoke on a panel about the future of energy, including renewable energy, micro-grids, decarbonization, and government policy.