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
Dongsei Kim, M.DES., M.S.AUD., B.Arch.,, assistant professor of architecture, was selected as the 2018 Sherman Family Emerging Scholar by The Korea Society in New York City. Kim will present a lecture on his ongoing research on the Korean Demilitarized Zone as part of the Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture Series, which encourages new American thought leadership on Korea. The lecture will be held at the Korea Society in September 2018, prior to its annual gala. The competition is open to emerging scholars from academe, think tanks, research, or analysis and from across disciplines. The award is named for the Sherman family and Philip Sherman, who served as Citi representative in Korea in Korea in the 1970s.
Colleen P. Kirk, D.P.S., assistant professor of marketing, has published a book chapter entitled "Consumer Psychological Ownership of Digital Technology" in the book, Psychological Ownership and Consumer Behavior. The book is edited by Joann Peck and Suzanne Shu and was published by Springer on May 2, 2018.
Julia Molnar, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, co-authored a book, Muscles of Chordates: Development, Homologies, and Evolution, published by CRC Press on April 29, 2018. The other authors are R. Diogo, J. M. Ziermann, and N. Siomava of Howard University and V. Abdala of UNT-CONICET, Argentina.
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."
Petra F.A. Dilling, Ph.D., associate professor of management and Peter Harris, professor of accounting, management, and finance, published an article, "Reporting on long-term value creation by Canadian companies: A longitudinal assessment," in the highly-rated Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact Factor: 5.715). The article was published online on April 27, 2018.
Adrienne McNally, M.S., director of experiential education, had her paper, "Enhancing Civic, Electoral, and Political Engagement Through International Student Inclusion", published on April 27, 2018 in the eJournal of Public Affairs, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. McNally's article discusses how international students have created and strengthened NYIT initiatives designed to serve the public good and explores how these initiatives connect with A Crucible Moment, the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement’s 2012 call to action to “reclaim higher education’s civic mission.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was the subject of a feature, "How Jonathan Goldman, Professor and Musician, Spends His Sundays," in The New York Times on April 27, 2018. The article trumpets Goldman's dual career—teaching early-20th-century literature at NYIT by day, leading "Spanglish Fly," a Latin soul and boogaloo group, by night—before leading readers through a typical Sunday with Goldman's family and friends on the Upper West Side.
Melissa Battista, M.S., learning specialist at the English Language Institute, made a presentation on "Fostering Personal Identity Through the Use of Technology" at the 39th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference on April 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Battista's presentation provided instructors with ideas on how to incorporate modern technology into language learning and demonstrated assignments and projects that help students to express their personal identity while preparing them for their fields of study and future careers.
Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education, served as co-chair of the 2018 Education Solutions International Conference in New York City, April 19-21, 2018. Hsu, along with other members of the Department of Teacher Education and the UNESCO Center for Global Education, organized the conference, which brought together approximately 300 representatives from 20 countries to formulate educational strategies to accomplish UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal 4: "ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." The Department of Teacher Education received an Education Solutions Stakeholders Partnership Award and Hsu and her colleagues, Robert Feirsen, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of school leadership and technology, Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education, Melda Yildiz, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, and Minaz Fazal, Ph.D., assistant professor of teacher education, presented evidence-based transformative education strategies and led the discussions on education solutions.
Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was co-author of a white paper, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Assessment Associated with Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses: A Position Paper of the ISO Working Group," published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology on April 19, 2018. The paper was drafted by members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group, comprising experts from academia and industry, and represents the position of the group regarding considerations for computational fluid dynamic assessment of transcatheter heart valve substitutes.