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
Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, launched the paperback publication of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton by University Press of Florida at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop on November 28, 2018. The event, which included an introduction by Golden and readings by writers Deirdre Coyle, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, and Briallen Hopper, was live streamed to Facebook.
John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, and Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, served as a panelists at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLA) conference, SLSA 2018-Out of Mind, November 11-18, 2018, discusing their augmented reality app to teach Shakespeare, "Out of (Shakespeare’s) Mind and into the Classroom: Our Augmented Reality App for Teaching Hamlet.” Misak and LaGrandeur are currently developing and beta testing an Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone application to use in an English classroom to help college-level students experience Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a more intimate, immersed way.
Mary Ann Achtziger, associate dean of student administration at NYITCOM, and Felicia Bruno, assistant dean of student administration at NYITCOM, made a presentation, “Best Practices in Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Administration at Professional Schools of Medicine and Law” at the annual conference of the Long Island Council of Student Personnel Administrators on November 16, 2018. As a result of this session, NYITCOM will become the founding institution for a new council of senior administrators in student affairs and enrollment services from medical and law schools on Long Island.
Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented her paper, “Airless Spaces: Schizophrenia and the Relations of Narrative Production,” as part of a Neurodiversity/Neuronarrative panel at the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA) annual conference in Toronto, Ontario on November 16, 2018.
Carol Dahir, Ed.D., adjunct professor and chair of the Department of School Counseling, was the keynote speaker and a workshop presenter at the 42nd Biennial International Conference of the Association of Psychological and Educational Counselors of the Asia-Pacific (APECA), November 14-16, 2018 in Manila, Philipenes.
Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, published Cancelled in Purple: Alice Walker’s Virginia Woolf Calendar in Modernism/modernity Print Plus, Volume 3, Cycle 3, on November 13, 2018.
John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, published an article, A (Virtual) Bridge Not Too Far: Teaching Narrative Sense of Place with Virtual Reality," in Computers and Composition, Volume 50 on November 13, 2018. The article explains how virtual reality (VR) games can help students realize the importance of narrative sense of place and outlines a VR exercise for students to experience immersion as a parallel to how written works transport readers to their environments.
Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, presented paper titled "Predicting Concussion Symptoms Using Computer Simulations," at the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2018, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 13-14, 2018. The associated paper is published in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 880, pages 557-568, Springer. Toma also chaired a session titled "Software Engineering" at the conference.
Carol Dahir, Ed.D., adjunct professor and chair of the Department of School Counseling, was the keynote speaker and a workshop presenter at the 18th Annual Convention of the School Counseling Circle of the Philippines, November 13-14, 2018 in Manilla, Philipenes.