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

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Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, discussed her book, Drugstore Blue in a mutual interview, with Lynn McGee (Tracks on the North of Oxford website. In the article, "Two Poets, Straight and Queer, Find Common Ground in Femme ID and Content," the two authors share a conversation about their recent books, their approaches to writing, and the ways in which femme content informs their work and their lives.

Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, had four poems published in UCity Review on May 30, 2019. The poems are from his book in-progress, Fishing for Family.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had two songs included in the soundtrack of Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have it (Season 2), which dropped on May 29, 2019. Goldman composed, played trumpet on, and produced both songs for his Latin band Spanglish Fly. "New York Rules" (featuring Joe Bataan), a celebration of the diversity and resilience of New Yorkers as seen during a subway stoppage, is heard in Season 2 Episode 1. "Coco Helado" (featuring Rowan Ricardo Phillips, whose poem inspired the song) is about the icey carts ubiquitous to the New York streets; it is heard in Season 2 Episode 3.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was quoted in the article, "The 'She's Gotta Have It' Season 2 Soundtrack Is Filled With Talented Artists, Both Old & New." As the band founder, DJ Jonny Semi-Colon, Goldman's sometime pseudonym, told NPR, "We're showing that boogaloo is a flexible genre, not just Latin and soul music. It's jazz and hip-hop and other things, with the complexities of Afro-Cuban rhythms."

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, read from her work at The Poetry of Human Rights, Parallel Event @ UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW63) at the Armenian Convention Center in New York City on March 13, 2019. Other recent readings include at Local 138 on April 11, in New York City; at the Popular Culture Association meetings on April 20, and at The Port on April 22, both in Washington, D.C.; and at the Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest in Sleepy Hollow, NY on May 18.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, published her article, "Picture-Book Retellings of 'The Three Little Pigs': Parody, Intertextuality, and Metafiction," in the peer-reviewed journal Children's Literature Quarterly on May 15, 2019.

Melissa Battista, M.S., and Sabina Khantimirova, both learning specialists at the NYIT English Language Institute, presented "Developing Interactive Activities for Hybrid, Flipped, or Non-Traditional Online Instruction" at the Kaplan and NYS TESOL One-Day Mini-Conference in New York City on May 11, 2019.

Emily Rukobo, M.A., executive director for global engagement, presented "The American Cultural Immersion Experience: English through Service Learning" at the Kaplan and NYS TESOL One-Day Mini-Conference in New York City on May 11, 2019.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., vice president of strategic communications and external affairs, and Terry Nauheim Goodman, M.F.A., associate professor of digital art and design, had their work with the Viscard Industry Project highlighted in the book, Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership, published by Wiley on May 7, 2019. The project was the primary outcome of NYIT's participation in the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) program, which sought to increase opportunities for students to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship activities in 50 universities across the country.

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, exhibited her photograph, Opening the Canopy, at the "Do One Thing to Make to the World a Better Place" benefit at Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY on May 4, 2019. O’Hara's current scholarship explores the use of photography as a research method. She will be leading a fall 2019 course, IDSP 300 – Lived Experience in a Multimedia World, based on the field of phenomenology, a philosophical approach to understanding how human beings experience the world, which will use multimedia artifacts, including photographs, narratives, and personal stories as tools for research.