Faculty & Staff Accomplishments
We are excited to share recent accomplishments from faculty and staff members at our 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
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his chapter “Artificial Slaves in the Renaissance and the Dangers of Independent Innovation,” published in AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines edited by Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Dillon on March 5, 2020. This chapter not only traces the advent of proto-AI in fictional and non-fictional Renaissance literature but also its points of contact with today's AI and related social concerns.
Steven J. Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of accounting and finance, presented a paper that he co-authored with Lauren Shapiro, Esq. on “Recent Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Cases and the Forensic Damages Expert” at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in Boston on February 29, 2020.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was the subject for a feature article "Jonathan Goldman: Bump And Let It Slide," that was published on February 27, 2020 in All About Jazz magazine.
Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, was invited to speak at the 16th Annual International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference in Spokane, Washington on February 27, 2020. O’Hara’s talk, “Working Toward a Culturally Sustainable Pedagogy,” related the micro and macro efforts to create culturally sustainable pedagogical practices in higher education. The presentation included narrative and visual accounts of curriculum design, high impact practices, and institution-wide initiatives.
Matthias Altwicker, M.U.P., associate professor of architecture, was featured in a Metropolis Magazine article, “High Rises are not High Density,” on February 26, 2020. The article reviewed the exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum he co-curated and included original research work done by twelve New York Tech architecture students.
Andrew Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, was interviewed by News 12 Long Island on February 15, 2020, about a phone scam that resulted in the loss of money from a senior citizen couple.
Jamel Vanderburg, adjunct professor of interdisciplinary studies, received the Brilliance Award on February 14, 2020 from Young People For. Jamal was given this award in honor of his dedication to civic engagement in the community and youth development.
Ben Ovryn, professor of physics, had his research article, "Modeling membrane nanotube morphology: the role of heterogeneity in composition and material properties," published in Scientific Reports, an open access, multidisciplinary journal from Nature Publishing Group, on February 13, 2020. His research, done in collaboration with scientists at University of California, is a theoretical description of the biophysical mechanisms that give rise to shaped membrane nanotubes. The results demonstrate that a delicate balance between the mechanical properties of the plasma membrane and local protein density governs the morphology of the membrane nanotube.