Media Coverage

Sotiropoulos Interviewed for Observer Metaverse Story

Sep 08, 2022

Observer interviewed consumer behavior expert Veneta Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., associate professor of management and marketing studies, regarding whether avatars of real-life fashion models will soon help marketers sell their fashion in the metaverse. She notes that, in a theoretical metaverse-dominated future, traditional advertising mediums like magazines and billboards will still exist, but they will serve to direct attention to the metaverse rather than to tangible products and brick-and-mortar stores.

“The consumer went from the in-person experience to the online experience and will eventually gravitate to the metaverse experience,” Sotiropoulos explains.


Jarkon Responds to State Bill Calling for K-12 Mental Health Days

Sep 06, 2022

As seen on News 12 Long Island, Bronx, Westchester, Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and Connecticut, psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, responded to a New York State bill that calls for K-12 schools to accept mental health days as a valid absence. Jarkon notes that if the bill passes, there must be a system of checks and balances put in place to ensure that mental health days are not abused, including parameters between students, parents, and schools.


Paleontology Expert Interviewed for Dinosaur Evolution Story

Aug 29, 2022

As seen in Defector, evolutionary biologist Aki Watanabe, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, rebutted new findings that claim T.rex fossils represent multiple species of dinosaur, and that the T.rex should, therefore, be split into multiple species.

“Almost half of the T. rex specimens they used in the original paper are owned privately or commercially,” says Watanabe, who was not involved with the study. As he notes, relying on so many privately owned fossils, which are not guaranteed to be accessible to all scientists, is generally “frowned upon in the dinosaur or paleontology community,” as this practice goes against one of the fundamental aspects of science: that all studies should be replicable.


Aug 17, 2022

The Freeport Herald published an article highlighting the academic successes of recent New York Tech graduate and Freeport native Michael Valenzuela (B.S. ’22). In the interview, Valenzuela recounts his experience as a computer science major and notes the valuable experience he gained by working in the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC).

In addition, other hometown news outlets, including Huntington Now, Echoes Sentinel, The Monmouth Journal,, and others, have highlighted local graduates of New York Tech’s Class of 2022.


Media Feature Expert’s Research on Psychological Safety as Innovation Enabler

Aug 17, 2022

Research published by Radoslaw Nowak, Ph.D., about the role of psychological safety as an internal resource that managers could leverage to support a firm’s capabilities to innovate, is featured in an interview in Associations Now.

“Psychological safety can improve a firm’s ability to continuously improve their processes,” Nowak said. “So, psychological safety is critical because it allows firms to identify a broader pool of process-improvement ideas. When employees feel that they can express themselves safely in their workplace, they will be collectively able to identify a broader pool of new ideas.”

Nowak’s research was also featured in B2B News Network and  Communications of the ACM.


CNBC Publishes Henao Op-ed

Aug 15, 2022

A CNBC op-ed by Dean of Students Felipe Henao, Ed.D., calls for college administrators to take a page out of corporate America's playbook and start making customer service a top priority for higher education. He writes that just as customer bases evolve over time, so do student bodies. Yet higher ed has failed to keep up. 

He suggests looking to Disney and other companies, including Zappos, for customer service insight. Henao also urged colleges to identify new ways to remove barriers to student success. “Since student bodies across many college campuses are incredibly diverse, it should be a mandate to deliver services that meet their unique needs -- just as companies do with their customers,” he writes.

Additional outlets, including MSN, also featured the op-ed.   


LIBN Honors Two New York Tech Deans

Aug 12, 2022

Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., and Dean of the School of Health Professions Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., were name to Long Island Business News2022 Power Health Care list (beginning on page 17). The list recognizes professionals who are making significant contributions that impact the health and well-being of the community and includes those who run healthcare systems, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, or healthcare support businesses as well as healthcare education programs.


Hometown News Outlets Highlight Student Achievements

Aug 06, 2022

Local media outlets featured the academic accomplishments of New York Tech students, including, among others, The Monmouth Journal and Hamlet Hub, which highlighted area students named to the Presidential Honor List and Dean’s List for spring 2022. In addition,, Carriage Town News, Douglas County Sentinel, and others highlighted incoming first-year students who received the Presidential Scholarship and Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship.


Rajnarayanan Shares Insight on COVID-19 in Animals

Aug 05, 2022

Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was recently interviewed regarding the spread of COVID-19 in animals. His insight was featured in Fortune, Yahoo News, and other sites. As the coverage notes, Rajnarayan created and maintains a number of COVID-19 data dashboards, including one that is populated with data from an international research organization that tracks changes in COVID-19 and the flu virus in animals.

While the majority of globally identified animal cases have been in mink, deer, and pets like cats and dogs, Rajnarayanan notes that the virus has also crossed into the avian population. He explains that this could have “big implications,” including new mutations, extensive spread of the virus, and impacts on food supply. Given this, he recommends that the U.S. Department of Agriculture facilitate more frequent testing of farm animals and provide protective gear for farmers to reduce the likelihood of transmission from farmers to farm animals, and vice versa.


Infectious Disease Physician Quoted in Health Magazine

Aug 01, 2022

Epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Carl Abraham, M.D., assistant professor of clinical sciences at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was quoted in Health magazine regarding the impact of monkeypox on children. Abraham notes that, as with other diseases, neonates, or extremely young children in their first weeks of life, are likely vulnerable because of their weaker immune systems. However, he adds that it's hard to know for sure how severely they may be affected because of the small number of confirmed cases in children currently.