Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments: School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Education

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Education is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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


All Recent Accomplishments

Julie Gallanty, M.A., adjunct instructor of interdisciplinary studies, was elected to the Council of Certified Volunteer Administrators (CCVA) on December 31, 2018. She will work with the national board to elevate the work and professionalism in the volunteer profession.

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.

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.

Robert Feirsen, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the school leadership and technology program, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education, led three workshop presentations at 2018 New York State Association of Teacher Educators (NYACTE)/New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE) 2018 annual conference, October 11-12, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The three presentations were titled, "Failing Forward: Teaching Organizational Recovery to School Leadership Candidates;" "Addressing the Challenge to Advocate for Educators using the Design Thinking Approach;" and "Leadership with a 'T': Integrating Teacher Leadership into Leadership Preparation Programs."

Amy Bravo, M.A., senior director of international and experiential education, and Jim Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, presented a workshop, "How to Grow Your Community Project Developmentally: A Conversation About the Challenges of Scaling Up!" at the 10th Performing the World (PTW) conference in New York City on September 22, 2018. Bravo and Martinez discussed their projects, ranging from the creation of STEM-focused service-learning environments with one elementary school to a large scale multidisciplinary campus-wide initiative in Harlem, as well as the successes and challenges of bringing development and community engagement to the NYIT.

Amy Bravo, M.A., senior director of international and experiential education, and Jim Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, co-authored a chapter entitled, "Serviceā€Learning and STEM Creating New Possibilities in Public Schools," published on August 7, 2018, in The Wiley International Handbook of Service-learning for Social Justice. The chapter provides accounts—through vignettes, dialogues, and reflections—of service-learning engagements between segregated schools in New York City and NYIT.

Melda N. Yildiz, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, co-presented a poster, "Research: Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Globally Connected Mobile Learning Projects," at ISTE 2018, June 24, in Chicago, Ill. Her co-presenters included NYIT MSIT graduate Juliet Boone, Fitsum Boone, and Daeon Lynch.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., adjunct professor and chair of the Department of School Counseling, co-authored a paper, "Assessing the Counseling and Non-Counseling Roles of School Counselors," on June 1, 2018.

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.