Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues
NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE
NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies
NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty
Cathy Bernard, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published a letter to the editor in the New York Times. Read more.
Gabe Bever, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, recently published landmark papers on the evolutionary origin of the digits in bird wings in the journals Evolution & Development and Developmental Dynamics.
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, published the poem, "Existential Angst 33," in Tar River Poetry and three translations from French to English in the Connecticut Review, including Pierre de Ronsard's sonnets "Wicked Nights" and "These Long Winter Nights," and Arthur Rimbaud's "Boy Asleep in the Valley."
Jeffrey Feinsilver, reference librarian at NYIT-Old Westbury, delivered opening remarks for "Celebrating Choose Privacy Week," at the 36th Annual Long Island Library Conference on May 5 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. He is serving his eighth annual term as chairperson of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Nassau County Library Association.
Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences, received the 15th annual 2011 Spirit Award from White Plains High School for outstanding support, dedication, and commitment to its science research program. This award honored his mentorship of a high school student who studied tuberculosis under his tutelage in the NYCOM research lab for two years.
Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, teamed with Steven Ross, a fourth-year osteopathic medicine student, to publish their article, "Non-Pharmacologic Remedies for Back Pain during Pregnancy," in the May 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.He also collaborated with Timothy W. Hegeman, an NYIT pre-doctoral academic scholar, to publish "Diagnosing and Managing Hand Osteoarthrirtis," in the May 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, made the presentation, "Improving Patient Outcomes: Guideline-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," at the Practicing Clinicians Exchange CME Conference on May 14 in Lombard, Ill. In addition, Newsday quoted him in its May 14 article about this year's allergy season. Read more. He also gave the webinar, "The Expanded Use of Advanced Practice Clinicians and Malpractice Avoidance," on May 18 for CNA Insurance's 25,000 malpractice insurance agents.
Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English, read from his new book, Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo, and led a panel discussion at Barnes and Noble, 82nd Street and Broadway, on May 16. He was also interviewed about his book on May 16 on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM Radio.
Jeanne Strausman and Mahnaz Tehrani, librarians at the NYCOM medical library, presented the poster, "Through the Library Lens: Using Videocasts to Market Library Services," at the Medical Library Association's annual meeting on May 17 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Nursing faculty members presented the poster, "Health Literacy for Health Care Providers: An Interdisciplinary Education Program," at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference, May 4-6 in Irvine, Calif. They include:
Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics and assistant professor of mental health counseling, presented the papers, "Family Therapy for Older Adults" and "The Road to Eudaemonia: Happiness is Vital for the Journey," at the Aging in America Conference, April 25-29 in San Francisco, Calif. Abramson also made opening remarks at the "Creativity Matters" symposium on health, wellness, and the arts at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Fransisco on April 28.
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was named to the board of directors of the Long Island Software and Technology Network in Melville, N.Y.
Babak D. Beheshti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, presented the paper, "Middleware/API and Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks," at the IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology Conference on May 6 at Farmingdale State College.
Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, attended the Hugo Steinhaus Symposium, May 6-7 at Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland, where she read from her recently published book, Kawiarnia Szkocka, a dual-language collection of poems about mathematics in pre-war Poland.
Treena Crochet, associate professor of interior design and assistant dean of the School of Architecture and Design at NYIT-Bahrain, published the textbook, Designer's Guide to Building Construction and Systems for Residential and Commercial Structures, which offers interior design students a concise guide for learning about building construction and systems.
Peter Douris, Ed.D., associate professor and chairperson of the Physical Therapy Department at NYIT, commented on phototherapy in the article, “Seeing the Light” in TodayinPT. Read more.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published the book, Not Dead Yet, a memoir about Phil Southerland, a Type 1 diabetic who became a professional bike racer and founder of a team of diabetics. He finished the book with the help of an NYIT Scholar Incentive Award.
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, wrote McGraw-Hill’s board review and preparation test bank for family practice, which includes a 1,200-question online test bank with detailed explanations and links for answers to evidence-based medicine references. He also reviewed the New York Times best-selling book, The Language of God, in the May 2011 edition of The PA Professional
Photographs by Phil Hopper, assistant professor of communication arts, are featured in a three-person show at DeBlois Gallery in Newport, R.I. His photographs depict political murals and graffiti in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the Palestinian Territories, and will be part of the book, A Photographer's Journey, due out in fall 2012. Read more.
Andrew Torres, assistant professor of architecture at NYIT-Bahrain, published the article, "Doha Debate Links It All Up," in the May 2011 issue of Middle East Interiors. The article summarizes his observations made while attending the Tasmeem Doha Design Conference in Qatar this past March.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), published a review of Sarita Friedman's book, Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, on May 7 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Nursing faculty members who completed an end-of-life nursing education consortium training course taught by Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., nursing instructor, include:
Reem Abu-Sbaih, Ph.D., assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at NYCOM, has been accepted as a fellow in a new program to train mid-career osteopathic physicians as clinical researchers. She is one of only 14 fellows in the inaugural class at the Osteopathic Research Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and will attend weekend seminars through next December to complete training in clinical research.
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, participated in a security conference organized by the U.S. Department of State and FBI on May 4. The conference explored “Crime and Terrorism: Law Enforcement Ten Years after 9/11.” Bill Cheswick, the keynote speaker at NYIT’s first Cyber Security Conference in September 2010, discussed cyber security.
Dolores Burton, Ph.D., chairperson of NYIT's teacher education program, visited Kenya as a guest of Moi University. During her stay, she lectured on qualitative data analysis and the use of technology in teaching and learning to audiences of graduate students and School of Education faculty members in Nairobi and Elldoret City. She also visited schools throughout the country and met Mama Sarah Obama, President Obama's grandmother.
Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, published "Non-Blocking Memory-Memory-Memory Clos-Network Packet Switch," at the 34th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on May 3-4 in Princeton, N.J.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published the article, "Calisthenics Come Back as the Anywhere Workout," on May 4 in the Business Day section of the New York Times. Read more.
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), presented the paper, "Innovative Models for Transitioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders into Adult Life," at the 32nd Annual International YAI Conference, "Bridges to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities," on May 5 in New York City.
Mandy Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented her poster, "A Two-Level Model of Viewing HIV Videos: Exploring the Effects of Message Appeals and Viewer Characteristics on Information Processing," at the first biennial D.C. Health Communication Conference, April 29-May 1, in Washington, D.C.
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, offered her insight on how citywide schools are enhancing engineering and technology programs in the article, “Science Friction: NYC, Schools Push Tech," published on April 24 in Crain’s New York.
Stephen Blythe, Ph.D., J.D., professor of business law at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, attended the 19th Annual Investment Law Conference, April 25-27 in Abu Dhabi. The conference was sponsored by the U.A.E. University College of Law. He delivered the speech, “Why the United Arab Emirates Should Continue To Pursue Bilateral Investment Treaties and Adopt Investor-State Arbitration in Them.” Read more.
Carol Dahir, Ed.D., associate professor and coordinator of the school counseling master's program, is first author of the recently completed second edition of The Transformed School Counselor, published by Pearson/Cengage.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, published the book, Modernism is the Literature of Celebrity, with University of Texas Press in April. Read an excerpt.
Leonard B. Goldstein, Ph.D., associate professor of family medicine and NYCOM director of clerkship education, and Howard W. Makofsky, associate professor of physical therapy, published the article, “The Role of Body Posture in Musculo-Skeletal Pain Syndromes,” in the April 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.
John Hyde, dean of career services, and Stan Silverman, director of technology based learning systems, helped make a boy’s dream come true by getting the author and illustrator of Garfield, Jim Davis, to send him a special fan package. The Times News, Inc. published an article on April 28 about how Garfield’s self-proclaimed biggest fan received this surprise. Read more.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published the chapter, “Robots, Moving Statues, and Automata in Ancient Tales and History,” in the book, Humanity and Technology: Critical Insights.
Raed Abu Zitar, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT-Amman, has co-authored the article, "Speech Compression Exploiting Linear Prediction Coefficients Codebook and Hamming Correction Code Algorithm," in the International Journal of Speech Technology.
With cyber crimes on the rise, NYIT's computer science program is a pertinent career track for students. Metro newspaper made this point in its article on Monday, April 18, with input from Ayat Jafari , professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, andNada Anid , dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Read more.
The cover of the March 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association featured four professors from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT who participated in a clinical study discussed in the journal: Gregory Saggio, D.O., assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine; Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., professor and chair of osteopathic manipulative medicine of NYCOM; Theodore Flaum, D.O., assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine; and Sheldon Yao, D.O., assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine. Read more.
Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., director of the graduate energy management program, was quoted in aComputerworld article on April 21 about how the federal government spends approximately $80 billion annually on IT and is using this financial clout to persuade IT vendors to go green. Read the full article. Amundsen also served as moderator of a panel discussion on power management at the Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit on April 20-21 in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on sustainable technologies for IT infrastructure.
Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of the teacher education program, was invited to participate in a faculty seminar from March 22 to 24 in Albany, N.Y. The seminar focused on using the technology resources of the IRIS (IDEA and Research for Inclusive Settings) Center for Faculty Enhancement to accommodate learner differences and implement response to intervention programs. Her participation was funded by Vanderbilt University through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, served as the organizer and chair for the American Association of Anatomist Symposium, “Sex and Gender-Based Differences in the Cardiovascular System,” on April 10 during the Experimental Biology 2011 Meeting in Washington, D.C. In addition, Dedkov collaborated with osteopathic medical students Molly Kelly and Diana Teplitsky to present two research posters.
Petra Dilling, Ph.D., assistant professor and associate dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Vancouver, presented the paper, "The Stakeholder Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR Reporting and Organizational Age Matter," at the Institute for Business and Finance Research Conference on January 2-5, 2011, in Las Vegas. She received an Outstanding Research Award for her contribution.
Peter Douris, Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy; Cheryl Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy; and Mark Gugliotti, Ph.D., adjunct professor of physical therapy, presented workshops at the Long Island District of the APTA's spring mini-conference hosted by NYIT's Department of Physical Therapy on April 10.
Rosemary G. Ferrucci,, associate dean of the Office of Financial Aid, gave a presentation on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2011-12 at the Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education Financial Aid Information Seminar on March 7 at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, N.Y. The seminar was held in conjunction with Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop.
Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, presented and published his paper, "Regenerative Suburbanism: Long Island Radically Reconsidered," at the 2011 Architectural Research Centers Consortium International Spring Research Conference on April 20-23 at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, Mich.
Laurie Hollister, associate director of career services, provided insights about the career networking website LinkedIn for a Newsday article published on Sunday, April 24. Read more.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of the technical writing program, presented “An Early Supporter of Online Interaction in the Classroom Turns Skeptical" at the April 2011 Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association at Rutgers University.
Tricia Nicholes, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented the workshop, "Challenge Of Change: Supervising the Generation Me Fieldwork Student," at the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in March 2011.
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, gave the lecture, “Autism Spectrum Disorders: NYIT’s Response,” during free hour on April 19 as part of Autism Awareness Month. He also had his book review ofSocial Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guiding Toward Growth published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on the same day. He was also quoted in a Newsday article about autism on April 21.Read more.
Faiz Zoubi, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Amman, participated in the development and initiation of the European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce, and Industry’s Global Commerce License (GCL) certification program.
Nursing faculty members and their service partners presented five peer-reviewed poster presentations at the Seventh Annual Nursing Leadership Conference, "Meaningful Leadership: The Barometer for an Ever-Changing Climate in Healthcare," on Wednesday, April 6 at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. NYIT nursing faculty participants included:
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, hosted a special luncheon on Wednesday, March 30 for previous recipients of the esteemed LISTnet Diamond Award, which recognizes accomplished women in the field of technology on Long Island. Anid won the LISTnet Diamond Award in 2010 for her commitment to educating women in technology.
Beyhan Karahan, professor of architecture, gave a lecture on "The Natural Forces That Shape Buildings in the 21st Century" on April 14 at New York University.
Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach, received the Volunteer of the Year award for outstanding and dedicated service at the YMCA of Greater New York's 159th Annual General Assembly and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on March 16 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
Dolores Burton, Ph.D., chairperson of the Teacher Education Program, presented "Teacher Work Sample, One Leg of the Journey to Create Effective Teachers," at the spring 2011 statewide meeting of the New York Task Force For Quality Inclusive Schooling. One hundred faculty members from higher education institutions and representatives from the New York State Education Department attended the meeting.
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has recently published two poems: "Notes from a Tenement Downtown" in the Alaska Quarterly Review and "Hawk" in The Raintown Review.
Anthony Dimatteo, professor of English, published the poem, "The Opening," with Connotation Press. Read his interview about writing poetry.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with an article for Smithsonian.com. Read it here.
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor and director of physician assistant admissions, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference on Friday, April 8 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, published his research project, "LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned," in the updated edition of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson. Read more about the book on Amazon.com and check out the project's page on Facebook.
Tom Jacobs, assistant professor of English, presented a paper entitled, "Secret Systems of Tactile Correspondence," at the American Comparative Literature Conference from March 31 to April 2 in Vancouver, Canada.
Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Nursing; Carol Caico, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing;Patricia Montano, nursing instructor; Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., nursing instructor; and Zehra Ahmed, Ph.D., assistant professor of physician assistant studies and clinical coordinator, completed the two-day Pediatric Disaster Management Core Curriculum Course sponsored by the Nassau County Department of Health Medical Reserve Corps, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, and the School of Health Professions. Caico also presented a lecture on pediatric bereavement.
Xuetai Qi, assistant professor of philosophy at NYIT-Nanjing, published “Ideas and World: Disagreements Between Locke and Berkeley and a Response” in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Social Sciences.
Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, prepared a report about the physician workforce for President Barack Obama and Congress. Read more about how she is blazing a policy trail in Newsday.
Richard Savior , director of global academic programs, had his paper, "The Corporatization of American Higher Education," accepted for publication in the annual conference proceedings for the International Society of the Social Studies.
Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English, gave a reading from his new book, Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo, published by University of Wisconsin Press. The reading took place on March 26 at the Rainbow Book Fair held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Zeeshan J. Shah, assistant professor of fine arts and computer graphics, led 10 undergraduate students from NYIT-Bahrain in the production of the film, Gilgamesh Pearl, which premiered at Saar Cinema Complex in Manama, Bahrain, on Feb. 26. The filmmaking team donated proceeds from the feature to support My Charity Water, an organization that helps build water wells in African villages. Read more about the film at imdb.com.
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Indepedence Program, co-authored the article, "Divorce with a Child on the Autism Spectrum," published in the spring 2011 edition of Autism Spectrum News. In addition, a book chapter that he co-authored entitled, "What Can Help People With Autism Spectrum Conditions To Find and Keep Employment?” was published in Autism Spectrum Conditions: International Experts Answer Your Questions on Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and PDD-NOS.
Faiz Zoubi, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Amman, had his paper, "Consumers' Perceptions and Expectations of Mobile Services Quality Provided by the Mobile Companies in Jordan," published in the Jordan Journal of Business Administration, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2011.
Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in the March 18-24 issue of Long Island Business News. She noted a strong uptick in applications for engineering studies this year. NYIT-Manhattan is seeing applications up 52 percent, while NYIT-Old Westbury is up 22 percent.
Angela Delcid, director of transfer evaluations and recruitment, was invited to participate in a Career Mixer panel discussion at Hofstra University on April 5. Angela shared professional experiences and provided career advice to graduating Hofstra students on how to prepare for the workforce, network, and create career opportunities.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, was a guest instructor at a writing workshop held in Boston March 30-April 2, under the auspices of Harvard Medical School. Most of the 150 attendants to the conference were doctors looking to publish books or polish their writing skills. The faculty included writers and physicians affiliated with Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the consumer publishing arm of Harvard Medical School.
Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was selected by the Officers and Board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) as one of two 2010 Incentive Fund Award winners. The award acknowledges innovation, dedication, and leadership in architectural and environmental design research.
Leigh Mascianica, assistant director in the Office of Career Services was chosen by the Alva C. Cooper Committee of the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association (MNYCCPOA) as the second-place entry for Best Practices in Career Development for the introduction of NYIT's Alumni Mentor Program. MNYCCPOA consists of career services counselors from more than 60 colleges in the New York metropolitan area.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, conducted a presentation entitled, "A New Funding Source for Comprehensive Transition Programs," at The All Kids Fair on April 10 at the Melville Marriott in Melville, N.Y.
Peter Voci, M.F.A., professor and chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, received a $6,500 grant from the Applied Science Center for Homeland Security to design a permanent 9/11 memorial, which will be installed in the lobby of its headquarters in Bethpage, N.Y. The photo (at right) shows a conceptual illustration of the project that incorporates a section of a steel girder and other artifacts gathered from Ground Zero.
Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented and published "Sliding Mode Control of Crowd Dynamics," at the 2011 IEEE Systems Conference in Montreal, QC, Canada, on April 5, 2011.
Sanjoy Bose, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Management, NYIT-Abu Dhabi, had his article, "Hindu Ethical Considerations in Relation to Tax Evasion," accepted for publication in The Ethics of Tax Evasion in Theory and Practice(Robert W. McGee, ed.), to be published by Springer.
Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach, was honored by the YMCA of Greater NY as the Volunteer of the Year for outstanding and dedicated service at the annual awards ceremony at the Grand Hyatt on March 16, 2011.
Librarians Clare Cohn and Seth McQuale participated in to participate as panelists in two live SirsiDynix webinar sessions on March 31 focusing on hosted integrated library system server solutions adopted by NYIT in 2010.
Carol Dahir, Ed.D., associate professor and coordinator of school counseling in the School of Education, was lead author of the just-published second edition of the textbook, The Transformed School Counselor ( Brooks-Cole).
Jeremy Ducos, assistant director of student activities and leadership development, led 10 NYIT students on an alternative Spring Break trip to Peru. Read a blog about their efforts in helping members of the community and be on the lookout for a video the students are producing.
Mehtap Donuk, assistant director of student activities, and Michael Burnett, associate dean of campus life, both representing NYIT's Old Westbury campus, gave two presentations at the 2011 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) National Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on March 23-27.