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June 2009

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social science, was interviewed on May 27 on WNYC Radio and was quoted in a June 16 Washington Post article about the public housing project in which Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor grew up. 

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, presented "Integrating Video Into an Online Course in Mathematics, Science, and Technology: An Examination of the Outcomes in Student Discourse" at the International Association for Development of the Information Society's 2009 conference, Algarve, Portugal, June 19.

Frances Campani, associate professor of architecture, and Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, received the Vision Long Island 2009 Smart Growth Award for their park and community center project in Mount Sinai, N.Y.
 
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, co-authored a research article, "Postmyocardial Infarction Remodeling and Coronary Reserve: Effects of Ivabradine and Beta Blockade Therapy," published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Leonard Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education and associate professor of family medicine, and Konstantina Svokos, Pre-Doctoral Neuroscience Fellow, had their article, "Neuropathic Pain: A Discussion of the Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain and an Overview of the Modalities used to Alleviate It," published in the June 2009 issue of Practical Pain Management.

Dennis Kodner, Ph.D., professor of medicine and gerontology and director of NYIT's Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, presented "Harmonizing Strategic Direction and Health Policy to Advance Integrated Care" to the leadership of the Alberta Health Services Board in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on June 19. He was also the keynote speaker at a German Managed Care Association-sponsored conference about care management for the chronically ill in Berlin, Germany, on June 24.
 
Kevin O'Sullivan, D.Sc., associate professor of management, was the guest editor of the June 2009 special issue of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. The issue included highlights of research presented at the Fifth International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, an international conference hosted at NYIT's Manhattan campus in October 2008.
 
Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented three research projects, "The Use of Visual Imagery in Asperger's Syndrome," "An Aggregate Fieldwork Model," and "A Documentary on Occupational Therapists' Interventions During 9/11," at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 3-6.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented, "SIRS, Sepsis, and Septic Shock" and "Antibacterial/ Antifungal Therapy in Critical Care," at the annual meeting of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery, Atlanta, Ga., June 11-12.

Babak Beheshti, associate professor of electrical engineering technology and telecommunication network management and president of the Academic Senate, presented, "NYIT and Its Role as a Global University of the 21st Century," at NYIT's Nanjing, China, campus, before an audience of students, faculty, and staff on June 11.

Marianne Frieri, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, was a speaker and judged 14 scientific posters at the International XXVIII European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress, Warsaw, Poland, June 7.
 
Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences, had his article, "Novel Multistranded, Alternative, Plasmid and Helical Transitional DNA and RNA Microarrays: Implications for Therapeutics," published in the May issue of Pharmacogenomics.
 
Edward Maggio, J.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, is the author of the newly published book, Exploring the Potential for Zero Tolerance of White Collar Crime (VDM Verlag).

Nedzad Mehic, Ph.D., and Bill Mihajlovic, Ph.D, associate professors of computer science, presented, "Problems of Security Curriculum Development" and "Banking Information Security Technologies in the USA," respectively, at the Forum BISEC 2009, Belgrade, Serbia, May 25.

Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment services, was quoted in a June 25 Newsday article about the Obama administration's proposal to streamline the financial aid process and simplify FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
 
Robert Michael Smith, associate professor of fine arts, is exhibiting three digital prints and one camphor wood sculpture as part of an exhibition, "Formative Lines: Working in Drawing and Sculpture," at Governors Island (N.Y.).
 
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, had reviews for two books published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders: Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon's (Eds.) Asperger Syndrome & Employment: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome and Keiko Kobe's With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child.
 
Rozina Vavetsi, assistant professor of fine arts, presented, "New Curricula for New Times," at the National University and Colleges Designers Association's Design Education Summit, Mobile, Ala., May 30.

Linda Comac, coordinator of the English Language Institute, had her article, "ESL - It's Not Just for Children," published in the 2008-2009 edition of American Education, a publication of the International Education Service.

Brian Hallas, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Histology, and Joerg Leheste, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, presented, "SIRT1 Activation Affects the Transmission of Photoperiodic Information by Melatonin," at the annual conference of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 3-7. German Torres, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, is a co-author of the abstract.

Dennis Kodner, Ph.D., director of the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, had his letter to the editor published in the June 10 edition of The New York Times. The letter urges the Obama administration to address the financing of long-term care services for both the elderly and other vulnerable people with disabilities.

Christine Krut, associate director of admissions, and Nicole Hay, assistant director of admissions, presented "There is Science in Medicine? There is Math in Engineering?" at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling's annual conference, Queens, N.Y., June 4.
 
Charles Matz, assistant professor of interior design, and Jon Dillon, adjunct instructor of interior design, were the curators of a technology exhibit and served as panel moderators for a roundtable discussion titled "SHAPESHIFTING: The Emerging Role of Three-Dimensional Printing in Contemporary Studio Practice and Design" at The Center for Architecture, New York City, June 11.
 
Deniz Palak, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, had her article, "Teachers' Beliefs and Technology Practices: A Mixed-Methods Approach," published in the Summer 2009 issue of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, a publication of the International Society for Technology in Education.

 

May 2009

Timothy Keating, Ph.D., dean of the Abu Dhabi campus, has been elected to a one-year term on the board of directors of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi.

Paul Kutasovic, Ph.D., professor of economics, appeared on the May 28 broadcast of News 12 Long Island's Long Island Talks to discuss economic stabilization and recovery. The 30-minute call-in program, hosted by Lea Tyrrell (B.F.A. '87), airs weeknights at 7 p.m. on Cablevision (N.Y.).

Katie Lyons, associate director of evaluations, attended the 16th Annual New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) Conference, Cooperstown, N.Y., May 13-16, as the recipient of the NYSTAA Meg Pearson Professional Development Grant. Lyons serves as co-chair of NYSTAA's Downstate Region.
 
Adrienne O'Brien, Ph.D., professor of communication arts, was honored by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island's Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business (2009).

Kevin O'Sullivan, D.Sc., associate dean (Middle East) and chair of the Department of Marketing and Management, was the guest editor of a special issue of VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems (Vol. 39, Issue 1, 2009) dealing with measuring intangibles and intellectual capital.
 
Alex Ott, director of transfer evaluations, received the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association's (NYSTAA) 2009 Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the association.

Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, delivered five presentations at the American Occupational Therapy Association's National Conference, Houston, Texas, April 23-25.

James I. Schempp, assistant director of admissions, had a public reading of his play, The Book of Kings, performed by Artistic New Directions at the Shetler Theatre in New York City on May 27.

School of Education Dean Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., Chair of Instructional Technology Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., and Professor Stan Silverman presented at the Second Annual NYSCATE Metro Conference, Rye Brook, N.Y., May 18-19. Uttendorfer presented a workshop titled "Screencasting: Creating Effective Multimedia Lessons in Minutes." McPherson facilitated a forum titled "21st Century Learners, Leaders, and Teachers." Silverman led "The Way Forward" keynote panel discussion, an innovative education technology initiative launched by NYIT, and facilitated four other breakout sessions. Four School of Education students also presented research poster sessions at the conference.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, and Janice Sawyer, Ed.D., director of field placement and certification, organized a summit titled "Best Practices: Research, Resources and Reality," at NYIT's de Seversky Center on April 27. The event was attended by regional educators and administrators, including several from the New York State Department of Education.

Treena Crochet, associate professor of interior design, has been appointed to the 2010 Bahrain nominating committee for the Aga Khan Architectural Award, which recognizes outstanding architectural design projects in the Muslim world.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., coordinator of the School of Education counseling programs, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialists Program candidate.

Marianne Frieri, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, presented "Update on Anaphylaxis" and "The Role of Hormones in Allergic and Autoimmune Diseases" at the Medical and OB/GYN Grand Rounds at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., April 28 and May 5, respectively.

Nader Vossoughian, assistant professor of architecture, is the curator of a summer exhibit, "The Global Polis: Interactive Infrastructures," at the The Center for Architecture in New York City.

Nada Anid
, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was an invited guest at the Global Engineering Education Exchange/AE3 2009 meeting in Philadelphia on April 22.
 
Babak Beheshti, associate professor of electrical engineering technology and telecommunication network management, presented a peer-reviewed paper, "On Performance of LTE UE DFT and FFT Implementations in Flexible Software-Based Baseband Processors," at the IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference, Farmingdale, N.Y., May 1.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of nursing, received the award for distinguished service to the Nassau County (N.Y.) Department of Health Medical Reserve Corps at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 29.
 
Raddy Ramos, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, is the co-author of the article, "Pinacidil Induces Vascular Dilation and Hyperemia in Vivo and Does Not Impact Biophysical Properties of Neurons and Astrocytes in Vitro," published in the April 2009 supplement of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
 
David H. Tegay, D.O., associate professor of medicine, presented "Medical Genetics in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic" at the Grand Rounds of The Center For Discovery in Harris, N.Y., April 22.
 
Faculty members and students from the Department of Life Sciences presented at the American Chemical Society 2009 Regional and Undergraduate Conference, New London, Conn., April 25: Grady Carney, Ph.D., associate professor, presented "Buffer Capacity Titrations for a Base Buffer" and Niharika Nath, Ph.D., assistant professor, presented "Evaluation of Two Novel Nitric Oxide-Donating Drugs, J-SK and Nitroaspirin, On the Growth Inhibition of Colon and Leukemic Cancer Cells."

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., president, was interviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of IIENetworker (a publication of the Institute of International Education). President Guiliano discussed NYIT as a model for the 21st-century global university.
 
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, served as chair of a session titled "Cardiovascular System and Aging" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, New Orleans, La., April 22. He also presented a research poster,"Selective Blockade of the Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptors Affect Formation and Development of Coronary Arteries in Quail Embryonic Heart," which was published in the April 2009 issue of the FASEB Journal.
 
LI News Tonight news director and anchor Ken Eckhardt and student reporter Chris Collara received the Fair Media Council's 2009 Folio Award in the best television science, health, or environment news category at the council's annual awards luncheon on May 1. Their story, "A Friend in Need," focuses on the training of dogs to help people with disabilities.
 
Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D., professor and dean of the School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences, visited Hong Kong as an invited external assessor to undertake an initial review of the administrative and academic processes of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, April 20-23.
 
Sal Lagano, head men's basketball coach, received the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association's Sam Schoenfeld Award for sportsmanship in the New York metropolitan area.

Patricia Montano, instructor of nursing, presented, "The Next Frontier: Informatics Down the Yellow Brick Road to Enhanced Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Never Event Reduction," at the annual conference of the American Nursing Informatics Association, Las Vegas, April 24.
 
Barbara Piccirillo and Frank A. Acevedo, assistant professors of physician assistant studies, presented three workshops on ultrasound applications in emergency medicine at a conference of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, San Marco, Fla., April 6-8.
 
Janice Sawyer, Ed.D., director of field placement and certification, and Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, presented, "Collaboration and Implementation of a Teacher Work Sample: Enhancing Students' Learning," at the spring conference of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators/New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 23.
 
Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, had his paper, "An Exploratory Study of the Stigma Associated with a Diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome: The Mental Health Impact on the Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with a Disability with a Social Nature," published in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (Vol. 19, Issue 3, 2009).
 
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation held its Annual Senior Awards Banquet on May 4 at the Old Westbury campus Sports Complex. Senior student-athletes were individually recognized and Robert Rizzuto, director of dining services, and Pilar Visconti, director of food services, received the Eastern College Athletic Conference Appreciation Award, which recognizes NYIT community members who have supported and advanced the department's programs and services; Steve Christianson (softball) received the Coach of the Year award; and Cindy Davis, adjunct professor of English, received the Student-Athlete Faculty Appreciation Award.

 

April 2009

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, was inducted as an honorary member into NYIT's Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society at its annual induction ceremony on April 14 at de Seversky Center, Old Westbury campus.
 
Amy Bravo, director of experiential education, and Adrienne McNally, assistant director of internships, presented, "Ensuring Student Learning in a College with Decentralized Internship Programs," at the national conference of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association, Portland, Ore., April 21.
 
Sheree Incorvaia, director of recruitment for the Vocational Independence Program, had an article, "Providing a United Front," published in the Summer 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News.
 
Arnold Kleinstein, Ph.D., professor of quantitative methods, was one of the designers of three educational software programs named as finalists in the Association of Educational Publishers' 2009 Distinguished Achievement Awards Program. 
 
Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment services, was quoted in an April 25 Crain's New York Business article, "Foreign Students Boost Enrollment," about the increase in international applications to U.S. universities.
 
Deniz Palak, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, presented, "Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach Action Research First-Time," at the 2009 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., April 13. The paper was co-authored by Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., dean of the School of Education.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, testified before the New York State Assembly Republican Regional Forum on Autism Awareness on April 21 in Albany, N.Y. His testimony included a request for tax incentives for employers who provide internships to and special educational loans for students with autism.

Clyde Doughty Jr., director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, gave a presentation about NYIT's Student Athlete Advisory Committee's role in community programs at the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Workshop, Philadelphia, Penn., April 15.
 
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, presented, "We Love Extraordinary People: Alan Moore, the Comics and the Canon," at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association's 2009 Conference, New Orleans, La., April 8-11.
 
Alexander Ott, director of transfer evaluations, had his article, "Institutional Resources for Transfers: Making Your Case in Difficult Economic Times," published in the Spring 2009 issue of NYSTAA News.
 
Robert Rizzuto, director of dining services, has returned to his role as executive chef at NYIT's de Seversky Center.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D.. assistant professor of mental health counseling, presented, "Secret Land: Suicidal Ideation and Comorbid Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome," at the American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif., April 16.
 
German Torres, Ph.D., co-authored the paper, "The Vps33a Gene Regulates Behavior and Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Number," that was published in Brain Research (Vol. 1266, 2009). 
 
Frank Zeman, Ph.D., director of the Center for Metropolitan Sustainability, authored the chapter, "Getting Our Technological Fix," in the book, Climate Change: Picturing the Science (W.W. Norton & Company).

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended the 2009 Engineering Deans Institute conference, "Engineering Education in the 21st Century," Boston, March 22 - 25. She also was a presenter at the Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria's (N.Y.) 2009 Career Day.
 
Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, gave a lecture titled "O Cupid, Cupid, Cupid!; Signalling the Space of Desire in Shakespeare," at the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Flagstaff, Ariz., April 3.

Rohit Dua, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, co-presented, "Near Real-Time Analysis of Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometric Sensors Under Damped Vibration Using Artificial Neural Networks," at the SPIE's 16th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, Calif., March 9 - 12.
 
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, was quoted in an article, "Physician Assistant: Hot Job in a Tight Market," published on HealthNewsDigest.com.

Francy Magee, dean of campus life, Old Westbury, presented a session titled "Developing Political Savvy: Advancing Goals through Ethics, Power, and Partnership" at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association, Washington, D.C., March 30.
 
Frank Mruk, associate dean of the School of Architecture and Design, participated in the "Interdesign Workshop: City Move" in Gallivare, Sweden, March 22 - April 4.
 
Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., dean of the School of Education,  Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of the Division of Teacher Education, and Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., chair of the Division of Instructional Technology, presented the workshop, "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Online Learning But Were Afraid to Ask," at the New York State Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling meeting, Albany, N.Y., April 3.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, delivered the keynote address at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York, New York City, April 1. 

Robert Rizzuto, director of dining services, received the Nassau Physicians Foundation's (N.Y.) President's Citation at a dinner benefiting children with autism held at NYIT's de Seversky Center on
April 3. 

 

March 2009

Taha A. Al-Douri, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Design chair for the Abu Dhabi campus, Treena Crochet, School of Architecture and Design chair for the Bahrain campus, and six NYIT students attended last month's Mousharaka international design conference in Doha, Qatar.

Babak Beheshti, associate professor of electrical engineering technology and telecommunication network management, received the 2009 IEEE Northeastern Region Technical Innovation Award at a ceremony held on March 26 in Hauppauge, N.Y.
 
Nancy Bono (D.O. '92), associate professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, received the designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) at a ceremony held during ACOFP's annual convention in Washington, D.C., on March 7.
 
Petra Dilling, Ph.D, associate dean and assistant professor, NYIT Vancouver, received "best paper" honors for presenting "Sustainability Reporting in a Global Context: What are the Characteristics of Corporations that Provide High Quality Sustainability Reports - An Empirical Analysis" at the International Applied Business Research conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 16-19.
 
Alan Fairbairn, associate professor of hospitality studies, was a judge at the First Antigua Culinary Festival. During his trip to Antigua, he met the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet, and also appeared on the televison program Good Morning Antigua.
 
Thomas Jacobs, assistant professor of English, delivered papers on contemporary American literature at the 2009 Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 27, and at the Harvard University/American Comparative Literature Association's annual meeting in Cambridge, Mass., on March 27.
 
Daniel Rapka, mechanical engineering instructor and laboratory manager, made a presentation about NYIT's solar carport project at the Green East Conference, New York City, March 26-28.
 
Martha Siegel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Interior Design, passed the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) exam for commercial interiors and is now a LEED Accredited Professional. 

Taha A. Al-Douri, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Design chairman for the Abu Dhabi campus, was interviewed in the March-April 2009 issue of the magazine Brownbook: An Urban Guide to the Middle East.

Mar de Fez-Laso, Ph.D., faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, presented "Life and Science at CERN" and "Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics" at the United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, U.A.E., March 19.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, secured two grants -- one from the Long Island chapter and one from the New York Metro chapter of the Society for Technical Communication -- to sponsor NYIT's annual Student Technical Writing Contest on March 31.
 
Edward Maggio, J.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, presented "Business Compliance: Impact on the IT Professional" at the Association of Internet Technology Professionals, Melville, N.Y., March 25.
 
Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment services, is quoted in a March 29 Newsday article about how the economic crisis is affecting the choices of prospective college students.

Peter Dorsey, assistant professor of architecture, had his article, "Strata and Sound: The Adhan as Urban Operating Procedure," published in the February 2009 issue of MONU magazine.
 
Michael J. Gregorek, J.D., adjunct professor and director of the School of Management's Professional Enrichment Program, was inducted as an honorary member of NYIT's Phi Eta Sigma. He is also the founder of GAM, an entrepreneurial and social networking club.
 
David S. Hogsette, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published his first book, Writing That Makes Sense: Critical Thinking in College Composition (Wipf and Stock Resource Publications, 2009).
 
A collaborative article, "United We Stand: Preparing Nursing Students for Political Activism," by members of the Department of Nursing -- Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., Patrice Hood, Susan Neville, Ph.D., and Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D. -- was published in the Fall/Winter 2008-2009 issue of the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. 

Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, presented "Feeding Strategies in Marine Mammals: Anatomy, Histology, and Evolution" at the American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., March 9.

Michael Burnett, associate dean for campus life (Old Westbury), Zennabelle Sewell, interim dean for campus life (Manhattan), and Mehtap Donuk, assistant director of student activities (Manhattan), attended the 2009 NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, "Nourishing Partnerships for Lifelong Learning," Seattle, Wash., March 7 - 11.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, presented "Video in Cyberspace: Does it Make a Difference in Student Engagement in an Online Course?" at the 2009 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Charleston, S.C., March 3.

Frances Campani, associate professor of architecture, will exhibit her paintings and drawings at FXFOWLE Architects, 22 W. 19th St., 11th floor Gallery, New York City, from Thursday, March 26, through Thursday, April 30.

Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, has been selected as a recipient of the Ellison Medical Foundation 2009 Conference and Workshop Award in Aging.

Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences, and his research team from the Faculty of Medicine at Riberão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil, had their paper, "Phototherapy Improves Healing of Chronic Venous Ulcers," published in the January/February issue of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 

Benjamin Khoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of management information systems, and Peter Harris, associate professor of accounting, had their paper, "Enhancing the Graduate Information Systems Curriculum: A Career Skills Oriented Approach," published in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Business Education.

Luis E. Navia, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, is featured in the program, "Ancient Aliens," on the History Channel. Navia is the author of the books, The Adventure of the Universe and A Bridge to the Stars: Our Ancient Cosmic Legacy.

Susan M. Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, Department of Nursing, was invited to attend the U.S. Army Nurse Educators Tour at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 23 - 27. 

German Torres, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, presented "Hypoxic Ventilarory Responses are Abnormal in Psychosis" at the Molecular Basis of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Symposia, Keystone, Colo., March 6 - 10.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, had her paper, "Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Teach Mathematics in Inclusive Classrooms: A Three-Year Case Study," published in the February issue of School Science and Mathematics.

Linda Comac, coordinator of the English Language Institute, was interviewed for the article, "Destination: U.S. East Coast," published in the March issue of Language Travel Magazine. She discussed the advantages of studying English in New York and particularly at NYIT.

Ceyhan Kilic, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, received the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators' Best Track Paper Award in the Sales and Sales Management Track for his paper, "Effect of Personality on Customer Orientation and Performance Outcomes." The award was in conjunction with Federation of Business Disciplines at the 2009 ACME Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 26 - 28. The paper was also nominated for the Best Conference Paper Award.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D., director of student advancement programs for the School of Management, had his paper, "Comparing Effectiveness of Undergraduate Course Delivery: A Student Perspective," published in the March/April issue of the Journal of College Teaching & Learning.

Joerg Leheste, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, and German Torres, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, served as judges at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 10, Woodbury, N.Y.

Raddy Ramos, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, received the 2008 Outstanding Neuroscience Laboratory article award by the editor's of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education for the article, "Demonstrating Cerebral Vascular Networks: A Comparison of Methods for the Teaching Laboratory." This is the second consecutive year that he and his collaborators have won the award.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Preoperative Evaluation of the Critical Care Patient" at Winthrop University Hospital's Physician Assistant Critical Care Residency, Feb. 26, Mineola, N.Y.

Taha A. Al-Douri, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Design chairman for the Abu Dhabi campus, is interviewed in the article, "When I Lived in New York My Living Room Was Manhattan," published in Feb. 21 issue of The National.

Linda Friedman, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience/histology, presented "Research Investigating Adverse Consequences of Early Life Seizures into Adulthood" at a community lecture sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island on Jan. 29 in Garden City, N.Y.

Charles Matz, assistant professor of interior design, has been selected as a juror for the New York section of the Illuminating Engineering Society's 2009 Student Lighting Competition.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., assistant professors in the School of Education, conducted a workshop, "How to Use Audioblogs to Assist Language and Literacy Learning," and presented "Gaming Literacies in Educational Context" at the International Reading Association's 54th Annual Convention, Feb. 23 - 24, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy presented at the Combined Sections Scientific Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Feb. 9 - 12, Las Vegas: Peter Douris, Ed.D., D.PT., associate professor, "Martial Art Training Enhances the Glutathiaone Antioxidant System in Middle Aged Adults"; John Handrakis, Ed.D., assistant professor, "Static Stretching Does Not Impair Performance in Active Middle-Aged Adults"; and Veronica Southard, D.HSc., associate professor, "Does BMI Affect Balance Reactions in Sedentary Middle Aged Adults?" 

 

February 2009

Greg Banhazl, director of business development, was featured in a Feb. 12 LI News Tonight story about NYIT's construction of solar carports to charge plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Leonard Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., NYCOM director of clerkship education and associate professor of family medicine, was recently installed as president of the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Dental Society, the 1,100-member local branch of the national American Dental Association. In addition, Goldstein and Howard Makofsky, D.HSc., associate professor of physical therapy, had their manuscript, "Deep Cervical Muscle Dysfunction and Head/Neck/Face Pain," published in the January/February 2009 issue of Practical Pain Management

Ellen Greer, Ph.D., assistant professor of occupational therapy, and Susan Neville, Ph.D., chair and associate professor, Department of Nursing, presented, "A Phenomenological Investigation of the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Civic Engagement Research Partnership," at the 2009 National Conference of the National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, and International Association of Asian Studies, Feb. 10, Baton Rouge, La.

Nikos Solounias, Ph.D., NYCOM professor of anatomy, is mentioned in an article about evolution and fossils that is posted in the technology and science sections of several Web sites, including foxnews.com and msnbc.com.

David H. Tegay, D.O. NYCOM associate professor of medicine, is the lead author of the article, "Toriello-Carey Syndrome in a Patient with a de novo Balanced Translocation Interrupting SATB2," published in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Genetics.  

Raed Abu Zitar, Ph.D., professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, had his paper, "Arabic Speech Recognition Using SPHINX Engine," published in the December 2008 issue of International Journal of Speech Technology.

Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, had her article, "What is a Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test?," published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Edward Maggio, J.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, presented his paper, "Disaster Response: The Need for Private and Public Sector Partnerships," at the United Nation's World Water Organization Conference, Feb. 5, New York City.

Kristen Panella, director of environmental health and safety, was featured on the Feb. 12 broadcast of LI News Tonight in a story about NYIT's paper recycling program. Watch the video on YouTube here.

Lenore Walsh, associate athletic director and chair of the East Coast Conference Senior Woman Administrators Council, is quoted in the article, "ECC Provides Life Lessons for Female Athletes," published in the Feb. 12 issue of NCAA News.

Paul Kutasovic, Ph.D., professor of economics, appeared on the Feb. 3 broadcast of News 12 Long Island's Long Island Talks to discuss the local housing market. The 30-minute call-in program, hosted by Lea Tyrrell (B.F.A. '87), airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

Robert Rizzutto, director of dining services, was featured on the Jan. 29 broadcast of LI News Tonight for a story about food served at Super Bowl parties.

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social science, is answering selected readers’ questions about the history of the New York City Housing Authority this week (Feb. 2) on City Room, The New York Times’ news blog of live reporting, features, and reader conversations about New York City. Bloom is the author of Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century.

Patricia Burlaud, Ph.D., dean of operations, assessment and accreditations, Global Academic Programs, participated in a panel discussion, “America’s Promise and the Globalization of Liberal Learning,” at the 2009 Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Seattle, Wash., Jan. 20 – 25.

Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences, is the principal author of the study, “Blue 470-nm Light Kills Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Vitro.” The study results have been reported in health sections of various Web sites, including nbcnewyork.com.

Edward Maggio, J.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, penned his first book, Private Security in the 21st Century: Concepts and Applications (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2009).

Barbara Piccirillo, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented a dual workshop, “Introduction into Cardiac Echo Ultrasound for Cardiovascular Physician Assistants,” at the 28th CME Annual Winter Educational Conference of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery, San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 24.

Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, co-authored the paper,  “Information Technology Requirements for Intelligent Evacuation System,” published in World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, 2009).

NYIT's Office of Security, represented by Jamie Cardenas, manager of facilities operations, Manhattan; Frank Catalano, director of security, Central Islip; and William Marchand, director of facilities operations, presented an award of appreciation to the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Department at a luncheon held Jan. 13 at NYIT’s Epicurean Room.

 

January 2009

Ahmad Abdelhadi, Ph.D., associate campus dean, NYIT-Jordan, is one of four editors of the book, Environmental Management, Sustainable Development, and Human Health (Taylor and Francis, 2008).

Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, presented, "Aprismatic Enamel Microstructure and Tooth Sharpness in Odontocetes: Economy or Adaptation?" at the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, Mass., Jan. 7. He was also recently named a research associate at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Babak Beheshti, professor of electrical engineering technology and telecommunications network management, has been appointed chair of the 2009 IEEE Global Student Activities Committee. In this role, he will establish and oversee policies for the more than 70,000 undergraduate and graduate student members.

Carol Caico, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, recently completed certification as a RTS (Resolve Through Sharing) Bereavement Coordinator. This certification allows her to teach the Perinatal Bereavement Course, which supports those who have suffered a pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

Treena Crochet, associate professor of interior design, is the author of the newly-published book, Designer's Guide to Decorative Accessories (Prentice Hall).

Judith DiMaio, dean, School of Architecture and Design, was named the first Colin Rowe Designer in Residence by the American Academy in Rome (AAR). This month, DiMaio will share her professional work and participate in various programs with other AAR community members in Rome, Italy. She joins a distinguished roster of former academy residents, including world-renowned architects Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, and Richard Meier.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, had his poem, "Song of Cycles," published in the Winter 2009 issue of the journal, Words-Myth. He also had his review of Lorna Hutson's book, The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, published in the Winter 2009 issue of College Literature.

Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D., dean, School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences, was quoted in an article published in the Jan. 3 edition of Mail Online about the medical use of infrared-light frequencies.

Francine Glazer, Ph.D., assistant provost and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the editorial review board of Innovative Higher Education.

Kelly A. Haller, associate bursar at the Manhattan campus, was an eyewitness to history when she attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Haller was one of only 175 winners in a statewide lottery sponsored by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY).

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon, (Chicago Review Press 2009) on Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble in New York City.

Robert Koenig, Ph.D, director of the School of Management's Student Advancement Programs, received "best paper" honors for the presentation of his work, "Comparing Effectiveness of Undergraduate Course Delivery: A Faculty Perspective," at the Clute Institute for Academic Research Teaching and Learning Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 4 - 8.

Mirghani S. Mohamed, Ph.D., assistant dean, School of Management at NYIT-Bahrain, contributed to the article, "The Future of the Future: From Nomads to Knowmads - Knowledge Cities Rise From the Desert Sands," which was published in the January 2009 issue of KMWorld magazine.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D., assistant professor of life sciences and director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative [removed]COURSE), mentored students in the Department of Life Sciences who presented their research projects in the fields of molecular and cell biology last month at the Manhattan campus.

Charles Pavia, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, was named Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination (COMLEX-USA) Level 1 "Item-Writer of the Year" by the board of directors of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

Erin O'Keefe, associate professor of architecture, had her work included in three recent exhibitions: "CHROMA" at Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.; "New Photography 08" at the Main Street Gallery, Groton, N.Y.; and "Four Feet - The Proxemics of Personal Space" at Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Ga.

Burton Roslyn, adjunct professor of architecture, testified last month before the newly formed New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization. As president-elect of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) New York State, he spoke on behalf of its 6,800 members, urging the legislature to allow alternate design and delivery methods to provide flexibility in meeting project needs. Click here to read his testimony.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, received a 2009 Trumpet Award from The Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc. at a ceremony held on Jan. 25 in Atlanta, Ga. The award is conferred to African-Americans who have made significant contributions to enhancing the quality of life for global citizens.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, had two papers published: "Challenges in the Assessment of Trauma Among Individuals Diagnosed with Disabilities," in the Winter 2009 issue of Mental Health News; and "Suicidal Ideation and Peer Victimization in Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome," in the Winter 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, and Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean of the Vocational Independence Program, had their articles, "Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Societal Stigma and Social Support," and "Travel Training for Higher Functioning Individuals on the Spectrum," respectively, published in the Spring 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News. VanBergeijk also participated in the Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism National Think Tank in New York City, Jan. 23 - 24.

Shian-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, had her paper, "Use of the Webinar Tool (Elluminate) to Support Training: The Effects of Webinar-Learning Implementation from Student-Trainers' Perspective," published in the Winter 2008 issue of the Journal of Interactive Online Learning. Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor of teacher education, co-authored the paper.

Raed Abu Zitar, Ph.D., professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, has won a prestigious award in the field of information technology and communications conferred by the Scientific Foundation of Hisham Adheeb Hijjawi (based in Amman, Jordan). The independent, nonprofit foundation supports technical and applied sciences education.

Assistant professors of physician assistant studies Barbara Piccirillo and Frank Acevedo, presented a workshop, "Ultrasound - Echo and Vascular Access Applications," at the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont's 27th Annual Winter CME Conference, Manchester, Vt., Jan. 9.

Three members of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O., Patricia Kooyman, D.O., and Daniel VanArsdale, D.O. passed all three parts of the recently administered Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Board Examinations. NYIT/NYCOM's OMM is now one of the largest departments in the United States, with six full-time faculty members who are board certified in NMM/OMM. Four of these faculty members are also board-certified in family medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

 

December 2008

Frank Catalano, director of security, Central Islip, has been elected treasurer of the Long Island chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, had his review of The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage published in the Winter 2008 issue of Renaissance Quarterly.

Anthony DiSanto, professor of architecture, received the Long Island chapter of the American Institute of Architecture's 2008 Archi Educator Award, which recognizes efforts to advance the profession through promoting the importance of quality architecture and its positive influence on society.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, contributed recommendations that exemplify the highest standards of narrative non-fiction work for the Winter 2009 issue of Literary Journalism (page 9).

Beyhan Karahan, associate professor of architecture, received the 2008 American Institute of Architects New York State Award of Excellence in the category of large residential projects.

Dennis L. Kodner, Ph.D., director of NYIT's Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, had his letter to the editor about aging in suburban communities published in the Dec. 12 edition of The New York Times.

Adam Kraar, adjunct professor of English, had a monologue from his play, Freedom High, published in the book, One on One: The Best Men's Monologues for the 21st Century.

NYIT's Long Island News Tonight provided exclusive video for WABC-7 and News 12 Long Island pieces that aired on their Dec. 5 evening newscasts about the Black Friday tragedy at the Valley Stream, N.Y., Walmart. The stories were reported by former LI News interns Lauren DeFranco and Jackie Lukas, respectively.

Burton Roslyn, adjunct professor of architecture and principal of Roslyn Consultants (Westbury, N.Y.), has been elected president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State.

Rick Savior, director of human resources, has been awarded the highest level of professional certification, Senior Professional in Human Resources, by the Society of Human Resources Management.

Robert M. Smith, associate professor of fine arts, was interviewed about the Digital Stone Exhibition on an episode of City Beat, an English language television program broadcast from Shanghai, China.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, had his article, "Research in Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome Identifies Challenges and Coping Strategies," published in the Winter 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News.

Liviu Schwartz, adjunct professor of architecture, received the 2008 American Institute of Architect's New York Chapter Award of Merit for his work on the restoration of the landmark Rodin Studios in New York City.

Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, had her paper, "Robust Feedback Control of Two-Equation System Crowd Models," published in the International Association of Science and Technology for Development's journal, Proceedings of Intelligent System and Control - 2008.

Roger Yu, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was an invited guest at a recent meeting in New York City with Chinese President Hu Jintao. Attendees included American leaders who were born in China, and topics included Chinese policies on global education and the economy.

 

November 2008

Helen Bayona, staff associate in the Department of Fine Arts (Manhattan campus) and a student in NYIT's M.F.A. program, had her lifestyle design on display in the Infinite Possibilities Design Exhibit at the American Institute of Graphics Gallery in New York City.

Michael Burnett (M.P.S. '99), associate dean for campus life, Old Westbury, presented, "Building a Community Through Collaborating with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs," at the Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, Verona, N.Y., Nov. 17.

Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, had two poems, "The Angel of History" and "Universal Soap Box," published in the Fall 2008 issue of The Main Street Rag.

Tony Errichetti, Ph.D., NYCOM chief of virtual medicine, presented a webinar, "Advanced Methods of Conducting Quality Assurance and Debriefing: What Every Simulation Educator Needs to Know," on Nov. 13. The webinar was hosted by Education Management Solutions.

Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences, had his paper, "Visible 405 nm SLD Light Photo-Destroys Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) In Vitro," published in the Nov. 2008 issue of Laser in Surgery and Medicine. David Yens, Ph.D., associate professor of family medicine, was one of the co-authors.

Mar de Fez-Laso, Ph.D., a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, presented a seminar titled, "Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics," at the University of Bahrain's College of Science, Nov. 13.

Marianne Frieri, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at its Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 9.

Lindsay Gamble, adjunct instructor of speech and former NYIT assistant soccer coach, completed the Nov. 2 ING New York City Marathon in 4:06:33.

Robert Goldblatt, Ph.D., associate professor of the Department of Family Medicine, had his paper, "Effects of Clay Manipulation on Somatic Dysfunction and Emotional Distress in Patients with Parkinson's Disease" published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association (Volume 25, Number 3, 2008).

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, traveled to Ireland last month to conduct research for his upcoming book about Thomas Jones, the namesake of Jones Beach (N.Y.). Hanc, who published a history of Jones Beach and the state park in 2007, gave a presentation to the local hist

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