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ACCOUNTING

MYRNA L. FISCHMAN
Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S., City College, CUNY; Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Business Education, Methods of Learning Accounting

  • Listed in “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry” (2000/2001)
  • Received the 1995 Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

FREDERIC M. STINER JR.
Professor of Accounting; Chair, Accounting Department
M.S., University of Delaware; M.B.A., Marshall University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Specialties: Accounting Education; International Accounting; Accounting for Pensions, Stock Options, Trusts and Estates

  • Author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles on accounting

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AFRICA

GAIL-ANN G. GREAVES
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre; Director, Forensic Program in Speech and Debate
B.A., M.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; Ph.D., Howard University
Specialties: Rhetoric; Intercultural Communication; Cultures of the Caribbean, the United States and Africa; Calypso

HILDI HENDRICKSON
Chair, Anthropology Department; Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: People of Botswana and Namibia in Southern Africa

  • Publications Include:
    Editor, “Clothing and Difference: Embodied Identities in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa”

KIMBERLY F. JONES
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Specialties: African Presence in Latin America, Race Relations in Brazil

VALERIE WALKER
Professor of Community Health; Coordinator, Community Health
B.S., Hunter College; M.S., M.P.H., Columbia University
Specialties: Cultural Exchange Programs in Kenya, East Africa, Evaluation of Health-Care Centers, Human-Animal Bonding

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “Pet Facilitated Therapy Potential Benefits”

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AMERICAN CULTURE

DONALD ALLPORT BIRD
Chair, Journalism Department; Professor of Journalism
A.B., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Specialties: Metropolitan Daily Tabloid Journalism, Rumor and Gossip, Assassination and Mass Media, Popular Culture, American Folklore

LEAH DILWORTH
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Specialties: 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature, Ethnography

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Imagining Indians in the Southwest: Persistent Visions of a Primitive Past,” Smithsonian

JOSEPH DORINSON
Professor of History
B.A., M.Phil., Columbia University
Specialties: Popular Culture, Sports History, African-American Sports Heroes, Humor Studies, Russian Immigration, Brooklyn, Jewish History

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Ethnic Humor: Subversion and Survival” published in “What’s So Funny? Humor in American Culture”
    Author, “Anyone Here A Sailor? Popular Entertainment and the Navy”
    Co-editor, “Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream”
    Author, op-ed articles: “Jackie’s a Hero Now — But He Wasn’t
    Always” and “Paul Robeson, All-American,” New York Daily News
    Co-editor, “Paul Robeson (1898-1976): A Centennial Symposium,” Pennsylvania History
    Author, “The Educational Alliance: An Institutional Study in Americanization and Acculturation,” published in “Immigration and Ethnicity”
    Author, “Brooklyn: The Elusive Image,” published in “Is Anyone Here From Brooklyn?”

RALPH ENGELMAN
Professor of Journalism
B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
Specialties: History of the Press, Communications Law, Public Broadcasting

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History”

PATRICK HORRIGAN
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Catholic University; Ph.D., Columbia University
Specialties: 19th- and 20th-Century American Culture, Lesbian and Gay Literature

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies,”
    Author, “Messages for Gary,” a one-act play performed at the New York International Fringe Festival

RUTH SHACKELFORD
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialties: American Social History in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Orphanages

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Institutional Poor Relief in Nassau County 1889-1999,” published in “Nassau County: From Rural Hinterland to Suburban Metropolis”

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ANTHROPOLOGY

LEAH DILWORTH
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Specialties: Ethnography, 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Imagining Indians in the Southwest: Persistent Visions of a Primitive Past,” Smithsonian

HILDI HENDRICKSON
Chair, Anthropology Department; Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: People of Botswana and Namibia in Southern Africa

  • Publications Include:
    Editor, “Clothing and Difference: Embodied Identities in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa”

MICHAEL HITTMAN
Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Long Island University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Specialties: Cultures of North American Indians, Ghost Dance Religions, Peyote Rites, the Northern Paiutes (of Nevada)

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Nomogwet: The Life-History of Corbett Mack, Northern Paiute Opiate Addict”
    Author, “Wowoka and the Ghost Dance: A Sourcebook”

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ARCHIVES

CHARLOTTE W. ELKIND
Associate Graduate Dean, Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Columbia University
Specialties: Archival Collections, History of Brooklyn

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ART

CYNTHIA DANTZIC
Professor of Art
B.F.A. Yale University; M.F.A., Pratt Institute
Specialties: 2D and 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Color Interaction, Chinese Calligraphy

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Drawing Dimensions”
    Author, “Design Dimensions”

NANCY GROVE
Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Specialties: Contemporary Art, Marisol, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Isamu Noguchi

HILARY LORENZ
Associate Professor of Art
B.S., Western Michigan University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
Specialties: Printmaking, Digital Printmaking, Photography, Digital Photography, Computer Graphics, Book Design, Personal Magazine Publishing

  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the World
  • Exhibits Include:
    11th Taiwan Print and Drawing Biennial, Taiwan Museum of Fine Art
    Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium 2003
    Abstractions in Photography, Hunderdon Museum of Art, 2002
    Digital Art 2001, New York Hall of Science, 2001
    Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts Museum, 2000
    Printed Identity, American Swedish Museum, Philadelphia, 2000

ALEXANDER M. SHEDRINSKY
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
M.S., Leningrad University; M.S., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Amber, Waxes, Organic Materials Used in Art, Chemistry of Archeology

  • Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Curator and Archeometry

ELIZABETH A. RUDEY
Professor of Art
B.A., New York University; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D, Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialities: Ceramics (sculpture and functional pottery), Jewelry, Art Education

  • Research on Egyptian jewelry reproductions for the Metropolitian Museum of Art
  • Member, College Art Association, National council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, New York State Art Teachers Association, New York City Art Teachers Association, University Council on Art Education
  • Exhibits Include:
    Art and media Arts Faculty Exhibition, The Salena Gallery
    “Wish You Were Here,” “Generations lll,” AIR Gallery, New York, NY
    “Heel to Toe,” Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James
    “50th Anniversary Exhibition of Resident Artists,” The Archie Bray Foundation
    Tile Festival, The Moravian Tile Works, Doylestown, PA
    The University Council for Art Education Millenium Art Exhibition
    The Rosenberg Gallery, New York University
    “Tiles,” a juried exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Ceramic Arts

ROBERT K. BARRY
Chair, Art Department; Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Pitzer College; M.F.A., University of Delaware
Specialties: Ceramics, Porcelain, Tin-glazed Earthenware (majolica), Raku

  • Exhibits Include:
    Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
    Solo exhibits in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Chicago, and Berlin
    International Ceramic Workshop, Tokoname, Japan

ELIZABETH A. RUDEY
Professor of Art
B.A., New York University; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D, Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialities: Ceramics (sculpture and functional pottery), Jewelry, Art Education

  • Research on Egyptian jewelry reproductions for the Metropolitian Museum of Art
  • Member, College Art Association, National council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, New York State Art Teachers Association, New York City Art Teachers Association, University Council on Art Education
  • Exhibits Include:
    Art and Media Arts Faculty Exhibition, The Salena Gallery
    “Wish You Were Here,” “Generations lll,” AIR Gallery, New York, NY
    “Heel to Toe,” Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James
    “50th Anniversary Exhibition of Resident Artists,” The Archie Bray Foundation
    Tile Festival, The Moravian Tile Works, Doylestown, PA
    The University Council for Art Education Millenium Art Exhibition
    The Rosenberg Gallery, New York University
    “Tiles,” a juried exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

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BIOLOGY

MARK G. BIRCHETTE
Associate Professor of Biology; Co-Director, The Multimedia and Interactive Learning (MIL) Project
B.A., Yale College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialties: Primate Paleontology, Comparative Anatomy, Evolutionary Biology, Locomotor Behavior of Fossil Primates

SARA K. CHAMBERS
Instructor of Biology
B.A., College of Wooster; M.S., Purdue University
Specialties: General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition

DAVID COHEN
Dean, Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Biology, Religion and Science in Conflict, Evolution

ANTHONY LYNDON DEPASS
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Postdoctoral, Yale University School of Medicine
Specialties: Molecular and Cell Biology

CAROLE GRIFFITHS
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., City College, CUNY; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Specialty: Evolution of Birds of Prey

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Whither Taxonomy?” published in “John Bull’s Birds of New York”
    Author, “The correlation of protein structure and evolution of protein-coding genes: Phylogenetic inference using cytochrome oxidase III,” published in “Molecular Biology Evolution”

CECILIA KOVAC
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., St. John’s University; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., Columbia University
Specialties: Molecular Immunology, Interactions of Regulator Proteins with DNA

GEORGE SIDERIS
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., College of Staten Island, CUNY; M.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Enviornmental Issues, Ecology, Aegean Ecology, Field Biology, Exposing Pseudo-Scientific Claims

MARIA VOGELSTEIN
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., St. Joseph’s College; M.S., New York University
Specialties: Anatomy, Physiology, Histology (slides of human tissue), Light and Electron Microscopy, Cell Biology, Hematology, Sickle Cell Anemia

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BROOKLYN

JOSEPH DORINSON
Professor of History
B.A., M.Phil., Columbia University
Specialties: Popular Culture, Sports History, African-American Sports Heroes, Humor Studies, Russian Immigration, Brooklyn, Jewish History

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Ethnic Humor: Subversion and Survival” published in “What’s So Funny? Humor in American Culture”
    Author, “Anyone Here A Sailor? Popular Entertainment and the Navy”
    Co-editor, “Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream”
    Author, op-ed articles: “Jackie’s a Hero Now — But He Wasn’t Always” and “Paul Robeson, All-American,” New York Daily News
    Co-editor, “Paul Robeson (1898-1976): A Centennial Symposium,” Pennsylvania History
    Author, “The Educational Alliance: An Institutional Study in Americanization and Acculturation,” published in “Immigration and Ethnicity”
    Author, “Brooklyn: The Elusive Image,” published in “Is Anyone Here From Brooklyn?”

CHARLOTTE W. ELKIND
Associate Graduate Dean, Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Columbia University
Specialties: Archival Collections, History of Brooklyn

JAN ROSENBERG
Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialties: Welfare Reform, Empowerment Zones, Urban Neighborhoods, Joblessness, Jews of Brooklyn

  • Publications Include:
    Co-editor, “Urban Society”
    Widely reported research on Fort Greene, Brooklyn (sponsored by HUD)

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BUSINESS

ARTHUR S. DAVIS
Associate Professor of Law
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Purdue University; J.D., New York Law School
Specialties: Business and Entertainment Law

MYRNA L. FISCHMAN
Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S., City College, CUNY; Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Business Education, Methods of Learning Accounting

  • Listed in “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry” (2000/2001)
  • Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1995)

JAMES D. OLDSON
Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Director, MBA Program
B.S., Centenary College; M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University; Ph.D., George Washington University
Specialties: Managerial Development, Corporate Strategy Development, EEO Investigations, Management and Executive Coaching, Management Tools

International Business

HARRY E. STUCKE
Professor of Management
B.S., Fordham University; M.B.A., New York University
Specialties: Operations Management, Advocacy of Open Trade, Downsizing, International Business

  • Established the Small Business Development Center at Long Island University

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CANCER CARE

ESTHER LEVINE BRILL
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Hunter College, CUNY; Ph.D., New York University; Major, U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserves
Specialties: Cancer Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Women in the Military

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “Together We Serve,” presented to the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
    Co-author, “Foundations for Nursing”

MARY JO DROPKIN
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Head and Neck Cancer

  • Publications Include:
    Author, articles on anxiety, problem-focused coping strategies, disfigurement/dysfunction and post-operative coping behaviors associated with head and neck cancer for NYSNA Council of Nursing Research Clearinghouse
    Author, “Head and Neck Cancer: A recovery perspective,” Developments in Supportive Care

SAMUEL E. WATSON
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.A., Stanford University; M.S., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Specialties: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Nitrogen-Containing Ring Systems, Anti-Cancer Drugs

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CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WARFARE

ROBERT V. DIGREGORIO
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., St. John’s University; Pharm.D., Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Specialties: Adverse Drug Reactions, Ambulatory Care, Arrhythmias, Asthma, Bioterrorism Emergency Preparedness, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiovascular Medications, Disaster Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medication Errors, Pharmacy Practice, Toxicology

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Primary Care”
    Author, “Pharmacotherapetics: A Primary Care Clinical Guide”
    Author, “A randomized trial of nebulized magnesium sulfate in addition to albuterol in the treatment of acute mild-to-moderate acute asthma exacerbations in adults,” Annals of Emergency Medicine
    Author, “The appropriate selection of a low molecular weight heparin for an Acust Coronary Syndrome clinical pathway,” The New York Health-System Pharmacist.
    Author, “Pharmacotherapeutic Advances in Cardiac Resuscitation: A Review of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support,” included in “Guidelines and their Impact on Pharmacy Practice,” Journal of Pharmacy Practice
    Author, “Pharmacoethics: Unblinding a clinical trial for personal gain,” The Pharmacist
    Author, “Evaluation of the periotest as a diagnostic tool for dental implants,” Journal of Oral Implantology

THOMAS J. JOHNSON
Director, Division of Respiratory Care; Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care
B.A., Fordham University; M.S., Long Island University
Specialties: Chemical and Biological Warfare, Respiratory Care Management, Trauma Care

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “2,000 Years of Biowarfare, A Brief History” published in “Military History”

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CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

AZZEDINE BENSALEM
Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department; Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Université de Nantes
Specialties: Solid State Chemistry, Low Temperature Synthesis of Metal Nitrides, Metal Implants

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, articles in the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Material Science Letters, the Journal of Solid State Chemistry, the Material Research Bulletin and the Journal of Physics

BECKY A. GEE
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Specialties: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Smog Reduction

CECIL K. JOSEPH
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
B.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Hunter College, CUNY
Specialties: Biochemical Pharmacology, Flavonoids, Lipids and Cytokines

GLEN D. LAWRENCE
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Pratt Institute; M.A., SUNY Plattsburgh; Ph.D., Utah State University
Specialties: Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Bio-Analytical Chemistry, Development of Improved Methods for Analysis of Drugs in Biological Fluids

HANNIA A. LUJÁN-UPTON
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., St. Francis College; Ph.D., Polytechnic University
Specialties: Polymer Chemistry, Drug Delivery Systems, Release of Fragrances

NIKITA MATSUNAGA
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.A., American International College; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Specialties: Computational Chemistry, Mechanisms in the Vision Process

WAYNE SCHNATTER
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Specialties: Organic Chemistry, Reactions of Carbene Complexes with Special Alkynes, Total Synthesis of Hellianane

ALEXANDER M. SHEDRINSKY
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
M.S., Leningrad University; M.S., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Amber, Waxes, Organic Materials Used in Art, Chemistry of Archeology

  • Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Curator and Archeometry

SAMUEL E. WATSON
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.A., Stanford University; M.S., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Specialties: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Nitrogen-Containing Ring Systems, Anti-Cancer Drugs

ANDREAS A. ZAVITSAS
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., City College, CUNY; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Specialties: Reactions of Free Radicals — Reactive Species/Molecules Involved in the Aging Process, Polymerizations, Combustion, Suntan Lotions; Phenolic Resins and High Temperature Insulating Materials

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE

ELLEN A. BECKER
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care Program
A.S., Madison Area Technical College; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Specialties: Pediatric Respiratory Therapy, Asthma Management

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, chapters on airway and ventilation accessories in “Ventilator-assisted Patient Care”

AMY PATRAKA GINSBERG
Associate Professor of Human Development and Leadership
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialties: Stuttering, Women’s Issues, Counseling, Violence Prevention in Schools

LINDA JACOBS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Leadership
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Diagnostic Assessment of Children, School Psychology

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “AIDS Curriculum for School District 15”
    Author, “Family Origins of Marital Concepts,” The CUNY Woman’s Coalition Journal
    Author, “Onset of Parenting and Stressful Events,” The Journal of Prevention
    Author, “The Psychology of the Rapist and His Victim,” published in “Rape: The First Sourcebook for Women”

HAZEL M. SANDERSON
Associate Dean, School of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing; Coordinator, RN-B.S.N. Program
B.S., Long Island University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialty: Loss and Bereavement in Children

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Loss and Bereavement in Children,” published in “Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families”

CATHERINE TOM
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy
Specialty: Pediatric Pharmacology

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “A Trial of Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor for the Treatment of Very Low Birthweight Infants with Presumed Sepsis and Neutropenia,” Journal of Pediatric Pharmacological Therapy

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COMMUNICATION STUDIES

MARLA DEL-COLLINS
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre
B.F.A., West Virginia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Gender Roles in Communication, Rhetorical Criticism

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Why This Feminist Still Likes Bill: Recognizing Male Depression,” Smoke Signals
    Author, “The Powers That Be: How Feminism Promotes Complex Communication in a Patriarchal Society,” New Dimensions in Communication

BARBARA PARISI
Chair, Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre; Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre
B.A., Hunter College, CUNY; M.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.A., The Graduate Center, CUNY; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Communication Studies, Performance Studies, Theatre

  • A founder and the executive director of the Ryan Repertory Company at the Harry Warren Theatre, Brooklyn
  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “Empowerment Through Communication”

JOHN SANNUTO
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre; Director, Theatre
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.A., D.A., New York University
Specialties: Theatre, Dance, Movement for Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Public Speaking, Directing

Intercultural Communication

GAIL-ANN G. GREAVES
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre; Director, Forensic Program in Speech and Debate
B.A., M.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; Ph.D., Howard University
Specialties: Rhetoric; Intercultural Communication; Cultures of the Caribbean, the United States and Africa; Calypso

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS

HILARY LORENZ
Associate Professor of Art
B.S., Western Michigan University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
Specialties: Printmaking, Digital Printmaking, Photography, Digital Photography, Computer Graphics, Book Design, Personal Magazine Publishing

  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the World
  • Exhibits Include:
    11th Taiwan Print and Drawing Biennial, Taiwan Museum of Fine Art
    Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium (2003)Abstractions in Photography, Hunderdon Museum of Art (2002)
    Digital Art 2001, New York Hall of Science (2001)
    Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts Museum (2000)
    Printed Identity, American Swedish Museum, Philadelphia (2000)

MARJAN MOGHADDAM
Associate Professor of Computer Graphics, Animation and Digital Design
B.A., Empire State College; M.F.A., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University
Specialties: Digital and Computer Art

  • Exhibits Include:
    Chaos Conference at the University of Georgia
    New York International Video and New Media Festival International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (Siggraph ’98)
    “Digital Americana ’98” at the Orlando Museum of Art CG Centenary 1999 International Competition and Conference in Computer Graphics (Aizu, Japan)
  • Prize Winner, Art & Science Collaborations Inc.’s Second Annual Digital Art Competition at the New York Hall of Science and the Brooks Gallery at Cooper Union

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

OMAR AIT-HELLAL
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M.A., Versailles-Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines University (France); Ph.D., INRIA Sophia Antipolis (France)
Specialties: Computer Networking, Congestion Control

PING-TSAI CHUNG
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Diploma in Electronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology; M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Polytechnic University
Specialties: Communication Networks, Algorithms and Their Applications and Network Optimization

CHRISTOPHER LEAGUE
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., University of Maryland; Ph.D., Yale University
Specialties: Secure Mobil Coding, Software Development

JOSE A. RODRIGUEZ
Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., New York University;
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Specialties: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Mathematical Modeling of Network Failures

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COUNSELING

AMY PATRAKA GINSBERG
Associate Professor of Human Development and Leadership
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialties: Stuttering, Women’s Issues, Counseling, Violence Prevention in Schools

BERNADETTE WALKER
Dean of Students
B.A., Hunter College, CUNY; M.S., Long Island University
Specialties: Counseling, Academic Advisement, Rape and Abuse Education

STANLEY NASS
Chair, Graduate Department of Human Development and Leadership; Professor of Counseling
B.A., City College, CCNY-CUNY; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ed.D., Columbia University
Specialties: Short-Term Psychotherapy, Freud, Psychobiography

  • Editor, “Crisis Intervention Therapy”
  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “Adjustment Psychology”
    Co-author, “Turn Your Life Around: Self Knowledge for Self Improvement”

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DANCE

HALBERT BARTON
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Specialties: Afro-Caribbean Drum-Dancing (particularly the Puerto Rican Bomba), Latin American Studies

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “El espacio social como tambor: Bomba en la época post-patriarchal” published in “A Gathering of Poets and Players: Voice and Performance in Caribbean Culture(s)”

NOEL NANTAMBU HALL
Adjunct Professor of Dance
B.P.S., Empire State College; M.A., New York University
Specialties: Jazz Dance, Caribbean Dance

  • Danced with National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and Rod Rodgers Dance Company (New York)

JOHN SANNUTO
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre; Director, Theatre
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.A., D.A., New York University
Specialties: Theatre, Dance, Movement for Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Public Speaking, Directing

JUDITH STUART
Chair, Dance Department; Professor of Dance
B.F.A., M.F.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY
Specialties: Choreography, 20th-Century Dance History

  • Founder and Artistic Director of the performance series, “Afternoons at LIU”

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DENTAL RESEARCH

AZZEDINE BENSALEM
Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department;
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Université de Nantes
Specialties: Solid State Chemistry, Low Temperature Synthesis of
Metal Nitrides, Metal Implants

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, articles in the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Material Science Letters, the Journal of Solid State Chemistry, the Material Research Bulletin and the Journal of Physics

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DIABETES

SWETA CHAWLA
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Specialties: Hepatitis, Diabetes

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “New Therapeutic Options for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults,” American Journal of Managed Care

FRAIDY N. MALTZ
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D., Long Island University
Specialties: Diabetes, Community Pharmacy Practice

  • Publications Include:
    Co-author, “New Therapeutic Options for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults,” American Journal of Managed Care

ELAENA QUATTROCCHI
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D., St. John’s University
Specialties: Diabetes Management, Endocrinology

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DISABILITIES

JEFFREY LAMBERT
Director, Special Education, Achievement Studies and Renaissance
Services; Adjunct Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning
A.A., Bronx Community College, CUNY;
B.A., Queens College, CUNY; M.S.Ed., Long Island University
Specialties: Issues Facing People with Disabilities, Support
Services for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

VALERIE LAVA
Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.S., Hunter College, CUNY;
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialties: Children with Disabilities

  • Presentations Include:
    The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH):
    “Early Intervention: Experiences of a Young Child with Autism,” Boston
    “Experiences of Families and Professionals,” New Orleans
    “Using Videotaped Instruction as a Method for Involving Families in the Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities,” Washington, D.C.

LAURIE R. LEHMAN
Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning
B.A., Clark University; M.A., Arizona State University;
Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Special Education, Developmental Psychology,
Societal Views on Disability

ROBERT B. NATHANSON
Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY;
M.S.W., Ed.M, Ed.D, Columbia University
Specialties: Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Employment of the Disabled, Preparation of Teachers of the Disabled

ELLEN NUZZI
Academic Counselor, Special Education and Achievement Studies Program
B.A., M.S., Hofstra University

  • Vice President, Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled

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DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

MOUNIR S. MESIHA
Associate Professor of Industrial Pharmacy
B.S., University of Alexandria; M.S., University of Assiut; Ph.D., Kharkov Pharmacy Institute
Specialties: Pharmaceutical Technology, Design of Drug Delivery Systems

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Enhanced Oral Absorption of Insulin from Desolvated Fatty Acids-Sodium Glycocholate Emulsions,” International Journal of Pharmaceutics

FOTIOS M. PLAKOGIANNIS
Professor of Pharmaceutics; Director, Division of Pharmaceutics andIndustrial Pharmacy
Pharmacy Diploma, University of Athens (Greece); M.S., Ohio State University;
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Specialties: Transdermal Drug Delivery, Drug Absorption After Oral Administration

  • More than 70 research papers presented throughout the world
  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Basic Concepts in Biopharmaceutics: An Introduction”
    Author, “Self-Assessment of Current Knowledge in Pharmacy”

ANTHONY P. SIMONELLI
Professor of Pharmaceutics; Director, Ph.D. Program
B.S., M.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Specialties: Drug Delivery Systems; Solubility, Stability and Formulation of Drugs

  • Two-time winner of the Ebert Prize, given for the best paper published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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DRUGS

LORRAINE A. CICERO
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.A., SUNY Stony Brook; B.S., St. Johns University;
M.S., Long Island University; Pharm.D., St. John’s University
Specialties: Drug Information Programs, Management of Ingestion of Poisons

  • Columnist, Drug Topics, the Hospital Pharmacy Report
    New York City Pharmacists Society Newsletter.
    Topics Include: “The ‘New’ Uses of Vitamin E,” “Smoking
    Cessation” and “Can Depressed Patients Be Treated with Worts?”

HENRY COHEN
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., M.S., Long Island University; Pharm.D., St. John’s University
Specialties: Adverse Drug Reactions, Intensive Care Medicine, Toxicology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology

ROBERT V. DIGREGORIO
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., St. John’s University; Pharm.D., Medical College of Virginia,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Specialties: Adverse Drug Reactions, Ambulatory Care, Arrhythmias, Asthma, Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiovascular Medications, Disaster Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medication Errors, Pharmacy Practice, Toxicology

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Primary Care”
    Author, “Pharmacotherapetics: A Primary Care Clinical Guide”
    Author, “A randomized trial of nebulized magnesium sulfate in addition to albuterol in the treatment of acute mild-to-moderate acute asthma exacerbations in adults,” Annals Emergency Medicine
    Author, “The appropriate selection of a low molecular weight heparin for an Acust Coronary Syndrome clinical pathway,” The New York Health-System Pharmacist.
    Author, “Pharmacotherapeutic Advances in Cardiac Resuscitation: A Review of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support,” included in “Guidelines and their Impact on Pharmacy Practice,” Journal of Pharmacy Practice
    Author, “Pharmacoethics: Unblinding a clinical trial for personal gain,” The Pharmacist
    Author, “Evaluation of the periotest as a diagnostic tool for dental implants,” Journal of Oral Implantology

TINA KOUMIS
Drug Information Specialist
Pharm.D., Long Island University
Specialty: Drug Informatio

HELEN KOURLAS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Long Island University; Pharm.D., St. John’s University
Specialty: Drug Information

JADWIGA S. NAJIB
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., St. John’s University; Pharm.D., University of Minnesota
Specialties: Psychiatry, Substance abuse, Internal medicine

  • Selected Publications:
    Author, “Drug-Induced Movement Disorders,” Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention
    Author, “Fenofibrate in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia: A Review of the Data as They Relate to the New Suprabioavailable Tablet Formulation,” Clinical Therapeutics
    Author, “Entacapone: A Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Inhibitor for the Adjunctive Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease,” Clinical Therapeutics

J. DAVID RAMIREZ
Dean, School of Education
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.A., California State University,
Hayward; Ph.D., Stanford University
Specialties: Alcohol Prevention, Drug Prevention

  • Publications Include:
    Author, “Ebonics in the Urban Education Debate”
    Author, “Making the Invisible, Visible: Designing Comprehensive Diversity-Responsive Evaluations of Educational Technology,” Towards Digital Equity
    Author, “Bilingualism and Literacy: Problem or Opportunity? A synthesis of reading research on bilingual students,” Proceedings of the Reading Research Symposium, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, United States Department of Education (2000)

JACK M. ROSENBERG
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacology;
Director, International Drug Information Center
B.S., Albany College of Pharmacy; M.S., Brooklyn College of
Pharmacy; Pharm.D., University of Michigan;
Ph.D., St. John’s University
Specialties: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs, Drug Interactions, Toxic Effects of Drugs

  • Publications Include:
    Co-editor, “Athletic Drug Reference”
    Co-author, “Prescriber’s Guide to Drug Interactions,”
    Medical Economics

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