Faculty/Staff Focus
September 2014

Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, had her artwork displayed in a group show, Exquisite Collage, at the Local Project Art Space (localproject.org) in Long Island City.  The exhibit ran from August 23 to September 7.

August 2014
 
Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology, published her article, "The Mothers' Club of Cambridge, 1878-1904: Reappropriating, Reconfiguring and (Re)presenting Expert Knowledge Of Mothering," in the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (JMI) Vol. 5.1, Spring/Summer 2014.
 
July 2014

Dr. Michael Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences, hosted a workshop during the Mid-Hudson Math Teacher's Circle July 1 to 3 at Bard College. During his workshop, Explorations with Origami, middle school teachers learned some basic folds, discussed ways in which origami can be used as a teaching tool, and made visual/textural connections to different topics, including dimension, density of numbers, solutions to systems of equations, and approximation theory.
 
June 2014

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts & Sciences, is the host of a new radio show on WVOX 1460AM, called "Conversations with Dr. Amy Bass." The show premiered June 3 and airs Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. It also streams live at wvox.com.

Dr. Bass was published in the June 2014 issue of The Journal of American History. In "State of the Field: Sports History and the 'Cultural Turn,'" Dr. Bass "focuses on the centrality of cultural studies to recent sports scholarship, questioning whether it has enabled sports studies to gain a more visible legitimacy within the broader context of American history or if sports remains a relatively insular subdiscipline."

Dr. Bass also wrote the final response piece, "The Last Word on the State of Sports History," which follows seven responses to her essay.

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, was recently invited to serve on the Advisory Board for ADVANCE Healthcare Network. She published "Honing Your Interpersonal Skills" and a review of the the film "The American Nurse Project" in ADVANCE for Nurses. Dr. Hunt was also interviewed for an article titled "The Future of Patient Care" in ADVANCE for Nurses.

Dr. Hunt was named an ambassador for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Dr. Erica Olson-Bang, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, is a selected participant in the Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar, to be held June 15 to 19 at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and organized by The Council of Independent Colleges.

Dr. Olson-Bang presented a paper, "Living Hospitably: Benedictine Practices for Christian Families," at the Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society, May 29 to June 1.

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented her paper "The Dilemma of Dinner: The Practice of Home Cooking in Everyday Life," June 19, 2014, at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Burlington, Vermont.

Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, gave a paper presentation titled "Parenting and Allyship" on the panel Kinship and Disability, for the Society for Disability Studies annual meeting in Minneapolis, June 2014. 

Richard Thompson, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, wrote the foreword for a newly-released book, The Pips of Child Life:  Early Play Programs in Hospitals (2014), edited by Joan Turner and Civita Brown, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

May 2014

Dr. Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry, earned her Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Her degree was conferred February 1, with ceremonies held May 17. Her dissertation is titled "Abundant Grace: The Religious Educational Dimensions of Peer Ministry at Programs at Catholic Colleges and Universities," and it explores the theological and religious educational foundations of peer ministry.

April 2014


Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, published "If Magic Can Get it, Anyone Can" in Slate. Upon the publication of the book Showtime, Bass examines how Magic Johnson's famous announcement regarding his retirement from basketball changed the face of HIV/AIDS forever. Bass was also invited to be a contributor to The Allrounder, an online journal for fans, athletes and enthusiasts who know that there's more to sport than preseason predictions, arguments over missed calls, and highlights of fantastic finishes. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign of international proportions, the journal looks to go live in September. Dr. Bass will also be recognized by the Westchester Jewish Council at the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award Ceremony, where she will be honored for her work with the Westchester Leadership Development Institute.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, received the Special Contributions Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling at the group's 36th annual conference, April 23 to 26, in Baltimore, Maryland. The award is not conferred every year, but is an occasional award reserved for those who have made widely recognized, significant contributions to the field of death, dying, grief and loss over a substantial period of time.

Dr. Luke J. Feder, Instructional Staff in Letters in the School of New Resources, Brooklyn Campus, published a book review of George C. Daughan's 1812: The Navy's War in New York History 94 (Summer/Fall 2013).

Dr. Michael Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented his research on the Szego kernel at the 39th University of Arkansas Spring Lecture Series: Multiparameter Geometry and Analysis, April 10 to April 12. On April 26, Gilliam and mathematics major Alicia Muth SAS'15 attended and chaired several sections at the Joint Hudson River and Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Math Conference, at Marist College.

Steven Hobbs
, Instructional Staff in Letters in the School of New Resources, Co-op City Campus, continued his work in January and February as chair of the fiction committee for the Prison Writing Program's 2013 writing conest. He also attended the MLA Convention in Chicago in January.

Last September, Hobbs delivered a series of lectures entitled "On Beginnings" for the Writers Symposia at St. Joseph's College MFA program. He followed that up with a lecture series, "On Endings," in December. In October, he delivered a lecture entitled "Religious Themes in the Late Fiction of Raymond Carver" for the religion and literature program at Yale University.

Ann R. Raia
, Professor Emerita of Classics, has been published in the NCHC monograph series (2014). She wrote an article about the Honors Semester in NYC held in 1996 at The College of New Rochelle: "Assigning, Analyzing, and Assessing Recursive Writing in Honors Semesters," pp. 41-55, in Writing on Your Feet: Reflective Practices in City as Text.

Dr. Jennifer Scuro
, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department in the School of Arts & Sciences, authored the final chapter of Why Race and Gender Still Matter: An Intersectional Approach, edited by Namita Goswami, Maeve O'Donovan, and Lisa Yount, titled, "Theory Can Heal: Constructing an Ethos of Intervention," published February 2014 by Pickering & Chatto Publishers. She led and participated in a "Philosopher's Roundtable on Intersectionality and Inequality," discussing the themes of this book, with Devonya Havis (Canisius College) and one of the book's editors, Namita Goswami (Indiana State University), at the Imagination, Inquiry & Innovation Institute: Mitigating the Effects of Inequality in the 21st Century, hosted at The College of New Rochelle in March 2014.

Dr. Scuro also gave an invited presentation, "Resisting Ableism, Renegotiating the Diagnosis" discussing Autism Education for the "Conversations in Special Education" Conference hosted by the Department of Human Services and Counseling in the School of Education at St. John's University, April 25, 2014.

Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico
, Associate Professor of Spanish in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented the paper "Testimonial Voices and the Dislocation of Memory" at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association held at New York University, March 20-23. The paper was part of the seminar "Memory as Colonial Capital." Dr. Segura-Rico also presented the paper "Migrant Testimonios: The Politics of Witnessing at the Border" in a seminar on Post-Testimonio at the Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. The convention took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6.

Dr. Segura-Rico organized a trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society April 26, in conjunction with her Honors class "Discourses of Slavery in the Americas." The class visited an exhibit on Brooklyn abolitionists that is part of the public history project "In Pursuit of Freedom." Students learned about anti-slavery movements in Brooklyn and about the formation of Weeksville, a important black community during the antebellum years. Also one display was a 1864 edition of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Walter J. Sullivan
, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the Graduate School, was the coordinator and moderator of the forum "Envisioning Thinking Schools," held at The College of New Rochelle on April 29. Estee Lopez, Ed.D., Assistant Director of The Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, was a panel respondent at the forum.

Sullivan and Lopez met and discussed future partnerships with Associate Commissioner Infante and the Director of Human Resources for The Danbury Public Schools as well as the Assistant Superintendent of Port Chester and The Archdiocese on New York. Sullivan and Lopez also met with executives of Scholastic Inc. with a view toward partnerships between The College of New Rochelle and Scholastic.

Dr. Connie Vance
, Professor in the School of Nursing, was interviewed on mentorship in nursing for the March/April 2014 issue of Nursing Economics. From March 30 to April 2, 2014, she served as a site evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Robert Wolf
, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, has been elected president of The Institute for Expressive Analysis, a psychoanalytic training institute in New York City that specializes in post-graduate training that combines elements of expressive therapy with more in-depth clinical training towards licensure as a psychoanalyst. Professor Wolf plans to expand the visibility of CNR's graduate art therapy program and also provide a pathway for graduates who would like to go on for further high-quality clinical training after graduation.

In February, Professor Wolf led a workshop on "Processing Countertransference through Dreams and Creative Art Modalities," at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institute for Expressive Analysis.

March 2014


Dr. Michael Anker, Instructional Staff in Letters in the School of New Resources, John Cardinal O'Connor Campus, will give a talk on his book, The Ethics of Uncertainty: Aporetic Openings, at Counterpath in Denver, Colorado, on May 29. Parts of the book, published in 2009, has recently been translated into Polish and included in a compilation of writings on improvisation, particularly dance.

Dr. Michael Gilliam
, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences, attended the Tri-State Best Practices Conference hosted by Bergen Community College in New Jersey, March 1. Attendees spent the entire day engaging in different roundtable discussions and workshops, each with its own theme, e.g., experiential learning, collaborative teaching, student-faculty collaborations, connections with technology, and more.

Dr. Jessica Kindred, Instructional Staff in Psychology in the School of New Resources, Brooklyn Campus, presented "Permission to Write: The Unlearning Involved in Prior Learning Portfolio Production" in June 2013 at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning Conference in Atlantic City. Dr. Kindred also attended the 2013 International CAEL Conference, "Destination Education: Charting a Course to Degree Completion," in November in San Diego, California.

Dr. Kindred and Eric Bekoe, Instructional Staff in Mathematics in the School of New Resources, Rosa Parks Campus, led a student trip to Ghana in July 2013 and delivered a presentation with the students during United Nations Sunday at Community Church of New York. Dr. Fay Bennett Lord, Instructional Staff in Social Sciences in the School of New Resources, hosted the event, which was videotaped by Orlando A. McAllister, Instructional Staff in Communications at the School of New Resources, John Cardinal O'Connor Campus.

Dr. Rebecca Lafleur, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences, received the Christine Ladd-Franklin Award during the 2014 National Association for Women in Psychology Conference, March 6 to 9 in Columbus, Ohio. The award is given to an individual who has made significant and extensive contributions to the Association for Women in Psychology. Dr. Lafleur has been a member since 1994, and her service to the organization include conference proposal reviewer; 2003 conference coordinator; newsletter editor from 2004 to 2007; and conferences liaison from 2010 to 2014.

At this year's conference, Dr. Lafleur  presented a paper with student Katy Baudendistel titled "Fat Talking Feminists? The Relationship between Feminist Attitudes and Negative Body Talk," as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: Exploring and Measuring the "F-word": Empirical Examinations of Feminist Identity, Attitudes, and Beliefs.

Dr. Amy Meyers, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, was elected Vice President of the Metropolitan Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. She also presented on Understanding Sibling Abuse to the National Association of Social Worker's Westchester Chapter.

Dr. Catherine Pearlman, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented a workshop, "Understanding the DSM Through Film," at the Graduate School's second annual Symposium on Mental Health. This year's theme was "New Directions in Diagnosis and Treatment: Introducing the DSM-5."
 
With Dr. Ruth Zealand, Associate Professor of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Meyers provided four six-hour workshops on the Dignity for All Students Act. This mandated bullying prevention and intervention training is required of all educators by the New York state Department of Education.

In a blog post February 19 for Prevent Child Abuse New York, Dr. Meyers wrote about "Desire and Defense: Survivors of Sibling Abuse Challenged by Intimacy." In January, Dr. Meyers attended a two-day Undoing Racism Workshop to facilitate integration of cultural diversity content into the social work curriculum. Dr. Meyers also peer-reviewed articles for Critical Social Work and Qualitative Social Work; she is on the boards of both journals.

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Certificate Programs in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. David Livert of Penn State University published their chapter titled "The Dilemma of Dinner: The Practice of Home Cooking in Everyday Life" in Food and Everyday Life, edited by Thomas M. Conroy, Lexington Books, 2014.

Dr. Walter J. Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School and Director of CNR's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and Dr. Estee Lopez, Assistant Director, are working with the Southern Westchester BOCES to discuss a possible collaborative forum at The College of New Rochelle on the mathematics and English language arts Common Core. They are also reviewing a professional development partnership between the Graduate School's educational leadership programs and the Port Chester School District. They recently discussed a collaboration between CNR and the New York Archdiocese for professional development and Graduate School educational leadership programming. Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Lopez are also planning a "Thinking Schools" forum, featuring presentations from cognitive researchers and experts on the Common Core curriculum in an attempt to address the need for thinking skills in schools.

Dr. Sullivan met with representatives from the Danbury School District to identify CNR students and alumnae for possible positions. 

February 2014

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, had a number of articles published during the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia about the political culture of sports. "Visualizing World Peace through the Olympic Truce" was featured in The Christian Century; "Like All Olympics, the Sochi Games will be Corrupt, Troubling ... and Fabulous," appeared in Slate; while CNN Opinion published three pieces: "Is a gold medal all that matters?", "Are black armbands too political for the Olympics?", and "A shocker for figure skating judges?"  As well, Dr. Bass was featured in an article by Slate's Amanda Hess, "How the International Olympic Committee Infantilizes Women." Dr. Bass also gave the Black History Month keynote address at Westchester Community College, a talk titled "Black Athletes: the Myths and Realities."

Dr. Michael Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Damien Germino, administrative coordinator for Student Services, hosted an Introduction to Origami Workshop on February 25. This interactive workshop made clear connections, both physically and theoretically, between origami and Euclidean geometry, with a special emphasis on axiomatic reasoning.

The New York Art Therapy Association awarded Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, the Pam Clark Award for major contributions to the field of art therapy and service to the organization February 2014.

Professor Wolf had one piece of recently completed stone sculpture in the annual juried art exhibition also held by the New York Art Therapy Association, February 2014, and exhibited two digital photographs, printed on canvas, in the juried art show Choices and Consequences, in the Mooney Center Gallery, February through March 2014.  Also in February, Professor Wolf presented a seminar, "Using the Creative Processing Dreams to Explore Countertransference Material," for the Institute for Expressive Analysis at their Winter Scientific Meeting.

January 2014

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, published a continuing education article in Advance For Nurses in January 2014, titled "Cultural Competence in Nursing Practice: Gaining knowledge is the first step toward understanding."

Kathleen S. Mannino, Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian in the Gill Library, was invited to present the article she co-authored, "A Case for Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference," published in the December 2012 issue of Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, to the ILL Discussion Group at the American Library Association Midwinter 2014 Conference in Philadelphia on January 25, 2014. In 2012, she presented "Technology Tools and Universal Design: A Librarian's Quest for Access for All" at the Westchester Library Association Annual Conference on techniques which she has used successfully to assist patrons with physical disabilities. She is the incoming Westchester Library Association President for 2014-2015.

December 2013

On December 6, Dr. Amy Meyers, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, made a presentation titled "All in the Family: Sibling Abuse Trauma" at the 4th Annual Co-Occurring Conference - Pathways to Healthier Children: Identifying & Treating Childhood Trauma at Hofstra University.

November 2013

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, shot a role in the documentary "A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation" on November 10. The film, produced by Common Machine Productions, is sponsored in part by a grant based at Yale University from the National Endowment of the Humanities; Bass has served as Humanities Advisor for the NEH part of the project. The two-hour film focuses on the history of pioneering African American baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson and integrated both minor leage and Major League Baseball.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, spoke in early November on Essentials of Grief Counseling as well as on his work on Disenfranchised Grief and Grieving Styles. Later that month, he traveled to a convention on faith and counseling in Texas, where he addressed Ministry to Disenfranchised Grievers. He also lectured on Cultural Diversity  and Grieving Styles in Hawaii on November 11 at the Regional Palliative Care Conference. On November 15 he lectured on Cultural Diversity and Grief in Springfield, Missouri, at a Hospice Conference. On November 21, he spoke at Crossroads Hospice in Philadelphia about Self-Care.

Dr. Teri Gamble
attended the annual meeting of the National Communication Association convention in Washington, D.C., from November 19 to 24 where, together with her husband, Michael, she participated in a seminar on their recently released textbook, Interpersonal Communication: Building Connections Together, SAGE 2014.

Dr. Deborah Hunt
, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing gave a presentation via webinar on the Care of the Older Adult for the ADVANCE Career Fair this past October.

Dr. Hunt attended the South Eastern Nursing Staff Education Symposium in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in November and gave a presentation titled, "The Role of the New Nurse Educator." She was also selected to give the Closing Plenary Address on The Future of Nursing and Nursing Education.

Dr. Rebecca Lafleur
, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Catherine Baudendistel SAS'16 presented the results of their research study "Fat Talking Feminists? Race, Feminist Ideology, and Conformity To Feminine Norms As Predictors Of Fat Talk" in a poster session at the New England Psychological Association in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dr. Lafleur was one of 28 women selected to participate in the American Psychological Association's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology.  The purpose of the program is to "prepare, support and empower women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings as well as APA governance, and increase the diversity, number and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders."

Daniel J. McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented a paper, "The Global Warming Hoax: Conspiracy Theory and Science," at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association on November 15, in Philadelphia.

Dr. Amy Meyers, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, was elected as Member at Large to the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers and to the board of the journal Critical Social Work. She also peer-reviewed an article for Qualitative Social Work.

Dr. Catherine Pearlman
, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, recently published two blog posts for the Wall Street Journal: "Five Secrets to Throwing Parties For Kids," and "Five Keys To Cutting the Cable TV Cord on Your Kids." This month, she presented at the annual conference of the Council on Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas. Her presentation was titled, "Adjuncts in Social Work Programs: Good Practice or Unethical?"

Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, has her paintings on display in an alumni exhibition, 50 Year Anniversary: Department of Art and Design.  The show is open from November 13, 2013 to January 4, 2014 in the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University.  

Dr. Scuro, Dr. Erica Olson-Bang, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Dr. Kathryn LaFontana, Assistant VPAA for New Programs and Assessment, served as judges for the 2013 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl (NREB) organized by The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics held at Sacred Heart University on November 23, 2013.  

Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, has written a chapter on "The Therapeutic Uses of Photography in Play Therapy" in the recently published book "Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy," edited by Eric Green and Althea Drewes, and published by John Wiley & Sons.

Professor Wolf made three presentations at the fourth annual Expressive Therapies Summit, held in New York City this month: Demonstrating the distinction between Expressive Therapy and Expressive Analysis; a workshop on Creative Processing of Dreams to Understand Countertransference Issues; and a workshop in Advanced Photo Therapy.

October 2013


Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented at the 98th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History convention, titled “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, in Jacksonville, Florida. Her session, "W.E.B. Du Bois Scholarship Fifty Years After His Death," took place on October 5 and featured a select group of scholars invited by the ASAALH to probe the importance of Du Bois in contemporary history and set an agenda for new directions that might be possible.

Sr. Martha Counihan, Associate Professor and Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, has continued to work on the METRO grant with Manhattanville College on the National Federation of Catholic Students which will be launched later this autumn. Several CNR alumnae shared their memories of participating in NFCCS.

Sr. Counihan recently gave a presentation to the Ursuline Leadership Conference, a meeting of administrators and educators from CNR and Ursuline schools in the United States, on the history of Ursuline education and its evolution from boarding schools with a planned curriculum and philosophy and free day schools for the poor within the cloistered convents to the expansion of Ursuline education in the New World beginning in 1639 Quebec and 1727 New Orleans.

September 2013


Gloria Benhuri
, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, successfully defended her dissertation on September 20, 2013. Her doctoral studies were in Educational Leadership and Educational Technology. The dissertation was entitled "Debriefing after Human Patient Simulation and Student Nurses' Learning."

Cristina de Gennaro,
Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, started a residency in the GlogauAIR Artist Residency Program in Berlin, Germany. She took part in the Resident Artists Group Exhibiton and Catalogue at the GlogauAIR Exhibition Space in September 2013. Professor de Gennaro also showed her work in the exhibition DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dr. Melanie Harasym
, Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, was a co-author on two recent professional conference posters: Immune Response to the Airway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis: a longitudinal study on the etiology of pulmonary exacerbation,Doris Duke Clinical Scientists Development Meeting, April 2013, in Chicago; and Longitudinal Microbial Ecology In Cystic Fibrosis.  Abstracts of the American Thoracic Society International Conference, Philadelphia, May 2013.

Dr. Deborah Hunt
, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, served as Peer Reviewer for PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) this past summer and attended a workshop and in person review in Boston. Dr. Hunt also published her CE article on Care of the Patient with Diverticulitis in ADVANCE for Nurses in September 2013.

Dr. Hunt was invited to serve as a poster judge at the Northshore/LIJ Annual Education Conference. She also gave a presentation on Cultural Care in the Healthcare Setting for ADVANCE for Nurses in
September 2013.

Dr. Amy Meyers,
Assistant Professor of Social Work, published an article in Qualitative Social Work Journal titled "A Call to Child Welfare: Protect Children from Sibling Abuse." She reviewed presentation proposals for the annual program meeting of The Association of the Baccalaureate Social Work Directors and the 19th Annual National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Dr. Meyers peer-reviewed a book titled "Strength Based Theory and Process," by Sage Publications, and a journal article on "Qualitative Social Work."

Dr. Meyers was also elected to the membership committee of the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers, and the board of The Journal of Addiction, Recovery & Aftercare. She wrote blog posts for the National Association of Social Workers - NYC, "Sibling Abuse: Contributing Factors," and for Prevent Child Abuse New York, "Protecting Children from Each Other" and "Sibling Abuse is Not Sibling Rivalry."

Dr. Meyers is co-teaching a course on bullying in schools, which includes a 6-hour mandated DASA workshop for educators. She is chair of the anti-bullying committee, which is bringing Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011, to campus for Bullying Awareness Month.

Catherine Pearlman
, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, published two blog posts for the Wall Street Journal: "Is a Smartphone a Dumb Idea for a Small Child?" and "Is Your Kid Overscheduled?" In August, she appeared on the Today Show for a segment on reuniting with long-lost relatives.

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, has been selected by the New York State Regents Research Fund as co-principal investigator of a multidisciplinary team that will evaluate the Demonstration Districts Project.

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with the New York State United Teachers, the Demonstration District Project provides extra support and tools for five selected New York state school districts in their implementation of new teacher/leader evaluation systems designed to ensure that these systems effectively support teacher and leader development, demonstrably improve instructional practice and, ultimately, improve student learning outcomes.

The research includes case studies based upon site visits, interviews, focus groups, surveys, and archival data analysis of each participating district and culminates in a final report to the New York State Education Department in the fall of 2014. Dr. David Livert of Penn State University is co-principal investigator of the project. Dr. Walter Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in CNR’s Graduate School, is serving as consultant to the research team.

Emily Stern, Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, took part in an exhibition, 21, at Forge Gallery in Milford, Pennsylvania, in September 2013.

Dr. Geraldine Valencia-Go, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, served as a peer reviewer for theNYS Nurses' Association Journal 2012-2013. She was editor of thejournal's Spring/Summer 2013 issue. Dr. Valencia-Go has also signed acontract with F.A. Davis Company to write a book titled "ResearchSuccess: A Critical Thinking Approach."

Dr. Connie Vance, Professor in the School of Nursing, will be inducted as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar at the annual convention of the Transcultural Nursing Society, International, on October 24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Vance is also presenting a paper, "Power Mentoring for the Novice in a Professional Career," along with three colleagues in law, business, and education, at the International Mentoring Association conference on October 30.

August 2013


Dr. Michael Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences, published a joint paper in the Illinois Journal of Mathematics entitled "The Szegö Kernel for Certain Non-Pseudoconvex Domains in ℂ2."

Accompanied by Alicia Muth, a CNR math major, Dr. Michael Gilliam attended the 11th Annual MathFest, which is a national mathematics conference hosted by M.A.A. focusing on teaching and research.

July 2013

Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry, served on the North American Ursuline Convocation committee. Since 1992, Ursuline Sisters, Associates, educators, and friends have come together every three years to renew the vision of St. Angela Merici. The theme for this eighth convocation was "Angela's Radical Gospel Vision: Expanding the Circles." The gathering took place in Cincinnati from July 4 to 7.

June 2013


Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts and Sciences, had her most recent book, Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, reviewed in the prestigious Journal of American History, the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in American History. Of Bass's book, the reviewer wrote "Amy Bass's study of the struggle to create landmarks for one of the paramount civil rights activists in U.S. history successfully combines original research with secondary literature, political ideology, and history memory theories within a local context heavily influenced by national events....Bass's book is important local history with national and global implications for understanding Du Bois's contested legacy and for providing a solid example of how to integrate history." Recently out in its paperback edition, the book has been nominated for several awards, most recently receiving an honorable mention from the National Council for Public History.

Dr. Bass won an Emmy Award as a member of the NBC team that broadcast the 2012 London Olympics. Her work as supervisor of the network's Olympic Research Room helped NBC win the Emmy for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround. The Research Room provided background information and monitored breaking stories for the broadcast of the Games.

Journeys With Grief: A collection of articles about love, life, and loss, by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, has won a Silver Award in the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Aging/Dying. His 30th book is his first designed for the general public rather than a professional audience. The book includes short articles by professionals and bereaved individuals to assist others coping with a current loss.

Dr. Doka has published his 31st book, Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death. Edited with Amy Tucci, this volume addresses the unique issues that veterans might experience at life's end. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wrote the foreword.

Dr. Doka will be speaking at Cruse Conference 2013: Living with Grief this July at the University of Warwick, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, gave two presentations to the American Turner Club in the Bronx. The topic in April was Cardiovascular Diseases: Prevention and Treatment; in May, she spoke on the topic Bullying Knows No Boundaries.

Dr. Hunt was recently interviewed for two Nursing Spectrum articles. One featured her May 3 presentation at the White Plains Research and Quality Symposium; the other discussed the Dedicated Education Units at Westchester Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center's Bronx campus, which provide clinical experiences for junior and senior CNR nursing students.

Amy Meyers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, has been elected to serve on the membership committee of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. This past month she has peer-reviewed an article for publication in the journal of Qualitative Social Work. She has also reviewed proposals for the Council of Social Work Education and the Baccalaureate Program Director's annual program meetings, and a book manuscript on strength-based theory and process. Dr. Meyers is conducting trainings on sibling abuse for various social service agencies in both Manhattan and Westchester.

Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented her paper "Ursprung: Reading for the Root" with the Ecofeminisms panel at the 7th annual meeting of philoSOPHIA: A Feminist Society.  The conference, "Bios: Feminist Philosophies of Life," was held at the Banff Conference Center in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, May 2-5.

Dr. Scuro and Shaun Gay, a junior in the School of Nursing, hosted a panel entitled "Menstruation through a Feminist Philosophy of the Body" at the Making Menstruation Matter conference organized by the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, June 7, 2013.  SMCR is a non-profit, interdisciplinary group of researchers, health care providers, policy makers, and students who share an interest in women’s lives and health needs as they are related to the menstrual cycle.  Dr. Scuro gave a presentation entitled "The Beastly Metaphors of Menstruation" and Shaun presented original poetry developed in relation to Dr. Scuro’s Philosophy of the Body course from Fall 2012.

Starting Your Career in Art Education, by Emily Stern, Professor of Art, and Dr. Ruth Zealand, Associate Professor of Education, has been published by Allworth Press.

Dr. Walter J. Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School, presented on "Early Childhood Cognition: A Developmental Perspective, How Young Children Learn" to the pre-school faculty of the New York State School for the Deaf, in White Plains, during the Spring Semester.

This August, Dr. Sullivan and Undergraduate Associate Director of Admissions Danny Robinson will present "Changes in the Common Application C4" at Cathedral High School in New York City.  The presentation is part of the Summer Session Series for the Catholic High Schools of the New York Archdiocese.

Dr. Sullivan and Estee Lopez, Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Police and Practice, recently worked with Dr. Joe Gerics, Associate Superintendent of the Catholic High Schools of the New York Archdiocese, to formulate professional staff development for the schools. Dr. Sullivan and Estee Lopez also researched and wrote "The New Shifts in Education That Impact the Faculty and Students of The College of New Rochelle. The document serves as a research guide relative to the changes that will have a major effect on higher education.

Dr. Connie Vance, Professor in the School of Nursing, has written a chapter on mentoring for The New Nurse Educator: Mastering Academe. Her recent presentations include: "The Mentor Connection for Transformative Leadership," to the Visiting Academy of Nurse Scholars, at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx; "Mentoring for Succession Planning," at the Leadership Development Seminar at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut; "Mentorship for Leadership Empowerment," to the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Fellows Alumni Association; and "Power Mentoring for Leadership in Nursing," to the New York chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Robert Wolf
, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, recently presented on "Using Artwork to Enhance and Better Understand Psychoanalytic Processes" at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. In April, he presented on "Therapeutic Uses of Photography: Phototherapy Theory and Application of Techniques," to the graduate art therapy program at the Pratt Institute. In March, he participated in Trauma, a juried exhibit at the Mooney Gallery, on the campus of The College of New Rochelle. Professor Wolf was also a presenter at the Institute for Imagination, Innovation, and Inquiry, where he tackled "Creative Problem Solving Using Guided Imagery and Art."

May 2013

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, gave a presentation at the White Plains Research Symposium on May 3, 2013. Her presentation, "Value Congruence of Leadership Support and Patient Outcomes and the Effect on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave" was based on the research study she conducted for her doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Ruth Zealand, Associate Professor of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, was a presenter on a panel on "Inclusion of Adolescents with ASD an ID: Challenges in Friendships and Peer Relationships at the conference, Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabiltiies 2013: Bridges to Empowerment on May 3, 2013 Teachers College, Columbia University.

April 2013

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts & Sciences, has published “We Believe:  The Anatomy of Red Sox Nation”  in Daniel Nathan’s Rooting for the Home Team:  Sport, Identity and Community, University of Illinois Press.  The essay focuses on ideas of belonging and New England identity, a timely topic in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.  Dr. Bass also has been named again to the advisory board of the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, which celebrates African American Culture and Heritage and kicks off in Great Barrington, MA, in June.

Ana E. Fontoura,
Dean, Gill Library, and Christopher DiBiase, Writing Center Director, presented on April 13, 2013, at the Northeast Writing Centers Association (NEWCA) Annual Conference at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.  Their presentation entitled “Designing for Diversity: Writing across the campus(es) as a framework for meeting students’ needs through institutional alliances” focused on the current collaboration on a redesign of CNR’s Writing Center and the Library Learning Commons.  NEWCA is a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association.

Kathleen Mannino
,
Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian in the Gill Library, discussed the history of interlibrary loan and the research and survey findings from their article “A Case for Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference” published in the December 2012 issue of Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, at the 44th Annual Colorado ILL Conference in Colorado Springs on April 18, 2013.

Dr. William Maxwell,
Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, is featured in the exhibit "I, YOU, WE" at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan from April 25-September 1, 2013. From the Whitney: "I, YOU, WE is the fifth in a two-year series of exhibitions which reassess the Whitney’s collection in anticipation of the Museum’s move downtown. Unfolding chronologically, these exhibitions explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and works within new contexts."

Catherine Pearlman,
Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, published a paper in the Journal of Teaching in Social Work entitled "Adjuncts in social work programs: Good Practice or Unethical?"

Dr. Nick Smart,
Professor of English in the School of Arts & Sciences, is a co-author of "Butter Side Up!" a three-part series for Minyanville.com.  The articles analyze recent American financial, political, and social crises for signs of lessons learned and value gained.  The first two installments appeared on March 7 and March 27, 2013 and the final segment will post in mid-May.  

Diane Spizzirro
, Director of Career Development,  facilitated two programs at the New York Mental Health Counseling Association, Counselor Educators Conference in Albany on April 5, 2013: Preparing Mental Health Graduates for Licensure and Preparing Students for Internship and Employment in Mental Health.

Dr. Lee Warren, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences, recently served as a judge at the 13th Annual Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair (SCISEF) held on April 27, 2013 at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT where over 250 high school students from across southern Connecticut presented individual research projects and proposals in the behavioral, health, environmental, and physical sciences and engineering.

March 2013

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts &Sciences, was featured on the blog Teaching United States History on the subjects of Teaching with Sports and Teaching W.E.B. DuBois.

Dr. André Beauzethier, Associate Professor of Languages in the School of Arts & Sciences, was a presenter at The Institute for IMAGINATION, INQUIRY AND INNOVATION  held at CNR on March 2, 2013.  He presented on how one can incorporate Harold Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences into the teaching of literature. While improving their language skills and getting acquainted with various genres in literature, students also learn how to deal with, trust, and evaluate others. They realize that they cannot fully understand others. They become more aware of their feelings and start learning how to deal with them while developing a sense of interdependence committed to the group goal. They learn to know that their work will make a contribution to others.

Keith Borge, Vice President for Financial Affairs, will be serving on a Middle States team in March at Inter American University in Puerto Rico.  His areas of responsibility are financial resources and allocation as well as planning.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, published his 31st  book Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death. Edited with Amy Tucci, this edited volume addresses the unique issues that veterans might experience at life's end.  US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wrote the Foreword.

Dr. Anne Frost, Professor in the School of Nursing, received a $90,000 grant for Project CHILDD, a community-based outreach program that meets once a month.  Project CHILDD is a 30 year old program developed by Dr. Frost for the Nurses Network of America. Children with developmental disabilities receive professional art instruction to support therapeutic expression and build self-esteem. They also develop special friendships with a dedicated group of teen mentors. Families of the children receive “gifts of time.”   Currently there are three sites, with another one in development.

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing,gave two presentations at the ADVANCE Job Fair on March 14, 2013, on Women and Cardiovascular Disease and Thriving in One's Career.

Dr. Rebecca Lafleur, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented a paper entitled "Fat Talk and Feminism" at the Association for Women in Psychology's 38th Annual Feminist Psychology Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Kathryn LaFontana, Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. Lee Warren,Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences,attended the Association of American Colleges and Universities(AAC&U) Network for Academic Renewal conference on "General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning," held February 28 through March 2, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Stacey Lamar, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, was elected secretary for the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives political action committee (NYSALM-PAC).

Dr. Amy Meyers, Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, in collaboration with Dr. Ruth Zealand, provided a 4-part series on bullying at the New York Public Library.

February 2013

Dr. Barbara Cutney,
Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, is exhibiting her recent sculptures in the Bloomingdale Library in Manhattan from February 1-28, 2013.

Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, presented a keynote address on the Importance of Being An Artist and Embracing Your Creativity, as An Art Therapist, for the annual membership meeting of the New York Art Therapy Association on February 2, 2013, at C. W. Post University. He demonstrated, to the audience of professional art therapists and students, how this unique focus is central to the philosophy of the graduate art therapy training program at CNR. Professor Wolf has also posted photographs and a brief description of his recent trip throughout Peru, on his blog.

January 2013

Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts &Sciences, has accepted an invitation to serve again on the Advisory Board of the bi-annual Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating African American Culture and Heritage. Lift Ev'ry Voice 2013 will kick off on Juneteenth with the Dance Theatre of Harlem at Jacob’s Pillow, and will include events at the Mount, Barrington Stage Company, and other distinguished Berkshire cultural organizations and educational institutions.

Dr. Dorothy Larkin, Associate Professor of Nursing, was featured in the Research in Holistic Nursing January 2013 eNewsletter. To read the profile, click here

Dr. B. Nelson Ong, Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, was  re-elected as the National Secretary and member of the steering committee of the National Association of Scholars. He also contributed an article, "One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education," published in the Winter 2012 issue of the journal Academic Questions.

Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, gave a paper presentation titled, Receptive Affections: Toward an Eco/Alter Ethic discussing the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, critical temporality and phenomenology for a collaborative multi-disciplinary workshop, Power, Time and Agency:Exploring the role of critical temporalities, January 17-18 at TheUniversity of Manchester, U.K.  The workshop was organized by Temporal Belongings, an academic organization researching time and community,sponsored by The Arts & Humanities Research Council.

December 2012

Sr. Martha Counihan
, Associate Professor and Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, and Lauren Ziarko, Archivist of Manhattanville College, have received a grant from METRO to do a collaborative digitization of selected papers from the two colleges’ collection of documents and photographs of the National Federation of Catholic College Students (NFCCS), a student organization active in the post World War II years through the mid 1960’s. NFCCS was a popular campus organization that advocated social action, political, and religious activities among Catholic colleges nation-wide. Both colleges continue to endorse student service activities.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, published his 30th book Journeys with Grief: A Collection of Articles about Love, Life, and Loss.  This book is his first designed solely for the general public rather than a professional or trade audience.  This edited volume of brief pieces includes short articles by professionals and bereaved individuals to assist others coping with a current loss.

Kathleen Mannino,
Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian in the Gill Library, co-wrote an article entitled “A Case for Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference” in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, which will be published online in mid-December, and will be published in print on December 27, 2012.

Dr. B. Nelson Ong
, Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, attended the national meeting of the National Association of Scholars on December 15, 2012.  He serves on the NAS executive committee, board of directors, and as their national secretary.

Dr. Jennifer Scuro,
Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. Kathryn LaFontana, Associate Dean in the School of Arts & Sciences, served as judges for the 2012 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl (NREB) organized by The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics held at Sacred Heart University on December 1, 2012.  Fourteen teams competed from the region and the finalists from Colgate University are going to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2013.  Drs. LaFontana and Scuro are looking foward to organizing a team of CNR students to participate in the next regional ethics bowl.

November 2012

Dr. Amy Bass,
Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts &Sciences, participated in a  roundtable entitled “Examining the Dimensions of Sport within the Empire of American Studies”  at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in November.  The roundtable was one of the inaugural sessions of the Sports Studies Caucus.  On a lighter note, Dr. Bass has been featured in the new book Christmas Cookie Contest in a Box, edited by Gina Hyams.  The project is connected to the new Honors seminar she launched this past semester, “December in America,” which explores numerous themes, such as immigration, race, and consumerism, via the window of holiday ritual.  Bass’s contribution to the book has since been featured in several publications, including Berkshire Living magazine.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
,
Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, published "A Call to the Field: Complicated Grief in the DSM-5" in Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 65(4).  Coauthors of the piece were an international group of scholars that consisted of Drs. There A. Rando (USA), Stephen Fleming (Canada), Maria Helena Franco (Brazil), Elizabeth Lobb (Australia), Colin Murray Parkes (UK), and Rose Steele (Canada).

Dr. Barbara F. McManus, Faculty Emeriti of Classics in the School of Arts & Sciences, co-presented a panel at the meeting of the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South on Using Inscriptions to Learn and Teach about Roman Life, Especially the Lives of Women; her paper was entitled "The Word as Material Reality: The Power of Inscriptions for Learning and Teaching."

Lilleth Newby Beckford,
Assistant Professor of the Library, co-facilitated a breakout session on Expanding Our Embrace: Enhancing Information Literacy and Composition Skills for Adult Learners at the New York University Faculty Resource Network Conference on New Faces, New Expectations on November 17, 2012 at Dillard University, New Orleans.

Ann R. Raia,
Faculty Emeriti of Classics in the School of Arts & Sciences, coordinated a panel on Using Inscriptions to Learn and Teach about Roman Life, Especially the Lives of Women, in which she gave a presentation Sacerdotes extra Romam: A Case Study in Using Inscriptional Evidence at the meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South – Southern Section in Tallahassee in November, 2012.

Robert Wolf,
Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, conducted workshops entitled Monitoring Progress in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy through Art and An Introduction to Photo Therapy at the Expressive Therapies Summit in New York City in November.

October 2012


Dr. Susan A. Conte,
Associate Professor of Guidance and Counseling and Mental Health Counseling in the Graduate School, presented:  My Body, My Biography: The Use of Narratives of Self-Injury as a Path to Healing at the Guidance Expo in White Plains, NY.

Cristina de Gennaro,
Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated in a group exhibition at Miranda Arts Project Space in Portchester, NY in October 2012. 

Dr. Melanie Harasym,
Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, attended the 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, October 11-13, 2012. She was second author on a poster entitled, "Longitudinal Microbial Ecology in Cystic Fibrosis". She began this ongoing project on her sabbatical in the spring of 2010, working in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Planet, M.D., Ph.D. at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Deborah Hunt
,
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing,published an article entitled “QSEN Competencies: A Bridge to Practice”published in the refereed journal which appeared in Nursing Made Incredibly Easy in October 2012.

Violet Malinski
,
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, earned a Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Lectureship and gave a lecture entitled Riding the Wave with Martha: On the Evolving Edges of Science, Innovation, and Transformation at the Annual Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars, on October 5 – 7, 2012, in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Amy Meyers,
Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, was featured on the blog National Association of Social Workers on the subject of sibling abuse. She also presented an in-service training, A Clinician's Guide to Sibling Abuse Assessment, to practitioners at Steinway Family & Children's Services.

Lilleth Newby Beckford,
Assistant Professor of the Library, Librarian & Writing Faculty Collaborate to Enhance Information Literacy Skills among Non-traditional Students at the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) Reference and Information Literacy Committee Fall meeting on October 5, 2012.

September 2012


Dr. Amy Bass,
Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts &Sciences, published “‘Slave Genes’ Myth Must Die” in Salon, one of the most respected progressive online magazines in America, in July.  The piece focused on the controversial comments made by Olympic champion Michael Johnson to the BBC regarding the so-called genetic advantage that black athletes have in the Olympic Games.  Bass’ argument against Johnson’s comments caused quite a stir in the various elements of social media, particularly on Twitter;  notable blogs including Slaw, 3 Quarks Daily, and Silobreaker republished it; DagBlog and others based discussion forums on it, and Macleans used it to refute statements made by Sir Roger Bannister regarding race and running.

Dr. Susan A. Conte,
Associate Professor of Guidance and Counseling and Mental Health Counseling in the Graduate School, presented an in-service workshop, Those Who Can, Teach!  Professional Ethics for Teachers, for faculty, administration, and staff of All Hallows High School, Bronx, N.Y.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka,
Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, keynoted a series of conferences in September in Missouri, Ohio, and Texas. He spoke on disenfranchised grief, gender differences in grief, and changes in our understanding of grief. 

Dr. Judy Gordon,
Chair of the Social Work Department in theSchool of Arts & Sciences, was selected to participate in a three-day seminar on The Academy and the Community sponsored by NYU’s Faculty Resource Network. The seminar, held in June 2012, took place at the Center for Puerto Rico, a new entity established by the former governor of Puerto Rico, Sila Maria Calderon. Dr. Gordon’s seminar group, which focused on the theme of Empowering Women, included visits to community programs and guest speakers from the University of Puerto Rico.  Dr.Gordon hopes to use resources from her trip to enrich the Bridging Cultures Puerto Rico course, offered by the Education, Spanish, and Social Work Departments of SAS.

Dr. Deborah Hunt,
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, was recently invited by Councilman James Vacca of District 13 in the Bronx to be a member of the Aging Improvement District Advisory Board. The purpose of this Advisory Board is to identify the top priority senior issues and determine ways to promote solutions. 

Violet Malinski,
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, published “Meditations on the Unitary Rhythm of Dying-Grieving” for Nursing Science Quarterly.

Kathleen S. Mannino,
Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian in the Gill Library, presented Technology Tools and Universal Design: A Librarian’s Quest for Access for All at the Westchester Library Association Annual Conference held on May 11, 2012, on techniques which she has used successfully to assist patrons with physical disabilities. 

Dr. Amy Meyers,
Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented 6-part workshop training on Sibling Abuse Assessment and Intervention to child welfare staff at Nassau County Department of Social Services.

Dr. Debra Miller-Saultz,
Assistant Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, co-authored "Interventional pain management for patients with advanced cancer pain" in the International Journal of Nursing 18 (9).

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins,
Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, published a chapter entitled “"The First Rule Is That a Mother Should Govern Her Own Feelings: Modern Child-Rearing Advice and the Discipline of Maternal Emotions” in MomsGone Mad: Motherhood and Madness, Oppression and Resistance, edited byDr. Gina Wong and published by Demeter Press, Toronto, Ontario in September 2012. Dr. Rawlins teaches the Division of Social Sciences Reading Seminar on Motherhood.

Dr. Connie Vance,
Professor in the School of Nursing, and Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, received a Faculty Fund award for their research project, Exploring the ‘Lived Experience’ of the Novice Nurse in the First Career Stage of the Profession.