Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty of Instruction



School of Business

Orlando Barreiro
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., New York University
M.B.A., Long Island University
Ph.D., Walden University

Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., American Military University
M.S.A.P.M., Creighton University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Jacqueline Bent
Visiting Assistant Professor, Business
B.Sc., Leeds Trinity University (England)
Ph.D., University of Huddersfield (England)

Kelly Blacker
Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.S., University of Illinois
M.B.A., Baruch College (CUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Certified Public Accountant

Mark Chmiel
Instructor, Business
B.A., Michigan State University
M.S.O.L., Mercy College

Stanley Chu
Associate Professor, Accounting
B.S., Baruch College (CUNY)
M.B.A., St. John’s University
D.B.A., Argosy University
Certified Public Accountant

Tom Coughlan
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., Long Island University
M.B.A., University of Bridgeport
D.B.A., University of Phoenix

John E. Cullen
Associate Professor, Business
B.B.A., Iona College
J.D., New York Law School
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

John Fuller
Assistant Professor, Business
B.B.A., Hofstra University
M.B.A., Harvard University

Charles Garcia
Instructor, Business
B.S., Syracuse University
M.S., Mercy College

Carmine Giuliani
Visiting Instructor, Business
B.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Long Island University

Daniel Longest
Instructor, Business
M.B.A., Old Dominion University
B.S.B.A., Old Dominion University

Raymond Manganelli
Associate Professor, Business
B.A., Rutgers College
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., Columbia University

Lucretia S. Mann
Associate Professor, Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Iona College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Certified Public Accountant

Hattie Martin
Visiting Instructor, Business
B.S., Manhattan College
M.B.A., Mercy College

Thomas Milton
Professor, Business
B.A., Princeton University
M.A., Iowa State University
Ph.D., Walden University

Matthew Miraglia
Assistant Professor, Business
B.S., Mercy College
M.B.A., Mercy College
Ed.D., St. John Fisher College

Victor Petenkemani
Instructor, Business
B.A., Université François Rabelais (France)
M.S., Université du Maine Le Mans (France)
M.B.A./M.A., University of Pennsylvania

John Power
Instructor, Business
B.S., Manhattan College
M.B.A., Dowling College

Victoria Roberts-Drogin
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Wellesley College
J.D., Hofstra University

Scorpio Rogers
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.B.A., Columbia University

Manuel Ron
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., St. John’s University
M.B.A., New York University
J.D., St. John’s University

Denise M. Stefano
Associate Professor, Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Iona College
Certified Public Accountant

Karen F. Wallace
Visiting Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.B.A., New York University
M.S., Fordham University

Mahmud Wazihullah
Instructor, Business
B.S., B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Stanford University

Ed Weis
Professor, Business
B.S., Lipscomb University
M.A., J.D., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Zachary Williams
Instructor, Business
B.A., Oberlin College
M.B.A., Duke University

Li Yong
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Agnes Scott College
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Emerti Faculty

Gilda Carle
Associate Professor Emerita, Business
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., New York University

Michael Cavanaugh
Professor Emeritus, Business
B.B.A., Manhattan College
M.B.A., Harvard University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College,
Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Wayne L. Ciofiari
Associate Professor Emeritus, Business
B.A., M.B.A., P.M.C., Iona College
M.A., Long Island University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Norman Foy
Professor Emeritus, Business
B.S., Boston University
M.B.A., Pace University
M.A., Columbia University
Ed.D., Teachers College,
Columbia University
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified in Financial Management (CFM)

Charles H. Shook
Professor Emeritus, Accounting
B.S., U.S. Military Academy
B.B.A., University of New Mexico
M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Certified Public Accountant

Benjamin B. Weisman
Professor Emeritus, Business
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Instructor, Business
B.S., B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Stanford University

School of Education

Mi-Hyun Chung
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.A., Ewha University (South Korea)
Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington

Joyce R. Coppin
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
B.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Olga de Jesus
Assistant Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Baruch College (CUNY)
M.S., Mercy College
Ed.D., Liberty University

Leah Donn
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education
B.A., Thomas Edison State College
M.S., Brooklyn College (CUNY)

William Farber
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., Manhattan College
M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Petronella Feaster
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
B.S., Rider University
M.S., Iona College
Ed.D., Fordham University

Amanda Gunning
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., University of Richmond
M.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Nancy N. Heilbronner
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., University of Virginia
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Kathy-Anne Jordan
Assistant Professor, Special Education
B.S., New York University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Barbara Keckler
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University

Matthijs Koopmans
Associate Professor, Education
B.A., Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht (Netherlands)
Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

Christine Lang
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.S., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Susan Lapidus
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., Long Island University
M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Wendy K. Mages
Associate Professor, Childhood Education
B.A., Brandeis University
Ed.M., Northwestern University
Ed.D., Harvard University

Meghan E. Marrero
Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Eric Martone
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.A., Pace University
M.A., Iona College
M.A., Western Connecticut State University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Patrick McCabe
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S. Ed., Lehman College (CUNY)
Ph.D., Hofstra University

Alexandra Miletta
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education
B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

JungKang Miller
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Kyungpook National University (South Korea)
M.A., University of Massachusetts
Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Zoila Morell
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Nyack College
M.S.W., Fordham University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Erica H. Newhouse
Assistant Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.S., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Elena Nitecki
Associate Professor, Childhood Education
B.S.W., La Salle University
M.S., Neumann College
M.S.W, Ph.D., Temple University

Victoria Núñez
Assistant Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Tufts University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Aki Ohseki
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education
B.A., SUNY at Albany
M.A., New York University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Gulizar Bahar Otcu-Grillman
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.A., Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Patricia Prinz
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Queens College (CUNY)
M.A., University of New Hampshire
Ed.D., Boston University

Teresa Quackenbush
Instructor, Childhood Education
B.A. Villanova University
M.S. Mercy College

Sudha Ramaswamy
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A, Barnard College
M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Ilene Rothschild
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A., New York University
M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Rose Rudnitski
Professor, Education
B.A., SUNY Oneonta
M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Roseanne Vallice Levy
Assistant Professor, Special Education
B.A., New York University
M.S., Long Island University
Ph.D., University of Southern Florida

Aramina Vega-Ferrer
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Lehman College (CUNY)
M.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., Fordham University

Helge Wasmuth
Associate Professor, Education
M.A., Ph.D., University of Tübingen (Germany)

Esther Wermuth
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
B.A., M.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ed.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Melvin Wermuth
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Fordham University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Emerti Faculty

William C. Prattella
Professor Emeritus, Education
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University

Robert D. Postman
Professor Emeritus, Childhood Education
B.A., Kean College
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

School of Health and Natural Sciences

Gillian Angliss-Glaser
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., University of Connecticut
D.V.M., Cornell University

Mary Anne Aylward
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., St. John’s University
M.S., Touro College

Brian C. Baker
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Lehigh University
M.D., American University of the Caribbean
J.D., Touro College

Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz
Associate Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
M.S., Adelphi University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
CCC-SLP; American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Sandra Bertholf
Instructor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Mercy College
Licensed Veterinary Technologist, State of New York

Nancy L. Beverly
Associate Professor, Physics
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., New York University
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Juan Brusés
Professor, Biology
M.D., Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Marc Campo
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.A., University of Maryland
M.S., Columbia University
M.S., Ph.D., New York University
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Anthony Canger
Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Lorraine Cashin
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., M.P.S., Mercy College

Patrick Davitt
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., Rowan University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Denise DiCristofaro
Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., M.A., St. John’s University
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Certified Teacher/Speech & Hearing Handicapped, State of New York
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Kaitlin Dondorf Brooks
Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Adelphi University

Deborah Dougherty
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., University of Puget Sound
O.T.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Cristina Dumitrescu
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
A.A.S., Mercy College
B.S., M.S., Touro College
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Irina V. Ellison
Associate Professor, Health Science
B.A., Vassar College
Ph.D., New York Medical College

Ferdinand Esser
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., SUNY Albany
D.O., Life University

Miriam Ford
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A., Smith College
M.S.N., Yale University
Ph.D., Adelphi University
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, State of New York

Errol Fraser
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., New School for Social Research
M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska

Kathleen Golisz
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., M.A., New York University
O.T.D., University of St. Augustine
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Occupational Therapist, States of New York and New Jersey

James Gurley
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
B.A., University of Vermont
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
D.P.T. Temple University
Neurologic Certified Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Ruth Lyons Hansen
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Russell Sage College
M.S., Long Island University
D.P.T., Massachusetts General Hospital
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Institute of Health Professions
Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Sr. Mary Hartnett
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Pace University
M.S.N., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Renée Haskew-Layton
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.A., SUNY Albany
Ph.D., Albany Medical College

José Herrera
Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Matthew R. Hyland
Visiting Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Ithaca College
M.P.A., Pace University
Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Nannette Hyland
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., M.S., Springfield College
Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

David J. Jackowe
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., John Hopkins University
M.S., M.D., Case Western Reserve University
Lorraine Jamieson
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., Long Island University
M.H.A., Walden University

Kathleen Kenney-Riley
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Henry Knizeski, Jr.
Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Christine Kosky
Associate Professor, Communication Disorders
Teacher’s Certificate of Education, St. Johns College (England)
Certificate for Teachers of Deaf and Partially–Hearing
Children, University of Manchester (England)
M.A., Columbia University
M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
CCC- SLP, American Speech Language Hearing Association
New York State Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Lisa Martin
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., Adelphi University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Astrid E. Mel
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., Concordia University
M.S., Ph.D., Springfield College
Health and Fitness Specialist, ACSM
Certified Sports Nutritionist, ISSN
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

Peter V. Minorsky
Professor, Biology
A.B., Vassar College
Ph.D., Cornell University
Sonia Moorehead
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., M.A., Kean University
O.T.D., Chatham University
Licensed Occupational Therapist,
States of New York and New Jersey

Susan Moscou
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.A., SUNY Albany
M.P.H., Columbia University
M.S.N., Yale University
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Gail Lavin Murphy
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska
Madhavan Narayanan
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Madras
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Temple University

Michelle Naylor
Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
B.S., Mercy College
M.S., Long Island University
Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist,
State of New York

Rita Neilan
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., Pharm.D., Long Island University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Pharmacist, State of New York

Aaron Perey
Visiting Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
B.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton

Kathryn A. Ryans
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
A.A.S., Union County College
M.S., Mercy College
D.P.T., Temple University
Certified Lymphedema Specialist, Lymphology
Association of North America (LANA)
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New Jersey

Lisa E. Schenkel
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Clarkson University
D.V.M., Colorado State University
Licensed Veterinarian, States of New York and California
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist

Sharon Sedlak
Visiting Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant
A.A.S., Orange County Community College
B.S., Dominican College
M.S., Mercy College
Licensed Occupational Therapist, New York State

Francine M. Seruya
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Licensed Occupational Therapist,
States of New York and Connecticut

Linda Sherman-Atkins
Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science
B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.S., Seton Hall University

Sharon Shockness
Visiting Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Helene Fuld College of Nursing
B.S., Mercy College
M.S., Mercy College
Ed.D., Walden University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Mónica Stanton-Koko
Visiting Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Davida S. Smyth
Associate Professor, Biology
B.A., Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Jeanine Stancanelli
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., Quinnipiac College
M.P.H., Southern Connecticut University
O.T.D., University of St. Augustine
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Geetha Surendran
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.Sc., Delhi University (India)
M.Sc., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (India)

Patricia Sutton
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.S., Nursing, Westchester Community College
B.S., Nursing, College of New Rochelle
M.S., Nursing Education, Mercy College
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Sabrina Timperman
Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Wagner College
D.V.M., Louisiana State University
Licensed Veterinarian, State of New York

Joan Toglia
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Renu Abraham Varughese
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Punjab University
M.S., College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.Phil., Ph.D., Mother Teresa Women’s University (India)
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Mary Allison Williams
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Chun Zhou
Assistant Professor, Biology
M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (People’s Republic of China)

Debra Zizik
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., O.T.R., Mercy College
O.T.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Certificate in Advanced Practice, Drexel University
Licensed Occupational Therapist,
States of New York and New Jersey

Emerti Faculty

Robert M. Dreyfuss
Associate Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
A.B., Cornell University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Claudia B. Fenderson
Professor Emerita, Physical Therapy
B.S., Columbia University
M.S., Long Island University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Alayne Fittpatrick
Associate Professor Emerita, Nursing
A.A.S., Orange County Community College
B.S.N., Dominican College of Blauvelt
M.S.N., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Certified Community Health Nurse, American Nurses Association
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Honoré Marie Fontes
Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., William Paterson College
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Carolyn R. Lansberry
Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Health Nursing
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Judson P. McClure
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
B.S., Bob Jones University
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Gloria Schlisselberg
Professor Emerita, Communication Disorders
B.A. Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
State of New York New York State Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
ASHA Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Ellen V. Vopicka
Professor Emerita, Biology
A.B., Cedar Crest College
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Vermont
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

School of Liberal Arts

Ben Abelson
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Jude C. Aguwa
Professor, Religion
B.Phil., Bigard Memorial Seminary (Nigeria)
Th.B., Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana (Italy)
Th.L., Ph.D., Pontificia Facultas Theologica, Teresianum (Italy)

Elise Arnold-Levene
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.A., McGill University
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Narasimhaswamy Banavara
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.E., Bangalore University (India)
M.A., Goethe Institute (Germany)
MBA, St. John’s University
Ph.D., Baruch College (CUNY)

Marion G. Ben-Jacob
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., Yeshiva University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Frances Biscoglio
Professor, English Literature
B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Cheng “Jeff” Chang
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Zhixiong Chen
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., M.A., Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Virginia Coleman-Prisco
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Fordham University
Ed.D. Northeastern University

Austin Dacey
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A. Evergreen State College
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University

Barbara Dodsworth
Associate Professor, Art History
B.F.A., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Sean Dugan
Professor, English Literature
B.A., Skidmore College
M.S., SUNY Albany
Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Kirk Patrick Fazioli
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Providence College
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo

Saul Fisher
Visiting Associate Professor, Philosophy
A.B., Columbia University
M.A., Rice University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Josh Gaetjen
Associate Professor, Design + Animation
B.A., Hampshire College
M.F.A., Boston University

Miriam Gogol
Professor, English Literature
B.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Louis J. Grasso
Associate Professor, Media Studies
B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., New York Institute of Technology

Isabel Grayson
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., New York University
M.F.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Alan Hartman
Assistant Professor, Modern Foreign Language
B.S., Manhattan College
M.A., Boston College
M.A., D.M.L., Middlebury College

Dana Renee Horton
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Tamara Jhashi
Professor, Art History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Kristen Keckler
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas

Justin Kessler
Assistant Professor, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.S., SUNY Oneonta
M.M., SUNY Purchase

David Kilpatrick
Associate Professor, English Literature
B.A., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton

Karen LeRoy
Assistant Professor, English Literature
A.B., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Columbia University

Soonyi Lee
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University (South Korea)
Ph.D., New York University

Charles Li
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.Eng., Cooper Union
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Sisi “Sophie” Li
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.E., Beijing Technology and Business University
M.S., Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Christopher Loots
Associate Professor, English Literature
B.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Maureen MacLeod
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Andrés Matías-Ortiz
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Richard Medoff
Associate Professor, Speech
B.A., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.F.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Robert Murray
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Centre College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Susan Oleferuk
Visiting Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Bard College
M.A., New School for Social Research
M.S.W., Hunter College (CUNY)

Marc Palmieri
Instructor, Speech Program
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)

Jon-Paul Paolino
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., New York University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Michael Perrota
Associate Professor, Media Studies
B.S., Pace University
M.S., Iona College
M.F.A., Western Connecticut State University

Nagaraj Rao
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
M.S., Mysore University (India)
M.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Celia Reissig-Vasile
Associate Professor, English Literature and Spanish
B.A., New York University
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Fordham University

Allyson Richmond
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., Barnard College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Jennifer Roos
Associate Professor, Design + Animation
B.A., Princeton University
M.F.A., Yale University

Lynne M. Rosenthal
Associate Professor, English Literature
B.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Emily Seibert
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Susquehanna University
M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College

Paul Steinman
Associate Professor, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., New York University

Ralph “Woody” Sullender
Assistant Professor, Design + Animation
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.F.A., Bard College

Paul A. Trent
Associate Professor, Speech
A.B., University of Kentucky
M.A., New York University
M.F.A., Yale University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Sanju Vaidya
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Poona University (India)
Ph.D., Purdue University

David Wang
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Ramapo College
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., Mercy College

Stephen Ward
Associate Professor, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.Mus., Berklee College of Music
M.Mus., New York University

Jong P. Yoon
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Yonsei University (South Korea)
M.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., George Mason University

Jason Matthew Zalinger
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Emerti Faculty

Joshua Berrett
Professor Emeritus, Music and Fine Arts
B.A., University of Cape Town (South Africa)
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Howard Canaan
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

John DiElsi
Professor Emeritus,vMathematics and Computer Information Science
B.S., Fairfield University
M.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Polytechnic University of New York
M.S., Marlboro College
Certified Computing Professional
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Joel Feimer
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
B.A., Manhattan College
M.A., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Roger Gocking
Professor Emeritus, History
B.A., Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Ann E. Grow
Professor Emerita, Philosophy
A.B., Manhattanville College
I.E.M. Program, Harvard University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Lourdes S. Herrera
Professor Emerita, Foreign Language
Ph.D., Universidad de Habana (Cuba)

Betty Krasne
Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Union Graduate School
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Arthur Lerman
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and History
B.A., Hobart College
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Delia Marx
Professor Emerita, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado (Argentina)
M.S., Ph.D., Polytechnic University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Eileen M. McMahon
Associate Professor Emerita, English Literature
A.B., Marymount College
M.A., St. John’s University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Donald Morales
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
B.A., M.A., Adelphi University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Margaret Morris
Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., M.A., McGill University, Canada
M.A.L.S., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Elaine Paris
Professor Emerita, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Elizabeth Pogue
Professor Emerita, Speech
A.B., Manhattan College
M.S., Fordham University
Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Theodore Rosenof
Professor, History
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Frederick L. Shiels
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and History
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Peter G. Slater
Professor Emeritus, History
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

John Tucciarone
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Fordham University
M.A., J.D., St. John’s University
Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Thomas E. Vesce
Professor Emeritus, Modern Foreign Language
A.B., Manhattan College
M.A., Western Connecticut State College
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chana R. Adelman
Assistant Professor, School Psychology
B.A., SUNY Brockport
M.A., Houston Baptist University
M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake
Ph.D., University of Houston
New York State Permanent Certification in School Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Deborah Day Aikens
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., Howard University
LMSW, CASAC, State of New York

Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
Assistant Professor, International Relations and Diplomacy
B.A., John Cabot University (Italy)
M.A., Ph.D., University of London (England)

Dorothy M. Cali Balancio
Professor, Sociology
A.B., Mercy College
M.A., Catholic University of America
M.Phil., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Saliha Bava
Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., University of Delhi in New Delhi (India)
M.A., Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay (India)
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Carol Bennett-Speight
Associate Professor, Social Work
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.S.W., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
LSW, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Donna F. Bookin
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
B.A., SUNY Albany
M.A., The American University
J.D., Hofstra University

Jeffrey J. Cohen
Associate Professor, School Psychology
B.A., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., Hofstra University
New York State Permanent Certification in School Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Mary Cuadrado
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
M.A., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Carolyn T. Cullen
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., Hamilton College
M.S.W., Boston College
Ph.D., New York University
LCSW-R, State of New York

Karol E. Dean
Professor, Psychology
B.A., Psychology, Boston University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lisa Ecklund-Flores
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., SUNY Fredonia
M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Michael S. Grunes
Associate Professor, School Psychology
B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.A., Ph.D., Hofstra University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Carolyn Hanesworth
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.A., University of Arizona
M.S., University of Texas at Arlington
LCSW, States of New York and Texas
Licensed MSW, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

Rossi A. Hassad
Professor, Psychology
M.P.H., University of the West Indies
Ph.D., Touro University International
CStat, Chartered Statistician,
The Royal Statistical Society (United Kingdom)
LMHC, State of New York

Jane Hogan
Assistant Professor, Social Work
M.S.W., Ph.D., Fordham University

Diana d’Amico Juettner
Professor, Legal and Justice Studies
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
J.D., Touro College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Mary Knopp Kelly
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.Phil., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Jeong L. Kim
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., Korea National Police University
M.A., Tokyo Metropolitan University
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Kevin R. Kulic
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.S., SUNY Albany
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Yi-Hsuan Chelsea Kuo
Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
M.A., Harvard University
Ed.M., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Illya Lichtenberg
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Law
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., J.D., Rutgers University

Alberto Manzi
Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S., Ph.D, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)

Arthur G. McCann
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., Cathedral College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., Fordham University
Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration
New York State Permanent Certification in Guidance
New York State Permanent Certification: School Administrator/Supervisor

Emily Murphy
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.S.W., Skidmore College
M.S.W., Columbia University

Elizabeth Pete
Visiting Assistant Professor, Health Services Management
B.A., Lehman College (CUNY)
M.A., New York University
Ed.D., Walden University

Kimberly A. Rapoza
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Alexandrea Ravenelle
Visiting Instructor, Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of Missouri
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Ori Shinar
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Irvine
Psy.D., Yeshiva University

Jack D. Simons
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Licensed Professional Counselor,
States of Arizona, Illinois, and Missouri
Licensed School Counselor, States of Arizona and Missouri

Mark Sirkin
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Licensed Psychologist, States of New York and Massachusetts

Marina Sorochinski
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., Concordia University
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Ellen F. Sperber
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., SUNY Oswego
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

JeeHee Sung
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.S., M.A., Yonsei University (South Korea)
M.A., University of San Diego
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Sakinah Carter Suttiratana
Visiting Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
B.A., M.B.A., Yale University
M.P.H., Emory University
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

James P. Towey
Professor, Psychology
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Rebecca C. Trenz
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., St. Bonaventure University
Ph.D., Fordham University

Cynthia T. Walley
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.S., Loyola University New Orleans
M.Ed., Augusta State University
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Julia Zavala
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.S., Mercy College
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Emerti Faculty

Stuart E. Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
B.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Post-graduate Certificate in Behavior Therapy,
Long Island University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Hind Rassam Culhane
Associate Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
A.A., HL.D., Cazenovia College
B.A., M.A., Rockford College
M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Stephen A. Daniel
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
B.A., Queens College (CUNY)
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Charles T. DeStefano
Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Behavioral Science
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Adma Jeha d’Heurle
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Psychology
A.B., American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
M.A., Smith College
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Mavis Kennelly Gill
Professor Emerita, Psychology
B.S., M.S.., Ed.D., St. John’s University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Certified School Counselor, State of New York
Certified School Psychologist, State of New York Licensed
Psychologist, State of New York

Richard L. Hudson
Associate Professor Emeritus,
Sociology and Behavioral Science
B.A., Marist College
M.A., New School University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Mary C. Kraetzer
Professor, Behavioral Science
A.B., College of New Rochelle
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Robert C. Tash
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
B.A., M.A., St. John’s University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Ph.D., New School University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Lynn M. Tepper
Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science and Psychology
B.S., SUNY Bufialo
M.A., Wayne State University
M.S., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Joseph A. Trzasko
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
A.B., University of New Hampshire
M.A., Ph.D., University of Vermont
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Joseph Victor
Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice
B.A., M.A., Seton Hall University
Ed.D., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Faculty of Libraries

Moddie Breland
Assistant Professor, Library
B.S., Bates College
M.Div., New York Theological Seminary
M.L.S., Clarion University

Maureen Clements
Assistant Professor, Library
B.A., University of Scranton
M.L.I.S, University of South Carolina

Haley Collazo
Assistant Professor, Library
B.A., Columbia University, NY
M.A., Brandeis University
M.L.S., Pratt Institute

Susan Gaskin-Noel
Assistant Professor, Library
B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute

Michele S. Lee-Leite
Assistant Professor, Library
B.F.A., M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute
M.S., Mercy College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Judith Liebman
Associate Professor, Library
B.A., American University
MBA, Fordham University
M.L.S., Queens College (CUNY)

Mustafa Sakarya
Assistant Professor, Library
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Mercy College
M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute

Tesse Santoro
Associate Professor, Library
B.A., M.L.S., Queens College (CUNY)

Emerti Faculty

W. Bruce Fulton
Associate Professor Emeritus, Library
B.A., Northwest Christian College
B.A., University of Oregon
M.Div., M.L.S., Vanderbilt University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy College

Srivalli Rao
Associate Professor Emerita, Library
B.A., M.A., University of Bombay (India)
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University