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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

We are excited to share recent accomplishments from faculty and staff members at our campuses around the world.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, won a spot as a2020 Distinguished Favorite for Poetry from the NYC Big Book Awards for her book Dead Shark on the N Train..

Pamela Karp, Ed.D., OR/L, CHT, assistant professor of the occupational therapy, published her study “Occupational Therapy Student Readiness for Transition to the Fieldwork Environment: A Pilot Case Study” in the Open Journal Occupational Therapy on October 15, 2020. The results of the study revealed that while academic and fieldwork educators value similar characteristics of student readiness for transition to fieldwork, there is a need to develop collaborative strategies between the two settings to improve awareness of the value of theory-driven practice and to support authentic incorporation of theory into practice as part of the educative process of supervising fieldwork students.

Emily Rukobo, M.A., executive director for global engagement, presented “High Impact Practices at Home & Abroad: A Model for Effective Equity & Inclusion” at the AAC&U 2020 Conference on Global Learning on October 9, 2020.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his research paper, “How safe is our reliance on AI, and should we regulate it?” published in the Springer Link on October 6, 2020. This article is one of the twelve that founding editorial board members—scientists, humanists, and corporate researchers—wrote for the initial issue of the journal.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented “Marginalia and the T. S. Eliot Archive” at the International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting on October 3, 2020.

Chinmoy Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., assistant professor for physics, proposed a novel mechanism of magnetic field and fluid flow generation in the early universe. He spoke about his findings in his article, “Vortex generation in the early Universe,” in Astronomy & Astrophysics on October 2, 2020.

Maria Perbellini, Ph.D., dean of the School of Architecture and Design, was invited to the Scaliurbani Green Edition 2020 conference in Italy as a panelist on October 1, 2020. She spoke on the female perspective as first step towards a more radical and resilient city.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had her article, “Mapping the Metafictional Picturebook,” published in Narrative (Vol. 28.3) on October 1, 2020.

Marcella Del Signore, associate professor of architecture, had her book (co-edited with Nancy Diniz and Frank Melendez), Data, Matter, Design:Strategies in Computational Design published on September 30, 2020. The book presents a comprehensive overview of current design processes that rely on the input of data and use of computational design strategies and their relationship to an array of outputs. It includes a wide range of curated projects and contributed texts by leading architects, urbanists, and designers that transform data as an abstraction into spatial, experiential, and performative configurations within urban ecologies, emerging materials, robotic agents, adaptive fields, and virtual constructs.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was interviewed for a podcast hosted by on September 28, 2020. He spoke about ancient robots and the development of robots and artificial intelligence.