Faculty Accomplishments

Faculty Scholarship - Larry L. Luing School of Business®

  • Laura Altomonte, Online Chair, completed the process of receiving Quality Matters (QM) Certification for the online course entitled Financial Accounting I.
  • Samuel Lloyd, Associate Online Chair, achieved the role of Quality Matters Master Reviewer.
  • In October 2017, Dena Bateh was among the panelists for “Women in Media: The Courage to Own Your Story,” an event hosted by Berkeley College in Manhattan, NY. Held in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Dr. Bateh joined leaders from media and marketing to discuss how women are shaping the news landscape, and the courage needed to make your voice heard in the face of adversity.
  • Darshan Desai is the author of “College Nails Trending Field of Study with Innovative Student Project,” an editorial published by eCampus News in September 2017. In the article, Dr. Desai shares an in-depth look behind her Data Analysis and Decision-Making course and the Business for Peace Index, a visual analytics tool her students created as part of a consulting project.

Faculty Scholarship - School of Health Studies

  • Kelly Berge, Online, Health Studies and Chair, Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding; and Associate Chair, Online, Health Services, achieved the role of Quality Matters Master Reviewer.
  • Barbara Cohen received acceptance of her abstract "Dead is Dead Until It Is Not. The Case of Jahi McMath" as an oral presentation, for UNESCO's 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem, November, 2018. In addition, the case study entitled "No home? No money? No Rights?" will be published in the book by R. Ellison and S. Clark (Eds.), Health policy management: A case approach. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning in 2018.
  • Shelley Safian has published a book entitled "Let's Code It!" in January 2018. She has been appointed Program Chair for the Central Florida Health Information Management Association (CFHIMA) for 2018-2019 fiscal year starting June 2018. Two presentations were made at the Washington DCHIMA Annual Meeting entitled "Data Analytics" and "Physician Coding and Compliance”.

Faculty Scholarship - School of Liberal Arts

  • Gregory Hotchkiss, Co-Chair, Humanities & Social Sciences, presented at the International Religion and Society Conference at the University of California, Berkeley. The title of the presentation was "Religion, Children, and the Problem of Consent." In July 2018, Quality Matters (QM) Certification for the online course entitled Introduction to Ethics was received.
  • Hugo Walter and Mary Jane Clerkin presented "The Continued Importance of Learning Objects in Distance Education" at the Northeast Connect Fall 2017 Conference held at Mercy College.
  • In September 2017, Hugo Walter, Ph.D., English, led a book club discussion on the novel The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and its 1993 film adaptation at Princeton Windrows, an independent living facility in Plainsboro, NJ. Dr. Walter also led a book club discussion on the folk tale Cinderella by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm at Princeton Windrows in July 2017.
  • In September 2017, Byron Hargrove, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences and Director, Honors Program, served as a peer-reviewer for “Profiles of Burnout among Professional Psychologists,” a manuscript submission that is being evaluated for publication in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
  • Yesudas Choondassery wrote “Rights-based Approach: The Hub of Sustainable Development” for the journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education. This journal was published in December 2017 by the Chair of UNESCO/UNITWIN (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/University Twinning and Networking) in cooperation with the Center of Sustainable Education at Daugavplis University, Latvia.

Faculty Scholarship - School of Professional Studies

  • Charlane Brown-Wyands, Co-Chair, Justice Studies, was interviewed by The Record for a story about Wes Bellamy, Ed.D., Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, VA, and his keynote address during the Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference. The event, sponsored by the American Conference on Diversity, was held at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, in November 2017. In the story, Dr. Brown-Wyands described Dr. Bellamy’s address as “a message of courageous leadership.”
  • Cristina Guarneri has recently published a new book. “A Train to Nowhere” is scheduled to be released in March 2018. In the fall of 2017, Vintage Press published Solemn Vow, a nonfiction novel that explores the downward spiral of the political machine to what is seen today as the political reformer.

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