School of Liberal Arts Faculty Accomplishments

In April 2016, Ryan Allen, Humanities and Social Sciences, co-hosted a panel discussion on his book, Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman, at The Confucius Institute at Pace University.

In May 2016, Casey Ellis, English, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching from Westchester Community College. The award recognizes professors who personify professional excellence and serve as role models for the college community.

In June 2016, Byron Hargrove, Ph.D., Director, Honors Program and Humanities and Social Sciences, and Michael Jacobs, DA, Co-Chair, English, presented “Faculty and Student Scholars: Working Within, Not Against, the Teaching-and-Learning Model of Proprietary Higher Education” at the Association of Proprietary Colleges Innovation Summit in Cooperstown, NY.

Heidi Hoefinger, Ph.D., Math and Sciences, is the author of “Arrival of Hooters Raises Questions about ‘Girlie Bar’ Work,” an editorial that was published in The Cambodia Daily in July 2016.

In June 2016, Peter Lubrecht, Ph.D., English, presented a lecture at the Northeast Chapter of the Western Front Association’s annual conference on his book Liebe Kück!: A German Soldier’s Story from the Great War, at the Maryland War Memorial Building in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Lubrecht is also the author of New Jersey Hessians: Truth and Lore in the American Revolution (History Press 2016), due out in November 2016.

Michael Montlack, English, is the author of the poem “Granddaddy Jess,” which was included in the anthology Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press 2016). His poem “Haiku Triptych: Portland” was published by NarrativeNortheast, also in June 2016.

Francesco Ranci, Humanities and Social Sciences, wrote the preface and translated “Symbols of Class Status” and “On Cooling the Mark Out” – essays by sociologist Erving Goffman, for an Italian sociology book of the same name (Biblion 2016).

In May 2016, Afshin Razani, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, presented “The Imperial Roots of NATO” during the “No to War/No to NATO” workshop at the Left Forum Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Mia Siegert, English, is the author of Jerkbait, her debut novel, which recently received a favorable review in Publisher’s Weekly and was listed as one of the Best Young Adult Novels in May 2016 on Goodreads. The novel will be made available via Audible later this year.

David Andrew Stoler, English, is the author of “Invite My Kid to Your Wedding: Trust Me – You’ll Regret It If You Don’t,” an editorial that was published on in June 2016. The editorial lead to responses in Slate, Yahoo News, and Refinery29, and was also featured on the TODAY show on NBC.

Mr. Stoler is also the author of “Delicious is Disgusting: How One Word Conquered Food Porn,” an article that was published in Aeon in May 2016. In April 2016, his lesson plan, “Decoding Complex Texts,” was published in Teacher & Writers Magazine.

In May 2016, Hui-wen Tu, Humanities and Social Sciences, presented “The Pedagogical Approach of Class Design for Blended Class” at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences International Conference for Education at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

She also co-presented “Flipped Your Class: The Design, the Active Learning Strategies and the Technology” at the EdMedia 2016 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology in June 2016.

In June 2016, Hugo Walter, Ph.D., English, led a book club discussion on Henrik Ibsen’s drama A Doll’s House at Princeton Windrows, an independent living facility in Plainsboro, NJ. Accompanied by professors from Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he also gave a poetry reading at the facility to celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2016.

Laney (Elaine) Zukerman, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the author of The Urban Goddess Lesson: How to Spot the Bad Boys from the Heroes (Amazon 2016). Her newest book is a follow-up to her Amazon best-seller, Lessons for an Urban Goddess.

“I write to encourage, inspire, and motivate women from all walks of life to unleash their inner goddess with practical wisdom,” said Ms. Zukerman, who has been featured as a relationship expert by the Huffington Post and NBC, among other media outlets.