Dean, School of Liberal Arts
B.A., Clark University
Ph.D., University of South Dakota
Marilyn Frasier Kulik
Online Chair, Liberal Arts
B.A., Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Online Associate Chair, Liberal Arts
B.A., M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Melissa Baralt, Ph.D., Math and Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, received the Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in on-site instruction.
Arthur Blumenthal, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented "Two hundred years of the analysis of the history of psychology: Recurring themes" to graduate psychology students at The New School for Social Research in New York City.
Claudine L. Boros-Griffin, English, School of Liberal Arts, served on committees to overhaul the "Women in Fiction," "Introduction to American Literature" and "Introduction to Fiction" courses at Touro College in New York City.
Mary Jane Clerkin, D.A., English, School of Liberal Arts, presented on the use of the Online Course Resource in her “Online Public Speaking” course at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD; at the Annual Conference of the International Forum for Women in e-Learning in Bonita Springs, FL; and on Humanizing Technology at the NJEDge.net annual conference in Plainsboro, NJ. In addition, Dr. Clerkin presented “Let’s Talk, Not Just Text!!!” at the NJEDge.net 14th Annual Faculty Showcase in Lakewood, NJ.
Melissa DuBrowa, Ed.D., Developmental Education/Academic Support, School of Liberal Arts, presented "R we 2 blame?" at the NJEDge.net annual conference in Plainsboro, NJ.
Keri English, English, School of Liberal Arts, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her column, “Paper Weights,” which is published at www.indiereader.com. Ms. English’s articles have been picked up by USA Today, Jezebel.com and The Huffington Post.
Cezar Giosan, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, is the author of a new book, "The American" (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012), an epic trans-generational story of a Romanian shepherd who immigrated to the United States at the beginning of last century. In addition, Dr. Giosan presented "Darwinian Psychotherapy for Depression" at the Bangkok International Conference on Social Sciences in Thailand.
Barbara Harper, D.C., Math and Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented "Life Improvement Home Technology," at the We Care Adult Care, Inc., workshop in Middletown, NJ. The presentation reviewed strategies to help senior citizens remain independent and safe in their homes through the use of assistive technologies. In addition, Dr. Harper gave a lecture and demonstration to nursing students at Monmouth University on the use of technology for caregiving.
Gregory Hotchkiss, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, received the Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in online instruction.
Michael Jacobs, D.A., Associate Chair, English, School of Liberal Arts, received the Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in Scholarship and Service. The award was given in honor of Dr. Jacobs’ work to organize the Conference on Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking, which was held in October at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan. The Conference was attended by more than 80 faculty members and academic administrators.
Robert Keiber, English, School of Liberal Arts, is the author of a new book, "Urban Hykool: The Zen of The City" (The Tuxedo Group, 2013), a collection of Haiku poems about New York City.
Bahir Masadeh, Ph.D., Chair, Math and Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, served as a judge at the Annual Hudson County Science Fair at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.
Joyce Frei McNeill, D.Lit., English, School of Liberal Arts, presented a lecture and discussion on the 1989 film “Glory” at the Morris County Civil War Association of New Jersey in Morristown, NJ. In addition, Dr. Frei McNeill is presenting an eight-week film lecture and discussion series titled “In Black and White” at the Lake Hiawatha Library in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
Thomas Miller, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, is the co-curator of "Secret Wars" at the Proteus Gowanus gallery in Brooklyn, NY. In this exhibition, artists from New York, Amsterdam and Berlin explore images of covert battles and hidden conflicts, from the secret codes used by Cold War spies to 21st-century drone warfare. For the opening week, Dr. Miller co-hosted a series of public programs featuring presentations by participating artists.
Michael Montlack, English, School of Liberal Arts, had his book "Divining Divas" featured on the Band of Thebes Best LGBT Books of 2012 list. In addition, Mr. Montlack was a reader at the Writers Center in Bethesda, MD, and he read his poetry at the Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village in New York City.
Eugene Ruffini, English, School of Liberal Arts, had a reading of his play, "COLOR," at the Dramatists Guild in Manhattan, NY.
David Stoler, English, School of Liberal Arts, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in instruction. He is also the author of "Like a Key to the Writer’s Mind," which was published in the winter issue of Teachers & Writers Magazine. The essay was part of a special section celebrating the work of Joe Brainard for which only Mr. Stoler, the poets Ron Padgett and Matthew Burgess, and fiction writer Rick Moody were invited to contribute.
Hui-wen Tu, Ed.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented “Please Sign Your Learning Contract” at the Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence at Temple University. The presentation included observations on applying learning contracts to enhance the quality of learning in blended classes. In addition, Dr. Tu is the author of “A GPS Learning Process: The Application of Autobiographical Research in Social Sciences Classes,” which was published in the Journal of Teaching and Education.
Jonathan Weidenbaum, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented “Lady in the Radiator: Phenomenology, Embodiment, and the World of Erasurehead” at the 15th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Media Conference in Puebla, Mexico.