Faculty Accomplishments

School of Graduate Studies Faculty Accomplishments

Berkeley College faculty members were recognized for various accomplishments during recent months. Here are the highlights:

In the School of Graduate Studies, Lloyd Soobrian has been accepted to present at the 5th Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF). His presentation is titled “Impact of Changes in Reporting of Accounting Costs on Shareholders’ Value and Financial Strategies.” The paper examines the wealth impact on shareholders’ value and companies’ financial strategies due to changes in accounting costs.

School of Health Studies Faculty Accomplishments

Berkeley College faculty members were recognized for various accomplishments during recent months. Here are the highlights:

Rita Genao was presented with the Commitment to Students award at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on November 14, 2018 at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ.

Shkelzen Badivuku was presented with the Commitment to Students award at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on November 14, 2018 at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ.

Doris Alvarado was presented with the Excellence in Teaching award at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on November 14, 2018 at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ.

Joseph Charleman from the School of Health Studies attended the Association of Surgical Technology Educators meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. He presented a forum on medical missions and student engagement.

In October 2017, Desiree DiGiuseppe, CMA (AAMA), Practicum Coordinator, Medical Assistant program, earned accreditation as a MAERB/CAAHEP site surveyor during a workshop at the American Association of Medical Assistants Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH. As a surveyor, she will conduct site visits to medical assisting programs seeking CAAHEP accreditation to ensure they implement and comply with the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Medical Assisting Education Programs.

Throughout the spring 2017 semester, Gabriel Holder, MD, Chair, Medical Assistant program, and Jose A. Montalvo, MD, RMA, CCMA, Chair, Health Sciences, led Heartsaver® CPR training sessions for associates at Berkeley College in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park. Those who completed the sessions received a certificate from the American Heart Association.

In March 2017, Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Health Studies, was among the panelists for “The Education Equation,” an event hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. Appearing on the panel titled “The Role of Skill Building and Certification,” Dr. Skuka addressed the growing career opportunities in the healthcare field.

School of Liberal Arts Faculty Accomplishments

Berkeley College faculty members were recognized for various accomplishments during recent months. Here are the highlights:

Darryl Barthé published “From Savages to Super-Predators: Race, Lynching, and The Persistence of Colonial Violence” in the edited volume Black Males and the Criminal Justice System published by Routledge.

Michael Rotundo earned the Master of Philosophy degree in Psychology with a specialty in education from Walden University.

Marc Shur participated in an invited panel on “Anthropology Intersections” at the annual conference of the American Anthropological Association in Vancouver.

Jonathan Weidenbaum gave a presentation, “To Laugh in a Pluralistic Universe: The Relevance of William James for the Philosophy of Humor,” at the American Philosophical Association meeting. He also published an article in an edited volume:  “With Open Doors and Windows:  Doing Theology in the Spirit of William James.”  In Theology Without Walls, edited by Jerry Martin.

Filippa Modesto is working on Chapter One of her new book, a study on the affinities between the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and the Italian philosopher and poet, Giacomo Leopardi.

Patianne Stabile was recently elected Secretary of New York College Learning Skills Association (NYCLSA). Dr. Stabile presented a paper at the National Organization of Student Success (NOSS, formerly NADE) entitled "Establishing An Embedded Tutoring Program in Writing Classes," in Nashville Tennessee.

Esteban Rodriguez completed the Arizona State University verified certificate course called “Foundations for Excellence in Teaching Online.”

Stephen Wolf appeared on Steve Adubato's PBS television show 'One-on-One', presented Central Park Love Song at the 92nd Street YMCA, and led a tour through Central Park of Berkeley students from China.

Todd Eglow continued to research, produce and narrate a weekly Health/Science Podcast. This is Dr. Eglow's weekly online radio show discussing weekly health topics. 

Hugo Walter read his poem "The Spirit of Stony Brook Bridge" at a meeting of central New Jersey writers at the D & R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton.  The Stony Brook bridge is one of the oldest historic bridges in New Jersey. Dr. Walter has completed a new book on Endangered Heirs in Twentieth Century European Literature that was accepted for publication. This book, which will be published by Peter Lang in 2021, includes chapters on Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

James Pacello presented a workshop, “Three Key Methods to Improve Student Writing and Learning Across Curricular Contexts," at the Teaching for Learning Conference.  Dr. Pacello published the following articles:"Developmental Writing and Transfer: Examining Student Perceptions" in Journal of Developmental Education, Spring 2019 and “Cultivating a Process Approach to Writing: Student Experiences in a Developmental Course" in Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, March 2019.

Byron Hargrove, together with Arjune Sharma and Jennifer Moschella, presented on "Trans-FORMing Our Classrooms:  How to Use Microsoft Forms to Engage Students and Assess Learning in Social Science, Accounting, and Writing Courses."  The presentation was a virtual session at the “Innovation Summit” of the Association of Proprietary Schools. Dr. Hargrove had an article published in eCampus News in March of 2020 under the title: “5 ways a team strategy helps boost student engagement.”

Bradley Jenkins presented to acting Licensed Professional Counselors from around the country about his research gleaned from Databases on "Building Resiliency in a Cohort of College Students". The conference took place via Zoom through California Southern University, Costa Mesa, CA.

Kirk Johnson published “Racial Equity: A pedagogical approach.” Transforming Health Care Education: Applied Lessons Leading to a Deeper Moral Reflection." and “Implementing Racial Equity Training in Medical School Curriculum.” in Transforming Health Care Education: Applied Lessons Leading to a Deeper Moral Reflection by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Hui-Wen Tu and Gregory Hotchkiss presented at the Lilly-Bethesda conference that ran online this year due to COVID-19.  Their work was on "The online instructor’s roles and influence on students’ learning experiences."

Gloria Davy served as the Faculty Speaker at the virtual Berkeley College Graduation Commencement Ceremony on June 5th, 2020.  Her address to the students focused on congratulating them on their amazing accomplishments, particularly during a global pandemic.  She called it their “great getting-better” day.

Jason Gulya published his book chapter “Teaching with the Pilgrim’s Progress Video Game” in Adapting the Eighteenth Century: Pedagogies and Practices (University of Rochester Press, 2020).

School of Professional Studies Faculty Accomplishments

Berkeley College faculty members were recognized for various accomplishments during recent months. Here are the highlights:

Moya Bansile was the Faculty Speaker at the 2019 Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.

Moya Bansile, Charlane Brown, Judith Corbett CarterTraci Dingle and Jamal Lopez represented the Justice Studies and Legal Studies Departments as panelists in a virtual Town Hall: “A Time to Heal: A Conversation About Race, Policing and Social Justice.” The event highlighted the background and expertise of both fulltime and adjunct faculty within the School of Professional Studies and their dedication to the college and interest in social justice.

Charlane Brown wrote a blog article “Living While Black Blue and Pink” and was the moderator for a webinar on June 1, 2020, for a related event under the same title.

John Link was asked to be the lead instructor at the Passaic County Police Academy. 

Gary Krulish represented the Justice Studies and National Security majors with a surprising food donation to a former graduate (Margaret Porco), who is on the frontlines of the pandemic effort working as a police officer for the Wayne Police Department. The School of Professional Studies and the College delivered 50 hot meals to the entire police department as a thank you for their service. 

Patricia Greer appeared on Steve Adubato’s One-on-One broadcast in March 2020. During the broadcast, Professor Greer was interviewed by Mr. Adubato and discussed how Berkeley College prepares students for law-related careers through its new Online Certificate Program.