Dean, School of Liberal Arts
B.A., Clark University
Ph.D., University of South Dakota
Online Chair, Liberal Arts
B.A., M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Ryan Allen, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, is the author of “Empathy through Practice: Why Everyone Needs International Experience,” which was published on the New York International Website. The Website focuses on the acclimation of foreigners to New York City. In addition, Mr. Allen created an info-graphic on Chinese international education that has been shared by various organizations in the educational sector. Mr. Allen also is the author of “Caring parents seek educational dreams for new generation on US campuses,” an op-ed about the popularity of educational tours to the United States among Chinese students, which appeared in the Global Times in August.
Kim Felsenthal, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented “The Home: A psycho-spatial tool to empower, validate, and express the identities of aging men and women living alone” at the Canadian Association of Geographers annual conference at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.
Robert Keiber, English, School of Liberal Arts, had five poems from his book “Urban Hykool: The Zen of the City” published in The Milford Journal magazine in August.
Dean Kostos, English, School of Liberal Arts, is the author of the poem “A Cannibal's Suicide,” which was published in Alimentum online.
Michael Montlack, English, School of Liberal Arts, is the recipient of the 2013 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award for his poem “Questions My Father Asked Watching This Old House (1993).”
Afshin Razani, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, participated in the Secretariat Meeting and the European Regional Conference of the World Peace Council in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition, Dr. Razani presented “Syria and Iran: The Next War?” at the International Action Center in Manhattan, NY.
Marga Ryersbach, Ed.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented “Queer Orientations and Identities” during the roundtable section on sexualities at the Conference of the American Sociological Association in Manhattan, NY.
Mitchell Serels, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, was honored with a certificate of recognition from His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The certificate was presented to Dr. Serels by H.E. Mohammed Loulichki, Ambassador to the United Nations, Kingdom of Morocco. Dr. Serels was honored for his academic work, especially related to the Jews of Cape Verde.
Catherine St. John, D.A., is the author of “The Many Sidedness of Beauford Delaney’s Art,” which was published in Les Amis de Beauford Delaney blog.
David Testone, English, School of Liberal Arts, received the White Plains Faculty Appreciation Award from the Office of Student Development and Campus Life in White Plains.
Hui-wen Tu, Ed.D., presented “Dialogue as a Tool for Motivating Multicultural Learners’ Critical Thinking in Business Education” at the Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Bethesda, MD. In addition, Dr. Tu presented on the topic of applying learning contracts to enhance the quality of learning in blended classes at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard University.
Reba Wissner, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, presented “For Want of a Better Estimate, Let’s Call It the Year 2000: The Twilight Zone and the Aural Conception of a Dystopian Future” at the Music and the Moving Image Conference at New York University.