Provost's Fall Welcome Letter and Important Information for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Provost's Fall Welcome Letter
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July 2015


I hope this letter finds you well, enjoying the slightly slower pace of the summer months. I am very happy to welcome you to the 2014-2015 academic year, and to tell you that I will be returning on August 4, 2014. After being on leave during the spring semester, I am now feeling great, fully recovered and ready to begin the new academic year with you.

I am very grateful for all the well wishes and support you have given me over the past several months. Your thoughtful emails, cards, and gifts remind me of how each of you makes Wagner College such a special place. I am certain that your positive thoughts were just what I needed.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jeffrey Kraus, who so ably served as Interim Provost during my absence, and Dr. Mary LoRe, who served as Acting Associate Provost. I appreciate all they have done to support and advance the important work of all of our faculty and students while I was away.

As we approach the new academic year, I look forward to working with you on initiatives related to General Education, Film and Media Studies, and continuing education/professional studies. We have important work to do, and I am confident that we will make important strides in the coming months.

Please join me in welcoming each of our new colleagues to Wagner. While there will be many opportunities to say hello during departmental and faculty meetings, I am certain that they will appreciate your stopping by their offices to offer a warm welcome to the College.

Dr. Utteeyo Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Economics Department
Dr. Dasgupta received his Ph.D. in Economics, with a focus on Experimental Economics, Game Theory and Industrial Organization, in 2006 from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is broadly interested in the positive, normative and strategic issues of economic decision-making and has worked on various issues of economic decision-making. Dr. Dasgupta uses laboratory and field experiments, along with game theory and microeconomic theory in his research. He has considerable experience in designing and implementing experiments in the laboratory and in the field to evaluate different research questions. Dr. Dasgupta comes to Wagner after teaching at Franklin and Marshall College.

Dr. Javier Rivera-Guzman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Dr. Rivera-Guzman completed his Ph.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine, in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, in August 2009. His doctoral research focused on intracellular signal transduction in hematopoietic cells as well as TNF receptor superfamily signaling and angiogenesis. Dr. Rivera-Guzman has been involved in various projects studying natural products and their effect on the microbiota as well as host inflammatory responses, providing extensive research training in microbiology, physiology and pharmacology. Dr. Rivera-Guzman comes to Wagner from American University where he has taught a wide range of courses, such as the introductory course for majors, a general education course for non-majors as well as a graduate-level course.

Dr. Bernadette Ludwig, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
Dr. Ludwig received her Ph.D. in 2013 from the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is a sociologist interested in studying immigration and the family. Dr. Ludwig has a longstanding interest in issues related to immigration that stem from working with refugee and immigrant communities. She was the co-founder and executive director of Culture Connect, Inc., a non-for-profit organization providing services for refugees and immigrants in the Atlanta area. She designed, evaluated and implemented programs, wrote many successful grant proposals and was involved in direct service provision.

Professor Theresa McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Speech Department
Professor McCarthy graduated with her MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. Her early training in theatre was geared toward a career on the non-musical stage. She has worked with writers including Adam Guettel, Ricky Ian Gordon and Maury Yeston as well as directors Anne Bogart, Molly Smith and Richard Jones. As a teacher, Professor McCarthy created curriculum and trained students in beginning and advanced acting. She has also taught vocal music to non and advanced singers. Professor McCarthy directed new works through a program she initiated called New Music Theatre Collaborative at Playwrights Horizon’s Theatre School NYU. Professor McCarthy last taught at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Playwright’s Horizons Theatre School.

Dr. Arunkumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department
Dr. Sharma has decades of research that has identified students’ different learning styles and teaches for optimal learning based on this knowledge. His teaching philosophy can be stated as “Teach the scientific method and engage students holistically to achieve lifelong learning.” He has enjoyed teaching at all levels and in a variety of roles. Dr. Sharma last taught at Christopher Newport University, where he taught the undergraduate Physical Chemistry sequence along with General Chemistry lectures and laboratory sections. Dr. Sharma’s research goal is to pursue biomolecular simulations and develop solutions to long-standing problems in the fields of protein structure, function and stability. Dr. Sharma received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Southern California.

Professor Ian Wise, Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration Department
Professor Wise graduated with his MBA from the New York University Stern Business School in 1984 and received his AMP in 2000 from INSTEAD, France. Professor Wise currently runs a consulting firm providing services to international financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations. His extensive international experience gives him a valuable perspective on such issues as “Principles vs. Rules” and the adoption of IFRS. Professor Wise has pursued a career in international accounting and finance in three countries and obtained accounting qualifications in both Scotland (CA) and in the United States (CPA).

Dr. Aleksandra Zagorin, Assistant Professor, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing
Dr. Zagorin received her DNP in 2013 from the New York University College of Nursing. For over twelve years, she has been providing geriatric medical care to homebound elderly patients and long-term care facility residents. Dr. Zagorin is an advanced practice nurse, board certified in adult primary care and geriatrics. She has had many opportunities to teach, mentor and participate in geriatrics based clinical research. As a faculty member of the Division of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center, she was responsible for teaching medical students, medical residents, and nurses, in both didactic and clinical settings. She has also taught assessment and physical diagnosis clinical courses to nurse practitioner students in the Master’s Program at New York University College of Nursing.

At the May 2014 Board meeting, the Trustees approved tenure and promotion for the following faculty members. Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on their achievements:

Dr. Cathyann Tully, Business Administration Department

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor:
Dr. Frank DeSimone, Business Administration Department
Dr. Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing
Dr. Celeste Gagnon, Anthropology Department

Promotion to Full Professor:
Dr. Felicia Ruff, Theatre and Speech Department
Dr. Alison Smith, History Department
Dr. Katica Urbanc, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

As you know, the College now has the authority to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.  In recognition of this new development, the College had decided to establish a Deanship for the School of Nursing and Dr. Paula Tropello will serve as our inaugural Dean. Please join me in wishing Paula well as she and the School enter this exciting new era.

I would also like to encourage each of you to attend President Guarasci’s State of the College Address on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Spiro 2 from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. President Guarasci will provide important updates on College issues, major initiatives, and our fiscal health. I look forward to seeing you there.

I hope you enjoy these last few days of the summer break before returning to campus. I am excited about the year ahead, as we welcome the Class of 2018 and returning students, and continue our important work to create an outstanding educational experience for all of our students.


Dr. Lily D. McNair
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Schedule of August 2015 Meetings
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Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Faculty Orientation
8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Spiro VIP

Mentors and Mentees
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Spiro VIP

New Adjunct Faculty Orientation with Department Chairs
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Spiro VIP

Reception for New and Returning Adjunct Faculty
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Spiro VIP

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Department Chairs Retreat
(Required for all Department and Program Chairs)
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Spiro VIP

Friday, August 28, 2015

11:30 am-12:30 pm: First Year Learning Community Class/Various RFT – Room(s) TBD
1:30 pm-2:30 pm: Schedule Changes for Learning Communities – Room(s) TBD
2:30 pm-3:30 pm: Schedule Changes for Learning Communities – Room(s) TBD

Contact Ann Giarratano for Room Location(s) – 718-420-4126 /

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Day of Classes
Classes begin for the 132nd Academic Year

Important Meeting Dates - Fall 2015
Department Chairs, Directors, Coordinators 2014-2015
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Humanities – Department Chairs

English: Dr. Susan Bernardo
History: Dr. Alison Smith
Modern Languages: Dr. Margarita Sanchez
Philosophy & Religion: Dr. John Danisi

Performing & Visual Arts – Department Chairs

Art: Dr. Sarah Scott
Theatre: Dr. Felicia Ruff
Music: Dr. David Schulenberg

Professional Programs – Department Chairs

Business Administration: Dr. Donald Crooks
Education: Dr. Karen DeMoss
Nursing: Dr. Paula Tropello (New Chair to be selected Fall 2014)
Physician Assistant: Dr. Nora Lowy, Director

Science – Department Chairs

Biological Sciences: Dr. Brian Palestis
Physical Sciences: Dr. Nick Richardson
Mathematics & Computer Science: Dr. Adrian Ionescu

Social Sciences – Department Chairs

Economics: Dr. Mary Rose Leacy
Government & Politics: Steven Snow
Psychology: Dr. Mark Wagner
Anthropology: Dr. Gordon McEwan
Sociology: Dr. Chien Liu

Five-Year BS/MS Microbiology Program – Director

Dr. Christopher Corbo

Five-Year Accounting Program – Director

Dr. Peg Horan

Traditional MBA – Director

Professor John Moran

Undergraduate Program – Director

Dr. Cathyann Tully

Honors Program – Director

Dr. Horst Onken

Graduate Programs – Coordinator

Dr. Jeffrey Kraus

First Year Program – Coordinator

Dr. Sarah Scott

Intermediate Learning Community

Dr. Amy Eshleman

Senior Learning Community

Dr. Sarah Donovan

Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Internationalization

Ruta Shah-Gordon


Rev. Martin Malzahn

Expanding Your Horizons Coordinator

Dr. Rita Reynolds

Grants Coordinator

Dr. Nicholas Richardson

Pre-Health Advisor


Summer School – Coordinator

Dr. Walter Kaelber

Center for Leadership and Engagement – Director

Samantha Siegel

Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform – Director

Marc Rivlin

Pre-Physician Assistant Program

Dr. John Danisi

Center for Intercultural Advancement

Ellen Navarro

Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

Dr. Katia Gonzalez, Faculty Scholar for Teaching and Learning

Writing Center

Kath Ruggeri, Director of Writing Center, Assistant Director, Center for Academic and Career Engagement

Writing Across the Curriculum

Dr. Anne Schotter

New Faculty 2015-2016
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Dr. Edna Aurelus, Assistant Professor, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing

Dr. Shani Carter, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration

Dr. Raquel Campo DeCicco, Chemistry Department

Dr. Brett Palfreyman, Assistant Professor, History Department

Full Time Faculty

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Dr. Alison Arant, Assistant Professor, English
Dr. Susan Bernardo, Professor, English – Department Chair
Dr. Ann Hurley, Professor, English
Dr. Anne Schotter, Professor, English
Dr. Steven Thomas, Assistant Professor, English

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr. Marilyn Kiss, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Margarita Sánchez, Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures – Department Chair
Dr. Dane Stalcup, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (v)
Dr. Katica Urbanc, Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Philosophy and Religion

Dr. John Danisi, Assistant Professor, Philosophy – Department Chair
Dr. Sarah Donovan, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Dr. Walter Kaelber, Professor, Religion


Dr. Brett Palfreyman, Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Rita Reynolds, Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Alison Smith, Professor, History – Department Chair
Dr. Makhroufi Ousmane Traore, Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Lori Weintrob, Professor, History

Performing and Visual Arts

Art and Art History

Professor Sarah Friedland, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies
Dr. Laura Morowitz, Professor, Art
Professor Bill Murphy, Professor, Art
Professor Andrew Needle, Associate Professor, Art
Professor Jennifer Toth, Associate Professor, Art
Dr. Sarah Scott, Associate Professor, Art – Department Chair

Theatre and Speech

Professor Phill Hickox, Professor, Theatre & Speech
Professor Theresa McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Theatre & Speech
Professor David McDonald, Associate Professor, Theatre & Speech
Professor Michele Pawk, Associate Professor, Theatre & Speech
Professor Todd Alan Price, JD, Associate Professor, Arts Administration
Dr. Felicia Ruff, Professor, Theatre & Speech – Department Chair
Professor Gary Sullivan, Professor, Theatre & Speech
Dr. Lauri Young, Associate Professor, Theatre & Speech


Dr. David Schulenberg, Professor, Music – Department Chair
Dr. Roger Wesby, Professor, Music

Professional Programs

Business Administration

Dr. Donald Crooks, Associate Professor, Business Administration – Department Chair
Dr. Frank DeSimone, Associate Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Xiaodan Dong, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Margaret Horan, Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Richard LaRocca, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Mary LoRe, Professor, Business Administration
Professor Michael Mahoney, Business Administration
Professor John J. Moran, Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Cathyann Donovan Tully, Associate Professor, Business Administration
Professor Ian Wise, Assistant Professor, Business Administration (v)


Dr. Karen DeMoss, Education – Department Chair
Dr. Jason Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Rhoda Frumkin, Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Ann Gazzard, Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Katia Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Education
Professor David Gordon, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Jennifer Lauria, Associate Professor, Education


Dr. Kathleen Ahern, Professor, Nursing
Dr. Edna Aurelus, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Professor Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, Associate Professor, Nursing
Dr. Nancy Cherofsky, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Professor Jane DeFazio, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Dr. Denise Gasalberti, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Dr. Lauren O’Hare, Associate Professor, Nursing
Professor Margaret Terjesen, Assistant Professor, Nursing (v)
Dr. Paula Tropello, Associate Professor, Nursing – Dean and Department Chair 
Professor Lisa Woody, Associated Clinical Professor
Dr. Aleksandra Zagorin, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Physician Assistant

Dr. Nora Lowy, Director
Professor Diane Pane, Academic Coordinator
Professor Michael Rota, Graduate Coordinator
Professor Jenny Sena, Graduate Coordinator
Professor Gail Tiburzi, Clinical Coordinator


Biological Sciences

Dr. Jonathan Blaize, Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Kathleen Bobbitt, Associate Professor, Biology
Dr. Heather Cook, Associate Professor, Biology
Dr. Christopher Corbo, Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Zoltan Fulop, Professor, Biology
Dr. Javier Rivera-Guzman, Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Horst Onken, Professor, Biology
Dr. Brian Palestis, Professor, Biology – Department Chair
Dr. Donald Stearns, Professor, Biology

Mathematics/Computer Science

Dr. Adrian Ionescu, Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science – Department Chair
Dr. Florin Pop, Associate Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science
Dr. Zohreh Shahvar, Associate Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science

Physical Sciences

Dr. Mohammad Alauddin, Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Racquel Campo DeCicco, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Gregory Falabella, Associate Professor, Physics
Dr. Nicholas Richardson, Professor, Chemistry – Department Chair
Dr. Otto Raths, Professor, Physics
Dr. Arunkumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Social Sciences


Dr. Utteeyo Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Economics
Dr. Mary Rose Leacy, Assistant Professor, Economics – Department Chair

Government and Politics

Dr. Cyril Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Government and Politics
Dr. Shoahua Hu, Associate Professor, Government and Politics
Dr. Patricia Moynagh, Associate Professor, Government and Politics
Dr. Steven Snow, Associate Professor, Government and Politics –Department Chair
Dr. Abraham Unger, Assistant Professor, Government and Politics


Dr. Richard Brower, Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Amy Eshleman, Professor, Psychology
Dr. Miles Groth, Professor, Psychology
Dr. Steven Jenkins, Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Laurence Nolan, Professor, Psychology
Dr. Mark Wagner, Professor, Psychology – Department Chair


Dr. Alexa Dietrich, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Celeste Gagnon, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Gordon McEwan, Professor, Anthropology – Department Chair


Dr. John Esser, Professor, Sociology
Dr. Chien Liu, Associate Professor, Sociology – Department Chair
Dr. Bernadette Ludwig, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Associated Faculty
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Samuel Curcio, Performing and Visual Arts

Stephen Greenwald, Performing and Visual Arts

Linda Raths, Biological Sciences

Lisa Woody, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing

Faculty Standing Committee / 2015-2016

Faculty Standing Committees

Description of Faculty Support and Development Activities
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Faculty Scholar for Teaching and Learning (Katia Gonzalez)
Faculty Scholar for Teaching and Learning 2014-2015, available to all faculty for discussion, assistance, observations or questions you may have about pedagogy, your classes or your students. Please contact the Faculty Scholar for Teaching and Learning directly for one-on-one interactions. She will also be scheduling “Lunch and Learn” sessions each semester. The Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (lower level of the library) houses resources for teaching and learning and is available for any faculty to use individually or in groups.

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Research
This Center is available for all faculty (Associated, Full Time, Adjunct and others interested from the Wagner Community). It can serve for official meetings, for events, and for quiet reflection. The Faculty Scholar for the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research schedules meetings and events in the Center. Please note that the Center has a library of resources around teaching, learning and assessment. It also houses the current issues of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The key is always available at the front desk of the library for any faculty member, or group of faculty to use.

Promotion and Tenure Information Workshop-Open to Everyone
(September 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm-Faculty Dining Room) Sponsored by FPC
This session will focus on the expectations and standards that Wagner has established for successful completion of promotion and tenure. The Chair of FPC will facilitate this workshop. They will base the discussion on the promotion and tenure policies as articulated in the Faculty Handbook, 17th edition.  This session will be interactive allowing participants time for questions and answers.

Promotion and Tenure Assistance
Associate Dean, Anne Schotter, is available to assist in reviewing promotion and tenure materials. She is not involved in the personnel process or decision making, but is available for feedback as candidates for promotion or tenure debate their materials. Examples of previous successful portfolios are housed in the center for Teaching, Learning and Research.

Scholarship Circles (By Application)
These monthly sessions provide support for faculty who are interested in receiving support and feedback on their research, their writing, their time management and their exploration of appropriate publication outlets. The application and request for proposals are included in this packet.

Grant Writing Workshop (September 17, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Faculty Dining Room)
This interactive session is designed for any campus member who is interested in pursuing grant funding. The session answers the following questions: Where can I find grant funding sources? Who on campus can help me seek appropriate funding agencies? How do I begin writing a successful grant? What do I need to know about building a grant budget? What are Wagner’s expectations about grant writing and funding?

Mentoring Program  (All New Mentor/Mentee Dyads)
This program assists faculty with their introduction to Wagner College. As a result of their participation, new tenure-track and visiting professors will have a greater understanding of what is expected of them in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship. Each entering faculty member is partnered with a tenure track or tenured faculty mentor. Mentors and mentees will have a chance to meet one-on-one throughout the academic year to address issues of professional development pertinent to the success of the new faculty member. During the semester, the Provost will host an event for mentors, mentees, and each mentee’s department chair.

Faculty Book Club
This is a book club open to all Full Time, Adjunct and Associated Faculty. Fall 2014, Dr. Marilyn Kiss will facilitate a discussion regarding the particular book assigned. The dates will be September 22, 2014 and October 20, 2014, at 4:30 pm in Campus Hall, Room 201.

Open Conversations with the Provost (by invitation)
The Provost will host regular sessions at her home with targeted groups of faculty and staff within the Wagner community. These conversations provide an opportunity for those attending to raise topics of interest or ask pertinent questions in an open and inclusive venue. Specific cohorts invited to the Open Conversation may include Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Academic Department Chairs, Adjunct Professors, Associated Faculty, Visiting Faculty, Student Government Officers, Student groups and Campus Offices.

Faculty Development Funds
The application for Faculty Aid is on the website here.

Faculty – Student Development Funds
I am continuing to support campus-related activities that help students achieve your expected learning outcomes. Funds to support these activities can be accessed here.

Grant Writing Circle Information and Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals – Grant Writing Circle Application Form

Scholarship Circle Information and Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals-Wagner Scholarship Circles

Faculty Routines and Schedules
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On Campus Presence: Per the Faculty Handbook, all faculty are expected to be on campus four (4) days per week.

Faculty Meeting:
Per the Faculty Handbook, tenure track faculty are required to attend these meetings.

Textbooks: Notify your Department Chair regarding textbook needs (include ISBN numbers).  Subsequently, check with Bookstore prior to the semester to ensure that requested books were received.

Office Hours: Coordinate with the Department Chair to maximize departmental coverage. Office hours need to be posted and shared with the Department Chair and Provost in the first week of school.  Per the Faculty Handbook, all full time faculty must hold 6 office hours per week.

Syllabi: A written syllabus is to be handed out to each class at the beginning of the term.  In addition to course description, expected student learning outcomes, course calendar and course content, your syllabus needs to include the following:

  • Student attendance, grading and make-up policies (Federal student aid funding regulations require that we keep accurate attendance records)
  • Description of class participation, examinations, tests, quizzes, papers, or other course requirements
  • Office hours and contact information

Submit copies of all syllabi to the Department/Faculty. All syllabi will need to be available for accreditation purposes.

Class Room Assignments: Posted in Main Hall, Main Hall Basement, Cunard Hall, Spiro Center, and Wagner Union.

Class Room Changes: For any and all class room changes contact Ann Ayers, Interim Registrar x3207, Cunard Hall.

Class Rosters: The Registrar will provide updates on class lists. Rosters are to be verified and returned to the Registrar within the week received.

Mid-Semester: No official grades are given at mid-semester. However, a feed back form will be received upon which you must note all D & F’s currently being earned and any concerns you have about student behavior or attendance . These students will then be contacted by the Center for Academic and Career Development.  Instructors are encouraged to consult with students who are not doing acceptable work at mid-term. All forms (even with no student concerns) are to be returned mid-semester to the Registrar.

Enforce No Eating and No Smoking rules in the classroom. We are a “No-Smoking in Building” campus.  The No Smoking rule is pursuant to the New York State Clean Indoor Act of 2003 and violation may lead to fine or imprisonment.

Absences: In the event you must miss a class, notify your Department Secretary and Department Chair, who will post class cancellation notices and complete the form for which class will be made up (your assistant has the form). In addition, contact the Provost’s Office. All course cancellations must be reported to the Provost and a time or plan for making-up the session.

Final Examinations: Exams must take place during the assigned periods at the end of the semester. The last class week may NOT be used for “final tests” in lieu of the final exam. Exceptions must have the advance consent of the Provost. Special room arrangements may be made through Ann Ayers, Interim Registrar, x3207, Cunard Hall. According to the New York State Education Department, all final exam periods must be met.

Academic Counseling Needs: Refer to the Center for Academic & Career Development, x3181

Building Maintenance, Grounds, Housekeeping Problems: Please notify Maintenance, x3163

Campus Security – Main Gate, x3148 (Please report any unusual activity)

9th Annual Kaufman-Repage Lecture
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I’m pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Spiro 2, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction “A new classic of science reporting” — The New York Times andAssociate Professor and Director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Dan Fagin, will be the 9th Kaufman-Repage Lecturer. A generous endowment gift of Trustee, Louise Repage Kaufman and Dr. Peter Kaufman supports this annual lecture in their name.

A science journalism professor at New York University, Dan Fagin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science. His book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,was recently awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2005, Dan was the environmental writer at Newsday for 15 years, during which time he was twice a principal member of reporting teams that were Pulitzer finalists. He has also won both of the best-known science journalism prizes in the United States: the Science Journalism Award of  the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers. His recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate, and he is a former president of the 1,400-member Society of Environmental Journalists.

At NYU, Dan is an associate professor of journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the director of the masters-level Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP), one of the oldest and best-regarded science journalism training programs in the world.

A native of Oklahoma City, Dan attended Dartmouth College, where he was the editor-in-chief and president of the college newspaper. He spent two years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune before joining Newsday, where he covered local and state politics before assuming the environment beat, which he covered for 15 years before joining the NYU faculty in 2005.

He has been a Templeton-Cambridge Fellow in Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge and has also had fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the Institute of Arctic Biology in Toolik Lake, Alaska.

Dan is a former president and a proud member of the 1,400-member Society of Environmental Journalists, the oldest and largest association of journalists dedicated to improving the quality, accuracy and visibility of environmental coverage.

Dan lives on Long Island with his wife, the legal journalist Alison Frankel. They have two grown daughters and a surfeit of cats.

I hope you will attend and I encourage all faculty members, students and staff to attend. Many of our Trustees will be on campus for this important event. The Kaufman-Repage Lecture is not only an event built around the particular speaker in any given year, it is a celebration of Wagner College’s commitment to scholarly work and open inquiry. I have attached Dan Fagin’s biography for you to read about more of his many accomplishments.

Lily D. McNair, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wagner College Campus Resource Sheet

Campus Resource Sheet

Division of Campus Life, Faculty and Staff Support Networks

Division of Campus Life, Faculty and Staff Support Networks

Mentors and Mentees
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Mentee – Utteeyo Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Economics Department
Mentor – Cyril Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Politics

Mentee – Javier Rivera-Guzman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Mentor Zohreh Shahvar, Associate Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science

Mentee – Bernadette Ludwig, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
Mentor – Patricia Moynagh, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics

Mentee – Theresa McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Theatre Department
Mentor – Alison Smith, Professor, History Department

Mentee – Arunkumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department
Mentor – Mark Wagner, Professor, Psychology Department

Mentee – Ian Wise, Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Department
Mentor – Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, Associate Professor, Nursing Department

Mentee – Aleksandra Zagorin, Assistant Professor, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing
Mentor – Cathyann Tully, Associate Professor, Business Department


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