Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Welcome


Transformational Excellence Award recipients from the Metropolitan and Florham campuses were honored at campusbreakfasts in May. The awards celebrated the efforts of those who exceed expectations in three particular areas: Student Success and Retention and Service and Engagement and Creating a Community of Belonging. The inaugural awardees were Lori Benvenuto, administrative assistant, mathematics/computer science/physics and communication studies (Flor); Abagail Belcastro, administrative assistant for academic/student affairs, social sciences/history (Flor); Kelly Ceccaci, associate director, financial aid (Flor); Kate Dunsmore, communication and director, MA in communication (Flor); Iris Gersh, hotel/restaurant/tourism management (Metro); Donald Hoover, hotel/restaurant/tourism management and associate director of enrollment, International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management (Metro); Maria Leibfried, pharmacy practice (Flor); Andrew McKnight, laborer, buildings/grounds (Metro); Pamela Messina, retired associate dean of students (Flor); Rashard Mills, assistant director of Student Union Building operations, student life (Metro); Elise Morton, biology (Flor); Barbara Murphy, learning disabilities specialist, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities (Metro); Frank Pantaleo, coordinator/adviser for undergraduate off-campus programs, Petrocelli Center for Continuing Studies; Harald Parzer, biology (Flor); April Patrick, literature (Flor) and University director of honors programs; Alexa Perez, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Metro); Linda Raffaele Mendez, psychology (Metro); Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science (Metro) and vice provost for international affairs; Dennis Scotti, management (Metro); Carrie Shanafelt, literature (Metro); Randall Westbrook, education (Flor); and Jennifer Wilson, administrative assistant, Becton College (Flor).

FDU President Christopher Capuano was among ROI-NJ’s “Top 25 Most Influential Presidents. According to ROI-NJ, “his legacy may be his desire to ensure higher education is in reach of everyone.”

Robert Pignatello, senior vice president for University operations, and Dale Caldwell, executive director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Flor), were among the speakers at the “Democracy Is on the Ballot” community program, which was hosted by the MLK Birthday Committee on August 21 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on the Metropolitan Campus. Also at the event were James Tedesco III, Bergen County executive; Reshma Khan of Teaneck’s One Town/One Vote, who was guest speaker; and Anthony Johnson of WABC-TV, who served as host and moderator. The event was held to help mobilize the community’s voting power to create positive change in upcoming elections. To read more go to “‘Democracy Is on the Ballot’ event hosted on Metropolitan Campus.”

At the Athletics Town Hall Meeting held on August 24, Brad Hurlbut, director of athletics (Metro), presented the Muse Award to Frank Barra, associate vice president for finance, and Carol Brown-Taylor, assistant director of student health services (both Metro), for going above and beyond to support athletics.

Pierre Balthazard, management and dean, Silberman College, and his research team received the 2022 Best Paper Published in Organizational Neuroscience at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management — The Journey to Success, which was held in Seattle, Wash., in August. Titled “Applying Neuroscience to Emergent Processes in Teams,” the research was conducted in 2012 and aimed to find out how neuroscience can be used in the study of team dynamics. To read more go to “Dean Pierre Balthazard and Team Receive the 2022 Best Paper Published in Organizational Neuroscience at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management — The Journey to Success.”

James Gifford, English, director of University core and director of editorial committee, FDU Press (Van), is the author of Of Sunken Islands and Pestilence: Restoring the Voice of Edward Taylor Fletcher to Nineteenth-Century Canadian Literature. It is available for order and Open Access free downloads through Athabasca University Press, Canada. He also released an Open Access digital companion volume, The Sealed Book of the Future: The Collected Prose of Edward Taylor Fletcher, through Humanities Commons. Gifford’s article, “A Textual Study of Lawrence Durrell’s Revolt of Aphrodite: The Book That Has Not Yet Been,” was published in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews in August. In addition, his poem “Quibble Commons,” appeared in a two-page spread in The Santa Fe Literary Review. He also wrote a blog post, “Miller’s Coat and Orwell’s Plongeur,” for the Hotels and the Modern Subject: 1890–1940 project out of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Gifford also presented at three events: “Heterotopias, Temporary Autonomous Zones and the Interstices of Power: Durrell’s Third Space in The Revolt of Aphrodite and the Heterotopia in Le Guin and Delany” for the 21st International Lawrence Durrell Society at l’Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès in June 2022; “Scholarly Publishing: Scholars, Publishers andScholarly Publishing” for the 31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, in June 2022; and “Authority vs. Determinism in Delany’s Nevèrÿon: The Collar and Economism Read Through Anarchism and Marxism” for the “Queer Utopia” virtual panel hosted by FDU’s department of literature, languages, writing and humanities in March 2022.

Peter Toth, Becton College (Flor), will be playing at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, N.Y.C., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. For tickets and information about the program go to Peter Toth Piano.

Kristin Giotta, head women’s soccer coach, and Patrick Scarpello, head men’s lacrosse coach (both Flor), were named co-interim athletic directors. Both will retain their head-coaching duties with their respective teams while overseeing the daily operations and compliance for the entirety of the FDU-Florham Devils Athletic Department and its 24 NCAA Division III sports. To read more go to “FDU-Florham Names Kristin Giotta & Pat Scarpello Co-Interim Athletic Directors.”

In celebration of Constitution Day, Chris Rasmussen, history and deputy chair, social sciences/history (Metro), lectured on “‘The Least Democratic Branch?’ Courts and the Constitution” on September 16 at the Metropolitan Campus Library and via Zoom.

Dale Caldwell, executive director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Flor), has been named as one of ROI-NJ’s List of Influencers in Diversity & Inclusion 2022. He is chair of the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council, which was “formed in 2020 to identify concerns, make recommendations and develop initiatives that will help FDU become a model community rich in inclusiveness and diversity.”

Staff from the FDU libraries on both campuses are conducting a variety of online workshops for the fall semester. Among them are David Biel, research/instruction librarian, Monninger Center for Learning and Research (Flor);Eleanor Friedl, research/instruction librarian, Monninger Center (Flor); Melissa John, research/instruction librarian and reference coordinator, Metropolitan Campus Library; Leanne Minkoff, research/instruction librarian, Business Reference Library (Metro); Michele Nestory, librarian and coordinator of outreach/advancement, Business Reference Library (Metro); Nicole Potdevin, associate University librarian for user services, Monninger Center (Flor); Jessie Ribustello, office administrator/library assistant, Metropolitan Campus Library; Robert Richlan, research/instruction librarian, Monninger Center (Flor); Dirk Wijnen, research/instruction librarian and assistant reference coordinator, Metropolitan Campus Library; and Robert Wolf, associate University librarian for technical services, Monninger Center (Flor).

Benjamin Rifkin, dean, Becton College, will be one of the speakers/panelists in the Gender-Inclusive Language Conference 2023 which will be held on March 31, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and online. His areas of expertise include Slavic languages and literatures.

Paige Soltano, director of placement/outreach, Silberman College (Metro), presented on “Social Media Career Prospects: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” to Academy of Finance students at Fort Lee (N.J.) High School.

Daniel Cassino, government/politics and executive director, FDU Poll (Flor), will be a featured speaker in the Fall 2022 Public Affairs Lecture Series, which will be held via Zoom. He will discuss “Can We Trust the Polls?” on October 17 and “What Happened to the Supreme Court?” on November 21. His article, titled “If you think Biden stole the election, you might believe in Bigfoot: Once conspiratorial thinking becomes part of someone’s partisan identity, it can spread,” was published in The Washington Post in May.

Seth Roland, head men’s soccer coach, athletics (Metro), was selected to coach the United States Master’s (35+ years old) men’s soccer team at the 21st World Maccabiah Games, which was held in Israel in July. He played on the 1981 U.S. team, which won the silver medal. To date, Roland had played in four Maccabiah games and has coached in four, including this year’s tournament.

Peter Woolley, political science and founding director, public/global affairs, was a panelist at the Garden State Initiative’s Annual Economic Policy Forum held on June 8 in Iselin, N.J. He was part of the discussion on “What should we be expecting by 2025 in our economy and key industries; government and political landscape; commercial and private real estate values.” Woolley also provided an update about Hashmat Vedjani, a graduate student in the school’s MA in global affairs program, who escaped with his family from the Taliban. He has been awarded a case number as a refugee by the U.S. Bureau of Refugee Management, and he remains in a safe house in Pakistan. Those interested may still support Vejani and his family at a GoFundMe page created by Woolley. To read more go to “FDU community helps one of its own.”

Angelika Szumilo, head women’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro), announced that Knights women’s basketball officially welcomed Josephine Senek of Team IMPACT to the team’s 2022–2023 roster in a ceremony held at the Rothman Center in July. Diagnosed with Tetrasomy 8p Mosaicism (1-of-31 worldwide), complete agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (a rare brain disorder) and Autism, Senek is believed to be the only person with all three disorders. Through Team IMPACT, children like Senek are drafted onto college athletic teams for a two-year therapeutic program that complements their medical treatments, allowing them to develop relationships and skills that help children complete the full circle of healing.

Ron West, law/taxation; chair, accounting/taxation/law; director of tax program; and director of CFP® registered program (Flor); and Jonathan Schiff, accounting (Metro), cowrote the article “Tax Experts Needed — Consider an MS in Taxation” for the Silberman College blog.

Michael Avaltroni, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, is part of a committee of advisers across multiple disciplines that has been tasked to design a curriculum for St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, Staten Island, N.Y., that is more in line with today’s demands and that will better prepare students for the future.

University administrators and staff members will present the Fall 2022 LEAD NOW Workshop Series for students at the Florham Campus. The presenters include Sarah Azavedo, assistant dean of students (Flor), “Tips for Student Leaders”; Uchenna Baker, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, “What’s Your Motivation?”: Loren Darzano, assistant director of campus life for student engagement (Metro), “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”; Gregory Maniago, mathematics specialist/test administrator, Academic Support Center (Flor), “Time Management”; Craig Mourton, assistant vice president for student affairs (Metro), “Take a Stand: Ethics for Student Leaders”; and Ryan Stalgaitis, director of career development (Flor), “Incorporating Leadership Experience into the Interview.”

Scott Behson, management (Metro), attended the Work and Family Researchers Network 6th Biennial Conference held from June 23 to 25 in New York City. He led a roundtable discussion on “Writing for Impact: Share Your Research to Generate Positive Change in Business, Public Policy and Society”; served as a discussant on the topic “What Is the Role of Fathers and Leaders in Work-Life Justice?”; and presided over a discussion on applications from new books The Whole-Person Workplace (by Behson) and The Parental Leave Playbook (coauthored with Amy Beacom). A 2016 paper by Behson, “The Effects of Involved Fatherhood on Families and How Fathers Can Be Supported Both at the Workplace and in the Home,” was mentioned in the August Kaieteur News article “Men doing back to school shopping.”

Seeking Authenticity, a collection of essays by Walter Cummins, emeritus, English (Flor), was published by Del Sol Press, on April 17.

Jeff Brandes, head men’s/women’s tennis coach, athletics (Metro), announced that the Knights women’s tennis team was named the northeast region recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Community Service Award. In partnership with the Hackensack Riverkeepers and Ping Pong Parkinson (PPG), the team participated in 113.5 hours of community service in northern Jersey — joining three cleanup events to clear the banks of the Hackensack River of trash and pollutants and volunteering as “hitters” at the local ping pong club to play with Parkinson patients.

Patricia Wyer, manager of placement/outreach, Silberman College (Flor), wrote two articles for the college blog: “9 Tips for a Successful Internship” and “Is your summer internship finishing up? End it like a pro!

Ernest “Bub” Kovacs, administrative science (Metro), was selected by New Jersey Transit and Amtrak to provide executive partnering and project team facilitation for the replacement of the Portal Bridge, a 120-year-old structure over the Hackensack River and the main entryway for trains into New York City. The $1.8-billion project is funded by six different agencies including NJ Transit, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Amtrak, Federal Transit Agency, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The replacement of the bridge is one of the key projects that will ultimately allow for the construction of an additional rail tunnel to New York City.

John Niser, director, International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management, has been named president of the Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York, Inc.,the nation’s foremost fraternity of dedicated gastronomes. Among its members are chefs de cuisine, hotel executives, restaurateurs, business executives and educators. Niser was a guest in an episode of Ruch Riffs: An Employer Brand Podcast about “Young Adults and the Future of Work.” In the podcast, he talked about ways to recruit and retain workers and how young adults are looking for organizations where they can grow.

For the first time in program history, the Knights softball coaching staff (all Metro) — Christopher Foye, head softball coach; Ally Vergona, assistant coach; and volunteer coaches Ray Vander May and Carl Taylor — were named as the Northeast Conference’s Coaching Staff of the Year. They were chosen by a majority of the league’s eight other coaches.

Scott McGregor, accounting (Flor), wrote the article “Examining the Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities under ASU 2016–01: Added Volatility or Improved Information Value,” which was published in the June 2022 issue of The CPA Journal.

Janet Boyd, English and associate dean, Becton College (Metro), and David Rosen, anthropology and former interim dean, Becton College, received Certificates of Appreciation during the Hispanic Center Graduation on May 14 at the Metropolitan Campus.  They were honored “for their dedication and commitment … for going above and beyond to serve the Hispanic Center.”

Karl France, head men’s volleyball coach, Division I athletics, and Harris Boyes, volunteer assistant coach (both Metro), joined the coaching staff of Team GEVA (Garden Empire Volleyball Association) in the 2022 USA Volleyball All-Star Championship, which was held in Tulsa, Okla., in July. They coached International Youth, the highest level of competition in the event.

Jose Gonzalez, Becton College (Flor) and alumnus, BA’09 (Metro), received the 2022 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Outstanding Alumnus Award at the FDU EOF 48th Annual Awards Ceremony and Graduation Celebration in April. The award is presented to an outstanding alumnus who has demonstrated significant support to the EOF program and its students. Gonzalez is a lead UX (user experience) manager at Macy’s.

L’Embrace: the Enduring Presence of French and Franchophonie in the US,” an article by Kathleen Stein-Smith, languages (Metro), was published in the July 2022 issue of Language Magazine. She also made two presentations over the summer: “Language Advocacy — Reconnecting with Goals and Partners to Recharge Our Advocacy,” at the Ohio Foreign Language Association 2022 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, and “French Language Advocacy” at the American Association of Teachers of French 2022 Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., both in July. In June, Stein-Smith was also part of a virtual panel discussion on “French All Around Us.” In addition, she was featured in the following: “La Francophonie Des États-Unis Racontée Dans Le Livre (French All Around Us” (ONFR+); “French All Around Us: The Evolving French Language in the United States” (frenchly.us); and “French All Around Us: l’avenir de la francophonie aux États-Unis” (frenchmorning.com). In May, the ambassador of the Organisation Internationale de al Francophonie (OIF) to the United Nations hosted a book launch for French All Around Us: French Language and Francophone Culture in the United States, Stein-Smith’s latest book, at the OIF office at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Her book was also featured in the Paris Book Festival in late April.

Bridget Rafter, head softball coach, athletics (Flor), and alumna, MSA’18 (Metro), was named MAC (Middle Atlantic Conference) Freedom Softball Coach of the Year in May. She is the third coach in program history to be named Coach of the Year. Prior to coaching the Devils, Rafter spent three seasons as an assistant softball coach at the Metropolitan Campus.

FDU’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) hosted the New Jersey Association for Institutional Research’s (nj-air.org) annual conference via Zoom on July 21. OIRA staff members Sam Michalowski, associate provost for institutional research and assessment; Viola Simpson, assistant provost for institutional research; Doug Pescatore, manager of business analytics/strategic planning; and Sarah Jordan, institutional research analyst (all Metro), provided technical support for the Zoom format and managed other behind-the-scenes responsibilities. In addition, Michalowski presented on a project he is developing to study the impact of assessment culture on student and institutional outcomes. Due in large part to the virtual format, for the first time in NJAIR’s history, higher-education professionals outside of the immediate region were invited to attend. While institutions in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania were strongly represented, there were more than 10 attendees from institutions in Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. In total, 150 individuals from 115 institutions across 28 states attended sessions covering wide-ranging and timely topics such as upcoming changes to federal reporting requirements; data democratization; campus culture including diversity, equity and inclusion; assessment, planning and effectiveness; the impact of COVID-19 on institutional operations; and using data from national and in-house surveys for institutional improvement. Networking sessions were also held to give institutional researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas and advice on their current responsibilities and career paths. The success of this year’s virtual format may lead to FDU’s Institutional Research office acting as permanent hosts for virtual attendees.

In the news …

Eliot Schrefer, creative writing (Flor), appeared in the June 7, 2022, episode of “The Today Show with Trevor Noah,” where he talked about his most recent book Queer Ducks (And Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality. He also was interviewed for the Psychology Today article “Queer Ducks and the Natural World of Animal Sexuality: A timely new young adult book covers queer behavior among diverse nonhumans,” which was posted on July 5, and for the NPR “All Things Considered” podcast on May 24.

Christopher Foye, head softball coach, athletics (Metro), was quoted in the July article “Hackensack Selected To Host Youth Softball State Championship: Hackensack’s campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University has been selected to host the 8–10 year old softball state championships in July,” posted on patch.com.

Patrick Cozza, wealth management and executive-in-residence, wealth management (Flor), was quoted in the following WalletHub features: “How Much Car Insurance Do I Need?” “Best MasterCard Credit Cards,” “Best Credit Card Reward Programs of 2022” and “2022 Credit Card Rewards Survey.”

April Patrick, literature (Flor) and University director of honors programs, was quoted in the September article “Did you know ‘Goodnight Moon,’ 75 this year, was once banned from the library?” which was on northjersey.com, newsbreak.com, North Jersey Herald and yahoo.com.

Khyati Joshi, multicultural education (Metro), was quoted in the Methods Courses section (“Teaching Tolerance for STEM Teachers”) of the publication Teaching Tolerance in Higher Education.

Dale Caldwell, executive director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Flor), was interviewed by Steve Adubato, Emmy® award-winning anchor for “Think Tank” on PBS. Caldwell discussed how early positive influences can dictate how people view entrepreneurship and innovation.

Marion McClary, biological sciences and chair, biological sciences (Metro), spoke about why he obtained a doctorate in zoology and discussed his role on the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s Environmental Advisory Board in the Black Doctors Talk podcast.

Peter Woolley, political science (Flor) and founding director, public/global affairs, was quoted in the following articles: “The Trump Factor Looms over the Midterms” in July on insidernj.com; and “Screaming, controversy and accusations: How Palisades Park became a borough divided” in May on northjersey.com.

Scott Behson, management (Metro), was among the experts interviewed for the WalletHub feature on the “2022 Best & Worst Places to Start a Career.”

Daniel Cassino, government/politics and executive director, FDU Poll (Flor), was quoted in the following articles about FDU polls: “FDU Poll” Biden Approval Ratings at 38%” and “Legal Sports Betting Common Even When it is Banned: FDU” (north-jerseynews.com); and “Do you believe? Poll says third of Americans think Roswell UFO landing ‘plausible’” (yahoo.com and Morristown Daily Record). He also was quoted in the following articles: “Three Republicans competing for chance to unseat Gottheimer in November: GOP has uphill climb in district that has become more Democratic” (New Jersey Monitor and jewishinsider.com); “Analysis: How Newark’s West Ward Council Runoff Could Change City’s Political Dynamic” (tapinto.net); “Trump’s ‘big lie’ hits cinemas: the film claiming to investigate voter fraud: 2000 Mules has been resoundingly debunked by factcheckers, but the film has earned praise from Trump and other republicans” (theguardian.com); “Another gun massacre, the same grim news story: As journalists pivoted from Buffalo to Uvalde, a grotesque sense of déjà vu” (The Washington Post); “Guest Viewpoint: Tragic stories, questions continue to repeat” (heraldbanner.com, Washington Times Herald, The Register Herald and The Norman Transcript); “Donald Trump is just an afterthought in N.J. primaries” (nj.com); and “From budgeting to committee power, here’s what’s at stake for NJ voters considering House candidates” (pix11.com).

A memorial white dogwood tree in honor of GerardaGeraldine” Cucciniello, former secretary, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL) (Flor), has been planted near the Meditation Garden at the Florham Campus. It features a plaque with her name and the years she served at FDU. To read more about this recognition go to https://www.fdu.edu/news/memorial-tree-named-in-honor-of-longtime-florham-campus-employee-at-meditation-garden.

A bench in honor of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Feeley, MS’81 (Flor), retired associate dean for student services, Becton College; and retired chair of physical education (Flor), is being installed at the Florham Campus. Feeley’s granddaughter, Alison Bauer, organized a GoFundMe to raise money to cover the costs of the bench. “We hope this memorial bench will offer a calming place to sit, rest and reflect on how she positively impacted countless lives,” Bauer said. Feeley joined FDU in 1964; started the women’s varsity teams in tennis, field hockey and swimming; and was appointed physical education teacher in 1965. To read more about her go to Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Welcome.

In Memoriam

Warren Blaker, emeritus, physics (Metro), died on June 3 at the age of 88. He started at FDU as an adjunct faculty member in electrical engineering in 1986 and was promoted to professor of electrical engineering/physics and chair of electrical engineering in 1987. He retired as director of Jewish affairs in 2015 and was granted emeritus status. He is survived by his wife, Judy Strauss, and a son, Avi Gurland-Blaker.

Carol Karpinski, retired education and director of MAT program (Metro), died on July 13. She joined FDU in 2004 as assistant professor in the Peter Sammartino School of Education and retired in 2020. A note sent to the University community described her as a “consummate scholar” who served on multiple research committees both at FDU and at other institutions of higher education. In 2008, she published her book A Visible Company of Professionals: African Americans and the National Education Association During the Civil Rights Movement (History of Schools and Schooling). While at FDU, she also served on the University’s Institutional Review Board. Messages of condolences may be sent to Karen and Eddie Middleton, 261 Perrilloux Road, Madisonville, La. 70447.

The athletics department at the Florham Campus has launched a campaign to honor the late Roger Kindel, retired associate athletic director (Flor) who died in 2020, by naming the basketball court inside the Ferguson Recreation Center after him. The campaign’s ultimate goal is to raise $150,000 not only to name the court in Kindel’s honor but to upgrade the facility as well by replacing the gym floor with new colors and installing a new surround-sound speaker system. The renovation of the Roger Kindel Court is planned for summer 2023, with its opening to coincide with Kindel’s posthumous induction into the FDU Devils Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023. To read more go to “Devils Launch Campaign to Honor Roger Kindel with Naming of Basketball Court.” 


The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of May 4, 2022.

Welcome to Maria Agnese, Catholic chaplain, dean of students (Metro); Arianne Alvarez-Lopez, coordinator, Puerta al Futuro/Avanza, Hispanic Center (Metro); Denzel Bautista, assistant director of residence life, housing/residence Life (Metro); Marco Bermudez, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Metro); Sheenam Bhardwaj, activities coordinator, student services (Van); Shatiek Billups, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Metro); Thomas Bonacum, assistant men’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); Morgan Bower, assistant women’s soccer coach, athletics (Metro); Jordan Boyajian-Torres, research/instruction librarian, library (Flor); Micaela Camacho-Tenreiro, administrative assistant, literature/languages/writing/humanities (Flor); John Castleberry, assistant men’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); La Tanya Collins, assistant women’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); Justin Connolly, sports information director, athletics (Flor); Courtney Crane, tutor, academic support center (Flor); Delanie Cruz, assistant softball coach, athletics (Metro); Kyle Daly, assistant athletic trainer, athletics (Flor); Kevin De Martini, administrative assistant to chair, accounting/taxation /law (Metro); Caesar Dommar, international student adviser/coordinator, international student services (Metro); Juan Estrella, network analyst, University systems/networking (Metro); Jessica Garreffa, assistant women’s volleyball coach, athletics (Flor); Hina Ghory, program director physician assistant studies, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); and Gail Glazer, director for student pharmacy practice, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor);

Also Sean Grundy, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Flor); Denzel James, lab operations manager, information resources/technology (Metro); Melissa John, research/instruction librarian, library (Metro); Vancliff Johnson, head coach, women`s basketball, athletics (Flor); Elham Karimi, enrollment services specialist, enrollment services (Van); Joseph Keegan, assistant athletic trainer, athletics (Flor); Andrew Ling, assistant men’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); Ida Lopez, case manager, student life (Metro); Diana Loricco, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Flor); Howard Mandelbaum, coordinator for clinical affairs, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); Daiyana Martinez, administrative assistant, psychology/counseling (Metro); Matthew Molnar, public safety officer, public safety (Flor); Laurie Murberg, controller, accounting (Metro); Teresa Narduzzi, assistant swimming coach, athletics (Flor); Victor Norulak, public safety officer, public safety (Flor); Stephen Perretta, assistant women’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); Saranda Petanaj, coordinator for health compliance/wellness, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); Zoe Petitt, learning disability specialist, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities (Flor); Marc Poppe, assistant football coach, athletics (Flor); Gabriel Punzalan, assistant athletic director for business operations, athletics (Metro); Benjamin Rifkin, dean, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences (Flor); and Marisela Rivera, assistant director for global engagement, global learning (Metro);

Also Annie Rohan, dean, Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health (Metro); Nicole Russo, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Flor); Dorcas Saforo, coordinator for health science laboratory operations, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); Nicolas Santa, public safety officer, public safety (Metro); Andrew Sayad, instructor, Educational Opportunity Fund (Flor); Skyler Schwenk, instructional coordinator, international school/hospitality/sports/tourism management (Metro); Colin Scott, assistant football coach, athletics (Flor); Allison Smagin, assistant director of honors for student affairs, University honors (Flor); Ceciley Smith-Cruz, senior enrollment services clerk, enrollment services (Flor); Stacy Spratley, adult nurse practitioner, Wellness Center (Flor); Benjamin Steinberg, enrollment management programmer analyst, management information systems (Metro); Jessica Talmadge, University admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions (Metro); Joseph Valentin, public safety officer, public safety (Flor); Adam Weber, assistant football coach, athletics (Flor); Xiaojun Wei, associate provost (Van); Evan Weisberg, student affairs counselor, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); Benjamin Wilner, advisement counselor, academic advising/student support services (Flor); Vanessa Wilson, administrative assistant, residence life (Flor); Sizhe Zhang, career services adviser, enrollment services (Van);

For new faculty, go to Faculty Status Report 2022–2023 in this issue.


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