Faculty, Staff — Update, Announcing, In Memoriam


Scott Behson, management (Metro), wrote “Working Parents, Save Time for Hobbies,” published in the Harvard Business Reviewin the May–June 2020 issue and online.

Bojana Beric-Stojsic, public health and director, master of public health program (Flor), wrote the opinion piece “We Must Learn and Adapt from the Lessons of COVID-19. It’s Public Health 101,” published by the USA TODAY NETWORK on April 29.

A Black Lives Matter Teach-in and peaceful protest walk featured Evelyn Garcia, criminal justice (Metro), and Jordan Nowotny, criminology (Flor), on August 1 at Memorial Park in River Edge, N.J.

President Christopher Capuano was interviewed on July 10 by CBS News Radio 880 on “Saving the School Year. ” He described what he believed would be the “new normal” at FDU for the fall semester.

Dale Caldwell, executive director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Flor), wrote an op-ed “A Self-reflection Tool for the Pandemic,” published on NJBIZ.comon May 11.

Rob DiToma, Knights head baseball coach (Metro), appeared on the Stick & Ball TV Podcast on May 28 on Zoom. Stick & Ball TV conducted a Dugout Chatter Live Segment in which they talked about topics including base running. DiToma was joined by coaches from other schools, including Clemson University, Wabash Valley College, Southeastern Louisiana and Brophy Prep.

Khyati Joshi, education (Metro), is the author of White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America, published by NYU Press in July. The book is dedicated to her son, Kedhar Wallace Bartlett. Joshi discussed her book live on “Leonard Lopate at Large” on WBAI.

As part of Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month, Zhiwei Mao, electrical engineering (Metro), was featured in a blog post by the Society of Women Engineers.

Kyle Kattelman, political science (Metro), coauthored “How the Coronavirus Increases Terrorism in the Developing World,” posted May 27, on noqreport.com.

Marion McClary, biological sciences and athletic department faculty athletic representative (Metro), has been appointed to serve on the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics. He is the first representative of the Northeast Conference to serve on the committee.

Jennifer Noon, director of athletics (Flor), spoke on “Transitioning from a Coach to an Administrator” at the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association’s virtual symposium on June 2.

Bruce Peabody, political science and director of Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (Flor), coauthored an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “Analysis | Trump’s Efforts to Tighten Immigration Ignore the Contributions of Foreign-born Workers: Here’s the Evidence.”He also wrote an opinion piece, “What I Learned from My First Zoom Memorial Service,” posted May 28, on nj.com and published in The Star-Ledger. The service was for the first person in the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning community to pass away from COVID-19.

Jeff Slanovec, Devils head men’s basketball coach (Flor), was one of the 30 coaches named to the 2020 list of National Association of Basketball Coaches 2020 Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team, which represents all levels of NCAA, NAIA and Junior College basketball across the nation.

Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library (Metro), wrote the article “Seven Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language,” which was posted on the Capital City Free Press blog on April 19. She presented virtually on “The Diverse U.S. Culture, Heritage Languages, and International Education” for the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) webinar, which took the place of AATF’s annual convention. Her other presentations were: “AATF Commission on Advocacy Presents French Language and Francophone Culture in the U.S.: Linkages with Advocacy,” with co-presenter, Tennessee Bob Peckham, founding chair, at the AATF Professional Development Zoom Webinars (July 1, 2020). ; a virtual poster presentation on “The Diverse U.S. Culture, Heritage Languages, and International Education” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2020 eConnection (May 27, 2020); and “French Language and Francophone Culture in the United States” for the Englewood (New Jersey) Public Library Online (May 5, 2020). Stein-Smith also authored “The US Needs a National Language Policy.” published July 16, 2020 in France-Amérique at https://france-amerique.com/en/the-u-s-needs-a-national-language-policy/; “French is Back!” in the Language Magazine July 2020; and “Intentional Foreign Language Advocacy: Skills Set, Mindset, and Core Value.” TPLS: Theory and Practice in Language Studies, May 2020 http://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls1005473480

Sylvia Laudien-Meo, art history (Flor), led a virtual exploration of the hidden, quiet, and ephemeral nature of Land Art in New York City, and the fascinating works throughout the decades that have become an integral part of the city’s fabric. Hosted by the New York Adventure Club, the presentation took place online on August 5.

In the News …

With global concerns about air travel, hotels have an opportunity to convert drive-market travelers into returning guests, says John Niser, director, International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism, in The New York Times article “Hotels Nix Mints and Breakfast Buffets. Hand Sanitizer, Anyone?”

Daniel Cassino, political science and director of experimental research, FDU Poll (Flor), was quoted in The Washington Post April article “For Fox News Hosts, the Hydroxychloroquine Controversy Is Fuel for the Culture War.”

Krista Jenkins, political science and executive director, FDU Poll (Flor), was interviewed by Larry Mendte on the New Jersey News Network regarding opinions on an in-person return to schooling.

Eleanor McGlinchey, psychology (Metro), was quoted in the article “Why Am I Tired All the Time? Experts Share How to Feel More Rested During Pandemic,” posted May 20, on today.com.


Mary Ford, director, Freshman Intensive Studies (Flor), and her husband, Kevin, announce the birth of their first child, Alessandra Felicity, on May 24.

In Memoriam

Joseph Devine, MAS’02 (Metro), administrative science, (Metro), died on April 26, at age 65 years. He served on the FDU faculty for 24 years, joining FDU full-time in 2007 after retiring as chief of detectives at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2006. “Devine was an inspiration to many students in the law-enforcement field and other professions who completed degrees through the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies” said Lisa Braverman, dean, Petrocelli College. He is survived by his son Conor and his fiancé Sunny Sullivan-Fullerton; His son Sean and his wife, Beth and daughter Emma Riley; his daughter Heather; his ex-wife of 28 years, Maureen McGeehin; and his current fiancé, Trish Burke.

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