Faculty Emeriti

Keitha Murray

Keitha Murray joined the faculty of Iona College in 1985. Dr. Murray received a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Marymount Manhattan College, an M.S. in Mathematics from Lehman College of the City University of New York, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Polytechnic University of New York. While at Iona Dr. Murray has taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses including Computer Science I and II, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, and a Special Topics course in Bioinformatics Algorithms. She has served as departmental chair and has been a member of numerous departmental and college wide committees.

John Mallozzi

John Mallozzi taught for 47 years before retiring from Iona in 2012. He began his career in mathematics, obtaining his BS at St. John's University, NY and his PhD at New York University. During his time at Iona, he served as department chairman for nearly a decade, and on many departmental and college-wide committees. He authored three textbooks and a number of scholarly papers, and served as project director for two NSF grants. His research interests include programming languages and compiler design.

Catherine Ricardo

Catherine Ricardo began her college teaching career in 1969, and joined the Iona faculty in 1979. She received a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, an MS from Fordham University, and two additional Masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. At Iona, she served as department chairperson and as coordinator of graduate programs in computing for many years, and on many departmental and college-wide committees. She is the author of three successful proposals for Masters programs at the college, several scholarly papers, and three books, including Databases Illuminated, now in its second edition. She has been a frequent conference speaker, a reviewer of proposals and consultant for several National Science Foundation programs, the New York State Education Department, and various scholarly journals and conferences. She was a longtime member of the advisory board for regional conferences in computing, data manager for the Moody’s Mega-Math competition, and chairperson of computing conferences at Iona. Her research and writing focuses on database systems.