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Faculty Accomplishments

Fall 2017

Christina Andruk, Ph.D. (Biology), received an Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control (ISRRC) grant award of $39,916.28 from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for the "Mapping, Studying, and Controlling Corydalis incisa (Incised Fumewort) along the Bronx River" project. Andruk plans to use the money to hire Iona College students as undergraduate research assistants to develop strategies to eradicate this new invasive species. Dr. Andruk also made an oral presentation of "A New Invasive Threat: The Distribution and Habitat Requirements of Corydalis incisa along the Bronx River in Westchester County, N.Y." at the joint meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council and Society of Ecological Restoration conference. 
Nicholas J. Beutell, Ph.D., Jeffrey W. Alstete, Ed.D. (Management, Business Administration & Health Care Management), and others co-wrote and published an article titled "Coping with the Fear of and Exposure to Terrorism among Expatriates" in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, July 2017, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 1-13.
David Carlyon, Ph.D. (Fine and Performing Arts), won the Stuart Thayer Prize for Best Circus Book of 2016, for his book The Education of a Circus Clown: Mentors, Audiences, Mistakes. He recently published a chapter, "David Stone: Defying the Gravity of Expectations," in The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers; and a blog post, "American Clowns: Performance, History, and Cliche" for the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival Blog. He also recently consulted for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
George L. De Feis, DPS (chair, Management, Business Administration and Health Care Management), won the Best Presentation Award at the 2017 BAASANA Conference held August 16-18, 2017 at the University of Exeter, England for his paper titled "Business Youth for Engaged Sustainability to Achieve the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals," which will be highlighted in a new Iona course in the Fall 2017: MNG 360 - Service Learning Management for Sustainable Development.
Sibdas Ghosh, Ph.D. (Dean, School of Arts & Science), co-wrote and published an article, "Functional studies of AtACR2 gene putatively involved in accumulation, reduction and/or sequestration of arsenic species in plants," in Biologia 72/5: 520-526.
Marie Elaine Gioiosa, Ph.D. (Accounting), published an article titled "Do Factors Associated With the Increases in Higher Education costs Affect Average Net Price at Four-Year Public Institutions?" in Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 5(1), 2-19.
Yourha Kang, Ph.D. (Biology), published an article titled "Changes in the Numbers of Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa L.) at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, New York, over a 12-year Period" in In Vivo magazine, Spring 2017.
Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D. (Chair, Criminal Justice), co-wrote and published an article titled "Masquerading Sanity: Crimes, Violence and Victimization on the Internet" published in Acta Psychopathologica, 2017, 3:3.
Aaron Rosenfeld, Ph.D. (English), published an essay titled "Bodies of Water: Un-Writing the Mother in Whitman and Eliot," in Literary Imagination 19:1 [2017]: 54-69). He also published "Wine, Poems, and Song: Lateral Reading and the Pedagogy of Appreciation," in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 17:2 [April 2017]. His article "Extended Engagement: In Praise of Breadth" will appear as a chapter in the edited volume New Approaches to Teaching the Surveys (ed. James Lang, et. al., West Virginia University Press, 2017); and his article "Boundaries of Taste: Cosmopolitanism and the Bordered Survey" will appear in a special joint issue of the Associated Departments of English/Associated Departments of Foreign Language journal (ADE/ADFL) devoted to globalization and literary studies. 
Carol Shansky, DMA (Fine and Performing Arts), presented her paper, "We Are Aiming for Quality and Good Music: The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Harmonica Band, Harmonica Contests and Music Education, 1924-1930," at the Oklahoma City Symposium on the History of Music Education on June 3. This was an international conference with attendees from the United States, Hungary and Australia.
David Zuckerman, Ph.D. (Biology), presented his research at a talk at the New York Bacillus Interest Group Meeting hosted by NYU in June, titled "Identifying the slime secretion apparatus of Myxococcus xanthus." In July, he presented a talk, "Bacterial cytoskeletons and motility: studying the cell biology of Myxococcus xanthus," as an invited lecture at the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College. He also chaired a session on bacterial interactions at the 44th International Conference on the Biology of Myxobacteria in Arlington, Va.   

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