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Staff and Affiliates

 
  • Nora Slonimsky headshot Nora Slonimsky, Gardiner Assistant Professor of History: Dr. Slonimsky is an assistant professor with appointments in the history department and the ITPS. She is the social media editor for the Journal of the Early Republic, and a research associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the intersection of copyright, state formation, and information regulation in Early America. This research is generously supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Huntington Library, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Library Company of Philadelphia, among others. For further information please see her website www.hamiltonsolo.com. She can be reached at nslonimsky@iona.edu.
     
  • Gary Berton headshot Gary Berton, Coordinator: Mr. Berton is the coordinator for the ITPS. He is engaged in research on Paine's life and works in order to assist researchers, writers, and students around the country. He has been an independent scholar of political economy and Thomas Paine for 50 years, and an officer of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association for 20 years. Mr. Berton is a regular contributor to the Truth Seeker Magazine, and member of the International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism. He has spoken on Thomas Paine in dozens of venues, and author of several articles and book chapters on Thomas Paine and author attribution methodology. For information on Mr. Berton’s work with the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, see http://www.thomaspaine.org. He can be reached at gberton@iona.edu.
     
  • Natalka Sawchuk, Affiliate Librarian: Ms. Sawchuk is the Assistant Director of Libraries for Public Services & Systems. She manages the TPNHA archival collection. She can be reached at nsawchuk@iona.edu.
  • Tricia Mulligan headshot Tricia Mulligan, Affiliate Faculty: Dr. Mulligan is the Associate Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives and Associate Professor, Political Science & International Studies. She is the ITPS liaison to the Gardiner foundation and to other grant-related projects. She can be reached at tmulligan@iona.edu.
     
  • Lubomir Ivanov headshot Lubomir Ivanov, Affiliate Faculty: Dr. Ivanov is a Professor of Computer Science at Iona College. His primary research interests are in the areas of natural language processing, authorship attribution, and interdisciplinary applications of virtual/augmented reality. Dr. Ivanov's work has been published and presented at many top conferences and journals in computer science and the digital humanities. He can be reached at livanov@iona.edu.
     
  • Smiljana Petrovic headshot Smiljana Petrovic, Affiliate Faculty: Dr. Petrovic is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Iona College. Her research interests are in the development of machine learning techniques for authorship attribution and for solving constraint satisfaction problems. She has been mentoring a number of students working on master theses and independent research projects related to data mining. She can be reached at spetrovic@iona.edu. You can find out more about her work here.
     
  • Josh Klein headshot Josh R. Klein, Affiliate Faculty: Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Iona College. His research focuses on politics, culture, and public opinion in relation to white-collar crime and imperialism. His recent publications include “Legitimating War by Victimization: State-Corporate Crime and Public Opinion,” with Cathryn Lavery, and “Toward a Cultural Criminology of War.” The latter article has been reproduced in two edited volumes. He is currently researching and writing about Thomas Paine and empire. He can be reached at jklein@iona.edu.
     
  • George De Feis headshot Dr. George L. De Feis, Affiliate Faculty: Dr. De Feis is an Assistant Professor of Management and Business Administration in the Iona College School of Business.  Recently, he has written on service-learning initiatives, sustainable development, and international trade theory.  De Feis has a chapter in the 2018 Handbook of Engaged Sustainability, entitled: "Business Youth for Engaged Sustainability to Achieve the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)." He has recently published works in the Journal of General Management, International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences, Academy of Business Research Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Research, Journal of Marketing Perspectives and has authored a textbook, Management Science: A Practical Approach for Today’s Business Management Student (2004, 2007). He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America  (BAASANA) in 2016, and currently sits on the Board of AirSoilWater, a sustainability not-for-profit in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at GDefeis@iona.edu.
     
  • Current Fellows:
    Michael Crowder headshot Michael Crowder, Dissertation Fellow: Michael Crowder is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His project, “Human Capital: The Moral and Political Economy of Northeastern Abolitionism, 1763-1833,” examines the relationships between the rapid growth of abolitionism and capitalism in the Era of the American Revolution. He has also written essays about the African colonization movement and American participation in the slave trade, as well as articles about American football for rollingstone.com. In addition to serving as an archival fellow, he teaches American History at Queens College, CUNY. Follow him on twitter @manthonycrowder. He can be reached at mcrowder@iona.edu.
     
    Barry Goldberg headshot Barry Goldberg, Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Goldberg received his Ph.D. in History from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2017. His research examines politics, race relations, and memory on New York’s Lower East Side after 1960. Dr. Golberg’s work has appeared in the Journal of Policy History, New York History, the American Jewish Archives Journal, and the Gotham Center for New York History blog. As a graduate student, he taught U.S. history at Queens College and worked as a Speechwriter at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. In addition to working as an archival fellow at Iona, Dr. Goldberg is currently an Educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Follow him on Twitter @bpg269. He can be reached at bgoldberg@iona.edu.
     

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