Faculty and Staff Notes

Jumpstart at Pace and Pace’s Community & Volunteer Mobilization AmeriCorps, based in the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences in Dyson College will present their “Lower East Side/Chinatown Literacy Walking Tour” at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service on June 28, 2010. With the help of Pace student AmeriCorps members, conference participants will tour the Pace Programs’ partner organizations in the Lower East Side/Chinatown, learn about area history, literacy needs and how to integrate students and volunteers into literacy programs.
 
 
Susan Brownmiller, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies, was interviewed by Newsweek about its landmark gender-discrimination suit and the state of sexism at work today.
 
 
Adjunct professor of Womens and Gender Studies Rebecca Chalker, PhD, author of The Clitoral Truth and a certified sexuality counselor, was awarded a PhD in Sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sexuality in San Francisco in 2009. Her dissertation is entitled, “The Pleasure Revolution: Feminists Popularize Masturbation, Critique Freud, Write Subversive Novels, Open Their Own Sex Shops, Rehabilitate the Clitoris, Do Medical Research, Create Their Own Porn, and in the Process, Reinvent Sex!” Her articles have appeared in Ms. magazine, The Village Voice, and On Our Backs, as well as in peer-reviewed academic journals.
 
 

The article, “Tobacco dependence: How should a busy physician assistant intervene,” by Jean Covino, DHSc.,MPA, PA-C, Associate Clinical Professor of PA Studies and Coordinator of PA Graduate Education, PACE University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program appeared in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Jaapa.org.

 
 
Jose Guevara-Escudero, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of History, has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship for the spring 2011 semester to conduct research and teach a graduate seminar at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan (UPNFM) in Tegucipalpa, Honduras.
 
 
Music Professor Lee Evans, EdD, has just had his 95th book published. The book of original compositions for piano is entitled Ole! Original Latin American Dance Music. Professor Evans’ article “Melodic Embellishment and Ornamentation in Jazz,” appeared in the March 2010 issue of JAZZed, the official publication of the Jazz Education Network; and his article, “May I Have This Dance? Understanding Minuet and Trio Form” appeared in the spring 2010 issue of Sheet Music Magazine. OCT Corporation, a Japanese publisher will publish an expanded series of Professor Evans’ piano books entitled Lee Evans Method: New York Jazz.
 
 
Dazzle” by Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Carl Fudge was on display at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts gallery in March and April.
 
 
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Susan Herman, JD, offers a new approach to helping victims rebuild their lives in her new book Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime. This year more than 20 million Americans will become victims of crime. Very few will get the help they need to get their lives back on track. Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime presents a new approach, designed to help victims rebuild their lives, which is now being piloted from Vermont to California by police chiefs, prosecutors, corrections officials, victim advocates and community leaders. Drawing on more than 30 years of criminal justice experience, including almost 8 years as executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, associate professor Susan Herman explains why justice for all requires more than holding offenders accountable. It also means addressing victims’ three basic needs: to be safe, to recover from the trauma of the crime, and to regain control of their lives. With guiding principles and practical examples of how to respond to victims of any kind of crime, Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime provides a road-map for everyone who wants to pursue this new vision of justice. Read her Op-Ed in the Albany Times-Union.
 
 

Adjunct Professor of English Patricia Hinds was interviewed by Tavis Smiley about her new book, The Good Sense Handbook: 52 Weeks of Inspired Thoughts and has recently appeared on Upfront News-NPR, WJOL Radio [Illinois], L.A. Sentinel, Moody's Broadcasting Network [Illinois], Bloomberg Urban Network, BBC North America, and several other print and radio outlets.

 
 
Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Professor and Director of the Public Administration Department, weighs in on how jobs will be built in the articles “In State of the Union Obama focuses on creating jobs through building infrastructure” and “People@work: Obama has plenty of work to do.” He was also recently interviewed about “Why Hourly Wage Earners Are Happier Than Salaried Workers.”
 
 
Professor Mark Hussey, PhD, spoke about the role of Second Wave feminism in Virginia Woolf studies at Smith College in February.
 
 
Adjunct Art History Professor Stephanie Jeanjean was invited to participate in a conference at the Tate. Read more
 
 
Jane Kinney-Denning, Director of Internships for the Master of Science in Publishing program, has been asked to serve as the Young Publishing Professional Program Chair for the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.
 
 
Performing Arts Assistant Professor Grant Kretchik addresses the indie movie scene -- a topic he knows intimately, having just appeared as an actor in multiple roles in the romantic independent film “When Harry Tries to Marry” -- in the BoxOffice.com article “Venturing into the Low-Budget World.”
 
 
Helane Levine-Keating, PhD, Professor of English, will teach the course “Watching the River Flow: Interrelationships of Literature, Creative Writing, Art, Photograph, Film, Video, Mythology, and History” as part of the fall 2010 River Semester.  Read about Dr. Levine-Keating’s inspiration in her course proposal.
 
 
On April 7, 2010, Fox 5 interviewed Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Malone, PhD, about investigation on dental clinics and Medicaid fraud. Watch the segment. Dr. Malone was also interviewed by La Opinion regarding Obama’s State of the Union address for an article which appeared on Jan. 27, 2010, and about the movie “The Blind Side”.
 
 
While in residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Fine Arts Associate Professor Jillian Mcdonald gave a lecture at The Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary) on March 4. Read more on her website.
 
 
During the last Presidential election Assistant Professor of Political Studies Meghana Nayak, PhD, and Women’s and Genders Studies Professor and Department Chair Sid Ray, PhD, were invited to write the study guide to accompany the film, What’s Your Point, Honey?, which was televised for Women’s History Month.
 
 
Associate Professor of History William Offut, PhD’s Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76 about the ReActing to the Past teaching method was published in February 2010.    
 
 
Fine Arts Assistant Professor Will Pappenheimer was interviewed by the Chattanooga Parent Magazine about “participatory art.”
 
 

Assistant Professor of English Deborah Poe, PhD’s book of poetry, Elements, has recently been published.

 
 
Chris Presley, Director of Professional Development at The Actors Studio Drama School, was interviewed by BoxOffice.com for the article, “Beyond Carrie Bradshaw.”
 
 
Professor JaimeLee Rizzo, PhD, was the Keynote speaker at Queensborough Community College’s 50th Anniversary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Celebration on March 12, 2010.
 
 
The article “Diagnostic Imaging Review” co-authored by Denise Rizzolo, PA-C, PhD, appeared in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Jaapa.org.
 
 
Fine Arts Professor Roger Sayre’s work was included in the exhibit, “Hair Tactics” at Jersey City Museum through August 22, 2010. His work with collaborator David Poppie was reviewed in January’s Sculpture Magazine. Professor Sayre was interviewed in the winter edition of Photoworld, the national photography magazine of China. He was also invited as a guest artist to give a lecture on his work at Hampden Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney Virginia on Feb 15, 2010.
 
 
Dyson Adjunct Professors Angelo Spillo, Director of the Environmental Center, and Sue Maxam, University Director of Student Success, presented, “Integrating Sustainability and Social Justice into the Student Experience” on February 12, 2010 at the 10th Annual Student Affairs Conference at NYU. They shared “12 Steps for Initiating a Green School.” Professors Spillo and Maxam co-teach the “Exploring our Environment” learning community course.
 
 
Emilie Zaslow, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies spoke about the perception of beauty at a National Eating Disorders Awareness Week event on the NYC campus February 23.
 
 
In the article, “A New ‘Kind’ of Terror,” Film and Screen Studies Assistant Professor Catherine Zimmer, PhD, discusses the blur between fiction and reality.
 
 
Remembering Our Colleagues
Pace University mourns the loss of Leo Greenfest, who taught as an adjunct lecturer in the Mathematics Department on the New York City campus for 52 years; Thomas O’Sullivan, a 20-year member of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, and Janice Jackson, professor emerita from the Psychology Department in New York.