Faculty

Economics Faculty

Walter Morris, PhD
Chair and Professor
  Alexander Azarchs, PhD
Professor
  Ghassan Karam
Lecturer
  Andrew Kliman, PhD
Professor
             
           

History Faculty

Reza Afshari, PhD
Professor
  Durahn Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor
  Marilyn Weigold, PhD
Professor
  Howard Weishaus
Lecturer
             
             

Political Science Faculty

Gregory Julian, PhD
Professor
  George Picoulas, MA
Lecturer
  Timothy Waligore
Assistant Professor
   

Adjunct Economics Faculty

Professor Arnold A. Cohen, adjunct faculty, holds an MBA from City College (economics and statistics). He was in the PhD program, New School (economics), completing basic requirements. Thirty years with IBM in various staff positions, including economics, marketing, product development and business and strategy development. He spent three years in Japan (IBM) as program manager, business analysis and development, Asia Pacific Group.

Professor Louis P. Giovannetti, Adjunct Faculty holds an MA from Fordham University (Economics) and an MBA from Pace University (Management). Thirty years with IBM in Marketing, Finance and Product Development Organizations. Upon retiring, continued working as a consultant in the areas of computer application development, real estate and finance.

Professor Carl Jensen holds M.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He spent many years in the Import/Export business and has taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Relations and Personal Finance. He currently also teaches at Iona College and Westchester Community College where he is the women’s soccer coach.

Adjunct History Faculty

Professor Marie Moglia-Bratt received a BA summa cum laude in Social Science/Education from Pace University and an MA summa cum laude in American History from Manhattan College. Her teaching interests are Russian history ,World Civilizations, and U.S. history. Professor Bratt also enjoys teaching in Pace’s Challenge to Achievement Program. She serves on the Academic Advisory Board of McGraw Hill’s Annual Editions World Civilization textbooks. Professor Bratt is currently doing research on the Blackfeet Native American tribes of Montana where she has spent the last three summers.

Dr. Philip A. Grant, Jr., holds a Doctorate in History from Georgetown University. His research interests, reflected in 123 published scholarly journal articles and 430 conference presentations, include the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement, and the History of Congress. At Pace, Dr. Grant has taught the U.S. Survey, the U.S. and the World, the Constitution and the Presidency, and the American Political Tradition.

Professor Deirdre Courtney-Batson holds a BA (magna cum laude) in History from Cornell University and MAs in Medieval History from both Cornell and the University of Toronto. Before coming to Pace in 1994, she taught at Cornell and Oberlin College. She has published in the fields of medieval church history and local New York history. Her teaching interests include medieval European history, American political history, women’s history, and the history of magic and science. She also works with the Katonah Historical Museum in Katonah, NY.

Dr. Mark Kaplan holds a BA in History from Queens College of the City University of New York, an MA in History from Boston University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of CUNY. His teaching interests are in 19th and 20th Century American and European History.

Adjunct Political Science Faculty

Professor Davis John Abraham holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Computer Science from Pace University and a MS in International Relations from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. His research areas include the role of non-governmental organization in advancing social issues in developing countries and humanitarian assistance during conflict. He has worked with numerous corporations, foundations and non-governmental organizations for over 10 years in creating strategic philanthropic partnerships. He currently works as the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships for a large health system in New York. He has been an adjunct with the department since 2008 and has taught the following courses: International Relations, American Political Theory, 21st Century Politics and the Model United Nations Program.

Professor Daniel Botting holds a BA from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Public Administration from Pace University. His research areas include youth voting and volunteerism, and his teaching interests include voter empowerment, labor rights, community activism, and civic engagement. He is currently the Assistant Director for the Center for Community Action and Research at Pace University on the New York City campus and has 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Daniel lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Professor Paul Londrigan holds a BA in Political Science from Pace University and an MA in International Relations from the Whitehead School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Seton Hall University. His areas of specialization are in conflict studies, political economy and international relations theory. His teaching interests naturally mirror his areas of specialization. Currently Professor Londrigan is the faculty advisor of the Pace University Model United Nations team. When Professor Londrigan is not teaching he enjoys cycling and cooking for his lovely wife.

Professor Heather Novak holds a BA in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz and an MPA in Public Administration from Pace University. Her research areas include civic engagement and community organizations and her teaching interests cover political empowerment, advocacy, protest movements community organizing and ideology. She is currently the Associate Director of the Center for Community Action and Research and Project Pericles at Pace and has been an adjunct with the department since 2006.