Faculty Notes

Demosthenes Athanasopoulos, PhD has been named the new Director of Forensic Science. He previously served at The Harold Blancke Chair of Chemistry.

Biology Professor Cyrus Bacchi, PhD, was an invited speaker at the annual Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) Stakeholders Meeting held June 26, 2008 at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Charlotte Becket joins Dyson College of Arts and Science as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. She was born in Evesham, England and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Hunter College in New York where she has taught since 2006. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, and she shows regularly with Taxter & Spengemann in New York.  Her work has appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, Art Review, and The New York Times.  She received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2005. She will teach sculpture, drawing, and design.

Louis Cameron, Fine Arts Adjunct Professor, participated in a panel discussion, “Looking at Heritage: Expectations Regarding Race and Ethnicity” on May 11 at the Neuberger Museum at Purchase College, part of AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: Traditions, Revolutions and Innovations festival and symposium.  Cameron’s work was featured in the exhibit, “Opportunity as Community,” August 1-Sept. 6, 2008 at Dieu Donné in New York City. “Opportunity as Community” is an exhibition for which current and former residency artists were invited to recommend new artists to create work with handmade paper.

Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Nuno De Campos’ exhibition, “Walking her Dog,” a series of detailed graphite drawings and oil paintings at Lamontagne Gallery April 5 - May 3, 2008 was his fourth solo show in Boston.

An essay by Fine Arts Professor Jane Dickson is featured in the book Do Not Give Way to Evil by Lisa Kahane, a photo history of the South Bronx, published in August 2008. Dickson’s video “City Maze” will be included in “Art of the Eighties” October 12 - January 4 at the Magazin, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, Switzerland.

Distinguished Professor Martha W. Driver, PhD, English, was named a trustee of the American Trust for the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

The composition “Happy Moment” by Performing Arts Professor Lee Evans, EdD was published in the spring 2008 issue of Piano Today.

Fine Arts Professor Barbara Friedman had a solo show of new paintings, “Overlook Paintings” at the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, New York, July 12-August 4, 2008.

Charlene Hoegler, PhD, Biology and Health Sciences Lecturer, presented a research poster titled, “Versatility of Electrophoresis as a Tool for Inquiry-Based Collaboration in Developmental Biology and Comparative Physiology” at the Association for Biology Laboratory Education Conference held at the University of Toronto, Massasauga on June 6, 2008.

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Public Administration Professor and Chair, was a panelist at the RealShare Net Lease Conference, at The Marriott Hotel in New York City, on April 29, 2008.  Hormozi’s topic was, “The Numbers Behind the Trends.” He was a senior economist on the panel and he spoke before 500 participants on where the market has been and where the numbers suggest it may be going. Hormozi was interviewed on the Regional News Network on the topic of “The Impact of Oil and Gas on Daily Life,” on April 30, 2008. Hormoz was quoted in an article in The Westchester County Business Journal on July 28, 2008,for an article titled,“As unemployment rises, market favors the IT jobs”; and in an article in The Journal News on August 5, 2008, titled, “Slow economy a blow to workers in sales.”

Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Sciences Jack Horne, PhD was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on May 27, 2008 for a segment titled, “A Guided Tour of ‘Your Brain:’ Two neuroscientists write a book to debunk misconceptions about how the human brain works.”

Distinguished Professor Karla Jay, PhD, English, has been named Ambassador for the New York Public Library’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee, a new curatorial committee that will focus on the 42nd Street Library’s collection. Her own papers, manuscripts, and ephemera are already part of this collection.

Sergey Kazakov, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, coauthored with his former graduate student, Elizabeth Bonvouloir ‘06 and Irina Gazaryan, PhD the article “Physicochemical characterization of natural ionic microreservoirs: Bacillus subtilis dormant spores” recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. Kazakov presented “Equilibrium pH and proton exchange kinetics within dormant bacterial spores” and “Bacterial spores as natural ionic reservoirs” at the 2008 Pittsburgh Conference (PITTCON 2008), in New Orleans in March.

Director of Biology Laboratory and Adjunct Assistant Professor Erica Kipp presented a poster at the Faculty Resource Network National Dissemination Conference entitled, “Promoting Scientific Literacy: Incorporating Case Studies into Bio 123, a Non-Major General Biology Course.” Kipp is a contributing author on the biology text Concepts of Biology (McGraw Hill) that was just published. This book will be adopted by Bio 120. 

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics George Klimi, PhD, has published the book Exterior Ballistics with Applications-Skydiving, Parachutes, Flying Fragments. Klimi also presented the paper, “Solution of Equations of Projectile Motion Using Euler’s Method,” written with Jack Lowenthal at the Annual Spring Meeting of the Metropolitan New York Section of the MAA on May 3, 2008 held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. Participants at this meeting included Louis V. Quintas (Mathematics, NY) accompanied with three Pace students, Madehat Abdelmalak, Tian Cai, and Andrew Williams.

Megan Kozak, PhD joins the Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor on the New York City campus. She received her PhD and MA in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her BA in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Roosevelt University.

Shawn Lewis has joined the Actors Studio Drama School as a lecturer. Based in New York City, Lewis has worked as a set designer for more than 50 productions throughout the United States and abroad, designing plays, musicals, opera, and film. Currently, she is designing Frankenstein: The Rock Musical and Forever Plaid in Canada. Her most recent productions include, in film, the indie feature, Whiskey Story; and in theater, Mountains in the Bering (EST), The Miracle Worker (NSD), The Death of Cartula ( Cuba), Cheri (The Actors Studio), Les Miserables (Kodesh), Spring Storm (Lobo), and Jazz Reach (Kennedy Center, D.C.). Lewis’s mentor has been Tony Walton, with whom she started teaching in 1996 at The Actors Studio Drama School. As a resident scenic designer there, she designed more than 400 one-act productions. Additionally, she has taught master’s-level classes at the University of North Carolina and at Yale in set design. She is a member of the League of Professional Theater Women and of United Scenic Artists. She received her BA in painting from the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Visual Arts and her MFA in scenic design from New York University’s Tisch School.

Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, was recognized by The Washington Center as Faculty Leader of the Year for his outstanding contributions as role of faculty leader at the 2004 national convention programs, and as the host at Pace University for the 2004 Republican convention program. In a letter to Malone, the center’s Senior Vice President Eugene J. Alpert wrote, “You have helped to create an affiliation with The Washington Center for the internship program, and you have been an energetic and enthusiastic campus liaison for The Washington Center, working diligently on behalf of your students who seek exceptional experiential education opportunities.” Malone will accept the award at the Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club on September 22. Political Science Professor Christopher Malone, PhD was interviewed at the Democratic National Convention for an August 25, 2008 article in Financial Week. Read more.

Works by Fine Arts faculty members Jillian Mcdonald and Roger Sayre were featured in “Biological Imperative” June 14-July 26, 2008, curated by Emma Wilcox, at Gallery Aferro in Newark, N.J. Structured around what the Tissue Culture and Art Project has called “cultural perceptions of life,” Biological Imperative freely mixes ideas of partial personhood, the possibilities of regeneration, multiples, fecundity, the semi-living, and the undead (things that just won’t die.) The exhibition posits linkage between disparate references such as (but not limited to) the undying popularity of the zombie genre, rabbit imagery, pirate radio and bioethical quandaries. 

Fine Arts Associate Professor Jillian Mcdonald’s upcoming performance art, “Zombies in Condoland,” was featured in the article, “Nuit Blanche reveals new lineup, funding” in the The Globe and Mail and in the article, “Night of the living, when zombies can get 15 seconds of fame” in The Toronto Star.

Abby McEwen, Adjunct Professor of Art History, received the J. Clawson Mills Scholarship, a year-long research fellowship to be used during the 2008-09 academic year from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Adjunct Fine Arts Professor Jennifer McNutt’s “Door for the Bees” was installed at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, N.J., July 14 - September 1, 2008. This installation is part of McNutt’s “Precise Breathing or Why I Call My Baby Honey,” a project about honeybees and people’s relationships with them.

In the April issue of Art in America, in the review “Kristin Lucas at Postmasters” reviewer Michael Rush called Fine Arts Assistant Professor Will Pappenheimer “one of the 2 most interesting artists” of the 21 included in Kristin Lucas’s curated theme show ÜBefore and After.”

Marcy Peteroy-Kelly, PhD, Professor and Interim Chair of Biology and Health Sciences, presented a poster titled “Impact of Virtual Prelaboratory Modules on Introductory Biology Students’ Preparedness and Performance in the Laboratory” at the 15th Annual American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), which was held at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., May 30 – June 1, 2008. ASMCUE is an interactive three-day conference where educators learn and share the latest information about microbiology and biology as well as the most effective teaching strategies. Peteroy-Kelly’s poster was one of 50 posters selected for ASMCUE 2008.

Deborah M. Poe, PhD joins Dyson College of Arts and Science as Assistant Professor of English in Pleasantville. She is the author of Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) as well as chapbooks from Furniture_Press and Stockport Flats Press. She was awarded the Thayer Fellowship of the Arts in 2008 by the State University of New York.  Her writing is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals including Ploughshares, The Portland Review, Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Midway Journal, Drunken Boat, and FOURSQUARE Magazine as well as in the anthologies Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora (Third World Press 2007) and A Sing Economy (Flim Forum 2008). She will teach creative writing, contemporary global and American fiction, and contemporary American poetry.

Mathematics Professor Louis V. Quintas was asked to share his experiences along with the late Professor Michael L. Gargano with organizers of Discrete Mathematics Day held in June. In addition, Quintas was asked to be an invited speaker at this conference. His presentation was based on joint work with Mathematics professor Edgar G. DuCasse and Gargano.  Among the participants at this meeting were Pace Alumni Dennis Manderino ‘99 and Vincent Vecchio ‘69. Gargano and Quintas were also on the Organizing Committee of the 55th Graph Theory Day which was held at Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York on May 10, 2008.

Sid Ray, PhD, Professor of English & Women’s and Gender Studies, and Meghana Nayak, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, wrote the study guide to accompany the new documentary film What’s Your Point, Honey?, a film that “puts a new face on political leadership by introducing seven possible contenders coming down the pipeline, while revealing inequalities that still exist today,” according to its Web site.

JaimeLee Rizzo, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, was recently awarded a UK patent for “Antimicrobial Polymers” (Publication No. WO/2005/016972). This is a collaborative work with Johnson & Johnson Wound Management Division.

Amy Rogers, Assistant Professor of Musical Theater, and recent Musical Theater graduate Tara Novie performed in a production of Les Miserables at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont this summer.

Criminal Justice Professor and Chair Joseph Ryan, PhD was quoted in the Florida Times-Union in the August 10, 2008 article, “Residents crave real ties with the sheriff” about community policing. Read more.

Fine Arts Professor Roger Sayre’s traveling show, “Your Document Please,” is on view at various galleries in Japan, Hungary and Slovakia, April 2008 through January 2009. His work is also included in the show, “I Feel I Am Free But I Know I Am Not” at SFCamerawork in San Francisco, September 4 through November 1, 2008.

Director of Pace University’s Counseling Center and Psychology Adjunct Professor Richard Shadick, PhD counsels against identification of people who have died by suicide unless the law-enforcement agency has a spokesman trained in the subject, in an August 19, 2008 article in the Journal Inquirer. Read more.

Works by Robin Tewes, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, were included in “ROAD WORKS” on display June 12 - August 15, 2008 at Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City. This group exhibition features 29 artists’ meditations on the open road, crowded thoroughfares and natures paths. Through paintings, drawings and sculptures they explore the road as a symbol of progress, connection, expansion, or escape.