Faculty and Staff Notes

This year, Department of Performing Arts dance instructor Janice Barringer produced “Memories From My Childhood, Vol 2,” a CD for ballet classes and two new instructional DVDs. She is working on the 3rd edition of “The Pointe Book,” published first in 1990 by Princeton Book Company. A guide to pointe technique, the book is sold internationally and used by industry professionals and college dance programs. Barringer also completed a cross-country workshop tour with Music Works this summer.


Abbey Berg, PhD, Professor of Biology and Health Sciences, has had her article “Newborn Hearing Screening in the NICU: Profile of Failed Auditory Brainstem Response/Passed Otoacoustic Emission” published in Pediatrics. Professor Berg has been quoted in hundreds of news outlets in the last few months including in the Sept. 27 article “New Personal Technology Creating New Ailments” in American Medical News and “Personal Music Players Damage Hearing Over Time” in the August 31, 2010 online edition of Businessweek among many others.

Nicholas Catalano, PhD and Professor of English, has signed a new contract with Oxford University Press as Editor/Author for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Dr. Catalano is also having his book Tales of a Hamptons Sailor, a collection of fiction based on his sailing around the world in 1988, published by Auburndale Publication.

Musical Theater

Mary Anna Dennard, author of I Got In!: The Ultimate College Audition Guide for Acting and Musical Theater, praises Pace University’s Musical Theater program for providing professional preparation and industry contacts in her blog post in the August 11, 2010 ArtsBeat section of The New York Times.

Ida Dupont

In September, Mike Kamber and Marc Santora, New York Times journalists, came to the Dyson Houses sponsored panel discussion, “In Black and White: New York Times Journalists Share Their Work and Experiences of Working in Iraq” organized by Professor Ida Dupont.

Lee Evans

Lee Evans, EdD, Professor of Music at Pace, has had his article, “Characteristic Mode Tone,” published in the September 2010 issue of JAZZed – the official publication of the Jazz Education Network.

Linda Gottesfeld

Art Professor Linda Gottesfeld’s solo exhibition “Home Again: Suburbs and Cemetaries” was on view at the Peter Fingesten Gallery in October.

Susan Herman

NY Times Book Review printed a letter, “The Courage to Speak,” that Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Susan Herman, JD, wrote in response to a review that was published on Jessica Stern’s book “Denial.” Prof. Herman has also been named to the first permanent NY State Sentencing Commission. Read More.

Nira Herrmann

People’s Daily Online interviewed Nira Herrmann, Dean of Dyson College, about how Pace’s Confucius Institute is bridging east and west as well as community and scholarship. Read the August 13, 2010 article, “A Home to Support Cultural Expression.”

Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Chair of Public Administration, and professor of Economics and Public Administration, was quoted in the article “People@Work: A New Report Holds Out Hope for Hiring” on August 2, 2010 in DailyFinance, an AOL Money & Finance website. Dr. Hormozi was also quoted in the articles “Invest in Mexico, Hispanic consumer” on MedillMoneyMavens.com on August 26, 2010, and “Plenty of NYC jobs await tech workers” in the July 2010 issue of Crain’s New York and Epoch Times.

Mark Hussey

Mark Hussey, PhD, Professor of English is part of a recently-awarded $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Program for the WoolfOnline Project to mount a “knowledge site” for Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Professor Hussey was also invited, as a Virginia Woolf scholar, to lead talkback discussions in connection with the production of Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, at Classic Stage Company in October.

Sergey Kazakov

Sergey Kazakov, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, presented “Optical fiber core as a spectroscopic tool to study swelling/deswelling kinetics of soft matter” at the 2010 Pittsburgh Conference (PITTCON 2010, Orlando, FL, March 2010). Dr. Kazakov’s full-length paper “Evanescent wave spectroscopy for studying swelling/de-swelling kinetics of soft matter” has been published in the Soft Matter journal (Soft Matter 2010, 6, 1191-1196). In 2010, a collaborative paper “Utilization of an in vivo reporter for high throughput identification of branched small molecule regulators of hypoxic adaptation” has been published in the Chemistry and Biology journal (Chemistry and Biology 2010, 17, 380-391), one of the prestigious Cell Press journals, publishing interdisciplinary work at the interface of chemistry and biology. “Electrochemical mechanics of nanometer-scaled structural layers of bacterial spores,” coauthored by Dr. Kazakov and his undergraduate student Hisham Hosein’11 (Chemical Engineering), was presented at the Nanotechnology Conference (Nanotech 2010), Anaheim, CA, June 20-25, 2010. The paper has been published in NSTI-Nanotech (2010), 3, 486-489.

Marcy Kelly

Marcy Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology and Health Sciences, has been invited to serve as an Editor for the Research Section of the American Society for Microbiology’s Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. The Department of Biology and Health Sciences, NYC received the bid to host the 2012 Beta Beta Beta National Undergraduate Biology Honor Society District Convention.

Marcy Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Erica Kipp, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, and Walter Morris, PhD, Professor of Economics, have all been accepted for the Faculty Resource Network’s Winter Seminar program at NYU.

Elizabeth Kemp

Did you know… Actors and Directors are among the “happiest” occupations? For Elizabeth Kemp, a professor in The Actors Studio Drama School, happiness at work is all about the creativity.

James Lipton

James Lipton, host of “Inside the Actors Studio” and dean emeritus of Pace’s Actors Studio Drama School talks about the program on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Watch the segment.

Maria Luskay

Maria Luskay, EdD was quoted in Andrew Revkin’s New York Times Op/Ed column on “A Pretty Edgy Climate Campaign” on October 4, 2010.

Christopher Malone

Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science was quoted in the article “In Campaigns, Entrepreneurs Get Busy,” in the September 2, 2010 online edition of The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Malone was also quoted in the articles “Voter Turnout Not as Bad as Thought, But Still Anemic in Certain Quarters” in the October 2010 edition of WNYC and “Grassroots or Astroturf” in the October 2010 issue of Crain’s New York.

Ellen Mandel

Pace again won the award for largest University team at the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 12. A big thanks to Dyson Professor Ellen Mandel who rallied and led Pace’s team!

Jillian Mcdonald

Jillian Mcdonald, Associate Professor of Art, returned to her native Canada this fall to shoot her latest video which features University of Manitoba students and volunteers and is tentatively called “Prairie Horrors.” Read more about in an article on The Manitoban. Prof McDonald’s performance “Dead of the Night,” is being shown at Soho20 Gallery on November 13 at 7:00 pm. Some of her works will be featured in the International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA-2010 from November 19- December 18 in MÄ‚Å rida, Venezuela. Prof. McDonald also has a solo exhibition “ZOMBIES!” featuring  videos, lenticular photographs, and new drawings, on display at Korn Gallery, Drew University from October 26-November 30. The Opening Reception for “Zombies!” will be November 12 from 5:30-7:30. Exhibition brochure.

Allen Oren

Allen Oren, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts, is a producer of a documentary on the Kol Nidre prayer which will air Sunday, September 12, on Channel 13, WNET at 7pm. Find out more about the documentary in the article, “Pace professor’s film traces Kol Nidre’s origin, impact,” published on LoHud.com.

2010 SOF Induction Ceremony

The Dyson Society of Fellow inducted a new class of Associate Members: this year’s class is named for the late Professor Thomas O’Sullivan of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies who served on the Executive Board of the society and was an enthusiastic participant in society events.

Deborah Poe

Deborah Poe, PhD, Assistant Professor of English, has just had her collection of poems Elements published.

On October 8, Department of Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Kelli Porterfield’s latest film, “Old Cats” (directed by Sundance winner Sebastian Silva) will have its World Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as an Official Selection in the New York Film Festival. Porterfield is a film producer and executive who has been involved in recent award winning productions such as “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” and “The Maid.”

Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, has captured the Democratic nomination for the State Senate in the 33rd District in the Bronx. The New York Times covers the result and discusses the heated campaign in the article “Newcomer Ousts Espada; Monserrate Loses Political Return,” in the Sept. 15 online edition.

Joseph Ryan

Pace University has been selected to participate in the CSCEP cooperative education work study program for college students who are interested in the United States Marshals Service, a highly competitive internship initiative coordinated by Joseph Ryan, PhD, Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Security.

Fine Arts Professor Roger Sayre’s collaborative piece with former Pace Professor David Poppie entitled “Pause” is on display at A Splendid Energy: the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey from Oct 1-31. Prof. Sayre is also exhibiting an hour-long portrait of San Francisco’s Camerawork Gallery Curator Chuck Mobley at Low Tech: the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado from Oct 1-30.

Richard Schlesinger

Richard Schlesinger, PhD, and Associate Dean, has had two new book chapters published: “Sulfur Oxides” in Comprehensive Toxicology and “Nitrogen Oxides” in Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects. He has also been reappointed to a three-year term on the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.

Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and adjunct Professor of Psychology, is a sought-out expert in his field. Recent media interviews include the Reuters article “New York finally sees progress at Ground Zero site, the article “What Not to Say to a Depressed Mate” in the August 2010 issue of Lifescript, the article “Summer Love ... Don’t Get Burned” in the June 2010 issue of Student Health 101, and “Spotting the Signs of Emotional Abuse” which was published in July 2010 on EverydayHealth.com.

In the Schoolyard

Paulanne Simmons, Adjunct Professor of English, had her musical “In the Schoolyard,” for which she wrote the book and the lyrics, featured in the Fringe Festival this past August.

Department of Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Soffer, former ABC casting executive and the casting director of Ugly Betty, was recently published in Backstage magazine.  This article focuses on finding opportunities and launching your career as a professional in the perfoming arts.

Mark Sossin

Mark K. Sossin, PhD, and professor of Psychology was quoted in the article “How to Decode Your Kid's Body Language” in the August 2010 issue of Parents magazine. 

Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts Robin Tewes’s work is featured in “Bibliophilia, Art and the Word” at The Hotchkiss Library in Sharon, CT August 2nd - September 30, 2010. For more information, call 860-364-5041 or visit The Hotchkiss Library.