Alumni, Faculty & Student News
Hannah Bennett ‘12 (Publishing) was named a Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch 2016 Honoree, a recognition that celebrates the best and brightest young talent in the publishing industry.
Jena Booher ‘17 (Mental Health Counseling) authored an article in the Huffington Post, “Struggling With Infertility — Will You Sit With Me In My Pain?,” about her work to empower women dealing with infertility and miscarriage.
Charles Brice ’12 (Actors Studio Drama School) appeared as the recurring character Andre Keyes in three episodes of NBC’s primetime action-drama Chicago Fire.
Shirley Acevedo Buontempo ‘10 (Public Administration) was profiled in the Time magazineseries, “American Voices,” for her work helping first-generation Latina/o students gain access to and excel in higher education.
Maybe Burke ‘14 (Pace School of Performing Arts, Directing) was featured on NBC OUT for co-founding the “Trans Literacy Project,” an informational web series by and about trans people.
Lisa DeRienzo ‘09 (Psychology) was interviewed by The Westchester Business Journal about her business ASmartNanny.com, a referral service which matches carefully vetted, college-educated nannies, and working couples with children.
Kristin Dolan ‘90 (Publishing) was featured in the entertainment trade magazine Variety about the launch of her new business venture "605," a media measurement and analytics firm of which she will serve as CEO.
Erik Grutzner ‘13 (Public Safety and Homeland Security) was officially sworn in as chief of the Pleasantville Police Department on November 14. He was profiled in the Daily Voice about his rise from the ranks.
Prameek Kannan ‘15 (Environmental Science) had his groundbreaking research identifying a new category of male equids published in the international journal Behaviour.
Diana Mendez ‘15 (Sociology and Anthropology) works as a research analyst at Development Resource Group, and spent the summer working with women’s self-help groups in Ethiopia.
Louis A. Pérez Jr. ‘65 (Social Science), a professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, will publish the book, “Intimations of Modernity, ” a sociological study of the role of women in 19th century Cuba, in February ‘17.
Adjunct professor of English Tracy Basile co-authored an op-ed in the Journal News opposing the planned Algonquin pipeline expansion through Westchester County.
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Bent’s article, "Making It Up: Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls," was published in the social sciences and humanities journal Girlhood Studies.
She was also awarded a 2016-17 Faculty Fellowship grant, funded by the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The grant will support an assessment of Pace University students in an experiential learning course at the United Nations.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Susan Berardini published the articles "El amor, la identidad y la memoria historica en el teatro reciente de Alberto Conejero" in Cuadernos de Dramaturgia; and "Jorge Dubatti’s ’Escuela de Espectadores’ Sparks a Passion for Theater in Buenos Aires" in online theater journal and news portal The Theatre Times.
Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton was awarded Pace University’s Jefferson Award Bronze Medal for Public Service, which recognizes and honors individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community.
He was also quoted in the International Business Times about nuclear politics.
Professor of Political Science David Caputo was quoted in various media outlets during the presidential election season, including The NY Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, La Opinión, The Washington Times, and The Journal News.
He also penned a letter to the editor about instructors teaching personal opinion in the classroom, which was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Professor of English Nick Catalano appeared in “ They Died Before 40," a feature-length documentary celebrating musicians who made important contributions to jazz music.
Assistant Professor of History Michelle Chase was quoted in CBC News Canada about police brutality during the Cuban Revolution.
Associate Professor of Economics Greg Colman’s Affordable Care Act study was cited in USA Today. His study examines the effect of the dependent care coverage provision among young adults who, through this provision, can remain covered by their parents’ health plan until age 26.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica-Cox was awarded a 2016-17 Faculty Fellowship grant, funded by the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, for her “Parenting, Prison and Pups” program for incarcerated women. The program is a collaboration between Pace and the Good Dog Foundation.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Andy Crosby and Chair and Associate Professor of Public Administration Hillary Knepper co-presented "Delivering Care in the Age of the Affordable Care Act: Can Hospital Failures Be Predicted Using Standard Financial Indicators?" at the 7th Annual Northeast Conference on Public Administration in Harrisburg, PA.
The pair also co-presented "Managing Financial Strain, Community Need and Financial Sustainability in the Wake of Community Hospital Closures: A Case Study" at the 43rd Annual Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference in West Point, NY.
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Pamela Fuentes published the article, "Prostitución/Trabajo Sexual," in Conceptos Clave en los Estudios de Género.
Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Antonia Garcia-Rodriguez presented "Sobre mi cadáver: el cuerpo femenino como sitio de liberación en los cuentos de Emilia Pardo Bazán, Rosario Ferré y Mayra Santos Febres.” (“Over My Dead Body: The Female Body as a Site of Liberation in the Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazan, Rosario Ferre and Mayra Santos Febres”) at the International Symposium of Hispanists and at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Thalia Goldstein’s research “Does Reading a Single Passage of Literary Fiction Really Improve Theory of Mind?” was cited in the article, “Reading Literature Won’t Give You Superpowers,” in The Atlantic.
Adjunct professor of English Stephanie Gray’s most recent book of poetry, "Shorthand and Electric Language Stars," was a finalist for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Lijun He, and students Jessika Graterol-Alfonzo ‘17 (Public Administration) and Kilian Tep ’17 (Economics) co-presented their research, “From Grants to Investment: Exploring Philanthropic Foundation’s Motivation and Strategies from Grant-making to Impact Investing,” at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action 45th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Lijun He also presented "Values and Motivations of China’s Nouveau Riches’ Philanthropic Giving - A Narrative Analysis" at the same conference.
Professor of Psychology Terence Hines was quoted in the Yakima Herald,addressing an outpouring of clown-themed social media threats in the small community.
Adjunct professor of Art Daniel Hill curated the Visual Inquiries science/art exhibit at Pace’s Fingesten Gallery, and discussed the exhibit in an article in The Scientist.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri and Professor and Chair of Political Science Jessica Lavariega Monforti were interviewed by the New Delhi Television news network about the presidential election.
Kolluri, and Confucius Institute Executive Director and Professor of History Joseph Lee, co-edited the book “Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas,” a comparative study of two fast-growing Asian film industries examining topics of cinema globalization, glocalization, and transnationalism, and the challenge they pose to Hollywood.
Professor of Biology Nancy Krucher co-authored with students Brixhilda Dedi ‘17 (Biology and Health Science), Jacklynn Egger ’14 (Biology), and Maria Lane ’16 (Biology) the study, “Dephosphorylation of the Retinoblastoma Protein (Rb) Inhibits Cancer Cell EMT via Zeb,” which was published in the journal Cancer Biology and Therapy.
Adjunct professor of Psychology Monica Lake presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) on “Applications of Goal Attainment Scaling in School Counseling.”
Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Iride Lamartina-Lens published, “Irremeiablemente conectados por ‘seis grados de separación’: Tsunami de Guillermo Heras y Marburg de Guillem Clúa” in Cuadernos de Dramaturgia, and “Teatro Español” in Esperpento Ediciones Teatrales.
Professor of Art Eve Andrée Laramée’s installation "Debris Scatter," which addresses the pollution of outer space with radioactive orbital debris, was exhibited at the Islip Museum in November 2016.
Her multi-media artwork is also featured on the cover of the book, “Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront.”
Professor and Chair of Political Science Jessica Lavariega Monforti hosted a forum exploring Latino identity for the Progreso Latino Fund at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT.
Chair of the Actors Studio Drama School Andreas Manolikakis was quoted in UK-based performing arts industry magazine The Stage about training actors, directors, and playwrights together.
Pace’s Poet-in-Residence Charles North’s collections of poems “Everything: Coda,” “Cinémathèque,” and “Lyrics of the Trouvères" were published in Poetry magazine.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Judith Pajo’s article "Two Paradigmatic Waves of Public Discourse on Nuclear Waste in the United States, 1945-2009: Understanding a Magnitudinal and Longitudinal Phenomenon in Anthropological Terms," was published in the multidisciplinary journal PLOS ONE.
Adjunct professor of Criminal Justice and Security Darrin Porcher was interviewed by Turkish national public broadcaster TRT World about his thoughts on the civilian shooting and subsequent protests in Charlotte, NC.
Adjunct professor of Psychology Jennifer Powell-Lunder authored an article in Psychology Today about the effects of the presidential election on children.
She was also interviewed for and quoted in the NY Times bestseller, "American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers."
The New York Tau chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences at Pace University received the prestigious Roll of Merit award for overall chapter activity and campus involvement. Professor of Political Science Linda Quest is the sponsor of the chapter.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Gina Scutelnicu co-authored the article "How Promising is the Second Chance Act in Reducing Recidivism among Male Ex-Offenders in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi?," published in the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Marcella Szablewicz was quoted in BBC News about internet memes as a means of personal expression.
Assistant Professor of History Durahn Taylor was quoted in the Journal News article, “Pearl Harbor Lessons for the Twitter Generation.”
Visiting professor of Environmental Studies and Science Anne Toomey was quoted in the Village Voice about the increased presence of coyotes in residential areas of New York.
Adjunct professor of Art Lawrence Waldron authored the book, “ Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles, ” a comprehensive iconographic study of animal symbols in the pre-Colombian ceramics of the region, which was published by the University Press of Florida.
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Welty was awarded Pace University’s Jefferson Award Bronze Medal for Public Service, which recognizes and honors individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community.
Adjunct Professor professor of Creative Writing Randolyn Zinn directed the New York City premiere of the play Men of Tortuga at the Living Room Theatre.
Melissa Bowley ’17 (Economics), Jackson Morris ’17 (Global Asia Studies), Mariana Villada ’19 (Business Economics), and Anthony Zucchero ’18 (Economics) were winners of the Confucius Institute at Pace University’s Sixth Annual New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) essay competition. Their essays best exemplified the multi-disciplinary study of Chinese culture at Pace.
Kenesha Henry ’19 (Applied Psychology and Human Relations) was awarded Pace University’s Jefferson Award Bronze Medal for Public Service, which recognizes and honors individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community.
Rachel Salcedo ’17 (Peace and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies) delivered an official statement on disarmament to the United Nations First Committee; it was co-written by Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Welty.
Pace’s Model United Nations teams took home 14 awards from the National Model UN conference in Washington, D.C., tying for second place in a fierce competition of 45 universities and institutions. The Pleasantville team received awards for “Outstanding Delegation,” and “Outstanding Position Paper.” The New York City team received “Honorable Mention,” and awards for “Outstanding Position Paper.”
The teams were commended for their wins in the Daily Voice.
Sixteen Pace School of Performing Arts musical theater students performed on stage alongside Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth in “Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway,” a medley of the singer’s favorite musical theater classics.
The Environmental Studies and Science department’s Environmental Policy Clinic students appeared in a variety of media outlets for their policy work aimed at protecting the Hudson River from new oil barge anchorages, including The Daily Freeman News, Earthdesk, The Journal News, Mid Hudson News, News 12, and Politico.