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President Raab Welcomes New Faculty

At a reception on September 3, President Raab extended a warm welcome to new members of the faculty. The gathering was a remarkable representation of talent and expertise across diverse disciplines, and Hunter is proud to count individuals like these among the arrivals this fall:

Lawrence Moss, Rita E. Hauser Director of the Human Rights Program, Roosevelt House

Lawrence Moss is the new Distinguished Lecturer and Rita E. Hauser Director of the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy institute. He arrived at Roosevelt House in January 2013 as the program's interim director, and before coming to Hunter, represented Human Rights Watch at the United Nations for seven years. A native New Yorker, he has been active in the human rights movement since traveling in Latin America in 1978 and returning to write the first reports on El Salvador and Nicaragua for the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights. He graduated from Brown University and Stanford Law School.

Tracey Revenson, Professor, Psychology

Tracey Revenson joins the Hunter faculty as a professor of psychology while continuing as a professor at the Graduate Center of CUNY. A leader in the field of social psychology, she has been recognized internationally for her work on how patients cope with physical illness. Her service on numerous editorial boards includes her work as editor of both the Handbook of Health Psychology and the new journal Women's Health Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy. She received her BA from Yale and her MA/PhD in psychology from NYU. 

Sanford Schram, Professor, Political Science

Sanford Schram is welcomed to Hunter as a professor in the Department of Political Science. A prolific scholar of American social welfare policy, he has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 12 books and has a contract for another with Oxford University Press. His publications, which also include more than 100 articles and book chapters, are recognized as among the best in the discipline of political science, and he has been honored with a career achievement award from the American Political Science Association's Caucus for New Political Science.

Benjamin Shuldiner, Distinguished Lecturer, Curriculum and Teaching

Benjamin Shuldiner has been appointed Distinguished Lecturer of Education Leadership. For 10 years, he led Brooklyn's innovative and high-performing High School for Public Service, where he was the founding principal. The school has won substantial grants and developed successful community partnerships, and he has personally been honored with the Jefferson Award for Public Serve, the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator of the Year award, and the Partnership Award from the United Federation of Teachers.

Howard Singerman, Phyllis and Joseph Caroff Chair in Fine Arts

Howard Singerman joins the faculty as chair of the Department of Art and Art History. He began writing on contemporary art in the late 1970s, and was later museum editor for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. One of his books, Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University, is the result of his extensive research on the institutions where modern and contemporary artists have been trained. His most recent book, Art History After Sherrie Levine, examines a contemporary artist whose work appropriates paintings and photographs by iconic painters and photographers. A prized educator, he has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Barnard College, and the University of Virginia. He holds a BA in studio art from Antioch College, an MFA in sculpture from Claremont Graduate School, and a PhD in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester.

Shyama Venkateswar, Director of the Public Policy Program, Roosevelt House

Shyama Venkateswar is the new Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Public Policy Program. She has extensive experience in research, policy and advocacy, focusing on social justice issues in the U.S. and globally, and her commentaries on poverty, job creation, peace-building, and immigrant rights have appeared in many leading newspapers. Until recently, she was director of research and programs at the National Council for Research on Women, strategically defining the Council's agenda on economic security for low-income women, diversity in higher education and the corporate arena, women's leadership, and ending global violence against women. A graduate of Smith College, she received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Levi Waldron, Assistant Professor, Urban Public Health

Levi Waldron comes to Hunter's Epidemiology/Biostatistics Program from a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His research has focused on gene expression data for cancer biomarkers and metagenomic data from the Human Microbiome Project. He received the Young Scientist Award from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at the 2011 Systems Biology of Diversity in Cancer Symposium, and is a sought-after peer reviewer at numerous journals, including Nature, Cancer Research, PLoS ONE and BMC Genomics. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and earned his PhD at the University of Toronto.

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