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Ahmed Cassim Bawa, Distinguished Lecturer (Physics);
PhD, University of Durham. A theoretical physicist, was most recently
program officer (higher education) of the Southern Africa Office of
the Ford Foundation. Was previously deputy vice chancellor, University
Bellin, Assistant Professor (Political
Science); PhD, Princeton. Comes to us from Harvard, where she
was associate professor of government; has also taught at Johns Hopkins.
Has published widely on Middle East politics and other international
Carey, Professor of English
and Director, MFA
Program in Creative Writing. Prizewinning author of novels, short
stories, nonfiction, has taught fiction at New School University,
Barnard, Columbia, Princeton, NYU. Holds three honorary doctorates.
Native of Australia, in New York since 1990.
Delgado, Assistant Professor (Anthropology);
PhD, Duke. Has received research grants from National Science Foundation
and Leakey Foundation, taught at Duke. Studies great apes in the wild.
A. Dennis, Assistant Professor (Psychology);
PhD, Penn State. Comes to us from NYU School of Medicine, where she
worked at the Institute for Children at Risk.
Di Iorio, Assistant Professor (Romance
Languages); PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Has taught in U.S.,
France, and Japan. Has done research on French literature and film.
Fang, Assistant Professor (Classics);
PhD, Michigan. Has taught Chinese, translated Chinese poetry into
English, and published fiction and poetry in Chinese.
Flanagan, Assistant Professor (Film
and Media); MFA, Iowa. Her interactive art, installations, and
other works have been widely exhibited/performed. She comes to us
from the University of Oregon.
Foster, Assistant Professor (Physics);
PhD, SUNY/Stony Brook. Was most recently a post-doctoral research
associate at Yale; works in the burgeoning field of photonics.
Megargle George, Assistant Professor (Economics);
PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Taught at Michigan
State before joining us. Investigates industrial organization and
political economy of print media.
Gitlin, Assistant Professor (Film
and Media); MFA, Bard. Has taught at New School, NYU, and Pratt;
his films and videos have been shown at film festivals in U.S., Canada,
Goldfarb, Professor (Biological
Sciences); PhD, MIT. Most recently a professor at Daniel Ruttenberg
Cancer Center of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, has also taught at
Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Hett, Assistant Professor (History);
PhD, Harvard; JD, Toronto. Comes to us from Harvard, where he has
been advising doctoral law students and teaching a class exploring
historical relationship between law and literature.
Jenab, Assistant Professor (Psychology);
PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Has been a researcher and adjunct
professor at Hunter and a researcher at Weill Medical College of Cornell
University. Conducts research in molecular neuroscience.
Kleiman, Assistant Professor (Chemistry);
PhD, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. Before joining us,
was a researcher at Columbia. Investigates genetic factors that contribute
to risk of getting breast cancer.
Leist, Assistant Professor (Art);
MFA, School of Visual Arts. His photography has been exhibited in
New York, Tokyo, and Johannesburg, among others. Prior to Hunter he
taught photography at MIT.
T. Maitra, Assistant Professor (Physics);
PhD, Harvard. Comes to us from Rutgers, where she held a postdoctoral
fellowship. Previously held a postdoctoral position in theoretical
chemical physics at the University of California/Berkeley.
McBride, Assistant Professor (German);
PhD, Indiana. Comes to us from St. Johns University in Minneapolis,
where he teaches German and has been the director of a study-abroad
Milford, Distinguished Lecturer (English);
PhD, Columbia. Author of highly acclaimed biographies, has taught
at Princeton, Bennington, Brown, NYU, and Michigan. Was a NY Public
Library Literary Lion, has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, other awards.
Newton, Assistant Professor (Political
Science); PhD, University of California/Irvine. Comes to us from
UC/Irvine, where she was a faculty fellow in urban and regional planning
responsible for courses in public policy analysis, urban sociology,
Ni-Meister, Assistant Professor (Geography);
PhD, Boston. Comes to us from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
where she has been working at the earth sciences and technology center.
Has taught at University of Maryland.
Phillips, Assistant Professor (Chemistry);
PhD, Columbia. Has been teaching at Hunter on a substitute line, is
now doing research on how to teach chemistry more effectively. Has
also taught at Columbia and Miami-Dade Community College.
Qiu, Assistant Professor (Biological
Sciences); PhD, SUNY/Stony Brook. Has taught at Hunter and SUNY/Stony
Brook and conducted research at the Center for Advanced Research in
Biotechnology in Maryland.
Reyes, Assistant Professor (English);
PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Specializations include sociolinguistics,
Asian American studies, applied linguistics. Comes to us from teaching
at University of Pennsylvania.
Ross, Assistant Professor (Music);
Doctor of Musical Arts, Arizona State. Most recently has been assistant
conductor in Arizona State University Orchestra Program. A violinist,
has performed with the Glimmerglass Opera Company and the Syracuse
Solecki, Professor (Geography);
PhD, Rutgers. Comes to us from Montclair State University, where he
has been a professor in the department of earth and environmental
studies. Has conducted research on biodiversity and regional environmental
Steiper, Assistant Professor (Anthropology);
PhD, Harvard. Most recently a researcher at Harvard Molecular Anthropology
Laboratory. Works at the molecular level on questions that shed light
on the role malaria may have played in hominid evolution.
Talih, Assistant Professor (Mathematics
and Statistics); PhD, Yale. A specialist in biostatistics, he
develops statistical programs for biological analysis. Has taught
at Yale and McGill, served as consulting statistician at Yale School
of Medicines substance abuse treatment unit.
Viteritti, Professor (Urban
Affairs and Planning); PhD, CUNY. Comes to Hunter from NYU, where
he has been research professor of public policy at Robert F. Wagner
Graduate School of Public Service as well as co-chair and director
of Program on Education and Civil Society.
Walters, Assistant Professor (Theatre);
MFA, Southern Methodist University. Internationally recognized as
a director and choreographer, has taught theater and dance at Tulane,
where he headed MFA program in directing. Has also taught at Yale
Wood, Associate Professor (Art);
MA, Hunter. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Los
Angeles County Museum, among many others. Has been teaching at Hunter;
has also taught at Yale, Fordham, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Pratt.
Xu, Assistant Professor (Chemistry);
PhD, University of Connecticut. Most recently a research associate
at Rutgers; has also done research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Has taught
biophysical chemistry at Princeton and Rutgers.
Robert Gyles, Professor (Curriculum
and Teaching); PhD, NYU. Has been adjunct professor of mathematics
education at Hunter and Bank Street College; co-authored numerous
math texts; held supervisory positions with NYC Department of Education.
Knoll, Assistant Professor (Curriculum
and Teaching); EdD, St. Johns University. An adjunct professor
at Hunter and St. Johns; a longtime teacher, principal, and
high-level administrator in New York City and New York State school
systems; author or co-author of 11 books on educational issues.
Matthews, Associate Professor (Special
Education); PhD, University of Toronto. Comes to us from teaching
posts at University of Toronto. Author or co-author of more than 20
articles or book chapters; specializes in education of gifted children.
Splitter, Professor (Curriculum
and Teaching); DPhil, Oxford. Pioneered the introduction of philosophy
for children in Australia and was director of a national center for
philosophy at the Australian Council for Educational Research. Has
conducted workshops related to philosophy in schools on five continents.
C. Taranto, Assistant Professor (Special
Education); PhD, St. Johns University. Has been an adjunct
at Hunter specializing in early childhood special education, and at
Bergen Community College, where she taught psychology.
Tuten, Assistant Professor (Curriculum
and Teaching); MA, University College London. Most recently, an
adjunct at Hunter and at Fordham, teaching courses in curriculum and
reading and writing methods. Has taught in elementary and middle schools
in New York, New Jersey, and London.
Lauren Yanotta, Instructor; MLIS, University of Texas. At Hunter
since winter 2002, previously an information services librarian at
the University of Houston. Has also worked at libraries at St. Edwards
University in Austin and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Barbara Berney, Assistant Professor (Community
Public Health); PhD, Boston. Most recently a researcher at Harvard
and a Hunter substitute assistant professor. Research interests include
effects of toxins on health of communities.
Einheber, Assistant Professor (Medical Laboratory Sciences); PhD,
Cornell. Comes to us from teaching at NYU School of Medicine. Has
also taught at Cornell, Hunter; conducted research funded by Epilepsy
Foundation of America, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kodner, Professor of Health
Sciences and Rose Dobrof Executive Director, Brookdale
Center on Aging; PhD, Union Institute Graduate School. Founded
and headed an international consulting firm specializing in issues
related to aging. Was senior vice president of research and innovation
at Metropolitan Jewish Health System. Has taught at New York Medical
College, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, McGill University
Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht Faculty of Health Sciences (Netherlands).
Raffaniello, Assistant Professor (Medical
Laboratory Sciences); PhD, NYU. Comes to us from SUNY Health Science
Center at Brooklyn, where he taught medical students and residents
and conducted research. Has also taught and/or done research at NYU
School of Dentistry and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
Viladrich, Assistant Professor (Community
Public Health); PhD, Columbia. Has taught in CUNY International
Fellows Program, Columbia, University of Buenos Aires. Research interests
include immigrants access to health care, womens health,
Vogel, Assistant Professor (Communication
Sciences) and director, Center for Communication Disorders; AuD,
Central Michigan. Most recently, coordinator of audiology for Center
for Communication Disorders at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye,
Ear and Throat Hospital. Has taught at Hunter and NYU.
Yeh, Assistant Professor (Nutrition
and Food Sciences/Urban
Public Health); PhD, North Carolina/Chapel Hill. Comes to us from
research position at Yale Prevention Research Center. Has also taught/conducted
research at Westchester Medical Center and University of North Carolina/Chapel
Mary T. Hickey, Instructor; MSN, Adelphi. Has taught at SUNY/Farmingdale,
Adelphi, Queensborough Community College. Is certified in inpatient
obstetric nursing and as a womens health nurse practitioner
and a childbirth educator, and has held several positions as a nurse
practitioner in the area of womens health.
Frances McGibbon, Instructor; MSN, Hunter-Bellevue. Certified
as a family nurse practitioner; has been an adjunct lecturer and substitute
instructor at Hunter. In 2002 received Distinguished Service Recognition
from U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
F. St. Hill, Associate Professor; PhD, University of California/San
Francisco. Has taught at Texas Womens University, California
State/San Bernardino, and University of Washington, among others;
has conducted research on both mens and womens health
issues, including those affecting African-Americans, immigrants, and