Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
Divisions and Departments
Interrelationships between fields of knowledge are emphasized by grouping academic departments together within the larger categories of humanities and social sciences or science and technology. The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences includes the following departments: Business, Education, English, History, Media Culture, World Languages and Literatures, Performing and Creative Arts, Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology, and Social Work. The Division of Science and Technology includes the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics, Library, Mathematics, Nursing; and Physical Therapy.
Offices of the division deans are located in Building 1A: Interim Dean Nan Sussman, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dean Alex Chigogidze, Division of Science and Technology. Offices of department chairpersons and faculty are located in department buildings.
Charles Kramer, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Frank Burbrink, Gregory Cheplick, Leonard Ciaccio, Abdeslem El Idrissi, Charles Karmer, William L’Amoreaux, Jacqueline LeBlanc, William Wallace, Andrzej Wieraszko. Associate Professors: Alejandra del Carmen Alonso, Cesar Arenas-Mena, Robert Corin, Margaret Dooley, Elena McCoy, John Oppenheimer, Chang-Hui Shen. Assistant Professors: Jimmie Fata, Jianying Gu, Lisa Manne, Shibal Mitra, Eugenia Naro-Maciel. Lecturers: Rebecca Chamberlain, Carol Hartman. Chief College Lab Technician: Emmel (Tom) Brown. Senior College Lab Technicians: Cassandra Camillio, Kinnea Keating. College Lab Technicians: Ileana D’Aversa, Lisa Ghigliotti, Natalie Thompson.
The department offers the Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biology with options in Bioinformatics and Adolescent Education and a Master of Science degree in Biology. The department participates in the joint program for the Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biochemistry, and in the interdisciplinary program leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology. The department is active in the University's Doctoral program in Biology, with many students in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; and Neuroscience. The Medical Technology program utilizes hospital affiliations accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
The MS program in Biology is coordinated by Professor Frank Burbrink. Assistant Professor Jimmie Fata serves as Chair of the advisory committee for pre-medicine students.
Thomas Tellefsen, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Eugene Garaventa, Max Gottlieb, Susan Holak, Laura Nowak, Jonathan Peters, Alan Zimmerman. Associate Professors: Soon Chun, Gordon DiPaolo, Baruch Englard, Paul Herskovitz, Dorothy Lang, Jihazhuo Wang. Assistant Professors: Deepa Aravind, Deborah Brickman, Patricia Galleta, Rosane Gertner, Barry Martin, Alexei Matveev, Mary Recor, John Sandler, Cynthia Scarinci, Dan Zhang. Lecturers: Daniel Gagliardi, George Stern, Jr.
The department offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master-level degree programs. The Associate's degree is offered with options in Accouting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Graduates with an AAS degree may enter the job market directly or continue to study toward the bachelor's degree, and should consult and adviser and plan their programs accordingly. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Accounting, and in Business with concentrations in Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. In cooperation with the Economics faculty, a Business Concentration is offered within the Bachelor’s degree program in Economics. The Bachelor's degree program in Accounting prepares students for careers in accounting and advanced study toward the CPA examination. The Master's degree program in Business Management is coordinated by Professor Eugene Garaventa.
Chairperson and Professor Qiao-Sheng Hu
Distinguished Professor: Fred Naider
Professors: Probal Banerjee, Qiao-Sheng Hu, Alan Lyons, John Olsen, Chwen-Yang Shew, Nan-Loh Yang, Shuiqin Zhou. Associate Professors: Michal Kruk, Ralf Peetz. Assistant Professors: Myra Hauben, Shi Jin, Areben Jusufi, Sharon Loverde, Krishnaswami Raja, Sebastien Poget. Chief College Lab Technician: Tai Park. Senior College Lab Technician: Soa Thu Dang, Abraham Malz. College Lab Technicians: Carol (Huiyu) Liu.
The department offers the Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and participates in the joint program leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Minors are offered in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary program leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology. The University’s Doctoral program in Polymer Chemistry is coordinated by Professor Nan-Loh Yang.
Louis Petingi, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Bernard Domanski, Natacha Gueorguieva,Michael Kress, Mohamed Yousef. Associate Professors: Emile Chi, Yumei Huo, John Owens, Herbert Schanker, Deborah Sturm, Sarah Zelikovitz, Shuqun Zhang, Zhanyang Zhang. Assistant Professors: Marianne Carlin, Anatoliy Gordonov, Susan Imberman, Xiaowen Zhang. Lecturer: Roberta Klibaner. Senior College Lab Technicians: Orit Gruber, Chang Guo.
The department offers programs leading to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. The Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Mathematics is offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics; the Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems is offered jointly with the Department of Business; and the department participates in the University Doctoral program. Baccalaureate students majoring in other disciplines may also minor in Computer Science. The department offers an Associate’s degree program in Computer Technology that provides sound career preparation as well as a solid foundation for continued study in the field. Faculty in the department participate with the Interdisciplinary Coordinating Committee for the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology. The Bachelors program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Assistant Professor Anatoliy Gordonov is coordinator of the Master's degree program.
Susan Sullivan, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Igor Arievitch, Irina Lyublinskaya. Associate Professors: Margaret Berci, Deborah DeSimone, Eileen Donoghue, Kenneth Gold, Jinyoung Kim, David Kritt, Ruth Powers Silverberg, Helen Mele Robinson, Bethany Rogers, Gregory Seals, Vivian Shulman, Liqing Tao, Nelly Tournaki. Assistant: David Allen, Erica Blatt, Christopher Hale, Elisabeth Johnson, Judit Molnar Kerekes, Edward Lehner. Higher Education Associate: Deirdre Armitage, El Samuels. Higher Education Assistant: Diane Brescia.
The department provides initial preparation and undergraduate programs for teaching at the Early Childhood level and in elementary and secondary schools; graduate programs in Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Special Education; and a Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education.
The undergraduate program coordinators are: Associate Professor Helen Mele Robinson for the Undergraduate Early Childhood Program, Associate Professor Margaret Berci for the Undergraduate Childhood Education Program, and Associate Professor Kenneth Gold for the Undergraduate Adolescence Education Program.
The graduate program coordinators are: Associate Professor Vivian Shulman for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 program in Childhood Education, Associate Professor Vivian Shulman for the Master’s degree Sequence 2 program in Childhood Education, Associate Professor Kenneth Gold for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 program in Secondary Education, Associate Professor Kenneth Gold for the Master’s degree Sequence 2 program in Secondary Education, Associate Professor Nelly Tournaki for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 and 2 programs in Special Education Childhood (1-6) and the Master's degree in Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12), Associate Professor Ruth Powers Silverberg for the Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education. Professor Susan Sullivan is the director of collaborative projects.
Syed Rizvi, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Erlan Feria, William Fritz, Anshel Gorokhovsky, Anatoly Kuklov, Alfred Levine, William Monaghan, Elliot Rothkopf, William Schreiber, José Torres, Alexandre Zaitsev. Associate Professors: Neophytos Antoniades, Satyaprakash Das, James Hladek, Xin (Jessica) Jiang, Athanasios Koutavas, Lihong Li, Charles Liu, Chang-Min Kim, Vadim Oganesyan, Dwight Richards, Irving Robbins, Leonard Winkler. Assistant Professors: Anderson Ohan, Emily Rice, Yasha Yi. Lecturers: Jane Alexander, Alan Benimoff. Senior College Lab Technicians: Tracy Campbell, Jackeline Figueroa, Stephen Gundry. College Lab Technician: Valerie DeAngelo
The department offers programs leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and in Physics and participates in the University Doctoral program in Physics, Engineering, Astrophysics, and Environmental Science. The Associate’s degree is offered in Engineering Science in Applied Science degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology. Courses in astronomy, geology, and integrated science are offered by the department, and faculty in the department direct the programs and research at the Astrophysical Observatory. The BS in Engineering Science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accrediting Commission of ABET. The interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Environmental Science is coordinated by Professor Alfred Levine.
Ashley Dawson, Chairperson and Professor
Distinguished Professor: Sarah Shulman
Professors: Frank Battaglia, Sarah Benesch, Janet Ng Dudley, Maryann Feola, Timothy Gray, Hildegrad, Hoeller, Frederick Kaufman, Ira Shor, Christina Tortora. Associate Professors: Charlotte Alexander, Alyson Bardsley, William Bernhardt, L. Ava Chin, Ellen Goldner, Katharine Goodland, Dalia Kandiyoti, Catherine Marvin, John Miller, Steven Monte, Mary Jeanette Moran, Lee Papa, Mary Reda, Terry Rowden. Assistant Professors: Maria Bellamy Rice, Kelly Bradbury, Amber Buck, Matthew Brim, Kathleen Currie Hall, Tyehimba Jess, Peter Keil, Suha Kudsieh, Christopher Miller, James Riddle, Patricia Smith. Lecturer: Harry Thorne. Higher Education Assistant: Robert Brandt.
The department offers the Bachelor's degree in English, with options in Literature, Writing, and Linguistics; and the Master's degree. The department also offers non-credit courses in reading and writing for both native and non-native speakers of English.
A general course of study provides students in career programs and in baccalaureate programs with essentials in the important areas of writing and literature. A more advanced series of courses is available for students interested in obtaining a deeper and broader understanding of the discipline, including those students who will pursue English as a major. Students with majors in other disciplines may minor in English with a literature, linguistics, or writing option. The department offers a program in Communications jointly with the faculty of the Department of Media Culture and programs in Dramatic Arts and Dramatic Literature jointly with faculty of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts. The Master's degree program is coordinated by Professor Maryann Feola.
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Eric Ivison, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Sandi Cooper, Samira Haj, Calvin B. Holder, Richard G. Powers, David Traboulay. Associate Professors: Sandra Gambetti, Eric Ivison, Catherine Lavender, Richard Lufrano, Jonathan Sassi, Susan Smith-Peter, Howard Weiner. Assistant Professors: Zara Anishanslin, John Dixon, Marcela Echeverri, Mark Lewis, Emmanuel M. Mbah, Ben Mercer, John Wing.
The department offers a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in History. Its courses combine the traditional function of the scholarly examination of the past for its value in general education with the utilitarian concern for preparing students with the basic skills to enable them to live more meaningfully. It seeks to train future historians, to update the teaching of history by secondary school teachers, and to provide opportunities for lifelong education. History may also be taken as a minor. Associate Professor Sandra Gambetti coordinates the Master’s degree program in History and Professor David Traboulay coordinates the interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Liberal Studies.
The directors of two interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree programs reside in the History Department. They are Professor Calvin B. Holder – African American Studies; and Associate Professor Catherine Lavender – American Studies.
Wilma Jones, Chief Librarian and Professor
Professors: James Kaser, Linda Roccos. Associate Professors: Rebecca Adler Schiff, Judy Xiao. Assistant Professors: Jonathan Cope, Ewa Dzurak, Naomi Gold, Timothy Hasin, Elizabeth Hicks, Andrew Leykam, Mark Aaron Polger, Amy Stempler. Lecturer: Rachel Jirka. Higher Education Officer: Mark Lewental. Higher Education Assistant: Antonio Gallego. College Lab Technicians: Brian Farr, Stanley Zimmerman. The Library supports the entire range of academic programs at the College through its collections, periodical subscriptions, and microforms. Computer facilities for database searching provide access to City University and national catalogs. The Library’s own resources are supplemented by an array of modern networking arrangements at regional, state, and national levels. The Library is the center for the implementation of multimedia programs in pedagogy.
John Verzani Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Jane Coffee, Antonia Foldes, Joel Hamkins, Carlo Lancellotti, Prabudh Misra, Joseph Newmark, Andrew Poje, Arundhati Raychaudhuri, Jay Rosen, John Verzani. Associate Professors: Jean-Claude Derderian, Deborah Franzblau, Sherman Heller, Ilya Kofman, Wladimir Pribitkin, Tobias Schaefer, Stephen Wollman. Assistant Professors: Abhibit Champanerskar, Gunter Fuchs, Zheng Huang, , Marcello Lucia, Joseph Maher, Kevin O’Bryant, Sidney Richard, Calandra R. Tate Moore, Alan Tesdall, Jesenko Vukadinovic. Lecturer: Louis Blois, Mohammad Talafha. Higher Education Assistants: Dorothy Manganel, Lewis Carbonaro.
The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science-Mathematics jointly with the Department of Computer Science. A minor in Mathematics is available for students with majors in other disciplines.
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Ying Zhu, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: David Gerstner, Sherry Millner, Ying Zhu. Associate Professors: Cynthia Chris, Michael Mandiberg, Edward Miller, Jason Simon, Valerie Tevere. Cindy Wong. Assistant Professors: Christopher Anderson, Jillian Baez, Racquel Gates, Tara Matiek, Bilge Yesil.
The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Cinema Studies and in Communications, and a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies. Programs in this department focus on the principles of media, interactions with the media, and the cultures dependent upon communications technologies. The department serves students interested in the history and theory of film and various electronic and computer-related media, and in producing works with these media. The program in Communications is offered in collaboration with the Department of English. A minor is also awarded in the Baccalaureate programs. The Master’s degree program in Cinema and Media Studies is coordinated by Associate Professor Edward Miller.
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Mary O’Donnell, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Eileen Gigliotti, Marianne Jeffreys, Margaret Lunney, Mary Ellen McMorrow. Associate Professors: Arlene Farren, Howard Peirano. Assistant Professors: Natalie Fischetti, Barbara Griffiths, Eleanor Kehoe, Susan Mee, Angela Sammarco. Instructors: June Como, Dawn Fairlie, Marie Giordano. Distinguished Lecturer: Janice Pattison. Lecturers: Karen Arca Contreras, Danna L. Curcio, Regina Gonzalez Lama, Nora Maloney, Estelle Press, Barbara Schiano, Danna Sims. Senior College Lab Technician: Eileen Quagliano.
The department offers an upper-division program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, a Master of Science degree program in Adult Health Nursing, and the Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing, Cultural Competence, Gerontological Nursing, and Nursing Education. The department also offers an Associate’s degree program that prepares students for the New York State Board of Nursing Examination for license as a Registered Nurse. The Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Master’s degree programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and all programs hold New York State Certification. Health education courses and courses fulfilling the Physical Education requirement are offered by this department. Professor Margaret Lunney is coordinator of the Master’s degree program in Adult Health Nursing.
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George Emilio Sanchez, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Sylvia Kahan, Nanette Salomon. Associate Professors: Frank Galati, Tracey Jones, Beatrix Reinhardt, Charles Thomas, Maurya Wickstrom. Assistant Professors: William Bauer, Kevin Judge, David Keberle, Marianne Weil, Siona Wilson. Lecturer: Michael Morreale. Higher Education Assistants: Craig Manister, Jennifer Straniere.
The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Art, with a concentration in Photography; Dramatic Arts; and Music; with concentrations in Classical Performance, Theory and Literature, Music Technology, and Jazz Studies and Performance with the BS in Music; and a Dramatic Literature concentration jointly with the Department of English. Students may minor in Art, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music and Photography; a program for Psychology majors interested in dance therapy provides for a minor in Dance.
The department serves the needs of students who wish to pursue both the practice and the theory of the arts. In addition to preparing students majoring in the arts and those planning to continue in graduate school, the department’s courses meet the needs and interests of students in the liberal arts and sciences and in career programs, and foster the role of the arts within the framework of a liberal education.
Jeffrey Rothman, Chairperson and Professor
Associate Professors: Maureen Becker, Maria Knikou. Assistant Professors: Zaghloul Ahmed, Michael Chiacchiero, Wei Zhang.
The CUNY Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island offer jointly a clinical Doctoral program in Physical Therapy leading to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The DPT Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and in keeping with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recommendation that physical therapists be doctorally credentialed.
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Mark D. White, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Deborah Popper, Peter Simpson, Ming Xia. Associate Professors: Richard Flanagan, Barbara Montero, Michael Paris, Vasilios Petratos, Alexandru Voicu, Simone Wegge. Assistant Professors: Jie Chen, Peter Kabachnik, Cary Karacas, Roshen Hendrickson, Robert Lovering, Stephen Morris, Anat Niv-Solomon, John Osakue, George Vachadze. Lecturer: Linda Coull, James Falkin.
The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy; and it offers Bachelor’s degree programs in Economics with a Business specialization and a Finance specialization jointly with the Department of Business. A dual major is offered in Philosophy and Political Science. Minors are offered in Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration and Geography. Courses meet the needs of students in a variety of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and the department’s programs provide a solid background for a number of careers as well as for graduate or professional school. Associate Professor Michael Paris is the adviser to students planning to apply to law school.
John Lawrence, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Patricia Brooks, Benjamin Kest, Edward Meehan, Nan Sussman. Associate Professors: Sarah Berger, Kathleen (Katie) Cumiskey, Joel Erblich, Darryl Hill, Judith Kuppersmith, Bertram Ploog, Irina Sekerina. Assistant Professors: Comfort Asanbe, Rima Blair, Florette Cohen, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Sandra Hunt, Lana Karasik, Dan McCloskey, Lauren Rogers-Sirin, Jennifer Wagner. Lecturer: Peter Costa and Frances Melendez. Senior College Laboratory Technician: Joanne Camhi. Higher Education Assistant: Victoria Baker.
The department offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students can also earn a minor in psychology which can be combined with many other majors. In addtion, the department offers the Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling. The department participates in the Master’s program in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities.
Arthur (Leigh) Binford, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Roslyn Bologh, Kate Crehan, Christine, Flynn Saulnier, David Goode. Associate Professors: Sondra Brandler, Jeffrey Bussolini, Rafael De La Dehesa, Ismael Garcia-Colon, Jean Halley Grace Mitchell-Cho, Anaya Mukherjea, Phil Sigler, Lacey Sloan, Saadia Toor. Assistant Professors: John Arena, Vandana Chaudhry, Francesca Degiuli, Ozlem Goner, Hosu Kim, Don Selby,Thomas Volscho. Lecturer: Patti Gross, Kari Meyer
The department offers a combined Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology, and the Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. A minor is offered in Sociology. The department also participates in interdisciplinary major/minors in Disability Studies; Liberal Studies (MA); Science, Letters, and Society; and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Co-Coordinator of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies is Associate Ismael Garcia-Colon.
Jane Marcus-Delgado, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Giancarlo Lombardi, Francisco Soto, Kathryn Talarico. Associate Professors: Gerry Milligan, Nuria Morgado. Assistant Professors: Jill Jegerski, Chao Li, Lucas Marchante-Aragon, Felipe Martinez-Pinzon, Sarah Pollack, Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly, Paola Ureni, Oswaldo Zavala. Lecturers: Dorey Houle, Alberto Zambenedetti. Director, Modern Languages Media Center: Valeria Belmonti.
The department offers programs of study leading to Bachelor of Arts degrees in Italian Studies and Spanish; minior in Chinese, French, and Spanish. Courses are also offered in American Sign Language and Arabic. The programs are designed to give students knowledge about the literature and culture of the language studied, in addition to linguistic competence.
The director of the International Studies program is Associate Professor Jane Marcus-Delgado. This interdisciplinary program offers the option of a major or minor course of study. The director of the Science Letters and Society program is Professor Francisco Soto. The Co-Coordinator of the Certificate Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Program is Assistant Professor Sarah Pollack.