Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
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The Division of Science and Technology includes the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics, Library, Mathematics, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.
Abdeslem El Idrissi, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Alejandra del Carmen Alonso, Frank Burbrink, Gregory Cheplick, Leonard Ciaccio, Abdeslem El Idrissi, Charles Karmer, William L’Amoreaux, Jacqueline LeBlanc, William Wallace, Andrzej Wieraszko. Associate Professors: 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.
Chairperson and Professor Qiao-Sheng Hu
Distinguished Professor: Fred Naider
Professors: Probal Banerjee, Qiao-Sheng Hu, Michal Kruk, Alan Lyons, John Olsen, Chwen-Yang Shew, Nan-Loh Yang, Shuiqin Zhou. Associate Professors: 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.
Alfred Levine, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Erlan Feria, William Fritz, Anshel Gorokhovsky, Anatoly Kuklov, Alfred Levine, William Monaghan, Elliot Rothkopf, Syed Rizvi, 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. Adjunct Associate Professor: Anatoly Fonarev. 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.
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, Gunter Fuchs, Sherman Heller, Ilya Kofman, Joseph Maher, Wladimir Pribitkin, Tobias Schaefer, Stephen Wollman. Assistant Professors: Abhibit Champanerskar, Zheng Huang, , Marcello Lucia, 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.
Marcus Hall 5S
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.
Building 5N, Room 207
Jeffrey Rothman, Chairperson and Professor
Professor: Maria Knikou. Associate Professors: Maureen Becker. Assistant Professors: Zaghloul Ahmed, Michael Chiacchiero, Wei Zhang.
The College of Staten Island offers a clinical Doctoral program in Physical Therapy leading to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). The DPT Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
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