Updated Office Hours

During the time that the College is utilizing remote instruction, our School of Health Sciences departmental offices may have reduced hours and staff may be working remotely. If there is no answer to phone, rather than leaving a voicemail, please send a detailed email to the faculty person, chair, or dean as appropriate. If you prefer a call-back, please include good times to reach you with your call-back information.

Dean's Office
Phone : 718.982.3690
Email: shs@csi.cuny.edu

Nursing: Natalie Fischetti
Chairperson and Associate Professor
Phone : 718.982.3827
Contact Via Email: natalie.fischetti@csi.cuny.edu

Physical Therapy: 
Zaghloul Ahmed
Chairperson and Professor
Phone : 718.982.3153
Contact Via Email: Zaghloul.Ahmed@csi.cuny.edu

Social Work: Christine Flynn Saulnier
Chairperson, Professor
Phone : 718.982.2070
Contact Via Email: Christine.FlynnSaulnier@csi.cuny.edu


Welcome to the School of Health Sciences at the College of Staten Island!

CSI’s School of Health Sciences has faculty who contribute innovative research while caring deeply about clinical and professional education, and preparing students for personally fulfilling and rewarding careers in the health professions. Our accredited programs in Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Social Work attract students from throughout the metro region, United States and overseas, and our alumni thrive in fields which improve the quality of human life while offering graduates excellent employment prospects.

School information

Building 5S Room 212
Phone : 718.982.3690
Fax : 718.982.3813
Office Hours:


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Portrait Dr. Marcus Tye

Meet the Dean

Dr. Marcus C. Tye joined CSI as Dean in 2017 with a 20-year career in academia. Previous appointments were at National University in California, where he worked as Regional Lead for a Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology, and 17 years at Dowling College, where he chaired the department of psychology, created an institution-wide program of undergraduate honors projects, held roles as a faculty union officer, and worked on special projects with the Provost and President. He began his academic career at the University of Guam, helping develop a master’s program in Micronesian mental health counseling.

Dr. Tye has a deep commitment to helping students succeed in their intellectual and career advancement, and to making higher education accessible to students from a wide range of individual, cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Tye has a Ph.D. and MA from the University of North Dakota, and an AB from Princeton University with a year of study at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. A clinical psychologist licensed in NYS, he holds an appointment as Professor in the Psychology Department at CSI. His research and scholarly writing include human sexuality, LGBTQ+ equity, and forensic psychology and law.  He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as a textbook on gender and sexuality which emphasizes cultural diversity and the biopsychosocial perspective.


Our state-of-the-art, well equipped laboratories provide research opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students.