New Faces at Pace

Members of the Class of 2015 won’t be the only new faces on campus this fall. Pace welcomes plenty of new staff and faculty members as well.

College of Health Professions

Laura Bennett joined the Physician Assistant Department in January 2011 as administrative coordinator for PA admissions.

Evelyn Cevallos recently started as a certified medical assistant at University Health Care on the New York City Campus.

Paul Dana will join the College of Health Professions in September as the director of development.

Joanne Knoesel joined Pace in early 2011 as a VA faculty member and will join our clinical faculty during the fall 2011 semester.

Rebecca Sciame joined Lienhard School of Nursing in January 2011 as a staff associate.

Jason Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, who recently graduated from the DNP program and has been adjunct faculty, will be joining as a part-time clinical assistant professor for the spring 2012 semester.

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Blackwood, PhD, assistant professor of English, will serve as interim program coordinator for American Studies.

Matthew Bolton, PhD, has joined the Political Science Department as an assistant professor on the New York City Campus.

Jorge Luis Cacheiro joins Dyson College as a professor and chair of the Performing Arts Department on the New York City Campus.

Cosmin Chivu joins Dyson College as an assistant professor of performing arts on the New York City Campus.

Eugenia Hayes joins Dyson College as director of development.

Bette Kirschstein, PhD, has been appointed chair of the English and Modern Languages Department on the Westchester Campus.

Christopher Malone, PhD, associate professor of political science, has been appointed chair of the Political Science Department on the New York City Campus.

Eddis Miller, PhD, joins the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department as an assistant professor on the New York City Campus.

Rhonda Miller, a lecturer for Dyson College, has been named the new director of the Commercial Dance Program in the Performing Arts Department.

Richard Miller III has joined Dyson College as the assistant director of instructional technology.

Wade E. Pickren, PhD, joins Dyson College as a professor and chair of the Psychology Department on the New York City Campus.

Cara Tocci has joined Dyson College as a communications coordinator for graduate programs.

Andrés Villagrá, PhD, professor of modern languages on the New York City Campus, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs.

Ying Wang will be a lecturer for modern languages and cultures on the New York City Campus.

Emily Welty, a lecturer in the Political Science Department, has been named director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program on the New York City Campus.

Paul Ziek joins the Westchester Campus as an assistant professor of media, communications, and visual arts.

Lubin School of Business

Kathleen M. Finn has joined the Lubin School as program manager for undergraduate academic advisement.

AnnMarie Lorenzo has joined the Office of the Dean as a senior staff associate.

Casey Frid joins the Management and Management Science Department as an assistant professor on the New York City Campus.

Ping Wang joins the Accounting Department as an assistant professor on the New York City Campus.

School of Education

Christopher Bozzone joins the School of Education as the director of school partnerships on the New York City Campus.

Christine Clayton, EdD, has been named department chair on the Westchester Campus.

Frank DeLuca has been named the director of school partnership on the Westchester Campus.

Brian Evans, EdD, has been named department chair on the New York City Campus.

Bonnie Keilty, PhD, will be an associate professor within the School of Education on the New York City Campus.

Kelley Lassman, PhD, will be joining the School of Education as an assistant professor on the New York City Campus.

Peter McDermott, PhD, joins the School of Education as a professor on the New York City Campus.

Brian Monahan, PhD, has been named program coordinator for the Educational Technology Program.

Jermain Smith has been promoted to director of technology support.

Fran Wills, PhD, will join Pace this year as coordinator for professional development in the School of Education.

Annjanet Woodburn, EdD, has accepted the position of associate dean for the School of Education.

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Sambit Sahu joins the school as an adjunct professor of computer science on the Westchester Campus.

Pam Yosh has been named director of development for the Seidenberg School.

 


Kelly Herbert  ’06
has been named the LGBTQA coordinator at Pace’s new LGBTQA and Social Justice Center.

Jennifer Rosenstein has joined the Birnbaum Library as a First Year Outreach Services librarian.

New Associate Provost for Student Success

Mark Allen Poisel, EdD, currently the Associate Vice President at University of Central Florida, has been appointed Associate Provost for Student Success. He will join Pace in January 2011.

Mark PoiselMark Allen Poisel, a university administrator with extensive experience in coordinating and streamlining services to students, has been named Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University, effective January 14, 2011.

He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Poisel will oversee support services for undergraduate students on Pace’s campuses in downtown Manhattan and Pleasantville, in Westchester County, New York. Working across the University’s schools, departments, institutes, and centers in close collaboration with the Provost, he will focus on improving student retention, international growth, and partnerships with other institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

“Mark Poisel has a solid track record of helping students succeed at the university level,” said Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, Pace’s Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “His strong leadership skills and work in international education will help us strengthen the Pace academic experience.” Read more…

New Faces

First-year students and transfers weren’t the only ones moving in this month; There are plenty of new faces in Pace’s faculty ready to kick off an academic semester. Welcome aboard!

New StaffDyson College of Arts and Sciences

  • Stephanie Hsu has been named Assistant Professor of English in New York City.
  • Hillary Knepper has been named Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Department on the White Plains campus.
  • Rita Upmacis joins the Chemistry and Physical Sciences Department in New York City as an Assistant Professor.
  • David Zuzga has been named Assistant Professor in the Biology and Health Sciences Department in New York City.

Lienhard School of Nursing

Lienhard welcomes eight new faculty members this fall, two of whom are the first “Grow Our Own” faculty (see below).

  • Philip A. Greiner, DNSc, RN, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Development in Scholarship and Teaching.
  • Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN, returns as a professor in the department of graduate studies and as program director of the nursing education program.
  • Mirian Zavala, MSN, RN, joins the Lienhard School of Nursing as Clinical Assistant Professor.
  • Jon Barone, DNP(c), RN, has been named Clinical Assistant Professor.
  • Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP(c), RN, will be a Clinical Assistant Professor.  She received her BSN and MS from Pace, where she is currently a DNP candidate.
  • Rachele E. Davis, MS, RN, FNP, will be a Clinical Instructor. She received her BSN and MS from Pace.

“Grow Our Own” Alumni/ae Plan

Lubin School of Business

  • Andrew Coggins has been named Clinical Professor in the Management/ Management Science Department.
School of Education
  • Kabba E. Colley, EdD, has been appointed Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Education NYC Department.