Published in TC Today - Volume 31, No. 1
Arts and Humanities
Tomoko Takahashi (Ed.D., 1984)is the official translator into Japanese of the books of late civil rights activist Rosa Parks. She has received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from
Art and Art Education
Mary Hafeli (Ed.D., 1999; Ed.M., 1995) has received the 2006 Mary J. Rouse Award from the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus, which recognizes early professionals who have shown the potential to make great contributions in art education. Hafeli is currently a faculty member in the Center for Art Education at Maryland Institute College of Art. Hafeli's recent writings include "Strategies Used by Three Middle School Art Teachers to Foster Student Learning" with Mary Stokracki; and Studies in Art Education (2005) and Where Did You Get the Idea For That? A Case Study of Adolescents Making Art Works (SEA World Congress 2002 Research Conference Proceedings, 2003) both with Enid Zimmerman.
Language, Literature and Social Studies
Helene Alalouf (M.A., 1972) has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps. She was chosen from over one thousand applicants to be a part of the team. As a Corps member Alalouf will provide on-site, e-mail, and web-based professional development to individual or groups of teachers.
Music and Music Education
Michael Bitz (Ed.D., 1998; M.A., 1996) is a senior research associate and founder of the Comic Book Project and was featured in Incentivemagazine for his work. Each year, Bitz designates a theme such as leadership or creativity and challenges kids to design, plan and produce an original comic book on that topic. Started in 2001, the Comic Book Project now involves more than 40,000 kids at 75 schools in 10 cities nationwide; Dark Horse Comics is its sole corporate partner.
Anitra C. Hampton (Ed.M., 2000; M.A., 1999) is currently an instructor/coordinator of music education at
Philosophy and Education
Roben Torosyan (Ph.D., 2000) was named Assistant Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at
Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh (M.A., 1972) is a sculptor at the Blue Mountain Gallery in
Teaching of English
Sally DeLellis (M.A., 2004) has published her first book, 5,000 Reasons to Smile . . . for Chicks (Santa Monica Press, 2005). The book is a collection of inspirational tips and suggestions to highlight life's small pleasures. This compilation of aspects of daily life includes the people, places, things, experiences and feelings that encourage women to relish their femininity.
Rosetta Sirico-Codling (Ed.M., 1985) was honored by the U.S. Congress and the President of the Borough of Queens, New York, for volunteer work with high school students aspiring to attend college.
Jason Saretsky (M.A., 2001) has been named the new Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country at Harvard. Saretsky was previously the Associate Head Coach at
Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Marie Louise Bernardo (Ph.D., 1993) has written the children's book Introducing Princess REB (Authorhouse, 2005). She is also a life and career coach, working with graduate students as well as professionals. In addition, Bernardo is a freelance medical writer.
Alec Cecil (Ed.D., 1991), a psychologist, is currently running for a seat on the Pelham School Board, pushing for a balance between breadth and depth in the curriculum while maintaining creativity and range of opportunities in schools. He is also President of the Pelham Guidance Council.
Jacob Jaffe (Ed.D., 1965) has worked as a teacher, a psychotherapist and a writer. He has authored two novels. The most recent, Hobgoblins (iUniverse, 2006), is a psychological thriller that was started before both the 2000 presidential election and September 11th and deals with vital issues currently facing our nation.
Leah DeSole (Ph.D., 2002) has authored Making Contact: The Therapist's Guide to Conducting a Successful First Interview (Pearson Education, 2006). She is currently a licensed psychologist in private practice and is affiliated with the NYC Eating Disorder Resource Center. DeSole was previously an adjunct professor at TC,
Herman ("Hank") Perveslin (M.A., 1952) is the author of A Grab Bag of Thoughts (iUniverse, 2004), a collection of his stories, letters, lyrics and poems.
Psychology in Education
Avianca Hansen Bouchedid (M.A., 1996) is now the Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship for Interaqt Corporation, the industry's largest neutral business-to-business marketplace for procuring telecom infrastructure services. Since September 2005, she has lead Interaqt's efforts to reconcile their financial and societal goals including their code of conduct, geopolitics, corporate philanthropy, environmental sustainability, employee volunteerism, stakeholder engagement, governance and transparency.
Tracie Clayton-Hom (M.A., 1997) has authored her first novel, To Love and To Work (iUniverse, 2005). This is a contemporary, urban novel in which the main character confronts a stroke of bad luck at the beginning and endures a series of life-altering experiences before her luck reverses and her life gets back on track.
Curriculum and Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching
Veronica Pollard (M.A., 1968) has been appointed Vice President of
Health and Behavior Studies
Joan Dye Gussow (Ed.D., 1975) authored This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader (Chelsea Green, 2001), a look at how increasing food production decreases our capacity for future growth. Gussow's book grows out of her course on nutritional ecology, which she created and taught as the former Mary Swartz Rose Professor of Nutrition and Education at TC.
Applied Psychology and Nutrition
Reyna Franco (M.S., 2004) is the renal dietitian at
Rebecca Pepkowitz (M.A., 1974) will teach a sociology course, Introduction to Kosher and Halal Food Regulations, at the Carnegie Mellon Institute in
Barbara Sirvis (Ed.D., 1976; Ed.M., 1974) President of Southern Vermont College, has announced her retirement at the end of the 2005--06 school year. Sirvis became President of the private, liberal arts college in 1997.
Amy Nathan (M.A., 1980) has authored Meet The Musicians (Henry Holt and Co., 2006), a collection of interviews with 15 current members of the New York Philharmonic. The musicians are featured in individual chapters, detailing why they became interested in their chosen instrument as well as the journeys that led them to the New York Philharmonic.
Lucille Joel (Ed.D., 1970; Ed.M., 1967) has been elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. She has served on the Board of Trustees since 2000 and has also served as Vice President. At CGFNS, Joel chaired the Strategic Planning Committee and the Research and Evaluation Committee. She has authored several books, including Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development (FA Davis, 2004) and Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing (McGraw-Hill, 2003). Her new book, The Nursing Experience (McGraw-Hill, 2006), has just been published.
Mary Ann Scoloveno (Ed.M., 1971) has received the 2005 New Jersey Governor's Nursing Merit Award for excellence as a nurse educator. She is an associate professor at Rutgers College of Nursing. Scoloveno has been awarded several other awards for outstanding teaching such as the Rutgers College of Nursing Educational Opportunity Fund Program Teacher of the Year award in 1995, 2003 and 2004.
J. Nina Lieberman (Ph.D., 1964) has retired as a professor from
Sociology and Education
Deron P. Marvin(M.A., 2000)is currently workingin
International and Transcultural Studies
Comparative and International Education
Paul V. Griesy (Ed.D., 1973) was honored with a distinguished achievement award by
International Educational Development
Laurie O'Connor Cigal (M.A., 2003) teaches Spanish language and culture to English-speaking high school students in
Mathematics, Science and Technology
Gary Foote (M.A., 1988)has been nominated for
Organization and Leadership
Adult Learning and Leadership
Virginia Thompson (Ed.D., 1985) has retired as a member from the Eugene Oregon School Board. Thompson, 73, served on the Board for 15 years. She worked in education research and led education policy efforts for former New York Mayor Ed Koch and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo before moving to
Patrick Michel (Ed.D., 2000; Ed.M., 1999) has been named Superintendent of Schools for
Linda Beyea (Ed.D., 2005) was appointed Superintendent of Schools for
Higher and Postsecondary Education
Gail C. Mee(Ed.D., 1996) will assume the title of President of Henry Ford Community College, Michigan, this July. Previously, she was Vice President of Academic Affairs at
Executive Program for Nurses
Linda J. Scheetz (M.A., 1998) has been named Assistant Editor for Research by the Journal of Emergency Nursing. She is also an assistant professor at the
Nathan Walker (M.A., 2002), a current doctoral student in higher education, has conducted research leading to the National Tuition Endowment Act, a draft bill to Congress. The bill calls for returning the interest generated by federal loans to future students in the form of tuition grants. It also proposes grants for low- to middle-income students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in high school to qualify.previous page