Arts and Science Faculty and Staff

Science

    Regina Alvarez

    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone 845-848-6007
    Email: regina.alvarez@dc.edu

    Office: Prusmack Center 308

    B.A. – Biological Sciences, Lehman College, City University of New York
    M.A. – Biological Sciences, subprogram Plant Science, Lehman College, City University of New York
    Ph.D. – Biological Sciences, subprogram Plant Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York

    Dr. Alvarez joined the faculty at Dominican College in August 2017. She teaches General Biology, Ecology and Botany, among other courses. Prior to teaching at Dominican, she taught for the City University of New York. Before coming to academia, she worked for 19 years for the Central Park Conservancy, the managers of Central Park in New York City. She started as a gardener and worked her way up to Director of Horticulture and Woodland Management. Her focus was on native plants and ecological restoration. Her research focuses on the flora and ecology of urban environments. Dr. Alvarez is also an instructor of botany at the New York Botanical Garden, where she teaches Plant Physiology, Plant Morphology and Introduction to Plant Science.

        Kathleen Conlon Hinge

        Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Science Department Coordinator

        Phone: (845) 848-6008
        Email: kathleen.hinge@dc.edu
        Office: Prusmack Center 308

        B.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
        M.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
        Ph.D. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

        Kathleen Hinge joined the Dominican College faculty after a 20-year engineering career, emphasizing mathematical modeling and computer simulation of the structural behavior of machine elements and systems. She has published patent applications and received an NSF fellowship. By virtue of her corporate engineering experience, she is role model and mentor to students pursuing the Pre-Engineering Option in Mathematics (the 5-year sequence that leads to a BA in Mathematics from Dominican College and a BE in Engineering from Manhattan College).

        Dr. Hinge teaches General Physics (I and II), where she emphasizes hands-on laboratory work to engage students actively in the discovery and understanding of physical phenomena. She also teaches multiple courses in Mathematics.  In 2015, Dr. Hinge became the Science Department Coordinator. In 2016, Dr. Hinge was appointed an adjunct engineering faculty member at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy (www.johncabot.edu) where she teaches Statics and Mechanics of Materials during the summer.

        Her non-academic interests include reading, spinning and yoga (not at the same time!).

            Bernadette Connors

            Associate Professor of Biology

            Phone: (845) 848-6020
            Email: bernadette.connors@dc.edu
            Office: Prusmack Center 308

            B.S. – Biology SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
            Ph.D – Biology SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry

            Dr. Bernadette Connors joined the faculty at Dominican College in January 2009. Her research focuses primarily on understanding the microbial and viral ecosystems in numerous waterways in the Hudson Valley, focusing on identifying how human-related activities impact the dynamics of the aquatic microbiome. She has procured funding for her work through the New York State Water Resources Institute, Orange and Rockland Utilities, and the Haitian-American Scientific Society. She and her students presented their research at both regional and national scientific meetings.

            Prior to her arrival at Dominican College, Dr. Connors taught at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, at which she both taught Cell Biology and Genetics, and operated an NIH-funded laboratory while employing and training several undergraduate students. While at Dominican College, she has secured funding through the National Science Foundation to support STEM scholarships for students entering Biology professions and established numerous collaborations with colleagues at university centers to provide additional research opportunities for students at Dominican College. She welcomes both undergraduates and high school students into her research lab during both the academic year and summertime.

            See Dr. Bernadette Connor’s Publications and Presentations >

                AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi

                Associate Professor of Biology, Health Professions Advisor

                Phone: (845) 848-6009
                Email: annmarie.dellipizzi@dc.edu
                Office: Prusmack Center 308

                B.S. – Manhattan College
                M.S. – New York Medical College
                PhD. – New York Medical College

                Areas of Interest/Research: The role of eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent hypertension

                Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science.

                Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi is a Pharmacologist who joined the faculty of Dominican College in Fall of 2004 after teaching as an adjunct in the Biology Department for one year prior.  Courses taught include General Biology, Introduction to Biology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science, Cell Biology, Genetics and Histology.  In addition to directing the Honors Program, Dr. DelliPizzi is also the Faculty Moderator of the Nu Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Honor Society for Biology, and serves as the Health Professions Advisor.  She recently co-authored two new lab manuals with Dr. Emma Sarro, Assistant Professor of Biology, “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab I” and “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab II”, both of which are published by BVT Publishing.

                Prior to starting at Dominican College, Dr. DelliPizzi was on the faculty at Manhattan College, where she taught Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology and General Biology and also served for several years as the Health Professions Advisor.  She currently holds adjunct appointments in the Nursing Department at Lehman College and in the Pharmacology Department at New York Medical College.

                See Dr. DelliPizzi’s Publications & Presentations

                    Colleen A. Evans

                    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

                    Phone: (845) 848-6061
                    Email: colleen.evans@dc.edu
                    Office: Prusmack Center  308

                    B.S. – Chemistry/Biology: Ouachita Baptist University
                    M.S. – Organic Chemistry: University of Missouri
                    Ph.D. – Higher Education: Seton Hall University

                    Dr. Evans is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship – Kiel, West Germany (1980-1981) and co-recipient of Prix-Galien Research Award (1996). She joined the Science Department as an adjunct professor in 2003, became an instructor in Chemistry in the Science Department in 2007 and was promoted to assistant professor of Chemistry in 2015. Dr. Evans has taught General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry courses.
                    Dr. Evans’ research interests are focused on developing new synthetic organic methods for use in the design of novel serotonin receptors agonists and antagonists for the treatment of depression. In addition, she is working with our undergraduate research students to discover covalent peptidomimetic inhibitors of calpain enzymes as potential treatment of diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Dr. Evans has educational research interests which include retention of science students at the undergraduate level, exploration of innovative teaching methods and curriculum design to enhance the learning experience of science students, and increasing the number of science majors who become middle school and high school science teachers. She spearheaded the curricular design and implementation of the new chemistry minor which was first offered in 2015.
                    Prior to joining Dominican College, Dr. Evans’ scientific career started in 1984 as a synthetic chemist in the Agricultural Products Department at E. I. Dupont de Nemours (Wilmington, DE). In 1987, she then joined the medicinal chemistry department of Biochem Pharma (Quebec, Canada) as a research scientist and was involved in the discovery of a drug for the treatment of AIDS and hepatitis B infections.

                    See Dr. Colleen Evans’ selected publications and presentations

                        Siobhan O’Sullivan

                        Lab Technician

                        Phone: (845) 848-6017
                        Email: siobhan.osullivan@dc.edu
                        Office: Prusmack Center 317

                            Emma Sarro

                            Assistant Professor of Biology

                            Phone: (845) 848-6011
                            Email: emma.sarro@dc.edu
                            Office: Prusmack Center 308

                            B.S. – Neuroscience and Human Biology – Brown University
                            Ph.D – Neuroscience – New York University

                            Dr. Emma Sarro is a Neuroscientist who joined the faculty of Dominican College in Fall of 2014 after teaching as an adjunct in the Biology department for year prior.  Her research, based largely at the Nathan Kline Institute nearby Dominican’s campus, focuses on the development of the brain and behavior, specifically after modifications in early life experience, such as early maternal care.  Using the rat model, she examines how neurons in the infant brain respond during interactions with the maternal caregiver, such as grooming and nursing.  Altering the quality of maternal care (good vs. poor care) allows her to understand how this kind of early experience can shape the way that the nervous system develops.  She also examines the long term effects of altered maternal care on brain activity and the behavior of animals using a multitude of different behavioral paradigms.

                            Prior to starting at Dominican College, Dr. Sarro worked for several years as a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute and before that received her PhD and taught neuroscience at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, studying the development of auditory perception.

                            See Dr. Emma Sarro’s Publications and Presentations >

                                Veronica Glynn

                                Administrative Assistant

                                Phone: (845) 848-6006
                                Email: veronica.glynn@dc.edu
                                Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                 

                                  Communication Studies

                                    Andrew Burns

                                    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

                                    Phone: (845) 848-4026
                                    Email: andrew.burns@dc.edu
                                    Office: Casey Hall 19

                                    B.A. – The State University of New York
                                    M.A.T. – The State University of New York
                                    Ed.D. – Union University

                                    Dr. Burns is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. His research interests include media’s effects on communication, social media communication, and semiotics of film and television. He is the campus advisor to the Alpha Gamma Phi chapter of the National Communication Association’s honor society, Lambda Pi Eta. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 he was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Grant. Among the courses he teaches are Documentary Film, Broadcast Journalism, and Digital Media.

                                        AnnMarie DiSiena, Ed. D.

                                        Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Coordinator of the Communication Studies Program

                                        Phone: (845) 848-4038
                                        Email: annmarie.disiena@dc.edu
                                        Office: Casey Hall Annex

                                        B.A. – Iona College
                                        M.A. – Fordham University
                                        Ed.D. – Organizational Leadership: Argosy University

                                        Dr. DiSiena has been a faculty member at Dominican College for over 33 years — 24 years full time. In addition to her work with the Communication Studies Program, she is the Director of Special Sessions which includes Winter and Summer Sessions and Director of Academics for Alternative Undergraduate Sessions.
                                        Dr. DiSiena teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Communication. Annually, she also facilitates a Public Speaking Academy Program for High School juniors and seniors and is a workshop facilitator for a Teen Leadership program for HS sophomores, a sub- division of Leadership Rockland.
                                        She has presented and brought students to present at the New York State Communication Association. She has also presented workshops in Leadership and Communication.

                                            Mark C. Meachem

                                            Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Director Division of Arts and Sciences

                                            Phone: (845) 848-4043
                                            Email: mark.meachem@dc.edu
                                            Office: Casey Hall 19

                                            B.A. – Journalism, St. Michael’s College
                                            M.S. – Management Communication, Manhattanville College
                                            Ed.D – Media Studies, Fielding Graduate University

                                            Dr. Meachem has taught Communications at Dominican College since 2003. He is currently the Director of the Arts & Sciences Division at the college. With a background in journalism, Professor Meachem has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a magazine editor for a national publication. His academic interests include Media Studies, Media Law, and Communication in online environments. Dr.  Meachem also has had professional experience as a corporate trainer, teaching business professionals to improve their communication skills.

                                            He is the author of several articles in both magazines and newspapers as well as the book “Robert Philipp, The Last American Impressionist” published in 2005. He also wrote, directed, and developed “Business Etiquette,” a CD-ROM on business communication, released in 2003. HE has also presented at various Communications and Pop Culture Conferences.

                                            Professor Meachem continues to be involved with several organizations and honors societies, including:

                                            • National Communication Association
                                            • Eastern Communication Association
                                            • Popular Culture Association
                                            • Alpha Chi Honor Society
                                            • Ridgefield (CT) Arts Council
                                            • Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society
                                            • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society

                                            See Professor Meachem’s Presentations >

                                                Ann Beutel

                                                Administrative Assistant

                                                Phone: (845) 848-4006
                                                Email: ann.beutel@dc.edu
                                                Office: Administrative Assistant

                                                  English

                                                    Ellen E. Dolgin

                                                    Professor of English, Coordinator of the English Program, Coordinator of Gender Studies minor

                                                    Phone: (845) 848-4008
                                                    Email: ellen.dolgin@dc.edu
                                                    Office: Casey Hall English Annex

                                                    B.S. – Syracuse Univ.
                                                    M.A. – George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University
                                                    Ph.D. – NYU

                                                    Ellen Dolgin has been teaching and developing courses at the college level for more than 30 years.  Her love of interdisciplinary/intercultural teaching and learning developed from her double major in English and Speech Arts as an undergraduate.  Frequently, her literature courses feature the arts of the eras surrounding the readings, and she encourages her students to incorporate this multi-disciplinary vision into their oral presentations and written assignments.

                                                    As a teacher/scholar, she enjoys her involvement with professional organizations; through these, she has established friendships as well as professional collaborations.  Sharing these experiences with her students is paramount.  Her areas of research and conference presentations include modern drama, with particular emphasis on the early 20th century, and contemporary multicultural women writers across genres.

                                                    With family and friends, she loves to attend plays, visit museums, and enjoy food and conversation at home and at restaurants, picnic areas, and other people’s homes.

                                                    Roles in Professional Organizations:
                                                    Past President, Northeast Modern Lang. Assn. (NeMLA)
                                                    Vice-President, International Shaw Society (ISS) www.shawsociety.org
                                                    Board Member, Comparative Drama Conference

                                                    Areas of Interest/Research:
                                                    Multicultural American literature
                                                    Contemporary women’s fiction
                                                    Modern drama and poetry

                                                    See Dr. Ellen Dolgin’s Publications and Presentations >

                                                        Kathleen Hickey

                                                        Associate Professor of English

                                                        Phone: (845) 848-4009
                                                        Email: kathleen.hickey@dc.edu
                                                        Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                        B.A. – Queens College, CUNY
                                                        M.S. – Queens College, CUNY
                                                        Ed.D. – Teachers College, Columbia University

                                                        As an educator for over 30 years, Professor Hickey has taught a variety of students, ranging from traditional aged students to returning adult students. Her research interests include reading and writing with special emphasis on “remedial” work at the college level. Additional research interests span the gamut from at-risk students to multicultural aspects of literature. She is a member of NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English, the NYCLA—New York College Learning Association and NADE—the National Association of Developmental Educators. For the past three years she has participated in the NCTE Day of Writing, submitting poetry for their National Day of Writing.

                                                        Her outside interests include traveling, attending plays, reading, listening to all types of music, and generally being active.

                                                        See Professor Hickey’s Presentations and Publications >

                                                            Tanya Radford

                                                            Assistant Professor of English

                                                            Phone: (845) 848-4044
                                                            Email: tanya.radford@dc.edu
                                                            Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                            B.A. – English: University of Utah
                                                            M.A. – English: University of Utah
                                                            Ph.D – English: City University of New York – Graduate Center

                                                            Dr. Tanya A. Radford completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature at the University of Utah and a PhD in English literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Her field of specialization is Eighteenth Century studies, with particular interest in British and American literature of this period.  Her research interests also extend to the representation of visual experience in literature and the representation of reading as a magical act in children’s literature.

                                                                James Reitter

                                                                Assistant Professor of English

                                                                Phone: (845) 848-4014
                                                                Email: james.reitter@dc.edu
                                                                Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                B.A. – SUNY Oswego
                                                                M.F.A. – CUNY Brooklyn
                                                                Ph.D. – University of Louisiana Lafayette

                                                                Professor Reitter has published articles and/or chapters on Charles Dickens, Civil War poets, human/animal interaction and symbolism, and zombies in film. In addition, he as recently published poems in Verse Wisconsin, Tree Killer Ink, Nefarious Ballerina, and Breadcrumb Scabs.

                                                                Areas of Interest/Research:  Folklore, Mythology, 19th Century Literature, Film, Nature Literature and Poetry.

                                                                 

                                                                    Robert Stauffer

                                                                    Assistant Professor of English

                                                                    Phone: (845) 848-4105
                                                                    Email: robert.stauffer@dc.edu
                                                                    Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                    B.A. – New York University (English)
                                                                    M.A. – Brooklyn College (English Education)
                                                                    Ph.D. – Arizona State University (Medieval Literature)

                                                                    Robert Stauffer began working at Dominican College in 2012. His research and teaching interests are in medieval and Renaissance literature, postcolonial studies, science fiction and fantasy literature, and early 20th century writers. He is currently working on editing and writing for a volume for Brill Publishing entitled A Marguerite Porete Companion focusing on Marguerite Porete, a thirteenth-fourteenth century beguine, and her book The Mirror of Simple Souls. His publications include fantasy short stories and baseball biography. He has given several papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

                                                                        Ann Beutel

                                                                        Administrative Assistant

                                                                        Phone: (845) 848-4006
                                                                        Email: ann.beutel@dc.edu
                                                                        Office: Administrative Assistant

                                                                          Humanities

                                                                            Giovanna R. Czander

                                                                            Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

                                                                            Phone: (845) 848-4005
                                                                            Email: giovanna.czander@dc.edu
                                                                            Office: Casey Hall


                                                                            B.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
                                                                            M.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
                                                                            M.A. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)
                                                                            M.Phil. – Fordham University
                                                                            Ph.D. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)

                                                                            Dr. Czander joined the faculty of DC in 2009. She brings to the Religious Studies Department a longstanding interest in philosophy and pedagogy and an active engagement with interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Courses she teaches include: Old Testament, New Testament, Religion and Human Experience, Religion in America, World Religions. Her research centers mainly on the Old Testament, particularly the prophetic and wisdom literatures, pentateuchal studies, and the theological interpretation of biblical law. Recent articles include “Of Donkeys and Witnesses: Interpolation or Interpretation? The Laws in Exod 23:1-9” (chapter in A Land Like Your Own, Wipf and Stock, 2010) and “The ‘Messianic Secret’ as Pedagogical Entryway into the Gospel of Mark” (Limina: A Journal of Theology, Winter 2014, St. Joseph’s College, ME; online). Dr. Czander has taught at Marist College, Iona College, Manhattan College, Fordham University, New York Theological Seminary, the Deaconate Program of the Archdiocese of New York, and overseas. She is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the College Theological Society, and reviews articles submitted for publication for the journal Scriptura Sacra (University of Opole, Poland). She is a member in the Focolare Movement’s Abba School, an international interdisciplinary study center, and has worked as a translator and live interpreter for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and the beatification cause of Vietnamese Card. Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (1998-2002).

                                                                             

                                                                                James Filippelli

                                                                                Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts

                                                                                Phone: (845) 848-4081
                                                                                Email: james.filippelli@dc.edu
                                                                                Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                                B.A. – St. Leo College – Theatre/Speech & English Education
                                                                                M.F.A. – Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
                                                                                Performing Arts Administration
                                                                                P.D. – Professional Diploma – Fordham University
                                                                                Educational Administration
                                                                                Ed.D. – Manhattanville College – Educational Leadership

                                                                                Dr. James Filippelli retired as an English and Performing Arts teacher after over 35 years at Walter Panas High School in the Lakeland Central School District. The Performing Arts Center at the high school was recently named in his honor, thus renaming the facility as the Dr. James Filippelli Performing Arts Center. Dr. Filippelli began his career at Dominican College in the fall of 1979 initially only directing for The Aquin Players theatre group. In 1980, he developed the entire theatre curriculum that exists today and has grown through the years. He served as an Adjunct Instructor of Communications from 1980 through the fall of 2016. In 2016, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts. He developed the Theatre Minor and is working collaboratively with colleagues to develop a film, dance, and music minor. In his 38-year association with Dominican, Dr. Filippelli has had the pleasure to direct many main-stage musical productions involving students from all of the fine arts disciplines – art, music, dance, and theatre.
                                                                                His research interests include Higher Education, Fine and Performing Arts, and undergraduate incorporation of major/minor courses of studies in the arts.

                                                                                    Kevin Hermberg

                                                                                    Associate Professor of Philosophy

                                                                                    Phone: (845) 848-4010
                                                                                    Email: kevin.hermberg@dc.edu
                                                                                    Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                                    B.A.– English: Fort Lewis College
                                                                                    B.A.– Philosophy: Fort Lewis College
                                                                                    M.A.– Philosophy: Marquette University
                                                                                    Ph.D.– Philosophy: Marquette University

                                                                                    Kevin Hermberg joined the faculty at Dominican College in 2007.  Professor Hermberg’s research focus on 20th and 21st century European Philosophy (especially phenomenology and existentialism), but he is especially interested in putting various traditions and disciplines into conversation with one another.  He works primarily at the intersections of analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, literature, and natural sciences.  Professor Hermberg’s teaching experiences and interests are similarly cross-disciplinary and include work in the natural sciences, literature, and  writing, in addition to philosophy.  Before joining the faculty at Dominican College, professor Hermberg taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Carthage College, and Marquette University.

                                                                                    Professor Hermberg is founding editor (with Pol Vandevelde of Marquette University) of the book series, Issues in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. He is on the editorial board of American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy.  Dr. Hermberg is also actively involved with various groups and associations, including:

                                                                                    See Professor Hermberg’s Publications and Presentations >

                                                                                        Rosanna Silvestri Arcieri

                                                                                        Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Spanish Program Coordinator

                                                                                        Phone: (845) 848-4007
                                                                                        Email: rosanna.arcieri@dc.edu
                                                                                        Office: Casey Hall 19
                                                                                        B.A. – Hunter College

                                                                                        M.A. – CUNY
                                                                                        M. Phil. – Columbia University
                                                                                        Ph.D. – Columbia University

                                                                                          Mathematics

                                                                                            Kathleen Conlon Hinge

                                                                                            Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Science Department Coordinator

                                                                                            Phone: (845) 848-6008
                                                                                            Email: kathleen.hinge@dc.edu
                                                                                            Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                            B.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                                                                                            M.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                                                                                            Ph.D. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

                                                                                            Kathleen Hinge joined the Dominican College faculty after a 20-year engineering career, emphasizing mathematical modeling and computer simulation of the structural behavior of machine elements and systems. She has published patent applications and received an NSF fellowship. By virtue of her corporate engineering experience, she is role model and mentor to students pursuing the Pre-Engineering Option in Mathematics (the 5-year sequence that leads to a BA in Mathematics from Dominican College and a BE in Engineering from Manhattan College).

                                                                                            Dr. Hinge teaches General Physics (I and II), where she emphasizes hands-on laboratory work to engage students actively in the discovery and understanding of physical phenomena. She also teaches multiple courses in Mathematics.  In 2015, Dr. Hinge became the Science Department Coordinator. In 2016, Dr. Hinge was appointed an adjunct engineering faculty member at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy (www.johncabot.edu) where she teaches Statics and Mechanics of Materials during the summer.

                                                                                            Her non-academic interests include reading, spinning and yoga (not at the same time!).

                                                                                                Kasie Farlow

                                                                                                Assistant Professor of Mathematics

                                                                                                Phone: (845) 848-6015
                                                                                                Email: kasie.farlow@dc.edu
                                                                                                Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                                B.S., SUNY Brockport (Mathematics)
                                                                                                Adolescent Teaching Certification in Mathematics (Initial) SUNY Brockport
                                                                                                M.A., Virginia Tech (Mathematics)
                                                                                                Ph.D., Virginia Tech (Mathematics)

                                                                                                Dr. Kasie Farlow joined the faculty at Dominican College in the Fall of 2016 after a three-year teaching and research fellowship at the United States Military Academy in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Farlow graduated from SUNY Brockport with a B.S. in Mathematics along with an Adolescent Teaching certification in Mathematics with a middle school extension. She then attended Virginia Tech where she received her M.S. and PhD in Mathematics. Dr. Farlow has had a wide range of teaching and research experiences. Some areas of research include Max-Plus Algebra, Optimal Control, The Skorokhod Problem, Viscosity Solutions and Boundary Conditions, Probability Theory, Information Theory and Object Detection. Dr. Farlow has also mentored student research projects in sports analytics and statistics.

                                                                                                Dr. Farlow enjoys teaching a variety of classes from Beginning Algebra to Advanced Calculus and Partial Differential equations. She also has been involved in the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling and is a contest judge. We recently had students from Dominican College participate in this international contest, helping them develop critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. When not in the classroom, Dr. Farlow loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include yoga and running.

                                                                                                See Dr. Farlow’s Publications & Presentations

                                                                                                    Lydia Maynard

                                                                                                    Assistant Professor of Mathematics

                                                                                                    Phone: (845) 848-6010
                                                                                                    Email: lydia.maynard@dc.edu
                                                                                                    Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                                    B.S. – Virginia Tech (Mathematics)
                                                                                                    M.A. – Virginia Tech (Education)
                                                                                                    Ph.D. – Teachers College, Columbia University (Mathematics Education)

                                                                                                    Dr. Lydia Maynard joined the mathematics department at Dominican College in 2012 after earning her doctorate in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. During the time she was working on her degree, she worked as an adjunct instructor in Manhattan at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

                                                                                                     Beyond the classroom, Dr. Maynard’s interests include community service and music. She has traveled to Honduras, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico to volunteer with local groups. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on two separate occasions — to Philadelphia and Baltimore, to help construct affordable housing for families in need. She has also volunteered with Dominican College students to go on Midnight Runs to bring food to the homeless on the streets of Manhattan. She also directs the a capella group on campus, Pitches and Cream. The group has performed at various school events, a Rockland Boulders game and even at a Mets game at Citifield. 

                                                                                                        Margaret E. Mulligan

                                                                                                        Assistant Professor of Mathematics

                                                                                                        Phone: (845) 848-6012
                                                                                                        Email: margaret.mulligan@dc.edu
                                                                                                        Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                                        B.S. – Mathematics: University of Scranton
                                                                                                        M.S. – Mathematics: Seton Hall University

                                                                                                        Professor Mulligan has been a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department since 2002. She came to the college from the corporate world.

                                                                                                        After graduating from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Magna cum laude, she worked at Bellcore (now Ericsson Technologies) for 12 years. As a Member of Technical Staff, she worked in the software division supporting outside plant engineers in the various telephone companies. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Seton Hall University, graduating with honors.  

                                                                                                        Professor Mulligan began at Dominican College as an adjunct instructor in January 1990 teaching Statistics in the Weekend College Program. She then taught the basic Math sequence in the ACCEL program for many years.

                                                                                                        In addition to her degrees, Professor Mulligan holds NYS Teacher Certification for grades 7-12. She has been both a middle school and high school substitute teacher and taught as a long-term substitute for 5th grade and Advanced Math for eighth graders.

                                                                                                            Jennifer Sassano

                                                                                                            Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator Mathematics Program

                                                                                                            Phone: (845) 848-6014
                                                                                                            Email: jennifer.sassano@dc.edu
                                                                                                            Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                                            B.A. – SUNY, Potsdam
                                                                                                            M.A. – SUNY, Potsdam
                                                                                                            Ed.D. – Mathematics: Teachers College, Columbia University

                                                                                                            Dr. Sassano earned a combined BA/MA in Mathematics, summa cum laude, as an undergraduate at SUNY Potsdam.  Following graduation she taught junior high and high school mathematics for 2 years, earning permanent NYS teaching certification for Math 7-12.  She then completed 2 years of graduate work and teaching at SUNY Binghamton before accepting a teaching position at Dominican College in 1992.  While teaching at Dominican she earned a doctorate in the College Teaching of an Academic Subject (Mathematics) from Teachers College, Columbia University.

                                                                                                            Dr. Sassano teaches a variety of classes including those in the Algebra/Calculus sequence and in the History of Mathematics.  She also designed the Discrete Math class for the department.  In 2007 she became the Mathematics Coordinator for the college.  Dr. Sassano oversees the Mathematics Placement Examinations for the college.  She is also the Faculty Sponsor for the college’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

                                                                                                                Veronica Glynn

                                                                                                                Administrative Assistant

                                                                                                                Phone: (845) 848-6006
                                                                                                                Email: veronica.glynn@dc.edu
                                                                                                                Office: Prusmack Center 308

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                  Spanish

                                                                                                                    Rosanna Silvestri Arcieri

                                                                                                                    Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Spanish Program Coordinator

                                                                                                                    Phone: (845) 848-4007
                                                                                                                    Email: rosanna.arcieri@dc.edu
                                                                                                                    Office: Casey Hall 19
                                                                                                                    B.A. – Hunter College

                                                                                                                    M.A. – CUNY
                                                                                                                    M. Phil. – Columbia University
                                                                                                                    Ph.D. – Columbia University

                                                                                                                      Philosophy

                                                                                                                        Kevin Hermberg

                                                                                                                        Associate Professor of Philosophy

                                                                                                                        Phone: (845) 848-4010
                                                                                                                        Email: kevin.hermberg@dc.edu
                                                                                                                        Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                                                                        B.A.– English: Fort Lewis College
                                                                                                                        B.A.– Philosophy: Fort Lewis College
                                                                                                                        M.A.– Philosophy: Marquette University
                                                                                                                        Ph.D.– Philosophy: Marquette University

                                                                                                                        Kevin Hermberg joined the faculty at Dominican College in 2007.  Professor Hermberg’s research focus on 20th and 21st century European Philosophy (especially phenomenology and existentialism), but he is especially interested in putting various traditions and disciplines into conversation with one another.  He works primarily at the intersections of analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, literature, and natural sciences.  Professor Hermberg’s teaching experiences and interests are similarly cross-disciplinary and include work in the natural sciences, literature, and  writing, in addition to philosophy.  Before joining the faculty at Dominican College, professor Hermberg taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Carthage College, and Marquette University.

                                                                                                                        Professor Hermberg is founding editor (with Pol Vandevelde of Marquette University) of the book series, Issues in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. He is on the editorial board of American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy.  Dr. Hermberg is also actively involved with various groups and associations, including:

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                                                                                                                          Religious Studies

                                                                                                                            Giovanna R. Czander

                                                                                                                            Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

                                                                                                                            Phone: (845) 848-4005
                                                                                                                            Email: giovanna.czander@dc.edu
                                                                                                                            Office: Casey Hall


                                                                                                                            B.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
                                                                                                                            M.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
                                                                                                                            M.A. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)
                                                                                                                            M.Phil. – Fordham University
                                                                                                                            Ph.D. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)

                                                                                                                            Dr. Czander joined the faculty of DC in 2009. She brings to the Religious Studies Department a longstanding interest in philosophy and pedagogy and an active engagement with interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Courses she teaches include: Old Testament, New Testament, Religion and Human Experience, Religion in America, World Religions. Her research centers mainly on the Old Testament, particularly the prophetic and wisdom literatures, pentateuchal studies, and the theological interpretation of biblical law. Recent articles include “Of Donkeys and Witnesses: Interpolation or Interpretation? The Laws in Exod 23:1-9” (chapter in A Land Like Your Own, Wipf and Stock, 2010) and “The ‘Messianic Secret’ as Pedagogical Entryway into the Gospel of Mark” (Limina: A Journal of Theology, Winter 2014, St. Joseph’s College, ME; online). Dr. Czander has taught at Marist College, Iona College, Manhattan College, Fordham University, New York Theological Seminary, the Deaconate Program of the Archdiocese of New York, and overseas. She is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the College Theological Society, and reviews articles submitted for publication for the journal Scriptura Sacra (University of Opole, Poland). She is a member in the Focolare Movement’s Abba School, an international interdisciplinary study center, and has worked as a translator and live interpreter for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and the beatification cause of Vietnamese Card. Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (1998-2002).

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                              Theater

                                                                                                                                James Filippelli

                                                                                                                                Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts

                                                                                                                                Phone: (845) 848-4081
                                                                                                                                Email: james.filippelli@dc.edu
                                                                                                                                Office: Casey Hall 19

                                                                                                                                B.A. – St. Leo College – Theatre/Speech & English Education
                                                                                                                                M.F.A. – Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
                                                                                                                                Performing Arts Administration
                                                                                                                                P.D. – Professional Diploma – Fordham University
                                                                                                                                Educational Administration
                                                                                                                                Ed.D. – Manhattanville College – Educational Leadership

                                                                                                                                Dr. James Filippelli retired as an English and Performing Arts teacher after over 35 years at Walter Panas High School in the Lakeland Central School District. The Performing Arts Center at the high school was recently named in his honor, thus renaming the facility as the Dr. James Filippelli Performing Arts Center. Dr. Filippelli began his career at Dominican College in the fall of 1979 initially only directing for The Aquin Players theatre group. In 1980, he developed the entire theatre curriculum that exists today and has grown through the years. He served as an Adjunct Instructor of Communications from 1980 through the fall of 2016. In 2016, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts. He developed the Theatre Minor and is working collaboratively with colleagues to develop a film, dance, and music minor. In his 38-year association with Dominican, Dr. Filippelli has had the pleasure to direct many main-stage musical productions involving students from all of the fine arts disciplines – art, music, dance, and theatre.
                                                                                                                                His research interests include Higher Education, Fine and Performing Arts, and undergraduate incorporation of major/minor courses of studies in the arts.