February-March 2017

Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Announcing, Welcome


Sam Michalowski

Raymond “Sam” Michalowski has been named associate provost for institutional research and assessment effective December 1, 2016. According to Gillian Small, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor), “he brings an expansive skill set to our institutional research operation and also has deep experience in benchmarking colleges and in utilizing data collected through surveys.” To read more about Michalowski go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/press-releases/2016-2017/12/sam-michalowski-appointed-associate-provost-for-institutional-research-and-assessment/.

Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise® programs, Petrocelli College (Metro), was a panelist in a discussion on “The Legacy of President Barack Obama in New Jersey,” held December 9, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J., as part of the Top Minds Series presented by Observer PolitickerNJ.

Bruce Peabody, political science and director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (Flor), wrote an article on “What Thomas Hobbes Can Tell Us About Donald Trump and Conflicts of Interest,” published in the December 4, 2016, issue of The Washington Post.

Christopher Capuano, president, wrote “Meeting the Needs for Greater Care” as part of the article “Academic Advice for Donald Trump,” posted on northjersey.com in February.

Lisa Braverman, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Unbound, a publication of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). In addition, she plans to present on “Seizing Leadership Opportunities: A Practical Framework for Implementing Change and Innovation” at the 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference, which will be held from March 22 to 24 in Chicago, Ill.

Sylvia Colon-Cabassa, nursing and associate director, baccalaureate nursing (Metro), participated in The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. She went through the 40-hour program, which is designed to improve nursing care in Parkinson’s disease by training nursing faculty leaders, at The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at the NYU Langone Medical Center. To read more about Cabassa’s involvement in the program go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/feature-stories/2016-2017/12/fdu-faculty-member-participates-in-nursing-program-at-the-parkinsons-disease-foundation/.

Bryan Meadows and Group
Bryan Meadows, center, at Chungnam National University in South Korea.

In January, Bryan Meadows, education (Metro), was invited by Chungnam National University, a Research I university in South Korea, to lecture on intercultural education. While at the university, he also met with faculty members in the school’s English language and literature department and spoke to undergraduate and graduate students.

Heather Lang, MFA’14 (Flor), associate editor/online managing editor, The Literary Review (Flor), has been named Las Vegas’ Best Local Writer or Poet by the readers of Desert Companion, the magazine of Nevada’s NPR-member radio station.

Scott Behson, management (Metro), announced that students in his Leading Teams class organized a car show to raise money for Operation Chillout, a local veterans services charity dedicated to ending homelessness for veterans in New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. Participants in the car show, which was held in November at Delaware Township School, Sergeantsville, N.J., paid $10 to exhibit their cars. In coordination with Tom Wicklow, BA’14 (Flor), MBA’16 (Metro), logistics coordinator for Operation Chillout, the student team raised nearly $500 for the charity. To read more about the class project go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/feature-stories/2016-2017/01/serving-those-who-served-students-raise-money-for-veterans-charity-in-service-learning-class/.

Eli Amdur, Petrocelli College (Metro), in his Career Coach column in The Record, addressed “Think About Things Bigger Than Yourself” on January 8, 2017.

Marie Leibfried, pharmacy practice (Flor), co-authored “C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Berinert) for ACE Inhibitor-induced Angioedema: Two Case Reports,” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pharmacy Practice. To read the article go to http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0897190016677427.

Alan Goldberger, Petrocelli College (Metro), was a featured speaker — for the eighth consecutive year — at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention held in Baltimore, Md., in January, where he spoke about “Calling the Game: Your Legal Rights.” An attorney in Florham Park, N.J., he is the author of Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide.

Robyn Lubisco

Robyn Lubisco, sports administration (Metro), co-wrote two articles: “The S.M.A.R.T Strategy to Recruiting and Retaining High School Coaches,” for Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, and “The Case of the iPhone,” for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.” She has been selected to make two presentations on “STOP! ASSESS! Is the Play Area SAFE!” at the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s Annual Convention on February 27, and will co-present on “Make Your Case” at the SHAPE America National Convention in March.

Greg Herenda, head men’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro), and the Knights men’s basketball team and staff have been involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi/Hackensack since 2013. Throughout the year, the team regularly visits the club to host basketball clinics and play games with the children. To read more about the Knights’ ties to the local club, go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/feature-stories/2016-2017/01/team-spirit-knights-mens-basketball-develops-deep-ties-to-local-boys-girls-club/. Last year, Herenda was honored at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ 12th Annual Elite Golf Outing (see http://fduknights.com/news/2016/7/20/mens-basketball-greg-herenda-honored-by-boys-and-girls-club.aspx?path=mbball).

Laurence Winters, interdisciplinary studies and director, BA in interdisciplinary studies (Metro), represented Petrocelli College, FDU and the Association for the Teaching of Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) at the annual meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, held in Ottawa, Canada. His paper, “Arendt and Kant on Gendanklosigkeit; Can This Idea Help Us Understand Climate Change Denial?” has been accepted to be read at the ACTC meeting at the University of Dallas this coming April.

Among those who presented at the Giovatto Library Staff Development Day on January 10 were Metropolitan Campus faculty and staff members Craig Mourton, associate campus provost (Welcome); Frank Barry Karger, English, and chair, Faculty Library Committee (Opening Remarks); David Miles, director, public safety (Library Safety and Security); Martha Garcia, director of veterans services for outreach (Library Services for Veterans at FDU); Karen Lewis, assistant vice president for development and alumni relations, University advancement (Alumni and the Library); and Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library (Thank You). In addition, Paul Dunphy, head reference librarian, Giovatto Library, conducted a workshop for the library’s public services staff.

Eamon Doherty

Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro), chaired “Symposium on Health Informatics & Medical Systems” at the 2016 International Conference on Computational, Science and Computational Intelligence held in December in Las Vegas, Nev. He also presented “Experiences in Teaching to Help Retain Historically Disadvantaged Groups of STEM Students” and, with graduate student Michael Divito, “Lessons on Teaching Malware Investigations Online” at the conference. Both papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service as part of the conference proceedings.

Joseph Gulfo, health sciences and executive director, Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology (Flor), wrote an article on “How Donald Trump Can Benefit Patients By Reducing Red Tape at the FDA,” for The Hill in December. He also wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “A Trumpian Cure for the FDA’s Chronic Lethargy: Speed Drug Approval By Getting the FDA to Rate for Safety and Efficacy, Instead of Long-term Outcome,” published in November.

A letter on “Ideas Management” by Vladimir Zwass, computer science/management information systems, Gregory Olsen Endowed Chair and deputy director, computer sciences/engineering (Metro), and editor-in-chief and founder of the Journal of Management Information Systems, was published in The Economist on January 7, 2017. To read his letter go to http://www.economist.com/news/letters/21713813-china-drugs-management-elections-nuclear-power-japan-elderly-economists.

John Schiemann, political science (Flor), wrote the article “No, Donald Trump, Torture Doesn’t Work: My Research and Book on the History and Logic of Torture Show That It Doesn’t Make America Safer,” published in Politico in December.

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Keyishian v. Board of Regents, Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English, and director, editorial committee, FDU Press (Flor), was the guest speaker at the 2017 Evangelides Lecture on February 22 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Marie Roberts
Marie Roberts, right, with Ethel Seno of Deitch Projects at the opening of Art for All at UNIQLO Soho.

A mug created by Marie Roberts, fine arts (Metro), was among the merchandise available in Art for All, a collaboration between UNIQLO and curator/art dealer Jeffrey Deitch. Art for All, which ran through February 16 in UNIQLO stores, gave their customers the opportunity to purchase art products at affordable prices. Her artwork will also be part of the National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.” Adapted from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s flagship exhibition, it will explore America’s playground as a place and as an idea, examining its persistent presence in the American imagination. In addition, Cretacolor paintings that Roberts made with her 2015–2016 faculty grant have been hand-picked by two curators: Alejandro Lojo chose two to hang in the president’s office at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Neddi Heller selected six for a group show at the Coop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Faculty and staff are presenting as part of the Lead Now Spring 2017 Leadership Series for FDU students at the Florham Campus. Among the presenters from FDU were Julianna McDonald, career development specialist, Career Development Center (Flor), on “Introvert and Extrovert Leadership”; Danushi Fernando, campus life coordinator for housing operations, Dean of Students Office (Flor), on “Empathy and Humility”; William Chalmers, campus life coordinator for housing operations, Dean of Students Office, on “Onward and Upward: Fostering Organizational Vision” (Flor); Madera Edwards, Petrocelli College (Metro), on “Intergenerational Relations — Communicating Across Difference”; Madelyn Ferrans, Becton College (Flor), on “Building Trust in Groups and Managing Conflict”; Jaime Lauren, assistant director, and Nicole Peluso, psychological counselor, counseling and psychological services (Flor), on “Effective Leadership Through Self-care”; and Christine Foster, communication studies (Flor), on “The Impact of Gender on Leadership Styles.”

Giridhar Nandikotkur, physics (Metro), announces that Daniel Clarke, a student he is mentoring, received the Undergraduate Research Symposium Award from the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Clarke’s project, “Analyzing the Largest Flare from the High Energy Quasar CTA 102 Using Data from NASA’s Fermi Satellite,” will be showcased at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., on March 6.

Daniel Cassino, political science and director of experimental research, PublicMind™ (Flor), wrote two articles for the Harvard Business Review: “Trump’s Low Approval Numbers Matter — Here’s Why,” published in February, and “How Fox News Created the War on Christmas” in December.

Thirty-one photographs of field work by William Zimmerle, humanities (Metro), are on display at a cultural heritage exhibition on “Cultural Treasures from the Caves of Dhofar: Photographs of the Painted Rock Art Heritage of Southern Oman” at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. The exhibit opened on February 16. Zimmerle’s photographs include the 2,000-year-old painted rock art and South Arabian inscriptions from Dhofar that he has been digitizing as part of a digital humanities initiative in the Sultanate of Oman since 2014. He is also the project director of the Dhofar Ethnography Preservation Project, a five-year, ethno-archaeological study of incense burners and frankincense in the Sultanate.

“The Consolation of Jazz, or My Life with Women,” an essay by Thomas Kennedy, creative writing (Flor), was published in the fall 2016 issue of New Letters magazine.

Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library (Metro), attended the 2017 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages from February 9 to 12 in New York City. This year’s theme was “Strengthening World Language Education: Standards for Success.” To read about her experience at the conference go to https://kathleensteinsmith.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/kathy-at-the-nectfl-northeast-conference-on-the-teaching-of-foreign-languages-conference-in-nyc/. Her article, “AATF Commission on Advocacy Update,” was published in the January 2017 issue of the AATF [American Association of Teachers of French] National Bulletin. In addition, her third book, The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit: Strategies for Remaining Competitive in a Globalized World, published by Palgrave Macmillan, is now held in nearly 100 WorldCat libraries. Stein-Smith is in her second year as chair of the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Commission on Advocacy and continues to serve as a member of the ATA (American Translators Association) Education & Pedagogy Committee. Also, her TEDx talk on “The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit” has had nearly 8,500 views on YouTube and her Language Matters blog has had more than 18,000 views and 11,000 visitors.

In February, The Literary Review (TLR) editors from the Florham Campus Minna Proctor, creative writing and editor-in-chief; Jessie Vail Aufiery, MFA’14 (Flor), world literature editor; and Heather Lang, MFA’14 (Flor), poetry editor/online managing editor, performed dramatic interpretations of each other’s original new work at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The performance was a collaboration between TLR and No, You Tell It!, a nonfiction reading series dedicated to performing true-life tales with a twist.

Ireland Allies Book Cover

“The Other Narrative of ‘Sisterhood’ in 1916: Irish and Irish-American Suffragists,” an essay by Patricia Durso, English (Metro), was part of the book Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising, published by University College Dublin Press in October 2016. Her essay, which documents a sisterhood that emerged between Irish and Irish-American suffragists in the years around 1916 focused on The Irish Women’s Franchise League and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, and the Congressional Union (CU), which later became the National Woman’s Party (NWP), and Lucy Burns.

In February, Jong-Chae Kim, sports administration (Metro), presented at the annual conference for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in Tampa, Fla., on “Comparing COSMA’s Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and AACSB’s Assurance of Learning and Demonstrating an Example of the Assessment.”

Papercutting artworks by Daniel Landau, public relations/social media coordinator, public relations (Flor), were on display at an exhibit titled “Cutting Edge Art: Papercut Portraits” held at the Monninger Center, Florham Campus. Combining the art disciplines of drawing and papercutting, he creates detailed artworks by drawing on paper roadmaps and then cutting out the empty spaces around the drawing and the roads with a craft knife. To read more about Landau and his artworks go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/press-releases/2016-2017/12/local-artists-papercutting-art-on-display-at-fairleigh-dickinson-university/.

A letter to the editor by Bernard Dick, emeritus, English/communication (Metro), was published in The New York Times on February 10. His letter was in reaction to the inaugural article in the Long View series by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham titled “We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent.” Dick writes, “Two years before Sinclair Lewis’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ appeared, MGM released a film that suggested it could indeed happen here: “Gabriel Over the White House” (1933), in which a president awakens from a coma and embarks upon a campaign to rid the country of criminals, even if it means imposing martial law, subverting the Constitution, dissolving Congress and turning the Republic into a dictatorship. … These days ‘Gabriel Over the White House’ takes on an eerie relevance.”

“Fabulous Fabrics from Five Continents,” a traveling exhibit of fabrics and designs collected by Judith Manton, University College (Metro), from her global adventures was on display at the Bergenfield (N.J.) Public Library in February. Most of the fabrics are hand-woven and hand-decorated — among them were embroidered wedding kurtas from the Sindh in Pakistan, embroidered pieces from minority areas in China and a hand-woven, wool bedspread dating back to 1848. On February 21, Manton did a presentation on her travels at the library.

On March 12, Walter Cummins, emeritus, English (Flor), and co-author, Florham: An American Treasure, along with co-authors Carol Bere, Friends of Florham trustee; and Arthur Vanderbilt II, Friends of Florham honorary trustee, will present on Florham’s history and recreate the Vanderbilt-Twombly family’s lifestyle during the Gilded Age at an event hosted by the Morris County Historical Society at the Morris Township Library in Morristown, N.J. A program highlight will be the showing of a “lost” film recorded in the 1930s by Joseph Donon, Florence Vanderbilt Twombly’s chef.

In the News …

Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English, and director, editorial committee, FDU Press (Flor), was quoted in The Star-Ledger op-ed titled “Professor ‘Watchlist’ is Nothing New to Watchful New Jerseyans” published on December 12.

Robert Vodde, campus provost (Metro), was quoted in the Daily Record and December 12 nj.com article “Beloved Fairleigh Dickinson Professor Dies” about the late Antoinette Anastasia, biological sciences (Metro).

René Steinke, English and director, MFA in creative writing (Flor), was mentioned in The Daily Record’s November article “Guggenheim Fellow Talks Sexual Assault at Fairleigh.” She spoke to FDU students about how sexual assault relates to “good silence versus bad silence” in the world today, and how the same is true of environmental issues. Steinke’s novel Friendswood tackles both topics.

Christopher Capuano, president, was quoted in the February article “Colleges Affirm Values in Wake of Trump Immigration Order,” in the Florham Park Eagle News and newjerseyhills.com.

Willy Aroca, hospitality/tourism management (Van), was among a panel of experts interviewed for a special WalletHub feature about the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. To read his interview go to https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-for-new-years-eve/17263/#willy-a-aroca.

Deborah Fredericks, associate dean of continuing education operations/college learning outcomes assessment, Petrocelli College (Metro), was quoted in the NJBIZ article “Not For Profit, But Certainly for Education” on January 9, where she mentioned an FDU “certificate specially designed for executives in nonprofit positions.”

Anthony Tasso, psychology and chair, psychology/counseling (Flor), was quoted in the articles “Holiday Season Suicide Spikes: The Facts and Myths” and “How to Make a 2017 Resolution You Won’t Give Up on Before February,” both aired in 92.7 WOBM and New Jersey 101.5 in December.

A mural by Marie Roberts, fine arts (Metro), for the Coney Art Walls Project, an outdoor museum of street art on display near the beach and boardwalk in Coney Island, has been photographed and mentioned in the following articles: “Second Edition of Coney Art Walls Project Brings Vibrant New Wave of Street Art to Coney Island” (duggal.com); “Coney Island Art Walls” (findingnyc.com); and “Coney Art Walls 2016: A Different View” (worleygig.com). It was also included in the Flickr page of photographer Wally Gobetz (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/29386482554).

Peter Woolley, campus provost (Flor) and senior vice provost for government/community affairs, was quoted in the following articles from December through February: “Christie is the Country’s Least Popular Governor — So Why Is There Talk of a Comeback?” (PIX11); “Trump Still in Campaign Mode” (The Record); “Beyond Bridgegate: How to Pull the Partisan Politics Out of the Port Authority” (cityandstateny.com); “Trump Adviser’s Brother Serving Time in Ponzi Scheme” (northjersey.com); and “The Daily Habits that Give New Jersey Executives an Edge” (NJ Chamber Edge).

Herbert Ouida, director of global enterprise network, global learning (Metro), was quoted in the February article “Immigration Ban Has Far-reaching Business Repercussions, Experts Say,” posted on northjersey.com.

Joseph Gulfo, health sciences and executive director, Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology (Flor), was mentioned as one of those being considered for appointment as FDA commissioner in the article “Candidates for FDA Top Job Focus on Drugs, Not Food, So Far,” published in Food Safety News. He was also quoted in the following articles: “Will Donald Trump’s GOP Abandon the Drug Industry,” in The Week in December; and in the November Forbes article “Even If Donald Trump Changed the FDA Drug Approval Process, Patients Wouldn’t Benefit.”

Scott Behson, management (Metro), was quoted in The Boston Globe article “Would You Give Up Pay for More Family Time?” published in February.

Kathleen Viezel, psychology and director, COMPASS Program (Metro), was quoted in the February article “Developmentally Disabled Young Adults Getting a Boost from NJ Colleges” on nj1015.com.

Daniel Cassino, political science and director of experimental research, PublicMind™ (Flor), was quoted in the following articles published from November through January: “Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox for NBC” (The Washington Post); “How the ‘War on Christmas’ Controversy Was Created” (The New York Times); and “Bannon, Kushner and Priebus: Rivals for Power at the Heart of Trump’s Team: Strategist Steve Bannon Has Likened Himself to Thomas Cromwell as He, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Adviser Jared Kushner Seek the President-elect’s Ear” (theguardian.com). He also was quoted in the following New Jersey 101.5 article “Democrats, Republicans … NJ Voters Think They Both Suck, FDU Poll Finds” in December.

Krista Jenkins, political science and executive director, PublicMind™ (Flor), was quoted in the following articles about various PublicMind polls from November through January: “Voters Don’t Love Christie … or His Plans to Help Addicts, Poll Finds” (nj.com, njbiz.com, Asbury Park Press, Politico and New Jersey 101.5); “Survey Shows Low Support of Christie Continues” (southernnewjersey.com); “FDU Poll: 18% Agony for Governor Chris Christie” (observer.com, The Hill, usatoday.com, philly.com, The Washington Post, Asbury Park Press, NBC New York, msnbc.com and spokesman-review.com); “Chris Christie: The Most Unpopular Governor These Pollsters Have Ever Seen” (New Jersey 101.5, newsworks.org and WOMT Radio); “N.J. Voters Unfamiliar with 2017 Gubernatorial Candidates, Poll Finds” (njbiz.com, Politico and newsworks.org); “The Word Many in NJ Use to Describe Trump? ‘Hopeful’ … But Also ‘Scared’” (townsquaremedia.com, WOBM and New Jersey 101.5); “Who Are All of These People Running for Governor of NJ?” (New Jersey 101.5, WOBM and nj.com); “‘Abandoned’ in New Jersey, Chris Christie Returns to a Changed Landscape” (The New York Times); “Background to Christie State of State: High Unemployment, Property Taxes” (njspotlight.com); “Turnover Guaranteed in 2017 State Senate Races” (courierpostonline.com and northjersey.com); and “Poll: Murphy and Guadagno Lead Primaries for Governor, but Not By Much” (Politico, philly.com, observer.com, Asbury Park Press and dailykos.com). She also was quoted in the following articles: “Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012” (njspotlight.com); “After Election, Some Americans Seek News from the Other Side” (csmonitor.com); “How Christie Can Get His Mojo Back: Staying ‘Fully Focused’ on New Jersey is a Good First Step, Political Experts Say” (The Star-Ledger and nj.com); “2017: The Year That Will Be in N.J. Politics” (nj.com); and “@ISSUE: What Can Trump Get Done?” (Asbury Park Press).

In Memoriam

Antoinette Anastasia, biological sciences (Metro), died on December 6, 2016, at the age of 87. She joined FDU’s Rutherford Campus in 1953 as a nursing instructor, and was appointed dean of arts and sciences in 1973. In 1978, she was appointed dean of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences. She was promoted to professor of biological sciences in 1982, was director of the Women’s Center in 1983 and became a tenured faculty member in 1989. In 2001, she was named director of the School of Natural Sciences at the Metropolitan Campus and became its associate director in 2002. She was renowned for teaching the course Anatomy and Physiology, an important prerequisite for students pursuing careers in nursing and medicine. In 2015, she was honored with a Presidential Citation for her dedication to teaching and advising FDU students. In addition, she has led many celebrations, including Commencement, as Grand Marshal. In 2016, she received the Mother Xavier Award, the highest honor that the College of Saint Elizabeth bestows on its alumni. Donations in her memory may made to the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J. 07960.

Joseph Weber, trustee emeritus, died on October 22, 2016, at the age of 92. He served as an FDU trustee from 1981–1990 and 1997–1998, as vice chair from 1991–1996 and as trustee emeritus from 1999–2016. He retired as an executive vice president for Hoffmann-La Roche after 40 years of service. He is survived by his sons, Steven Weber, and his wife, Karen; and Clifford Weber, and his wife, Maria; and granddaughters, Jennifer, Emily, Danielle, Lauren and Julia.


Sarah Horn, assistant director of global learning (Metro), and Craig Palmer were married on August 27, 2016.


The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of February 3, 2017.

Welcome to Angela Cronin, secretary, Dean’s Office, Silberman College (Metro); Greg Fahey, assistant men’s basketball coach, athletics (Flor); Raymond Gregory, programmer analyst, management information systems (Metro); Walter Haase, officer, public safety (Metro); Raymond “Sam” Michalowski, associate provost for institutional research/assessment (Metro); Sheryll Perez, senior internal auditor, finance (Metro); and Quiana Porter, assistant women’s basketball coach, athletics (Flor).