Board of Trustees

Elizabeth T. Peek, Chair
Robin Burns-McNeill, Vice Chair
Amsale Aberra
Richard A. Anderman
Jay H. Baker
Judith I. Byrd
Edwin A. Goodman
Yaz Hernández
Joan B. Hornig
George S. Kaufman
Jaqui Lividini
Beverly S. Mack
Deirdre Quinn
Robert Savage
Sally Singer
David J. Hamilton, Student Trustee, 2013-14

FIT Trustees Emeriti

Peter G. Scotese, Chairman Emeritus
John J. Pomerantz, Trustee Emeritus

Administration

Joyce F. Brown, President, BA, Marymount College at Tarrytown
MA, PhD, New York University, Certificate, Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University

Office of the President

Shari Prussin, Deputy to the President
BS, The City College, City University of New York, MBA, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Darrell E. Glenn, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
BA, Baylor University, PhD, University of Kentucky

Griselda Gonzalez, Affirmative Action Officer and Acting Director of Compliance
PHR, HRCI

David Rankert, Internal Auditor
BS, Rochester Institute of Technology, MS, Clarkson University

Academic Affairs

Giacomo M. Oliva, Vice President for Academic Affairs
BA, MA, Montclair State University, EdD, New York University

Howard Dillon, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
BA, Knox College, MA, Indiana University

Yasemin Jones, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
BA, University of California-Irvine, MA, PhD, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Deborah Klesenski, Acting Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Photography
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BS, Empire State College, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Academic Deans

School of Art and Design

Joanne Arbuckle, Dean, School of Art and Design and Professor, Fashion Design-Apparel
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BS, Empire State College, MA, New York University, 2002-03 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sass Brown, Acting Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design, and Assistant Professor, Fashion Design-Apparel
BA, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, England, MA, Fashion Institute of Technology

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology

Steven Frumkin, Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
BS, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Vacancy, Dean for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

School of Graduate Studies

Mary E. Davis, Dean for the School of Graduate Studies
BM, St. Mary's College, MMus, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, MMus, New England Conservatory of Music, AM, PhD, Harvard University

School of Liberal Arts

Scott Stoddart, Dean for the School of Liberal Arts
BA, University of Maine at Farmington, MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana

Directors and Coordinators

Georgianna Appignani, Director, International Programs
BS, Cornell University, MA, PhD, New York University

Irene Buchman, Coordinator, Presidential Scholars Program and Professor, Educational Skills
BA, Brown University, MA, EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University; 2003-04 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

J. Nathan Bullock, Coordinator, Adult Credit Programs
BA, Williams Baptist College, MA, Dallas Baptist Univeristy, MPA, Columbia University

Andrew Cronan, Associate Professor-Director, Career and Internship Center
BA, Jacksonville University, MA, Temple University

Tamara Cupples, Executive Director, Online Learning and Academic Technologies
BA, Pace University, MS, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Brian Fallon, Director, Writing Studio
BA, University of Kansas, MA, Colorado State University, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Feuerherm, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Design-Art, and Resident Director, FIT Programs, Milan
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Christine Helm, Coordinator, Enterprise Center
BS, Bowling Green State University, MA, MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University

Deborah Levine, Coordinator, Academic Skills Center
BS, Montclair State College, MA, New York University

Elaine Maldonado, Associate Professor-Director, Faculty Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET)
BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, MS, Hunter College, City University of New York

Michele Nagel, Director, Evening, Weekend, and Precollege Programs
BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Esther Oliveras, Coordinator, Faculty Services
BA, Lehman College, City University of New York; 2013-14 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Deborah Stein, Grants Coordinator
BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, MA, University of Arizona, MPA, New York University

Joan O. Volpe, Managing Coordinator, Center for Professional Studies and Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Merchandising Management
BA, Caldwell College, MA, The New School for Social Research; 2007-08 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

N.J. Wolfe, Professor-Librarian and Director, Gladys Marcus Library
BS, Kutztown University, MS, Drexel University

 

Career and Internship Center Non-Classroom Faculty

Robert M. Anderson, Adjunct Assistant Professor
EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Sonia Battista, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor

Christopher Berger, Adjunct Instructor
BFA, New York University

Stratton Bouloukos, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, Sarah Lawrence College

Patrice Choy, Assistant Professor-Counselor
BFA, PD, University of Hawaii, MSEd, Hunter College, City University of New York

Elizabeth Field, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BFA, Parsons School of Design, MA, University of Adelaide

Susanne Galvin, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, Fashion Institute of Technology, MFA, State University of New York College at New Paltz

Ellen Gang, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Career and Internship Center
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Jeanne Golly, Associate Professor-Counselor
BS, University of Texas at Austin, MA, Michigan State University

Leesa Hubbell, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Career and Internship Center
BA, Edgecliff College

Adrian Jones, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
AAS, Grahm Junior College, BS, Boston University, MA, New York University

Rebecca Karpus, Adjunct Assistant Instructor
BFA, Pratt Institute

Amy Mato, Assistant Professor-Counselor
AAS, BS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Jennifer Miller, Associate Professor-Counselor
BA, MBA, State University of New York at Binghamton, MSEd, Hunter College, City University of New York

Michele Morad, Assistant Professor-Counselor
BS, State University of New York, College at Oswego, MSEd, Alfred University

Connie Passarella, Associate Professor-Counselor
BA, MSEd, St. John's University

Bonnie Recca, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jill Roberts, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York

Juliette J. Romano, Adjunct Professor-Counselor
BA, College of New Rochelle, MS, Hunter College, City University of New York

Nancy Ross, Adjunct Associate Professor-Counselor
BA, Hamilton/Kirkland College, MEd, Goucher College

Marjorie Silverman, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, Boston University, MA, Columbia University

Jennifer Trano, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BSC, St. Mary's University College, England

Linda Turner, Adjunct Instructor-Counselor
BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology, MPS, Pratt Institute

Helene Verin, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BS, University of Wisconsin

Pam Zuckerman, Associate Professor-Counselor, Career and Internship Center
BA, University of Pennsylvania, MA, MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University; 1996-97 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Gladys Marcus Library Non-Classroom Faculty

Karl Baranoff, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BM, Indiana University School of Music, MM, Temple University College of Music, MLS, University of Illinois

Lana Bittman, Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Washington University, MS, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Jennifer B. Blum, Adjunct Associate Professor-Librarian
BA, New York University, MA, Brandeis University, MS, Simmons College

Naomi Schwer Bricker, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, The City College, City University of New York, MS, Columbia University

Karen Trivette Cannell, Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, MLS, State University of New York at Albany, 2012-13 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship

Greta K. Earnest, Associate Professor-Librarian and Assistant Director
BA, Bard College, MLS, State University of New York at Albany

Alicia Estes, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Hampton Institute, MLS, Columbia University, MS, New York University

Helen Taylor Lane, Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Earlham College, MLIS, Pratt Institute

Rosanne LaPaglia, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, St. Peter's College, MLS, Catholic University, MA, Trinity College

Marjorie Miller, Adjunct Professor-Librarian
AB, Wheaton College (Ill.), MS, Columbia University

Leslie Lowe Preston, Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, University of Georgia, MS, University of Tennessee

Beryl Rentof, Professor-Librarian
BS, New York University, MPA, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, MLS, Queens College, City University of New York

Maria Rothenberger, Adjunct Instructor-Librarian
BA, Carnegie Mellon University, MFA, MLS, Queens College, City University of New York

Janette B. Rozene, Professor-Librarian
BA, Boston University, MLS, Columbia University, MA, Hunter College, City University of New York

Mata Stevenson, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Grinnell College, MLS, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Joshua P. Waller, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, University of California, Davis, MLS, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Lorraine Catherine Weberg, Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York, MS, Pratt Institute

Marian Weston, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, State University of New York at Binghamton, MLS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Judith Wood, Adjunct Instructor-Librarian
BA, The City College, City University of New York, AMLS, University of Michigan, MA, New York University

Communications and External Relations

Loretta Lawrence Keane, Vice President for Communications and External Relations
AAS, BA, St. Francis College, Certificate, Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University

Cheri Fein, Executive Director, Public and Media Relations
BA, Oberlin College

Carol Leven, Assistant Vice President for Communications
BS, University of Wisconsin

Lisa Wager, Director, Government and Community Relations
BA, Vassar College

Development and Alumni Relations

Robert Ferguson, Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the FIT Foundation
BS, St. Peter's College

Victoria Guranowski, Director, Special Events
BA, Skidmore College

Enrollment Management and Student Success

Kelly Brennan, Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
BA, MA, PhD, University of Alabama

Tardis Johnson, Assistant Dean, Academic Advisement
BA, State University of New York at Albany, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Erik J. Kneubuehl, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
BA, Florida Atlantic University, MEd, University of South Carolina

Directors and Coordinators

Laura M. Arbogast, Assistant Professor-Director, Admissions and Strategic Recruitment
BS, MEd, Virginia Commonwealth University

Rita Armenia, Associate Professor-Director, Registration and Records
BA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Mina Friedmann, Professor-Director, Financial Aid
BA, The City College, City University of New York, MPS, New York Institute of Technology; 2005-06 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Terry Ginder, Assistant Professor-Director, Counseling Center
BA, East Stroudsburg University, MSW, Marywood University

Ann Marie Grappo, Director, Residential Life
BA, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, MSW, Hunter College, City University of New York

Kerri-Ann McTiernan, Director, Athletics and Recreation
BA, Johns Hopkins University, MPA, Long Island University

Anne Miller, Director, Health Services
BSN, MSN, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Liz Holly Mortensen, Coordinator, Disability Services and ADA Coordinator
BFA, Pennsylvania State University, MFA, Parsons School of Design

Taur D. Orange, Assistant Professor-Director, Educational Opportunity Programs
BA, Wesleyan University, MPS, New York Institute of Technology; 2003-04 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Joseph Plutz, Coordinator, Disability Services
BA, North Central College, MA, City University of New York School of Professional Studies

Michelle Van-Ess, Director, Student Life
BA, Fairleigh Dickinson, MA, New York University

Non-Classroom Faculty

Susan Breton, Assistant Professor-Counselor to Students
BA, Bennington College, MA, Wesleyan University, PhD, Clark University

Amber Carpenter-Lagattuta, Associate Professor-Assistant Director, Registration and Records
BA, State University of New York at Albany, EdM, EdD, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Regan Christie, Associate Professor-Counselor, Academic Advisement Center
BS, University of Vermont, MA, New York University

Barry R. Fischer, Professor-Assistant Director, Financial Aid
BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, MA, Eastern Michigan University; 2008-09 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Magda Francois, Assistant Professor-Assistant Director, Admissions and Strategic Recruitment
BS, Fashion Institute of Technology, MPS, State University of New York at New Paltz

Helena Diamant Glass, Associate Professor-Registrar
BA, MA, New York University, Certificate, University of Toronto

Latoya Gordon, Instructor-Admissions Counselor
BA, Adelphi University, MBA, Intercontinental University

Patrice Goumba, Associate Professor-Financial Aid Counselor
BS, MS, Adelphi University, MPM, Keller Graduate School of Management

Elizabeth S. Grubic, Assistant Professor-Admissions Counselor
BFA, Indiana University, MFA, Queens College, City University of New York

Ellyn M. Halpern, Assistant Professor-Registrar
AAS, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, BS, Empire State College, MS in Ed, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Percess H. Jonas-Atteloney, Assistant Professor-Assistant Director, Registration and Records
BS, York College, City University of New York, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Fran Kalish, Assistant Professor-Financial Aid Counselor
BS, MS, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Catherine Lavelle, Assistant Professor-Admissions Counselor
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, MA, Lesley University

Dolores Lombardi, Professor-Admissions Counselor
AAS, Parsons School of Design, BA, MA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Philip J. Milio, Professor-Student Life Counselor
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BA, Empire State College, MA, New York University; 2002-03 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Frank Mitchell, Assistant Professor-Admissions Counselor
BA, Wilkes University, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Andrew Omotoso, Assistant Professor-Registrar
BA, University of London, MA, EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University, MDiv, Nyack College

Benita Pratt, Assistant Professor-Counselor, Academic Advisement Center
MPA, Metropolitan College of New York

Erika Rohrbach, Associate Professor-International Student Advisor
BA, Ursinus College, MA, Columbia University

Teri Rosenberg, Assistant Professor-Student Life Counselor
BA, Pennsylvania State University, MA, University of Michigan

Ellen Simpao, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor to Students
BS, Loyola University, MA, EdM, Teachers College, Columbia University, PhD, Long Island University

Ilona Tykotski, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Financial Aid Counselor
BA, Montclair State University, JD, New York Law School

Rajasekhar R. Vangapaty, Assistant Professor-Registrar
B Erigg, Osmania University, India, MTech, Institute of Technology, India, Diplome d'Ingenieur Expert, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, MS, Lehman College, City University of New York

Arnaldo Vidal, Assistant Professor-International Student Advisor and Assistant Director, Admissions
BA, University of Puerto Rico, MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

Sally White, Professor-Registrar
BA, St. Thomas Aquinas College, MBA, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Liza Wolsky, Assistant Professor-Counselor to Students
BSW, MSW, New York University, Certificate, Gestalt Association for Psychotherapy Institute

Residential Life

Gabrielle Arthurton-Crumb, Assistant Director, Outreach and Judicial Affairs
BA, MSW, Fordham University

Vivian Chen, Resident Counselor
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, MA, Columbia University

Danielle Clemmer, Resident Counselor
BA, State University of New York College at Purchase, MS, University of Rhode Island

Joseph Gaschen, Assistant Director, Operations
BFA, University of Missouri, MFA, Pratt Institute

Meagan Shankey, Resident Counselor
MS, The City College, City University of New York

Joshua Wilkin, Resident Counselor
BM, North Carolina School of the Arts, MEd, Widener University

Finance and Administration

Sherry Brabham, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration
BA, University of North Carolina, MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

Joseph J. Arcoleo, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance
BS, Cook College, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, MS, New Jersey Institute of Technology, CHMM, CIH, CMIOSH, CSP

Mark Blaifeder, Assistant Vice President for Finance
BA, Queens College, City University of New York, MILR, Cornell University

Rebecca Fraley-Corrado, Assistant Vice President for Administration
BS, St. John's University, MPA, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Carl Harrell, Bursar
BA, Virginia Wesleyan College

George Jefremow, Executive Director, Facilities
BS, New Jersey Institute of Technology, PE

John Johnston, Controller/Assistant Treasurer
BS, United States Naval Academy, MBA, George Washington University

Angela Palumbo, Director, Payroll
CEP, BS, College of Saint Elizabeth

Nancy Su, Director, Budget
BA, Harvard-Radcliffe College, MPPM, Yale University

General Counsel

Stephen P. Tuttle, General Counsel and Secretary of the College
BA, Franklin and Marshall College, JD, Syracuse University

Lisa Okubo, Associate General Counsel
BA, Barnard College, JD, Fordham University

Human Resources

Fred DeJohn, Acting Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
BA, New York University, JD, New York School

Karen Yuen, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations
BA, Pace University, MA, The New School

Directors and Coordinators

Michele Davis, Director, Compensation and Benefits
BA, Temple University

Eric Odin, Director, Human Resources Services
BA, Northwestern University, MA, George Mason University, JD, George Washington University

Karen Primack, Director, Employee and Labor Relations
BFA, Hofstra University, JD, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Information Technology

Gregg Chottiner, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
BSEE, Capitol College, MSIT, University of Maryland University College, Certificate, General Services Administration CIO University

Van Buren Winston, Jr., Assistant Vice President for Software Services and Information Access
BS, Stevens Institute of Technology, Certificate, Management Program for Executives, University of Pittsburgh

The Museum At Fit

Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at FIT
BA, Dartmouth College, MA, PhD, Yale University

Patricia Mears, Deputy Director, The Museum at FIT
BA, MBA, The George Washington University, MA, Fashion Institute of Technology

Emeriti Associates

Alan Fishman, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts 1968-1991
BFA

Eleanor L. Fried, Professor Emeritus of Illustration 1947-1973
BA

Barry S. Ginsburg, Professor Emeritus of Science and Mathematics 1956-1992
BA, MA, EdD

Newton Godnick, Professor Emeritus of Fashion Buying and Merchandising 1963-1992
BS, MS

Hilde W. Jaffe, Professor Emeritus of Fashion Design 1959-1992
AAS, BA

Richard J. Meagher, Dean Emeritus for Continuing Education 1965-1994
BA, MA, EdD

Vittorina Rolfo, Professor Emeritus of Apparel Design 1945-1970
BS

Rosalind Snyder, Founder Dean Emeritus 1944-1963
BS, MA

Arthur A. Winters, Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Marketing Communications, 1959-1992
BA, MBA, EdD­­