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
Sonne Bajwa, Student Trustee, 2017-18

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

Jennifer LoTurco, Deputy to the President
BS, State University of New York at Albany

Joanne Arbuckle, Deputy to the President for Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, BS, Empire State College, MA, New York University, 2002-03 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ronald A. Milon, Chief Diversity Officer
BS, State University of New York, College at Brockport, MA, University at Buffalo, MA, The New School, PhD, Capella University, Certificate, Academic Leadership Academy, Penn State

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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

Sidney Alfonso Grimes Jr., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
AA, BA, MSEd, Baruch College, City University of New York

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

Deirdre C. Sato, Dean for International Education
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BA, Cornell, MA, PhD, New York University

Helen Gaudette, Assistant Dean for International Education
BA, Boston College, MA, Hunter College, City University of New York, PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Tardis Johnson, Associate Dean, Student Support Services
BA, State University of New York at Albany, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Deborah Klesenski-Rispoli, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor, Photography
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, BS, State University of New York, Empire State College, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Academic Deans

School of Art and Design

Troy Richards, Dean, School of Art and Design
BFA, University of the Arts, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology

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

Jennifer Maden, Assistant Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
BS, Rutgers University School of Business, MA, West Chester University, MBA, Drexel University School of Business

School of Graduate Studies

Mary E. Davis, Dean, 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

Patrick Knisley, Dean, School of Liberal Arts
AB, Harvard College, MA, PhD, University of Colorado

Directors and Coordinators

NJ Bradeen, Professor-Librarian and Director, Gladys Marcus Library
BS, Kutztown University, MS, Drexel University

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

Lucia DeRespinis, Executive Director for Grants Administration
BA, Sarah Lawrence College, MS, The New School for Social Research

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

Brian Fallon, Associate Professor-Director, Writing Studio, 2016-17 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
BA, University of Kansas, MA, Colorado State University, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michael Ferraro, Executive Director, FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab
BFA, Syracuse University, MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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

Daniel Gerger, Executive Director, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies
BA, Montclair State University, MPA, New York University, Wagner School of Public Service

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

Madeleine Kaplan, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Business Management, and Resident Director, FIT Programs, Polimoda
BA, Duke University, MBA, University of Cincinnati

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

Yasemin Celik Levine, Coordinator, Presidential Scholars Program, Associate Professor, Social Sciences
BA, Franklin and Marshall College, MA, Boston University, PhD, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 2005-06 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Elaine Maldonado, 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, Precollege Programs
BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, 2015-16 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

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

Marjorie Silverman, Acting Chairperson for Internship Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, Boston University, MA, Columbia University

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

Devon Vidal, Assistant Professor, Director for Academic Advisement
BA, MS, State University of New York at Albany

Joan O. Volpe, Managing Coordinator, Center for Professional Studies and Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Business 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

Academic Advisement Center Non-Classroom Faculty

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

Benita Pratt, Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, State University of New York at Old Westbury, MPA, Metropolitan College of New York

Career and Internship Center Non-Classroom Faculty


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

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, State University of New York, MFA, State University of New York College at New Paltz

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

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

Amy Mato, Assistant Professor-Counselor
AAS, BS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

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

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

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

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

Melanie Rush, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, Rider University, MA, College of New Rochelle 

Linda Turner, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, MPS, Pratt Institute

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

Myrna Weiss, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Counselor 

Pam Zuckerman, Associate Professor-Counselor
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

Joseph Anderson, Adjunct Assistant Professor-Librarian
BA, Columbia College, MLIS, Dominican University

Amy Ballmer, Associate Professor and Head of Research and Instructional Services
BA, Eastern Michigan University, MA, Pratt Institute

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, 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

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

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 Rothenberg, 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

Karen Trivette, Associate 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

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

Writing Studio Non-Classroom Faculty

Sarah M.H. Blazer, Assistant Professor, Writing Studio
BA, South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina, MA, Long Island University, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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

Mary Oleniczak, Director of Event Productions and Facilities Licensing
BA, Michigan State University

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

Troy Williams, Acting Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Brand Management
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

Vacant, Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Dirrane Cove, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
BA, Connecticut College, MS, Columbia University

Victoria Guranowski, Director of Special Events
BA, Skidmore College

Kenneth Lam, Director for Alumni Relations
BA, EdM, State University of New York, University at Buffalo

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT SUCCESS

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

Terence Peavy, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
BA, York College, MEd, Fordham University

Shadia Sachedina, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
BA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, MS, Baruch College, City University of New York, EdD, New York University

Suzanne McGillicuddy, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Engagement
BA, University of Vermont, MS, University of Rhode Island

Directors and Coordinators

Rita Cammarata, 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

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

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

Chris Diggs, Director, Residential Life
BA, MEd, Lehigh University

Keith Heron, Director, Athletics and Recreation
AA, Nassau Community College, BA, Queens College, City University of New York, MSEd, CW Post

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

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, Associate Professor-Director, Disability Services
BA, North Central College, MA, City University of New York School of Professional Studies

Erika Rohrbach, Professor-Director International Student Services
BA, Ursinus College, MA, Columbia University

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

Non-Classroom Faculty

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

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

Susan Breton, Associate Professor-Counselor
BA, Bennington College, MA, Wesleyan University, PhD, Clark University

Mercedes Cepeda, Instructor-Admissions Counselor
BA, Binghamton, MSEd, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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

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

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, MSEd, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Percess H. Jonas-Atteloney, Assistant Professor, 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

Laura Kleinman, Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, Clark University, MSW, Simmons College

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

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

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 Engg, 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
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

Jen-Mai Wong, Assistant Professor-Counselor
BA, University of Alberta, PsyD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Residential Life

Jeffrey Manning, Associate Director, Residential Life
BA, Bucknell University, MS, Miami University

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

Angela Brown, Resident Counselor
BS, MS, University of Buffalo

Jocelin Engle, Resident Counselor
BS, MPS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 

Mark Fabbi, Resident Counselor
BA, Temple University, MS, Drexel University

Matthew Krein, Resident Counselor
BA, State University of New York at New Paltz, MA, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Tara Pieratti, Resident Counselor
BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology, MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

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

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

Natalie Polvere,  Acting Assistant Vice President for Administration
BS, Columbia University, MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York

Mario Cabrera, Director, Public Safety
BA, John Jay College

John Scully, Deputy Director, Public Safety
BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Paul Debiase, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
BS, State University at Stony Brook, MS, Long Island University/CW Post

William Hanauer, Acting Bursar
BS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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

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

June Ng, Director, Space Management and Planning
BA, State University of New York at Geneseo

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

Rina Grassotti, Associate General Counsel
BA, University of Massachusetts, JD, Seton Hall

Tejuana Roberts, Assistant General Counsel
BS, State University of New York at Binghamton, JD, Cornell Law School

Brittany Schoepp-Wong, Assistant General Counsel
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, JD, Columbia University School of Law

HUMAN RESOURCES

Brenda Smith, Interim Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
BS, Northern Arizona University, MA, Northeastern University, JD, New England School of Law

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

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

Tara Kaplan, Director, Human Resource Information Technology
BA, Hofstra University

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

Delica M. Reduque,  Acting Director, Employee and Labor Relations
BFA, Pratt Institute, MSEd, Baruch College, City University of New York, Certificate in Contract Administration Studies, Cornell University

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Greg Fittinghoff, Acting Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
BS, Iona College, MS, Iona College

Walter Kerner, Chief Information Security Officer
BA, Binghamton University, State University of New York, MBA, New York 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

Richard Hoar, Acting Executive Director of Media Services
BA, University of North Texas

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

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Shari Prussin, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
BS, The City College, City University of New York, MBA, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York

Harold Lederman, Internal Auditor
BS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, MBA, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, IT Auditing Certificate, New York University

Griselda Gonzalez, Director of Policy and Compliance
BS, State University of New York, Empire State College

Deliwe Kekana, Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator
 
Darrell E. Glenn, Assistant Dean, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

BA, Baylor University, PhD, University of Kentucky

Carolyn Comiskey, Executive Director for Assessment
​BA, Swarthmore College, PhD, University of Michigan

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 Emerita of Apparel Design 1945-1970
BS

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

Elaine Stone, Professor Emerita of Fashion Merchandising Management, 1977-2003
BA, MA

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