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People Notes: May 2019


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Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of physics, published a book chapter in IntechOpen, entitled “Nuclear Fusion: Holy Grail of Energy.”

Daniel Alexander Jones, ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor and head of playwriting program, was awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in its ninety-fifth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the winning candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

Jennie Park-Taylor, Ph.D., GSE, associate professor of counseling psychology in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services (PES); Elizabeth Casey, GSE, director of field-based experience and accountability; and Marwa Saadawi, a 2013 graduate of GSE’s School Counseling Program, collaborated on an article, “Why Shedding Light On Sexting Is Crucial,” for the online magazine, Scoop Empire.

Joan Rawlins, ADM, administrator of operations, was honored for annually making Fordham one of the largest college/institutional donors in the Bronx, at a ceremony hosted by the New York Blood Center, held at the Bronx Zoo, and attended by the Bronx Borough President.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of communication and media studies, gave the the 10th Annual Bernard B. Gilligan Memorial Address for Fordham’s College at 60, entitled “Making the American Revolution Relevant Again: Reflections on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.”

He also gave a keynote address via YouTube for the first Congresso Ibero-Americano Sobre Ecologia Dos Meios, entitled “Media Ecology as an Approach to Understanding the Human Condition.”

He also received the Distinguished Research Fellow Award from the Eastern Communication Association at their annual meeting, April 11-14.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of psychology, hosted two forums at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in April. On April 24, he hosted Solitary Confinement in NYS Jails, with Sandra B. Haber, Ph.D., a leading psychologist and therapist, and Samuel Cabassa, a certified peer advocate trainer. On April 26, he hosted The Challenge of Wrongful Convictions, with Jeffrey Deskovic, executive director of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice.


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