Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university founded in 1942. Fairleigh Dickinson University is the first American university to own and operate an international campus and currently offers more than 100 individual degree programs to its students. The school has four campuses, two in New Jersey , and one each in Canada and in the United Kingdom.Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey's largest private institution of higher education with 12,000+ students. The university has two campuses in New Jersey: the Florham Campus in Madison and Florham Park, which is on the former estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly, and the Metropolitan Campus, close to New York City and spanning the Hackensack River in Teaneck and Hackensack.It also has two international campuses. Wroxton College is in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. FDU-Vancouver, in Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia opened in 2007. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 15, 2017
TINTON FALLS, N.J., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two River Bancorp (Nasdaq:TRCB) (the "Company"), the parent company of Two River Community Bank ("the Bank"), has announced the appointment of Mr. William H. Winans to Senior Vice President and Managing Director. In this newly created position, Mr. Winans will be responsible for commercial lending and business development in northern New Jersey. The Company currently operates four branches and one loan production office in Union and Middlesex Counties and has expanded its presence in this region over the past five years. Management Commentary “As we continue to develop new relationships with our neighboring businesses in Middlesex County, Union County and the surrounding region, we welcome Bill’s expertise and longstanding connections to both establish a greater presence and complement our focus on outstanding service for our existing clientele,” stated Two River Community Bank President and Chief Executive Officer William D. Moss. “Bill has a long history of helping commercial clients in this region achieve their financial goals, and we look forward to empowering him and his team to continue to grow market share.” Managing Director of Northern Region Mr. Winans joins Two River Community Bank with more than 40 years of experience in commercial lending. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Team Leader at Provident Bank. Mr. Winans has spent the majority of his career in community banking within the northern New Jersey region, having also served in leadership roles as Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender at Haven Savings Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer at Pascack Community Bank (now Lakeland Bank), and President and Chief Executive Officer at Mariner’s Bank. “I am excited to align my community roots in northern New Jersey with Two River Community Bank’s financial solutions and focus on extraordinary customer care,” said Mr. Winans. “The Bank has an impressive reputation as a leader in commercial lending, and I look forward to extending the tradition by helping our clients grow and succeed.” Mr. Winans holds his MBA with an emphasis on economics and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He will be based in the Company’s Westfield branch and can be reached at 908.264.5319 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Company Two River Bancorp is the holding company for Two River Community Bank, which is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Two River Community Bank operates 15 branches and 2 Loan Production Offices throughout Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, and Ocean Counties, New Jersey. More information about Two River Community Bank and Two River Bancorp is available at www.tworiverbank.com.
News Article | February 16, 2017
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, February 16, 2017-- Kathleen McNulty has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.As a practicing psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, success coach and business consultant in private practice, Dr. McNulty had dedicated her career to helping others. She came to prominence in the early 1980s as a mental health aide for Belleville Mental Health Clinic in New Jersey. Demonstrating her reliability, compassionate attitude and professionalism in all areas of her work, she achieved prominent roles including Clinician and Supervisor for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, clinician and psychotherapist for the Family Guidance Center in Bergen County, and psychotherapist for Cliffwood Mental Health Center. In addition, she was a consultant at Meadowlands Weight Control in Rutherford, NJ. Dr. McNulty currently holds a position on the medical staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, Supervisor of Integrated Health Care for the Underserved of Northern New Jersey, a collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Director and Lead Coordinator of employee assistance programs for large corporations. Dr. McNulty maintains a portion of her practice for assisting in spiritual development, developing success oriented mindsets and establishing life course corrections. Dr. McNulty served as adjunct faculty at Smith College in Massachusetts and Ramapo College of New Jersey.Dr. McNulty is a licensed practicing psychologist, licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also a certified EMT and volunteers as such for her local chapter. She prepared for her career by achieving a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in 1980. To propel her career forward, she continued in her education, achieving a Master of Social Work from Smith College in 1984. She continued her education earning her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2009. Today, she remains at the top of her field by affirming her dedication to assisting humanity to heal from the inside out, developing mindfulness and awareness of the importance we have to each other. Humanity is interconnected, woven together. Dr. McNulty continues to dedicate her life's work to understanding human nature as it connects to our spiritual, physical, neurological and psychological selves. Through the avenue and lens of psychology, Dr. McNulty visualizes the best we all are capable of being. Her stance is one of positive psychology. Dr. McNulty has many affiliations. Some of these are: the American Orthopsychiatry Association, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers and the New Jersey Psychological Association. In recognition of her professional excellence in her career, she was selected for inclusion into Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women. Looking to the future, Dr. McNulty intends to continue her work in private practice, teaching, mentoring the new doctoral students and actively working in the corporate world to improve business relations and employee work satisfaction.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | December 15, 2016
PIERMONT, NY, December 15, 2016-- Martin Berkon has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Renowned as an artist and painter, Mr. Berkon began his professional journey by studying at the Pratt Institute and proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College in 1954, and a Master of Arts from New York University in 1959. Mr. Berkon has since participated in innumerable group exhibitions and one-man shows, growing and building his name with each one. He came to develop a personal abstract concept in oil, acrylics and watercolor. He has had solo shows at the Smolin Gallery, 20th Century West Gallery, The Soho Center for Visual Artists, and Genesis Galleries, all in New York City, the Blue Hill Cultural Center in Pearl River, New York, and the Schering-Plough Corporation Gallery in Madison, NJ. His work has been included in major group shows at the Brooklyn Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT, and the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida. Notably, Berkon was commissioned to create paintings for NASA in 1984 and 1987, which were then displayed in the NASA Gallery of Art at the Kennedy Space Center and exhibited in many museums throughout the country. Additionally, Berkon's work has been acquired by The Aldrich Museum, the Vero Beach Museum and is in the corporate collections of Texaco, Pepsico and Pfizer.After amassing years of practical experience, Mr. Berkon desired to share his knowledge with others. From the mid 60's to the early 90's, he taught and lectured in a variety of colleges including Fairleigh Dickinson University, The City College of New York and Middlebury College. As a testament to his success, Mr. Berkon was featured in every edition of Who's Who in America published between 1995 and 2016, as well as numerous volumes each of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in American Art. Looking forward, he aims to continue to grow, refine and develop his personal form of abstraction in watercolor and oil. Contact: 1-845-359-4719, email@example.com As a testament to his success, Mr. Berkon was featured in every edition of Who's Who in America published between 1995 and 2016, as well as numerous volumes each of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in American Art. Looking forward, he aims to continue to grow, refine and develop his personal form of abstraction in watercolor and oil.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Asia. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | February 23, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TOMI) (OTCQX:TOMZ), a global bacteria decontamination and infection prevention company, and its board of directors announced the formation and approval of TOMI’s scientific advisory board. “We are honored William, Miguel and Helene – experts in intellectual property law, biosafety and infection prevention, respectively – have agreed to join our scientific advisory board,” stated Dr. Halden Shane, TOMI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe their support validates TOMI’s groundbreaking SteraMist™, and their guidance will help TOMI in "Innovating for a Safer World.” The team is charged with constructively challenging management to help develop strategy; ensuring the necessary resources are in place to enable us to achieve objectives in scientific research and development; and monitoring technological and regulatory trends that could impact our business as well as our performance against our goals. We believe their insight will be invaluable.” William M. Brown, PhD, MBA, JD William M. Brown, PhD, MBA, JD is a consultant and advisor to a series of biotech and life sciences companies. Dr. Brown is a seasoned attorney in intellectual property with deep experience in healthcare-related matters. He is licensed to practice law in several states and is a registered patent attorney. His consulting experience includes intellectual property portfolio management, clinical trial contracts, and patent/business development matters. He holds a PhD from the University of Southampton, England, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a JD from New York Law School. Dr. Brown conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard, Johnson & Johnson, NIH, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Miguel A. Grimaldo, MEng Miguel A. Grimaldo, MEng is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Pathology, Director of Institutional Biocontainment Resources at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and the Director of the Biocontainment Engineering Division for the Galveston National Laboratory. His responsibilities include the review of all design, construction, commissioning and operation of High and Maximum containment laboratories as well as to ensure regulatory compliance and to conduct ongoing evaluation and recertification on all critical containment features, equipment and operations for Biosafety Level 3 (BSL‐3), Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL3) and Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) laboratory facilities at UTMB. He is also a member of the UTMB Institutional Biosafety Committee. He has served as Committee Member for development of the ANSI Z9.14‐2014 Standard ‐ Testing and Performance‐Verification Methodologies for Ventilation Systems for Biosafety Level 3 (BSL‐3) and Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL‐3) facilities as well as for the 2016 Edition of the National Institute of Health (NIH) ‐ Design Requirements Manual (DRM) for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities. Miguel routinely serves as Biocontainment Advisor for containment laboratories nationally and internationally on design, construction and operations and also routinely contributes to a technical column in the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) journal, Applied Biosafety entitled, “Containment Talk”. Mr. Grimaldo obtained his Masters of Engineering from the University of Louisville and Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. Dr. Helene Paxton, MS, MT(ASCP), PhD, CIC Dr. Helene Paxton, MS, MT(ASCP), PhD, CIC, is an Infection Preventionist, owner of Bio Guidance, LLC, adjunct biology professor at Rowan University and Director of Infection Prevention at Saint Francis Healthcare. She is Infection Control Certified (CIC), board certified as an International Medical Laboratory Scientist and holds a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Paxton has 40 plus years’ experience in medical devices and infectious disease consulting. Dr. Paxton obtained her PhD from Kennedy Western University and her MS from Bowling Green State University. Scientific Advisory Board Provisions and criteria have been set in the company's bylaws and scientific advisory board charter. TOMI’s scientific advisory board will always observe in the letter and spirit the duties, rights and role as a member of the company's board as stipulated in the relevant listing standards. About TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX:TOMZ) is a global bacteria decontamination and infectious disease control company, providing eco-friendly environmental solutions for indoor surface disinfection through manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier platform of Hydrogen Peroxide based product that uses Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) , a state of the art technology for the production of its Activated Ionized Hydrogen Peroxide mist represented by the TOMI™ SteraMist™ brand. TOMI’s products are designed to service a broad spectrum of commercial structures including hospitals and medical facilities, cruise ships, office buildings, hotel and motel rooms, schools, restaurants, for non-food safety in meat and produce processing facilities, military barracks, and athletic facilities. TOMI’s products and services have also been used in single-family homes and multi-unit residences. TOMI also develops training programs and application protocols for its clients and is a member in good standing with The American Biological Safety Association, The American Association of Tissue Banks, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, The Restoration Industry Association, Indoor Air Quality Association, and The International Ozone Association. For additional product information, visit www.tomimist.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Certain written and oral statements made by us may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”). Forward-looking statements are identified by such words and phrases as “we expect,” “expected to,” “estimates,” “estimated,” “current outlook,” “we look forward to,” “would equate to,” “projects,” “projections,” “projected to be,” “anticipates,” “anticipated,” “we believe,” “could be,” and other similar phrases. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future, including statements relating to revenue growth, earnings, earnings-per-share growth, or similar projections, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. They are forward-looking, and they should be evaluated in light of important risk factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our anticipated results. The information provided in this document is based upon the facts and circumstances known at this time. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
News Article | March 24, 2016
If you've ever used email, you've undoubtedly read your fair share of boilerplate "out of office" auto-reply messages. An "out of office" reply is a convenient and courteous way to let someone know you won't be able to get back to them. But these messages are usually pretty generic. Maybe we can do better, and use our "out of office" message to accomplish a little bit more. I was talking to a friend the other day, and, knowing that I’ve been an advocate for work-family policies for men and that I "wrote the book on paternity leave," she excitedly told me of an "out of office" message she had received. The message read: This message put a big smile on my face. For a long time, I've advocated that we working dads need to be more vocal and visible in addressing work and family concerns. This way, we make it more comfortable for men, their coworkers, employers, spouses, and society in general to discuss dads' work-family challenges. This out of office reply is a fantastic example of a small, smart way to do so. Everyone who sends this dad an email during his paternity leave receives a reminder that paternity leave is important and that it should not be hidden from view, even by an accomplished professional. Another friend of mine has stated that every dad who takes paternity leave should post their leave on Facebook for all their friends and family to see. He's right. This is another great way to normalize the notion that having a great career and being a great dad are not mutually exclusive. I have lauded Mark Zuckerberg, Toms founder Blake Mycoskie, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and baseball player Daniel Murphy—as well as other CEOs and public figures—for publicly taking paternity leave and/or addressing work-family concerns. They, of course, generate media attention and public discourse. However, it is equally (if not more) important that we send signals to our employers, friends, families, and spheres of influence. The fact that you care about both your career and your role as a father, and that you are willing to assert that success in both is the key to a full life, will change hearts and minds. It will chip away at the "wall of silence" and increase the recognition that involved fatherhood is normal and commonplace. So, the next time you compose an "out of office" message, see if you can use it to also make an important point. Even if it is not paternity leave, perhaps being up front about family vacations can also send a positive signal. If we are creative about it, there are dozens of ways we can make our voices heard. After all, it is up to us to be the change we wish to see. Scott Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. Follow him on Twitter @ScottBehson.
News Article | November 10, 2016
Before voting began on Election Day, nearly every major poll was predicting a Hillary Clinton win by 2-4 percentage points. When the smoke cleared Wednesday morning, Donald Trump had won. In the wake of Trump’s surprise win, arguably the biggest fascination has been the failure of the polls. Politico asked, “How did everyone get it so wrong?” Fusion asked how it went “so, so, so wrong?” Harvard Business Review wrote that pollsters were “completely and utterly wrong.” Yes, the polling was wrong—but the reasons why are numerous, and nuanced, and will take a long time to fully parse and understand. In addition, it wasn’t just the polls that went wrong, but also the media’s interpretation of the polls. One of the biggest theories as to what the polls missed was the idea of “shy Trump voters” who didn’t want to say when polled that they were planning to vote for Trump, but always knew. White women, in particular, proved to be a surprise: 53% of them voted for Trump overall, led by those without a college degree, who went for Trump by a 2-1 margin. White women with a college degree went for Clinton, but only barely, by six percentage points. “There’s your shy Trump vote,” tweeted Kristen Soltis Anderson, a pollster at Echelon Insights. Anderson later added that a bigger problem than secret Trump voters was “a phony mirage of a Clinton vote.” Trump got fewer votes than McCain did in 2008 and Romney did in 2012 and won anyway, because too many Democrats didn’t vote. Indeed, polling also fails to account for turnout, which was the lowest overall it has been since 2000. (Latino turnout was up from 2012 and skewed toward Clinton, but not by enough to beat Trump.) All non-white ethnic groups went for Clinton, as did millennials—but not enough of them voted. As Harvard Business Review points out, “People tend to say they’re going to vote even when they won’t… the failure of a complex likely voter model is why Gallup got out of the election forecasting business.” As much as big data (and the technology to sift through it) has advanced, our methods of gathering data are still dated. Most of the national polls are still done by landline telephone. And that has been a problem for over a decade now. In 2003, Gallup wrote a post about the falling response rates in polls. If you start with a target sample size of 1,000 households, Gallup wrote, at least 200 households fall out because they are businesses or non-working numbers. Of the 800 left, another 200 “may be unreachable in the time frame allocated by the researcher… household members at these numbers may use caller ID or other screening devices and refuse to answer.” Now you’re down to 600, of which 200 more people may pick up the phone but refuse to participate in the poll. Suddenly, the sample size has shrunk from 1,000 to a mere 400 households. Declining to pick up the phone, or declining to participate in the poll, may have been a particular problem with this election polling. The shrinking sample size is a significant problem. As pollster Anderson tweeted, the “only way you can bring down margin of error is to raise sample size.” That’s not easily done. In an interview with Bloomberg, Iowa pollster J. Ann Selzer pointed to “the continuing barrier of the lack of landlines, the erosion of landlines” as a particular problem this cycle. Bloomberg wrote it in October: “Your mobile phone is killing the polling industry.” And Matthew Nisbet at The Breakthrough noted back in 2012, “Other under-reported sources of error also factor into a poll’s accuracy, including the greater reliance on cell phones.” Online polling is a newer method, but has its own problems. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said back in August, after a Trump dip in the polls, that the candidate “performs consistently better in online polling where a human being is not talking to another human being about what he or she may do in the elections.” The Washington Post pointed out that this wasn’t the case overall—on average, Trump wasn’t doing better in online polls than in telephone polls. However, a Morning Consult post from Nov. 3 (with nearly the now-suspect headline, “Yes, there are shy Trump voters. No, they won’t swing the election”) pointed out that Trump was doing 1% better in online polls than phone polls, a difference small enough to be dismissed. But here was the key line in the Morning Consult post: “Trump’s edge over Clinton online instead of in phone polling is especially pronounced among people with a college degree or people who make more than $50,000… more-educated voters were notably less likely to say they were supporting Trump during a phone poll than in an online survey.” That was the exact slice of voters that went for Trump more than anyone expected. So it isn’t black-and-white whether phone or online polls are better, and it isn’t clear that phone polls should die; but it is clear that methods of polling need to evolve and improve, and that the best route to get as many data sets as possible is a combination of different methods. 3. The bigger failure was interpretation of the polls After an initial immediate backlash to the polls, a newer narrative is already emerging: the polls didn’t fail as terribly as everyone is saying they did. Many are pointing out that Clinton looks likely to win the popular vote (although barely, and by a smaller margin than Gore won it in 2000). If Clinton does win the popular vote by around one percentage point, then polls that showed Clinton winning by two or three points were only one or two points inflated. Moreover, polls come with a margin of error that in many cases did cover the eventual difference. Now that dust has settled, I'm going back and comparing poll avgs to final results. In most places they were "off" within margin of error… The problem is that in a 140-character media landscape, margin of error is often left out, or squeezed into posts and articles as an asterisk. The election polls were actually off by less than Brexit polls were off. And Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight pointed out on Thursday morning that this year’s polls were in fact more accurate than in 2012. That year, polls generally predicted a slim Obama win margin of 1 percentage point, and he won by 4 points. This time, the polls gave Clinton a margin of 3-4 points, and she looks likely to win the popular vote by 1 or 2. National polls will wind up being **more accurate** than they were in 2012: 2012: Obama up 1, won by 4 2014: Clinton up 3-4, will win by 1-2 Of course, that defense won’t exactly quell outrage over the polling (just look at the replies to Silver’s tweet), because the polls in 2012 didn’t call the wrong winner. There’s a big difference between Obama winning by a larger margin than polls said he’d win by, and Trump winning when polls said Clinton would win. And to be sure, a fair retort to Silver and others claiming that the polls weren’t that wrong is that the result here was binary: polls could either predict the right winner or the wrong winner. Almost all of them predicted the wrong winner. Polls are estimates. They are a projection of what appears likely to happen, within a margin of error. But we take them too literally. As Fairleigh Dickinson University professor Peter Woolley told Bloomberg, “We tend to over-report the accuracy of the poll, and tend to forget very quickly that it’s an estimate within a range.” The biggest problem with the polls this time around, then, wasn’t actually the polls, but our interpretation of them. Because the vast majority of the polls (all of them but two, from USC/LA Times and IBD/TIPP) had Clinton winning, the media and the public counted on a Clinton win, ignoring the fact that most polls had her winning only slightly, and many had a margin of error that allowed for the opposite result. The volume and noise drowned out nuance. In a September article in The Atlantic (appropriately headlined, “Taking Trump seriously”), Salena Zito wrote of Trump, “The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” The media spent time picking over everything Trump said as though he were serious, when he often wasn’t, and didn’t take him seriously as a legitimate threat to Clinton; his voters didn’t worry too much about each individual shocking sound bite, but took him seriously as a candidate. In a column published after Trump’s victory, Maureen Dowd of The New York Times pointed to Zito’s line as a “prescient” one, and it truly was—it describes not just the result of the election, but the problem with how the media embraced the polls. Pundits – and the public – took the polls literally. Many are now asking whether polls are even useful if they can be so wrong. Does the Trump surprise win kill the polling industry? Hardly. Polling isn’t going anywhere, but the methods need to improve, and we must temper our embrace of the predictions they yield. They are only that: predictions. Daniel Roberts is a writer at Yahoo Finance, covering sports business and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @readDanwrite. Trump ‘trounced’ Clinton in his use of Facebook video Facebook and Twitter played very different roles in the 2016 election What it was like to listen to Trump and Clinton debate on the radio
Kaspereen D.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
International Journal of Stress Management | Year: 2012
The present study examined how relaxation therapy (RT) can be effective in helping high school teachers and staff members reduce stress. Specifically, I examined the effectiveness of RT on overall perceived stress, perceived work stress, and life satisfaction. This quantitative, experimental study randomly assigned 54 teachers and staff members from a selected high school to an intervention relaxation group and a control group. RT was conducted once a week for 30-45 min per session for 4 consecutive weeks for the intervention group, and both groups were evaluated before and after the intervention. A mixed analysis of variance demonstrated that the intervention was effective. Overall stress and perceived work stress decreased and life satisfaction scores increased for the intervention group. No changes occurred on these three measures in the control group. Relaxation training programs could be one method to improve employee satisfaction. © 2012 American Psychological Association.
McGrath R.E.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2010
The proposal that psychologists should pursue prescriptive authority was first put forth 25 years ago, and it has been an official goal of the American Psychological Association for 15 years. Since then some form of prescriptive authority has been approved by three states, the Territory of Guam, and three branches of the military. Psychologists are also eligible to prescribe in the Public Health Service and the Indian Health Service. The movement has generated strong opinions both in favor and in opposition. supporters focus particularly on increasing access to appropriate care and changing the role of psychologists within the healthcare system, while opponents raise concerns about how prescriptive authority will change professional psychology and whether psychologists will prescribe safely. This review provides a summary of milestones in the movement to date, as well as the arguments that have been raised for and against prescriptive authority. Copyright © 2010 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.
Nisa R.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
Environment and Planning A | Year: 2015
In this paper I explore the complex economies of violence that circulate through the US military's enactments of battlefield capture and military detainment. I highlight the ways in which these practices relate to the humanitarian objective of carrying out warfare both for and with humanity. I first outline the emergence of an explicitly protective custody within the landscape of war, describing the broad historical contours of war prisoner treatment. I then detail the ways in which humanitarian law's call to care for detained enemy bodies has itself become linked with highly specific forms of political and bodily violence. Next, I argue that this copractice of care and violence in the camps is underpinned by a relational understanding of humanitarianism. Finally, I turn my attention to the ways in which the battlefield encounter has become an increasingly technical enterprise, one in which questions surrounding the ethical treatment of prisoners are subsumed into an evolving assemblage of spaces, means of data collection, and discursive performances that reframe the limits of military violence and generate new vulnerabilities. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: PROGRAM EVALUATION | Award Amount: 45.36K | Year: 2015
The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: (1) exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; (2) building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and (3) growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field.
This project will have critical significance for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educators by increasing writing and collaboration skills in students, areas of importance to economics, science, and national security. This study focuses on teacher and peer interactions and writing quality and improvement in the context of undergraduate STEM courses. Specifically, the project will map the development of three competency domains (cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal) by researching the effects of teacher and peer response on writing improvement and knowledge adaptation in STEM courses. The project utilizes a web-based assessment tool called My Reviewers (MyR). The tool will be piloted by STEM faculty in college-level Introductory Biology or Chemistry on the campuses of University of South Florida (USF), North Carolina State University (NCSU), Dartmouth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Research domains include both academic performance and inter/intra-personal competencies. Project deliverables will provide new tools and procedures to assist in the assessment of students knowledge, skills, and attitudes for project and program evaluation.
Approximately 10,000 students enrolled in STEM courses at USF, NCSU, Dartmouth, MIT, and UPenn will upload their course-based writing to My Reviewers, an assessment tool, and use the tool to conduct peer reviews and team projects. This information is supplemented by surveys of demographics and dispositions along with click patterns within the toolset. Researchers will subsequently analyze this wealth of data using predictive modeling of student writing ability and improvement, including text-based methods to identify useful features of comments, papers, peer reviews, student evaluations of other peers? reviews, and instructor and student meta-reflections. Outcome goals are to (1) demonstrate ways the assessment community can use real-time assessment tools to create valid measures of writing development; (2) provide quantitative evidence regarding the likely effects of particular commenting and scoring patterns on cohorts of students; (3) offer a domain map to help STEM educators better understand student success in the STEM curriculum; and (4) inform STEM faculty regarding the efficacy of peer review.