TUW Colloquium

Agenda 2019

 

10:00-10:10AM: Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Shelia Lewis—Provost TUW)
Moderator remarks (Dr. Aldwin Domingo–Director of School of Psychology, TUW)
10:10-10:40 AM Dr. Donald Buresh (School of Business, TUW)
Topic: A Comparison between the European and the American Approaches to Privacy.
10:45-10:50 AM Break
10:50-11:20 AM Dr. Jennifer Whitmon (Health and Human Services, School of Business TUW)
Topic: Surfaceome Analysis Protocol for the Identification of Novel Bordetella pertussis Antigens.
11:20-11:25 AM Break
11:25-11:55 AM Dr. Weston Crafton (Health and Human Services, TUW)
Topic: Exploration of the Construction and Operationalization of Gender roles within Millennial Relationships: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
11:55-12:00 PM Break
12:00-12:30 AM Dr. Darren Moore (Health and Human Services, TUW)
Topic: Male Bariatric Patients, Six Years Later: Where are they Now?
Closing Remarks: Dr. Shelia Lewis (Provost TUW) and Dr. Aldwin Domingo (Director of School of Psychology, TUW)

Agenda 2018

10:00- 10:10 AM: Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Shelia Lewis—Provost TUW)
Moderator remarks (Dr. Aldwin Domingo–Director of School of Psychology, TUW)
10:10-10:40 AM Dr. Betty Perez-Rivera (Adjunct faculty, Health Science, TUW)
Topic: A Mixed-Method Exploratory Study to Increase Health Literacy Using an Anti-Smoking Curriculum
10:45-10:55 AM Break
10:55-11:35 AM Dr. Charles Russo (Adjunct Faculty, Business, TUW)
Topic: Influence of Individual and Socio-cultural Characteristics on Ethical Decision-Making Among Students
11:35-11:45 AM Break
11:45-12:40 PM Dr. Andrew Jackson (PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology Alumni, TUW)
Topic: Mental models, systems thinking and decision-making perception among Project Managers
Closing Remarks: Dr. Shelia Lewis (Provost TUW) and Dr. Aldwin Domingo (Director of School of Psychology, TUW)

Agenda 2017

10:00- 10:10 AM: Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Shelia Lewis—Associate Provost for Quality Assurance Director, School of Business and Management)
Moderator remarks (Dr. Aldwin Domingo–Director of School of Psychology, TUW)
10:10-10:40 AM Dr. Dan Sharir (Adjunct faculty, Health Science and Psychology programs, TUW)
Topic: The link between Therapists’ Social Class attributions and Treating Clients of Low Socioeconomic Status
10:40-10:50 AM Break
10:50-11:20 AM Dr. Denise Mayo Moore (Director of the BSW program, TUW)
Topic: Words of Freedom: The Impact of an Intervention program upon the Literacy Rate of 3rd grade African American students
11:20-11:30 AM Break
11:30-12:00 PM Dr. Irina Eremia Bragin (Chair, English Dept., TCLA)
Topic: Essays That Feed the Soul: Inspiring students to write essays that entertain, engage and elevate
Closing Remarks: Dr. Aldwin Domingo (Director of School of Psychology, TUW)

 

Presenters

Dr. Dan Sharir (Adjunct faculty, Health Science and Psychology programs, TUW)

Dr-Dan-Sharir

  • Dr. Sharir is an experienced clinician and licensed in New York State as a Mental Health Counselor.
  • He earned his first doctoral degree in the field of International Health from Touro University International. He researched the quality of life of clients from different backgrounds in residential care who suffer from mental illness.
  • He also conducted a research project on the impact of childhood bullying on anxiety levels.
  • In 2017, Dr. Sharir completed his PhD at Walden University in Clinical psychology.
  • Contact: dan.sharir@www.tuw.edu

Dr. Denise Mayo (Director of the BSW program, TUW)

Dr.Mayo
  • She received her Ph.D from Psychology from Walden University
  • Her subject matter expertise is in the human and social services field.
  • She has given many professional presentations (ex. Poverty Awareness, Learning Styles, Suicide Prevention, mandated reporting and Cultural Competency)
  • In addition, Dr. Moore also has a consulting service MOORE FOR YOUR NEEDS created in 1995 provide support for nonprofit organizations.
  • Contact: denise.mayo@www.tuw.edu

Dr. Irina Eremia Bragin (Chair, English Dept., TCLA)

Dr-Irina-Bragin

  • Dr. Bragin received her Ph.D in English from UCLA and taught a variety of writing and literature courses for UCLA’s Writing Programs.
  • Dr. Bragin is also a memoir writer, essayist and playwright.
  • She has published her works in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Reader’s Digest, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Journal, The Forward and Inside Higher Education.
  • Contact: irina.bragin@gmail.com

Dr. Betty Perez-Rivera (Adjunct faculty, Health Science, TUW)

Dr-Betty-Perez

  • Dr. Perez-Rivera has many years of experience in the realms of diversified leadership and high level management, health administration, program development, and budget oversight.
  • She earned 2 Masters Degrees (Health & Behavior Studies and Allied Health Services Administration) and a doctoral degree (Health & Behavior Studies).
  • She currently serves as the Director of at Health Literacy/Patient and Family Education at the New York University Langone Medical Center.
  • She has extensively published on the impact of smoking on the pediatric population along with health literacy efforts towards the same population
  • Contact: betty.perezrivera@www.tuw.edu

Dr. Charles Russo (Adjunct faculty, Business, TUW)

Dr-Charles-Russo

  • Prior to entering into academia, Dr. Russo had a long career as part of the United States Intelligence Community and Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Analyst in the field of criminal and national security intelligence analysis, including homeland security, financial crimes, and terrorism.
  • He received his Masters Degree in Intelligence Studies (from the American Military University) and a Doctorate Degree in Public Safety Leadership (from Capella University)
  • He has presented various conferences on the topics related to national security issues, counterterrorism or financial fraud.
  • Contact: Charles.russo@www.tuw.edu

Dr. Andrew Jackson (TUW PsyD Alumni)

Dr-Andrew-Jackson

  • Dr. Jackson has served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
  • He previously earned a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University (with a focus on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences) and a Master in Health Sciences from Touro University Worldwide. Furthermore, he also recently finished his PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology form Touro University Worldwide.
  • His research interests are focused on the topic of decision making-process between stakeholders along with the field of social and behavioral epidemiology.
  • Contact: asazeev@gmail.com

Dr. Donald Buresh (Adjunct faculty, School of Business and Management, TUW)

  • Dr. Buresh has over 25 years of experience in information technology in small and Fortune 500 companies, including project management, software engineering, software quality assurance, and configuration management.
  • He has previously earned a Master of Arts in Economics from Boston College, a Master of Business Administration from University of Massachusetts Lowell, a Master of Professional Studies from Utica College, a Doctorate in Management of Engineering and Technology from Northcentral University and a Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in the field of Business and Management
  • Contact: donald.buresh@tuw.edu

Dr. Jennifer Whitmon (Adjunct faculty, The Edith Neumann School Health and Human Services and the School of Business and Management, TUW)

  • Dr. Whitmon has over 20 years’ experience in public health with the Federal government. The majority of her career was spent as a Microbiologist with respiratory pathogens in the areas of diagnostics and infectious diseases. She currently works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • She holds a Doctorate in Health Science with a concentration in global health from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s degree in Science Education from Clark Atlanta University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Alabama State University.
  • In addition, Dr. Whitmon is a certified health coach and specializes in reducing chronic diseases in middle aged-adults born in Southern states.
  • Contact: Jennifer.whitmon@tuw.edu

Dr. Weston Crafton (Adjunct faculty, The Edith Neumann School Health and Human Services, TUW)

  • Dr. Crafton has extensive experience in the field of counseling as a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist.
  • He previously earned both a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.
  • He is currently serves as the Director of The Refuge Center for Counseling located in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • His specialization in therapeutic methods include Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and EMDR.
  • Contact: Weston.crafton@tuw.edu

Dr. Darren Moore (Professor, The Edith Neumann School Health and Human Services, TUW)

Darren Moore

Darren Moore

  • Dr. Moore is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Touro University Worldwide and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Dr. Moore obtained his Ph.D. in Human Development: Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech, his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University, and his BA in African American Studies from University of Minnesota.
  • His areas of research, teaching, and clinical focus include obesity, weight loss, eating disorders, and related addictions, within individual, couple, and family relationships, with an emphasis on health disparities among men, African American families, and other unique and/or marginalized populations.
  • Contact: darren.moore@tuw.edu