TUW Colloquium

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 AM-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)

 

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 AM-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)

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@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@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@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@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
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