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Jillian M. Mcdonald, MFA Associate Professor of Fine ArtsJillian Mcdonald's work in performance art, new media, and video is exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals worldwide. Her research focuses on popular film genres and their effects on audiences, including fans. Celebrity worship and horror films are her most beloved subjects. Most recently her large scale sold-out performance, Undead in the Night, included more than 100 actors in the darkened forest of Malmö, Sweden, where small audiences experienced a living horror film along a 3 km path. In 2008, Zombies in Condoland, a commissioned performance for Nuit Blanche Toronto, featured hundreds of passersby turned into zombies and cast in scenes from a horror film. Mcdonald's work is reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail (Canada), People (Sweden), The Toronto Star, and The Village Voice, among others.Dyson College of Arts and SciencesRostyslaw Robak, PhD Professor of Psychology, Department Chair"When you study psychology at Pace, you gain useful knowledge that can be applied in whatever career path you choose," says Rostyslaw Robak, who teaches courses on Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Psychology of Death and Dying, and Theories and Techniques of Counseling. "Psychologists have made huge strides in recent years in precisely those areas that everyone needs to understand in order to function better in life. We now know a great deal about what really motivates people and how it is much more helpful to focus on the 'positive' than on what's pathological." Robak has done extensive research on group counseling processes, self-definition, and money and satisfaction. His approach to teaching is simple: Treat students with respect. It's the same approach he's found effective in counseling. Andr´es Villagr´a, PhD Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Andr´es Villagr´a believes that in today's society the classroom extends far beyond bricks and mortar and that technology can be a powerful cultural bridge. He is a pioneer when it comes to using technology in the classroom. It all started with his own blog, in Spanish, which students eagerly followed. Villagr´a soon introduced blogs into his students' coursework, which they used to connect with other students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in the international community. To create an even more collaborative online experience, he created the Pace University Spanish Lounge using wiki technology. "The students' work has an immediate relevance outside the classroom. They have a sense of authorship and responsibility," explains Villagr´a. "They don't write for the professor anymore; they write for a real audience." In 2010, Villagr´a was awarded the first Dyson College Faculty Instructional Technology Award. He teaches Spanish Conversation, Translation, and Composition; Spanish for Business courses; and courses in Spanish and Latin American Culture, Literature, and Cinema. Nancy Krucher, PhDAssociate Professor of Biology and Health SciencesWhen Nancy Krucher received her PhD in Biochemistry from Clarkson University in 1995, her mother had just been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She decided to go into breast cancer research at the University of Rochester Cancer Center and New York Medical College before joining the faculty at Pace in 1999. During the past several years, she and her students have developed a novel way to induce cancer cells to commit suicide. "My research projects with Pace students have been among my proudest moments . it's so great to see the students get excited about the work . and provide them with the opportunity to learn about what it's like to be a scientist." Her research has been supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the past six years.40Featured FacultyFeatured FACULTY

Lienhard School of NursingAndrea Sonenberg, DNSAssistant ProfessorWith a doctorate in nursing from Columbia University and master's from Georgetown University, Andrea Sonenberg brings her expertise in nurse-midwifery and women's health to Lienhard where she teaches a number of courses, including the Essentials of Professional Nursing; Fundamentals of Nursing Practice; Professional and Therapeutic Communication; Women's Health, Maternal, and Newborn Nursing; and a Prenatal Care Module. She also conducts research in the areas of health policy related to the regulation of advanced-nursing practice and global regulation and use of advanced-practice nurses for the expansion of access to care to vulnerable populations.Brian Evans, EdD Assistant Professor of MathematicsReceiving his doctorate in mathematics education from Temple University in 2005, Brian Evans believes "teachers must foster a positive learning environment for all students with various experiences regardless of cultural, physical, or ethnic background." The key to this is to remain flexible in their teaching skills and adapt to different learning styles. Evans has travelled extensively through six continents and to all 50 states, giving him a greater appreciation of cultural differences.Carol D. Epstein, PhD Associate ProfessorCarol Epstein joined the Lienhard School of Nursing faculty in 2006, where she specializes in critical care nursing. At a time when the elderly are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Epstein focuses on the crucial issue of providing them with the best possible care-conducting research on timely topics such as supporting older adults in intensive care, weaning them from mechanical ventilation, and helping them transition after intensive care experiences. A Fellow of the American College of Critical Care, Epstein has published numerous articles in the area and helps Lienhard students prepare for careers in the field.Roberta Wiener, EdD Assistant Professor of EducationRoberta Wiener strives to foster an environment with responsiveness to diversity and a mutual commitment to building essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes for students to use both inside and outside the classroom. A recipient of the Federal Education Training Grant, Wiener is the coordinator of special education for the School of Education. She has been an external evaluator for a SUNY charter school, and spent six years as a writer for the federal and state No Child Left Behind and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. "I believe teaching and learning are interactive and inseparable," she says, "and that a committed and responsible teacher knows what students need to learn, understand, and apply in their chosen career and, indeed, in their lives." School of EducationFeatured FacultyChristine D. Clayton, EdD 41Assistant Professor of Education"My passion revolves around figuring out dynamic ways for educators to learn so they can sustain themselves in creating vibrant spaces for learning with their students," says Christine Clayton. "I am interested in promoting a vision of teachers as curriculum makers who can creatively negotiate the high-stakes curricular contexts we live in so they can build a life in teaching that is meaningful." And her work at Pace reflects that passion. Clayton and other faculty just received a grant to partner with four high schools in the New York City and Westchester areas to promote collaborative inquiry groups as a vehicle for teacher learning. In addition to her work in developing new teacher skills and curricular design, Clayton also focuses on social justice in teacher education. Elizabeth Berro, PNP, MS in Nursing Education, BSN Clinical InstructorAn expert in pediatric nursing, Elizabeth Berro has taught at Pace for more than 15 years, drawing upon her vast clinical experience to educate students in the areas of pathophysiology, pharmacology, pediatric nursing, and physical assessment. Berro began her nursing career in the pediatric intensive care unit at New York Hospital and has served as a hospital instructor for general pediatrics and pediatric intensive care, a pediatric advanced life support instructor, and a car-seat safety technician.WESTCHESTER