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ADDICTIVE PERSONALITIES

Frederic Wynn, LPC, NCC
Associate Professor, Psychology
M.S., City College of New York
B.A., Midwestern College
973-328-5616 | fwynn@ccm.edu

The concept of genetic predisposition that has been influenced by the environment and the potential for choice
 
  

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Todd Collins
Associate Professor, Music
M.M., Rutgers University
B.M., Montclair State University
A.A., A.A.S., South Plains College
973-328-5409 | tcollins@ccm.edu  
 
 
 

CHRISTIAN HISTORY AND THEOLOGY

Dr. Craig W. Pilant
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., M.S.Ed., MBA, Fordham University
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago
973-328-5605 | cpilant@ccm.edu  

American religious history, especially the interface between social action and religious traditions
 
 

COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO EDUCATION

Dr. Kristin Nelson 
Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Harvard University
973-328-5617 | knelson@ccm.edu  

Practice grows the brain throughout life. Learn about the astonishing effects of a Growth Mindset on student performance.
 
 

COMIC ART

Dr. Matthew T. Jones
Assistant Professor, Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
Advisor, Student Film Association
Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., B.A., William Paterson University
973-328-5466 | mjones@ccm.edu 
 
Aesthetic, cognitive and structural analysis/critique of comic art as a medium of communication and cultural transmission
 
 

COMPUTER MODELING OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS

Dr. Jason Hudzik
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
A.S., County College of Morris
973-328-5222 | jhudzik@ccm.edu  
 
Chemistry without the glassware, gloves, goggles or laboratory coats  
 
 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLICING

John Hurd
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
M.A., Centenary College
B.A., Thomas Edison State College
973-328-5633 | jhurd@ccm.edu  

Anything related to criminal justice, including home security, scams and personal protection
 
William Solomons
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Capella University
M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
973-328-5648 | wsolomons@ccm.edu  

Ethics and law enforcement, decision making in law enforcement, police stress, police and culture, police/community relations and law enforcement training
 
 

CRITICAL CARE NURSING

Dr. Vivek Agnihotri, A.P.N., C.C.R.N.
Associate Professor, Nursing
DNP, William Paterson University
AAS, County College of Morris
973-328-5320 | vagnihotri@ccm.edu  

Laura Parker
, R.N., CNE, CCRN
Associate Professor, Nursing
MSN, Seton Hall University
BSN, The College of New Jersey
973-328-5349 | lparker@ccm.edu
What do you need to know to care for chronic illness and hospitalizations? Explore how to prepare for unexpected critical life events.
 
 

CULINARY ARTS AND HOSPITALITY

Mark Cosgrove, CHE
Associate Professor, Hospitality Management
Chair, Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts
MALS, Monmouth University
B.S., LaSalle College
A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America
973-328-5652 | mcosgrove@ccm.edu  

Learn from a Culinary Institute of America trained chef and a certified hospitality educator about a wide range of cuisines and/or gain insight into the worlds of hotels, travel and tourism.
 
 

CYBER SECURITY

Patricia Tamburelli
Assistant Professor, Information Technologies
M.S., Seton Hall University
B.A., B.S., Jersey City State College
973-328-5799 | ptamburelli@ccm.edu
 
 

DIVERSITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Dr. Maria Lee
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., California University Pennsylvania
973-328-5636 | mlee@ccm.edu
 
Diversity issues and civic engagement from a historical perspective, including the African American working-class and gender history
 
 
 
 

ECONOMICS

Dr. Stephen M.S. Kaifa 
Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.S., University of Oregon
B.A., Cuttington College
973-328-5663 | skaifa@ccm.edu
 
 

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

John Rutkowski, RRT, FACHE, FAARC
Assistant Chair, Department of Allied Health
Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy
Program Director, Respiratory Therapy
MPA, Seton Hall University
MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Jersey City State College
A.S., York College/St. Joseph Hospital
Licensed Respiratory Therapist
973-328-5423 | jrutkowski@ccm.edu
 
  

ETHICS

Dr. Kenneth Shouler
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of N.Y.
B.A., St. Bonaventure University
973-328-5422 | kshouler@ccm.edu
www.kenshouler.com

Hear from an experienced teacher who has published on the topics of normative ethical theory and applied ethics, especially business ethics, medical ethics and sports ethics.
 
 

EUROPEAN HISTORY

Dr. Craig W. Pilant
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., M.S.Ed., MBA, Fordham University
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago
973-328-5605 | cpilant@ccm.edu
 
Emphasis on the Middle Ages and Renaissance/Reformation periods, especially dealing with religious traditions and conflicts
 
 

EUROPEAN ART HISTORY

Dr. Craig W. Pilant
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., M.S.Ed., MBA, Fordham University
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago
973-328-5605 | cpilant@ccm.edu
 
Focus on Renaissance art from 1350 to 1500, as well as on western European art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
 
 

FANTASY AND MYTH

Dr. Philip Chase
Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., M.A., Drew University
B.A., The Evergreen State College
AAS, Pierce College
973-328-5461 | pchase@ccm.edu
 
Fantasy and myth alike take their readers on a transformative and cathartic journey into the strange, the terrible and the beautiful. Students of fantasy and myth can explore how they clothe the human experience in tales old and new, revealing the familiar in the unfamiliar.
 
 

FILM

Dr. Matthew T. Jones
Assistant Professor, Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
Advisor, Student Film Association
Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., B.A., William Paterson University
973-328-5466 | mjones@ccm.edu
 
Aesthetic, cognitive and structural analysis/critique of film as a medium of communication and cultural transmission specifically focused on the areas of film as an adaptive medium as well as the psychological engagement of the spectator. Genre specialties include horror and fantasy.
 
 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GEOPOLITICS, MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH ASIA

Armand Cucciniello III
Adjunct Professor, International Studies Program
M.A. Syracuse University
B.A. Boston University
973-328-5420 | acucciniello@ccm.edu
 
Interested in hearing from an expert in politics, foreign affairs, the Middle East, and South Asia? Armand Cucciniello III is a former diplomat and one of the longest-serving U.S. officials for the Iraq war, who helped oversee the trials that brought Saddam Hussein to justice. In Pakistan (2010-2015), he served as an adviser to the U.S. military before, during, and after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Cucciniello has written for Dow Jones Newswires, TIME, USA Today, The Daily Caller, The Economist, and appeared on many TV and radio programs including NPR and CNN.
 
 

FORENSICS

Anthony Di Stasio 
Special Projects, Biotechnology/Chemical Technology
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
M.S., Wagner College
B.A., Marist College
973-328-5339 | adistasio@ccm.edu
 
Introductory methods of chemistry, biology and physics used in a conventional Forensic Science Investigative Unit
 
 
 

 

GERIATRICS

Laura Parker, R.N., CNE, CCRN
Associate Professor, Nursing
MSN, Seton Hall University
BSN, The College of New Jersey
973-328-5349 | lparker@ccm.edu
 
How to care for an aging family member, what transitions happen in older adults, and what are the resources within my community?
 
 
 
 

HEDGE FUNDS, DERIVATIVES

Kelly Fitzpatrick 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.A. Columbia University
B. A., State University of New York – Geneseo
973-328-5765 | kfitzpatrick@ccm.edu
 
Gain insight from a Chartered Financial Analyst on foreign currency analysis and trading, futures trading, derivatives, developing financial models and value at risk calculations.
 
 
 

JOURNALISM

Dr. Kenneth Shouler
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of N.Y.
B.A., St. Bonaventure University
973-328-5422 | kshouler@ccm.edu
www.kenshouler.com
 
Hear from the leader of the Writing Institute at County College of Morris who assists faculty in publishing articles and books, written for Cigar Aficionado, Philosophy Now and ESPN.com, and is working on his 13th book, “Thinking About Death.”
 

John Soltes 
Instructor, Communication
M.S., Columbia University
B.A., Rutgers University
973-328-5469 | jsoltes@ccm.edu
 
Print journalism, digital/mobile journalism and today’s media landscape
 
 
 

LANDSCAPING

Brian Oleksak
Assistant Professor and Chair
Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department
M.S., The Ohio State University
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
973-328-5363 | boleksak@ccm.edu
 
The decisions that individuals make regarding plant selection and landscape design can have a great impact on the environment. Proper design can have a positive effect on water and soil resources, biodiversity, aesthetics and an overall healthy, functioning ecosystem.
 
 

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

James Hart
Chair, Languages and ESL
Assistant Professor, ESL/Spanish and Intercultural Communication
M.A., Montclair State University
B.A., American University
973-328-2486 | jhart@ccm.edu 
 
The exploration of the complex systems humans have created to communicate and give the world meaning
 
 

LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Dr. Marcia Picallo
Associate Professor, Languages/ESL
Faculty Advisor, Spanish Teacher Education Specialization
Ph.D., M.Ph., C.U.N.Y. Graduate School
M.A., B.A., Rutgers University
973-328-5418 | mpicallo@ccm.edu
 
Latin American literature, history and culture, and the history of Latinos and their cultural and literary legacy in the U.S.
 

LATINOS IN THE U.S.

Dr. Marcia Picallo
Associate Professor, Languages/ESL
Faculty Advisor, Spanish Teacher Education Specialization
Ph.D., M.Ph., C.U.N.Y Graduate School
M.A., B.A., Rutgers University
973-328-5418 | mpicallo@ccm.edu 
 
Latin American literature, history and culture, and the history of Latinos and their cultural and literary legacy in the U.S.
 
 
 

MEDIA THEORY

Dr. Matthew T. Jones
Assistant Professor, Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
Advisor, Student Film Association
Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., B.A., William Paterson University
973-328-5466 | mjones@ccm.edu
 
Application of the following perspectives to media form, style, and content: telepresence theories, cognitive media theories, media effects theories, rhetorical theories, classical and psychoanalytic film theories and media research methodologies
 
David Pallant 
Assistant Professor, Communication
M.A., New York Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
973-328-5448 | dpallant@ccm.edu  

Media effect theories: cultivation analysis, mean world syndrome and the influence of media on the consumer
 
 

MEDITATION

Frederic Wynn, LPC, NCC
Associate Professor, Psychology
M.S., City College of New York
B.A., Midwestern College
973-328-5616 | fwynn@ccm.edu
 
The art and application of an ancient healing process applicable to 21st century stressors
 
 

MICROBIOLOGY

Dr. Maria Isaza
Associate Professor, Biology
Chair, Biology and Chemistry
Ph. D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
B.S., College of Saint Elizabeth
A.S., County College of Morris
AAS, County College of Morris
973-328-5360 | misaza@ccm.edu
 
Are bacteria good friends or a necessary evil?
 
 

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Dr. Charles Selengut
Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Drew University
M.A., New School University
B.A., Brooklyn College
973-328-5608 | cselengu@ccm.edu
 
 
 

NEW ORLEANS, MUSIC AND CULTURE

Todd Collins
Associate Professor, Music
M.M., Rutgers University
B.M., Montclair State University
A.A., AAS, South Plains College
973-328-5409 | tcollins@ccm.edu
 
 

NURSING AND NURSING EDUCATION

Monica Maraska, R.N.
Dean, Health and Natural Sciences
Professor, Nursing
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Thomas Jefferson University
973-328-5352 | mmaraska@ccm.edu
 
Nursing education can be a complex road to navigate. Learn about topics including entry level education for nurses, academic progression, expanded scope of practice, and educational requirements for a wide variety of employment opportunities.
 
 
 

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

David Pallant 
Assistant Professor, Communication
M.A., New York Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
973-328-5448 | dpallant@ccm.edu
 
The internal and external dynamics of organizational communication and how culture impacts success
 
 
 

PHILOSOPHY

Dr. Kenneth Shouler
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of N.Y.
B.A., St. Bonaventure University
973-328-5422 | kshouler@ccm.edu
www.kenshouler.com

Learn from a teacher of ethics, logic and Honors philosophy, who writes regularly for Philosophy Now, and authored “The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy”
 
 

POETRY

Sander W. Zulauf
Professor, English
Poet Laureate, Diocese of Newark
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Gettysburg College
973-328-5471 | szulauf@ccm.edu
 
Poetry readings, presentations on poets and poetry, and poetry workshops by a poet with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and author of “The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary,” and “Bashō in America” and “Where Time Goes”
 
 

POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS

David Pallant 
Assistant Professor, Communication
M.A., New York Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
973-328-5448 | dpallant@ccm.edu
 
Political campaigns are dependent on the media to communicate to citizens, creating brand-consciousness through public relations and advertising techniques, therefore, influencing political decision-making.
 
 

PSYCHOANALYSIS

Dr. Kristin Nelson 
Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Harvard University
973-328-5617 | knelson@ccm.edu
 
What Freud got right and what he ignored: how attachment theory has changed modern psychoanalytic theories of defense and symptomatology.
 
 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

David Pallant 
Assistant Professor, Communication
M.A., New York Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
973-328-5448 | dpallant@ccm.edu
 
Strategic communication, media relations, publicity and promotion in the information age
 
 
 

RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM

Dr. Charles Selengut
Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Drew University
M.A., New School University
B.A., Brooklyn College
973-328-5608 | cselengu@ccm.edu
 
 

RESPIRATORY CARE

John Rutkowski, RRT, FACHE, FAARC
Assistant Chair, Department of Allied Health
Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy
Program Director, Respiratory Therapy
MPA, Seton Hall University
MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Jersey City State College
A.S., York College/St. Joseph Hospital
Licensed Respiratory Therapist
973-328-5423 | jrutkowski@ccm.edu
 
 
 

SOCIAL HISTORY

Dr. Maria Lee
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., California University Pennsylvania
973-328-5636 | mlee@ccm.edu
 
 

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUES

Dr. Jill Schennum 
Chair, Sociology, Economics and Anthropology
Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
M.Ed., Rutgers University
M.A., Boston University
B.A., Carleton College
973-328-5610 | jschennum@ccm.edu
 
 

SPORTS

Dr. Kenneth Shouler
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of N.Y.
B.A., St. Bonaventure University
973-328-5422 | kshouler@ccm.edu
www.kenshouler.com

Hear from a teacher who has taught philosophy of sport and authored sports articles for ESPN.com, Cigar Aficionado, Philosophy Now, Forbes, The New York Daily News, TV Guide, and others
 
 

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Kelly Fitzpatrick 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.A. Columbia University
B. A., State University of New York – Geneseo
973-328-5765 | kfitzpatrick@ccm.edu
 
Focus on using technology to perform statistical analysis; primarily the use of R- a free statistical software program; a past presentation can be viewed at www.amatyc.org/?page=Webinars.
 
 

STEM CAREERS

Nancy Binowski 
Associate Professor, Information Technologies
Chair, Information Technologies
M.S., Courant Institute of Mathematics, New York University
B.A., Rutgers University
973-328-5780 | nbinowski@ccm.edu

Computer science opens the door to an exciting, fulfilling career and can enable people to make a difference in the world. App development, game development and web development are some of the hottest areas in tech these days.
 
 
Christine Kelly 
Assistant Professor, Biology
Assistant Chair, Biology & Chemistry
M.S., B.A. William Paterson University
A.S., County College of Morris
973-328-5371 | ckelly@ccm.edu
 
Women continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, math and engineering. Hear from a female biologist and educator on the benefits and rewards of pursuing a career in science and the range of job opportunities that are available.
 
Jenifer Martin
Assistant Professor, Biology
M.S., Yale University
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
973-328-5357 | jlmartin@ccm.edu
 
 
Patricia Tamburelli
Assistant Professor, Information Technologies
M.S., Seton Hall University
B.A., B.S., Jersey City State College
973-328-5799 | ptamburelli@ccm.edu
 
 
 

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM

Dr. Charles Selengut
Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Drew University
M.A., New School University
B.A., Brooklyn College
973-328-5608 | cselengu@ccm.edu
 
 
 

WRITING AND PUBLISHING

Dr. Kenneth Shouler
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of N.Y.
B.A., St. Bonaventure University
973-328-5422 | kshouler@ccm.edu
www.kenshouler.com

Learn from the leader of the Writing Institute at County College of Morris, which aids faculty in getting articles and books published, who is working on his 13th book, “Thinking About Death”