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Marianne Baricevic
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor - Anatomy & Physiology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D.,
B.A., Rutgers University; Program Evaluation Certificate from Montclair State University

Marianne Baricevic, Department Chair
Area of Expertise: 
Anatomy & Physiology
Ed Carr
Profile Description: 

Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Rutgers University; M.Ed.,
M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Teaching Certificate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; B.S., University of Scranton
         

Ed Carr
Area of Expertise: 
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Email Address: 
Nader Copty
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor - Physics

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.S., Purdue University; M.S., Northeastern University; B.S., University of Southern Colorado

Physics Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of South Carolina, Columbia SC.  Conducted Experimental Elementary Particle Physics research at: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, Stanford University Linear Accelerator Center, Cornell University Colliding Beam Facility. Complete list of publications at:  http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&p=copty

Nader Copty
Area of Expertise: 
Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
Margaret Czerw
Profile Description: 

Professor - Chemistry

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph. D.,
B.S., Rutgers University; A.S., Raritan Valley Community College

Margaret Czerw
Area of Expertise: 
General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry
Email Address: 
Eric Iannacone
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; B.A., University of San Diego 

Kelly J. Gauger, Stefanie Giera, David S. Sharlin, Ruby Bansal, Eric Iannacone, and R. Thomas Zoeller (2007).  Polychlorinated Biphenyls 105 And 118 Form Thyroid Hormone Receptor Agonists Following Cytochrome P4501A1 Activation In Rat Pituitary GH3 Cells.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 115, V11:1623-1630  Iannacone, EA, Yan, AW, Gauger, KJ, Dowling, ALS, Zoeller, RT (2002). Thyroid Hormone Exerts Site-Specific Effects on SRC-1 and N-coR Expression Selectively in the Neonatal Rat Brain.  Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 186:49-59  Zoeller, RT, Dowling, ALS, Herzig CTA, Iannacone, EA, Gauger, KJ, Bansal, R (2002).  Thyroid Hormone Brain Development, and the Environment.  Environmental Health Perspectives.  110 (suppl 3): 355-361.  Dowling, ALS, Iannacone, EA, Zoeller, RT (2001) Hypothyroidism Selectively Affects the Expression of Neuroendocrine-Specific Protein-A mRNA in the Fetal Rat Brain.  Endocrinology 142(1) 390-399. 

Eric Iannacone
Area of Expertise: 
Anatomy & Physiology
Email Address: 
Jason Jones
Profile Description: 

Instructor, Automotive Technology

Academic Degrees Achieved: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, L1 ASE Certification; National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence; Teaching Certificate - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) 

Jason Jones
Area of Expertise: 
Automotive Technology; Vocational Education
Ahmed Katsha
Profile Description: 

Assistant Professor - Anatomy & Physiology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Tohoku University Diploma in Zoology, Bachelor in Biological science, Damascus University

2014, American Society for Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award (San Francisco). 2009, Cell & Molecular Biology Young Scientist Travel Award for the abstract submitted to the European Respiratory Society. (Vienna, Austria) 2004-2010, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan scholarship for Ph.D. degree.

Ahmed Katsha
Area of Expertise: 
Anatomy & Physiology, Stem Cells biology, Cancer Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology
Jay F. Kelly
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor - Biology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., B.A., Rutgers University

NSF SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) (2013-2015) Conducted research with RVCC students and citizen scientists at NJ Audubon to study the effects of invasive plant species, deer herbivory and land use on forest regeneration, bird communities and other aspects of forest health in central New Jersey.   Clean Ocean Action (2014) - Conducted surveys of marine debris accumulation areas along the tidal portions of the Delaware River, NJ.  NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management/New Jersey Natural Heritage Program (2001 – present) Conduct status surveys, ecological studies, management, and monitoring activities for the 800+ rare and endangered plant species of New Jersey and the region.   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2007 – 2013) Conducted surveys for the federally threatened plant species, Helonias bullata (swamp pink), in NJ, and the Candidate species for listing, Narthecium americanum (bog asphodel).  ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (2013-2014) Integrative Forest Restoration: Connecting People, Plants and Places. Involved students in the restoration of a local forest preserve by making traditional forest products and supporting student conservation internships through their sale. Conducted in partnership with the Readington Environmental Commission RVCC Sabbatical Award (Fall 2013) – Conducted research and submitted manuscripts for publication on endangered plant species ecology and conservation in NJ.  NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Natural Resources Group (2011 – 2012, 2007 – 2009) Studied the ecology, taxonomy and restoration of endangered Pycnanthemum species in Staten Island, New York; Served as ecological consultant conducting biological assessment and endangered species surveys at Ridgewood Reservoir in Queens, NY, a new acquisition in the NYC park system  RVCC Faculty Research Grant (2011) – GIS analysis of transportation demand at RVCC Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (2010), Representative Frank Pallone, NJ, for research and education efforts related to plastic ocean pollution  Beach Sweeps Research Award (2010), Clean Ocean Action, 25th Anniversary   RVCC Student Government Association (2008-2010) – Environmental Club Awards: Best Program/Event, Community Service, Campus Outreach, Best Advisor  Pinelands Preservation Alliance (2006) Studied the habitat characteristics of historic and de novo sites for reintroduction of the endangered Schwalbea americana (American chaffseed) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens  Rutgers University, Agriculture Experiment Station (2003) Researched control methods for a cooperative extension report on overabundant deer populations in New Jersey  Carnegie Museum of Natural History (2000) Studied the effects of stream acidification on the foraging ecology and reproductive success of Louisiana Waterthrush in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania  South Florida Water Management District, Everglades Research Division (1999) Conducted experimental studies and field research on wading bird foraging ecology and avian seed dispersal on tree islands for the Everglades Restoration Project  Virginia Polytechnic Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (1998) Studied the foraging ecology and translocation potential of the critically endangered Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis); Laysan Island, Hawaiian Islands N.W.R.; Assisted with biological monitoring of breeding seabird populations, endangered Green Sea Turtles, endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, and exotic invasive plants (Cenchrus spp.);   U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division (1998) Studied the demography and life history characteristics of endangered Hawaiian honeycreepers and other rainforest birds; Hakalau N.W.R., HI  Rutgers University (1996 – 1998) Assisted in various restoration ecology studies on closed landfill sites in Staten Island, NY; Assisted in various mitigation and restoration efforts in Staten Island, Queens, and Coney Island, NY; Studied the effects of hydrology on Atlantic White Cedar regeneration; Lebanon State Forest, NJ; Studied the foraging ecology of migratory shorebird species; Cape May, NJ and DE  Selected Publications: Kelly, J.F. 2014, accepted. Status surveys for the endangered Narthecium americanum (bog asphodel) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, using remote sensing and GIS. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society Kelly, J.F. 2014. Effects of human activities (raking, scraping, off-road vehicles) and natural resource protections on the spatial distribution of beach vegetation and related shoreline features in New Jersey. Journal of Coastal Conservation 18:383-398.  Kelly, J. and J. Stentzel. 2013. “Seabeach Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus)” Pgs. 144-147 In E. Kiviat and E.A. Johnson (Eds.) Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City. American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, New York, NY, and Hudsonia Ltd., Annandale, NY.  Kelly, J.F. 2013. Status and distribution of Amaranthus pumilus (seabeach amaranth) and other rare beach plant species in New Jersey: Field surveys and historical records. Bartonia 66:28-60.  Kelly, J.F. 2013. Status of the federally listed Threatened plant species, Helonias bullata (swamp pink) in New Jersey. Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Raritan Valley Community College, Round Mountain Ecological LLC.  Kelly, J.F. 2012. Studies of rare mountain-mint species (Pyncanthemum) in Staten Island, NY. Final Report submitted to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery. Raritan Valley Community College, Round Mountain Ecological LLC.  Kelly, J.F. 2010. Update on the Status of Honckenya peploides var. robusta (Seabeach Sandwort) in New Jersey, 2001-2010. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, Office of Natural Lands Management.   Kelly, J.F. and D. LaPuma. 2008. Biological assessment of Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens, New York. Round Mountain Ecological LLC, Report prepared for M. K. Morrison Associates and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.   Kelly, J.F., M.I. Palmer and M.P. Forup. 2007. The biogeography, ecology and monitoring of Narthecium americanum (bog asphodel) in New Jersey. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, Office of Natural Lands Management.  Breden, T., J.M. Hartman, M. Anzelone, and J.F. Kelly. 2006. Endangered Plant Species in New Jersey: Population Health and Threats. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Policy, Planning and Science, Division of Science, Research and Technology.  Kelly, J.F. 2005. Habitat assessment of the endangered Schwalbea americana (New Jersey). Ecological Restoration 23:60-61.  Kelly, J.F., D.E. Gawlik and D. Kieckbusch. 2003. An updated account of wading bird foraging behavior. Wilson Bulletin 115(1):105-107.  Cartica, R. and J.F. Kelly. 2003. Field survey for Isotria medeioloides (Small-whorled Pogonia) in Norvin Green State Forest, NJ. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, Office of Natural Lands Management. Confidential Report.  Drake, D., M. Lock, and J. Kelly. 2002. Managing New Jersey’s Deer Population. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University Press.   

Jay F. Kelly
Area of Expertise: 
Ecology & Conservation
Email Address: 
Melanie Lenahan
Profile Description: 

Professor - Biology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ; B.S., Rutgers University

Principal Investigator – “Quality Matters: Enhancing the Biotechnology Program at RVCC”.  Funded from 7/1/05 – 6/30/09 for $371,319.  National Science Foundation Award # DUE – 0501912  Co-Principal Investigator “Transforming the General Biology Laboratory for Undergraduate Students”. Funded 5/18/11 - 6/1/13 for $170,930. National Science Foundation Award # TUES - 1044699.         Mid-Career Fellowship Program - Princeton University, 2014-2015.

Melanie Lenahan
Area of Expertise: 
Cell Biology, Genetics, Cancer Biology
Pascal Meier
Profile Description: 

Instructor

Academic Degrees Achieved:  Princeton University, M.S., Ph.D.; Idaho State University, B.S

Awards & Grants:  Princeton University - Award for Teaching Excellence

Pascal Meier
Area of Expertise: 
Chemistry (organic, general)
Antonella Pompo
Profile Description: 

Professor - Engineering

Academic Degrees Achieved:
Ph.D., B.S., University of Naples, Italy

Antonella Pompo
Area of Expertise: 
Engineering & Materials Science
Email Address: 
Paul Schueler
Profile Description: 

Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., New York University; B.S., University of Rochester

Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship 2001-2; NSF Grant: Ethics across the curriculum, Co-PI 1995-97

Paul Schueler
Area of Expertise: 
Organic Chemistry
Madhavi Shah
Profile Description: 

Assistant Professor - Biology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., B.Sc., Rutgers University

Awards, Research, Grants: National Academies of Education Fellow in Science 2015 – 2016. New Day Fund Grant – Biotechnology internship 2015. Rockfall Foundation Grant – Environmental Biology Workshop Mentorship 2015. Ph.D. thesis: “Iron Oxide Reduction by a Clostridial Consortium: Insights from Physiological and Genome Analyses” 2013. Koft Umbreit Fellowship, Rutgers University 2011. Robinson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education 2011.

Madhavi Shah
Area of Expertise: 
Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, molecular biology and genomics
Emilie K. Stander
Profile Description: 

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Rutgers University; Sc.B., Brown University

Grants: NSF S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), 2015-2019, $625,000, Co-PI with Cynthia Geoffroy; funding and programming for ~35 partial and full scholarships to improve retention of academically talented, financially needy STEM majors at RVCC  NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2005-2007, $12,000, Co-PI with advisor Dr. Joan Ehrenfeld; funded dual isotope analysis at Dr. Daniel Sigman’s laboratory at Princeton University  EPA STAR Graduate Fellow, 2004-2007, $110,000, Sole PI; partially funded throughfall and soil leachate portion of dissertation research  New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute Graduate Student Grant, 2004-2005, $5,000, Sole PI; partially funded throughfall and soil leachate portion of dissertation research  New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute Graduate Student Grant, 2003-2004, $5,000, Sole PI; partially funded soil nitrogen cycling portion of dissertation research 

Awards: Member of team awarded EPA’s 2010 Bronze Medal and nominated for agency-wide EPA Science Achievement (Engineering) for the design and construction of a porous pavement and rain garden research and demonstration site  Member of team awarded 2010 Sustainable Leadership Award from the Portland Cement Association for “advancing the concept and implementation of sustainable development in your community through the porous pavement stormwater management research program”  Member of team awarded EPA 2009 Sustainability Champion, Leading Edge Award for showing leadership in reducing EPA’s environmental footprint through the parking lot and rain garden research and demonstration project  Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award (“S” Award) for noteworthy high quality performance from Environmental Protection Agency, August 2008 and August 2009  Outstanding Student Paper Award, Biogeosciences Section of the American Geophysical  Union, AGU Joint Assembly, Baltimore, May 2006 

Publications: Lautze, J., E. Stander, P. Drechsel, A. K. da Silva, and B. Keraita. 2014. Global Experiences in Water Reuse. Resource Recovery & Reuse Series 4, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka.  Gilchrist, S., M. Borst and E. K. Stander. 2014. Factorial study of rain garden design for nitrogen removal. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 140(3), 0403016.  Felson, A. J., M. Pavao-Zuckerman, T. Carter, F. Montalto, W. Shuster, N. Springer, E. K. Stander, and O. Starry. 2013. Mapping the design process for urban ecological researchers. BioScience 63(11): 854-865.  Stander, E. K., A. A. Rowe, M. Borst, and T. P. O’Connor. 2013. A novel use of time domain reflectometry in infiltration-based low impact development practices. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 139(8): 625-634.  Passeport, E., P. Vidon, K. Forshay, L. Harris, S. S. Kaushal, D. Q. Kellogg, J. Lazar, P. M. Mayer, and E. K. Stander. 2013. Ecological engineering practices for the reduction of excess nitrogen in human influenced landscapes: A guide for watershed managers. Environmental Management 51(2): 392-413.  Lautze, J., E. Stander, P. Drechsel, B. Keraita, and A. da Silva. 2012. Global experiences in water reuse. In EPA 2012 Water Reuse Guidelines. EPA/600/R-12/618.  Stander, E. K. and J. G. Ehrenfeld. 2010. Urban Riparian Function. In Urban Ecosystem Ecology, J. Peterson and A. Volder (eds.). ASA-CSSA-SSSA Books, Madison, WI.   Ehrenfeld, J. G. and E. K. Stander. 2010. Habitat Functions in Urban Riparian Zones.  In Urban Ecosystem Ecology, J. Peterson and A. Volder (eds.). ASA-CSSA-SSSA Books, Madison, WI.   Ehrenfeld, J. G., M. Palta, and E. K. Stander. 2010. Wetlands in Urban Environments.  In An Encyclopaedia of Urban Ecology, I. Douglas, D. Goode, M. Houck, and R. Wang (eds.).  Routledge, Abingdon, UK.  Collins, K. A. T. J. Lawrence, E. K. Stander, R. J. Jontos, S. S. Kaushal, T. A. Newcomer, N. B. Grimm, and M. C. Ekberg. 2010. Opportunities and challenges for managing nitrogen in urban storm water: A review and synthesis. Ecological Engineering 36: 1507-1519.  Stander, E. K. and M. Borst. 2010. A hydraulic test of a bioretention media carbon amendment.  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 15(6): 531-536.   Stander, E. K. and J. G. Ehrenfeld. 2009. Rapid assessment of urban wetlands: functional assessment model development and evaluation. Wetlands 29(1): 261-276.   Stander, E. K. and J. G. Ehrenfeld. 2009. Rapid assessment of urban wetlands: do hydrogeomorphic classification and reference criteria work? Environmental Management  43(4): 725-742.  Groffman, P. M., K. Butterbach-Bahl, W. Fulweiler, A. J. Gold, J. Morse, E. K. Stander, C. Tague, C. Tonitto, and P. Vidon. 2009. Incorporating spatially and temporally explicit phenomena (hotspots and hot moments) in denitrification models. Biogeochemistry 93(1-2): 49-77.  Ehrenfeld, J. G., H. Bowman Cutway, R. Hamilton IV, and E. Stander. 2003. Hydrologic description of forested wetlands in northeastern New Jersey, USA – an urban/suburban region.  Wetlands 23(4):685-700. 

Emilie K. Stander
Area of Expertise: 
Ecosystem Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Green Stormwater Management, Water Resources Management, International Development
Peter R. Stupak
Profile Description: 

Assistant Professor - Physics and Engineering

Academic Degrees Achieved:
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Massachusetts
          

Peter R. Stupak
Area of Expertise: 
Manufacturing, Material Processing, Structure-Property Relationships
Derek Weber
Profile Description: 

Professor - Biology

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; B.S., Moravian College

Awards and Grants:  Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. International Teaching and Learning Conference.   Best Overall Course. SoftChalk Lesson Builder Challenge.   Best Higher Ed Lesson - Honorable Mention. SoftChalk Lesson Builder Challenge.   HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Leadership grant.  Hewlett-Packard.   Top Technology Innovator – Nominee. Chronicle of Higher Education.   Publications MicroBooster Video Tutorials. Pearson Publishing.    Lab Exercises in Microbiology.  Bluedoor Publishing.   Principles of Biology Laboratory Manual. Bluedoor Publishing.     

Derek Weber
Area of Expertise: 
Educational Technology, Flipped Classroom, Microbiology Education
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