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Bernice Yeung, GSAS '07 (Sociology), a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, spent a year on the project, "Rape in the Fields". It tells the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in American fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. 
Walter Blogoslawski, Ph.D. Biological Sciences. Walter began working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just two days after receiving his doctorate in Biology from Fordham.
Jane Hingston, IPED '05 is a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow with the Global Collaborations program at the Centers for Disease Control Prevention.
Kevin Matteson, Ph.D. GSAS '07 is working to promote the importance of bee biodiversity right here in New York City.
Joe Quinlan, GSAS '84, managing director and chief marketing strategist at Bank of America Capital Management, Joe keeps an eye on global economy, and the ramifications it has on the daily lives of people around the world.
Jason Gehrig, IPED '09 along with Mark M. Rogers has written a book titled,"Water and Conflict".
Joe Quinlan, GSAS '84, Commencement 2010 Alumni Marshall
Joe Quinlan has written a book titled, "The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do About It"
Irish American Magazine has announced its 2011 Hall of Fame inductees, who will be inducted on March 15, 2011 in New York. They include Fordham trustee fellows Mary Higgins Clark and William J. Flynn, as well as alumnus and faculty member Edward M. Cahill.
Philip Robert Harris, Ph.D., GSAS '52 has published his 48th book, Toward Human Emergence
Joseph F. O'Callaghan, GSAS '57 professor emeritus of medieval history at Fordham University is the author of The Gilbraltar Cursade: Castile and the Battle for the Strait
Camille Minichino, Ph.D., GSAS '65 '68 is the author of The Square Root of Murder. The novel is written under the pen name of Ada Madison.
John Grim, Ph.D., GSAS '75, '80, a senior lecturer and senior research at Yale University delivered the 2011 commencement address at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., and received an honorary degree from the univerisity.
Glenn Boyet, GSAS '90 has joined the Produce Marketing Association as senior director of public relations.
Daniel J. Cardinali GSAS '92 has been appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Sr. Mary McCormick, O.S.U., Ph.D., GSAS '01 has been promoted to professor of systematic theology at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Sarah Scarcelli, GSAS '11 has been awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship position with the U.S. Department of State.
Christopher Warburton, Ph.D., has published several papers and book chapters, including criminology in Sierra Leone; externalities and the hybrid tribunal of Sierra Leone (co-authored); international trade law and trade theory; globalization and monetary convergence; and war and exchange rate valuation.
Philip Robert Harris, Ph.D., GSAS '52 is the author of Lunar Pioneers (Infinity Publishing, 2010), a science-based novel about living, working and settling on the Moon in the year 2050. 
Brian T. Jordan, Ph.D., GSAS '61 & '62, a clinical psychologist in private practice in New Orleans, recently published the third edition of the Jordan Left-Right Reversal Test (Academic Therepy Publications, 2010).
Mary Virginia Orna, Ph.D., GSAS '62, professor of chemistry at New Rochelle College in New York and editor-at-large of Chemical Heritage magazine, was the speaker in the Nell Mony Lecture Series at Ouachita Baptist University, in Arkadelphia, Ark., on September 27.
Bob Vecchiotti, Ph.D., GSAS '64 has been appointed senior vice president, consulting services-leadership development, and president of strategic initiatives at BeamPines Inc., a glogal human resources consulting firm. 2050
Ronald O. Champagne, Ph.D., GSAS '70 & '74 has been appointed interim of Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
Sr. Regina Bechtle, S.C., Ph.D., GSAS '70 & '79 has contributed essays to two books on lay ministry: Lay Ecclesial Ministry (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), edited by Zeni Fox, Ph.D., GSAS '86, professor of pastoral theology at immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University; and Called & Chosen (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) co-edited by Fox and Siste Bechtle.
Alfred S. Posamentier, Ph.D., GSAS '73 has been appointed dean of the School of Education at Mercy College. He is the author and co-author of morre than 40 books on mathematics and mathematicseducation.
James A. Stoeger, S.J., GSAS '78, has been appointed president of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA).
Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, O.P.,  GSAS '79 a poet and photographer, exhibited her work on a show titled "Continuous Work"  in the Brick Wall Space Gllery at the University of Connecticut's Torrington camous last fall.
Yvonne Martinez Ward, Ph.D., GSAS '80 & '86 has been appointed art and music teacher at St. Lucy's School in the Bronx. She is author of Living the Artist's Life (Xlibris, 2010).
Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., GSAS '85, president of the Univesity of Scranton, has been named the 23rd president of Marquette University.
Beth Olivares, Ph.D., GSAS '89 & '99 has been appointed associate dean for diversity initiatives in arts, sciences and engineering at the University of Rochester.
Natalie Fuehrer Taylor, Ph.D., GSAS '97 & '04 associate professor of government at Skidmore College, is the editor of A Political Companion to Henry Adams (Univerisity Press of Kentucky, 2010)
Patrick Carey, Ph.D., GSAS '75 the William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology at Marquette University, received the Best Published Book Award from the College Theology Society for his biography of Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., the theologian who was Fordham University's Laurence J. McGinley professor of Religion and Society from 1988 until he died in 2008.  
Charles P. Connor, S.T.L., Ph.D., GSAS '79 a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pa., and a faculty member at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in emmitsburg, md., is the author of John Cadinal O'Connor and the Culture of Life (Alba House, 2011).
Bernadette Sohler, Ph.D., GSAS '83, vice president of corporate affairs at Middlesex Water Company, has been named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Woodbridge, N.J., Metro Chamber of Commerce. She was selected for the chamber's highest honor based on her exemplary leadership and outstanding service to the chamber and to the community at large. She received the award at the chamber's 47th annual Chairman's Annual Chairman's Awards Dinner on October 19.
Joseph P. Quinlan, Ph.D., GSAS '84 chief market strategist and managing director of Bank of America, U.S. Trust, was named to Irish America magazine's Wall Street 50, which recognizes "the best and the brightest Irish and Irish-American leaders in finance." He lectures on global finnace at Fordham and is on the faculty at New York University.
Christina D. Cea, Ph.D., GSAS '91 & '99 was elected president of the College of Staten Island board of directors.
Rev. Anthony Ciorra, GSAS '91 has been named assistant vice president for mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.
Bruce Logan, GSAS '91 earned first place in his age group in the 5-km race/walk competition at the USA National Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, on July 29.
Ilia Delio, O.S.F., Ph.D., GSAS '92 & '96 senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, spoke on "Leadership in an Evolutionary Age" at the Tenth Annual Sr. Mary Rose McPhee Lecture on Leadership and spirituality at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texa, on September 19.
Andrew Krivak, Ph.D., GSAS '95, novel The Sojourn (Bellevue Literary Press, 2011) was selected as a finalist in the fictiron category for the 2011 National Book Award.
Jane Dryden, O.S.F., Ph.D., GSAS '05, '06 & '08, an assistant professor and program adviser in philosophy at Mount Allison University, is co-editor and a contributor to Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil shall Escape This Book (Wiley, 2011), a collection of essays on the "philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics." 
Kristine Gasbarre, GSAS '05 is the author of How to Love an American Man (Harper, 2011), a memoir about her relationship with her grandmother and her grandmother's advice on life and love.
Paul Wilkins and his wife Jane Wilkins, GSAS '05 celebrated the birth of their daughter, Iris Elizabeth, on May 30.
David A. Borman, Ph.D. , GSAS '06, '07 & '08, is the author of The Idolatry of the Actual: Habermas Socialization, and the Possiblity of Autonomy (SUNY Press, 2011)
Bernard F. Dick, Ph.D. , GSAS '62, & '64,  is the author of the biography Hollywood Madonna (University Press of Mississippi, 2011). 
Frank J. Creegan, Ph.D. , GSAS '66, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Chemistry, emeritus, at Washington College in Maryland, has been honored by the college with the creation of an endowed chair in his name.
Bruce Campbell-Janz, GSAS '94, has been named executive director of Mennonite Central Committee, East Coast.
Rose Zuzworsky, Ph.D. , GSAS '95, serves as the Catholic climate change ambassador for the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change.
Daphna Roth, Ph.D. , GSAS '96, & '03, is an editor of Temptations: Modern Kosher Recipes for Every Occasion, published by ATARA, the sisterhood of Congregation keter Torah in Teaneck, N.J.
The Right Rev. Dr. Vahan Hovhanessian, GSAS '98, who has been elected Primate of the Armenian Church on December 14, 2009, has been named Bishop of the Armenian Church in Britian and ireland, following his Episcopal ordination by His Holiness Catholicos Karenkin II at Holy Etchmiadzin in Armeninan on Nov. 6, 2011.
David A. Borman, Ph.D. , GSAS '06, '07 & '08, is the author of The Idolatry of the Actual: Habermas Socialization, and the Possiblity of Autonomy (SUNY Press, 2011
David A. Borman, Ph.D. , GSAS '06, '07 & '08, is the author of The Idolatry of the Actual: Habermas Socialization, and the Possiblity of Autonomy (SUNY Press, 2011
Mr. John Briggs, IPED Class of 2009, has completed his assignment in Afghanistan with Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  Most recently he served as the Head of Office for CRS operations in Bamiyan.  Bamiyan is situated on the ancient Silk Route in central Afghanistan.  John's next assignment begins on October 17, 2012, as the Deputy Head of Operations for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala.
Mr. Frederick T. Wallenberger, is the author of Fiberglassand Glass Technolgy (Springer. 2010) his forth book 
Andrew R. Blair, viece provost for faculty afairds a the University
Mr. John Briggs, IPED Class of 2009, has completed his assignment in Afghanistan with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Most recently he served as the Head of Office for CRS operations in Bamiyan. Bamiyan is situated on the ancient Silk Route in central Afghanistan. John's next assignment begins on October 17, 2012, as the Deputy Head of Operations for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala
Frances Bailie, Ph.D., GSAS '66, associate professor of computer science at Iona College, was honored in June at the college's 28th Annual woman of Achievement Luncheon.
Raymond F. Currie, Ph.D., GSAS '69, '73, dean emeritus and professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, at the university's convocation ceremony on June 14.
Stafford Betty, Ph.D. GSAS '70, '75, a longtime professor of religious studies at California State University has published his sixth and seventh books: The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead Are Telling Us About Their World (John Hunt, 2011) and The Imprisoned Splendor (White Crow, 2011).
Ronald O. Champagne, Ph.D., GSAS '74, has been named interim president of Elmira College in New York.
Axel Freudmann, GSAS '71, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Institute for Music and neurolgic Function, a New York City-based nonprofit organization founded in 1995 that offers music therapy programs designed to "restore, maintain, and improve patients' physical, emotional, and neurological function throughthe methodical use of music."
Mary (Acker) Lesser, Ph.D., GSAS '78, 80, '83, has been named professor emerita of economics at Iona college, where she taught for nearly 30 years.
Miriam Joyce, Ph.D. GSAS '79, is the author of the book Bahrain from the 20th Century to the Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillian, 2012).
Juanita Torrence-Thompson, GSAS '89, is the author of Talking with Stanley Kunitz (Torderwarz Publishing, 2012) her seventh collection in poetry.
James Patterson, GSAS '01, chief academic officer and provost of Centenary college, has been selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute as one of 20 senior-level
Kristin Nazario, Ph.D. GSAS '02, '04, has accepted a two-year contract to teach English Literature to students in grades 8-12 at the International School in Genoa, Italy.
Malek Hanna, GSAS '03, '05, was a principal cast member in the musical Songs for a News World, which was presented by the DOMA Theatre Company at the Met theatre in Los Angeles during the summer.
Robyn Glover,  GSAS '03, '09, has joined the clinical staff at NESCA (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents), a pediatric neuropsychology group practice based in Newton, Mass.
Deborah Christie, Ph.D., GSAS '05, is a co-editor (with Sarah Juliet Lauro) of the book Better off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombies as Post-Human (Fordham University Press, 2011)
Matthew Malone, S.J., GSAS '07, was named the 14th (and youngest ever) editor-in-chief of America magazine, the 100-year-old national Catholic weekly magazine.
Tracy Nicole Dunstan, GSAS '09, a native of Fishkill, N.Y., is the author of Fishkill Revisited (Arcadia, 2012), part of Arcadia's Images of America series.
Vincent Strand, S.J., GSAS '10, who took his vows in the Society of Jesus in August '07, is currently completing his regency at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Neb.
William J. Flynn, GSAS '51, chairman emeritus of Mutual of America and a trustee fellow of Fordham University, was named to Irish America magazine's annual Business 100 list.
Philip R. Harris, Ph.D., GSAS '52, president of Harris International Ltd., has published his 53rd book, Developing High Performing Leaders: A Behaviorial Science Guide for the Knowledge of Work Culture
Rep. Bill J. Pascrell Jr., GSAS '61, is now serving his ninth term in Congress. 
Robert W. Langran, Ph.D., GSAS '59, has announced that he will retire from Villanova University in May, after 54 years of teadhng in the university's political science department. 
Anthony P. Kowalski, GSAS '66, is the author of the book The Crowned White Eagle (Xlibris, 2012), a memior about his Polish heritage and the "tenacity, endurance, and unwavering spirit" of the Polish people despite the tribulations of World War II.
John J. Brennan, Ph.D., GSAS '69, retired in 2012 after 53 years as a faculty member at St. John's University.
Brian Grogan, S. J., GSAS '73, is the author of Where to from here? The Christian Vision of Life After Death (New City press, 2012).
Joseph R. Testa, Ph.D., GSAS '74, received the Wagner Medal from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) for his research on the genetic underpinnings of malignat mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Raymond Frey, Ph.D., GSAS '83, professor of history at Centenary College, is the author of Centenary College, New Jersey (Arcadis Publishing, 2012).
Moradeyo R. Bamigabade, GSAS '85, has published The Cycle of Corruption (Xlibris, 2012) under the pseudonym M.R. Irepo.
Rep. Juan Vargas, GSAS '87, was elected to U.S. Congress representing the 51st Congressional District of California.
Kevin Livolsi, GSAS '90 & '99, and his wife, Danielle Livolsi, GSB '95, are the adoptive parents of two boys from ukraine. After learning that the boys were vitamin-deficient, Danielle became focused on preparing super-nutritious foods and eventually founded NuttZo, a manufacturing company of organic multi-nut butters.
Anh "Joseph" Cao,  GSAS '95, was honored as an Ambassador of Hope by the Denver-based Bridging Hope, a Franciscan-founded nonprofit that helps needy women and children in Vietnam.
Gloria L. Schaab, S.S.J., Ph.D., GSAS '05, is the author of the book Trinity in Relation: Creation, Incarnation, and Grace in an Evolving Cosmos (Anselm Academic, 2012).
Robert Nguyen, FCRH '05 & GSAS '06, and Ethan Downing FCRH '06, collaborated on Walking Merchandise: Child Trafficking and the Snakehead Trade, which premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in July.
Ravelle Mohammed, FCRH '09 & GSAS '10, and Myles Worthington, GSB '10 were married on October 7 at St. Patrick's Church in Glen Cove, N.Y.
Samuel Wong, FCRH '09 & GSAS '10, recently completed an Alexander Hamilton Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he works as an analyst for the IT strategy and technology management division at the Treasury's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
David Goodwin, GSAS '12, delivered a presentation titled "Enter the Artists: The Early Years of 111 First Street" at the main branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library on October 13.

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