Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
Dr. Devindranauth Rawana holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Economics and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Economics from York University, Canada. He earned his doctorate in Economics with a specialization in Applied Economics and Industrial Organization from McMaster University, Canada.
Dr. Rawana began his teaching and research with the University of Windsor, Canada in 1986. He taught various courses in economics and statistics. In 1988, Dr. Rawana joined the University of Winnipeg where he taught different economic courses and mentored students in free trade issues between Canada and U.S.A. Over the period 1992-2000, he served as a research consultant for UNICEF, the World Bank, ODA and the Government of Guyana, and Guyana Stock Market.
A list of research and consultancy projects undertaken by Dr. Rawana include: Poor Rural Community Support Services Project, Demographic Survey, Secondary Town Infrastructure Development, Socio-Economic Survey and Ex-post Evaluation of IDB Funded Projects.
Dr. Rawana’s papers, publications, conference presentations, and legal training include the following: Eastman-Stykolt Hypothesis and Relative Plant Scale; Resource Allocation in Agriculture; A Transaction Cost Approach to Government Intervention and the Price System in Guyana; Private Sector Framework: Manufacture in Guyana; and, Poverty Levels and Decentralization in Guyana. His interest in rural and urban poverty led him to seek additional training in legal studies at Concordia Law School at Kaplan University where he completed his Second Year Level of study in Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2008.
Dr. Rawana joined Monroe College in 2008 with nearly thirty years of academic training and applied research. From 2009 to present, he has been a full-time professor of Economics at the King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research.
Dr. Gracer Yung is professor at the King Graduate School of Business where she has taught since 2009. Dr. Yung received her B.A in Accounting, MBA in International Banking and Financing, and Doctoral in Executive Leadership and Technology. Dr. Yung is also a Certified Financial Educational Instructor and an alumni of Dowling College. In addition, she received an honor of Sigma Delta Alpha in Management, Business and Administration in 2014, and has been nominated for American Best Teacher in 2006.
Dr. Yung’s primary areas of research include accounting students learning attitudes and teaching strategies, impact of retirement funds or incomes, diversified investments, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis.
Throughout her career, she has been interested in different aspects of accounting and financing areas, which include international financing, managerial financing, financial markets and institutions, financial statement analysis, mergers and acquisitions, financial accounting. Furthermore, she is interested in the concept of “System of Profound Knowledge” from Dr. W. Edwards Deming. She transforms his concepts in order to understand diversified classroom environment; identify with students diversified learning background, and engage students in activity learning. She believes the concepts can provide effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage student learning.
Betty L. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from
Iona College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a
specialization in Public and Non-Profit Management from New York University. Dr. Campbell earned her doctorate in
Education with a specialization in Leadership from St. John Fisher College.
Campbell began her career with the New York County District Attorney’s Office
in 1996. She worked as a specialized
paralegal assigned to crime victims in the Witness Aide Service Unit. In 2002, Dr. Campbell joined the New York
State Unified Court system with the Office of the Administrative Judge Ninth
Judicial District where she currently holds the position of Director of the
Ninth Judicial District Problem Solving Courts.
In this position, Dr. Campbell is responsible for the planning,
implementation and operation of 34 Problem Solving Courts (Adult, Family,
Juvenile Drug Courts, Integrated Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Courts,
Sex Offense, Integrated Youth and Mental Health Courts).
Campbell provides general supervision as director and her other administrative
duties include: training and development, contracts and grants management and
program development. In 2011, Dr.
Campbell was presented the Unified Court Systems Quality Service award for the
Ninth Judicial District and in 2013 she was honored with the Milton Mollen
Commitment to Excellence Award.
Campbell has more than eighteen years of work experience in the criminal justice
system. She has extensive knowledge and
experience in substance abuse treatment; court operations and administration;
program development and evaluation; grant writing and grant management.
Campbell is an adjunct professor at King Graduate School of Urban Studies and
Applied Research at Monroe College and has served as faculty for the National
Drug Court Institute where she trained jurisdictions nationwide on how to
develop Family Dependency Treatment Courts.
She works as a consultant assisting faith-based and not-for-profit
organizations develop community programs.
Coghlan holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Psychology from Queens College
and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal
Justice. Dr. Coghlan earned his
doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
from Yeshiva University.
is a Detective, Second Grade with the New York City Police Department, a NYPD
Clinical Psychologist and department liaison to the Police Organization Proving
Peer Assistance (not for profit NYPD affiliated organization with the mission
of reducing officer suicides by providing a confidential outreach and referral
service for NYPD Officers experiencing negative life events). He interviews and screens members of the
diverse population of the Department and performs psychological and
psychologist in the Psychological Evaluation Section of the NYPD, some of Dr.
Coghlan’s responsibilities are Fitness for the Day Evaluations, trauma
debriefings and crisis intervention through clinical interviews and
is an adjunct professor at King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied
Research at Monroe College and John Jay College. He has presented at the Kirby Forensic
Psychology Center and the International Association of the Chiefs of
Police. He is a member of the American
Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association and The
American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement.
and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Professor Carlos E. Ríos-Collazo began his
federal law enforcement career in May of 1998, as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.
While assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Station of Douglas, AZ, he experienced
the challenging effects of transnational smuggling and trafficking of
undocumented aliens, weapons, narcotics and other homeland security
in July 18, 1999, he began his fifteen year “adventure”––as he calls it––as a
Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.
While in the Secret Service, most of his investigative experience was
centered upon financial crimes and major fraud schemes––with a special focus on
criminal groups affecting the domestic and international landscape. In addition, he served as a member of the
U.S. Secret Service Counter Assault Team, the Presidential Protective Division
and the Counter Surveillance Unit of the Special Operations Division. During his time at the Presidential
Protective Division, he was involved in the coordination and/or execution of
security plans for domestic and international visits of incumbent and former
U.S. Presidents, as well as traveling initiatives involving former National
Security Advisor Gen. James Jones in countries such as: Israel, Afghanistan,
Palestine, India, Pakistan, and others.
Today, he continues to expand his experience in the criminal arena at
the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Ríos-Collazo has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of
Puerto Rico, a Juris Doctorate, a professional diploma in Homeland Security
Planning, and a Master of Arts from Liberty University. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in
Leadership Studies at Tennessee Temple University, with a research interest in
Urban Education. Professor
Rios-Collazo is an adjunct professor at King Graduate School of Urban Studies
and Applied Research at Monroe College.
Cea holds a Bachelor Degree of Science, Business Management from the New York
Institute of Technology and a Master Degree of Public Policy and Administration
from Columbia University – School of International Public Affairs along with a
Certificate in Police Management.
Cea was a member of the New York Police Department for 21 years as a police
officer, a supervisor, Captain – Executive Officer and retired as a Deputy
Inspector/Precinct Commanding Officer. His duties ranged from designing and implementing
innovative adaptations to new and existing operational and personnel management
situations that serve as “blueprints” for continual improvements in cost
control and productivity to creating and managing a proactive integrity control
program for police personnel.
experienced in the investigation procedures, dignitary protection, and
supervision of detectives on narcotic and weapons search warrants. He worked with outside agencies during his
tenure at the New York Police Department including the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and district attorney’s offices.
Cea is trained professionally in leadership, personnel motivation, interpersonal
skills (verbal judo), sexual harassment, and workplace substance abuse. He is an adjunct professor at the King
Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research at Monroe College and an
undergraduate adjunct professor for the School of Criminal.
Dr. Lauren R. Shapiro is a Professor at King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research at Monroe College. She has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Developmental Psychology from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Ohio University. In addition, she has an M.S. in Criminal Justice specializing in Law Enforcement from Indiana State University at Terra Haute. Her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and in Early Childhood Education are from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Shapiro teaches a variety of graduate courses and has served as a mentor for students interested in carrying out research for their thesis. Dr. Shapiro has published articles and chapters, abstracts, and co-authored a textbook on child maltreatment with Dr. Maras. Additionally, Dr. Shapiro has been given faculty recognition awards for scholarly activity and has been inducted into honor societies for psychology and academics. Her dissertation was given a research award by the American Psychological Association Science Directorate.
While a graduate student at Rutgers, Dr. Shapiro investigated knowledge and memory with Judith Hudson. She continued this work with Peter Ornstein during her two-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Carolina Consortium on Human Development. Her research, publications, conference presentations, and workshops domestically and internationally focus on topics related to crime, particularly in reference to children (e.g., forensic interviewing techniques and investigations, child eyewitness testimony and identification, behavioral modification and effective discipline for children; juvenile theft, flashbulb memory).
Dr. Shapiro’s interests in criminal justice led her to seek additional training as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Florida and a custody investigator in North Dakota. As part of her education, she did her internship with the Fargo Police Department and an externship with the Honorable Ralph Erickson at the U.S. District Court of North Dakota. Additionally, Dr. Shapiro has been a consultant for the Bronx District Attorney's Office (Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Unit), Emporia Police Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, and the Center of Change in Kansas.
Dr. Shapiro’s current research focuses on racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics of criminal offenders, forensic interviewing and investigation, terrorism, and disproportionate minority confinement
Wilson completed a doctorate in Political Science at the City University and
Graduate Center in 1979. His
dissertation was titled, “Surplus Labor and Political Violence in Jamaica,
1967-1976”. He began his academic teaching career in 1974 as an Instructor in
the African American Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
and achieved full Professor in 1990. He served as the Provost and Senior Vice
President of Academic Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice from 1990
to 2006. He was given a University
Professorship at The City University and Graduate Center in the Sociology
Department from 2006 to 2008.
2009 to the present, he has been a Professor at the King Graduate School of
Urban Studies and Applied Research at Monroe College. He has taught the
following courses: Comparative Criminal
Justice, Community Violence, The Use of Deadly Force, Perspective on Drugs and
Alcohol and Urban Poverty and the Family.
synopsis of his scholarly articles and conference presentations include the
following: Entrepreneurial Enterprise of a Jamaican Posse in the South Bronx;
Organized Crime and Jamaican Posses; The Tragic Fate of “Dons” in Tivoli
Gardens”; Favelas and the World Cup in Brazil; Homicide Trends in Bronx County;
Community Development and the State of Garrisons in Jamaica; The Caribbean
Diaspora and the Rise of the Black Middle Class in South-east Queens; The
Conjuncture of Race; Religion and Ethnicity in World Politics.
Wilson’s research interests are urban violence, domestic violence, community
policing and community development. He
presently serves as the Executive Director of King Research Institute, Monroe
The Dean for the
School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts. Chef Costantino has been an educator for the
last 25 years, minus a 2-year stint as executive chef/proprietor of his own restaurant. He is a veteran of New York City restaurants
including Windows on the World, La Caravelle, and Quatorze, has owned, and
operated foodservice businesses in New York and New Jersey for 8 years
concluding in 2001. His master’s degree
is in hospitality management and his doctorate is in curriculum and
instruction. Dean Costantino teaches
Information Technology for Hospitality, Thesis 1 and 2, and chair’s the theses
for the cohort.
St. Clair Thompson MBA CHE has taught at Monroe since 2002. He has a Master’s Degree from New York
University in Travel and Tourism and has extensive experience in the tourism
industry working for the Department of Tourism for St. Kitts and Nevis. He
teaches across the curriculum in hospitality management and travel and tourism
management including global perspectives and the economics of tourism
Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. in Public Health from the Walden
University in Baltimore, MD in 2012. Her doctoral research focused on (1) the
association(s) between asthma diagnoses among adolescents and cigarette smoking
habits or exposure to secondhand smoke as well as (2) existing associations
between smoking behavior(s) and exposure to second hand smoke and the resultant
asthma severity among adolescents. She also received a B.S in Agri-Business in
1997 and a M.S in Environmental Sciences in 2000, both from the Florida A&M
University, Tallahassee, and FL.
Dr. Brown received an A.S in Agriculture in 1990 from the College
of Agriculture, Jamaica, and West Indies and immediately sought to put her
training to use by teaching the subject matter at the Happy Grove High School
between 1990 and 1995 on that island. Having migrated to the USA, while reading
for both her B.S and M.S degrees in the State of Florida, Dr. Brown directed
her attention to graduate research in the areas of environmental sample
analysis via the use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) and Ion
Chromatograph (IC) techniques. Relevant scientific interests such as greenhouse
operations involving pest management and plant propagation also became
research-related areas of interest for Dr. Brown. She also participated in
projects pertaining to Aquatic and Marine Plants-Mediated Transformation of
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), which lead to her scientific
publication entitled ‘Naphthalene Removal
from Seawater using Selected Marine Algae.’
In September 2002, Dr. Brown accepted an assignment as an Adjunct
Instructor in Biology at the BMCC campus of the City University of New York.
She simultaneously accepted a similar position at the Monroe College in the
areas of Biology, Environmental Science and Mathematics. In 2004 Dr. Brown
began lecturing as an adjunct in the School of Allied Health at Monroe, where
she teaches courses such as Medical Terminology, Environmental Health, Health
and Human Behavior, Research Methodologies in Healthcare, and Women’s Health at
the undergraduate level both onsite and online, and Public Health Systems at
the graduate level. Apart from teaching Health courses, in 2006 she became the
Training Coordinator for the American Heart Association at Monroe College. This
position involved the training of instructors, staff and students in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, as well as the continued
evaluation of these certified individuals.
In January 2010, Dr. Brown became the Deputy Chairperson of the
School of Allied Health Professions at Monroe College. During that period,
until April 2013, she performed faculty observations, interviewed prospective
faculty candidates, selected textbooks for courses offered by the department,
designed and developed online courses in Public Health and helped to develop
the curriculum for the Master’s in Public Health program in which she currently
Guishard has thirty years of leadership experience in gerontology and health
care services with state and local government organizations. She is a project
consultant with TIAA-CREF Institute, which is the research arm of TIAA-CREF, a
fortune 100 financial services company. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF Institute,
Guishard served as Executive Director of Westchester County Department of
Senior Programs and Services Livable Communities initiative, a nationally
recognized community mobilization strategy. The initiative was designed to
improve quality of life for older adults living in Westchester County.
also held the position as Regional Project Manager for New York State Office
for the Aging, Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP),
Director of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of
Tuberculosis ten clinics located throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Dr. Guishard was a health care administrator at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Under Dr. Guishard’s
leadership, several strategic public health initiatives were developed to
improve health outcomes of New York City residents.
serves on the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY
Chapter board. She has co-authored several articles and publications on
aging-related topics, strategic partnership development and presented at many
national conferences. Guishard used her knowledge of eldercare issues as an
adjunct professor at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of
earned a doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College,
Masters in Gerontological Administration from the New School for Social
Research and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Gerontology from the State
University of New York at Buffalo. Dr.
Guishard is a trained Focus Group Leader and a Stanford University School of
Medicine Patient Education Department, Certified CDSMP Master Trainer.
Leuda W. Forrester
received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science from University
of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. She also received a Master of
Science Degree in Animal Science from Sam Houston State University, and a Master
of Science Degree in Environmental Science from the Environmental Sciences
Institute, Florida A & M University. Leuda Forrester also earned the Doctor
of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Environmental
professional experience includes over 22 years of teaching in various areas
such as, Animal Science at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in
Jamaica; Environmental Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New
York; and various Science, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Science courses at
Monroe College. She has also worked as a Research Assistant in Molecular
Biology, Neurotoxicology and Pharmacology and as a Laboratory Assistant in
Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics at Florida A&M University. Leuda
Forrester also did her postdoctoral research in neurochemistry and toxicology
at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Research, City College, New York. She is a
member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Chemical Society, and the Society
In January 2003, Dr.
Forrester joined Monroe College as a full-time professor teaching courses in
the science areas. In September 2011,
Dr. Forrester assumed the position of Assistant Dean of the School of Allied Health
Professions. As such, she is directly
responsible for the Pharmacy Technician and Medical Assisting programs and
supervision of all laboratory courses.
Leuda has devoted her life to raising her son,
Nicholas and to educating others and serving those in need. She has also
devoted herself to the worship, stewardship, and fellowship in the Episcopal
Church and has found a spiritual home at Trinity St. Paul’s Church, New
Rochelle. Since joining Trinity Leuda
has served on the Building and Grounds Committee, the Altar Guild, Vestry, and
has recently joined Episcopal Church Women. She is also serving on the 325th
Anniversary Planning Committee. During her free time Leuda enjoys cooking,
interior decorating, and antiquing.
2011, Dr. Freaney completed her Ph.D. in Health and Human Science from the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her focus areas were Community Health,
Safety, and Emergency Management. While completing her doctorate, Dr. Freaney
conducted original research related to the safety culture and safety behaviors
of firefighters. The results of this research were featured at the University
of Tennessee Spring Research Colloquium and at the 2011 National Safety Council
Conference. She attended Hofstra University where she received her Master of
Health Administration in 2006. Dr. Freaney is a Nationally Certified Health
Education Specialist (since 2011), as well as a Nationally Certified Worksite
Wellness Specialist (since 2013).
attending the University of Tennessee, Dr. Freaney served as a Graduate
Teaching Associate., where she taught Personal Health and Wellness, Community
Health, Health Promotion, CPR and First Aid. In addition, Dr. Freaney worked
with the local HIV and AIDS Center where she created, planned, implemented and
evaluated dietary education sessions for people with HIV and AIDS.
2007, prior to attending the University of Tennessee, Dr. Freaney served as a
Health Educator for New Hanover County in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a
Health Educator, she worked closely with the community to provide tobacco
education, prevention, and cessation programming. Dr. Freaney performed need
assessments and program evaluations while designing, developing, and delivering
multiple public health programs. She also coordinated two grant-funded
programs, directed a tri-county tobacco coalition, and partnered with local
politicians and government branches to institute stricter health policies
regarding tobacco use in public areas.
graduating from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Freaney accepted a Program
Coordinator position with Health Solutions. At Health Solutions, Dr. Freaney is
responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive health
and wellness programs for various corporate work sites. She conducts
qualitative and quantitative research to establish the top disease burdens of
each site and better assess the health and wellness needs across her assigned
Nwakeze received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Fordham University in 1991. He
joined Monroe College as Director of Institutional Research in 2011, and also
teaches currently as Adjunct Professor of Public Health at King Graduate
School, Monroe College. He has also
taught classes at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels at Hunter and
other colleges in New York City.
Nwakeze has previously worked as Director of Research and Evaluation at the
Center for Community and Urban Health, Hunter College between 2001 and 2007,
and as Independent Research and Evaluation Consultant between 2007 and 2011.
While at Hunter College, he also served as Co-Investigator for Correctional
Case Management at Riker’s Island, Co-Investigator for Parent/Preadolescent Training
for HIV Prevention, Co-Investigator for HIV Prevention Case Management
Initiative-Program Evaluation (PCM), member of the Institutional Review Board
(IRB), member of the Dean’s Research Task Force, and member of Advisory
Committee, Research on Older Adults with
HIV at AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA).
to joining Hunter College, Dr. Nwakeze worked at National Development and
Research Institutes (NDRI), New York as Project Director in several studies,
including NIH-funded research projects between 1993 and 2011. While at NDRI, he
conducted health services research focusing on the quality and effectiveness of
substance abuse treatment, patient outcomes, and access to social services.
Some of his studies have included a social epidemiology of substance abuse and
HIV-related infectious diseases among homeless drug-users, and an efficacy
study of a comprehensive model of group intervention to enhance access to
social services in homeless and marginally-housed populations. Dr. Nwakeze has
previously worked as Senior Research Associate at Literacy Assistance Center
where he conducted research and evaluation studies designed to inform policies
around New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI).
While studying at Fordham University, Dr.
Nwakeze received pre-doctoral dissertation award from the Rockefeller
Foundation (1988-1990), President’s Academic Award (1986-1988), and Graduate
Fellowship Award in Population Studies from Population Reference Bureau,
Washington D.C. (1987).
Nwakeze has published articles and reports in both national and international
peer-reviewed journals, and has reviewed articles for the professional journal Substance Use and Misuse. Hisresearch interest is on how social
groups and communities mediate the structural constraints that predispose
individuals to risk and unhealthy behaviors. Dr. Nwakeze resides in New
Rochelle, New York with his wife and three children.
Ramadar received her M.S. in Nutrition Education and Applied Physiology from
Columbia University-Teachers College in 1990.
She received her clinical training at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan,
New York. Prior to that, she attended
New York University where she was awarded a B.A. in Psychobiology in 1986. Ms. Ramadar received her Registered Dietitian
(R.D.) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1992 and her Certified
Dietitian/Nutritionist (CD/N) license from the New York State Department of
Education in 1995.
graduate school, Ms. Ramadar was appointed to the position of Study Coordinator
for the Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan,
New York where she acted as a liaison between study participants and
pharmaceutical sponsors of clinical trials investigating diabetes oral
medications (1990-1992). Upon leaving St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, Ms.
Ramadar was a Renal Nutritionist at the Rogosin Institute Dialysis Center in
Queens, New York where she organized and managed the Nutrition department at a
newly established ambulatory dialysis facility, performing quality assurance
reviews, and educating staff (1993-1994).
Ramadar was hired as a Renal Nutritionist by the Upper Manhattan Dialysis
Center where she provided care to individuals receiving chronic hemodialysis
and peritoneal dialysis support, supervised other nutritionists and served as a
preceptor to dietetic students (1994-2000).
She was then hired as a Renal Nutrition Specialist by Pharmaceutical
Consultants Inc. in Broomall, Pennsylvania (2000-2006). Ms. Ramadar provided parenteral nutrition
support, educated nursing and dietitian staff on the principles and administration
of parenteral therapy, and monitored the progress of patients. In January 2007, Ms. Ramadar became a
full-time faculty member in the School of Allied Health Professions teaching a
wide range of courses in Public Health, Nursing and Health Services Administration
both on-site and on-line. Ms. Ramadar
has spent the majority of the past four years teaching in the public health
program at the St. Lucia campus of Monroe College. In cooperation with the
Ministry of Health she developed and delivered the curriculum for the
Certificate in Nutrition program.
Ramadar is passionate about her chosen profession and has been active in the
National Kidney Foundation-Council on Renal Nutrition of Greater New York,
having served as Secretary and Chairperson.
In addition, she has delivered presentations on nutrition to the
National Kidney Foundation, American Kidney Fund, New York City Ballet, Long
Island University, Columbia University-Teachers College and Daytop
Village. In March 2014 Ms. Ramadar was
selected to serve as a panelist at the 58th Commission on the Status
of Women at the United Nations where she served as an expert on the topic
Health Disparities and Nutrition: A Global Prospective.
Dr. Waldow received his Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from the
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1984. His doctoral research involved the in vivo
interactions between the cancer therapies photodynamic therapy (PDT) and
hyperthermia. Prior to that, he attended
Niagara University where he received a B.S. in Biology/B.A. in Chemistry in
1981. After graduate school, Dr. Waldow
became the Assistant Director and then the Research Director of the Wenske
Laser Center of Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center in Chicago (1985-1986). There he was involved in clinical trials
using PDT, as well as preclinical research involving PDT and Nd: YAG
Upon leaving Chicago, Dr. Waldow became
the Director of the Division of Radiation Research, Department of Radiation
Oncology, of Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center and Clinical Assistant
Professor of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, both in Camden, New
Jersey (1987-1991). During this period,
Dr. Waldow became a consultant to Laser Centers of America, Inc., and from 1988
to 1995 he taught approximately 100 courses on Laser Biophysics and Safety at
more than 45 hospitals in 25 states. Dr.
Waldow then served as an Associate Professor and Chief of the Cancer Biology
Laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology, at Temple University School of
Medicine in Philadelphia, from 1992 until 1996.
At Temple, he was involved in developing safety procedures for the
medical laser safety program, cancer biology research with lasers, and
radiation biology teaching in radiography, radiation oncology, nuclear
medicine, and diagnostic imaging technologist and/or residency programs.
Dr. Waldow was hired
as an Instructor of Biology in the Science Cluster at Salem Community College
(SCC), Carneys Point, NJ, in July 1997.
He was promoted in the fall of 2000 to Assistant Professor of Biology
teaching general biology I and II, human biology, human anatomy and physiology
I and II, radiation biology, and principles of microbiology at SCC. In addition during this period, Dr. Waldow
was an instructor at several area Radiation therapy/Radiology programs,
including Temple University Hospital, Gwynedd-Mercy College, St. Barnabus
Medical Center, and Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center. In February 2001, Dr. Waldow assumed the
position of Dean of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Salem
Community College and in July 2002 became Vice President and Dean of Academic
In January 2004, Dr.
Waldow joined Monroe College, based in the Bronx, New York, as Vice President
for Academics/Chief Academic Officer. In
September 2011, Dr. Waldow became a full-time Professor in the School of Allied
Health Professions at Monroe, where he teaches lab-based science courses for the
Nursing and Allied Health programs. Dr.
Waldow and his wife reside in Floral Park, New York, and are the parents of
four grown children.