Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.


Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Faculty Bio's

    Dr. Dev Rawana Ph.D.

    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 Ph.D.

    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.  

    Dr. Betty L. Campbell

    Dr. 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.

    Dr. 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).

    Dr. 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. 

    Dr. 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.

    Dr. 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.  

    Dr. Thomas E. Coghlan

    Dr. Thomas 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. 

    Dr. Coghlan 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 bio-psychological evaluations.

    As a 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 psychological evaluations.   

    Dr. Coghlan 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.

    Carlos E. Ríos-Collazo

    Born 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 issues. 

    Then 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.

    Professor 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.

    Professor Thomas G. Cea

    Thomas G. 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.   

    Professor 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. 

    He is 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.

    Professor 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

    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

    Dr. Basil Wilson

    Basil 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.

    From 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.

    A 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.

    Basil 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 College.

    Dean Frank C. Costantino, Ed.D., CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, FMP

    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.

    Clair Thompson MBA, CHE

    Prof. 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

    Collette M. Brown, Ph.D.

    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 teaches.

    Dozene Z. Guishard, Ed.D

    Dr. 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. 

    She 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.

    Dr.Guishard 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 Hunter College.

    She 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. 

    Dr. Leuda Forrester

    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 Toxicology.

    Leuda Forrester’s 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 of Toxicology.

    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.

    Christine Freaney, Ph.D., MHA, CHES, CWWS

    In 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).

    While 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.

    In 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.

    After 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 populations.  

    Peter C. Nwakeze, Ph.D.

    Dr. 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.

    Dr. 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).

    Prior 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).

    Dr. 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. 

    Denese Ramadar, M.S., R.D., CD/N

    Denese 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.

    After 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). 

    Ms. 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.

    Ms. 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.

    Stephen M. Waldow, Ph.D.

    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 laser-induced hyperthermia.

    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 Affairs. 

    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.