Dyson Celebrates Women's History Month

We are very proud of the many achievements women at Dyson College have made.

Nancy Krucher

Prof and Students Conduct Cutting-edge Cancer Research – Professor of Biology and her students make innovative strides in their research on how cancer cells function and make the decision to grow. Krucher and student researchers have developed a methodology to stop the proliferation of cancer cells.

Performing Arts
Nabiyah Be '14

PPA Alumna in Marvel's "Black Panther" – Pace School of Performing Arts acting alumna, Nabiyah Be ’14 plays the character Linda in the critically regarded film, Black Panther. Be appears alongside an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B. Jordan.

Film and Screen Studies
Melanie LaRosa

Prof's Work Screen at Aussie Film Fest – Melanie La Rosa, clinical assistant professor of Media and Communication Arts, two short films, How To Power A City: Puerto Rico and How To Power A City: Las Vegas, were screened at the Transitions Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

Art History
Janetta Rebold Benton

Fulbright Scholar to Teach in China – Distinguished Professor of Art History Janetta Rebold Benton has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She will be a visiting professor at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China to teach graduate students about American art history.

Jillian McDonald

A Journey to the Arctic Circle – In October, Jillian McDonald, co-chair and professor of Art, sailed through international waters, ten degrees from the North Pole, to the island of Svalbard, Norway. McDonald explored the breathtaking landscapes to shoot footage for a new video piece titled Freeze.

Performing Arts
Shea Glover '19

Viral Video Becomes Samsung Ad – Shea Glover '19, Pace School of Performing Arts, Acting, co-directed and starred in a commercial for Samsung Mobile, which was featured in Adweek. The ad idea was sparked by Glover's highschool project that turned into a viral YouTube video.

JamieLee Rizzo

Chem Prof's Compound Awarded Patent – Professor of Chemistry JaimeLee Rizzo collaborated with students to develop groundbreaking antimicrobial technologies that kill the H1N1 flu virus and MRSA. The project was awarded a U.S. patent.

Environmental Policy
Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret Doyle ’19

Defending the Hudson River – Engaging in one of the most potentially volatile Hudson River controversies in years, Environmental Policy Clinic students Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret Doyle ’19 are fiercely defending the right to a clean river.

Brenna Hassinger-Das

Transforming spaces into "Urban Thinkscapes" – Psychology professor and leader of "Urban Thinkscape," Brenna Hassinger-Das, transforms urban spaces in disadvantaged neighborhoods into playful learning environments for kids to develop valuable skills.

Communication Studies
Opal Vadan '15

Alumna Assisted Hillary Clinton's Campaign – Opal Vadhan ‘15, Communication Studies, was profiled in Teen Vogue about her experience working on Hillary Clinton’s national advance team during her presidential campaign.

Kenya Velez '17

The Road to Med School – Kenya Velez was born with education opportunities her parents never dreamed of. Velez earned a degree in Chemistry and became the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Performing Arts
Dominique Fishback

She's the "One to Watch" – Pace School of Performing Arts alumna Dominique Fishback has starred as a regular on the HBO hit The Deuce. Her latest role in the Sundance drama, Night Comes On landed her on The Hollywood Reporter's list of "5 Breakout Stars."

Maria Luskay

First-gen College Faculty – Like many Pace University students, Professor Maria Luskay, director of the Media and Communication Arts graduate program, is a first-generation college graduate and a go-getter.

Sara Juncaj '09

First Doctorate of Philosophy Degree Earned by First-gen – Sara Juncaj a first-generation college graduate, earned one of the first doctor of philosophy degrees from Dyson, which was given in Mental Health Counseling. This is her story.

Nina Freeman ‘12

Forbes Magazine Named Her One of Their 30 Under 30 to Watch – Nina Freeman is a rising star in the indie game design world, garnering praise for her character-driven, highly relatable story lines. Forbes Magazine named her one of their 30 under 30 to watch.

Environmental Studies
Gian Joseph ’16

Green Roofs and the Plants That Love Them – Green roofs mitigate the impact of human activities upon the urban environment. Environmental Studies alumna, Gian Joseph ’16, researches the best plants for the job.

Yvonne Rafferty

Psych Prof named Fulbright Scholar –Psychology Professor Yvonne Rafferty was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Southeast Asia to continue her research on the mental health and psychosocial recovery of child victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Mental Health Counseling
Poonam Doshi

First PhD Grad in Mental Health Counseling – In the fall of 2017, Poonam Doshi became the first PhD to graduate from Pace’s Mental Health Counseling doctoral program, which was established in the fall of 2013 on the Pleasantville campus.