CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales and I am pleased to announce the following promotions, effective Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011:


  • Christina Tortora-English Department
  • Irina Lyublinskaya-Education Department
  • William L’Amoreaux-Biology Department
  • Carlo Lancellotti-Mathematics Department
  • Chwen Yang Shew-Chemistry Department
  • Wilma Jones-Library Department
  • Ben Kest-Psychology Department


  • Alyson Bardsley-English Department
  • Soon Chun-Business Department
  • Kathleen Cumiskey-Psychology Department
  • Rafael de la Dehesa-Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department
  • Ismael Garcia Colon-Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department
  • Dalia Kandiyoti-English Department
  • Jinyoung Kim-Education Department
  • Beatrix Reinhardt-Performing and Creative Arts Department
  • Terry Rowden-English Department
  • Yumei Huo-Computer Science Department
  • Arlene Farren-Nursing Department
  • Ilya Kofman-Mathematics Department
  • Kevin O’Bryant-Mathematics Department
  • Michal Kruk-Chemistry Department


  • Kristen Lindtvedt-Academic Affairs
  • Jackeline Figueroa-Engineering Science and Physics Department
  • Soa Dang-Chemistry Department
  • Joanne Camhi-Animal Facility
  • Stephen Gundry-Engineering Science and Physics Department

In addition to the promotions listed above, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Professor Sarah Schulman as Distinguished Professor.

Professor Schulman is a tenured Full Professor in the Department of English and has been at CSI and CUNY since 1999. Professor Schulman made significant contributions across disciplines at national and international levels. Her work has made an invaluable impact in creative writing, theater, film, and, not least of all, gay and lesbian culture. Her art and political practices are known for their integrated multi-mediated approaches.

Professor Schulman has published prolifically during her career: nine novels, four works of non-fiction, and one play. Her work has been translated into nine languages and has been included in scores of anthologies. She has produced more than a dozen plays in theaters and other performance venues. Her work in the arts has gained her Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. This past year, her co-authored screenplay, The Owls, premiered at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian of London, The Nation, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, Interview, The Progressive, American Theater, Millennium Film Journal, and others.

Professor Schulman’s many contributions dedicated to the cultural and political spheres of LGBTQ arts and ideas were recently honored with the David R. Kessler Lecture and Award in LGBTQ Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. This past year Professor Schulman was also appointed to the Advisory Council of the Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center for Human Rights and Social Movements.

I extend my sincerest congratulations to all those who were promoted.