SJC Welcomes New Faculty to its Long Island Campus

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to welcome three new distinguished members to its Long Island Campus faculty:

•    Heather Bennett, Ph.D. has joined the Department of Biology as a full-time instructor teaching Introduction to Biology and upper-division courses in Marine Biology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, Parasitology and Freshwater Biology. She plans to start a research program at SJC using live octopuses as a model for limb regeneration. Dr. Bennett earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of the South, an M.A. in Biology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island.

•    M.J. Robinson, Ph.D. joined the recently established Department of Journalism and New Media as a full-time professor. Dr. Robinson’s book, Television on Demand: Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of TV (Bloomsbury) will reach bookshelves in September 2014. Dr. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.

•    Ryan Schwarz, Ph.D. joined the Department of Mathematics as a full-time instructor. Dr. Schwarz holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Cummutative Algebra, both from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Schwarz has also studied Roman and Greek literature and history on a college level.

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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