SJC Long Island Welcomes New Faculty

August 31, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – August 31, 2015 – SJC Long Island is pleased to welcome five new faculty members to the SJC community this fall. 

Tina Ferro is the director of the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management and instructor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ferro earned her Hotel Administration General Managers Certification from Cornell University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University. Ferro has also taught hospitality management at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.

Anastacia Kurylo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Kurylo has taught communication coursework for 15 years at New York University, Borough of Manhattan Community College and Marymount Manhattan College. She has published more than 25 publications, including teaching activities, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, blind-peer reviewed research articles and the book, The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk (Lexington Books, 2015).

Cheyne Miller is an instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.  Miller is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation, “Equivariant Holonomy for Non-Abelian Gerbes,” at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.  He was an adjunct professor at various CUNY campuses and visiting assistant professor at Iona College in New Rochelle.

William Phillips, Ph.D., is the associate chair of the Department of Journalism and New Media Studies. Phillips earned a Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. He is currently working on a book that analyzes the ways in which the shift from analog to digital technology of audio recording has affected the field of music production. Phillips has many years of teaching experience at several New York area universities, and has presented and published various works in the field of new media.

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art. Scoy has taught at Stony Brook University, Dowling College and Nassau Community College in traditional and online modalities. She received a Ph.D. in Art History from Stony Brook University. Her research areas include photography and public art.

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.