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Dr. Philip A.Pecorino

Philosophy

Social Sciences Department

Queensborough Community College

The City University of New York

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Biographical Sketch:

Professor Philip Pecorino was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City. He was educated in New York City and by the City. He attended Boston College where he received an A. B. Degree, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Philosophy. He went on to graduate school at Fordham University, where he received both an M. A. and a Ph. D. in Philosophy. He has also attended New York University for post graduate work in Educational Psychology.

Dr. Pecorino has held offices in local and national organizations. Among them are:

  • Executive Officer, Long Island Philosophical Society.

  • President, Eastern Division, Community College Humanities Association

  • Chairperson, American Philosophical Association, Committee on Two-Year College Philosophy.

  • President, American Association of Philosophy Teachers

Professor Pecorino has published several articles in philosophical publications, humanities publications and elsewhere.

 

 VITAE

Education:

  • Xavier High School, New York City 1961-1965

  • Boston College, B.A. 1969,Mathematics & Philosophy

  • Fordham University, M.A., 1971, Philosophy

  • Fordham University, Ph.D.,1980, Philosophy

  • New York University, SEHNAP, 1980-1982, 18 Graduate credits, Educational Psychology

Dissertation Topic: Metaphysical Problems in Homological Science

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Kraus

Teaching Experience:

  • 1971-72, Teaching Fellow, Fordham University

  • 1973, Adjunct Instructor, Nassau Community College

  • 1973-1978, Instructor, Queensborough Community College, of the City University of New York

  • 1978-1982, Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College

  • 1982-1987, Associate Professor, Queensborough Community College

  • 1987-        , Professor, Queensborough Community College

  • 1995-1996, Adjunct Associate Professor, Suffolk Community College

  • 1996-        , Adjunct Professor, Suffolk County Community College

  • 1996-2002, Adjunct Instructor, Nassau Community College

  • 2002-2005, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nassau Community College

  • 2005-        , Adjunct Associate Professor, Nassau Community College

  • 2006-        , Professor, Graduate School and University Center, SPS, City University of New York

Areas of Competence:

Introduction to Philosophy  Death and Dying
Philosophy of Religion  Medical Ethics
Philosophy of Education   Business Ethics
Logic Computer Ethics
Critical Thinking  Ethics

Areas of Competence:    Online Instruction

Introduction to Philosophy Ethics
Philosophy of Religion Medical Ethics
Death and Dying Computer Ethics

Designer and Developer:

Educational Technology Center at Queensborough Community College 

http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/CS_ETC.asp

Academic Instructional Website at Queensborough Community College

          http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/Default.htm

Publications

Books

  1. Metaphysical Problems in the Homological Sciences  Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International,1980. (#80-12800)

  2. editor, Perspectives on Death and Dying. 4th ed. .Lexington, Mass.: Ginn Custom Publishing Co.,1984.

  3. editor, Literary Perspectives on Death and Dying. Bayside, New York: Queensborough Community College Press, 1977.

With Co-Author

  1. with Shannon Kincaid, The Profession of Education: Responsibilities, Ethics and Pedagogic Experimentation, 2006 

E-Books ONLINE TEXTBOOKS

1. Introduction to Philosophy. 2001  http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/INTRO_TEXT/default.htm
2. Philosophy of Religion.  2002  http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/PHIL_of_RELIGION_TEXT/default.htm
3. Perspectives on Death and Dying  2003 http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/DeathandDying_TEXT/Default.htm
4. Ethics. with Stephen O'Sullivan 2002.  http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/ETHICS_TEXT/default.htm
5. Medical Ethics. 2004 http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/MEDICAL_ETHICS_TEXT/default.htm
6. Computers, Information Technologies, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values 2006  http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/CISESHV_TEXT/default.html

Articles

1. "The Midwife's Trickery or On Teaching Philosophy: A Provocation," Aitia, 3, No.2, 13-17 (Fall 1975).

2. "Philosophy and Inter-Disciplinary Studies,"Aitia, 4, No. 3, 10-14 (Fall 1976).

3. "Nursing Ethics, Technical Training and Values," Process, Vol. VI. No. 2. (Summer, 1980), 13-17.

4. "Evil as Direction in Plotinus," Philosophy Research Archives, 7, no. 1450, 1981.

5. "Science Fiction and Philosophy," as chapter one in The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy: Critical Studies, edited by Robert Myers, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

6. " A Process View of Teaching Philosophy," Metaphilosophy,Vol. XVI, No. 1, (Winter, 1985).

7. "Transplants, Autopsies and Neomorts," in Perspectives on Death and Dying, 4th ed. Lexington,Mass.: Ginn Custom Publishing, 1984.

8. "Ethical Case Studies in Teaching," Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 7. no. 3, (July,1984).

9. "Ethics and Teaching Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy,forthcoming.

10. "Review of Four Critical Thinking Texts," APA Newsletter on the Teaching of Philosophy, Vol.5,No 1,Winter 1985.

11. " A Proposal for a Course on Computer Ethics," Metaphilosophy,Vol. XVI, No. 4, October,1985.

12. "Teaching Philosophy in 1986," APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Fall, 1986, 7-9.

13. "How Does an Informal Logician Analyze an Argument?" a chapter (pp 83-97) in Conference 85 on Critical Thinking, Newport News, VA: Christopher Newport College Press,1986.

14. "Developing Course Proposals," APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Spring, 1987.

15. "Philosophy as a Service Discipline: a Caution," the Proceedings and Addresses of APA

Vol. 60,4 (March,1987) 677-680. 

16. "Critical Thinking and Philosophy," Informal Logic Journal, IX, Spring and Fall, 1987.

16. B "Grading Critical Thinking",  Informal Logic Journal, IX, Spring and Fall, 1987.

17. " Perspectives on Death and Dying: Course Syllabus," in Resources, Instructional Materials and Syllabi for Courses on the Sociology of Death and Dying, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association,1986.

18. "Critical Thinking in the Guise of Philosophy," in The Community College Humanities Review, Vol. 9, 1988,88-96.

19. "Humanities in Occupational Programs," Community College Humanities Review, Vol. 11(Dec.,1990) 112-117.

20. "Distance Learning and CUNY : A Broad Overview ", for PSC Clarion,(August, 2001) with George Otte (Baruch,GC) , Philip A.  Pecorino (QCC), Anthony G. Picciano (Hunter) http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/socialsciences/ppecorino/psc_dlart.html

21. "Forms of Engaging Learners in Online Classes" Published in the Community College Humanist, Fall 2006,  Vol. 27, N0.4 , pp.7-8.

22."Ethical Issues in Pedagogical Research"  Kincaid, Shannon and Pecorino, Philip, in Community College Humanities Review, Vol. 26, No.1, Fall 2006.

23. "Why Should I care about SOTL? "  Kincaid, Shannon and Pecorino, Philip, in International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No.1, Jan. 2007. http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol1/iss1/16/

24.Scholarly Publishing & Open Access within CUNY: One Faculty Looks at Changing the Paradigm,  Urban Library Journal 14.1 Spring 2007   http://lacuny.cuny.edu/ulj/1401/

25. "Undesirability of Immortality, I" Published in the Inquirer, CFI-Long Island, January, 2007, pp.3,4

26. "Undesirability of Immortality,II" Published in the Inquirer, CFI-Long Island, February, 2007,pp.3,4

27. "Research and Experimentation in Teaching Effectiveness:The Ethical Review Process and the IRB (2008)" , Pecorino, Philip, Kincaid, Shannon and Gironda,Belle in International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2, No.1, Jan. 2008. http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol2/iss1/22/

28.  "Online Textbooks" Published in the Community College Humanist, Fall 2008,  Vol. 29, N0.2 , pp.7-9.

29. Community Colleges: No Single Measure for Success, Community College Humanist, Spring 2009,  Vol. 29, N0.3 , pp.4,14.

30. "CUNY Fails with its Measure for success", CLARION, October, 2009, p. 11.

31.Critical Thinking [microform] : A Caution Concerning New Approaches / Philip A. Pecorino  ERIC Clearinghouse , 1986
32. Review of Socrates Socrates"  in Teaching Philosophy, 8:4, October, 1985

Poetry:

Baseball Ontology

Reviews

1. Philosophy Teacher's Handbook: Book Review

  • a. Gerald Runkle, Good Thinking;

  • b. Stephen Thomas, Practical Reasoning in Natural Language

  • c. Robert Baum, Ethical Arguments for Analysis;

  • d. Blair and Johnson, Logical Self-Defense.

2. Aitia

a. Stephen Toulmin et al., Practical Reasoning.

3. Informal Logic Newsletter

a. several short notices in Vol. 1, no. 3,(May,1979),p.10.

4. Teaching Philosophy

a. "Socrates, Socrates," in Vol. 8, no. 4,(Oct., 1985),pp. 370-371.

Reviews for Publishers

1. McGraw-Hill:

  • a. Informal Logic by Gerald Nosich,

  • b. Reasoning by Michael Scriven,

  • c. Introduction to Logic by M.T. Jones,

  • d. Deductive Logic Text Proposal by author unknown.

2. Holt, Rinehart and Winston:

  • a. Logic, 2nd. ed. by Robert Baum,

  • b. Practical Logic, 2nd ed. by Vincent Barry,

  • c. Better Reasoning by Larry Wright,

  • d. several short reviews of available texts,

  • e. Arguments and Issues by Vincent Barry,

  • f. Argument Evaluation by W.Grennan.

3. Wadsworth Publishing Company

a. Reasoning and Decision Making by author unknown.

4. Prentice-Hall, Inc.

a. Critical Thinking by Robert Ennis

Honors

1. American Association of Philosophy Teachers: Vice-President, 1980-1982; President, 1982-1984; Chairman of the Board, 1984-1986.

2. Long Island Philosophical Society: Queensborough Community College Representative, 1979- Executive Officer, 1979-1981.

3. American Philosophical Association: Chairperson, Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges, November, 1983-June, 1989.

4. Community College Humanities Association: 

  • Vice-President, Eastern Division, 1981-1983;

  • President, Eastern Division, 1984-1985.

5. Editorial Staff Member:

  • Aitia, 1979-1982;

  • Philosophy Teacher's Handbook, 1979-1982.

  • Teaching Philosophy, 1985-1992.

  • APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, 1986-1990.

6. Article Review Panelist; Teaching Philosophy, 1982-1984.

7. Member of Philosophy Program Committee Mellon Community Colleges Project, Graduate Center, CUNY, Oct. 1980-June,1981.

8. National Defense Education Act Fellowship Fordham University, 1971-1972.

9. National Project Director, Matchette Foundation/Community College Humanities Association's Program for Philosophy Throughout the Curricula at Two-Year Colleges, 1983-1985.

10. PSC-CUNY Fellowship , Queensborough Community College, Fall Term, 1984.

11. Mellon Fellowship, CUNY Community College Project, Spring, 1984, resigned.

12. Member of the Shared Vision Task Force on the Humanities and Technical Curricula funded by the Fund for the Improvement Post-Secondary Education and sponsored by the National Council on Occupational Education and the Community College Humanities Association, 1986-1988.

13.Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship, 2012, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Papers Presented at Philosophy Conferences

1. "Socrates and Non-Traditional Philosophy", a paper presented at the Long Island Philosophical Society XII annual Fall Meeting, December 6, 1975, State University of New York, Stonybrook.

2. "Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies", a paper presented at the Planning Convention on Teaching Philosophy - Humanities, sponsored in part by the American Philosophical Association, held on March 13, 1976 at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

3. "Philosophy in Disguise", a paper presented at the Symposium on Teaching Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges held at SUNY at Farmingdale, November 5 and 6, 1977 sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and the Matchette Foundation.

4. "Process View of Philosophy Teaching", a paper presented at the Second Biennial National Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy at Union College, Schenectady, New York, August 9, 1978.

5. "Need for Basic Information in Discussion of Teaching Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges" a paper presented at the Symposium for Teaching Philosophy held at SUNY - Farmingdale, November 4 and 5, 1978, sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and the Matchette Foundation.

6. "The Graduate School Preparation of Professional Philosophy Instructors at Two-Year Colleges", a paper presented at the Symposium for Teaching Philosophy held at SUNY - Farmingdale, November 3 - 5, 1979 sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and the Matchette Foundation.

7. "Ethics and Career Education", a paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Assocation in N.Y.C., December 29, 1979.

8. "Introductory Logic Texts", a paper presented at the third National Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy held in Toledo, Ohio, August 14-17 , 1980.

9. "Teaching Ethics in the Undergraduate Curriculum", presented at a Conference on Teaching Philosophy sponsored by the Matchette Foundation and the APA Committee on Teaching Philosophy at Two Year Colleges, at SUNY-Farmingdale, November 1-2, 1980.

10. "Teaching Introductory Logic", a paper presented at the 18th annual Fall meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, October 31, 1981, at New York City Technical College.

11. "Logic and Remediation", a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern and Southern Divisions of the Community College Humanities Association, Washington, D.C.,October 16,1981.

12. "Informal Logic and the Two-Year Curriculum," a paper presented at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Philadelphia, Dec.28,1981.

13. "Philosophy and Science Fiction," a paper presented at the 19th annual Fall meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society held at the New York Institute of Technology on October 23, 1982.

14. "Ethics and Teaching Philosophy", the presidential address delivered to the American Association of Philosophy Teachers at the Fifth International Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy held in Toledo, Ohio, August 15,1984.

15. "A Methodology for the Analysis and Evaluation of Ordinary Language Arguments," a paper presented at the Conference on Critical Thinking at Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, April 11, 1985.

16. "Models for Instruction in Critical Thought within Two-Year College Curricula," a paper presented at the Conference on Critical Thinking at Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, April 12, 1985.

17. "Critical Thinking , Applied Ethics and Philosophy", a paper presented at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Washington, D.C. ,December 30, 1985.

18. "Analyzing Ordinary Language Arguments," a paper presented at Conference '86 on Critical Thinking at Christopher Newport College, Newport News, VA, Apr 10, 1986.

19. "Critical Thinking Curricula Models," a paper presented at Conference '86 on Critical Thinking at Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, April 11, 1986.

20. "Critical Thinking: A Caution Concerning New Approaches", a paper presented at the National Conference of the Community College Humanities Association, November 20, 1986 in San Francisco.

21. "Teaching Plato in an Introductory Philosophy Course", a seminar presentation at the Eastern Division of the Community College Humanities Association, New Jersey, November 13, 1987.

22. Reply to: " Analysis of a Dialogue on Determinism and Free Will: A Controlled Experiment in Critical Thinking", at the meeting of the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking with the APA in New York, December 28, 1987.

23. "Varieties of Critical Thinking Courses," a paper presented at Conference'88 on Critical Thinking at Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, April 13, 1988.

24. "Varieties of Critical thinking Courses", a paper presented at a Conference of Teaching Informal Logic and Critical Thinking Courses at Colleges and Universities at Mc Master University, Ontario, Canada, May 6, 1988.

Guest Lectures and Papers Presented to Non-Philosophical Groups

1. "Philosophy and Science Fiction," a paper presented to the Q.C.C. Philosophy Club, October 27, 1976.

2. "Ethical Problems in the Care of the Terminally Ill," a lecture to the Q.C.C. Student Nurses' Association on Dec.22,1977.

3. "The Definition of Death and Human Values," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series on April 3, 1978.

4. "Ethics, Transplants and Cadavers," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series on December 13, 1978.

5. "Professional Ethics and Medical Practice," a lecture in the C.H.I.C. Program at SUNY, College at Old Westbury, October,1979.

6. "Transplants, Neo-Morts and Cadavers," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series, December 6, 1979.

7. "Codes and Covenant in Ethical Medical Practice," a lecture in the C.H.I.C. Program at SUNY, College at Old Westbury, November, 1979.

8. "Transplants," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series, April 15, 1980.

9. "Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of the Dying," A lecture for the Q.C.C. Student Nurses' Association, October 8, 1980.

10. "The Uses of Dead Bodies," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series, October 15, 1980.

11. "The Costs of Dying and Death: The Ethical Implications," a lecture in the Humanities Forum, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi, November 13, 1980.

12. "Ethical Issues Concerning Death And Dying," colloquium presentation at the Newman Catholic Center at Q.C.C. on March18,1981.

13. "Cadavers, Neo-Morts and Transplants," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series, April 8, 1981.

14. "The Right to Health Care," a lecture in the Q.C.C. HealthLecture Series, April 28,1981.

15. "Teaching Philosophy Today," two presentations for theTeaching Fellows Seminar at Fordham University, March 6 and 27,1981.

16. "Teaching Introductory Logic," a presentation for theTeaching Fellows Seminar at Fordham University, May 8,1981.17. "Nursing and Professional Ethics," a presentation for theQ.C.C. Student Nurses' Association, October 21, 1981.

18. "Teaching Philosophy as a Profession," a presentation tothe graduate students of the Philosophy Department at S.U.N.Y. atStony Brook, December 1, 1981.

19. "The Right to Health Care," a lecture in the Q.C.C. Health Lecture Series, December 8, 1981.

20. "Ethics in Education," A paper presented at the NewmanCenter of Q.C.C., November 10,1982.

21. "Nursing,Ethics and the Law," a lecture for the Q.C.C.Student Nurses' Association, February 23, 1983.

22. "The Use of Dead Bodies," a lecture in the Q.C.C. HealthLecture Series, March 23, 1983.

23. "Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of the Dying," a lecture for the Q.C.C. student Nurses' Association, November 2, 1983.

24. "The Moral Right to Refuse Treatment," a lecture for theQ.C.C. Student Nurses' Association, February 7, 1984.

25. "The Importance of Critical Thinking, Critical Reading and Critical Writing in the Undergraduate Curriculum," a paper presented to the Faculty Development Workshop at Bergen Community College, November 29, 1984.

26. "The Value of the Humanities in the Undergraduate Curriculum," a paper presented to the Faculty development Workshop at Bergen Community College, April 23, 1985.

27. "Critical Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum," a paper for the Faculty Development Program, University of Toledo, February 28, 1986.

28. "Curricula Models for Critical Thinking," a paper presented for the Faculty Development Program, Lasell Junior College, Newton, Massachusetts, March 7, 1986.

29. "Nursing Ethics," a lecture for the QCC Nurses Association, November 5, 1986.

30. "Curricula Models for Critical Thinking, a workshop for the faculty of University of Toledo Community College, November 7, 1986.

31. "Transplants, Autopsies and Neo-Morts," a lecture in the QCC Health Lecture Series, November 19, 1986.

32. "Medical Ethics" a lecture in the QCC Health Lecture series, April 27, 1988.

33. “Alternative Modes of Instruction with the New Technologies”, a presentation to the NYSMATYC Summer Institute on June 21, 2002 at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.

34. Plagiarism Resources ; CUNY-UFS presentation (Spring, 2003

35. CUNY and Academic Integrity; CUNY-UFS presentation (Spring, 2003)

36. Using Technology to Develop Learning Communities within any Class; Institute for Community College Development at Cornell , Eleventh Annual Successful Teaching Conference: October, 2003.

37.Academic Freedom and CUNY: Role of the Faculty presentation at Medgar Evars College, CUNY, January 2006.

38. The Online Textbook: A Student-Faculty Collaboration MERLOT, Eighth International Conference, Still Blazing the Trail and Meeting New Challenges in the Digital Age, 7-10 August 2008,Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

39.The Online Textbook, CUNY IT Conference, December, 2008

40. Presentation of APA Delphi Report on Critical Thinking, QCC, CETL, March 20,2009

41. "Online Open Access Texts Books", Open Access Week at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, October 26, 2012

42. "Rubrics for Evaluation of Educational Technology by CUNY R&D group", a Panel at the 11th annual CUNY IT Conference, November 29, 2012

43. "What's Price got to do with it?" a Panel at the 11th annual CUNY IT Conference, November 30, 2012

QCC Center For Teaching and Learning (CETL)  EVENTS

1. Online Instruction (2005)

2. (With Shannon Kincaid) On The Ethical Implications of Pedagogic Research with Human Subjects (2005)

3. On the Use of email to Support Instruction (Spring 2006)

4. On Engaging Students in Online Classes (Fall 2006)

 

Professional Organization Membership

1. American Association of University Professors, 1970-

2. American Association of Philosophy Teachers, 1976-

3. American Philosophical Association, 1972-1990

4. American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1972-1989

5. Philosophical Society for the Study of Sport, 1972-1988

6. Long Island Philosophical Society, 1973-

7. Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences,1974-

8. Foundation of Thanatology, 1974-1977.

9. Center for Process Studies, 1975-

10. Society for the Study of Process Philosophy, 1975-

11. Society for Health and Human Values, 1976-1986

12. Society for Professional Ethics, 1980-1990

13. Society for Business Ethics, 1980-1990

14. Society for Ethics and Animal Research, 1980-1990

15. Community College Humanities Association, 1979-

16. New York State Association of Two Year Colleges,1980-85.

17. Concerned Philosophers for Peace, 1982-

18. Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking,1983-

19. Association for Philosophy and Public Policy, 1984-1990

20. American Society for Social Philosophy, 1985- 1990

21. American Society of Law and Medicine, 1985- 1990

 

Participation at Professional Meetings, Programs and Conferences

1. APA/Matchette Conference on Teaching Philosophy at S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale, October 30-31, 1976.

2. Panel Moderator at Long Island Philosophical Society, Meeting, December 11, 1976.

3. Panel Moderator for session on Innovations in Teaching Philosophy at the Long Island Philosophical Society Meeting, December 3, 1977 at C.W. Post College.

4. Member of Program Committee for 2nd Biennial National Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Union College, Schenectady, New York, August, 1978.

5. Moderator of a Panel on Ethics for Fall meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, Hofstra University, October 7, 1978.

6. Member of Program Committee for the Third National Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy at the University of Toledo, from Sept. 1978 to Aug. 1980.

7. Panel Moderator for meeting of the Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges of the American Philosophical Association held at the APA Eastern Division Meeting in Washington, D.C. December, 1978.

8. Long Island Philosophical Society Meeting, Nassau Community College, Apr. 1979.

9. Organizer and host for the Fall Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, Queensborough Community College, October, 1979.

10. Meeting of the Community College Humanities Association at Bergen Community College, October, 1979.

11. American Philosophical Association , Eastern Division, annual meeting, December 27-30, 1979.

12. Organized the Spring Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, April 26, 1980, Hofstra University.

13. Led a workshop on Introductory Logic Courses at the Third National Workshop Conference at the University of Toledo, August 13-17, 1980.

14. Organized the Fall Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, Molloy College, October 4, 1980.

15. Moderator for the Program of the Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy at Two Year Colleges of the American Philosophical Association at its Eastern Division Meeting, Boston, Dec.,1980.

16. Organized and served as panel moderator, Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society at C.W.Post College, April 11, 1981.

17. Eastern Division Meeting of the Community College Humanities Association, Washington,D.C., October 15-16,1981.

18. Organized and read a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society at New York City Technical College, October 31, 1981.

19. Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association ,Philadelphia, December 27-30, 1981.

20. Northeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Health and Human Values,New York City, March, 1982.

21. Commentator for a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society at Adelphi University, April 24, 1982.

22. Moderator for a workshop on Informal Logic at the Fourth National Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy at Appalachian State University in Boone , North Carolina, August 4-8, 1982.

23. Workshop on Teaching Business Ethics, Fordham University, August 18-21,1982.

24. Eastern Division Meeting, Community College Humanities Association, Philadelphia, October 15-17,1982.

25. Commented on a paper by John Chafee on "Critical Thought Skills," at the Fall Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, October 23,1982.

26. Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Baltimore, December 27-30, 1982.

27. Spring Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society at St. John's University, March 26,1983.

28. Fall Meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, October 31,1983.

29. Eastern Division Meeting, Community College Humanities Association, Hartford, November 4-5,1983.

30. Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association, Boston, Dec. 27-30, 1983.

31. Led a Session on Philosophy for Children at the Fifth International Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy, University of Toledo, August 13-17,1984.

32. Eastern Division Meeting of the Community College Humanities Association, Secaucus, New Jersey, November 2-3, 1984.

33. Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, New York City, December 27-30, 1984.

34. Eastern Division Meeting of the Community College Humanities Association, Philadelphia, November 2-3,1985.

35. Eastern Division Meeting , American Philosophical Association, Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 1985.

36. Led a workshop on Critical Thinking at the Sixth International Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, Aug. 4-8, 1986.

37. National Conference, Community College Humanities Association, an Francisco, November 20-22, 1986.

38. Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Boston, December 27-30, 1986.

39. Eastern Division Meeting , Community College Humanities Association, New Jersey, November 15, 1987.

40. Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, New York, December 27-30, 1987.

41.Moderator, session, Long Island Philosophical Society, April, 1998, Suffolk County Community College.

42.Moderator, session, Philosophy Conference, May, 1999, Suffolk County Community College.

43.Moderator, session, Philosophy Conference, May, 2005, Suffolk County Community College.

Department Activity

1. Evening Supervisor Fall,78-Spring,80

2. Member of Curriculum Committee (1975-1988), 1998-2003

Chairperson, 1999-2000, 2002-2003

3. Curriculum Development:

  • A. Weekend Seminar Program (Spring 1980)

  • B. Social Science Concentration Program for A.A. (1979)

  • C. Social Science Concentration Program for A.S. (1983-84)

  • D. Perspectives on Death and Dying

  • E. Medical Ethics

  • F. Business Ethics

  • G. Technology and Human Values

  • H. Computers, Ethics and Society

  • I.  Certificate Program, Early Childhood Education

  • J. Associate Degree Program in Civil Service, 1999-2000

  • K. Education Paraprofessional Degree Program

4. Department Representative to Q.C.C. Data Processing Coordinating Committee (April, 1978 to 1980 abolished)

5. Department Representative PSC, 1978-1979

6. Secretary for Departmental Meetings, 1975-1978.

7. Member, Open House Committee, October, 1975,76,77,78.

8. Member, Special Registration Committee, 1974-1977.

9. Member, Academic Advisement Committee,(1975-1978)

10. Member, Freshmen Orientation Committee, (1975-1978).

11. Member, Ad Hoc Committee for Course Promotion, 1977-1979.

12. Department Liaison to College Ad Hoc Committee for Student Recruitment, April, 1977.

13. Member, Ad Hoc Departmental Committee for a Department Catalogue, 1976.

14. Tutorial Program, Area Supervisor for Philosophy, under Dr. Peter Alimaras, (1975-1976).

15. Member, Ad Hoc Departmental Committee for re-numbering the department's course offerings, 1976-1977.

16. Departmental Liaison to the Library, December,1984-1988

17. Department Liaison to the QCC Fund, 1994-1996.

18. Department Committee on Scholarships and Memorial Funds, member 1999- present; Chair, 1995-1999.

19. Developer, Coordinator, for Distance Learning, Multi-Media Computer Laboratory 1997-2000

20. Coordinator, Department Self-Study, 1998-1999

21. Coordinator, Department Booklet on Education Program 1999-2000

22. Coordinator, Education Program, 1999-2000

23. Coordinator, Articulation Agreements in Education, 1999-2000

College Activity 

A. Academic Senate, Member at Large, 1981-1984,1986-1989,2000-.

  • Chairperson, Steering Committee, 2004-2007

  • Academic Senate Liaison for the Website, 2002-2003

  • Parliamentarian, 2007-2010

B. Committees of the Academic Senate

  • 1. Forum Committee, 1976-79, Chairperson,1978-79.

  • 2. Bookstore Committee, 1979-1980.

  • 3. By-Laws Committee, 1980-1981.

  • 4. Committee on Curriculum: 1981-1984,1987-1991,1995-1997, 2000-2001, 2003-2005 , 2007-2010

  •      Chairperson, 1982-1984,1987-1991, 2008-2010, 2011-2013

  • 5. Committee on Continuing Education, Summer 1984.

  • 6. Library Committee, 1985-1986.

  • 7. Computer Resources, 1986-1987, Chair, 2001-2004

  • 8. Long Term Goals, 1994-1995.

  • 9. Committee on Curriculum: Sub Committee for WID WAC 1999-2000

  • 10. Committee on Curriculum: Sub Committee for WID WAC, Chair, 2000-2002

  • 11. Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity, 2001-2003

  • 12. Committee on Computer Resources, Subcommittee on Distance Education,2003-2004

  • 13. Committee on Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, 2010-2011

  • 14. Committee on Publications, 2010-2011

C. Organizations

  • 1. Italian-American Faculty and Staff Association,1976-82.Secretary 1979-80.

  • 2. Friends of the Library, 1979-1985.Secretary of the Council, 1979-1984.

  • 3. Newman Catholic Center Advisory Board, 1979-1981.

D. Programs

  • 1. Homebound Program Participant, 1975-1979.

  • 2. CUNY BA/BS Program, 1976-present   committee member for four students

  • 3. Academic Probation Counseling, January 30,1978.

  • 4. Volunteer Faculty Academic Advisement Program, April 1979 - 1984

  • 5. Faculty Participant, Freshman Library Program,1993-95.

  • 6. Writing Intensive Program 1999-

E. Other College Activities

1. Marshall at 1980 Commencement Exercises

2. Faculty Advisor to Student Philosophy Club,1976-1981.

3. Faculty Advisor to Student Humanities Club, 1980-1981.

4. Organizer and Supporter of Independent Student Wall Mural Art Projects, Patrick Bartholemew, 1980.

5. Panelist on "The Art of Publishing" in Faculty Development Series, October 28,1981.

6. Judge, Student Speech Contest, 1983, 1984.

7. Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on Educational Technology, 1999

8. Developer of IAP,  concept for Advisement and Assessment, 1990-2004

9. Faculty Member, Technology Plan Committee, 2000-2005

10. Faculty Member, Student Technology Fee Plan Committee, 2002-2005

11. Faculty Development Program, Demonstration: "Teaching with the New Technologies" Fall, 2000.

12. Alternate to the PSC Delegate Assembly, 2001-2003.

13. Vice Chair , QCC Chapter of the Professional Staff Congress, 2002-

14.QCC CETL Associate Faculty, 2003-2004

15.Committee on Mission Statement, 2004-2005

16.Faculty Executive Committee, 2010-

  • Secretary 2010-2012

  • Parliamentarian, 2012-

  • Election Coordinator, 2012-

17. Representative to the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology, 2010-2013

University - Wide Activity 

1. Queensborough Representative to the University Faculty Senate, 1980-1983, Liaison,1981-83. 2002-

2. Member of the Executive Committee University Faculty Senate, 2006-2007

2. Member of the Governance Committee of the University Faculty Senate, 1981-1982.

3. Member of the Graduate Affairs Committee of the University Faculty Senate, 1982-1983.

4. Chairperson of the University Faculty Senate Committee on Information Literacy and Computer Technology, 2002-2004

5. Chairperson of the University Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries and Information Technology, 2004-2005

5. Chancellor's Committee: Intellectual Property Committee, 2003-2005, member

6. Senior Vice Chancellor's Committee, Information Technology Steering Committee, 2004-, member

7. Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Steering Committee for Online Resources and Education, 2004-2006, member

8. Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, Task Force on Computer Use and Privacy, 2004-  , member

9. UFS Committee on Faculty Academic Websites, 2004-2006

10. Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Academic Technology Committee, 2007-

11. Steering Committee for the New Community College, 2009-2010,member

12. Committee on Founding President for the New Community College, 2010,member

13.University Affirmative Action Committee, member, 2010-

 

Community Activities

A. Lecture for the Fellowship Center, Jamaica, New York on "The Definition of Death," April 7, 1978.

B. Co-sponsor with Dr. Peter Alimaras of a discussion group on Edgar Cayce and Psychic Phenomena(1979-1980).

C. Co-Founder of Community School District 25 Chapter of Citizens Concerned for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children (CCEGT) 1979.

D. Vice President of the District 26 Chapter of CCEGT, 1983-1984.

E. Director of a program in Philosophy for Children at P.S.221 in Community School District 26, grades K to 6, teacher-trainer, consultant, instructor 1981-1985.

F. Lecture on "Philosophy for Children" for parents with children in Community School District 26 sponsored by the CCEGT chapter at I.S. 74 in Bayside, on June 1, 1983 and June 20,1984.

G. Lecture on "Philosophy for Children" for parents and teachers in Community School District 25 sponsored by the CCEGT chapter at Queensborough Community College, on June 18, 1986.

H. Lecture on "Philosophy for Children" for the Esther Ben David chapter of AMIT Women (American Mizrachi Women) on November 10, 1986.

I. Conference Participant in special conference on "Fighting Prejudice through Critical Thinking, held by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith in New York City May 22-23, 1986.

J. Lecture on "Advertising: Defense against Deception", for the Esther Ben David Chapter of AMIT Women, on April 28, 1987.

K. Leader of Philosophy Discussion Group for Center for Inquiry, Long Island Chapter, 2006-2012

CFI Community of Long Island | www.centerforinquiry.net/li

  • "Looking for Truth vs Truthiness: Inquiry as the path to belief versus Faith " March 13, 2006
  •  "Looking for Truth vs Truthiness Part II : Should inquiry be the path to belief versus faith ? " April 10 ,2006
  •  "A" or "THE " Meaning of Life "  May 18, 2006
  • "The Quest for "the GOOD":  The basis for Morality June 15, 2006
  • "Freedom vs Determinism : Free to Decide?  Free to be held responsible? ",September 7, 2006
  • "The Mind Body Problem : Is there a mind separate from our physical bodies? If not, what are the implications? ", October 5, 2006
  • "Reality: What is real?  What is the nature of reality?  Are there multiple realities? " November 2, 2006
  • "Religion and Morality:  Can a society have a moral base without religion? From what source do humans derive their moral impulse?" , December 7, 2006
  • "Religious Faith and Reason," January 4, 2007
  • "Justice", February 1, 2007
  • "End of Life Issues: Refusing Treatment and Hastening Death", April 5, 2007
  • "Reason and Susan Haack", May 3, 2007
  • "Belief: May one believe whatever one wants to believe?", June 7, 2007
  • "Ethical Issues within a Digital Age: Computers, Internet and Information Networks", September 6, 2007
  • "Love: What is it?", October 4, 2007
  • "Religion, Morality and Ethics: What is the basis for morality?", December 6, 2007
  • "Truth: Devaluing the truth", January 3, 2008
  • "The Problem of Evil", February 7, 2008
  • "Of What Value is Philosophy?", April 3, 2008
  • "Socrates, then and now: Why Good Teachers must be killed, May 1, 2008
  • "Beliefs: When are they justified?", June 5,2008
  • "Peter Singer: A Dangerous Mind ", September 11, 2008
  • "Miracles", October 9, 2008
  • "Plato", November 13, 2008
  • "Existentialism: Camus and Sartre", December 4, 2008
  • "Pragmatism and Pragmaticism", January 4, 2009
  • "Who says how many babies a woman can have?: the Curious Case of Nadya Suleman", February 12, 2009
  • "Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies: Why so Popular?", April 9,2009
  •  "Give me Reason or Give me Death !!!  : Socrates and the Life of Reason", May 14, 2009
  • "No Right to Believe", June 11, 2009
  • "Can there be a Proof that there is no Deity?", September 3, 2009
  • "New improved God: Non-Traditional Deities", November 19, 2009
  • "Faith, Hope and Truth":, December 17, 2009
  • "Trolley Ethics: Empirical Research into Ethical Decision Making", January 21,2010
  • "Two recent texts on Faith ", February 18,2010
  • "Religions without a Deity: Confucianism and Taoism as Early Humanisms", March 18,2010
  • "The Meaning of Life", April 15,2010
  • "Democracy: a good or not so good idea?: Socrates and Plato's Critique", May 20, 2010
  • "God on Trial", December 2, 2010
  • "On Agnosticism", January 6, 2011
  • "On the Singularity and Being Human" , February 3, 2011
  • "The Value of Reason" , April 7, 2011
  • "The Ethics of Belief: Clifford or James, Whom to believe", May 5, 2011
  • "The Myth of Sisyphus", September 1, 2011
  • "Religion and Morality: What is the relationship?", December 8, 2011
  • "God? Which god? Many gods?", February 2, 2012
  • "Denialism: Reality too much for you, Just say it isn't so? Why not just believe it is not so?", April 5, 2012
  • "The Burden of Proof", May 3, 2012
  • "Why be Moral? is not the question." May 18,2012
  • "The Argumentative Theory of Reasoning", June 14, 2012
  • "What are the Rules for inquiry? Logic? Reason?, September 6, 2012
  • "The Quest after Ghosts; why?", October 4, 2012
  • "Hoax or Real: What are the Tests?", December 6, 2012
  • "Miracles: What are they? Are they Real?", January 3, 2013
  • "Machine Morality: Should machines have a moral code? Who decides?" February 7, 2013
  • "Truth: Does it matter?  Why? Who says? ", March 7, 2013
  • "Free Will:  Real or Illusion?  Comfort or Danger?", April 4, 2013
  • "Belief: How do we believe? How should we believe?", May 2, 2013

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