Nancy Aries, Director, Honors Program at Baruch College, and Professor of Public Affairs
Longtime professor of public affairs, Aries has been named director of the Honors Program. At her appointment, she had been serving as the program’s acting director for 18 months. Her goals for the honors program include “continued excellence and innovation in Baruch’s academic programs” and “strengthening the diversity of opportunities that New York affords through our commitment to civic engagement and service learning.” Her areas of scholarly interest include health policy and management.
Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor, Department of History
After 40 years of teaching at Baruch, Berkin will retire in August 2012. Berkin is a scholar of early U.S. history and women’s history and is well known to the public as a frequent commentator for televised historical documentaries. She is working on a book about Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte, a beautiful, wealthy American woman who married Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jerome. “I have taught and written about a subject I love for most of my adult life. What more can anyone hope for,” she says. “I have come to know the women and men of colonial America and the Civil War era as if they were my neighbors; I hope I have done them justice in the books I have written about them.” She retires with the title “Presidential Professor of History, Emerita.”
John Goering, School of Public Affairs
Goering received the Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration for his book Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty (Oxford University Press).
Edward Goldberg & Sankar Sen (right), Allen Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business
Both professors have been recently honored for their publications. Goldberg’s essay “Financial Markets as the New WMDs” was chosen as one of The Globalist’s top 10 features of 2011. Sen co-authored Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value, one of the top 10 bestselling books in Cambridge University Press’s Business Ethics series. It was also featured as Book of the Month in Grapevine, a leading human resources magazine in the U.K.
Kenneth Guest, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
A two-part interview with Guest about Hispanics seeking work in New York’s Chinatown aired in February on the Telemundo network. Telemundo is the second-largest Spanish-language content producer in the world. Guest’s research focuses on China, New York City, immigration, religion, and transnationalism.
Michael E. Staub, Department of English and Director of the Feit Seminar Program
Staub’s latest book, Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social (1948–80), is an intellectual and cultural history exploring changes in attitude toward psychiatry. Extensive media attention included a BBC Radio 4 interview with the author that aired earlier this year.
Aries photo by Elliott Sclar; Berkin photo by Mario Morgado; Goering and Sen photos by Jerry Speier; Guest photo by Manny Romero; Staub photo by Dagmar Herzog