Faculty / Staff
Dr. White’s first book Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy Toward Africa, 1953-1961 was published in 2005. His second book will be an edited volume of the papers of a World War II Chaplain, entitled “On the Battlefield For My Lord: The Papers of Rev. Robert Boston Dokes in World War II.” In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. White also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and has taught courses or portions of courses on the impact of the American legal system on society.
Roberto M. Benedito is a Doctoral Lecturer in the Cultural Diversity Program of the Department of History and Philosophy. He is a lawyer with a Ph. D. in Anthropology (SUNY at Buffalo). He currently serves as a member of the Outcomes and Assessment Committee, an advisory body to the President.
Benedito's research deals with law, culture and anthropology. His area specialty is Southeast Asia particulary the Philippines, where he was from originally and worked as a lawyer and human rights advocate. He has studied law, culture and legal consciousness among indigenous peoples of the Philippines. He has published articles on the impact of state and international law on indigenous peoples rights specifically their ownership to ancestral land. A common theme in his research is the significance of cultural practice in law and legal institutions.
Analysis of early European, especially French, interaction with indigenous peoples of the Americas, with specific focus on Catholic missionary activity, and also the impact of concepts of gender on the colonial encounter.
My main field of research focuses on the migration and conditions of indentured workers from the subcontinent of India to the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th century. It examines, inter alia, post-emancipation labor problems in the Caribbean, the reasons for Indian emigration overseas, the labor recruiting system, depot accommodation, conditions on the voyage, the iniquitous indenture system, labor resistance, race relations, the campaign for the abolition of indenture in India and the planters’ efforts to introduce additional Indian labor on a Colonization Scheme.
Theatre Arts Professional with over two decades of experience in theatre administration, performing, programming, and production overlapped with twelve years practice as an Adjunct Professor, Arts Educator and promoter of the core benefits of cultural diversity.
I have spent many years studying US ethnic, immigration and labor history. In so doing I have focused on 19th century nativism, organized labor, and the needle trades. Currently I am studying the first two decades of York College, with an emphasis on the political and social developments of the 1960s and 1970s that account for its birth, location and struggle for survival.
Howard Ruttenberg began at York College as an Instructor while still working on his dissertation with Richard McKeon at The University of Chicago, becoming an Assistant Professor in 1974. In his 40 years at York, he has taught most of the courses in Philosophy, two in Speech, three in Political Science, CLDV 210 and Academic Computing 101. He has participated in every major curriculum reform at the College. He studied psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies to develop his teaching methods and was his Department's chairperson for 16 years. He has now returned to full-time teaching and scholarship.
Anderson, Elizabeth, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cooper, Alan, Adjunct Professor
Devi, Sharada, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Donaldson, LeTrice, Adjunct Lecturer
Efthimiades, Michael, Adjunct Lecturer
Fried, Miriam, Adjunct Lecturer
Jackson, Andrew, Adjunct Lecturer
Joo, Sung, Adjunct Lecturer
Mohammadi, Parsa Parham, Adjunct Lecturer
Santiago, Christopher, Adjunct Lecturer
Sayid, Cosim, Adjunct Lecturer
Toure, Halima, Adjunct Assistant Professor
College Laboratory Technician
Belousova, Ekaterina, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bhagwandeen, Madhdvie, College Assistant
Burke, Charlanne, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Grande, Vanessa, CUNY Office Assistant
Parmet, Robert, Professor
Seda, Albert, Adjunct Lecturer
Tuchman-Rosta, Celia, Adjunct Lecturer
Woldemariam, Yebio, Adjunct Assistant Professor