Dr. Rahnuma Ahsan was born and raised in Bangladesh. She received her BBA degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her areas of interests are Finance, Microfinance and Corporate Governance. Dr. Ahsan has presented research papers in several academic conferences.
While an undergraduate student in Bangladesh Dr. Ahsan worked at Grameen Trust which is the research unit of Nobel Prize winning microfinance organization Grameen Bank. York College has an on going collaboration with Grameen Bank where Dr. Ahsan has been instrumental in reinforcing the relationship with the bank's pilot project Grameen America. This effort has already resulted in two internship positions for York students.
The main focus of my laboratory is to understand events leading to programmed cell death (apoptosis) in developing T-cells in the thymus. We are currently using several genetically modified mice to determine the role of Beclin 1, a gene implicated in autophagy and apoptosis, in intrathymic T-cell development. My long term goal is to develop a mouse model in which the Beclin 1 gene will be inactivated in lymphoid cells. This will provide an excellent system to study different aspects of T-cell biology in which Beclin 1 could play an important role.
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Dr. Griffith has published seven books, including Strategy and Security in the Caribbean (1991), Drugs and Security in the Caribbean (1997), and Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror (2004). He also has written articles in many scholarly journals. The Royal Military College of Canada and the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany are among places Dr. Griffith has been a Visiting Scholar, and he has been a consultant to Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Organization of American States, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica, and other agencies. He has lectured at military and law enforcement colleges and agencies throughout the United States and the Caribbean and in Europe. Ivelaw is a Past President of the Caribbean Studies Association.
Khandaker has field and research experience in environmental geology, sedimentology,and tunnel geology. Khandaker utilizes numerous independent lines of evidence, including field and geochemical studies to characterize and interpret a variety of geological systems. Khandaker worked as a geotechnical consultant (2001-2008) for the NYCDEP-funded project “City Water Tunnel # 3” : the largest capital construction project in NYC; accomplished soil and rock core characterization; petrographic,geochemical investigations, surface & tunnel mapping, and geotechnical reports, based on ASTM Standards. Khandaker is a Certified Professional Geologist (State of Wyoming).
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.
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Dr. Namphy has held teaching positions at Princeton University and at Rutgers University. At York College, he teaches courses on African American and Native American literature, art, and music, and constantly encourages his students to explore the connections between our cultural practices and our struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and dignity.
Dr. Rosenthal is a Professor of Social Work at York College and The Graduate Center. She teaches social research and social policy. Her research focuses on 1) stressors (e.g., perceived racial discrimination, experience with domestic violence, experience with serious accidents) and psycho-social outcomes (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, college performance, upper respiratory illness) among older adolescents; and on 2) resilience factors (e.g., emotional social support, religiosity, sense of personal control, emotional reactivity) that protect older adolescents from negative outcomes to stressors. Dr. Rosenthal has received four continuous NIH grants covering the period 1996-2013. She has mentored more than 2 dozen students in multiple disciplines. Dr. Rosenthal is considered one of 15 “leading U.S. social work researchers” in undergraduate social work programs; she recently received the York College Presidential Award for Scholarship