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Adelphi's 10th President is an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and team performance.

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Meet President Riordan

An internationally recognized expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion and team performance.
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Message from the President

Wednesday, May 3 2017

Faculty Research Is Transforming Adelphi. And Changing Lives, Everywhere.

Not many university faculty researchers need to have a plan in case they run into grizzly bears, but Adelphi Professor Brian Wygal, Ph.D., and part-time Professor Kathryn Krasinski, Ph.D., do. Their dig at a prehistoric site in Alaska required heavy gear and rough conditions, but earned them an exhilarating discovery—a nearly intact tusk from one of the last mammoths roaming the mainland, 14,000 years ago.

Like all great research, it raised a new question. Did humans hunt the mammoth to extinction? This search for answers continues around the country as college and university faculty members juggle two very demanding jobs: instructor and researcher.

At Adelphi our faculty are deeply engaged in both. While Dr. Melanie Bush explores decolonization, Associate Professor Mark Grabowski researches technology law, Dr. Margaret Gray breaks down the intersection of food and immigrant workers, Dr. Michael D’Emic digs in the Canyonlands and the investigative team of Professors Aditi Bandyopadhyay and Armita Madray hunt down the dangers of predatory journals, they still teach students, create course work and grade exams. Our primary mission at Adelphi is to transform the lives of our students, but with our faculty research, you can see we are also transforming much more.

All the best, 
Signed by Dr. Riordan
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

P.S.: Department of Theatre Chair and Professor Nicholas Petron just spent three days filming a role in the latest Bruce Willis film. That’s research you can catch on the big screen instead.


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