AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi
Associate Professor of Biology, Health Professions Advisor, Coordinator of Health Sciences Program
Phone: (845) 848-6009
Office: Prusmack Center 308
B.S. – Manhattan College
M.S. – New York Medical College
PhD. – New York Medical College
Areas of Interest/Research: The role of eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent hypertension
Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science.
Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi is a Pharmacologist who joined the faculty of Dominican University in Fall of 2004 after teaching as an adjunct in the Biology Department for one year prior. Courses taught include General Biology, Introduction to Biology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science, Cell Biology, Genetics and Histology. In addition to directing the Honors Program, Dr. DelliPizzi is also the Faculty Moderator of the Nu Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Honor Society for Biology, and serves as the Health Professions Advisor. She recently co-authored two new lab manuals with Dr. Emma Sarro, Assistant Professor of Biology, “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab I” and “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab II”, both of which are published by BVT Publishing.
Prior to starting at Dominican University, Dr. DelliPizzi was on the faculty at Manhattan College, where she taught Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology and General Biology and also served for several years as the Health Professions Advisor. She currently holds adjunct appointments in the Nursing Department at Lehman College and in the Pharmacology Department at New York Medical College.
Margaret E. Mulligan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (845) 848-6012
Office: Prusmack Center 308
B.S. – Mathematics: University of Scranton
M.S. – Mathematics: Seton Hall University
Professor Mulligan has been a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department since 2002. She came to the college from the corporate world.
After graduating from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Magna cum laude, she worked at Bellcore (now Ericsson Technologies) for 12 years. As a Member of Technical Staff, she worked in the software division supporting outside plant engineers in the various telephone companies. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Seton Hall University, graduating with honors.
Professor Mulligan began at Dominican University as an adjunct instructor in January 1990 teaching Statistics in the Weekend College Program. She then taught the basic Math sequence in the ACCEL program for many years.
In addition to her degrees, Professor Mulligan holds NYS Teacher Certification for grades 7-12. She has been both a middle school and high school substitute teacher and taught as a long-term substitute for 5th grade and Advanced Math for eighth graders.
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (845) 848-4044
Office: Casey Hall 19
B.A. – English: University of Utah
M.A. – English: University of Utah
Ph.D – English: City University of New York – Graduate Center
Dr. Tanya A. Radford completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature at the University of Utah and a PhD in English literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her field of specialization is Eighteenth Century studies, with particular interest in British and American literature of this period. Her research interests also extend to the representation of visual experience in literature and the representation of reading as a magical act in children’s literature.
Professor of Teacher Education
Professor Bencivenga earned an M.A. in history at New York University and a B.A. in social studies and secondary education at Rutgers University. His fields of concentration include curriculum and instruction, staff development, and leadership. He has published in several journals including the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, the Middle School Journal, and the English Journal on the topics of instructional leadership and social/emotional intelligence. Professor Bencivenga is a Faculty Associate, national presenter, and consultant for the George Lucas Educational Foundation and a consultant for ISCALS(Improving School Climate for Academic and Life Success) at Rutgers University. Professor Bencivenga’s work has focused on the relationship among social/emotional intelligence, the learning environment and academic achievement. He has presented at the Harvard University Conference on Media Literacy, the Education and Public Outreach Conference of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Education Writers’ Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC, the Building the Brainware Conference on Social/Emotional Learning and Academic Excellence at Rutgers University, and at the Columbia University Media Education Institute. He teaches and advises in the Freshman Year Program and is a member of the Honors Committee. Professor Bencivenga teaches Educational Psychology, School and Society, Introduction to Teaching Methods, and Methods in Adolescence Education. He also conducts field observations of student teachers.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Coordinator of Criminal Justice
Phone: (845) 848-4097
Tara Parrello is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology and the Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies. Dr. Parrello has earned two degrees from Fordham University, including a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Sociology. She completed her undergraduate studies at Manhattanville College, earning a B.A. in Sociology. Her areas of concentration include: criminology, gender, deviance, popular culture and body modification with a particular concentration in plastic surgery. Dr. Parrello has presented papers at national sociology and criminology conferences based on her dissertation, Look This Way: The Growth and Diversity of Plastic Surgery in Contemporary America and her research on juvenile crime and ethnic gangs.
Assistant Professor and Director Master of Science FNP and DNP Programs
Phone: (845) 848-6059
A.S.N., Nassau Community College
B.S.N., Pace University
FNP-BC, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
M.S.N., Pace University
D.N.P., Pace University
Dr. McDermott is a full-time faculty member and has been with Dominican University since 2007. She has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the fields of critical care, emergency medicine, and family medicine in a variety of clinical settings. She is a certified critical care nurse (CCRN) as well as a certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. McDermott currently practices as family nurse practitioner in both acute care and outpatient patient settings.
Dr. McDermott utilizes a family-centered approach to her patient care in the acute and primary care settings. She is also knowledgeable in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services meaningful use requirements and medical home initiatives.
Instructor, Division of Nursing
Phone: (845) 848-6019
M.S., Mercy College
A.A.S., Cochran School of Nursing
B.S., (Health Management) Mercy College
B.S., (Gerontology) Mercy College
A.S., Westchester Community College
Professor Vitale has numerous years experience and expertise in medical-surgical and maternal child nursing. She also possesses experience in the field of geriatric recreation. Professor Vitale’s teaching experience includes educating licensed practical nurse students at BOCES as well as registered nurse students at local colleges.
Professor Vitale is interested in the health and psychosocial wellness of the older adult and the management of acute and chronic problems seen in the elderly. She plans to pursue an advanced practice role concentrating on the geriatric population.
Professor Vitale strives to increase the success of nursing students by providing them with the skills and foundation needed to succeed professionally.