Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Daniel Chaskes
Dr. Daniel Chaskes is Chair of the Department of Arts and Sciences. He also teaches literature seminars in the areas of world literature and contemporary U.S. fiction.
His scholarly work, which focuses on global themes in U.S. postmodern literature, has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature and Comparative Literature and Culture, and his review essays have been published by American Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, and English Studies in Canada. He is currently writing an article on gender, race, and ecology in U.S. immigration narratives.
Professor Chaskes holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts from University College London.
Dr. Anahu Guzman
Associate Chair / Director of the Math Center / Associate Professor
Anahu Guzman has been the Director of LIM College’s Math Center since 2005, offering academic assistance in all areas of math-related study in order to support and enrich classroom instruction. Under his leadership, the Math Center was granted the College Reading & Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification.
Dr. Guzman is also the Associate Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department, overseeing the LIM’s mathematics curriculum and students’ mathematics placement. He teaches several courses, including Mathematics Through Business Applications, Introduction to Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, and Business Calculus I & II. In 2019, he was promoted to Associate Professor.
Dr. Guzman is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, and American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. He has received the American Statistical Association Award from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) and the Aung San Suu Kyi Award from York College, CUNY, where he was a Minority Access to Research Careers scholar.
Dr. Guzman holds Ph. D. and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree in Statistics from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, CUNY, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from York College, CUNY.
Dr. O’Rita Johnson
Assistant Director / Math Center
O’Rita Johnson joined LIM College in 2005 as an adjunct faculty member and Math Center tutor. In 2008 she was named Assistant Director of the Math Center.
Among the courses she teaches are College Algebra, Mathematics through Business Applications, Introduction to Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Business Calculus.
A member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematics Association of America, Professor Johnson holds a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from City College, City University of New York. She also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Computer Engineering at City College and holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Science from New York City Technical College.
She completed a doctoral degree in Mathematics Education at Columbia University's Teachers College in 2019 and plans to pursue research in the area of remedial mathematics.
Director of the Writing Center / Lecturer
John Deming is a poet and journalist who has taught at LIM College since 2008. In addition to his duties as Director of the Writing Center, he teaches New Media: Writing, Editing and Visuals. He is also the faculty advisor for The Lexington Line, LIM’s student publication.
Prior to joining LIM, Professor Deming worked as a reporter in New Hampshire for Atlantic News, Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Telegraph.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront magazine and has authored two chapbooks of poetry, 8 Poems (Eye for an Iris Press, 2011) and Toads (Dusie Press, 2006). His work has also appeared in dozens of other publications, including Salon.com, Boston Review, and New Orleans Review.
A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Professor Deming holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from The New School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Journalism from the University of New Hampshire
Assistant Director of the Writing Center / Lecturer
In addition to his duties as Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Professor Timothy Foran teaches Research and Analysis, Critical Thinking, and Communication for International Students. He also tutors undergraduate and graduate students in spoken and written English.
Prior to joining LIM College, Professor Foran served in the United States Army’s Airborne Division. He’s received numerous medals and commendations, including the Army Meritorious Service Medal for service in Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Professor Foran holds a Master of Arts degree in TESOL from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute.
Andrew Cotto teaches Writing Essentials and Composition. He joined LIM College as an adjunct faculty member in 2013 and began teaching on a full-time basis the following year. In 2019, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
Professor Cotto is the author of three novels, including Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery (Ig Publishing, 2012) and The Domino Effect (Brownstone Editions, 2011), which received the Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Award. His third novel, Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure, was published by Black Rose Writing in October of 2018. Professor Cotto's written work has appeared in many prominent national publications, including The New York Times, Parade, The Huffington Post, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, Deadspin, Salon, and Teachers & Writers Magazine.
Professor Cotto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Lynchburg College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the New School of General Studies.
Liz Sweibel joined LIM College as an adjunct faculty member in 2005 and transitioned to a full-time position in 2012. She teaches Professional Communications and Critical Thinking: Reading, Writing, and Research, and Contemporary Art. Her online Contemporary Art course was nominated for a Blackboard Exemplary Course Award in 2012.
Professor Sweibel maintains an active studio practice and exhibition schedule as a contemporary visual artist. She has also worked as an independent writer and editor since 1984.
Professor Sweibel holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Maine College of Art, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Manhattan College, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art.
Kikuno Nonoyama has taught at LIM College since 2007 and became a full-time faculty member in 2014. She teaches Introduction to Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, Honors Statistics, and Survey of Statistics.
Prior to joining LIM, Professor Nonoyama assisted financial consultants at Merrill Lynch and worked as a market research analyst and translator at Okato Shoji Company, where her responsibilities included analyzing the U.S. commodity future and foreign exchange markets.
A member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Golden Key National Honor Society, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Statistics from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the City University of New York.
Dr. Alex Symons
Dr. Symons joined the Department of Arts and Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies in August of 2018. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart University and Post University, and as a visiting professor at the University of Hartford. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses in communications and media.
As a scholar, Dr. Symons's research has appeared in Celebrity Studies, the Journal of Popular Film and Television, and the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. He is also the author of Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation, published by Edinburgh University Press in 2012.
Dr. Symons received his Ph.D. in Film and Television Studies from the University of Nottingham, where he served on the editorial board of Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies.
M.S. and B.S. Beltsy State Pedagogical University (Russia). Former Vice President of Domestic Manufacturing, Pacific Alliance-Regatta USA. Former Production Manager, Periscope Sportswear
Ph.D. and M.A. Princeton University; B.A. Harvard University
M.F.A. University of Washington; B.A. Occidental College; Fellow and Artist Residency, Oxbow School of Art.
Sarah D. Ceballos
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Our Lady of the Lake University; M.A. University of the Incarnate World; B.A. The University of Texas at San Antonio. Former Personal Banker, Wells Fargo Bank.
M.F.A. CUNY Queens College; B.A. Columbia College. Founder and Sole Proprietor of an Information Technologies Consulting Firm, NextWave Office Systems
M.A. New York University; B.A. Columbia College-Chicago
M.A. and B.S. Brooklyn College
Ed.D. East Tennessee State University; M.A. Tennessee Technological University; B.S. University of Tennessee.
M.A. English St. John’s University; B.A. English Binghamton University
Heather E. Dunn
Ph.D. Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; M.F.A. Queens College; M.A. SUNY at Stony Brook; B.F.A. School of Visual Arts
M.A. and B.A. University of South Florida
M.A. and B.F.A. New York University. Filmmaking Mentor, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking; Assistant to the Director of Production, New York University, Tish School of the Arts, Film & Television Department.
M.F.A. Florida State University; B.A. Louisiana State University. Former Assistant Editor, 9Threads Publishing
M.P.A. Long Island University; B.A. Queens College. Former Deputy Director, Marketing & Service Information, MTA New York City Transit
M.B.A. King Graduate School of Business, Monroe College; B.B.A. Zicklin School of Business, Bernard M. Baruch College. Adjunct Lecturer, Borough of Manhattan Community College
M.S.T. Pace University; B.A. Old Dominion University; A.A. Onondaga Community College. New York State Certification in Secondary Social Studies Education
M.A. Adelphi University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A. University of Chicago
M.A. Stony Brook University; B.A. Merrimack College. Film Reviewer, Film-Forward.com
M.Ed. Northcentral University; B.B.A. Baruch College; A.A.S. Borough of Manhattan Community College.
M.S. The London School of Economics; B.A. and B.S. University of Delaware
Christy A. Mulligan
PhD. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; M.S. Eastern College; B.S. Kutztown University.
M.A. Educational Theatre New York University; B.F.A. Theatre Performance Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S. Pace University; B.S. University of Connecticut
M.S. University of New Hampshire; B.A. Pace University
Ph.D. Capella University; M.P.S. and B.S. Brooklyn College
M.A. in Education, Columbia University; B.A. Webster University. Cultural and Linguistic Immersion Coach and Career Coach, GPA for You; Owner, Giammarie Pieri Associates.
M.A. Design Studies Parsons the New School for Design; M.A. Media Studies The New School for General Studies; B.F.A. Communication Design Parsons the New School for Design
M.A. New York University; B.A. St. John’s University
Cheraine Donelea Scott
Ph.D. Media, Culture and Communications New York University; M.A. Cultural and Critical Studies University of Westminster
M.A. Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism Newhouse School of Public Communications
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; M.A. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; B.A. Auckland University, New Zealand. Associate Professor in Political Science, Long Island University
M.A. Hunter College; B.A. in Communication Columbia College
M.S. and B.S. Clark Atlanta University
M.S. University of Kiev, Ukraine
Ph.D. and B.A. City University of New York Graduate Center. Editor, Men & Masculinities Journal
M.A. and B.A. The City College of New York
Ph.D. University of California; M.A. University of Notre Dame
M.F.A. The New School; B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.F.A. William Paterson University; B.A. Rowan University. Adjunct Instructor & Writing Tutor, William Paterson University; Former Editorial Assistant, MAP Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Literature & Art
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Catania; B.A. Music Institute Vincenzo Bellini