Hilary Botein, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Botein is co-author of “Permanent Supportive Housing for Domestic Violence Victims: Program Theory and Client Perspectives,” with Professor Andrea Hetling (Rutgers), published in the June issue of Housing Policy Debate.

Douglas Carmichael, Eli and Claire Mason Professor of Accountancy
Carmichael has been named to a three-year term to the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). From 2003 to 2006, he served as the PCAOB’s chief accountant.

Jim Gatheral, Professor of Mathematics, Master of Financial Engineering Program
One of the top quants worldwide and author of The Volatility Surface, Gatheral has joined the mathematics department and Master of Financial Engineering Program. Prior to joining Baruch, he was a managing director in equity trading at Merrill Lynch.

Catherine Good and Jennifer Mangels, Associate Professors of Psychology
They look at whether a sense of belonging helps women succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation supports their research. Learn about Mangels’s contribution to cutting-edge math anxiety research.

Jack Nyman, Director, Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute
Nyman has secured a two-year, $422,528 U.S. Department of Energy grant to create a certificate program for real estate professionals pursuing net zero energy building operations. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is contributing an additional $50,000 to the project.

Cynthia Whittaker, Professor and Chair of History
After 37 years at Baruch, Whittaker will retire in Spring 2011. Longtime colleague Professor Carol Berkin says, “Cynthia represents the department at its best: a fine scholar, engaging teacher, and excellent administrator.” Whittaker is at work on a book about Catherine the Great.

Botein photo by Adrienne Rayski (’07); Gatheral photo by Elena Seibert; Carmichael, Good, Nyman, and Whittaker photos by Jerry Speier

One thought on “Faculty Newsmakers: Summer-Fall 2010

  1. Our heartfelt condolences to Douglas Carmichael for the passing of of his mother Thelma Carmichael.
    She was such a blessed human being – she went through life always sharing with others the gifts God gave to her – joy, kindness, love and her cooking skills, too. Her homemade waflles and cookies, to say the least were out of of this world as Roy used to say.
    We had fun moments playing cards, we had pleasant moments having dinners, visiting and enjoying those simple pleasures only true friendship can offer.

    Douglas, we got to know you through Thelma as she used to talk frequently about you – she was so proud of her son Doug.

    We keep you,Douglas,and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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