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College Welcomes 22 New Faculty and Staff

Middlesex County College greeted 22 new faculty and staff this fall.

Christopher Drew is a new faculty member in History and Social Sciences. His expertise is in homeland security, civil security and law enforcement. He holds a B.S. from New Jersey City University, an M.Ed. from Seton Hall University, and a D.Sc. from New Jersey City University.

Daniel Grek is a new faculty member in Engineering Technologies. He holds a B.S. and M.S. from Rutgers University. His area of specialization is in civil/structural engineering.

Joseph Nesi is a new faculty member in Accounting, Business and Legal Studies. A specialist in tax accounting, he is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. from Siena College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.

Mohit Nigam is a new member of the Natural Sciences faculty. He has an M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from University of North Texas. His areas of specialization include particle accelerator-based physics.

Giuseppe Rotolo has joined the History and Social Sciences Department. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Palermo, and a Ph.D. from the University of Palermo and University of Cosenza. His specialty is the philosophy of the mind.

Andrew Rubin is a new member of the Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Dietetics Department. He has a B.S. and B.A. from Centenary College and an M.B.A. from Western Governors University. His area of specialization is culinary and hospitality management.

Adriana Mamay is the reference and instructional librarian. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, an M.A. from New York University, and an M.L.S. from Long Island University. Her specialty is research instruction.

New staff members include Gretchen Heaton, director of lifelong learning, and Nick DeMatteo, director of corporate education and training, in Continuing Education; Justin Fiorenza, Bujar Giyriqi, Jose Otero, Anthony Arena, and John McCauley in Facilities Maintenance; Antonio Coppola, officer, and Dawn Spinola, dispatcher, in Campus Police; Carolina Ochoa, student records assistant, New Brunswick Center; Diana Sofo, administrative systems analyst, Information Technology; Cheryl Zhang, director of Financial Aid; Lisa Alexander, coordinator, cooperative education and experiential learning in Career Services; Linda Scherr, dean of Arts and Sciences; and Marilyn Ochoa, Library director.