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Dr. Kenneth Reeve Receives Distinguished Researcher Award

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Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 2, 2015 – Dr. Kenneth F. Reeve, the Alvin Calman Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University, received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association at its 2015 fall conference at the Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, on Oct. 24.

Dr. Reeve was honored for his lifetime contributions to research. Although research didn’t initially interest him as an undergraduate psychology major, he says that in graduate school he “just fell in love with the idea of discovering what makes people do what they do.” Since then, Dr. Reeve, a resident of Chatham, New Jersey, has been an active researcher and has co-authored over 30 journal publications across a wide range of topics related to how people learn. His favorite research topic is concept formation. Recently, he and his doctoral student Leif Albright published a study investigating how college psychology majors learn statistical concepts. “I’m very fortunate to have so many opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with my graduate students and colleagues here at Caldwell.”

The New Jersey Psychological Association is a professional organization whose mission is the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health and human welfare in an atmosphere that supports the diversity of its members and the society at large.

 

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Caldwell University Alumna Making Careers Possible for Veterans

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Daniela Petrilli ’02 has started a nonprofit organization Operation MCP (Making Careers Possible) to assist veterans and service members.

 

An alarming statistic keeps running through Daniela Petrilli’s mind. “There are nearly 50,000 homeless veterans on any given night in the United States,” she says. To her, the situation is a travesty that must end. “One of the many ways we can combat veterans’ homelessness is by helping them become employed.”

Petrilli ’02 recently founded the nonprofit Operation MCP (Making Careers Possible), which assists veterans and service members with résumé writing and interview preparation to help them transition from the military to the civilian workforce. “If I can help even one veteran after he or she fought for our country and for our freedoms, it will be so rewarding.” Operation MCP would like to help veterans find their ideal careers.

Petrilli, who works in human resources for the government during the day, decided to use her educational background and professional experience to start the nonprofit.

“Vets often need assistance translating their military work experience into layman terms when applying for jobs in the government or private sector,” she explains. “He or she could have managed a $50 million defense contract, or commanded an infantry battalion, but needs the resources to know how to explain it to a non-military employer.”

Helping veterans is an issue that hits close to home. Petrilli founded Operation MCP in honor of her father, the late Michael Carlo Petrilli, who served in Vietnam as sergeant in the United States Army. In the 1970s there were few resources to help veterans return to civilian life. Her father suffered from depression, anxiety and night terrors and self-medicated with alcohol, which caused his untimely death at 62. Growing up with an “emotionally unavailable father was certainly not easy.  It was hard for him to be affectionate with my sister and me because he was angry most of the time,” she writes in a blog on her website. “My mom always worried about leaving my sister and me alone with him for fear he would drink instead of looking after us.”

Petrilli points out that it was not until 1980 that the American Psychiatric Association added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III).  She was angry with her father for a long time, but with the help of wonderful mental health professionals “was finally able to accept that his PTSD and alcoholism was not something he asked for, but a direct result of serving in war,” she writes.

She grew up in Springfield, New Jersey, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts with minors in marketing and psychology from Caldwell, then worked in publishing, television and public relations and received her Master of Arts degree in communication studies and leadership from Kean University. In 2008, she became certified in human resources studies by Cornell University. She remembers fondly her days at Caldwell. “I was the first person in my family to go to college. All of my professors were wonderful.  I was involved in numerous activities. I was a cheerleader, member of the Marketing Association and the Student Government Association, and now I work for the government in human resources.” Her education in marketing, business and psychology is helping her today. “Studying marketing and business has helped me build my non-profit. Through minoring in psychology, I learned how to work with all types of people.  I’ve also learned that using emotional intelligence to assist veterans in need is vital,” she says.

Operation MCP is planning events. The group is holding its launch party in Washington, D.C. in November and is looking forward to laying Christmas wreaths in early December at Arlington National Cemetery, something she and her friends have been doing for the last few years.

Petrilli is putting together her board of trustees and looking for volunteers with experience to work with the veterans or to help with outreach, marketing, or obtaining donors and sponsorships. “Washington, D.C., is a great base for the organization since there are so many veterans here,” she says.  “It’s so important to give back. Veterans causes are near and dear to my heart.”

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The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell University is proud to present exhibition ‘Nepal: As It Is’

Caldwell, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015 – The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell University is proud to present the exhibition “Nepal: As It Is,” a multifaceted celebration of Nepal’s history conceived and developed by Nepali students at the university. It is on view now through November 19.

Adhering to Nepal’s national motto of unity in diversity, the students have shared their perspectives on their country’s diverse religious and cultural traditions as well as their deep identification with the natural environment. Interspersed among nearly a hundred photographs are the students’ written reflections and intimate vignettes about their experiences and affinities with their homeland, people and customs.

Asked what the exhibition meant to him, Yashant Gyawali, a Nepali student, said, “It just feels so awesome. I pass by the gallery so often, and it gives me a feeling of love and affection. It brings me back so many memories. I feel like everything displayed in the gallery belongs to me. Also, I feel so proud that we, as a team, were able to portray our perspective and experience about Nepal in a foreign land.” In this way,  “Nepal: As It Is” offers visitors a glimpse of Nepal and the Nepalese character and also provides a metaphorical bridge for the Nepali students, whose deep connection to their country, still in turmoil following an April earthquake, is more important than ever.

The reception for “Nepal: As It Is” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. during the Nepali holiday known as Tihar. This is a festival of lights during which tiny lamps are lit indoors and out. The five-day event celebrates the relationship between human beings and gods, the divine link between brothers and sisters, as well as animals including crows, cows and dogs due to their special relationship with people. In homes, patterns called “rangoli” are created on living room floors or courtyards with materials such as colored flour, sand or flower petals as a sacred welcoming area for the Hindu gods and goddesses. The reception will include the lighting of lamps and rangoli patterns.

This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions, visit http://www.caldwell.edu/gallery/visceglia-gallery-directions-map.

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The Sister Maura Campbell Lecture Series 2015-2016 will Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers

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Sister Carol J. Dempsey will speak on “Hearing the Prophets from the Bowels of the Earth: A Dominican Perspective” on October 19.

In celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers, the Theology/Philosophy Department at Caldwell University will present the Sister Maura Campbell, O.P. Lectures Series. The lectures are free and open to the public and will explore the richness of the Catholic Dominican tradition.

Monday Oct. 19, 2015– Carol J. Dempsey, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell and Professor of Theology (Biblical Studies) at the University of Portland, Portland, OR. will speak on “Hearing the Prophets from the Bowels of the Earth: A Dominican Perspective” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.
Thursday Nov. 12, 2015 – Honora Werner, O.P., D.Min. , a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell and Director of the D.Min. in Preaching Program at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO will present on “The Homilies of Fra Angelico” from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.

Monday Feb. 1, 2016 – Father Innocent Smith, O.P. of St. Vincent Ferrer Priory in New York City will speak on “Aquinas, Liturgy, Prayer”, 4 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.

Tuesday April 12, 2016 – Sister Judith Miryam Boneski, O.P. will present on “Dominic’s First Daughters: In the Heart of the Holy Preaching”. Sister is director of advancement at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J. and she is a Caldwell College alumna. The lecture will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Gym.

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Sister Honora Werner will present on “The Homilies of Fra Angelico” on November 12

The Sister Maura Campbell, O.P.. lecture series is named after Sister Maura, who was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell. She was a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher, and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information please call 973-618-3931.

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Doctoral Cohorts Promote Success in New Educational Leadership Program

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The first cohort of students in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership

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Students in the second cohort of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership began studying in fall 2015.

Lauren Banker always wanted to pursue her doctoral degree. As an elementary school principal in Summit and the mother of two children, she knew she had to find a program that worked with her life’s pace. She was delighted to learn of Caldwell University’s new doctoral program in educational leadership. “The timing of the classes and the length of the overall program allow me to balance my career, family, and academic pursuits.”

A mix of Friday night and Saturday classes, along with  online classes, the program is designed to meet the needs of school leaders, teachers, or candidates interested in organizational leadership, explains Dr. Joanne Jasmine, professor in the education division and co-coordinator of the graduate program. “It is formatted to give the students the most current research and a blend of the best leadership practices from across the United States.”

Jill McLaughlin is also an elementary school principal, in Montclair, and the mother of a 2-year-old and a newborn. The “comprehensive syllabi” and the fact that there are “no surprises” are keys to helping her to prepare and to pace herself throughout the semester.

The group learning atmosphere, known as a “cohort,” appeals to the students. “I’m working with and learning from a diverse group of education leaders and developing professional networks,” says McLaughlin, who lives in Roseland, N.J. “I believe in the benefits of social learning and collegial support,” says Banker, a resident of Watchung, N.J.  “We are very close and we encourage each other throughout the classes and promote each other’s successes.”

The first cohort has 17 students, and they are in their second year. The second cohort has 19 students, and they began in fall 2015. They work as teachers, principals, a political aide, central administration and human resources staffers at K-12 schools, and higher education administrators.

The program can be completed with as little as 54 credits for the Ed.D. or 66 credits for the Ph.D. with the transfer of an appropriate 36-credit Master’s degree. Students choose from one of three tracks—K-12 Leadership, Special Education Leadership, or Higher Education Leadership.

Dr. Jasmine says the program connects theory and practice to facilitate problem-solving, emphasizes decision-making skills, and includes the state, regional, and national standards for school leaders.

The students say they already see the practical benefits.

“Several of our course assignments have been directly related to our profession or have involved research within our (current) work,” says McLaughlin.

“In order to be an effective teacher, one must also be a successful learner,” adds Banker. She has started discussing her dissertation with her advisor and says the conversation was fascinating. “It is changing my work … I’m looking forward to working through my study and drawing conclusions which will further my work.”

Balancing life, work, and school is a challenge and the program is rigorous, but the students agree that organization is primary. McLaughin prepares in advance and paces her work throughout the semester. Banker takes time each day and each week to plan her schedule. “I keep lists of priorities and work through items one at a time. I try not to bog myself down in minutia, but rather I keep big-picture goals in mind and work incrementally toward those goals.”

She strives to keep it all in perspective. “I enjoy my family and friends and stay present in my moments with those I love.” Yes, there are times when she gets overwhelmed. “In those instances I reach out to friends or colleagues for support, take a breath, and remind myself to focus on one thing at a time.”

McLaughlin advises potential students not to wait for the “right time” to pursue their dreams. “I am proud that I am finally working toward achieving this dream.”

Banker is a “lifelong learner” who always seeks to take her craft to the next level. “This program is helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of a doctorate.”

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Caldwell University Raises Awareness of Mental Health Issues, Becomes Jersey’s First Stigma-Free Campus

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Caldwell University President Nancy Blattner and Governor Codey unveil the Caldwell University Stigma-Free campus sign to raise awareness about mental health issues.

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Governor Richard Codey Joins President Blattner to Mark Occasion 

Caldwell, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015– Caldwell University showed its support for raising public awareness about mental health issues by becoming New Jersey’s first stigma-free campus  on October 7. Former governor Richard Codey joined President Nancy Blattner to mark the occasion and to tour the campus’s new Wellness Center.

“We are very happy to become a stigma-free campus to show our students and the community that our institution is committed to overcoming the stigma attached to mental health issues. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for young and old who suffer with mental health disorders,” said Blattner.

The stigma-free initiative is sponsored by the Codey Fund for Mental Health. Codey and his wife Mary Jo, an alumna of Caldwell University, founded the fund, which is aimed at ensuring that compassionate, quality mental health care is accessible to everyone and that the stigma associated with mental illness is overcome through public awareness and education.

“I salute Caldwell University on becoming the first New Jersey university to become a stigma-free campus. Now I know why my wife went here,” said Codey.

The university has numerous programs dedicated to mental health. The Wellness Center combines the Counseling, Health Services and Campus Ministry offices; the Counseling Department collaborates annually with the Mental Health Association of Essex County to hold an annual mood checkup/depression screening event, which took place on Oct. 7, and the Psychology and Counseling Department runs the Helpline Center in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline where Caldwell graduate students volunteer and gain professional experience.

Consistent with Caldwell University’s commitment to promoting mental health, the institution offers a CACREP-accredited Master’s degree in Counseling with a Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This 60-credit program fulfills coursework requirements for licensure in New Jersey as a Professional Counselor, preparing graduates to effectively function as mental health counselors in a variety of human service settings.

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Alum, NJ Teacher of the Year tells students ‘teach from the heart’

New Jersey Teacher of the Year Mark Mautone

Applied behavior analysis alum, New Jersey Teacher of the Year Mark Mautone presented teaching tips and professional advice to education students September 29. Left to right: Dr. Joan Moriarty, associate dean, Education Division, Dr. Kenneth Reeve, The Alvin R. Calman Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis, Mautone, and Dr. Sharon Reeve, chair of the ABA Department.

 

Caldwell University alum Mark Mautone has traveled 22,189 miles this past year as New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. His adventures have taken him everywhere from Space Camp to the White House.  No matter where he is headed, the goal is always the same, sharing knowledge, inspiring others to be better teachers, and to “not give up on students.”

Speaking to Caldwell University undergraduate and graduate education and applied behavior analysis students on September 29, Mautone encouraged them to “teach from the heart, come up with solutions,” and not be afraid to make mistakes.  “The first time it is a mistake. The second time it is a decision.”

Mautone recounted his journey in teaching, which began 20 years ago with a severely disabled 5-year-old child.   “I didn’t have the skills. I didn’t think I’d get past the third day.”  But he knew that could not give up on the child because all he could think of was how someone else might not give that child a chance.

Mautone went on to receive his bachelor’s from Kean University and a master’s in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell, which he credits with giving him a solid background to effectively teach children on the autism spectrum and with rigorously pushing him to achieve high professional standards.

Today he is a special education teacher at Wallace Elementary School in Hoboken.  His research has focused on ways to properly use technology to help children on the autism spectrum learn.

He stressed the importance of building a strong network outside the classroom —“getting yourself out there.” He explained how his collaborations with various organizations including Macworld/iWorld, the National Catholic Partnership for Disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education, NJEA, and Autism Speaks have helped him grow professionally and make contacts.  “If someone asks you to serve on a panel, you never want to turn down that opportunity.    You may initially have second thoughts on participating because you may feel that you’re not too knowledgeable on the panel topic, but you were asked for a reason,” Mautone said.  This provides an opportunity to learn by doing further research and seeking out other professionals.     “Embrace mistakes. They are going to happen.”

It is important to “get to know your students, surround yourself with positive people…don’t be afraid to ask for help… and smile.  That might be the only smile the student gets all day,” he added.

Dr. Joan Moriarty, associate dean of the Education Division, encouraged the students to make Mautone’s teaching tips part of their professional journey.

Dr. Sharon Reeve, chair of Caldwell’s ABA department, said Mautone is a good example of a person who proved that you can bring the fields of education and ABA together, be impactful, and make a difference in a child’s life.

Ashley McDowell, a senior music education major said Mautone was humble and she appreciated his teacher tips.

“Powerful 45 minutes,” was how graduate student Mike Haber described the presentation.  Katelyn Hart, who is student teaching 3rd grade, said it inspired her to be a better teacher and a better person.

Dr. Christine Johnson, superintendent of schools in Hoboken, also a Caldwell alumna, was in the audience. She echoed Mautone’s sentiments saying education is all about “making connections with people, making a difference for the children we are serving.”

In April Mautone was welcomed to the White House by President Obama along with the other state teachers of the year, and this fall a Classroom Closeup television program featuring Mautone’s work received an Emmy.  They have all been wonderful experiences, but perhaps one of the most memorable was the trip he made this past summer to Pennsylvania to visit that very first student, who is now a young adult.  After a few minutes of hesitation, there was a connection, “just like in the old days,” said Mautone.

Haber said Mautone’s story of his first student was a wonderful mini-lesson.  It showed that “any lesson can propel you forward.”

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Blessing in Disguise Put Student on the Road to Becoming NJ’s Miss Petite America 2015

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New Jersey’s Miss Petite America knows what a blessing in disguise means. From the time she was 3 years old, Kristen Kowalski loved to dance and took lessons in all forms—ballet, tap, jazz, modern. So it was devastating when, at 16 years old, she was told by the doctor that a knee injury meant she would not dance again. “The doctor said that if I were to keep dancing I would not be able to walk,” says Kowalski, a junior at Caldwell University. As much as she loved dancing, she says, “Walking is much more important.”

Soon after she stopped dancing, another door opened for her. It was a call in the mail for free photos from the National American Miss organization. “I begged my mother to let me have the photos taken.” And so the competitions began. At 17, Kowalski won her first pageant. “It was ridiculous,” she says of her “poofy dress.”

The Pompton Plains resident worked hard and continued to win, and this past August she proudly represented New Jersey when she took the national title of Miss Petite America 2015. She also won the Best Interview and Best Evening Dress prizes.

Kowalski will be heading to the World Pageant in 2016 to represent the United States and is excited about attending events to support the organization’s platform charities for breast cancer awareness and wounded warriors. And she’s doing all this while carrying a heavy load at school—double majoring in education and psychology with certification programs in middle school math and special education. Her studies are her highest priority. “My mom is a teacher and my dad is a psychologist, and they always stressed academics,” says Kowalski. “I have to maintain the dean’s list GPA. I love books and love to read.”

When she was a student at DePaul High School in Wayne and was on her college search, her father urged to look at Caldwell. “As soon as I came I knew it was for me.”

Kowalski recognizes the responsibility she has in carrying the Miss Petite America crown. Young girls need positive role models, she says. And there are sacrifices. She says she cannot take photos with her friends, knowing that pictures could end up anywhere on social media.

This year Kowalski became a Caldwell University orientation leader. “I knew I wanted to be an orientation leader because everyone was so helpful to me when I went to freshman orientation.” The caring atmosphere and student services are what make Caldwell University special to her. “There really isn’t anything Caldwell doesn’t have,” she says.

She takes the platform seriously and is striving to use it to help others, but her sights are also set on her career goal—to become an elementary school teacher, possibly working in preschool and special education. “One of the aspects I love the most about the Education Department at Caldwell University is the field placement (work),” she says. She credits her mother, a teacher, with inspiring her to pursue the career. “I cannot wait to have a classroom of my own.” And the “petite” title certainly works in that venue. “I love the younger children because they are not taller than me yet.”

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Caldwell University Celebrates Pope Francis Visit with Annual Day of Community Service

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Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 28, 2015 – The Caldwell University community celebrated Pope Francis’ visit with its annual day of service, Caldwell Day, on Sept. 25.

Classes were canceled and students, faculty, staff and administration were invited to volunteer at a nonprofit organization.

The activities included sorting food at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey; visiting the homebound in the Caldwell area; gardening at Mary’s Place in Jersey City, a home for low- income women; collecting food at grocery stores for the Caldwell Food Pantry, sprucing up the gardens at the historic Kingsland Manor in Nutley and more.

Katherine Carlson, a junior, said it was a great experience to visit the homebound, and she “felt right at home” since her grandfather lives with her family.

Bilan Biju, a freshman, went to the food bank and was moved to tears as she thought about all those who need food and would not get it if there were not people to volunteer. “We all have a heart to donate.”

Olivia Lewis was one of the students who cleaned out a music department closet on campus. She was “humbled and grateful” and felt God put her there since she is a music major.

Margaret Searle, a sophomore, and Michelle Eng, a freshman, collected food outside the grocery store and were amazed at the generosity of the passers-by.

A prayer service led by Chaplain Father Al Berner was held on campus.

Sean Puzzo, a junior, gave the reflection. “Whether you sorted through donations at the Community Foodbank or helped clean up the historic cemetery, you made a difference. You may not have directly met those who you helped, but they know and they appreciate it.”

He said that as a Catholic and Dominican institution, Caldwell prides itself on answering the call of service to others. “God has called each to serve,” he said, quoting the gospel of St. Matthew: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

“Thank you for being living examples of the Dominican charism,” said Puzzo.

Father Al thanked God for Pope Francis and for his visit to the United States. “His compassion reminds each one of us of how special we are to our God and to others.”

Music was provided by Mary Kate Coleman of St. Catherine’s music ministry in Cedar Grove and by Christine Snyder.

 

 

 

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Sports Industry Leaders to Speak at Caldwell University

William Heller, senior vice president and general counsel for the New York Giants, will speak at Caldwell University's panel session “Perspectives on Launching a Successful Career in Sports,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

William Heller, senior vice president and general counsel for the New York Giants, will speak at Caldwell University’s panel session “Perspectives on Launching a Successful Career in Sports,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Panel to include NY Giants, NBA and North American Soccer League Professionals

Caldwell University will hold its inaugural Sport Industry Leaders Series panel, titled “Perspectives on Launching a Successful Career in Sports,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Alumni Theater on campus.

The panel session, sponsored by the university’s Division of Business, will bring together four leaders in the sports and entertainment field for a discussion of issues in seeking and managing a career in sports.

The event will feature William Heller and Carly Warren of the New York Giants, Jack Bell of the North American Soccer League and John Zisa of the NBA.

Heller is senior vice president and general counsel for the Giants. As the team’s chief legal officer, he is involved in all aspects of the Giants’ business, from labor and employment, to sponsorships, naming rights, licensing, entertainment and other contracts, to assistance with the legal aspects of football operations. He reports directly to the team’s president and chief executive officer, John K. Mara. During his 32-year legal career, Heller has worked at major law firms throughout New Jersey.

Carly Warren is the premium services coordinator for the Giants. She is responsible for providing hospitality services to all Giants suite partners from invoicing to event planning. Her career path to the Giants began in Florida where she worked in event management as an intern for the Gator Bowl. Warren began her career in the ticket office, selling ticket packages and doing promotions for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She also worked for a local minor league baseball team. She continued to develop her skills as a manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  Her hard work and determination allowed her to rise through the ranks and led to her supervisory position with the Giants. Warren earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jack Bell is a senior media specialist for the North American Soccer League. Before joining the organization, Bell spent 24 years as an editor and writer in the sports department at the New York Times. At the Times, he wrote the weekly soccer report for the print publication for almost 15 years and more recently edited and wrote for the popular Goal blog on the paper’s website. Before being recruited by the Times, Bell worked as a journalist with publications in the United States and Australia. A Long Island native, Bell played soccer scholastically in Seaford and Rockville Centre, New York. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

John Zisa is entering his fourth season with the NBA referee operations department. Zisa learned early in his career serving in the operations department of the New Jersey Nets that he should acquire and develop skills in multiple areas within the organization. These lessons provided him the opportunity to move to the NBA corporate office where his duties include research and development, overseeing the game reviewer program, referee training and development, scouting and referee candidate identification and event management. Zisa has been integral in the roll-out of the NBA instant replay system. He also serves as executive vice president of Cutting Edge Sports Management, hosts of the Dream Bowl.

The panel session will feature comments from the speakers and a Q&A with the audience and will be moderated by Adjunct Professor of Sport Management Neil Malvone. Dr. Bernard C. O’Rourke, associate dean of the Business Division, was active in bringing the sport management program to Caldwell University, and he believes this series will “help bring heightened awareness of sport management here at Caldwell University.” He looks forward to continuing the Sport Industry Leaders Series in future semesters.

Admission to the lecture is free, and light refreshments will be served following the event.

For further information, contact Ilene DeMaio at idemaio@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3255.