Inspiring Faculty


Professor Andrew Karp
PhD, New York University

  • On Dowling English faculty since 1990, having previously taught at New York University and Penn State University
  • Playwright, screenwriter, actor and theatrical artistic director; one act play recently produced at Playhouse Creatures Theater, NYC
  • Previously, VP at McCann-Erickson International Advertising and President of Wordscope, a NYC writing/editing company
  • Associated with the William Morris Literary agency
  • Favorite courses include Dramatic Literature (especially Shakespeare) and Creative Writing. Teaches courses in film writing, and playwriting, along with short stories and poetry
  • Faculty advisor to Dowling’s student art and literacy magazine

Professor Linda Bausch
EdD in Reading, Language and Cognition, Hofstra University;
MS in Reading Education, Dowling College

  • Co-Head, Dowling Literacy Education Center
  • Long Island University’s Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Consultant and Staff Developer to school districts throughout Long Island
  • Author of two ‘Writing Fundamentals’ books

Professor Marshall Perry
PhD, Stanford University; BA, Yale College

  • Teaches School of Education courses, including Politics and Implementation of Policy, Conflict Resolution and Planned Change in Organizations
  • Published and presented extensively at conferences of the American Educational Research Association
  • Former Director of Peace by Peace, teaching elementary and middle school children skills in problem solving
  • Former Director of The Village Project, teaching children about democratic governance

Dr. Nathalia Rogers
PhD, McGill University; PhD, Belarus State University

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Executive Chair of Faculty Council
  • Director of the American Communities Institute
  • Founder of the Long Island Youth Summit, a research program and conference for high school students, now in its fifth year
  • Favorite course: Global Development in Comparative Perspectives exploring the political, economic and cultural co-dependence of countries throughout the world
  • Current research funded by the US Small Business Administration to study ways to improve the small business climate in America

Professor Susan Voorhees
EdD in Reading, Language & Cognition, Hofstra University;
MS in Reading and Literacy Education, Dowling College

  • Co-Head, Dowling Literacy Education Center
  • Alpha Upsilon Alpha International Reading Association
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Author of “Parents Make the Difference: Nourishing Literacy Development Through Shared Book Reading”

Dr. Vishal Shah
PhD, Sardar Patel University

Chair, Department of Biology

  • Served on 13 National Science Foundation Review Panels
  • Extensive funded research from the National Science Foundation in areas of microbiology, including flood water decontamination and purification of contaminated waters
  • Widely published in areas of bacteriology and related microbiological topics
  • Visiting Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Former UNESCO-ROSTE Research Fellow

Professor William Indick
PhD, Cornell University

Department of Psychology

  • Author of several books on psychology and the movies, including The Psychology of the Western, Psycho Thrillers, Movies and the Mind and Psychology for Screenwriters
  • Movie reviewer
  • Speaker at the American Psychological Association and at many colleges and universities on topics of moral dilemmas, moral reasoning and cognitive reasoning

Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski
PhD, Columbia University

Chair and Professor of History

  • National authority on the US Presidency
  • Extensively published on the presidencies of Gerald Ford, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan
  • Frequent contributor to newspapers, the Internet, radio and television broadcasts on the presidency