AnnMarie DelliPizzi

Faculty Editor

AnnMarie DelliPizzi is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Director of the Honors Program at Dominican College.  She also holds adjunct positions in the Department of Pharmacology at New York Medical College and the Department of Nursing at Lehman College, where she teaches pharmacology to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students.


Dr. DelliPizzi earned a BS in Biology from Manhattan College and an MS and PhD in Pharmacology from New York Medical College.  She has co-authored two anatomy and physiology lab manuals and has published many peer-reviewed articles.  At Dominican College, she is the Health Professions Advisor, Faculty Advisor for the Nu Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Honor Society for Biology, and mentors undergraduate research for biology students.



Student Editor

Alaina McKenna is a Sophomore Criminal Justice & Psychology dual Major at Gannon University. She will graduate with the class of 2021 and once graduated plans to work as a federal agent with the department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). She is the chair of the Honors Photography Committee and also an honors mentor.


Kathryn MacDonald

Faculty Editor

Kathryn M. MacDonald is the Coordinator of the honors program and a full-time faculty member at Monroe College. She earned her MA in mass media and communication from Fordham University. MacDonald has BA degrees in English, communication arts, and women’s studies from the College of New Rochelle, where she was an honors student. MacDonald serves as the President of the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC). She also has the honor of being named the 2017 recipient of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Sam Schuman Award for Excellence at a Four-Year Institution.

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Student Editor

Kyra Moosmueller is a senior at the State University of New York at Cobleskill majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. Her ultimate goal is a career in veterinary medicine. Outside of class, she is active in the Pre-Vet Club, Historian for the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and Second Vice-President of Sigma Alpha (a professional, agricultural sorority). She also serves as a member of Cobleskill’s Honors Program, a member of the Orange Blazer Society, and a Peer Tutor on campus.

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Faculty Editor

Darryl L. Peterkin is Director of the Clara I. Adams Honors College at Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland).  Dr. Peterkin has a BA in American Studies from Yale University (1988) and a PhD in American history from Princeton University (1995). A specialist in the history of higher education in the Early Republic, Dr. Peterkin has taught history at the Community College of Baltimore County (Essex, Maryland), Dillard University (New Orleans, Louisiana), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morgan State University, Rowan University (Glassboro, New Jersey), Washington University in St. Louis, and Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, Louisiana). He has served as Director of Studies for Butler College at Princeton University, Director of Faculty Recruitment and Development at The National Faculty (New Orleans, Louisiana), and Dean of Honors at Dillard University.  Prior to coming to Morgan in 2009, Dr. Peterkin was a Senior Program Officer and Director of the Center to Serve Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the Southern Education Foundation (Atlanta, Georgia). 


A proud Southerner, Dr. Peterkin has devoted much of the last thirty years to learning the intricacies of his grandmother’s biscuit recipe and the pursuit of Carolina-style barbecue.  He is also an enthusiastic baseball fan -- especially of the Atlanta Braves -- and a student of science fiction and its influence on literature, history, technology, and American popular culture.  Dr. Peterkin is an aficionado all things Star Trek, but maintains good diplomatic relationships with visitors from the Star Wars universe. 


In the wee hours of the morning, Dr. Peterkin works on several nonfiction and fiction projects including a biography of Joseph Caldwell, the first president of the University of North Carolina, a play about President Harry S. Truman and the desegregation of the United States Armed Forces, a political thriller set during the Administration of President George Washington, and a retelling of the Sherlock Holmes origin story. 


Dr. Peterkin lives in Baltimore, Maryland.  

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Faculty Editor

Emma C. Sarro received her BS in neuroscience from Brown University, in Providence, RI while competing on the Track and Cross Country teams at the University. She then went on to earn her PhD in Neuroscience from New York University in 2011 and completed a postdoctoral stay at the Medical College of New York University. In 2014, she accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Biology at Dominican College. Dr. Sarro has published in peer-reviewed journals, such as, Journal of Neuroscience, Current Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience as well as Developmental Neuroscience and the Annals of the New York Academy of Science.  Her PhD and postdoctoral research focused on the development of perception and the influence of experience and specifically, early-life trauma, on brain function.

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Brianna Stephenson

Student Editor

Briana Stephenson is a sophomore Marketing major in the Business and Liberal Arts Honors Programs at Molloy College. She graduated as the Valedictorian from St. Agnes Academic High School. Briana is a very active student on her college campus: she was elected as Sophomore Class President on the Molloy Student Government, took on the roles of Student Ambassador, Business Ambassador, and New Student Orientation Leader, and became a member of the Honors Advisory Board. She also served as a Youth Representative at the United Nations and attended a Global Citizenship Seminar in Salzburg, Austria this past June. 


Nathalie Waldschmidt

Faculty Editor

Nathalie Waldschmidt is currently pursuing an MA in Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) with a focus on organizational communication. She earned her undergraduate degree in business management at Monroe College, NY while also being an active member in the honors program. Before that, she worked several years in Germany as a management assistant.



Faculty Editor

Kelly Yacobucci is the Honors Program Director and First-Year Experience Coordinator at State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill. She is in her second year working with the honors program, and has been teaching First-Year Seminar, Technical Communication, and Composition courses over the past twelve years. She has undergraduate degrees from SUNY Cobleskill in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education. She has her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from SUNY Empire State College. She enjoys combining the liberal arts with agriculture and technology education.

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