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Examining the War in Ukraine
Our expert on the United Nations and European Union explains how global decisions made in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect future decades. The insights from Katie Laatikainen, PhD, professor and acting chair of political science, are compelling.
RENT and tick, tick ... BOOM! and Adelphi’s Jonathan Larson ’82

Reminiscing about the famed late artist and Broadway creator Jonathan Larson ’82, colleagues and professors remember his time at Adelphi. And we look at how Adelphi will continue to lead in arts education beyond our 125th year.
Video: Innovative STEM Education

We are transforming STEM education with the (STEM)2 Network to promote equity. Faculty members Lawrence Hobbie, PhD, and Eugenia Villa-Cuesta, PhD, share our innovative approach to teaching STEM to students of diverse backgrounds.
Highest Honors in Neurodivergent Programming

Among a national field of 1,400 programs, Bridges to Adelphi received the highest 2021–2022 honor from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Our Grand Gold recognition is for outstanding inclusion of neurodiverse students in career planning, student life and hands-on academics.
A Landmark Giving Day

One Day to Give 2022 was a record-breaking success for Adelphi. In honor of our landmark 125th anniversary, our community answered a challenge to unlock our largest Giving Day gift ever with $125,000 from Trustee Emerita Helene Sullivan ’79 for an endowment for first-generation students. I am deeply grateful—and thrilled to share our historic results.
Adelphi is making local, national and global news:

  • Two recent articles from Inside Higher Ed featured insights from Ganesh M. Pandit, DBA, associate professor of business. In one, he commented on student loans and the tedious financial aid process, and in the other, about the seriousness of student credit card debt. Dr. Pandit teaches literacy workshops for students, faculty and staff at Adelphi.
  • Fox 5 New York covered Adelphi's teach-in on the Ukraine invasion. The well-attended event was led by faculty members Katie Laatikainen, PhD, Michael Cristofferson, PhD, and Jonathan Cristol, PhD—experts in international relations, history and U.S. foreign policy. The story has also appeared in subsequent stories about Ukraine by other news outlets and on the Fox 5 website.
  • In the Long Island Business News Experts Forum, Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta was one of three experts to share insights for a panel about surging inflation and what to expect in the coming months of financial turbulence.
  • Yahoo News and Air Force Times featured financial advice for veterans from Elaine Boylan, MA ’07, Adelphi's assistant director of assessment and graduate outcomes, who has worked with transitioning veterans.
  • An op-ed by senior adjunct professor of psychology Deborah Serani, PsyD, in MedPage Today argued for steps the Biden administration and Congress can take to improve mental health treatment success.

“The fact that the invasion has not been met with Russian-speaking Ukrainians throwing their support to the Russian occupation makes [reclaiming parts of Ukraine] a much more difficult objective.”
—In a Newsweek story, a faculty expert on the war, Katie Laatikainen, PhD, professor and acting chair of political science, weighed in on how the war in Ukraine might end.
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In 2015, Dr. Riordan became Adelphi’s 10th and first woman president. Learn more about her at adelphi.edu/president. An internationally known expert and speaker on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and career success, she is authoring a book, Shift Happens: How to Adapt and Thrive in a Rapidly Changing World of Work. For more information on her research, visit christineriordan.com.