Adelphi campus in Garden City. Beautiful fall leaves changing color while students walk on the pathways.

In 2023, Adelphi experienced strong news coverage nationally and locally in a wide range of media.

The expertise of our extraordinary faculty and administrators, and University programs, achievements and research landed in major news outlets around the world, with topics ranging from international relations and economic forecasts to dinosaur discoveries to trends and treatment regarding mental illness.

As we look back on the past year, here are the “top” media stories featuring Adelphi in 2023:


AP News, New, taller Barbie doll is aimed at kids as young as 3

Joaniko Kohchi, director of the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting, weighs in on the debate surrounding the new toy. This story had a reach of more than 10 million and has been syndicated more than 266 times, including by PBS.

Long Island Business News, What we’ll see in ’23

President Christine M. Riordan shares an outlook for higher education for the new year.

FortuneThe 2023 tax season starts on January 23—5 tips to help you get ready to file

Karen Wallace, CPA and assistant professor in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, gives advice for tax filers.


NewsdayCampus research on Long Island, already thriving, could see funding boost

Ryan Wallace, PhD, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, talks about his latest water quality and oyster habitat restoration research.

NPR, Why did some dinosaurs grow so large? Researchers have new insights

Michael D’Emic, PhD, paleontologist and associate professor of biology, is interviewed about a recent study he led, published by Science, that focused on the evolution of dinosaur size. The study has been featured in more than 60 news outlets, including Reuters, and Interesting Engineering.


Inside Higher EdAddressing an ‘Epidemic’ of Hatred

A feature story about Adelphi’s Two Museums Program included photos and quotes from faculty, administration and students who participated in the two-day trip to Washington, D.C.


WebMD, How to Help a Depressed Spouse

Jacques Barber, PhD, former dean of the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, shares his professional expertise with those who have partners dealing with depression (featured in multiple outlets).

Newsweek, Autistic Woman Shares the 6 Surprising Signs Usually Ignored in Girls

Stephen Shore, EdD, clinical associate professor in the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences, comments on a TikToker’s post that features signs of autism that are commonly missed, particularly in women.

AP News, The front door, threshold of welcome—and perilous border

Nicole Rudolph, PhD, associate dean for student engagement in the Honors College, shares the risks associated by people who figuratively and literally open their “front doors” to the public (syndicated in dozens of news outlets).


The Messenger, “When States Outlaw Critical Race Theory, They Outlaw Training Social Workers”

Elizabeth Palley, JD, PhD, professor and director of the social work PhD program, authored an op-ed on how social work education is impacted by states banning colleges from teaching about diversity, equity and inclusion, or curriculum that includes concepts of critical race theory.

Newsday, At NY nursing schools, high-tech mannequins can stand in for patients

Deborah Hunt, PhD ’12, Dr. Betty L. Forest Dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health, discussed new state legislation impacting nursing programs and their use of technology.


ForbesThe Best Career Advice From 2023’s Top Graduation Speeches

Adelphi’s featured speaker, Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya ’23 (Hon.), was part of an article on outstanding 2023 commencement speakers that included Tom Hanks, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey., 15 Realistic Ways To Support A Loved One With Depression Or Anxiety (Because Ignoring It Isn’t An Option)

Deborah Serani, PsyD, senior adjunct professor of psychology, explains the importance of mindfulness and meditation to mental health.


The Washington Post‘Pracademics,’ professors who work outside the academy, win new respect

The marketing of Adelphi’s business administration program and the value of adjunct faculty are highlighted.

Inside Higher EdSurviving in a Small Department

In his op-ed on the pros and cons of small academic departments, Matthew J. Wright, PhD, associate professor of physics and department chair, focuses on the positives.


News 12, 4 Long Island Companies Top List of Forbes’ America’s Best Employers in NY

Adelphi’s inclusion—the only higher education institution on Long Island—on the Forbes list is mentioned. The news was also covered by Patch.

Inside Higher EdAcademic Success Tip: Successful Onboarding of Graduate Students

The story features Professor Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo, PhD, and College of Nursing and Public Health’s onboarding program for graduate students.

Wired, Is It Real or Imagined? Here’s How Your Brain Tells the Difference.

Karolina Lempert, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, shares expertise on psychosis and hallucinations.


AP News, Behind all the speechmaking at the UN lies a basic, unspoken question: Is the world governable?

Katie Laatikainen, PhD, professor of political science and international relations, shares her thoughts on the importance of multilateralism in international relations.

Authority MagazineUpstanders: How Professor David Machlis of Adelphi University Is Standing Up Against Antisemitism, Racism, Bigotry, and Hate

David Machlis, PhD, associate professor of finance and economics, is interviewed about his lifelong commitment to being an “upstander” against hate in all forms.

City & State New York, Opinion: Congress must act to guarantee funding for child care in New York

Elizabeth Palley, JD, PhD, professor and director of the social work PhD program, pushes for government funding for child care in New York in a timely op-ed.

Physics TodayHelping the pandemic generation

Matthew J. Wright, PhD, associate professor and chair of Adelphi’s psychics department, focuses on how to support students impacted by the pandemic.

NewsdayLong Island Latino Teachers Association offers future teachers of color a boost with scholarships

Sandra Castro, PhD, associate dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, discusses the importance of diverse educators.


Fortune‘Generational wealth’ influencers are touting the benefits of parents adding their kids to credit card debt—but experts warn it could go badly wrong

Ganesh Pandit, DBA, professor and chair of Adelphi’s accounting and law department, shares financial literacy advice. This story was also picked up by Yahoo Finance, AOL News, and many other outlets.

New York PostConstant notifications are ruining your health — 7 tips to ease ‘ringxiety’

Senior adjunct professor of psychology Deborah Serani, PsyD, discusses the mental health impact of constant communications. This story has been syndicated in several other prominent news outlets.

International Business TimesWhy The Fed Cannot Afford To Keep Interest Rates High For Too Long

Robert Goldberg, James F. Bender Clinical Professor of Finance in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, remarks on the outlook for interest rates.


Hollywood Reporter‘Carl the Collector,’ PBS Kids’ First Series Led by an Autistic Character, to Premiere in Fall 2024 (Exclusive)

Stephen Shore, EdD, clinical associate professor of special education, is an adviser on the show.

GOBankingRates, These 2 Expenses Caught Americans By Surprise in 2023

Expertise from Mariano Torras, PhD, professor and chair of finance and economics, is featured.

NewsdayMuted interest in region for latest COVID vaccine, poll shows

K.C. Rondello, MD, clinical associate professor of public health and emergency management, shares his insights.


Daily NewsHochul must make child care work

In an op-ed, Elizabeth Palley, JD, PhD, professor and director of the social work PhD program, calls on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to support child care.

Everyday Health, 6 Nutritious Foods for People With Depression

Deborah Serani, PsyD, senior adjunct professor of psychology, discusses the correlation between nutrition and mental illness.

NewsdayWorkers’ mental health getting more attention from Long Island employers

Errol Rodriguez, PhD, a clinical psychologist and assistant dean and director of the master’s degree in psychology programs, talks about the rise of mental health resources in the workplace.

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