Open Letter To Entire Fordham University Community

Fordham University prides itself as an institution dedicated to excellence in education and social justice. Yet, the Fordham administration often undermines the university’s mission by treating the vast majority of its teaching faculty as marginal and invisible. Through often substandard and sometimes even poverty level wages, the widespread absence of meaningful benefits, and short- term and insecure appointments, the Fordham administration contributes to income inequality’s exacerbation rather than its elimination. These unjust teaching conditions strain our ability to provide an excellent education for our students.

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We are invested in our students, and we are calling on the Fordham administration to invest in us. In our negotiations, we are working toward:

• Job security through multi-year contracts with clear standards for renewal
• Minimum salaries that provide living wages
• Clear, meaningful promotional paths
• Improved benefits
• Professional development opportunities
• Access to office space and equipment

Our ultimate goal is a more socially just Fordham that treats our entire faculty respectfully and equitably, thereby enhancing our students’ education and the life of the university. Together, we can do better.

In solidarity,
Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Jay Adler, English, Lecturer
Hannah Allison, Social Work, Adjunct
Mohamed A. Alsiadi, Modern Languages and Literatures, Senior Lecturer/Coordinator
Jonathan Appels, English, Adjunct
Mariko Aratani, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Erin Baer, Social Work, Adjunct
Lynne Moss Bahr, Theology, Lecturer
Roger Ball, Social Work, Adjunct
Paul Bartlett, Natural Sciences/Economics, Adjunct
Julie Beatrice, Social Work, Adjunct
Patricia Belen, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Tina Benko, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Danielle Benoit-Coutard, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Percio Bernal, Social Work, Adjunct
Martha Bial, Social Work, Adjunct
Maria Biskup, Social Work, Adjunct
Marina Blishteyn, English, Adjunct
Tyler Boersen, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
John Bonelli, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Robert Borrero, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Faycal Bouguir, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Patrick Bova, Philosophy, Adjunct
Eugene Bowen, Mathematics, Adjunct
Judith Brady, Theology, Adjunct
Chris Brandt, English/Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Alicia Brenneis, Social Work, Adjunct
Joshua Bromberg, Mathematics, Lecturer
Lori Brooks, African and African-American Studies, Clinical Assistant Professor
Gabrielle Brown, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Steven Bruso, English, Adjunct
Wayne Brusseau, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Roxia Bullock, Social Work, Adjunct
Martin Burke, Political Science, Adjunct
Maria Natalia Bustos, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Diana Calderazzo, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Stacey Campo, Social Work, Adjunct
Carolyn Carr, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
Asha Castleberry, Political Science, Lecturer
Jonathan Cayer, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Patricia Charles, Social Work, Adjunct
Clarissa Chenovick, English, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Shahrina Chowdhury, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Verena Cimarolli, Social Work, Adjunct
Patricia Cipriani, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
Anna Ciriani-Dean, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
Robert Clark, English, Adjunct
Alfred Clemente, English, Adjunct
Letitia Coburn, Social Work, Adjunct
Joseph Colonna, English, Lecturer
Carolyn Colsant, Philosophy, Adjunct
Cornelia Connors, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Kimberly Consroe, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Christina Cooke, English, Adjunct
Turner G Cowles, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Liz Creel, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Helen M. Crohn, Social Work, Associate Clinical Professor
Humberto Cuen, Philosophy, Adjunct
Giovanna Czander, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Adjunct
Anthony M D’Agostino, English, Adjunct
Payal Dalal, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Amelio D’Onofrio, Graduate School of Education, Clinical Professor
Gregory J. Darling, English, Adjunct
Carlo DaVia, Philosophy, Lecturer
Anne Deger, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Bryan Delaney, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Eva Christina Delius, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Judith Dennis, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Jessica Denzer, English, Adjunct
Ralph DePalo, Social Work, Adjunct
Dickson Despommier, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Diane Detournay, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Cheikhna Diagana, Mathematics, Adjunct
Ivan Diller, Social Work, Adjunct
Matthew Diner, Social Work, Adjunct
Xinran Dong, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Sebastian Douglas, Social Work, Adjunct
Magda Doyle, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Anthony Durante, Chemistry, Adjunct
Daniel Durkin, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Matthew Eaton, Theology, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Maria Ebner, Modern Languages and Literatures, Senior Lecturer
Jane Edward, African and African-American Studies, Clinical Assistant Professor
Itay Eisinger, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Marcus Elder, Theology, Adjunct
Shamsun Elite, Mathematics, Adjunct
Barat Ellman, Theology, Adjunct
Susan Epstein, Social Work, Adjunct
Kari Evanson, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Susan Fahrenholtz, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
C. Susan Feuerwerger, Social Work, Adjunct
Elisabeth Fink, History, Adjunct
Fariborz Firooznia, Chemistry, Senior Lecturer
Pearl Fisk, Social Work, Adjunct
Ellen Fleysher, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Ashar Foley, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Mark Frangos, English, Adjunct
Alison Fraser, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Lewis Freeman, Communication and Media Studies, Senior Lecturer
Samantha Fried, Social Work, Adjunct
Dan Furman, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Ricardo Gabriel, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
John Gaffney, English, Adjunct
Goutam Gajula, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Anthony Galluzzo, English, Adjunct
Diane George, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Huda Gerard-Seif, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Yael Gil’Adi, Social Work, Adjunct
Irene Gilman, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
Barbara Gist, Social Work, Adjunct
Germana Giupponi, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Jessica Glass, Social Work, Adjunct
Linda Goldberg, English, Adjunct
Abby Goldstein, Theatre and Visual Arts, Associate Clinical Professor
Antonia Greco, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Mark Greenfield, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Kathleen Griffiths, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
James Grimaldi, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Wen Gu, Psychology, Adjunct
Edward Guetti, Theology, Adjunct
Samuel Guzzardi, Social Work, Adjunct
Jayati Halder, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Mary G. Hamilton, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
Julie Harazduk, Computer and Information Science, Adjunct
Andrea Haring, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Andrea Harnett-Robinson, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Mary T. Harrington, Social Work, Adjunct
Jalana Harris, Social Work, Adjunct
James Hartman, English, Adjunct
Amelia Hennighausen, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Holly Hepp-Galvan, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Noelia Hernandez-Martinez, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Monica Hobson, Social Work, Adjunct
Judy Hochberg, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Mahlika Hopwood, English, Adjunct
Veronika Horwath, History, Adjunct
Alicia House, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Mark Howell, Social Work, Adjunct
Barbara Immediato, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Brianne Jacobs, Theology, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Erica Jacobs, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
Kristina Jacobs, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Varuni Jamburuthugoda, Biology, Adjunct
Pascale Jean-Noel, Social Work, Adjunct
Dijana Jelaca, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Morgan Jennes, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Jim Jennewein, Communication and Media Studies, Senior Lecturer
Hannah Jopling, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Joshua Jordan, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Jaime Jordan, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Gregory Jost, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Michael Kadri, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Rachelle Kammer, Social Work, Associate Clinical Professor
Dalal Kanan, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
Agne Karosaite, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
James R. Kelly, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Bassem Khalil, Biology, Adjunct
Alessandro King, English, Adjunct
David Koch, Social Work, Associate Clinical Professor
Diana Korall Cohen, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Polina Kroik, English, Adjunct
Howard Krukofsky, History, Adjunct
Marin Kurti, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Zhandarka Kurti, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Danijela Kyriakakis, Physics, Adjunct
Dee LaDuke, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Emily Noelle Lambert, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Leo Landrey, Classics, Lecturer
Joseph Lanzone, Social Work, Adjunct
Kathleen La Penta, Modern Languages and Literatures, Senior Lecturer
Susan LaRosa, Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Adjunct
Michael Latour, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Ellen Lauter, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Nina Lavlinskaia, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Giorgi Lebanidze, Philosophy, Adjunct
Anna Levy, Institute of International Human Affairs, Adjunct
Arnold Linhardt, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Zigeng Liu, Computer and Information Science, Lecturer
Esther Lomas-Sampedro, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer/Coordinator
Rachel Longa, Philosophy, Adjunct
Deborah Luckett, Natural Sciences, Lecturer
Fredericka Mabon, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Evangelia-Lydia Manatou, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
María Clara Manavella, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Paulette Mapp, Natural Sciences, Adjunct
Aminata Maraesa, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Walesca Marmolejos, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Katherine Marsengill, Art History, Adjunct
Porsche Martin, Social Work, Adjunct
Lois Martin, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Mila Martynovsky, Mathematics, Adjunct
Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Robert McConaghy, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Brendan McInerny, Theology, Adjunct
Sandra McKee, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Alison Mello, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Tony Meneses, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Christopher Menick, Mathematics, Adjunct
Maya Mesola , Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Genisha Metcalf, Social Work, Adjunct
Jenny Meyer, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Desire Miessein, Physics, Lecturer
Emily Miles Smith, Social Work, Adjunct
Alexander Mindt, English, Lecturer
Lucie Mingla, Computer and Information Science, Adjunct
Arlene Moliterno, Graduate School of Education, Clinical Professor
Angela Montague, Social Work, Adjunct
John J. Montes , Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Brian J. Mooney, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Cristina Morales Segura, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Evan Morse, Philosophy, Adjunct
MHD Moulayes, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Nora Lester Murad, Institute of International Human Affairs, Adjunct
Jaye Murray, Social Work, Adjunct
Farid Nassif, English, Adjunct
Ronald Nerio, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Lindsay Nickens, Social Work, Adjunct
Mark Nixon, Theology/Economics, Adjunct
Martin Northrop, English, Adjunct
Kamilla Nowicka, Mathematics, Adjunct
Miguel A. Orta, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Riley M. M. Ossorgin, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Amy Pacifici, Social Work, Adjunct
Rosaly Pandolfo, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
George Papadopoulos, Computer and Information Science, Adjunct
Nicholas Parkinson, Art History, Lecturer
Kevin Patrick, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Gary Percesepe, Philosophy, Adjunct
Gerard Perna, Social Work, Adjunct
Christian Perring, Philosophy, Adjunct
Johnathan Pettinato, History, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Michael Plunkett, English, Adjunct
Rachel Pompeii, English, Adjunct
Lea Puljcan Juric, English, Lecturer
Alexis Quinlan, English, Adjunct
Kirk Quinsland, English, Lecturer
Luis Quiros, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Maia Ramnath, History, Adjunct
Jean-Marc Ran Oppenheim, History and Middle East Study Program, Adjunct
Carl Procario-Foley, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Adjunct
Bradley Rettler, Philosophy, Adjunct
Sybille Rinckert-Garcia, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Alison Rivers , Psychology, Adjunct
Guy Robinson, Natural Sciences, Senior Lecturer
Paula Rockwell, English, Adjunct
Steve Romagnoli, English, Adjunct
Patricia Romero, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer/Coordinator
David Ross, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Slaney Ross, English, Adjunct
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Michelle Rufrano, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Roberta Sanjour, Social Work, Adjunct
Arancha Sanz Alvarez, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Kazi Sayeed, Physics, Adjunct
Joshua Schapiro, Theology, Senior Lecturer
Heather Schultz, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Charles Schweikert, Social Work, Coordinator
Allie Scott, Psychology, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Sonia Sehil-Scheindlin, Modern Languages and Literatures, Lecturer
Elizabeth Seidel, Social Work, Adjunct
Justin Shanitkvich, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Jonathan E. Shapiro, English, Adjunct
Summer Sheridan-Zabre, Social Work, Adjunct
Julie Shuchman, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
Scott Shushan, Philosophy, Adjunct
Alex Silverman, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Sheila Singleton , Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Nate Sloan, Music, Adjunct
Rebecca Smart, Psychology, Adjunct
Mel A. Solis, Social Work, Adjunct
Jasmina Sose Selimotic, Psychology, Adjunct
Lori Spector, Social Work, Adjunct
Robert Spiegelman, College at 60, Adjunct
Brent Strang, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Renata Strashnaya, Psychology, Adjunct
Judith Stuchiner, English, Adjunct
Jyoti Thomas, English, Adjunct
Chad Thralls, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Adjunct
Elisabeth Tiso, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Mohammed Tkachmita, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Kenneth Toback, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
Daniel Tober, Classics, Lecturer
Christine Toner, Social Work, Adjunct
Richard Topol, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Luisita Torregrosa , Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Stephen Claudio Tumino, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Blanca Urizar, Modern Languages and Literatures, Senior Lecturer
Alessia Valfredini, Modern Languages and Literatures, Senior Lecturer
Krisztina Valkaine, English, Adjunct
Eileen Van Buren, Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct
Kara Van Cleaf, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Ellen Van Wilgenburg, Biology, Lecturer
James Van Wyck, English, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Lunia Vera, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Jack Wagner, Mathematics, Adjunct
Philip Walsh, Philosophy, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Thomas Waters, Political Science, Adjunct
Elizabeth Weiner, Social Work, Faculty Advisor/Adjunct
James Weldon, Gabelli, Lecturer
Antoinette Williams-Tutt, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Karen Williams, Communication and Media Studies, Lecturer
Daniel Willner, Theatre and Visual Arts, Adjunct
Katherine Wilson, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Robert Wilson, Institute for American Languages and Cultures, Adjunct
Patricia Winter, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Jesse Wolf, Mathematics, Adjunct
Richard Wormser, Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Jookyung Yoo, Economics, Lecturer
Katia Yurguis , Sociology-Anthropology, Adjunct
Jonathan Zalman, Communication and Media Studies, Adjunct
Alessandro Zammataro, Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct
Carlos Zena, Computer and Information Science, Adjunct
Wendy Zencheck, Biology, Lecturer
Kristina Zupnyk, English, Adjunct

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