Meet John Zogby: Advisor to the ICRT

John Zogby sat as Chairman of the Board and Chief Insights Officer of IBOPE Zogby International. He was formerly founder, President and CEO of Zogby International.

In 2008, John Zogby authored The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream. His analytical expertise has also been published on the opinion pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and Boston Globe. He is a founding contributor to the popular website, The Huffington Post, and currently writes a weekly column for and a monthly column for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

The New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, Investors’ Business Daily and Inc. have all profiled John Zogby. He is a well-respected, popular lecturer and panelist who has appeared on all four major U.S. television networks, and dozens of U.S. and international cable news programs.

Spoofs of John Zogby can be heard on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Among his favorite appearances are his interviews on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Currently, John Zogby is a Senior Advisor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and serves as the first-ever Senior Fellow of the Catholic University Life Cycle Institute. He also serves as a Commissioner for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Smart power, having previously served as a member of Congress’ Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

John Zogby holds degrees in history from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from State University of New York at AlbanySt. Rose College, and the Graduate School of Union University. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Le Moyne College, from which he received the distinguished Alumni Award. He is Chairman of Sudan Sunrise, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the promise by NBA legend Manute Bol to build elementary schools in his native country. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the national Council for International Visitors and Upstate (NY) Venture Connect.


Meet 2012 Research Fellow, James Feeney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


Major Areas of Research Interests

Recent Publications/ Presentations

  • AAC as Literacy: Helping Learners Navigate Social & Literate Worlds. Two-hour seminar presented at the 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA. Free registration for the conference was awarded due to the quality of this submission.
  • Literacy strategies for learners with complex communication needs: Integrating assistive technologies and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Half-day seminar provide to the Capital Region BOCES, March 28, 2008.
  • The Role of the SLP in Meaningful Literacy Assessment and Intervention. Ninety minute seminar presented at Columbia University, Teachers College, March 4, 2008.
  • From Theory to Practice: Understanding Everyday Literacies of Adults with Intellectual Impairment Who Use AAC. Paper accepted for the 2008 International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference in Montreal, Canada.
  • Literacy Learning in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Practical Projects and Ideas for Assessment and Intervention. Three-hour mini seminar to be presented with Dr. David Koppenhaver at the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Annual Convention. April, 2006.
  • Apprenticeship in Literacy Learning: Teaching Students How to Think. Ninety minute seminar presented at the Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association, 10th Annual Symposium. San Francisco, California March 10, 2006.
  • Literacy, Self-Advocacy, and AAC: A Collaborative Project-Oriented Approach. Ninety minute seminar presented at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Biennial Conference, August 3, 2006. Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • Literacy in Children & Adolescents: A Collaborative & Integrated Approach Two-hour seminar accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s national convention. Miami, Florida. November, 2006.
  • Integrating AAC and Assistive Technologies in Everyday Routines. Ninety minute seminar to be presented at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. April 28, 2006.

Clinical Service Delivery

As Coordinator of the Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Center at Saint Rose, I oversee daily operations of the clinic including policy development, assistive technology assessments and intervention planning, program development, supervision of up to 10 licensed and certified speech-language pathologists. Responsible for up to 20 graduate students participating in first graduate clinical practicum

Professional Development

Regular attendance and presentations at the ASHA convention since 1998.

Professional Related Service Activities

Educational Consultant

School and Community Support Services, Albany, New York. Consult to local and regional schools, agencies, and private practitioner serving individuals with communication, language, literacy, and assistive technology needs. Provide in-context coaching, comprehensive assessments, educational opportunities, and program development services to teachers and support staff working with individuals with cognitive-communicative challenges. May 1997 to present.

Clinical Fellow/Program Director

New York State Neurobehavioral Resource Project. Coordinate training, development and direct implementation of intervention plans for persons with traumatic brain injury. Program funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. May 1997 to present.

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Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Richard Pulice, Social Work Department Chair, Director of the Institute for Community Research and Training

DR. RICHARD PULICE presently serves as a Professor at the College of St. Rose in the accredited BSW Social Work Program.  He is also the founding Director of The Institute for Social, Behavioral, Health Research and Training.  He has graduate degrees in community clinical psychology from Marist College, in public health from Columbia University, and in social welfare from Brandeis University.  He has completed a Research Fellowship at Columbia University ASchool of Public Health in Psychiatric Epidemiology.  In addition, he has had advanced training in health economics, research design and statistics (quantitative and qualitative), labor mediation, clinical practice and gerontology.

Dr. Pulice has 35 years of experience in public and mental health in diverse areas including field investigations, administration, planning, research and evaluation.  He has published several articles and book chapters in social work, mental health publications and other venues.  He is a regular presenter at meetings such as the American Public Health Association and The Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education.

Among other experiences, Dr. Pulice consults on program development for mental health services in the Netherlands.  He has served as a Trustee for the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is currently a Trustee for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.  In 2010 he became one of the first people to receive his Board Certification in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.  In the Spring of 2011 Dr. Pulice was on sabbatical. During this time, he worked with Zobby International, a national polling organization, and spent two months in the Netherlands lecturing at several universities and consulting with mental health programs.

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