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Message from the Dean, Tamara Jhashi

Welcome to the School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College! As Dean, I am excited to share with you the exceptional opportunities in the Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as in our cutting-edge programs in Cybersecurity.

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Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship

Robert P. Murray, assistant professor of history, has received a Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship for his work on “Slavery Times in Kentucky Redux.” Murray receives monetary support to conduct research in the KHS collections for a period of from one to four weeks.

The Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. The program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, transnational and comparative history using KHS collections. More information is at

October 10, 2016

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The School of Liberal Arts teaches students how to think and become lifelong learners. And this benefit alone makes such an education more practical and useful than any job-specific training ever could.


The Mercy Cybersecurity Education Center, seeks to inform the public about potential threats and create new technicians to combat potential threats.

Faculty Spotlight

Sisi Li received the B.E. degree in automation from Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, China, in 2008, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA, in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

Her research interests include machine learning, big data analytics, intelligent automation, and cyber-physical systems. Her research has led to multiple papers in prominent journals and conferences in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. The main focus of her research is improving the system performance and energy efficiency through modeling, analysis, simulation, and control.

She served as a teaching assistant and a lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate courses. She was the lecturer of the undergraduate course Introduction to Discrete Event Systems in the fall semester of 2015 and the graduate course in the spring semester of 2011. She was responsible for delivering weekly lectures, grading students’ exams, preparing solutions for students’ assignments, instructing course term projects, and conducting weekly labs. She also held weekly office hours to answer their questions regarding class materials.

·         Awards and Honors:

Graduate Research Assistant Scholarship 2010-2014 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship 2010-2012 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Graduate Scholarship 2008-2010 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ