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Jersey City: Past and Present, Project Members

Project Administrator: Patrick Shalhoub, MA, MLS, is the Head of the Periodicals and Government Documents Department of the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library at New Jersey City University. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his graduate degrees from New York University and Rutgers University. Mr. Shalhoub is the author of Images of America: Jersey City (Arcadia, 1995). He has worked in the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library as well as in the Library/Learning Resources Center of the Hudson County Community College. Mr. Shalhoub is a member of the American Library Association and the New Jersey Library Association.

Historical Researcher: Carmela A. Karnoutsos, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of New Jersey City University, is an alumna of the university and received her graduate degrees from New York University. Dr. Karnoutsos is the author of New Jersey Women: A History of Their Status, Roles and Images (New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997) and an associate editor of Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women (Scarecrow Press, 1990). She and Mr. Shalhoub are co-authors of a history of the university, From Greenhouse to Campus: The Foundations of New Jersey City University (2010 New Jersey City University). A charter member and former trustee of the Bayonne Historical Society, Inc., Dr. Karnoutsos served on the Bayonne Community Museum Board of Trustees and presently serves on the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission.

Multimedia/Graphical Design Consultant: James V. Musante, BS, is a member of the Office of Information Technology Services Department at NJCU. He is a graduate of New Jersey City University.

Copy Editor: Fred Smith, MA, MS, is Library Director of the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library. Mr. Smith received graduate degrees from New York University and Columbia University.

Photographer: Aurora Selvaggio, BA, is a graduate of New Jersey City University, where she was a photographer major. She started with the project as part of the university's Cooperative Education Program. Please contact Ms. Selvaggio directly regarding the purchase and reproduction of her photographs. Her website is: http://www.aurorachristinaphotography.com/resume

Cooperative Education Student: Eryn Cully-Bohleber is a graduate of New Jersey City University and was an art major specializing in graphic design techniques. She also has an associate degree in graphic design from Briarcliffe College, Patchoque, NY. Ms. Cully-Bohleber was named to the 2004 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team for women's bowling.