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Faculty Spotlight

Celebrating our Berkeley Faculty Authors

Amy Soricelli



Amy Soricelli


Amy Soricelli has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including Remington Review, Corvus Review, The Westchester Review, Deadbeats, Long Island Quarterly, Voice of Eve, Thirty West, Yellow Arrow, Literati Magazine, The Muddy River Poetry Review, Pure Slush, Glimpse Poetry, Cider Press Review, That Plane is Not  a Star (chapbook) Dancing Girl Press 4/2024, Carmen Has no Umbrella but Went for Cigarettes Anyway (chapbook) Dancing Girl Press, October, 2021,  Sail Me Away (chapbook) Dancing Girl Press, 2019. Nominated by Billy Collins for Aspen Words Emerging Writer's Fellowship 2019, Nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2021  and for Sundress Publications "Best of the Net"  2020, 2013. Recipient of the Grace C. Croff  Poetry Award, Herbert H. Lehman College, 1975.

Barbara Crump


Barbara Crump, PhD, RN, NP-C, AOCNP   

Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner-American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification

Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP)-Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation




Crump, Barbara V. (2024). From GED to PhD: My journey toward becoming an extraordinary woman.

Dissertation focused: Grounded Theory: Model for Dignity Care During End-of-Life Care:

Title of Dissertation: Exploring Nurses’ Perceptions of Dignity During End-of-Life Care

 Patient Dignity: Exploring oncology Nurses’ Perceptions during end-of-life care. 


Kirk Johnson

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Dr. Kirk A Johnson (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies and Medical Humanities at Montclair State University and is an adjunct professor of General Education at Berkeley College, where he teaches courses such as Introduction to Ethics and Introduction to Philosophy. He received his BA in Religious Studies from Seton Hall University, Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Drew Theological School, and his Doctorate in Medical Humanities (DMH) from Drew University. He is a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. He serves as a member of the Atlantic Health Systems Bioethics Committee, former Assistant Director of the Medical Humanities program at Drew University, and fellow emeritus of The American Heart Association’s Multicultural Initiatives Leadership Fellowship Program.

Some Publications:

Johnson, Kirk A. "A Black Theological Response to Race-Based Medicine: Reconciliation in Minority Communities." Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 56, no. 3, 2017, pp. 1096-1110. ProQuest,, doi: 

Johnson, Kirk A.. Medical Stigmata: Race, Medicine, and the Pursuit of Theological Liberation, Springer Singapore Pte. Limited, 2018. ProQuest Ebook Central

Johnson, Kirk. “Racial Equity: A pedagogical approach.” Transforming Health Care Education: Applied Lessons Leading to a Deeper Moral Reflection, edited by Philip C. Scibilia & Dominic P. Scibilia, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020, pp. 53-62.

Johnson, Kirk.  “Implementing Racial Equity Training in Medical School Curriculum”. Transforming Health Care Education: Applied Lessons Leading to a Deeper Moral Reflection, edited by Philip C. Scibilia & Dominic P. Scibilia, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020, pp. 43-52.