Advisory Council The CLT Advisory Council is a cross-divisional, faculty-driven committee that is guided by the Faculty Development and Curriculum Committee and concentrates on meeting the professional needs of faculty from all disciplines. A priority of this committee is to encourage faculty to rethink and put into practice innovative pedagogical methods that answer the basic and advanced needs of students to increase overall retention and graduation rates. The committee models innovation through unconventional programming intended to inspire faculty to consistently develop new curricula that enhance the students’ learning environment throughout their academic careers. The Council exists to refresh and invigorate all faculty, including adjuncts, and to help them excel professionally. ChairsMembers Carlos Guevara Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Director, Ed Tech Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7974 Room: B-418A Bio Carlos Guevara Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Director, Ed Tech Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7974 Room: B-418A Carlos Guevara holds a BS and Master degrees in Computer Science from CUNY & NYU Poly, and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Instructional Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. With over 15 years of experience in Higher Education, Carlos currently works at Hostos Community College, CUNY, as Director of the Office of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Carlos is also Chair or the HEO Organization at Hostos, and President and Founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Organization, and Ecuadorian Scholars Fund. Cynthia Jones Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Lecturer, English Department Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6807 Room: B-523 Bio Cynthia Jones Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Lecturer, English Department Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6807 Room: B-523 Cynthia Jones earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University (1976); she was one of ten educators accepted into the Teacher Corps Program, which was competency-based on Marsha Weil’s models of teaching. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood-Elementary Education, Reading from Adelphi University (1975). Cynthia Jones began her tenure at Hostos Community College in 1977 as an adjunct in the English Department teaching ESL reading courses of beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. She was appointed as a full-time Lecturer in 1981 and has taught the full range of English course offerings such as Developmental Reading, Core English, Expository Writing, Literature & Composition, and an elective, Literature of the Black American. She particularly enjoys teaching developmental courses and the English elective. On November 20, 2014, Mr. Udall of Colorado announced the US Professors Award winners and their names were recorded in the Congressional Record. Cynthia Jones was selected as the 2014 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York Professor of the Year. In June 2015, she was one of the 25 Bronx Influential Women honored by the Bronx Times Reporter. Cynthia has been called an “Hostos lover,” and she proudly and passionately embraces that name. Luz Rivera Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Learning Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6611 Room: B-418B Bio Luz Rivera Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Learning Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6611 Room: B-418B Luz Rivera holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information System from Lehman College. She joined the center in 2014. Prior to joining the center, she worked in the Education department as a College Lab Technician. She supports all center initiatives, activities and participate in special projects to improve the center effectiveness. Committee member: CTL Advisory Council, & General Education. Andrew Green QR Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning Agreen@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4125 Room: B-418E Bio Andrew Green QR Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning Agreen@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4125 Room: B-418E Drew holds an MBA, an MA in Economics and a BA in Spanish Studies. He is currently working on a Ph.D in Economics at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research is focused on financial system risk. Drew has taught classes in economics and statistics at Queens College, Baruch College and Yeshiva University. He joins the Hostos family as an appointed fellow for the fourth year of the QR program. As QR Fellow, Drew is excited to work interdepartmentally with Hostos faculty to develop tools for enhancing the quantitative reasoning skills of Hostos students across all fields of study. Denise M. Cummings-Clay Assistant Professor, Education Dcummings@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4168 Room: A-107H Bio Denise Cummings-Clay Assistant Professor, Education Dcummingsfirstname.lastname@example.org 718.518.4168 Room: A-107H Denise Cummings-Clay will serve as a tenure-track faculty member in the Education department, Teacher Education unit. Coming to Hostos with a bachelor’s degree in social science education, a master’s degree in college student personnel work, and a Ph.D. in adult and higher education, Denise Cummings-Clay has fostered the intellectual growth and service learning experiences of many Education students. She has writing intensive, hybrid, and asynchronous Hostos teaching certifications and experience. She is founding Chair of the New York City Montessori Charter School Board of Trustees and currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Education Committee. Jason Buchanan Assistant Professor, English Department Jbuchanan@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7911 Room: B-514 Bio Jason Buchanan Assistant Professor, English Department Jbuchanan@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7911 Room: B-514 Jason Matthew Buchanan received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Purdue University. He arrived at Hostos in 2013. In the English department, he has taught classes on development writing, composition, and literature. He writes about postcolonialism, globalization, gentrification, and contemporary Irish literature. His work has been published in the journals Studies in the Humanities, Modern Drama, Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies, and in Geographies of Gender, a collection of essays about gender roles in Ireland. Also, he has a chapter in the forthcoming collection The City After 9/11. Minerva Santos Assistant Professor, Language & Cognition Department Msantos@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6595 Room: B-343 Bio Minerva Santos Assistant Professor, Language & Cognition Department Msantos@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6595 Room: B-343 Minerva Santos has taught English as a Second Language for over thirty years. She has worked in Puerto Rico, Thailand and New York. She holds a B.A. in English Education, an M.A. in Literature, and an M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language; her doctoral dissertation examined the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of first generation college students. She has published articles on teaching grammar, classroom evaluation, student motivation, and course assessment. Diana Macri Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences Department Dmacri@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4444 Room: B-131 Bio Diana Macri Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences Department Dmacri@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4444 Room: B-131 Diana Macri is an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Unit of the Allied Health Department. Primarily trained as a dental hygienist, she earned a Master of Education degree from Baruch College in 2012 and now considers higher education her passion. An avid writer and reader, she teaches a Writing Intensive course titled “Ethics Jurisprudence and Practice Management” in addition to two other core dental hygiene courses.She believes strongly in advocacy for Hispanic and Latino populations, both in the oral health professions and in education. Through her work as Trustee of the Hispanic Dental Association, Governing Council member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and member of the Minority Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Dental Education Association, she is able to use her voice to advance these priorities. She is deeply committed to utilizing evidence based technologies and teaching methodologies which promote student success and is invigorated by working alongside the many faculty and staff at Hostos who are equally dedicated. Mohammed Sohel Assistant Professor, Natural Science Department Msohel@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4131 Room: A-507L Bio Mohammed Sohel Assistant Professor, Natural Science Department Msohel@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4131 Room: A-507L Dr. Mohammad Sohel is an Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). He teaches chemistry to science and engineering students. He is the co-author of the Chemistry: Exploring the Molecular Vision, an alternative model textbook that combines core readings with active learning and integrates peer led team learning (PLTL) and process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) in chemistry courses at Hostos to enhance student learning and retention in science courses. As a co-PI, through National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering grant, NUE: Integrating Nanotechnology in CUNY Community Colleges” he has integrated a lecture-based nanotechnology nugget into existing general chemistry courses and developed a three credit transferable nanotechnology course for science and engineering majors Also, through another NSF’s Cyber Infrastructure- “CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Enhancing STEM Education through Faculty Training in the Use of Cyberinfrastructure,” he has trained more than sixty college faculty in implementing web based science resources to enhance science and engineering curriculum in CUNY. In addition, he has significant experiences in the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanomaterials for application in optoelectronic devices and solar cells, and has published in scientific journals. He has received three faculty fellowships from U.S. Department of Energy. In 2015, he has received CUNY Chancellor’s Research Award. Currently, he serves in the CUNY IRB Board and PSC-CUMY review panel. Eddy Garcia Lecturer, Business Academic Department Egarcia@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6503 Room: C-511K Bio Eddy Garcia Lecturer, Business Academic Department Egarcia@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6503 Room: C-511K Edme Soho Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department Esoho@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6619 Room: A-237 Bio Edme Soho Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department Esoho@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6619 Room: A-237 Dr. Soho is an assistant professor in the Mathematics Department. He is an applied mathematician with experience using and instructing others on the use of mathematical and computational modeling tools in multiple field. He enjoys collaborative, interdisciplinary research with professionals of diverse backgrounds. His primary research interests lie in mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, dynamics of infectious diseases, population dynamics, epidemiology and immunology. Linda Miles Assistant Professor, Library Department Lmiles@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4212 Room: A-213I Bio Linda Miles Assistant Professor, Library Department Lmiles@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.4212 Room: A-207I I am thrilled to take up my post as Assistant Professor and Reference/Instruction Librarian in the Hostos Community College Library, having previously served as Librarian for Public Services and User Experience at Yeshiva University since 2012. My research interests include students’ experiences of the library, both face-to-face and virtual, based on the belief that the multiple dimensions of that experience can have a strong impact on student learning and success. I received a Master of Library Science degree from St. Johns University, and an MA and PhD in Theatre History/Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin. Anne Rounds Assistant Professor, English Department Arounds@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6754 Room: B-339 Bio Anne Rounds Assistant Professor, English Department Arounds@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6754 Room: B-339 Anne Lovering Rounds is a poet and assistant professor of English. Her poems have appeared in the journals New Writing, Hartskill Review, and Penny Ante Feud, among other venues, and her literary criticism has been published in Literary Imagination and Proteus. At Hostos, she has taught English 110, and English 242: Writing About Music. Prior to her appointment at CUNY, she was an editorial assistant at Cambridge University Press. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard and a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago. Silvia Reyes Title V Director, Office of Academic Affairs Sreyes@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6637 Room: A-127 Bio Silvia Reyes Title V Director, Office of Academic Affairs Sreyes@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6637 Room: A-127 Silvia Reyes oversees all Title V initiatives including, Student Research with faculty, Supplemental Instruction in gateway courses, Capstone Assignments and Small Group Tutorial. She previously served as the Assistant Director of the Hostos Academic Learning Center. She holds a Master Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University and, her Bachelors Degree in Psychology is from Hunter College. Prior to joining Hostos, she served as program coordinator and taught Developmental Reading Courses and the New Student Seminar at LaGuardia Community College.