Spotlight on Faculty Service

The Spotlight on Faculty Service release coincided with the Hostos Day of Service in April 2012. Faculty service refers to the ways in which Hostos faculty serve their departments as intellectual and creative leaders on initiatives related to improving teaching and learning.  After the President’s Office rolled out the Hostos Strategic Plan “Rooted in Our Mission, Compass to the Future: The HCC Strategic Plan 2011-2016” it became apparent that Goal 2, “Campus and Community Leadership” and Initiative 2 (Build Faculty Management Skill Sets and Leadership) could potentially shine a light on the value and rewards of faculty service. The value and reward for faculty service has received less attention in terms of professional development programming in the Center’s calendar of activities.  When the President’s Office announced a Day of Service, CTL decided to shine a spotlight on the activity of faculty in pursuit of department and division perfection.  Eleven faculty volunteered to be a part of the first Spotlight on Faculty Service.   Additionally, each faculty banner was shown on the digital monitors spread throughout campus.

 

Featured Faculty & Staff

Cunningham

Alice Cunningham
Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
Acunningham@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6629
Room: B-408

Accomplishments

Cunningham Alice Cunningham
Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
Acunningham@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6629
Room: B-408

Publications

• Cunningham, A. W., Dias. O., & Angulo, N. (2011). Math is not a spectator sport: The effect of onine homework completion tutoring on community college remedial mathematics performance. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2, 59-65 (Fall Technology Issue).• Cunningham, A.W., Dias, O., & Angulo, N. (2011). Experiment in small-group homework tutoring for remedial mathematics students: Preliminary results. Touchstone, 4(1), 29-36. NY: Hostos Community College.

Presentations

• Cunningham, A.W., Dias, O., & Angulo, N. (2012, March 16). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: The Importance of Technological Engagement to Increased Remedial Mathematics Performance.” Albany, NY: State University of New York, 3Ts 2012: Engaging Students with Transliteracy, Technology and Teaching.

• Cunningham, A.W., & Dias, O. (2011, December 2). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: Lab Tutoring for Online Remedial Homework.” NY: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Tenth Anniversary IT Conference.

• Cunningham, A.W. (2011, October 25). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: Final results from the CUNY Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning Grant.” NY: Hostos Community College, Mathematics Department Seminar.

• Cunningham, Alice W. (2011, May 31). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: Report on Initial Results of Grant from CUNY Central Office of Academic Affairs for Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning: The Effect of Small Group Homework Tutoring on Remedial Mathematics Learning.” NY: Hostos Community College, Professional Development Day.

• Cunningham, Alice W. (2011, May 12). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: Report on Initial Results of Grant from CUNY Central Office of Academic Affairs for Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning: The Effect of Small Group Homework Tutoring on Remedial Mathematics Learning.” NY: Hostos Community College, Mathematics Department Curriculum Committee meeting.

• Cunningham, Alice W. & Dias, O. (2011, February 18). “Report on Initial Results of Grant from CUNY Central Office of Academic Affairs for Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning: The Effect of Small Group Homework Tutoring on Remedial Mathematics Learning.” NY: City University of New York, Macaulay Honors College.

• Cunningham, Alice W. & Dias, O. (2010). “Progress Report on grant for Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning.” Annual Conference on Technology in Mathematics Instruction, NY: City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Prof. Angulo

Nieves Angulo
Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
Nangulo@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6763
Room: B-409

Accomplishments

Prof. Angulo Nieves Angulo
Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
Nangulo@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6763
Room: B-409

Professor Nieves Angulo has been working at Hostos Community College of CUNY since 1991 when she started as an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics Department. Dr. Angulo has a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from Hunter College of CUNY, and an M.S and Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor, the Coordinator of the Engineering Program, and the Director of the Honors Program. She is a member of MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in America’s Cities at the Graduate Center that is currently researching the mathematics component of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Professor Angulo strongly believes that students’ mathematics achievements can be significantly improved if teachers in the classroom demystify the mathematics subject and are able to develop a community of learners where “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust). Professor Angulo is convinced that the source of her inspiration and the reason for the success of the programs she directs comes from the diversity and dedication of the Hostos family. She remains committed to the goals and the mission of the college and “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world” (Paul Farmer).

“Teaching mathematics  to our students at Hostos has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has provided me with a unique opportunity to see students grow academically, gain self-confidence, and move on to discover that they have it within them to do better and better. I truly believe that the students that we launch into careers are the ambassadors of a more stable and just future for our communities.”

• In fall 2010, Professor Angulo was co-PI of a  $440,000 three-year grant with City Tech of CUNY  from National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): “Achieving Proficiency in the Engineering Research and STEM Education Through NASA Initiatives.” As part of this grant, Prof. Angulo spent 8 weeks with Hostos students at NASA during summer 2011.

Publications

• Cunningham, A. W., Dias. O., & Angulo, N. (2011). Math is not a spectator sport: The effect of onine homework completion tutoring on community college remedial mathematics performance. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2, 59-65 (Fall Technology Issue).

• Cunningham, A.W., Dias, O., & Angulo, N. (2011). Experiment in small-group homework tutoring for remedial mathematics students: Preliminary results. Touchstone, 4(1), 29-36. NY: Hostos Community College.

Presentations

• Cunningham, A.W., Dias, O., & Angulo, N. (2012, March 16). “Math is Not a Spectator Sport: The Importance of Technological Engagement to Increased Remedial Mathematics Performance.” Albany, NY: State University of New York, 3Ts 2012: Engaging Students with Transliteracy, Technology and Teaching.

Hernandez, Orlando

Orlando Hernandez
Professor
Humanities Department
Ohernandez@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6577
Room: C-413D

Accomplishments

Hernandez, Orlando Orlando Hernandez
Professor
Humanities Department
Ohernandez@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6577
Room: C-413D

Professor Hernández is a New York-based Puerto Rican translator, writer and critic. He has done extensive research on the life and works of Eugenio María de Hostos that led to his recovery of articles written by that author while he lived in New York City in the 19th century. As Humanities faculty, he has taught courses on Hostos and Martí and was the coordinator of the symposium Hostos & Martí in New York City, held at Hostos Community College in 2003In 2005, he was a co-director, with Dr. Lucinda Zoe, of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute: Visions of Freedom in the Americas: Eugenio María de Hostos & José Martí in 19th Century New York, which took place at the college. He is currently editing a series of essays by various historians and critics on the subject of Hostos in New York City.

“Teaching for me must be challenging, meaningful and imaginative. Every day I ask myself what would make each lesson interesting, for students and for me. I think it is most successful when teachers view education as transformative and when students see learning as empowering.”

•Prof. Hernández secured and received the donation of Latin American Classics Collection to Hostos Community College by Biblioteca Ayacucho.

•Prof. Hernández has published his own poetry and translated into Spanish poems by John Ashbery, Wallace Stevens, E.R. Ammons, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop and Graciany Miranda Archilla.

• In 2003, Elizabeth Bishop’s Antología poética, translated and edited with a critical study by Hernández, was published by Visor Libros, Madrid. Latino Books published his translation of Miranda Archilla’s poetry book Hungry Bust/Polvo hambriento in a bilingual edition in 2004.

• Hernández’s translations into English include Hostos’s En barco de papel, jointly with Elizabeth Macklin, as well as poems by the Cuban writer José Lezama Lima and by the Spanish poet Dionisio Cañas. He is also editing Miranda Archilla’s Anotología poética, which will be published by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. He is currently working on an anthology of the Atalayista avant garde poetry movement with David Cortés.

Rees Shad

Rees Shad
Assistant Professor
Humanities Department
Rshad@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6891
Room: C-417

Accomplishments

Rees Shad Rees Shad
Assistant Professor
Humanities Department
Rshad@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6891
Room: C-417

Born and raised in New York City, Professor Shad attended college in northern New York State at Skidmore College where he received his BA in English Literature and English History. While in college, he began Sweetfish Recording, which over the next 15 years expanded into a record company with several successful international releases including the Grammy nominated ‘All the King’s Men.’ Sweetfish expanded to include an interactive software division where Professor Shad was involved in developing interactive design for early Internet and CD-Rom media, as well as a music publishing company with offices in upstate New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. In the meantime Professor Shad toured the world promoting several albums he recorded as a singer/songwriter. To date he has released thirteen solo albums and eight collaborative albums. His album “Songs for Isaac” is due out in early 2016

In 1999, Professor Shad left the music business to go to graduate school in order to pursue an academic career. He gained his MS in technical communication with a focus in usability and human computer interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and then continued on to Parsons School of Design for an MFA in Design and Technology where he focused on physical computing, interface design and non-linear narrative. He stayed on as an adjunct at Parsons until 2009.

Professor Shad is currently an associate professor teaching media design at CUNY’s Hostos Community College in the Bronx, where he is a professor in the media programs that he developed there. These programs offer associate degrees in Game Design, Digital Music, Digital Design, and Animation. His latest passion involves the intersection of games and education. He has collaborated with many colleagues developing curriculum in STEM classes that involve developing alacrity in subject specific skills through play.

Professor Shad is the lead developer of the Hostos Media Business Incubator, and serves on the boards of several industry and academic initiatives.

Professor Shad is a filmmaker, and continues to compose and record music, which he combines in installation work that explores non-linear storytelling in physical space. His work has been shown in various art galleries in Chelsea as well as around the rest of New York State.

Professor Shad’s films, installation work, and discography as well as his syllabi and other work can be found at: www.reesshad.com

Lewis, Catherine

Catherine Lewis
Assistant Professor
Humanities Department
Clewis@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6703
C415

Accomplishments

Lewis, Catherine Catherine Lewis
Assistant Professor
Humanities Department
Clewis@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6703
Room: C-415

Goldemberg, Isaac

Isaac Goldemberg
Distinguished Professor
Humanities Department
IGoldemberg@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6680
Room: C-414B

Accomplishments

Goldemberg, Isaac Isaac Goldemberg
Distinguished Professor
Humanities Department
IGoldemberg@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6680
Room: C-414B

Peruvian born Isaac Goldemberg is a professor in the Humanities Department, director of the Latin American Writers Institute, and editor of Brújula/Compass- a bilingual journal devoted to Latin American literature. Before joining Hostos Community College, he taught at New York University for 16 years. Professor Goldemburg is a renowned Latino poet and fiction writer whose works are known throughout Latin America and often appear in the book review section of the New York Times.

Professor Goldemberg is the author of several books including his internationally acclaimed novel La vida a plazos de don Jacobo Lerner (The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner), which was described in the New York Times Book Review as “a moving exploration of the human condition.” His poetry, fiction, and essays have been translated into several languages and published in numerous magazines and anthologies in Latin America, Europe and the Unite States. His most recent publication is El Gran Libro de América Judía (“The Big Book of Jewish Latin America,” Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1998), a 2000 page anthology of Latin American Jewish writing.

In 1977, Professor Goldemburg received the Nuestro Award in Fiction and in 1996 the Nathaniel Judah Jacobson Award in recognition for his work as a writer.

Prof. Preciado

Juan Preciado
Professor
Education Department
Jpreciado@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4170
Room: A-107F

Accomplishments

Prof. Preciado Juan Preciado
Professor
Education Department
Jpreciado@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4170
Room: A-107F

• In 2010, Professor Preciado was invited to make a presentation entitled “Relevance of Cultural Differences in Iberoamerican Research” at the VII Iberoamerican Congress of Psychology on July 23rd in Oviedo, Spain.

• Professor Preciado was also an invited professor at the master’s and doctoral program in design of research and applications in health and psychology at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain in July-August 2010.

Sherese A

Sherese Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Education Department
Smitchell@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4413
Room: A-107M

Accomplishments

Sherese A Sherese Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Education Department
Smitchell@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4413
Room: A-107M

Professor Mitchell was selected as a PSC-CUNY award recipient and her proposal will be used as a model proposal on the PSC-CUNY grants competition website for aspiring grant writers.

Prof. Henderson

Flor Henderson
Professor
Natural Sciences Department
Fhenderson@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4142
Room: A-507N

Accomplishments

Prof. Henderson Flor Henderson
Professor
Natural Sciences Department
Fhenderson@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4142
Room: A-507N

Professor Henderson co-presented “Creating Botanical-Cultural Awareness in Urban Community Colleges” at the Botany Conference held July 9-13, 2011. This conference is an annual meeting of four scientific societies: the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the American Fern Society and the Society for Economic Botany. At the 2011 conference, there were approximately 800-1000 plant biologists and research scientists in attendance from over 25 countries sharing and collaborating on their research.

Sandy Figueroa

Sandy Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Business Department
Sfigueroa@hostos.cuy.edu
718.518.6512
Room: C-511O

Accomplishments

Sandy Figueroa Sandy Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Business Department
Sfigueroa@hostos.cuy.edu
718.518.6512
Room: C-511O

Professor Sandy Figueroa and Sarah Archino presented “Using Online Experience to Move Students from Learning to Write to Writing to Learn” at the SUNY, “3Ts: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology and Transliteracy” conference at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on March 25, 2011.

Silhuette

Peter Roman
Professor
Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
Proman@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6575
Room: B-326

Accomplishments

Silhuette Peter Roman
Professor
Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
Proman@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6575
Room: B-326

Professor Roman was on a radio program “Cuba in Focus” (WBAI 99.5 FM, July 26, 2010) regarding “Cuban Perspectives on Cuban Democracy” which appeared in the recently published journal Socialism and Democracy, an edition he co-edited. The interview is accessible on the following website: http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/100726_170001mon5to6pm.MP

Silhuette

Felix Cardona
Assistant Dean
Office of Academic Affairs
Fcardona@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6664
Room: B-453

Accomplishments

Silhuette Felix Cardona
Assistant Dean
Office of Academic Affairs
Fcardona@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6664
Room: B-453

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department, Public Administration Unit & The Prison Studies Group presented a panel discussion: “Studies & Developments in Criminal Justice.” The discussion, facilitated on February 28, 2011, offered a multi-disciplinary approach to the field of criminal justice by doctoral students in anthropology, criminal justice, history and sociology. The panel was moderated by Professor Cardona.

Prof. Anderson

Linda Anderson
Professor, Chairperson
Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
Landerson@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6815
Room: B-330

Accomplishments

Prof. Anderson Linda Anderson
Professor, Chairperson
Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
Landerson@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6815
Room: B-330

Over the years at Hostos Community College, Dr. Anderson has served in the capacity of Affirmative Officer, Chairperson of the Dept. of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Honors Program. She is currently the Fulbright Campus Representative.

Dr. Anderson graduated from Boston University with a double major in Spanish Language/Literature and Psychology, and she earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. She has served as staff psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center and has also taught psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and Bard College at Simons Rock.

Dr. Anderson is frequently interviewed for commentary and invited to participate on panels dealing with current critical issues. She also writes about topics dealing with the psychology of success and cultural diversity; these opinions and profiles continue to appear in popular media outlets and journals such as OWN, Employment Relations Today, Diverse Education and Black Collegian Magazine. Having a long history of inspiring success in others, Dr. Anderson currently teaches, consults and empowers in a manner embraced by a diverse range of individuals and organizations.

Her research investigating women’s perceptions of power and their vulnerability to coerced sexual experiences has led her to teach, write, and counsel others from a perspective of critical compassion and empowerment. Some of Dr. Anderson’s “personal favorite” publications she has written include “Psychology of African American Success,” “Getting Comfortable with the Increasing Colors of Success,” “Learning to Celebrate and Cope with Professional Success,” “Workplace Challenges,” “Bringing Our ‘Best Selves’ to the Table: Awakening Critical Compassion in the Classroom,” and “Silent Agreements: What We Don’t Say at the Workplace.”

Dr. Anderson is currently on the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health Board of Directors, which provides affordable mental health services to the community that include mental health services to children, teenagers  as well as families and individuals in recovery.

She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital whose mission is to eliminate health disparities in the Allied Health professions.

Regarding her work at Hostos Community College, Dr. Anderson states, “being a professor at Hostos is a rich and rewarding experience, especially in terms of the dynamic tapestry of its multicultural community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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