Who We Are Room: B-418 Mission: In keeping with Hostos tradition, the Center for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning with innovative pedagogies and state-of-the-art technologies by fostering interdisciplinary and cross-divisional collaborations. DirectorsCoordinatorCollege Assistants Carlos Guevara, M.S. Center for Teaching and Learning Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7974 Room: B-418A Bio Carlos Guevara, M.S. Center for Teaching and Learning Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu 718.319.7974 Room: B-418ACarlos Guevara holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from CUNY & NYU Poly and is currently pursuing a 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 now serving as Co-chair of the CUNY Centers for Teaching & Learning Advisory Council. Carlos is also Chair of the HEO Organization at Hostos and President and Founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Organization and Ecuadorian Scholars Fund. Cynthia Jones, M.A. Center for Teaching and Learning Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6807 Room: B-523 Bio Cynthia Jones, M.A. Center for Teaching and Learning Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6807 Room: B-523Cynthia 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, B.S. Center for Teaching and Learning Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6611 Room: B-418B Bio Luz Rivera, B.S. Center for Teaching and Learning Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6611 Room: B-418BLuz Rivera holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Lehman College and an associate’s degree from Hostos Community College/CUNY. She joined the CTL in 2014. Prior to joining the center, she worked in the Education department as a College Lab Technician. She supports all center initiatives and activities, and she participates in special projects to improve the center’s effectiveness. Committee member: CTL Advisory Council, & General Education. Itzel Ortega Mendez Center for Teaching and Learning Iortegamendez@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.6804 Room: B-418D Bio Itzel Ortega Mendez Center for Teaching and Learning Iortegamendez@hostos.cuny.edu 718.664.6804 Room: B-418DItzel Ortega Mendez has been a College Assistant with The Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as a collaborator with The Office of Academic Affairs, since September 2014. Itzel started her career at Hostos Community College as an intern with the At Home at College program in 2013. She is currently in the final year of her associate’s degree at Hostos Community College studying Office Technology. Yeily Peña Vicente Center for Teaching and Learning Ypenavicente@hostos.cuny.edu 718.518.2514 Room: B-418C Bio Yeily Peña Vicente Center for Teaching and Learning Ypenavicente@hostos.cuny.edu 718.664.2514 Room: B-418CYeily Peña has been a student at Hostos Community College since 2014. Yeily started volunteering at the Center for Teaching and Learning February 2016. She officially started her career as a College Assistant in June 2016. Yeily is currently pursuing her associate’s degree in Office Technology at Hostos Community College and will graduate February 2016.