Rees Shad
Rees ShadLead Principal Investigator
  Over the course of the last thirty years I have been a media designer working in a wide variety of mediums, but most prominently the recording arts.  While still in college, I started Sweetish Recording Studios, 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…’  Professor Shad is an Assistant Professor in Visual & Performing Arts and Coordinator of the Media Design Programs.

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Catherine Lewis
Catherine LewisCo-Principal Investigator
 Catherine Lewis  is an Assistant Professor in the Media Design Programs within the Humanities Department of Hostos Community College. Professor Lewis holds a B.A. from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville in Art History and Studio Art and an M.F.A. from Parsons The New School for Design in Design and Technology…

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Curriculum Development Team

The CoPIs, Professor Catherine Lewis Cannon & Professor Rees Shad have assembled a team of educators at the college from various disciplines to learn about game theory and play testing in order to redesign current STEM curricula to better address concepts of motivating learning environments. Faculty will work together along with the office of educational technology to design curriculum that redesigns approaches to existing outcomes by involving collaborative game play, design and testing as a platform for challenging learning experiences.

Jacqueline Disanto
Jacqueline DisantoEducation
Professor Jacqueline M. DiSanto is currently an Assistant Professor and the Unit Coordinator (for Teacher Education) in the Education Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. Prior to working at the college, Professor DiSanto served as an elementary-school principal and as a high-school vice-principal. During her over thirty years in education, she has also taught business and English at both the college and secondary levels and has served as an educational consultant for numerous corporations…

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William Baker
William BakerMathematics
Professor Baker, Ph.D. in Mathematics, has recently published article on problem solving by adult student in Pre-Algebra and Algebra in Adults Learning Mathematics and the Mathematics Teachers Research Journal based upon a collaborative grant between Hostos Community College and Bronx Community College funded by CUNY…

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Francisco Fernandez
Francisco FernandezPhysical Sciences
Francisco Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. He conducted research on characterization of semiconductor materials and devices using Electrochemical Capacitance –Voltage (ECV) methods and currently works on DFT methods related with the interaction of hydrogen with CpCr(CO)3 catalysts…

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Nelson Nuñez-Rodriguez
Nelson Nuñez-RodriguezPhysical Sciences
Nelson Nuñez-Rodriguez, B.S.E., M.A., M.S., Ph.D. Nelson Nunez Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Unit Coordinator at Natural Sciences Department, Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. He develops his scholarship in both neuronal cell death mechanisms related to Alzheimer Disease and pedagogical settings fostering Science student academic engagement. He is also the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at this institution from 2011…

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Research Team

Rocio Rayo
Rocio RayoResearch Assistant
Jossian Aquino
Jossian AquinoVideo Editor
Chris Aiken
Chris AikenGame Designer
Dielka Cueto
Dielka CuetoGraphic Designer