CTL Advisory Council

The CTL 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.

Carlos Guevara, M.S.
Director, Educational Technology
Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7915
Room: B-418A

Bio

Carlos Guevara Carlos Guevara, M.S.
Director, Educational Technology
Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7915
Room: B-418A
Carlos 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.
Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecturer, English Department
Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6807
Room: B-523

Bio

Cynthia Jones, M.A.
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, B.S.
Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Learning
Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6611
Room: B-418B
Bio

Luz Rivera Luz Rivera, B.S.
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 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.

Rayola Chelladurai
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
Rchelladurai@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4104
Room: A-307J
Bio

Rayola Chelladurai
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
Rchelladurai@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4104
Room: A-307J
Rayola Chelladurai is a certified Radiologic Technologist. She has a unique perspective as an Assistant Professor in the Rad Tech Program, because she was also a student at Hostos Community College. It was at Hostos Community College that she earned her Associates degree as a Radiologic Technologist, she went on to earn her B.S and M.A degrees in Health Education and Promotion. She is passionate on sharing her knowledge and skills with future Radiographers.

Terence Brenner
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Tbrenner@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6617
Room: B-442A
Bio

Terence Brenner
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Tbrenner@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6617
Room: B-442A
In 2012, I and another colleague developed the new math course: Mat 15 that is a one semester course that combines Mat 10 and Mat 20. Starting in the spring of 2019, I started the Math Murder Mystery Contest that I have continued to run that is based on my original Math Murder Mysteries that I have been using in my classes. I have been the editor of the Hostos Community College Mathematics Journal since its beginning. The seven textbooks that I have co-authored have included the current textbook that is now being used in Mat 150. Over the years, I have published math papers that have been in Quantum Mechanics and most of my other published math papers have been at the community college mathematics level.

Silvia Reyes
Director of Special Programs, Office of Academic Affairs
Sreyes@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6637
Room: B-419
Bio

Silvia Reyes
Director of Special Programs, Office of Academic Affairs
Sreyes@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6637
Room: B-419
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.

Asrat Amnie
Assistant Professor, Education
Aamnie@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4429
Room: A-107
Bio

Asrat Amnie
Assistant Professor, Education
Aamnie@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4429
Room: A-107
Professor Asrat Amnie joined Hostos Community college in 2014. Professor Amnie received Doctor of Education
in Health Education (EdD) degree from Teachers College Columbia University in 2016. He also earned a
Master’s in Public Health from Emory University in 2013, specializing in global health with an infectious disease
concentration.
Professor Amnie earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jimma University in 1992, completed a General
Surgery Residency Program at Addis Ababa University in 2002, and is certified and licensed to practice general
surgery in Ethiopia—his country of origin.

Stacey Cooper
Assistant Professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Scooper@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7990
Room: B-346
Bio

Stacey Cooper
Assistant Professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Scooper@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7990
Room: B-346
Stacey J. Cooper holds a doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the CUNY- Graduate Center and she is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Hostos Community College. Dr. Cooper has been teaching at the college since 2009. In 2014, she started the Ethnic Minority Immigrant Student Research Project at Hostos. In 2016, she constructed the Shared Faculty Resource utilized by the department’s psychology faculty. Her teaching and research interests include learning identity, ethnic identity, immigration, digital pedagogy and higher education.

Linda Miles
Assistant Professor, Library
Lmiles@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.4212
Room: A-207I
Bio

Linda Miles
Assistant Professor, Library
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.

Joseph Caravalho
Assistant Professor, Humanities
Jcaravalho@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6686
Room: C-417
Bio

Joseph Caravalho
Assistant Professor, Humanities
Jcaravalho@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6686
Room: C-417
Joseph Caravalho is an Assistant Professor of Digital Music in the Humanities Department. He graduated from Long Island University Brooklyn with a Masters of Fine Arts. In addition to teaching, Joseph works as audio engineer, electronic music producer, and DJ.

Elizabeth Porter
Assistant Professor, English
Eporter@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6809
Room: B-521
Bio

CTL Advisory Elizabeth Porter
Assistant Professor, English
Eporter@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6809
Room: B-521
Elizabeth Porter began as Assistant Professor in January 2019. She received her Ph.D in English literature from Fordham University in 2017, and her area of specialization is eighteenth-century British literature. Her research explores the literary and cultural interest in eighteenth-century London and the representations of women’s roles in urban space. She has published her research in the peer-reviewed online journal Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries, and this past summer was awarded a joint research fellowship from the Lewis Walpole Library and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) to reside at the Yale/Lewis Walpole Library while conducting research.

Louis Bury
Assistant Professor, English
Lbury@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6598
Room: B-514
Bio

Louis Bury
Assistant Professor, English
Lbury@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6598
Room: B-514
Louis Bury is the author of Exercises in Criticism (Dalkey Archive Press) and Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College. He writes regularly about contemporary visual art for Hyperallergic and BOMB magazines, and his creative and critical work has been published in Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, and The Believer.

Chanh Phan
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
Cphan@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7983
Room: C-511T
Bio

Chanh Phan
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
Cphan@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7983
Room: C-511T
Chanh Van Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Sciences Unit of the Natural Science Department of Hostos Community College.  His primary teaching responsibility is 1st year chemistry for science and engineering majors. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 from Yale University where he study proteins with solid state NMR.  He is currently applying his knowledge of ssNMR on plant materials at City College of New York in collaboration with Prof. Ruth Stark.

Mayra Mojica
Lecturer, Business
MLmojica@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6519
Room: C-511C
Bio

Mayra Mojica
Lecturer, Business
MLmojica@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6519
Room: C-511CMayra L. Mojica Butler was born in Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor Degree in accounting with a minor in finance from The University of Puerto Rico and the Master Degree in accounting from The University of Phoenix.She has several years of experience in the field of accounting. Her extensive experience includes various accounting positions as Accountant at the Department of Labor (DOL) and Human Resources at Puerto Rico and Intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, as well as Community Education Assistant at Bronx – Lebanon Hospital Center. In 2010 participated in Postgraduate Professional Development Program – PPDP in The Washington Center Education in Washington, DC.

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