Lecturer, English, CTL Co-Director
Cynthia Jones earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University; she was one of ten educators accepted into the Teacher Corps Program, which was a competency-based program utilizing Marsha Weil’s Models of Teaching. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood-Elementary Education, and Reading from Adelphi University. 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 Literature & Composition and an elective, Literature of the Black American. She particularly has enjoyed 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.