The Center for Teaching and Learning extends a warm welcome to our New Faculty Members!

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New Faculty Orientation is a continuing introductory activity for all new faculty hired at  the college. This year, we welcomed 12 new faculty members. There are thirteen, 3-hour mandatory meetings and one year-end celebration to introduce the faculty to the CTL Advisory Council. The training includes the following topics: How can we help you become a part of Hostos, Team Based Leaning, Portfolio Pieces & Assembly, Applying for Grants and Planning Research, Sexual Harassment and the EEO/Non-Discrimination  Policy, Contracts and other College policies, Peer Observation, Research Matters: Developing Student Ownership of the Research Process, SoTL/IRB, Introduction of different college-wide committees, and Teaching online courses.

New FacultyPrevious Cohorts

Alexandra Milsom 
Assistant Professor, English
AMilsom@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6752
Room:B-516

Bio

Alexandra Milsom 
Assistant Professor, English
AMilsom@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6752
Room:B-516Alexandra Milsom received her BA in English from Yale University in 2003,​ her MS in Teaching Adolescent English from Fordham in 2006​, and her PhD in English at UCLA in 2016. Her dissertation, “The British Traveler and the Continental Tour, 1789-1884” charted the evolution of the Anglophone guidebook and the changing face of the nineteenth-century tourist. Her research interests include ​tourism, musicology, and nineteenth-century art history.

Soheli Chowdhury
Lecturer, Natural Sciences
SChowdhury@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4128
Room: A-507J

Bio

Soheli Chowdhury
Lecturer, Natural Sciences
SChowdhury@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4128
Room: A-507JSoheli Chowdhury, Ph.D. received Commonwealth Scholarship to do her doctoral degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. During her four years of doctoral research program she studied biochemical mechanisms of Insulin action on muscle and fat tissues. After receiving her PhD degree, she went on to complete her postdoctoral research fellowship on Mechanism of enzyme action at Albert Einstein College of Medicine NY, USA. Dr. Chowdhury continued her postdoctoral research fellowship on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease and Multiple Sclerosis at Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY and at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, NY. NY. respectively. She is experienced using stem cells in ameliorating diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Chowdhury has published research articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented in scientific seminars and symposium.

Sean Gerrity
Assistant Professor, English
Sgerrity@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-2509
Room: B-516

Bio

Sean Gerrity
Assistant Professor, English
Sgerrity@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-2509
Room: B-516Sean Gerrity received his Ph.D. in English and Certificate in American Studies from the The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2017 and began as Assistant Professor of English at Hostos last semester. Previously, he worked at Hostos as a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellow from 2014-2016 while still in graduate school, and he also taught CUNY students at LaGuardia Community College and the College of Staten Island. Sean’s teaching and research interests include early and nineteenth-century American literature, slavery and freedom studies, marronage, WAC pedagogy, and first-year composition. His writing has appeared in Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of American Studies, ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, and the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association​, and he has held fellowships from the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean and the Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center, as well as from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

Joseph Caravalho
Assistant Professor, Humanities
JCaravalho@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6685
Room: C-412

Bio

Joseph Caravalho
Assistant Professor, Humanities
JCaravalho@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6685
Room: C-412Joseph Caravalho is an Assistant Professor of Digital Music. Before arriving at Hostos in Fall of 2017, he worked as an instructor at the Institute of Audio Research for three years, where he taught courses in Ear Training & Acoustics, Digital Music Production, and Post Production Audio. Joseph earned his M.F.A. in Media Arts from Long Island University Brooklyn campus. Outside of the classroom, Joseph is a recording engineer and producer of electronic and hip-hop music.

Joseph Kwame Gyan
Instructor, Business
JGyan@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6521
Room: C-511V

Bio

Joseph Kwame Gyan
Instructor, Business
JGyan@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6521
Room: C-511VMy name is Joseph Kwame Gyan. I was born and raised in Ghana West Africa; I migrated to the United States of America, New York in 2005. I was enrolled in Hostos Community College in 2008 and graduated with Honors in 2010 with A.S. in Accounting.  In 2011, I continued my education at Herbert H. Lehman College; where I earned both my B.S and M.S. in Accounting with outstanding performance. I have been awarded Dean’s List Twice at Hostos Community College, and twice at Herbert H. Lehman College respectively.I worked as a Tutor in Accounting and Business at Academic Learning Center- (HALC) for five years. In fall 2015 I joined the Business Department as faculty member.

Charles Rice-Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, English
Crice-gonzalez@hostos.cuny.ed
(718) 518-6865
Room: B-514

Bio

Charles Rice-Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, English
Crice-gonzalez@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6865
Room: B-514Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time LGBTQ activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and an Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College. He received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. His debut novel, Chulito (Magnus 2011), has received awards and recognitions from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Book Critics Circle, and he co-edited the anthology From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction (Tincture 2011). His writing’s been published in nearly a dozen anthologies including Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (University of Wisconsin Press 2011), Love, Christopher Street (Vantage Point 2012), Who’s Yer Daddy (University of Wisconsin Press 2012), Untangling the Knot (Ooligan Press/Portland State University 2015), QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (Syracuse University 2016), and his play I Just Love Andy Gibb was published in Blacktino Queer Performance: A Critical Anthology (Duke Press 2016).  His honors include the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award in 2014 and an award from the New York City Council in 2016. He’s the chair of the board for The Bronx Council on the Arts and The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

Gisselle Guzman 
Lecturer, Mathematics
GGuzman@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 319-7904
Room: B-435

Bio

Gisselle Guzman 
Lecturer, Mathematics
GGuzman@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 319-7904
Room: B-435Gisselle Guzman is a Ph.D candidate in mathematics education program at Teachers College Columbia University. She is a lecturer in the mathematics department at Hostos Community College and the mathematics Supplemental instruction liaison.

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 Professional ProfileProfessor 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.

Teaching and Related Service

Professor has taught Medical Terminology, Introduction to Community Health Education, Nutrition, and Interpersonal Relations and Team Building in the Education Department. He has also taught Bio230 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab and Lecture)  and Bio240 Anatomy and Physiology II  (Lab and Lecture)  at the Natural Science Department.

He is a member of the American Public Health Association; the New York Academy of Sciences, and Teachers College Columbia University Inducted Member of Kappa Delta Pie International Honor Society in Education.

Research Interests

Professor Amnie’s research interests include high risk health behavior, substance use and abuse, adolescent health, school health education and community health promotion, and exploring novel approaches to changing lifestyles for better health at individual, family and community level.

Personal Style

Professor Amnie lives in Manhattan, New York City. He loves spending time with his wife and three children. When time allows, he enjoys hiking and traveling.

 

Sanjay Arya
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
SArya@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4105
Room: A-307T

Bio

Sanjay Arya
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
SArya@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4105
Room: A-307TProfessor Sanjay Arya holds a Masters Degree in Science from the University of Delhi, India with a major in Cell Biology. He holds an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Radiologic Technology from Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York and a certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.Prior to joining Hostos full time, Professor Arya has been involved in teaching classroom and clinical education at Hostos Community College and Bronx Community College.  In addition, he has several years of experience in teaching at a premier national fashion school in India, the National Institute of Fashion Technology, which is affiliated with many leading fashion schools including the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY and Hong Kong Polytechnic. His past experiences include working in the consumer products industry in various mid-level and top management positions where he was responsible for improving business performance and operating efficiencies by sourcing new opportunities and developing partnerships.Professor Arya brings with him significant experience and expertise across diverse cultures that will guide students to attain their potential in succeeding in their academic and professional growth.


Maria Subert
Assistant Professor, Humanities
MSubert@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6961
Room: C-412

Bio

Maria Subert
Assistant Professor, Humanities
MSubert@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6961
Room: C-412Doctor of Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Culture, related area: Media)Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts UnitI have studied at Eotvos Lorant University, Hungary; Goethe University, Germany; Kingsborough College, United States; and Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University, United StatesMy research focus is moral and ethical communication, communication among cultures, encountering and communicating with difference, communicating with immigrants and marginalized communities.I presented at various conferences in the U.S.A., Turkey, and Hungary.My publications:

  • Subert, M. (2017). Intercultural Communication in the Roma-Hungarian Conflict: The Roma Murders. Journal of Communication, Media, Economics, 8(1), 101-127.
  • Subert, M. (2010). I Send Text Messages–therefore I am. In J. Szekszárdi (Ed.), Stories and Methods, a New Educational Handbook. Budapest: Dinasztia
  • Subert, M. (2010). Mommy Has a Tattoo, Too. In J. Szekszárdi (Ed.), Stories and Methods, a New Educational Handbook (pp. 58-62). Budapest: Dinasztia.
  • Subert, M. (2009). Ebonics, Integration, Human Rights, and Human Dignity: An Examination of Mother Tongue. Distinctions (5)1. 61-72.

I am the editor for Delpit, L. (2013). A szorzás mindenkié. Hogyan temessük be az iskolai teljesítmény szakadékot. Budapest: Közigazgatási és Igazságügyi Hivatal. (In support of the European Union.)

My documentaries had been presented at various Film Festivals and TV channels. My latest documentary, Who Carried the Sun was the Official Selections of the 2015 National Communication Association’s Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV.

Katherine Boehm
Assistant Professor, Humanities
KBoehm@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6704
Room: C-417

Bio

Katherine Boehm
Assistant Professor, Humanities
KBoehm@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-6704
Room: C-417Katherine Louise Boehm is an Experience Designer + New Media Artist, and an Assistant Professor of Digital Design at HOSTOS CUNY. In form she has combined her background in graphic design, film and performance with nonlinear/linear narrative experiences created through sound, VR, AR, and interactive installations. Katherine holds a BFA in Digital Design from Seattle University and an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School of Design. ​

Rodney Blair
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
RBlair@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4112
Room: A-307R

Bio

Rodney Blair
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
RBlair@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4112
Room: A-307RProfessor Rodney Blair has joined the Allied Health Department at Hostos Community College. Professor Blair started in January of 2017 as a substitute, teaching Nursing in the RN evening program. Professor Blair received his Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York in 1997 and Masters from The College of New Rochelle in 2009. His Area of specialty is Nursing Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Hostos, Professor Blair was an adjunct at the College of New Rochelle.

Each cohort represents faculty who started in either January, during spring, and before September.  The cohort attends all of the professional development sessions together without interruption from outside guests expect in the case of session instructors or staff members who are a part of the cohort from the beginning. Click on each cohort to access the members of the cohort, orientation schedules, and college leadership at the time.

The 2016-2017 faculty cohort consists of 4 members from 4 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.
Name Department Title
Denise Cummings-Clay Education Assistant Professor
Ronette Shaw Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Maria India Garcia Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Linda Miles Library Assistant Professor
The 2015-2016 faculty cohort consists of 4 members from 3 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.
Name Department Title
Eugena Griffin Behavioral & Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Manuel Livingston Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Alexander McClure Humanities Assistant Professor
Nelson Torres-Rios Behavioral & Social Sciences Assistant Professor

 

The 2014-2015 faculty cohort consists of 17 members from 7 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.
Faculty Member Department Rank
Diana Macri Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Nancy Genova Behavioral and Social Sciences Lecturer
Louis Bury English Assistant Professor
Andy Connelly English Assistant Professor
Matthew Moses English Assistant Professor
Charles Rice-Gonzalez English Distinguished Lecturer
Thomas Beachdel Humanities Assistant Professor
Andrew London Humanities Lecturer
Natasha Yannacanedo Humanities Assistant Professor
Jorge Matos Library Assistant Professor
Hana Kogan Math Assistant Professor
Moise Koffi Math Assistant Professor
Anders J. Stachelek Math Assistant Professor
Lauren Wolfe Math Assistant Professor
Allison Franzese Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Biao Jiang Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Anna Manukyan Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
The 2013-2014 faculty cohort consists of 19 members from 8 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.
Faculty Member Department Rank
Grace Onovo Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Rowland Ramdass Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Kathleen Ronca Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Rayola Chelladural Allied Health Sciences Instructor
Hector Soto Behavioral and Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Sarah Hoiland Behavioral and Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Kristopher Burrell Behavioral and Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Eddy Garcia Business Lecturer
Linda Ridley Business Lecturer
Jorge Puras-Silva Business Distinguished Lecturer
Elys Vasquez-Iscan Education Assistant Professor
Jason M. Buchanan English Assistant Professor
Tram Nguyen English Assistant Professor
Matthew Bethancourt Humanities Assistant Professor
Ana Ozuna Humanities Assistant Professor
Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla Humanities Assistant Professor
Armando Amador Math Assistant Professor
Edme Soho Math Assistant Professor
Van Chanh Phan Natural Science Assistant Professor
The 2012-2013 faculty cohort consists of 18 members from 9 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.

First Year Faculty started in January or August 2012-13

Name Department Title
Heidi Bollinger English Assistant Professor
Yancheslaw Dushenkov Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Jose La Luz Mathematics Assistant Professor
Petal C. Leu-Wai-See Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Damaris Lois Lang Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Clara Nieto-Wire Mathematics Assistant Professor
Alison Perry English Assistant Professor
Sarah Pfeninger Education Assistant Professor
Mary Ray-Manning Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Anne Rounds English Assistant Professor
Azizi Seixas Behavioral & Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Philip Wander Humanities Assistant Professor
Kate Wolfe Behavioral & Social Sciences Assistant Professor

Second-year Faculty Invited to Participate*

Claude Fernandez Business Assistant Professor
Matthew Flaherty Library Assistant Professor
Michael Gosset Education Lecturer
Sonia Maldonado Education Assistant Professor
Sarah Sandman Humanities Assistant Professor
  • No faculty orientation was offered in AY 2011-2012

 

 

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