New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation is a continuing introductory activity for all new faculty hired at  the college. This year, we welcomed 5 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.

Emmanuel Velayos
Assistant Professor
Humanities

Emmanuel Velayos
Assistant Professor, Humanities
evelayoslarrabure@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718)518-6891
Room: C-413  More info

Geetha Ajay
Assistant Professor
Allied Health Sciences

Geetha Ajay
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
GAJAY@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 319-7992
Room: A-307A More Info

Aaron Botwick
Assistant Professor
English

Aaron Botwick
Assistant Professor, English
ABOTWICK@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 518-6696
Room: B-513 More Info

Marcelo Diaz Viana Neto
Assistant Professor
Humanities

Marcelo Diaz Viana Neto
Assistant Professor, Humanities
mviananeto@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718)518-6891
Room: C-417  More info

Ann Genzale
Assistant Professor
English

Ann Genzale
Assistant Professor, English
AGENZALE@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 518-6766
Room: B-513 More Info

Helen Chang
Assistant Professor
Behavioral & Social sciences

Helen Chang
Assistant Professor, English
HCHANG@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 518-6575
Room: B-326 More Info

Jovonne Bickerstaff
Assistant Professor
Humanities

Jovonne Bickerstaff
Assistant Professor, Humanities
JBICKERSTAFF@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718)518-6685
Room: C-412  More info

Teresa Gray
Assistant Professor
Allied Health Sciences

Teresa Gray
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
TGRAY@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 518-4111
Room: A-307A More Info

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 2019-2020 faculty cohort consists of 5 members from 3 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.

Faculty Member Department Title
Anna Ivanova Natural Sciences Assistant Professor
Rafael Mejia Humanities Lecturer
Elizabeth Porter English Assistant Professor
Krystina Michael English Assistant Professor
Nicole Wallenbrock Humanities Assistant Professor

The 2018-2019 faculty cohort consists of 11 members from 6 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.

Faculty Member Department Title
Mayra Mojica Business Lecturer
Victor Torres-Velez Humanities Assistant Professor
Noroberto Michel Hernandez Behavioral & Social Sciences Instructor
Simona Prives Humanities Assistant Professor
Sande Chen Humanities Assistant Professor
Victoria Munoz English Assistant Professor
Jung Hang Lee Mathematics Assistant Professor
Kattiria Rosario Gonzalez Humanities Assistant Professor
Stacey Cooper Behavioral & Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Humberto Ballesteros Humanities Assistant Professor
Kathleen Delgado Natural Sciences Instructor

The 2017-2018 faculty cohort consists of 12 members from 8 departments. Click on the link below to know more details.

Faculty Member Department Title
Alexandra Milsom English Assistant Professor
Soheli Chowdhury Natural Sciences Lecturer
Sean Gerrity English Assistant Professor
Joseph Caravalho Humanities Assistant Professor
Joseph Kwame Gyan Business Instructor
Charles Rice-Gonzalez English Assistant Professor
Gisselle Guzman Mathematics Lecturer
Asrat Amnie Education Assistant Professor
Sanjay Arya Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Maria Subert Humanities Assistant Professor
Katherine Boehm Humanities Assistant Professor
Rodney Blair Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor

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 Title
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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