Meet the Mentors

Marcus D. Allen, Ph.D: Associate Professor Political Science and Program Coordinator of Urban Studies

Dr. Allen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Guttman Community College. In his two years at the college, he is responsible for a number of areas, including serving as Coordinator of Urban Studies, organizing co-curricular discussions, and teaching courses in the Urban Studies program and the First Year Experience.


Andrew Bennett: Assistant Director of Mentoring and Student Success

Andrew, more affectionately known as Drew, assists in the supervision of the Peer Mentoring Program on campus. Peer Mentors are available for academic support, classroom support in LaBSS or Studio, as well welcoming prospective students to Guttman. If all else fails, a Peer Mentor is available as a general campus resource and friend.

Drew, 1st generation Jamaican, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare with a minor in Africa Studies from SUNY Albany, as well as a Master’s in Education from Indiana University. He enjoys anything to do with sports/ physical activity, is a music enthusiast, and enjoys travel.


Danny Cordova: Senior Admissions Advisor

As an Admissions Advisor, Danny represents Guttman Community College’s model to prospective students, both on-and-off campus. He coordinates activities such as college fairs and high school visits, and facilitates on-campus events such as info-sessions and individual meetings. Danny earned his degree in Mathematics Education at SUNY Brockport, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook University. Danny is of Puerto Rican and Peruvian decent and enjoys outdoor events such as snowboarding, basketball and swimming.