Guttman Faculty Writes Essay on Teaching “the Canon” to Contemporary Students

March 12, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Publication

In the essay, “Time”, Guttman Community College Professor Ria Banerjee reflects on the changes that contemporary gender activism has wrought upon so-called canonical poems like T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.

Faculty Scholarship – Scholarly Publications, Research Grants, and Presentations

March 11, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Grants, Publication, Research

During the fall of 2018, Guttman Community College faculty have continued to expand their published scholarship, earn distinguished awards and grants, and present their estimable research.

Guttman Faculty Publishes New Article on “Hydrocarbon Fuel from Brown Grease…”

February 28, 2019 | Faculty, Publication, Research

Dr. Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, published a new article looking at the pyrolysis of brown grease that has been shown to produce kerosene-like hydrocarbons.  The paper investigated the parameters of reaction temperature and time as brown grease was preheated and held at a set of temperatures before the distillation of the kerosene-like hydrocarbons.

Professor’s Research on Health Featured by CUNY SUM

February 13, 2019 | Faculty, Publication, Research

Professor Kristina Baines’s research on health and embodied ecological heritage (EEH) has been published in Medicine Anthropology Theory and featured on the CUNY SUM website. Scientists are not in agreement on the definition of “health.” As a cultural anthropologist, Professor Baines came up with the EEH as a way to frame health as a practice that studies both the physical body and social practice. Her research discusses “how communities and individuals communicate and measure health as part of everyday ecological activities, which they describe as ‘traditional’ or ‘heritage’ practices.”

Professor Co-Authors Report on How to Expand Use of State Paid Family Leave Laws

February 4, 2019 | Publication, Research

Mary Gatta, Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology, has co-authored with economist Eileen Applebaum a new report released February 4, 2019, from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): Passing Paid Leave Laws Is Just the Beginning: Lessons from the Field on Raising Awareness. In the absence of a national paid family and medical leave […]

Guttman Professor Co-Authors Article on Student Evaluations of Teaching

January 31, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Publication, Research

Gathering student feedback on courses and instructors has become routine in higher education, with this information influencing important personnel decisions, for instance, assigning instructors to open classes. In addition to reviewing the literature that examines and critiques student evaluations of teaching, the researchers apply the lenses of gender and race to further probe the common practice. Dr. Allen offers important guidance on the use of this type of feedback. “Our study suggests that written comments are a precious resource of information and may prove instructive to chairs and higher education administrators in detecting bias in student evaluations. Thus, when making personnel decisions such as promotion and tenure of faculty of color and women, decision-makers have access to all the information provided by the instrument to help contextual summative assessments of teaching.”

Book Talk Uncovers Breadth of Guttman Faculty Research

January 8, 2019 | Academics, Publication, Research

On December 6, 2018, Dr. Mary Gatta, Professor Meagan Lacy, and Dr. Nate Mickeslon presented their new publications at Guttman’s Book Talk event. Howard M. Wach, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, moderated the panel discussion and Q&A session. Dr. Mary Gatta’s new book, Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work, […]

Professor Publishes Book about Aging and Economic Insecurity

December 6, 2018 | In the Media, Publication

Mary Gatta, Associate Professor of Sociology, has published a new book: Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work (Stanford University Press, Studies in Social Inequality series, 2018). Professor Gatta takes the case of restaurant workers to examine the experiences of low-wage workers who are middle-aged, aging, and past retirement age. She deftly […]

Professor Publishes Study about School Segregation in 100 Largest U.S. Cities

December 3, 2018 | In the Media, Publication, Research

Ryan Coughlan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has published a new article in the Peabody Journal of Education: Divergent Trends in Neighborhood and School Segregation in the Age of School Choice. This study seeks to identify changes in neighborhood and school segregation during the age of rapidly expanding school choice. Prior to 1991, public-school choice was […]

Professor Publishes Second Book

November 13, 2018 | Faculty, Publication, Research

Dr. Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English and Guttman Founding Faculty, has published his second book: City Poems and American Urban Crisis, 1945-Present, part of Bloomsbury’s Critical Poetics Series. Dr. Nate Mickelson’s second book analyzes the work of poetic luminaries such as William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, and Gwendolyn Brooks alongside such important, yet understudied poets […]