Guttman Community College is pleased to welcome two new faculty members this fall:
Nicole L. Kras is an Assistant Professor of Human Services at Guttman Community College. She received a BA in psychology and a MA in art therapy from Albertus Magnus College and a MS in education and a Certificate of Advance Graduate Study as a Classroom Teacher Specialist from Southern Connecticut State University. Nicole received her Ph.D. in adult learning and development from Lesley University. She currently serves as the President of the New England Organization for Human Services and is a Board Member of the National Organization for Human Services. Nicole teaches Health and Human Services Policy and Ethnographies of Work. Her current areas of research are the benefits of nature-based programs on college campuses and human services curriculum design.
Elizabeth Wentworth graduated from the University of Rochester with her BA with majors in mathematics, music and English as well as a minor in history. While at the University, she served as an editor of the Campus Times. The following year she graduated with her MA in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a certified doctoral candidate at Teachers College to complete her Doctorate of Education in mathematics education. Her thesis is on using music to teach advanced mathematics topics found in algebra courses. She researched the impact that mathematically motivated music instruction had on high school mathematics students and their performance on both mathematical content and mathematical applications. While at Teachers College, she served as an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College (JMETC).
Elizabeth has taught quantitative reasoning, elementary algebra and pre-calculus in her two years as an adjunct at Guttman. Now as a Substitute Lecturer, she will continue teaching these courses.