Guttman Community College prepares students from diverse backgrounds to successfully enter the workforce or a four-year baccalaureate degree program through an engaging First Year Experience and our associate degree programs. Academic Affairs at Guttman is the office that oversees these programs, and everything else academic:  

The faculty and staff in Academic Affairs strive to improve student success equitably and through the adoption of a growth mindset, in concert with Guttman’s mission, vision, and values. Our work centers on advancing and improving Guttman’s educational model, embracing principles of inclusive excellence, engaging in rigorous and continuous assessment, and fostering an exemplary environment to learn and work. 

The Provost (Vice President for Academic Affairs) is the Chief Academic Officer, reporting to and acting as an extension of the College President. The Provost collaborates closely with the senior leadership of the College to address the needs of Guttman faculty and students, and coordinates with Provosts from other colleges in the City University of New York to ensure that Guttman contributes to how CUNY meets its goals and fulfills its critical mission of providing a first-rate public education to students, regardless of means or background.

These pages point you to the resources and programs curated by the Office of the Provost, and feature the expertise of our outstanding faculty and the achievements of our impressive students.​ Please send inquiries, comments, or suggestions to our team by emailing

Join me and the Academic Affairs team in advancing Guttman’s mission of nurturing student success through excellence in teaching, proactive and responsive student supports, and external partnerships! 

Eva Fernández 

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Alexandra Hamlett, Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor, Library Science and Information Literacy

    As an information literacy librarian, Alexandra Hamlett helps students learn essential research skills, skills that include finding, evaluating, and using multiple information types in order for students to be able to access credible information for their academic and personal information needs. In 2015, she was thrilled to join Guttman College, where an innovative and creative pedagogy is embraced. Guttman’s founders outlined a non-traditional community college and developed a curriculum tied to student success. “I have been privileged to develop an information literacy program where I collaborate closely with faculty to embed information literacy skills across the First-Year Experience and the Programs of Study,” says Professor Hamlett.

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