The Division of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College proudly represents the pathway to academic and student success through our academic programs, policies, and student support services; academic technology; career development; the ​library; and important resources for faculty and students. We also feature contact and biographical information on our outstanding faculty and the impressive research produced by Guttman students.​

In essence, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer, reporting to and acting as an extension of the College President. As the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, I oversee the work of the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Strategic Planning, as well as the faculty coordinators of all academic programs and the administrators of academic student support services. I collaborate closely with the senior leadership of the College to address the needs of our faculty and students. Finally, I coordinate with Provosts from other colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) to ensure that the university meets its goals and fulfills its mission.

The Division of Academic Affairs updates these webpages on a continuous basis. You are welcome to send your inquiries, comments, or suggestions to our team by emailing

Thank you for your commitment to higher education and your interest in the Division of Academic Affairs​ at Guttman Community College.

Howard Wach
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Faculty Feature: Dr. Karla Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Science

    Dr. Karla Fuller with students in a science lab

    “More than anything, I want our students to know that they can succeed in science and math. They don’t have to pursue it, but I don’t want them to think that it’s not for them for any particular reason, except [if they don’t choose it.] If they want to, they can be good at it, or they can be interested in it… I just want them to feel like they belong. That it’s for them, if they want it.”

    Dr. Karla Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Science, bears the unique distinction of being the very first faculty hired at Guttman, prior to the convocation of its inaugural first-year class in 2012 and the naming of the College. Seeing it as the urban likeness of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), she determined to fulfill her “mission in life” – giving students of color sustained opportunities to “have that moment like, ‘Oh, maybe I could study science’,” the realization critical to “increasing the overall percentage of underrepresented people in America who are scientists, the number of Black and Latino scientists in the field, and this means pursuing graduate studies or professional school after a Bachelor’s degree.” To this ambitious end, Dr. Fuller has spearheaded the establishment of Guttman’s Associate of Science (A.S.) degree Program of Study, forthcoming in Fall 2021.

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