Faculty Feature

  • Dr. James Mellis, Assistant Professor of English

    February 28, 2023

    “I believe that some of the most beneficial educational experiences occur outside of the classroom, and when I learned about Guttman’s focus on experiential learning and the support given to those experiences through Community Days, Global Guttman, or other activities, I knew it was a place I wanted to be a part of.”Dr. James Mellis, […]

  • Dr. Chulsung Kim, Professor of Chemistry

    January 23, 2023

    “Our complex society requires interdisciplinary collaboration, and it is my hope for GCC students that they learn the value of teamwork for the attainment of a common goal.”  Dr. Chulsung Kim, who is a professor of chemistry at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, attended New York University for his Master’s degree, and he received […]

  • Marcia Edwards, Human Service and Social Work Professor

    December 8, 2022

      “To understand and internalize the concept of community and giving back under the adage of ‘each one, teach one.’ That you cannot be involved in just yourself—that there is a universal connection that we all have, and it is important to pay it forward.” Marcia Edwards, professor of Human Service and Social Work, was […]

  • Douglas Medina, Political and Social Sciences Instructor

    October 31, 2022

  • Guttman Faculty Featured in Solo Exhibit

    October 3, 2022

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

    March 22, 2022

    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.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Wentworth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

    March 2, 2022

    “I truly believe everyone learns differently and expresses their knowledge in different ways. I love seeing a student solve a problem a new way or apply to knowledge to something new. My goal is to foster intellectual curiosity rather than memorization and to build relationships where students feel safe making mistakes and trying new things.”

    Dr. Elizabeth Wentworth’s doctoral dissertation investigated the integration of music instruction in the high school mathematics classroom. Since beginning at Guttman in 2016, her focus has been primarily on teaching. “Now that I am in my third year as an assistant professor I am starting to plan for more research,” says Dr. Wentworth. “I intend to continue looking at interdisciplinary work’s impact on student success and motivation.” Prior to teaching at Guttman, Dr. Wentworth taught three years of high school mathematics and coached the high school mathematics team, as well as the Academic Decathlon team. Dr. Wentworth has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester with majors in mathematics, music, and English, and a minor in history. Dr. Wentworth’s master’s and doctorate are from Teachers College Columbia University where she specialized in mathematics education.

  • Dr. Ayisha Sookdeo, Assistant Professor, Biology

    March 1, 2022

    “I think it is important for students to understand that their ability to stick with tasks, goals, and passions is crucial for success. Perseverance demands effort and practice, which is the truest way to unlock our highest potential.”

    Dr. Ayisha Sookdeo joined Guttman College in 2019. She came to Guttman because she was excited to get the opportunity to teach students in a college that truly emphasizes the importance of dedicated and compassionate instruction.

  • karen g. williams, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    February 3, 2022

    “As an anthropologist, one of my aims is to challenge students to understand what it means to think anthropologically about a particular social problem; that is, how might one learn to critically examine so-called ‘natural’ states of being through a cultural lens? And how are micro processes of the everyday reflective of macro processes? Yeah, I secretly want them all to become anthropologists, but I understand that we need more than anthropologists for the world to work.”

  • Dr. Jinzhong Niu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

    January 21, 2022

    Professor Jinzhong Niu