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Dr. Molly Makris Co-Publishes Paper on Education during the Pandemic

January 11, 2022 | Academics, Faculty, Publication, Research, Urban Studies

Guttman’s own Dr. Molly Makris, along with Dr. Elise Castillo and Dr. Mira Debs have published Integration Versus Meritocracy? Competing Educational Goals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This paper comes to fruition because of the Spencer Grant which supports research in an effort to improve education. 

Dr. Lori Ungemah, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

January 11, 2022 | Academics, Arts in NYC, Faculty, Faculty Feature, Global Guttman, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Guttman Students Present at Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) Fall 2021 Student Conference

January 10, 2022 | Academics, Career Development, Conference Presentation, Experiential Learning, Faculty, Global Guttman, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research, Student Achievement

Guttman Community College students participated in the international Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) Fall 2021 Student Conference held on December 1st and 4th 2021. GSACS is a collaborative multi-campus program that foregrounds United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and career readiness competencies in class-to-class virtual exchanges between students from five colleges at the City University of New York (CUNY): Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College (lead), and Queens College of the City University of New York, and at four universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (Morocco), The American University in Cairo, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Palestine Ahliya University.

Dr. Daniel Collins, Professor of English

January 7, 2022 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences

“I had been teaching for twenty-plus years before I came to Guttman, and this framework completely transformed my work, which is really energizing. And Guttman is still quite new! I wanted to be a part of building something, to be there at the beginning, and to help nurture an institution grounded in creative ways to teach and to learn.” 

Dr. Daniel Collins earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition; he has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. His current focus is composition theory and pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on linguistic justice and Abolitionist teaching. “I am also interested in the relationship between writing and well-being,” says Dr. Collins. “This relationship highlights the meaning-making possibilities of language and writing.”

Dr. Anya Spector, Assistant Professor of Human Services

December 2, 2021 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, Human Services

“As an immigrant myself, I am passionate about supporting the aspirations of our students to pursue the ‘American Dream.’ This was why my parents came to the United States—to give me an opportunity to thrive. In Guttman students, I see the dreams of all who come here, their rich history, traditions, and extraordinary contributions.”

Dr. Anya Spector began her clinical career in direct practice after completing her MSW at Fordham Graduate School of Social Service. At Fordham, she worked with adults in treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders. During her doctoral training at Columbia University School of Social Work, Dr. Spector focused on evidence-based practice and community-engaged research at the intersection of HIV and substance use. “I studied providers working in a variety of substance use treatment settings with HIV-affected populations. I continued this work during my post-doctoral fellowship at the HIV Center for Special Studies at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.” While Dr. Spector continues to do research in this area, she has, at Guttman, launched a program of SOTL research. Her SOTL research aims to elucidate best practices in professional identity development, pedagogy of experiential learning, and clinical supervision of community college students in the human services major. 

Guttman’s Transformed FYE Curriculum Featured in Bringing Theory to Practice Newsletter

November 24, 2021 | Academics, Faculty, First Year Experience, In the Media, Publication

“Grounding a Community College Education in Social Justice and Civic Engagement,” an article written by Guttman’s Dr. Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Area Coordinator, Writing Program; Dr. Daniel Collins, Program Coordinator, First-Year Experience; and Dr. Allyson Bregman, Director, First-Year Experience and Curriculum, was featured in the Fall 2021 edition of the Bringing Theory to Practice newsletter.

Dr. Kristina Baines Awarded Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellowship

October 23, 2021 | Academics, Faculty, Fellowship, Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Area Coordinator of Technology, Dr. Kristina Baines has been awarded the Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellowship.  This fellowship is a part of the significant three year CUNY-based project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Along with CUNY’s 2021-2022 THL Faculty Fellows, Dr. Baines aims to use this fellowship to continue to foster a collaborative pedagogical approach in fostering civic engagement with students, as well as the Guttman and CUNY community at large. 

Alia Tyner Mullings Talks About Black Motherhood

October 20, 2021 | Academics, Faculty, In the Media, Publication

Dr. Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, author and Associate Professor of Sociology at Guttman Community College has been featured on Mama Glow, a website dedicated to the “support [of] women and families during the fertility period, during pregnancy, after birth and into new motherhood offering a full spectrum approach to holistic wellness.” Her chapter “The Single, Most Important Community: An Essay on Black Motherhood is in the recently published Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40.

Guttman Awarded $2.9M Grant to Advance Latinx and Underrepresented Students by Strengthening Financial Literacy, Transfer Performance & Career Preparation.

October 6, 2021 | Academics, Advancement, Awards, Career Development, Ethnographies of Work, Experiential Learning, Faculty, Grants, Research

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Niesha Ziehmke and Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs Dr. Nicola Blake have been awarded a U.S. Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V Grant for Project Adelante: Advancing Latinx and Underrepresented Students by Strengthening Financial Literacy, Transfer Performance & Career Preparation. The Project aims to offer Latino/a/x and underrepresented students a coordinated set of culturally responsive experiences designed to improve their financial literacy, preparation to transfer to a four-year institution, and preparation to enter a career, and in so doing boost their academic performance and degree completion, thereby advancing their economic security and mobility.

Guttman Faculty Partner with Bergen County Schools to Offer CRP Training and Expertise

September 10, 2021 | Academics, Faculty

Continuing a long-standing partnership, Bergen County Technical Schools in New Jersey joined forces with Guttman Community College faculty in an effort to create a more equitable and inclusive high school experience for students. Guttman’s experts have offered insight and training in areas of race literacy, gender equity, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) to the New Jersey schools.  The partnership will aid the district’s secondary programs serving over 2,500 students in five high schools across the county, each offering a wide array of career majors in addition to rigorous academics.