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Dr. Tashana Samuel, Assistant Professor of Psychology

January 6, 2020 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Research, STEM

“My students are deserving of the wonderful opportunities that life has to offer, even if they have to demand a seat at the table.”

“Lean into the present and don’t waste time” are tenets of Dr. Tashana Samuel’s proactive philosophy, words by which she lives. A child psychologist specializing in cognitive development, Dr. Samuel holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, with research experience including a longitudinal study at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Center under Drs. Catherine Monk and Laraine McDonough. Since becoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at Guttman in 2015, Dr. Samuel is simultaneously teaching Statistics in the First-Year Experience and Introduction to Psychology in the Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences Program of Study; conducting research on “techniques to alleviate academic anxiety in community college students”; publishing the promising findings in an article co-authored with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Jared Warner; and sharing their pedagogical impact in service of our students. Also involved in expanding psychology course offerings at the College, she is excited to teach Guttman’s upcoming first iteration of Child Psychology.

Professor Maggie Dickinson Publishes Article on SNAP Cuts in The Atlantic

December 12, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media, Publication

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Maggie Dickinson’s article about the consequences of cutting SNAP benefits for families has been published in The Atlantic.

Assistant Professor Nicole Kras Receives League for Innovation in the Community College Grant

December 9, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Faculty, Grants, Human Services

Assistant Professor of Human Services Nicole Kras has been awarded The League for Innovation in the Community College National Public Health Week/World Health Day grant.

Professor Mary Gatta Publishes Op-Ed on Economic Security of Retail Workers

December 9, 2019 | Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media

Jacksonville.com published Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta’s op-ed titled, “Retail workers deserve economic security.”

Chief Librarian Amy Beth Presents at the Open Education Global Conference in Italy

December 4, 2019 | Academics, Conference Presentation, Faculty, Research

Guttman Chief Librarian Amy Beth, along with CUNY colleagues Ann Fiddler, CUNY Office of Library Services; Jean Amaral and Gina Cherry, Borough of Manhattan Community College, gave a presentation at the Open Education Global Conference in Milan, Italy, titled, “Open Platforms for Open Educational Resources” on November 28.

Prof. Keino Brown, Lecturer of Mathematics

November 15, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Liberal Arts and Sciences, STEM

“You will not have learned everything possible at any point in your life. The learning process is a lifelong endeavor. It is never over.”

Defying deep-seated expectations, Lecturer of Mathematics Keino Brown reveals that he was once “hellbent on becoming an English professor. Then, math happened.” He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the CUNY Graduate Center, “securing the requisite firm footing in the breadth of my discipline’s concerns.” Though “not yet settled on any particular interest,” Prof. Brown will likely select his research focus from one of the “pillars” of mathematical physics: topology, differential geometry, or complex analysis. Since Spring I 2014, Guttman has counted him among the pure mathematicians at the College, where he has taught every mathematics course offered at least once, aiming “to make the classroom feel like a shared space for learning how to think about abstractions logically.”

Dr. Baines Publishes Chapter in Volume Centered on Youth Issues

November 15, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Publication, Research

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines authored a chapter in the recently published Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents, edited by Mery F. Diaz and Benjamin Shepard. The book shares engaging stories by social workers, sociologists, researchers, and helping professionals that aim to center the young client’s story, drawing on the professionals’ experiences with a variety of disadvantaged populations in New York City and around the world. 

Dr. Banerjee Awarded MLA Humanities Innovation Course Development Grant

November 15, 2019 | Awards, Faculty, Grants, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of English and Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ria Banerjee has been awarded a Modern Language Association (MLA) humanities innovation course development grant. The award will advance a project titled, “Colonialism Today: The Legacy of Colonialism and New York City’s Migrant Populations.”

City College to Host an Evening of Photography and Conversation with Guttman’s Tau Battice

November 14, 2019 | Events, Faculty, In the Media

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College will host “Reflections, an Evening of Photography and Conversation” with Guttman Lecturer Tau Battice on Monday, November 18th. The event will mark the opening of an exhibit of Professor Battice’s work. He specializes in portraiture and creates visual ethnographies of the underrepresented African diaspora.

Professor Hill to Deliver Keynote Address at Conference in Jamaica

November 1, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Information Technology

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Information Technology Dr. Dalvin Hill will deliver the Keynote Address at the Technology Day 2019 conference to be held at Church Teachers’ College, located in Mandeville, Jamaica on November 20, 2019. The focus of the conference is Integrating 21st Century Technologies: Implications for Classroom Pedagogy.