Dr. Dara Pir Co-Author of Paper Published in Proceedings of the 45th Annual IEEE ICASSP 2020 Conference
Assistant Professor of Information Technology Dr. Dara Pir has co-authored the paper, “Transfer Learning from Youtube Soundtracks to Tag Arctic Ecoacoustic Recordings,” which has been published in the Proceedings of the 45th Annual IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2020), held virtually from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, May 4-8, 2020.
In February 2020, Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Alia Tyner-Mullings presented “More Than the Renaissance: Revisiting the Periodization of Disney Animated Feature Films” at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The presentation posits that, “if examining changes in popular culture,” the way a cultural artifact “is understood” must be contextually “defined [and] situated in a longitudinal analysis.” When the particular work “intersects with multiple social institutions, careful examination of the elements and their place in time is especially relevant.” Dr. Tyner-Mullings argues that “one example of this is the movies created by the Walt Disney Company. …They are not only a product of a media conglomerate and serve an entertainment function, but they, like other forms of media, also contribute to the education and socialization of children.”
Dr. Tashana Samuel was awarded a PSC-CUNY Grant in the amount of $5994.50 in order to conduct Math Anxiety Reduction Research. She was also a part of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) where she served as a mentor to 2020 CRSP Fellow and Guttman Graduate Clarissa Intriago for research assistance on a math anxiety research project entitled, “Reducing math anxiety in the classroom using a mindfulness and growth mindset approach (MAGMA).”
Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta and Associate Dean of Academic Planning Niesha Ziehmke published chapters in Harvard Education Publishing Group’s Teaching Students About the World of Work: A Challenge to Postsecondary Educators. Their co-authored chapter is titled “Ethnographies of Work: A Transformative Framework for Career Learning.” Dr Gatta also co-wrote another chapter in the book with Nancy Hoffman, titled “Social Capital and the Social Construction of Skills.”
This past April, Dr. Gracer Yung independently published her second book, Understanding Investment Plan. Shedding light on the often daunting process of navigating personal finances, Dr. Yung explains: “Investment plans can help investors to match their financial goals and objectives. They are also one of the tools to set money aside for retirement, emergency funds, and other financial needs.” Beyond helping enable financial stability as investors face a global pandemic or near retirement age, Dr. Yung further clarifies that, “in order to make an investment plan, it is important to figure out which choices are the most affordable based on your financial situation. You have to ask yourself the purpose of investment and define the timeline and risk you are willing to take to determine your investment or diversify your investment plan based on your goals.”
On June 26, Guttman Community College faculty member Grace Pai published an opinion piece in the Daily News. Entitled, “All people of color should fight anti-blackness,” her piece focuses on the anti-black racism in her own Chinese-American family, as well as on some of her own life experiences where she was challenged to confront anti-black sentiment. Grace notes that Guttman has been “embroiled in heated race talks” as the faculty and staff explore how the College can become an anti-racist institution, both in its policies, practices, and student success and graduation rates. Colleges and universities across the nation, and Guttman is no exception, are rededicating themselves to examining how systemic racism has hindered student success.
In the midst of the pandemic, Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Rodrigo Lobo has contributed to the highest tier in the field of management and business. Despite the cancellation of the Academy of Management (AoM) Specialized Conference Advancing Management Research in Latin America, where he had been accepted to present this year, Dr. Lobo’s paper was published in the conference’s prestigious Global Proceedings. Stemming from this accomplishment, Dr. Lobo was also guest speaker at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) Lab Research Seminar for graduate faculty, which was held online.
Assistant Professor of English Dr. Ria Banerjee has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The Summer Stipend supports the completion of Dr. Banerjee’s book Drafty Houses: Modernist Fiction and Spatiality, looking at the work of E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, and T. S. Eliot.
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Grace Pai and former Guttman colleague Katie Wilson co-authored an article titled, “Developing a Culturally Responsive Assessment Model for Short-Term Study Abroad at an Urban Community College,” published in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.
Dr. Dalvin Hill & Class of 2019 Alumnus Hector Castro Co-Author Health Information Technology Paper to be Presented at International Conference
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of Information Technology Dr. Dalvin Hill and class of 2019 alumnus Hector Castro have co-authored an article titled “The Impact of Integrating Data Generated from Wearable Devices into a Patient Health Record (PHR)”. This paper was accepted for presentation at the 22nd International Conference on Collaborative Care, Integrated Health Systems and Management Models conference in the fall. The article proposes the inclusion of data generated from wearable devices, such as smart watches, in a patient’s health record.