Authors

Article 1: Career and Academic Forums: A Model to Connect the College Experience to Future Career Options.

 

Stacia Reader, EdD, MPH
Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation
Bronx Community College, Loew Hall, Room 308
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY  10453
Contact: stacia.reader@bcc.cuny.edu

 

 

Seher Atamturktur
Associate professor
Biological Sciences Department
Bronx Community College- CUNY

Seher have taught a wide range of courses including Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Microbiology and General Biology for more than in the 22 years. She has received a Presidential Grant, a Teaching with Technology Grant and a PSC-CUNY Grant. Therefore, developed activities to improve student learning through technology and problem based learning activities. She has also developed and taught pre-A&P workshops, and A&P workshops before the final exams along with my colleagues.  In addition, Seher Atamturktur has co-designed an interdisciplinary Behavioral Neuroscience course and co-organized Biology Symposium Series.

Contact info:
Address: 2155 University Avenue, Meister Hall 508, Bronx, New York 10453
Email: Seher.atamturktur@bcc.cuny.eduPhone Office: 718 289 5516


Article 2: Efectividad de las modalidades de enseñanza presencial y a distancia en el aprovechamiento académico que estudiantes del componente general del Programa de Educación de una universidad privada de Puerto Rico.

Dr. Sacha M. Ruiz Rodríguez
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus

Dr. Sacha M. Ruiz Rodríguez achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching in Physical Education from the Mayagüez University Campus (RUM), of the University of Puerto Rico in 2003. In 2007, completed a Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR), Mayagüez Campus. Started doctoral studies in Education in Curriculum and Teaching in the PUCPR, Ponce Campus (2001-2017) earning a degree as Doctor of Education. During the last 11 and a half years until present, she has been working for the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico as: Deputy Director of the Federal TRANSER Program, and Director of Development and Students. Currently Dr. Ruiz is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Assistant Professor in the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus.

Contact info:
Email: sruiz@aguadilla.inter.edu


Article 3: Introduction of Chemistry Accelerated Sequence Program at Bronx Community College, of the City University of New York.

Author: Dr. Dickens Saint Hilaire
Assistant Professor
Bronx Community College
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Dr. Dickens Saint Hilaire is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department at Bronx Community College of City University of New York.  His research area is Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Brown Grease Pyrolysis Mechanism and Soil Analysis. He is also currently engaged in pedagogical research projects focused on the impact of accelerated workshops/courses on students’ retention and graduation as well as the integration of technology in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses.

Contact info:
Email: dickens.st_hilaire@bcc.cuny.edu

Author: Dr. Yasmin Edwards
Assistant Professor
Bronx Community College
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Yasmin Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bronx Community College. Her research focus is DNA Repair Systems. Her most recent article “An Msh3 ATPase domain mutation has no effect on DNA Mismatch Repair, published by BioMed Central Research Notes in November 2017 reveals the limited effect of the protein on DNA Mismatch Repair. She is also currently engaged in pedagogical research projects focused on the impact of accelerated workshops/courses on students’ long-term performance as well as the effective use of technology to enhance student comprehension in undergraduate science courses. Dr. Edwards is the program coordinator for the Biotechnology Program at Bronx Community College, a student research mentor and Biology Club faculty advisor.

Contact info:
Email: Yasmin.edwards@bcc.cuny.edu

Author: Dr. Nicolas Anuku
Associate Professor
Bronx Community College
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Dr. Nicolas Anuku obtained his doctorate from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Toulouse in 1995 (France). He worked on the chemical valorization of agricultural raw materials. Moreover, he was a Research Associate in material science at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (2010 -2017), having worked on the synthesis of nanoparticles and the utilization of these nanoparticles as drug delivery systems in breast cancer (early detection and treatment). Dr. Anuku is deeply interested in nanotechnology and green chemistry as well as the valorization of waste. Currently he teaches chemistry at Bronx Community College and engage in pedagogy practices in each of his classes. This pedagogy contributes in distilling the right chemical information to non-conventional students.

Contact info:
Email: Anuku.nicolas@bcc.cuny.edu


Author: Nana Kofi Karikari
Chemistry Professor
Bronx Community College

Karikari is a Biomedical scientist with interest in biomarker discovery and proteomics using Mass Spectrometry applications. He is currently a professor at Bronx Community College, a lecturer in college Chemistry. His work focus is on improving and implementing science-related educational skills in students. 


Article 4: La educación a distancia como herramienta de capacitación profesional: perspectivas del docente universitario.

Author: Dr. Angel Rivera Serrano
Colegio Universitario de San Juan

Dr. Rivera Serrano has 20 years of experience as a university professor teaching courses in educational technology and computer programming at the undergraduate and graduate level from several higher education institutions in Puerto Rico. He has collaborated on multiple occasions as an evaluator of the Higher Education Council Puerto Rico (CESPR) and offers professional training workshops to educators of the public education system of Puerto Rico. He holds a master’s degree in information systems and a doctorate in educational administration. He currently serves as coordinator of the department of Business Administration of the University College of San Juan.

Contact info:
Email: arivera@cunisanjuan.edu
Phone: (
939) 207.4663


Article 5: Using Twine to Deliver a Grammar-Linked Creative Writing Assignment in a Hybrid ESL Course.

Author: Dr. Karin Lundberg
Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Language and Cognition
Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Dr. Lundberg is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Language and Cognition at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She holds an M.A. in English and German Studies and Linguistics from Karl Ruprecht University Heidelberg, Germany and a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from New York University, New York, USA. She has been a full time faculty member at Hostos Community College since fall 2006 where she teaches Academic ESL and Linguistics.

Author: Catherine (Kate) Lyons
Associate Professor
Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Kate Lyons is an Associate Professor at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is Head of Reference in the Library and also faculty liaison to the Office of Educational Technology. She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in Management from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.  Her B.A. is from Grinnell College.


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