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.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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

Dr. Angel Rivera Serrano

Coordinator
Business Administration Department
Colegio Universitario de San Juan

Dr. Rivera 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

 

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.   

Dr. Yasmin Edwards

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

Dr. Dickens Saint Hilaire

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

Dr. Alma Ríos Steiner

Assistant Professor
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus

Full-time faculty at Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus, since 2016. Offered graduate and undergraduate online courses in the following subjects: distance education, leadership, office information systems, human resources, psychology-APA style. Worked as part-time faculty at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus from 2003-2016. Also, from 2003-2016 worked as an assistant dean at the deanship of studies office. Among the responsibilities were the following: manage the assessment of academic programs, manage the tutoring center, and be in charge of the administrative aspects in the graduate program.

Completed a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University, in 2016. The title of the dissertation was the competencies of faculty that offer online courses at a post-secondary institution in Puerto Rico.  Completed two master’s degrees in Business Administration in Human Resources and in Information Management Systems, 2001 at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus. Completed a bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Sciences in 1983, also at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus.

Contact info:
Email:
arios@ponce.inter.edu

Charmaine Aleong RN, RD, MS, MSN

Article 1: A Complementary Teaching Activity for Food Security and Healthy Eating Behavior Change in a Community College.

 

Associate Professor
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Charmaine Aleong is a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Ms. Aleong holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Teacher’s College, at Columbia University, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing, from Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She also received training as a Master Gardener at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Ms. Aleong is presently an Associate Professor at Bronx Community College (BCC), CUNY, where she teaches courses in nutrition, as well as personal and community health.

Ms. Aleong is the coordinator of the Dietetic and Nutrition program at BCC, where she also serves as advisor to the Food and Garden Club. In this capacity, her objective is to improve healthy eating behavior by empowering students with the ability to prepare healthy low cost meals as well as grow some of their own food, in an urban environment. She educates students on the growing of seasonal vegetables in the college demonstration garden, and creates “garden to table” cooking experiences, during club hours. The popularity of the college’s Food and Garden Club has led to Ms. Aleong being voted outstanding club advisor for the past 2 years. Ms. Aleong also works with the BCC Food Pantry to help reduce food insecurity in this urban population, which is at high risk for chronic health issues. These issues arise from the community’s limited sources of affordable, healthy food choices and lack of knowledge about healthy food options.

Contact info:
Address: 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
Email: charmaine.aleong@bcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-289-5100 ext. 5048