Dr. Kate Wolfe

Kate Wolfe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Behavioral & Social Sciences Dept.Chair
Educational Technology & Leadership Council (ETLC)
Co-Chair Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Committee
Faculty Liaison to Education Technology
Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Kate Wolfe earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Houston. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Hostos Community College, CUNY. She is a social psychologist with research interests in quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy among urban community college students, student perceptions of online learning, using iPads in teaching, linking general psychology and statistics to help reduce the number of remedial math courses taken by students, and urban college student attitudes toward sexual minorities. Regarding quantitative reasoning, she is interested in student perceptions of their own quantitative literacy and student abilities in performing QR tasks such as analyzing pie charts.  She co-chairs the Hostos Online Learning Initiative and is chair of the Educational Technology and Leadership Council. This project resulted in numerous conference presentations as well as an article in the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Online Journal in Spring 2016, Hostos Online Learning Assessment: A Survey of Student Perceptions. In 2014-2015 she was a Visiting Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University as Fellow of the Metropolitan Colleges Institute for Teaching Improvement, a program that focused on the nature of a liberal education at urban colleges. She is beginning the research on attitudes of students in a Hispanic-serving institution toward others based on gender identity or sexual orientation with particular attention on allied health students.

 

Contact info:
Address: Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse B-346, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-518-6894
Email: KWOLFE@hostos.cuny.edu

Prof. Sarah L. Hoiland

Hoiland18Sarah L. Hoiland is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Hostos Community College, City University of New York (CUNY). She has spent five years conducting ethnographic research on motorcycle club subculture in New York City and in Florida. Currently, she’s the principal investigator of a research project on this subculture and is working on a book about the largest “outlaw” women’s motorcycle club in the United States. This research was funded by a PSC-CUNY grant in 2014-2015 and again in 2016-2017. Her pedagogical research interests include online learning assessment and student perceptions of their quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy abilities. She has been teaching hybrid courses and service-learning courses since 2009.

Contact info:
Sarah L. Hoiland
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Hostos Community College, City University of New York (CUNY)
E- Portfolio (log in required): https://hostos.digication.com/professor_sarah_hoiland/Home

Prof. Kate Lyons

KateLyonsKate Lyons is Head of Reference and the IT Librarian at the Hostos Community College Library (of The City University of New York). She is also a Faculty Liaison to the Department of Educational Technology. Kate Lyons holds an MS in Management from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BA in English from Grinnell College.

 

Contact info:
Kate Lyons, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Technology
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Carlos Guevara

Carlos_GuevaraCarlos Guevara holds a BS and Master degrees in Computer Science from CUNY & NYU Poly, and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Instructional Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. With over 15 years of experience in Higher Education, Carlos works at Hostos Community College, CUNY, as Director of the Office of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Carlos is also Chair or the HEO Organization at Hostos, and Founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Organization, and Ecuadorian Scholars Fund.

Contact info:
Carlos Guevara
Director, Office of Educational Technology
Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Hostos Community College
Email:  cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
Web:    http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/edtech

Dr. Kristopher Burrell

Kris Burrell Head ShotDr. Kristopher Burrell is an Assistant Professor of History at Hostos Community College. He earned his doctoral degree in US History from the City University of New York-Graduate Center. His research interests include online learning assessment, in addition to 20th Century US and African American history. He has been teaching hybrid and asynchronous courses since 2014.

Contact info:
Kristopher Burrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Interim Co-Coordinator Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Hostos Community College

Dr. Jacqueline M. DiSanto

Dr. Jacqueline M. DiSantoDr. Jacqueline M. DiSanto is an Associate Professor and Unit Coordinator (for Early-Childhood Education) in the Education Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. She earned a B.S. and M.A. in Business Education (NYU), a professional diploma in Administration (Fordham), and an Ed.D. (St. John’s University) in Instructional Leadership. Her areas of publication includes: online education, learning styles, translanguaging, and faculty development. She is a founding member of the Peer Observation and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committees, and a member of the Instructional Evaluation Committee and college-wide Senate. She is a co-investigator in a grant-funded consortium for Open Educational Resources; Dr. DiSanto is coordinating the efforts to convert the complete 60-credit A.A.S. in Early-Childhood Education from for-pay textbook reliance to providing all content without charge to students.

Contact info:
Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Early-Childhood Education
Hostos Community College, CUNY
Email: jdisanto@hostos.cuny.edu

Prof. Sandy Figueroa

Professor Sandy Figueroa has been at Hostos Community College since 1976 as an adjunct and then in 1979 as an instructor in the Secretarial Science Department. Since 1999, Professor Figueroa has been teaching in the Computer Information Systems Unit.  From 2003 until 2006, she was the chair of the Business Department. Currently, Professor Figueroa is the Coordinator for the Office Technology Unit of the Business Department. Professor Figueroa is chair of a number of college-wide committees and has served on a number of committees in the Business Department and the College.

Contact info:
Assistant Professor and Office Technology Coordinator, Business Department
Hostos Community College, CUNY
Email: mailto:SFIGUEROA@hostos.cuny.edu

Dr. Aaron Davis

Dr. Aaron Davis is a three-time graduate of the University of Delaware, with an undergraduate degree in Fine Art, and a Masters and Doctorate in Education. As an instructional designer, Dr. Davis specializes in incorporating new media communication techniques in education, by adapting content from traditional education towards 21st century learning.

Contact info:
Aaron Davis, BFA, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Instructional Designer, Office of Educational Technology
Hostos Community College, CUNY
Website: http://www.aarondavisart.com/education

Iber Poma

Iber PomaIber Poma
Coordinator of Student Services, Educational Technology
Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Poma have worked in the Educational Technology field for over 20 years. He have earned an AA and a BS in Computer Science.  He had also developed workshop curriculum and taught hybrid and fully Online Workshops for Students; and have participated in the creation of guidelines for Hybrid and Fully Online at Hostos for faculty.  The “Are you Ready” tool in Blackboard for online students was created seeking to understand exactly what hybrid or online learning means at Hostos. Through his involvement in Educational Technology, he had seen first-hand that EdTech has the potential to become a catalyst of change for faculty–streamlining time-consuming processes (like lesson planning, reporting, and attendance) and simplifying communication through Blackboard. Poma feels that the engagement between faculty and students are one of the key ingredients to really embrace online teaching by using technology tools to accomplish this modality of learning.

Contact info:
Coordinator of Student Services, Educational Technology
Hostos Community College, CUNY
Email: ipoma@hostos.cuny.edu

Wilfredo Rodríguez

Wilfredo RodriguezWilfredo Rodríguez, works at the office of Educational Technology Coordinator since April 2012, after holding different positions at the college. He oversees the daily operations of the office and implement many different projects. He began as an ESL/Spanish tutor back in 2002 in the Coordinated Undergraduate Program (CFP).  After working for two years in CFP and also facilitating writing workshops, he began working as an administrative assistance in 2004 for the Title V Grant.  When the grant expired, he went to work for the Office of Academic Affairs as a HEO where undertook different responsibilities. Rodríguez holds a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Lehman College, CUNY. After graduating, he continuously keep renovating and updating knowledge in the field by researching the newest technology and how it adapts to education. He’s always fascinated by programming and how it improves productivity and human life in general. Wilfredo also had been programming in Asp.net MVC framework for a couple of years already and already have developed many applications and supported many others that he inherited when the programmer left from the Educational Technology Department.

Contact info:
Address: Hostos Community College – CUNY, 500 Grand Concourse, C-556, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-319-7973
Email: WRODRIGUEZ@hostos.cuny.edu