SC/WG Members

Meet your Self-Study Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

Professor Nelson Nunez-RodriguezProfessor Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Professor and Unit Coordinator, Physical Sciences Unit, Natural Sciences Department

Nelson Nuñez Rodríguez is Professor of Chemistry, Unit Coordinator at Natural Sciences Department, and former Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. He currently serves as Fulbright Specialist on STEM Education and sub award Principal Investigator for a NIH IRACDA BETTR program. His scholarly interests focus on developing scientific skills in urban college students. He received a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Havana University, Cuba in 1992, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from National University of Cordoba, Argentina in 2001 and developed a four year-postdoctoral training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Associate Professor Kate WolfeAssociate Professor Kate Wolfe, Ph.D.
Behavioral Sciences Unit, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Dr. Wolfe is a social psychologist with research interests in quantitative reasoning among urban community college students, student perceptions of online learning, and urban college student attitudes toward sexual minorities. She was the Principal Investigator for the Hostos Online Learning Assessment research project. She was a member of PRIME (Project for Relevant and Improved Mathematics Education), a project funded by the Teagle Foundation. She was co-investigator a project that assessed quantitative reasoning among Hostos College students. Dr. Wolfe has been a Visiting Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University as a fellow of the Metropolitan Colleges Institute for Teaching Improvement, a program that focused on the nature of a liberal education at urban colleges. She currently serves as a reviewer for the journal Numeracy.

Hostos Middle States Self-Study Group Composition

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Open/Close section Hostos Self-Study Steering Committee Composition
Name Title Department/Office Role
Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez Professor and Coordinator Physical Sciences Unit, Natural Sciences Department Co-Chair
Kate Wolfe Associate Professor Behavioral Sciences Unit, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Co-Chair
Babette Audant Assistant Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning and Assessment President's Office Member
Henry Castillo Student   Member
Nathaniel Cruz Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Management Student Development and Enrollment Management Member
Ernest Ialongo Professor and Chair of the College Senate Social Sciences Unit, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Member
Karin Lundberg Associate Professor and Chair of the Language and Cognition Department Language and Cognition Department Member
Christine Mangino Provost and Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs/MSCHE ALO Academic Affairs Member
Amaris Matos Director of Academic Affairs Academic Affairs Member
Peter Mertens Interim Dean for the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Member
Dalíz Pérez-Cabezas Chief of Staff, CEWD, and Senator CEWD Member
Esther Rodriguez-Chardavoyne Senior Vice President for the Division of Administration and Finance Administration and Finance Member
Maria Sime de Burgos Student   Member
Mohammad Sohel Professor Physical Sciences Unit, Natural Sciences Department Member
Open/Close section WG #1/Standard 1: Mission and Goals
Name Title Department/Office Role
Francisco Fernandez Professor and Chairperson Natural Sciences Department Co-Chair
Sarah Brennan Executive Associate to the Provost Academic Affairs Co-Chair
Thomas Beachdel Assistant Professor and Senator Visual/Performing Arts Unit, Humanities Department Member
Samuel Byrd Transition and Advising Coordinator Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Maria Cano Director of College Discovery College Discovery Member
Charles Drago Professor and Chairperson Allied Health Department Member
Wendy Flores Student   Member
Diana Kreymer Events Coordinator President's Office Member
Idelsa Mendez Development Coordinator Advancement Member
Leydi Ogando Student and Senator   Member
Eric Rodriguez Academic Student Support Counselor College Discovery Member
Alisa Roost Associate Professor and Chairperson Humanities Department Member
Pearl Shavzin Administrative Coordinator Administration and Finance Member
Dulce Toppenberg Student Career Program Specialist Career Services Member
Victor Torres-Velez Assistant Professor and Senator Latin American Studies Unit, Humanities Department Member
Open/Close section WG #2/Standard 2: Ethics and Integrity
Name Title Department/Office Role
Jackie DiSanto Associate Professor, Unit Coordinator and Senator Teacher Education Unit, Education Department Co-Chair
Lauren Gretina Director Office of Compliance and Diversity Co-Chair
Rosina Asiamah Student and Senator   Member
Christine Dias-Singh Interim Director of Human Resources Human Resources Member
Allison Franzese Assistant Professor Physical Sciences Unit, Natural Sciences Department Member
Melanie García CUNY Administrative Assistant and Senator Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Sean Gerrity Assistant Professor English Department Member
Johanna Gómez Assistant Dean of Students Student Development and Enrollment Management Member
Dana Lennon Senior Director, Allied Health Programs Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Tanya Navarro Confidential Executive Coordinator Labor Designee Member
Toya Pigford Financial Aid Specialist Financial Aid Member
Hector Soto Assistant Professor and Senator Public Administration Unit, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Member
Open/Close section WG #3/Standard 3: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
Name Title Department/Office Role
Carlos Guevara Director and Senator Educational Technology Office and Center for Teaching and Learning Co-Chair
Catherine Lewis Associate Professor and Senator Media Design Unit, Humanities  Department Co-Chair
Zeinah Ahmed Student   Member
Humberto Ballesteros Assistant Professor and Senator Modern Languages Unit, Humanities Department Member
Alisa Bush Student   Member
Amani Cottoy Student   Member
Inmaculada Lara Bonilla Assistant Professor Modern Languages Unit, Humanities Department Member
Silvia Reyes Director of Special Projects and Student Academic Supports Academic Affairs Member
Soldanela Rivera López Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives President's Office Member
Javier Saldana Workforce Development Manager Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Erik Smiles Director of Athletics Athletics and Recreation Member
Malik Sullivan Student Records Coordinator Registrar Member
Elizabeth Wilson Director of School-College Partnerships and Senator Office of School College Partnerships Member
Open/Close section WG #4/Standard 4: Support of the Student Experience
Name Title Department/Office Role
Diana Macri Assistant Professor and Senator Dental Hygiene Unit, Allied Health Department Co-Chair
Carlos Rivera Director of Admissions Admissions Co-Chair
Wishart Alleyne Bursar Bursar's Office Member
Arnaldo Bernabe Chief of Public Safety Public Safety Member
Eduardo Camacho Student   Member
Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham Executive Director, Workforce Development Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Sandy Figueroa Associate Professor, Coordinator and Senator Office Technology Unit, Business Department Member
Ana García Reyes Associate Dean for Community Relations President's Office Member
Leslie King Director of Financial Aid Financial Aid Member
Christiana Konadu Student   Member
Jason Libfeld Student Leadership Coordinator Student Life Member
Eileen Newman Executive Director, Center for Bronx Non-profits Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Ana Ozuna Assistant Professor and Senator Black Studies Unit, Humanities Department Member
Raymond Pérez Director of Accessibility Resource Center Accessibility and Resource Center Member
Open/Close section WG #5/Standard 5: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Name Title Department/Office Role
Ann Mester Associate Dean Academic Affairs Co-Chair
Anders Stachelek Associate Professor and Deputy Chair Mathematics Department Co-Chair
Elbagine Bonilla Strategic Planning and Assessment Specialist Student Development and Enrollment Management Member
Juana Florentino Student   Member
Andrea Gabbidon-Levene Director, CUNY Start and Math Start CUNY Start Member
Carmen García Student   Member
Carl Grindley Professor English Department Member
Amanda Howard Associate Director of Grants Office Grants Office Member
Linda Miles Assistant Professor Library Member
Mathew Moses Lecturer and Senator English Department Member
Emerald Nwanne Institutional Research Analyst Office of Institutional Research and Assessment Member
Jason Pelosi Director of Student Success Center Student Success Coaching Unit Member
Rocio Rayo Early College Coordinator Office of School College Partnerships Member
Lisanette Rosario Director of Career Services Career Services Member
Aicha Traore Student   Member
Open/Close section WG #6/Standard 6: Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement
Name Title Department/Office Role
Vyacheslav Dushenkov Associate Professor Biology Unit, Natural Sciences Co-Chair
Varun Sehgal Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Information Technology Co-Chair
Louis Bury Assistant Professor and Senator English Department Member
Karina Castro Coordinator of Immersion Workshops and Honor's Program Academic Affairs Member
Fanny Dumancela Finance Budget Director Administration and Finance Member
Safiyah Faustin Senior Student Success Coach and Senator Student Success Coaching Unit Member
Elizabeth Friedman Director of Campus Planning and Development Administration and Finance Member
Alba Lynch Student Success Coach and Senator Student Success Coaching Unit Member
Sherin Mathew Registration Coordinator Registrar's Office Member
Lillian Morales Executive Assistant to the VP of Student Development Student Development and Enrollment Management Member
Susan Pinamonti Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Advancement Member
Yudeiri Rodríguez Ventura Student   Member
Fabian Wander Director of Health and Wellness, and Senator Student Life Member
Open/Close section WG #7/Standard 7: Governance, Leadership and Administration
Name Title Department/Office Role
Jefferson Barnes Deputy Chief Information Officer Information Technology Co-Chair
Antonios Varelas Associate Professor Behavioral Sciences Unit, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Co-Chair
Ken Acquah Executive Director Business Office Member
Jason Buchanan Assistant Professor English Department Member
Tameka Cassaberry Student   Member
Sarah Church Assistant Professor and Chair Education Department Member
Siddique Mohamed Assistant Director of Student Success Coaching Unit Student Success Coaching Unit Member
Tina Quiñones-Cabrera Director, Allied Health Programs and Contract Training Continuing Education and Workforce Development Member
Linda Ridley Lecturer Business Department Member
Sara Rodberg Academic Advisor ASAP Member
Gloria Rodríguez Administrative Coordinator President's Office Member
Jerry Rosa Director of Student Activities Student Activities Member
Eugene Sohn Executive Counsel and Labor Designee Office of the Labor Designee Member
Tara Tacneau Student   Member
Julie Trachman Associate Professor, Coordinator and Senator Biology Unit, Natural Sciences Department Member
Open/Close section WG #8: Working Group Support
Name Title Department/Office Role
Babette Audant Assistant Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning and Assessment President’s Office Chair
Madeline Ford Chief Librarian Library Member
Rhonda Johnson Assistant Professor Library Member
Piotr Kocik Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) Member
Dereck Norville-Bowie Associate Director of Institutional Research Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) Member
Open/Close section Compliance and Verification Affiliation
Name Title Department/Office Role
Wendy Small-Taylor Director, Academic Advisement Academic Advisement, Office of Academic Affair Chair
Johanna Arroyo Peralta Academic Advisor Academic Advisement, Office of Academic Affair Member