KCC Faculty Spotlight
KCC's faculty are exemplary professors, researchers, authors and more. Through Ovations, we seek to spotlight the extraordinary work, distinctive achievements and unique endeavors of Kingsborough's faculty members. Submit your story today.
Kingsborough Chemistry Professor Homar Barcena Awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholarship to Study Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Read More.
Luz Martin del Campo and Richard Legum Join the Newest Cohort of CUNY Career Success Fellows. Read More.
Kingsborough Psychology Professor Catherine Ma Receives Prestigious Award from SPSSI. Read More.
New Book by Dr. Sara Rutkowski Sheds Light on the Federal Writers’ Project. Read More.
Award-Winning FITR Program: A Model To Teach Reading Through Innovative Collaboration
KCC) Faculty Initiative on Teaching Reading (FITR) has won the 2022 Diana Hacker TYCA Award. Read More.
Kingsborough Professor Nanin Serves as Advisor for New Training Protocols Developed by the World Health Organization. Read More.
New Book by Dr. Gregory Bruno Examines Education Behind Bars.
Communications and Performing Arts, Receives $225,000 Grant for Ancram Opera House. Read More.
KCC President Claudia Schrader
Honored By AAC&U And Cengage For Advancing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Read More.
Raised $7,500 for Comic Book Company. Read More.
Dr. Elroy Allister Esdaille
Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. has released “It's Hard To Be a Black Man in America and Other African American Poems,” a new book of poetry by KCC English professor, Dr. Elroy Allister Esdaille. Read More.
Dr. Gordon Alley-Young
Dean of faculty and speech communication professor, presented a paper titled “Bitter Living Through Science: Melodramatic and Moral Readings of Gay Conversion Therapy in A Place to Call Home” at the National Communication Association Annual Convention on November 21st. Read More.
Dr. Martin Matthew
In his new book, Disappeared: How a People Who Once Lived in a Small Caribbean Village Vanished Without
a Historical Trace to Mankind, it would seem as if Dr. Martin Matthew was describing an imagined paradise on earth.
Dr. Christina Colon
Recently promoted to the rank of professor, has been actively teaching in Kingsborough’s Department of Biological Sciences since 2009. She climbed the ranks from assistant professor to associate professor, simultaneously making tenure. “It’s been a great progression,” she said. “A terrific journey.” Read More.
Lecturer in the English department and Marine Corps veteran, has been with KCC since spring 2003. Hailing from Long Island, he also attended graduate school in California. After moving from the west coast, he decided to give CUNY a try and landed a job at Queensborough before finding a home at Kingsborough. Read More.
Dr. Red Washburn
Dr. Red Washburn, associate professor of English and women's and gender studies, has two newly released books. "Birch Philosopher X" is a collection of poems that serve as a queer thread connecting past, present and future. Washburn’s "Irish Women’s Prison Writing" explores 50 years of Irish women’s prison writing. Read More.
Dr. Alyse Keller
Has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Transformative Learning in the Humanities Faculty Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year. Read More.
Dr. Emral Devany
Has enjoyed a rewarding teaching experience in the biological sciences department at Kingsborough for seven years. Read More.
Scott Andrew Cally, New Chair of Department of Communications and Performing Arts
Native New Yorker Scott Andrew Cally, associate professor, union leader, and the new chairperson of the department of communications and performing arts, has been at Kingsborough for over 15 years. Read More.
Kieren Howard, professor of earth science and astronomy in the department of physical sciences, has been teaching at KCC since February 2013. Like some, he has had to find creative ways to reach his students, while maintaining relevance. Read More.
Laura Spinu has been a faculty member in the Communications and Performing Arts department since fall 2017. “My journey so far has been exciting, challenging, and incredibly rewarding,” said Laura. Read More
The Igniters: A Research Support Group
Amid the pandemic last fall/winter, six junior faculty members founded a research support group with the simple idea of joining forces to support each other in their research. Read More.
Professor Bryan Powers (Media Arts), as a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), just completed another year as a member of the selection panel for the 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards Read more.
Congratulations to Midori Yamamura on the co-publication of Visual Representations of the Cold War and Postcolonial Struggles, with Yu-Chieh Li. Read More.
A Review of SARS-CoV-2, Responsible for COVID-19 KCC biotechnology student Arleta Helena Marnik and her mentor, Dr. ZMG Sarwar Jahangir, director of the KCC biotechnology program, published their research on an alternate RBD vaccine in Preprints. Read More.
Dr. Red Washburn, associate professor of English and director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College, was awarded a $40,000 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship for their project Nonbin@ry: Tr@ns-Forming Gender and Genre in Nonbin@ry Literature, Performance, and Visual Art. Read more.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dr. Catherine Ma, associate professor of psychology at Kingsborough Community College, will be hosting a discussion: Incorporating Aspects of Asian American Studies as Tools for Teaching about Race and Discrimination on May 7 from 5:30 – 7:00PM sponsored by the Asian American/Asian Research Institute. Read more.
Dr. Anthony Alessandrini of the KCC English Department has been invited to be a member
of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton University for the 2021-2022
Join Ivana Espinet, a professor in the Education program in the Behavioral Sciences
department, for the book launch of “Translanguaging and Transformative Teaching for
Emergent Bilingual Students.”
Advocating for students is at the top of Dr. Sue Carpenter’s list. Associate Professor
in the Department of Behavioral Sciences Education Program, she recently formed a
successful international advocacy group to advocate for students with intellectual
disabilities to attend and contribute to higher education in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Shawna M. Brandle, an associate professor in the History, Philosophy & Political
Sciences department at Kingsborough Community College, has received a Fulbright U.S.
Scholar Program award.
Megan Brandow Faller.
The Female Secession: Art and the Decorative at the Viennese Women’s Academy (Penn
State University Press, 2020) about women artists in the early 20th century defying
the rigid strictures of the day to make innovative art.
Farshad Tamari, Kristin Polizzotto, Dmitry Brogun, and Azure Faucette.
Kingsborough biology professors Farshad Tamari, Kristin Polizzotto, Dmitry Brogun,
and Azure Faucette have recently released a new OER, The General Biology Lab Manual,
in an effort to boost online student engagement. The exercises will help to ensure
that students have the most effective and accessible materials to learn at no additional
cost to them.
The Sport Journal mentioned KCC's Assistant Professor of Tourism and Hospitality
Dr. Daniel Kane in their recent article.
Keisha V. Thompson
Kingsborough Community College is thrilled to announce that Associate Professor of
Psychology Dr. Keisha V. Thompson will be recognized as an honoree for the annual
Caribbean Life Impact Awards.
The Pilsudski Institute of America Presents “Horseman in the Age of Armor: The Polish
Cavalry (1918-1939),” an Online Lecture with Dr. Jacek Czarnecki.
’Creating Anna Karenina: Tolstoy and the Birth of Literature’s Most Enigmatic Heroine
by Bob Blaisdell, Professor of English.
The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter
The COVID-19 Comprehensive Resource for Education, Health, and Administrative Services.