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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 news for consideration.


Midori Yamamura

Midori Yamamura

Art history professor Midori Yamamura is one of ten fellows named to the SUNY/CUNY Southeast Asia Consortium (SEAC).  Read more.

Dean Gordon Alley-Young


Gordon Alley-Young

Dean Gordon Alley-Young is one of five deans from across the U.S. to have been selected as an American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) Fellow for the 2023-24 year. Read more.

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Mary Ortiz

For 10 years, Dr. Mary Ortiz's comparative anatomy classes have been tracking birds that have visited the KCC campus. Read more


Julie Turley

Julie Turley

KCC assistant professor/librarian Julie Turley and co-author Joan Jocson-Singh have written a first-of-its-kind book on how women have engaged with musicking as mothers.  Read more

 

Equity Advocate: Jason Leggett Selected as a 2023-2024 Campus Compact Fellow

Jason Leggett

KCC associate professor Jason Leggett of Behavioral Sciences was one of five scholars selected nationwide for the second cohort of Campus Compact Fellows. Read More

Michael Sokolow

Michael Sokolow

Michael Sokolow uncovers the hidden gems of NYC's minor league baseball history in his newest book, “Bush League, Big City: The Brooklyn Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees, and the New York-Penn League” (SUNY Press, April 2023). Read More.


Paul Ricciardi and Michelle Turnbull

Paul Ricciardi and Michelle Turnbull

Open Education Global (OEGlobal) revealed the 2023 Open Education Awards for Excellence (OEAwards) recipients during an OEG Live webcast on September 13, 2023. Read More.

Helen-Margaret Nasser

Helen-Margaret Nasser

Director of Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) Student Union and Intercultural Center, and Jason Leggett, KCC criminal justice professor and director of KCC’s Center for Civic Engagement, led a nationwide Communities of Practice (CoP). Read More.

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Luz Martin del Campo and Richard Legum

Join the Newest Cohort of CUNY Career Success Fellows. Read More.



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Catherine Ma

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
Sara Rutkowski


New Book by Dr. Sara Rutkowski Sheds Light on the Federal Writers’ Project. Read More.

Professor's photoHomar Barcena

Kingsborough Chemistry Professor Homar Barcena Awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholarship to Study Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Read More.


FITR Program

Kingsborough Professor Nanin Serves as Advisor for New Training Protocols Developed by the World Health Organization. Read More.

FITR Program

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.

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Gregory Bruno

New Book by Dr. Gregory Bruno Examines Education Behind Bars.

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Paul Ricciardi

Paul Ricciardi

Communications and Performing Arts, Receives $225,000 Grant for Ancram Opera House. Read More.

President Claudia Schrader

KCC President Claudia Schrader

Honored By AAC&U And Cengage For Advancing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Read More.

Patrick Hickey

Patrick Hickey

Raised $7,500 for Comic Book Company. Read More.


Dr. Elroy Allister Esdaill

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

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

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.
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Christina Colon

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.

Kevin Kolkmeyer

Kevin Kolkmeyer

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

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.


Professor Alyse Keller

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
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

Kieren Howard

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

Laura Spinu

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

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.


Dr. Bryan Powers

Bryan Powers

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.

Midori Yamamura

Midori Yamamura

Congratulations to Midori Yamamura on the co-publication of Visual Representations of the Cold War and Postcolonial Struggles, with Yu-Chieh Li.  Read More.

Biotechnology
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

Red Washburn

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.

Dr. Catherine Ma

Catherine Ma

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.

Anthony Alessandrini

Anthony Alessandrini

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 academic year.
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Ivana Espinet

Ivana Espinet

Translanguaging and Transformative Teaching for Emergent Bilingual StudentsJoin 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.” 
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Dr. Sue Carpenter

Susan Carpenter 

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.
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Shawna M Brandle


Shawna Brandle

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.
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Megan-Brandow-Faller.

Megan Brandow Faller.

The Female Secession - Book Talk  with Dr. 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.
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 Farshad Tamari, Kristin Polizzotto, Dmitry Brogun, and Azure Faucette

Farshad Tamari, Kristin Polizzotto, Dmitry Brogun, and Azure Faucette.

Bio ManualKingsborough 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. 
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Daniel Kane

Daniel Kane

The Sport Journal mentioned  KCC's Assistant Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Dr. Daniel Kane in their recent article. 
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 Dr. Keisha V. Thompson

Keisha V. Thompson

Keisha V. ThompsonKingsborough 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.
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 Dr. Jacek Czarnecki

Jacek Czarnecki

The Pilsudski Institute of America Presents “Horseman in the Age of Armor: The Polish Cavalry (1918-1939),” an Online Lecture with Dr. Jacek Czarnecki.
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Bob Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell

Creating Anna KareninaCreating Anna Karenina: Tolstoy and the Birth of Literature’s Most Enigmatic Heroine by Bob Blaisdell, Professor of English.
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Maureen Fadem

Maureen Fadem

Silence and ArticulacyCongratulations to Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem on her latest publication, Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian.

The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter

The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter

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 Jose Nanin

Jose Nanin 

The COVID-19 Comprehensive Resource for Education, Health, and Administrative Services.
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