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Maria Bartolomeo-Maida

Asst Professor

Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida is a tenured, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY. She is also a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ in 2006 with a background in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology. Working at the college since 2000, in various capacities prior to full time teaching, Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida, feels extremely connected and in- tune to KCC students.  For four years prior to her move to a full time professorship in spring 2011, Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida served as the Director of Counseling and Health Services at KCC, a position that was extremely rewarding. Also prior to teaching at KCC, Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida held adjunct faculty positions at Queensborough Community College, as well as in the graduate counseling psychology Masters and Doctoral programs at Seton Hall University.

Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida has been very involved at Kingsborough, having been a co-coordinator for many years of the LGBTQ Safe Zone program and then the Faculty Student Mentoring program. She has taught psychology classes within the Women’s and Gender Studies program, serves on various committees such as the Civic Engagement advisory board and the faculty student disciplinary committee, and has done many talks at the college on various issues such as mental health stigma, parenting, and ADHD and the Workplace as part of Women’s History Month celebrations and Disability Awareness programming weeks. Her research interests are diverse, but have been more concentrated in the area of teaching and learning. She reflects often on classroom practices and has been trying to collect data on reading motivation/ reading compliance in the classroom and civic engagement integration in the classroom. More clinical research has been centered on women’s issues such as infertility and mothering children with special needs. Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida also belongs to professional organizations within her field such as the American Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association.

Outside of her career, Dr. Bartolomeo-Maida thoroughly enjoys her role as a mother of two young children. She enjoys the beach and loves to cook, rollerblade, jog, and travel.


Current Courses

Introduction to Psychology-PSY11 (General, ESL Learning Community and Writing Across the Curriculum sections)

Human Growth and Development- PSY32 (General and Civic Engagement designated sections)

Abnormal Psychology -PSY 36 (General and soon to be- Hybrid sections)

Past Courses at KCC

Psychology of Women- PSY 37



Ph.D. , Counseling Psychology

Seton Hall University, 2006

MS +35 credits/Counseling Psych

Fordham University, 2000

MS , Counseling Psychology

Fordham University, 1997

BA , Psychology

State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995




Steffy, T. & Bartolomeo-Maida, M. (2018). Reading and Writing to Learn: Do required writing assignments promote reading compliance and student engagement in social science classes? Currents in Teaching and Learning, 10 (1), 59-73.

Ulmer, T., Bartolomeo-Maida, M., & Paler, L. (2016). Creating and dealing with controversy in the classroom: Using the Caitlyn Jenner interview as a springboard for discussion. California English, 21 (4), 17-20

Bartolomeo-Maida, M. (2016). The use of learning journals to foster textbook reading in the community college psychology class, College Student Journal, 50 (3), 440-453

Bartolomeo-Maida, M. (2013). Secondary infertility: Understanding the psychological impact on women and implications for counseling. Cultural Spotlight, NYSPA publication.

Bartolomeo-Maida, M. (2012). Understanding and Managing the Stress of Secondary Infertility. Self Help Magazine.

Bartolomeo-Maida, M (2013) Secondary infertility: Understanding the psychological impact on women and implications for counseling  Cultural Spotlight, NYSPA publication

Bartolomeo-Maida, M (2012) Understanding and managing the stress of secondary infertility  Self Help Magazine  http://www selfhelpmagazine com/secondary-infertility

Utsey, S O , Dessources, N , Bartolomeo, M , & Walker, R (2004)  A Psychohistorical Analysis of the African American Bicultural Experience In R T Carter (Ed ) Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling  New York: John Wiley and Sons

Fuertes, J N , Bartolomeo, M , & Nichols, C M (2001) Future directions in the study of counselor multicultural competencies  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 29, 3-12


"Reading and Writing to Learn: Do required Writing Assignments Promote Reading Compliance and Student Engagement in Social Science Classes?" (Paper presentation with Tracy Steffy). APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 2017.


"Reading and Writing to Learn: Do required Writing Assignments Promote Reading Compliance and Student Engagement in Social Science Classes?" (Panel presentation with Tracy Steffy). CUNY Community College Professional Development Research Workshop, New York, NY, January 2017.


 “Teaching Women and Gender Studies Across The Disciplines,” (With Red Washburn, Jennifer Olivieri, Kevicha Echols, Amy Karp, and Kamili Posey). Roundtable discussion for the feminist pedagogy in the two-year college panel at the 47th annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Hartford, CT,  March, 2016.


"Reading and Writing to Learn: Do required Writing Assignments Promote Reading Compliance and Student Engagement in Social Science Classes," (Poster Presentation with Tracy Steffy) Community College Research Grant Annual Faculty Development Workshop, New York, NY, January, 2016


Bartolomeo-Maida, M. (2015). How can we get our students to read? A discussion on pedagogical approaches to foster compliance with assigned reading. Participant Idea Exchange at the 5th annual International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia

Academic and Professional Honors:

Recipient of the KCC Provost’s Office Research Grant in the area of Civic Engagement Pedagogy for the project titled, “Infusing Civic Engagement into the Developmental Psychology Classroom”, May 2018

Recipient of President’s Faculty Innovation Award at Kingsborough Community College for Faculty-Student Mentoring Project, Spring 2013

Recipient of the CUNY Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG) for project entitled, “Reading and writing to learn: Do required writing assignments promote reading compliance and student engagement in social science classes”, Fall 2015


Invited Talks/ On-Campus Panels and Presentations:

“ADHD and the Workplace”. Discussion for KCC Disability Awareness Week. April 2019.

Bartolomeo-Maida, M. & Morgan, P. (2018). Enhancing Civic Engagement Experiences. Presented at the Fall 2018 Fall Faculty Forum, Kingsborough Community College.

Bartolomeo-Maida, M. & Steffy, T. (2018). Reading and Writing to Learn: Do required Writing Assignments Promote Reading Compliance and Student Engagement in Social Science Classes?. Presented at the Spring 2018 Fall Faculty Forum, Kingsborough Community College.

“Teaching Women and Gender Studies Across the Disciplines,” (With various Women and Gender Studies Concentration Faculty). Panel discussion for Women’s History Month, KCC, March 2016 and March 2017.

“Safe Zone 101”. With Professors Jason VanOra and Tisha Ulmer as part of Radical Teach- In, March 2016.

“Engaging ESL Students in Our ACE Learning Community”.  ACE Learning Community Kick-off Meeting, KCC., August 2014

“Sexual Harrassment”, KCC local union chapter meeting, May 2015.

“Empowering Parenting Workshop”. Talk for Women’s History month with Professor Catherine Ma, Spring 2013.

“Mental Health and Gun Violence”, Talk for Phi Theta Kappa, Spring 2013

Bartolomeo-Maida, M (2010)  Facilitating, Recognizing, and Treating Depression Presented at the 5th annual Inner Leader Aha! Conference, Kingsborough Community College, Summer 2010, New York City.

Bartolomeo-Maida, M (2008)  Identifying Emotionally Troubled Students  Presented for the CUNY Office of International Students and Scholar Services, Kingsborough Community College, New York City.





Maria Bartolomeo-Maida

Full Time Staff



Phone: (718) 368-5945
Office Location: E-119, E Cluster