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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 story today.

 

Faculty Spotlights

 

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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