Michael Gillespie is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs whose primary responsibility is for academic support services and faculty development. Dean Gillespie also oversees the college’s immersion programs, high school partnerships, Urban Male Leadership Academy, IRB and COPE.
Prior to coming to BMCC, Dean Gillespie served as Professor of Education and Senior Director of Collaborative Programs at Bronx Community College. He has served as founding director of the City College/Hunter College Principals’ Center and has taught secondary English, worked as a guidance counselor and corporate trainer. His primary research interests are on urban schools and the best practices for preparing both teachers and principals to lead them effectively. Dean Gillespie earned his combined AB/MAT in English at Brown University, M.A, and Ed.D at Teacher College, Columbia University.