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Special Edition New Faculty Biographies August-September 2014

At Faculty Focus we are so eager to introduce you to faculty who joined us for Fall 2014, that we added this Special Edition of New Faculty Biographies August-September 2014 to our Spring-Summer 2014 edition! Read on for profiles of the newest members of the BMCC Team!


Pedagogy Column: Math and Art

Lina Wu, Mathematics

I have found that teaching math concepts by using beautiful artwork inspires students to learn math.


Sustainability Fair Poster Session 2014

Catarina Mata, Science, and Matthew Geddis, Science

It isn’t easy being green, but at the 2014 BMCC Sustainability Fair on April 28, BMCC faculty, staff, and students showcased that they are doing their part. BMCC faculty mentored students to conduct research and present posters on a variety of topics from heavy metal pollutants, to water quality at BMCC, to solar panel tracking systems.


A Gallery of One's Own: Publications Day 2014

Maureen Matarese, Developmental Skills

Scholars from across BMCC featured their textbooks, creative works, monographs, edited volumes, and journal articles at Publications Day, on May 8th, 2014. The expo-event style drew a large crowd with over eighty faculty and staff participating.


Technology Day 2014: Creating Community Through Technology

Joshua Belknap, Developmental Skills


How can technology promote and strengthen connections within the college community and beyond? BMCC faculty and staff gathered to exchange pedagogical ideas about this issue at Technology Day on March 5, 2014.


E-Learning Symposium Digital Praxis: Lived Experiences, Future Strategies

Janey Flanagan, E-Learning Center


The E-Learning Center hosted BMCC’s first E-Learning Symposium on March 24, 2014. The theme of the event was “Digital Praxis: Lived Experiences, Future Strategies.” Faculty and staff shared their ideas about e-learning course teaching strategies. Ideas discussed included effective ways to involve students in meaningful discussions, how to support students who stop “coming” to class, and ways to turn potentially controversial topics into teachable moments in the online environment.


Cultivating Global Competencies in the BMCC Classroom: A BMCC Strategic Steering Committee on Globalization Initiative

Cynthia Wiseman, Developmental Skills


In spring 2014 the BMCC Strategic Steering Committee on Globalization launched an initiative for faculty to develop pedagogical practices that support the development of global competencies with a four-day workshop, “Cultivating Global Competencies in the BMCC Classroom,” held on May 23, 27, 28, and 29. NYU faculty from the Tisch School of the Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Global Liberal Studies conducted the workshop.


Joe Doctor Colloquium 2014: Critical Thinking across the Curriculum

Corinne Crawford, Accounting, with Contributions by Jill Richardson, English


BMCC faculty and staff gathered to discuss and reflect upon, “Critical Thinking across the Curriculum,” the theme of this year’s Joe Doctor Colloquium, held on April 30, 2014 in the Richard Harris Terrace.


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