Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services
Janice Zummo, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services, develops and assesses programs that are key to BMCC’s mission to strengthen the college readiness of incoming students, support the skills of enrolled students, facilitate their timely degree completion and prepare them for 21st-century careers.
Dean Zummo oversees programs at BMCC including the Learning Resource Center, the Writing Center, Immersion programs, Supplemental Instruction and Upward Bound. She also leads the Early Alert Program that enables faculty and staff to provide timely intervention when students are struggling academically; College Now, which creates a bridge between high schools and colleges; the Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA), part of the CUNY Black Male Initiative, and CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate and Empower), which provides support for students receiving public assistance.
Having earned her Ph.D. in Education at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dean Zummo also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the CUNY BA Program and was a Smith Fellow.
Prior to coming to BMCC, Dean Zummo held a variety of positions within the City University of New York. At Medgar Evers College, she served as Director of SEEK, an opportunity program; Interim Director of the Freshmen Year Program and Center for Academic Advising, and Coordinator of the Immersion and Coordinated Undergraduate Programs. Zummo began her career in higher education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a tutor and then Coordinator of the Writing Center, where she also taught Basic Writing and Freshmen Seminar courses. In 2009, Zummo received the Women’s History Month Award for Outstanding Leadership from NYS Senator Eric Adams.
Areas of Expertise: First-year programs, college readiness, tutoring, supplemental instruction, using technology to support students including e-Portfolio and Early Alert programs, peer mentoring, developing and facilitating student leadership programs, and collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs.