Angela Elbanna

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Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts


Office: S-628S

Office Hours: Monday's 10 am to 12 pm via Zoom and Wednesday's 10 am to 11 am on campus

Phone: +1 (212) 776-7828

Professor Angela M. Elbanna is a Lecturer in the Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Professor Elbanna holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Wayne State University and a Master’s of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The City College of the City University of New York. In addition to teaching Public Speaking and Communication courses at BMCC, she teaches Writing and Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology and Online Teaching Essentials through the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Professor Elbanna serves as the BMCC Speech Department’s Open Pedagogical and Educational Resources Archive Manager. As a staunch supporter of open pedagogy and open educational resources, Prof. Elbanna edited the Speech department’s OER textbook, Start Here, Speak Anywhere: Empowering Our Voices for a Global Audience as well as authoring two chapters herself. Since joining BMCC in 2017, Professor Elbanna has completed various trainings such as Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Online/Hybrid course design implementing Quality Matters standards, Anti-Racist Pedagogy as well as successfully incorporating Service Learning in several of her classes. Service-learning offers students the opportunity to actively engage in their communities and become global citizens while meeting learning outcomes.

Prof. Elbanna has co-designed a Speech/Political Science course with the BMCC Learning Academy and has completed intersectionality training with the BMCC program, ‘Balancing the Curriculum.’ In Spring 2019, Prof. Elbanna designed an OER Course Hub for the Speech department on the CUNY OpenLab – the goal of which is to promote Open Resources and offer a space for colleagues to collaborate and cultivate a community of democracy and diversity.

In the summer of 2020 Prof. Elbanna served as a volunteer in the Department of Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts and mentored faculty in online pedagogy. She has also worked with the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) and facilitated Online Teaching Essentials Workshops. Faculty were taught how to design and execute effective courses that meet learning outcomes using UDL while establishing a strong teaching presence. Prof. Elbanna has a deep interest in roles where she can develop and contribute to communication strategies that successfully integrate technology in course design.


Public Speaking, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogy, Service Learning, Quality Matters Standards for Course Design, Writing, Communications, Learning Communities, English as a Second Language.

Authored two chapters in the Speech Department textbook, Edited book and released 2nd Edition in Sept. 2023. Speech Department Representative to the Faculty Senate and OER Archive Manager.


  • M.S. City College of the City University of New York; TESOL, 2010
  • B.S. Wayne State University; Psychology, 1998

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Helping Bring the Classroom to the Screen – Western Governors University & CUNY; 2020


The Public Speaking Project 2nd Edition:


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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