Neil I Kernis

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Assistant Professor
Deputy Chairperson
Academic Literacy and Linguistics


Office: N-499K

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5067

Neil Kernis joined the BMCC faculty in Fall 2014. Prior to coming to BMCC he taught developmental reading classes at LaGuardia Community College, and composition and business writing classes at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey. He has also taught business communications at Year Up, a nationally recognized workforce development nonprofit organization.

He was a 2007 Fulbright Scholar at the Universitatea de Vest in Timisoara, Romania, where he taught American Studies and Creative Writing courses within the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology.

He is a current doctoral student in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a BS in Social Work from Skidmore College and an MA in International Affairs from the New School.


Language and Literacy, Adult Education


  • Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University (expected 2018), Adult Learning and Leadership,
  • Skidmore College, Social Work,2003
  • The New School, International Affairs,2009

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