Ruben Worrell

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Adjunct Lecturer



Office Hours: Adjunct Office N564 in the Main Building on Thursdays (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Phone: 212-220-1335


My Contact Information is the following:
Office Hour: Adjunct Office N564 at 199 Chambers Street or Main Building on campus Thursdays (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) or
E-Mail at, and

I am presently an Adjunct Lecturer, or Instructor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics here at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and at Hostos Community College (HCC) both of the City University of New York (CUNY). Please note that I am Mr. Worrell, a retired Mathematics High School Lead Teacher with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), and he participated in the NASA/New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) here in New York City from 2001 to 2016.
Mr. Worrell has a permanent High School Teacher’s Certificate from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and has taught Mathematics at Frank D. Whalen Junior high School (JHS) in the Bronx, and High School Mathematics, Living Environment, Word Processing, Bilingual Education, the Stock Market Game, and Earth Science courses at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City. Mr. Worrell is interested in physical science, and the applications of mathematics and mathematical models for solving real world science problems. Mr. Worrell’s research work with a team of scientists at NASA GISS Center for Climate Study Research (CCSR) from 2003 to the present is related to the analysis of Regional Climate Model (RM3) for studying Storms off the West Coast of Africa. Mr. Worrell has been working part-time at NASA-GISS as an Education Program Specialist Associate for the NASA Summer of Innovation (SOI) for Middle School students in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, from 2010 to 2016.

In the past, Mr. Worrell has worked as a Biomedical Engineer, and Supervisory General Engineer – Chief Hospital Support Branch for the former US Army – Garrison (Panama), as a Civil Servant for eight years, in the Republic of Panama, while teaching Mathematics and Physics part-time at the University of Panama, and at the Catholic University Santa Maria La Antigua both in Panama City, and at the former Panama Canal Zone College, and Florida State University Extension Program both in the former Panama Canal Zone, and as a Biomedical Engineering Consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), in El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, and also as a Biomedical Engineer Technical Officer for the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in collaboration with the Organization of American States in Washington D.C., and as an Associate Bio-Medical Engineer at Medical Service Corporation International (MSCI) in Arlington, Virginia, and later as a Biomedical Engineering Consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.

Mr. Worrell is presently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at Hostos Community College (HCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and in the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Hostos Community College (HCC) in the Bronx, and as mentioned before he is also presently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and in the past he worked as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York, and in 2012 Mr. Worrell was an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the CUNY here in Manhattan, New York.

Mr. Worrell was born and educated in Colon, Republic of Panama. In the city of Colon, he attended the Enrique Geenzier, and Anexa Abel Bravo Elementary schools, the Colegio Abel Bravo High School, and in Panama he attended the University of Panama. He then traveled to The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, for Graduate School studies. In Panama, Mr. Worrell was a High School teacher of Mathematics at the Instituto Pan Americano (IPA), and the Liceo de Señoritas José Remón Cantera, and in Colon at the Colegio Abel Bravo, and at the Instituto Octavio Mendez Pereira High Schools. Mr. Worrell enjoys working with young people, and sharing his experience in a collaborative manner with team of teachers, administrators, and students for the benefit of the students in the New York City Public School system. Mr. Worrell is a Notary Public in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Mr. Worrell has a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Physics and Mathematics, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Physical Science Education, all three degrees from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Mr. Worrell has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Physics and Mathematics, and a High School Teacher’s Certificate both from the University of Panama, in Panama, Republic of Panama. Mr. Worrell is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York City (ATMNYC) and of New York State (AMTNYS), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and the Earth2Class Science Teachers Group at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) on the Columbia University campus in Palisades, New York. Mr. Worrell has two children and one granddaughter; his son Mr. Rey David Worrell Romero completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is presently a Graduate Student in Psychology at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. His daughter Ms. Reina Isabel Worrell Romero lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his granddaughter Miss Lissa-Marie Perez Worrell.

For publications see information in the respective box below.


High School Teacher of Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics Instructor or Professor for Community College Students, and Bio-Medical Engineering work at Medical Facilities.


  • M.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering
  • M.Ed in Physical Science Education
  • M.A. in Mathematics and Physics
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Physics
  • Certificate and License as a High School Teacher

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Option 1 TBP
  • Option 2 TBP
  • Option 3 TBP

Additional Information

My Professional Development Certificates 2018 to 2019