Ruth V. Guirguis

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Associate Professor
Teacher Education


Office: S616D

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1215

Associate Professor Ruth Guirguis joined the BMCC Teacher Education Department in Fall 2017. “One of the key things that attracted me to BMCC is its multicultural and diversity aspects,” she says. “It is beautiful to see so many cultures come together, and to be a part of guiding students as they earn their degrees and move on to teach a very diverse student population, themselves.”

Before her time at BMCC, Professor Guirguis taught education courses at Pace University. Her scholarly focus centers on the development of self-regulation and dual language learners, and her areas of expertise include early childhood, childhood special education and bilingual education.


Early Childhood, Childhood Special Education and Bilingual Education


  • Ed.D. Long Island University, Post Campus

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Guirguis, R. (June, 2020) The State of Play, In International Journal of Play.
  • Barriers in Latino Early Childhood Education (2019),Dimension of Early Childhood Journal
  • Developing Academics in Early Childhood Through Different Types of Play: Structured versus Elicit Play,New York Academy of Public Education Professional Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Association for the Study of Play (TASP)
  • New York State Association of Early Childhood Teachers Education (NYSAECTE)
  • NAEYC and CAEP Program Reviewer
  • NYC DOE Division of Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Student Recruitment and Tuition Reimbursement Project, May 2015

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