Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS).
CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development activities, identify best practices through partnerships with organizations, faculty and administrators outside the college, and mentor faculty in areas such as instructional design, use of technology and preparing meaningful course materials.
Cherry has worked in educational technology as a researcher, faculty member and educational technologist for more than 15 years. She most recently served as co-director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching(ACERT) — a collaboration of Academic Affairs, Instructional Computing & Informational Technology (ICIT) and the Office of Assessment — at Hunter College, CUNY. She also managed the college’s Technology Teaching and Learning Group.
Before coming to CUNY in 2004, Cherry was a faculty member at Marymount College, a research scientist at the University of Washington, and a tenant organizer in subsidized housing in San Francisco. She holds a Masters degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“Gina has the right mix of pedagogical expertise and technology skills to lead the CETLS at this time,” says Jim Berg, Associate Dean of Faculty at BMCC. “She has great ideas and a wealth of experience working with faculty from all the disciplines to focus on student success.”