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Manhattan Faculty Profiles

Terry Boddie

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • MFA (studio art), Hunter College

Robert Carey

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  • mentor in the historical studies area of study
  • B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Div., S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (American history), Columbia University

Albert Castelo

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  • mentor in cultural studies
  • B.A. (philosophy/special honors curriculum), M.A. (liberal studies), Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams

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  • mentor, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • B.A. (English and American literature), Harvard University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (English and comparative literature), Columbia University

David Fullard

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  • mentor in social science area of study
  • B.F.A. (liberal arts, specialization in photojournalism and studio photography), School of Visual Arts; M.A. (criminal justice), M.A. (forensic psychology), John Jay College for Criminal Justice; Ph.D. (forensic psychology and forensic behavioral science), Union Institute Graduate School
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 2008

David Gechlik

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  • mentor in the community and human services area of study
  • B.A., M.A., New York University; MSW, Hunter College; Ph.D. (health psychology), New York University

Justin Giordano

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • A.A.S., Dawson College; BComm, Concordia University; MBA (finance), St. John's University; J.D. (law), Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College

Ruth Goldberg

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • M.A.L.S., SUNY Empire State College; Ph.D. (cinema and cultural studies), The Union Institute

Marilyn Grapin

  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.A., William Paterson College; MAT (mathematics education), Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D. (instructional design, educational communication and technology), New York University

Tom Grunfeld

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  • mentor in the historical studies area of study
  • B.A., SUNY College at Old Westbury; M.A. (Far East area studies), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Ph.D. (Asian history), New York University
  • Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1995
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2009

Jill Hamberg

  • mentor in the public affairs area of study
  • B.A., University of Michigan; M.C.P. (city planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
  • Ph.D. (urban planning), Columbia University

Kim Hewitt

  • mentor in the historical studies area of study and academic area coordinator, history and American studies, Center for Distance Learning
  • Ph.D. (American civilization), University of Texas at Austin

C. Debra Kram-Fernandez

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  • mentor in the community and human services area of study
  • B.A (English and theatre), University at Albany; M.S. (dance therapy), MSW, Ph.D. (social welfare), Hunter College, CUNY

Cathy Leaker

  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study and associate dean
  • B.A., University of Alberta; M.A., Dalhousie University; M.A., Ph.D. (English), University of Rochester

Raul Manzano

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.F.A., School of Visual Arts; M.A., SUNY Empire State College

Gohar Marikyan

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  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • M.S. (computer science), Yerevan University; Ph.D. (mathematics), National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
  • Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2012

Lear Matthews

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  • mentor in the community and human services area of study
  • B.S. (social work), Inter American University of Puerto Rico; M.S. (sociology), Ohio University; MSW, Kent School of Social Work; DSW, Hunter College School of Social Work
  • certified social worker
  • Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, 2008

Rosalind October-Edun

  • mentor in the community and human services area of study
  • MSW (community and human services), Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus

Lisa Parkins

  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.A. (arts), SUNY Empire State College; MFA (theater), Sarah Lawrence College; Ph.D. (performance studies), Northwestern University

Diane Perilli

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.S. (accounting), University at Albany; M.S. (taxation), Pace University
  • Certified Public Accountant

Erella Regev

  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.A., University of Haifa; MBA, M.A., Tel Aviv University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Keith Rhodd

  • mentor in the business, management and economics  area of study
  • B.S., (accounting), Long Island University; MBA, Long Island University; DBA (finance), Nova Southeastern University

Richard Savior

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.S. (sociology), Adelphi University; MBA (finance/international business), New York Institute of Technology; Ed.D. (educational leadership, administration & policy), Fordham University

Lisa Scarinci

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Kesiah Scully

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.S. (education - English), University of Colorado; M.A. (psychology), Antioch University; Ph.D. (organization development), Fielding Graduate University

Steve Tischler

  • mentor in the historical studies area of study, Brooklyn and New York City
  • B.A., Stony Brook University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (history), Columbia University

Susan Tratner

  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.S. (anthropology and political science), Macalester College; M.A. (Latin American studies), Ph.D. (anthropology, Latin American business), University of Florida

Victoria Vernon

  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.A., Kharkov University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. (Economics), University of Texas at Austin

Cynthia Ward

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  • dean and mentor in the cultural studies and historical studies areas of study
  • B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D. (history), Stony Brook University

Christopher Whann

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  • executive director (interim), mentor in the business, management and economics area of study and coordinator, Brooklyn office
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Betty Wilde-Biasiny

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.F.A. (painting and printmaking), Ohio University; MFA (fine arts), Columbia University
  • Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2008

Lucy Winner

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.A. (theater arts), Brown University; MFA (acting), New York University School of the Arts
  • The James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation, 2008

Kevin Woo

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  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.S. (interdisciplinary psychology/biology), Southampton College of Long Island University; M.S. (ecology and biodiversity), Victoria University of Wellington; Ph.D. (animal behavior), Macquarie University

A. Jordan Wright

  • mentor in the community and human services and human development areas of study
  • B.A., Boston University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D. (clinical psychology), Columbia University

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