Dr. Lauren Wolf is a Professor of Mathematics at Hostos Community College, CUNY who got her PhD at the University of Albany. She has over 17 years of teaching and tutoring experience in all levels of math in all settings from private colleges, community colleges, including 12 years at the University of Albany and seven years teaching in prison. She values compassionate teaching that will help students not only do well in mathematics, and build self-esteem, but fall in love with the subject of math. She is a recipient of the SUNY excellence in teaching award.
Brett Whysel is grateful and proud to be teaching finance and decision-making as a full-time lecturer in the Business Management Department of BMCC. He hopes that teaching at BMCC will help, in a small way, to address economic inequality and injustice. Prior to this appointment, he taught as an adjunct for four years at the City College of New York’s MPA program. He taught Economics for Public Policy and a service design Capstone. In 2016, Mr. Whysel founded Decision Fish LLC to create the world’s best financial wellness programs for the majority of Americans who struggle financially. Mr. Whysel has 27 years experience as an investment banker to US municipalities and large nonprofits (public finance) at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Bank of Montreal. He developed new products and client-facing analytics as well as handled recruiting, training and management of analysts and associates.
Dr. Marian Stewart Titus teaches English at BMCC/CUNY College, and has also taught at BCC and at Lehman College. She received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University (Rutgers School of Communication & Information). Her scholarly work focuses on communication, immigration, and technology and includes articles on “Remote Parenting across National Borders.”
Dr. Naveen Seth is a Professor of Economics and Business at CUNY Guttman. Dr. Seth holds a Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University. As Guttman Founding Faculty, he has worked on curriculum development for both the First Year Experience and the Business Administration Program. Dr. Seth teaches first-year Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics, as well as Economics and Business courses in the Program. His research interests lie in curriculum and pedagogy that promotes student success.
Bijoyeta Sahoriya Das is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. Prior to joining LaGuardia, Bijoyeta worked as an independent journalist, photographer and media trainer. She reported from South and Southeast Asia, Turkey and the US, writing for Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Radio France among others. She trained journalists and developed local media institutions in South Sudan for two years. She writes long-form narratives and library features and wrote a creative non-fiction biography of Haiti’s first woman prime minister.
Dr. Elisabeth Porter is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Hostos Community College. She received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2017 with the dissertation, “The Urban Plunge: Eighteenth-Century Novel Heroines in London.” Her field of study is British literature from 1660-1820. Specific research interests include the history of the novel, urban studies, and theories of gender and social class.
Dr. Schneur Zalman Newfield is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at BMCC/CUNY. Newfield’s book, Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (Temple University Press, 2020), systemically explores the lives of others raised in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities who decided as young adults to leave that way of life. Newfield is also a podcast host with the New Books Network, interviewing scholars of Jewish and religious studies. He received his PhD in Sociology from New York University, with a focus on cultural sociology and the study of identity, narrative, and resocialization. Prior to arriving at BMCC, he taught sociology courses for two years in six New Jersey state prisons through Rutgers University Newark’s New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons (NJSTEP) program.
Harini Mittal is an Assistant Professor of Business and Information Systems at BCC/CUNY. An educator with nearly two decades of experience, Mittal has expertise in curriculum development and college instruction, and is passionate about student advocacy. She has authored/co-authored books, several research articles and case studies, including a 2020 article, “Flipped Classroom Videos in Today’s Online Education Times.” Professor Mittal has found several key areas to help students, offering labs on Technology Management, Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, Entrepreneurial Finance, Managing and Growing a New Business, Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Carbon Finance, and more.
Dr. Laurie Lomask is an Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at BMCC/CUNY, where she teaches Spanish language and literature. She received her PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale in 2014, with the dissertation “Modernity in Stride, Walking in Modern Spanish Literature.” Dr. Lomask’s work focuses on connecting literature and movement arts. Her research interests include poetry, walking, theater, and dance in Spain and Latin America, as well as open educational resources, active and movement-based learning, learning communities. All of her classes are textbook-optional and involve student-directed content. She started at CUNY in 2015 at Bronx Community College and came to BMCC two years later.
Dr. Adele Kudish is an Associate Professor of English at BMCC/CUNY, where she has taught since 2012. Professor Kudish holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include the European proto-psychological novel (English, French, Spanish, and Italian), particularly psychological love stories, as well as fashion theory and early 20th century novels by women. Her 2020 book, The European Roman d’analyse: Unconsummated Love Stories from Boccaccio to Stendhal defines and delineates for the first time a sub-genre that she calls “analytical fiction.” Her book examines a selection of eight European texts written between 1343 and 1827 that illustrate a deeply pessimistic philosophy that questions the validity of every kind of communicative sign.