Jeremy Greenfield is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center and an Instructional Technology Fellow at Baruch College. Jeremy began his career in education as a public school teacher in Boston, Massachusetts where he taught English as a Second Language. After moving to the Bronx, Jeremy earned a Masters degree at Teachers College, Columbia University and worked as an English teacher, teacher-mentor and literacy coach at two small public schools: Pablo Neruda Academy and Bronx Latin. At Pablo Neruda and Bronx Latin Jeremy apprenticed his students into the world of digital literacy by having them create and contribute to class blogs and wikis. Since then Jeremy has taught in the Department of Secondary Education at Brooklyn College and worked as a Writing Fellow at Hostos Community College. In addition to his work as an ITF at Baruch College, Jeremy works as a college coach with CARA (College Access Research and Action).
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writingstudiestree.org). Amanda also serves on the editorial collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/) and is a co-organizer of both the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Group.Amanda Licastro received her BA in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Italian from Loyola College in Maryland, and an MA in English with a certificate in teaching in two-year colleges from DePaul University in Chicago. She has worked as an adjunct professor in both northeastern Pennsylvania and New York. Amanda is working on her doctoral studies in the English Program at the Graduate Center focusing on the relationship between technological progress and writing, and completed her certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy which included an independent study involving her work on the Writing Studies Tree (
Gwendolyn Shaw is a doctoral student in the Art History program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her BA in Art History and Women's Studies at Barnard College. Her academic interests include power, critical race theory, disability, gender and sexuality in Modern and contemporary art. At the Graduate Center, Gwen is also earning graduate certificates in Women's Studies, Film Studies, Africana Studies, and Instructional Technology and Pedagogy. She has previously taught at Guttman Community College and worked as a Social Media Specialist. In her other life, Gwen enjoys Jeopardy, coffee, and compassion.
Owen Toews is a PhD candidate in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center where he researches neoliberalism, settler colonialism, and the production of space. In past years he taught Urban Life 101 and Urban Revitalization in the department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He is a founding member of the DIY museum collective Winnipeg Arcades Project, which experiments with different ways of combining knowledge and artistic production about everyday life.
Kara M. Van Cleaf has a PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her research focuses on narratives of motherhood in online spaces and considers the implications of our attachments to digital networks and devices.
Kara works as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Baruch. When not writing, teaching or reading sociology, she can be found walking around Brooklyn, practicing yoga, and playing with her school-aged children. She grew up in Texas and Kansas but, of course, loves New York.
Tahir Butt is in the Urban Education doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His academic work focuses on the developments in public higher education in the United States after the Second World War with specific attention to the case of CUNY. This is his second year as an ITF, though his first at Brooklyn College. Before becoming an ITF he taught for a year at Brooklyn College in the Political Science department. And before coming to the Graduate Center he was a software developer at an education technology company. And before all that he had spent two years in a doctoral program in computational linguistics at Brown University after graduating from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Cognitive Science and Mathematics.
Jennifer Corby is a Ph.D. candidate in the political science department at The CUNY Graduate Center. She is writing her dissertation on the temporalities evoked by—and tensions between—modern political philosophy, modern political institutions, and everyday life. She is interested in questions about the forces that shape our perception of time, and the impact these perceptions have on the development of subjectivity and political agency. Prior to becoming an ITF, she was a Mellon Fellow with the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She also taught introductory and upper-level political philosophy courses at the City College of New York, where she was nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award.
Jennifer is a proud Jersey native who can't imagine leaving Brooklyn, where the people and the parrots are the perfect balance of insanely loud and incredibly sweet.
Margaret Galvan is pursuing a PhD in English and a film studies certificate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Borough of Manhattan Community College and serves as one of the coordinators of OpenCUNY, the student organized, open-source, social media for the Graduate Center community. Her research focuses on the representation of women's bodies in twentieth and twenty-first century graphic, filmic, and text narratives.
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs is pursuing a PhD in Geography and a certificate in American Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Before attending the Graduate Center, she received a Bachelors in Comparative American Studies and English from Oberlin College, and received a Masters in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans. She previously taught in the Geography Department at Hunter College.
Her research centers on the rise of the (U.S.) Southern carceral state and the accompanying antiprison movements that emerged in response. Lydia's research is deeply informed by her experiences living and organizing in New Orleans for over five years prior to beginning her doctoral studies. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including Monthly Review Zine, The Abolitionist, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society and the forthcoming book Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (UC Press).
Prior to working as an ITF, Bronwyn worked in the CUNY system as a digital fellow with JustPublics@365 and as an instructor in Criminology and Introductory Sociology at John Jay College and Brooklyn College. Bronwyn is excited to apply her eclectic mix of passions for theater, film, science fair projects, and social activism to the interdisciplinary seminars at Macaulay Honors College.
Aaron is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from Wichita State University and MA in anthropology from Hunter College. He has previously taught in the Anthropology Department at Queens College and recently completed the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program at the Graduate Center. Aaron's research involves a comparative study of Viking Age material culture in the North Atlantic and focuses on the distribution of common artifact types found on settlement sites. The aim of his dissertation is to learn more about the scale and significance of trade between continental Europe and the North Atlantic islands and of trade and exchange among the islands during the Viking Age. Along with archaeology, Aaron is interested in issues related to teaching, interactive technology, digital social media, and the myriad ways that these topics intertwine.
Logan McBride is a PhD candidate in American History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she researches everyday life and work in twentieth-century American prisons. She is the co-founder of The Prison Studies Group at The Graduate Center, which seeks to promote critical, interdisciplinary examination of the prison and criminal justice systems in the United States and around the world. Logan has previously served as a CUNY Writing Fellow at Bronx Community College, and has taught for several years at Lehman College. Before embarking on her doctoral studies, Logan worked as a social studies teacher in a Bronx public high school, and holds an MA in secondary education.
Aaron Slodounik is a doctoral student in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) where he also has received a certificate in Women’s Studies. Originally from central Illinois, he received a BA in Art History with high honors from Oberlin College. Aaron’s studies focus on nineteenth-century European painting, in particular, fin-de-siècle France, and he is a specialist in nineteenth-century photography. His dissertation research focuses on interactions between the artist Paul Gauguin and members of his symbolist literary circles. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Fellow, he taught art history at Parsons The New School for Design, Queens College and Queensborough Community College.
Marnie Brady is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, writing a dissertation on the contemporary relationship between labor and housing in the case of institutional real estate investments. Her essays and case studies center on urban politics and social movements. Marnie previously taught sociology courses at Hunter College, and Barnard College. Over the last several years she has held the position Writing Specialist in the Social Sciences at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Studies M.A. program. Marnie's research and teaching interests developed through her more than ten years of work in public policy and community organizing.
Pamela Burger is a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research covers post-1945 global literatures in English, gender and sexuality studies, and poetics. She received her MFA in creative writing from NYU and continues to write and publish poetry. She has taught writing and literature at several CUNY campuses, most recently at Queens College, where she also served as a writing fellow and Interim Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. Before becoming an ITF, Pamela worked as a communication fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communiation Institute at Baruch College.
Caroline Loomis is a doctoral student in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center. She studies the intersection of schools and gentrification, including the co-location of public and charter schools and children's understandings of neighborhood change. Caroline holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Vassar College; prior to pursuing her PhD, she ran urban agriculture/food justice and youth programs in NYC and the San Francisco Bay Area. At present, she is a freelance trainer, supporting groups and organizations in facilitation, consensus decision-making and curriculum development. As a doctoral student, she taught Urban Studies at Queens College before becoming an ITF.
Sara is a PhD candidate in the Sociology department at the CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University and an MA in Sociology from Brooklyn College. Her dissertation is an ethnographic study of experiences of neighborhood change by residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Before joining Macaulay as an ITF Sara was a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow at City College and taught Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to Sociology at Queens College, John Jay, the School of Professional Studies and Marymount Manhattan College.
Christina Nadler is a doctoral candidate in the sociology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has also completed all work for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate. She has taught at Hunter College since 2008 and at Brooklyn College from 2008-2011. Some of the courses she has taught most recently include Classical Sociological Theory, Current Social Theory, and Sociology of Gender, but she has also taught courses on race, social networks, and family. For the 2011-12 school year she served as a Writing Fellow at Bronx Community College. She is currently working as the OpenCUNY Academic Digital Medium Coordinator for Organizing and Action. OpenCUNY provides Graduate Center students access to free and open source digital media. She serves on numerous committees, including a position on the Graduate Center’s Doctoral Students’ Council from 2009-2014, and as a member of the Executive Committee from 2011-2013.
Tommy Wu is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His academic interests include citizenship, labor and political subjectivities. His research focuses on the labor force of Chinese and Asian Fusion restaurants that now dot America's suburbs, strip malls and airports. Specifically, his dissertation explores how citizenship status, migratory patterns and the labor process shape workers' consciousness.
Prior to working as an ITF, Tommy taught several sociology courses at Queens College. He is excited to be part of the ITF community and is deeply committed to experimenting with critical pedagogies within and beyond the classroom.
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Kevin Ambrose is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology Doctoral program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests are in human-computer interaction, virtual worlds, social skills training, instructional technology, victimization, educational games, and autism.
http://writingstudiestree.org), a collaborative site for gathering and displaying information about academic mentoring relationships. He is also a founding member of the editorial collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (http://jitpedagogy.org).
Prior to becoming an ITF, Ben was a Writing Fellow at Lehman College, working with professors in biology and theatre; before that, he was a graduate teaching fellow at Hunter College, teaching Theory and Practice of Expository Writing as well as First-Year Composition. He holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, where he has taught workshops and seminars in both creative and academic writing. Ben has had poems printed in a number of journals, including RHINO, The Greensboro Review, and Pleiades, and his first book of poems, Without Compass, was published by Four Way Books in April 2014. Ben also contributed a chapter to the collection Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), on "Metaphor, Writer's Block, and The Legend of Zelda," where he argues that a straight line from first concept to written project sounds kind of boring, anyway.
Chris has over 20 years experience training social movement organizations in the strategic use of new media. He has trained dozens of grassroots organizations across the United States, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and Thailand. Chris has been recognized as a pioneer in the grassroots use of the Internet and has received numerous grants and fellowships for his work combining technology, education, and anti-poverty organizing. He is a member of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
Maggie Dickinson is an Instructional Technology Fellow at Queens College and a Doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation research looks at the response to growing hunger and food insecurity in New York City. She is interested more generally in the politics of poverty and the changing role of the welfare state in American life. She has taught courses in anthropology and sociology at Baruch and Queens Colleges, including “The Social and Cultural History of New York City” and “The Politics of Food and Eating”. She has also published articles on the politics of graffiti. She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a labor organizer and grassroots activist.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Scott Henkle has an MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is slowly eking out a dissertation on failure and literature. He has published non-fiction work in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The Massachusetts Review, The Green Mountains Review, and frequently at The Classical. His play Our Greatest Year (created with Robert Attenweiler) has been produced in New York and Ohio, and his visual/textual work has been featured in Web Conjunctions, Seattle's City Arts Magazine, and other places. He and his sons live in Brooklyn.
Jenny Kijowski is a Ph.D. candidate in English at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where she has a certificate in Film Studies and is working on a certificate in Interactive Technology & Pedagogy. She is currently the Multimedia / Instructional Technology Associate at Macaulay Honors College, having formerly been an ITF at Brooklyn College. Prior to becoming an ITF, Jenny taught composition and literature courses at Queens College and BMCC as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. Her dissertation examines gender, nationalism and the literature of trauma.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children (twins Nico and Luca), and another sort of child, a pit bull named Iggy.
Caroline Erb-Medina is a returning ITF at Queens College and doctoral candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a native New Yorker and proud graduate of NYC public schools, having attained her B.A. from Hunter College and M. Phil at the CUNY Graduate Center. Caroline's teaching experience includes working for the Sociology departments at Hunter, Queens, Queensborough Community College, and the CUNY School of Professional Studies' online program. She has also been selected as a CUNY Writing Fellow at Hunter College and a Queensborough Pedagogical Practicum fellow. Her dissertation project, The Meaning and Place of Sugar in Social Life, is a study of how sweet foods are used to make and convey meaning in social interactions.
Andrés studies in the Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature at CUNY's Graduate Center.
His research interests include the history of science, information theory, and changes in the relationship between science and literature.
In the past, he taught Composition in the department of English at BMCC, Italian and Spanish in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hunter College, and Spanish in the department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Queens College.
Ashley Williard is a doctoral candidate in the French Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her dissertation analyzes representations of difference in the seventeenth-century French Caribbean. Before working as an ITF, she taught English in Guadeloupe and French on several CUNY campuses, and she was a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at York College. Her research on language learning with digital media, an interest that she cultivated in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, will be published in The French Review in 2015. Ashley is currently creating a digital collection of sources from the seventeenth-century French Caribbean in the New Media Lab.
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Stephen Boatright is a PhD Candidate in Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Originally from rural Georgia, he earned a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Stephen’s academic interests include urban geography, continental philosophy, housing, and relationships to place. His dissertation research on first-time homeownership focuses on the roles emotion plays the home buying process. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Fellow, he taught geography at the College of Staten Island (CSI) and Hunter College and served as a Writing Fellow at CSI.
Joseph Pentangelo is a PhD student of Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is also enrolled in the Medieval Studies certificate program. His research is primarily focused on the development of new words and morphemes, and the impact of the internet on language change. He holds a BA in English, with a concentration in Linguistics, from the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island. Joseph has taught Introduction to Linguistics at the College of Staten Island.
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Instructional Technology Fellowships
Do you want an opportunity to link technology and learning? If so, apply for the Instructional Technology Fellowship with Macaulay Honors College at CUNY. Current doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center are eligible to apply.
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The application deadline for 2012-2013 ITFs is March 16, 2012
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