Dean Mary C. Pearl today announced the appointment of Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D., as Chief Academic Officer of Macaulay Honors College. In this role, Dr. Ugoretz will oversee the college’s academic mission and lead Macaulay in delivering instructional excellence.
“It is a pleasure to appoint Dr. Ugoretz to this important position at Macaulay,” says Dean Pearl. “He brings a proven track record of fostering new approaches to Macaulay’s core seminars in critical thinking, developing new upper-level courses, and leading our unique Instructional Technology Fellows program. His leadership ensures that our students will continue to be challenged by innovative teaching and learning methods. Dr. Ugoretz applies a special passion to his work, and has a richly varied instructional experience that includes students of highly diverse backgrounds.”
Dr. Ugoretz will direct a number of new initiatives, including launching a community college transfer program; enhancing experiential education opportunities for students; and expanding the college’s roster of fulltime faculty.
Dr. Ugoretz is eager to take on this new role. “Throughout my career,” he said, “my goal has been to provide opportunities for students to think deeply, describe accurately, question widely, argue persuasively and be open to new ideas that connect to and enrich their lived experience. I look forward to expanding Macaulay’s academic initiatives in these ways as the Chief Academic Officer.”
Since joining the staff in 2007 as Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology, Dr. Ugoretz has played a critical role in Macaulay’s growth. Prior to Macaulay, Dr. Ugoretz served as Deputy Chair of the English Department and as Director of Technology and Learning at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he began his career as a professor of English. Dr. Ugoretz is also currently an adjunct faculty member of the CUNY Graduate Center’s Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
Dr. Ugoretz earned his Masters degree in the Teaching of English at Columbia University Teachers College, and his Doctorate in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
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