Academic Affairs

Message from the Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs supports the mission of Queensborough Community College through its dedication to academic excellence and rigor. The Office is responsible for academic programs and faculty. The College boasts ten dual/joint programs, twenty-two transfer degree programs, fifteen career programs, and five certificate programs. The full-time faculty number 403 and hold degrees from exceptional institutions of higher education. Eighty percent of full-time faculty hold either doctoral degrees or equivalencies. They are experts in their fields, are adept at fostering critical thinking skills across disciplines, driving creative curricular development, assessing academic programs, and engaging students in the classroom. Because of expertise of our faculty, the academic environment at QCC is vibrant and actively engaged in supporting students as they work to master the information they receive both in and outside the classroom, advance their knowledge and form an appreciation for lifelong learning.

The Office of Academic Affairs is headed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Affairs for Operations, and Academic Affairs Specialist. The Office oversees the following areas:

  • Academic Departments
  • Academies
  • Athletics
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Recruitment
  • Honors Program
  • Immersion Programs
  • Coordinated Undergraduate Education
  • Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning
  • Transfer Unit
  • Student Learning Resource Centers
  • Registrar

Administration Building, Room 503 • 718-631-6344

Sandra Palmer, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

The other Senior Administrators in Academic Affairs are:

Glenn Burdi, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Dean for Academic Operations

Kathleen Landy, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning

Linda Reesman, D.A.
Faculty Fellow

Andrea Salis, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow

Jenny Williams, M.S.W.
Academic Affairs Specialist

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.