Queensborough Academy

Each Academy will have at least one Faculty Coordinator (based upon student enrollment) who is the principal academic liaison, fulfilling a number of important roles. The Faculty Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to collaborate and communicate with Department Chairs, faculty, Student Affairs, Academy Advisers and students regarding High Impact Practices, faculty teaching/learning initiatives, academic advisement and course registration.

Academies Contact List




Faculty Coordinators

Business Academy
Ms. Shele Bannon, Assistant Professor, Business | A 405 x6308
Ms. Kelly Ford, Assistant Professor, Business | A 405 x6245

Health Related Sciences Academy
Ms. Alexandra Tarasko, Professor, Nursing | M 322 x6085

Liberal Arts Academy
Dr. Rose-Marie Äikäs, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences | M 120 x5176
Ms. Jodie Childers, Assistant Professor, English  | H 418 x5477
Dr. Maan (Jenny) Lin, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature | H 220 x5457
Ms. Renee Rhodd, Articulation Manager of Education with Queens College, Social Sciences | M 125 x6027
Mr. David Rothman, Lecturer, Academic Literacy | H 324 x 5216

Science, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics Academy (STEM)
Dr. Moni Chauhan, Associate Professor, Chemistry | S 443 x5573
Mr. Robert Kueper, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology | T 8 x5246

Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VAPA)
Mr. C. Julian Jimenez, Assistant Professor, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts | H 125 x6284




High Impact Practices Coordinators

Academic Service Learning
Ms. Jo Pantaleo, Director, Academic Literacy Learning Center and Project Director of Service Learning | H 237 x5709
Dr. Sharon Ellerton, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Geology | M 422 x6627

Collaborative Assignments and Projects
Dr. Kathleen Wentrack, Associate Professor, Art and Design | C 106 x5788

Common Intellectual Experiences
Ms. Susan Madera, Academic Program Manager for High Impact Practices | L 316A x5289

Diversity/Global Learning
Dr. Meg Tarafdar, Associate Director, CETL | L 314 x5161

Learning Communities
Dr. Zivah Perel Katz, Associate Professor, English  | H 421  x5426

Undergraduate Research
Dr. Maria Mercedes Franco, Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science | S 250 x5456

Writing Intensive
Dr. Robert Becker, Professor, English | H 419 x5421
Dr. Jean Murley, Associate Professor, English | H 418 x6634

WI Online
Dr. Jeffery Jankowski, Associate Professor, Social Sciences | M 124 x5719




Academy Advisement Center Locations and Telephone Numbers:

Business Academy Advisement Center A 405A x6376
Health Related Sciences Academy Advisement Center M 326 x5139
Liberal Arts Academy Advisement Center L 434 x6329
Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics Academy
    (STEM) Advisement Center
LB 23 x5340
Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VAPA) Advisement Center H 337 x5190