Thriving in Academia (Fall 2021)

The Thriving in Academia (Fall 2021) lecture series, continues the support of junior faculty members, as they navigate the roadmap of academe at QCC through targeted lectures and mini workshops. The conversations in the series will center the voices of experts in their fields, who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The lectures will focus on academic, personal, and professional goals and will provide tools and advice focusing on the unique experiences of faculty of color, as they progress toward tenure and promotion. Just as in Spring 2021, the series will feature two speakers for Fall 2021.

The goal of the series is to focus on the retention, recruitment, and satisfaction of underrepresented members of our community by presenting opportunities for growth, support, and mentoring.


Thriving in Academia is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs

Minding the Work that Sustains You

Patricia A. Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University

Lecture Featuring Dr. Patricia A. Matthew

September 24, 2021 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Register for Dr. Matthew's Lecture

This event is for QCC Students, Faculty & Staff


Patricia A. Matthew is an associate professor of English at Montclair State University. She is the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). She has given lectures on Written/Unwritten at various colleges and universities around the country including University of California-Merced, Barnard College, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, Columbia University, and the City University of New York's Graduate Center.

She has published essays and book reviews on diversity and inclusion in higher education in PMLA, The ADE Bulletin, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, The New Inquiry and The Atlantic. Her work on faculty diversity has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New York Public Radio program, The Brian Lehrer Show.

She is a specialist in the history of the novel and British abolitionist literature and has published articles on these subjects in European Romantic Review, Women's Writing, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, and the Keats-Shelley Journal. Her essays on race, popular culture, and British literature have been published in Lapham's Quarterly and The Atlantic.

She is currently writing a monograph about sugar, gender, and British abolitionist culture under advance contract with Princeton University Press. Matthew was a 2020-2021 Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University at Buffalo.

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What's the FaculTEA?

September 24, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. featuring Dr. Patricia A. Matthew

Register for FaculTEA Workshop

This event will center the experiences of faculty members of color (BIPOC).


What's the FaculTea (Tenure-related Enrichment Activity) is an informal conversation hosted by the Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, as a mentoring session for junior faculty of color. Named after the inaugural newsletter, this program allows faculty of color to connect in a mentoring space with both Dr. Smith and visiting colleagues for a short coffee break, “backstage” style.

On Securing Funds and Managing Money

Andre O Hudson

Lecture Featuring Dr. André O. Hudson

November 12, 2021 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Register for Dr. Hudson's Lecture

This event is for QCC Students, Faculty & Staff


Dr. André O. Hudson was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in the town of Savanna-La-Mar in the parish of Westmoreland. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 14 and completed High School at Salesian High in New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Hudson received a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Union University (VUU) in 2000 and his PhD in from the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Thomas Leustek at Rutgers University. Dr. Hudson joined the faculty in Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he currently serves as School Head.

Dr. Hudson is trained as a biochemist and the major themes of his research are vested in biochemistry and microbiology. More specifically, in the areas of amino acid metabolism, structural analyses of enzymes involved in amino acid and bacterial peptidoglycan metabolism, and the isolation, identification and genomic characterization of plant-associated bacteria. Dr. Hudson has secured approximately $1.3 million in federally funded grants and contracts as PI and or CoPI from the NIH, NSF, Bayer Corporation, Sweetwater Energy and Natcore Technology.

Smiling African American woman sitting at a table

What's the FaculTEA?

November 12, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. featuring Dr. André O. Hudson

Register for the FaculTEA Workshop

This event will center the experiences of faculty members of color (BIPOC).


What's the FaculTea (Tenure-related Enrichment Activity) is an informal conversation hosted by the Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, as a mentoring session for junior faculty of color. Named after the inaugural newsletter, this program allows faculty of color to connect in a mentoring space with both Dr. Smith and visiting colleagues for a short coffee break, “backstage” style.

Contact

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Kerri-Ann M. Smith, Ed.D.

Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity


One of my charges is to mentor and support junior faculty of color. Please know that I am always available to talk or provide any support you may need. I invite you to schedule a meet and greet session with me (Tuesdays 12-2pm) to share your thoughts and ideas about anything that you deem important, by clicking below.


KSmith@qcc.cuny.edu

718 631-6344 | 718 281-5218

Schedule Meeting with Kerri-Ann

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