Office of Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs provides transformational educational experiences by supporting faculty and staff in a manner that encourages student success.

Unit Goals:

  • To support and coordinate academic initiatives, including programmatic and curricular enhancements, across all units of the college
  • To encourage faculty development and scholarly/creative pursuits through equitable resource allocation and via transparent policy implementation
  • To collaborate with divisions beyond OAA to facilitate student success
  • To facilitate, disseminate, and implement assessment and strategic planning across the college

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 10 dual/joint programs, 18 transfer degree programs, 14 career programs, and five certificate programs. The full-time faculty number 390 and hold degrees from prominent 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 the 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.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D.


Administration Building 503

Senior Administrators

Sandra Palmer, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty

Arthur Corradetti, Ph.D.
Dean for Institutional Effectiveness

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D.
Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Michael Pullin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academics

Denis Bejar
IT Academic Applications Director

Mark Chropufka
Academic Technology Director

Debra Maslanko
Administrative Director for Business Operations

Emiko Sanchez
Enrollment Registrar Director

Meg Tarafdar, Ph.D.
Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Contact Info

Administration Building, Room A-503

(718) 631-6344

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