New Grants Awarded 2021

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Arthur Corradetti
Agile CUNY Career Engagement
JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ms. Darlene O’Rourke
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED) – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
 
Dr. Michael Pullin
Improving Articulation of Credit and Transfer Student Support at CUNY
ITHAKA Str

RCN-UBE: Sustainable, Transformative Engagement across a Multi-Institution/Multidisciplinary STEM, (STEM)2, Network
National Science Foundation - Research Coordination Networks (NSF-RCN)

Dr. Michael Pullin
Ms. Jennifer Valad
Leveraging Faculty Development and Supplemental Instruction to Enhance the First-year Experience and Beyond: An Integrated Strategy to Improve Retention and Graduation Rates for Hispanic and Low-Income Students at QCC

United States Department of Education (USDOE)

Art & Design Department

Prof. Jasper C. Lin
"The Misprint" (an animated short film)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Hayes P. Mauro
Eugenics, Identity, and Visual Culture in Modern America
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Prof. Nathaniel Sullivan
The Criminal Type (After Galton)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Biological Sciences & Geology Department

Dr. Rondi Davies
Glacial History of Long Island, NY: Mineral Provenance and Zircon Ages
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal
Adropin expression improves neuroinflammation and cognitive function in aging mice
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Enhanced

Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal
Dr. Rochelle Nelson
Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Acquisition of a Western Blot Detection Equipment for core facility of a community college
National Science Foundation - Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI)

Dr. Regina Sullivan
Investigation of Cancer Cell Gene Expression after Treatment with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Dr. Monica Trujillo
Dr. Esma Yildirim (Mathematics & Computer Science Department Department)
Developing Data Analysis Skills of Community College Students using Cloud Technologies (DDASCT)
National Science Foundation - Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE)

Business Department

Dr. Christine Mooney
Blackstone Launchpad Program
CUNY Office of Academic Affairs – Career Success Initiative (CSI)
 
Dr. Roumen Vragov
Strategic Characteristics of Different Ranking and Payment Policies for Online Advertisers
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Chemistry Department

Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny
Ionic Liquid-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites for Supercapacitor Applications
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B
 
Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine
Exploring Novel Thioether Functionalized Ionic Liquids
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu, Dean
Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grant program (SCC)
United States Department of Labor (USDL) - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Micro-Credential Development
New York Jobs CEO Council

Engineering Technology Department

Dr. Guozhen An
Improve deception detection model using deep personality recognition.
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Raymond Lam
Torsional Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Thermoplastics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

English Department

Dr. Leah Anderst
#MeToo: A Testimonial Imperative and A Collective Autobiography
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

Dr. Noelia Diaz
Lola Arias' Memory Sites: Bridging the Political and the Personal
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Lola Arias' Memory Sites: Bridging the Political and the Personal
CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity
 
Dr. Zivah Perel Katz
Accessibility in Community College English Composition Classrooms
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B
 
Prof. Susan Lago
Dislocation and Relocation: Travel in Pandemic-Time
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Prof. Manuel Martinez
Miami Don't Know (A Novel)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Robert McAlear
A Digital Literacy Module's Effects on Student Researchers
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Dr. Cara Murray
"Educating the Masses" at the Bombay Mechanics Institute, 1847-1900
CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity
 
Prof. David Rothman
Aunt Dorcha and the Coney Island Cure
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Prof. Irvin Weathersby, Jr.
Revisiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Other Sites of Oppression
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Tanya Zhelezcheva
Reading Forged Documents:  Thomas Traherne and Gilbert Coles in Dialogue
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Foreign Languages & Literatures Department

Dr. Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn
On Types of Bilingualism: Narratives of Inequality in Columbia
CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity

Health, Physical Education & Dance Department

Prof. Aviva Geismar
Prof. Heather Huggins (Speech Communications & Theatre Arts Department)
"Dis-Place"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B

Dr. Andrea Salis
Dr. Anuradha Srivastava (Biological Sciences & Geology Department)
Implementing COVID-19 Curriculum in the A.S. Public Health ProgramThe League for Innovation in the Community College (League)

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Prof. Madeline Ruggiero
A Case Study of The Impact of Video Tutorials Versus Interactive Tutorials on Evidence Based Research
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Prof. Vikki C. Terrile
Teaching Homelessness: A Phenomenological Study at CUNY Community Colleges
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Prof. Leslie Ward
Dr. Jody Resko (Social Sciences Department)
UDL and Open Pedagogy in Psychology 101: Engaging Students with Renewable Assignments
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Dr. Susana Couto Pinheiro
On A Stochastic Model for Two Interacting Epidemics with Coinfection
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A


Dr. Yusuf Danisman (in collaboration with Columbia University)
The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Seed Fund Program
National Science Foundation (NSF) 

Preparation of a Curriculum and Educational Materials for Data Science in Stock Market Analysis Program at Community Colleges
IBM Global University Programs

Dr. Carolyn D. King
Dr. Clara Wajngurt
Women and STEM: Creating a Pipeline from Gateway Courses to STEM Programs for Talented Women at QCC
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B
 
Dr. Wenjian Liu
Phase Transition of Epidemics Reconstructability on Galton-Watson Trees
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. David N. Pham
Dr. Fei Ye
Pseudo-Kahler Structures on Double Lie Groups
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Biao Wang
Existence of incompressible area minimizing surfaces in doubly degenerate hyperbolic 3-manifolds with bounded geometry
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Music Department

Dr. Mirna Lekic
Out of One, Many - Mirage, a Recording Project
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B

Physics Department

Dr. Jillian Bellovary
WoU-MMA: Tuning In to the Echoes of Black Hole Seeds
National Science Foundation

Dr. Kimberly Riegel
Determining Effectiveness of 3D Printed Perforated Panels as an Affordable Solution to Improve Recording Studio Acoustics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Dr. Kimberly Riegel
Dr. Tak Cheung
Dr. David Lieberman
A Community College REU Site for Physics Applications in Astronomy Research
National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduate (NSF-REU) 

Social Sciences Department

Dr. Chukwudi Ikwueze
Macroeconomic Indicators of Crime Incidents
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Julia Rothenberg
Community Arts Institutions under Duress
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Dr. Kersha Smith
Black Heirlooms: The Unbroken Narratives of African American Families
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships
 
Dr. Celia Sporer
Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Providers
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A

Speech Communications & Theatre Arts Department

Prof. Arthur Adair
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Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Enhanced

Dr. Franca Ferrari-Bridgers
Critical Listening and Elaborative Inferences
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A,
 
Prof. Christopher Julian Jimenez
WALTER MERCADO SAVED MY LIFE - A Full-Length play
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional A
 
Dr. Jodi VanDerHorn-Gibson
Kaleidoscopic Histories: The Resurgence of Afrosurrealism in Contemporary Performance
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B

Office of Student Affairs

Ms. Tikola Russel, Dean
Dr. Christine Mangino, College President
QCC XL. Closing Gap, Reimaging Possibilities
GraduateNYC - College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF)

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.