Professor of Economics EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE: C-459MM PHONE: 718-482-5788
Assistant Professor of Sociology EMAIL: email@example.com OFFICE: C-459KPHONE: 718-482-5816
Darren Barany earned his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and his MPA from Columbia University. His research covers how social position, poverty, policy, and inequality are mediated by ideology and draws from political sociology, political economy, policy analysis, feminism, critical theory, and cultural studies. Dr. Barany’s dissertation and recent publications explore how the work of intellectuals and policy research institutions helped shape the discourse around welfare, work, family, and personal responsibility in the decades leading up to the 1996 Welfare Reform Bill and asserts that it represented a significant departure from the traditional structure of social and political movements. He has taught at Pace University, John Jay College, and Dutchess Community College.
Assistant Professor of Sociology EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459O PHONE: 718-482-5222
Biography: Hara Bastas joins the faculty at LaGuardia as a Native Californian who continues to move east to meet her academic goals. New York City is the next ideal place to be since Hara’s dissertation of “Girls’ Rights: An Insight into the UN from 1995-2010” focuses on the development of girls’ rights within the United Nations using a feminist human rights framing analysis. With a Master’s in women’s studies (Minnesota State University, Mankato) and a PhD in sociology (University of Cincinnati), Hara blends social scientific analysis with social action to support her teaching and research areas in the sociology of children & youth, gender, and human rights/children’s rights/girls rights. Dr. Bastas serves as one of the UN representatives for the NGO Sociologists for Women in Society and is actively involved in sociological and women’s studies professional organizations.
EMAIL: email@example.com OFFICE: C-459VVPHONE: 718-482-5794
Associate Professor of HistoryEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459WWPHONE: 718-482-6049BIOGRAPHY: A native Californian and former Peace Corps Volunteer, Dr. Coogan earned his BS at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, his MA & MAT at San Francisco State University, and his PhD at New York University. His published articles have appeared in Labor in Massachusetts: Selected Essays, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, the Dictionary of American History, New York History, New England's Disharmony: The Consequences of the Industrial Revolution, Diplomatic Claims: Latin American Historians View the United States as well as Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History, In Transit, and Working in the Blackstone Valley. In addition, he has presented numerous papers at various conferences. Currently he is writing about the shaping of public opinion in the early American Republic.
Assistant Professor of Psychology EMAIL: email@example.com OFFICE: C-459SPHONE: 718-482-5229
Associate Professor of PsychologyEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459CCPHONE: 718-482-5793BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Nurper Gokhan is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ in 1995. Since 2001, she has been faculty teaching various psychology courses at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. Trained in the cognitive behavioral approach, Dr. Gokhan specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Her research interests include parenting skills training, children's emotion regulation processes, and creative pedagogy in teaching psychology. In recent years, she has been examining affect regulation and temperament differences among young children in relation to various parenting styles and exploring the value of mindfulness and other contemplative practice as a therapeutic adjunct to Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and as a training modality for psychology interns.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Vincent André Keeton holds a PhD from Rutgers University in Urban Systems and Criminal Justice. He received his B.A. in history and Spanish at The University of Texas at Austin, and completed his Master of Public Affairs and Doctor of Jurisprudence concurrently at The University of Texas at Austin. He has held teaching responsibilities at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (SCJ), Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and research responsibilities with the Newark Schools Research Consortium. He has developed curricula for and teaches various courses including: Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Gender Crime and Justice, Case Processing and Ethical and Philosophical Foundations. In addition he developed the curriculum for and directed the Pre-College Academy of Law and Criminal Justice; a joint venture between the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers-Newark EOF, and University High School, Newark, New Jersey. His research interests are in educational assessment, academic achievement, achievement gaps, crime and justice and Constitutional Law. A member of the New York State Bar, his professional career includes practicing law for the District Attorney-Bronx County, New York City, NY from 1998-2005, where he primarily prosecuted cases for the Sex Crimes and Narcotics Bureaus. Dr. Keeton has authored several papers and has several papers under review/revision including: Keeton, Vincent A. (2012). Strip Searches in the Age of Florence: Reasonableness and Communities of Color (in progress) Keeton, Vincent A. (2011). Where do they go? An examination of post secondary trajectories of high school graduates in Newark, New Jersey, (currently being revised-The Urban Review)Keeton, Vincent A. (2011). The Effects of High School Exit Examinations on Post Secondary Matriculation., (currently being revised, Equity & Excellence in Education)Keeton, Andre et al.,(2011). “NEW JERSEY’S SPECIAL REVIEW ASSESSMENT (SRA): AN EXAMINATION OF THE POST SECONDARY OUTCOMES OF NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 2003-2008”, Institute on Education Law and Policy and Newark Schools Research Collaborative.Sadovnik, et al. (2010). “Governance & Urban School Improvement: Lessons for New Jersey from Nine Cities”, Institute on Education Law and Policy (Contributed Research to this Report, http:ielp.rutgers.edu).
Keeton, Vincent A. Dissertation: An analysis of the effects of traditional versus alternative educational assessment programs on student attitudes and post secondary outcomes (2010)Keeton, Vincent A. & Sadovnik, Alan, et al. (2007). “New Jersey’s Special Review Assessment: Loophole or Lifeline?”, Institute on Education Law and Policy (http:ielp.rutgers.edu).
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of History
Biography: Dr. Kietlinski received her Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her research focuses on East Asia,
specifically modern Japanese history. In 2011, she published her book titled
Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo, which examines the history
of Japanese women's participation in sport, and questions the notion of the
submissive Japanese woman that has been created by popular and academic discourse
alike. Dr. Kietlinski was an exchange scholar at Columbia and Princeton
Universities, and a visiting researcher at Tsukuba University in Japan. She
taught history at Fordham University and Baruch College before coming to
LaGuardia. Dr. Kietlinski teaches courses in global history and east Asian
Assistant Professor of EconomicsEMAIL: email@example.comOFFICE: C-459UUPHONE: 718-482-6039BIOGRAPHY: Soloman Kone received his doctoral degree in economics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He also holds both an MBA and M.A. in Finance. He was trained in the Ivory Coast, France and England. His areas of study are quantitative economics and business. He has published the book entitled A Debt Composition Hedging Strategy for Nigeria (2008). Dr. Kone's research interests include financial risks management, trade, debt, and exchange rate issues in Africa. As a dedicated teacher of introductory economics at LaGuardia, he offers students a dynamic approach to the learning of economics through the infusion of collaboration and technology.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Biography: Choon Shan received her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. Her research
interests are on international macroeconomics, microstructure of asset markets
and risk premium in emerging markets. Choon Shan has years of teaching
experience as a full-time faculty including Miami University and University of
Southern Indiana. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed academic
journals and conference proceedings, as well as
Professor and Coordinator of SociologyEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE: C- PHONE: 718-482-6090
Assistant Professor of Urban StudiesEMAIL: email@example.comOFFICE: C-459FFPHONE: 718-482-5961BIOGRAPHY: Arianna Martinez is an Instructor of Urban Studies at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She received a Masters in International Affairs from the New School and is completing her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University. Her research focuses on the politics of Latino immigration and informal economies. Arianna is an active member of the Latinos & Planning Division of the American Planning Association, a New Yorker and an artist.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of SociologyEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459PPPHONE: 718-482-5798BIOGRAPHY: Janet Michello has been teaching social science courses at LaGuardia for over 12 years. Prior to that she taught at Wayne College, the branch campus of the University of Akron, where she was awarded a doctorate with a specialty in medical sociology. She is author of a number of publications including an urban sociology workbook and she is co-author of the text, A Sociology of Mental Illness. She is currently working on an urban sociology text. Dr. Michello resides in Rockland County where she is actively involved in community organizations.
Associate Professor of Urban Studies and HistoryEMAIL: email@example.comOFFICE: C-459DDPHONE: 718-482-6016BIOGRAPHY: Karen Miller teaches interdisciplinary urban studies classes and US History. She is currently completing her book, Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism, Black Activism, and Urban Politics in Interwar Detroit. Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also teaches Women's Studies.
Associate Professor of SociologyEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459DPHONE: 718-482-5790BIOGRAPHY: Sreca Perunovic earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia (the former Yugoslavia). Her doctoral thesis, "Ethnic Identity and Cultural Traits," was based on the first large international sociological survey conducted in post-WWII Hungary. She was principal investigator of that project, undertaken by the Institute on Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Zagreb. Prior to coming to LaGuardia, she has taught at John Jay College, New School University, and was a visiting scholar in the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her academic interests include ethnicity/race, ethnic/political conflicts, nationalism, international war crimes tribunals, nonviolent policies/movements, reconciliation, minorities, culture/media, and social change. She offers courses on reconciliation in post-conflict societies, urban sociology, sociology of violence, race & ethnicity, multiculturalism, cultural anthropology, media and the war. She has published articles in Journal of International Law and Politics, European Journal of Intercultural Studies, and Journal of Ethnic Studies, among others.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Professor and Coordinator (2009-2010) of History
John F. Shean received his BA at Hunter College, CUNY and earned an MBA in
Finance from Baruch College, CUNY, an MA in History from the University of
Delaware, and an MA in Classics and a PhD in Ancient History from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Shean has taught at various
universities in the Midwest and the New York area, including Clarion University
of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. Professor Shean's research
interests focus mainly on Greek, Roman and Byzantine history, the history of religion,
and early Christianity. He has published several articles, and given numerous
conference presentations that describe how ancient regimes used religion as a
way of furthering their legitimacy. He has recently published a book
(Soldiering for God: The Roman Army and Christianity. Leiden and Boston: E.J.
Brill, 2010) that describes the role of the Roman army in the Christianization
of the Mediterranean world, and has also appeared in a History Channel
documentary entitled Secrets of Christianity, Episode 5: Selling Christianity).
Assistant Professor of Political ScienceEMAIL: email@example.com OFFICE: C-459TT PHONE: 718-482-5819
Nichole Marie Shippen received her Ph.D. in political science from
Rutgers University in 2011. Prior to her employment at LaGuardia
Community College, she served as the Associate Director of the Walt
Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy and Visiting
Assistant Professor in Political Theory during the 2011-2012
academic year. Prior to returning to Rutgers, she was a Visiting
Assistant Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ohio
University where she also taught courses in political theory for the
Political Science Department. Her areas of specialization include
classical, modern, and contemporary political theory,the history of
political thought, American political theory, American Politics,Women
and Politics, Women and Public Policy, and Social Movements. Currently,
she is in the process of completing her manuscript, Decolonizing Time:
Work, Leisure, and Freedom, which reconsiders discretionary time as a
measure of freedom through the concept of temporal autonomy as developed
through the Aristotelian-Marxist and critical theory traditions. Her
research is further enriched by the respective contributions of
feminist, post-colonial, and critical race theory.
Professor and Coordinator of
HistoryEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE: C-459GG
BIOGRAPHY: George Sussman teaches World History
(a course he introduced in 2003) and a Liberal Arts Seminar on "Epidemics
and History." Trained as a European historian at Amherst College and Yale
University, Dr. Sussman has published a book on the wet-nursing business in
France in the 18th and 19th centuries and articles on wet-nursing and the
social history of medicine. He has won many awards, including recent
fellowships in South Africa (Fulbright Foundation) and India (the National
Endowment for the Humanities). His current
research interest is the global history of plague.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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