Jane Bowers

Jane Palatini Bowers

Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost

Office Phone: 646-664-8075
Email Address: academicaffairs@cuny.edu

Jane Palatini Bowers was appointed Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost at CUNY on June 1, 2018. She was educated at Harvard University, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she received her Ph.D. in 1981. She has written extensively on Gertrude Stein, including the book “They Watch Me as They Watch This”: Gertrude Stein’s Metadramas (U of Pennsylvania P, 1991), which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book the year it was published. Read More

She has been at CUNY for thirty years, as a faculty member at John Jay College, Hunter College, and the CUNY Graduate School, and in various administrative roles, most recently as Provost of John Jay College from 2007 to 2017. As provost, she led the college in a significant expansion of the professoriate, a dramatic increase in grant-funding, the development of new liberal arts majors and master’s programs, the creation of new academic departments, the establishment of many vital student success programs and services, and the continuous improvement of the college’s curriculum and academic support services. Dr. Bowers retired from John Jay in 2017 and is currently a Professor Emerita of English.

Avrom Caplan

Avrom Caplan

University Associate Dean for Research

Office Phone: 646-664-8904
Email Address: avrom.caplan@cuny.edu

Avrom Caplan was trained in molecular biology, earning a PhD from King’s College London in 1987. After postdoctoral work at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Avrom began his career as an independent scientist in 1993 at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His lab studied protein quality control processes with grant support from the National Institutes of Health. Read More

Avrom was appointed University Associate Dean for Research in the fall of 2008. Avrom administers several CUNY-wide initiatives including internal grant programs for faculty at both 4-year schools and community colleges. He is also responsible for the CUNY Research Scholars Program that provides scholarship support to 240 associate degree students across the University annually. Avrom is interested in the relationship between research experiences and student success and started the Research in the Classroom Initiative as a way to broaden participation in undergraduate research.

Cass Conrad

Cass Conrad

University Dean, K-16 Initiatives

Office Phone: 718-254-7160
Email Address: cass.conrad@cuny.edu

Cass Conrad serves as the University Dean for K-16 Initiatives at the City University of New York. She leads a portfolio that includes: the nineteen schools in the Early College Initiative; College Now, the largest dual enrollment program in the country; the rapidly growing LINCT program, which aims to reduce the need for remediation in college by addressing English and math gaps in 12th grade; CUNY Prep, a nationally recognized college preparatory school for out-of-school youth; the newly launched CUNY Tutor Corps, which trains CUNY students to work in middle and high school STEM classrooms. Read More

Ms. Conrad also plays a leadership role in Graduate NYC!, a cross-sector partnership aimed at mobilizing resources throughout New York City to improve college graduation rates. In all, these programs serve more than 70,000 students from more than 500 schools throughout the city. Prior to coming to CUNY, Ms. Conrad launched the Alliance for Lifelong Learning, a consortium of Stanford, Yale and Oxford Universities dedicated to creating ground-breaking continuing education curriculum for students of all ages. Ms. Conrad holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago.

Colin Chellman

Colin Chellman

Dean for Institutional and Policy Research

Office Phone: 646-664-8147
Email Address: colin.chellman@cuny.edu

Colin Chellman is Dean for Institutional and Policy Research at the City University of New York (CUNY), overseeing both the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) and the Office of Policy Research (OPR). Before taking the role of Dean, he was Associate Dean and the founding Director of CUNY’s Office of Policy Research. Currently, his analytic work focuses on post-graduate student outcomes and – with the support of a recent federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant – transfer student success and the transfer process at CUNY. Read More

His work has been published in Education Week as well as academic journals such as Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, TCRecord, Urban Affairs Review, Educational Policy, Education and Urban Society, Housing Policy Debate, and the Journal of the American Planning Association. From 2013-2016, he served on the board of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). In 2006, he was the recipient of AEFP’s New Scholar Award. He holds an M.P.A. and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Finance from NYU’s Wagner School, and a B.A. in International Relations/Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University.

David Crook

David Crook

Associate University Provost for Academic Affairs

Office Phone: 646-664-8102
Email Address: David.Crook@cuny.edu

David Crook is University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the CUNY Central Office. In that capacity, he directs the three independent but collaborative units that operate under OIRA’s umbrella: the Office of Institutional Research, which collects and analyzes CUNY student data for decision support and reporting; CUNY’s Office of Assessment which administers the University’s student testing program; and the Office of Policy Research, which examines factors that impact student access, retention, and performance across all of the CUNY campuses.
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Since coming to CUNY in 1989, Dr. Crook has been a leader in developing the data resources that have earned CUNY a national reputation for data-driven policy and rigorous research. He led the development of CUNY’s data warehouse, initiated the University’s data exchange with the New York City Department of Education, and he represented CUNY in formative discussions to design the state-wide data repository that will eventually enable researchers to track New York’s students from kindergarten to college completion and beyond.

Dean Crook and his team of OIRA analysts have conducted a wide array of research for internal audiences, for presentation to external audiences and for publication. Under Crook’s leadership, CUNY has forged close working relationships with external academic researchers and research organizations such as CCRC, MDRC, Metis, Rand and Abt. Along those lines, OIRA has sponsored a well-attended seminar series that has attracted many of the nation’s leading researchers on higher education.

Prior to his arrival at CUNY, Dr. Crook was an editor at Prentice Hall and a statistician for an economic consulting firm.

Dr. Crook received a B.A. in English from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

Interim University Dean for Libraries and Information Systems

Office Phone: 646-664-8035
Email Address: gregory.gosselin@cuny.edu

Greg Gosselin is Interim University Dean of Libraries and Information Systems, directing the Office of Library Services (OLS) of the City University of New York (CUNY). OLS is a technology-driven service organization providing mission-focused services to the 31 CUNY libraries that support the University’s 25 campuses and 100+ research centers and institutes. Read More

Prior to serving as Dean, Greg was CUNY’s University Director of Library Systems. He has held senior leadership positions managing academic technology and enterprise library systems at DePaul and Northwestern Universities. He is proudly a former high school history teacher. He is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in History and Education. Greg earned his MLS from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

G. Michael Guy

G. Michael Guy

Interim University Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Office Phone: 646-664-9111
Email Address: michael.guy@cuny.edu

In his role as University Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Guy collaborates with various divisions within the Central Office and with CUNY’s Campuses to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives aimed at improving student learning outcomes, increasing retention and graduation rates, and providing the highest quality educational opportunities both within and outside of the classroom. Read More

Michael participates in and leads initiatives aimed at improving student assessment and instructional supports for developmental education at CUNY. He actively participates in university-wide seminars and conferences, and sits on as well as chairs, multiple committees dedicated to CUNY’s Coordinated Undergraduate Education Council, Centers for Teaching and Learning Council, University Skills Immersion Program Council, and several other ad-hoc committees.

Prior to joining OAA, Michael was an Associate Professor of Mathematics at CUNY’s Queensborough Community College. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia. His primary research interests are “college-readiness” and student progression through post-secondary education, particularly at community colleges. He coauthored open educational resource mathematics texts, and has published research on pedagogy in college mathematics.

Angie Kamath

Angie Kamath

University Dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Office Phone: 646-664-3536
Email Address: Angie.Kamath@cuny.edu

Angie Kamath is currently a University Dean at the City University of New York, responsible for continuing education and workforce development programs at the nation’s largest urban public university, that serves over 270,000 degree students and has over 250,000 enrollments in continuing education courses. She oversees grant funded workforce development programs that seek to improve the skills and career prospects and outcomes in targeted sectors including IT, finance, healthcare, and municipal government. Read More

Prior to this role, Angie served as an Executive VP and Executive Director at Per Scholas, a national IT job training nonprofit headquartered in the South Bronx. At Per Scholas Angie was responsible for launching the social enterprise team tasked with generating fee for service revenues, as well as overseeing the New York training operation that trained and placed over 500 individuals each year in middle skills jobs in the IT field.

Prior to Per Scholas, Angie worked as a Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services for 7 years overseeing adult workforce programs that served over 100,000 New Yorkers each year during the Bloomberg administration.

Angie holds a BS in Business Management from Cornell University and a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Farida Lada

Farida Lada

Associate University Provost for Research Administration and Compliance

Office Phone: 646-664-8909
Email Address: farida.lada@cuny.edu

In her role as the Associate University Provost for Research Administration and Compliance, Farida provides leadership in policy development and operations within CUNY’s Office of Research; participates in strategic planning and development of new initiatives; and leads CUNY’s research administration and compliance programs. Farida is also the Founding Academic Director of CUNY School of Professional Studies’ graduate programs in Research Administration and Compliance. Read More

Farida joined CUNY as its first University Director for Research Compliance, in which capacity she established CUNY’s centralized research compliance office. Formerly, Farida was the Director of Research Compliance at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, where she established its first research compliance program. She also worked closely with the Qatari government to develop local regulations for protecting research subjects. Farida has had the honor of speaking at national and international conferences, including the Society of Research Administrators International, National Association of College and University Attorneys and International Network of Research Management Societies. Farida has a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis from Maastricht University, an MBA from University of Louisville and a BSc from University of Texas at Arlington.

Donna Linderman

Donna Linderman

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Office Phone: 646-664-8261
Email Address: donna.linderman@cuny.edu

Donna Linderman is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs within the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs. Her portfolio include a broad array of university-wide programs designed to support the academic preparation and degree success of CUNY students including: Read More

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), a nationally recognized associate degree completion program currently deployed in nine CUNY colleges; Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE), a four-year baccalaureate version of ASAP currently being piloted at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; CUNY Start/Math Start, pre-matriculation programs designed to eliminate or significantly reduce remedial need in the areas of reading, writing, and math before students enter CUNY degree programs; CUNY Educate, Develop, Graduate, and Empower (EDGE), a degree completion program for public assistance recipients; CUNY Literacy and Language Programs, which deliver basic education, high school equivalency instruction, and intensive English language instruction to students across 14 CUNY colleges; and the Fostering College Success Initiative (FCSI), a new residential program with wraparound support services for foster care youth pursuing CUNY degrees. AVC Linderman oversees ASAP’s national replication efforts through provision of technical assistance for community colleges outside of CUNY who aim to replicate ASAP. She also provides leadership within CUNY Academic Affairs including support for initiatives focused on academic momentum and timely degree completion.

AVC Linderman is regularly asked to speak at national conferences on community college completion, and her written work has appeared in several education journals and conference proceedings. She was formerly the University Director of the CUNY Middle Grades Initiative/GEAR UP program, served as an Assistant Professor of Theater and Education at Brooklyn College, and has also taught at Lehman College. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration at Northeastern University.

Robert Maruca

Robert Maruca

Associate University Provost for Planning

Office Phone: 646-664-8034
Email Address: Robert.Maruca@cuny.edu

Robert “Bob” Maruca is a career public servant and financial manager. As Associate University Provost for Planning at CUNY, he manages the offices of Academic Financial Planning, Teacher Education, Libraries, and Academic Communications. He is also overseeing the creation of the new office of Health and Human Services. Bob co-leads two major strategic framework committees, one related to technology and operations and that is attempting to update CUNY’s economic model. Read More

Prior to coming to CUNY in 2011, Bob spent 15 years in New York City government. He served at the Office of Management and Budget for seven years and the Department of Correction for eight years. As the Deputy Commissioner of Budget, Management, and Planning at DOC from 2003 until 2011, he served as the chief financial officer of the 10,000-person organization and was responsible for the design, construction, and rehabilitation of the city jail system. His major accomplishments included: developing a ten-year facilities master plan, converting the Rikers Island boiler plant to a 15-megawatt cogeneration facility (which has saved an estimated $7 million per year in energy costs and reduced carbon emissions by at least 25 percent), overseeing the creation of an online overtime management system, and creating the financial model used in the nation’s first social impact bond.

Bob has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University.

Daniel McCloskey

Daniel McCloskey

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost for Research

Office Phone: 646-664-8910
Email Address: Daniel.McCloskey@cuny.edu

Dan McCloskey is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost for Research at the City University of New York. As CUNY’s top research executive, Dr. McCloskey focuses on supporting and promoting University research, scholarship, and entrepreneurial activities, reinforcing research infrastructure, and enhancing the recruitment and retention of world-class scholars. Read More

Dr. McCloskey is a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Staten Island where he oversees research compliance and accessibility programs for students. At the CUNY Graduate Center, Dr. McCloskey has served as Chair of the Neuroscience PhD program since 2013, and serves on the executive committees for the Biology and Psychology PhD programs.

Dr. McCloskey’s research—assisted by high school, undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students—combines biological, computational, and social sciences research to measure brain adaptations required for social living. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience and his work has been highlighted by a number of news organizations, and is the focus of an upcoming documentary. He has received external support for his research from private foundations as well as a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. In 2015, Dr. McCloskey received the Presidential Early Career Award from President Obama for work that “will transform the field of social neuroscience by providing a comprehensive approach towards understanding the role of neuropeptides in complex behavioral systems.”

Dr. McCloskey received his BS in Psychology from SUNY College at Oswego and his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University. He completed his postdoctoral training as a Milken Family Foundation Fellow at Columbia University/ Helen Hayes Hospital before joining CUNY as a faculty member in 2007.

John Mogulescu

John Mogulescu

Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies

Office Phone: 646-664-8004
Email Address: john.mogulescu@cuny.edu

John Mogulescu is Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Founding Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS). Created with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers, CUNY SPS is one of the university’s fastest-growing institutions and home to CUNY’s first fully online degrees as well as a number of professional certificate programs. Read More

Throughout his 30+ years in the Office of Academic Affairs, Dean Mogulescu has developed programs in cooperation with virtually every New York City government agency, and with many state agencies as well. The programs that Dean Mogulescu oversees—which have generated over $1.1 billion in external grants and contracts since 2001—include the highly successful and acclaimed Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), and other collaborative programs between CUNY and the New York City Public Schools, including CUNY College Now and the Early College High School Initiative. He also oversees the Dr. Derek Griffith CUNY Preparatory School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, the CUNY Service Corps and the CUNY Cultural Corps, CUNY Start, the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs, special training initiatives for City and State workers, programs for welfare recipients, and the University’s Workforce Development Initiative. He is responsible for Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which enroll over 250,000 students annually. Dean Mogulescu also oversees the NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and the CUNY Creative Arts Team, and he supervised the creation of the Emmy award winning T.V. series, “We Are New York.”

Prior to assuming his present position, Dean Mogulescu was the University Dean for Academic Affairs and Deputy to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He has also served as University Dean for Adult and Continuing Education and Director of Adult Learning for CUNY. Before coming to CUNY’s Central Office, he worked in a variety of Continuing Education positions at New York City College of Technology.

Dean Mogulescu received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S.W. from New York University. He also attended the Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko

University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Office Phone: 646-664-8068
Email Address: Annemarie.Nicols-Grinenko@cuny.edu

Dr. Nicols-Grinenko has been the University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs at CUNY since July 2015. In this position, she works collaboratively with colleagues across the university to enhance faculty development, recognize faculty excellence in teaching, research and service, cultivate academic leadership and provide support on issues related to faculty recruitment and retention. Read More

Prior to this position, she spent eight years as Senior Advisor for Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Hunter College where she led faculty development efforts and supervised faculty tenure, promotion and reappointment processes. From 2010 to 2015, she served as Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that launched Hunter’s Undergraduate Research Initiative and from 2002 to 2011, she was Director for Programs and Research of Hunter’s Gender Equity Project (GEP) and Co-PI on one of the NSF grants that funded the GEP. In her work on these NSF-funded projects, Dr. Nicols-Grinenko worked to advance and support faculty and students in the sciences and mathematics, particularly women and other groups typically underrepresented in these fields.

Prior to her administrative work, Dr. Nicols-Grinenko served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College. Dr. Nicols-Grinenko is a cognitive psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Christopher Rosa

Christopher Rosa

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office Phone: 646-664-8759
Email Address: Christopher.Rosa@cuny.edu

Dr. Christopher Rosa is Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Previously, Rosa served as the CUNY’s Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for eight years. Dr. Rosa also served as the Central Office’s Director of Student Affairs, where he was responsible for administrative leadership of key student service areas including Student Activities, Mental Health and Wellness Services, International Student and Scholars Services, Veterans Services, Child Care, Women’s Centers, and Career Services. Read More

Dr. Rosa joined the CUNY Office of Student Affairs in 2004 after 11 years of experience at his alma mater, Queens College. While at Queens, Rosa served as Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and Director of the college’s Student Support Services Program, following time spent as the 504/ADA Compliance Officer, Affirmative Action Officer, and Student Disciplinary Officer. While Dr. Rosa has diverse, broad-based student development experience, he is best known at CUNY for his nationally recognized work on behalf of inclusive higher education opportunities for students with disabilities, and he has secured more than $12 million in external funding to support efforts in this area. These include the highly acclaimed CUNY LEADS program, which transitions CUNY graduates with disabilities to competitive employment at more than twice the national average, and more recently, the establishment of model inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities at CUNY, through funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

A published disability studies scholar, Dr. Rosa serves in national leadership roles for organizations that promote access and wellness for Americans with Disabilities, including the Executive Committee for the U.S. President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Board of Directors.

Ekaterina Sukhanova

Ekaterina Sukhanova

University Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Office Phone: 646-664-8054
Email Address: Ekaterina.sukhanova@cuny.edu

Dr. Ekaterina Sukhanova heads the Office of Program Review, working closely with college faculty and administrators across the University on proposals for curricular changes, new degree programs, institutes and centers, from initial draft through CUNY board approval and state registration. Read More

Her office serves as a resource on curricular and related policy matters and reviews a variety of special faculty personnel actions. Dr. Sukhanova is also the principal liaison to the New York State Education Department.

She has published a scholarly monograph, a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and edited multiple collective volumes. She has been engaged in interdisciplinary research on cultural constructs of mental health and continues to curate exhibits of Art Brut around the world as a vehicle for fighting stigma. Dr. Sukhanova is a long-serving elected Vice President of the Section for Art and the Section for Literature of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

Ashleigh Thompson

Ashleigh Thompson

University Dean for Education

Office Phone: 646-664-8151
Email Address: Ashleigh.Thompson@cuny.edu

Ashleigh Thompson is CUNY’s University Dean for Education. She oversees Teacher Education across CUNY, a portfolio encompassing more than 16,000 education students pursuing associate to doctoral degrees. Dr. Thompson convenes the Deans and Chairs from CUNY’s Schools and Departments of Education, creating and implementing University-wide strategy for teacher preparation both internally and with outside partners. Read More

Dean Thompson directs many CUNY-wide education initiatives, including NYC Men Teach, an engagement and recruitment effort of the Mayor’s Office aimed to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City. She is also Principal Investigator on CUNY’s NYC Teaching Fellows partnership with the NYC Department of Education. Dr. Thompson represents CUNY on boards and committees across the University, City and State.

Dr. Thompson has also served as University Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to this, she was Deputy to the University Dean for Health and Human Services, and Deputy Director of the JFK, Jr. Institute at CUNY, promoting workforce development initiatives responding to health reform, labor market trends, and evidence-based research. Dr. Thompson has taught graduate coursework, presented and published, especially in the interdisciplinary fields of Disability Studies and Youth Studies. She is also a 2016 Fulbright recipient.

Before coming to CUNY in 2003, Dr. Thompson taught at an independent middle school for economically-disadvantaged girls in New York City’s Lower East Side, and she has also worked at several community-based nonprofits serving youth.

Dr. Thompson received her B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S.A. in Nonprofit Administration from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education specializing in Policy Studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Lucinda Zoe

Lucinda R. Zoe

Senior University Dean and Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Policy

Office Phone: 646-664-8055
Email Address: Lucinda.zoe@cuny.edu

Lucinda Zoe has served as a University Dean at The City University of New York since September 2012. In her current position as Senior University Dean and Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Policy, she manages the work of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Programs & Policy. Read More

Prior to assuming her role as University Dean, Dr. Zoe served as a faculty member in the library department at Baruch College from 1994 to 2001. She subsequently served as Chief Librarian and Department Chair at Hostos Community College from 2001-2010, her last two years in the position of Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Zoe is also a member of the faculty at Hunter College where she served as Associate Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 2010-2012. With 20 years of experience on CUNY campuses, Dr. Zoe has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for CUNY campus life and culture, as well as a great respect for the diversity and identity of each unique college.

Her research and professional interests focus on information technology management in higher education, educational technology training and development, academic readiness, retention and information literacy; and faculty leadership and curricular design. Before her arrival at CUNY, Dr. Zoe served as Assistant Director and Research Associate for the Center for Business and Economic Research in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Zoe received her Doctorate in Library and Information Science from Columbia University and earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) as well as a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky.