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Ervand Abrahamian

College: Baruch College
Department: History
Email: Ervand_Abrahamian@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-4327

Ervand Abrahamian (B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D. Columbia University), an Armenian born in Iran and raised in England, is well qualified by education and experience in world and Middle East history. He has published Iran Between Two Revolutions, The Iranian Mojahedin, Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil. He teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center, an ... <Read More>

Ervand Abrahamian

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Andre Aciman

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Comparative Literature
Email: aaciman@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8170

André Aciman received his Ph. D. and A.M. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Lehman College. Before coming to The Graduate Center, he taught at Princeton University and Bard College. Although his specialty is in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English, French and Italian literature (he wrote his dissertation on Madame de ... <Read More>

Andre Aciman

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Richard Alba

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology
Email: ralba@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8773

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The seeds of Richard Alba's interest in ethnicity were sown during his childhood in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s and nurtured intellectually at Columbia University, where he received his undergraduate and graduate education, completing his Ph.D. in 1974. He was Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, until September 2008; he now holds that tit ... <Read More>

Richard Alba

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Meena Alexander

College: Hunter College
Department: English
Email: malexander@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5200

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Meena Alexander was born in Allahabad, India. She is considered one of the foremost poets of her generation. She has a B.A. Honors in French and English from Khartoum University and a Ph.D. from Nottingham University. Her works have been widely anthologized and translated. They include Illiterate Heart, (winner of the PEN Open Book Award), Quickly Changing River, and the forthcoming Birthplace wi ... <Read More>

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Robert R. Alfano

College: The City College of New York
Department: Physics
Email: ralfano@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5531

Robert Alfano is a Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at the City College of CUNY, where he has been a faculty member in the Department of Physics since 1972. Prior to joining the City College, Dr. Alfano was a Research Physicist at GTE Research Laboratories, 1964-1972. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University in 1972, and his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Phy ... <Read More>

Robert Alfano

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Eric Alterman

College: Brooklyn College
Department: English
Email: Whatliberalmedia@aol.com

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Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is also “The Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation, a senior fellow and “Altercation” weblogger for Media Matters for America, (formerly at MSNBC.com) in Washington, DC, a senor fellow at the Center for American Pro ... <Read More>

Eric Alterman

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Arthur Apter

College: Baruch College
Department: Mathematics
Email: awapter@alum.mit.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-4123

Professor Arthur W. Apter was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended New York City public schools. After graduation in 1971 from Sheepshead Bay High School, he attended MIT, where he earned his B.S. in Mathematics in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1978. After spending one additional postdoctoral year at MIT, he spent two years in the Mathematics Department of the ... <Read More>

Arthur Apter

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Stanley Aronowitz

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology and Urban Education
Email: saronowitz@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-2001

Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology. He received his B.A. at the New School in 1968 and his Ph.D from the Union Graduate School in 1975. He studies labor, social movements, science and technology, education, social theory and cultural studies and is director of the Center for the ... <Read More>

Stanley Aronowitz

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Sergei Artemov

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy
Email: sartemov@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8661

Sergei N. Artemov is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He came to CUNY with years of experience acquired in leading research centers around the world, including Cornell University, Stanford University, Moscow State University, and the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as in France, Switzerland, ... <Read More>

Sergei Artemov

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Talal Asad

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Anthropology
Email: tasad@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8011

At the Graduate Center since 1998, Talal Asad is a sociocultural anthropologist of international stature specializing in the anthropology of religion with a special interest in the Middle East and Islam. He earned his M.A. at Edinburgh University and B. Litt. and D.Phil. at Oxford. Before coming to the United States to teach at the New School, he taught at Oxford and the universities o ... <Read More>

Talal Asad

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Paul Attewell

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology
Email: pattewell@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8778

Professor Attewell was born in London, and completed his undergraduate education in England before moving to the United States to pursue a doctorate in sociology at the University of California at San Diego. He then taught for several years at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Stony Brook University in New York before joining the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1990, where ... <Read More>

Paul Attewell

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Sanjoy Banerjee

College: The City College of New York
Department: Chemical Engineering
Email: banerjee@che.ccny.cuny.edu

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Born in Calcutta, India, Professor Banerjee holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo in Canada. After working eight years with Atomic Energy of Canada, he was Westinghouse Professor in the Engineering and Physics Department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., from 1976 to 1980, when he joined the facul ... <Read More>

Sanjoy Banerjee

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Laird W. Bergad

College: Lehman College - CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies; History
Email: lbergad@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 212-817-8465/8438

Laird W. Bergad has been on the faculty of Lehman College's Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies since 1980 and the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center from 1985. He is an internationally-respected authority on the social, economic and demographic history of slave-based plantation societies in Latin America and the Caribbean during the eighteenth and nineteenth centu ... <Read More>

Laird Bergad

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Joseph L. Birman

College: The City College of New York
Department: Physics
Email: birman@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-6871

Joseph L. Birman has been Distinguished Professor of Physics at City College and the Graduate School of The City University of New York since 1988. He was The Henry Semat Professor of Physics at CCNY and CUNY from 1974, following his move to City College from the position of tenured full professor of physics at New York University in 1974. Professor Birman’s specialization is theoretical ... <Read More>

Joseph Birman

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Emily Braun

College: Hunter College
Department: Art
Email: ebraun@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-3756

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In addition to her work on modern Italian art and fascist culture, Professor Emily Braun has published on renaissance architecture, late nineteenth-century European painting, twentieth-century American art, women's studies, Jewish history, and contemporary painting and sculpture. She was awarded a Senior Research Grant from the Getty Foundation (1993), the Hunter College Presidential Award for ... <Read More>

Emily Braun

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John Brenkman

College: Baruch College
Department: English
Email: john.brenkman@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-3921

John Brenkman, Distinguished Professor, teaches American literature, the novel, and various special topics in modern literature at Baruch College. He also teaches in the PhD Programs in English and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center and directs the U.S.-Europe Seminar at Baruch College. A literary critic and political theorist, Professor Brenkman’s latest book is The Cultural Co ... <Read More>

John Brenkman

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Susan Buck-Morss

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Political Science
Email: sbuck-morss@gc.cuny.edu

Susan Buck-Morss is an interdisciplinary thinker and a prolific writer of international reputation. Her most recent book, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel's master-slave dialectic by linking it to the influence of the Haitian Revolution. Her books The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter ... <Read More>

Susan Buck-Morss

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Peter Carey

College: Hunter College
Department: English
Email: pcarey@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5074

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One of the most original, talented and prolific writers in the English language today, Peter Carey has won the Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Prize twice and many other distinctions. He has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded three honorary doctorates. His work has been translated into at least 30 languages. Three of his novels are considere ... <Read More>

Peter Carey

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Marvin Carlson

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Theatre and Comparative Literature
Email: mcarlson@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8877

Marvin A. Carlson, Distinguished Professor (Graduate Center), has a Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre from Cornell University. The Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature, his research and teaching interests include dramatic theory and Western European theatre history and dramatic literature, especially of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has been awarded t ... <Read More>

Marvin Carlson

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Noel Carroll

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: knollcarroll@gmail.com

Noël Carroll, distinguished professor of philosophy and one of the leading philosophers of art and aesthetics in the U.S., is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the philosophy of film. He is the author of eleven monographs, including The Philosophy of Motion Pictures, Beyond Aesthetics, and The Philosophy of Horror; three edited collections; and over two hundred academic ar ... <Read More>

Noel Carroll

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Mary Ann Caws

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Comparative Literature, English, and French
Email: macaws@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8371

Mary Ann Caws was born and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her father was Harmon Chadbourn Rorison, of Scottish heritage (McDonald of the Isle of Skye), her mother, Margaret Devereux Lippitt, was the only daughter of the painter Margaret Walthour Lippitt. Professor Caws attended the National Cathedral School, and went on to get her B.A. (cum laude) at Bryn Mawr in 1954, her M.A. at Yal ... <Read More>

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Raquel Chang-Rodriguez

College: The City College of New York
Department: Foreign Languages and Literature
Email: rchangrodriguez@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-7920

Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (PhD, New York University) is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic literature and culture at the Graduate Center and the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY). She has held visiting posts at Colgate University as Colgate Professor of the Humanities and at Columbia University, and has participated in seminars and courses in Spain, Peru, and Germany ... <Read More>

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Eugene M. Chudnovsky

College: Lehman College
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Email: chudnov@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 960-8770

Distinguished Professor Eugene M. Chudnovsky, who has been a member of the Lehman Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty since 1988, is an internationally prominent theoretical physicist. He is known for his theoretical predictions of the phenomenon of magnetic poles “tunneling.” His experimental research also helped lead to the discovery of “quantum magnetic hysteresis,” a novel physics ef ... <Read More>

Eugene Chudnovsky

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William J. Collins

College: Lehman College
Department: English
Email:  
Office Phone: (718) 960-8550

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Billy Collins was born in New York City in 1941. He is the author of several books of poetry, including She Was Just Seventeen (2006), The Trouble with Poetry (2005); Nine Horses (2002); Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems (2001); Picnic, Lightning (1998); The Art of Drowning (1995), which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Questions About Angels (1991), w ... <Read More>

William Collins

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Blanche Wiesen Cook

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: History
Email: bcook@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8813

Blanche Wiesen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History and Women's Studies at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her biography, Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I (Viking Penguin 1992), and Volume II (Viking Penguin 1999) received numerous awards and were on The New York Times best seller list. Volume I won The Los Angeles Times' 1992 Biography Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award. She ... <Read More>

Blanche Cook

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John Corigliano

College: Lehman College
Department: Music
Email: John.Corigliano@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 960-8250

John Corigliano is among the most honored composers in the United States. He was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Symphony No. 2, introduced in November 2000 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and subsequently heard in New York, Helsinki, Berlin, and Moscow. In March 2000, Corigliano’s third film score, for "The Red Violin," was awarded the Academy Award ("Oscar.") Corigliano's ... <Read More>

John Corigliano

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Vincent Crapanzano

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Anthropology and Comparative Literature
Email: vcrapanzano@earthlink.net
Office Phone: (212) 817-8169

Vincent Crapanzano graduated from the Ecole Internationale in Geneva, received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard, and his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. He has taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Paris, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the University of Brasilia, and the University of Cape Town. He has lectured i ... <Read More>

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Joseph Dauben

College: Lehman College
Department: History
Email: jdauben@att.net
Office Phone: (718) 960-8285

Lehman College and Graduate Center history professor Joseph W. Dauben earned his doctorate from Harvard in 1972, the same year he joined the Lehman faculty. He is the author of two biographies that are considered classics: Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and the Philosophy of the Infinite (Harvard University Press, 1979) and Abraham Robinson: The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, A Personal and ... <Read More>

Joseph Dauben

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Cathy Davidson

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: English, and Futures Initiative
Email: cdavidson@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-7247

Cathy N. Davidson is a Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and Director of the Futures Initiative, a new program dedicated to envisioning the future of higher education. Davidson's main contributions have been in the areas of history of the book, history of industrialism and postindustrialism, and the impact of new ... <Read More>

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David Del Tredici

College: The City College of New York
Department: Music
Email: ddeltredici@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212)650-7247

Del Tredici began his studies at the University of California at Berkeley with Seymour Shifrin and continued work at Princeton University, where he studied with Roger Sessions, receiving his M.F.A. degree in 1964. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University, the University of Buffalo, Boston University, and Julliard. Currently he is Distinguished Professor of Music at the City College ... <Read More>

David Del Tredici

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Michael Devitt

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: mdevitt@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8620

Michael Devitt, a student of the famous American empiricist Willard Van Orman Quine at Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D., has argued his realist position steadily over the years. His Realism and Truth is now in its third printing. He was also chosen as the spokesperson for naturalism (opposition to the a priori, or knowledge not derived from experience) in the forthcoming volume, Contempo ... <Read More>

Michael Devitt

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Morris Dickstein

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: English and Theatre
Email: mdickstein@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-7210

Morris Dickstein is a literary and cultural critic and Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is senior fellow of the Center for the Humanities, which he directed from 1993 to 2000. He has also taught at Columbia, Queens College, and the University of Paris VIII (St. Denis). Perhaps best known for his book Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties (Basic Books, ... <Read More>

Morris Dickstein

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Mitchell Duneier

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology
Email: mduneier@Princeton.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8774

Mitchell Duneier earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His first book, Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity, which was largely his dissertation, won the 1994 American Sociological Association's award for Distinguished Scholarly Publication, an unheard-of achievement for a dissertation. His research for this work consisted of listening to the stories of men gathered ... <Read More>

Mitchell Duneier

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Linnea C. Ehri

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Psychology and Speech–Language–Hearing Sciences
Email: lehri@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8294

Linnea C. Ehri received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970 and was a professor at the University of California, Davis, before coming to the Graduate Center in 1991 as a Distinguished Professor. She holds appointments in the Educational Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences programs. She has received research awards from the American ... <Read More>

Linnea Ehri

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Cynthia Fuchs Epstein

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology
Email: cepstein@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8782

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center of the City was honored in 2004 with the ASA Jessie Bernard award for her pioneering work exploring women’s exclusion from the professions. She was President of the American Sociological Association for the year 2005 to 2006. Among her books are Woman’s Place (1970), Women in Law (1981), and her landmark th ... <Read More>

Cynthia Epstein

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Stuart B. Ewen

College: Hunter College
Department: Film and Media Studies
Email: drstu@bway.net
Office Phone: (212) 772-4950

Stuart Ewen is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies at Hunter College, and in the Ph.D. Programs in History, Sociology and American Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center (City University of New York). He is generally considered one of the originators of the field of Media Studies, and his writings have continued to shape debates in the field. He is the author of ... <Read More>

Stuart Ewen

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Michelle Fine

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Psychology and Urban Education
Email: mfine@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8710

Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women’s Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY, has taught at CUNY since 1990. Before that I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for more than a decade. My research focuses on youth in schools, communities and prisons, developed through critical feminist theory and method. Recent awards: 2007 Willystine G ... <Read More>

Michelle Fine

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Janet Dean Fodor

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Linguistics and Psychology
Email: jfodor@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8502

Janet Dean Fodor came to the Graduate Center from the University of Connecticut in 1986 as a distinguished professor of linguistics. She is the author of a textbook on semantics entitled Semantics: Theories of Meaning in Generative Grammar, which has been called “a masterpiece of clarity and good sense.” In this work she combined descriptive linguistic concerns with philosophical issues ab ... <Read More>

Janet Fodor

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Nancy Foner

College: Hunter College
Department: Sociology
Email: nfoner@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5640

Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, received her B.A. from Brandeis University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her main area of interest is immigration. She has studied Jamaicans in their home society as well as in New York and London, nursing home workers in New York, and has written widely on im ... <Read More>

Nancy Foner

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Joshua Freeman

College: Queens College
Department: History
Email: jfreeman@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8436

Joshua B. Freeman is Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and associated with the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. He served as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in History from 2003 to 2009 and is currently the Academic Director of the Urban Studies Program at the M ... <Read More>

Joshua Freeman

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Nicholas A. Freudenberg

College: Hunter College
Department: Health Sciences
Email: nfreuden@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 481-4363

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Nicholas Freudenberg is professor in the Program in Urban Public Health at Hunter College, on the faculty of the Ph.D. Program in Psychology, and serves as Interim Director of CUNY's new Doctor of Public Health Program. He is founder of the Center on AIDS, Drugs, and Community Health at Hunter College and served as its director from 1987 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001. For the last 25 ... <Read More>

Nicholas Freudenberg

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Fred Gardaphe

College: Queens College
Department: English
Email: fred.gardaphe@qc.cuny.edu

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Fred Gardaphe was born in Chicago in 1952 and raised in Melrose Park, Illinois, a predominantly Italian American community. His grandparents on his mother’s side emigrated from Bari, Italy. On his father’s side, his grandmother’s family emigrated from Calabria, his grandfather’s family from Canada. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, Fenwick Preparatory High School (Oak Park) and Trito ... <Read More>

Fred Gardaphe

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Azriel Z. Genack

College: Queens College
Department: Physics
Email: azriel.genack@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-3373

Dr. Genack is a native of Queens. From 1973-75 he was a Research Associate at City College of CUNY. He spent the following two years as a Research Associated at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, CA. He moved back to the east coast in 1977 to take a position at the Corporate Research Laboratories of the Exxon Research and Engineering Company. Dr. Genack joined the faculty of Queens Colle ... <Read More>

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: pgodfrey-smith@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-7093

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Peter Godfrey-Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from UC San Diego. He taught at Stanford, the Australian National University, and Harvard before joining CUNY. His main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind, and he also works on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), the ... <Read More>

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Isaac Goldemberg

College: Hostos Community College
Department: Humanities
Email: igoldemberg@hostos.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 518-6680

Born in Peru, in 1945, Isaac Goldemberg is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer whose works are known throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. He has lived in New York since 1964 and is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, where he is also Director of the Latin American Writers Institute, and Editor of the literar ... <Read More>

Isaac Goldemberg

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Carol Gould

College: Hunter College
Department: Philosophy
Email: carolcgould@gmail.com
Office Phone: (212) 396-6502 (Hunter) (212) 817-1940 (the Graduate Center)

Carol C. Gould is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and Professor in the Doctoral Programs in Philosophy and Political Science and Director of the Center for Global Ethics & Politics at the Ralph Bunche Institute at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also Editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy. A native New Yorker, Gould received a BA from ... <Read More>

Carol Gould

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Daniel Greenberger

College: The City College of New York
Department: Physics
Email: greenbgr@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5577

Distinguished Professor Daniel Greenberger's passion for physics took hold during his days as a student at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City from where he graduated in 1950, in a class that included a handful of others who would go on to become celebrated physicists. Following his graduation from Bronx Science, he earned degrees from MIT and the University of Illinois. He ... <Read More>

Daniel Greenberger

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Michael Grossman

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Economics and Business
Email: mgrossman@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8262

Michael Grossman is Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Ph.D. Program in Economics at The City University of New York Graduate Center and Research Associate and Health Economics Program Director at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the author of four books, fifty-eight journal articles, and thirty-three book chapters. His research has focused on economic models of the det ... <Read More>

Michael Grossman

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Godfrey Gumbs

College: Hunter College
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Email: ggumbs@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-3935

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Godfrey Gumbs, who is based at Hunter College and is a faculty member in The Graduate Center's Ph.D. program in physics, has made important contributions to solid-state physics. His research, which includes a powerful approach to the study of nanostructures, focuses on several areas, including condensed matter physics, plasma physics, optoelectronics, math and computational techniques. A recen ... <Read More>

Godfrey Gumbs

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Kimiko Hahn

College: Queens College
Department: English
Email: kimiko.hahn@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-4712

Kimiko Hahn was born in 1955 in Mt. Kisco, New York, the child of artists, a Japanese American mother from Hawaii and a German American father from Wisconsin. She received an undergraduate degree in English and East Asian studies from the University of Iowa, and a master's degree in Japanese literature from Columbia University in 1984. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, inclu ... <Read More>

Kimiko Hahn

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Jeffrey Halperin

College: Queens College
Department: Psychology
Email: jeffrey.halperin@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-3254

For more than two decades Jeffrey Halperin, Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, has been conducting research examining behavioral, cognitive, neuropsychological, and neurochemical functioning in children with AD/HD. A substantial proportion of this research has been based on the premise that AD/HD is not a unitary disorder, and the thru ... <Read More>

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Robert M. Haralick

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Computer Science
Email: haralick@aim.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8192

Robert Haralick earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Before coming to The Graduate Center, he held the prestigious Boeing Egtvedt Professorship in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and was vice president of research at Machine Vision International. A fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the International Association for Pattern Rec ... <Read More>

Robert Haralick

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David Harvey

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and History
Email: dharvey@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-7211

David Harvey, a leading theorist in the field of urban studies whom Library Journal called "one of the most influential geographers of the later twentieth century," earned his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, was formerly professor of geography at Johns Hopkins, a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics, and Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. His reflections on the ... <Read More>

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Samuel Heilman

College: Queens College
Department: Sociology
Email: samuel.heilman@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-2832

Samuel Heilman holds the Harold Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Center and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College of the City University of New York. He has also been Scheinbrun Visiting Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, visiting professor of social anthropology at Tel Aviv University, and a Fulbright visiting professor at t ... <Read More>

Samuel Heilman

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William Helmreich

College: The City College of New York
Department: Sociology
Email: helmreichw@gmail.com
Office Phone: (212) 650-5840

William B. Helmreich received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University (St. Louis). He is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Colin Powell School of Civic & Global Leadership at City College of New York and a Professor of Sociology at City University Graduate Center. He is also a Permanent Senior Fellow at Yale University. Helmreich served as Department Chairman for five year ... <Read More>

William Helmreich

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George Hendrey

College: Queens College
Department: Earth and Environmental Science
Email: george.hendrey@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-3325

Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Queens College Professional Preparation Undergraduate- University of Washington Zoology B.A., 1966 Graduate- University of Washington Civil Engineering/Water and Air Resources M.S., 1970 University of Washington Civil Engineering/Comparative Limnology Ph.D., 1973 Appointments 2005 – present City Universi ... <Read More>

George Hendrey

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Gabor Herman

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Computer Science
Email: gabortherman@yahoo.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8193

Professor Herman received a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of London, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of London. He is a pioneer in the field of computerized tomography (an important medical diagnostic procedure) and the author of several books and well over one hundred articles incl ... <Read More>

Gabor Herman

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Dagmar Herzog

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: dherzog@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8468

Dagmar Herzog is Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, where she teaches courses in Modern European history, the history of the Holocaust and its aftermath, interdisciplinary theory and research methodology, and the histories of gender and sexuality. She received her B.A. (1983) in Political Science and French Literature from Duke Universi ... <Read More>

Dagmar Herzog

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Yunping Jiang

College: Queens College
Department: Mathematics
Email: yunping.jiang@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-5848

Yunping Jiang was born in China and received a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Peking University in Beijing before coming to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center. He subsequently taught at Stony Brook University for two years before joining the faculty of Queens College in 1992 and the Graduate Center in 1998. Professor Jiang has published over five dozen research ... <Read More>

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David Joselit

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Art History
Email: djoselit@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8044

David Joselit’s art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, spanning Marcel Duchamp’s strategy of the readymade, in which commodities are reframed as artworks, to the mid-twentieth ecology of television, video art, and media activism, and the current conditions of contemporary art un ... <Read More>

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Jeremy Kahn

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Mathematics
Email: JKahn@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8540

Jeremy Kahn, who has made a name for himself with his elegant and original solutions to several deep and long-standing problems, joined the Ph.D. Program in Mathematics as a distinguished professor in the fall of 2013. One of Kahn’s fields is hyperbolic geometry, the whole idea of which, he said, “is that the parallel lines do not maintain a constant distance as they do in Euclidean geometry. ... <Read More>

Jeremy Kahn

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Saul Kassin

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: Forensic Psychology
Email: skassin@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 557-4505

Saul Kassin received his Ph.D. in personality and social psychology at the University of Connecticut. In 1984, he was awarded a U. S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship, and spent the year at the Federal Judicial Center. In 1985 he was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting professor in the Psychology and Law Program at Stanford University. Dr. Kassin has conducted research on police interviewing, ... <Read More>

Saul Kassin

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Thomas Kessner

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History and Urban Education
Email: tkessner@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8437

Thomas Kessner is a graduate of Brooklyn College (1963) and earned his doctorate at Columbia University in 1975 with distinction. He was appointed as distinguished professor at the Graduate Center in 2005. His special areas of interest are American urban and social history and the history of New York City. He has published several books, including The Flight of the Century: Charles A. Lind ... <Read More>

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Wayne Koestenbaum

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: English
Email: wkoestenbaum@aol.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8323

Writer, scholar and critic Wayne Koestenbaum is recognized as an important American poet, as one of the founders of queer studies, and as a wide-ranging cultural critic who crosses boundaries of literature, art, music, and popular culture. His book The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, published in 1993, had a significant impact on the emerging fields of gender ... <Read More>

Wayne Koestenbaum

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Victor Kolyvagin

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Mathematics
Email: vkolyvagin@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8563

Victor Kolyvagin is the first to hold the Mina Rees Chair in Mathematics, named for The Graduate Center's first president, who was a distinguished mathematician. He is famous for a series of papers produced over several years and culminating in one on "Euler Systems," which is considered an original, fundamental breakthrough, and which played an important role in Andrew Wiles's path to his fa ... <Read More>

Victor Kolyvagin

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Adam Koranyi

College: Lehman College
Department: Mathematics
Email: adam.koranyi@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 960-8879

Adam Koranyi was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1932, and started graduate work in Szeged as a student of B. Sz.-Nagy. In 1957 he moved to the USA and in 1959 he received his Ph. D. at the University of Chicago under M. H. Stone. After some years at Harvard, Berkeley and Princeton he was professor of mathematics at the Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University, from 1965 to 1979. Afte ... <Read More>

Adam Koranyi

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Saul Kripke

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: skripe@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8624

Saul Kripke is known as a brilliant logician and one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. While a high-school student in Nebraska, he wrote a series of papers that transformed modal logic and remain canonical works in the field. He became a junior fellow at Harvard in his sophomore year and gave lectures to graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol ... <Read More>

Saul Kripke

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Paul Krugman

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Economics
Email: pkrugman@gc.cuny.edu

Paul Krugman is an American economist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography. The Prize Committee cited Krugman's work explaining the patterns of i ... <Read More>

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Peter Kwong

College: Hunter College
Department: Urban Affairs & Planning
Email: pkwong@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5598

Distinguished Professor Peter Kwong passed away on March 17, 2017 Peter Kwong is Distinguished Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a pioneer in Asian American studies, a leading scholar of immigration, and an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, widely recognized f ... <Read More>

Peter Kwong

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John J. Lee

College: The City College of New York
Department: Biology
Email: jlee@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-8545

John J. Lee is a marine microbial ecologist working mainly on symbiosis in "living sands" (giant foraminifera) and microbial and protistological problems related to mariculture. He also works with salt marsh protozoa. While most of his laboratory work takes place in New York, field work frequently takes him to well illuminated shallow tropical seas. "Tough work" for a New Yorker, but someone h ... <Read More>

John Lee

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Tania Leon

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Music
Email: tleon@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-5000 x2596

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Tania León born in Cuba, a vital personality on today’s music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision (including their noted series “Orgullo Hispano” which celebrates living American Latinos whose contributions in societ ... <Read More>

Tania Leon

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Ben Lerner

College: Brooklyn College
Department: English
Email: blerner@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 9517-5000 x3556

Ben Lerner is an American poet, novelist, and critic. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Howard Foundations, and is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels, Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04. He has published three poetry collections: The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. In 2011 Lerner became the first American to win the Preis ... <Read More>

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Gail Levin

College: Baruch College
Department: Fine and Performing Arts
Email: Gail.Levin@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-4062

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An outstanding scholar, biographer and art historian, Professor Levin’s international reputation is based on the 18 books she has written or edited, including her definitive studies of Edward Hopper, her current work on Judy Chicago, and her developing interests in feminist art and Eastern European Jewish immigrant influences on currents of American modernist art. Her work as a curator, particula ... <Read More>

Gail Levin

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Victoria N. Luine

College: Hunter College
Department: Psychology
Email: vluine@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-4223

Professor Luine received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. and her PhD in Pharmacology from SUNY at Buffalo. Following post doctoral studies and a faculty appointment at Rockefeller University, she joined Hunter College in 1987. In addition to her research and teaching, she is the PD for Hunter College’s RISE and SCORE Programs (NIH grants) which promote res ... <Read More>

Victoria Luine

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Gerald Markowitz

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: History
Email: gmarkowitz@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8458

Gerald E. Markowitz, professor of history at The Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is the author of 43 articles and nine books. He is the co-author of Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution, which was published in 2003 and has been praised for chronicling how the lead paint industry knowingly exposed Americans, including children, to toxic subst ... <Read More>

Gerald Markowitz

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John Matteson

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: English
Email: jmatteson@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8586

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John Matteson is Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His first book, Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. Eden's Outcasts was also named as an Honors Book in Nonfiction by the 2008-09 Massachusetts Book Awards and received a commendation from the Massachusetts State Legislature. Pr ... <Read More>

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Richard McCoy

College: Queens College
Department: English
Email: rmccoy@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-4656

Richard McCoy is a Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Queens College, he taught as a member of the Society of Fellows at Columbia University. He has been a visiting professor at Peking University and Princeton University and ... <Read More>

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Uday Singh Mehta

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Political Science
Email: umehta@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8699

Uday Singh Mehta, distinguished professor of political science, is a renowned political theorist whose work encompasses a wide spectrum of philosophical traditions. He has worked on a range of issues including the relationship between freedom and imagination, liberalism’s complex link with colonialism and empire, and, more recently, war, peace, and nonviolence. He is the author of two books, ... <Read More>

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Ruth Milkman

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Sociology
Email: rmilkman@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8771

Ruth Milkman is a sociologist of labor and labor movements who has written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present. Her most recent book is Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy (Cornell University Press, 2013), coauthored with Eileen Appelbaum. She has also written extensiv ... <Read More>

Ruth Milkman

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Nancy K. Miller

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Comparative Literature, English, French
Email: nmiller@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8318

Distinguished Professor Miller’s areas of interest include contemporary autobiography and autobiography theory; women's writing (American and French); twentieth-century cultural history, after 1945; and feminist theory. She earned her Ph.D. in French literature, with distinction, from Columbia University. In 1988, after thirteen years of teaching at Columbia College and Barnard Coll ... <Read More>

Nancy Miller

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Pyong Gap Min

College: Queens College
Department: Sociology
Email: pyonggap.min@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-2810

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Pyong Gap Min is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has taught courses on race and ethnic relations, immigration, ethnic identity, marriage and the family, new immigrants and their religions, and Asian Americans. The areas of his research focus are immigrant entrepreneurship, ethnic identity, changes in the fa ... <Read More>

Pyong Gap Min

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John H. Mollenkopf

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Political Science and Sociology
Email: jmollenkopf@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-2046

John Mollenkopf is Director of the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center of the City University and teaches courses in political science and sociology on urban politics, public policy, immigration, and the changing nature of urban communities. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books on urban politics, urban policy, and New York City, recently completing Inheriting the City: ... <Read More>

John Mollenkopf

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Jeffrey Mongrain

College: Hunter College
Department: Art
Email: jmongrai@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (917) 797-8025

Jeffrey Mongrain is a Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History at Hunter College where he has been on the faculty since 1995 and served as Head of the MFA program in sculpture since 2007. Since arriving at Hunter he has significantly advanced the facilities and instruction in the MFA Sculpture area and has instituted an artist-in-residency program in the undergraduate ceramic area that ... <Read More>

Jeffrey Mongrain

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Leith Mullings

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Anthropology
Email: lmullings@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8009

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A presidential professor in the Ph.D. program in anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Mullings is among the most pre-eminent scholars in the critical study of race, class, gender and health, with special reference to urban America. The executive board of the Society for Anthropology of North America called her the “the most influential scholar in the field of North American a ... <Read More>

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Fred R. Naider

College: College of Staten Island
Department: Chemistry
Email: naider@mail.csi.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 982-3896

Dr. Fred Naider's distinguished career combines the qualities of an extraordinary researcher and teacher. He is one of a very select group of scientists recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with over 30 continual years of funding for his important and continuous research. A chemist by training, Dr. Naider has spent the best part of his career studying peptides, a family of mol ... <Read More>

Fred Naider

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V. Parameswaran Nair

College: The City College of New York
Department: Physics
Email: vpn@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5572

Nair obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Kerala, India, and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1983-1985) and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara (1985-1986), before joining Columbia University as a faculty member in 1987. He moved to CUNY in 1993. Nair's research covers a wide spec ... <Read More>

V. Parameswaran Nair

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David Nasaw

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: dnasaw@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8431

David Nasaw has been on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center since 1990. He is currently the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of American History as well as the director of the Center of Humanities at the Graduate Center. He is also the author of The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, which won the Bancroft Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and was a finalist for th ... <Read More>

David Nasaw

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Stephen Neale

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: sneale@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8615

Stephen Neale is generally acknowledged as one of the best philosophers of his generation in the English-speaking world, and the best working at the interface between philosophy of language and linguistics. Neale is known internationally for producing a large body of scholarship related to descriptions, pronouns, quantification, and demonstratives, and his two books Descriptions a ... <Read More>

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Elizabeth Nunez

College: Hunter College
Department: English
Email: elizabeth.nunez@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-4051

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Elizabeth Nunez emigrated from Trinidad after completing high school there. She received her MA and Ph.D. in English from New York University and is CUNY Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College. Dr. Nunez is the award-winning author of six novels: Prospero's Daughter; Grace; Discretion; Bruised Hibiscus; Beyond the Limbo Silence; and When Rocks Dance. Prospero’s Daughter, her m ... <Read More>

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James Oakes

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: Email: joakes@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 212-817-8439

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One of the leading historians of 19th century America, Professor Oakes has an international reputation for path-breaking scholarship. In a series of influential books and essays, he tackled some of the most important questions about the history of the United States from the Revolution through the Civil War. His early work focused on the South, examining slavery as an economic and social system th ... <Read More>

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Loraine K. Obler

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Linguistics and Speech—Language—Hearing Sciences
Email: loraine.obler@gmail.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8809

Loraine K. Obler’s international reputation is based on her groundbreaking work in several areas of neurolinguistics: aphasia, bilingualism, aging, and dementia. She came to the Graduate Center in 1985, and was appointed as a distinguished professor in June 1991. She teaches in the Ph.D. Programs in Speech–Language–Hearing Sciences and Linguistics and also directs the Neurolinguistics Lab, ... <Read More>

Loraine Obler

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Ursula Oppens

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Music
Email: uoppens@gmail.com

Ursula Oppens is one of the few pianists before the public today who has won equal renown as an interpreter of the established repertoire and a champion of contemporary music. Her performances of music old and new are marked by a powerful grasp of the composer's musical intentions and an equally sure command of the keyboard's resources; qualities placing her in the ranks of the wo ... <Read More>

Ursula Oppens

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Robert E. Paaswell

College: The City College of New York
Department: Civil Engineering
Email: paaswell@utrc2.org
Office Phone: (212) 650-8072

Dr. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished professor of Civil Engineering (CCNY) currently serves as Director of the federally supported University Transportation Research Center, located at the City College of New York. A consortium of 12 major U.S. Academic Institutions, the Center asserts a significant role in the region and nationally, conducting research and projects on surface transportation, carr ... <Read More>

Robert Paaswell

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Victor Pan

College: Lehman College
Department: Mathematics and Computer Science
Email: victor.pan@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 960-8568

Born in 1939 in Moscow, USSR, I received my MS (1961) and PhD (1964) degrees in Math from the Moscow State University (MGU). Math provided me with few keys that opened many locks. Later I leaned towards Computational Math, not the mainstream then but much more so by now. My Russian journal papers on polynomial computations made me known in the West as “polynomial Pan”. In 1976 I left the oppre ... <Read More>

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Rohit J. Parikh

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Computer and Information Science
Email: rparikh@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-5000 x2058

Rohit Parikh is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy, Graduate Center, and Dept. of Computer Science, Brooklyn College.. All his degrees, one in Physics, and two in Mathematics, are from Harvard. Apart from CUNY, he has taught at Boston University, Stanford, NYU, Bristol University (in UK), and Panjab University (in India). ... <Read More>

Rohit Parikh

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Jeffrey Parsons

College: Hunter College
Department: Psychology
Email: jeffrey.parsons@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 212-772-5533

Dr. Parsons is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Parsons joined the Hunter College faculty in 2000 and served as Chair of the Department of Psychology from 2008 to 2010. Professor Parsons' work has shed important light on health behaviors, including HIV prevention, HIV medication adherence, s ... <Read More>

Jeffrey Parsons

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Steven D. Penrod

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: Psychology
Email: spenrod@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8877

Steven Penrod earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1979. He joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the fall of 2001. Prior to that he was professor and director of the Law/Psychology program at the University of Nebraska from 1995-2001. He was on the law faculty a ... <Read More>

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Frances Fox Piven

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Political Science and Sociology
Email: Fpiven@hotmail.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8674

Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her scholarship and activism have centered on social movements, electoral politics, and welfare policy. She received her B.A. in City Planning from the University of Chicago, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has taught in the Columbia University School of Socia ... <Read More>

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Henry Pontell

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: Sociology
Email: hpontell@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 887-6122

Henry N. Pontell is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology. Before joining the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in January 2015, he was a Professor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he now is a Professor Emeritus of criminology, law & society in the School of Social Ecology and of sociology in the School of Social Sciences. At UCI he ... <Read More>

Henry Pontell

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Graham Priest

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: gpriest@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8624

Graham Priest, BA, MA (Cambridge) MSc, PhD (London), LittD (Melbourne), FAHA, was born in London, and studied at Cambridge and the London School of Economics. In 1976 he moved to Australia, where he has since held positions at the Universities of Western Australia, Queensland, and Melbourne. Before joining CUNY in 2009, he was Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. ... <Read More>

Graham Priest

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Jesse J. Prinz

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Philosophy
Email: jesse@subcortex.com

Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy, is a notable expert in philosophy of psychology and a strong proponent of the emerging methodology known as experimental philosophy. His books include Furnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis (2002); Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of the Emotions (2004); and The Emotional Construction of Morals (2007). Two books are forth ... <Read More>

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Theodore Raphan

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Computer Science
Email: raphan@nsi.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-4193

Theodore Raphan was a postdoctoral fellow in neurophysiology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and was appointed assistant professor of neurology in 1979. Since coming to Brooklyn College in 1982, he has been associate professor, professor and Broeklundian Professor of Computer and Information Science. He was appointed Distinguished Professor in 1994. He directs the Institute of Neural and I ... <Read More>

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Robert Reid-Pharr

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: English
Email: rreid-pharr@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8326

A Presidential Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Robert Fitzgerald Reid-Pharr holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an M.A. in Afro-American Studies and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. Before coming to the Graduate Center he was an assistant and associate profess ... <Read More>

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David S. Reynolds

College: Baruch College
Department: English
Email: rey.sn@juno.com
Office Phone: (646) 312-3942

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; winner of the Kansas State Book Award; finalist for the Peter Se ... <Read More>

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Joan Richardson

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: English
Email: jrichardson@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8316

Joan Richardson is Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies at The Graduate Center. Author of a two-volume biography of the poet Wallace Stevens, she co-edited, with Frank Kermode, Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America, 1997). Her essays on Stevens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Jonathan Edwards have been published in the Wallace St ... <Read More>

Joan Richardson

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David Rindskopf

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Educational Psychology and Psychology
Email: drindskopf@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8287

David Rindskopf is Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he has taught since 1979. His research and teaching are in the area of applied statistics, measurement, and research design. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and has served as the President of the New York Chapter of the ASA. He has also served as ... <Read More>

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Carl Riskin

College: Queens College
Department: Economics
Email: carl.riskin@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-5454

Riskin has been one of the pioneers of contemporary Chinese economic studies. His China's Political Economy: The Quest for Development since 1949 (Oxford, 1987) was a comprehensive history of China, from a political economy perspective, since the founding of the People's Republic. He has explored many aspects of modern China's history, from the role of economic "surplus" in explaining China's dev ... <Read More>

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Chase F. Robinson

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: CRobinson@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-7200

Chase F. Robinson, Distinguished Professor of History, is considered the leading expert of his generation on early Islamic history. From 2003 to 2005, he chaired Oxford University's Faculty of Oriental Studies, having first served as a professor of Islamic history at Oxford, beginning in 1993. He was appointed provost and senior vice president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New ... <Read More>

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Ruthann Robson

College: CUNY School of Law
Department: Law
Email: robson@mail.law.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 340-4447

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Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor, teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law, and is faculty advisor to the New York City Law Review. She is the author of numerous works developing a lesbian legal theory, which include the books Sappho Goes to Law School and Lesbian (Out)Law: Survival Under the ... <Read More>

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Jay Rosen

College: College of Staten Island
Department: Mathematics
Email: jrosen30@optimum.net
Office Phone: (718) 982-3610

Jay Rosen received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University. Before coming to the College of Staten Island and the CUNY Graduate Center, he taught at the University of Massachusetts and was a Research Associate at Rockefeller University. In addition to his teaching activities at CUNY, he has held a number of visiting positions an ... <Read More>

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Morris Rossabi

College: Queens College
Department: History
Email: morris.rossabi@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-5382

Morris Rossabi was born in in the multi-ethnic environment of Alexandria, Egypt and was raised to speak Arabic, English, and French. Migrating to the U.S. as a boy, he became fluent i German before studying for a Ph.D. in East and Central Asian History at Columbia University. During graduate school, he learned Chinese and Japanese and several Central Asian languages. Fluency in those language ... <Read More>

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William B. Rossow

College: The City College of New York
Department: Electrical Engineering/CREST Center
Email: wbrossow@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5389

Dr. Rossow's research interests include cloud physics and dynamics, atmospheric radiative transfer, atmospheric dynamics, and satellite remote sensing of Earth's climate and other planetary atmospheres about which he has published over 170 papers and reports. His early work focused on the clouds and dynamics of the atmospheres of Venus and Jupiter and he served on the Science Teams for the Pio ... <Read More>

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Myriam P. Sarachik

College: The City College of New York
Department: Physics
Email: sarachik@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5618/5620

Born in Antwerp, Belgium Myriam Sarachik attended primary school in Antwerp and Havana, Cuba and high school at the Bronx High School of Science in New York. She earned a B. A. cum laude from Barnard College in 1954, majoring in physics. After working for a year at the IBM Watson Laboratories at Columbia University she returned to graduate school, receiving a M.S. in 1957 and a Ph.D. in 1960 f ... <Read More>

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David Savran

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Theatre and English
Email: dsavran@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8874

David Savran is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from Cornell University. Major publications include: Breaking the Rules: The Wooster Group (1988); In Their Own Words: Contemporary American Playwrights (1988); Communists, Cowboys and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams (1992); Taking it Like ... <Read More>

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Mitchell B. Schaffler

College: The City College of New York
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: mschaffler@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5070

Mitchell B. Schaffler is the CUNY and Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, and Director of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), the research consortium among CCNY and the major New York City teaching hospitals and medical schools. Before coming to City College, he was Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell B ... <Read More>

Mitchell Schaffler

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Grace Schulman

College: Baruch College
Department: English
Email: Grace_Schulman@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-3941

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She is author of Marianne Moore: The Poetry of Engagement; editor of Ezra Pound, translator from the Hebrew of T. Carmi's At the Stone of Losses; and co-translator from the Spanish of Pablo Antonio Cuadra's Songs of Cifar. She is Poetry Editor of the Nation, and former director of the Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y. Schulman received her Ph.D. from New York University, and is Di ... <Read More>

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Sarah Schulman

College: College of Staten Island
Department: English
Email: Sarah.Schulman@csi.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 982-3685

Sarah Schulman is the author of the novels The Mere Future (2009), The Child (2007), Shimmer (1998), Rat Bohemia (1995), Empathy (1992), People in Trouble (1990), After Delores (1988), Girls, Visions and Everything (1986), and The Sophie Horowitz Story (1984); the nonfiction books The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (2011), Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Co ... <Read More>

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Robert A. Schwartz

College: Baruch College
Department: Business
Email: Robert_Schwartz@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-3467

Robert A. Schwartz is Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance and University Distinguished Professor in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. Before joining the Baruch faculty in 1997, he was Professor of Finance and Economics and Yamaichi Faculty Fellow at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1965. Profess ... <Read More>

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Lia Schwartz

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages and Comparative Literature
Email: lschwartz@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8411

Lía Schwartz, originally from Argentina, has studied at the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Mainz, Germany, and the University of Illinois, where she earned her Ph.D. She has taught at Fordham University, New York University, Princeton University, and Queens College, CUNY, and came to The Graduate Center from Dartmouth, where she held an endowed chair in Spanish and was chair of ... <Read More>

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Anthony Sclafani

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Psychology
Email: anthonys@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-5606

Dr. Anthony Sclafani, distinguished professor of psychology, directs the Feeding Behavior and Nutrition Laboratory at Brooklyn College. Dr. Sclafani, a Brooklyn College alumnus, returned to the College as an assistant professor in 1970 after receiving his Ph.D. in psychobiology at the University of Chicago. He became associate professor in 1975, professor in 1980 and distinguished professor in ... <Read More>

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S. Prakash Sethi

College: Baruch College
Department: Business
Email: Prakash_Sethi@baruch.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (646) 312-2230

Dr. Sethi is University Distinguished Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, The City University of New York. He is currently visiting Yale University as Forrest Mars, Sr. Professor of Ethics, Politics and Economics. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University, India, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Sethi ha ... <Read More>

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Thomas Sleigh

College: Hunter College
Department: English
Email: tomsleigh@earthlink.net
Office Phone: (212) 772-5176

Tom Sleigh’s most recent book of poetry, Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. His book of essays, Interview with a Ghost, was published by Graywolf Press in 2006. He has also published After One, Waking, The Chain, The Dreamhouse, Far Side of the Earth, Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks, and a translation of Euripides' Herakles. He has won the Shelley Prize from the ... <Read More>

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Paul Julian Smith

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Spanish
Email: psmith@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8393

Paul Julian Smith is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. He is a renowned specialist in the visual culture of Spain and Latin America, although he began his research in the field of Spanish Golden Age literature. After taking his BA (1980) and PhD (1984) in Cambridge, his first academic post was at Queen Mary College, University of London. He then bec ... <Read More>

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Michael Sorkin

College: The City College of New York
Department: Architecture
Email: msorkin@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-7118

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Michael Sorkin is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a design practice devoted to both practical and theoretical projects at all scales with a special interest in the city and in green architecture. Recent projects include planning and design for a highly sustainable 5000-unit community in Penang, Malaysia, master planning for the Zha Bei district in Shanghai, the desi ... <Read More>

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Domna Stanton

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: French
Email: dstanton112@aol.com
Office Phone: (212) 817-8386

Domna Stanton is a renowned scholar of seventeenth-century and early-modern French studies with an influential feminist perspective. Her first book, The Aristocrat as Art: A Study of the Honnête Homme and the Dandy in 17th- and 19th-Century French Literature, is considered a classic. Her most recent books are Women Writ, Women Writing: Gendered Discourse and Differences in Seventeenth-Century ... <Read More>

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Ruth Stark

College: The City College of New York - CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Chemistry
Email: rstark@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-8916

Professor Stark received her A.B. degree at Cornell University in upstate New York and obtained her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry under the guidance of Robert and Regitze Vold at the University of California, San Diego in 1977. Subsequently, she joined the group of Dr. Robert Griffin at MIT's National Magnet Lab as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow for two years. In 1979, she was appointed Assistant Pro ... <Read More>

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Judith Stein

College: The City College of New York
Department: History
Email: judithstein@att.net
Office Phone: 212 650-7450

Judith Stein is a distinguished professor of history at City College and the Graduate Center. Stein received a BA at Vassar College and PhD from Yale . She is the author of Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies (Yale, 2010), Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism (1998) and The World of Marcus Garvey: ... <Read More>

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Stephen Steinberg

College: Queens College
Department: Urban Studies
Email: ssteinberg1@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 997-5130

A revised biography of Professor Steinberg will be published soon. Stephen Steinberg, a sociologist, is an internationally renowned authority on race and ethnicity in the United States. His most recent book is Race Relations: A Critique (Stanford University Press, September 2007). His last book, Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy (Beacon Press, 1995), ... <Read More>

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Joseph Straus

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Music
Email: jstraus@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8602

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Joseph Straus is a music theorist specializing in music of the twentieth century, with research interests that include set theory, voice-leading in post-tonal music, the music of Stravinsky, and the music Ruth Crawford Seeger. His book, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, is a standard college textbook on this topic. His book Remaking the Past received the Wallace Berry award from ... <Read More>

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Dennis Sullivan

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Mathematics
Email: dsullivan@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8578

An internationally renowned theoretical mathematician, Sullivan specializes in topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. He was named Albert Einstein Chair in Science in 1981, at the time in cooperation with Queens College. During the 1980s the resources of the chair allowed the founding of a regular seminar in geometry and chaos theory that brought first-rank international scholars to CUNY a ... <Read More>

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Lucien Szpiro

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Mathematics
Email: lszpiro@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8542

Lucien Szpiro came to The Graduate Center from the National Center of Scientific Research at the University of Paris (Universite de Paris-Sud), where he earned his Ph.D. and where he had served as Directeur de Recherches de Classe Exceptionelle (Distinguished Professor) since 1991. Ranked among the world's leading mathematicians specializing in the fields of commutative algebra, Diophantine ge ... <Read More>

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Anthony Julian Tamburri

College: Queens College
Department: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute; Department of European Languages and Literatures
Email: anthony.tamburri@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 642-2005

Anthony Julian Tamburri is Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures and Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, The City University of New York). His research interests lie in literature, cinema, semiotics, interpretation theory, and cultural studies. He has divided his intellectual work evenly between Italian and Italian/American studies, ... <Read More>

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John Tarbell

College: The City College of New York
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: jtarbell@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-6841

John M. Tarbell is currently the CUNY and Wallace Coulter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, and Chair of the biomedical engineering department. Before coming to City College in 2003, he was Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Bioengineering at Penn State University. He has been active nationally in the affairs of several engineering societies ... <Read More>

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Jeanne Theoharis

College: Brooklyn College
Department: Political Science
Email: JTheoharis@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-5306

Jeanne Theoharis received her A.B. in Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She is the author or co-author of seven books and dozens of articles on the Black freedom struggle in 20th century America and the contemporary politics of race and inequality in schools, social policy, and the justice system. Her biography, ... <Read More>

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Virginia Valian

College: Hunter College
Department: Psychology
Email: little.linguist@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5557

Virginia Valian is a faculty member of the Ph.D. Programs in Psychology and Linguistics and has been a psychology professor at Hunter College since 1987. Valian's landmark book Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (MIT Press, 1998) uses the concepts of gender schemas and the accumulation of advantage to explain why so few women from scientists to choreographers are at the top of their profe ... <Read More>

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Megan Vaughan

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: mvaughan@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8432

Megan Vaughan is a historian of Africa and of colonialism. Her first book, The Story of an African Famine: Gender and Famine in Twentieth-Century Malawi (C.U.P. 1987) drew on extensive oral historical research in Malawi. In 1991 she published Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness (Polity and Stanford, 1991), an examination of colonial medical discourse and a critical discussion of ... <Read More>

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Katherine Verdery

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Anthropology
Email: kverdery@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8015

Katherine Verdery is Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Since 1973 she has conducted field research in Romania, initially emphasizing the political economy of social inequality, ethnic relations, and nationalism. With the changes of 1989, her work has shifted to problems of the transformation of socialist systems, specifically changing property rela ... <Read More>

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Paul L. Wachtel

College: The City College of New York
Department: Psychology
Email: pwachtel@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5660

Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D. is CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He did his undergraduate studies at Columbia University, received his doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale, and is a graduate of the NYU postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He was a cof ... <Read More>

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David Waldstreicher

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: History
Email: dwaldstreicher@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8450

David Waldstreicher is a historian of early and nineteenth-century America, with particular interests in political and cultural history. He comes to the Graduate Center from Temple University, where he was a professor of history and coeditor of the Journal of the Early Republic. He previously taught at Bennington College, Yale University, and the University of Notre Dame. Waldstreicher i ... <Read More>

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Michael Wallace

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: History
Email: mwallace@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8812

Mike Wallace, co-author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). His most recent book - A New Deal for New York - examines the future of post September 11 Gotham in the light of its past. Wallace was born and raised in New York City and its environs. ... <Read More>

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Sheldon Weinbaum

College: The City College of New York
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Email: weinbaum@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-5202

Professor Weinbaum has published more than 185 full length papers plus numerous shorter communications and conference papers. His research has involved important collaborations with other investigators and institutions. His joint studies with the UC San Diego have investigated the cellular origins of the permeability of arterial endothelium to low density lipoproteins, transport models for the ... <Read More>

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Eric Weitz

College: The City College of New York
Department: History
Email: eweitz@ccny.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 650-8166

Eric D. Weitz is Dean of Humanities and Arts and Distinguished Professor of History at The City College of New York. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, where he was Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts. Trained in modern European and German history, his work in recent y ... <Read More>

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Mac Wellman

College: Brooklyn College
Department: English
Email: mwellman@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (718) 951-5480

Mac Wellmann’s recent work includes The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (with composer David Lang) at ACT in San Francisco and at Montclair in the fall of 2006, and at UT Austin in 2010; and 1965 UU for performer Paul Lazar, and directed by Stephen Mellor at the Chocolate Factory in the fall of 2008. He is also working on two plays for chorus: The Invention of Tragedy (Classic Stage Company) and ... <Read More>

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Douglas Whalen

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8806

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Douglas H. Whalen has conducted research on a broad range of topics in speech perception, speech production and cognitive neuroscience, as well as coordinating efforts to document endangered languages. He joined the Graduate Center faculty in 2011 from Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, where continues to hold the position of Vice President of Research. His perceptual work has highlighted t ... <Read More>

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Catherine Widom

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department: Forensic Psychology
Email: cwidom@jjay.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 237-8978

Cathy Spatz Widom is Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College and a member of the Graduate Center faculty, City University of New York. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 41 - Law and Psychology), the American Psychopathological Association, and the American Society of Criminology. A former faculty member at Harvard, Indiana, ... <Read More>

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Richard Wolin

College: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Comparative Literature, History, and Political Science
Email: rwolin@gc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 817-8446

Richard Wolin is a highly regarded authority in the field of modern European intellectual history. He received a B.A. from Reed College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from York University in Toronto and has held faculty positions at Reed College and Rice University where he was D.D. McMurtry Professor of History. He is the author of several books on subjects such as Martin Heidegger, Heidegger's influ ... <Read More>

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H. Philip Zeigler

College: Hunter College
Department: Psychology
Email: hzeigler@hunter.cuny.edu
Office Phone: (212) 772-5363

After graduating from City College in 1954, H. Philip Zeigler obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, working with Clinton Woolsey, Wally Welker and Harry Harlow in the areas of animal behavior, neurophysiology and comparative neuroanatomy. A National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship (1958-1961) supported his training in the nascent field of ethology at Cambridge University, where ... <Read More>

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