Gail O. Mellow
Dr. Gail O. Mellow has served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000. A member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for achieving boundary-breaking success educating underserved students.
An expert on the history, development and future of the American community college, Dr. Mellow co-authored Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd ed. 2014) and the new book Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters! (Stylus, 2015). She is frequently sought as a commentator on the changing landscape of higher education, strategies for improving the nation’s graduation rate and the important role community colleges play in growing America’s middle class and strengthening the economy. She has been quoted in a range of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg BusinessWeek and has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts on NPR, MSNBC and PBS.
Dr. Mellow received an A.A. from Jamestown Community College, a B.A. from SUNY Albany, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Social Psychology from George Washington University.
Assessing Pedagogical Research
Research on Student Centered Pedagogy
Robin G. Isserles
Robin G. Isserles is Professor of Sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. Her current research focuses on first year community college students and the institutional factors that shape their initial experiences as college students. She has published on the Sociology of Teaching and Learning, most recently on research on student Read More
Roundtable on Online Learning and Pedagogical Research
Starting in CUNY in 1986 as a faculty member and writing director at Baruch College, George Otte is University Director of Academic Technology for CUNY and chief academic officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, home of CUNY’s first online degrees. He is also on the doctoral faculty of the programs in English, Urban Education and Interactive Technology and Read More
Maura Smale is Chief Librarian and Professor at New York City College of Technology and faculty in Interactive Technology & Pedagogy at the CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from New York University and an MLIS from Pratt Institute. She served as Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded Living Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Read More