College Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty Members

September 14, 2015 | Academics

Top row (L to R): Gary Greaves, Tashana Samuel, Keino Brown, Daniel Collins, Mary Gatta, Jared Warner, and Paul Naish. Seated (L to R): Darlene Dubuisson, Lydia Tang, and Jane Hindman. Not pictured: Tara Bahl and Gregory Benoit.

Top row (L to R): Gary Greaves, Tashana Samuel, Keino Brown, Daniel Collins, Mary Gatta, Jared Warner, and Paul Naish.
Seated (L to R): Darlene Dubuisson, Lydia Tang, and Jane Hindman.
Not pictured: Tara Bahl and Gregory Benoit.

Guttman Community College welcomes the following new full-time faculty in Fall 2015:

Jane Hindman, Professor of English, holds Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona where she also received Masters degrees in ESL and in Literature. She taught previously at San Diego State University. Her scholarly work, which focuses on professional critical literacy and “embodied writing,” has been published on multiple occasions in JAC and College English; she also served as guest editor of a special issue of College English devoted to personal writing. Her various articles, related to pedagogy and academic professional practice, have been published in Journal of Basic Writing, JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, and Writing Program Administrator as well as edited collections. At Guttman, Jane teaches reading and writing courses.

Daniel Collins, Associate Professor of English, holds a Ph.D. in the fields of rhetoric and composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a BA from SUNY Buffalo. He also holds an MPH. He taught previously at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC and Manhattan College in The Bronx. His primary interests are in composition theory and practice, with particular focus on Writing Across the Curriculum, as well as the relationship between rhetoric and public health and academic uses of writing in the creation and maintenance of student well-being. At Guttman, Daniel teaches reading and writing courses.

Mary Gatta, Associate Professor of Sociology, holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Sociology from Rutgers University and a BA in social science from Providence College. She taught previously at Rutgers University. She is the author most recently of All I Want Is A Job! Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System, and many other publications focusing on job quality, such as workplace flexibility for low-wage workers in business sectors including restaurants, tourism and manufacturing; workforce development training programs and nontraditional job training for women; and the lived experiences of seniors who lack economic security. Previously, Mary and has served as a Senior Scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women in Washington DC, and as Director of Gender and Workforce Policy at the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. At Guttman, Mary teaches social science courses.

Paul D. Naish, Assistant Professor of History, holds a PhD in history from the CUNY Graduate Center, and MA in American History and another in American Studies from Columbia University, and a BA in English Literature from Yale College. He taught previously at City College and Lehman College, CUNY. A manuscript based on his dissertation “Safe Distance: U.S. Slavery, Latin America, and American Culture, 1826-1861,” is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Previously, Paul served as Managing Director at Inside Broadway, an arts education program. Paul has taught at Guttman since 2013 and teaches reading and writing, social science, and liberal arts courses.

Jared Warner, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Southern California, a BS in mathematics from UCLA, and a BA in physics from UCLA. He previously taught math and science in West Africa and was a course leader at USC. His research interests include representation theory of algebraic groups and Lie algebra and cohomology of affine group schemes. At Guttman, Jared teaches mathematics courses.

Tashana Samuel, Substitute Assistant Professor of Psychology, holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center and a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Brooklyn College. She taught previously at Brooklyn College and served as a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow at Kingsborough Community College. Tashana’s research interests include the cognitive evaluation and remediation of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and children with other cognitive and linguistic disabilities. She has also focused on the alleviation of math anxiety while emphasizing the importance of adopting positive attitudes toward mathematics. At Guttman, Tashana teaches statistics and psychology.

Tara Bahl, Substitute Instructor of Urban Education and Political Science, holds an MA from New York University, and BA in anthropology, English literature, and political science from the University of Pittsburgh. She will defend her doctoral dissertation in September 2015 at CUNY Graduate Center in the Urban Education program, with a concentration in education policy. She taught previously at Long Island University, Brooklyn College, Mercy College, and Hunter College. Tara has served as a social science researcher at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and a program associate, and later as research and evaluation fellow, at College Access: Research & Action (CARA). Her research interests are youth civic engagement, urban education reform, social justice education, participatory action research, and narrative inquiry. At Guttman, Tara teaches social science courses.

Darlene Dubuisson, Substitute Instructor of Anthropology, holds an MA in International Educational Development, with a concentration in African Education, from Columbia University, Teachers College, and a BA in English from Boston University. She is pursuing her PhD in the joint applied anthropology program at Columbia University. Her research interests are political anthropology—including issues of labor and gender—the black radical tradition, black intellectualism, diaspora, transnationalism and the Caribbean. Previously, Darlene has worked as a qualitative researcher and consultant in the United States and Haiti. At Guttman, Darlene teaches social science courses.

Gary Greaves, Substitute Instructor of Political Science, holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Brooklyn College. He taught previously at Medgar Evers College and Long Island University. Previously he served in the Audit Coordination and Review unit of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, in the not-for-profit sector working on economic development/commercial revitalization, and for the NYC Department of Small Business Services as a funder in the Neighborhood Development Division. At Guttman, Gary teaches social science courses.

Gregory Benoit, Substitute Instructor of Mathematics, is currently entering the 3rd year of his Ph.D. program at Teachers College at Columbia University in their Math Education program. He taught previously in the Boston Public School (BPS) system. He plans to utilize his experiences as a BPS graduate and teacher as an anchor in his research on educating urban students. He believes witnessing multiple perspectives have helped him greatly understand the importance of equity and inquiry and is pleased to bring those perspectives to Guttmann. He hopes to create a cohesive blend of theory and practice, while evolving his pedagogy further. At Guttman, Gregory teaches quantitative reasoning.

Keino Brown, Substitute Instructor of Mathematics, holds an MA in Pure Mathematics and a BS in Mathematics and Physics from City College, CUNY. He taught previously at his alma mater. At Guttman, Keino teaches statistics.

Lydia Tang, Substitute Instructor of Mathematics, holds and MS and a BS in operations research from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She taught previously at St. Joseph’s College and the Vaughn College of Aeronautics. Prior to her teaching career she worked in the financial industry. Lydia has taught at Guttman since 2014 and teaches quantitative reasoning and statistics.

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