Leadership Team

laura_gambino_Leadership_CROPLaura M. Gambino – Laura is a Professor and the Faculty Scholar for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at Guttman Community College.  She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management at Capella University.  She also studied at Adelphi University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Prior to working at Guttman, Laura was a professor and ePortfolio Coordinator at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.  Laura has presented at many regional and national conferences on her ePortfolio and assessment work.  In addition to her work at Guttman, she is the Research Coordinator for the Connect to Learning grant.  Laura’s research interests include ePortfolio, assessment, and professional development.  Contact Laura at laura.gambino@guttman.cuny.edu.

TracyTracy Daraviras – Tracy completed her doctorate in English education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is a former teacher for the New York City Department of Education.  Much of Tracy’s work has focused on first-year college students and the variables that positively affect student retention, success and persistence. Her research interests also include urban education, writing instruction methodology and academic literacy.  Contact Tracy at tracy.daraviras@guttman.cuny.edu.

ChetChet Jordan – Chet is an Instructor of English at Guttman Community College.  He studied at Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University and has a Master of Arts in English from Brooklyn College.  Chet is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Education from the CUNY Graduate Center.  Prior to joining the faculty at the GCC, Chet was Editor-in-Chief of Joonbug, Inc., a digital guide for New York City nightlife and events. Merging research with practice, Chet is focused on applying integrative and innovative ePortfolio pedagogy to the classroom and exploring the impact critical thinking has on the creation of student portfolios.  Contact Chet at charles.jordan@guttman.cuny.edu.

NateNate Mickelson – Nate is an Instructor of English at Guttman Community College. As a member of GCC’s ePortfolio team, Nate focuses on classroom practices that utilize ePortfolio as a tool for practicing reading and writing skills. From 2010 – 2012, he served on the Planning Team that established The New Community College and as part of working groups that wrote the College’s interdisciplinary first-year curriculum. His dissertation, City Poems and Urban Crisis, 1949 – 2013, is a comparative study of city poetry and urban planning and design theory.  Contact Nate at nate.mickelson@guttman.cuny.edu.

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