Faculty & Staff


The following is a listing of the faculty that are currently or have in the past been appointed in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program.

Michael Mandiberg
ITP Certificate Program Coordinator
Professor of Media Culture
College of Staten Island
Email: mmandiberg@gc.cuny.edu

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose work crosses multiple forms and disciplines in order to trace the lines of political and symbolic power as it takes shape online. Building on the conceptual tradition, Mandiberg orders and reorders information, remixing the forms in which it manifests or solidifies. While technically sophisticated, Mandiberg’s work eschews the novelty of new technology in favor of an exploration of appropriation, the digital vernacular, the ways in which these new technologies impact our lives, and the politics and poetics of technological subjectivities.

Mandiberg received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Mandiberg’s projects have been presented at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The New Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Denny Gallery, Art-in-Buildings Financial District Project Space, Arizona State UniversityMuseum & Library, and Transmediale amongst others. Mandiberg’s work has been written about widely, including Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

Mandiberg is the recipient of a LACMA Art+Technology Lab grant, three Eyebeam fellowships, a Mellon fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, several Wikimedia Foundation grants, and commissions from Rhizome, Turbulence.org, and Link Art Center/Abandon Normal Devices. Mandiberg has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and 18th Street Arts Center.

Mandiberg is a Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. Founder of the New York Arts Practicum, and co-founder of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia, Mandiberg lives in, and bicycles around, Brooklyn. Mandiberg’s work lives at Mandiberg.com.

Pennee Bender
American Social History Project &
Center for Media & Learning
Email: pbender@gc.cuny.edu

Pennee Bender is Associate Director of the American Social History Project and Center for Media and Learning. She has worked in educational media for more than twenty years as a multimedia and video producer, director, and editor. She has a Ph.D. in American History from New York University, is on the faculty of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, teaches U.S. history at the Cornell Institute for Industrial and Labor Relations and has taught history and media production to students from elementary school through college.

Stephen Brierbrier_200
Ph.D. Program in Urban Education
The Graduate Center
Email: sbrier@gc.cuny.edu

Stephen Brier founded the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at The Graduate Center in 2002 and served as its Coordinator until July 2017. He is a historian and a member of the doctoral faculty in Urban Education who has published widely in text, video, and various forms of multimedia on issues from U.S. history to the uses of interactive technology to improve teaching and learning. He was the founding director of The Graduate Center’s American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning and was the executive producer of the award-winning “Who Built America?” multimedia curriculum, including textbooks, videos, and CD-ROMs. He has co-produced other award-winning websites, including “History Matters” and the “September 11 Digital Archive”. Brier, who previously served for eleven years as a senior administrator at The Graduate Center, is also that institution’s Senior Academic Technology Officer and the co-director of its New Media Lab.

Joshua Brown
Center for Media and Learning
The Graduate Center
Email: jbrown@gc.cuny.edu

Joshua Brown is executive director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, co-director of the New Media Lab, and professor of history at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He co-authored and co-directed ASHP/CML’s award-winning Who Built America? textbooks, documentaries, and CD-ROMs, as well as its digital and Web projects, including History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web, The Lost Museum: Exploring Antebellum Life and Culture, The September 11 Digital Archive, and Picturing U.S. History. He is author of Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America (2002) and The Hungry Eye (a serialized online historical novel), co-author of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005), and co-editor of History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices (1993). He has written numerous essays and reviews on the history of U.S. visual culture, and his cartoons and illustrations appear in popular, scholarly and digital publications, including his weekly online commentary Life during Wartime.

Lisa Brundage
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Macaulay Honors College

Email: lisa.brundage@mhc.cuny.edu; lbrundage@gmail.com

Lisa Brundage is currently Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Macaulay Honors College. In this role, she supports integration of pedagogically appropriate academic technology into Macaulay seminars and provides student and faculty support for digital project development. Formerly she served as Director of CUNY Advance, a project which seeks to support innovative, high-impact, faculty-driven projects at CUNY. She was previously the inaugural Postdoctoral Digital Learning Fellow at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, after initially working as an Instructional Technology Fellow (ITF) at the College of Staten Island and then Senior ITF at Macaulay Central. Prior to that, she was a CUNY Writing Fellow at Brooklyn College, where she also taught composition and literature courses. Additionally, she has taught asynchronous/online composition and literature classes through NYIT and Ellis University, women’s studies at Hunter College, and worked in after-school computer programs in NYC’s public elementary schools. She holds an MA from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her areas of research include interwar literature, feminist, queer, and critical race theory, as well as digital humanities and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Patricia Clough
Professor Emerita
Ph.D. Program in Sociology
The Graduate Center
Email: pclough@gc.cuny.edu

Patricia Ticineto Clough is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social, (2007). Clough’s work has drawn on theoretical traditions concerned with technology, affect, unconscious processes, timespace and political economy. She is currently working on Ecstatic Corona an ethnographic historical research and experimental writing project about where she grew up in Queens New York. Clough is joined by students at Queens College who also are doing work on where they live in Queens.

Colette Daiute
Ph.D. Program in Psychology
The Graduate Center
Email: cdaiute@gc.cuny.edu

Colette Daiute is a Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Dr. Daiute was previously a professor at Harvard University and Columbia University Teachers College.  She does research, writing, and teaching on human development — individuals and collectives — in challenging and rapidly changing circumstances.  Her research focuses on social, cognitive, and emotional development of children, youth, and adults in situations of displacement, migration, political violence, increasing cultural diversity, and inequality. Dr. Daiute also does research on writing development, learning processes, and technology in education, developing classroom and media based programs that promote social agency through writing and social relations.

The research paradigm of Daiute and her students involves studying development in the context of innovative activities in educational and community organizations to understand human agency and  resilience within challenging and changing contexts.   Daiute studies the human development process  uses of cultural tools like language, literacy, digital storytelling, social media,  community organizations, and intervention policies. In this way, Dr. Daiute’s practice-based research involves the mutual development of young people, adults who work with them, and society more broadly.

Dr. Daiute teaches courses on social development, literacy, discourse analysis, and qualitative research. She is the author of Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach (2013), Human Development and Political Violence (2010), The Development of Literacy through Social Interaction (1993), and Writing and Computers (1985).

Ximena Gallardo C.
Professor of English
LaGuardia Community College
Email: xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

Ximena (a.k.a. Dr. X) is Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College and a member of the CUNY Graduate Center doctoral faculty in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University in 1997. Her research interests include gender and film and she has published and presented widely on issues of representation in popular culture. Her book, Alien Woman, a study of the representation of women and gender in the Alien film series, was co-authored with Dr. C. Jason Smith.

Ximena has been editing Wikipedia as User: Doctorxgc since 2012. Along with LaGuardia librarian and Professor Ann Matsuuchi, she is currently coordinating a variety of Wikipedia educational projects at LaGuardia, including annual translatathons to encourage LaGuardia students (who come from 150 different countries and speak 96 different languages) to share their expertise with the world.

Matthew K. Goldmkgold-2
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
The Graduate Center
Email: mgold@gc.cuny.edu

Matthew K. Gold is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center, where he holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies (MALS), and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, and Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab. He edited Debates in the Digital Humanities (Minnesota, 2012) and, with Lauren F. Klein (with whom he is co- editor of the Debates in the Digital Humanities book series), recently co-edited Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. His collaborative digital humanities projects include Manifold Scholarship, Commons In A Box, Looking for Whitman, DH Box, and Social Paper. He is Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Joan Greenbaum
Ph.D. Program in Environmental Psychology
The Graduate Center & LaGuardia
Email: joanbaum@ix.netcom.com

Joan Greenbaum has dabbled with technology since getting hooked on programming in the early computer days. Her research and work currently focuses on issues of interactive design and embodied action. She has written extensively on concerns dealing with work and technology as well as technology and gender. Among publications she is author of: Windows on the Workplace (Monthly Review Press, 2004); Design at Work (Erlbaum Press, 1991) and In the Name of Efficiency (Temple University Press, 1979). She currently teaches in Environmental Psychology with courses such as “Mobile Technology and Everyday Life” and “Interactive Environments”.

Carlos HernandezCarlosHernandez2
Associate Professor of English
Email: chernandez@bmcc.cuny.edu

Carlos is Associate Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College and a member of the CUNY Graduate Center doctoral faculty in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program. Carlos Hernandez earned his Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University in 2000. His interests include procedural rhetoric, information design, productive play, new narrative forms and game-based learning. He is a co-founder of the CUNY Games Network, the CUNY-wide network of faculty who theorize and apply best practices to game-based learning, and of the CUNY Games Festival, the first conference on game-based learning focused specifically on postsecondary education. In terms of his own game-based work, Carlos is the lead writer and a game designer on Meriwether, a grant- and Kickstarter-funded CRPG about the Lewis and Clark expedition, has an original board game under contract, and has served as a consultant on numerous other game projects. Carlos is also an sf writer and member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, with over two-dozen works of science fiction and fantasy to his credit.

Alex Juhasz
Distinguished Professor, Film Department
Brooklyn College
Email: ajuhasz1@mac.com

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is the chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She is the author of AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1995); Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, co-edited with Jesse Lerner (Minnesota, 2005); Learning from YouTube (MIT Press, 2011: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/learning-youtube); co-edited with Alisa Lebow, The Blackwell Companion on Contemporary Documentary (2015) and with Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of African-American Lesbian Filmmaking (Duke University Press, 2018). Dr. Juhasz is also the producer of educational videotapes on feminist issues from AIDS to teen pregnancy as well as the feature fake documentaries The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1997) and The Owls (Dunye, 2010).

Her current work is on and about feminist Internet culture including YouTube (aljean.wordpress.com) and feminist pedagogy and community (feministonlinespaces.com and ev-ent-anglement.com). With Anne Balsamo, she was founding co-facilitator of the network, FemTechNet.

Kimon Keramidaskimon_keramidas2
Email: kimon@keramidas.com

Kimon Keramidas is Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Doctoral Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from The Graduate Center, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with emphases in Directing and Design from Swarthmore College.

Kimon is a cultural historian of media and technology, whose research covers topics as diverse as scenic design, intellectual property rights, interface experience, interactive technology and pedagogy, and digital humanities. Kimon’s most recent project was The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing, an exhibition that offered visitors a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the history of the design and material experience of computers through tactile and interactive experiences. The project included a web application and publication, The Interface Experience: A User’s Guide. Future projects include a book on the role of intellectual property rights and corporate media ownership on contemporary theatrical production and a digital publication that uses advertisements from the computing industry to present a non-linear exploration of how rhetoric and imagery are deployed to shape demand and user purchasing practices. Along with traditional publications in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Currents in Electronic Literacy, and Museums and the Web, Kimon is regularly involved in digital scholarship and exhibition projects.

Kimon is co-founder of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and New York City Digital Humanities. Prior to NYU, Kimon served as Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center, and has also been the Director of Digital Initiatives for the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and a CUNY Online Instructional Technology Fellow.

George Otte
Ph.D. Program in English
The Graduate Center & Baruch
Email: george.otte@mail.cuny.edu

A member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center (in the PhD Programs in English, Urban Education and Interactive Technology & Pedagogy), George Otte became the founding Academic Director of the CUNY Online Baccalaureate, CUNY’s first fully online degree, in 2006. He is now the chief academic officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, where that Online BA has been joined by an Online BS in Business. And he was recently named University Director of Academic Technology for CUNY, a modulation in the title of CUNY Director of Instructional Technology, a position he has held since 2001.

Anthony Picciano
Ph.D. Program in Urban Education
The Graduate Center & Hunter
Email: anthony.picciano@hunter.cuny.edu

Anthony G. Picciano is a professor and executive officer in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a member of the faculty in the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College, the doctoral certificate program in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and CUNY Online BA Program in Communication and Culture. He has thirty-nine years of experience in education administration and teaching, and has been involved in a number of major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, IBM, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provides support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. He was a ounding member and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sloan Consortium.

Dr. Picciano’s major research interests are school leadership, education policy, Internet-based teaching and learning, and multimedia instructional models. Dr. Picciano has conducted two national studies with Jeff Seaman on the extent and nature of online and blended learning in American K-12 school districts. He has authored numerous articles and eight books including Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership (2006, Pearson), Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology, 4th Edition (2005, Pearson), Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (2001, Pearson), and Educational Research Primer (2004, Continuum). In 2007, he co-edited a book on blended learning with Chuck Dziuban entitled, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives (The Sloan Consortium). It is the only book in the field that provides a look at the research on blended learning. Most recently (2009), Dr. Picciano edited a special edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks on the theme “Blending with Purpose”.

Lisa Rhody
Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives
The Graduate Center
Email: lrhody@gc.cuny.edu

Lisa Marie Rhody is Director of the Digital Humanities Research Institute and Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY. As Director of Digital Fellowship Programs, she leads 3 cohorts of graduate students: the GC Digital Fellows, Program Social Media Fellows, and Videography Fellows who work to extend and improve the critical use of digital technologies in research and teaching. Lisa is on the faculties of the M.A. in Liberal Studies, M.A. in Digital Humanities, M.S. in Data Analytics and Visualization, and Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate programs at The Graduate Center, and serves as Director of Research Projects for the CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use of technology in teaching and learning. Previously, she was Associate Director of Research Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Lisa holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research, which uses computational methods such as text mining and machine learning to explore 21st century poetry, has appeared in the Journal of Digital Humanities, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, and PMLA.

Maura SmaleSmaleHeadshot2
Professor & Chief Librarian
City Tech
Email: msmale@citytech.cuny.edu

Maura Smale is the Chief Librarian and a Professor at City Tech, where she works with library faculty and staff to empower and support City Tech students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from New York University and a MLIS from Pratt Institute. She served as Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory and Co-Director of the City Tech OpenLab. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the CUNY Games Network . Her research interests include undergraduate academic culture, game-based learning, open educational technologies, scholarly communications, and critical librarianship.

Christopher Stein
Associate Professor in the Media Arts & Technology
Email: prof.stein@gmail.com

Christopher Stein is an Associate Professor in the Media Arts & Technology department at BMCC. There he teaches a range of courses including web design and multimedia programming. He is also a faculty member at the CUNY Graduate Center where he teaches in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate program. His service to the University includes the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology and as the Director of User Experience for the CUNY Academic Commons. Teaching with technology is a long standing interest of his including related grants from the National Science Foundation and CUNY and presentations at the Sloan Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing and the CUNY IT Conference.

Joe Ugoretzugoretz
Senior Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
Macaulay Honors College
Email: joseph.ugoretz@mhc.cuny.edu

Joseph Ugoretz is Senior Associate Dean of Technology and Learning at Macaulay Honors College and is a member of the Consortial Faculty for the CUNY Online Baccalaureate.  As a professor of English, Dr. Ugoretz has over a decade of experience incorporating educational technology into his literature and composition classes and mentoring fellow faculty members across disciplines.Some of his collaborative work from the Visible Knowledge Project is documented in the online gallery “Looking at Learning, Looking Together.” Aside from educational technology, Dr. Ugoretz’s research interests include Urban Legends and Internet Lore, Science Fiction, and Oral Performance Art (the subject of his fieldwork with pitchmen at county fairs and carnivals, and of his essay, “Quacks, Yokels, and Light-Fingered Folk: Oral Performance Art at the Fair.”

Luke Waltzer
Director, Teaching and Learning Center
The Graduate Center
Email: lwaltzer@gc.cuny.edu

Luke Waltzer is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he supports GC students in their teaching across the CUNY system and beyond, and works on a variety of pedagogy and digital projects. He previously was the director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Baruch College. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the CUNY Graduate Center, serves as a Community Advisor to the CUNY Academic Commons and on the editorial collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and has contributed essays to Matthew K. Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities and, with Thomas Harbison, to Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki’s Writing History in the Digital Age.

Adrianne Wortzel
Professor Emerita
Entertainment Technology
The Graduate Center & City Tech
Email: awortzel@citytech.cuny.edu

Adrianne Wortzel’s art explores historical and cultural perspectives in both physical and virtual networked environments as venues for interactive robotic and telerobotic installations, performance productions and texts. She is a Professor of Entertainment Technology at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, a member of the Graduate Center doctoral faculty of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, and an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science. At Citytech she is the Founding Director of StudioBlue, a faculty research lab for video, telerobotics, sustainable invention and physical computing. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, the Greenwall Foundation and the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation. Residencies include Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (2008), and the Swiss Artists-in-Labs Residency Award at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich (2004).


Julie Fuller
Program Assistant
ITP Certificate Program, The Graduate Center
Email: jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Julie is a doctoral candidate in the English Program at the Graduate Center, where she is working on a dissertation on the Sportswoman and athleticized female bodies in Victorian literature and culture. She is building an interactive digital archive as a component of her dissertation project. She is an alum of the ITP Certificate Program.