Professor Jessica Boehman
Jessica Boehman, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts in the Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, received her B.A. in Studio Art from McDaniel College (’99), her M.A. in Art History from Penn State University (’02) and her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania (’09). Dr. Boehman has taught in private and public colleges throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and was a Fulbright scholar to Italy (Rome) in 2006-2007. Dr. Boehman currently teaches both Studio Art and Art History in a joint Fine Arts department that specializes in both fields. Also an illustrator, Dr. Boehman has also developed the Illustration program at LaGuardia.
Professor Cheri Carr
Cheri Lynne Carr is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. A graduate of the University of Memphis, Dr. Carr’s research focuses on Ethics, Feminism, Philosophy for Children, and Kant and the German Enlightenment. Her forthcoming book, Deleuze’s Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life, explores the potential for a new form of ethical life based on the ideal of critique as the self-perpetuating evaluation of values (Edinburgh, 2017). She is currently working on developing a Philosophy for Children outreach initiative at LaGuardia and co-editing a volume on Schizoanalysis and Feminism that calls on the legacy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari for new conceptual alliances to aid in the revitalization of feminist practices (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Professor Leigh Garrison-Fletcher
Leigh Garrison-Fletcher is an Associate Professor of ESL and Linguistics in the Department of Education and Language Acquisition at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she focused on second language acquisition. Her research interests include the role of students’ home language(s) in second language learning, the acquisition of second language literacy, and the assessment of multilingual students. Her work also addresses best pedagogical practices for multilingual students.
Professor Jacqueline Jones
Jacqueline Jones is an Associate Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in African American Studies in 2010. Her research interests include 20th and 21st-century African American literature and media studies, Black Women’s Literature, and Literature of the Civil Rights Era. Publications include “It Still Matters: The Cosby Show and Sociopolitical Representation on Television (The 25 Sitcoms that Change Television, ABC-CLIO 2018), and “We ‘the People:’ Freedom, Civics, and the Neo-Slave Narrative Tradition in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean” (Modern Language Studies, Summer 2016).
Professor Joni Schwartz
Joni Schwartz, Ed.D. is a social activist scholar and founder of three adult education centers in NYC. Formerly a research coordinator for the Black Male Initiative (BMI) at NYCT, her research focused on men of color in STEM as well as high school push-outs. She co-produced the documentary “A New Normal: Young Men of Color, Trauma & Engagement in Learning” through a CUNY Cultural Diversity Grant and her second documentary about incarceration/education is in production. An Associate Professor of Humanities at LaGuardia, she teaches communication courses including: Fundamentals of Communication, Online Public Speaking and Non-Verbal Communication. Dr. Schwarz has published three book chapters, twenty-three articles and two volumes of New Directions in the Jossey-Bass series, Swimming Upstream and is general editor for Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education Journal. Her recent co-edited book Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens: Counterstories and Counterspaces was published this summer 2017 by Lexington Press.