Brigitte Tilley

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Brigitte Tilley


Humanities Building Room 324, Desk 4B

(718) 631-6262 ext. 5569


I am a CUNY graduate and Queens native. I have always loved reading, and getting to work in a field that allows me to chat about literature on a regular basis is a dream come true. My teaching philosophy is lifted from Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said that “the secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.” Working with college students, especially the incredibly diverse, creative, and resilient student population of QCC, gives me real hope for the future. I’ve worked with SWIG (Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups) for the past few years, and I try to incorporate Universal Design into all of my classes, hopefully making them more and more accessible each year.  

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.