A Message from Provost Timothy Lynch

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to furthering an anti-racist agenda.  This can be seen in its many initiatives, trainings, and colloquia, and in the work of Dr. Kerri-Anne Smith, our inaugural faculty fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Dr. Smith will be responsible for making recommendations that result in a curriculum which is reflective of the rich ethnic, racial, gender, and socio-economic heterogeneity of the students whom we serve.  Located in the most diverse county in America, and proud to call “the world’s borough” its home, QCC recognizes the strengths of its members and will work to celebrate their contributions to our institutional mosaic.
Provost Timothy Lynch

Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith, Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kerri-Ann Smith

Dr. Kerri-Ann M. Smith is the inaugural Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. An Associate Professor of English, her research focuses on diversity and inclusion and culturally responsive pedagogy. She served on the Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee for six years and is very engaged with issues concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. She is the co-author of the textbook Writing Identities: A Guide to Writing Through Reading and holds an Ed.D. from Binghamton University.

As Faculty Fellow for DEI, Dr. Smith will work with the Office of Academic Affairs on programming related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at QCC and beyond. Dr. Smith will be responsible for making recommendations related to developing curricula that are inclusive and anti-racist, and that reflect the rich cultural and socioeconomic heterogeneity of our student population.  She will also serve as mentor to junior faculty of color, and ensure that issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity are addressed in the Office of Academic Affairs and in the programs and courses it offers.

Contact 

ksmith@qcc.cuny.edu 

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 GalleryOpens in a new window

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.