Meg Tarafdar, Ph.D.

Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

 Dr. Meg Tarafdar

Office Location: Library Building, L-315
Office Phone:  718-281-5082

Dr Meg Tarafdar is the Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) since Jan 2020. She is a faculty member in the English Department and the Coordinator of Global and Diversity Learning as a high impact educational practice. She has taught English Composition, Contemporary Literature in English, and World Literature courses in Oklahoma, Texas, and New York. Her research interests include World Literature in Translation, Immigrant Literature, Intercultural Communication, and Online Pedagogy. As a web author, she has created online instructional resources and student tutorials for textbooks. In her previous position as the Associate Director (2006-2015) of CETL at Queensborough, Dr. Tarafdar focused on designing, developing, and delivering pedagogy-practice professional development programs to engage and support faculty from across the disciplines in their efforts to promote student learning outcomes. She coordinated a wide range of workshops on innovative pedagogies and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). As a Fulbright Scholar (2006-7), she was invited to teach in several institutions in India where she facilitated the teaching of contextual writing skills for diverse, multi-lingual learners.

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.