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    On this page, you will find information about faculty from the Community College/Branch Campus. If you wish to add your information, please see the Submit Your Information section on the About page.

    Faculty are listed in alphabetically order by last name. You can also select "Ctrl+F" to search within this page.

    Aguiar, Christian

    Christian Aguiar Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


    Assistant Professor



    Working-class Studies

    Working-class Literature

    First-generation and Low Income (FLI) College Student Experience, Support, and Programs

    Multimodal Writing Pedagogies

    Democratic Classroom Practices

    Collaborative Assessment

    “Living Class in John Updike’s ‘A&P.’” The Explicator, vol. 58, no. 2, 2020.

    Bridging the Academic Literacy Gap: Three Approaches.” Co-authored with Dorothy Phaire and Ahmad Wright. CEA-MAG Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, 2019.

    “’What Work Is’: Writing about Work in First-Year Composition.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol 46., no 2., 2018.

    “’Chinese don’t drink coffee’”: Coffee and Class Liminality in Elaine Mar’s Paper Daughter.’” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, vol 6., no. 1, 2015.

    “Bringing Theory to Practice: Universal Design Principles and the Use of Social Annotation to Support Neurodiverse Students.” Co-authored with Fatma Elshobokshy and Amanda Huron. Faculty Focus, 13 September 2021.

    “Now More Than Ever: Why Collaborative Grading Works, Even Online.” Co-authored with Ahmad Wright and Andrew Howard. Faculty Focus, 13 November 2020.

    “Review of Flower Darby and James M. Lang’s Small Teaching Online." Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 1., August 2020.

    “Six Practical Approaches for Teaching Writing Online.” Co-authored with Albert Pearsall III. Faculty Focus. 22 May 2020.

    “Going Multimodal: Five Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments.” Faculty Focus. 20 November 2019.

    “Review of Genesea M. Carter and William H. Thelin’s Class in the Composition Classroom.” Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 2, September 2019.

    “Lesson Learned.” The College Writer at Work, ed. Paige Huskey. October 2018.


    Ahmad Saeed, Bushra

    Bushra Ahmad Saeed Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work


    Associate Professor

    Division Director, Nursing Allied Health, Life and Physical Sciences


    Tissue Culture Technology

    STEM programs

    M. JAYABALAN, M. E. CABELLERO, B. SAEED et all (2021). Unrealized potential from smaller institutions: Four strategies for advancing STEM diversity. Cell 184, pg 5845-5850.


    Almala, Abed Sami

    Abed Sami Almala Research Interests


    Visiting Professor

    Life and Physical Sciences


    Community College Education


    Grimes, Lauren

    Lauren Grimes Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work

    Adjunct Professor

    Division of Humanities and Criminology


    Political Science Pedagogies

    Civic Engagement

    Global Citizenship

    21st Century Competencies and Skills

    Contributor to Reimagining a 21st Century Democracy (2019) pages 33-35

    Grimes, Lauren (2017) "The Value of Black Lives: The Effect of the Digital Age on African American Identity and Political Participation," The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs: Vol. 5, Article 8.

    Grimes, Lauren (2021) A Guidebook for Socially Responsible & Civically Engaged Youth

    Grimes, Lauren (2022) A Guide for Socially Responsible & Civically Engaged Youth - Instructor Manual

    Grimes, Lauren. "Systemic ELA Challenges at Post-secondary Institutions: Why Many Two-Year Students Aren't Prepared for College-Level Writing." The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogyedited by Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marvin Hellwege, and Eric D. Loepp, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp.425-434.

    Grimes, Lauren. "Youth Citizenship and Civic Injustices within K-12 U.S. Social Studies Public Education." The Social Educator: Journal of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia, Nov. 6, 2022, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 18-34.

    Pyakuryal, Anil

    Dr. Anil Pyakuryal Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works

    Senior Adjunct Faculty - UDC-Van Ness Campus - Division of Science and Mathematics

    Visiting Assistant Professor - UDC-Community College - Division of Nursing, Allied Health, Physical and Life Sciences (NAHPLS)

    Research Site

    Quantum Information Science


    Biomedical Physics

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