Faculty / Staff

Faculty / Staff listing for the Health and Physical Education Department

Department Chair

Ajuluchukwu, David
Ajuluchukwu, David
Associate Professor
P:718-262-5100
O: HP-201A

Most of my research has been in the area of HIV/AIDS including: HIV clinical trials; HIV amongst the elderly; and the prison population. I serve on a number of boards for community based organizations, and also serve as a specialist for the following areas:

  1. Health disparities amongst minorities.
  2. Special needs for the elderly.
  3. Health Management and Administration.
Currently I am engaged in health care policies focusing on permanent housing for single HIV infected mothers and their children; elderly persons; and patients released from correctional facilities.

Full-Time Faculty

Agin, Denise
Agin, Denise
Associate Professor
P:718-262-5110
O: HP-209

Barley, Linda
Barley, Linda
Professor
P:718-262-5112
O: HP-205
Health promotion across the life span: emphasis on promoting wellness in the community, the classroom and and the work place. Improving self-management of chronic illnesses. Program planning and assessment of community-based health education interventions and delivery systems. Course syllabi development and evaluation intended for health education.

Brodsky, Mitchell
Brodsky, Mitchell
Associate Professor
P:718-262-5108
O: HP-203
Human Sexuality pertains to gender issues, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual behaviors, communication, etc. Family Life Education pertains to preparing students to develop positive behaviors that encourage healthy family living. Men’s Issues pertains to all things involving living life as a male in this society.

Costley, Alex
Costley, Alex
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-5116
O: HP-209

With a background in anthropology, public policy, and medical education, I'm interested in aging from cultural, political, and clinical perspectives. In medical education, I evaluated the impact of community-based geriatric training on the attitudes of primary care physicians. My current research explores the impact of urban planning and zoning on health and quality of life for older adults "aging-in-place" in New York City.


Grosskopf, Nicholas
Grosskopf, Nicholas
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-5117
O: HP-208
Dr. Grosskopf has extensive experience working in community health settings, specializing in HIV prevention and education with urban youth and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health. He has held positions with Hunter College's Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST), the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and the New York City Department of Education. He currently has a joint appointment in the Doctor of Public Health (DPH) program at the CUNY Graduate Center (Community, Society & Health Track). Dr. Grosskopf periodically serves as a reviewer for many sexual health journals such as Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Sexual Medicine and Archives of Sexual Behavior. His scholarly interests also include research ethics and human research participant protection as he serves as Chair on the CUNY University-Intergrated Institutional Review Board (UI-IRB) #4.

Marks, Ray
Marks, Ray
Clinical Professor
P:718-262-5109
O: HP-211

My research focuses on the causes of chronic diseases, specifically osteoarthritis. I am also studying the causes of injuries such as falls and their relationship to chronic disability.  My goal is to help improve our understanding of prevention opportunities in these specific contexts.  I have also studied the role of Health Literacy in the context of provider patient communications and its relevance to chronic disease prevention, especially cancer.


Marra, Ann
Marra, Ann
Substitute Field and Clinical Professor
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McNickle, Reinold
McNickle, Reinold
Substitute Lecturer
P:(718) 262-5122
O: HP-209
Began career at John Jay College as Director Intramural Sports Program. Moved to Exercise Physiologist in CUNY's first Cardiovascular Fitness Center, became Director of CFC, and helped other CUNY schools build their Fitness Centers. Directed specialized physical training programs for NYPD CUNY Cadets and FDNY women applicants preparing for FDNY physical. Taught PE classes at John Jay. Founded Triathlon Club at John Jay College. Also developed Fitness Certification for NYU School of Continuing Education and taught four classes.

Ogle, Patricia
Ogle, Patricia
Lecturer
P:718-262-5106
O: HP-210
I am at York College of the City University of New York as a Lecturer in the field of Physical Education and Movement Science School’s, and joining professional organizations such as National Youth Sports Coaches Association and the New York State American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). I attended Lynchburg College Va., before studying Adaptive Physical Education at New York University. I coached in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and the Floral Park Indian Athletic Association and advanced to the senior level coaching soccer. At York College I am a teacher of many sport skills classes along with curriculum and methodology classes. In keeping with the desire to graduate a well rounded, physically active adult, I assisted in designing a wellness proposal being considered for a General Education requirement in the academic programs.

Prewitt, Tanya
Prewitt, Tanya
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-3857
O: HP-210
Tanya Prewitt received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee (2010) in Sport Studies with a specialization in Sport Psychology. While at the University of Tennessee she worked in Academic Compliance as well as in the Women's Athletic Department providing sport psychology services to athletes and teams. Dr. Prewitt is an active member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

Werber, Galila
Werber, Galila
Associate Professor
P:718-262-5113
O: HP-206

At the beginning of my academic career my research focused on cardiac rehabilitation, but in the past few years I shifted my interest to a population in danger of developing cardiac disorders, that of obese children.  Since about half of obese school-aged children become obese adults, I decided to address the risk factors for cardiac disease from the primary prevention domain. 


Professor Emeriti

Part-Time Faculty

 Abrahams, Sidney, Adjunct Lecturer

 Aronoff, Jean, Adjunct Lecturer

 Benjamin, Michael, Adjunct Lecturer

 Boyd, Paula, Adjunct Lecturer

 Cabrera, Guillermo, Adjunct Lecturer

 Castro, Anthony, Adjunct Lecturer

 Celestin, Marjorie, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Flowers, Sara, Adjunct Lecturer

 Forges-Caraballo, Yvette, Adjunct Lecturer

 Forte, Tyrone, Adjunct Lecturer

 Graham, Thomas, Adjunct Lecturer

 Huberman, Marc, Adjunct Lecturer

 Jackson, Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer

 Johnson, Robert, Adjunct Lecturer

 Lemonda, Thomas, Adjunct Lecturer

 Maccoll, Kevin, Adjunct Lecturer

 Marino, Daniel, Adjunct Lecturer

 Mojisola, Osuntoki, Adjunct Lecturer

 Ramsey, Victor, Adjunct Lecturer

 Rawle, Rohan, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Shale, Sheila, Adjunct Lecturer

 Stevens, Shallah, Adjunct Lecturer

 Thomas, Theresa, Adjunct Lecturer

College Laboratory Technician

 Hawkins, Timothy, College Laboratory Technician

 Holloman, Eric, College Laboratory Technician

 Samuels, Frederick, Senior College Laboratory Technician

Staff

 Baxter, John, Higher Education Assistant

 Baxter, John, Higher Education Assistant

 Cherry, Jessica, Higher Education Assistant

 Desir, Jessie, CUNY Office Assistant

 Matte, Dan, Athletic Trainer

 McBarnett, Sheryl-Ann, Higher Education Assistant

 Morris, Antoine, Non-Teaching Adjunct

 scarinci, John, Assistant to Higher Education Officer

 St. John, Ronald, Higher Education Officer

 Stevens, Shallah, Adjunct Lecturer

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