Department: Social Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Medical Arts Building, Room 104
Phone: 718-631-6251
Fax: 718-631-6023
Social Sciences Department Website

Faculty and Staff

  • Professor Jeffery Jankowski, Chairperson

  • Professors: Peter Bales, Anita Ferdenzi, Jeffery Jankowski, Pellegrino Manfra, Philip A. Pecorino, Amy Traver, Donald Tricarico

  • Associate Professors: Azadeh Aalai, Rose-Marie Äikäs, Eva Goldhammer, Larisa Honey, Shannon E. Kincaid, Adam Luedtke, Trevor Milton, Anissa Moody, Jane Poulsen, Julia Rothenberg, Lakersha Smith, Matthew Trachman

  • Assistant Professors: Patrick Byers, Chukwudi Ikwueze, Gabriel Lataianu, Qin Li, Emily Pelletier, Jody Resko, Rommel Robertson, Celia Sporer, Mark Zelcer

  • Lecturers: Adrian Bordoni, Michael DeMarco, Deon Gibson, Rosalinda Macaluso, Jacqueline Mulone, Keba Sylla 

  • College Laboratory Technician: Heather Ou

  • Adjunct Faculty: approximately 70 each year

  • Professors Emeriti: Peter Alimaras, Paul Azrak, Cheryl Bluestone, Albert I. Bookbinder, Milton Cohen, Joseph Culkin, Edwin Kahn, Ronald C. Monticone, Marshall Peller, Richard Perrotto, Katherine E. Stabile, Frank T. White

  • Office Personnel:

    • Pamela Cooke, CUNY Administrative Assistant

    • Efstratia Kontonikolaou, CUNY Office Assistant

For information about academic programs in the Department of Social Sciences, contact the Department directly.

Programs of Study:

Transfer Options

Students interested in Criminal Justice should consider the Dual/ Joint degree program with John Jay College that leads to both an associate and bachelor’s degree in the field. Students interested in teaching at the elementary school level should consider the Dual/ Joint degree program with Queens College that leads to an A.A. in Liberal Artsand Sciences and a B.A. in Childhood Education.

Within the CUNY System, many colleges offer a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs in Social Science fields. (See CUNY's Academic Programs website for more information.) Additionally, Queensborough Community College currently has agreements with the following programs that allows graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer.

CUNY School of Professional Studies

  • A.S. in Psychology to B.A. in Psychology

Queens College

  • A.S. in Psychology to B.A. in Psychology

Molloy University

  • A.S. in Criminal Justice to B.S. in Criminal Justice

  • A.S. in Psychology to B.S. in Psychology

St. John’s University

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.A. in Criminal Justice

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.S. in Economics

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.A. Government and Politics

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.S. in Homeland Security

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.A. in Psychology

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.S. in Childhood Education

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.S. in Adolescent Education

York College

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Childhood Education) to B.A. in Childhood Education

  • A.S. in Psychology to B.A. in Psychology

Those interested in a Dual/Joint program or the transfer agreements should contact the Transfer Resource Center or the Department for more information.

 Departmental Awards for Student Excellence

  • The Choong-Shick Hong Memorial Scholarship Award 

  • The Naphtaly Levy Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • The Mary M. McDougal Memorial Fund

  • The Vincent E. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund 

  • The Theresa P. Singer Award