Dr. Howard C. Johnson
Dr. Howard C. Johnson is the Senior Vice President and Provost of Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Prior to coming to Medgar Evers College, Dr. Johnson held a number of crucial leadership positions in higher education. He most recently served as Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Texas (UNT) where he had earlier held the position of Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs. Prior posts at Syracuse University included Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well as Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
During his tenure as Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs at UNT, Dr. Johnson initiated a strategic hiring and
salary enhancement plan that yielded $6 million in faculty raises
and thirty-four tenure track position over the course of two
years. While serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs at Syracuse, he was charged with increasing faculty
diversity and played a pivotal role in the recruitment, retention,
and mentoring of over fifty-five African- American and Latino
faculty and professional staff members.
Dr. Claudia Schrader,
Dr. Schrader joined the faculty of the Education Department in 2000 where she is currently an Associate Professor (on leave). As a faculty member in the Education Department, Dr. Schrader served most recently as Interim Department Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson (2001-2006) and Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Coordinator (2003-2006). In her capacity as the NCATE Coordinator, she spearheaded the Education Departmentís accreditation process. Dr. Schrader served as part of the Middle States Accreditation Team and has been invited to serve as an NCATE consultant.
Dr. Simone Rodriguez-Dorestant, Ph.D.
Acting Dean of the School of Professional and Community Development
Dr. Simone Rodriguez-Dorestant currently serves as the Executive Director for Academic and Curriculum Planning and is responsible for facilitating development of proposed degree programs and working with faculty to ensure the growth of new degree programs. In addition, she is responsible for the administration of EduTrac (Degreeworks) and serves as the liaison with Student Affairs and Student Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Binghamton (Philosophy, Politics and Law); a Master of Arts degree from New York University (Higher Education Administration), and a Ph.D. from Walden University (Higher Education Administration and Adult Women's Development).
Before joining the Office of Academic Affairs, Dr. Rodriguez-Dorestant worked in the Special Programs/SEEK Department as a Counselor/Lecturer; Director, Associate of Arts, Teacher Education Program; and Executive Director of Student Development and Student Services.
In her ten years at Medgar Evers College, Dr. Rodriguez-Dorestant has served on several committees: Curriculum; Core Curriculum; Student Election Review Committee; Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs; Sexual Harassment Educator; Women's History Month; Affirmative Action Policies; Student Life; Academic Advisement Modeling Taskforce; Commencement Committee; and Academic Standards and Regulations Committee.