CAP Staff 2014-2015
Gerald Greland has directed the CAP program in New York since 2003. He came to Pace from New York University, where he had been advising, counseling and working with students in a number of different capacities while pursuing his master’s degree in counseling and taking coursework toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.
In addition to directing the Program, he advises students and teaches University 101; collaborates with the CAP program staff in the design and coordination of seminars, workshops, and groups; confers with university support units to address student needs (including Co-op/Career Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, and Tutoring); works with program faculty and academic departments toward achieving program objectives; and oversees the publication of materials explaining academic opportunities and program benefits.
A firm advocate of a liberal arts foundation or any major or career and for life-long learning, he believes that with personal guidance, consideration, and information each student is capable of achieving academically and professionally if she/he is mindful and applies her/himself. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Brown joined the CAP Program as an academic advisor in 2013. Prior to working at Pace, Matt advised first-year students in their transition from high school to the collegiate environment at St. Francis College.
Matt earned his B.A. in Psychology at Alfred University, where his love for promoting a holistic college experience began, and will soon receive his M.A. in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. His passion for working with college students developed through various student leadership roles in Student Affairs at Alfred and while coaching students experiencing academic difficulties at Springfield College.
Through his studies and time spent working with students, Matt finds that everyone enters college with experiences that can either promote or hinder their success. His goal is to develop genuine relationships with his students in order to help them discover their strengths. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Tony Corsitto began his career in higher education as an academic advisor and coordinator of the CUNY Pathways Initiative at Queens College. During this time, he advised students on the value of a liberal arts curriculum and of obtaining an undergraduate degree. As the CUNY Pathways Initiative coordinator, Tony helped develop goals, strategies, and outcomes for transfer students in order to make a successful transition into the college.
Tony received a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Students Services and Counseling and Anthropology from Queens College. While earning his degree, Tony worked for the Queens College Peer Counseling program as a counselor and retreat coordinator where he organized activities to help students learn team building and self-exploration techniques. He went on to earn his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Baruch College.
As a strong supporter of student development theory, Tony believes that a balance of challenge and support is crucial in order for students to achieve their academic and career goals. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Yanowiak joined the CAP program in the Fall of 2014 as an academic advisor. Angela found her love for advising through her experience in graduate school where she worked as an assistant academic advisor in the Division-1 Athletics program at Binghamton University. Prior to these experiences, Angela was first introduced to the world of higher education during undergrad at SUNY Cortland where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Angela then decided to continue her education at Binghamton University where she received her Masters of Science in Student Affairs Administration.
Angela was born and raised in Binghamton, a town located in upstate New York. Throughout her graduate education, Angela really adopted the student development theory and believes it is vital in order to effectively advise and get to know her students. Angela believes that in addition to her role as an advisor, it is important to help students foster a sense of independence and to encourage and motivate students to want to become academically, socially and intellectually well-rounded individuals. You can reach her at email@example.com.