The Institute consists of faculty who teach primarily in three
core specialties: Discover New York, English Composition, and
Scientific Inquiry. The Institute is under the leadership
Director of the Institute for Core Studies and Associate
Professor of Government and Politics
Jay A. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Scientific Inquiry and Associate Professor of
Coordinator of Discover New York and Professor of
Carmen Kynard, Ph.D.
Coordinator of English Composition and Associate Professor of
The faculty members who teach in the three specialties display a
deep commitment to the University and its students, a compelling
interest in high quality teaching, an extraordinary devotion to
student learning both inside and outside of the classroom, and
caring service to students during their transition into academic