BMCC Fellows

Lina Wu


Lina Wu started her education in China. In 2000, she received her M.S. at Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Chinese Academic Science. After she arrived in the United States, she studied at University of Oklahoma and received her Ph.D in mathematics in 2006. While studying for her Ph.D, she was co-author of several published math research papers. She focused her research papers on Differential Geometry. She began her teaching career as an assistant professor at the University of Toledo in 2006. In 2009, she was invited to present her research work regarding p-harmonic theory in the Women’s Mathematics Program of Advanced Study Institute at Princeton University. She later moved to New York City to be with her husband. She is currently a math professor at BMCC. Her goal is to inspire students to learn math. Her teaching methods have excited her students to learn math. She made learning math interesting and easy to understand. Besides her math teaching, she has made many presentations on her published research work at domestic and international math conferences.

Kathleen Offenholley


Dr. Kathleen Offenholley is Professor of Mathematics at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is currently working on an NSF grant to create digital games for remedial algebra. The three games have been tested by her summer algebra students and are nearly ready for the Apple Store, where they will be available free of charge. Dr. Offenholley’s most recent publication is a research study on how games improved student outcomes in both remedial math and English at her institution.  She has her PhD from Teachers College, Columbia, with a dissertation on online learning. Her hobbies include quilting (because of all the cool patterns) and karate (which she has been doing for 30 years).

Jingjing Li

Prof. Jingjing Li is an Adjunct Lecturer at BMCC, mathematics department, and Math Instructor of CUNY Start program.  She earned both of her M.A. and B.S. degree in Math Education from New York University.  Prof. Jingjing Li has been teaching and tutoring mathematics since 2006, with her passion and focus on remedial mathematics.

Liana Erstenyuk

Liana Erstenyuk is a lecturer of mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She earned her MS in Mathematics and Physics Education at Precarpathian National University, Ukraine. Before immigrating to the US she taught mathematics and was a Principal of the High School of Economics and Finance. She is interested in teaching methodology for mathematics, developmental mathematics and quantitative literacy.

Sarah C. McAllister 

Dr. Sarah McAllister is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at BMCC.  She earned her graduate degrees from Louisiana State University; her undergraduate degrees were awarded by SUNY Empire and SUNY Ulster.  Dr. McAllister has been teaching mathematics since 2004.  Dr. McAllister’s teaching practice has encompassed a variety of modalities, including traditional, online, and inquiry-based learning formats.   She has experience teaching mathematics at all levels, from elementary algebra to real analysis.   Dr. McAllister’s research interests are in the areas of functional analysis and evolution equations.

Goretti Ng

Prof. Goretti Ng is currently an adjunct of the Mathematics Department at BMCC. She was a former student of the college. She got her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, with a 2-year full scholarship of the Gateway Program. She graduated from Lehman College with Master Degree in Math Education. Prof. Ng has experiences working with students of diversity background.

Shahin Uddin

My name is shahin Uddin. I started my education as a mathematics major at Borough of Manhattan Community college in fall of 2000. In fall 2010, I have earned bachelor and master degree in Pure Mathematics from Lehman College. I have been working at Borough of Manhattan Community College for over fifteen years and currently am interested teaching more developmental mathematics courses so our students can flourish and succeed in the remedial mathematics courses.

Fatima Prioleau

Prof. Fatima Prioleau is an adjunct lecture of Mathematics at The Borough of Manhattan Community College.  She received a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in engineering science from Dartmouth College and both master’s degrees from the City College of New York, CUNY in Mathematics Education and School Building Leadership. Prof. Prioleau has experience teaching mathematics and mentoring students at all levels, remedial through Calculus 1 since 1985. She has been mentoring students and public school teachers since 2005.

Jorge Florez

Dr. Jorge Florez is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at BMCC, CUNY. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the National University of Colombia and a doctoral degree in mathematics from the Graduate Center of CUNY. Before being appointed at BMCC, Dr. Florez has been teaching mathematics at Hunter College  since 2011 and has been constantly doing research in the theory of algebraic numbers and modular forms.

Daniela Bardac-Vlada

Professor Bardac-Vlada is eager to bring students into the twenty-first century learning using a unique combination of education experience coupled with advanced studies in Mathematics. She is holding a Master Degree and Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and is enrolled in the CUNY Graduate Center’s Doctoral Program to pursue for a PhD in Mathematics. She is dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of Math knowledge in students. Professor Daniela Bardac-Vlada currently researches in the area of PDEs.

Conte Julo

Conte Julo is a lecturer of Mathematics at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). His interests focus on the teaching and learning of Mathematics. He has been experienced teaching mathematics and mentoring students at the undergraduate level. Moreover, he determined targeted strategies to meet individual needs and assisted students with homework assignments and projects as a teacher’s assistant from Research Foundations of University of New York in 2007 to 2012.   His goal is to finish his PHD that he can better serve his community.