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Jenny Porter

Hi Everyone! I’m an adjunct lecturer at Queens College teaching Psy 107: Introduction to Statistics. I also work full-time as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Yoko Nomura in the Psychology Department, studying the effects of maternal stress and prenatal environment on child development. I have a Master’s in Psychology and am applying […]

Institutional Loyalty to Adjunct Faculty

So far, I have found my department to be loyal, after all I am still teaching here. They have given me a course (or once two) each semester since I had started here. The annoying thing is that at this point I am considered an external adjunct (meaning I am not a student in the […]

End of Semester

The official topic of the month is about the commencement, and endings and beginnings and what not. I personally didn’t go to my graduation or commencement ceremony when I was in undergrad. Not that I don’t find it important, after all, it is an exciting day to celebrate four years of education (or more or […]

How did you spend your spring break?


I missed April, but figured it’s still the beginning of May, so I can get away with this topic.

I am Jewish so Spring break isn’t so much of a break, it’s more of just a break from classes, as I celebrate the holiday of Passover. It’s actually nice to have one week where […]

Internationalize Queens College? Absolutely. Let’s Start with Foreign Language Requirements

It was with a curious mix of pleasure and surprise that I received today an email—which most of you will also undoubtedly have received—from Queens College President Matos informing me that

“[…] Queens College is currently developing a strategy for comprehensive internationalization […and] reviewing current internationalization activities to clarify institutional goals, and developing a strategic […]