Nancy Velazquez-Torres

Nancy Velazquez-Torres

Phone number: 
212-237-8135

Bio

Nancy Velázquez-Torres is the Chair/Director of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department at John Jay College. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Learning Technologies from New Mexico State University and a Masters in TESOL K-12 and Multicultural Education from Queens College, CUNY. She has an extensive background in TESOL, developmental education, multicultural education, curriculum design, bilingualism and learning technologies.Dr. Velázquez-Torres has occupied faculty and administrative positions at several institutions in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Her academic and research interests are in teaching millennial students, culturally responsive pedagogy and the use of the emerging technologies to enhance learning.She has also written and managed numerous grants and has used her grant writing experience and background in curriculum design and learning technologies to develop projects that benefit underserved and disadvantaged groups and meet the needs and demands of 21st century learners. Moreover, she has received several awards and recognition for innovative teaching.