Office of Academic Affairs

The Grove School of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Affairs in the Academic Affairs (OAA) is responsible for undergraduate academic policies and procedures including undergraduate academic advising.

Forms & Requests  •  Curricula & Liberal Arts  •  Academic Standards
Tutoring  •  Clubs  •  Scholarships: CCNY-wide

Our main desk is located in Steinman Hall 209, and we can be reached by telephone at 212-650-8020 or by email at .

Our Virtual Front Desk is available via ZOOM Meeting ID: 212 650 8020.  We can assist you Monday–Thursday 9:00–10:30 and 1:00–3:00 during Fall 2021.  Email us if you need a different time.

All documents must be sent electronically to and all academic appeals/requests/inquiries including supporting documents must be sent through the online portal that can be accessed through the "Forms & Requests" link above. 



Dr. Ardie Walser
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Steinman 209 • 212-650-8020                        

Rawlins R. Beharry
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Steinman 2M-7 • 212-650-8040

Ms. Jasmine Gonzalez
Front Desk & Office Main Contact
Steinman 209 • 212-650-8020

Ms. Regina Pierce
Front Desk & Office Main Contact
Steinman 2M-7 • 212-650-8040



Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Phillip Payton
Steinman 403A • 212-650-5283                                               

Chemical Engineering
Ms. Jennifer Harrington
Steinman 321 • 212-650-5748

Civil Engineering
Ms. Lauren Shuman
Steinman 135 • 212-650-8018

Computer Engineering
Dr. Sam Fenster
Steinman 617 • 212-650-6594


Computer Science

Ms. Crystal Sawyer
NAC 8/206 • 212-650-6137


Ms. Martha Hantzandreou
NAC 8/206 • 212-650-6280

Earth Systems Science & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Luba Kreminska
Steinman 421 • 212-650-8299

Electrical Engineering
Mr. Edward Baurin
Steinman 678 • 212-650-8902

Mechanical Engineering
Ms. Deborah Moore
Steinman 212 • 212-650-8028

If you would like to provide comments and feedback on academic advising, support services, and student affairs,
please contact Assistant Dean Rawlins Beharry at .



Undergraduate Affairs:

  • coordinates with the CCNY Admissions Office in implementing The Grove School's decisions on admission policy and transfer credit;
  • organizes advising for registration in collaboration with stakeholders for each major;
  • with academic departments, controls enrollment levels in courses, and permission for non-majors to take Grove School of Engineering courses;
  • with departments, approves permits to take courses outside of The City College of New York (more);
  • maintains the official curricula for each major, and the General Education liberal arts elective listing;
  • sets policy and enforces standards for academic performance by students.

    In partnership with Grove's academic departments and their respective chairs/program directors, Undergraduate Affairs:
  • approves student requests and appeals;
  • approves conditions of academic probation and re-entry;
  • performs preliminary graduation checks (on behalf of the student) & final graduation checks for graduation certification (on behalf of the School/College).

Each major's general advisor who is affiliated with each academic department and who are part of the Undergraduate Affairs professional team:

  • answers student questions about curriculum & procedures;
  • coordinates student registration, advising & transfer credit;
  • accepts students changing to that major from another Grove School major;
  • accepts applications for readmission after an absence;
  • accepts appeals including those related to probation for students who are not in good academic standing;
  • handles violations of pre- and co-requisites;
  • collects program data needed for accreditation.

Additional assistance for students is provided by the Office of Student Development. The Office of Academic Affairs coordinates and/or serves as the Grove School's liaison for programming as related to academic services such as tutoring, Grove-wide scholarships, mentoring, career and professional development, experiential learning, summer bridge program (PreCalculus Workshop), co-curricular life/student activities {student organizations (clubs)}, meeting and study space, and student-focused events planning within The Grove School.

Last Updated: 03/26/2024 22:53