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Office of Academic Affairs

The Grove School of Engineering

Office of Academic Affairs

The Grove School of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Affairs in the Academic Affairs unit is responsible for undergraduate academic policies and procedures including undergraduate academic advising. Our main desk is located in Steinman Hall 209, and we can be reached by telephone at 212-650-8020 or by email at



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
Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar
Steinman 322 • 212-650-7232

Civil Engineering
Ms. Lauren Shuman
Steinman 2M-16 • 212-650-8044

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

Computer Science

Ms. Crystal Sawyer
NAC 8/206 • 212-650-6177


Ms. Martha Hantzandreou
NAC 8/206 • 212-650-6632


Ms. Tiffany Jackson
NAC 8/206 • 212-650-6632

Earth System 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 in ST 2M-7.



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, co-curricular life/student activities {student organizations (clubs)}, meeting and study space, and student-focused events planning within the Grove School.