Maria F. Boada
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Maria Boada joined the college in 2018. Throughout her long tenure in higher education,
both as faculty and as an administrator, Maria has been an advocate for underserved
students, always approaching her work through the lens of helping others understand
the value that diversity brings to the educational learning experience. She’s currently
acting dean of Academic Affairs at DCC where she also co-chairs the President’s Diversity
Council and is a member of Dutchess Community College Consortium for Undocumented
Students. In addition to her work in the Academic Affairs Office, Maria continues
to be a champion for equity and inclusion initiatives, encouraging reflective practices
and professional development that supports inclusive classroom and pedagogy.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gary Bolduc has been at the college since August 2018.
Melissa Carlo - Gonzalez
Director of TRIO
Since 2001, Melissa has worked to support access and equity for low income, first-generation
college and college-bound students as well as undergraduate students with disabilities
Melissa has been at Dutchess since Fall 2016. She has served on the Committee for
Student Learning and Assessment since 2017.
Jessica A. Geer, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Professor Geer has been at the College since 2015. She believes that "diversity is
acceptance, inclusion and equality amongst all races, genders and sexual orientation.
Diversity is like an intricately woven quilt. Each tapestry, side by side, comes together
to make a beautiful, and colorful work of art."
Instructor of History
Department of History, Government and Economics
Shalon Hallager has been at DCC since August of 2017. She teaches courses in American
History and Women's History. (she, her)
Paula Lockshon, LMSW
An instructor in the Human Services program, Paula Lockshon founded the DCC Consortium
for Immigrant and Undocumented Students and is the founding member of DCC’s LGBTQ
Faculty and Staff Committee.
Professor of English
Chief Diversity Officer
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Jacqueline Goffe-McNish, supervisor of English in the College Connection Program,
has been at the college since 1991.
Mariana Melo, Sc.D.
Department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences
Diversity Admissions Counselor
Steven Posada has been at the college since June of 2017 and is an active member of
the Consortium for Undocumented Students. (he, his him)