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Staff & Faculty

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Course Director and Philosophy Professor

Professor Kittay teaches at Columbia University in the Department of Religion specializing in courses in Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, most recently, “Technology, Religion, Future,” “Interpreting Buddhist Yoga: Hermeneutics East and West,” “Law and Religion,” and “Contemporary Civilization.” Dr. Kittay is also a trial and civil rights lawyer, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee and a receiver for the United States Securities Exchange Commission. He has his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Boston University, and is the President of the Tibetan Classics Translators Guild of New York, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the national Clemente organization and Tibet House US. Dr. Kittay also writes and lectures on legal ethics and compassionate lawyering.

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Course Children's Village Course Coordinator

Charles Davis has over 20 years of experience working in the field of human services. This is reflected in his involvement in various facets of child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems. Charles’ professional career has been primarily providing counseling to juvenile ad young-adult forensic populations both in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) and New York City.

Charles joined The Children’s Village in January 2012 to start-up the Young Men’s Initiative Community Justice Program a program for court-involved young-adults. During his time at CV, Charles began as the Sr. Case Manager and eventually became the Program Director in the span of 22 months. His skills in program development, planning, and management are evident that he is a transformational leader at CV. Charles was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Monroe College; a Public Administration degree from Alfred University, with a concentration in Criminal Justice; a Master of Human Services from Lincoln University, with a concentration in Counseling; a Postgraduate Certificate of Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and an Advanced Certificate of Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. Presently, he is engaged in doctoral studies at Touro University (PsyD-Human and Organizational Psychology). Charles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and candidate to become a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)..

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Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, The Children’s Village

Tonyna McGhee has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and has over fifteen years of experience working with children and families in New York City. She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2013 Emerging Leaders Award from the National Association of Social Workers and the 2013 US Attorney General’s Award. In addition to her role as the Executive Director of Bridge Builders, Ms. McGhee serves as the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at The Children’s Village.

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Administrator

Pamela was born in Peru and came to the United States at the age of 10. As an immigrant, Pamela was challenged by the language barrier she and her family faced while struggling to get an education. Pamela worked hard to excel, ultimately gaining a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Law, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, followed by a M.A. in Criminal Justice, specializing in Juvenile Justice and Criminology and Deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Being part of the first generation in her family to go to college, Pamela wants to improve the lives of others who are now facing educational challenges.

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Art History Professor

Noah Chasin is a historian and critic of contemporary architecture, art, and urban design. He teaches at Columbia University in the graduate program in Urban Design, as well as at Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Writing Center Tutor

Amy Cherry is vice president and senior editor at W. W. Norton. Her colleague published Earl Shorris’s wonderful books that led to the Clemente Program. She mostly acquires nonfiction works in history, biography, and narrative nonfiction, but has a not-so-secret love of fiction. She is trying to learn how to tutor face to face after so many years of responding directly on manuscripts

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Writing Center Tutor

Tracy Einstein graduated from Columbia University, where she studied the Western and Eastern Canon, as well as dance, physics, theater, and Japanese language. Her favorite Ancient Philosophers are Marcus Aurelius and Lao Tzu. She has extensive experience writing analytical papers, and loves to help students discover their own voice, the power of their words, the value of their ideas, and the freedom offered to them by order and simplicity in their writing.

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American History Professor

Since retiring from the practice of law and working in the field of private investment, Professor Mann has taught Latin American History, US History and Global History at Pace University (Dyson College), Iona College, Empire State College (Harry Van Arsdale Labor Program) and the Harlem Clemente Program. He holds a B.A., Rutgers University (History, 1966); J.D. Rutgers Law School, (1969), LL.M. Harvard Law School (1970); M.A. Columbia (American Studies, 1999) and M.A. Columbia (History, 2003).

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Literature Professor

G.D. Peters is a lawyer who closed his own trial practice to write fiction. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, and has joined the faculties of City College, Lehman College, Gotham Writer's Workshop, and most recently, the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities at Children's Village.

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Critical Thinking and Writing Professor

Justin Snider is an advising dean to undergraduate college and engineering students at Columbia University, where he has also taught writing since 2008. Previously, he was a middle-school and high-school teacher in the United States, Europe and Asia. Justin writes for U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post and other national news outlets, and he has appeared on PBS, CNN and numerous radio shows as a commentator on public education. In his free time, Justin enjoys traveling, attending concerts and theater performances, reading fiction and learning new things. A California native, he is a graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago, the University of Vienna, Harvard University and Columbia University.


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Critical Thinking and Writing Professor

Catherine Steindler teaches writing at Columbia University where she has developed a gender-studies writing class as part of a larger initiative to introduce theme-based courses into the undergraduate writing curriculum. Her writing has been published in The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times among other publications. Previously, she was a theater director working on new plays and classics. She holds a BA from Harvard in Women’s Studies and Visual and Environmental Studies and an MFA in writing from Columbia.