The OpenCUNY Board is elected by and from the OpenCUNY community each academic year. The board consists of six voting members: the three OpenCUNY Coordinators, and four Board Members. The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board is to develop and maintain the Terms of Participation that defines’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the Board.

Current Board Members:


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  • JEN TANG (Environmental Psychology)
    jtangJennifer Tang is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Psychology program, working on issues related to the promotion of children’s participation and participatory democracy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Canada. Currently, her work is focused on children’s participation in community and municipal level governance. She has taught courses in Human Development, Human Sexuality, and the Psychology of Sex and Gender Roles at Hunter College and the Pratt Institute.  Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Children’s Environments Research Group and a Writing Fellow at Hunter College in New York City.

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    Pamela Thielman is a PhD candidate in the Theatre program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on the circulation of scenic designers between the courts of baroque Europe and her dissertation will focus on the Italian artist Baccio del Bianco. Pamela is also interested in the intersections between technology and undergraduate pedagogy and she completed the certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the Graduate Center last academic year. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Communication Studies department at Baruch College and a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at the New York City College of Technology.

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    a.k.a. kallewesterlingKalle Westerling
    Kalle Westerling is a performance and theatre scholar, currently working a dissertation in the Theatre program concerning male-identified bodies in 20th century burlesque and boylesque. He also co-directs the Scholars project for the The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). He is the chair of the Programming committee on the Board of Directors for The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. He can be found on Twitter at @kallewesterling.


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  • BEN HABER a.k.a “bhaber”  (Sociology)
  • KRISTIN MORIAH a.k.a. “kmoriah” (English Literature)
  • MONIQUE WHITAKER  a.k.a. “mwhitaker” (Philosophy)
  • KALLE WESTERLING a.k.a. “Kallewesterling” (Theatre)


  • JOHN BOY a.k.a “gcsoc” and “jboy” (Sociology)
  • JENNIFER STOOPS a.k.a. “jstoops” (Urban Education)
  • JESSICA MILLER a.k.a. “jmiller1” (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • SAMANTHA KRETMAR a.k.a. “skretmar” (MALS)


  • JOHN BOY a.k.a “gcsoc” and “jboy” (Sociology)
  • CHRISTINA NADLER a.k.a. “chrissy” (Sociology)
  • JARED SIMARD a.k.a. “canes” (Classics)
  • SUZANNE TAMANG a.k.a. “stamang” (Computer Science)


  • JOHN BOY a.k.a “gcsoc” and “jboy” (Sociology)
  • JEN GIESEKING a.k.a. “jgieseking” (Environmental Psychology)
  • KIERSTEN GREENE a.k.a. “kgreene” (Urban Education)
  • KEITH MIYAKE a.k.a “kmiyake” (Earth & Environmental Sciences/Geography)


  • JOHN BOY a.k.a “gcsoc” and “jboy” (Sociology)
  • BORIS DAUSSÁ-PASTOR a.k.a. “bdaussa” (Theatre)
  • JEN GIESEKING a.k.a. “jgieseking” (Environmental Psychology)
  • KEITH MIYAKE a.k.a “kmiyake” (Earth & Environmental Sciences/Geography)

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