The coordinators shall be responsible to facilitate communication and decision-making among the OpenCUNY Board, publicly maintain an updated Terms of Participation, and ensure that all activities of OpenCUNY are in compliance with the DSC Constitution and Bylaws. The coordinators shall also perform maintenance on the digital medium, administer user accounts and requests, periodically review alternative free and open source software, and ensure the reliability of the medium and adoption of open standards.

Find us in The Graduate Center, CUNY, in Room 5396!


Maggie GalvanMaggie Galvan | English | Coordinator for Education and Support
Room: 5396 | Phone: 7887 or 646-926-1796 | Email:

Maggie Galvan is pursuing a PhD in English and a film studies certificate. She works as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Brooklyn College and is part-time faculty at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is writing a dissertation entitled “Archiving the ’80s: Feminism, Queer Theory, & Visual Culture” that traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. Her work takes her to various archives across the city and across the country where she considers the politics of what’s preserved and the ephemerality of the visual.

Laurie Hurson | Environmental Psychology | Coordinator for Planning and Development
Room: 5396 | Phone: 7887 or 646-926-1796 | Email:

Laurie is pursuing her PhD in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Recently Laurie completed her field research project examining individuals motivations’ to invoke major lifestyle change. For this project she is interviewed individuals who simplified their lives in order to spend and consume less. Currently, Laurie is focusing on metacognition, processes of thought, and our ability to address environmental issues. In addition to working with OpenCUNY, she teaches at John Jay College and is working on several other research projects.

Christina Nadler | Sociology | Coordinator for Organizing and Action
Room: 5396 | Phone: 7887 or 646-926-1796 | Email:
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Christina is a doctoral candidate in the sociology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has also completed all work for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate. She has taught at Hunter College since 2008. Some of the courses she has taught are Classical Sociological Theory, Current Social Theory, and Sociology of Gender. For the 2011-12 school year she served as a Writing Fellow at Bronx Community College. She is currently working as the OpenCUNY Coordinator for Organizing and Action. Her areas of interest include cultural studies, science and technology, psychoanalytic theory, post-structuralism, race, gender, animal studies, queer theory, (new) materialism and ontology. Her dissertation explores how post-humanism and the ontological turn in critical theory present challenges to subjectivity and identity politics.


Gregory Donovan | Environmental Psychology | OpenCUNY Founder | Coordinator for Planning and Development 2008-2013

Gregory Donovan received his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology and a certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is currently a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College, a researcher at the Public Science Project, and a member of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy’s editorial collective. He has held fellowships at The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and The Stanton/Heiskell Center for Telecommunication Policy, and has conducted research at The CUNY New Media Lab, The Center for Human Environments, and Sesame Workshop. His research focuses on 
young people’s everyday development within proprietary information ecologies and operates at the intersection of Urban Studies, Youth Studies, and Media Studies.

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