President Carole M. Berotte Joseph


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Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph became the 5th President of Bronx Community College/CUNY in July 2011. During her 40 year career in education, she served as President of Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA; Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Academic Affairs at Duchess Community College/SUNY and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College/CUNY.  Her career in higher education began at the City College of New York/CUNY, where she served as a School of Education faculty member for over 20 years. As a full professor with tenure, she was the recipient of several major grants and served as the Principal Investigator and first Director of the statewide HABETAC, the Haitian Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center in New York.

An expert in the field of bilingual education and socio-linguistics, she co-edited a groundbreaking book entitled “The Haitian Creole Language: History, Structure, Use and Education,” (2010). She has lectured extensively, and has authored, translated and edited articles on educational and immigration policy issues facing Haitian communities in the United States as well as in Haiti. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College (CCRC), Columbia University and AACC’s Presidents’ Academy, where she is involved in planning of professional development for community college presidents.  Locally, she Co- Chairs the Bronx Borough President’s Higher Education Consortium, the CUNY Chancellor’s Haiti Higher Education Task Force and she is a member of the Board of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. She has served on several national boards including the AACC and the ACE boards as well as several Commissions, Task Forces and Working Groups.  She also serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals including the Journal of Haitian Studies. 

Dr. Berotte Joseph was born in Haiti and grew up in New York City.  She is fluent in four (4) languages. She has been featured in several Who’s Who publications and has received numerous prestigious awards, including the “Big Picture Gandhi Award” from the City School Program in Boston, MA and the NYS Bilingual Educator of the Year Gladys Correa Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with minors in French and Education from York College, CUNY; a master’s in Bilingual Education, with specializations in curriculum and teaching from Fordham University; completed advanced graduate coursework in administration and supervision at New York University and holds a doctorate in Sociolinguistics and Bilingual Education from the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University.

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