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Martha Rottman

Martha Rottman

Martha Rottman

Division Chair, Humanities

Professor, English

Technology Center, Room 8309
845-574-4166

Biography

Martha Rottman began as an adjunct at RCC in 1995. She currently is Professor of English and serves as the Division Chair of Humanities. Rottman began her career as a high school English teacher in a Chicago suburb. She later moved to Argentina where she offered private English lessons for 10 years. During that time she was also involved in music as a church organist and as a pianist with a chamber music group. Upon returning to the States, Rottman taught ESL for the Consortium of Worker Education, holding classes in a factory and a church in the South Bronx.  She then taught English at Bronx Community College until moving to Rockland.

At RCC, Rottman has been involved in several college-wide initiatives, including the re-organization of the Reading and Writing Center, Learning Communities, ePortfolios, Interludes, and the 2017 Middle States Self-Study.

Education

  • BA English, Augustana College
  • MA English/Creative Writing, Queens College, CUNY

Professional Accomplishments (Selected)

  • Co-Chair, RCC 2017 Middle States Self-Study
  • Recipient, IITG Award, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Selection Committee for ACE Women's Network Annual Carol Russett Award - 2015
  • Recipient, IITG Award, 2014-15
  • Participant, Revision of English Placement and the Developmental English Curriculum, 2013
  • Participant, Title III Course Redesign for ENG 101, 2011

Presentations (Selected)

Off campus:

  • "Learning in the Fast Lane...," 4 C's National Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2015
  • "Assessing the Impact of ePortfolios..." Poster, CIT Conference, Geneseo, NY, 2015
  • “Your Career:  A Work in Progress,” ACE Women’s Network, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 2013

 

On campus:

  • Presentations on the Middle States Self-Study at Start Up and College Forums, 2014-2015
  • Start-Up Presentation on ePortfolio, 2012 and 2013
  • Start-Up Interludes, 2011 and 2013
  • Start-Up Presentation on Title III ENG 101 Course Redesign, 2011

Publications

  • Co-authored book review for Journal of College Reading, 1995
  • Published poetry in Around the World with Love, 1987
  • Published article on life in Argentina in The Lutheran, 1985

 

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