Gerceida Jones

Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D., New York University

Course(s) Taught: History of the Universe


Liberal Studies Research Challenge Grant, 2010

Regional Finalist, White House Fellowship competition, 2006

Community Service Award in Higher Education, Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club, NYC, 2009

Citation from New York City Council, Outstanding Community Service, 2005

Save the Children Award, You Can Go To College Committee, NYC, 2003

Tuition Scholarship, New York University, Ph.D., 1987-1993

Elijah McCoy Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 1981

Teaching Statement: My mission has always been to develop innovative academic lessons that would capture and hold my student’s attention. Through this means of pedagogical engagement with students, I am able to dispel the myth that science is boring. To accomplish this goal, it is most important to create a comfortable learning environment in which any student can pose questions.


  • "The Liberal Arts as a Practical Education: Helping Students Make Connections between Liberal Arts Majors and Future Employment," Faculty Resource Network National Symposium: New Faces, New Expectations Journal. February 2013.
  • "Fashion 'N Beauty: What Does It Really Cost?". The Price of Fashion: The Triangle Fire and The Global Garment Trade, New York, 2011.
  • "A Neutrino's Encounter with a Terrestrial Detector," EYEPIECE Journal of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, May 2010, Volume 58, Number 5, page 1.
  • "Dark Matter Seen Shaping the Universe on a Galactic Scale," EYEPIECE Journal of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, July 2010, Volume 58, Number 7, pages 10-12.
  • History of the Universe Laboratory Manual, John Wiley & Sons Custom Services, Hoboken, NJ, 2004-2005.
  • "Classroom Technology Review: Food Chains Begin with Photosynthesis." The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 64, no. 1, January 2002, page 70.
Updated on 02/19/2016