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Ross Wheeler earned his doctorate in English from SUNY Binghamton in 1991.  He has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BA in English from the University of Utah.  He worked for 10 years as Associate Director of the Honors Program at Long Island University before joining Queens College in 2003 as Chief Administrator of Honors and Scholarships.  As Chief Administrator, he developed the Queens College Freshmen Honors Program and continues to oversee its curriculum.  He became director of the Macaulay Honors College at Queens in 2008.  He is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program on campus, from student recruitment and selection to faculty recruitment for MHC courses; he serves also as the interface between Macaulay central and the campus.  He is additionally responsible for the distribution to students of internal scholarship funds from the QC Foundation.


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Wynter has been working with Macaulay Honors College, CUNY since 2011. She was initially hired in the Office of Academic Affairs within Macaulay's Central Office on Manhattan's W 67th Street and has had the pleasure of advising Macaulay Scholars since 2013. A graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY) and Baruch College (CUNY), Wynter is a strong supporter of public education. She and her two sisters are all CUNY Alums. Wynter brings a student-centered approach to advising and enjoys working with students as they navigate emerging adulthood. She loves working with the diverse student body at Queens College and meeting new students every year.  Interested in student recruitment and access to educational opportunities, she frequently participates in outreach for prospective students at Macaulay Honors College and Queens College.  Wynter enjoys eating spicy food and anything containing lemons.  




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Leora Tanzman is a Macaulay Honors Advisor at Queens College. She has experience as an Executive Function Coach, teaching students skills in areas that include stress management, time management, planning, and prioritizing. Additionally, Leora worked as a School Psychologist for over five years. She has a Master's degree in School Psychology with a Specialization in Multicultural School Psychology from Queens College. After graduating from Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, Leora briefly pursued her passion for art at Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Leora continues to creatively express herself through photography, drawing, and painting.




The Honors College at Queens College
Honors Hall (Temp 3)
Room 19
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11367
Contact Infomation: 

Dr. Ross Wheeler
(718) 997-3180

Ms. Wilma Hernandez
Program Assistant
(718) 997-3180





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