Professor Deborah Kimbrough-Lowe-SPS 093 Coordinator
A.B. Boston College, Psychology and Sociology
M.Ed. Boston University, Counselor Education with a concentration in Community Psychology
Professor Kimbrough-Lowe is a full Professor in the Department of Student Personnel Services. Her counseling experience includes Educational/Academic Planning, Financial Aid, Career Exploration and working with high risk students in the Basic Education Program and other remedial programs at the college. She is involved in the curriculum development of several courses in the SPS department as well as conducting Retention Strategies Session workshops for students on academic probation. Prof. Kimbrough-Lowe is a co-author of the "Taking the First Step:
Empowering Your College Experience" In addition to counseling students, she teaches the following courses: SPS 093 Counseling Seminar, NCC 101 The Freshman Experience and SPS 102 Career Development and Exploration.
Professor Mary Peck - Study Skills Specialist
Professor Mary Peck holds a master's degree in counseling and has been on the faculty of Nassau Community College since 1982 in the department of Student Personnel Services. She teaches a counseling seminar in NCC's developmental education program and also teaches the Freshman Experience class.
Professor Peck also teaches workshops in learning and study strategies to the NCC campus community and has written customized programs for the Nursing department. She has coordinated faculty development programs on enhancing critical thinking in the classroom and on "teaching for learning."
Professor Peck teaches two classes through NCC's Lifelong Learning Program: "Parents as Partners in Learning" and "Learning/Studying with Confidence." She has spoken to many parent and teacher groups on "coaching for learning" throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
She is currently writing two new courses; one on anxiety and stress management for students and another course on adult learning. While she primarily works with probation and at-risk students, Professor Peck's main objective in her professional work is to encourage a "love for learning" and to assist students of any age to become learners!
Professor Delores Smalls - Coordinator
B.A. Howard University, Sociology/Anthropology
M.A. New York University, Counseling and Guidance
Full Professor in the Department of Student Personnel Services
NCC 101 - The Freshman Experience SPS 093 Counseling Seminar for the Basic Education Program (BEP)
Faculty Advisor: Haraya - BSO
Professor Bill Zatulskis
Bill Zatulskis has a M.Ed. in Counseling and B.A. in Psychology. Bill has over twenty years of experience in assisting young adults with personal, career and academic issues. Bill has worked with students at Adelphi University, Stony Brook University, Hofstra University and currently at Nassau Community College. He specializes in helping young adults with adjustment issues, life skills, and career planning. Bill teaches sections of SPS093 as well as NCC101. He also serves as the club adviser to the Anime club. Bill conducts workshops on time management and academic planning. Mr. Zatulskis has also helped many student athletes with the recruiting process as a former collegiate coach and has conducted recruiting seminars with several school districts and AAU programs.
Professor Judy Suh
Professor Suh has an extensive background in counseling and postsecondary education. Her research interests include academic success, student engagement and retention. Her current research project is focused on students on academic probation, and factors that contribute to academic underachievement. In addition to her research, Professor Suh provides workshop presentations on stress management, test anxiety, and Retention Strategies Sessions (RSS). Professor Suh is an active member on the SPS Curriculum Committee, Women’s Faculty Association, and an advisor to the Asian American club. She has taught the First-Year Experience, the Counseling Seminar, Understanding Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction, Perspectives on Persons with Disabilities, and various psychology courses. Professor Suh is the co-author of the Counseling Seminar textbook, Taking The First Step: Empowering Your College Experience.
Office Assistant: Marsha Fradin