Bonne August, Ph.D.
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Dr. Bonne August has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at New York City College of Technology since September 2006, having served as acting provost since February 2005. Previously, she was chair of the English Department and professor of English at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY, where she had been on the faculty since 1982. As the chief academic officer of the College, she oversees faculty members in 27 academic departments, providing guidance for the curricular and instructional development of City Tech's schools of Arts & Science, Professional Studies, and Technology & Design, as well as the Division of Continuing Education, the Library, College Learning Centers, Instructional Technology, Assessment and Institutional Research, and the Faculty Commons. She is also Principal Investigator for two institutional projects funded by the National Science Foundation, I3 and ADVANCE IT-Catalyst.
Her professional interests and publications include work on poetry, women writers, writing assessment, portfolio assessment, and faculty development. Dr. August’s most recent publication is a co-edited 2004 collection, titled Facilitating Collaboration: Issues in High School/College Professional Development. Other professional activities have included co-editing the Journal of Basic Writing and serving on the National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Testing and Assessment, and the board of the Conference on Basic Writing. A member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of English from 2006-2008, Dr. August served as its president for 2008. She co-chaired the Task Force to review and revise the New York State Standards in English Language Arts. Dr. August holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and received her MA and doctoral degrees in English and American Literature from New York University.