President Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph became the 5th President of Bronx Community College of The City University of New York in July 2011. During her 40 years of service in education, she served as President of Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Academic Affairs at Dutchess Community College of The State University of New York and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College/CUNY. Her career in higher education began at The City College of New York/CUNY, where she served as a School of Education faculty member for over 20 years. As a full professor with tenure, she was the recipient of several major grants and served as the Principal Investigator and first Director of the statewide HABETAC, the Haitian Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center in New York.
An expert in the field of bilingual education and socio-linguistics, she co-edited a groundbreaking book entitled The Haitian Creole Language: History, Structure, Use and Education, (2010). She has lectured extensively, and has authored, translated and edited articles on educational policy issues facing Haitian communities in the United States as well as in Haiti. She serves on the boards of several scholarly journals and national associations including the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Chairs AACC’s Global Commission. She was also invited to join the Advisory Board of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University and serves on the Board of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Berotte Joseph was born in Haiti and grew up in New York City. She is fluent in four (4) languages. She has been featured in several Who’s Who publications and has received numerous prestigious awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with minors in French and education from York College/CUNY; a master’s in education, with specializations in curriculum and teaching from Fordham University; completed advanced graduate coursework in administration and supervision at New York University and holds a doctorate in sociolinguistics and bilingual education from the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University.