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 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.
Professor Tiffany Friedman
Prof. Tiffany Friedman holds a master’s degree from St. John’s University in School Counseling and Human Services. She has joined Nassau Community College as the adult and veterans counselor in the Adult Resource Center. She also teaches SPS 093- Counseling Seminar to students in the Basic Education Program. Prof. Friedman has previous counseling experience working as an Academic Services Coordinator for nursing students at Pace University. In addition to counseling, she taught multiple sections of First-Year Seminar and served on various academic committees regarding student satisfaction and academic success. Currently, she participates on the Academic Assessment and Honors committee. Prof. Friedman also is a member of the Academic College Counseling Association.
Office Assistant: Deborah McDonald