Carlos Penaloza

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

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Carlos Penaloza

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

Carlos Peñaloza, earned his doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the City University of New York, deciphering molecular mechanisms responsible for sex differences in stress response.

Currently serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer for Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, overseeing academic programs and accreditation for the college. Prior to this position, he served as Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer for Metropolitan Community College; and has served at Schenectady County Community College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, as assistant vice president of academic affairs and acting dean of mathematics, science, technology and health. His responsibilities there included oversight of academic assessment, academic offerings, program revisions, new program submissions and accreditation-related matters.

Dr. Penaloza has actively worked with underserved populations in higher education, with the Queens College Minority Access to Research Careers program (MARC); the Queensborough Community College Research Initiative for Minority Students (RIMS); the LaGuardia Community College Bridge to the Baccalaureate program; and the City College Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP).

He served for two years as a City University of New York Writing Fellow; assessing writing across disciplines and writing across curriculum; developed curriculum; implemented various initiatives; and evaluated writing-intensive programs.

He has over 10 years of biomedical research experience. He is published in the fields of cell death, and sex genetics. His scientific contributions have resulted in awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, including the Human Genome Scholar award from the National Human Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

He is member of several academic organizations, including Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and the International Cell Death Society.

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