Christine Mangino

Christine Mangino

Christine Mangino, Ed. D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mangino has worked at Hostos Community College since 2004. She began her tenure as an assistant professor for Early Childhood Education (ECE). She later served as Coordinator of the ECE unit, Director of the CUNY Teacher Academy at Hostos, Chair of the Education Department, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and she currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to her start at Hostos, Professor Mangino worked as an early childhood teacher and elementary school teacher with the New York City Department of Education as well as an adjunct professor at St. John's University where she taught graduate courses, with a focus on learning styles. Dr. Mangino has served on eight doctoral dissertation committees and was the chair and mentor for five of the doctoral students.

While enrolled in the doctoral program at St. John's University, Dr. Mangino was the recipient of a Doctoral Research Fellowship between 2002 and 2004.  As part of her research, Dr. Mangino conducted a meta-analysis of all research focused on learning styles of adult learners using the Dunn and Dunn Learning-Styles Model. Dr. Mangino presents at national and international conferences and has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker at Oregon State University, the 21st Century Principals Forum in Beijing and Shanghai, China and an international Learning Styles Conference in Denmark. Dr. Mangino’s publications include book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and a book. She currently serves on the executive board of the International Learning Styles Network.

Prior to earning her doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership, Dr. Mangino began her education at Nassau Community College with an Associate’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  She continued her education at Hofstra University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Similar to many Hostos students, Dr. Mangino is the first in her family to attend college.

Within her community, Dr. Mangino has served as the co-president of the North Merrick Special Education Parent Teacher Association, a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer counselor for a suicide hotline, and she has provided workshops for parents in her community on teenagers, rebellion and the use of positive discipline to build self-esteem.