- Academic Program Specialist, Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation
Mrs. Ariana Caragliano is the academic program specialist for the office of academic initiatives and strategic innovation at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In her current role she seeks to advance the strategic and programming plan by providing support to the development of non-credit and for-credit programs, courses, and events, evaluation, and strategy for a wide range of new programming across The Graduate Center. She remains a part-time Psychology lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and for the past 11 years a Psychology lecturer at Queens College.
She earned her Master's in Science in 2017 in Neuropsychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Johns University in 2007. She received her Emergency Medical Technician license in 2009. She is a PhD candidate in the Neuropsychology program, mentored by Dr. Joshua C. Brumberg the Director of Brain, Behavior and Cognition Doctoral Programs at The Graduate Center. The objective of her research is to understand the precise connectivity & developmental patterns between the cerebral cortex and thalamus through the identification of the morphological and physiological properties of the neurons that originate in layer V of the rat barrel cortex and project to the posterior medial nucleus of the thalamus.
Mrs. Caragliano has dedicated her time to volunteer at various establishments including Elmhurst Hospital's Child Psychiatric Unit, Long Island University Hospital, Great Neck Physical Therapy, and East Rockaway Fire Department. Her professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, Society for Neuroscience, Barrels Society, the Association for Women in Science, and the American and New York Civil Liberties Unions.