Miryam Rinkerman

Miryam (Gaby) Rinkerman
Office: CTC-301
Phone: 973-684-6034
E-mail: mrinkerman@pccc.edu


MA, TESOL, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY - 1990
BA, Psychology, Montclair State University, NJ - 1985
AA, Liberal Arts, PCCC, NJ - 1983

Complete Resume (highlights below)


Director, Community Technology Center
Passaic County Community College

1990 - Present
Associate Professor, ESL
Photography 101
Passaic County Community College

Summer 2002 and 2004
Peer Reviewer
HUD Office of University Partnerships Grant Review
Washington, D.C.

February 2002
Invited Speaker
HUD HSIAC Technical Assistance Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico

For additional information see complete resume

Selected Publications


  • Editor, Tesol Video News, The Official Newsletter of the TESOL Video Interest Section - 1995-1997
  • Editor, Video / Book Review column, Tesol Video News 1993-1994
  • "She's Having a Baby: Teaching Grammar with Video"
  • Tesol Video News, Volume 4, Number 2
  • "Practicing Questions and Answers Using Green Card, the movie"
  • Tesol Video News, Volume 7, Number 2


  • "Usted Querra Leer Estos Cuentos" Anthology of Contemporary Argentinean Authors - Coleccion Sombras de Luna, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1997


  • "Ainsley's Spring" The Best of College Photography of 1997
  • "Fall" Kodak Viewfinder Forum, Fall 1998
  • "Ainsley's Autumn" International Library of Photography, 1999
  • "Falling Leaves" The Best of College Photography of 1999

Professional Presentations

Create a Music Video for Grammar Learning
Electronic Village, Mini-Workshop

45th International Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Conference New Orleans, Louisiana - 2011

“Pathways to Learning and Employment:  PCCC’s Neighborhood  University Project”
HUD’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC)  National Conference
Monterey, California 2011

PCCC’s New Skills for a Digital Economy
HUD’s Office of University Partnerships (OUP) National Conference:
Communities and Universities:  Making a Difference in Challenging Times 
San Antonio, Texas 2010

Music and Language: Enhancing Memory, Eliciting Emotions,
Capturing the Imagination  Re-imagining Grammar Instruction Through Film
44th International Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference
Boston, Massachusetts 2010


North Jersey Media Group News Article, October 2006
Presenter, Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Hiroshima, Japan
Member, Digital Divide Network, DDN
Member, Community Technology Centers Network, CTC.net



Member of TESOL, NJTESOL-BE, New York State TESOL, NJEA, NEA.

Honors and Awards

Professional Development Award, Teachers College, Columbia University 1988-1990
Special Recognition Award, “Best ESL Tutor at PCCC”, 1984
Outstanding Minority College Graduate, 1983
Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981
First Prize in the “Short Story Contest”, Passaic County Community College, 1980

Foreign Languages

Native Speaker of Spanish