Cristhian Altamirano

Associate Director for Early College Programs

Cristhian C. Altamirano
Building J, Room 106
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: He/El
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Country of Origin/Citizenship/Nationality: Ecuador, United States

Educational Background

  • M.A., Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden
  • B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark


  • ECornell Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid


Cris currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Early College Programs, where he works with high school administration and HCCC faculty/staff to coordinate enrollment. This includes working with high schools to promote the Early College Programs to students, administration, parents and legal gaurdians.

Cris has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses at HCCC and other institutions, in addition to experience within New Student Orientation, Academic Advisement, Disability/Accessibility Services and Early College/Dual Enrollment Programs. Prior to his current position, he served as the Interim Director for the Office of Disability Services at Rutgers University Newark. He takes great pride in his alma mater, Rutgers University, and holds a degree from every one of its regional campuses. Cris holds a Master of Education from Rutgers University New Brunswick, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University Camden, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Honors from Rutgers University Newark. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology (learning, cognition, instruction, and development concentration) at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education. His dissertation will be focused on graph comprehension in students on the developmental math sequence, through a sociocultural learning perspective.