Program Staff

CAP Staff 2013-2014

Gerald Greland has directed the CAP program in New York since 2003. He came to Pace from New York University, where he had been advising, counseling and working with students in a number of different capacities while pursuing his master’s degree in counseling and taking coursework toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.

In addition to directing the Program, he advises students and teaches University 101; collaborates with the CAP program staff in the design and coordination of seminars, workshops, and groups; confers with university support units to address student needs (including Co-op/Career Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, and Tutoring); works with program faculty and academic departments toward achieving program objectives; and oversees the publication of materials explaining academic opportunities and program benefits.

A firm advocate of a liberal arts foundation or any major or career and for life-long learning, he believes that with personal guidance, consideration, and information each student is capable of achieving academically and professionally if she/he is mindful and applies her/himself. He can be reached at ggreland@pace.edu


Matthew Brown joined the CAP Program as an academic advisor in 2013.  Prior to working at Pace, Matt advised first-year students in their transition from high school to the collegiate environment at St. Francis College.

Matt earned his B.A. in Psychology at Alfred University, where his love for promoting a holistic college experience began, and will soon receive his M.A. in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. His passion for working with college students developed through various student leadership roles in Student Affairs at Alfred and while coaching students experiencing academic difficulties at Springfield College. 

Through his studies and time spent working with students, Matt finds that everyone enters college with experiences that can either promote or hinder their success. His goal is to develop genuine relationships with his students in order to help them discover their strengths. He can be reached at mbrown6@pace.edu


Tony Corsitto began his career in higher education as an academic advisor and coordinator of the CUNY Pathways Initiative at Queens College.  During this time, he advised students on the value of a liberal arts curriculum and of obtaining an undergraduate degree. As the CUNY Pathways Initiative coordinator, Tony helped develop goals, strategies, and outcomes for transfer students in order to make a successful transition into the college.

Tony received a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Students Services and Counseling and Anthropology from Queens College. While earning his degree, Tony worked for the Queens College Peer Counseling program as a counselor and retreat coordinator where he organized activities to help students learn team building and self-exploration techniques. He went on to earn his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Baruch College.

As a strong supporter of student development theory, Tony believes that a balance of challenge and support is crucial in order for students to achieve their academic and career goals. You can reach him at acorsitto@pace.edu


Keshia Johnson joined the CAP Program as an academic advisor in 2012. Due to Keshia’s involvement in and around campus while at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, she began working closely with advisors and counselors at the institution during her undergraduate years. This introduced Keshia to the field of Higher Education, which helped her decide her career path.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Keshia graduated with her B.A. in Social Work and her M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration with a concentration in Counseling. Throughout her graduate career she held various internships and Graduate Assistant positions throughout Western New York, as well as here at Pace University, counseling students on issues surrounding first year students and their transition period into a college.

With Keshia’s academic background, she believes in a holistic approach to advisement. After working with many students in a short period of time, she has learned that every student is unique and deserves to be treated as an individual. Her main goal is to forge genuine relationships with her advisees in order to motivate, support, and encourage them to be as successful as possible in their time at Pace. To contact her, email kjohnson2@pace.edu