Part-Time Faculty Association

Welcome! The CCRI-PTFA represents part-time faculty across all campuses. Our success depends on you getting involved.

News and Events

Next month we will be holding elections for the following officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

If anyone is interested in running, or wishes to nominate another person, please send an email to Pat Crowley at

We will also be holding a general membership meeting at NEARI (99 Bald Hill Rd, Cranston, RI 02920) on Thursday November 1st from 4 - 6 PM.  Anyone nominated will be able to speak. Also, that will be last day for nominations.

Voting will be by mail. On Friday, November 2, mailing for election will go out. You will also be able to get ballots at NEARI headquarters. You will have until November 13th to mail your ballot. Ballots will then be counted on the 14th.

Office: Knight Campus, Room 3128


Your union leadership


Zdenko Juskuv

Zdenko ("Z") has been teaching in the English Department at CCRI since 2010. He also teaches in the First-Year Writing program at Rhode Island College. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Arts degree in English at Boston College, where he also taught First-Year Writing. Z has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College.

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Vice President, Grievance Chair

Joel Gluck


Connie Gallo

Connie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, currently enrolled in a Doctorate Program – Dissertation phase in Behavioral Forensic Sciences, and holds a  state certificate in Translation & Interpretation (Spanish).  Connie holds a clinical licensure in social work, maintains a private practice and a full time job with the state of RI.  Connie is also a board member of the Licensing at the RI Health Department. She has taught at North Shore Community College and at CCRI since 2009.

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Dr. Donna Raptakis

Dr. Donna Raptakis has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master's Degree in Special Education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. She holds Certifications in the following areas: Middle/Secondary Special Education Teacher, Administrator of Special Education, Superintendent of Schools, Teacher of Elementary K-6 and Elementary/Middle School Principal. She has been an educator in the public schools for 33 years. After twenty-one years as an Elementary School Principal, Dr. Raptakis decided to pursue her career as a Professor of Writing and Leadership at the College Level. She has taught at Bryant University and has been an adjunct professor teaching at the Community College of Rhode Island in English and Reading since 2008 and at the New England Institute of Technology. 

During her tenure as Principal, Dr. Raptakis was a strong advocate for educating all students and always sought out funding to enhance teaching and learning for her faculty and students. She was an avid grant writer for the district and was awarded many technology grants for her schools and presented at National Conferences in the area of technology. She also was nominated for Teacher and Principal of the Year, as well as the Rhode Island College Alumni Award. Dr. Raptakis was a mentor for Principals and teachers and led many committees at the district level in Coventry. In addition, she served on numerous leadership committees at the state level. In 2016, she was the state and national winner of the Rookie of the Year Award for Innovative Education in Science for all elementary schools in the country. She most recently received the 2017 RI State Service Award from The Vince Lombardi Lodge. She has been a strong supporter of several charitable organizations in Rhode Island and has donated  her time and knowledge to improving her community and education for all students.

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome to the Community College of Rhode Island Part-Time Faculty Association (CCRI-PTFA). Get in touch to learn more about our organization and how we can help you. Please feel free to visit the PTFA office in Room 3128 (Knight Campus) at your convenience or email us at

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99 Bald Hill Road
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