Babette Audant

Babette Audant, Ph.D.

Babette Audant, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Assessment


As the Assistant Dean for Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning and Assessment, Babette will provide executive leadership and direction in the areas of college-wide strategic planning, assessment, continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness.  She will lead the College’s strategic planning processes, including the implementation and assessment of progress toward the College’s five-year Strategic Plan priorities, initiatives, and indicators of success.

Prior to her appointment here at Hostos, Babette was the Director of the Center for Economic and Workforce Development at Kingsborough Community College, where she holds the title Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts.  She served on the President’s Cabinet, the Middle States committee, and contributed to the development and implementation of the college’s Strategic Plan.  Babette focused on innovative programs that link credit and non-credit efforts; on creating partnerships with faculty in a variety of disciplines as well as collaborations with partners across CUNY.

As Director of CEWD, she oversaw programs that served disconnected young adults, in addition to more targeted workforce development initiatives. Babette is a member of the National Council for Workforce Education and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, and has served as a board member for both associations. She is an advisor to the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. Babette played an integral part in the design of Kingsborough’s culinary arts program.

She earned her Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the CUNY Graduate Center, a Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College, an Associate’s of Occupational Studies from the Institute of Culinary Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She lives in Washington Heights with her husband, Peter Green, and their two children, Hana and Leo.