Orlando McAllister's research interests include: biostatistics, applied mathematics, telecommunications packet switching, and best practices in curriculum design methodology.
McAllister earned a master's degree in computer science from the CUNY Graduate Center after transferring from Howard University in Washington, D.C., as an electrical engineering major on a full baseball scholarship. Keeping cognizant of the changes in industry and education, he retains affiliations with the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Mathematical Society of America, the National Communication Association and the Writer's Guild of America, and is a professional member of the Institute for Electrical, Electronics and Engineering (I.E.E.E.).
McAllister has written, directed and edited two films entitled: "The Operation," a medical drama about a 6-year-old African American girl dying from a rare kidney disease, and "Triple Combo," a pool hustling movie where McAllister plays the part of a pool hustler. He composes and plays his own theme songs on flute and recently released a single instrumental song entitled "City Trills," that's currently being distributed worldwide.
McAllister has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for his contribution in the areas of teaching mass media literacy and excellence in musical performance on flute. In addition, he is a social archivist, cameraman, and video editor for the United Nations & Global Affairs Committee dedicated to humanistic service and mathematical traditions in promoting United Nations' Millennium Development Goals.
At the School of New Resources in the South Bronx, Professor McAllister advises students and maps their career paths, supervises adjuncts in the areas of communication, career guidance, and mathematics. In addition, he spearheads a student-centered course development process in the non-traditional approach to higher adult education in the philosophical tradition of John Dewey, eminent social and educational Reformist.
Aside from his dedicated service to The College of New Rochelle, he spends much of his time in his Brooklyn community mentoring young high school athletes in science and mathematics. Prosperous in his field, he attributes his success to self-directed learning and a desire to achieve excellence and share the knowledge and wisdom he has gained with others. Professor McAllister teaches an advanced level telecommunication course and statistics and has published an online math book entitled, "On Doing Math Well.”