Please join us in congratulating Professor Contreras!

October 15, 2020 – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, Metropolitan College of New York’s, Emergency and Disaster Management Professor George Contreras will be honored with a Proclamation by Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams for his ongoing selfless work in the classroom and the Covid19 frontline. His life-saving work has taken on special meaning during the pandemic as he provides care, compassion, and hope to those affected by this public health emergency.

“At MCNY, we are proud to have faculty who are active practitioners and bring that experience to the classroom for the benefit of our students. Professor Contreras is a shining example, for students and our community, of a leader who gives everything — Leadership that inspires,” said Ali Gheith, Director of the School for Public Affairs and Administration Emergency and Disaster Management Masters Program.



Since the start of the Pandemic, George Contreras has published a number of opinion pieces in the New York Daily News and other publications. For more insight on Contreras’ experiences during these challenging times…

  • How to contain the COVID hotspots in NYC By GEORGE W. CONTRERAS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, OCT 09, 2020
  • ‘I can’t breathe‘: A plea that resonates in policing reform and vigilance against the coronavirus By GEORGE W. CONTRERAS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Jun 19, 2020
  • A Poignant EMS Week Amid a Historic Pandemic By George W. Contreras, JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, May 21, 2020