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College Faculty

Department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences

Department Chair:
Karen Ingham (1990), Assistant Professor, Clinical Lab Technician
and Phlebotomy
Certificate in Medical Technology, Berkshire Medical Center School of
Medical Technology
B.S., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Teresa Burke (2014), Instructor, Biology
B.S., UMass Amherst
M.E.d., M.S., UMass Lowell

Mark Condon (1996), Professor, Biology
B.S., Montclair State College
M.S., Ph.D., New York University

Dinorshan Dhanabala (2017), Assistant Professor, Biology
M.D., Kauno Medicinos Universitas

Katherine Espinosa (2013), Instructor, Biology
B.S., M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Sandra Fraley (2003), Professor, Biology
B.A., Hunter College
M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Elizabeth Justin (2005), Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Holy Cross College, India

Richard Kirker (1991), Assistant Professor, Biology
A.S., Columbia‑Greene Community College
B.A., M.S., College of Saint Rose
Ph.D., Fordham University

Gordon Lake (2014), Instructor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. Johns, NL, Canada

Carolyn Rounds (2011), Instructor, Biology
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., UMass Amherst

Andrew Scala (1990), Professor, Biology
B.A., Rutgers University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Recipient of 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tara Sweet-Flagler (1999), Associate Professor, Wellness and Fitness
B.S., Adelphi University
M.S., Queens College
Recipient of 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Deborah Van Buren (1998), Associate Professor, Wellness and Fitness
A.S., Dutchess Community College B.S., M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Independence University

Department of Behavioral Sciences

Department Chair:
Michael Hall (2007), Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Creighton University
M.A., University of Nebraska

Jason Bishop (2011), Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S., Radford University
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Beth Buglion (2001), Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College B.S., SUNY New Paltz

Jordan Dawdy (2016), Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri

Janay Gasparini (2015), Instructor,
Criminal Justice
A.A.S., State University of New York College of Technology
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.A., Boston University

David M. Gavner (2002), Instructor, Behavioral Science
A.A., Ulster County Community College
B.A., M.A., Marist College

Cathleen Greenan (2006), Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Columbia University

Susan W. Kennen (1979), Professor, Health, Physical Education, Wellness and Fitness
B.S., M.S.E., State University of New York College at Cortland
M.S., Russell Sage College

Francis Kolarik (2014), Instructor, Criminal Justice
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.S., M.P.A., Marist College

Mehmet Kucukozer (2011), Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., University of Michigan
Master’s in Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
M.A., Queens College
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Paula Lockshon (2012), Instructor, Human Services
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S.W., Yeshiva University

Barbara McArdle (2008), Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
A.A.S., Westchester Community College
B.A., Iona College
J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Michele Murasso (1991), Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
B.S., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
M.A., Marist College

Kathleen O’Connell (2008), Associate Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., Salem State College
M.Ed., Springfield College
Ed.D., Northcentral University
Recipient of 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Margaret M. Olimpieri (2002), Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
A.A., B.A., Roger Williams University M.A., New York University

Peter Phipps (2003), Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., Marymount University
M.S., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School

Lacie Reilly (2017), Instructor, Human Services
B.A., The New School University
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz

Stephanie Roberg-Lopez (1996), Professor, Anthropology
B.A., Columbia University
M.A., Yale University
Recipient of 2006 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kim Rybacki (2016), Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., St. John’s University
Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY

Jennifer Santosuosso (2017), Instructor, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh
M.S., SUNY New Paltz

Camille Solá (2017), Instructor, Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

Daniel Valentine (2000), Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
A.A., Dutchess Community College B.S., Wilmington College
M.A., Washington State University

Mareve VanVoorhis (2001), Assistant Professor, Human Services
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College B.S., Empire State College
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz
Recipient of 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Marguerite Woodcock (2015), Instructor,
Early Childhood & Elementary Education
B.A., Empire State College
M.S., Concordia University

Department of Business

Department Chair:
Joan McFadden (2008), Associate Professor, Chair, Paralegal Program
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., Marist College
J.D., Pace University School of Law

Michael Araujo (2012), Associate Professor, Business
B.A., Curry College
M.B.A., Providence College
M.Ed., Suffolk University

Erin Brennan (2016), Assistant Professor, Business Law
B.A., King’s College
J.D., Villanova University School of Law

Irene Hughes (2014), Instructor, Business Management
B.S., M.B.A., Mount Saint Mary College

Ahmed Ismail (2014), Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.A., Somali National University
M.S.A., Kent State University
M.B.A., California State University Fresno

Maureen Peters Gittelman (2017), Instructor, Business Managment
B.B.A., Hofstra University
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Scott Willmen (2013), Assistant
Professor, Business
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.B.A., Auburn University
D.B.A., Argosy University, Sarasota

Thomas Winship (2016), Instructor, Business Management
B.S., SUNY Empire State College
M.B.A., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Department of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technologies

Department Chair:
Mark Courtney (2006), Professor, Engineering
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S.Ed., Capella University

Leah M. Akins (1997), Professor, Engineering
B.S., Lafayette College
M.S., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Drexel University
Recipient of 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Daniel Barbuto (2002), Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., M.S., Manhattan College

David Freeman (1992), Assistant Professor, Architecture
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College B.A., New York Institute of Technology Registered Architect

Carson Lee McCullers (2010), Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., M.S., University of Connecticut
at Storrs

Catherine McGuire (2004), Associate Professor, Architecture
B.A., Lehigh University,
M.Arch., Catholic University of America

Paul Pilon (2007), Instructor, Architecture
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

John Trosie (2005), Assistant Professor, Aviation Science
B.S., M.S., Mercy College

Francis Whittle (1980), Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.A., Marist College
M.S., Syracuse University
Ph.D., University at Albany

Department of English and Humanities

Department Chair:
Joseph J. Allen (1998), Professor, English
B.A., M.Ed., St. Lawrence University Ph.D., Ball State University

Jordan Bell (2013), Instructor, English
B.A., M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Kevin Cavanaugh (2003), Associate Professor, English
B.A., James Madison University
M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Lucia Cherciu (2001), Professor, English
B.A., M.A., University of Bucharest Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michele Eloné (1991), Assistant Professor, French and Italian
B.A., London University, England
M.A., University of Lille, France

Shinelle Espaillat (2017), Instructor, English
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Temple University

Jacqueline A. Goffe‑McNish (1991), Chair LAH Program, Professor, English
B.S., St. John Fisher College
M.S., State University of New York, College at Brockport
Recipient of 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Navina Hooker (2000), Professor, English
B.A., McGill University
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Tina Iraca (2011), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Melanie Klein (2005), Associate Professor, English
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., California State University
M.F.A., Stanford University

Carol Kushner (1991), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., State University of New York College at Cortland

Kevin Lang (2009), Assistant Professor, English
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., New York University
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Ornella L. Mazzuca (2000), Professor, Spanish
B.A., Ph.D., University of Urbino, Italy M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Willie Morris (2017), Instructor, English
B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Dean J. Nelson (1979), Professor, English and Philosophy
B.A., Hobart College
M.A., New York University
M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Keith O’Neill (2002), Professor, English
B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Patricia Phillips (2012), Instructor, English
B.A., Marist College
M.F.A., The New School University

Michael Rambadt (2015)
Instructor, English
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Brenda Squires (2009), Associate Professor, English
B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri

Craig Stokes (2002), Associate Professor, Spanish
B.A., M.A., Bowling Green State University
M.B.A., Long Island University
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

David A. Teague (1995), Associate Professor, English
B.A., University of North Carolina
M.A., University of North Carolina Ph.D., Florida State University

Lisa Treacy-Pignetti (2003), Assistant Professor, Reading
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., University at Albany, SUNY

Gail Upchurch Mills (2011), Associate Professor, English
B.A., Howard University
M.A., Loyola University
M.F.A., Chicago State University
Ph.D., Binghamton University
Recipient of 2017 Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence in Teaching

Leigh Williams (1993), Professor, English
B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Minnesota

Jennifer Yanoti (2012), Instructor, English
B.A., M.A.T., M.A., Binghamton University

 

Department of History, Government and Economics

Department Chair:
Werner Steger (2000), Professor, History
B.A., Ludwig-Maximilians University M.Phil., Ph.D., George Washington University

Seemi Ahmad (1993), Professor, Economics
B.A., University of Punjab
M.S., Islamabad University
M.A., M.A., Boston University

Michael Boden (2011), Assistant Professor, History
B.S., United States Military Academy
M.M.A.S., United States Army Command and General Staff College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Shalon Hallager (2017), Instructor, History
B.A., Temple University
M.A., Villanova University

Mikko Manner (2009), Associate Professor, Economics
B.S., Lehigh University
M.B.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Weldon McWilliams (2012)
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Stony Brook University, SUNY
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Laura Murphy (2004), Professor, History
B.A., University of Memphis
M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton

Matthew Murray (2013), Instructor,
Government
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center

Karin Riedl (2015), Assistant Professor,
Government
B.A., Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY

Andrew Rieser (2003), Professor, History
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Todd Wilmot (2008), Assistant Professor, History
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., George Washington University
M.A., Fordham University
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Department Chair:
Sara Taylor (2004), Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Jeffrey L. Clark (1979), Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., East Stroudsburg State College M.S., Syracuse University

Philip Darcy (2007), Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., St. Bonaventure University
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sandra DeGuzman (2005), Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S., Rutgers University

Carla DelTreste-Jutt (2005), Associate Professor, Mathematics
A.A., A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.S., M.S., SUNY New Paltz

Barbara Dolansky (2000), Professor, Mathematics
A.A., Dutchess Community College B.A., M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Joshua Gross (2017), Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Kansas State University

Jason Gumaer (2014), Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
M.A., University at Albany

Johanna Halsey (1990), Professor, Mathematics
B.A., William Smith College
M.Math., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Maryanne Johnson (2013), Instructor,
Mathematics
B.S., Mount Saint Mary College
M.S., SUNY New Paltz

Tammy Powell-Kopilak (2000), Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Concordia University
Graduate Diploma in Education, Bishop’s University
M.A., Western Connecticut State University

Mark Roland (2001), Instructor, Mathematics
A.A.S., Westchester Community College
B.S., Mercy College
M.A. Marist College

Rachel VanDerStuyf (2013), Instructor, Mathematics
B.A., Lafayette College
M.A., City College of New York

Department of Nursing

Department Chair:
Ingeborg Grutzner (1989), Professor, Nursing
Diploma, University Hospital (Frankfurt, Germany)
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College B.S., Regents College
M.S., Pace University
M.S., Marist College

Pamela Duda (2012), Instructor, Nursing
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College B.S.N., M.S. SUNY New Paltz

Barbara Kabbash (1992), Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., William Patterson College
M.S., Russell Sage College

Michele Lopez, (2015), Instructor,
Nursing
B.S., Pace University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph. D., A.T. Still University

Nancy Moskowitz (2002), Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Herbert Lehman College, CUNY
M.S.N., University of Hartford

Kathleen Reitter (2015), Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Alfred University
M.S., Pace University

Treesa Scaria (2013), Assistant Professor, Nursing
M.S.N., Manipal Academy of Higher Education
B.S.N, Mangalore University

Department of Performing, Visual Arts and Communications

Department Chair:
Joseph Cosentino (1997), Professor, Speech and Theater
B.A., Montclair State College
M.F.A., Goddard College
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Michael Adams (2012), Instructor, Speech
A.A., Cypress College
B.A., M.A., California State University

Christopher Brellochs (2008), Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Ithaca College School of Music
M.A., New York University
D.M.A., Rutgers University

Thomas B. Costello (2013), Assistant Professor, Speech and Theater
B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo
M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Margaret Craig (2007), Associate Professor, Art History
B.S., Franklin Pierce College
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz
Recipient of 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Juan Garcia-Nunez (1997), Associate Professor, Communications
B.A., M.A., Pratt Institute

Elizabeth Gerbi (2017), Instructor, Musical Theatre
B.M., Ithaca College
M.M.E., Boston University

Lindsey Guile (2014), Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
A.A., Jefferson Community College
B.F.A., M.A., State University of New York College at Oswego
M.F.A., SUNY New Paltz

Lowell Handler (2000), Associate
Professor, Photography
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts
M.A., New School University

Margeaux Lippman Hoskins (2015), Instructor, Speech
B.A., Marist College
M.A., Pepperdine University
Ph. D., University of Washington

Holly McCabe (2013), Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
B.A., Gettysburg College
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Camilo Rojas (1991), Professor, Communications
B.F.A., M.F.A., Pratt Institute
Recipient of 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dana Weidman (2003), Professor, Communications and Media Arts
B.A., Grinnell College
M.F.A., American Film Institute

Department of Physical Sciences

Department Chair:
Timothy Welling (1999), Professor, Physical Sciences
B.S.A., University of Georgia
M.S., University of Connecticut
C.A.S., Oglethorpe University

Jean-Michel Campagne (2012), Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth

Jefferson Cavalieri (1992), Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Tufts University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Susan Conrad (2000), Professor,
Physical Science and Geology
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College M.S., Southern Illinois University
Recipient of 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jessica Geer (2015), Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., University of the Sciences
in Philadelphia

Manish Jadhav (2014), Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
B.S, Ruia College and Institute of Science
M.S., University of Alabama, Huntsville
Ph.D., Alabama A&M University

Samantha Langton (2017), Assistant Professor, Physical Science
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Renee Lathrop (2003), Associate Professor, Physics
B.S., Susquehanna University
M.S., University of Nebraska
Recipient of 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Anthony J. Zito (1991), Associate Professor, Physical Sciences
B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.A., Brandeis University


Academic Support Staff

Nancy Checchi (2015)
Clinical Lab Coordinator
B.S., Marymount College

Mary Lyman (2012), Nursing Lab Assistant
B.S., SUNY New Paltz

Jeanne Moseley (2016), Director of
the Math & Science Center
B.A., Goucher College
M.S., University of North Carolina

Elaine Myrianthopoulos (2005),
Nursery School Educator
B.A., Wesleyan Unversity

Manuel Sairitupa (2001), Laboratory Assistant, Computer Information Systems
B.S., Pace University
M.S., Marist College

Shelley Squires-Trani (2015), Lab Nursery School Childhood Educator
A.A.S. Dutchess Community College
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz

Thomas Storey (2010), Laboratory
Assistant, Computer Information Systems
B.S., M.S., SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence: Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching

Ross L. Pattison (1974)
Donald H. Puretz (1975)
Toni M. Emery (2002)
Patricia DeLessio (2003)
Holly Molella (2004)
Wesley Ostertag (2005)
Stephanie Roberg-Lopez (2006)
Richard Reitano (2007)
Jacqueline Goffe-McNish (2008)
Camilo Rojas (2009)
Andrew M. Scala (2010)
Leah M. Akins (2011)
Susan Howes Conrad (2012)
Renee Lathrop (2013)
Kathleen O’Connell (2014)
Wendy Joyce (2014)*
Margaret Craig (2015)
Tara Sweet-Flagler (2015)
Elizabeth Albertson (2015)*
Mareve VanVoorhis (2016)
Anne Marie Zanchetti (2016)*
Gail Upchurch-Mills (2017)
Trudy Cirrincione (2017)*

*Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Excellence in Professional Services

Dennis Dempster (1979)
Deborah Weibman (1980)
George McClellan (1985)
Roberta Keppel (1988)
Jeffrey I. Levinson (1989)
Howard C. Himelstein (1990)
Ronald Kupin (1991)
Mary B. Mucci (1992)
Lois Stewart (1993)
Gary C. Pfeifer (1994)
Susan L. Moore (1995)
Connie Bard Fowle (1996)
Jay Simpson (1997)
Madison K. Finley (1998)
Rita Banner (1999)
Barbara J. Liesenbein (2000)
John Mazzetti (2001)
Gail Hermosilla (2003)
Timothy Decker (2005)
Carol Stevens (2006)
Rita D. Weber-McKee (2007)
Ansamma Varkey (2009)
Wendy Bohlinger (2010)
Bridgette Anderson (2011)
Marta Newkirk (2012)
Ellen Gambino (2013)
Sally Weglinski (2014)
Chrisie Mitchell (2015)
Patrick Griffin (2016)
Susan Mead (2016)

Excellence in Classified Services

Carol Helion (2015)
Yvonne Flowers (2016)
Barbara Mosher (2017)