Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Dance Faculty

The faculty of the department of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, and Dance are a dedicated group of professionals who focus on teaching and the success of their students. Contact information is listed below should you have a question for a professor.

Tara Sweet-Flagler 
Interim Department Head
Associate Professor - Wellness and Fitness, Exercise Science and Wellness
Developer, ESW Program
Office: F-201A
Phone: (845) 431-8473
Email: sweet@sunydutchess.edu 
Website

Susan Kennen 
Professor - Health and Physical Education
Office: F-211 
Phone: (845) 431-8474
Email: kennen@sunydutchess.edu 
Website

Kathleen Hanlon O’Connell
Instructor – Health and Wellness Fitness Education
Office: F-201A
Phone: (845) 431-8464
Email: kathleen.oconnell@sunydutchess.edu

Dr. Donald Puretz      
Professor - Health Education
Office: F-120
Phone: (845) 431-8470
Email: puretz@sunydutchess.edu 
Website

Debbie VanBuren, Assistant Professor - Health and Physical Education
Office: F-211
Phone: (845) 431-8475
Email: vanburen@sunydutchess.edu