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
Recipient of 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Teresa Burke (2014), Instructor, Biology
B.S., UMass Amherst
M.Ed., 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,
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

Mariana de Araujo Melo (2019), Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Federal University of Vicosa
Sc.D., Federal University of Vicosa

Nancy Perretta (2018), Instructor, Exercise Science & Wellness
A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.S., Mercy College
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Carolyn Rounds (2011), Assistant Professor, 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 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tara Sweet-Flagler (1999), Associate Professor, Wellness and Fitness
B.S., Adelphi University 
M.S., Queens College
M.A., Columbia University
Recipient of 2015 SUNY 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

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 Community College 
B.A., M.A., Marist College

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

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

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 SUNY 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), Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras 
Ph.D., George Washington University

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 SUNY 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, Aviation 
and Construction Professions

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

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

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

Meghan McCarthy (2019), Assistant Professor, Business Law/Paralegal
B.A., University of Tampa
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law

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

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

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

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 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), 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

Linda Ciano (2018), Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Coordinator of ESL
B.A., Binghamton University
M.A., Queens College

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 SUNY 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), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Marist College
M.F.A., The New School University

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

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 SUNY 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:

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

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)
Associate Professor, History
B.A., Stony Brook University, SUNY
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Matthew Murray (2013), Instructor,
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, 
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

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

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

Gary Bolduc (2018), Instructor, Mathematics
A.S., Grossmont Community College
B.A., M.A., SUNY University at Buffalo

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,
B.S., Mount Saint Mary College
M.S., SUNY New Paltz

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

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,
B.A., Lafayette College
M.A., City College of New York

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

Department of Nursing

Interim Department Chair:

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

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

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

Regina Odell (2019), Instructor of Nursing
A.A.S., Cochran School of Nursing
B.S., Mercy College
M.S., Mercy College

Marie Ostoyich (2019), Instructor of Nursing
B.S., University of Vermont
M.S., Russell Sage College

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 and Communications
A.A., Cypress College
B.A., M.A., California State University
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz

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), Associate Professor, Speech and Theater
B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo
M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Recipient of 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

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

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

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 SUNY 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, Engineering and Technology

Department Chair:

Timothy Welling (1999), Professor, Physical Sciences
B.S.A., University of Georgia 
M.S., University of Connecticut 
C.A.S., Oglethorpe University 
Recipient of 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

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

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 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

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), Professor, Physics
B.S., Susquehanna University 
M.S., University of Nebraska
Recipient of 2013 SUNY 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

Mary Cohen (2017), Nursing Lab Assistant
B.S., Excelsior College
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College

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 University

June Raffington (2018), Clinical Lab Coordinator
M.S., Hunter College CUNY
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College

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)*
Timothy Welling (2018)
Deborah C. Mautone (2018)*
Roberta L. Mulder (2018)*
Thomas Costello (2019)
Karen Ingham (2019)
Kristy Bruse (2019)*

*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)
Linda Bertolozzi (2018)
Michael Roe (2018)
Susan McGlynn (2019)
Jennifer Wrage (2019)

Excellence in Classified Services

Carol Helion (2015)
Yvonne Flowers (2016)
Barbara Mosher (2017)
Jenni R. Oyler (2018)
Greg Starzyk (2019)