New Faculty and Staff Appointments 2013

The following individuals have been appointed to positions at SUNY Plattsburgh. Some of them are new to the campus while others have received promotions or transferred to new positions on campus during the past year. Please join me in wishing them the best in their important roles at SUNY Plattsburgh.

John Ettling
President

 

Administration

Staff

Bryan Hartman, Vice President for Student Affairs. Mr. Hartman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh (1988) and his Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont (1990).

Academic Affairs

Full-Time Faculty/Staff

Ronald Bronson, Admissions Advisor, Admission Office.  Mr. Bronson received his B.S. from Excelsior College, Albany, NY.
Angela Carlson-Bancroft, Associate for Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness.  Ms. Carlson-Bancroft received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut (1998) and her M.A. from Columbia University (2004).

Part-Time Faculty/Staff

Laura Cook, Staff Assistant, Global Education Office. Ms. Cook received her B.A. and M.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2013).

Promotions/Transfers

Erin Campbell, Associate for Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness.
Pamela Munson, Associate Registrar, Registrar’s Office.
Denise Philo, Registrar, Registrar’s Office.
Michael Walsh, Admissions Advisor, Admissions Office.

Classified

Keiley DeGroodt,  Keyboard Specialist 2, Admissions Office.

Arts & Science

Full-Time Faculty/Staff

Samantha Bellinger, Museum Educator, Art Museum.  Ms. Bellinger received her B.A. from Dickinson College (2007) and her M.A. from Skidmore College (2013).
Andrew Buckser, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.  Dr. Buckser received his B.A. from Harvard University (1986), his M.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) from University of California, Berkeley.
Steven Crain, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department.  Dr. Crain received his B.S. from Michigan State University (1992) and his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology (2012).
Richard Durant, Assistant Professor/Clinical Director, Psychology Department.  Dr. Durant received his B.S. from Empire State College (2005) and his M.S. (2008) and Psy.D. (2011) from Antioch University New England.
Christine Johnson, Associate Professor, Communication Studies Department.  Ms. Johnson received her B.S. (1988) and M.A. (2003) from Texas Christian University.
Lisa Mangiamele, Lecturer, Biology Department.  Dr. Mangiamele received her B.A. from Colgate University (2001) and her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2010).
Kate Moses, Assistant Professor, English Department. Ms. Moses received her B.A. from University of the Pacific (1984) and her M.F.A. from San Francisco University (2013).
Luke Myers, Staff Assistant, Lake Champlain Research Institute.  Mr. Myers received his B.S. from Paul Smith’s College (2005) and his M.S. from Colorado State University (2009).
Thomas Nolan, Associate Professor/Chairperson, Criminal Justice Department.  Dr. Nolan received his B.A. from University of Massachusetts (1977), his Ed.M. (1991) and Ed.D. (2000) from Boston University.
Kyle Smith, Lecturer, Biology Department.  Mr. Smith received his B.S. from Lake Superior State University (2000) and his M.S. from Michigan State University (2005).
Rajesh Sunasee, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department.  Dr. Sunasee received his B.S. from University of Mauritius (2003) and his Ph.D. from University of Alberta (2009)
Candace Truso, Museum Collections Specialist, Art Museum.  Ms. Truso received her B.A. from University of Connecticut (2004) and her M.A. from Harvard University (2011).

Adjunct Faculty/Staff

Bridgette Arthur, Adjunct Lecturer, ESL Program.  Ms. Arthur received her B.A. from Elon University (2000) and her Literacy Masters from SUNY Plattsburgh (2009).
Chahbaz Azarkadeh, Adjunct Instructor, Physics Department.  Mr. Azarkadeh received his M.S. (1976) from Univerities of Mainz and Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Butterfly Blaise, Adjunct Lecturer, Gender & Women’s Studies Department.  Ms. Blaise received her B.A. (2009) and her M.S. (2012) from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Rodney Brown, Adjunct Lecturer, Center for Earth and Environmental Science.  Mr. Brown received his B.S. from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse (1981) and his M.A. from University of Massachusetts (1984)
Rebecca Cash, Adjunct Lecturer, English Department.  Ms. Cash received her B.A. from SUNY Oneonta (1997), her M.S from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008) and her M.A. from SUNY Albany (2013).
Jessica Castine, Adjunct Lecturer, Psychology Department.  Ms. Castine received her B.A. (2009) and her M.A. and CAS in School Psychology (2012) from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Stacy Denton, Adjunct Lecturer, English Department.  Dr. Denton received her B.A. from SUNY Potsdam (2001), her M.A. from SUNY Albany (2003), and her Ph.D. from Concordia University (2013).
Julia Devine, Adjunct Lecturer, Theatre Department.  Ms. Devine received her B.A. from the Catholic University of America (1999) and her M.F.A. from A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University (2005).
Christina Elliott, Adjunct Lecturer, Art Department.  Ms. Elliott received her B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2010) and her M.A. from San Francisco Art Institute (2013).
Nicholas Evanovich, Adjunct Lecturer, Criminal Justice Department.  Dr. Evanovich received his B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology (2006) and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law (2009).
Julie Garcia, Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies Department.  Dr. Garcia received her B.A. from Siena College (1995) and her J.D. from Albany Law School (1999).
Robert Garrow, Adjunct Lecturer, Music Department.  Mr. Garrow received his B.A. (1999) and his Master of Music Education (2005) from Crane School of Music, Potsdam.
Howard Gontovnick, Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies.  Dr. Gontovnick received his B.A. (1987), his M.A. (1999) and his Ph.D. (2012) from Concordia University.
Michelle Gottschall, Adjunct Lecturer, ESL Program.  Ms. Gottschall received her B.A. from SUNY Potsdam (1993) and her M.S.T. from SUNY Plattsburgh (1995).
Robert Hamilton, Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies Department.  Mr. Hamilton received his B.S. from New England College (1983) and is M.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (1993).
Lindsey Kenna, Adjunct Instructor, Biology Department.  Ms. Kenna received her B.A. from Lasell College (2012).
Julie Lee, Adjunct Instructor, Chemistry Department.   Ms. Lee received her B.A. (1983) and here M.S. (1985) from Tsinghua University, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University (1993).
Jan Maltby, Adjunct Lecturer, ESL Program. Mr. Maltby received his B.A. from University of Windsor (1976) and his M.A. from St. Michael’s College (2008).
Shawn Parrotte, Adjunct Lecturer, Music Department.  Mr. Parrotte received his B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008).
Jada Secone, Adjunct Lecturer, Gender & Women’s Studies Department.  Ms. Secone received her B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008) and her M.A. from National University of Ireland (2010).
Jason Torrance, Adjunct Lecturer, English Department.  Mr. Torrance received his B.A. (2001) and his M.A.L.S. (2010) from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Nicholas Trombley, Adjunct Instructor, Physics Department.  Mr. Trombley received his B.A. and M.S.T. (2001) from SUNY Potsdam.

Education, Health, and Human Services

Full-Time Faculty/Staff

Portia Allie-Turco, Lecturer, Counselor Education. Ms. Allie-Turco received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Africa (2001). She then received her B.A. in Psychology, also from the University of South Africa (2003) and her M.S. in College and Agency Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh (2005).Portia Allie-Turco, Lecturer, Counselor Education. Ms. Allie-Turco received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Africa (2001). She then received her B.A. in Psychology, also from the University of South Africa (2003) and her M.S. in College and Agency Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh (2005).
John Conteh, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education. Dr. Conteh received his B.A. in Education with Distinction in Research Project from Njala University, Sierra Leone (2000), M.S. in Community Counseling from the University of Rochester (2004) and Ed.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University (2013.
April Davis, Nursing Skills Lab Resource Manager, Nursing and Nutrition. Ms. Davis received her A.A.S. in Hotel Restaurant Management from Paul Smith’s College (1993), A.A.S. in Nursing from North Country Community College (2003), B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (2009) and her M.S.N. from Norwich University (2013).
Amy Gervich, Lecturer, Elementary Education. Ms. Gervich received her B.A. in Sociology from Stonehill College (1998) and M.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport (2001). Ms. Gervich received credits towards Specialist Degree in Elementary Mathematics at the University of Georgia, (2005-2006).
Freda Ginsberg, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education. Dr. Ginsberg received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (2002) from Michigan State University, M.B.A. (2009) from Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, M.A. in Human Services Psychology (1995) from LaSalle University, and her B.A. in Comparative Religion/Women’s Studies (1984) from Drew University.
Yong Li, Assistant Professor, Social Work. Dr. Li received his B.A., majoring in Teaching in Social Studies, from Shandong Normal University, China (1999), M.A. from Zhejiang University, China, with a major in Political Science (2002) and M.S.W. with a concentration in Micro Practice from SUNY Albany (2009). Dr. Li received his Ph.D. from SUNY Albany (2013), School of Social Welfare.
Andrea Simms-Adderley, Lecturer, Teacher Education M.S.Ed. Program. Ms. Simms-Adderley received her B.Ed. in Primary Education from The College of The Bahamas (2001). She received her M.Ed. in Special Education with a major in Intervention Specialist (2008),, and is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Special Education and Teaching at Kent State University.
Kerri Zappala-Piemme, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership. Dr. Zappala-Piemme received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico (1994), M.S. in School Psychology and Educational Leadership from Syracuse University (1999) and her Ph.D. in Psychology, also from Syracuse University (2001).

Adjunct Faculty/Staff

Hanna Brown, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition (Sp13).  Ms. Brown received her B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (2010).
Andrea Farrell, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition.  Ms. Farrell received her B.S. in Psychology from SUNY Oswego (1990), B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (1998), and M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Binghamton (2011).
Christina Kinney, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition.  Ms. Kinney received her B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (2005).
Jamie Larche, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition. Ms. Larche received her A.A.S. in Nursing from North Country Community College (2007) and B.S. in Nursing RN-to-BS Option from SUNY Plattsburgh (August 2013).
Allsun Lovell, Adjunct Lecturer, Counselor Education.  Ms. Lovell received her B.S. in Sociology/Philosophy from SUNY Potsdam and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Donald Mellor, Adjunct Lecturer, Expeditionary Studies. Mr. Mellor received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire (1975) and his M.Ed. in Counseling from St. Lawrence University (1990).
Gizelle Menard, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition.  Ms. Menard received her Diploma in Nursing from St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center School of Nursing ((1980), B.S. in Health Services Administration from Empire State (2005) and M.S. in Nursing from Walden University (2012).
Karen Phillips, Adjunct Lecturer, Nursing and Nutrition (Sp13).  Ms. Phillips received her A.A.S. in Nursing from Clinton Community College (1985), B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008) and M.S. in Nursing Education from Liberty University (2012).
June Rosenberg, Adjunct Lecturer, M.S. Leadership.  Dr. Rosenberg received her B.A. in Speech from St. John’s University, M.A. in Speech Pathology from Queens College of CUNY and her Ed.D. in Leadership from Argosy University.
John Schenkel, Adjunct Lecturer, Counselor Education.  Dr. Schenkel received his B.S. and M.S. in Entomology from the University of California at Davis.  Dr Schenkel received his M.D. in School of Medicine from the University of California at San Diego (1974).
Jennifer Shaver, Nursing and Nutrition (Sp13).  Ms. Shaver received her Diploma in RN from St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Utica (1979), B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008) and her M.S. in Patient Care Services from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. 

Classified

Maureen Merrill, Secretary Part-Time, Sport and Wellness.
Debbie Papier, Secretary, Graduate Advising and Teacher Certification, and MS Leadership.
Randi Trombly, Secretary, Counselor Education, Human Development and Family Relations, Social Work.

School of Business Economics

Full-time Faculty/Staff

Laurent Josien, Assistant Professor in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department in the School of Business and Economics.  Dr. Josien received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (2008) from Louisiana Tech University, his M.S. in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.
James Tierney, Lecturer in the Economics and Finance Department in the School of Business and Economics. Mr. Tierney received B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Western New England College and his M.A. in Economics (2010) from University of California, Irvine.

Adjunct Faculty/Staff

Ann Giard-Chase,Adjunct Lecturer in the Management, International Business and Information Systems Department in the School of Business. Ms. Giard-Chase received her B.A. from the University of Vermont, her B.S. from St. Michael’s College and her M.S. in Business Administration (2008) from St. Michael’s College.
Gerard “Jerry” Kelly, Adjunct Lecturer in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department and the Management, International Business and Information Systems Department in the School of Business and Economics. Mr. Kelly received his B.S. in Marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh and his M.B.A. in Finance and Management Information Systems (1999) from SUNY Binghamton.

Classified

Christine Landry, Secretary in the School of Business and Economics. Ms. Landry received her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice (2002) from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Library and Information Services

Full-time Faculty/Staff

Karen Case, Instructional Design and Development Specialist, Instructional Technology.
Ms. Case earned her B.A. from Vermont College of Union Institute and University (2004), her M.A. from Marlboro College Graduate School (2007), and her Ed.S. from Nova Southeastern University (2010) where she is a current Ph.D. candidate.
Cheryl Datkun, Computer Programmer Analyst, Computer Information Systems. Ms. Datkun earned her B.S. in Computer Science from SUNY Plattsburgh (2012).
Michael Lumb, Helpdesk Technician, Computing Systems & Desktop Services. Mr. Lumb earned his B.A. in Communication form SUNY Plattsburgh (1999).
Justin Rosenbrock, Field Specialist, Network Operations. Mr. Rosenbrock earned his B.S. in Information Technology from SUNY Plattsburgh (2010).
Aaron Stanley, Helpdesk Technician, Computing Systems & Desktop Services. Mr. Stanley earned his A.A.S. from Clinton Community College in Computer Information Systems (2003).

Adjunct Faculty/Staff

Timothy Biondolillo, Assistant Building Coordinator, Feinberg Library.

Classified Staff

Megan Kortemeier, Library Clerk II, 2nd Floor Circulation Desk, Feinberg Library.

Business Affairs

Full-Time Staff

Donald Acors, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Barbara Barber, Janitor, Janitorial. 
Ronald Begor, Highway Equipment Operator, Grounds Maintenance.
Nancy Bennett, Principal Account Clerk, Purchasing.
Jamie Charland, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Michael Daniels, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Corey Davidson, Senior Financial Aid Advisor, Financial Aid. Mr. Davidson received his B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2001) and received his C.A.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2009).
Annette Demarais, Keyboard Specialist 2, Financial Aid.
Robert Demers, Plant Utilities Engineer 1, Central Heating Plant.
John Drollette, Electrician, Maintenance Trades.
Avis Foster, Supervisor, Accounts Payable. Ms. Foster received her B.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (1980).
Cindy Fuller, Coordinator, Management Services.
Kristina Gebo, Janitor, Janitorial.
Ramatoulaye Hamadou, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Marisa Hoogkamp, Keyboard Specialist 1, MOC Center.
Nathan Irwin, Electrician, Maintenance Trades.
Holly Kusalonis, Calculations Clerk 2, Accounts Payable.
Hal Lamica, Painter, Maintenance Trades.
William LaPoint, Plant Utilities Assistant, Central Heating Plant.
Karen LaRoche, Clerk 2, MOC Center.
Keith Letky, Grounds Worker, Grounds Maintenance.
Bradley Magoon, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Maurice Miner, Highway Equipment Operator, Grounds Maintenance.
Martha Poland, Payroll Examiner 1, Payroll.
Kwame Rogers, Cleaner, Janitorial.
Dean Savage, Plant Utilities Assistant, Central Heating Plant.
Catherine Schwennker, Staff Assistant, Environmental Health & Safety. Ms. Schwennker received her B.A. from Castleton State College (2008) and her M.S. from Colorado State University (2010).
Susan Shedrick, Grounds Worker, Grounds Maintenance.
Nicole Venne, Clerk 2, Purchasing.
James Zisselsberger, Cleaner, Janitorial.

Chartwells

Nicholas DiMartino, Production Manager, Algonquin Dining Hall
Michael Morelli, Certified Executive Chef. Michael was a blue ribbon graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, NY. He received certified executive chef status from the American Culinary Federation.
Heather Rocheleau, Unit Manager, Algonquin Dining Hall. Heather received her bachelor’s degree in HRTM from Paul Smith’s College.

Research Foundation

Full-Time Staff

Amanda Goodfellow, Social Worker, Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ms. Goodfellow received her B.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2010) and her M.S.W. from SUNY Albany (2013).
Brian PostDirector, Upward Bound Program at SUNY Plattsburgh. Mr. Post received his B.A. from SUNY Potsdam (1988) and his M.S. in Education Administration/Supervision from SUNY Plattsburgh (1992).
Tiffani Rock, Counselor, Psychology Department/Traumatic Brain Injury Center. Ms. Rock received her B.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences and B.S. Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh (2010) and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and M.S. in Counselor Education from SUNY Plattsburgh (2012).

Institutional Advancement

Full-Time Staff

Sandra Geddes, Associate Director for Development, Institutional Advancement. Ms. Geddes received her BA (2001) and M.A. (2003) from SUNY Plattsburgh. Angela King, Secretary 1, Alumni Relations. Ms. King transferred from Maintenance and Operations.
Steven Krolak, Associate Director for Recruitment Communications, Institutional Advancement. Mr. Krolak received his B.A. (1983) from McGill University and his M.A. (2003) from Portland State University.
Rebecca Steiner, Assistant Director for Advancement Communications, Institutional Advancement. Ms. Steiner received her B.S. (2006) from Susquehanna University.

Student Affairs

Jessica Facteau, Police Officer 1, University Police. Ms. Facteau received her A.A.S. from Clinton Community College (2007).
Eric Forand, Dispatch, University Police.
Brianne Ford, Keyboard Specialist 1 (Part time), Student Affairs. Ms. Ford received her A.A. from Clinton Community College (1999).
Tracy Guynup, Student Veterans Support Coordinator, Dean of Students. Mr. Guynup earned his A.A. from Clinton Community College (2004), his B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2006) and his M.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2008).
Trisha Lyn Hanson, Assistant Director of Housing, Housing & Residence Life. Ms. Hanson earned her A.A.S. from Clinton Community College (2006), her B.S. (2009) and her M.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2011).
Joseph Higgins, Tennis Assistant Coach.
Andrew Krug, Cross Country Head Coach.
Kayin Queeley, Counselor, Education Opportunity Program. Mr. Queeley received his B.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (2013).
Darcy Reid, Nurse Practitioner (Per Diem), Center for Student Health & Psychological Services.
David Starin, Volleyball Assistant Coach.
Zachary Welch, Baseball Assistant Coach.

Contact Information

Office of the President
Office: 159 Hawkins Hall
Address: 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Phone: (518) 564-2010
Fax: (518) 564-3932
Email: president_office@plattsburgh.edu