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We celebrate the scholarship, projects and accomplishments of our talented and diverse arts and sciences faculty.

Current Celebrations


Learn more about Saroj AdhikariDr. Saroj Adhikari

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

  • Saroj Adhikari was awarded the KITP scholar award (2022-2024) providing travel funds to national meetings.
  • S. Adhikari. “The Hubble tension in the non-flat Super−ΛCDM model," (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dark.2022.101005

Learn more about Aimee BakerAimée Baker

Lecturer, Department of English

  • The documentary film titled She, based on Aimée Baker's award-winning collection of poetry Doe, has won the Best Documentary Film Feature at the Boston Independent Film Awards

Learn more about Karina CklessDr. Karina Ckless

Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Ckless, K.; Sunasee, R. Chapter 19 – Mitochondria-Targeted Drugs and Immune Function. In Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Nanotherapeutics; Oliveira, M. R. de, Ed.; Academic Press, 2021; pp 499–524. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978- 0-323-85666-9.00006-1.

Learn more about Demir MustafaDr. Mustafa Demir

Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice

  • “Effect of awareness and notification of body-worn cameras on procedural justice, police legitimacy, cooperation, and compliance: Findings from a randomized controlled trial” has been published in Journal of Experimental Criminology, August 26, 2021. Accessible at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-021-09487-6

Learn more about Beth DixonDr. Beth Dixon

Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy

Learn more about Diane FineDiane Fine

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Art

  • Exhibited twelve prints in Ink on Paper: A Letterpress Showcase an international, invitational exhibition for letterpress printers and artists at Great Park Gallery, The Palm Court Arts Complex, Irvine CA.

Learn more about Arzu GulDr. Arzu Gul

Lecturer, ESL Program, Department of English

Learn more about Shawna Mefferd KeltyDr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Theatre

Learn more about Chiranjivi LamsalDr. Chiranjivi Lamsal

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

  • Dr. Chiranjivi Lamsal and Mr. Jonathan Sinopoli presented their research “Electronic, and Optical Properties of Small Clusters of Methylammonium Tin Bromide (CH 3 NH 3 SnBr 3)” at the annual March meeting of American Physical Society (APS) 2022.

Learn more about Sue LezonSue Lezon

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Art

  • Participated in group exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas.

Learn more about Stephen LightDr. Stephen Light

Professor, Department of Sociology

  • “Incarceration and the Failure of Opioid Addiction Treatment in the United States.” Contemporary Sociology 49(6), November 2020: 487-491. (Invited Review Essay).

Learn more about Justin LowryDr. Justin Lowry

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

  • “Soil biomarkers of cacao tree cultivation in the sacred cacao groves of the northern Maya lowlands.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 41. February 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103331

Learn more about John McMahonDr. John McMahon

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

  • Crandall, E., Brown, R. and McMahon, J. “Magicians of the Twenty-First Century: Utopia, Work, and Domination in Silicon Valley,” Theory & Event 24 (3), 841-873
  • Issar, S., Brown, R., and McMahon, J. “Rosa Luxemburg and the Primitive Accumulation of Whiteness.” In Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg, ed. Drucilla Cornell and Jane Anna Gordon, Rowman & Littlefield

Learn more about Sam NorthshieldDr. Sam Northshield

Professor, Department of Mathematics

  • “Topographs; Conway and otherwise”, Fibonacci Quarterly 58 (2020), no. 5, 172–189.

Learn more about Ken PodolakDr. Ken Podolak

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Learn more about Sandra RezacDr. Sandra Rezac

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology

  • April 2021 recipient of the Ram Chugh/Senate Outstanding Service Award. “The Ram Chugh/Senate Outstanding Service Award is conferred by the SUNY University Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Nominees for the award must have achieved a reputation for outstanding service in the area of faculty governance at the System and Campus levels. Consideration will be given for a sustained level of commitment for a minimum of five years.” More about the Ram Chugh/Senate Outstanding Service Award.

Learn more about Scott ReznickDr. Scott Reznick

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Learn more about Richard RobbinsDr. Richard Robbins

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology

  • Robbins, Richard H. (2022) Financialization. In The Handbook of Economic Anthropology. 3rd Edition. Edited by James G. Carrier. Berg Publishing

Learn more about Jonathan SlaterDr. Jonathan Slater

Professor & Chair, Department of Journalism & Public Relations

  • Dr. Jonathan Slater (journalism and public relations) was the invited speaker at the BMP Rotating Lecture Program in Canadian Studies. Slater delivered a webinar, Marshall McLuhan, the Man Behind Québec’s October Crisis?, to audiences at Bridgewater State University and McGill University.

Learn more about Rajesh SunaseeDr. Rajesh Sunasee

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Pacherille, A.; Tuga, B.; Hallooman, D.; Dos Reis, I.; Vermette, M.; Issack, B.B.; Rhyman, L.; Ramasami, P.; Sunasee, R*. “BiCl3-Facilitated Removal of Methoxymethyl-Ether/Ester Derivatives and DFT Study of -O-C-O- Bond Cleavage,” New Journal of Chemistry, 2021, 45, 7109–7116. DOI: 10.1039/d1nj00449b 

Learn more about Kelly TheisenDr. Kelly Theisen

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Teaching Excellence presentation: “How to Help Students Reframe Academic Anxiety by Cultivating a Growth Mindset.” (Sept. 2020).

Learn more about Michael WaltersDr. Michael Walters

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physics

  • Michael Walters (physics) and Kevin McCullen (computer science) presented the tutorial, ‘Computer Science and Robotics using Single Board Computers’, at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSCNE) held at Pace University on April 1.
  • Michael Walters applied for a grant to the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) for his research in “One Book Library”.


More to Explore

Our faculty and students are active and engaged. From regular colloquies hosted by the Institute for Ethics in Public Life, to tantalizing exhibitions at our Plattsburgh State Art Museum, to groundbreaking research at the Lake Champlain Research Institute, we invite you to explore all arts and sciences has to offer.

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