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Faculty Members Receive Promotions at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Four faculty members at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh have received promotions to full professor, and 12 others have received promotions to associate professor.

Receiving promotions to professor are: Dr. Rodney Cavanaugh, special education; Dr. Robert Christopherson, economics and finance; Dr. William Kelting, accounting; and Dr. Mary Roden-Tice, earth and environmental science.

Cavanaugh joined the SUNY Plattsburgh faculty as an assistant professor in 1992. He was promoted to associate professor in 1996. Prior to coming to Plattsburgh, Cavanaugh taught at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio.

As a member of the special education faculty, Cavanaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in introduction to special education, instructional practices in special education, single-subject research design and behavior management.

He has written numerous publications for professional, refereed journals as well as several book chapters in specialized textbooks. He has presented papers at professional conferences across the United States including California, Ohio, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Cavanaugh received his undergraduate degree in 1974 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He completed his master's in 1988 and received his doctorate in 1992 from The Ohio State University.

He was named the New York State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 1995.

Christopherson joined the SUNY Plattsburgh faculty in 1990 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor and chair of the Department of Economics in 2000.

Prior to coming to Plattsburgh State, Christopherson was an assistant professor at Western Michigan University.

As a faculty member in the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, Christopherson has received numerous fellowships and grants for research projects. He is also the co-editor of the book, "Globalization: The Virtuous Vice," published by Greenwood Publishing in 2004.

He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Adirondack Research Consortium and the Midwest Economic Association. He has written many journal articles and has presented numerous papers at professional meetings.

Christopherson received a bachelor's in psychology and economics in 1980 from Central Michigan University where he also received his master's in economics in 1981. He received his doctorate in 1990 from Wayne State University in Michigan.

Kelting became an assistant professor of economics at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1975 and was promoted to associate professor in 1991.

Prior to his academic career, Kelting was a certified public accountant and practiced in that profession from 1965 to 1975. During that time, he was a partner in the accounting firm of Telling, Kelting and Potter, P.C., CPAs, a senior auditor for Arthur Andersen and Company and was a sales manager for Wilmar Hats, Inc.

As a faculty member in the School of Business and Economics, Kelting teaches such classes as principles of accounting, governmental accounting, auditing and forensic accounting. He has written numerous articles for professional, refereed journals and has presented papers during meetings in Connecticut, Texas, Illinois and Nebraska.

He received his A.B. from Washington and Lee University in 1958 and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University in 1965.  

Roden-Tice began her teaching career at SUNY Plattsburgh as an associate professor in 1994. Prior to coming to Plattsburgh, Roden-Tice was a visiting assistant professor at SUNY Albany. She has also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and Schenectady County Community College.

In 2001, she was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is widely respected by her peers on campus and nationally within her field. She plays a dynamic role in SUNY Plattsburgh's geology program and the Center for Earth and Environmental Science.

She earned her bachelor's from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. in 1974. She received her master's from Kansas State University and a doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Associate Professor Promotions  

Twelve faculty members have received promotions to associate professor: Elie Chrysostome, management and international business; Dr. Greg Gregoriou, economics and finance; Dr. Stephen Saiz, counselor education; Dr. Amy Mountcastle, anthropology; Karen Blough, art history; Dr. Neil Buckley, biology; Timothy Clukey, communication; Dr. Dexter Criss, chemistry; Dr. Wendy Gordon, history; Dr. Michael Morales, psychology; Dr. Elaine Ostry, English; and Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, earth and environmental science.

One other faculty member has received a continuing appointment: Dr. Marilyn Nelson, childhood education.

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