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Faculty Promotions at Plattsburgh State

Six faculty members at Plattsburgh State University of New York have received promotions to full professors effective Sept. 1, and 10 others have received promotions to associate professor. One additional member was promoted to librarian.

Receiving promotions to professor are: Dr. Vincent Carey, history; Dr. Mohammed Djerdjouri, management and marketing; Diane Fine, chair of the art department; Dr. Enamuthu Joseph, nursing, food and nutrition; Dr. Faten Moussa, management and marketing; and Dr. Steven Schacht, sociology.
Dr. Carey joined the faculty as an associate professor in 1991 and has been an active scholar, writer and professor-teacher of history during his tenure at Plattsburgh State. Prior to that he served as a visiting professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, an adjunct lecturer at Queens College (CUNY) in New York City and as an instructor at SUNY Stony Brook.

He has published three books including his latest work, Surviving the Tudors: Gerald the "Wizard" Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586 . (Four Courts Press, 2002.)  He has also written numerous articles and reviews and has several works in progress. He has given presentations on his work at national as well as international conferences.

Carey received a National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in the 2001-2002 academic year. He's also been a visiting fellow at the Irish American Cultural Institute in Galway, Ireland.

A participant in the Institute for Ethics in Public Life, Carey has also served on a number of departmental and campus-wide committee and has been an active member in a number of programs including the Honors and Women's Studies programs.

He was recently named a recipient of the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Carey received his undergraduate and master's degrees in history from the National University of Ireland at Maynooth and his doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook.

Dr. Djerdjouri was appointed an associate professor in the School of Business and Economics in 1999. Prior to coming to Plattsburgh State, he was an associate professor in the School of Commerce and Administration at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., Canada.

During a sabbatical leave while at Laurentian, Djerdjouri served as a visiting professor of management at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji Islands where he conducted research on the application of management science methodologies in organizations in Fiji.

An associate in the Center for the Study of Canada, Djerdjouri also coordinates the Business Analysis Minor in the School of Business and Economics. The author of numerous articles in refereed journals and a presenter at several conferences, Djerdjouri has received several research awards including a 2002 $5,000 UUP/Management Research Grant to organize a research workshop.

Djerdjouri received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Université des Sciences et de la Technolgie, Algiers, Algeria and his master's and doctorate in operations research/applied mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ms. Fine joined the teaching staff in 1988 as an assistant professor of art. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and is currently the chair of the art department. 

Known for her active scholarly work in her field, Fine works chiefly in the areas of printmaking and the book arts. She exhibits her work regularly and is represented in a number of important collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Public Library and Yale University Art Gallery. She has been awarded more than 15 grants including residency fellowships at the MacDowell colony in Peterborough, N.H. and at the Virigina Center for Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, W.V.

Fine, a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, has served on numerous campus organizations and committees including the Campus Arts Council, Visual Artists Series, Arts Acquisitions Committee and the Plattsburgh Art Museum Executive Committee. She received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Joseph came to Plattsburgh State in 1994 from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. She is the supervisor of the Foods Lab within the Department of Nursing, Food and Nutrition and serves on various academic and student recruitment committees.

Joseph has actively conducted research and field studies into a number of scholarly areas including the time required by children to eat lunch at elementary, middle and high schools and nutrient intake of college students and vegetarians among the college populations. She has also received several grants for her scholarly work.  Joseph has written numerous articles in refereed journals and presented several papers at professional meetings.

A member of various learned or professional societies including the American Dietetic Association and the Institute of Food Technologists, Joseph holds a number of degrees. She received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Madras, India, a master's from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Ph.D. from Washington State University - Pullman.

Dr. Moussa joined the faculty at Plattsburgh State as an assistant professor in 1989. She was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and is currently a professor of management in the School of Business and Economics.. She has written numerous articles in refereed journals and has had a number of papers published in proceedings of various national and international conferences and meetings. She has also served as a participant at various professional meetings. Moussa has served on a number of campus committees and as a fellow in the Institute for Ethics in Public Life.

She received a presidential research award from SUNY in 2001 and the 2000 Best Conference Overall Paper at the Southern Management Association Conference. Moussa holds a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. from Cairo University (Egypt), and an M.B.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Baruch College (CUNY).

Dr. Schacht came to Plattsburgh State as an assistant professor in 1998. He was promoted to associate professor in 2001. Prior to coming to Plattsburgh, he held a series of visiting assistant professor positions throughout the United States. His primary areas of research and teaching are class, gender, race, sexuality and theory.

Schacht is the author of nearly 20 journal articles and anthology chapters and has presented at numerous meetings and conventions. He is a member of several professional associations including the American Sociological Association and Sociologists for Women in Society.

Schacht received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Dakota - Grand Forks and his doctorate from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is currently on an extended leave from the college.

Ten faculty members have received promotions to associate professor: Dr. Robert Ackland, literacy education; Dr. Renee Bator, psychology; Dr. Sylvie Beaudreau, history; Dr. Wendy Braje, psychology; Dr. Jose deOndarza, biology; Dr. Jeff Hornibrook, history; Dr. Changman Lee, special education; Dr. Margaret Morrow, mathematics Dr. Rachelle Perusse, counselor education; and Norman Taber, art. Karen Volkman was promoted to librarian in Feinberg Library.

Four other faculty members have received continuing appointments. They are Dr. Patrick Coppens, communication disorders and sciences; Dr. Suzanne Hungerford, communication disorders and sciences; Dr. Heidi Schnackenberg, adolescense education; and Ravil Veli, library and information services.

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