Faculty - English/Reading/Communication
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  • Michael P. O’Connor, Assistant Professor/English/Department Chair 
    B.A., M.A., Syracuse University
    Ph.D., ABD Syracuse University
  • Christopher Altman, Instructor/English 
    B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina
  • Richard C. Baggett, Professor/English 
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Carolyn Bice, Assistant Professor/Communication
    B.A., SUNY Oswego
    M.A.T., SUNY Cortland
    M.A., University of Albany
  • Richard Blankenship, Assistant Professor/English 
    B.A., Berea College
    M.S.,  University of Kentucky
    M.A., Appalachian State University
  • Christine Braunberger, Professor/English 
    B.A., University of North Dakota
    M.A., Boston College
    Ph.D., Purdue University
    Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
    Personal Homepage *
  • Kristen O. Brumfield, Associate Professor/English 
    B.S., M.A., Radford University
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002
  • Malkiel Choseed, Professor/English 
    H.B.A., University of Delaware
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    Ph.D.-level Certificate in Composition, Literacy and Pedagogy, University of Pittsburgh
  • Crystal Etzel, Professor/Communication 
    B.A., SUNY Plattsburg
    M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
    Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
    SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2007
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2007               
  • Yvonne Fish-Kalland, Professor/English 
    B.A., Syracuse University
    M.A., D.A., University at Albany
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2005
    Who’s Who of American Women, 2006
  • Thomas Friedmann, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., CUNY Brooklyn
    M.A., New York University
    Damaged Goods (novel, Permanent Press, 1984) 
    Skills in Sequence (text, St. Martin’s Press, 1988)
    Prisoners of Freedom (feature film, 2001)
  • Karen Harrison, Associate Professor/Communication 
    A.A., Onondaga Community College
    B.S., M.S., Syracuse University
  • Janell Haynes, Instructor/English 
    B.A., M.A., Missouri State University
    Ph.D., ABD Syracuse University
  • Christian Heisler, Assistant Professor/English 
    B.A., SUNY Oswego
    M.A., Miami University
  • Deborah Irwin, Professor/Reading  
    B.A., SUNY Oswego 
    M.S., Syracuse University
    SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002, 2004, 2006
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2004
  • Helaine Lubar, Assistant Professor/English 
    A.A., Broome Community College;
    B.A., M.A., M.A.S.S., Binghamton University;
    M.S. Ed., Capella University
  • Sophia Marku, Assistant Professor/Reading
    B.S., M.S., SUNY Cortland
    Excellence in Leadership Certificate, People to People Ambassador Programs, 2009
    New York College Learning Skills Association Outstanding Service to Students Award,2010
    Faculty Appreciation Award, Onondaga Community College, 2011
  • Theresa Mohamed, Professor/English 
    A.A., Bronx Community College
    B.A., M.A., CUNY New York 
    Ed.D., Binghamton University
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2007
    Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2009
  • Mark D. Muhammad, Associate Professor/Communication 
    A.A.S., Onondaga Community College
    B.S., Cornell University
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Pamela Mullan, Professor/Reading  
    B.A., University of California - Berkeley 
    M.Ed., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Annet Judith O’Mara, Assistant Professor/English 
    A.A., Los Angeles City College
    B.A., M.A., California State University at Los Angeles
    Ed. M, Harvard University
    Biltmore’s Who’s Who, 2010
  • Stephen Pierson, Professor/English  
    B.A., Cleveland State University
    M.A., Latin, M.A., English, Kent State University
    Ph.D., Purdue University
    TESOL Concentration, Kent State University
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2007
  • James Place, Associate Professor/English 
    B.S., M.S. Ed., Alfred University
  • Michael Podolny, Assistant Professor/English 
    B.A., University of California at Davis
    M.A., California State University at Northridge
    Ph.D., University of California at Riverside
  • Stephanie Putman, Instructor/Reading
    B.A., M.S. Ed., SUNY Cortland
  • Vivian Rice, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., SUNY College at Oneonta
    M.A., Purdue University
  • Katharine M. Rumrill-Teece, Professor/Communication 
    B.S., Virginia Tech
    M.A., George Mason University 
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2001, 2004
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2006
  • Laurel Saiz, Associate Professor/English 
    A.A., Suffolk County Community College
    B.S., M.P.A., Syracuse University
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2005
    Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service, 2009
    Personal Homepage *
  • Christian Sisack, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., King’s College
    M.A., Seton Hall University
  • Patrick Snow, Instructor/English 
    B.A., M.A., Syracuse University
    M. Ed., Grand Canyon University
  • John E. Starkweather, Professor/English 
    A.A., Jefferson Community College 
    B.A., SUNY Geneseo
    M.A., Syracuse University
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996
  • Denise Valdés, Instructor/Writing
    B.A., Utica College
    M.A., Ph.M., Syracuse University
  • Anthony Wainwright, Assistant Professor/Communication  
    B.A., Ripon College 
    M.A., Penn State 
    Ph.D. ABD, University of Maryland

Adjunct Faculty Include:

  • Maxine Arjomand
    M.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Paul Bailey
    M.S., LeMoyne College
  • Doreen Bianchi
    M.S., Syracuse University
    Who’s Who Among American Women (16th edition)
  • Thomas Boll
    M.A., LeMoyne College
  • Chris Bolt
    M.S.,Syracuse University
  • Ralph Bova
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Jeanie Brown
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Timothy Brown
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Ralph Cognetti
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Vaughn Copey
    M.A., SUNY Oswego
  • Carol Courtwright
    M.S., Syracuse University
  • James Delaney
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Sheila Elmer
    C.A.S. (Graduate Degree), Syracuse University
  • Timothy Emerson
    M.A., Empire State College
  • JoAn Fox-Wright
    M.A., SUNY Cortland
  • John Gensler
    M.S., Syracuse University
  • Nance L. Hahn
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Ellen Hale
    M.S. Ed., Syracuse University
  • Christine Heppeler
    J.D., Syracuse University
  • Perri Hogan
    M.A., Nazareth College
    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Judith Hollands
    M. Ed., University at Albany
  • Sheila Hysick
    M.S. Ed., Elmira College
  • Susan Klocek
    M.S., C.A.S., SUNY Oswego
  • Summer Strange-Lee
    M.A.,Syracuse University
  • Matthew Louer
    M.A., Emerson College
  • Catherine Margrey
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Maureen McCarthy
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Teresa Melnick
    B.S., Syracuse University
  • Emilie Miller
    B.A., University at Albany
  • Linda Peters
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Joseph Porter
    M.A., University of Iowa
  • John Rivito
    M.A.T., SUNY Cortland
  • Susan Savedoff
    M.S. Ed., LeMoyne College
  • David Stobnicke
    B.S., SUNY New Paltz
  • Lisa Viola
    M.S., SUNY Oswego
  • Katherine Wenner
    M.S., Syracuse University
  • Mary Ellen Yates
    M.A., Syracuse University

Professors Emeriti:

  • Paul Aviles
  • Craig D. Baum
  • Jerome C. Berrigan
  • Kathleen Eisele
  • Mark Ende
  • David E. Feldman
  • Norma Foody
  • Kathleen K. Forest
  • Theresa D. Harford
  • Daniel Kelley
  • Harold Kugelmass
  • Hugh Lozano
  • James J. MacKillop
  • Thomas R. McKague
  • Francis L. Mollach
  • Shirley Myrus
  • Charles H. Purin
  • Candace Rhea
  • Joseph E. Roesch
  • Richard Roth
  • Roberta Thibault
  • Patricia K. Waelder
  • Harvey Wright

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