Faculty - English/Reading/Communication
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  • Michael P. O’Connor, Associate Professor/English/Department Chair 
    B.A., M.A., Syracuse University
    Ph.D., ABD Syracuse University
  • Christopher Altman, Assistant Professor/English 
    B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina
  • Carolyn Bice, Associate Professor/Communication
    B.A., SUNY Oswego
    M.A.T., SUNY Cortland
    M.A., University of Albany
  • Richard Blankenship, Associate 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
  • Kristen O. Brumfield, Professor/English/Coordinator
    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
  • Matthew DelConte, Assistant Professor/English
    B.A., Hamilton College
    M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • 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
  • Karen Harrison, Professor/Communication/Coordinator
    A.A., Onondaga Community College
    B.S., M.S., Syracuse University
  • Timothy Haskell, Assistant Professor/English
    A.A., Tompkins Cortland Community College
    B.A., M.A., SUNY Cortland
  • Christian Heisler, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., SUNY Oswego
    M.A., Miami University
  • Helaine Lubar, Associate Professor/English 
    A.A., Broome Community College;
    B.A., M.A., M.A.S.S., Binghamton University;
    M.S. Ed., Capella University
  • Michelle Malinovsky, Instructor/English
    B.A., Susquehanna University
    M.L.S., Clarion University
    M.A., Southern New Hampshire University
  • Sophia Marku, Assoicate 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
  • Benjamin Miller, Assistant Professor/Communication
    B.A., West Texas A&M University
    M.A., California State University, Long Beach
  • 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/Coordinator
    B.A., University of California - Berkeley 
    M.Ed., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Annet Judith O’Mara, Associate 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
  • Michael Podolny, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., University of California at Davis
    M.A., California State University at Northridge
    Ph.D., University of California at Riverside
  • Justin Pritchard, Assistant Professor/English
    B.A., LeMoyne College
    M.A., SUNY Cortland
  • Stephanie Putman, Assistant Professor/Reading
    B.A., M.S. Ed., SUNY Cortland
  • Vivian Rice, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., SUNY College at Oneonta
    M.A., Purdue University
  • Laurel Saiz, Professor/English/Journalism Coordinator
    A.A., Suffolk County Community College
    B.S., M.P.A., Syracuse University
    NISOD Excellence Award, 2005
    Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service, 2009
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  • Jamie Sindell, Associate Professor/English
    B.S., Cornell University
    M.F.A., University of Arizona
  • Christian Sisack, Associate Professor/English 
    B.A., King’s College
    M.A., Seton Hall University
  • Patrick Snow, Assistant Professor/English 
    B.A., M.A., Syracuse University
    M. Ed., Grand Canyon University
  • Denise Valdés, Associate Professor/Writing
    B.A., Utica College
    M.A., Ph.M., Syracuse University
  • Anthony Wainwright, Assistant Professor/Communication  
    B.A., Ripon College 
    M.A., Pennsylvania State University 
    Ph.D. ABD, University of Maryland

Adjunct Faculty Include:

  • 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
  • Christopher Borncamp
  • Ralph Bova
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Timothy Bristol
  • Jeanie Brown
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Timothy Brown
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Jeanette Burghardt
  • Christina Ciercek
  • 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
  • Jerry Farnett
  • Fairlie Firari
  • Nancy Fox
  • JoAn Fox-Wright
    M.A., SUNY Cortland
  • Thomas Friedmann
    M.A., New York University
  • Carol Gaspo
  • John Gensler
    M.S., Syracuse University
  • Michelle Giordano
  • Danuta Goldmann
  • Ellen Hale
    M.S. Ed., Syracuse University
  • Susan Heitzman
  • 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
  • Susan Hynds
  • Sheila Hysick
    M.S. Ed., Elmira College
  • Carole Jeraci
  • Peter Keith-Slack
  • Carol Kelly
  • Jessica Kerley-Tanski
  • Kristine Kern
  • Martha Ketcham
  • Andrew King
  • Susan Klocek
    M.S., C.A.S., SUNY Oswego
  • Robert Langston
  • Nicole Lavonier
  • Kyung-Ha Lee
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • James Lerch
  • Linda Linn
  • Matthew Louer
    M.A., Emerson College
  • Catherine Margrey
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Maureen McCarthy
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Timothy McCoy
  • Teresa Melnick
    B.S., Syracuse University
  • Michelle Militi
  • Colleen Mahoney
  • Megan Mueller
  • Jennifer Nadler
  • Stephanie O'Rourke
  • Mary Oaksford
  • Linda Peters
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • Doreen Plony
  • Joseph Porter
    M.A., University of Iowa
  • Lauren Prestopnik
  • Patricia Ratcliffe
  • James Resti
  • John Rivito
    M.A.T., SUNY Cortland
  • Alicia Roberson
  • Sally Rock-Blake
  • Susan Savedoff
    M.S. Ed., LeMoyne College
  • Mary Shamblen
  • Kenneth Sherry
  • Maggie Simone
  • DeVillo Sloan
  • Katherine Sojewicz
  • Charlene Stage
  • David Stobnicke
    B.S., SUNY New Paltz
  • Kathryn Thurber
  • Carrie Tolerico
  • Amanda Trainham
  • John Trombetta
  • Harry Tuttle
  • Melissa Vaillancourt
  • Lisa Viola
    M.S., SUNY Oswego
  • David Waite
  • Joseph Walsh
  • Melissa Webb
  • Katherine Wenner
    M.S., Syracuse University
  • David Wojciechowski
  • Karen Wright
  • Mary Ellen Yates
    M.A., Syracuse University
  • William Zogg

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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