College Faculty



Department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences

Department Chair: 

Karen Ingham (1990), Assistant Professor, Clinical Lab Technician and Phlebotomy 
Certificate in Medical Technology, Berkshire Medical Center School of Medical Technology 
B.S., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 
M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Recipient of 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Teresa Burke (2014), Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., UMass Amherst
M.Ed., M.S., UMass Lowell

Mark Condon (1996), Professor, Biology
B.S., Montclair State College 
M.S., Ph.D., New York University

Dinor Dhanabala (2017), Assistant Professor, Biology
M.D., Kauno Medicinos Universitas 

Katherine Espinosa (2013), Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Sandra Fraley (2003), Professor, Biology 
B.A., Hunter College
M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Elizabeth Justin (2005), Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Holy Cross College, India

Richard Kirker (1991), Assistant Professor, Biology
A.S., Columbia‑Greene Community College 
B.A., M.S., College of Saint Rose 
Ph.D., Fordham University

Gordon Lake (2014), Instructor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, NL, Canada

Mariana de Araujo Melo (2019), Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Federal University of Vicosa
Sc.D., Federal University of Vicosa 

Nancy Perretta (2018), Instructor, Exercise Science & Wellness
A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.S., Mercy College
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Carolyn Rounds (2011), Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., UMass Amherst
Recipient of 2021 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tara Sweet-Flagler (1999), Associate Professor, Wellness and Fitness
B.S., Adelphi University 
M.S., Queens College
M.A., Columbia University
Recipient of 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Deborah Van Buren (1998), Associate Professor, Wellness and Fitness
A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.S., M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Independence University

Department of Behavioral Sciences

Department Chair:

Michael Hall (2007), Professor, Psychology
B.A., Creighton University
M.A., University of Nebraska

Jason Bishop (2011), Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S., Radford University
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

David M. Gavner (2002), Instructor, Behavioral Science
A.A., Ulster Community College 
B.A., M.A., Marist College

Cathleen Greenan (2006), Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Columbia University 

Matthew Greenstein (2022), Instructor of Criminal Justice
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.S., M.P.A., Marist College

Mehmet Kucukozer (2011), Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., University of Michigan
Master’s in Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
M.A., Queens College
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Michele Murasso (1991), Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
B.S., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 
M.A., Marist College 

Peter Phipps (2003), Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A., Marymount University 
M.S., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School

Lacie Reilly (2017), Instructor, Human Services
B.A., The New School University
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz 

Kim Rybacki (2016), Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., St. John’s University
Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY

Jennifer Santosuosso (2017), Instructor, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh
M.S., SUNY New Paltz

Daniel Valentine (2000), Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
A.A., Dutchess Community College 
B.S., Wilmington College 
M.A., Washington State University

Marguerite Woodcock (2015), Assistant Professor, Early Childhood & Elementary Education
B.A., Empire State College
M.S., Concordia University

Alyssa Zinzi (2021), Instructor of Human Services 
A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.S.W, Florida Gulf Coast University 
M.S.W., Adelphi University

Department of Business, Aviation
and Construction Professions

Department Chair:

Joan McFadden (2008), Associate Professor, Chair, Paralegal Program
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., Marist College
J.D., Pace University School of Law 

Kenneth Andreu (2021), Lecturer, Aviation Maintenance Technician 
B.A., State University of New York at Oneonta 
M.S., College of New Rochelle 
FAA Certificate, Mohawk Valley Community College 

Michael Araujo-Moreno (2012), Associate Professor, Business
B.A., Curry College
M.B.A., Providence College
M.Ed., Suffolk University

Michelle Conklin (2021), Lecturer, Aviation Maintenance Technician 
A. A., State University of New York Orange County 
B.S., State University of New York at New Paltz 
Aviation Maintenance Certificate, Mohawk Valley Community College 

David Freeman (1992), Assistant Professor, Architecture
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.A., New York Institute of Technology Registered Architect

Irene Hughes (2014), Assistant Professor, Business Management
B.S., M.B.A., Mount Saint Mary College

Ahmed Ismail (2014), Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.A., Somali National University
M.S.A., Kent State University
M.B.A., California State University Fresno

Meghan McCarthy (2019), Assistant Professor, Business Law/Paralegal
B.A., University of Tampa
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law 

Catherine McGuire (2004), Associate Professor, Architecture

B.A., Lehigh University
M.Arch., Catholic University of America

Maureen Peters Gittelman (2017), Assistant Professor, Business Management
B.B.A., Hofstra University
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Paul Pilon (2007), Instructor, Architecture
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

John Trosie (2005), Assistant Professor, Aviation Science
B.S., M.S., Mercy College

Scott Willmen (2013), Assistant Professor, Business 
B.A., Gettysburg College 
M.B.A., Auburn University 
D.B.A., Argosy University, Sarasota 

Thomas Winship (2016), Instructor, Business Management
B.S., SUNY Empire State College
M.B.A., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Department of English and Humanities

Department Chair:

Joseph J. Allen (1998), Professor, English
B.A., M.Ed., St. Lawrence University
Ph.D., Ball State University

Jordan Bell (2013), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Recipient of 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kevin Cavanaugh (2003), Professor, English
B.A., James Madison University
M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Lucia Cherciu (2001), Professor, English
B.A., M.A., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jacqueline A. Goffe‑McNish (1991), Professor, English
B.S., St. John Fisher College 
M.S., State University of New York, College at Brockport
Recipient of 2008 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Navina Hooker (2000), Professor, English
B.A., McGill University 
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Tina Iraca (2011), Associate Professor, English
B.A., M.A., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Sharisse Kanet (2022), Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A. and Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Melanie Klein (2005), Professor, English
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., California State University
M.F.A., Stanford University

Kevin Lang (2009), Assistant Professor, English
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., New York University
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Ornella L. Mazzuca (2000), Professor, Spanish
B.A., Ph.D., University of Urbino, Italy
M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Willie Morris (2017), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University 

Keith O’Neill (2002), Professor, English
B.A., M.A., State University of  New York at Binghamton 
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Patricia Phillips (2012), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Marist College
M.F.A., The New School University

Brenda Squires (2009), Associate Professor, English
B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri

Craig Stokes (2002), Professor, Spanish
B.A., M.A., Bowling Green State University 
M.B.A., Long Island University
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Jennifer Yanoti (2012), Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A.T., M.A., Binghamton University

Department of History, Government and Economics

Department Chair:

Laura Murphy (2004), Professor, History
B.A., University of Memphis
M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton

Michael Boden (2011), Associate Professor, History
B.S., United States Military Academy
M.M.A.S., United States Army Command and General Staff College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 

Shalon Hallager (2017), Instructor, History
B.A., Temple University
M.A., Villanova University

Mikko Manner (2009), Professor, Economics
B.S., Lehigh University
M.B.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Matthew Murray (2013), Assistant Professor, Government
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center

Karin Riedl (2015), Associate Professor, Government
B.A., Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY

Andrew Rieser (2003), Professor, History
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 

Werner Steger (2000), Professor, History
B.A., Ludwig-Maximilians University 
M.Phil., Ph.D., George Washington University

Todd Wilmot (2008), Assistant Professor, History
A.A., Dutchess Community College
B.A., George Washington University
M.A., Fordham University
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University


Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Department Chair:

Philip Darcy (2007), Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., St. Bonaventure University
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sandra DeGuzman (2005), Professor, Mathematics
B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S., Rutgers University

Carla DelTreste-Jutt (2005), Professor, Mathematics
A.A., A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.S., M.S., SUNY New Paltz

Barbara Dolansky (2000), Professor, Mathematics
A.A., Dutchess Community College 
B.A., M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Maryanne Johnson (2013), Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Mount Saint Mary College
M.S., SUNY New Paltz 

Henry Mendoza Rivera (2022), Instructor of Mathematics & Statistics
B.S., Industrial University of Santander
M.S., National University of Colombia
M.S., University of California, Riverside

Carson Lee McCullers (2010), Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., M.S., University of Connecticut at Storrs

Tammy Powell-Kopilak (2000), Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Concordia University 
Graduate Diploma in Education, Bishop’s University 
M.A., Western Connecticut State University

Mark Roland (2001), Instructor, Mathematics
A.A.S., Westchester Community College 
B.S., Mercy College 
M.A. Marist College

Sara Taylor (2004), Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Francis Whittle (1980), Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.A., Marist College 
M.S., Syracuse University 
Ph.D., University at Albany

Department of Nursing

Department Chair:

Treesa Scaria (2013), Associate Professor, Nursing
M.S.N., Manipal Academy of Higher Education
B.S.N., Mangalore University
Ph.D., Pace University

Carmel Dorner (2022), Instructor, Nursing
M.S.N., B.S.N., Chamberlain University College of Nursing
A.A.S., Orange County Community College

Ireta C. Hunter (2021), Instructor, Nursing 
B.S., Dominican College 
M.S.N, Mercy College 

Nancy Moskowitz (2002), Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Herbert Lehman College, CUNY 
M.S.N., University of Hartford

Kathleen Pecoraro (2022), Instructor, Nursing
M.S.N., Walden University
B.S.N., Western Connecticut State University

Department of Performing, Visual Arts and Communications

Department Chair:

Joseph Cosentino (1997), Professor, Speech and Theatre
B.A., Montclair State College 
M.F.A., Goddard College
M.A., SUNY New Paltz

Michael Adams (2012), Assistant Professor, Speech and Communications
A.A., Cypress College
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz

Thomas B. Costello (2013), Associate Professor, Speech and Theatre
B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo
M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Recipient of 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Margaret Craig (2007), Associate Professor, Art History
B.S., Franklin Pierce College
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz
Recipient of 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Lindsey Guile (2014), Associate Professor, Visual Arts
A.A., Jefferson Community College
B.F.A., M.A., State University of New York College at Oswego
M.F.A., SUNY New Paltz

John C. Howell (2021), Instructor of Music 
B.A., Berry College 
M.M., D.M., Indiana University 

Margeaux Lippman (2015), Assistant Professor, Speech
B.A., Marist College
M.A., Pepperdine University
Recipient of 2022 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Gary Ljungquist (2022), Instructor, Communication & Media Arts
B.S., College of Saint Rose
M.S., Middlesex University

Holly McCabe (2013), Associate Professor, Visual Arts
B.A., Gettysburg College
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Dana Weidman (2003), Professor, Communications, Media Arts and Film
B.A., Grinnell College 
M.F.A., American Film Institute

Department of Physical Sciences,
Engineering and Technology

Department Chair:

Timothy Welling (1999), Professor, Physical Sciences
B.S.A., University of Georgia 
M.S., University of  Connecticut 
C.A.S., Oglethorpe University 
Recipient of 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Leah M. Akins (1997), Professor, Engineering
B.S., Lafayette College 
M.S., Lehigh University 
Ph.D., Drexel University
Recipient of 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Daniel Barbuto (2002), Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., M.S., Manhattan College 

Jean-Michel Campagne (2012), Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth

Jefferson Cavalieri (1992), Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Tufts University 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Susan Conrad (2000), Professor, Physical Science and Geology
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College 
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Recipient of 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jessica Geer (2015), Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 

Manish Jadhav (2014), Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy 
B.S., Ruia College and Institute of Science
M.S., University of Alabama, Huntsville
Ph.D., Alabama A&M University

Samantha Langton (2017), Assistant Professor, Physical Science
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany 

Renee Lathrop (2003), Professor, Physics
B.S., Susquehanna University 
M.S., University of Nebraska
Recipient of 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Abraham Tchako (2022), Assistant Professor, Engineering Science
Diplom Inginieur, Beuth University of Applied Sciences
M.E. and Ph.D., City University of New York

Academic Support Staff

Vacant, Nursing Lab Assistant

Elaine Myrianthopoulos (2005), Nursery School Educator
B.A., Wesleyan University

June Raffington (2018), Clinical Lab Coordinator
A.A.S., Dutchess Community College 
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Hunter College CUNY

Shelley Squires-Trani (2015), Lab Nursery School Childhood Educator
A.A.S. Dutchess Community College
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase
M.P.S., SUNY New Paltz

Thomas Storey (2010), Laboratory
Assistant, Computer Information Systems 
B.S., M.S., SUNY New Paltz 

DCC Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ross L. Pattison (1974)
Donald H. Puretz (1975
Toni M. Emery (2002)
Patricia DeLessio (2003)
Holly Molella (2004)
Wesley Ostertag (2005)
Stephanie Roberg-Lopez
Richard Reitano (2007)
Jacqueline Goffe-McNish
Camilo Rojas (2009)
Andrew M. Scala (2010)
Leah M. Akins (2011)
Susan Howes Conrad (2012)
Renee Lathrop (2013)
Kathleen O'Connell (2014)
Wendy Joyce (2014)*
Margaret Craig (2015)
Tara Sweet-Flagler (2015)
Elizabeth Albertson (2015)*
Mareve VanVoorhis (2016)
Anne Marie Zanchetti (2016)*
Gail Upchurch-Mills (2017)
Trudy Cirrincione (2017)*
Timothy Welling (2018)
Deborah C. Mautone (2018)*
Roberta L. Mulder (2018)*
Thomas Costello (2019)
Karen Ingham (2019)
Kristy Bruse (2019)*
Kelly Kohler (2020)*
Barbara McArdle (2020)
Carolyn Rounds (2021)
Mary Jane McFarland (2021)*
Jordan Bell (2022)
Margeaux Lippman (2022)
Donna Logan (2022)*

*Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

DCC Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Dennis Dempster (1979), Director of Admissions and Registrar
Deborah Weibman (1980), Associate Registrar
George McClellan (1985), Associate Dean of Community Services
Roberta Keppel (1988), Coordinator of Study Skills
Jeffrey I. Levinson (1989), Registrar Counselor
Howard C. Himelstein (1990), Associate Dean of Student Personnel Services
Ronald Kupin (1991), Director of Information Systems
Mary B. Mucci (1992), Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Lois Stewart (1993), Assistant Dean of Community Services
Gary C. Pfeifer (1994), Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Susan L. Moore (1995), Director of Scheduling
Connie Bard Fowle (1996), Coordinator
of the PACE Program
Jay Simpson (1997), Director of Telecommunications and
Instructional Media
Madison K. Finley (1998), Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Rita Banner (1999), Director of Admissions
Barbara J. Liesenbein (2000), Director of the Library
John Mazzetti (2001), Director of Institutional Advancement
Gail Hermosilla (2003), Director of Planning and Institutional Research
Timothy Decker (2005), Director of DCC South
Carol Stevens (2006), Associate Dean of Student Services
Rita D. Weber-McKee (2007), Director of Academic Services
Ansamma Varkey (2009), Assistant Director of Information Systems
Wendy Bohlinger (2010), Counselor/ Coordinator of C-Step
Bridgette Anderson (2011), Associate Dean of Administration for Physical Plant
Marta Newkirk (2012), Assistant Dean of Student Services
Ellen Gambino (2013), Vice President of Academic Affairs
Sally Weglinski (2014), Assistant Director of Academic Services and Testing
Chrisie Mitchell (2015), Associate Director of the Mary Louise Van Winkle Teaching Learning Center
Patrick Griffin (2016)
Susan Mead (2016)
Linda Bertolozzi (2018)
Michael Roe (2018)
Susan McGlynn (2019)
Jennifer Wrage (2019)
Angela Romano (2021)
Robert Zasso (2022)

DCC Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

Carol Helion, Secretary, Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technologies (2015)
Yvonne Flowers (2016)
Barbara Mosher (2017)
Jenni R. Oyler (2018)
Greg Starzyk (2019)
Cheryl Croft (2020)
Stephen Doland (2021)
Terriann Texiera (2022)