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Faculty in the Liberal Arts

Amani Awwad

Amani Awwad
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Sociology, Associate Professor

  • B.A., Siena Heights University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Ed Boyd

Ed Boyd
B.S., M.Ed.
Social Sciences, Assistant Professor

  • Courses taught: Introductory Psyc., Abnormal Psyc., Child Development, Human Development, and Drugs, Alcohol and Society.
  • I love to teach (17 years at SUNY Canton and 18 years at St. Lawrence Univeristy) and I believe deeply that knowledge in the Social Sciences, in addition to preparing students for careers, allows them to live richer, more autonomous lives.
  • Greatest pleasure comes from facilitating eclectic and critical thinking in my students.
  • Outside of class you're most likely to find me on a trout stream or in a wild berry patch (followed hopefully by a trip to the kitchen to cook speckled trout and bake wild berry pie).
Nate Chapman

E. Nate Chapman
B.S, M.S., M.S., Psy.D.(expected)
Psychology, Assistant Professor

  • B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • M.S., Florida International University
  • M.S., Carlos Albizu University
  • Psy.D. (expected), Carlos Albizu University
Emily Hamilton-Honey

Emily Hamilton-Honey
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Gender Studies Minor Coordinator
English/Humanities, Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor, Humanities
  • B.A., Western Michigan University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • Ph. D., University of Massachusetts
  • Courses taught or developed: Academic Reading & Writing, Composition and the Spoken Word, Literature of the Early American Republic, American Literature Comes of Age, American Literature in the Modern Era, The American Novel of the Twentieth Century, Contemporary Young Adult Literature, American Women Writers, History of Childhood and Youth in the U.S., Introduction to Gender Studies, Classic Detective Fiction.
Kirk Jones

Kirk Jones
A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
English/Humanities, Associate Professor

Assessment Liaison Officer for Middle States

  • A.A., SUNY Canton
  • B.A., SUNY Potsdam
  • M.A., SUNY Potsdam
  • Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Alainya Kavaloski

Alainya Kavaloski
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Humanities, Assistant Professor

  • B.A., Edgewood College
  • M.A., Hebrew University
  • Ph.D., University Wisconsin-Madison
  • Courses taught or developed: Digital Graphic Storytelling, New Media Writing, Electronic Literature, Mobile Media Stories and Games
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Phil Lamarche

Phil LaMarche
B.A., M.F.A.
English/Humanities, Associate Professor

  • Assistant Professor, Humanities
  • B.A., M.F.A., Syracuse University
Patrick LaPierre

Patrick LaPierre
B.A., Ph.D.
Liberal Arts Curriculum Coordinator
History, Associate Professor

  • B.A., McGill University
  • M.A., from Concordia University (Montreal)
  • Ph. D., University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: American Intellectual History, Political Theory
Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee
B.A., M.A.
English/Humanities, Assistant Professor

  • B.A., LeMoyne College
  • M.A., Marquette University
Christina Lesyk

Christina Huie Lesyk LMSW, CSEP
Social Sciences, Lecturer

  • BA, Columbia University/Barnard College
  • MSW, City University of New York/Hunter College School of Social Work
  • PhD, Hospitality Management, Iowa State University (to be completed)
  • New York State Licensure as a Master of Social Work (LMSW)
  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) 
  • Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)
  • Certified Guest Services Professional (CGSP)
  • Instruction in Hospitality Management, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Child and Family Services and Social Work.
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Nadine Jennings
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Humanities Department Chair
English, Professor

  • B.A., M.A., SUNY Potsdam
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduate Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies CUNY
  • Interests: Indigenous Autobiography and Disability Studies
Maureen Maiocco

Maureen P. Maiocco
B.A., M.S., Ed.D.

Social Sciences Department Chair
Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator
Early Childhood, Professor

  • B.A. in Education, Curry College, Milton MA
  • M.S. in Teacher Leadership, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
  • Ed.D. in Child & Youth Studies Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Christina Martin

Christina Martin
B.A., M.S.T.
Early Childhood, Assistant Professor

  • Instructor, Early Childhood
  • B.A., SUNY Cortland
  • M.S.T., SUNY Potsdam
Diane Muehl

Diane Muehl
B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Sociology, Associate Professor

  • B.S., SUNY Albany
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • M.A., Eastern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien
B.A., Ph. D.
English/Humanities, Associate Professor

  • B.A., Xavier University
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Stephanie Petkovsek

Stephanie Petkovsek
B.A., M.A.
History, Lecturer

  • B.A., Syracuse University
  • M.A., SUNY Buffalo (University at Buffalo)
  • Courses taught or developed: African American History, Early American History; Modern U.S. History; Modern European History
Jennifer Sovde

Jennifer Sovde  
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
History, Assistant Professor

  • B.A., Bemidji State University
  • M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
Jennifer Waite

Jennifer Waite
B.A., M.Ed., M.S.W., LMSW, CASAC, HS-BCP
Applied Psychology Curriculum Coordinator
Psychology
, Assistant Professor

  • B.A. in Sociology, Cortland University
  • M.Ed. in Education, St. Lawrence University
  • M.S.W. in Social Work, Syracuse University
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, NYS (2004-Present)
  • Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (2010 - Present)
  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor 91983-Present)
  • Courses taught or developed: Crisis Intervention; Group Leadership Skills; Human Services Forum; Introduction to Human Services; Introduction to Psychology; Practicum in Human Services; Seminar in Human Services; Working in Human Services Agencies.
Barat Wolfe

Barat Wolfe
B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Psychology, Assistant Professor

  • B.S., St. Lawrence University
  • M.A., University of Ottawa
  • Ph.D., University of Windsor¬†
Eunjyu Yu

Eunjyu Yu
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
English/Humanities, Professor

  • B.A., M.A., Pusan National University, South Korea
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • Area of research interest: applied linguistics, literacy, educational technology, assessment, and Pedagogy in multicultural/multilingual contexts.
  • Her scholarship has appeared in various journals including English Leadership Quarterly, Papers in Language Testing and Assessment, Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, and others.
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including Honorable Mention of the 2013 English Leadership Quarterly Best Article of the Year Award, for her paper “Ready for college? What college students have to say about their high school English experiences” by the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Former consultant with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.
Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi
B.A., B.A.,M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Spanish, Associate Professor

  • B.A., Regents College
  • B.A., M.A., University of Peshawar
  • M.A., Queens College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

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