Faculty - English/Reading/Communication
Mawhinney Hall, Suite 310, (315) 498-2313 

Jamie Sindell, Associate Professor/English/Department Chair 

    B.S., Cornell University;

    M.F.A., University of Arizona

Christopher Altman, Instructor/English 

     B.A., University of South Carolina;

     M.A., University of South Carolina

Richard C. Baggett, Professor/English 

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University

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

Leean Hawkins, Associate Professor/English 

    A.A., Okaloosa-Walton Community College;

    B.A., University of West Florida;

    M.A., University of South Carolina

Janell Haynes, Instructor/English 

    B.A.,  Missouri State University

    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

Daniel J. Kelley, Associate Professor/Reading 

    B.A., M.S., SUNY Oswego;
    Trustees Award 1989/90;
    Who’s Who Among American Teachers 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006;

    Student Association Faculty of the Year, 2000

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

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

Michael P. O’Connor, Assistant Professor/English 

    B.A., Syracuse University;

    M.A., Syracuse University;

    Ph.D., ABD Syracuse University

Annet Judith O’Mara, Assistant Professor/English 

    A.A., Los Angeles City College;

    B.A., California State University at Los Angeles;

    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

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 

    B.A., Syracuse University;

    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

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

• Robert K. Doolittle
    M.S., C.A.S., SUNY Oswego

• Sheila Elmer
    C.A.S. (Graduate Degree), Syracuse University

• Timothy Emerson
    M.A., Empire State College

• JoAn Fox-Wright
    M.A., SUNY Cortland

• Patricia Garrighan
    M.A., University of Nebraska – Omaha

• John Gensler
   M.S., Syracuse University

• Nance L. Hahn
    M.A., Syracuse University

• Ellen Hale
    M.S.Ed., Syracuse University

• Carolyn Hanlon
    M.S., 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

• Sophia Marku
    M.S., SUNY Cortland 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

• Shirley Myrus
    M.A., Bowling Green State University

• Linda Peters
    M.A., Syracuse University

• Joseph Porter
    M.A., University of Iowa

• Stephanie Putman
    M.S.Ed., SUNY Cortland

• John Rivito
    M.A.T., SUNY Cortland

• Susan Savedoff
    M.S.Ed., LeMoyne College

• Patrick Snow
    M.A., Syracuse University

• 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
  • Mark Ende
  • David E. Feldman
  • Norma Foody
  • Kathleen K. Forest
  • Theresa D. Harford
  • 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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