Russell Sage College Faculty

Office of the President
Christopher Ames, President; Ph.D, Stanford University, B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Rosemary L. Grignon, MBA, Sage Graduate School; B.S., Russell Sage College; Executive Assistant to the President
Faculty (contact information)
Mark A. Ahola, Lecturer of Creative Arts in Therapy; M.M. Illinois State University, B.A. University of Illinois
Jennifer Aiossa, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. University of St. Augustine, B.S. University of Vermont
Daniel S. Alemu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Illinois State University, M.S. Eastern Illinois University, B.A. Addis Ababa University
Teresa Armon, Assistant Professor; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. State University of New York at Albany
Robin Arnall, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, M.S. University of Phoenix, B.S. Missouri Southern State University
David Baecker, Professor of Theater; M.F.A. Florida State University, B.A. Washington University in St. Louis
Karen Balter, Associate Professor of Health Sciences; M.A. Western Michigan University, B.S.E. State University of New York at Cortland
Marisa Beeble, Associate Professor of Community Psychology; Ph.D. Michigan State University, B.A. Russell Sage College
Leslie Bennett, Assistant Professor; O.T.D., M.S. Creighton University, M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Becky J. Bernhardt, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Creighton University, M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. University of Kansas
Michael Bienkowski, Associate Professor; M.B.A. University of Connecticut, B.A. Trinity College
Sam Blanco, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Endicott College
Kimberly J. Brayton, Assistant Professor of Forensic Mental Health; Ph.D. Palo Alto University, J.D. Golden Gate School of Law
James Brennan, Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, M.A. The Ohio State University, B.S. Springfield College
Kelly Brock, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; M.S.Ed. Canisius College, B.S. Russell Sage College
Sarah Brockway, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. State University of New York at Geneseo
Eileen Brownell, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Northcentral University, M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Farmingdale
Lynn Capirsello, Assistant Professor of Interior+Spatial Design; M.S., B.F.A. Syracuse University
Lesley Caracci, Assistant Professor; M.S. University of Massachusetts Boston, B.S. Syracuse University
Jolene Caresio, Lecturer; M.Ed. Westfield State University; B.A. Bay Path College
Anthony Cinque, Lecturer or Interior + Spatial Design; B.F.A. Russell Sage College, B.B.A. Russell Sage College
Ellen Cole, Professor; Ph.D. The Union Institute, Ed.M Harvard University, M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Debra Collette, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University, B.S. Utica College
Karen Conway, Lecturer of Interior + Spatial Design, B.F.A. Russell Sage College, B.S. Cornell University
Tracey A. Continelli, Associate Professor; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany
Melody Davis, Associate Professor of Art; Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York, M.A. Stony Brook University, B.A. Barnard College
Leigh Davies, Associate Professor of Creative Arts in Therapy; M.P.S. Pratt Institute, B.A. University of Vermont
Cheryl Davis, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Endicott College, M.S. Simmons College, B.S. University of Connecticut
Andrea Dievendorf, Lecturer of Biology; D.C. Palmer College of Chiropractic
Carol J. DiMambro, Associate Professor of Restorative and Criminal Justice; Ph.D., M.A. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. University of Kentucky
Erin Dolen, Assistant Professor, Nursing; M.S. Excelsior College, B.S. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Francesca Durand, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Binghamton
Margot Elacqua, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Chatham University, M.B.A. Union College, B.S. Utica College
Jill Ensminger, Assistant Professor of Nursing;
Ceren Ertan-Yoruk, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Northeastern University, M.S. Suffolk University, B.A. Bilkent University
Marcy A. Fiet, Assistant Professor; M.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S. Russell Sage College
William Fillmore, Assistant Professor of 3D Art and Extended Media; M.F.A. Indiana University, B.A. California State University
Lori Finn, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.Phil. The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, M.A. Queens College (CUNY), B.A. Clark University
Bonnie Fischer-Camara, Assistant Professor; O.T.D. Boston University, M.S., B.S. Touro College, B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Kimberly A. Fredericks, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.P.A., State University of New York at Albany; B.S., Russell Sage College
Kevin A. Fletcher, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. State University of New York at Geneseo
Roberta A. Gabrenya, Associate Professor of Law & Society; J.D. Vermont Law School, B.A. Kent State University
Andrew Gaetano, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Ithaca College
Wendy Gaughan, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. Siena College
Kim Gendron, Assistant Professor
Tameka Gillum, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Michigan State University
Maureen Gokey, Assistant Professor of Writing; Ph.D. Cand., State University of New York at Albany, M.A. The College of St. Rose, B.A. St. Bonaventure University
Jeffrey Golden, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Law & Behavioral Science; J.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, M.S., Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
Kathleen Gormley, Professor of Literacy; Ph.D., M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. Russell Sage College
Thomas A. Gray, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D. University of Florida, M.S., B.S. Emory University
Victoria Greenwood, Associate Professor; M.S. New York Institute of Technology, M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. State University of New York at Binghamton
Janet Hakey-Brusgul, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Russell Sage College, M.S. Long Island University, B.S. University of Vermont
Theresa Hartshorn Hand, Provost, OTD, Creighton University, M.S., Sage Graduate School; B.S., University of New Hampshire
Alicia Harlow, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Ball State University, M.S. San Francisco State University, B.A. Eastern Michigan University
Sonya Hauser, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Tufts University, B.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Houghton College
Nancy Hellman, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Boston University, B.S. Russell Sage College
Laurie Hepler, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Temple University, M.S., B.S. Thomas Jefferson University, B.S. Juniata College
Marybeth Hoefs, Lecturer; B.S. Utica College
Sean Hovendick, Associate Professor of Graphic + Media Design; M.F.A. Syracuse University, B.A. Eastern New Mexico University
Kenneth J. Howard, Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Trudy Hutchinson, Assistant Professor; D.N.S. Russell Sage College, M.A. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. California State University San Bernardino
Susan M. Jenks, Professor of Biopsychology; Ph.D., M.S. University of Connecticut, B.A. Vassar College
Ekaterina Kagan, Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., M.A., B.A. Moscow State University
Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D., M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.A. Hunter College
Glenda B. Kelman, Professor; Ph.D. New York University, M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Elizabethe Kelley, Associate Professor of English; Ph.D. Binghamton University
Kathleen Kelly, Dean, School of Health Sciences; Ph.D., Rockefeller College, M.P.H., State University of New York at Albany, M.S., Sage Graduate School, B.S., Russell Sage College
Amanda Koennecke, Assistant Professor; B.S. State University of New York Institute of Technology, M.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Shanon Kress, Assistant Professor; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Stacie M. Kutz, Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D., M.S. Albany Medical College; B.S. Marist College
Deborah A. Lawrence, Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Albany; B.A., Russell Sage College
Kristi LaMonica, Associate Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Wesleyan University
Steven A. Leibo, Professor of History; Ph.D. Washington State University, M.A., B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara
Janel M. Leone, Associate Professor of Law & Society; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Franklin and Marshall College
Anthony Majeran, Assistant Professor; M.S.N. Stevenson University, B.S.N, B.A. University of Maryland College Park
Dayna Maniccia, Associate Professor of Public Health; Dr.P.H., M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Oswego
Colleen McCrief, Assistant Professor; M.S. Texas Women’s University, B.S. Russell Sage College
Melinda McDaniel, Assistant Professor of 2D Design and Extended Media; M.F.A. The Ohio State University, B.F.A. Florida State University
Matthew McElligott, Professor of Graphic Design, M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, B.F.A. Alfred University
Arlene McGuane, Assistant Professor; Ed.D. Cand., Columbia University, M.S. State University of New York Institute of Technology, B.S. Wagner College
Julie McIntyre, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Syracuse University, B.A. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Shealeen Meaney, Associate Professor of English; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany, M.A. University of Tennessee, B.A. State University of New York at Geneseo
Nancy J. Michela, Associate Professor; D.A.H.S. State University of New York at Albany, M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. State University of New York at Albany
Michelle Morgan, Assistant Professor; M.S. New York University, B.S. Russell Sage College
Gayle Morse, Professor; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany; B.A. Kennesaw State University
Tonya Moutray, Professor of English; Ph.D. University of Connecticut, M.A. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Christine Mulligan, Instructor; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Marci Murphy, Lecturer of Health Sciences; M.S. Colorado State University
Michael Musial, Professor of Music; M.M., M.A., B.F.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Professor of Sociology; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Siena College
Samara J. Nielsen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of North Carolina, M.Div. Duke University, B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emilly A. Obuya, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. Kenyatta University
Patricia O’Connor, Professor; Ph.D., M.A. New York University, B.A. St. Mary’s College
Cheryl Ostryn, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, M.S., B.S. Middlesex University
Rachael Paige, Assistant Professor
John J. Pelizza, Dean, Esteves School of Education & School of Management; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, M.S., Temple University, B.S., Kansas State College
Sandra Penny, Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., M.S. University of Washington, B.S. University of Oregon
Katrin Ramsey, Assistant Professor;  D.S. Rocky Mountain University, M.S. Columbia University, B.A. Lafayette College
Nancy Ranft, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University, B.S. The Ohio State University
Mary Rea, Professor of Biology; Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. University of Ottawa, B.S. Ohio State University
Leah Rico, Assistant Professor of Graphic and Media Design; M.F.A., B.F.A.  State University of New York at Buffalo
Josefina P. Roldan, Assistant Professor of Nursing;
Gabriella Rounds, Lecturer of Nursing;
Sarah Russell, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Ashford University
Manijeh Sabi, Professor of Economics; Ph.D. Northeastern University, M.S. Kent State University, B.A. Wittenberg University
Jody Scardillo, Assistant Professor of Nursing; D.N.P. Oakland University, M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. State University of New York Regents College
Alison Schaeffing, Assistant Professor of Geography;
Tiffany Schermerhorn, Lecturer of Nursing; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Siena College
Sara Senecal, Instructor of Dance; M.F.A. Jacksonville University, B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
Baani Singh, Lecturer of Interior+Spatial Design; B.Arch. Nagpur University
Gurpreet Singh, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of Kansas
Rupali Singh, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center, B.P.T. Punjabi University
Jody Singley, Lecturer of Nursing; M.S., B.S. State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
Kelly Smith, Assistant Professor of Childhood Education; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Peter Stapleton, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; Ph.D., M.A. Springfield College, B.A. College of St. Rose
Jerome Steele, Assistant Professor; Ed.D. Russell Sage College, M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Siena College
Harvey J. Strum, Professor of History; Ph.D., M.P.A., B.A. Syracuse University
Kelli Tamvada, Assistant Professor of Biology; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany
Barbara Thompson, Professor; O.T.D. Creighton University, M.S.W. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. University of Florida
John Tine, Lecturer of Biology; Ph.D. Albany Medical College
Michele Van Buren, Lecturer of Nursing; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College
Julie Verette-Lindenbaum, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. University of California Los Angeles
Lynne Wells, Assistant Professor; Ed.D. Russell Sage College, M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Erin Westenfeld-Elkins, Assistant Professor; D.P.T., B.A. Russell Sage College
Janice White, Associate Professor; Ed.D. Russell Sage College, M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Oswego
Huimin Xu, Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of Arizona, B.S. Xidian University
Marlene Zakierski, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Fordham University, M.S. Pace University, M.S., B.A. College of New Rochelle