Russell Sage College Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Art & Design

Lynn Capirsello, Assistant Professor of Interior+Spatial Design; M.S., B.F.A. Syracuse University

Karen Conway, Lecturer of Interior+Spatial Design, B.F.A. Russell Sage College, B.S. Cornell University

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

William Fillmore, Assistant Professor of 3D Art and Extended Media; M.F.A. Indiana University, B.A. California State University

Sean Hovendick, Associate Professor of Graphic + Media Design; M.F.A. Syracuse University, B.A. Eastern New Mexico University

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

Leah Rico, Assistant Professor of Graphic and Media Design; M.F.A., B.F.A.  State University of New York at Buffalo

Baani Singh, Lecturer of Interior+Spatial Design

Biology & Health Sciences

Karen Balter, Associate Professor of Health Sciences; M.A. Western Michigan University, B.S.E. State University of New York at Cortland

Andrea Dievendorf, Lecturer of Biology; D.C. Palmer College of Chiropractic

Jennifer L. Freytag, Associate Professor of Biology

Kenneth J. Howard, Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Susan M. Jenks, Professor of Biopsychology; Ph.D., M.S. University of Connecticut, B.A. Vassar College

Stacie M. Kutz, Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D., M.S. Albany Medical College; B.S. Marist College

Kristi LaMonica, Associate Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Wesleyan University

Marci Murphy, Lecturer of Health Sciences; M.S. Colorado State University

Mary Rea, Professor of Biology; Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. University of Ottawa, B.S. Ohio State University

Kelli Tamvada, Assistant Professor of Biology; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany

John Tine, Lecturer of Biology; Ph.D. Albany Medical College

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chantal Baril, Lecturer of Mathematics

Thomas A. Gray, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D. University of Florida, M.S., B.S. Emory University

Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D., M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.A. Hunter College

Emilly A. Obuya, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. Kenyatta University

Sandra Penny, Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., M.S. University of Washington, B.S. University of Oregon

Creative & Performing Arts

Mark A. Ahola, Lecturer of Creative Arts in Therapy; M.M. Illinois State University, B.A. University of Illinois

David Baecker, Professor of Theater; M.F.A. Florida State University, B.A. Washington University in St. Louis

Leigh Davies, Associate Professor of Creative Arts in Therapy; M.P.S. Pratt Institute, B.A. University of Vermont

Michael Musial, Professor of Music; M.M., M.A., B.F.A. State University of New York at Buffalo

Sara Senecal, Instructor of Dance; M.F.A. Jacksonville University, B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo

English, Writing, and Modern Languages

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

Ekaterina Kagan, Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., M.A., B.A. Moscow State University

Elizabethe Kelley, Associate Professor of English

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

Tonya Moutray, Professor of English; Ph.D. University of Connecticut, M.A. University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Interdisciplinary Studies

Jeffrey S. Anderson, Lecturer of Law and Society; M.A., Western New Mexico University

Marisa Beeble, Associate Professor of Community Psychology; Ph.D. Michigan State University

Michael Bienkowski, Associate Professor; M.B.A. University of Connecticut, B.A. Trinity College

Kimberly J. Brayton, Assistant Professor of Forensic Mental Health; Ph.D. Palo Alto University, J.D. Golden Gate School of Law

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

Roberta A. Gabrenya, Associate Professor of Law & Society; J.D. Vermont Law School, B.A. Kent State 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

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

Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Professor of Sociology; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Siena College

Manijeh Sabi, Professor of Economics; Ph.D. Northeastern University, M.S. Kent State University, B.A. Wittenberg University

Harvey J. Strum, Professor of History; Ph.D., M.P.A., B.A. Syracuse University

Esteves School of Education

Applied Behavior Analysis

Robin Arnall, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, M.S. University of Phoenix, B.S. Missouri Southern State University

Sam Blanco, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Endicott College

Cheryl Davis, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Endicott College, M.S. Simmons College, B.S. University of Connecticut

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

Cheryl Ostryn, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, M.S., B.S. Middlesex University

Sarah Russell, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Ashford University

Educational Leadership

Daniel S. Alemu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Illinois State University, M.S. Eastern Illinois University, B.A. Addis Ababa University

Francesca Durand, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. State University of New York at Binghamton

Jerome Steele, Assistant Professor; Ed.D. Russell Sage College, M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Siena College

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

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

Marlene Zakierski, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Fordham University, M.S. Pace University, M.S., B.A. College of New Rochelle

Professional Education Programs

Kelly Brock, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; M.S.Ed. Canisius College, B.S. Russell Sage College

Kathleen Gormley, Professor of Literacy; Ph.D., M.S. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. Russell Sage College

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

School of Health Sciences

Nursing

Teresa Armon, Assistant Professor; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. State University of New York at Albany

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

Tracey A. Continelli, Associate Professor; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany

Erin Dolen, Assistant Professor; M.S. Excelsior College, B.S. State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Jill Ensminger, Assistant Professor;

Marcy A. Fiet, Assistant Professor; M.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S. Russell Sage College

Kim Gendron, Assistant Professor

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

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

Glenda B. Kelman, Professor; Ph.D. New York University, M.S., 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

Anthony Majeran, Assistant Professor; M.S.N. Stevenson University, B.S.N, B.A. University of Maryland College Park

Arlene McGuane, Assistant Professor; Ed.D. Cand., Columbia University, M.S. State University of New York Institute of Technology, B.S. Wagner College

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

Rachael Paige, Assistant Professor

Josefina P. Roldan, Assistant Professor

Gabriella Rounds, Lecturer

Jody Scardillo, Assistant Professor; D.N.P. Oakland University, M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. State University of New York Regents College

Tiffany Schermerhorn, Lecturer; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Siena College

Jody Singley, Lecturer; M.S., B.S. State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Michele Van Buren, Lecturer; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College

Nutrition

Sonya Hauser, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Tufts University, B.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. Houghton College

Colleen McCrief, Assistant Professor; M.S. Texas Women’s University, B.S. Russell Sage College

Michelle Morgan, Assistant Professor; M.S. New York University, B.S. Russell Sage College

Samara J. Nielsen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of North Carolina, M.Div. Duke University, B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Occupational Therapy

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

Sarah Brockway, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.A. State University of New York at Geneseo

Debra Collette, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University, B.S. Utica College

Margot Elacqua, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Chatham University, M.B.A. Union College, B.S. Utica College

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

Wendy Gaughan, Lecturer; M.S. Russell Sage College, B.S. Siena College

Marybeth Hoefs, Lecturer; B.S. Utica College

Christine Mulligan, Instructor; M.S., B.S. Russell Sage College

Nancy Ranft, Associate Professor; O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University, B.S. The Ohio State University

Barbara Thompson, Professor; O.T.D. Creighton University, M.S.W. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. University of Florida

Physical Therapy

Jennifer Aiossa, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. University of St. Augustine, B.S. University of Vermont

James Brennan, Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, M.A. The Ohio State University, B.S. Springfield College

Andrew Gaetano, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Ithaca College

Janet Hakey-Brusgul, Assistant Professor; D.P.T. Russell Sage College, M.S. Long Island University, B.S. University of Vermont

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

Katrin Ramsey, Assistant Professor;  D.S. Rocky Mountain University, M.S. Columbia University, B.A. Lafayette College

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

Erin Westenfeld-Elkins, Assistant Professor; D.P.T., B.A. Russell Sage College

Psychology

Ellen Cole, Professor; Ph.D. The Union Institute, Ed.M Harvard University, M.A. University of Pennsylvania

Tameka Gillum, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Michigan State University

Alicia Harlow, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Ball State University, M.S. San Francisco State University, B.A. Eastern Michigan University

Julie McIntyre, Associate Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Syracuse University, B.A. State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Gayle Morse, Professor; Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany; B.A. Kennesaw State University

Patricia O’Connor, Professor; Ph.D., M.A. New York University, B.A. St. Mary’s College

Julie Verette-Lindenbaum, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. University of California Los Angeles

School of Management

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

Ceren Ertan-Yoruk, Associate Professor; Ph.D. Northeastern University, M.S. Suffolk University, B.A. Bilkent University

Kevin A. Fletcher, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. State University of New York at Geneseo

Scott Seyrek, Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of Missouri

Huimin Xu, Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of Arizona, B.S. Xidian University