New Faculty Members Have Joined ASC Community

Several new faculty members have joined the Alfred State College community.

Among the new hires are Muriel Brown, Dr. Deborah Carr-Warner, Cindy Coleman, Brian Decker, Laurie Dunn, George Merry, Jr., James Murphy, Dr. Douglas Pierson, John Potter, Mary Stoke, and Edward Waddell.

Muriel BrownBrown, of Hammondsport, has been hired as an assistant professor of nursing, instructing first-year nursing students in lecture and clinical.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Brown worked as staff development coordinator for Steuben County Health Care and as an emergency department RN at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Dansville.

Brown holds a master of science degree in gerontological nursing and a bachelor of science in nursing from Nazareth College (Rochester) and a diploma of nursing from St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.  She is a certified gerontological nurse practitioner.

The Olean Senior High School graduate is the daughter of Alma Boser, Portville, and the late Harry Boser.  She and her husband Kevin are the parents of Andrew and Aaron.

Dr. Deborah Carr-WarnerCarr-Warner, hired as an associate professor of nursing, is responsible for lecture and lab instruction; in addition she will work on developing the BSN program for Alfred State College.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Carr-Warner served in similar capacities at Norwich University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Geneva General Hospital.

Carr-Warner holds a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Nevada; a master of science degree in nursing from Syracuse University; a BSN from St. John Fisher, Rochester; and an AAS in nursing from Finger Lakes Community College.

The Lyons Junior-Senior High School graduate is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Carr, Lyons. She and her husband Richard are the parents of adult daughters Melanie and Patience.

Cindy ColemanColeman, of Almond, has been hired as an assistant professor of nursing.  She is responsible for lecture and lab instruction.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Coleman served as a nurse practitioner at St. James Mercy Health at Alfred University’s Crandall Health Center.

Coleman holds a master of science degree from the University @ Buffalo, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from SUNY Brockport, an associate’s degree in nursing from Alfred State College (1982).  She is a certified family nurse practitioner.

The Alfred-Almond Central School graduate is the daughter of E. Ward Phillips, Belmont, and the late Viola Phillips.  She and her husband Paul J. Coleman, Jr., are the parents of four adult children:  Paul J., III, Amanda, Matthew, and Caitlin.

Brian DeckerDecker, of Wellsville, has been hired as a baking instructor in the Culinary Arts Department where he teaches courses and lab work.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Decker served as a research technician for Rich Products, Corp., Buffalo.

Decker holds degrees in culinary arts and culinary arts: baking, production, and management from Alfred State College.

The Wellsville High School graduate is the son of Paul and Kathleen Decker, Wellsville.

Laurie DunnDunn, of Portville, has been hired as an assistant professor in the nursing program where she serves as a team instructor for freshman and senior levels to include lecture, clinical for senior students, and curriculum development.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Dunn was a clinical lab instructor at the Cattaraugus County campus of Jamestown Community College; an administrative coordinator at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville; and held various positions at Olean General Hospital.  

Dunn holds MS and BS degrees in nursing from Daemen College (Buffalo) and an AAS in nursing from Alfred State College (1992).

The Olean High School graduate is the daughter of the late Edward “Joe” and Janet Fuller.

She is married to Patrick Dunn; they are the parents of Kyle, Connor, and Chloe, all at home.

George Merry, Jr.Merry, of Rexville, has been hired as a welding instructor.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Merry worked as a welding crew leader at Alstom, Hornell.

The Haverling High School (Bath) graduate is married to the former Cynthia Butler; they are the parents of Taylor, Alex, Morgan, and Jolynn, all at home.

Murphy, of Rochester, has been hired as an assistant professor of nursing. He is responsible for lecture and lab instruction.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Murphy served as an LPN instructor at the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES, as a nurse educator at Rochester General, as an instructor at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and at SUNY Brockport.

James MurphyMurphy holds an MS in women’s health from the University of Rochester, a BS in nursing from Nazareth College, an AAS in nursing and an AS in science from Monroe Community College.

The Cardinal Mooney High School graduate is the son of the late Jack and Maryrose Murphy.  He is married to the former Rita Bonning; they are the parents of adult children Meghan, Timothy, Erin, and Sean.

Pierson, of Alfred, has joined the ASC faculty as an assistant professor in the veterinary technology program.  He is responsible for lecture and lab instruction.

Dr. Douglas PiersonPrior to becoming a member of the college community, Pierson served as the resident veterinarian at Hanover (PA) Shoe Standardbred Farms; veterinary field worker, Haiti, as part of Christian Veterinary Mission, Seattle; owner, Clearview Animal Hospital, Hanover; associate veterinarian, Marley Veterinary Clinic, Titusville, PA.

Pierson also served as a captain in the US Army from 1982-85.

The Spring-Ford High School (Royersford, PA) graduate is the son of James, Phoenixville, PA, and the late Dolores Pierson.

He is married to the former Deborah Niederman; they are the parents of three adult children:  Sarah, Ben, and Emily.

John PotterPotter, of Alma, has been hired as a welding instructor. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Potter worked as a welder/welding engineer for Friendship Dairies.

The Bolivar Central School graduate is the son of Ed and Elaine Adams, Bolivar.  He is married to the former Jody Mattison; they are the parents of Terence and Cordell, both at home.

Stoke, of Almond, has been hired as an assistant professor in the English and Humanities Department where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to international students.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Stoke served as ESL coordinator, University of Northern Virginia; ESL instructor at Inner Mongolia Teachers University, Poly; Languages, Guiyang Teacher’s College, and Yangzha University.

Mary StokeStoke holds an MA in intercultural studies and teaching to speakers of other languages (TESL) from Wheaton College and a BS in psychology from Missouri State University.

The Parkview High School (Springfield, MO) graduate is the daughter of Phillip Stoke, Springfield, MO, and Kathryn Stoke, Springfield, MO.

Waddell, of Olean, has been hired as an instructor in the culinary arts program where he is responsible for lecture and lab instruction.

Edward WaddellWaddell is the owner/operator and executive chef of the Ho-Sta-Geh Restaurant, Olean.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Waddell served as executive chef at the Metropolitan Restaurant, Buffalo; Jeremy Jacobs Private Estates, New York and Florida; Art of Eating Catering Company, Long Island; and The Great House, St. Croix.  In addition, Waddell has appeared on AM Buffalo; has been featured on Plain and Fancy, television cooking program; and was featured in Virgin Islands Restaurant Guide and Recipe Book, 1994.

He holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America.

The West Seneca East High School graduate is the son of Ed and Sue Waddell, West Seneca. He is married to the former Michelle Zampagna; they are the parents of Natalie and Rachel, both at home.