Alfred State College welcomes new employees

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Alfred State College recently welcomed more than 40 new faculty and staff members.

Joining the Office of the President is J. Joseph Wilder, who has been hired as the major gifts officer. He holds an associate degree from Alfred State College, a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo.

The Division of Academic Affairs has 25 new hires, including Adam Brown, Dr. Elizabeth Bullock, Stephen Cady Jr., Dr. Carson Clements, Julie Conklin, Stephen Fonash, Nicholas Ford, Michael Haleta, Scott Hillman, Dr. Daniel Katz, Bridget Kehrer, David Kostick, Jamin Kuhn, Jason Linn, Dr. Travis Matteson, Michael O’Connor, Thomas Olson, Charmine Parks, Jordan Reed, Anna Reger, Dr. Zachary Rhone, Terrence Ward, Dr. Andrea Williamson, Reza Yadollahi, and Kathy Young.

Brown is a new assistant professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree in forest technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lycoming College, a Master of Science degree in botany from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his doctorate in medical biochemistry from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Bullock is now in the position of assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. She earned her doctorate at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Cady was hired as an instructor in the Building Trades Department. He received a Basic Police Officer Certificate from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Corning Community College.

Clements joins the college as an assistant professor in the Business Department. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Brockport, a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University, and a PhD from Miami University.

Conklin is a new academic success specialist/adviser. She received a bachelor’s degree from Daemen College, and a master’s degree through the GRC MSW Program of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport.

Fonash was hired as an assistant professor in the English and Humanities Department. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Delaware.

Ford is now an instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in surveying engineering technology from Alfred State College.

Haleta joins the college as an assistant professor in the Digital Media and Animation Department. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Hillman is a new instructor in the Building Trades Department. He served in the US Air Force from 1987 to 1992.

Katz is the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science and a Master of Arts in History, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a doctorate in history from Rutgers University.

Kehrer joins the college as a coordinator of academic advisement. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion and physical education from Ithaca College, and her master’s degree in school counselor education from St. Bonaventure University.

Kostick is now in the position of program coordinator for extended learning. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kuhn was hired as an assistant professor in the Digital Media and Animation Department. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Eastern Washington University and a Master of Fine Arts from Washington State University.

Linn joins the college as an instructor in the Building Trades Department.

Matteson is a new assistant professor in the English and Humanities Department. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and writing from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in English from St. Bonaventure University, and a doctorate in English from the University at Buffalo.

O’Connor joins the college as an institutional research and planning assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Arts in educational psychology and quantitative methods from the University at Buffalo.

Olson is a new instructor in the Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department.

Parks is now in the position of student success specialist/adviser. She received an associate degree in liberal arts humanities and social science from Corning Community College; and a Bachelor of Arts degree and a master’s degree in counseling, both from Alfred University.

Reed was hired as a system administrator in Technology Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and technology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Reger joins the college as an assistant professor in the Business Department. She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Binghamton University, School of Management, and a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Rhone is a new assistant professor in the English and Humanities Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and psychology from Houghton College; and a Master of Arts in English literature, and a doctorate in literature and criticism, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Ward is now in the position of assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree, both from Southern Illinois University.

Williamson was hired as an assistant professor in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department. She received a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist degree from Chi Institute, a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.

Yadollahi is a new assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Technology Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, a master’s degree in structural engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, a doctorate in infrastructure asset management from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and a postdoctoral degree in sustainable infrastructure from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Young joins the college as chair of the Allied Health Department. She earned an associate degree in respiratory care and a bachelor’s degree in advanced cardiorespiratory science from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and a master’s in health administration from Ohio University.

The Division of Administration, Advancement and Enrollment has nine new hires, including Tracey Hafer, Justin Haynoski, Cynthia Merring, Braedy Morton, Betsy Penrose, Lauren Radka, Julie Rose, Curtis Stock, and Jennifer Taylor.

Hafer joins the college as a cleaner.

Haynoski is a new SUNY campus worker.

Merring was hired as an office assistant 1 in the Business Affairs Office. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Alfred State.

Morton joins the college as a cleaner.

Penrose is the new associate vice president for Enrollment Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical science from Pennsylvania State University (Capitol Campus), a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, and a Ruffalo Noel Levitz Enrollment Management Certificate from Bay Path University.

Radka is now in the position of office assistant 1 in the Admissions Office. She received a bachelor’s degree from Keuka College and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

Rose was hired as the senior director of Student Records and Financial Services. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Business Administration from SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Stock is a new cleaner. He served in the US Air Force from 1989 to 1995.

Taylor joins the college as a cleaner.

The Division of Student Affairs has 14 new hires, including Brent Barnes, Mary Chamberlain, Stephen Crouch, Desmond Davis, Zachary Handy, John Lehman Jr., Scott Linn, Greggory Mark, Steven Parker, Robert Privitera, Kyle Putnam, Owens Shepard, Daniel Sheppard, and Theresa Toth-Fleischman.

Barnes was hired as an assistant football coach/defensive coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in history, all from Rice University; and a Master of Arts in physical education from Montclair State University.

Chamberlain is now in the position of residence hall director. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Blackburn College.

Crouch joins the college as a university police officer 1. He earned an associate degree from Corning Community College.

Davis is a new residence hall director. He received a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University.

Handy is the new offensive line coach for the football team. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history/adolescent education from Utica College.

Lehman is now a residence hall director. He received an Associate of Science degree in human services from Corning Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in human services management from Alfred State College.

Linn was hired as the new executive head football coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Albion College and a master’s degree in education from Alfred University.

Mark is a new university police officer 1.

Parker joins the college as a residence hall director. He received a Bachelor of Science in social work from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Arts in leadership from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Privitera is a new residence hall director. He earned a bachelor’s degree in human services management from Alfred State.

Putnam was hired as the coordinator of campus recreation. He holds a degree in public relations from Marist College and a degree in sport management from SUNY Cortland.

Shepard joins the college as a new residence hall director. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Alfred University.

Sheppard is now a university police officer 1. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Erie Community College.

Toth-Fleischman was hired as a nurse 1 for the Wellsville campus. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Alfred State.