New Faculty Welcomed for 2010-11

August 18, 2010

Hartwick College welcomes eight new faculty members for the 2010-11 academic year. Among them are four tenure-track appointments and six term appointments. Assistant Professor of Music Joseph Abramo and Assistant Professor of Music Jason Curley have been moved to tenure-track positions for the fall semester.

The College also will welcome two native adjunct professors with the fall semester—Alice Lefrancois de Neef (French) and Elena Todeva (German)—and Executive in Residence Pinki Srivastava.

Joseph M. Abramo, Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track)
Abramo received his bachelor of music in music education from the State University of New York at Potsdam's Crane School of Music, master of music degrees in saxophone performance and music theory from Michigan State University, and master of education and Ed.D. in music education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Katharine Blackwell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (term appointment)
Blackwell received her bachelor of science from the University of Rochester and her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Frederic Cady, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (term appointment)
Cady received his bachelor's degree and master of public administration from the University of Texas at El Paso, and is a candidate to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.

Laura Carolevschi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (term appointment)
Carolevschi received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, her master's from SUNY Binghamton, and is a candidate to receive her Ph.D. from SUNY Binghamton.

Jason Curley, Assistant Professor of Music, Instrumental (tenure track)
Curley received his bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from the University of Mary, and his master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Arizona.

Thomas Devaney, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance (tenure track)
Devaney received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego, his master of business administration degree from Kennesaw University, and is a certified public accountant in New York, California, and Georgia.

Boris Nikolov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (term appointment)
Nikolov received his bachelor's degree from Sofia University in Bulgaria, his master's degree from The New School for Social Research, and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Gregory Smith, Assistant Professor of Education (tenure track)
Smith received his bachelor's degree from West Chester University, his master's degrees from Harrison Middleton University and New Jersey City University, and his Ph.D. from Clemson University.

Anthony Vennero, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration (term appointment)
Vennero received his bachelor's degree from the SUNY Institute of Technology-Utica, his master's of business administration from Sage College, and his doctor of management degree from the University of Maryland University College.

Sarah G. Whiteford, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Criminology (term appointment)
Whiteford received her bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from Lambuth University, her master's degree from Florida State University, and is a candidate to receive her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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