Double Major: English and Political Science, Teacher Education Program
Hometown: Hardwick, New Jersey
“What I like most about Hartwick is the opportunities I’ve gotten because I’ve been here. I’ve added a major, got amazing jobs, amazing classes, everything. The most surprising thing for me is the community. It is so positive and people here want to make it an amazing place for everyone.”
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2018 Teacher-Scholar Award
John gets students excited about research. He refuses to characterize himself simply as a physical chemist who specializes in laser spectroscopy. He loves using his skill sets in different areas of science to broaden his knowledge. He approaches research problems from a variety of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural viewpoints. He helps students discover their passion for research and sparks their desire to continue research in graduate school.
Art major with concentrations in photography and digital media, minors in art history and education, Pine Bush, New York
“I spent eight weeks in Costa Rica at a wildlife rehabilitation center caring for and photograghing my favorite animal, sloths. Carolyn Cooper helped me write a proposal my senior year that lead to a $5,000 Duffy scholarship! This experience was a dream come true. I always wanted to travel abroad and I even earned four college credits between Dec. 9 and spring semester doing what I love.”