Our Faculty

Got a minute? Be inspired by six of our very best faculty speaking about their latest research.

The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy and of all the ways academic research contributes to solving the world’s toughest problems.

Diane PaigeDr. Diane Paige
Professor of Music & Department Chair
“On the Power of Play”

 

Ryan CeresolaDr. Ryan Ceresola
Assistant Professor of Sociology
“The Curious Case of Correcting Corruption”

 

Laurel ElderDr. Laurel Elder
Professor of Political Science, Sociology Department Co-chair
“Public Opinion and Presidential Candidate Spouses”

Stefanie RocknakDr. Stefanie Rocknak
Professor of Philosophy & Department Chair
“The Cult of the New”

 

Stanley K. SessionsDr. Stanley Sessions
Professor of Biology
“How to Mend a Broken Heart”

 

Stephanie CarrDr. Stephanie Carr
Assistant Professor of Biology
“Microbes”

Hartwick’s faculty members are great teachers and scholars dedicated to melding the liberal arts with experiential learning.

Professor Theresa Turick-Gibson on Nursing

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Dr. William Kowalczyk on Psychology

Faculty Breakthoughs

The Business of Something

By Carlena Cochi Ficano, Ph.D.Professor Carlena FicanoProfessor of Economics, Intermim Chair of Business and Accounting

Business is both a fundamental and a derivative field of study. Facility with core business competencies such as finance, accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing is important, but in the end, all business is the business of something, and business alone is not enough. With this as a core philosophy, I am guiding the evolution of one of the College’s largest departments in a manner that respects student interest, provides a deep foundation in business content, offers myriad opportunity for experiential learning, and intentionally harnesses the immeasurable value of the liberal arts. Read more…

Dr. Ficano’s areas of expertise include labor economics, applied econometrics, social policy on low-income family well-being, the economics of higher education, and local economic development.
She earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University.

 

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