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

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

Dr. Andrew Piefer on Biochemistry

Meet more of our faculty on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Elizabeth Bloom on Education

Faculty Breakthoughs

Scientific Innovation: In the News and in Our Labs

By Eric Cooper, Ph.D.Eric Cooper

In September 2018, The New York Times reported on a successful preliminary clinical trial performed by scientists at the Boston based biotech company Synlogic. They used synthetic biology to “reprogram” the harmless bacteria that normally reside within us into a delivery system to provide a missing enzyme to individuals with the hereditary disease Phenylketonuria (PKU). This could usher in a new generation of novel therapies for improving people’s lives. Read more…

A molecular and cellular biologist, Associate Professor of Biology Cooper earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.


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