Public Health Faculty

Mary Allen
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise:
general microbiology, allied-health microbiology, microbial ecology, microbiology education
Connie Anderson
Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. , University of California, Riverside
Areas of expertise:
Biological anthropology, particularly selection and behavior; the intersection of culture and biology; war and conflict resolution; the role of sports in interracial interactions, identity, and reconciliation; South Africa.
James Buthman
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Areas of expertise:
Public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.
Elena Chernyak
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Areas of expertise:
sociology, social work, women’s studies, gender-based violence and inequality, social theories, feminist theories, social psychology, family studies, Soviet/post-Soviet societies.
Carlena Cochi Ficano
Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Accounting Department Chair
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise:
labor economics, applied econometrics, social policy on low income family well-being, the economics of higher education and, most recently, local economic development.
Lisle W. Dalton
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise:
American religious history, cults and new religions, religion and modern culture, religion and healthcare, religion and science, religion and politics
Reid Golden
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise:
Medical Sociology, Health Policy, Gerontology, Demography, Critical Incident Management, Criminology, Educational Assessment, Social History of the Catskills, Irish Culture and Society.
Kristin Jones
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Connecticut at Storrs
Areas of expertise:
Industrial organization, public economics, mathematical economics, environmental economics, law and economics, education policy.
Malissa Kano-White
Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
MFA, Illinois State University
Areas of expertise:
acting, musical theatre production, playwriting, theatre for young audiences.
Harpreet Kaur
Clinical Assistant Professor
MS, MPA, RN; State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise:
Community Health Nursing, Public Health, International Health Systems, Leadership and Management, Non-Profit Administration, Philanthropy
Cherilyn Lacy
Professor of History & Coordinator of Public Health Program
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise:
Modern Europe, Women and Gender, Medicine and Public Health
Karl Seeley
Associate Professor of Economics and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise:
ecological macroeconomics, environmental economics and economic development, small-scale, sustainable farming and local food-supply issues.
Amy Shaver
Associate Professor of Nursing
PhD, RN; State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise:
Community, Public and Population Health, Rural Nursing, Gerontology, Healthy Aging, Teaching-Learning Methods
Munir S. Syed
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
M.B., B.S., University of Peshawar; M. Phil., University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Areas of expertise:
clinical pathophysiology, medical microbiology, human biology
Karina Walker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. Candidate, State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise:
Golden Age, Twentieth, and Twenty-first-century Peninsular Literature. Baroque and Neo-Baroque aesthetic in contemporary Spanish narrative, film, culture and politics. Nationalism, collective identities, and gender studies.
Justin Wellman
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Toledo
Areas of expertise:
social psychology, personality, health psychology, motivation and emotion, experimental statistics.
Jake Wolff
Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise:
creative writing; fiction; non-fiction; contemporary American short stories and novels; medical writing in fiction and nonfiction; historical fiction
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