SCCC Experts

At Schenectady County Community College, our faculty and staff members are experts in a wide variety of topics. If you are researching or writing a story and need someone to provide resource information or comments, please feel free to contact the SCCC Public Relations Office at (518) 381-1250 to reach any of the people listed below.

Business & Criminal Justice - Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism - Liberal Arts - Mathematics, Science, Technology & Health - Music - General Topics

Business & Criminal Justice

Sheila M. Foglietta, Esq., Professor
A.S., Molloy College; B.S., SUNY College at Old Westbury;
J.D., St. John's University School of Law

Expertise: law, the legal profession, business law

Gary E. Perkins, Associate Professor
A.A.S., Hudson Valley Community College; B.S., Russell Sage College;
M.P.A., Marist College

Expertise: criminal justice, police, criminal law

Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism

Paul V. Krebs, Professor
B.S., University of Maryland at College Park; M.S., SUNY Oswego;
Certified Culinary Educator

Expertise: culinary arts, baking

Jay Larkin, Instructor
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., Purdue University; TIPS/Health Communications Certified Instructor
Expertise: beverage, service, front of the house operations, dining room and banquet management, fine dining and service techniques, mixology/bartending, beverage management

Anthony J. Strianese, Professor
B.S., Bryant College; M.S., College of Saint Rose; Certified Culinary Educator
Expertise: dining room management, banquet management, wines of the world, management in the hospitality and tourism industry

Rocco G. Verrigni, Professor
B.S., LeMoyne College; M.S., University at Albany, SUNY
Expertise: hotel, culinary arts, traveling, nutrition

Kimberly Williams, Associate Professor
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., SUNY Oswego
Expertise: banquet management, dining room management, dining etiquette, meeting/special event planning

David Wixted, Assistant Professor
A.O.S., SUNY Morrisville; B.S., SUNY Oswego Certified Instructor and Proctor for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Certified Tips Instructor for Health Communications Inc.
Expertise: sanitation, menu layout and design, beverage management and service, dining room management

Liberal Arts

Dean W. Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Professor
B.S., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
Expertise: Scandinavian history and languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish), Viking history, Russian history and language, European witch trials, early modern Europe, primary teaching responsibility: Western and world civilizations

Babette Faehmel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
B.A., Hamburg University, Germany; M.A., University of Cincinnati;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Expertise: history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States

Mark L. Seth, Ph.D., Associate Professor
B. A., University of Washington; M. A., University of Oklahoma;
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Expertise: sociology, complex organizations, leadership, governance, responses of governing bodies to stress, elite classes, social movements, human services - developmental disabilities

Mathematics, Science, Technology & Health

Barbara A. Jones, Associate Professor, Aviation Liaison
B.S., Daniel Webster College; Commercial Pilot, Instrument, Multi-Engine; Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane; FAA Safety Team Leader
Expertise: aviation, pilot certification, air traffic control

Ralf W. Schauer, Professor
B.S., University at Albany, SUNY; M.S.T., Union College
Expertise: astronomy, environmental science, geology

Music

William A. Meckley, Ph.D., Dean
B.A., Fairmont State College; M.M., Ohio University;
Ph.D., Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester

Expertise: jazz, classical music, director Empire Jazz Orchestra

Brett L. Wery, Professor
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts; M.A., University of Denver
Expertise: composition, woodwind chamber music, wind ensemble/band music, clarinet, saxophone, music theory, instrumental conducting Performs with: Empire Jazz Orchestra, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, Albany Symphony, Dogs of Desire

General Topics

Martha J. Asselin, Ph.D., Acting President
B.A., SUNY Oswego; M.S., Ph.D. University at Albany, SUNY
Expertise: campus safety, communication with social networks in times of crisis, leadership, student affairs assessment practices and student success

Bernice V. Dunn, Assistant Director, Career and Transfer Services
B.S., University at Albany, SUNY; M.S.Ed., College of Saint Rose
Expertise: administration of Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, college selection, transfer and career counseling

Robert G. Frederick, Director, Career and Transfer Services
B.S., SUNY Cortland; M.A., SUNY Binghamton
Expertise: career and business coaching, strategic planning for personal success, personal marketing, networking, career planning, job searching

Judy R. Fruiterman, TRIO Counselor, Adjunct
B.S., Skidmore College; M.S. and C.A.S., University at Albany, SUNY
Expertise: chair yoga, counseling, study skills, test anxiety, test-taking skills, time management

David M. Gonzalez, Athletic Director II
B.A., Lycoming College
Expertise: college athletic programs - basketball, baseball, crew

Matthew J. Grattan, Executive Director of Workforce Development
A.A.S., Hudson Valley Community College; B.S., College of Saint Rose
Expertise: workforce development, economic development, non-credit training, labor market trends

Penny A. Haynes, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.S., SUNY Oneonta; M.A., Binghamton University; Ed.D., Columbia University
Expertise: academic programming, leadership

Nicolas G. Ltaif, Director of Academic Computing
A.A.S., Fulton-Montgomery Community College;
B.S., State University Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Expertise: computers, the World Wide Web

Robyn M. King, Acting Director, Wellness & Support Services, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY; M.S.Ed., College of Saint Rose
Expertise: bullying, healthy relationships, gratitude, bariatrics

Charles J. Richardson, Vice President of Administration
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., University of Minnesota
Expertise: local government finance

David Sampson, Director of Admissions
B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Sage Graduate School
Expertise: college admissions, adult college admissions, GED test, high school and college transcripts, secondary and post-secondary diploma mills


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