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

David J. Hennessy, Ph.D., Dean
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Syracuse University;
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Expertise: terrorism, American foreign policy, international relations

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

Constance J. Ostrowski, Ph.D., Professor
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Expertise: metaphor theory/use, women's literature, Polish literature

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


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., Vice President of Student Affairs
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, Counselor IV
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, Coordinator, Career and Employment 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

Brian F. McGarvey, Director of Financial Aid
A.A., Dutchess Community College; B.A., M.S., SUNY Oneonta
Expertise: financial aid

Carmel R. Patrick, Executive Director of Development
A.S., Mount Ida Junior College; B.S., New York University;
M.S., University at Albany, SUNY

Expertise: fund development, careers in non-profit management, non-profit board development and volunteer management, event planning, grants development, marketing and PR for non-profit organizations

Robyn M. Posson, Counselor II, 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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