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) 381-1320 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

Robert Braathe, Adjunct
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; MBA, Western Connecticut State University
Expertise: entrepreneurship, virtual internships, project management, hospitality, human resources, recruiting, LinkedIn, blogging

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, 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

Heath Jock, Reservation Specialist
A.O.S. and A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.B.A., SUNY Delhi
Expertise: customer service relations and planning

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

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

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

Laura Combs, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, Adjunct
B.S.W., University at Albany; M.S.W., University at Albany
Expertise: Substance abuse, gambling, bullying prevention

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

Expertise: U.S. women's and gender history, African American history, social movements

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

Michael S. Washco, Instructor
B.S. University at Albany; M.S. University at Albany
Expertise: counselor education, counseling theory

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

Daniel Nicponski, Ph.D., Adjunct
B.S., University at Buffalo; Ph.D., Purdue University
Expertise: chemistry: organic, synthetic, and process

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


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, 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

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

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

Antoine Harrison, Chief Information Officer
M.S.I.S, University at Albany; B.A., University at Albany
Expertise: enterprise infrastructure, servers, network, enterprise management systems, strategic planning for technology for the college

Dawn Jones, Career Advisor/Plus 50 Completion Coordinator
A.S. Schenectady County Community College; B.S. SUNY Potsdam; M.A. (in progress) SUNY Empire State
Expertise: Career Transition, Returning Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, MBTI Certified

Sabrina E. McGinty, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
B.A., SUNY Potsdam College; MS Ed., SUNY Potsdam College
Expertise: study abroad, international student and scholar advising, residential education/life, collegiate judicial affairs

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 and Matriculated Enrollment
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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