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HCAT Faculty

Meet the full-time faculty members in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism.

David E. Brough, DeanDavid E. Brough, Dean
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., University of Nevada at Las Vegas; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Certified Executive Chef; Certified Culinary Educator; Certified Culinary Administrator; American Academy of Chefs; HCI TIPS Certified Instructor; SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, 2018

 
Ann Shattuck, IPSIIAnn Shattuck, Reservation Specialist
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College
518-381-1325, shattual@sunysccc.edu

 

Susan Hatalsky, ProfessorSusan Hatalsky, Professor
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., State University of New York College at Oswego; Certified Executive Chef; Certified Culinary Educator

Michael Hazard, Technical AssistantMichael Hazard, Senior Technical Assistant
A.O.S., A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., University of Nevada at Las Vegas

James Larkin, Assistant ProfessorJames Larkin, Associate Professor
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., Purdue University; HCI TIPS Certified Instructor; SUNY Chancellor's Award for Faculty Service 2021

Ingrid C. O’Connell, ProfessorIngrid C. O’Connell, Professor
A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., Niagara University; M.S., State University of New York at Albany

John L. O’Connell, Instructor John L. O’Connell, Assistant Professor
A.O.S., A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.B.A., SUNY Empire State College; HCI TIPS Certified Instructor; ServSafe® Certified Instructor/Exam Proctor

Kim Otis, Instructor Kim Otis, Associate Professor
B.A., Springfield College; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; HCI TIPS Certified Instructor

Ron Ragucci Ronald Ragucci, Senior Technical Specialist
A.O.S., Schenectady County Community College

 

Vanessa TraverVanessa Traver, Assistant Professor
A.O.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh; Certified Culinarian

Courtney WitheyCourtney Withey, Assistant Professor
A.S., Johnson & Wales University; B.A., Boston College; Certified Executive Chef