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PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
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School of Natural and Social Sciences: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/las/sciences/facultyandstaff.aspx.

Linda Bastone, Chair, School of Natural and Social Sciences
and Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, Binghamton University, SUNY; PhD, City University of New York. SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Faculty Service.


Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Contributing Faculty
Research Faculty | Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Shemeem Burney Abbas, Associate Professor of Political Science
MA, University of Leeds; MA, PhD, University of Texas, Austin.

Elliott Abrams, Assistant Professor of Biology
BA, Rutgers University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University.

Karen Baird, Associate Professor of Political Science
BS, MA, PhD, University of Houston.

Jessica J. Carnevale, Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Boston University; MA, PhD, Ohio State University.

Cédric Ceulemans, Assistant Professor of Economics
BS, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium); MS, PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (Belgium).

Suzanne Clerkin, Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Purchase College; MA, Queens College, City University of New York; MS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; PhD, City University of New York.

Stephen A. Cooke, Associate Professor of Chemistry
BSc, PhD, University of Exeter (England).

Meagan Curtis, Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Hampshire College; PhD, Dartmouth College.

James G. Daly, Associate Professor of Biology
BS, PhD, University of Guelph.

Peggy De Cooke, Associate Professor of Psychology and
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
AB, University of Michigan; MS, PhD, University of Pittsburgh.

Alexia Toskos Dils, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
BS, Indiana University; PhD, Stanford University.

Monika L. Eckenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Vordiplom, MS, PhD, Georg August University (Germany).

Lee Ehrman, Distinguished Professor of Biology
BS, Queens College; MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jan Robert Factor, Professor of Biology
BS, Brooklyn College; MS, PhD, Cornell University. SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Internationalization and for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Stephen Jesse Flusberg, Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Northwestern University; MA, PhD, Stanford University.

Rudolf Gaudio, Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, Yale University; M.I.A., Columbia University; PhD, Stanford University.

Kaori Kubo Germano, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Purchase College; MA, PhD, Fordham University.

Yanine Hess, Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, New York University; MA, PhD, University of California, Davis.

Sanford Ikeda, Professor of Economics
BA, Grove City College; PhD, New York University.

Matthew Immergut, Associate Professor of Sociology
BA, Prescott College; MA, PhD, Drew University.

Chrys Ingraham, Professor of Sociology
BA, MA, MPA, PhD, Syracuse University.

Mark Jonas, Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, Purchase College; PhD, Stony Brook University.

Kristen Karlberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
BS, Stephens College; MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; PhD, University of California, San Francisco.

Suzanne Kessler, Professor of Psychology
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and
Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
BA, Carnegie Mellon University; PhD, City University of New York. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

David Kim, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
BA, Trinity College; MA, New York University; PhD, Columbia University.

Mary Kosut, Associate Professor of Sociology
BA, MA, University of New Orleans; PhD, New School for Social Research.

George Kraemer, Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology
BS, Florida Institute of Technology; MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Susan Letcher, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
BA, Carleton College; PhD, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Connie Lobur, Associate Professor of Political Science
BA, BS, Pennsylvania State University; MA, PhD, Rutgers University.

Maryann McEnroe, Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Southeastern Massachusetts University; MA, PhD, University of California, Davis.

Jeanine Meyer, Professor of Mathematics/Computer Science
SB, University of Chicago; MA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University.

Elizabeth Rose Middleton, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, Dartmouth College; MS, PhD, Yale University.

Lisa Jean Moore, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and
Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor (2015–17)
BA, Tufts University; MPH, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of California, San Francisco. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Liya Palagashvili, Assistant Professor of Economics
BS, MA, PhD, George Mason University.

Krystal Perkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Purchase College; PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Shruti Rajagopalan, Assistant Professor of Economics
BA, LLB, University of Delhi; LLM, University of Hamburg, University of Ghent, and University of Bologna; PhD, George Mason University.

Peter Schwab, Professor of Political Science
BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; MA, PhD, New School for Social Research. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research Recognition Award.

Irina Shablinsky, Lecturer in Mathematics/Computer Science
MS, PhD, St. Petersburg State University (Russia); MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Alexis Maxine Silver, Assistant Professor of Sociology
BA, Colorado College; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina.

Karen Singer-Freeman, Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Minnesota. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Joseph Skrivanek, Professor of Chemistry
BS, MS, University of Scranton; PhD, Pennsylvania State University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Liza G. Steele, Assistant Professor of Sociology
BA, Columbia University; MA, PhD, Princeton University.

Ryan Taylor, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
BS, Mount Vernon Nazarene College; MA, University of Illinois; PhD, Oregon State University.

Knarik Tunyan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Computer Science
MS, Yerevan State University (Armenia); PhD (Doctor of Technology), Tampere University of Technology (Finland).

Lynn Winters, Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, Brooklyn College; MA, PhD, New School for Social Research.


Part-Time Faculty

Brandon Aultman, Lecturer in Political Science
BA, New Mexico State University; MA, New York University; MPhil, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Eugene J. Callahan, Lecturer in Economics
BA, Charter Oak State College; MS, London School of Economics; PhD, Cardiff University.

Norman Canfield, Lecturer in Mathematics
AB, Wabash College; PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

William H. Flank, Lecturer in Mathematics/Computer Science
AB, Temple University; PhD, University of Delaware.

Robert H. Hall, Lecturer in Chemistry
BS, University of Washington; PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Wendy McKenna, Professor of Sociology
BA, Antioch College; PhD, City University of New York.

Barbara E. McMullen, Lecturer in Mathematics
BS, Pennsylvania State University; MPA, New York University.

John F. McMullen, Lecturer in Mathematics
MSCS, MPA, Marist College.

Milton Primer, Lecturer in Physics
BS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; PhD, Syracuse University.

Paul Siegel, Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, Amherst College; PhD, Adelphi University.

Ragnhild Utheim, Lecturer in Anthropology
BS, Hunter College, City University of New York; PhD, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York.

David Yozzo, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
BS, Purchase College; PhD, University of Virginia.


Contributing Faculty

School of Film and Media Studies:
Shaka McGlotten (Anthropology)
Jason A. Pine (Anthropology)
Lorraine Plourde (Anthropology)

School of Humanities:
Casey Haskins (Environmental Studies)

Purchase College Library:
Keith Landa (Environmental Studies)


Research Faculty

Joel Tenenbaum, Research Professor (Mathematics/Computer Science, Environmental Studies) and Professor Emeritus of Physics and Scientific Computing
BS, California Institute of Technology; MA, PhD, Harvard University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Faculty Emeriti

Sybil Barten, Professor Emerita of Psychology
BA, Swarthmore College; MA, PhD, Clark University.

Peter F. Bell, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
BA, MA, Trinity College (Dublin); MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Taina Chao, Associate Professor Emerita of Chemistry
BS, Tunghai University (Taiwan); MA, Oberlin College; PhD, Texas A&M University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kim E. Christensen, Associate Professor Emerita of Economics
BA, Earlham College; PhD, University of Massachusetts. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Elysse Craddock, Professor Emerita of Biology
BS, PhD, University of Sydney (Australia). SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

James Currin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics
BA, BS, University of Oklahoma; PhD, Stanford University.

Thomas E. Dow Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology
BA, City University of New York; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Fashing, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology
BA, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara; PhD, University of Oregon; JD, Pace University.

Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology
BA, Brandeis University; MA, PhD, University of Chicago.

John Forrest, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
BA, MA, Oxford University; PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

John Gitlitz, Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science
BA, Oberlin College; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ronnie Halperin, Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology
BS, City College of New York; PhD, City University of New York. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

John Handron, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology
BA, Iona College; MA, PhD, St. John’s University.

John Howard, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology
BA, Brandeis University; MA, New York University; PhD, Stanford University; JD, Pace University. Former dean of social sciences at Purchase College.

William P. Needham, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology
BS, Boston College; MLS, University of Rhode Island; MA, PhD, Northeastern University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Esther Newton, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
BA, University of Michigan; MA, PhD, University of Chicago.

Séamus O’Cléireacáin, Professor Emeritus of Economics
BComm, University College, Dublin; MA, University of Detroit; PhD, University of Michigan.

Mekala Reddi, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
BS, MS, Andhra University (India); MS, PhD, New York University.

Nathaniel Siegel, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, PhD, New York University. Senior vice president for academic affairs, Purchase College, 1979–94.

Joel Tenenbaum, See listing above under Research Faculty.

Joanne Kivela Tillotson, Associate Professor Emerita of Biology
BS, University of Dubuque; PhD, Michigan State University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

James Utter, Associate Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Biology
BS, SUNY Oneonta; PhD, Rutgers University.

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Undergraduate
Majors & Minors:

Anthropology, BA
Biochemistry, BA
Biology, BA, BS
Chemistry, BA
Economics, BA
Environmental Studies, BA
Mathematics/Computer Science, BA
Political Science, BA
Psychology, BA
Sociology, BA


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