School of Arts & Sciences Faculty


Nina Bellisio, Associate Professor of Visual Communications
B.F.A., Cornell University; M.F.A., University of California, Berkeley
Additional Studies: Columbia University
Contact Professor Bellisio: 845-398-4155 or [email protected]

Carol Greiff Lagstein, Director of Art Therapy
B.F.A, California College of the Arts; M.P.S, Pratt Institute; M.S.W. Columbia University
Contact Professor Lagstein: 845-398-4166 or [email protected] 

BIOLOGY, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, and PHysics

Steven J. Burns, Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Boston College
Contact Dr. Burns: 845-398-4176 or [email protected]

Jessica (Chow) Berrios, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Biology
B.S., Queens College; M.S., Ph.D., Springfield College
Contact Dr. Berrios: 845-398-4237 or [email protected]

Paul Dent, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Marietta College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Syracuse University 
Contact Dr. Dent: 845-398-4172 or [email protected]

Donald Johnson, Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Rhodes College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University
Contact Dr. Johnson: 845-398-4170 or [email protected]

Heather Rave, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ed.D., Rutgers University
Additional Studies: Drexel University

Contact Dr. Rave: 845-398-4188 or [email protected]

Clara Toth, Professor of Biology
B.S., College of Mt. St. Vincent; M.S., Fordham University; M.S., PhD., New York Medical College
Contact Dr. Toth: 845-398-4178 or [email protected]

Bianca Wentzell, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Siena College; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Contact Dr. Wentzell: bwentzel@stac.edu

Ryan Wynne, Professor of Biology
B.A., East Stroudsburg University, Ph.D., Lehigh University
Contact Dr. Wynne: 845-398-4124 or [email protected]


L. John Durney, Professor of Communications
B.A., Manhattan College; M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D, Columbia University; 
Additional Studies: Iona College, Columbia University 
Contact Dr. Durney: 845-398-4116 or [email protected]

William Prior, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., University of Delaware; M.A., William Paterson University; M.F.A., William Paterson University
Additional Studies: Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York University 
Contact Professor Prior: 845-398-4141 or [email protected]

Elaine Winship, Instructor of Communication Arts
M.S., Fordham University; M.A., Syracuse University
Contact Professor Winship: 845-398-4329 or [email protected]


Marie Postner, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Marymount Manhattan College; M.A., Fordham University; M.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York; Ed.D., Columbia University. Additional Studies: Fordham University
Contact Dr. Postner: 845-398-4179 or [email protected]

Robert Vermilyer, Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Grand Valley State College; M.S., Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Contact Dr. Vermilyer: 845-398-4131 or [email protected] 


Ellen F. Chayet, Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., C.U.N.Y., Queens College; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Contact Dr. Chayet: 845-398-4192 or [email protected]

Ira Promisel, Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., SUNY Albany; M.P.A., Marist; M.A., SUNY Albany; PhD. Candidate, City University of New York
Contact Professor Promisel: 845-398-4208 or [email protected]


Gerald McCarthy, Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.F.A., University of Iowa
Contact Professor McCarthy: 845-398-4134 or [email protected]

Robert D. Murray, Professor of English, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Contact Dr. Murray: 845-398-4125 or [email protected]

Charles L. O’Neill, Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., New York University
Contact Dr. O'Neill: 845-398-4145 or [email protected]

Nathaniel Amos Rothschild, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Yale University; M.S.Ed. Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University 
Contact Dr. Rothschild: 845-398-4148 or [email protected]

Staci Shultz,  Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Contact Dr. Shultz: 845-398-4276 or [email protected]

Monica Wendel, Assistant Professor of Composition and Creative Writing
B.A. SUNY Geneseo; M.F.A. New York University
Contact Professor Wendel: 845-398-4384 or [email protected]


Heath J. Bowen, Associate Professor of History, Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Minnesota State University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Contact Dr. Bowen: 845-398-4380 or [email protected]

Neerja Chaturvedi, Professor of History
B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Garwhal; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University;  Ph.D, Michigan State University
Contact Dr. Chaturvedi: 845-398-4059 or [email protected]

Stacy Kinlock Sewell, Professor of History, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences 
B.A., The New School; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Contact Dr. Sewell: 845-398-4137 or [email protected]


Michael Bennett, Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., SUNY Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Contact Dr. Bennett: [email protected]

Marie Postner, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Marymount Manhattan College; M.A., Fordham University; M.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York; Ed.D., Columbia University. Additional Studies: Fordham University
Contact Dr. Postner: 845-398-4179 or [email protected]

Meghan De Witt, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Contact Dr. De Witt: 845-398-4157 or [email protected]


Denize Lauture, Assistant Professor of French 
B.A., M.S., City College of New York; Ph.D. Candidate: City University of New York 
Contact Professor Lauture: 845-398-4132 or [email protected]

Maria Ann Roglieri, Professor of Foreign Languages 
A.B., Columbia University; A.M.; Ph.D., Harvard University
Contact Dr. Roglieri: 845-398-4078 or [email protected]


William Evan Matthews, Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Montevallo; M.A., Columbia University; Ed.D., Columbia University
Contact Dr. Matthews: 845-398-4144 or [email protected]


David Keppler, Professor of Philosophy
B.S., M.A., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana)
Contact Dr. Keppler: 845-398-4140 or [email protected]


Richard F. Heath, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Alvernia College; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Contact Dr. Heath: 845-398-4231 or [email protected]

Susan K. Marell, Professor of Psychology
B.S., Brooklyn College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Contact Dr. Marell: 845-398-4191 or [email protected]

Benjamin Wagner, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Denison University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Contact Dr. Wagner: 845-398-4212 or [email protected]


Craig Martin, Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. Anderson University; M.A., Claremont School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D. Syracuse University
Contact Dr. Martin: 845-398-4189 or [email protected]

Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Duke University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Emory University
Contact Dr. Trawick: 845-398-4183 or [email protected]


Christian J. Churchill, Professor of Sociology
B.A., Marlboro College; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Contact Dr. Churchill: 845-398-4387 or [email protected]


Linda Levine-Madori, Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
B.F.A., Lehman College; M.S., CUNY (CTRS); Graduate Creative Arts Therapies, Pratt Institute (ATR-BC); Ph.D., New York University, Health Studies; Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT).
Contact Dr. Levine-Madori: 845-398-4184 or [email protected]


Mary McGann Burns (deceased), Professor of English and Communication
John J. Casazza (deceased), Professor of Chemistry
Joseph Coyne, Professor of Psychology
M. Perpetua Deane, O.P. (deceased), Professor of Romance Languages
Marie Jean Dempsey, O.P., Professor of Humanities
Karen Edelmann, Professor of Art
Mary Ellen Ferraro (deceased), Professor of Mathematics
John Galotto (deceased), Professor of Psychology
Joseph A. Keane, Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Barbara Ward Klein, Dean of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Communications
Florette R. Koffler, Professor of Romance Languages
Celeste Leger (deceased), O.P., Professor of Social Sciences
Catherine Maher, O.P. (deceased), Professor of Spanish
Denton May, Professor of English
Ann Paul Mollman (deceased), O.P., Professor of Natural Sciences
Peter D. O'Connor (deceased), Professor of English
Gonzalo Plasencia, Professor of Spanish
Carl Rattner, Professor of Art
Patricia Ann Reilly (deceased), O.P., Professor of English
John Rosko, Professor of Biology
Robert C. Schelin, Professor of Social Sciences
James Vendetti, Professor of Communications