Syracuse Faculty Profiles

Desalyn De-Souza

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  • mentor in the community and human services and human development areas of study
  • B.A. (psychology), Siena College; M.S.Ed. (education, adult education), Le Moyne College; Ph.D. (child and family studies), Syracuse University
  • Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, 2013

Sara Farmer

  • mentor in the community and human services are of study, Syracuse and Watertown
  • M.A. (marriage and family therapy), Syracuse University; NYS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Nadine Fernandez

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  • mentor in the social science area of study and academic area coordinator, gender and family studies, Center for Distance Learning
  • B.A. (urban studies and American history), University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of California, Berkeley
  • Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship. 2014

Julie Gedro

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics and educational studies areas of study
  • B.A. (English and economics), College of William and Mary; MBA (management information systems), Kennesaw State University; Ed.D. (adult education and human resource development), University of Georgia
  • Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, 2009

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities, 2014

Deborah Holler

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  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • B.A. (English — creative writing); M.A. (environmental arts and management), Syracuse University; M.A.L.S. (Literature — Creative Writing), SUNY Empire State College
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 2011

Patricia Isaac

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  • mentor, Master of Arts in Teaching
  • B.A. (anthropology and American studies), University of New Mexico; M.Ed. (human relations - counseling), Ph.D. (educational psychology - school psychology), Northern Arizona University

Peggy Lynn

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  • mentor in the historical studies and cultural studies areas of study
  • B.S., SUNY Empire State College; M.A. (history), SUNY Oswego
  • Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, 2005
  • Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, 2013

Jim Mahan

  • mentor in business, management and economics
  • M.S.Ed., Le Moyne College; MBA, Chapman University

Donna Mahar

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  • mentor, Master of Arts in Teaching
  • B.A. (English), Le Moyne College; M.S. (reading), Ph.D. (literacy), Syracuse University

Yvonne Murphy

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  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • B.A., Knox College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D. (creative writing and English literature), University of Houston
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities, 2011

Marie Pennucci

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.S., SUNY College at Fredonia; M.A. (interpersonal/intercultural communication), University at Albany
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 2009

Nikki Shrimpton

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  • dean and mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D. (forest management), University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Margaret Sithole

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.A. (English and history), University of Rhodesia; MBA, University of Zimbabwe; Ed.D. (educational leadership and higher education administration), Idaho State University

Mark Soderstrom

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  • mentor and chair, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Ph.D. (history), University of Minnesota

Alan Stankiewicz

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  • mentor in the arts area of study, Syracuse and Utica
  • B.F.A., Pratt Institute; M.A., Central Connecticut State College, R.I. School of Design
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 2014

Allyn Van Deusen

  • mentor in the historical studies area of study
  • B.A., M.Ed., St. Lawrence University; M.A. (social and intellectual history), University at Albany