Old Westbury Faculty Profiles

Melinda Blitzer

  • mentor in human development 
  • B.A., M.A. (political science), University at Albany; Ph.D. (clinical psychology), Post-doctoral Certificate (group therapy), Adelphi University

Kevin Brown

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  • mentor in business, management and economics 
  • B.B.A., MBA (marketing, management), Pace University; M.S.Ed. (special education), Long Island University; Ph.D. (education administration), CUNY Queens College

Donna Gaines

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  • mentor in community and human services
  • B.A. (sociology), Binghamton University; MSW, Adelphi University; M.A., Ph.D. (sociology), Stony Brook University

Ivan I. Ivanov

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  • mentor in science, mathematics and technology, Old Westbury and Hauppauge, and coordinator, Hauppauge
  • M.S. (computing technology); Ph.D. (computer and network technology), Technical University at Sofia, Bulgaria
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Bert Jablon

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  • mentor in community and human services (health care administration)
  • B.A. M.A., University at Albany
  • University at Albany Alumni Association Excellence in Public Service Award, 2007

Mike Krolick

  • mentor in business, management and economics
  • B.B.A., MBA, Adelphi University; CAS (educational administration), Hofstra University

Judith Kugel

  • mentor in educational studies
  • B.A. (early childhood education), Brooklyn College; M.S. (reading/language arts), University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Lambe

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  • mentor in social science
  • B.S. (environmental policy), Cook College, Rutgers University; M.P.S. (community and rural development), Cornell University; Ph.D. (indigenous studies), Trent University

Donald Nicosia

  • mentor in science, mathematics and technology, Old Westbury and Hauppauge
  • B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook; M.S. (physics), Polytechnic Institute of New York

Leah Perry

  • mentor in cultural studies
  • B.A. (English and world religions), Manhattanville College; M.A.R. (religion and the arts), Yale University Divinity School; M.A. (humanities and social thought), New York University; Ph.D. (cultural studies), George Mason University

David Quay

  • mentor in the social science area of study, Old Westbury and Hauppauge
  • B.A., M.A., Queens College; Ph.D. (sociology), Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Ian Reifowitz

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  • mentor in historical studies
  • B.A. (history), Brown University; M.A., Ph.D. (history), Georgetown University
  • Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2009

Barbarie Rothstein

  • mentor in the arts 
  • B.A. (liberal arts), Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A. (sculpture), University of Wisconsin
  • Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1987

Matt Schmidt

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  • mentor in science, mathematics and technology, Hauppauge and Old Westbury
  • B.S. (environmental and forest biology), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University; Ph.D. (molecular genetics), Stony Brook University
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 2000

Michael Spitzer

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  • dean and mentor in cultural studies 
  • B.A. (English), Brooklyn College; M.A., Ph.D. (American civilization), New York University
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, 1999

Jeff Sussman

  • mentor in business, management and economics and science, mathematics and technology 
  • B.A., City College of New York; MBA, Bernard M. Baruch College; Ph.D. (economics), City University of New York

Amy Ruth Tobol

  • associate dean and mentor in public affairs and social science areas of study 
  • B.A. (French), J.D., Ph.D. (American studies), University at Buffalo

Joseph Welfeld

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics, community and human services and public affairs areas of study
  • B.E. (mechanical engineering), The Cooper Union; MBA (healthcare administration), Baruch College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives