The members of the faculty at SUNY Cobleskill work with their colleagues and students to conduct scholarly research, to do hands-on field work—in the local community, across the country and around the world—and to share their insights and experiences with their peers through presentations and publications. From agronomy, aquaculture, agricultural business, technology and culinary arts to early childhood education, business, communications and the humanities, with many more subjects in between, the members of our faculty offer a wide range of expertise in their respective fields to their students, the academy, and the community at large. To learn more about these men and women, their backgrounds and experiences, please browse through their biographies, specialties, and lists of their accomplishments.
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Faculty Achievements and Activities
Our faculty are active beyond campus, doing great things in their fields.
Adjunct Professor Julie Takacs of graphic design will have two pieces featured in the 2016 Annual Juried Art Show at the Arkell Museum in Cananjoharie, NY.
Artist Kayla Cady Vaughn, assistant professor of graphic design, continues to exhibit her work. She has been invited to be a featured artist in the Gallery of Expression at the Stanley Theatre in Utica for the Upstate Cerebral Palsy fundraising event.
Assistant professor of music Kristina Johnson was featured in the Daily Gazette for performing at Jazz on Jay. Those who know Kristina, a saxophone player (and more), are aware that she gigs professionally with some of the area’s best bands all over the Northeast.
Social sciences professor Sal Rivera, author of the book Latin American Unification: A History of Political and Economic Integration Efforts (McFarland, 2014), is at work on a Latin American History book, The Fragmented Nation. He also recently peer-reviewed an article: “Social Group Dynamics and Patterns of the Latin American Integration Process” for publication in Revista de Estudios Sociales.
Amy Wilson, our new adjunct professor in social sciences, is an experienced archeologist who did her graduate work in England and Egypt. She currently has some photographs on display at the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies in Alexandria, Egypt.
Annie Christain, assistant professor of humanities, recently published a book of poetry and has been doing readings in many places.
Our resident filmmaker Julie Roth, assistant professor of communications, will be introducing films and moderating post-film Q&As at the prestigious Saratoga Springs International Film Festival.
Doug MacLeod, assistant professor of communications, has a chapter in a new book about the film Bonnie & Clyde.
Erik Hage, department chair of liberal studies and associate professor of Communications, recently wrote a piece for the Harvard Review.