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Experts List

Hudson Valley is one of the top-ranked two-year colleges in the nation, and our faculty and staff are top-notch. We encourage members of the media to use Hudson Valley Community College as a resource for your stories about higher education, student life, academics and more.

Below is a partial list of some of the areas of expertise represented by members of our faculty and who have agreed to serve on our Experts List. Please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (518) 629-8071 if you would like to speak to one of the experts listed below, or if you are seeking an expert in another area. Wherever possible, we are happy to supply your needs for timely, expert information.


Subject Expert
Adult Development and Behavior Barbara Thomas
Adult Literacy Carol Wilber
Alcohol and Drug Treatment/Prevention John Ostwald
American Architecture in its Social Context Susan Blandy
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology, focus on turtles Todd Hunsinger
Assistive Technology DeAnne Martocci
Astronomy Richard Monda
Boxing, Public Speaking, Training and Development Andrew Schott
Building Trades Tom Glasser
Campus Religious Life, Science vs. Religion, Physics, Christian Apologetics Jeff Schoonmaker
Children's Behavior, Recess/Play Dawn Kolakoski, Ed.D.
College Admissions, College Selection Process, Home-Schooled Students and College, Affordability and Transferability of a Community College Education Mary Claire Bauer
Culinary Joe Forget
Dental Assisting/NYS Licensing Gabriele M. Hamm
Distance (Online) Learning Sue Gallagher
Entrepreneurship James J. Williams
Gambling/Specific Expertise in Poker John Ostwald
High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation for Writing and Reading Susan Hoff-Haynes
Literacy/Adolescent and Adult, Academic Advising John Kennedy
Public Speaking Cynthia Galivan
Relationships/Human Sexuality John Ostwald
Remedial and Tech Math Roberta Patterson
Service Learning, Political Socialization and Engaged Citizenship, Volunteerism Dr. Peter Sawyer
Substance Abuse Prevention in Higher Education, Addictions Treatment, Wellness Dr. Kelly Sweener
Transportation and Traffic Issues William Darling
Writing and Self-Publishing Jim LaBate