Honors Faculty

Honors programs are built on a community of scholars, both faculty and students, who come together to explore the core concepts of thought and reasoning.

The following faculty members teach various honors courses:

Michelle Bannoura, Ph.D.

Teaches: Psychology and Honors Seminar

Degrees Earned:
Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
M.A., B.A., Florida Atlantic University

Danielle Blesi

Teaches: Business Honors Internship

Degrees Earned:
M.B.A., B.S., La Salle University

Arlene Brown, Esq.

Teaches: Honors Legal & Ethical Environment of Business I and II

Degrees Earned:
J.D., Yeshiva University
B.A., Stony Brook University
A.A., Suffolk County Community College

Jan Geyer

Teaches: English and Honors English Composition

Degrees Earned:
M.A., B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Awards:
2014 President's Award for Teaching and College Service

Marina Gore

Teaches: Poetry and Honors English Literature

Degrees Earned:
M.A., B.A., SUNY Albany

Awards:
2014 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2007 President's Award for Teaching and College Service

Ellen Laird

Teaches: English and Honors English Composition

Degrees Earned:
M.A., Brown University
B.A., SUNY Oswego

Awards:
2009 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2001 President's Award for Teaching and College Service

Donna McCart

Teaches: Honors Statistics

Degrees Earned:
M.S., B.A., Syracuse University

John Meehan

Teaches: Honors College Forum and Honors Business Capstone

Degrees Earned:
M.S., University at Albany
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Daniel Polak

Teaches: Sociology and Honors Philosophy

Degrees Earned:
M.A., University of Maine
B.S., B.S.W., University of Maryland
A.A., Community College of Baltimore

Awards:
2010 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
1997 President's Award for Teaching and College Service

Erica Puentes

Teaches: Honors Quantitative Business Applications

Degrees Earned:
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.E., Syracuse University
A.S., Hudson Valley Community College

Peter Sawyer, Ph.D.

Teaches: Sociology and Honors Seminar

Degrees Earned:
Ph.D., M.A., Syracuse University
M.Ed., University of Vermont
B.A., American University
A.A., Hudson Valley Community College

Peter Stix

Teaches: Mathematics and Honors Mathematical Reasoning & Applications

Degrees Earned:
M.A., University of Minnesota Minneapolis
M.A.T., Union College
B.A., University of Rochester

Jamey Thompson

Teaches: Biology and Honors Natural Science

Degrees Earned:
M.S., New Mexico State University
B.S., Purdue University (West Lafayette)

Robert Whitaker

Teaches: Political Science

Degrees Earned:
M.A., University of New Hampshire
B.S., Boston University

Get in Touch

Program information:

Business - Business Administration Honors Track
Karen A. Jones, J.D., (518) 629-7225

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science Honors Track
Heather Chase, (518) 629-7191

Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track
Susan Kutryb, (518) 629-7358

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.