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International & Cultural Studies

Descartes, Rene Michel - Anthropology, Archaeological Theory, Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Early Agriculture

Jagendorf-Sobierajski, Susan Eileen -  internationalizing the curriculum, international student and scholar regulations, ESL, linguistic issues, Spanish, international academic program articulations, intercultural understanding and negotiations

Rivera, Salvador - Latin America, Economics, Politics, Cultural Integration, Cuban Military

Rene Michel Descartes

Title: Professor
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: descarrm@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Ryder Hall 216
Office Phone: 518-255-5661
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs, and by appt.

Area of Expertise: Anthropology

Courses Taught: Full Range of Courses in Anthropology; Western Civilization Survey

About Me: Research Interests in the Origin of the State; Archaeological Theory; Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia; Egypt; Evolution of Early Cultural Complexity; Early Agriculture, particularly hydraulic applications.
Owner, with Dr. Marsha Descartes, and Operator of Beaver Dam Farms, Berne, NY, a Registered Polled Hereford operation since 1977.

Curriculum Vitae: Resume with full information on employment experience, symposium, research experience , grants, additional publications, available on demand.

Education:

  • 1981 The New School for Social Research, Ph.D. Anthropology
    Dissertation: “Karl Wittfogel and the Nomothetic Revival in Anthropology”.
    Committee: Michael J. Harner, Chair; Stanley Diamond; Rayna Rapp
  • 1972 University at Albany, M.A. Anthropology
  • 1970 University of Buffalo, B.A. Anthropology
  • Minors: Classics; European History

Additional:

  • 1998 University at Albany, M.A. History
  • 1991 University at Albany M.L.S.
  • 2011 – present : University of Manchester, UK Program in Egyptology
  • Dansville Central High School, Dansville, NY
  • FFA 1957-1961
  • Star Farmer Award 1961
  • Livingston County Public Speaking Champion 1961
  • St. Anne’s Academy, Manhattan, NY

Publications:

  • 2006 “Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Ancient Greece” in Ancient Greece, T.L. Sienkewicz, ed., Pasadena.
  • 2005 “England’s Agricultural Revolution”, in The Seventeenth Century, L.J. Taylor, Pasadena.
  • 2005 ” Reign of Montezuma II, 1502-1520″ in ,The Renaissance and Early Modern Era, C.J. Moose, ed, Pasadena.
  • 2004 “Ubaid Culture Flourishes in Mesopotamia”, in The Ancient World, Mark W. Chavalas, ed. Pasadena.
  • 2004 “Halafian People in Northern Mesopotamia” in Great Event from History: The Ancient World, Pasadena.
  • 2004 “Hohokam Adapt to the Desert Southwest”, in The Middle Ages, Brian A. Pavlac, ed. , Pasadena
  • 2002 “Agricultural and Animal Husbandry” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Vol. 1, Pasadena.
  • 2002 “Fertile Crescent” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Vol. 2, Pasadena.
  • 2002 “Natufian Culture”, in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Vol. 2, Pasadena.
  • 1974 “The Cabot Site: A Ceramic Period Occupation, North Haven Island, Maine”, Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 14 (2).

Research and Grants: Listed on Resume, available on demand.​

Kayla Cady Vaughn

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Title: Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: vaughnkc@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Ryder 103
Office Phone: (518) 255-5355

 

Additional Title: Grosvenor Art Gallery Director

Areas of Expertise:

  • 2D: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
  • 3D: Sculpture, Ceramics
  • Digital: Typography, Illustration, Photography

Courses Taught: Design I, Drawing, Art History I

About Me:
Multidisciplinary fine artist who loves to teach

LinkedIn URL: www.linkedin.com/in/kaylacv/

Website:
www.KaylaCady.com

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:

  • Master of Fine Arts, Marywood University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cazenovia College, 2005

Teaching:

  • Cazenovia College
  • Herkimer College
  • Marywood University

Courses Taught:

  • Design I
  • 2D Design & Color Theory
  • Painting I
  • Painting II
  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II
  • Figure Drawing
  • Art History
  • Fundamentals of Art Education in Early Childhood Development
  • Art Therapy

Daniel W. Murdock

Title: Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator
Department: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
E-mail: murdocdw@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Wheeler 104
Office Phone: 5382

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic, Emergency Management

Courses Taught: Paramedic, AEMT, and EMT Clinical

About Daniel: Nationally Registered and New York State Certified Paramedic with 8 years of EMS experience. Currently working as a Paramedic for the Town of Colonie EMS Department and a Flight Paramedic with the New York State Police Lifeguard 12 medevac program.

Lynda McMaster-Schuyler

Lynda McMaster-SchuylerTitle: Professor
Department: Department of Natural Sciences and Math
Email: mcmastl@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Wheeler 112
Office Phone: 518-255-5446
Office Hours: TBA – check office door for schedule

Areas of Expertise: organic chemistry, ethics, biology, STEM recruitment

Courses Taught: Organic Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry, Ethics in Science, Medicine and Technology (usually abroad in foreign country with International Travel), Special Topics in Biotechnology with interest in 2013-2015 in RNA interference, Biology 111 and 112.

About Lynda: My undergraduate background was in biology and philosophy while my graduate background was in environmental medicine with a focus in Oncology, the study of cancer and tumors, with a specialty in radiation induced skin tumors and epithelial cell kinetics. However, my research interests at Cobleskill have been Salary equity, STEM programming for middle and high school students, including designing and directing CSI camps, RNA interference in C. elegans, and EGCG (green tea extract) antioxidant effects on lipids. I have been the founding advisor since 2001 for the Pre Vet Club on campus and most of my advisees are pre vet and pre med students.

Other Links: http://csisummercamps.com/

Laura Skinner

Title: Instructional Support Associate
Department: Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
E-mail: skinnela@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: WH234A
Office Phone: 518-255-5136

Areas of Expertise: Support labs in Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology

Courses Taught: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II

About Laura: I have been employed in a variety of industries pertaining to the Natural Sciences. These include hospital laboratory, biotech manufacturing/regulatory affairs, and environmental microbiology laboratory settings.