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Madeline (Mickey) Hilger Reed


Title: Histotechnology Education Coordinator
Department: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Office Location: Wheeler 115
Office Phone: (518) 255-5464
Office Hours:  Posted on office door at WH 115



Areas of Expertise:
Research/Clinical Histologic Technique
Laboratory Quality Assurance
Large and Small Animal Necropsy Technique
Research Toxicology

Courses Taught
Medical Terminology
Microtechniques Laboratory

About Mickey

  • Alumnus of SUNY Cobleskill Histotechnician Program
  • BS in Biology
  • (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification-HT
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Former employment with major pharmaceutical companies as a Research Laboratory Technologist/Research Scientist in the Department of Toxicology
  • Former to present employment as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Laboratory Mentor of students enrolled in the SUNY Cobleskill Histotechnician Program
  • Member of the New York State Histotechnological Society
  • Member of the National Society of Histotechnology


Grace M. Begany

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Business and Information Technology
Office Location: Warner 114
Office Phone: (518) 255-5273

Areas of Expertise
Information science, informatics, information technology, digital project management

Courses Taught
Web Publishing, Spreadsheets and Databases, Microcomputer Applications

About Me
Prof. Begany joined the SUNY Cobleskill community in August 2015. Prior to arriving at SUNY Cobleskill, she was a full-time doctoral student in Information Science at the University at Albany’s College of Computer Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prof. Begany continues her Ph.D. research part-time while teaching at SUNY Cobleskill. In addition to this work, Prof. Begany maintains a digital project management consultancy and serves as a project management instructor for, a division of Web Media Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM).

Prior to her current roles, Prof. Begany was Director of Online and Software Development for Kaplan, Inc., which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. At Kaplan, she spearheaded many large-scale online, mobile, and digital analytics initiatives. She has also managed digital projects for a publicly-held healthcare communications company and a software development start-up and has over 15 years of experience directing digital projects.

Curriculum Vitae
 Ph.D. Candidate, Information Science, University at Albany–State University of New York | College of Computer Engineering and Applied Sciences, Albany, NY

Research Interests: consumer health informatics, human information behavior, human-computer interaction, user experience, mobile information and communication technologies, health literacy, open health data, knowledge organization and management, digital government, information policy

M.A., Journalism (with Certificate in Science and Environmental Reporting), New York University | Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, New York, NY

B.A., Psychology (with High Honors–Psychobiology Major), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Research and Grants
2014 – Awarded the University at Albany Graduate Student Association (GSA) Professional Development Grant for “Designing the Future of Mobile Healthcare Support” workshop paper presentation at the Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2014 Conference

2014 –Awarded the University at Albany Graduate Student Association (GSA) Professional Development Grant for conference travel and poster presentation at the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Conference

2013 – Awarded the “Initiatives for Women” Award by the University at Albany | State University of New York which provides funds for scholarly activity

2012 – Awarded the Analysis Exchange Scholarship prize (which provides funds for digital analytics activity) from The Analysis Exchange and Web Analytics Demystified for digital analytics services performed for The Ford Foundation, The Henry Ford Museum and

Katrina M. Pearl

Title: Assistant Professor of Management
Department: Department of Business & Information Technology
Office Location: 206 Warner Hall
Office Phone: (518) 255-5381
Office Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday 1:45-2:45pm and Wednesday 12:00-3:00pm




Areas of Expertise
Real Estate

Courses Taught
Principles of Marketing
Advertising & Promotion
International Marketing

About me
Professor Pearl primarily teaches courses in Marketing at Cobleskill. Prior to joining SUNY Cobleskill in August 2015, she worked for Schenectady County Community College as an Assistant Professor of Management. She also has five years of industry experience in accounting, finance, and real estate. She is currently in the last stages of her dissertation to complete her Doctorate of Management degree from the University of Maryland University College.

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Curriculum Vitae
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland
Doctor of Management, Anticipated December 2016

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York
Master of Business Administration, December 2008

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business Management
Specialization in Accounting, Minor in Economics, December 2007
GPA: 3.9/4.0 Summa cum Laude
Economics Master Student, ALD Academic Honor Society, Alpha Chi, Excellence in Accounting Graduation Award, Business Management Senior Project Award

“The Influence of Culture and Implicit Beliefs on the Leadership Development of Women in Global Higher Educational Institutions” presented at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference at Harvard University and the paper was published in the Humanities and Social Sciences Review, CD-ROM. ISSN: 2165-6258: 2(4):31-44 (2013)

“Faculty as Opinion Leaders: A Major Source of Influence on Innovation Opportunity in Higher Education” presented at The Northeast Business & Economics Association at Monmouth University.


Adam D. Wild


Title: Visiting Professor
Department: Plant and Animal Science
Office Location: CANR 215
Office Phone: (518) 255-5503

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Areas of Expertise: Dendrology, Ecology, Botany, Forest Soils, Maple Sugar Industry, Landscape Design and Construction

Courses Taught: ORHT 121 Woody Plant Materials, AGSC 186 Entomology, BIOL 116 Botany

Curriculum Vitae:
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Masters of Science, Forest Ecology & Ecosystem Science
Thesis: “Soil Nutrients Affect Sweetness of Sugar Maple Sap”
May 2014

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY
Bachelors, Landscape Contracting,
May 2012

Wild, A.D. & Yanai, R.D. (2015). “Soil Nutrients Affect Sweetness of Sugar Maple Sap.” Forest Ecology and Management. 341:30-36.

Research & Grants:
SUNY 4E Network of Excellence Award “Aphid-like Biosensors for Ecosystem Studies: NANAPHID Proof of Concept” January 2014

Northern States Research Cooperative Graduate Research Grant “Sugar Content of Maple Sap after N, P, or Ca Fertilization” January 2013-May 2014 – P.I.

Jack Rivituso

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Business and Information Technology
Office Location: Warner Hall Room 113
Office Phone: (518) 255-5274

Additional Titles: Ed.D.

Areas of Expertise: Information Technology, Information Security, Informatics, Cyber crimes, Python and Cobol programming

Courses Taught: Intro to Information Security; Intro to Information Security Lab; Project Management; Systems Analysis; Management Information Systems;
Microcomputer Applications; Database Concepts; Python programming

About Dr. Rivituso: He primarily teaches courses in the Information Technology domain at Cobleskill. Prior to joining SUNY Cobleskill in August 2014, Dr. Rivituso worked for New York State first as a computer programmer then as a Network Administrator. He also has 20 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, and taught courses in criminal justice and cyber security courses at both community college and at other four year institutions.

Curriculum Vitae:
Doctor of Education, Northeastern University, 2012
Dissertation Title: Cyberbullying: An Exploration of the Lived Experiences and Psychological Impact of Victimization Among College Students – An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

Master of Professional Studies, Informatics – Information Security Management, Northeastern University, 2008

Bachelor of Arts in History, Siena College, 1979

Associate in Science, Columbia-Greene Community College, 1976

Rivituso, J. (2014). Cyberbullying Victimization among College Students: An
Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Information System
Education (JISE), Volume 25 Number 1, Spring 2014.

2014 Best Paper Award, ISECON/CONISAR Conference, Baltimore, MD. Topic:
Cyberbullying or normal game play? Impact of age, gender, and experience on
cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Perceptions from one
gaming forum.

Fryling, M. and Rivituso, J. (2013). Investigation of Cyberbullying Phenomenon as an
Epidemic. Paper presented at the 31st International Conference of the System
Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA.

View Dr. Jack Rivituso’s full curriculum vitae here. 


Suzanne Marie Fine


Title: Associate Professor
Department: Early Childhood Psychology
Office Location: Holmes 232C
Office Phone: 518-255-5245
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 2-4pm; Thursday 10-11am and by appointment

Areas of Expertise: Diversity and social justice issues in early childhood education; child development; early childhood curriculum; the arts in education and the supervision of practicum students

Courses Taught:
ECHD 121 Expressive Arts
ECHD 130 Introduction to Early Childhood Programs
ECHD 150 Curriculum and Methods
ECHD 170 Child Growth and Development
ECHD 233 Practicum: Early Childhood Programs (Effie Bennett-Powe Child Development Center)
ECHD 234 Practicum: Elementary Schools and Community Agencies
ECHD 251 Anti-Bias Strategies
ECHD 252 Conflict Resolution
ECHD 351 Families as Partners

About Suzanne: She has been teaching at SUNY Cobleskill since 1999 and for six years was a Master Teacher in the Effie Bennett-Powe Child Development Center, a multi-age program for three-five year olds. She obtained a grant to purchase hydroponic equipment for the preschool classroom and collaborated with Professor George Crosby in the Plant Science Department on its integration into the curriculum.

She co-presented “A Tale of Two Supervisors: Using NAEYC Standards for Associate Degree Students to Evaluate Practicum Students” with a colleague, Lizabeth Whitbeck, at a national conference and has presented several times at the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference.

Ms. Fine travelled to Anguilla, BWI with a colleague to teach Curriculum and Methods to preschool and kindergarden teachers on the 32 square mile island.

She taught elementary school in rural Virginia and preschool in the Boston, Massachusetts area before earning her Master’s degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was also a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Early Childhood Education.

Associate Professor Fine is a licensed Kindermusik educator and Zumba instructor. During the summer she can be found rowing on the Mohawk River.


Crosby, George – Irrigation, Hydroponics, Greenhouse Management, Vegetable Production, Developmental Agriculture, Botany

Ellram, Alex R. – Turfgrass Management, Golf Course Management, Advanced Golf Course Management, Integrated Pest Management, Ag Chemicals

Evans, Jason Robert – Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy, Small-scale Beef Production Systems, Market Research, Experimental Economics

Greenwood, Carmen Marie – Entomology, Conservation Biology, Disturbance Ecology, Terrestrial Invertebrate Ecology

Marten, Timothy Erwin – Landscape Design, Landscape Estimating, Sustainable Sites, Ecological Design, Landscape Maintenance & Construction, Storm Water Management, Designed & Sustainable Agriculture, Permaculture

Testa, Nicholas D. – Small Engine Theory/Diagnostics, Diesel Engine Theory/Diagnostics, Electrical Troubleshooting

Thompson, David – Managing Multicultural Work Forces in Agriculture, Animal Reproduction, Bovine Hoof Care & Maintenance, Applied Bovine Reproduction

Tommell, Nicole L. – Equine Farm Management, Animal Science Techniques I, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Education Community Leadership, Animal Health

Wright, Bruce R. – Agricultural Equipment, Diesel Engines, John Deere Agricultural Equipment

Environmental Science

Amodeo, Paul A. – Information Technology: Introduction to Programming, Visual Programming, Advanced Java, Web Publication II, Web Programming. Environmental & Energy Technology: Unit Operations & Unit Processes, Pollution Prevention & Remediation

Greenwood, Carmen Marie – Entomology, Conservation Biology, Disturbance Ecology, Terrestrial Invertebrate Ecology

Lehman, Brent C. – Aquaculture: Cold, Cool, and Tropical; Tank & Pond Culture, Aquaculture Engineering

Carmen Marie Greenwood

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATitle: Assistant Professor

Department: Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Studies


Office Location: 127 CANR

Office Phone: 518-255-5584

Areas of Expertise: Entomology, Conservation Biology, Disturbance Ecology, Terrestrial Invertebrate Ecology

Courses Taught:

  • FWLD 101 Introduction to Natural Resource Conservation
  • BIOL 186 Entomology
  • AGRN 121 Soil and Water Conservation
  • BIOL 308 Terrestrial Invertebrate Ecology
  • ENVR 325 Research methods I
  • ENVR 326 Research methods II
  • BIOL 403 Conservation Biology

Curriculum Vitae >

About Me:

I am a broadly trained invertebrate ecologist and conservation biologist. Students in my lab have addressed questions related to the impacts of disturbance on invertebrate communities, food web interactions (such as forage availability for vertebrate wildlife), and conservation. Disturbance may occur naturally in a system or result from human activities such as tillage, prescribed burning, grazing, soil amendment, development, habitat fragmentation, compaction or invasive plant species. We are currently heavily involved in research focused on conservation of the federally endangered American Burying Beetle. If you are interested in invertebrate field ecology or behavioral ecology and would like to join our very “student-focused” research team please email me regarding your specific interests.

Projects currently underway in our lab:

  1. Expanded methodologies for long term monitoring of relocation survival and population density of federally endangered American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Oklahoma, and surveys for potential re-introduction in central New York. ( duration Sep 2012- Dec 2015). Student researchers involved:
    a. Greg Strait, B.T. Wildlife Management SUNY Cobleskill
    b. Ben Derr, B.T. Wildlife Management SUNY Cobleskill
    c. Thomas Ferrari, M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology, OSU
    d. Kyle Risser, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology, OSU
  2. The Effect of Preferred Arthropod Availability on Bobwhite Quail Nest Site Selection and Chick Survival (duration: July 2011- Dec 2014): This is a large, interdisciplinary project involving multiple collaborators and multiple states. Graduate students working on this project are evaluating the effects of a variety of factors that impact arthropod community composition within Beaver and Packsaddle Wildlife management areas of western Oklahoma. Studies focus on arthropod taxa known to be key forage species for juvenile quail. Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. Student researchers involved (from left to right above):
    a. Kenneth Masloski, M.S. Entomology and Plant Pathology: Community composition and resource partitioning of Short-horned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in western Oklahoma grassland ecosystems.
    b. Allison Giguere; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Community composition and resource partitioning of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western Oklahoma grassland ecosystems.
    c. Shane Foye; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Characterization of ground-dwelling arthropod assemblages and Entomopathogenic nematodes in Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) habitat.

Projects recently completed with students:

  1. Profile of ecoregion and management practices impacts on prevalence of native entomopathogenic nematodes, and community composition of soil-dwelling microarthropods (primarily soil mites) in Oklahoma. Student researchers involved:
    a. Kyle Risser; M.S. Entomology and Plant Pathology, OSU
  2. Alexandra Robideau; undergraduate Niblack scholar (2011) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Prevalence of native Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) in organic versus conventional wheat and beef production systems in Oklahoma
  3. Mackenzie Jochim; undergraduate Niblack scholar (2012) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Impacts of Grazing (Cattle vs. Bison) and Controlled Burning on Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN) Prevalence in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
  4. Colby Gregg: undergraduate Niblack scholar (2012) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Native pollinator conservation and biological monitoring of the Cow Creek remediation project at IERES (Integrated Environmental Research and Education Site)


Refereed publications (*publications with students):

*Foye, S., C. Greenwood, M. Payton and K. Masloski. 2014. Characterization of ground-dwelling arthropod forage communities that support Colinus virginianus (Galliformes: Odontophoridae) in two western Oklahoma Wildlife Management Areas. Rangeland Ecology and Management. In preparation.

*Foye, S., C. Greenwood, and M. Payton. 2014. Virulence of indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) towards Diorhabda carinulata, a potential biological control agent for the reduction of Tamarix ramosissima in northern bobwhite habitat. Southwestern Entomology. In preparation

*Giguere, A., C. Greenwood, and M. Payton. 2014. Community composition and resource partitioning of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western Oklahoma grassland ecosystems: a critical forage taxon of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Rangeland Ecology and Management. In preparation.

Greenwood, C., and P. Gagnon. 2014. Preliminary survey of carrion beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) community composition in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area of Western Kentucky: A site targeted for re-introduction of American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Conservation Biology. In preparation.

*Masloski, K., C. Greenwood, M. Payton. 2014. Grasshopper (Orthopter: Acrididae) Communities in Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) habitat: spatial and temporal prey availability in a Western Oklahoma Grassland. Journal of Conservation Biology. In review

*Masloski, K., C. Greenwood, M. Payton, M. Reiskind. 2014.Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) relative abundance and density: a comparison between standard and novel methods of sampling. Journal of Orthoptera Research. Accepted.

*Masloski, K., M. Payton, M. Reiskind, C. Greenwood. 2014. Evidence for diet-driven habitat partitioning of Melanoplinae and Gomphocerinae grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) along a vegetation gradient in a Western Oklahoma grassland. Environmental Entomology. Accepted.
Antonenko, P. and C. Greenwood. 2014. Fostering collaborative problem solving and 21st century skills using the DEEPER scaffolding framework. Journal of College Science Teaching. Accepted.

*Risser, K. and C. Greenwood. 2014. Entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) prevalence and diversity across a state wide precipitation gradient in Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. In review

*Jochim, M., C. Greenwood and K. Risser. 2014. Impacts of grazing (Cattle vs. Bison) and controlled burning on Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN) prevalence in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Southwestern Entomologist. In preparation.

*Robideau, A., K. Risser and C. Greenwood. 2014. Prevalence of native entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) in organic versus conventional wheat and beef production systems in Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. In review.

*Masloski, K. and C. Greenwood. 2013. First record of Myrmecophilus nebrascensis (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) in Beaver Co., Oklahoma. Journal of Orthoptera Research. 22(1): 69-71.

*Booher, E., C. Greenwood and J. Hattey. 2012. Effects of Soil Amendments on Soil Microarthropods in Continuous Maize in Western Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 12-20.

*Jones, M. E., Antonenko, P. D., and C. Greenwood. 2012. The impact of collaborative and individualized Student Response System strategies on learner motivation, metacognition, and knowledge transfer. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 28(3): 477-487.

*Dubie, T. and C. Greenwood, C. Godsey and M. Payton. 2011. Effects of tillage on soil microarthropods in winter wheat. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(1): 11-21.

*Ibrahim, M., Antonenko, P., Greenwood, C., and Wheeler, D. 2011. Effects of segmenting, signaling, and weeding on learning from educational video. Learning, Media, and Technology. 37(3): 220-235.

Greenwood, C., M. Barbercheck and C. Brownie. 2011. Short term response of soil microinvertebrates to application of entomopathogenic nematode-infected insects in two tillage systems. Pedobiologia. (54)(3): 177-186.
Greenwood, C.M. and E.G. Maurakis. 1998. Breeding Behaviors in Notropis alborus (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). VA Journal of Science 49 (3): 163 -172.


Research and Grants:

Extramural Competitive Grants: Funded
Kentucky Academy of Science. 2014 $11,600. Occurrence of mammalian prey and scavengers on potential re-introduction sites for Nicrophorus americanus at Land Between the Lakes NRA. T. Derting, C. Greenwood, P. Gagnon, H. Passmore, J. Hardin.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – 2014-2016. $89,936. Assessment of the density and spatial and temporal variation of the American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Oklahoma. Jan 2014- Dec 2016. B. Luttbeg, C. Greenwood, J. Hardin, K. Giles, S. McMurry.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – 2012-2015. $3,700,000 ($502,094 dedicated to Entomology portion of study with Dr. Greenwood as the PI of that section).Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite in Western Oklahoma. Aug 2011-July 2017. D. Leslie, C. Davis, D. Elmore, S. Fuhlendorf, F. Guthery, T. O’Connell, C. Greenwood.

XTO Energy Corp./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sep 2012 – Dec 2015– . $1,130,000. Expanded methodologies for long term monitoring of American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus Americana) survival and characterization of habitat suitability following relocation in Oklahoma. C. Greenwood, K. Giles, J. Hardin, B. Luttbeg and S. McMurray.

USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) graduate student award – 2000-2002. $10,000. Short term response of microinvertebrates to application of entomopathogenic nematode infected insect cadavers. C. Greenwood and M. Barbercheck.

Competitive Student Research Awards: Funded
McNair undergraduate research scholarship. January, 2014. Characterization of cuticular hydrocarbons of Nicrophorus orbicollis and N. pustulatus in the context of solitary versus communal mating. Nick Blumenberg and Carmen Greenwood

National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship. March 2013 Impact of Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an introduced biological control agent of Tamarix spp. on arthropod forage taxa in arid grasslands. Sunny Evans, M.S. Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University.

Niblack undergraduate research scholarship. April, 2012. Conservation of native pollinators using indigenous wildflowers in riparian and wetland developments. Colby Gregg and Carmen Greenwood.

Niblack undergraduate research scholarship. April, 2011. Entomopathogenic nematode diversity of the Tallgrass prairie. Mackenzie Jochim and Carmen Greenwood.

Niblack undergraduate research scholarship. April, 2010. Naturally-occurring biological control of insect pests in organic wheat/beef systems. Alexandra Robideaux and Carmen Greenwood.
Wentz undergraduate research scholarship. April, 2010. Using soil mites as indicators of soil amendment efficacy. Evan Booher and Carmen Greenwood.

Johnston Award Scholarship – Ohio State University summer course in mite taxonomy. June, 2008. $500 scholarship awarded to M.S. student Trisha Dubie.