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Adam M. Daily


Title: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Department: Liberal Studies
Office Location: Old Gym 107
Office Phone: (518) 255-5348
Office Hours: Varies by semester, posted on door

Additional Title: Graphic Design Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Art and Design

Courses Taught: Digital Media, Computer Graphics I/II, Digital Prepress Production, Senior Seminar I/II

About Me:
Adam Daily is an Assistant Professor and the graphic design program coordinator. Daily is a graduate of Skidmore College and The University at Albany. He is a painter and designer whose practice is characterized by experimentation and innovation in production methods and materials. His work often combines digital and handmade processes. In 2011, he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Digital/ Electronic Arts. His work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include shows at Salem Art Works, The Foundry for Art and Design, Schaefer Landing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and a large-scale mural commissioned by the City of New Rochelle, N.Y.


Curriculum Vitae:


  • MFA, Painting, University at Albany 2008
  • BS, Studio Art , Skidmore College 2003

Amy M. Wilson

Title: Adjunct Instructor
Department: Liberal Studies
Office Location: Frisbie 300
Office Phone: (518) 255-5777
Office Hours:  By appointment.

Areas of Expertise:

Courses Taught
World Civilization I

About Amy

Amy M. Wilson is an adjunct professor of History at SUNY Cobleskill, and has worked as an archaeologist in America and Egypt. After double-majoring in Archaeological Studies and Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam, she received her first MA (in Mediterranean Archaeology) from the University of Bristol (UK) and her second MA (in Egyptology) from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is a senior supervisor of the Kom Ahmer & Kom Wasit Archaeological Project and a member of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition. She also works on several other archaeological surveys within the northeastern United States.

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