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Mountainview College Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows help connect life within the residential community to academic pursuits of students. Fellows attend and participate in area-wide events so that students have an opportunity to get to know faculty and staff outside the classroom and so faculty and staff have the opportunity to spend time with students in their residential communities. Faculty fellows provide programs and events in which they share their scholarly knowledge as well as their hobbies, avocations and interests outside their professional lives. Fellows are also available to assist Senior Residents, area and hall governments and other students in developing academic, global and social programs.


Marcy

Koen Gieskes

gieskes@binghamton.edu
Koen Gieskes

ENG Design
Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise

Koen's research interests include mechanical design, mechatronics, structure analysis, engineering education, and 3D (FDM) printing

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

In his free time he experiments with many forms of art, including sculpture, painting, and etching.

 

Mary Haupt
mhaupt@binghamton.edu
MaryHaupt

English

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
Journalism, feature writing and news editing. As a columnist, I focused on family relationships and life in the Southern Tier. I'm especially interested in the issues facing adopted children, plus addiction in adolescents and young adults.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities
When time permits I play piano and guitar, I paint, and I write short fiction. I'm a grandparent raising a grandchild. Favorite place on the planet: the coast of Maine.

Sharon Santobuono
santobu@binghamton.edu

ENG

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
I am a Human Development graduate of Binghamton University (SEHD) and have been a professional advisor since 1994. I began in Harpur and then joined the Watson School in 2001. I love working with students and helping them navigate through their degree requirements.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities
I am a water bug, loving any time I can spend in the water, the lakes or the ocean. We boat our summers away on Cayuga Lake where we have a house. I raise tiny toy poodles and crochet in my free time. I love to read and am also an amateur photographer, taking pictures of children and families in a local studio.

 


Windham

Ann M Merriwether
amerriwe@binghamton.edu

HD/Psychology

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise

Developmental Psychology
- Sexual socialization
- Body image and the Medi
- Gender role development
Hobbies, Interests, Activities
Farming
- Raising and caring for alpacas, sheep, horses
Fiber Arts
- Felting, dyeing, spinning
Robert Mess
rmess@binghamton.edu
RobertMess

ENG

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise

14 years of experience as a computer/IT support person in the Watson School
4 years on campus as a member of the UUP executive board
3 years on the Professional Employees Council
Member of the BU advocacy team several times
Prior to coming to BU 30 years as an audio/analog support technician

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

Amateur Radio (ham radio)
Odyssey of the Mind
Interacting with international students to learn more about their countries and cultures
Ashley Serbonich
aserboni@binghamton.edu
AshleySerbonich

Harpurs Edge

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise

General Academic Advisor for Harpur undergraduates
Co-Coordinator of Summer Physician Mentor Program
Secretary for the Harpur College Academic Honesty Committee
Communication coordinator for Harpur Advising Office (outreach to campus communities and offices)

Hobbies, Interests, Activities
Reading, traveling, camping, arts & craft

 


Cascade

Lauren Brown
lbrown@binghamton.edu
Lauren Brown

English

Areas of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
My professional interests and research lie primarily in contemporary literature and multi-ethnic literature of the U.S., though my expertise also extends to earlier periods of U.S. literature and post-colonial literature from around the world. Through the fiction I read and teach, I critically explore the intersections of such areas as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, religion, and so on as they operate within the nation. As a New Americanist, I am most interested in tracing the ways in which these narratives critically unsettle the notion of American exceptionalism at home and abroad.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

Truthfully, I generally just love to learn and try new things: I love to travel, when I can, because of the rich opportunities it affords to see new places, learn their histories and a little about their culture, eat new foods, and explore new terrain! By travelling, I've eaten some fantastic food as well as a cockroach (and grasshoppers to boot!), I've explored ancient ruins, and I've stood in awe of some of the world's most famous works of art. But at home, I've been skydiving, attended rodeos, wrestled in pumpkin "guts" (that was in college!), and have identified what I know are the "best" Buffalo wings in the country. Really, I try to have fun everywhere, and I'm almost always willing to try something new. As for my more regular--and far less thrilling-- hobbies and interests, I enjoy camping, and pretty much anything involving water-- swimming, fishing, boating, etc. I am returning to running, and I enjoy playing racquetball or tennis (though I'm not very good). I like to scrapbook, and, of course, to read. I love playing board games and card games. But usually, I really just hang out at home with my husband, sons, and our dog-- playing in the yard, DIY-ing our house, or whatever mischief we've come up with for the evening or weekend.

Milton D Chester
mchester@binghamton.edu

Student Conduct

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise

Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Student Conduct

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

Travel
Hiking
Biking
Scaling sheer cliffs
The beach
Fran Srnka-Debnar
fsrnka@binghamton.edu
FranSrnkaDebnar

Nursing

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise

Nursing: critical care, nursing administration, nursing education
Current PhD student in Rural Nursing
Interest in cardiac disease and invasive treatment, trauma and neuro trauma

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

Cooking
Reading
Jewelry Making
Cross Country Skiing
Travel

 


Hunter

Sean Massey
smassey@binghamton.edu
Sean Massey

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
I studied Social Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My research focuses on sexuality and gender, anti-homosexual prejudice, same-sex parenting, queer theory, and the relationship between social science and social change.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities

I enjoy cooking, building things, making music, and, occasionally, binge watching an entire season of bad sci-fi. I enjoy politics, civic engagement, and working on causes I believe in. I also really love being a parent and watching my son grow and learn and experience new things.

 

Liz Rosenberg
lrosenb@binghamton.edu
Liz Rosenberg

English

Areas of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
Creative writing, American literature, and children's literature.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities
Walking, reading, writing, and beachcombing.

Dino Silveri
ssilveri@binghamton.edu
DinoSilveri

Area of Scholarly/Professional Expertise
I joined the School of Management here at Binghamton University as an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Fall of 2009. My research area is empirical corporate finance and focusses on capital markets, financial Institutions, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and corporate governance. I teach Investments, work closely with Ph.D. students and supervise independent study. I completed my Ph.D. in Business Administration at Arizona State University and I hold various degrees from the University of Rochester, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. I worked as a Research Analyst for a stock broker in Australia before leaving industry to pursue an academic career.

Hobbies, Interests, Activities
I am vegan and have been for more than 20 years. I enjoy outdoor activities, anything from hiking to biking to skiing. I enjoy sports of all sorts and play tennis, squash and racquetball on a regular basis. Whilst growing up in Melbourne, Australia, I worked part-time at local racetracks for many years. As a result, I have a keen interest in Australian thoroughbred and standardbred racing. I return to Australia at least twice a year. I like to travel and in the past I have been involved with study abroad programs that take students to Prague. I’m hoping to organize a study abroad trip for Binghamton students in the near future.

 




Last Updated: 6/8/18