Aug 19, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2010-2011 
Rensselaer Catalog 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]


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Office of the President


Shirley Ann Jackson

Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel  

Charles F. Carletta

Associate Vice President for Policy and Planning and Chief of Staff

Laban L. Coblentz

Vice President and Dean, Rensselaer at Hartford  

John A. Minasian


Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)


Johannes E. Goebel

  Curator, Dance  

Hélène Lesterlin

  Curator, Time Based Arts  

Kathleen Forde

  Curator, Music   Micah Silver  

Rensselaer Technology Park and Commercial Real Estate Development


Michael H. Wacholder


Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and New Ventures

  Executive Director  

Ronald M. Kudla

Division of Human Resources

Vice President for Human Resources  

Curtis N. Powell

Director, Human Resources  

Larry Hardy

Director, Environmental Health and Safety  

Peter Collopy

Manager, Compensation  

Anne Bilynsky

Manager, Benefits and Retirement  

Louis Padula

Manager, Employment  

Kathy McNamara

Manager, Human Resources Information Systems  

James MacLain

Manager, Operations  

Jacquelyn Turner

Office of the Provost


Robert E. Palazzo

Lead Business Manager  

Patricia Proper

Graduate School

Vice Provost and Dean  

Stanley M. Dunn

Associate Dean  

Dennis Gornic

Director of Outreach Programs  

Kim Scalzo

Undergraduate Education

Vice Provost and Dean  

Prabhat Hajela

Associate Dean for Academic Advising, Assessment, and Special Programs  

Michael H. Hanna

Program Manager for Undergraduate Education  

Karen Dvorak

Director, Advising and Learning Assistance Center  

Michael H. Hanna

Commanding Officer, USAF Air and Space Studies ROTC  

Lt. Col. Robert S. Drozd

Commanding Officer, Military Science ROTC


Lt. Col. Michael Adamso

Commanding Officer, Naval Science ROTC  

Capt. Jeffrey M. Hughes

Institute Diversity

Vice Provost for Institute Diversity  



Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship  

Robert A. Chernow

Institutional Research

Director, Institutional Research  

Jack Mahoney

School of Architecture


Evan Douglis

Associate Dean  

Ted Krueger

School of Engineering


David V. Rosowsky

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs  

Richard N. Smith

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs  

Joe H. Chow

Director, Engineering Multidisciplinary Design Lab  

Mark W. Steiner

Director, Diversity and Women in Engineering Programs  

Barbara Ruel

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Interim Dean  

Wayne D. Gray

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Curriculum Initiatives  

C.L. Odell

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research Initiatives.  

Wayne D. Gray

Lally School of Management and Technology

Acting Dean  

Iftekhar Hasan

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs  

Jeffrey Durgee

Director, Undergraduate Programs  

Frank X. Wright

Director, MBA/M.S. Programs  

Andrew Corbett

Directors, Ph.D. Program  

Iftekhar Hasan and Bill Francis

School of Science


David Spooner (Acting)

Associate Dean of Science for Graduate Education and Research  

William L. Siegmann

Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Web Science  

James A. Hendler

Rensselaer at Hartford

Vice President and Dean  

John A. Minasian

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs  

Houman Younessi

Director of Marketing and Business Development  

Elliot Field

Communications Manager  

Thomas J. Bittel

Director, The Cole Library  

Mary S. Dixey

Director, Operations and Facilities  

Paul J. Murphy

Director, Technical and Information Services  

Brian J. Clement

Operations Manager  

Lorraine Kammerer

Director, Enrollment Management and Marketing  

Kristin E. Galligan

Manager, Student Services  

Natalie A. Sutera


Doris M. Matsikas


Vice President for Administration  

Claude D. Rounds

Assistant Vice President for Administration  

Paul W. Martin

Auxiliary, Parking, and Transportation Services



Manager, Conference Services/Houston Field House  

Norris Pearson

Operations Supervisor, Parking and Transportation  

Jason M. Jones

Campus Planning and Facilities Design


J. Bruce Kunkel

Manager, Engineering  

Steven Angle

Manager, Design and Construction  

Edward M. Staats

Emergency Management

Director   Stephen Abrams

Environmental and Site Services


Jerry Faiola

Manager, Environmental Services  

Brian Kiel

Manager, Site Services  

John Holstein

Physical Plant


David Ira (Acting)

Plant Engineer  

Bruce C. Wyle

Facilities Engineer (BioTech/CII)  

Swaran Rataul

Facilities Engineer (EMPAC)  

John Gall

Senior Project Coordinator  

Richard Hornberger

Project Coordinator  

Duane DeWeerdt

Manager, Customer Service Center  

Paul Galbraith

Procurement and Administrative Services

Director, Materials Management  

Ann Crislip

Associate Director, Material Management  


Manager, Administrative Services  

Cathleen A. DiDio

Senior Business Manager  

Steven Schwan

Manager, Stockroom  

Donald Ammerman

Public Safety



Associate Director  

Ruth Vibert

Rensselaer Dining Services (Sodexo)

Resident District Manager  

Timothy Macturk

General Manager  

Paul Keck

Dining Director, Rensselaer Union  

Robert McIntosh

Resident Dining Director  

Patty Stargensky

Marketing Director  

David Gaul

Catering Manager  

Jeff Kurto

Special Projects Group

Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects  

Oleh Turczak

Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO)

Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer  

John E. Kolb

Assistant Vice President for Information Services  

Jeffrey G. Miner

Director, Academic & Research Computing  

Mark Miller (Acting)

Director, Communications and Middleware Technologies  

Gary Schwartz

Director, Information Technologies and Infrastructure  

Graham Doig

Director, Integrated Administrative Computing Services  

Mary Alice O’Brien (Acting)

Director, Rensselaer Libraries  

Robert Mayo

Director, Multimedia Services  

James Evans

Director, Academic & Research Computing  

Jacqueline A. Stampalia

Chief Network Architect, Strategic Information Policy and Planning  

John S. Fisher

Senior Business Manager  

Sandra R. Redemann Butcher


Vice President for Enrollment/Dean, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions  

Paul Marthers

Director, Operations  

Sharon M. Beaudoin

Director, Graduate Admissions  

George B. Robbins

Director, Undergraduate Admissions  

Karen S. Long

Associate Director, Enrollment Outreach  

Raymond Lutzky

Director, Financial Aid  

Lynnette Koch (Acting)


Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer  

Virginia C. Gregg

Controller’s Office

Assistant Vice President and Controller  


Director, Accounting & Financial Systems  

Tracie McGill

Director, Disbursement Operations and Payroll  

Pamela A. Rochminski


Jacquelyn Ellsworth

Director, Research Administration and Finance  

Frank J. DiSanto

Financial Planning and Budget

Director, Budget  

Eileen McLoughlin

Associate Budget Director  

Helen Grzymala


Assistant Treasurer  

Susan L. Proskine

Institute Advancement

Vice President for Institute Advancement  


Associate Vice President, Development  

William Shumway (Acting)

Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations   Jeffrey Schanz 

Advancement Strategy Services and Infrastructure

Assistant Vice President  

Jeffrey Schanz (Acting)

Director, Advancement Events  

Elise Morgenstern

Manager, Advancement Systems  

Marie K. Carroll

Manager, Donor Relations and Communications  

Kristi Jongeling

Program Manager, Endowment Operations  


Manager, Research  

Tim Gergich

Development and Alumni Relations

Director, Annual Giving   (vacant)
Director, Development   Art Tracy(Acting)
Director, Gift Planning   Art Tracy
Director, Principal Gifts   (vacant)
Director, Regional Development   Ian Farrell
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations   (vacant)


Vice President for Research  

Francine Burman

Associate Vice President for Research   Wolf von Malltzahn

Strategic Communications and External Relations

Vice President  

William Walker

Associate Vice President, External Relations and Administration  

Allison Newman

Director, Community Relations  

Erin Crotty

Director, Federal Relations  

Deborah Altenburg

Director, Creative Services  

Diane Piester

Director, News & Editorial Services  

Mark Marchand

Director, University Events  

Joe Michels

Managing Editor, Rensselaer Magazine  

Tracey Leibach

Manager, Web Communications  

Steven Morris

Student Life

Vice President for Student Life  

Eddie Ade Knowles

Executive Assistant  

Barbara L. Dean

Business Manager  

Gina Ricci


Director of Athletics  

Jim Knowlton

Associate Director, Business and Finance, SWA  

Karen Hansen

Associate Director, Communication and Compliance                                Kevin Beattie
Director of Women’s Programs  

Karen Hansen

Director of Intramurals  

Karl Steffen

Assistant Director  

Mike Griffin

Assistant Director  

Joe King

Career Development Center

Acting Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director, Career Development Center  

Thomas L. Tarantelli

Senior Associate Director and Director, Cooperative Education  

Diana Leis Delker

Associate Director  

Colleen O’Byrne

Assistant Director  

Dawn Weaver

Career Counselor  


Career Counselor  

Stacy Galarneau

Dean of Students

Dean of Students  

Mark Smith

Associate Dean, Senior Judicial Administrator, Judicial Affairs  


Associate Dean and Director, Office of Minority Student Affairs  


Assistant Dean, International Services for Students & Scholars  

Jane Havis

Assistant Dean, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  


Assistant Director/Operations Manager  


Assistant Dean, Disability Service for Students  


Assistant Dean of Students/Assistant Director, HEOP and Academic Services  


Assistant Dean of Students/Director, Pipeline Initiatives and Partnership  

Cynthia Smith

Counselor, OMSA  


Student Experience Office

Assistant Vice President, Student Experience  

Lisa Trahan

Acting Dean, First-Year Experience  

Janelle Fayette

Class Dean, Student Experience   Amy Pettengill
Assistant Dean, First-Year Experience   Rebecca Feig
Assistant Dean, First-Year Experience  

Robin S. Foster

Assistant Dean, Student Experience  

Jonathan M. Masullo ‘03

Student Health Center


Leslie Lawrence, M.D.

Associate Director  

Kevin Readdean

Director, Counseling Services  

Benjamin Marte, M.D.

Health Educator  

Tara Schuster

Religious Affairs

Coordinator, Religious Affairs and Resident
Catholic Chaplain

Rev. Edward S. Kacerguis

Resident Catholic Chaplain  

Marie Venaglia

Associate Protestant Chaplain  

Beth Illingworth, Troy Area United Ministries

Hillel Adviser  

Deborah Gordon

Imam of the Troy Mosque  

Djafer Sebkhaoui

Director of C+CC   Jill Wishon

Rensselaer Union


Rick Hartt

Director, Mueller Center, Programs, and Club Sports  

Steve Allard

Assistant Coordinator, Fitness Center, Programs, and Intramurals  

Joseph Campo

Assistant Coordinator  

Lauren Chemotti

Assistant Coordinator, Strength and Weight Training  

John Hudak

Mueller Center Program Coordinator  

John Nehrich

Director, Student Activities  

Cameron Reid McLean

Assistant Director, Student Activities  

Erika Rau Lawson

Assistant Director, Student Activities  

Melissa Termine-Goetz

Director, Business Operations and Bookstore  

Michael McDermott

Assistant Director, Business Operations and Bookstore  

Traci Griffin

Busines Administrator  

Martha McElligott

Facilities Coordinator-Reservations  

Jean Purtell

Director, Young Actors Guild at Rensselaer  

Mary D’Amico

Archer Center for Student Leadership


Linda Teitelman McCloskey

Administrative Specialist  

Jerin Turner

Associate Director  

Christine Allard

Associate Director/Lecturer  

Catherine Persoon

Associate Director/Lecturer  

Tracy Schierenbeck

Associate Director/Lecturer  

Graham Knowles

Associate Director/Lecturer  

Annie Virkus

Associate Director/Lecturer  

James Reed

Residence Life



Associate Dean  

Amanda Bingel

Assistant Dean  

Shannon Hitchcock

Assistant Dean  

Christina Lowery

Assistant Dean  

Mary Gleason

Assistant Dean   Randi Mogul
Assistant Director   Beth Pasinella

Office of the Registrar

Registrar and Director  

Sharon L. Kunkel

Senior Associate Registrar  

Maria Zanotta

Associate Registrar  

Peggy Conroy-Martin

Assistant Registrar  

Kim Herkert

Assistant Registrar  

Michael Conroy

Customer Service Manager  

Mike Bayer

Customer Support Analyst  

Suzanne Dunn

Board of Trustees


Samuel F. Heffner Jr. ‘56 B.Arch., President, Dickinson-Heffner Inc., Chair
Arthur J. Gajarsa ‘62
B.S., M.A., J.D., Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals the Federal Circuit, Vice Chair
Paula L. Simon ‘68 B.S., M.S., MBA, Chief Technology Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society, Secretary
Shirley Ann Jackson S.B., Ph.D., D.L. (Hon.), D.Sc. (Hon.), President of the Institute


Stephen A. Barre ‘60
B.S., MBA, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Servo Corp. of America
Cornelius J. Barton ‘58
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Dorr-Oliver Inc.
Thomas R. Baruch ‘60
B.M.T., J.D., Founder and Managing Director, CMEA Ventures
Myles Brand ‘64 B.S., Ph.D., President, National Collegiate Athletic Association
John H. Broadbent Jr. ‘59
B.S., MBA, Founder, Director, and Former Chief Financial Officer, Arrow International Inc.
George Campbell Jr.
B.S., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon.), D.H.L. (Hon.), President, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
John W. Carr ‘77
B.S., M.S., J.D./MBA, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Gary T. DiCamillo ‘73
B.S., MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Radia International 
Nicholas M. Donofrio ‘67
B.E.E., M.Eng., Ph.D. (Hon.), NAE, Executive Vice President, IBM Fellow, Retired IBM
Arthur F. Golden ‘66 B.S., J.D. Partner, Davis Polk and Wardell Law Firm
Michael E. Herman ‘62
B.M.T., MBA, Ph.D. (Hon.) Herman Family Trading Company
David M. Hirsch ‘65
B.E.E., MBA, President, Vertex Fasteners
Thomas N. Iovino ‘73
B.S., M.S., President and Founder, Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Kodosky ‘70
B.S., Co-Founder and Fellow, National Instruments
Mark M. Little ‘82
Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director, GE Global Research
Robin B. Martin ‘71 B.S., M.S., D.H.L. (Hon.), President and Chief Executive Officer, The Deer River Group
Francis L. McKone ‘63
B.S., M.S., Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albany International Corp.
Nancy S. Mueller
B.S., Founder, Nancy’s Specialty Foods
Curtis Priem ‘82
B.S.E.E., Founder and former Chief Technical Officer of NVIDIA, Corp.
Janet C. Rutledge ‘83
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Office of Graduate Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Linda S. Sanford ‘75
B.S., M.S., NAE, Senior Vice President, Enterprise on Demand Transformation Information Technology, IBM Corporation
Paul J. Severino ‘69
B.S., Founder and Former Chairman, Bay Networks
Jackson P. Tai ‘72
B.S., MBA, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Development Bank of Singapore, DBS Group Holding Ltd / DBS Bank Ltd.
G. Robert Tod ‘61
B.M.E., MBA, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, CML Group Inc.
Harry J. Tutunjian
A.S., Mayor of Troy, Ex Officio
Edward J. Zander ‘68 B.S., MBA, Former Chairman, Motorola, Inc.
Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN (Ret.) ‘63 B.S., M.S., D.Eng. (Hon.), The Estate of James Campbell

Honorary Trustees

Harlan E. Anderson B.S., M.S., General Partner, Anderson Investment Co.
Mary L. Good B.S., M.S., Ph.D., NAE, Dean, Donaghey College of Information Science and Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Edward E. Hood Jr. B.S., M.S., NAE, Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, Retired, General Electric Co., Chair Emeritus
John T. Horton ‘52 Ph.B, B.S., M.S.
Howard P. Isermann ‘42 B.S., Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NOVAROME Inc.
Jack S. Parker B.S., D.B.Ad., LL.D. (Hon.), NAE, Director Emeritus, Former Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric Co.
C. Sheldon Roberts ‘48 B.S., S.M., Sc.D., D.Eng. (Hon.), Former Consultant, Materials and Processes
Carl J. Thomsen ‘38 B.S., J.D. (Hon.), Hon. Fellow, Former General Director, Texas Instruments Inc.

Adjunct Trustees

Howard Blitman ‘50 B.S., M.S., Owner and President, Blitman Building Corporation
Robert P. Bozzone ‘55 B.S., M.S., Chairman of the Board, Allegheny Teledyne Inc.
Raymond A. Lancaster B.B.A., Managing Director, South Franklin Street Partners
John Nigro Owner, Nigro Companies
Richard A. Spillane, Jr. ‘72 B.S., MBA, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Investments, Fidelity Investments
Richard H. Stowe ‘65 B.S., MBA, General Partner, Health Enterprise Partners, LLC
Robert O. Swanson ‘58 B.S., Former Director and Executive Vice President, Mobil Corporation
Harvey L. Zeve ‘52 B.Mgt.E., Chairman, H. L. Zeve Associates, Inc.

Administrative Officers*

Shirley Ann Jackson S.B., Ph.D., D.L. (Hon.), D.Sc. (Hon.), NAE, President
Charles F. Carletta B.A., J.D., Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel
Virginia C. Gregg B.A., M.S., Vice President for Finance
Eddie Ade Knowles B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life
John E. Kolb B.S., M.S., Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer
Paul Mathers B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Robert E. Palazzo B.S., Ph.D., Provost
Curtis N. Powell SPHR
B.S., M.S., Vice President for Human Resources
Claude D. Rounds
B.A., Vice President for Administration
Robert Schlesinger A.B., J.D., Vice President for Institute Advancement
Francine A. Berman, B.A., M.A., PH.D., Vice President for Research
William N. Walker B.S. Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations

*As of April 2010