New Faculty - Fall 2007



Asstistant Professor, Therapeutic RecreationSarah Burnett-Wolle

B.A., SUNY, Purchase
M.S., SUNY, Cortland
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (Candidate)
Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation

Sarah Burnett-Wolle (pronounced Burnett-Wally), Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation, is completing her PhD in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management and a minor in Gerontology at Penn State.  While there, she was awarded a 3-year predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging.  Her M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies is from SUNY Cortland and her B.A. in Psychology is from SUNY Purchase.  Her free time is devoted to her family and friends, the outdoors, and home maintenance.  She and her spouse Christine live in Danby, NY with K2 the cat.


Jacqueline Santoro Ph.D., Assistant Professor PsychologyJacqueline Santoro

B.S., Albright College
M.S., Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jacqueline Santoro, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Drexel University, M.S. in Neuropsychology from Drexel University, and a B.S. in Psychobiology from Albright College.  Jackie has taught at two other institutions of higher learning-Mohawk Valley Community College and Ithaca College.  Most recently, Jackie has been an Adjunct Lecturer here at Utica College and in private practice as a Licensed Psychologist in her practice in Whitesboro, NY.  She is a gardener and a sports fan.  



Adam Schoonmaker Ph.D., Assistant Professor, GeophysicsAdam Schoonmaker

B.A., Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY
M.Sc., University of Vermont, Burlington
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Dr. Adam Schoonmaker is a native of central New York and received his B.A. from Potsdam College, an M.Sc. from the University of Vermont, and his Ph.D. from the University of Albany. Adam has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Vermont and Colby College in Maine.  His research has taken him to several remote areas, including Oregon, Alaska, northern Miane, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  His hobbies are fly fishing, canoeing, woodworking and astronomy.  He and his wife, Tamie, have one son and live in Hamilton.


Frederick J. Tehan, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of ChemistryFrederick Tehan

B.S., LeMoyne College
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Frederick Tehan, visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is returning to teaching after a successful career in the retail industry.  Fred received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Michigan State University and B.S. in Chemistry from LeMoyne College.  He enjoys the Adirondacks and fishing with his sons, Michael and Richard.  He and his wife, Kathy, live in Marcy, NY and have 3 children and 2 Boston Terriers.