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RobApplebaumDr. Robert Applebaum, Associate Professor
Science Building Room 353
914-606-6975
robert.applebaum@sunywcc.edu 

Degrees: 
B.S. in Geology, SUNY Brockport
M.A. in Geology, SUNY Oneonta
Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center

Courses Taught:
PHYSC 143 – Earth Science (and lab)
PHYSC 129 – Introduction to Oceanography (and lab)
PHYSC 162 – Climate Change and Our Future


NeilBasescuDr. Neil Basescu, Professor
Science  Building Room 350
914-606-6226
neil.basescu@sunywcc.edu 

Degrees:

M.S. in Physics, UC Santa Barbara, 1983
Ph.D. in Physics, UC Santa Barbara, 1988

Courses Taught: 
PHYSC 101/102  Technical Physics 1 & 2
PHYSC 111/112  College Physics 1 & 2

Honors and Awards:
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006


ErynKloskoDr. Eryn Klosko, Department Chair and Associate Professor
Science Building Room 341
914-606-7822
eryn.klosko@sunywcc.edu

Degrees:
B.S.  in Geology, SUNY Albany
M. A. in Geology, SUNY Binghamton
Ph.D. in Geophysics, Northwestern University

Courses Taught:
PHYSC 129 – Introduction to Oceanography (and lab)
PHYSC 143 – Earth Science (and lab)
PHYSC 120 – Physical Science Explorations Online 

Honors and Awards:
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011


AlenaO'ConnorDr. Alena O’Connor, Professor
Science Building Room 342
914-606-6926

Degrees:
Ph.D. Applied Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic

Courses Taught:
PHYSC 121 – Engineering Physics 1
PHYSC 122 – Engineering Physics 2
PHYSC 101 – Technical Physics 1

 


PaulRobinsonProf. Paul Robinson, Associate Professor and Endowed Chair for Faculty Development 
Science Building Room 361
914-606-6081
paul.robinson@sunywcc.edu 

Degrees:
B.S. in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Appalachian State University
M.S. in Astrophysics, University of Minnesota
M.S. in Science Education, Montana State University

Courses taught:
PHYSC 151 Astronomy (and lab)
PHYSC 154H Life in the Universe Honors
PHYSC 134H Science, Pseudoscience and Critical Thinking Honors
PHYSC 205H Cambridge Studies in Science Honors

Honors and Awards:
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010


LaurelSenftDr. Laurel Senft, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow for Gen Ed Assessment
914-606-6225
Science Building Room 352
laurel.senft@sunywcc.edu

Degrees:
B.S. in Geological Sciences from Cornell University
M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University
Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University

Courses Taught:
PHYSC 159 – The Solar System
PHYSC 143 – Earth Science (and lab)
PHYSC 134H – Science, Pseudoscience and Critical Thinking – Honors
PHYSC 153H – Life in the Universe Honors 


JoeDaslivaMr. Joe DaSilva
Senior Technical Assistant
914-606-6905
Science Building Room 105
joe.dasilva@sunywcc.edu

 

 

 

 


Ms. Ellen DiFrancescoEllen_DiFrancesco_Dept_Pic_small
Department Secretary
914-606-6926
Science Building Room 342
ellen.difrancesco@sunywcc.edu