Faculty & Staff

Dr. Gwen Frank

Dr. Gwen Frank

Associate Professor, Department Chair
328 Fitzelle
Gwen.Frank@oneonta.edu
607-436-3420

Dr. Leanne Avery

Dr. Leanne Avery

Associate Professor
333 Fitzelle
Leanne.Avery@oneonta.edu
607-436-3146

Dr. Jennifer Flores

Dr. Jennifer Flores

Assistant Professor
328 Fitzelle
Jennifer.Flores@oneonta.edu
607-436-3517

Ann Fradkin-Hayslip
Dr. Ann Fradkin-Hayslip

Dr. Ann Fradkin-Hayslip

Assistant Professor
329 Fitzelle
Ann.Fradkin-Hayslip@oneonta.edu
607-436-3229

Penina Kamina
Dr. Penina Kamina

Dr. Penina Kamina

Professor
325 Fitzelle
Penina.Kamina@oneonta.edu
607-436-3894

Dr. Anita Levine
Dr. Anita Levine

Dr. Anita Levine

Associate Professor
332 Fitzelle
Anita.Levine@oneonta.edu
607-436-3183

Ms. Robbielynn Maney

Ms. Robbielynn Maney

Lecturer
Mohawk-Valley Community College
Robbielynn.Maney@oneonta.edu
607-436-3176

Dr. Zanna McKay

Dr. Zanna McKay

Associate Professor
327 Fitzelle
Zanna.McKay@oneonta.edu
607-436-2477

Ms. Leslie Picinich

Ms. Leslie Picinich

Lecturer
329 Fitzelle
Leslie.Picinich@oneonta.edu
607-436-3229

Dr. Sasha R. Ramlal

Dr. Sasha R. Ramlal

Assistant Professor
330 Fitzelle
Sasha.Ramlal@oneonta.edu
607-436-3000

Dr. Barbara Vokatis

Dr. Barbara Vokatis

Assistant Professor
334 Fitzelle
Barbara.Vokatis@oneonta.edu
607-436-3093

Dr. Barbara Vokatis is an Assistant Professor in our department. She is a native of Poland. She completed her BA in English at Foreign Language Teachers College, Bielsko-Biala, Poland. She also holds two Master’s degrees: MA in English from the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland and MS in Literacy B-12, from University at Albany. She completed her doctoral studies in Reading (Literacy) through University at Albany.

Dr. Vokatis’s research and teaching addresses two innovative fields: children’s knowledge building across various disciplines in creative learning spaces and the development of online literacy clinic courses.
With the expertise of teaching literacy clinics in various settings (on campus and in public school settings), she transferred them to an online format and sought grants to implement her course design to include the voices and expertise of classroom literacy coaches to augment her online clinic courses. As a result, SUNY Oneonta is the first campus in the SUNY system offering online literacy Master’s. She has also published articles in an international journal, Journal of Literacy Practice & Research, that reflect this complex process. In regards to the inquiry, she has published her research on the identity of innovative teachers who teach inquiry in an international journal focused on research on edge-cutting practices, Frontline Learning Research.

Her current research area involves innovative inquiry teaching and learning at the elementary level and learning in online literacy clinics and beyond. She is fascinated with elementary children’s learning how to inquire and build knowledge in disciplines and how teachers can enhance this learning. Her research, in collaboration with Dr. Zhang from SUNY Albany, will inform school districts’ implementation of standards, with a focus on integrating productive literacy practices across disciplines, and to contribute to developing the much-needed connection between literacy research and knowledge building. As school districts embark on implementing standards (Next Generation Science Standards, C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, and Next Generation Learning Standards), education researchers and school districts need descriptive examples of the processes and practices of knowledge building in disciplinary contexts. Her explanation of the specific, innovative curricular design and the roles of literacy in building knowledge for specific purposes, within this design, will greatly inform system-level implementation of standards and, as importantly, greatly inform researchers' and practitioners' knowledge of literacy development within new systems of thinking.

Courses taught by Dr. Barbara Vokatis

EDUC 235, Reading and Literacy I (Pre-methods, Undergraduate Level)
EDUC 641, Literacy Coaching and Assessment Practicum B-6 (Graduate Level)
EDUC 636, Literacy Coaching and Assessment (Graduate Level)
EDUC 631, Writing Process in Literacy programs (Graduate Level)

Ms. Kathleen Sherry

Ms. Kathleen Sherry

Secretary I
374 Fitzelle
Kathleen.Sherry@oneonta.edu
607-436-3176

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