Faculty Accomplishments

Thor Gibbins

Dr. Thor Gibbins

At the annual conference for the New York State English Council in October 2023, Dr. Gibbins was given an Educator of Excellence Award for the College Level. Each year the New York State English Council recognizes excellence in teaching by presenting Awards at its annual conference to English Language Arts educators nominated by their schools and then selected by the Council.

Dr. Gina Solano

Gina Solano, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, conducted educational research about using Merge Edu augmented reality cubes and apps in K-12 schools. Her chapter titled: "Merging AR into the Reality of Education: Perspectives and Strategies for Integrating Merge EDU in the K-12 Classroom" is published in the online book: Bridging the XR Technology-to-Practice Gap: Methods and Strategies for Blending Extended Realities into Classroom Education, (Vol.2). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/222293/

Gina Solano

Elyssa Stoddard

Dr. Elyssa Stoddard

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) recently selected Elyssa Stoddard to be one of the 24 STaR Fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year. This fellowship program is for early-career math teacher educators in their first or second year of a tenure-track appointment. Fellows receive professional development in the areas of service, teaching, and research (STaR). Dr. Stoddard is honored to be selected as a Fellow.

Dr. Sarah Portway

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence are SUNY-wide honors recognizing consistently superior professional achievement. Dr. Portway earned her award by blending her academic expertise with ten years of fashion industry experience to cultivate an adventurous teaching style. Every course she teaches includes high-impact learning practices, such as experiential learning, and discussions about sustainability and social justice. She has also worked extensively with SUNY Oneonta alum and industry leaders beyond campus to offer networking opportunities for students and faculty alike. Dr. Portway is the first Fashion & Textiles faculty at SUNY Oneonta to earn this prestigious award.

Sarah Portway

Jennifer Bueche

Dr. Jennifer Bueche

A candidate for Distinguished Service Professor must demonstrate substantial distinguished service both; a) at the local campus level and/or local community or regional level; and b) at the state and/or national and/or international level. Distinguished service must extend over multiple years and involve the application of intellectual skills drawing from the candidate's scholarly and research interests to issues of public concern, and may include, but not be solely based upon, exceptional leadership in local and system-wide faculty governance. The Distinguished Service Professor rank recognizes and honors faculty who epitomize excellence in their profession. Dr. Bueche's appointment is a testament to her extraordinary commitment to applying her scholarship to the greater good. Her service and dedication to the SUNY Oneonta community- and to the field of dietetics regionally and nationally- is exceptional and a source of pride and inspiration for us all.

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