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Thomas N. BakerPresidential Scholars, Student Fellowship Program, Honors Program, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, Student Research & Creativity, History
Thomas N. Baker
Associate Director Lougheed Center for Applied Learning and Professor, History
Lougheed Learning Commons 107Dbakertn@potsdam.edu View CV
Satterlee Hall 317-1
After graduating in 1985 with a B.A. in history from Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, Thomas N. Baker went on to teach history at the secondary-school level for a year before entering graduate school in pursuit of a doctorate in U.S. history. A decade or so later, armed with an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was employed teaching courses in history and American studies at Elon College, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His last appointment before coming to SUNY-Potsdam was at Centre College, in Danville, Kentucky, where he taught for 4 years as a visiting assistant professor of history.
Baker's scholarly interests are varied, ranging from nineteenth-century U.S. cultural and political history to the history of the African Diaspora, with forays into the histories of twentieth century film and popular music. At SUNY-Potsdam he teaches upper-level courses on New York State history, Victorian culture, the American Civil War, race and U.S. film, and Black Diaspora (a history of the Atlantic Slave Trade). Baker's first book, Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Fame (Oxford University Press, 1999) plumbed the nineteenth-century origins of America's fascination with the culture of celebrity. His latest book-length project is a study of the political and social world of American deism, circa 1800, as exemplified in a secret society of deists ("The Brethren of the Druids") centered in Newburgh, New York. He has published articles on Lyman Beecher and historical memory, "A Slave" writing to Thomas Jefferson, and Aaron Burr's role in the contested presidential election of 1800.
At home, Dr. Baker enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, who is a school psychologist, and his son, William. As music fans and sometime string musicians, the Bakers love Potsdam's vibrant music culture. They are also keen on hiking the Adirondacks, although they could do without the black flies.
David BuggSociology & Criminal Justice, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, Experiential Education
Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology & Criminal Justice, and Service-Learning Coordinator
Satterlee Hall email@example.com
Lougheed Learning Commons 107
Dr. Bugg joined the sociology faculty at SUNY-Potsdam in 2007. His areas of emphasis include criminology and deviant behavior as well as inequality and stratification.
He teaches courses for the criminal justice major as well as the sociology department. Dr. Bugg's main areas of teaching include criminology, corrections, violent crime, comparative criminology, troubled youth, victimology and statistics. Prior to his current position Dr. Bugg was an employee of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) from 2002 - 2007. LEMIT is the largest state based training program of law enforcement officers in the nation, while there he taught courses in demographics, applied criminal theory, and diversity issues. He also served in a research capacity providing expertise regarding various research projects on issues relating to law enforcement.
Dr. Bugg is an active researcher and routinely presents academic papers at various social science conferences at the regional, national and international level. He also chairs sessions at various conferences on crime and criminal justice. His research interests include: gun culture, hate groups, women and crime, policing, and corrections. His latest publications include: Hate Groups in the Network Society: A Transnational Social Movement available in the book Social Movements: Contemporary Perspectives (2008), Law Enforcement Officers Experiences with Pre-Evacuation Planning in Hurricane Rita available in Solutions to Coastal Disasters (2008), and his book, Gun Ownership over the Life Course (2008).
In 2010, Dr. Bugg was voted one of the top five professors at SUNY-Potsdam by Phi Eta Sigma. He has also been featured in the Washington Times (2010) discussing his research on gun ownership. More Info
Sonny R DuquetteExperiential Education, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning
Sonny R Duquette
Director, Law Enforcement Training Institute
Maxcy Hall P246duquetar@potsdam.edu
Annette R. KelleyPresidential Scholars, Student Fellowship Program, Student Research & Creativity, International Education & Programs, Career Services, Honors Program, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, Experiential Education
Annette R. Kelley
Administrative Assistant 1
Lougheed Learning Commons 107Ekelleyar@potsdam.edu
Jenica RogersLougheed Center for Applied Learning, International Education & Programs
Dorf Endowed Director for Applied Learning and Executive Director, Lougheed Learning Commons
Lougheed Learning Commons 107Drogersjp@potsdam.edu