Our dedicated faculty and staff are at the very heart of what makes SUNY Potsdam unique.
SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff members are published authors, well-known researchers, accomplished artists and inspiring mentors. Like our students, they are a friendly, caring group from a range of backgrounds - always ready to discuss a challenge or assist with a project.
Dedicated to teaching, learning and service, SUNY Potsdam faculty are not just active in the classroom, but outside it, too. Many of our students say they learn as much through friendship and interaction with their professors and with staff members as they do in classroom studies.
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Dr. Gregory Gardner
Through a European Union Erasmus Programme Grant, three SUNY Potsdam students will be able to attend the University of Portucalense (UPT) in Porto, Portugal next fall with all expenses paid! The partnership was established thanks to the work of Dr. Gregory Gardner, a professor in SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Business Administration, who has been fostering a relationship with UPT since 2015 when he was working as Fulbright Scholar in Hungary.
Dr. Lily Li
Dr. Lily Li is leading an initiative to create a new Nanoscience program at SUNY Potsdam. If approved, Li hopes that the new nanoscience major and minor will improve enrollment and draw more international students to SUNY Potsdam.
Dr. Faris Khan
Last semester, Dr. Faris Khan launched a new digital anthropology studio, as well as starting a digital anthropology internship to utilize the space. His implementation of digital technologies has been driven by an aspiration to introduce his students to new ways of conducting research, while also making anthropology more accessible to the public.
Cynthia DuFault’s true love is dance. She has taught dance all over the country and in Mexico and has been trained in everything from modern dance to ballet, building her life around the pedagogy of dance and bringing extensive knowledge to her students since joining the College two years ago.
SUNY Potsdam Professor & Student Honored With Soliya Community Advocacy Awards
Dr. Michael J. Popovic, an instructor and coordinator of the College’s international studies program, and Ramatu “Rama” Muhammed ’21, a sophomore from the Bronx, N.Y., were chosen from among hundreds of college faculty and students who are connected with Soliya’s virtual cultural exchange programs each year.
Since she started at SUNY Potsdam five years ago, Assistant Professor Iggy Beerbower has been bringing her passion for photography to her students—most recently by overseeing a unique travel course to Cuba with seven SUNY Potsdam students.