Professor of Biology
AU’s Division of Biology and Biochemistry had long-sought someone well-versed in Cell Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. Fortunately, Jean Cardinale had studied these fields for her undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as her graduate thesis. She started in a one-year visiting position and never wanted to leave Alfred after that. She gets to focus on what she loves most: helping students learn, grow and be prepared for their own successes in life.
Alfred’s location in rural New York is one of Jean’s favorite places in the world. Jean dedicates her free time to outdoor activities like biking and camping, and a vast amount of land in Allegany County is available for public use. Her family also has roots in New York extending back to 1643.
Jean enjoys a rural lifestyle. She likes spending time in her brewery, winery, and cheesery and cooking superb meals to share with her friends. When she wants to venture into downtown Alfred, Jean relaxes at The Rosebush.
My Life at Alfred and Beyond
Here are just some of the clubs, places and activities I love:
My Hobbies & Interests
Chair, Division of Biology and Biochemistry
My Favorite Places
Allegany County Biking Trails
- Liberal Arts and Sciences