Graduate School : College Student Development
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Kevin Curtin
Ph.D., Program Director, Assistant Professor
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Kevin has over ten years of graduate teaching experience in counseling, and over twenty years of clinical experience working with private practice, schools, agencies, and college counseling settings. He earned his doctorate in Counseling from George Washington University and is the recipient of several awards, including the Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Association for Specialists in Group Work Emerging Scholar Award. Kevin teaches courses in group work and substance use disorders.

Steve Byrne
Psy.D. - Assistant Professor
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Steve has been a faculty member with Alfred University for over five years. He earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University and is a licensed psychologist in New York State. Steve is a member of the American College Counseling Association and has extensive experience working in college-counseling settings and student affairs. At Alfred, he teaches courses in helping relationships, assessment, and practicum and internship.
Jaime H. Castillo
PhD, Assistant Professor
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Jaime is an Assistant Professor and has over eight years of professional experience. He earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Syracuse University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, the CACREP Emerging Leader Award, Syracuse University Research Fellowship, and the Outstanding School Counseling Graduate Award. Jaime teaches Multicultural Counseling.
Kathy Woughter
MSE, Adjunct Instructor
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Kathy has been the Vice President for Student Affairs at Alfred University since 2004. Prior to being appointed as VP, she was the Director of the Career Development Center. Kathy has a master’s degree in Counseling from Alfred. She serves on the national board of Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA) as the Region II chair, overseeing activities in a seven-state region, and served as the 2012 NASPA Conference Chair. Kathy received the Abigail Allen award in 2011 for outstanding service to women at Alfred University, and has won an Alfie for outstanding staff contribution to student life. Kathy teaches Introduction to Student Affairs and the Practicum in College Student Development
Norman J. Pollard
Ed.D., Adjunct Instructor
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Norm has worked on college campuses since 1984 and was director of Alfred University's Counseling and Student Development Center until January, 2006, when he became the Dean of Students.  His professional interests include effecting positive change to promote campus culture, student development issues, and educating students about hazing.  Norm has appeared on all the major news networks to represent Alfred University's landmark studies on Initiation Rites and Athletics and Initiation Rites in American High Schools.  Norm is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a doctorate in counseling from Drake University. He teaches Legal Issues in Student Affairs.
Tricia Debertolis
M.S., Adjunct Instructor
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Tricia is the Assistant Dean for New Student Programs and is an integral part of the leadership team for the Center for Student Involvement at Alfred University. She earned her master’s degree in College Student Development from Alfred in 1995 and has since served in a variety of student affairs positions, including Assistant Director of the Powell Campus Center, Director of New Student Orientation, and Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs. In addition, Tricia currently serves as a Title IX investigator and Safe Zone Trainer. She teaches Foundations of College Student Development

Cris Lauback
Psy.D., Affiliate Faculty
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Cris is an Associate Professor in School Psychology and affiliate faculty with the College Student Development Program. Cris earned his Psy.D. in School Psychology from Alfred University and has over twenty-five years of experience in schools and over ten years of graduate teaching experience. A four-time Kruson Excellence in Teaching recipient, Cris teaches Human Development

Amanda Baker
M.S., NCC, Adjunct Instructor
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Amanda is an adjunct instructor as well as the Director of the McComsey Career Development Center at Alfred University. She has over ten years of career counseling and leadership experience and over six years of teaching courses in career counseling. Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She teaches Career Development and Lifestyle Planning. 

Paul Vecchio
M.S., Adjunct Professor
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Paul Vecchio was appointed Director of Athletics at Alfred University in 2012 after serving six years as a senior associate athletic director at the University at Buffalo. He earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Policy from UB and has over seventeen years of experience in sports administration.   Paul teaches Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education.

 

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