Dr. Laura Geraci, Program Coordinator for the Childhood Inclusive Education Program and the Program Coordinator for the CAS in Special Education at the graduate level.
Laura earned a BS in Psychology and Sociology from University of Buffalo, a MsEd from
Buffalo State College, a CAS in School Administration and Supervision from Fredonia
State College, and a PhD in Special Education from University of Buffalo. Her research,
publications, and presentations focus on family and siblings of students with disabilities,
autism, teacher preparation programs, specifically for diverse and inclusive settings,
effective field experiences, Ensuring “voice” for students with disabilities, and
incivility in institutes of higher education.
TJ Manastersky, Visiting Asst. Professor, Sport Management and Exercise Science and Assistant Men's Hockey Coach
TJ graduated cum laude from Canisius College with a Master of Science in Education
in Health and Physical Education and graduated cum laude from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor
of Arts in English Writing Arts and a minor in Athletic Coaching. He views the use
of iTunes U in athletics and education as a valuable teaching tool.
Dr. Tracy Stenger, Ph.D, NCC, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
Tracy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been serving as a counselor at
The State University of New York at Fredonia since Fall of 1998. Additionally, she
has served as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department since fall of 1999.
Tracy completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University at Buffalo in 2007.
Christopher Taverna, Windows Lab Systems Administrator
Christopher has worked as an IT professional since 1997. He is currently the Windows
Lab Systems Administrator at The State University of New York at Fredonia, where he
manages all of the Windows-based computer labs on campus. Christopher lives in Fredonia,
NY where he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Dr. Emily Straus, Assistant Professor, History
Emily received her PhD in American History from Brandeis University in 2006. Her teaching
and research interests lie in the history of education, the history of race, and the
history of metropolitan areas.
Leanna is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia's doctoral program in
Counseling Psychology and has been with the Counseling Center since 1986. Leanna has
interests in working with people on trauma recovery, family issues, sexual identity
concerns, spiritual development, and grief and loss issues.
Dr. Carrie Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, Language, Learning & Leadership
Carrie teaches Psychological Foundations of Education courses in the Language, Learning,
and Leadership Department. Carrie's professional experience includes school counseling
and program evaluation, and she has served as an educational consultant and data analyst
for local school districts. Her research focuses on bullying, quality of life, and
the unique needs of children and families, which she presents on nationally and internationally.