Jessica Akey, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Jessica received her PhD from the University at Buffalo. She teaches Communication
Studies courses within the Communication department here at Fredonia. Her classes
include Fundamentals of Communication, Group Communication, Persuasion, and Health
Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Ed. D., Professor, College of Education, Department of Language, Learning & Leadership
Kathleen is a College of Ed faculty member who loves to figure out tech use that makes
sense in our courses, projects, and lives. She has a long history of collaborating
with and teaching tech users of all ages. She is a certified iNACOL online instructor; she teaches FSU f2f and online courses, trains and publishes,
and consults with other universities on this “stuff.”
Ellen earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching
interests focus on American cultural history, consumer culture, and public history.
She has published works on American holidays and on gift giving customs and rituals.
Dr. Adrienne McCormick, Ph. D., Professor and Chair, Department of English
Adrienne served as Director of the Women’s Studies Program at The State University
of New York at Fredonia from 2000-2005. Her publications focus on theorizing difference
and identity in contemporary American poetry, reading race in contemporary American
literature, and on experimental feminist film. She has published in journals such
as MELUS, Callaloo, and Hitting Critical Mass, and in several edited collections. She is currently a participant in the HERS Leadership
Institute, for which she is researching instructional technologies and learning outcomes.
Dr. Guangyu Tan, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, College of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Guangyu earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education at Kent State University
in May 2009. She has taught as a Diversity Teaching Fellow in the Department of Adolescence
Education at Canisius College from 2007 to 2010. Currently, Dr. Tan is an assistant
professor at Curriculum & Instruction Department at The State University of New York
at Fredonia. Before she came to the United States, Dr. Tan taught English at Xi Hua
University in China for three years. Dr. Tan's primary research interest is equity
in education, e.g. migrant children's education, and girls' education in China. As
a first generation Chinese American, Dr. Tan is also interested in ethnic identity
formation of immigrant children; international/intercultural education; and comparative
education. In addition, Dr. Tan has teaching interests in philosophical and social
foundations of education, multicultural education, and comparative education.
Dr. Dale Tuggy, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Dale earned his PhD in Philosophy from Brown University in 2000, and has been teaching at The State University of New York at Fredonia since then. He specializes in philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy, and oversees our interdisciplinary minor in Religious Studies. He has published articles in various philosophy of religion journals, and has done academic blogging since 2006.