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PDC Associates 2012

Jessica Akey, Assistant Professor, Department of CommunicationJess akey pic

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 Communication.

Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Ed. D., Professor, College of Education, Department of Language, Learning & Leadershipheadshot of Gradel

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.”

Dr. Ellen Litwicki, Ph. D., Professor, Department of HistoryEllen Litwicki Pic

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 McCormick pic

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 Tan pic

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 headshot of Tuggy

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.


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