Carolyn Jankowski is the Assistant Dean for Human Services programs, where she develops
on-site graduate and career development training programs for non-profit organizations. Her
career in higher education administration has been dedicated to institutional growth
in areas of continuing education, lifelong learning, and enrollment, contributing
her expertise in curriculum management, program development and systems design. She
has also collaborated on SBU lifelong learning awards, including two $1 million endowments
from the Bernard Osher Foundation and the Association for Continuing and Higher Education
(ACHE) 2010 Older Adult Model Program. In her new role, she has received regional
and national recognition with agency partner Family Residences and Essential Enterprises
through the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) earning
the Mid-Atlantic Region 2016 Engagement Award and the
2017 UPCEA National Engagement Award.
Carolyn donates her time to a number of human services organizations and has served
on school district policy boards. She is currently the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Treasurer.
Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership from St. Joseph’s College
and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University.
Amy Margolies is the Assistant Director of the Career Development at the SPD. In this
position, she is responsible for researches new programmatic opportunities. Amy develops,
plans, and implements professional development and/or Corporate and Contract Training.
Amy overseeing daily operations of the unit including program scheduling, registration,
student completions, maintenance of our face-to-face and online programs/students
and financial tracking.
She also serves as campus liaison for the Stony Brook Chapter of the International
Educational Association of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK).
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and history and a Master of Professional
Studies in human resource management – both degrees completed at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Craig Markson is an Assistant Dean, Director of the Teachers Professional Development
Institute, and Acting Director of Stony Brook's
Educational Leadership Program. He is responsible for establishing off-campus graduate programs that meet the professional
development needs of in-service K-12 teachers. Dr. Markson serves on many school district
policy boards as well as on the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Accreditation for Growth Council.
Dr. Markson earned his two master's degrees (history and human resource management)
at Stony Brook University, and his EdD from Dowling College in Educational Administration,
Leadership and Technology.
Jeff Warren is the program Director for
at Stony Brook University, is a creative and innovative thinker who uses a Design
Thinking approach to help businesses, schools, and institutions explore possibilities
of what could be – and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user. He has
over 30 years of leadership and innovation experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods
industry, with a focus on business and technology. Jeff has a successful track record
of using creativity and innovation to unlock the potential found within people to
help them think differently and design solutions that meet the unmet needs of their
Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Hofstra University and a Certificate
of Professional Development from Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania.
He received his training in Design Thinking at Stanford University. Jeff is a guest
lecturer and speaker and works in an advisory capacity for start-ups in the technology
sector. He is also the founder and president of the Barkley Consulting Group, a management
consulting firm that combines real-world experience with thought leadership to bring
transformative solutions to organizations.