Advisory Board

The PEP Advisory Board is comprised of community educational leaders, educators, University faculty and administrators and meets once or twice each year. The role of this esteemed board is to provide input in a variety of areas that include program development, clinical experiences, special events, community outreach and partnership initiatives.


Marilyn Adsitt, M.S.
Director, Education and Information Support Services
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Sherwood Corporate Center
15 Andrea Road
Holbrook, NY 11741


Susanne Bailey
Principal, Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School
60 Oakdale Bohemia Road
Oakdale, NY 11769


Gary D. Bixhorn, Ed.M., M.A.
Chief Operating Officer
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
201 Sunrise Highway
Patchogue, NY 11772


Edward Casswell
President, Suffolk County High School Principals Association
Principal, Center Moriches High School
529 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934


Margo DelliCarpini, Ph.D.
TESOL Journal Editor
Chair, Department of Middle & High School Education
Lehman College
The City University of New York
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468


Richard Feldman, P.D., M.A.
BOCES Science Coach and Mentor Science Teacher
Science Education Program
Stony Brook University
091 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233


David L. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Professor
Chair,Department of Technology and Society
Stony Brook University
347A Harriman Hall
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3760


Charles Franco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Stony Brook University
1055 Humanities Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5359


Edmund Frazier, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Bay Shore Union Free School District
75 West Perkal Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706


Aaron Godfrey, M.A.
Liberty Partnership Programs
Lecturer, Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Stony Brook University
E-4341 Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3774


Timothy P. Hearney, Ed.D.
Principal, Bayport-Blue Point High School
200 Snedecor Avenue
Bayport, NY 11705


Elaine Hoffman, MLS
Associate and Government Information Librarian
Reference Department Library
Stony Brook University
C-2635 Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3331


Daphny J. Irizarry, M.S.
Cooperating Teacher of TESOL
Mulligan Intermediate School
1 Broadway Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722-9983


Aldustus E. Jordan, III, Ed.D.
Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Stony Brook University
L4-151 Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8436


Sharon Kimmel, M.A.
Director, Long Beach Teacher Center
Nassau Regional Coordinator, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust
Blackheath Complex, Building C
322 Blackheath Road
Long Beach, NY 11561


Thomas T. Liao, Ed.D.
Emeritus Research Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Technology and Society
Stony Brook University
348 Harriman Hall
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3760


Manuel London, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
Director, Center for Human Resource Management
Faculty Director, Undergraduate College of Leadership & Service
Stony Brook University
312 Harriman Hall
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3775



Brian McAuliffe
Chair, Department of English
Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Road
East Setauket, NY 11733


Dean Miller
Director, The Center for News Literacy
School of Journalism
Stony Brook University
N-4029 Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384


Frank Minucci, M.A.
Cooperating Teacher of English
Former Chair, Department of English
Riverhead Middle School
600 Harrison Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901-2786


Cheryl Pedisich
Superintendent of Schools
3 Village School District
P.O. Box 9050
East Setauket, NY 11733


Sue Peters, M.S.
Director, South Country Teacher Center
105 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719


Ellen Plain
Chair, Reading (6-12) & ESL Program
South Country Central School District
Bellport High School
205 Beaver Dam Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719-9707


Dorothy Porteus
Principal, Riverhead Charter School
3685 Middle Country Road
Calverton, NY 11933


Tracy C. Poulton, Ph.D.
Director of Secondary Education
Longwood Central School District
35 Yaphank Middle Island Road
Middle Island, NY 11953


Betsy Radecki, M.A.
Director of Education
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790


Elizabeth Roberts Scaduto
K-12 Director of ESL, Bilingual Programs, and World Languages
Director, K-6 Social Studies
Riverhead Central School District
700 Osborne Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901


Howard S. Schneider
Dean, School of Journalism
Stony Brook University
N-4004 Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384

Thomas C. Shea, Ed.D., J.D.
Superintendent of Schools
South Huntington Union Free School District
60 Weston Street
Huntington Station, NY 11746


Peggie Staib, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Connetquot Central School District
780 Ocean Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716


James J. Tolle, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Nassau County Council of School Superintendents
71 Dogwood Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565


Christina Vargas, CCDP/AP
Affirmative Action Officer
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road
NFL Building, Room 230
Selden, NY 11784


Alice Veyvoda, M.A./M.S.
Former Chair
Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS)/Suffolk
17 Tall Tree Lane
Smithtown, NY 11787


Michael B. Walsh, Ed.D.
Part-time Lecturer
Educational Leadership Program
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310