Office Staff & Hours

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00 PM


Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Charles L. Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Dean of Undergradute Colleges
Amy Matkovich, Office Manager
Email: Amy.Matkovich@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Amy is responsible for the daily operation and administration of the Office for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. She has been working at Stony Brook University for five years. Amy holds BA in Computer graphics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
Mary Costello, Secretary
Email: Mary.Costello@sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Allison Aldrich, Staff Assistant for Honors College and University Scholars
Email: Allison.Aldrich@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4378
Allison is a Rhode Island native and came to Stony Brook University in 2009 initially in pursuit of academic study. She received her bachelor’s in music performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, in Connecticut. She received her master’s in music performance from Stony Brook University in May 2011. Prior to becoming the Staff Assistant, Allison was the graduate assistant for the Honors College while pursuing her graduate studies here. While Allison considers herself a clarinetist primarily, she has taken a strong liking to working in higher education and looks forward to interacting with the undergraduate students at the University.
Brian Frank, Staff Assistant for Living Learning Centers, Undergraduate Colleges and URECA
Email: Brian.Frank@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080

Academic Judiciary

Wanda Moore, Academic Integrity Officer
Email: wmmoore@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Office Hours: Appointment preferred (walk-in if available)
Diane West, Coordinator
Email: dwest@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-9497
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Diane has enjoyed several roles in the office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. She is the coordinator for Academic Judiciary as well as for the Multidisciplinary Studies Major and the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Major. Recently, she volunteered as a freshman orientation academic advisor and is teaching a First Year Seminar course.

Academic Standing & Appeals

Clifford Huffman, Executive Officer
Email: chuffman@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Office Hours: Wednesday 10am – 12:30pm, Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Professor Clifford Huffman is a member of the English Department, where he has taught courses at every academic level, and served administratively as undergraduate and graduate program director. His academic area of specialization is Shakespeare and the literature of the English Renaissance period, fields in which he has published widely. He has won both the President’s Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Huffman is also Executive Officer of the Committee on Academic Standing and Appeals, reviewing the petitions submitted by undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. Since students who have been denied may appeal directly to the Committee, Professor Huffman works with them and advisors in the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center to prepare those appeals.

Honors College

Wendy Tang, Faculty Director
Email: Wendy.Tang@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4378
Office Hours: Friday 2:00 - 4:00

Tang became the Faculty Director for the Honors College in Summer 2011 after serving as the Faculty Director for the Undergraduate College of Information and Technology Studies. She is also an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Tang’s current research interests are in Wireless Sensor Networks, Communication Networks and Graph Theory Applications. Her research effort is supported by the National Science Foundation. She and her colleagues are the recipients of two best paper awards in 1997 and 1998. She is also an accomplished educator who has dedicated considerable efforts in promoting entrepreneurship in engineering education and supporting women students in engineering. Her dedication in promoting women in engineering was recognized by an IEEE Region 1 Award in 1998, an IEEE Regional Activity Board Achievement Award also in 1998 and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award in 2000. In 2006, the IEEE Long Island Section awarded Tang and her colleague, Serge Luryi, the Athanasios Papoulis Education Award for their pioneering contributions in incorporating entrepreneurship in engineering education. Tang received her PhD, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY in 1991, 1988, and 1986 respectively.

As the Faculty Director for the Honors College, her goal is to provide students with an enriched academic and social experience combining the warmth and intimacy of a small college with the vast resources of a large, pluralistic and distinguished research institution.

Living Learning Centers

Jessica Klare, Senior Staff Assistant
Email: jessica.klare@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4327
Office Hours: Before and after class, and by appointment
Jessica Klare was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She attended Boston University and received both a B.A, in International Relations and an M.Edin Higher Education with a concentration in Policy, Planning, and Administration. In September of 2006, Jessica moved to Long Island where she worked as Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Processing at Adelphi University. Jessica joined the Stony Brook community in January of 2008 and currently works with University Scholars, Liv- ing Learning Centers and URECA. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students in these programs and encourages them to come in and visit if they have any questions or just want to talk.

Multidisciplinary Studies (MTD) &
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSI)

Advising is on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis.
Darcy Lonsdale, Faculty Director
Email: dlonsdale@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7081
Office Hours: Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am & 11:45am - 4:45pm
Dr. Lonsdale has been on the faculty of the Marine Sciences Research Center since 1987 and she is an academic advisor for the Multidisciplinary Studies major. Dr. Lonsdale teaches several undergraduate courses, including Oceanography (MAR 104) which is a course that students may use to partially fulfill their Natural Sciences D.E.C. requirement (Category E). Her research involves environmental problems of coastal habitats, including the causes and prevention of harmful phytoplankton blooms such as “brown tide” which has had a significant, negative impact on the shellfish industry of Long Island.
Cathy Marrone, Faculty Advisor
Email: cmarrone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Office Hours: Tuesday: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Cathy is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology and teaches several classes that include The Sociology of Human Reproduction, The Sociology of Medicine and The Sociology of Drugs and Alcoholism. Her areas of expertise include the fields of Aging (Gernontology) and Nursing.

Prestigious External Scholarship, Fellowship, & Awards

Karen Kernan, Interim Campus Representative
Email: karen.kernan@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4378
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Appointment Suggested

Undergraduate Colleges

Jean Peden, Assistant Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Colleges
Email: jpeden@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4378
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Appointment Suggested
Jean Peden joined the Stony Brook community in 1991. After earning both her Bachelor's and Master's degree here, she spent eight years working in the Division of Campus Residences. Since joining Undergraduate Academic Affairs two years ago, Jean has been committed to improving the quality of undergraduate education through strengthening the Undergraduate Colleges. She has also been an instructor in the Student Community Development specialization in the School of Social Welfare for five years. Jean is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at St. John's University.
Rachel Brandwein, Graduate Assistant
Email: rjbrandwein@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone:(631) 632-4378
Mark Lindsay, GA Webmaster
Email: mlindsay@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone:(631) 632-4378
Mark received a BA in computer science and German from Beloit College in 2001. He worked for five years in web application development and design, and is now in the Ph.D. program for linguistics at Stony Brook, where he focuses on computational morphology.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA)

Karen Kernan, Director
Email: kkernan@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7114
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Appointment Suggested
Karen Kernan is the primary contact for several undergraduate research programs, including the URECA Summer Research Program, and oversees the annual campus-wide "URECA Celebration" featuring undergraduate research posters/exhibits and departmental symposia held in late April. Karen also directs the Simons Summer Research Program for high school students. Karen received her B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University (1984); and a Master's degree in English and American Literature & Language (1987) from Harvard University. Karen strongly advocates the benefits of undergraduate research and encourages SB students to get involved in research working with great faculty mentors in a wide array of disciplines.
Jessica Klare, Senior Staff Assistant
Email: jessica.klare@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4327
Office Hours: Before and after class, and by appointment
Jessica Klare was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She attended Boston University and received both a B.A, in International Relations and an M.Edin Higher Education with a concentration in Policy, Planning, and Administration. In September of 2006, Jessica moved to Long Island where she worked as Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Processing at Adelphi University. Jessica joined the Stony Brook community in January of 2008 and currently works with University Scholars, Liv- ing Learning Centers and URECA. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students in these programs and encourages them to come in and visit if they have any questions or just want to talk.

University Scholars

Brian Colle, Faculty Director
Email: Brian.Colle@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4378
Office Hours:
Brian Colle is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Since 1999, his research at SoMAS has focused on investigating the meteorology around the coastal margins of North America, improving the numerical model forecasts in these regions, and integrating atmospheric model data into numerous interdisciplinary research activities (wind power, storm surge, regional climate, etc).
Dr. Colle serves as Co-Editor for the American Meteorological Society Journal "Weather and Forecasting." At SoMAS, Dr. Colle is the undergraduate coordinator and advisor for the Atmospheric and Oceanic B.S. degree program. From 2006-2008, he served as chair of the Undergraduate Council, a standing committee of the Stony Brook University Senate, and he has also served on several committees related to undergraduate general education at Stony Brook. More information.
Jessica Klare, Senior Staff Assistant
Email: jessica.klare@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-4327
Office Hours: Before and after class, and by appointment
Jessica Klare was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She attended Boston University and received both a B.A, in International Relations and an M.Edin Higher Education with a concentration in Policy, Planning, and Administration. In September of 2006, Jessica moved to Long Island where she worked as Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Processing at Adelphi University. Jessica joined the Stony Brook community in January of 2008 and currently works with University Scholars, Liv- ing Learning Centers and URECA. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students in these programs and encourages them to come in and visit if they have any questions or just want to talk.

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