Farmingdale State College plays a critical role not just in teaching its students, but in shaping them. At Farmingdale, you will enjoy small, personalized classes that prepare you for a successful career through the use of real-world technologies and critical thinking. Whether it's working alongside award-winning faculty in a research laboratory or experiencing a hands-on internship, Farmingdale is a place where knowledge is a path to achievement and discovery.
Dean, School of Business
Dr. Vogel's research is in the economic impact of natural and man-made disasters and disaster policy.
Regional Economic Growth and Development Hazards and Natural Disaster Economic Impact and Policy Economics Education Urban and Regional Economics Development Economics
Aviation Center Director, Associate Professor
Dr. Canders is an airline transport pilot, commercial helicopter pilot, and drone pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours experience.
manned and unmanned aircraft pilot avionics design and manufacturing Airlines/aviation business top-level organizational leadership domestic and overseas military service
Professor, Department of Business Management
Dr. Lewison is an amusement park junkie who has ridden more than 1,800 roller coasters in more than 30 countries.
Tourism Industry Amusement Parks Global Amusement & Attractions Industry
Professor, Department of Ornamental Horticulture
Professor Veracka is a licensed landscape architect, and creator of the college’s Sustainable Garden.
Landscape Design Plants and Trees Landscape Preservation Landscape Construction
Professor, History, Politics, and Geography
Dr. Saunders teaches from a global point of view; he is an expert on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
International Politics Russia and Central Asia Islam and the Middle East Nationalism Cyber-Politics Terrorism Political Violence Popular Culture Politics Comparative Religions Global Politics World History
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Dr. Coleman is both a research scientist and an entrepreneur. He is a founding member of Codagenix, a biotech start-up company.
Biotechnology Start Up Companies Infectious Diseases Vaccines Biology Small Business Microbiology Molecular Biology Grant Funding Biofuel Vaccine Development Synthetic Biology
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Dr. Gonder is a licensed, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. She joined the Farmingdale community in 2007 and is an outside consultant.
Consumer Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology Organizational Behavior Research Ethics Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Pedagogy
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Jones is an author, and teaches and conducts research in subjects such as African-American history, gender, and the gay community.
African American History Black Protest Gender Sexuality African American Studies Social Movements Queer Theory The Lgbtq Experience
Assistant Professor, Urban Horticulture & Design
Dr. Menchyk is one of the nation’s leading experts on turfgrass.
Turf Management Benefits of Turfgrass Turfgrass Water Usage and Irrigation Turfgrass Nutrition Soil Science
Professor of English/Humanities
Dr. Laurie Rozakis has published more than 100 books internationally, and is a frequent guest on news and talk shows.
Writing Grammar and Style Teaching Publishing Libraries
Industry Experience (3)
- Training and Development