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Professor Drey Martone and Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco

Dr. Drey Martone: A Professor Who Is Always Learning

  Last spring, Saint Rose graduate student Drey Martone spent six weeks student teaching full time at the Albany School of Humanities. Her supervisor, Associate Professor of Special Education Susan DeLuke, made regular observations. The progression was pretty typical: “The first lesson she saw did not go great. I’d just met the students,” recalls Martone, of an ELA unit in…

books on a bookshelf

Our Faculty Share Their Summer Reads

When we asked a few of our faculty members what they’re reading outside of the classroom, we weren’t surprised to hear that many had their noses buried in books related to their field of expertise – but we were glad to find that a few were reading something a little different, too. Zumrut Akcam-Kibis, computer science Reading: “Sapiens,” by Yuval Noah…

From Akcam to Ziamandanis: What Your Professors Want You to Know

“We are Partners in this Journey! Saint Rose students: If there’s *one piece of advice your professors want you to heed in order to be successful it’s this: Zumrut Akcam, Assistant Professor of Computer Science: Note-taking is an important part of every lecture. It helps students to highlight the important parts of the course and increases their attention to the…

Rone Shavers, saint rose professor, at Afrofuturism exhibit he co-curated

Saint Rose Professor Co-Curates Afrofuturism Exhibit

  Many of the works in “In Place of Now,” an exhibit at Albany’s Opalka Gallery devoted to Afrofuturism, appear to shift their form or function. Five ironing boards evoke slave ships, or maybe, tombstones. Digitally-manipulated portraits of prominent African Americans spin rapidly into mandalas or machinery. Examined closely, a woman’s braids are interwoven with traditional African symbols. Viewed from…

Suna Gunther with musicians in Saudi Arabia

Featured Faculty: Suna Gunther, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Voice

  Saint Rose professors teach small classes without relying on teaching assistants. They make themselves available to support their students individually. But faculty members across campus also work in their disciplines. Their students benefit by moving beyond the theory to get a first-hand account of what happens in their field on a given day. Students also get pointers on their…