Our Faculty

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Meet the individuals who are moving the field forward.

Adelphi’s biology faculty are renowned for scholarship, as evidenced by the research published, awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Along with our dedication to a strong instructional mission, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive advising program.

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Alan R. Schoenfeld
Department Chair
Science Building, Room 102
p – 516.877.4211
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Shirley Komansky
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 103
p – 516.877.4028

Martha Tassiello
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 103
p – 516.877.4214

Paula Zinnanti
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 103
p – 516.877.4200


Deborah Cooperstein

James K. Dooley

Lawrence Hobbie

Alan R. Schoenfeld
Department Chair

Benjamin Weeks

Associate Professors

Tandra R. Chakraborty
Director of Graduate Studies

Jonna M. Coombs

Matthias W. Foellmer

Aaren Freeman

Aram D. Stump

Andrea Ward

Assistant Professors

Michael D’Emic

Alexander Heyl

Eugenia Villa-Cuesta

Visiting Professors

Barbara Cunningham
Visiting Assistant Professor


Adjunct Faculty

Rakhi Agarwal

Eitan Akirav

Tamir Aldad

Michael J. Altimari

Oluwakemi Babalola

Diane Esposito

Hany Fam

Cristina Fernandez-Marco

Galina Fomovska

Idit R. Forkosh

Vilma Greene

Maria Gulinello

Steven Lindner

Jesus Navarro

Raymond Mascolo

Ramesh K. Matcha

Shilpi Paul

Anthony J. Perrotto

John Perrotto

John Russell

Norbert Ryglewicz

Shaden Ryglewicz

Stefan Tafrov

Jack Thomas

Susan Zollo


Professors Emeritus

Algernon Churchill

Carol Diakow

Robert David Jones

George Russell

Lab Research Technical

Jennifer Meth

 Laboratory Technical Assistants

John Hunter

Rakhsim Yakubov

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Students can take advantage of many laboratories with modern equipment.
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