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. Click on faculty names for more information about each professor’s research, experience and contact information.


Alan R. Schoenfeld
Department Chair
Science Building, Room 102
p – 516.877.4211
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Jeanne M. Ward
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 103
p – 516.877.4214

Shirley Komansky
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 103
p – 516.877.4028

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


Deborah Cooperstein

James K. Dooley

George K. Russell

Benjamin Weeks

Associate Professors

Tandra R. Chakraborty
Director of Graduate Studies

Jonna M. Coombs

Matthias W. Foellmer

Aaren Freeman

Robert David Jones

Alan R. Schoenfeld
Department Chair

Aram D. Stump

Andrea Ward

Assistant Professors

Aaren Freeman

Heather Liwanag
Graduate Coordinator of
Environmental Studies Program

Eugenia Villa-Cuesta

Adjunct Faculty

Arun Agrawal

Michael J. Altimari

Anthony Capetandes

Sanjoy Chakraborty

Muhan Chen

Barbara Cunningham

Diane Esposito

Hany Fam

Cristina Fernandez-Marco

Galina Fomovska

Idit R. Forkosh

Vilma Greene

Steven Lindner

Eduardo Mascareno

Raymond Mascolo

Ramesh K. Matcha

Shilpi Paul

Anthony J. Perrotto

John Perrotto

Greg Phillips

Lisa Prazak-Stockwell

Elizabeth Rooney

John Russell

Shaden Ryglewicz

Ziv Sandalon

Deborah Swartz

Jack Thomas

Vasupradha Vethantham

Wei Zhu

Lab Research Technical

Alana Doonachar


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