Charles S. Taber

Charles S. TaberVice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Political Science. Chuck Taber has been on the faculty at Stony Brook University since 1989 and is Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, as well as a Professor of Political Science. Full bio here.


Kenneth Lindblom

Kenneth Lindblom Associate Professor of English, Director of the English Teacher Education Program

Associate Dean of Academic Programs for the School of Professional Development

Ken Lindblom teaches English methods courses, graduate composition- rhetoric courses, adolescent literature, and has directed the English Teacher Education Program at Stony Brook since 2003. From 2008-2013, Ken Lindblom was editor of English Journal, the oldest and most widely-read, peer-reviewed national journal devoted to teaching English grades 6-12. Full bio here.


Heidi Hutner

Heidi HutnerAssociate Professor of English and Sustainability; Director of Environmental Humanities, Sustainability Studies Program Heidi Hutner teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media. Dr. Hutner is the faculty advisor for the Environmental Humanities Major in the Sustainability Studies Program. Full bio here.


Josephine Connolly-Schoonen

Josephine Connolly-SchoonenExecutive Director, Stony Brook Medicine Nutrition Division. Director, Dietetic Internship. Dr. Connolly-Schoonen, author of Losing Weight Permanently with the Bull’s Eye Food Guide (Bull Publishing, 2004), is a registered dietitian and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine.  She is the Executive Director of the Stony Brook Medicine Nutrition Division in the Department of Family Medicine. Full bio here.


Manny London

Manuel LondonDean, College of Business. Dr. London is Dean of the College and Director of the Center for Human Resource Management. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. As a practitioner and consultant, Dr. London has worked on program development and publications in the areas of performance management, feedback, managing marginal performers, and the manager as coach and developer. Full bio here.


Matt Whelan

Matt WhelanVice President for Strategic Initiatives. Dr. Whelan serves as an advisor to the President in the areas of long term policy and strategic initiatives. He will identify institutional priorities, facilitate planning and take the lead in identifying and facilitating cross-functional academic initiatives at Stony Brook. He oversees the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness and reports directly to the President. He joined Stony Brook in 2006 after serving in key positions at St. John’s and Hofstra respectively where he was notably successful in advancing goals for enrollment and admissions in the areas of applicant quality and yield by implementing more efficient processes and systems, something he has also accomplished here at Stony Brook. Full bio here.


Chris Gobler

Chris Gobler Professor within SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences (SoMAS). Gobler’s lab group focuses on plankton ecology, as well as factors which are responsible for algal mortality (zooplankton, viruses, filter-feeding bivalves) in diverse aquatic ecosystems including Long Island estuaries, the Great Lakes, and the North Atlantic Ocean. Gobler’s lab group is engaged in research aimed toward understanding how anthropogenic activities such as eutrophication, overharvesting of fisheries, and salt marsh / shoreline modification may alter the natural biogeochemical and/or ecological functioning of estuarine ecosystems. Full bio here.


Carl Safina

Carl SafinaDirector of the Safina Center. Carl Safina explores how the ocean is changing, and what those changes mean for wildlife and for people. His writing conveys the scientific dimensions as well as moral and social implications of our relationship with nature. Safina founded Blue Ocean Institute in 2003. The conservation non-profit recently changed its name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University. He is the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Professorship for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University‘s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Carl co-chairs and teaches in the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SBU. Full bio here.