Meet the Norwich Campus Team

Cody Gabriel

Cody R. Gabriel

My name is Cody Gabriel and I am the Academic Advisor at the Norwich Campus. I am the person to see for most questions related to academic planning, degree completion, course registration, issues and concerns with academic classes, withdrawal, dropping classes and other student concerns.

Brian Tefft

Brian S. Tefft

My name is Brian Tefft and I am the Computer Service Technician at the Norwich Campus. You can see me for help with general tech support, laptop orders, account help and support with online services such as webmail and Blackboard, and library support. I’ve been at the Norwich Campus for 15 years and love being a part of our campus community.

Mark Blakeslee

Mark D. Blakeslee

My name is Mark Blakeslee and I've been teaching in the Criminal Justice Program at SUNY Morrisville since 2013. Before that, I was a police officer in Binghamton NY. I worked as a patrol officer from 1984-1994 and as a patrol sergeant from 1994-2013. I have master's degrees from University at Albany (Criminal Justice, 2012) and Binghamton University (Social Science, 2007).

Sarah Bohnert

Sarah Bohnert, MS, RN, SANE-A

Hello! I am a faculty member of the Nursing Department at SUNY Morrisville, as well as a proud alumni of the AAS in Nursing program. My background in nursing includes medical-surgical, ambulatory surgery, and reproductive health. In addition to nursing, I currently serve as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Madison County.

Julanne Burton

Julanne C. Burton

Julanne Burton is an assistant professor of social science and coordinates the Human Services Program at SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich Campus where she teaches courses on counseling, crisis intervention, administration, psychology and death & dying. Dr. Burton is the founder of SUNY Morrisville’s Human Services Institute and a founding member of the Humanitarian Hub with faculty from SUNY Poly and MVCC. Prior to her work at Morrisville, Dr. Burton was a Vice-President of Child and Family Services with Liberty Resource, Inc., where she designed and developed family therapy programs for families involved with the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and developmental disability systems. She now serves as a consultant on program development and intervention evaluation. She is a national mental health responder with the American Red Cross, volunteers with an annual grief weekend for adolescents at the Madison County Children’s Camp, and has been volunteering in the 7th Ward in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. She also serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the PROS clinic in Oneida, NY. The clinic provides services to individuals diagnosed with serious mental health disorders and chemical dependency issues. Dr. Burton received her BS in journalism and her MA in child and family studies at Syracuse University and her MSW and PhD at SUNY Albany.

Eric Diefenbacher holds a turtle

Eric H. Diefenbacher

I am an organismal biologist with a background in regenerative/developmental biology, ecology, and natural history specializing in herpetology. I teach most of the biology and chemistry classes at the Norwich Campus along with some classes at the Morrisville main campus. As a practitioner in applied learning for more than 10 years, I enjoy and utilize research in my classes to enhance regular course work both during lecture and labs. I operate an undergraduate research lab whereby students can further their resume by taking part in a wide variety of projects and get college credit for doing so. Projects have ranged from salamander assemblages, aquatic drone efficacy in turtle surveillance, helping local entrepreneurs create better fungus growing kits for educators nationwide, aquatic system health and monitoring, and many more that have received local and state level recognition. Students in my lab have published in scientific journals and received presentation awards at several local and state-wide research conferences.

Additionally, I collaborate with local environmental agencies, non-profit organizations, school districts, and teachers to enhance educational delivery on a wide range of biological topics. I always look forward to collaborations, so if you have an idea, feel free to contact me. 

Judy McCann

Judith A. McCann

My name is Judith McCann and I am the Commuter/Adult Learning Specialist at the Norwich Campus. I am the First Year Experience instructor where I introduce new students to the college experience as well as refreshing their basic study stills. The second half of the semester we look at their majors and career interest in an exploratory project. I am the also the campus advisor for the Student Government Organization and assist student officers in the development of their leadership skills while planning and executing campus events and activities. As my title reads, Commuter/Adult Learning Specialist, I look at myself as another advocate and resource for students for both academic and personal situations that may arise.

Shari Ryan

Shari L. Ryan

My name is Shari Ryan and I am the Office Assistant for the Norwich Campus. I am the front desk reception person at the Welcome desk, located in the lobby of the Atrium. I am the first point of contact for students and visitors. A student would come to me with any questions that they may have, for example, directions as to where their classroom is located. A student would also come to me to submit any documentation that the college is requesting that they provide. Students can also come to me if they wish to see an advisor, or wish to make an appointment with one. The main function of my position is to be a liaison for the students, answering their questions and providing college related information to them. I help the students in any way that I can.