Division of Education & Psychology

Department Email: [email protected]
Department Phone: (315) 279-5257

Dr. Tiffany Coyle

Associate Professor of Education

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
Ed.D. in Teaching and Curriculum
Nazareth College
M.S.Ed. in Literacy
Nazareth College
B.A. in Psychology, Inclusive Education

Dr. Nicholas Koberstein

Associate Professor of Psychology

Academic Credentials

University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut State University

Dr. Klaudia Lorinczova

Division Chair
Professor of Educational Studies

Academic Credentials

University of Oklahoma
University of Constantine the Philosopher
M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
University of Constantine the Philosopher
M.A. in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language


Klaudia Lorinczova, a native of Slovakia, has been in the field of Education for several decades. Her career began as a secondary level English as a Foreign language teacher, teaching grades 8-12. She moved to United States in 2004 to pursue a degree in Literacy and Language Development adding elementary education to her experience, with focus on first grade. Working with teachers and teacher candidates has been a life-long dream and a very rewarding career. Classroom is an absolute comfort zone for her. She speaks six languages (Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, German, and English) and uses her linguistic knowledge in her courses with focus on Literacy and English Language Learners. Ask her junior/senior students about "lodka" and you will get a story about them having to sit through a lesson she teaches in her native Slovak language to demonstrate how ELLs feel in an English language classroom.

Kara Roop Miheretu, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Academic Credentials

Lasell College
B.A. in Education
Columbia University
M.A. in International Education
The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Susan Strickland

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Academic Credentials

SUNY Potsdam
B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice
Syracuse University
M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Walden University
Ph.D. in Psychology


Susan Strickland, Ph.D, earned a doctorate degree in Psychology, 2014. She also has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, from Syracuse University. Susan Strickland is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Disability Management Specialist, and Certified Brain Health Coach.

Susan Strickland, Ph.D has been an Adjunct Faculty for Keuka College from 2012 to the present. She has taught various courses such as Statistics for the Social Sciences, Personality Theory, Forensic Psychology, Abnormal Psychology & Psychopathology Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals, Deviance & Social Control, Ethnic Diversity, Critical Thinking, Integrative Studies 11: Crime & Justice, Elementary Statistics for Action Research, Introduction to Action Research and Action Research Project.

Professional Interests

Research interests are varied and include: Strickland, S. (2014) Predicting Depression and Psychosocial Adaptation in Post Traumatic Brain Injury with Memory and Executive Functions: Published Dissertation.

Additional research on Working Memory; Biological Assessment of Brain Injury; History of Cognitive Movement; Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Function; Brain Development and Adolescent Brain Injury; Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; Self Efficacy; Ethics in Testing & Assessment; Diagnosis of Depression following Traumatic Brain Injury; Pharmacological Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury; Stress and Depression; TBI and Endocrine Disorders; Immunology and Depression, Changing Health Behaviors-Diabetes, Post-Partum Depression.

Susan Strickland has worked as a psychologist providing counseling and behavioral services for the New York State Department of Health Program, Medicaid Waiver for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and other chronic medical conditions from 1997 to the present.