Academic Support

At SUNY Empire State College, there are a wide range of academic materials, programs and services in place to help you develop the academic skills and learning strategies critical to your success as a college student and a lifelong learner. We support all students at all levels in person and online. Each of the college’s locations has an assigned director of academic support who can assist you in finding the right combination of online and face-to-face resources, materials, programs and services to best support your academic success and skills development. Students may enhance their academic skills and learning strategies by attending online and on-site workshops, taking studies and meeting with academic specialists such as learning coaches, peer coaches or tutors through face-to-face meetings or an online tutoring program. In addition, many online resources are available through the MyESC student portal by clicking on the “Academic Support” icon at the top of the page.

Whether you want to access academic support in person at a location or online, contact the director of academic support near where you live to get the support you need:

Capital Region

Queensbury, Saratoga Springs, Latham, Schenectady and Albany

Daniel McCrea, Director of Academic Support
Daniel.McCrea@esc.edu
800-847-3000, ext. 3008

Dan Holz, Specialist for Academic Support
Daniel.Holz@esc.edu
518-587-2100 ext:2325

Central New York

East Syracuse, Auburn

Sue Orrell, Director of Academic Support
Suzanne.Orrell@esc.edu
315-472-5730 ext:3167

Harold Lamson, Specialist for Academic Support
Harold.Lamson@esc.edu
315-784-6259 ext:3184

Finger Lakes

Rochester

Seana Logsdon, Senior Director for Academic Success
Seana.Logsdon@esc.edu
585-224-3206

Anne McDonough, Specialist for Academic Support
Anne.McDonough@esc.edu
595-224-3203

Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. School of Labor Studies

Sophia Mavrogiannis
Sophia.Mavrogiannis@esc.edu
646-230-1360

Long Island

Selden, Hauppauge

Mildred Van Bergen, Director of Academic Support
Mildred.VanBergen@esc.edu
631-496-3836

Mid-Hudson

Hartsdale

Brett Sherman, Director of Academic Support
Brett.Sherman@esc.edu
646-230-1205

Paula Bacon, Specialist for Academic Support
Paula.Bacon@esc.edu
914-285-1951

Mohawk Valley

Daniel McCrea, Director of Academic Support
Daniel.McCrea@esc.edu
800-847-3000, ext. 3008

Dan Holz, Specialist for Academic Support
Daniel.Holz@esc.edu
518-587-2100 ext:2325

Utica

Sue Orrell, Director of Academic Support
Suzanne.Orrell@esc.edu
315-472-5730 ext:3167

Harold Lamson, Specialist for Academic Support
Harold.Lamson@esc.edu
315-784-6259 ext:3184

New York City

All New York City Locations

Brett Sherman, Director of Academic Support
Brett.Sherman@esc.edu
646-230-1205

Manhattan

Deborah Johnstone, Specialist for Academic Support
Deborah.Johnstone@esc.edu
646-230-1471

Brooklyn

Zeeva Bukai, Specialist for Academic Support
Zeeva.Bukai@esc.edu
718-783-4400 ext:1751

Staten Island

Tiffani Lomuto, Specialist for Academic Support
Tiffani.Lomuto@esc.edu
718-667-7524 ext:1796

North Country

Fort Drum, Plattsburgh

Fort Drum

Sue Orrell, Director of Academic Support
Suzanne.Orrell@esc.edu
315-472-5730 ext:3167

Harold Lamson, Specialist for Academic Support
Harold.Lamson@esc.edu
315-784-6259 ext:3184

Plattsburgh

Daniel McCrea, Director of Academic Support
Daniel.McCrea@esc.edu
800-847-3000, ext. 3008

Dan Holz, Specialist for Academic Support
Daniel.Holz@esc.edu
518-587-2100 ext:2325

Sue Orrell, Director of Academic Support
Suzanne.Orrell@esc.edu
315-472-5730 ext:3167

Harold Lamson, Specialist for Academic Support
Harold.Lamson@esc.edu
315-784-6259 ext:3184

Out of State

Daniel McCrea, Director of Academic Support
Daniel.McCrea@esc.edu
800-847-3000, ext. 3008

Jodi Ostrander, Academic Support Associate
Jodi.Ostrander@esc.edu
800-847-3000, ext. 3008

Southern Tier

Corning

Seana Logsdon, Senior Director for Academic Success
Seana.Logsdon@esc.edu
585-224-3206

Anne McDonough, Specialist for Academic Support
Anne.McDonough@esc.edu
595-224-3203

Binghamton

Sue Orrell, Director of Academic Support
Suzanne.Orrell@esc.edu
315-472-5730 ext:3167

Harold Lamson, Specialist for Academic Support
Harold.Lamson@esc.edu
315-784-6259 ext:3184

Western New York

Cheektowaga, Lakewood, and Olean

Seana Logsdon, Senior Director for Academic Success
Seana.Logsdon@esc.edu
585-224-3206

Darlene Hapka, Specialist for Academic Support
Darlene.Hapka@esc.edu
716-686-7800 ext:3844

Learning Resources

The Academic Support button on the MyESC student portal links students to learning resources in academic skill areas critical to success as a college student and as a lifelong learner. From the Academic Support page in the MyESC student portal, students can access tutoring services, writing resources, mathematics resources and study skills resources. Many learning resources and services are available at SUNY Empire State College locations, while others are online. For questions about academic support, please contact the directors of academic support (DAS) team at DAS_Team@esc.edu.

Tutoring Services

Students can access web-based tutoring support by clicking on the online tutoring icon on the Academic Support page in the MyESC student portal. Tutors are available in several subject areas including mathematics, statistics, science, business and writing. Students interact online with tutors by dropping in for a live session, scheduling a live session in advance, submitting a writing assignment to the writing lab, or submitting a question. In addition to services offered online, students are able to find contact information for the college’s directors of academic support to learn about tutoring services available at all college locations.

Writing Resources

The Academic Support page in the MyESC student portal, links students to a website containing a comprehensive set of online writing resources developed by SUNY Empire State College faculty for adult students, as well as interactive tools, workshops, and writing resources available at college locations. Students can find links to writing aids from several SUNY Empire State College sources in topic areas such as the academic writing process, research writing, documenting sources, business writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling and English Language Learners (ELL/ESL). In each area, users can find annotated links to explanations, handouts and interactive exercises.

Study Skills Resources

The Learning Support home page contains links to a wide array of web-based study skills resources critical for student success. Students can access online resources in the following study skill areas: academic reading, academic research, computer literacy, critical thinking, English Language Learners (ELL/ESL), independent learning, note-taking systems, stress management and time management.

These resources are continually enhanced and expanded as new learning resources and services become available.