Alfred State Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Several new faculty and staff members have joined Alfred State in the schools of Arts and Sciences; Architecture, Management & Engineering Technology; and Applied Technology as well as in the departments of Facilities Services, Student Life, Admissions, Library Services, Athletics, and Technology Services. New hires include:

Casey Cowburn of Andover joins Alfred State’s School of Arts and Sciences as coordinator of the Alfred State Opportunity Program (ASOP) in the Learning Center. In this role, he provides general and academic advisement to freshmen. Prior to joining the college, he was a forensic clinical coordinator at the Allegany County Jail. Cowburn has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.

Doug Foster of Hornell joins Alfred State’s Facilities Services as a cleaner in the Physical & Health Sciences Building.

Michael Fox of Alfred joins Alfred State’s Student Affairs as resident director for the MacKenzie South dormitory. Fox has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Shepherd University.

Heather Mark of Dansville joins Alfred State as keyboard specialist I in Admissions. Previously, Mark worked as a chemical dependency counselor. She has an associate’s degree in applied science from Genesee Community College.

Catherine Miller joins Alfred State as an instructional support assistant in Library Services. Miller has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo.

Joshua Mudrick of Hornell joins Alfred State’s Facilities Services as a cleaner in the Physical & Health Sciences Building.

Jon Owejan of Honeoye joins Alfred State as assistant professor, mechanical and electrical engineering technology. Prior to joining the college, Owejan was a senior research engineer for General Motors. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Alexe Pask of Williamsville joins Alfred State as an assistant athletic trainer. Pask has a bachelor’s degree in health care studies and a master’s degree in athletic training from Daemen College.

Jacob Perry of Springville joins Alfred State as instructor, culinary arts, on the Wellsville campus. Prior to joining the college, he was a chef at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel. Perry has an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson & Wales University.

David Phillips of Hornell joins Alfred State’s Technology Services as a computer technician. Phillips has an associate’s degree in computer and electronics systems from Alfred State.

Lisa Summers of Arkport joins Alfred State’s Facilities Services as a cleaner in the Document Center and the Huntington Administration Building. Summers earned an associate’s degree from Alfred State and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alfred University.