Le Moyne College attracts and hires faculty members who enhance the College's student-focused orientation. They have strong academic and professional backgrounds and engage in research that supports their primary mission - teaching others. We invite you to meet the faculty:


Stephen  Fleury

Chair Education Department
Professor of Education
B.A. History, Le Moyne College
M.S. Social Studies Education, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Social Studies Education, Syracuse University
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Dr. Fleury explores the sociology and politics of knowledge, knowing, and teaching, urban education and the effects of testing and standards.

Lauri P. Bousquet

Visiting Assistant Professor
BA French, English,Le Moyne College
MS Literacy, K-12, SUNY Oswego
CAS Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego
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Professor Bousquet’s research interests include: Integration of Academic and Social Curricula Character Education in Cooperative, Inclusive Classrooms Responsive Classroom Effective Instruction in Higher Education

Cynthia C. Choi

Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation, University of Denver
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Dr. Choi’s current research interests include student engagement and learning through online discussions, strategies for the integration of technology into the curriculum, assistive and augmentative technologies, and the use of digital portfolios for professional development.


Bernard (Bud) Cooney

Associate Professor of Education
B.S. Economics, Spring Hill College
M.S. Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Special Education, Syracuse University
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Dr. Cooney's research interests and professional activities address the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education, co-teaching, children and adolescents with autism, and transition from school to adult life.


Suzanne L. Gilmour

Director of Education Leadership

B.S. Preschool, Elementary and Special Education, SUNY Geneseo
M.S. Interrelated Special Education, Syracuse University
C.A.S. Educational Administration, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Educational Administration, Syracuse University
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Norbert J. Henry

B.A. Philosophy, St. Bernard's College/Seminary
M.S. Education, Syracuse University
Ed.D. Education and Certificate in Geronotology, Syracuse University


Cathy Leogrande

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S., College of St. Rose
Ph.D. Syracuse University
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Dr. Leogrande is interested in looking at how pre-services teachers and cooperating teachers work together for professional development. She also is involved in relating learning to online gaming.


Wen  Ma

Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D., English Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
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Dr. Ma’s research interests include literacy across the curriculum, ESL, and teacher education. His current research focuses on adolescent literacy, culturally responsive teaching strategies, and discussion as an instructional tool.



Diane Zigo, CSJ

Associate Professor of Literacy Education
B.A. English and Secondary Education, The College of Saint Rose
M.A. English, State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D. English Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
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Dr. Zigo's research studies empowering literacies for middle and secondary students; she also explores home/school/community connections for literacy development.


Antonio M. Eppolito

Professor Emeritus
B.A., Le Moyne College
M.S., Syracuse University
C.A.S., Syracuse University
Ed.D., Syracuse University
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Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Professor Emerita
B.A. Education, SUNY Potsdam
MS.Ed. Reading Education, University of Massachusetts
Ed.D. Reading and Language Arts, Syracuse University
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Dr. Schmidt's research revolves around the ABC's of Cultural Understanding and Communication, a model she created to help in-service and pre-service educators implement culturally responsive teaching. Her books, book chapters, and journal articles demonstrate teacher adaptations of the model for the literacy development of students from language minority backgrounds in urban and rural schools. For further information, visit her Web site.