Faculty Plus: Educators with Real-world Experience

Our faculty members are highly respected educators. They are also real-world practitioners who bring their vast industry experience to your online degree program.

Our faculty are dedicated to non traditional learning methods and the adult learners who benefit from them. In fact, SUNY Empire faculty helped develop online learning in higher education, and they continue to lead the way, shaping and setting standards for online education through leadership positions in industry consortiums and advisory councils. 96% of our faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree, and many are published and cited in peer-reviewed academic journals.

We’re excited to introduce you to some of our faculty, their accomplishments, and their perspectives on the changing face of education. Check back often for new features, interviews, podcasts, and blog posts that showcase just how remarkable our faculty are – and how much you’ll benefit from their passion and expertise.


Profile picture of faculty member Rosalyn Rufer.

Rosalyn Rufer, Ph.D

Associate Professor, School of Graduate Studies

An Online Room of Her Own

Associate Professor Rosalyn Rufer has been teaching online at SUNY Empire State College for nearly 25 years – long before most brick-and-mortar schools even considered the idea, and well ahead of the many for-profit schools and online programs that have popped up since. Read More