Meet the People of Ithaca College

Read about our inspiring students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Kendra Hubal
Kendra Hubal
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
With the help of some gentle giants, Kendra Hubal makes a difference in the lives of local children and teens.
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Ana Coulibalay
Ana Coulibaly
Business Administration and Legal Studies
With clothing startup Aniko, student-entrepreneur Ana Coulibaly brought a splash of color and a taste of home to Ithaca.
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Tyler Macri
Tyler Macri
Cinema and Photography
IC student-filmmaker Tyler Macri had the ultimate “Kodak moment” in 2017 when he won the top prize in the annual Kodak Student Scholarship Program.
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Jessica Voutsinas ’18
Jessica Voutsinas
Music and Voice
Inspired by music’s effects on the brain, Jessica Voutsinas helped create headphones that can react to a listener’s mood.
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Rumit Singh Kakar
Rumit Singh Kakar
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
IC professor and researcher Rumit Singh Kakar is proving that runners can pound the pavement into middle age—and beyond.
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Professor Beth Ellen Clark holds a model of the asteroid Bennu.
Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
How worried should future earthlings be about Asteroid 101955 Bennu? Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph is leading a team to find out.
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Jusan Hamilton
Jusan Hamilton
IMC and Sociology
Jusan Hamilton made NASCAR history as its first African American race director in charge of high-pressure decisions about activity on the track. 
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Photo portrait of Celisa Calacal
Celisa Calacal
Journalism
The Twittersphere is full of influencers who share inspiring messages about feminism. Another name has been added to the list: Celisa Calacal.
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Adrienne Smith holds a teddy bear while standing outside with flowers behind her and Cayuga Lake in the distance.
Adrienne Smith
Television-Radio
Adopted from Korea at six months old, Adrienne Smith has become a campus advocate for adoptees and their families.
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Nia Nunn
Nia Nunn
Associate Professor, Department of Education
In the heart of Ithaca, assistant professor Nia Nunn and a team of IC grad students welcome children into a safe space for open discussions.
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Josh Lifrak
Josh Lifrak
MS, Exercise and Sport Sciences
When the Chicago Cubs hoped to break a legendary title drought, Josh Lifrak brought the mental game.
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Jason Muenzen '02
Jason Muenzen
Director of the Investment Program
Jason Muenzen understands the puzzles and people of Wall Street—and he’s sharing his pro tips with students as director of the IC investment program.
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Meghan Musnicki holds up the Olympic gold medal around her neck while standing in a boathouse.
Meghan Musnicki
Psychology
One of IC's own is also one of America’s most decorated Olympic rowers, with honors as wide and deep as the waters she trained on.
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Baruch Whitehead
Baruch Whitehead
Associate Professor, Music Education
IC professor Baruch Whitehead helps keep the traditional "Negro Spiritual" alive with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers.
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Tim Reynolds
Tim Reynolds
Clinical Health Studies and DPT
With the help of faculty at the School of Business, this physical-therapist-turned-CEO solved a weight problem.
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Allison Russo '11
Allison Russo
Music Education
Ever wonder why you rarely see women in jazz bands? Allison Russo thinks she knows why—and she's helping young women in New Jersey embrace the chaos.
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Chrissy Guest
Chrissy Guest
Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Is Disney doing a good job portraying a diverse cast of animated characters? IC assistant professor Chrissy Guest shares her thoughts on NPR.
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Sarah Brylinsky
Sarah Brylinsky
CMD and MS, Comm. Innovation
A freshman-year seminar at IC called Introduction to Sustainability inspired Sarah Brylinsky to lead campus climate movements in Ithaca and beyond.
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Dallas Fonseca ’18
Dallas Fonseca
Biochemistry and Mathematics
Driven to help clean up man-made disasters, Dallas Fonseca is researching how genetic engineering can better our understanding of the natural world.
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photo of Eva Chebishev in a lab
Eva Chebishev
Biology
With a special pathogen research opportunity, Eva Chebishev took a big step into the microverse.
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Bryan Roberts sitting at his desk
Bryan Roberts
Associate Dean, Roy H. Park School of Communications
When Bryan Roberts was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 30, he had a very important question for the doctor.
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Mary Taylor standing in a nurse's office wearing red scrubs.
Mary Taylor
Registered Nurse, Hammond Health Center
Every year, registered nurse Mary Taylor leads a group of students on a trip to help provide medical care and save lives in Malawi.
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Malick Mercier
Malick Mercier
Journalism and Sociology
Journalism student Malick Mercier makes an impact with socially-conscious news coverage on Instagram and elsewhere.
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Pearl Outlaw
Pearl Outlaw
Exercise Science, Strength, & Conditioning
Paralympic rower Pearl Outlaw follows her senses to win bronze at the world championships.
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Elizabeth Simkin with her cello.
Elizabeth Simkin
Associate Professor, Performance Studies
Inspired by a lullaby, Elizabeth Simkin explores the healing power of music.
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Maria Bushby’s advocacy work addressing housing insecurity and homelessness earns her a prestigious national fellowship.
Maria Bushby
Sociology
Maria Bushby’s advocacy work addressing housing insecurity and homelessness earns her a prestigious national fellowship.
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Associate professor Edd Schneider uses the Force of experiential learning to awaken his students’ passion for creative collaboration.
Edd Schneider
Associate Professor of Strategic Communication
Associate professor Edd Schneider uses the Force of experiential learning to awaken his students’ passion for creative collaboration.
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Alison Shields
Alison Shields
Associate Professor of Marketing
Sparked by the mass response to the new “Transformers” films, IC professor Alison Shields is studying “Nostalgia Marketing.”
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Bill Handwerker holds a hotdog in front of a Nathan's Famous frankfurter restaurant
William Handwerker
General Studies
Bill Handwerker—grandson of the Nathan’s Famous frankfurter restaurant founder—was not handed life on a bun. He started out washing dishes.
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Olivia Carpenter works on her screen printing
Olivia Carpenter
Business Administration, Management Concentration
For Ithaca College student Olivia Carpenter, creating a clothing design business is also a chance to advocate for something much deeper.
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Andrew Beware
Andrew Benware
Director of Choral Activities, Saranac Lake High School
Encore, Encore! Students Help Ithaca College Alum and Summer Music Academy Faculty Member Drew Benware Earn Grammy Awards Honor.
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Eva Kirie ’21 & Clara Montague ’21 walk the red carpet
Eva Kirie & Clara Montague
Television-Radio
As first-year filmmakers, Eva Kirie and Clara Montague took their class assignment all the way to the silver screen.
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Zack Ford ’07
Zack Ford
Music Education
Zack Ford’s remote recital series is a respite from social isolation—and music to the ears of talented alumni who are queuing up to participate.
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Tara Lynch
Tara Lynch
Journalism
Park scholar, ICTV anchor, and sports reporter Tara Lynch ’22 isn’t about to let COVID-19 sideline her from creating student-focused web content.
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School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty & Staff
School of Humanities & Sciences
With the country's need for personal protective equipment (PPE) reaching untold heights, School of Humanities and Sciences faculty and staff are stepp
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Anna Rosenblatt ’12, MPA
Anna Rosenblatt
Documentary Studies and Production
Whether on a film set or the front lines of COVID-19 testing, Anna Rosenblatt knows how to motivate and mobilize a crew for maximum efficiency.
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Rachel Yohe '18  and Goldye Horan '18
Rachel Yohe and Goldye Horan
Integrated Marketing Communications and Music/Communication Management and Design
Social media sparked a beautiful friendship for these first-year students, who sustain their bond today as proud alumnae.
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Andy Smith
Andy Smith
Professor, Biology
With help from some slimy slugs, biology professor Andy Smith won game show podcast Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.
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