Faculty and Staff


Siu Ng
Director of Academic Services
Elston Hall, Room 523


Siu NgAs Director of Academic Services, Siu Ng oversees the Learning Center/Writing Lab, the Math Lab, the Accounting/CIS Tutor Lab, and Tutor Services. She has taught College Composition, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, and GED preparation classes at SCCC since 2005 when she moved to Schenectady from New York City. In New York, she was a program administrator as well as an instructor of adult literacy and classes in English as a Second Language for a number of community-based organizations.

Peter Ochshorn
Assistant Professor
400A Elston Hall OchshoP@sunysccc.edu

Office hours
Mon, 9:50 – 11:55 a.m.
Tues, 11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed, 9:50 – 11:55 a.m.
Thurs, 11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fri, 9:50 – 11:50 a.m.


Peter OchshornDr. Ochshorn has taught and/or is currently teaching Mathematics Skills and Introduction to Algebra for the Department of Developmental Studies, Algebra I and II, Precalculus and Calculus 3 for the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at SCCC. He has also taught economics, econometrics, statistics, and mathematics at other colleges and universities, and consulted and conducted research in the government, private, and non-profit sectors. More...

Alicia M. Richardson
Assistant Professor
401B Elston

Office hours
Tues, Wed, Thurs:
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tues, Thurs:
10:00-11:00 a.m

Alicia M. RichardsonAlicia Richardson has been appointed as Temporary Instructor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department and Developmental Studies Department. Last year Alicia was a participant in the College’s Internship Program for the Development of Minority Faculty. She has an M.A. degree in Africana Studies from the University at Albany and a B.A. degree in English from St. Joseph College.

Kathryn L. Tomaino
413 Elston

Office hours
Mon, 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., 1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Tues, 11:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m., 3:35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., 5:25 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.
Wed, 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., 1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Thurs, 11:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m., 3:35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Kathryn TomainoProfessor Tomaino taught various computer courses part-time at SCCC from 1978 to 1983. Full-time since 1990, she teaches Math Skills, Introduction to Algebra, Pre-calculus and Concepts in Mathematics. She has also taught Introduction to Computers, Math Appreciation, Algebra I and Algebra II. Professor Tomaino is a member of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, holding executive board positions, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She was selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2002 and 2004, and Who's Who in America in 2003. She serves as advisor to the Math/Computer Club.


Adjunct Faculty

Dianne Alois


Michelle Ragucci


Michelle AydinianMs. Michelle Ragucci has been an adjunct for the Department of Developmental studies since September, 2008, teaching such courses as Writing Skills I, Reading Skills I, and Skills for College Success. Additionally, she has tutored at the college’s Learning Center, as well as worked in the newly created Testing Center. Ms. Aydinian received her B.S. in English Adolescent Education from SUNY Oneonta and her M.S. as a Literacy Specialist from the University at Albany. She enjoys using multimodal strategies in the classroom to connect students’ interests and lives to the curriculum.

Heather L. Bernstorf


Judith R. Fruiterman
TRIO Counselor
328B Elston


Judith R. FruitermanJudy has been a counselor in the TRIO program for the past two years. Prior to that she was a teacher and counselor in public schools where she spent time teaching study skills to students in middle and high school. She received her B.S. in Education/Psychology from Skidmore College and a M.S. and C.A.S. in Counseling Psychology and Student Development from SUNY Albany. She has NYS licensure in teaching and school counseling and was certified in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute. She developed her interest in college counseling and higher education when she was the Education Services Officer for the Department of the Army at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Donna Gigliotti


Ms. Donna Gigliotti has been working for SCCC since 1997, beginning with the Liberty Partnerships Program. Since 1998, she has taught for the Developmental Studies and Humanities departments, teaching such courses as Writing Skill II, Reading Skills II, College Composition, Intro. to Lit., American Literature, and Freshman Success Seminar. She also teaches literature courses for Hudson Valley Community College.

Douglas S. Gordon


Douglas S. GordonDoug has worked as a tutor in the SCCC Math Lab since 2004 and has been an instructor at SCCC since 2009. He currently teaches Introduction to Algebra and Math Skills. Originally an engineering major at Lehigh University, he graduated from the College of Saint Rose in 2008 with a B.A. in Math Education.

Maryanne Malecki


David Nocito


Philip Poczik


Louise M. Schrecongost


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