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Denise Coughlin, Ph.D.
Human Services Program Coordinator

Prior to her tenure at Clinton Community College (CCC) Denise Coughlin worked as a geriatric social worker, highway safety curriculum designer, alcohol and other drug prevention specialist, student affairs professional, and as an administrator of a non-profit organization.

In the fall of 1996, Denise Coughlin was hired at Clinton Community College (CCC) to coordinate the Community Services Assistant (CSA) program.  In 2003, she resigned from the renamed Human Services (HUS) Program to teach sociology coursework, full-time.  In 2009, she was elected chair of the Social and Behavioral Science (S&BS) Department. 

Denise Coughlin earned a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Cabrini College in 1985 and a Masters in Human Organization Science from Villanova University in 1989.  In the spring of 2010, she earned a Ph.D. in Human Services, with a concentration in Social Work and Community Service, from Capella University.

Dr. Coughlin is a member of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and an active, interdisciplinary, member of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).  Her primary area of study is the socio-cultural influences on illness, health, and wellness. She serves as a regular, interdisciplinary, “guest” evaluator for the peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Family Nursing.

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Krystal Cooker

Krystal Crooker graduated from Cazenovia College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Human Services. She has been working in the substance abuse field for 8 years. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. She is also a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner.

Christine Reynolds

Mrs. Reynolds graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Master's in Elementary Education Pre-K through 6 and later received her Master's in School Building Leadership. She has been a public school teacher - having taught ESOL, K, 1, 3, and 5 grades. She is now a principal in Au Sable Forks and teaches early education classes at CCC. Her career focuses on child development, developmentally appropriate practices, and curriculum.

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