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Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Profiles

Full Time Faculty

Jarrod Cone, M.A.
Department Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jarrod Cone began teaching at CCC in the fall of 2011. He earned his Associate Degree from Genesee Community College, SUNY. He earned his B.A. in 2006 and M.A. in 2009, both in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Jarrod’s primary area of study and research was in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience, specifically the neuroendocrinological effects of sex steroid hormones on the rate of ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice (Mus musculus).

He has taught several different courses at two-and four-year institutions as well as the Wyoming County Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. These courses are Introductory Psychology I and II, Introductory Sociology, Career Management, Child Development, Comparative Animal Behavior, Lifespan Development, Human Sexuality, Physiological Psychology, Psychological Statistics, and Social Psychology.

While employed at Clinton Community College, Jarrod has served many leadership positions. He has acted as the Student Senate Faculty Advisor, Student Leadership Advisor, Faculty Council Vice-Chair, The Psychology in Film and Music Club Advisor, The Civility Club Advisor, The Video Game Club Advisor, and is currently the Chairperson for the Social and Behavioral Sciences department.

Jarrod is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He has presented his research to and is a member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) and The Society For Neuroscience (SFN). He has also presented at the Neuroscience Research Day at the University at Buffalo, SUNY where he won Best Poster Presentation in 2009. Most recently, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in 2015.

To contact Jarrod Cone, click here Jarrod P. Cone.


Denise Coughlin, Ph.D.

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. She served as Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (S&BS) Department from Fall 2009 through Spring 2015.

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.

Her coursework includes: Introduction to Human Services, Social Services Agencies, Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Aging in Society, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Introduction to Social Welfare.

Dr. Coughlin is an active, interdisciplinary, member of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).  Her primary areas of study are the family, aging, and the socio-cultural influences on illness, health, and wellness.

She serves as an interdisciplinary, guest evaluator for the peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Family Nursing.

To contact Denise Coughlin, click here Denise Coughlin.

June Foley, M.P.A.

Professor June Foley earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. She has taught introductory and upper-level, psychology, coursework at Clinton Community College (CCC) since 1994.

A recipient of the 2009, State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, you may learn more about Professor Foley’s philosophy of teaching by following this link…. June Foley's Philosophy of Teaching.

To contact June Foley, click here June M. Foley.

Faculty Emeritus

Professor Carl Lutters, M.A. 

Carl Lutters was a full time faculty member at Clinton Community College for 32 years before retiring in 2005. He still comes back to teach now and then when the spirit moves him. Carl has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University and post graduate study at the University of South Florida. His academic interest areas are language and cognition, stress, and coping, and human sexuality.

Prior to the Clinton years, Carl spent four years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Specialist stationed in Germany and spent two years studying at the University of Vienna, Austria. He hails from the Syracuse, New York area and now enjoys hiking, skiing, biking and exploring the Adirondacks.

Part-Time Faculty


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.


Barrie Guibord, M.A.

At Clinton Community College, Professor Guibord teaches Anthropology and Sociology as an Associate Adjunct Professor.  He also teaches full time at Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone. Prior to CCC, he taught a variety of business, economics, history, and social science courses full time at Paul Smiths College, and part time at Adirondack Community College, North Country Community College, and Plattsburgh State.  In the private sector, he gained extensive experience as a Purchasing Agent, Plant Manager, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales in manufacturing.

He served in the U.S. Navy, in Nuclear Power, received a B.A. from Fordham University in English with a minor in Philosophy, a B.A from SUNY in Anthropology, and a M.A. from SUNY in Leadership and Administration.

Professor Guibord is interested in systems theory, philosophy, human rights, environmental sustainability, global governance, democracy, ecological and biological/cultural anthropology, emerging planetary cultures/astro-anthropology.  He enjoys nature, classical music, literature and lives in the Adirondack Mountains.

Wanda J. Haby, M.A.

Wanda Haby began teaching in the Social & Behavioral Sciences (S&BS) Department in Fall 2010. Her courses include Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems.

Born and raised in Western New York, Ms. Haby moved away to study music through scholarships and grants in both the U.S. and Europe. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and Criminal Justice, and a Master of Management degree specializing in Human Resources from Wayland Baptist University. Currently, Ms. Haby is in the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership with the University of the Incarnate. She is a Certified Peace Officer in the State of Texas with two specialized certifications 1) Sex Crimes and 2) Family Violence. Throughout her corporate career, Ms Haby has guided efforts to provide cost effective, quality consultation in organizations in North America and other countries seeking change or continual improvement.

Ms. Haby also lends her time to a number of organizations. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and on committees serving several public entities from local to state level. She was formerly a Director and President of a Chamber of Commerce and is a known forum mediator for political and social events.

To contact Wanda Haby, click here Wanda J. Haby.

Rev. Fadi Helwanji, Ph.D.

Dr. Fadi Helwanji brings tremendous and well founded multicultural expertise in four leadership areas: education, pastoral, multicultural, and business, with multilingual ability in fluently speaking and writing Arabic, French and English. He has an extended teaching experience from being an elementary school teacher to lecturing at universities and serving on doctoral committees.

Rev. Helwanji has played many transformational leadership roles effectively and successfully, as principal of a Middle school in Lebanon and pastor of different churches in the United States. He is currently serving as the Rector of Saint Maron Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Rev. Dr. Helwanji has consulted with many high profile non-profit organizations and corporations, including other churches, schools and businesses both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Helwanji holds a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree in Fundamental Theology from the University of the Holy Spirit, Kaslik - Lebanon, and a Diploma of Aptitude for School Principals from the University of Saint Joseph, Beirut - Lebanon.

As a dedicated professional educator and scholar, Dr. Helwanji’s educational philosophy and efforts extend beyond academic requirements in order to build a healthy culture of challenge and openness through motivating students to higher professional and ethical standards that enable them to successfully face the global challenges of our era.

Lauren Polvere, Ph.D.

Dr. Lauren Polvere began teaching psychology courses at Clinton Community College in 2007, shortly after moving to the Adirondacks. She has taught Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology, and Childhood Growth and Development. Currently, Dr. Polvere teaches distance learning courses for the Department.

Dr. Polvere, a research psychologist and consultant, earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College. She is engaged in research projects in both the United States and Canada. Dr. Polvere publishes research in the areas of youth development and agency, mental health reform, housing, disability, and sociocultural theory.


Christine Reynolds, M.A.

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.

To contact Christine Reynolds, click here Christine R. Reynolds


Stan Sabin, M.A.

Stanley Sabin has been an adjunct instructor at Clinton Community College since the Fall of 2007. Since that time he has also been a Staff Leader at New Student Orientations held each summer.

Mr. Sabin loves teaching Introduction to Sociology at Clinton Community and particularly enjoys his night classes where the students enrolled have a diverse range of life experiences which contribute to very engaging class discussions. Mr. Sabin is also an instructor at SUNY Plattsburgh, where in addition to introductory sociology, he has also taught Sociology of Women, Social Problems, and Sociology of Minorities. Mr. Sabin earned a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh. He earned his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with concentrations in sociology and communications from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2006.

To contact Stan Sabin, click here Stanley W. Sabin.

Leo Ward, M.A.

Leo Ward has taught part-time a Clinton Community College (CCC) for more than 25 semesters. He has instructed a variety of courses in the area of social and behavioral sciences to include: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.

Mr. Ward is retired from the Air Force where he completed extensive professional service in mental health clinics. In addition to his clinical work, he taught psychology courses at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado from 1986-1990.

Currently, he is employed full-time as a psychologist at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Mr. Ward earned a M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 1974 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his Masters in Social Work, M.S.W., in 1977 from Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, Texas.

To contact Leo Ward, click here Leo J. Ward.

Natalie Ward, LCSW, MSW

Natalie Ward began teaching in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (S&BS) Department in the fall of 2016.  She has also taught undergraduate social work classes at UVM and SUNY Plattsburgh.  Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Welfare from Mundelein College (Loyola University) in Chicago.  She earned her MSW from the University of Vermont in 1998.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified school social worker and certified school counselor.

Natalie currently has private psychotherapy and consulting practice in Plattsburgh.  She has worked as a social worker for over twenty-five years in a variety of settings including schools, child welfare, community mental health, and inpatient behavioral health. She specializes in work with children, adolescents and families.

To contact Natalie Ward, click here Natalie J. Ward