Meet Christopher C. Taverna from SUNY Fredonia

Christopher C. Taverna has been with SUNY Fredonia for 20 years. In his time at Fredonia he has been a part of several departments within Information Technology Services and the Professional Development Center. He is currently a training specialist in the Accessibility and Collaborative Technology department of ITS, where in addition to providing various IT trainings to the faculty and staff of Fredonia he administers the campus implementations of Confluence, Digital Measures, and Zoom.  He is also the President of the Fredonia Chapter of United University Professions, the Chair of the Faculty and Professional Affairs Committee (a standing committee of...

Meet Steve Perta from SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Steve Perta has been with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica-Rome (previously known as SUNYIT, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Technology, & SUNY Utica-Rome) going on 33 years.  In this capacity Steve serves as an Associate for Instructional Resources and Chief Engineer responsible for Design, Purchasing, Installation, Implementation, Operation, Documentation, surrounding campus Classroom Technology,  Television Studio & Control Room, Satellite Transmission/Reception, Distance Learning Videoconferencing Systems, Microwave Link, Cable TV System, Sound reinforcement and image projection, Digital Signage, Computer Graphics Station, Media Duplication and Department LAN. He holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Technology from MVCC, a BS Degree...

Meet Laurie Fox from SUNY Geneseo!

Name: Laurie FoxCampus: SUNY GeneseoYears with SUNY: 24Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Information Systems from SUNY Geneseo; current MBA student (Technology Management) at SUNY PolyMain areas of responsibility: Director of Educational Technology. Lead 6 professional staff in Classroom Technology and support, LMS (Canvas) Administration and Instructional Design, Performance Venue technical direction, support and training on digital tools for instructionOther Experience: Past roles at Geneseo and other companies include Support Services management, desktop support, and network analystOther interests: Reading, creating, and music (I am also a church organist!)

Meet Mark English from SUNY Oneonta!

Name: Mark English  Campus: SUNY Oneonta                   Years with SUNY: 33   Degree: Associates in Electronics, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication;  Main areas of responsibility: Design, installation, and maintenance of all learning space technology.  Other Experience: Service Manager for AV company in Phoenix, AZ  Other Interests:  Home improvement, reading, gardening, old movies. 

Meet Pete Houghton of SCCC!

Name: Pete Houghton Campus: SUNY Schenectady County Community College Years with SUNY: 45 Degree: AAS in Audio Visual Communications from SUNY Alfred Main areas of responsibility: Since 2011 I have been handling special events and classroom technology. When I started at SCCC we had 1/4″ reel audio tape, 1″ & 1/2″ reel video. 16mm film and overhead projectors. Other Experience: I’ve been a regional rep for EdTOA, as well as Chair. I’ve served on the SUNY Technology Conference Planning Committee since 1996. Other Interests: I also do sound for a bluegrass band ( We were on the bill for a...

Meet Kali Zahn of Empire State!

Name: Kali Zahn Campus: Empire State College (Saratoga Springs offices) Years with SUNY: 15 Degree: BA- History Main areas of responsibility: Desktop support of administration offices, conference rooms Other Experience: 1 1/2 Gateway Country Store technician, 3 years desktop support at Hartwick College, Oneonta NY (20 years desktop support total) Other Interests: Karate, genealogy, RPGs, travel,

Meet Jesse Hogue of SUNY Adirondack!

Name: Jesse Hogue Campus: SUNY Adirondack Years with SUNY: 4 months Degree: Bachelors of Science majoring in Computer Art Main areas of responsibility: I am the Director of Technology Support Services at SUNY Adirondack. I manage our support team along with any projects that may come our way. I also get my hands dirty from time to time with support issues across campus. Other Experience: I have been in the IT field for 19 years. I started out as a Support Tech for SUNY Oneonta and got my first post college job as a Support Tech in 2006. I have...