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Alumni & Faculty

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EEA Graduates

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EEA Faculty Members

Al Cabral, MS, MBA - Al Cabral is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Management Programs with Nazareth College in Rochester NY where he coordinates three graduate management programs: MS in Management, MS in HR Management and MS in HR Development. Al teaches courses in human resource management, organizational behavior and career planning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Previously Al was Director of Internships at Nazareth where he developed and coordinated a college-wide internship program that placed students in experiential learning assignments locally, nationally and internationally.  

Al is Past President of NSEE and Past President of the New York State Cooperative and Experiential Education Association. He was a founding member of the Advisory Committee for New York Campus Compact and currently on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School. He rejoined the NSEE Board of Directors in 2016 as Historian. Al has published and presented at local and national levels experiential learning, service-learning, internships, and career decision making. He received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association.  Al has an MBA from Syracuse University and MS in Career & Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Stephanie Thomason, PhD - Stephanie Thomason is an associate professor of management and an associate director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the University of Tampa. As part of her role in the Leadership Center, she heads its MBA coaching program. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Experiential Education, currently as president. She has published or presented more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and national and regional conferences. Her publications can be accessed from journals such as Human Resource ManagementInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment , the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology , the Journal of Global Information Management , the International Journal of Innovation Management , the Case Journal  and the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship . She has presented seven papers at the Academy of Management Annual Conferences, along with a variety of other international and regional conferences. Prior to entering academia, she owned and operated several family-run businesses with multiple storefronts in South Florida. She additionally worked in the real estate, media and educational publishing industries. 

Rena Varghese, Esq. - Rena Varghese is the Executive Director of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning & Career Development at SUNY Farmingdale State College. The Nexus Center connects employers and community organizations to students and alumni for career and experiential learning opportunities. Rena received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, is an attorney admitted in New York, and practiced corporate law. She has also served at St. John’s University School of Law as a professor for law school courses, such as Legal Writing and the Externship Seminar corresponding to experiential learning. As an instructor for the Experiential Education Academy (EEA), Rena has led seminars on Legal Issues in Experiential Education, including at the SUNY Applied Learning Conference.

Last Updated on Monday, May 06, 2024 09:43 AM