Faculty and Staff

Board of Trustees

Ralph Brennan, Chairman on the Board
John Metz, Jr. '92, Vice Chairman
Philip Jones, Treasurer
Steve Rushmore, Secretary
Raymond Bickson
Dr. Joyce Brown
Stanley Cheng
Alice Elliot
Anne Fink
Laurence Geller
Noah Glass
Shep Gordon
Marc Hoffman '77
Cheryl Henry
Thomas A. Keller
J. Riley Lagesen
Carlton McCoy '06
Michael Mina '89
Nicole Miller Regan
Ted Rich
Marc J. Sarrazin
Clarice Turner
Robert Unanue
Regynald Washington

Trustees Emeriti

William C. Anton, Chairman Emeritus
Frank Arthur Banks '57
Robert Berenson
Jeffrey P. Berlind
Elizabeth Blau
Richard Bradley, Chairman Emeritus
Fred Carl, Jr.
August J. Ceradini, Jr., Chairman Emeritus
Lee A. Cockerell
Dr. John J. Connolly, Chairman Emeritus
John N. Daly
Lori Daniel '79
Marcel Desaulniers '65
Sebastian J. DiMeglio
James Doherty
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
Daniel A. Gescheidle
Burton Hobson
Michael Kaufman
Abigail Kirsch
Peter Kleiser
Ted J. Kleisner
Takeshi Kohjima
Charles La Forge
Richard Lavin
Jon Luther, Chairman Emeritus
Richard Mazer, Chairman Emeritus
Charles Merinoff II
M. Cameron Mitchell '86, Chairman Emeritus
Robert A. Muh, Chairman Emeritus
Charlie Palmer '79, Chairman Emeritus
John L. Patten
Margaret E. Happel Perry
Alan R. Plassche, Chairman Emeritus
Melinda R. Rich
Harold Rosser
Harris H. Rusitzky, Chairman Emeritus
Arno B. Schmidt
John L. Sharpe
Arnym Solomon '69
Rodney Stoner '65
Nick Valenti, Chairman Emeritus
Joseph W. Vannucci
Roy Yamaguchi '76
Kevin Zraly

Honorary Trustees

Christopher (Kit) Goldsbury
William N. Hulett
I. Pano Karatassos '60
J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
John J. Profaci
James D. Robinson III
Allan Schuman
 

President and Cabinet

L. Timothy Ryan '77, CMC, AAC
President
EdD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, BS, University of New Haven
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Kevin Allan
Vice President—Advancement
MS, Milano School for Public Engagement, The New School
BA, Manhattanville College

Rachel Birchwood
Vice President—Enrollment Management
MS, Antioch University
BS, SUNY Cortland

Susan Cussen
Vice President—Strategic Initiatives Group and Branch Campuses
MBA, State University of New York at Albany
BS, State University of New York at Oneonta

Mark Erickson '77, CMC
Provost
MBA, Marist College
BS, University of New Haven
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Maria Krupin
Vice President—Finance and Administration
MS, New Jersey Institute of Technology
BBA, Pace University

Kathleen Merget
Vice President and Dean—Student Affairs
PhD, MA, Fordham University
MA, Marist College
BS, State University of New York at Cortland

Michael Sperling
Vice President—Academic Affairs
PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Rick Tietjen
Vice President, Chief of Staff, and CIO
MBA, Capella University
BS, Marist College

Daniel Vinh
Vice President—Marketing and Communications
MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
BS, McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia
 

New York Campus Faculty and Staff

Academic Deans

Denise Bauer
Dean—School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies
PhD, MA, New York University
BA, Dickinson College

Annette Graham '88
Dean—School of Business and Management
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
MS, Purdue University
BBA, Morehead State University
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Marc Haymon '81, CMB, CHE
Associate Dean—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Cynthia Keller '83, PC II, CHE
Associate Dean—Culinary Arts
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Bruce Mattel '80, CHE
Senior Associate Dean—Culinary Arts
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Tony Nogales '88, PC III, CEC, CHE
Associate Dean—Culinary Arts
MBA, Sustainability, Bard College
BS, Culinary Education, SUNY Empire College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Ted Russin
Acting Dean—School of Culinary Science and Nutrition
MSc, McGill University, Canada
BSc, University of Manitoba, Canada
BA(Hons), University of Winnipeg, Canada
Certificate, Pierre Radisson Collegiate, Canada

Carolyn M. Tragni
Dean—Academic Engagement and Administration
MA, Long Island University
BS, Mercy College

Brendan Walsh '80
Dean—School of Culinary Arts
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America
 

Administration

Jodi Amato
Director—Academic Support Services
MA, Ashford University
BS, SUNY New Paltz

Betsy Carroll
Director—Institutional Research and Effectiveness
MBA, Binghamton University
BA, University of Rochester

Crystal DeCarolis
Director—Center for Career and Academic Advising
BS, Johnson & Wales University

Emily Franco
Director—Cornell School of Hotel Administration-The Culinary Institute of America Alliance
BS, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Chet Koulik
Registrar
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS, The Pennsylvania State University

Matthew Ruane
Director—Accreditation and Assessment
PhD, University of Central Florida
MA, University of Delaware
BA, McGill University

Joanna Smith
Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator and Legal Advisor
JD, NYU School of Law
BA, Wesleyan University
 

Faculty—Baking and Pastry Arts

Mark Ainsworth '86, PC III, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, Communications, University of South Carolina
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Aleishe Baska '05, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BA, English and Psychology, Macalester College
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Institute of America

Didier Berlioz, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Brevet of Professional Studies; Certificate of Professional Abilities, Cuisine Classique; Brevet d'Etudes du Premier Cycle, Lycée Technique d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Nice, France

Noah Carroll '06, CMB
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Institute of America

Kate Cavotti, CMB
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BA, Speech Pathology, Denison University
AAS, Hotel & Restaurant Management, New York City Technical College

Richard J. Coppedge, Jr., CMB
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Food Service Management; AS, Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Kristin Egan '04, CMB, CHE
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Hotel Restaurant Management, Drexel University
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Stephen J. Eglinski, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Peter Greweling, CMB
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, New England Culinary Institute

Jesse Jackson III, CMB, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
AS, Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Daniel Keener
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Lisa Kirschner, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Todd R. Knaster, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Certificate, Pastry Arts, New York Restaurant School

William McCarrick, CMB, CHE
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AAS, Culinary Arts, Academy of Culinary Arts

Genevieve Meli '07, CMB
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Certificate, Sugar Fundamentals and Trends, Notter School of Pastry Arts

Dianne Rossomando '95
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Certificate, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Claudia Silva, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Grand Diploma, Professional Classic Pastry Arts, The French Culinary Institute New York

Rudolf Spiess
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Baker-Konditor Diploma, Association of Master Bakers and Pastry Chefs, Switzerland

Joseph Utera, CMB, CEPC
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
MEd, Education, Instructional Design; BS, Business, Western Governors University
AOS, Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University
Certificate, Computer Programming and Analysis, Valencia Community College

Melissa Walnock '01
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BPS, Baking and Pastry Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Stéphane Weber, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Certificat, Aptitude Professionnelle, Jean-Ferandi, France
Apprenticeship, Jean Jeudon, France

Hans J. Welker, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Master's degree, F.U.U. Gemeinnuetzige Fortbildung Schule, Germany
Apprenticeship, Café Brenner, Germany

Michael Zebrowski
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AAS, Dietetics, Portland Community College
 

Faculty—Business and Management

Amelia Asperin
Associate Professor—Business Management
Ph.D., Human Ecology--Food Service and Hospitatlity Management, Kansas State University
MS, Food Service, Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration, Kansas State University
BS, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, University of the Philippines

Barbara Campbell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMRDP
Associate Professor—Business Management
MS, Adult Education, SUNY Buffalo
BS, Biology and Chemistry, Excelsior College
AS, Biological Science, Columbia Greene Community College

Anthony J. Chando
Assistant Professor—Business Management
MBA, Marketing; MS, Management, Long Island University
BS, Business Administration, Fordham-Marymount College

Laura Dreesen
Associate Professor—Business Management
MS, Education; BS, Business Finance, State University of New York at New Paltz

Raimundo Gaby, Jr. '97
Associate Professor—Business Management
EdD, Education, Columbia University
MS, Adult Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University
BPS, Culinary Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Denise Mazzei '96
Assistant Professor—Business Management
BA, Conflict Management and Corporate Negotiation Strategy, Vassar College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Stephanie Murphy, CPA
Associate Professor—Business Management
MBA, Accounting, Bernard Baruch College
BA, Accounting, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Alisa Neuneker
Associate Professor—Business Management
MHRTA, BS, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Administration, University of South Carolina

Cameron F. Rabe, CPA
Associate Professor—Business Management
MBA, Professional Accounting, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management
BA, Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Peter Szende
Professor of Business Management
DBA, Business Administration, MS, Tourism, University of Economic Sciences
BS, Hotel Management, College of Commerice and Hotel Management

Liana Wood '08, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Business Management
MS, Hospitality Management, Florida International University
BPS, Food Business Management, The Culinary Institute of America
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
 

Faculty—Culinary Arts

David J. Bruno '88, PC III, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, SUNY Empire College
AOS, Culinary Arts, Certificate, The Culinary Institute of America

Shirley Shuliang Cheng
Professor—Culinary Arts
MS, Hospitality Administration, Johnson & Wales University
BA, English Literature, Sichuan University, China
AOS, Culinary Arts, Sichuan Culinary Institute, China

Janet Crandall
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
Certificate, Culinary Arts, French Culinary Institute

Raymond Dawson
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, New York Institute of Technology

Paul DelleRose '94
Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, SUNY Empire State
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Joseph De Paola '94
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, History, Niagara University
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Anita Olivarez Eisenhauer
Professor—Culinary Arts
Sustainable MBA, Green Mountain College
BS, Educator in Culinary Arts, State University of New York, Empire State College

Odette Fada
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
Diploma, Culinary Arts, Instituto Professionale Alberghiero

Michael A. Garnero
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
AA, Business Administration, Seattle Central Community College

Lynne Gigliotti '88
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Certificate, Culinary Arts, The Restaurant School of Philadelphia

Walter Grote '96
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Sean Kahlenberg '04
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Dwayne LiPuma '86
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
BS, Environmental Science, University of New Mexico
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Martin Matysik, CHE
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
MBA, Catering and Hospitality Management, Canterbury University, England
Higher National Diploma, Bournemouth University, England

Xavier Mayonove
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
Certificate of Professional Studies, Hospitality; Diploma of Professional Education, Hospitality, L'école Hôteliers de Haute-Corse, France

David McCue '93, CHE
Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, Sociology, University of Scranton
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Lance Nitahara '08, PC III, CEC, CPC, CHE
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
BPS, Culinary Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
AA, Culinary Arts; AA, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of the Pacific

Brian O'Hea '98, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
AAS, Restaurant Management, Nassau Community College

Jonathan Parker, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
City and Guilds Certificate, North Somerset Catering College

Robert A. Perillo '86
Professor—Culinary Arts
Sustainable MBA, Green Mountain College
BPS, Culinary Education, State University of New York, Empire State College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Jason Potanovich '96, CHE
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

John Reilly '88, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
MBA, Business Management, SUNY Empire State College
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, State University of New York, Empire State College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Theodore Roe '91
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Roshara Sanders, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
BPS, Culinary Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Eric L. Schawaroch '84
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
BPS, Culinary Education, State University of New York, Empire State College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Thomas Schneller
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts

Scott Swartz '89, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
MBA, Cultural Sustainability, Goucher College
BS, Hotel/Restaurant Management, University of New Haven
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Bryan Tobias, PC III, CEC
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts

Howie Velie, CHEP
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts

Gerard Viverito, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
BS, Hospitality Management, University of Maryland
AOS, Culinary Arts, Scottsdale Culinary Institute

Jong Jip Yang '11
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Gregory Zifchak '80
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

 

Faculty—Culinary Science and Nutrition

Suki Hertz, RD
Associate Professor—Culinary Science
MS, Clinical Nutrition, New York University
BA, Geography, University of Colorado
Certificate, Culinary Arts, New York Restaurant School

J. J. Lui, MCGB
Associate Professor—Culinary Science
MBA, Further Education Management, King's College University of London, England
BSc, International Culinary Arts, Thames Valley University, England
Diploma, Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, City & Guilds of London Institute, England

Marisa Monaghan
Associate Professor—Culinary Science
MST, Biology, Pace University
BS, Reactions, State University of New York, Cortland

Jonathan A. Zearfoss, CEC, CCE, CCP
Professor—Culinary Science
MA, Liberal Studies, Empire State College
AB, English, College of William and Mary
 

Faculty—Hospitality and Service Management

Rory Brown '06, CSW, CHEP
Associate Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
MS, Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of New Orleans
BPS, Culinary Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Brandi Renee Burgess '13
Lecturing Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Tim Buzinski '97, CS
Assistant Professor—Wine Studies
BA, Philosophy, St. John's University
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Higher Certificate, Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Courtnay Dittbrenner, CHE
Associate Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
MBA, University of Phoenix
BA, Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE
Professor—Wine and Beverage Studies
MA, Education, Sonoma State University
BA, French and Art, Simmons College

Ezra Eichelberger
Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
BS, Speech, Southern Illinois University

John W. Fischer '88
Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
MS, Educational Technology, Walden University
BA, Psychology, Swarthmore College
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Bruce W. Lavender '82
Lecturing Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Mauro M. Sessarego
Associate Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
MS, Hospitality Management, Rochester Institute of Technology
BPS, State University of New York, Empire State College
Nautical Engineering, Istituto Tecnico Nautico, Italy

Carleen von Eikh
Assistant Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
BFA, Dramatic Art/Dance, University of California, Berkeley
 

Faculty—Liberal Arts and Food Studies

Bonita Bogush
Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
MEd, Adult Education; BS, Secondary Mathematics; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Distance Education, The Pennsylvania State University

James V. Brady
Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
MA, Psychology; MA, Educational Psychology; BA, Psychology, Marist College

Vivian C. Cadbury
Associate Professor—Writing and Communications
MA, English Literature; BA, English, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lina Castellanos Hermberg
Associate Professor—World Languages & Cultures
MEd, Language Arts, Carthage College
Licenciatura en Español e Inglés, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia

Maureen Costura
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, Anthropology; MA, Archeology, Cornell University
BA, History, Dickinson College

David Flynn
Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
MIA, Political and Economic Development, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
BA, Political Science and Honors majors, Sociology minor, Hunter College, City University of New York

Beth Forrest
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, MA, BA, History, Boston University

Anne M. Henry
Associate Professor—Writing and Communications
MA, BA, Literature, State University of New York at New Paltz

Richard P. Horvath
Professor—Writing and Communications
PhD, English Literature and Humanities, Stanford University
MA, English Literature, University of Rochester
AB, English Literature, Dartmouth College

Robert J. Johnson, Jr.
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, History, City University of New York
JD, New York Law School
MA, History, Hunter College
BA, Social Studies, Niagara University

Deirdre Murphy
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, American Studies, University of Minnesota
MA, BA, English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
One-Year Diploma, University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.

Michael J. Nothnagel
Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
MAT, Mathematics Education; BS, Mathematics Education, University of New Hampshire

Antonella Piemontese
Associate Professor—World Languages & Cultures
MFA, Drawing and Painting, School of Visual Arts
BFA, Drawing and Painting, State University of New York, College at Purchase

Taylor Reid
Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, Community, Food, and Agriculture, Michigan State University
MS, Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
BS, Plan and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Nilsa Rodríguez-Jaca
Professor—World Languages & Cultures
PhD, MA, Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures, State University of New York at Albany
Certificate, Entrepreneurship, SUNY Ulster
Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM)

Willa Zhen
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, England
MA, Anthropology, University of Sussex, England
BA, International Relations and Chinese Studies, University of the Pacific
 

California Campus Faculty and Staff

Academic Deans and Administration

Thomas Bensel
Managing Director—California Campus

Adam Busby, CMC, CHE
General Manager—Greystone
Canadian Interprovincial Seal Diploma and Journeyman Certification, Algonquin College of Applied Arts, Canada

Robert Jörin, CMB, CEPC, CCE, CHE
Associate Dean—Degree Programs
Bakery Pastry Chef, Wirtefachschule, Switzerland
Apprenticeship, Konditorei-Restaurant Bräm, Switzerland
 

Faculty

Robert Bath, MS, CHE
Professor—Wine and Beverage Studies
BS, Business Administration, California Polytechnic University

Gabriel Boyer '06
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Amber Brodie
Lecturing Instructor—Liberal Arts
MFA, Creative Writing, Fresno State University
BA, English, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Aaron Brown, CB
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Education, Arizona State University
AA, Culinary Arts, Western Culinary Institute

Almir Da Fonseca, CEC
Professor—Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts, Senace Culinary School/Le Cordon Bleu, Brazil
Apprenticeship, Chef Jacques Arpi, Charron, France

Sanna Delmonico, RDN
Associate Professor—Nutrition and Food Safety
MS, Human Nutrition, Louisiana State University
BS, Dietetics, San Francisco State University

Stephen L. Durfee, CEPC
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AB, American Studies, Hamilton College
Certificate, Pastry and Baking, Peter Kump's New York Cooking School

William P. Heubel
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, California Culinary Academy

Steven E. Isaac '97, CMB, CEPC, CHE
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Daniel Kedan '07
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
BAAS, Philosophy, University of Delaware

Lars Kronmark, CWP
Professor—Culinary Arts
Chef College, Restaurationsindustriens Laerlingeskole, Denmark
Apprenticeship, Grande Café, Denmark

Sarah Linkenheil
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
Apprenticeship, Albrecht-Dürer Berufsschule, Germany

Javier Mercado
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AS, Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson and Wales University

Steve Mercer, CHEP
Lecturing Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management
BS, Psychology, Sonoma State University
AA, Liberal Arts, Napa Valley College

Jeff Prather
Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

Keith Rada, Jr.
Assistant Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
BA, Sociology, Columbia University

Dustin Rogge '00
Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
MBA, Sonoma State University
BPS, Culinary Arts Management; AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Higher Wine Certificate, Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Angela Salvatore
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Communications, University of Illinois Urbana
Certificate, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Elisha Smiley
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
MST, Taxation, Golden Gate University
MAc, Accounting, BBA, Accounting, University of Iowa
Certificate of Baking and Pastry Arts, California Culinary Academy-Le Cordon Bleu

Kevin Vu
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, California Culinary Academy-Le Cordon Bleu

Michael Wille '89
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
MA, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
BA, Journalism, San Francisco State University
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Michael K. Wolf, CHE
Associate Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
BA, Marketing, California State University

Thomas B. H. Wong '86, CEC, CHE
Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Certificate, Culinary Arts, Kapiolani Community College
 

Graduate Faculty and Staff

Academic Directors and Administration

Cathy Jörin
Senior Director, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Director, The Food Business School
MBA, University of San Francisco
BA, University of California, Irvine
AOS, California Culinary Academy

Graduate Program Faculty

Faculty information can be found here.
 

Texas Campus Faculty and Staff

Academic Directors and Administration

April Goess '03, CHE
Managing Director
BPS, AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Jose Frade, CHEP
Associate Dean—Degree Programs
BA, Business Administraton, University of Phoenix
AAS, Culinary Arts, Texas Culinary Academy

Faculty

Lilla Bernal '99
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Vincent Carvalho, CHEP
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
Diplôme de cuisine, Lycée hotelier, France

Alain Dubernard, CMB, CHE
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Diploma, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
Escuela Panamericana de Hoteleria, Mexico

Melissa Fritz, CEPC, CHE, CMB
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BS, Food Service Management; AS, Baking and Pastry, Johnson & Wales University

Angel Gonzalez
Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management
BS, Industrial Design, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico

Melissa Guerra
Instructor—Liberal Arts
BFA, Music, Mount Holyoke College

Fabian Jacob, CS, CSW
Lecturing Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management
CAP-BEP, Restaurant Management, Lycée Hotelier du Touquet

Brian Krellenstein '92
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Will Packwood '96
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Uyen Pham '04, CEC
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
MEd, Physical Education, University of Houston
BS, Kinesiology, University of Houston

Ana Sofia Sada Cervantes
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
BA, Centro de Estudios Culinarios Roccatti SUGAR, Mexico
BA, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Hinnerk von Bargen
Professor—Culinary Arts
Master Chef Diploma, Hotelschool, Germany
Apprenticeships, Hotel Tietjens Hütte, Germany; Parkhotel Grüner Jäger, Germany
 

CIA Singapore Faculty and Staff

Administration

Eve Felder '88, CEC
Managing Director
MS, Rochester Institute of Technology
BS, College of Charleston
AOS, The Culinary Institute of America

Faculty

Jorg Behrend
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
Master Chef Diploma, Hotelschool, Germany
Apprenticeship, Hotel Schaperkrug, Germany

Saverio Busato
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Diploma of Technician, Hospitality Service & Restaurant Industry, Italian Cooking, Institute E. Cornaro

Elaine Koh '13
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts
BPS, Culinary Arts Management, The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore Institute of Technology
Diploma, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Yvonne Ruperti '96, CHE
Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
BA, Art History, Vassar College
AA, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Dutchess Community College
Certificate, Baking and Pastry Arts, The Culinary Institute of America

Michael Sanson '96
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
AOS, Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
 

Legend of Certifications

AAC American Academy of Chefs CS Certified Sommelier
ACWP Advanced Certified Wine Professional CSW Certified Specialist in Wine
CB Certified Baker CWE Certified Wine Educator
CCE Certified Culinary Educator CWP Certified Wine Professional
CCM Certified Club Manager DWS Diploma in Wine and Spirits
CCP Certified Culinary Professional FAND Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CDE Certified Diabetes Educator FWS French Wine Scholar
CEC Certified Executive Chef LD Licensed Dietitian
CEPC Certified Executive Pastry Chef MCGB Master Chef of Great Britain
CFBE Certfied Food and Beverage Executive MFP ManageFirst Professional
CFSM Certified Food Service Manager MS Master Sommelier
CHA Certified Hotel Administrator PC II ProChef Level II
CHE Certified Hospitality Educator PC III ProChef Level III
CHEP Certified Higher Education Professional PHR Professional in Human Resources
CMB Certifited Master Baker RD Registered Dietition
CMC Certified Master Chef RDN Registered Dietition Nutritionist
CMRDP Certified Menu Research and Development Professional RS Registered Sanitarian
CPA Certified Public Accountant SHRM-SCP SHRM Senior Certified Professional
CPC Certified Pastry Culinarian SPHR Senior Professional in Human Resources