Meet Our New Faculty and Staff

students walking on campus, framed by flowers, trees, and buildings

(SUNY Geneseo photo/Keith Walters '11)

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part one in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5

Lucy Allison

Lucy Allison, nurse practitioner, has joined the Student Health and Counseling Center, where she’s responsible for providing medical care to students on campus. Prior to Geneseo, she worked as an RN in adult medicine and labor and delivery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. After earning her master’s degree, she worked in the Outpatient Pediatric clinic at Golisano Children's Hospital. Allison holds an MS as a Family Nurse Practitioner and BS degrees in psychology and nursing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, vacationing, and spending time with her family.

Joshua Bishop

Joshua Bishop in Residence Life is the new area coordinator for Suffolk and Nassau Halls, where he oversees the First Year, Transfer, Wellness, and Art Living-Learning Communities of students. His responsibilities include supervising the 12 resident assistants in the building while assisting with programming, building upkeep, creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and adjudicating conduct cases. Prior to Geneseo, he was the senior resident director at Monroe Community College and the graduate hall coordinator at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Bishop earned an MA in College Counseling and Student Affairs and a BS in psychology, both from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He spends his free time going on walks with my wife Brianna and dog Toby, camping, playing games, and serving as a volunteer firefighter.

Heather Carrera

Heather Carrera is a new adjunct lecturer in the biology department; she also works as a nutrition and wellness manager for Campus Auxiliary Services. Her teaching areas and research interests include autoimmune disease and microbiome research. Prior to joining Geneseo, she has taught at Monroe Community College. Carrera holds a doctorate in clinical nutrition and a master’s in human nutrition and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. In her free time, she loves to hike, travel, play board games, and read.

Yi-Wen Chang

Yi-Wen Chang has joined the music department as an adjunct lecturer. Her teaching area is as a collaborative pianist, which includes coaching vocal and instrumental students. Prior to Geneseo, she taught at Hobart William Smith Colleges, Nazareth College, and Hochstein School of Music. Chang holds a DMA from the Eastman School of Music, an MM from The Juilliard School, and a BM from the Eastman School of Music. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing with cats.

Byeong-Hak Choe

Byeong-Hak Choe is a new lecturer in data analytics for the School of Business, with additional research interests in environmental economics, economics of climate change, and applied economics. Prior to Geneseo, Choe also taught Intermediate Macroeconomics at the University of Wyoming. Choe holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming, an MSc in economics from Arizona State University, an MA in economics from SUNY Stony Brook, and a BA in economics and a BSc in applied mathematics from Hanyang University at Ansan, South Korea. Choe enjoys watching movies as well as sports such as soccer, baseball, and chess.

Ashtonn Fischer '16

Ashton Fischer ’16 is the new assistant men’s and women’s cross-country coach in Intercollegiate Athletics. She assists with recruiting prospective student-athletes and works with current student-athletes to grow academically and athletically during their time on the team. Prior to Geneseo, she served as the project/program manager at the geospatial software and aerial imaging company EagleView. In addition to coaching, she also currently works as a commercial solar developer at GreenSpark Solar. Fischer earned her bachelor’s in geography at SUNY Geneseo. She enjoys spending time with her husband (Sean Fischer, an adjunct lecturer in English at Geneseo) and two dogs (Crosby and Miles), hiking, running, reading, and traveling.

Jill Garnar-Allsopp '87

Jill Garnar-Allsopp ’87, ’91 MSEd, is the new student teaching supervisor in the School of Education. Prior to joining Geneseo, she spent 30 years with the Fairport Central School District as the special class special education teacher in the ninth-grade academy, Minerva DeLand. While there, she developed the co-teaching program to extend the continuum of services to all the content academic areas. Her previous experience includes teaching Resource Room, co-teaching and special class instruction in all the content areas, participation in several state and local initiatives, and authoring curriculum for various special ed and gen ed courses. Garnar-Allsopp holds a master’s and bachelor’s in education, both from SUNY Geneseo. In her free time, she supports her children's scouting troops, sings in her church choir, and enjoys traveling, needle arts, and baking.

George Goga '17

George Goga ’17 has joined the English department as an adjunct lecturer. His research interests include the intersection of witchcraft and modern economic theory, economies of the occult, and governing with the occult; his most recent publication is Performing the Roma Witch: Stereotype, Mythology, and Profit (2019). In addition to his course at Geneseo, he teaches AP English Language and Composition and Introduction to Philosophy at Geneva High School. He also leads Geneva’s Aviation Program—he’s an FAA Licensed Part 107 pilot and owns an aerial photography business. Goga holds a master’s in English from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s in English/secondary education from SUNY Geneseo. His hobbies include aviation, playing the saxophone, and leading student writing publishing initiatives. 

Megan Hyde

Megan Hyde is the new assistant women’s volleyball coach in Intercollegiate Athletics where she attends and assists with practices and matches during the fall season. She also serves as the social media and marketing assistant at One Stop Brew Shop, a small business in Rochester. Hyde holds a BA in business administration and marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh. In her free time, she likes to kayak, play tennis, and golf.

Tracy Marshall

Tracy Marshall has joined the finance and administration department as the new assistant vice president for administration and controller. Her responsibilities include advising campus community members on a broad range of risk and compliance matters; overseeing the purchasing and student accounts offices; and managing the financial operations of the Geneseo Foundation. Prior to Geneseo, she served as a business administrator in pre-K–12 public education, most recently at Midlakes in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District. Marshall holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and dog as well as traveling, attending live music performances, and playing golf.


Robyn Rime
Senior Writer & Editor
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