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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 4

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

View: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


William Anyan

William Anyan, a research fellow at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana-Legon, will be a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at SUNY Geneseo for the 2019–20 academic year. Anyan has collaborated with Geneseo’s Susan Bandoni Muench, professor of biology, for several years. Their research focuses on schistosomiasis, a tropical disease caused by flatworm parasites. Anyan holds a Ph.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, a M.Phil. from the University of Ghana-Legon, and a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. His teaching area/research interests include Medical Science, Animal Science, Biological Science, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Cell Pathology. In addition to Geneseo and the University of Ghana, he has taught at Trans-Africa College. In his free time, Anyan enjoys listening to music and dancing.


Molly Burley

Molly Burley ’14, office assistant in the admissions office, serves in a frontline capacity: answering phones, responding to questions from parents and students, and checking in campus visitors for tours and meetings. She also assists with transfer student applications. Burley holds dual bachelor’s degrees in communication and English literature from SUNY Geneseo. Before coming to the College, she served as the manager of special events and graphic design, as well as database manager at a private school in Rochester, NY, and as an office assistant for a local auctioneer company. When not in the office, Burley enjoys spending time with her husband Brian (who works in student accounts—and yes, they met at Geneseo!) and their two dogs, Zeke and Kiya. She also liked to ski, take walks, binge-watch Netflix shows, and host parties.


Jessie Stack Lombardo

Jessie Stack Lombardo, director of the Department of Career Development, coordinates and leads comprehensive career development efforts that contribute to student learning and career preparation. She also serves as the campus liaison to the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW). Lombardo earned a master’s in higher education and student affairs administration from Buffalo State College and received a bachelor’s degree with majors in biology and psychology from the University at Buffalo. Before joining the Geneseo community, she was associate director of career development at  Buffalo State College and served on boards of directors for regional and statewide career development associations. Having recently moved from the Buffalo area to Wyoming, NY, Lombardo notes that for right now, her two children and two dogs keep her very busy. She enjoys being outdoors and backpacking and recently hiked the rim-to-rim trail of the Grand Canyon. Having grown up on a farm in Central New York, she is passionate about agriculture and enjoys learning about sustainable practices and new technology in this industry.


Christopher LoPiano

Christopher LoPiano, police officer in the University Police Department, patrols campus, responds to calls for service, and enforces New York State laws. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. John Fisher and an advanced graduate certificate in service leadership and innovation from Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining the Geneseo community, LoPiano was a track and cross-country coach at West Irondequoit High School and served as a public safety officer at RIT. He also worked as a public safety officer at the University of Rochester and as a police officer at SUNY Cobleskill. In his spare time, LoPiano enjoys running and playing with his two kids.


Chris Prusak

Christopher Prusak, assistant chief of police in the University Police Department, has oversight of the operations division, which includes all uniformed members of the department, and responsibility for UPD’s compliance issues. Prusak earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Monroe Community College), an associate’s in munitions material management from the Community College of the Air Force, and a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Excelsior College. Prior experience includes 16 years with University Police at the University of Albany, most recently as patrol lieutenant. He is also a member of the New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing, serving as a logistics officer. In his spare time, Prusak plays men’s league ice hockey, coaches youth baseball and hockey, and tackles home improvement projects. He is also working toward a master’s degree in business administration (only five classes left!).