Hugh Spurgin, Ph.D.

hugh spurginInterim President

Dr. Hugh Spurgin holds a Ph.D. in American and European history from Columbia University, a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University.

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Keisuke Noda, Ph.D.

keisuke nodaInterim Dean
Chair of World Religions and Philosophy Dept.

Dr. Noda is Professor of Philosophy at Barrytown College of UTS. He has been teaching courses in philosophy, ethics, and Unification Thought at UTS since 1996.

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Kathy Winings, EdD

kathy winingsVice President for Academic Affairs


Rev. Kathy Winings, EdD, began teaching at UTS in 1989. Dr. Winings also served as the Dean of Campus for UTS’ New York City Extension Center having worked there since its inception in August 2000.

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Rachel Curry

Rachel_CurryDirector of Student Life

Rachel's work with young people started in her own community in the Northwest, where she worked with hundreds of families over 10 years in family camps and teen workshops, dedicated to developing self-discovery, teamwork, and life skills in young people.

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Drissa Kone, M.Div

drissa koneResident Chaplain

Drissa Kone obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Education (‘08) from Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny (formerly University of Cocody). He was an elementary and middle school teacher for five years before moving to America.

He earned a Master of Divinity at UTS (‘12). Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Diplomacy at Norwich University and a Doctorate in Ministry at Unification Theological Seminary, focusing on peace and justice.

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Rhonda Altonen

Rhonda AltonenLibrary Director,
Lecturer in Computer Science

Rhonda Altonen completed her MLS in 2007 from Emporia State University (ESU), and a second Master's in Instructional Design & Technology in December 2012. Most recently, Rhonda was the Emerging Technologies and Education Librarian at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in Aurora, CO until she and her husband moved back to New York in August 2011.

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Mark P. Barry, Ph.D.

Mark BarryDr. Mark P. Barry is Lecturer in Management at Barrytown College of UTS. In addition to management and leadership, he has taught courses in political science, geography, modern Korean history, and intercultural communication on the undergraduate and graduate levels at UTS, University of Bridgeport, and the University of Phoenix. He is also Managing Editor of the Applied Unificationism Blog of UTS, Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal on World Peace, and Senior Fellow for Public Policy (non-resident) at the Summit Council for World Peace in Washington, DC.

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Donna Baumler

donna baumlerActing Director of the Writing Center, Lecturer in Composition and Literature 

Bringing twenty years of experience teaching and tutoring writing at SUNY-New Paltz and Marist College, she received her B.A. in Literature and Communications from Pace University and her M.A. in English from SUNY-New Paltz.  She has written and is pursuing publication of several short stories, and currently is working on her first novel.

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