A Statement of Support of the Middlebury Principles on Free Speech by more than 60 faculty and staff of the State University of New York at New Paltz

In Spring semester of 2017, out of concern regarding an incident regarding free speech issues at Middlebury College, the Free Speech Task Force at the State University of New York at New Paltz disseminated a request to faculty and staff. This request asked people to sign a public document in support of a statement by a collection of faculty at Middlebury that demarcates a clear set of principles regarding freedom of speech in academic settings.

Our formal statement of solidarity with the Middlebury Principles follows, along with the names and departments of the signatories of SUNY New Paltz who publicly endorse these principles.

Importantly, note that the opinions expressed herein represent only the personal views of the signatories. And if you are a member of the SUNY New Paltz faculty or staff and would like to add your name to this list, please email a request (with your full name and department demarcated) here.

We, the undersigned faculty and staff of the State University of New York at New Paltz, fully support the principles regarding academic freedom that were published by a collection of the Middlebury College faculty on March 6, 2017 in a post titled “Freedom of Speech on Campus: A Statement of Principles by a Collection of Middlebury College Professors.”

Signed,

Rebecca Adae, Academic Computing

Karen Bell, Teaching and Learning

Gerald Benjamin, Political Science and International Relations

Rena Blumenthal, Jewish Studies

Richard W. Bodenschatz, Office of Undergraduate Admission

Steven Bradford, Sculpture

Elizabeth Brotherton, Art History

Lew Brownstein (Emeritus), Political Science and International Relations

Lizabeth Cain, Education

Paul Chauvet, Information Technology Services

Mary Christensen, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Lloyd Constantine, Political Science and International Relations

Diana Cunningham, Office of Field Experiences (School of Education)

Tim Dilger, Campus Card and Conference Services

Sam Fallon, English

Phyllis Freeman (Emeritus), Psychology

Glenn Geher, Psychology

Kathleen Geher, Psychology

Jackie George, English

Eugene Heath, Philosophy

Lois Hicks-Wozniak, Music

Andrew Higgins, English

David Hobby, Mathematics

Aaron Isabelle, Teaching and Learning

Nancy Kassop, Political Science and International Relations

Beth A. King, Career Resource Center

Ron Knapp (Emeritus), Geography/Asian Studies

David Krikun (Emeritus), History

Charles Lanier, Sociology

Carole Kalb Levy, Office of Field Experiences, School of Education

Susan Lewis, History

Christopher Link, English

Daniel Lipson, Political Science and International Relations

Jim Lyons, Communication and Marketing

F. Mark McFadden, Career Resource Center

Larry McGlinn, Geography

Lauren Meeker, Anthropology

Bruce Milem, Philosophy

Robert Miller, Communication Studies

James Minas, Business

Scott Minkoff, Political Science and International Relations

Andrea Noel, Teaching and Learning

Amy Nitza, Institute for Disaster Mental Health

Ken Nystrom, Anthropology

Joel Oppenheimer, Psychological Counseling Center

Francis X. Paz (Emeritus), English

Lisa Phillips, Digital Media and Journalism

Rachel Rigolino, English

Rebecca Rodriguez, Institute for Disaster Mental Health

Joanna Schroer, Early Education

Jonathan Schwartz, Political Science and International Relations

Anyuan (Daniel) Shen, Business

Laura M. Silvernail, Art History / Chemistry

Gerald Sorin, Jewish Studies

Pat Sullivan, Communication Studies

Stella Turk, Communication Disorders

Marcia Villiers, Educational Studies

Paul Walley, (retired) SCC Campus Pastor

June Wheeler, English

Aron Wiegand, Psychology

Greta Winograd, Psychology

Reva Wolf, Art History