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Seth Langley, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice-President, Academic Support Services & Advisement,
Academic Affairs
College of Health-Related Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Public Health

Email: seth.langley@downstate.edu

Dr. Seth Langley is an Educational Psychologist and Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services and Advisement, Academic Affairs, for all schools and colleges at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, including College of Health-Related Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Public Health where he provides psycho-educational counseling to students regarding metacognitive academic skills enhancement.

Dr. Langley has worked in the former Office of Academic Development at SUNY Downstate for 12 years. His teaching experiences of more than 18 years at the university level have ranged from undergraduate principles of psychology courses, to graduate educational psychology, nursing, and mental health counseling courses. He is currently involved in the collection of data researching the effects of self-regulation and self-efficacy on the academic achievement motivation of medical students, and was awarded the Outstanding Research Award by the New York College Learning Skills Association for his published work.

Dr. Langley earned his PhD and MA degrees in Educational Psychology with a specialty in learning and cognition from the University of Minnesota and his BS degree in Psychology from Howard University.

Dr. Langley discusses Academic Support & Advisement

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Gerard Robertson, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Academic Support Services & Advisement
College of Health-Related Professions, College Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Public Health

Email: gerard.robertson@downstate.edu

Dr. Gerard Robertson is the Associate Director for the Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. His scholarship focuses on understanding the role of motivation and social relationships in learning and achievement, specifically how social context (as both process and phenomena) affects students' motivation to learn and how this contributes to students' overall success as learners.

Dr. Robertson has held leadership and instruction roles at the University of Arizona and Fordham University, where he focused on thinking with individuals about the best way to blend different kinds of techniques and exercises into a unique style that works for each individual and course. He especially enjoys working closely and collaboratively with students in a variety of ways related to the positive impact of motivation and learning on student success.

Dr. Robertson earned his BA degrees from St. John’s University (NY) in Psychology and Philosophy, and his MS and PhD degrees from Fordham University in Educational Psychology.

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Cheryl Corn, MPH

Assistant Director, Academic Support Services & Advisement
College of Medicine and the School of Public Health

Email: cheryl.corn@downstate.edu

Cheryl Corn is an Assistant Director for the Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

She has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including two excellence awards for outstanding leadership and dedication to the advancement of youth. She is also the recipient of The Sara Lee Foundation Scholarship for the development of Future Leaders.

Mrs. Corn earned her BA Degree in Communication from Eastern Illinois University and MPH degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. In 2014 Mrs. Corn joined the doctoral program at Grand Canyon University where she is in the progress of earning an EdD degree in Organizational Development and Leadership (expected graduation January 2019).

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Susan Kane, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Academic Support Services & Advisement
College of Health-Related Professions, College of Nursing, and the School of Public Health

Email: susan.kane@downstate.edu

Dr. Susan Kane is an Assistant Director for the Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. She is an educator who has spent over 20 years in medical and healthcare education. She has worked with faculty, staff, and students developing executing curricula to ensure success at all levels of implementation. Much of her curricular work has been with programs designed to provide early clinical experiences for first and second-year medical students. She has found that, in the foundational years, clinical experiences help reinforce learning in the basic sciences.

Dr. Kane has proven to be particularly effective in the establishment and development of newly established programs at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been successful in the promotion and administration of these programs to faculty and students, and has often been asked to assist in the formation of innovative programs and procedures.

Dr. Kane earned her PhD degree in Educational Psychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, MPH degree from Columbia University, MEd degree from Lehigh University, and BS degree in Social Work from Juniata College. She has a strong interest in how adults learn, and is particularly concerned with the effects of stress, time constraints, the imposter syndrome, implicit bias, and other issues that may affect learning in medical school settings.

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Sze-Ying Lee

Office Coordinator

Email: sze-ying.lee@downstate.edu

Mrs. Sze-Ying Lee is the Office Coordinator for the Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

Mrs. Lee has worked at SUNY Downstate since 2001. Throughout her years at Downstate, she has enjoyed working with students and faculty, and has established excellent working relationships with administrators and staff in multiple departments. Mrs. Lee has previously worked as the Administrative Coordinator for the SUNY Downstate College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, and the School of Public Health. She has also worked as a Translation Language Coordinator, and is certified as a medical translator in Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. In that capacity, Mrs. Lee has worked with many physicians, medical students and patients within the SUNY Downstate community and looks forward to serving Downstate for years to come.

Mrs. Lee earned her BA degree in Political Science from Baruch College.