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SUNY Plattsburgh provides an ideal learning experience for students. Our focus is on active, engaged, and student-centered learning. Students will find many opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, service learning, and other educational experiences. We have a dedicated faculty, many of whom have been recognized for their distinguished and innovative teaching.
As a selective institution, we are proud of our quality programs and high educational standards. You will also find our campus a welcoming, friendly one, with caring staff genuinely concerned about student success. Learning is a communal activity and involves experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Our campus has a vibrant culture, with many social, athletic, and academic activities.
We strive to be a green university, and our famous museum without walls creates a wonderful aesthetic surround. SUNY Plattsburgh is in a beautiful setting on Lake Champlain, the so-called "Sixth Great Lake," and near the Adirondacks—with many outdoor opportunities. With over 80 degree programs, SUNY Plattsburgh has the course of study that fits your academic goals and passions, in a community that is friendly and supportive, and in a setting that offers the best of the north country.
Wishing you well,
Dr. James "Jake" Liszka
Dr. James Liszka is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Plattsburgh. He was formerly Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, where he also taught philosophy for many years. He was Humanities Fellow at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus from 1985-1986, and taught at Baruch College, City University of New York, St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and SUNY College at Old Westbury. Dr. Liszka was visiting Professor at the China Youth University for Political Sciences in Beijing. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate Faculty, New School of Social Research.
Dr. Liszka is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of semiotics, pragmatism, and ethics, particularly environmental ethics. He is the author of The Semiotic of Myth, A General Introduction to the Semeiotic of Charles S. Peirce, and, Moral Competence. Dr. Liszka was co-founder and philosophy editor of The Alaska Quarterly Review and served as editor of The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal. He received the University of Alaska-Anchorage's Chancellor Outstanding Research award in 1999 and the Teaching Excellence Award in 1998. In 2010 he received the Mayor's Award for Service as a member of the municipality's Ethics Board.
For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 201
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 201A
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415