Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Department of Physical Education and Athletics Faculty

Note: For all faculty listings in this section of the catalog, the year when a faculty member joined the Academy staff follows each name. Other information includes the individual’s faculty rank, degrees earned, where obtained, professional licenses held, and military affiliation. In a department that includes more than one discipline, the faculty member’s area of specialization is indicated.

Superscripts used in this listing are:

1faculty member has received the Academy’s Vice Admiral Gordon McLintock Award for Exemplary Leadership
2faculty member has received the Academy’s Sue Alice McNulty Award for Distinguished Teaching.
3faculty member has received the Captain C.A. Prosser Award for Student Service.
4faculty member has held command at sea of an unlimited tonnage vessel.

Department Head

Kristofer Schnatz (2019)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., Valparaiso University

Assistant Department Head

CAPT William Fell, USMS (2004)
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
M.S., Troy State University

Professional Faculty

Rob Alfheim (2004)
B.S., Sacred Heart University
M.S., Northern Illinois University

Louis Bernardi (2018)
B.S., New York Institute of Technology

Daniel Braut (2012)
B.S., Towson University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Broadwell (2011)
B.A., University of Washington

Derek Brooks (2018)
B.S., United States Air Force Academy

Beau Bruno (2009)
B.S., Binghamton University
M.S., Fordham University

John Cavanaugh (1980)
B.S., Long Island University- Post (dual degrees)
M.Ed., Long Island University- Post

Andy Commins (2020)
B.S., University of Tampa
M.S., Ohio University

Jameson Croall (2012)
B.S., Springfield College
M.S., Springfield College

Matt Dempsey (2008)
B.S., Castleton State College
M.A., Castleton State College

Doug Dwyer (2004)
B.S., Southern Connecticut
M.S., Adelphi University

Melinda Eng (2001)
B.S., Hofstra University
M.S., Wagner College

LT Tim Gaiser, USMS (2016)
B.S., Charter Oak State College
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University

Tom Gill (1990)
B.S., Hofstra University
M.S., Hofstra University

Joseph Guster (2014)
B.S., St. John’s University
M.B.A., St. John’s University

Daniel Gwyther (2020)
B.S., University of Buffalo
M.A., University of Cambridge

Greg Ilaria (2008)
B.S., The College of New Jersey
M.S., Springfield College

James Kikel (2016)
B.S., Springfield College
M.S., Springfield College

Kayla Koelbel (2020)
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland

LT Johan Lopez, USMS (2013)
B.S., CUNY Lehman College
M.A., Southern New Hampshire Univ.

Drew McCarthy (2012)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.A., Stony Brook University

Maegan Meritz (2016)
B.A., Stony Brook University

Michael Notebaert (2007)
B.S., Ithaca College
M.B.A., Dowling College

Robert Pryor (2017)
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
M.B.A., College of William & Mary
M.A., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

A.J. Reisig (2020)
B.A., Dickinson College
M.A., Shippensburg University
M.A., University of Maryland

Alexa Shields (2008)
B.S., The College of New Jersey
M.A., Rutgers University

Kyle Simensky (2012)
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.A., Adelphi University

CDR Sean Tedesco, USMS (2001)
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.B.A., Adelphi University

Michael Toop (2005)
B.S., United States Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., SUNY Albany

Daniel Unverzagt (2012)
B.S., Northern Vermont University
M.S., Manhattan College