Two Cazenovia College professors, Jesse Harasta and Tracy Trachsler, have been promoted from assistant to associate professor status on the College faculty.
Jesse Harasta, Ph.D., of Syracuse, began his career at Cazenovia College as an adjunct instructor in 2013. He served as a term instructor and Summer Experience instructor in 2014. In 2016, he was hired as an assistant professor of Social Sciences and as director of the International Studies program.
At Cazenovia, Dr. Harasta has been instrumental in administering international programs, spearheading a new study-abroad location in Japan, establishing new courses in Japanese and Arabic, starting the College’s first international student exchange and a new summer program for international high school students, and organizing an international affairs symposium. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from SUNY- Geneseo and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University in Cultural Anthropology in 2009 and 2013, respectively.
Tracy Trachsler, Ph.D., of Chittenango, has been at Cazenovia College since August 2016, when she was hired as assistant professor of Sport Management and program director for the College’s Sport Management program.
For the past four years, Dr. Trachsler has overseen Sport Management program development and administration of courses, created an ESport initiative connecting academics and athletics, organized and lead an advisory board of industry professionals, supervised annual student internships and advised dozens of Sport Management program students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Spanish at the University of Scranton, and her master’s (Physical Education/Athletic Administration) and doctoral (Physical Education Teaching and Administration) degrees from Springfield College. She previously was assistant athletic director of the Athletic Department and Senior Woman Administrator at SUNY- Cortland, a teaching fellow at Springfield College, a visiting assistant professor in Sport Management at SUNY- Cortland, and a pitching and softball coach at both Cortland and Springfield.