Social Sciences Faculty

    Paul Bonk

    Assistant Professor
of Political Science and Coordinator of Social Sciences

    Phone: (845) 848-4073

    Dr. Bonk received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Rutgers University, an M.A. in International Relations from University of Toronto, and a B.A. in English Literature from University of Toronto. His research interests include ethnic conflict; economic development; African history, culture, and politics; and the historical evolution of the interstate system. Dr. Bonk teaches a range of courses, including the Origins of Modern Africa, World Politics, Introduction to Sociology, American National Government, and Global Interdependence.

        Lucinda Acquaye

        Associate Professor


        Dr. Acquaye joined the college in the Fall of 2014.  She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S.W. from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. from the Howard University School of Social Work.  Her areas of specialization include Internationalizing Higher Education, International Experiential Learning in Social Work Education, International Social Work and Displaced Populations.  Dr. Acquaye and is an appointed member of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Council for Global Learning, Research, and Practice.

        Dr. Acquaye has research experience and interests in the areas of Attitudes toward Internationalization, Transformational Leadership, the Institutionalization of Experiential Learning Programs; African Immigrants and Mental Health; and Cultural Competency.  Lucinda has taught Research Methods for Social Work Professionals,  International Service Learning, Social Movements and Social Justice, Introduction to Social Work, and Child Welfare and the Law.  She is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Social Work Club.