Kate Dermody is a faculty mentor and the Faculty Academic Coordinator at the Plattsburgh location. She is the partnership coordinator for the CVPH School of Radiologic Technology. Before joining SUNY Empire State College, she worked as a social studies teacher at Northeastern Clinton Central School District, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. She also works summers at Upward Bound as a long-time member of their faculty. Dermody has a B.A. in History from SUNY Plattsburgh, with minors in anthropology, Asian studies and international studies. Loving the proximity of the Adirondacks, she stayed in Plattsburgh to earn her Master of Science in Teaching. Dermody currently is teaching classes in American and global history. She teaches specialty courses such as: History of Rock and Roll, Mad Men Mad Women, History of Women in the Twentieth Century and Genocide and Ethnic Conflict. In 2021, Dermody received the award for Excellence in Part-Time Mentoring.