Faculty Bio

Sharon Roth

Sharon Roth

Title(s): Associate Professor
Department: English

 

Sharon Roth
Contact Information
Phone: 845-687-6800 
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 210 
Email: roths@sunyulster.edu
Links:  Book on Amazon

Degree Information

BA SUNY New Paltz 1969
MA SUNY New Paltz 1991


Courses Taught

College Skills
English Tutor


Primary Area of Expertise

Have been teaching in prisons for more than 4 years


Honors and Awards

Outstanding Service Award, Deloitte, New York, NY, for supporting 24 partners/managers for four months while co-worker was on leave-of-absence

Community Service Award for Volunteer Service,
Southington Care, Southington, CT

Certificate of Appreciation from
Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, NY for teaching public speaking course to assist men in obtaining/maintaining a job after release September 2016.

Extraordinary People's Choice Award
fromFishkill Correctional Facility, Fishkill, NY for exceptional strides in promoting & supporting higher education for the incarcerated. September 2017.

Extraordinary Good Samaritan Award
fromWestern Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center, Chicopee, MA for loyal service to the incarcerated. September 2010.

Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
, for serving the incarcerated from Janet York Correctional Center, Niantic, CT, September 2012


Publications and Presentations 

New Confidence - Witnessing the Transformation of Incarcerated Women. New York: Amazon . 2014 ISBN-10: 1499713371
Speaker, Lay Leadership Training, Hudson, NY
Speaker, "21st Century Spirituality," New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, NY
Speaker, "Journey to Africa," New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, NY
Speaker, "Hudson Valley Re-Entry Network," New Paltz Men's Club, New Paltz, NY
Speaker, United Methodist Women Annual Meeting, Kingston, NY


Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

Member of Toastmasters International since 2008
Volunteer Teacher, Rising Hope program at Fishkill Correctional Facility, Fishkill, NY, teaching History of Christianity II  and College Writing II courses to inmates in college program
Volunteer Teacher, Rising Hope program at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, NY, teaching English 101 and Public Speaking courses to inmates in college program
Volunteer English Teacher, Saint Lazarus High School, Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Publicity Chairperson, New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, NY
Webmaster, New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, NY, www.newpaltzumc.org
Financial Secretary, New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, NY
District Representative to the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Board of Church and Society 


Other Achievements

Vice President Education, Toastmasters International, Orange Speaking, Hartford, CT
Webmaster, Toastmasters International, District 53 Website
Vice President Education, Toastmasters Int'l, Cheshire Club, Cheshire, CT
Speech Contestant, Toastmasters International, District 53, Division C Fall Contest
Speech Contestant, Toastmasters International, District 53, Division C Spring Contest
Vice President Education, Toastmasters International, Central Connecticut Advanced Toastmasters, Berlin, CT
Area Governor, Toastmasters International, District 53, Area 34
Speech Contestant, Toastmasters International, District 53, Area Fall Contests
Speech Contestant, Toastmasters International, District 53, Division Fall Contests
Presenter, Toastmasters International D53 Learning Institute, five locations
Vice President Education, Toastmasters Int'l, Cromwell Club, Cromwell, CT
Division Governor, Toastmasters International, District 53, Division C
Toastmaster, Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting at Henkel of America, Rocky Hill, CT
Speaker, Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting at Electric Boat, Groton, CT
Presenter, Toastmasters International Conference, Southbury, CT
Presenter, Toastmasters International Conference, Boston, MA
Presenter, Toastmasters District 53, Speech Evaluators Workshop, Berlin, CT
Speaker, Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting, KBE Building, Farmington, CT
Speech Evaluator, Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting, 3M Purification, Middletown, CT
Vice President Education, Toastmasters Int'l, Renaissance Advanced Toastmasters, Niantic, CT
Competent Communicator Award, Toastmasters International, District 53
Competent Leader Award, Toastmasters International, District 53
Speech Contest Winner, Toastmasters International, District 53, Area Fall Contest
Speech Contest Winner, Toastmasters International, District 53, Area Spring Contest
Advanced Communicator Silver Award, Toastmasters International, District 53
Advanced Leader Silver Award, Toastmasters International, District 53
High Performance Leader Award, Toastmasters International, District 53
Triple Crown Award, Toastmasters International, District 53


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