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Name: Kathleen (kt) Tobin
Title: Associate Director, CRREO
Academic Rank: N/A (Professional Staff)
Department: The Benjamin Center

Expertise Keywords: Community indicators, gender, Political Sociology, Public opinion, Public policy research, Social Inequality, Social research, Women in government

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: At CRREO, I am responsible for designing, conducting, managing and producing studies on regional issues or concerns. I worked at the Marist Poll for eleven years before returning to my alma mater, SUNY New Paltz, in 2008.

Currrent Research: Recent publications include: with Brian Obach (Sociology): Agriculture Supporting Communities in the Mid-Hudson Region; with Maureen Morrow (Biology): Communicating Student Research at SUNY New Paltz to State and Local Elected Officials; with Josh Simons (CRREO), Leonard Nevarez (Vassar College), and Susan Grove (Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition): Poughkeepsie Plenty: A Community Food Assessment; and with Eve Waltermaurer and Janis Benincasa (CRREO), Mid-Hudson Arts and Culture: the Economic Impact. KT is also editor of the CRREO Discussion Brief Series. KT is currently serving on the board of directors for the Phillies Bridge Farm Project, is the former Vice President of the New Paltz School Board, and has served on several community committees including New Paltz GreenWorks and New Paltz Flood Aid. KT is also an adjunct lecturer in Sociology, teaching Intro to Sociology, Social Inequality, and Research Methods.Additionally, I am writing my dissertation on women in politics in the Hudson Valley region.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-2901
E-mail Address:
Home Phone: 845-206-8853
Communication & Marketing: 845-257-3245
Personal Web Site:

Other Information

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Assistant Director, Marist College Institute for Public Opinion
Survey Center Director, Marist College Institute for Public Opinion
Survey Operations Director, Marist College Institute for Public Opinion


SUNY New Paltz 1990-1992 BA 1992 Sociology
SUNY Albany 2004- Sociology
CUNY Hunter 1993-2002 MS 2002 Social Research

Organizational Memberships

Sociologists for Women in Society
New York State Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society
American Sociological Association
New York State Political Science Association
Mohonk Preserve
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association
SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force
New Paltz GreenWorks Global Warming Task Force, Steering Committee 2008-2012
Village of New Paltz Environmental Conservation, Commissioner 2009-2010
New Paltz Central School District, Board Member 2009-202012