Associate Professor/Coordinator of Specialist in Educational Leadership
“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance” -Dr. Samuel Johnson
Gregory Geer is an associate professor in educational leadership. He earned a Ph.D. in educational administration and policy studies from the University at Albany, a master's degree in economics from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Citizenship and a bachelor's degree in history from SUNY at Potsdam.
Dr. Geer was the superintendent of a school district in upstate New York for eight years. During that time he also served five years as the superintendent's liaison to New York State Public High School Athletic Association and was a faculty member of the New York State Council of School Superintendent's superintendent development program. With over thirty years as a PK-12 educator, Dr. Geer also was a middle and high school social studies teacher; coached wrestling, football and track; officiated high school and collegiate lacrosse; and was an assistant high school principal and junior high school principal in school districts in western and central New York state.
In 2007, Dr. Geer was recognized by SUNY at Potsdam with the St. Lawerence Academy medal which is awarded to an alumnus recognizing outstanding service as an educator. In 2013, Dr. Geer was inducted into the SUNY at Potsdam Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1972-73 SUNYAC Conference Championship wrestling team.
His research interests include the efficacy of the administrative internship, applications of technology to schooling, and leadership and organizational theory and practice.
Residing in Surfside Beach, Dr. Geer and his wife Patricia, a retired career educator, have one son, Colin who is studying Physical Therapy at Ithaca College.
For ten years Dr. Geer kept some 35 hives of bees. And yes, occasionally he did get stung.