Full-Time Faculty

Patricia S. Arter, Ed.D.

psarter@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2511 , McGowan 2017

Chairperson of Education Department , 2011. Associate Professor, Director of Special Education Program, and Director of Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) program 2005;
Ed.D., John Hopkins University, 2005.

Interests:

Universal design for learning, curriculum adaptation for the special needs learner, transition for young adults with autism


Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.

tammybrown@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2407 , McGowan 2020

Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Department and ESL Program , 1998. Part-time lecturer 1998;
Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Interests:

Sociocultural factors affecting literacy learning; beginning readers


Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ph.D.

kclauss@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2258 , McGowan 2008

Assistant Professor of Education , 2010.
Ph.D., Seton Hall University, 1995.

Interests:

Organizational dynamics, teacher as leader and reflective practitioner, cognitive and affective preparation of new teachers, emergence of Islamic schools


Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.

csfryer@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2138 , McGowan 2013

Assistant Professor, Education Department , 2007.
Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013.

Interests:

Reflection of Student Teachers, Quality Early Childhood Programs & Curriculum, & Inquiry-Based Science Instruction


Michelle R. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

mgonzalez@maryu.marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext. 2139 , McGowan 2019

Assistant Professor of Special Education , 2011.
Ph.D., Walden University, 2010.

Interests:

Universal design for learning, assistive and instructional technology, eBooks, inclusive practices, struggling readers


Bernice P. Lukus

bernicelukus@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext. 2140 , McGowan 2016

Clinical Instructor Special Education Program
M.S. Marywood College.

Interests:

Special education leadership and supervision, student teacher dispositions


Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.

japolizzi@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2497 , McGowan 2018

Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2007.

Interests:

Experiential and transformational learning, school leadership, small schools, preparation and professional development of new teachers.


Frances E. Russell, I.H.M., Ph.D, C.M.F.C

russell@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2353 , McGowan 2005

Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1980.

Interests:

Literacy/reading, teacher education, mentoring, supervision of student teachers.


Kathleen O. Ruthkosky, Ph.D.

ruthkosky@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2492 , LRC

Professor of Education , 1997.
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1993.

Interests:

Early childhood education, instructional design, teacher education


Tonya Saddler, Ph.D.

saddlert@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext 2318 , McGowan 2021

Assistant Professor of Education, 2009
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2008.

Interests:

Interests:Socialization of individuals in postsecondary education: doctoral students in Education and Engineering to faculty careers, graduate students to Higher Education Administration, undergraduates to research; Faculty work-life issues of underrepresented female, African American, and faculty in STEM fields


Kerri J. Tobin, Ph.D.

ktobin@maryu.marywood.edu
570-348-6211 ext. 2152 , McGowan 2008

Assistant Professor of Education , 2011.
Leadership and Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2011.

Interests:

Poverty and education, social policy, teacher preparation


Amy Wincek, M.S.


570-348-6211 ext. 2137 , McGowan 2007

Clinical Instructor
M.S., Wilkes University.

Interests:

Early Childhood and Middle Level education and supervision, teacher preparation.


Part-time Adjunct Faculty

 

  • Paul Blaum
  • Emily Coleman
  • Ellen Cummings
  • Hollie D'Agata
  • Ellen Dente
  • Elizabeth Dessoye
  • Gywneth Devendorf
  • Jane Ganatra
  • Jane Helman
  • Mary Jane Hoffman
  • Suzanne McCabe
  • Rosann Moskel
  • Lisa Owens
  • Deborah Popson
  • John Risboskin
  • Donna Salva
  • Sr. Mary Salvaterra
  • Candice Shiffer
  • R. Jay Starnes
  • Kristen Strong
  • Anne Way

 


Staff

  • Annette Babcanec - Administrative Assistant
  • Amy Brostoski - Education Department Secretary
  • Barbara Castanzo - Field Office Secretary     
  • Rebecca Sesky - Certificaton Officer/Coordinator of Assessment
  • Linda Skierski - Director of Field Experience