Faculty

Dhanapati Adhikari
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Tribhuvan University, Nepal; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Shamshad Ahmed
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.A., University of Madras; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor.

Steven Alexander
Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., Austin College, M.F.A., Columbia University; C.M.F.C.*

Lisa Antoniacci
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology
B.S., M.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., Lehigh University.

Patricia Sullivan Arter
Professor of Special Education
B.S., Towson State University; M.S., Ed.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Amanda Avery
Outreach and Assessment Librarian
B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.L.I.S., Syracuse University.

Jennifer S. Barna
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Kutztown University; M.ED., Ph.D., James Madison University.

Helen Battisti
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
B.S., Binghamton University; M.S., Ph.D., Marywood University

Katlyn Beaton
Instructor of Spanish
B.A., Marywood University; M.S., Marywood University.

Richard Joseph Behun
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania; M.S.L., The University of Pittsburgh School of Law; M.S.Ed., Duquesne University; Licensed Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania), National Certified Counselor; Approved Clinical Supervisor

Amanda Bennett
Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., West Chester University; M.S., Marywood University; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology.

Helen Bittel
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Jessica Rae Bodzio
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, DPD Director
B.S., M.S., Marywood University; Registered Dietitian; Nutritionist.

Marie S. Bonavoglia
Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., University of Scranton; M.S., Ph.D., Marywood University; NCCPA certified.

Deborah E. Brassard
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Purdue University, C.M.F.C.*

Christopher Brey
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology
B.S., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., Montana State University.

Steven Brower
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., California State University, Fullerton; M.F.A., National University.

Tammy Brown
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Marywood University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Lauren Burrows
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Memphis; Certificate of Clinical Competence-Speech and Language Pathology.

Sister Gail Cabral, IHM
Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.S.Ed., Marywood University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America; further graduate study, University of North Carolina; Licensed Psychologist; C.M.F.C.*

Miguel Angel Calvo Salve
Assistant Professor of Architecture
M.ARCH., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; Ph.D., Universidad de La Coruña, Spain.

Agnes A. Cardoni
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Misericordia University; M.S.Ed., Wilkes University; Ph.D., Lehigh University.

C. Estelle Campenni
Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Adelphi University, C.M.F.C.*

Brooke Cannon
Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., M.S., University of Scranton; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University, C.M.F.C.*

Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi
Associate Professor of Spanish and Italian
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wen Cheng
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Beijing Institute of Technology; M.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Leslie Worrell Christianson
User Services Librarian
B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland; M.L.I.S., Catholic University of America.

April Ciesielski
Interim Chairperson of Department of Nursing and Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.N., Wilkes University.

Jeffrey Clutter
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., (ABD) University of Cincinnati.

Jay P. Clymer III
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University; C.M.F.C.*

Art Comstock
Executive Director, School of Business and Global Innovation and Associate Professor of Finance
B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Lehigh University.

William Conlogue
Professor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Scranton; Ph.D., University of Maryland; C.M.F.C.*

Dennis C. Corrigan
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art; M.F.A., Tyler School of Art; C.M.F.C.*

Jennifer Griffith Cowgill
Associate Professor of Voice
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University; D.M., Florida State University.

Edward Crawley
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Binghamton University.

Abigail Davis
Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant, Professor of Physician Assistant Studies 
B.S., M.S., Marywood University; NCCPA certified.

Alexander Dawoody
Associate Professor of Public Administration
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.H.S.A., M.P.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Diane M. DellaValle
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Joseph P. Donohue
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Seton Hall University; M.A., Fordham University; M.S.W., Marywood University; Licensed Pennsylvania Social Worker.

Uldarico Rex Dumdum
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership
B.S., University of Mindanao, Philippines; M. Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton; Certificate of Leadership, Global Center for Leadership Studies, SUNY-Binghamton, C.M.F.C.*

James Eckler
Associate Professor of Architecture, Program Director, Architecture
B.ARCH., M.ARCH., MSAS: Pedagogy, The University of Florida.

Jason Edsall
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Athletic Training Education
B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., Salisbury University; Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; Certified Athletic Trainer.

Patricia A. Falkowski
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
M.S.N., Misericordia University; B.S.N., Wilkes University; Certified Registered Nurse; Clinical Nurse Specialist

Annette M. Fisher
Associate Professor and Information Literacy Librarian
B.A., Marywood University; M.L.S., Kutztown University; M.P.A., Marywood University; further graduate study, Clarion University; C.M.F.C.*

Jim Frutchey
University Archivist and Monograph Acquisitions Librarian
B.A., Albright College; M.A., University of Scranton; M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Fryer
Chairperson, School of Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., Wilkes University; Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Gabriel Fuentes
Assistant Professor of Architecture
B.A., M.ARCH., Florida International University; M.S., Columbia University.

Stephen Garrison
Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design.

Deanne Garver
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., College of Notre Dame, Maryland; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Zhong Geng
Associate Professor and Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian/Head of Technical Processing
B.S., Shanghai Maritime Institute; M.I.L.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, C.M.F.C.*

Chuck Gorden
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Park College; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma.

Mary Lynn Grayeski
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., King’s College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

Mona R. Griffer
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., M.S., Brooklyn College, CUNY; Ed.D, Nova Southeastern University; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology; C.M.F.C.*

Lee Harrison
Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
B.S.H.E., Marywood University; M.S., Indiana State University; Ph.D., New York University; Registered Dietitian; Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; C.M.F.C.*

Kathleen Healy-Karabell
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; D.N.P. (cand.), Chatham University.

Amy Hetro
Instructor of Business and Accountinng
B.S., King’s College; M.B.A., Wilkes University.

Rick Hoffenberg
Associate Professor of Choral Studies
A.B., Princeton University; M.M., Westminster Choir College; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University.

Peter T. Hoffer
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., George Washington University; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art; further study, Rochester Institute of Technology; C.M.F.C.*

Deborah Hokien
Director of the Ph.D. Program and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., Lehigh University; Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Davis.

Christa Irwin
Assistant Professor of Art History
B.A., Temple University; M.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thomas M. Jackson
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., St. Joseph’s University; J.D., Ph.D., Temple University; C.M.F.C.*

Bradley Janey
Chair and Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.M., Coe College; M.A., Adams State College; Ph.D., Kansas State University; National Certified Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania).

Phil Jenkins
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Temple University.

Sue Jenkins
Clinical Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.F.A., Marywood University.

Craig M. Johnson
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University, C.M.F.C.*

Renee Jourdanais
Director, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., Nazareth College; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology.

David Jumper
Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies/Technology
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.M., University of New Orleans

Sarah Kenehan
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., B.S., University of Scranton; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Graz University.

Michael C. Kiel
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology and Chairperson of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
B.S.; Towson State University; Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Marla Kovatch
Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Marywood University; M.A., University of Maine; Certificate of Clinical Competence-Speech and Language Pathology.

Melinda Krokus
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Prescott College; M.Div., Harvard University; Ph.D., Boston University.

Monica Law
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., M.E., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Douglas B. Lawrence
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., Antioch University; M.A., Marywood University; Ph.D., The Union Institute and University.

Brenda Leach
Director of Orchestral Activities
B.M., Susquehanna University; M.M. and D.M.A., Eastman School of Music; M.Ed., Harvard University.

Hannarae Lee
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

Alan Levine
Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Ph.D., New York University; C.M.F.C.*

Natalie Lucas
Instructor of Education
M.S., Marywood University.

Maria MacDonald
Clinical Instructor of Interior Architecture; Program Coordinator, Interior Architecture/Design
B.F.A., B.I.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.A., Marywood University.

George Marcinek, C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Scranton; M.B.A., University of Scranton; C.M.F.C.*

Patrick Martin
Instructor of Architecture
B.S., M.ARCH., Norwich University.

Mary Margaret Mazzaccaro
Internship Coordinator; Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., Florida State University; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology.

Sister Joan McCusker, IHM
Associate Professor of Music Education
B.M., Marywood University; M.M., Ithaca College; Ph.D., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Joseph A. McDonald
Assistant Professor of Aviation Management
B.A., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP, FE, CFI A&I, MEI, BGI.

Alice E. McDonnell
Professor of Public Administration, Health Services Administration and Gerontology
B.S., Columbia University; M.P.A., Marywood University; Dr.P.H., Columbia University; C.M.F.C.*

Margaret McManus
Assistant Professor of Architecture
B.S., University of Virginia; M.ARCH., University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Medley
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.J., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.F.A.–Printmaking, University of Maryland, College Park.

John Meza
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Kutztown University; M.F.A., Memphis State University; M.F.A., University of Oregon.

Hong Miao
Associate Professor and Public Services Librarian
B.A., Tianjin Normal University; M.A., University of Arkansas; M.I.L.S., State University of New York at Albany.

Sister Christine Mihelich, IHM
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Marywood University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; C.M.F.C.*.

Stephanie Minkoff
Chairperson, Nutrition, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Department and Dietetic Internship Director
B.S., M.H.S.A., Marywood University; Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Michael M. Mirabito
Chairperson of Communication Arts Department and Professor of Communication Arts
B.F.A., New York University - Institute of Film and TV; M.A., New York Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; C.M.F.C.*

Nikki Moser
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Cooper Union; M.F.A., MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Janet L. Muse-Burke
Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Andrea M. Novak
Director, Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology; Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Marywood University; M.A., Edinboro University; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology

Edward J. O’Brien
Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Kansas; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; APA-Approved Residency in Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; C.M.F.C.*

Kate A. O’Connor
Associate Professor of Architecture
B.S., Architecture, B.ARCH., The Catholic University of America; M.ARCH., Tulane University.

Samuel L. Olfano
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., State University at Geneseo; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati; C.M.F.C.*

Kerimcan Ozcan
Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Bogazici University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

David Palmiter
Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., George Washington University.

Collier Parker
Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Delta State University; M.F.A., Dominican University

Pamela M. Parsons
Chairperson of Visual Arts Department and Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Boston University; M.F.A., Indiana University; C.M.F.C.*

Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.A., Otterbein College; M.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Delaware.

Tracie Pasold
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Loyola University Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo.

Emily Pellicano
Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture
B.F.A., M.ARCH., Syracuse University.

Brian Piatak
Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Pittsburgh; D.C., New York Chiropractic College.

Monica Pierri-Galvao
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; M.S., Universidade de Sao Paulo; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Joseph A. Polizzi
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., LeMoyne College; M.S., Hofstra University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Vijayachandra Angalli Ramachandra
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Bangalore University; M.S., Gandhi University of Health Sciences; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Steven Reggie
Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Scranton; D.C., Parker College of Chiropractic.

Alice Reyes
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.S., M.S., Marywood University.

Jeremy McMaster Rich
Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Fred David Romines
Associate Professor of Music Education
B.M., M.M., University of Tennessee – Knoxville; D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

Sister Frances Russell, IHM
Associate Professor of Education
A.B., Marywood University; M.Ed., Temple University; Reading Specialist Program, Temple University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; C.M.F.C.*

Erin Sadlack
Associate Professor of English and Chairperson of English and Foreign Languages Department
B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Justine Samanas
Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., MPAS, King’s College; NCCPA certified.

Patrick M. Seffrin
AssociatProfessor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Jayashree Shamanna
Clinical Instructor of Architecture
B.ARCH., B.M.S., College of Engineering; M.Sc. Architecture, Texas A&M University.

Adam Shprintzen
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Manhattanville College; M.A., Hunter College, CUNY; Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

Aaron Simmons
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

M. Michelle Sitko
Associate Professor/Head, Continuing E-Resources Management Librarian
A.A., Keystone College; B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.L.S., Indiana University; further graduate study, The Pennsylvania State University, Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University.

Sheri Skrutski
Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., Bloomsburg University; Au.D., University of Florida; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Audiology

Mary Ann Smith
Laboratory Instructor
B.S., M.A., University of Scranton.

Christopher Speicher
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
B.A., Temple University; M.B.A., Marywood University; Ph.D. Temple University.

Stefan Stanojevíc
Instructor of Architecture
B.A., University of Belgrade; M.ARCH.1, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.ARCH.2, Harvard University.

Lori E. Swanchak
Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., Marywood University; M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; Ph.D., Marywood University; NCCPA certified.

Sophie Till
Clinical Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola
LRAM, Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK; M.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

D. Charles Truitt
Assistant Professor of Music
B.Mus., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; M.A., Marywood University.

Theresa Tulaney
Assistant Chairperson/Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Marywood University; Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Kielty Turner
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Fordham University; M.A., Marist College; M.S.W., Adelphi University; D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania; Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Alexander Vari
Associate Professor of History and Chairperson of Social Science
B.A., Babes-Bolyai University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark Webber
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., Swain School of Design; M.F.A., Parsons School of Design.

Amy Wescott
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Marywood University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing, Drexel University; Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner; Certified Primary Care Pediatrics, PNCB, Certified Adult Acute Care, ANCC.

Judith A. Williams
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Kutztown University; M.S.N., Grand Canyon University; Ph.D., Marywood University.

Stephanie Wise
Clinical Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., The Cooper Union, NY; M.A., New York University Graduate Art Therapy Program; Licensed NY State Creative Arts Therapist ATR-BC (Registered Art Therapist-Board certified.)

Bruce A. Wisenburn
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.A., University of Iowa; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Buffalo; Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech and Language Pathology.

Lindsey L. Wotanis
AssociatProfessor of Communication Arts
B.A., Wilkes University; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Shelby W. Yeager
Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Exercise Science
B.S., Temple University; M.Ed., East Stroudsburg University; Certified Athletic Trainer.

Frances M. Zauhar
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Seton Hill University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Sister Mary Ann Zimmer, N.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Creighton University; M.Div., Weston Jesuit School of Theology; Ph.D., Emory University.


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