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James Eckler, Assistant Professor of Architecture, 2010; M.Arch, University of Florida, 2008. Urbanism and place-making. Architecture as it directs the development of cities and cultivates community. Pedagogy, design teaching methodology: analysis, synthesis, and tectonic logic in generating space.

Stephen Garrison, Assistant Professor of Art, 2007; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 1999. Allegorical figure painting, mural painting, furniture.

Joseph Gluba, Assistant Professor of Architecture, 2010; M.Arch, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2009. Licensed Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2007. Fabrication of architecture.

Gregory K. Hunt, FAIA, Founding Dean and Professor of Architecture, 2008; M.Arch, Columbia University, 1968. Frank Lloyd Wright, European and American Modernism (Architecture).

Maria MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture/Design, 2006; M.A., Marywood University, 2006; Exploration of sustainable design as it concerns Architecture and Interior Design.

Matthew Mindrup, Assistant Professor of Architecture, 2009; Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2007. Phenomenology and Architecture, architectural history and theory: implications of the making and use of models in the design process, phenomenology (Architecture).


Steven Alexander, Associate Professor of Art, 1995; M.F.A., Columbia University, 1997. Abstract paintings examining the metaphorical resonance of color, physicality and scale.

Julie Barnofski, Assistant Professor of Art, 2011; M.F.A. University of North Texas, 2009; M.A. University of North Texas, 2009. Photographic processes, history and criticism, including emphases on conceptual fine art, color photography and digital printing.

Susan Fugate Brangers, Assistant Professor of Art, 2008; Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2007. Roman art and architecture, specializing in Roman baths and funerary architecture.

Steven Brower, Assistant Professor of Art, 2011; M.F.A. National University, 2007; B.A. Graphic Design, California State University, Fullerton (1984). Designer, author, and lecturer on the subject of design and popular culture.

Ann Marie Castelgrande, Instructor of Art, 2008; M.A., Marywood University, 1976. Research of the history of art education.

Robert A. Griffith, Professor of Art, 1991; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1976. Mixed media sculpture, production design, and related research.

Peter T. Hoffer, Associate Professor of Art, 1981; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1968. Possibilities of computer application with traditional printmaking processes.

Christine Medley, Assistant Professor of Art, 2007; M.F.A., University of Maryland, 1995; Bachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985. Design, printmaking, and distance learning.

John Meza, Associate Professor of Art, 1998; M.F.A., University of Oregon, 1988, M.F.A., Memphis State University, 1986. Investigation of software programs for applications in the fine and applied arts. Research in sustainable design.

Samuel Olfano, Assistant Professor of Art; 1995; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati, 1995. Photography, both product and process, as a visual language expressive of our linear thought and non-linear being.

Barbara Parker-Bell, Psy.D., M.S., Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008; M.A., Assistant Professor of Art, 2001; M.A. Lesley College Graduate School, 1985. Expressive Therapy, B.F.A. University of Michigan, School of Art, 1980. LPC-Licensed Professional Counselor #PC00315, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2003. A.T.R.-BC (Board Certified Art Therapist) 1996, A.T.R. (Registered Art Therapist) 1988. Professional caregiver coping. Integration of cognitive behavioral therapy and technology with Art Therapy.

Pamela M. Parsons, Associate Professor of Art, 2001; M.F.A., Indiana University, 1990. Oil Painting.

Linda Dugan Partridge, Associate Professor of Art History, 1993; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1992. Art of the United States; 19th century art of natural history and John James Audubon.

Mathew Povse, Assistant Professor of Art, 1990; M.F.A., University of Guanajuato, Mexico, 1969, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1973. The presentation of functional clay forms with non-functional forms in wood and concrete.

Mark Webber, Assistant Professor of Art, 2008; M.F.A., Parsons School of Design, 1983. Figure painting, Italian Renaissance, Modernism and its debt to the past.

Stephanie Wise, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art, 2007; M.A., New York University Graduate Art Therapy Program, 2001; B.F.A., The Cooper Union, NY, 1976. Licensed NY State Creative Arts Therapist #000028, 2005. ATR-BC (Registered Art Therapist 2004 - Board Certified 2005). Exploration of the value of art and drama therapy utilized in the classroom by Jordanian teachers as a means to help teachers help Iraqi children traumatized by war. Trauma, with particular emphasis on PTSD, in working with war veterans.

Business and Managerial Science

Arthur B. Comstock, Executive Director and Associate Professor of Finance, 2000; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2000. Investment and portfolio management; international business.

U. Rex Dumdum, Associate Professor of MIS, eBusiness and Leadership, 2001; Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghamton, 1993. Leadership in computer-mediated environments, Transformational leadership, Virtual Teams, eBusiness models, and IT-business strategy alignment.

Ahmed Gomaa, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Corporate Finance, 2011; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2006. Big Data (Business Intelligence and Data Mining), Financial Information Systems, Health Information Systems.

Gale Jaeger, Associate Professor of Business, 1991; Ed.D., Temple University, 1998. Marketing and Human Resource Management. Ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility, and women in management.

Charles Lipinski, Assistant Professor of Business and Managerial Science, 1994; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, 1990. Management and hospitality management.

George Marcinek, Assistant Professor of Business, 1986; M.B.A., University of Scranton, 1981, C.P.A. Accounting, Ethical Issues in Accounting.

Murray Pyle, Assistant Professor of Management, 2011; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2010. Operations management, new product development.

Chris Speicher, Associate Professor of Business and Managerial Science, 2007; Ph.D., Temple University, 1997. International business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Communication Arts

Douglas Lawrence, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Arts, 2001; Ph.D., Union Institute. The impact of student development through the use of all forms of mass communication, including oral interpretation, written delivery, and technology. Exploration and development of critical theory relative to expressing clarity in message delivery through the communication process.

Michael Mirabito, Professor of Communication Arts, 2000; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1982. New communication technologies, computer applications in the communications field, space exploration, communication systems, and digital imaging.

Wanda Reyes-Velazquez, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Advertising/Public Relations Program, 2011. Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University. Mass mediated health communication, social media use for disease prevention, and Type 2 diabetes message design for diverse cultural groups.

Lindsey L. Wotanis, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Broadcast Journalism Program, 2010; Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2011. Research interests include community journalism and scholastic journalism.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Academic and Clinical Faculty


Mona R. Griffer, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1997; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1997; CCC-SLP, BRCLS,ASHA. Child language development/disorders, early intervention, multicultural issues, pediatric oral-motor/feeding, and the supervisory process.

Renee S. Jourdanais, Clinical Supervisor, 2000;M.S.,NazarethCollege, 1998;CCCSLP, ASHA. Craniofacial anomalies, genetic syndromes, adult neurogenics, developmental apraxia of speech.

Mary Margaret Mazzaccaro, Clinical Supervisor, 2001; M.S., Florida State University, 1992; CCC-SLP, ASHA. Adult neurogenics, child language disorders.

Kara Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2010; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011. CCC-SLP, ASHA. Augmentative/alternative communication, children with developmental disabilities B-3, and the supervisory process.

Andrea M. Novak, Graduate Program and Marywood Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Director, 2000; M.A., Edinboro University, 1995; CCC-SLP, ASHA. Adult neurogenics, phonology, supervisory process, and dysphagia.

Vijayachandra Angalli Ramachandra, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2005; Ph.D, Bowling Green State University, 2007. Neuroscience, articulation and phonology, child language development/disorders, and cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Sheri Skrutski, Clinical Audiologist, 1994; Au.D., University of Florida, 2001; CCC-A,ASHA. Aural rehabilitation, hearing aids, assistive listening devices.

Bruce A. Wisenburn, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2009; Ph.D., University at Buffalo, 2005; CCC-SLP, ASHA. Acquired neurogenic communication disorders and augmentative/alternative communication.

Criminal Justice

Joseph F. Cabrero, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2011; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010. Community development; social capital; urban planning; social network analysis.

Patrick Seffrin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2009; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Criminology; adolescence; poverty; quantitative methods.


Patricia S. Arter, Chair (2011) Director of Special Education (2005) and Associate Professor of Education, 2005; Ed.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2005. Inclusionary Practices, Universal Design for Learning, best practice with young adults with autism.

Tammy B.H. Brown, Assistant Professor, Graduate Reading Department, 2008; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2008. Struggling beginning readers, new literacies, socio-cultural factors affecting literacy.

Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Assistant Professor of Education (2010); Ph.D. Seton Hall University, 1995. Preparation and development of new teachers, Emergence of Islamic schools in the U.S., Collaboration between school districts and Universities.

Christine L. Fryer, Instructor of Education (2011); Ed.D. (cand), Indiana University. Curriculum Instruction, Reflective Practices, Science curriculum.

Michelle R. Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Education (2011). Ph.D. Walden University, 2011. Early Childhood Special Education, Universal Design for learning, Struggling readers.

Bernice Lukus, Clinical Faculty of Education (2010). M.S. Marywood University, 1974. Special Education,Administration in special education.

Joseph A. Polizzi, Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership, 2007; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2007. Experiential and transformational learning, school leadership, small schools, preparation and professional development of new teachers.

Kathleen O. Ruthkosky, Director of Assessment (2011) and Professor of Education, 1997; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1993. Early childhood education, instructional design, teacher education.

Tonya N. Saddler, Assistant Professor of Education, 2009; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008. Higher education administration, socialization of individuals in higher education.

Mary Salvaterra, C.S.J., Professor of Education, 1999; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1990. Secondary education, educational leadership, multiculturalism, teacher education.

Kerri J. Tobin, Assistant Professor of Education (2011). Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2011. Poverty and Education, Policy, Teacher Preparation.

Health and Physical Education

Shelby W. Yeager, Athletic Training Education Program Clinical Coordinator, 2004; M.Ed., East Stroudsburg University, 1994. Female anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and shoulder injury evaluation.

Gerald S. Zavorsky, Associated Professor, Director of the Human Physiology Laboratory, 2010; Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2001. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS. Pulmonary physiology, exercise physiology, pre-surgical exercise, obesity.


Anita L. Gadberry, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, Director of Music Therapy Program, 2011; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010. Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), 2000. Music therapy with persons with autism spectrum, alternative communication systems, collaboration among music educators and music therapists.

Rick Hoffenberg, Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting, 2007; D.M.A., Yale University, 2009. Director of choral ensembles, choral conducting, applied vocal performance, piano performance.

Sr. Joan McCusker, IHM, Associate Professor of Music Education, 2005; Ph.D., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 2001. Music cognition, emerging musical literacy, pre-service teacher education, professional development, and K-12 music partnerships.

Nathaniel F. Parker, Assistant Professor of Orchestral Conducting, 2009. D.M.A., Michigan State University, 2009. Director of orchestra, instrumental conducting, woodwind (double reeds) methods, music history.

F. David Romines, Assistant Professor of Wind Ensemble/Bands, 2009. D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2000. Director of Wind/Band ensembles, instrumental conducting, instrumental (woodwinds/brass) methods, pre-service teacher education.

D. Charles Truitt, Assistant Professor of Music, 1980; M.A. in Musicology, Marywood College, 1986; Applied classical guitar, analytical techniques and music cognition, history and sociology of music.


Jessica Bachman, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011. Obesity prevention and treatment, sports nutrition.

Jessica Rae Bodzio, Clinical Instructor and DPD Program Director in Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011. M.S., Marywood University, 2010. Lifestyle nutrition.

Joanne Christaldi, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2008; University of Georgia, 2008. Medical nutrition therapy, health promotion and wellness, obesity prevention and control, and food insecurity.

Diana Cuy Castellanos, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011. Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2011. Community nutrition, dietary acculturation, statistics, nutrition transitions.

Maureen Dunne-Touhey, R.D., L.D.N., Director, Dietetic Internship Program, 1992; M.S., H.H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, 1983.

Sandra Graham, Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences; M.S., Georgia State University, 1993, Doctoral candidate, SUNY Binghamton; Sports Nutrition, Role of the School cafeteria in student identity formation and student nutritional status; teacher education program development.

Lee Harrison, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2001; Ph.D., New York University, 1984. Personality type (MBTI) and its effects on career choice, competence and ability to predict success; nutrition support/critical care; food habits; health promotion; gerontological nutrition; children’s health.

Physician Assistant Studies

Karen E. Arscott, Program Director, Physician Assistant Program 2004; Clinical Associate Professor; D.O., M.Sc.; Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine; Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Chronic Stable Asthma; musculoskeletal education research; interprofessional education; community education and vaccinations.

Stanley Blondek, D.P.M., M.D., Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program, Director of Pediatrics for Physician's Health Alliance.

Cheryl U. Bessoir, Clinical Coordinator Physician Assistant Program and Clinical Instructor, 2011. Doctor of Chiropractic, National College of Chiropractic Studies 1984; MS, PA-C, Marywood University, 2007. Movement disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, seizures, and tremors.

Marie S. Bonavoglia, Academic Coordinator Physician Assistant Program; Clinical Instructor; M.S., PA-C, MT(ASCP), Doctoral Studies, Marywood University. Anaphylaxis education and prevention in school aged children, “Routinization in the Elderly;” and health promotion.

Lisa M. Mattei, Clinical Coordinator Physician Assistant Program; Clinical Instructor; M.S. Marywood University 2001, M.P.A.S. University of Nebraska 2008; Interprofessional Education, PA-C.

Lori E. Swanchak, Clinical Director Physician Assistant Program, 2002, Clinical Assistant Professor. Ph.D., PA-C. “The Perceptions of Changing the Entry-level Degree for Physician Assistants to a Clinical Doctorate among Physician Assistant Students.”

Heather W. Walters, Principal Faculty; Clinical Instructor, 2011; MPAS, PA-C, King’s College, 2001 and MPAS University of Nebraska, 2006. Exercise and health.


Shamshad Ahmed, Associate Professor of Counseling, 2011; Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2005. Multicultural counseling, Cross cultural perspectives on anxiety and depression; Mental Health Issues; Stress Management; Couples Issues; and issues with race, gender, diversity, and ethnicity.

Jennifer S. Barna, Assistant Professor of Counseling, 2009; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009. School Counselor identity development, school counseling programs and accountability, leadership, and advocacy, the impact of personal/social development on academic achievement.

Sr. Gail Cabral, IHM, Professor of Psychology, 1991; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1978. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; gender differences, social-cognitive development, particularly in the area of friendship relations; relationship of psychology and religion.

C. Estelle Campenni, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2000; Ph.D., Adelphi University, 1987. Brief interventions of mindfulness, implicit cognitive performance and mindfulness, well-being and mindfulness.

Brooke Cannon, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2000; Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1990. Neuropsychology, dementia, facial affect perception, psychology of film.

Edward J. Crawley, Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 1999; Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1999. Auditory perception, spoken word recognition, and music cognition.

Francis J. DeMatteo, Director of School Psychology Program, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2009. Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2005. Delivering multidisciplinary evaluation results to parents; family school relations; students with emotional and behavior disorders; myths and educational systems.

Bradley Janey, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 1999; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1999. Psychological test construction, cross-cultural variations in masculinity, counseling males.

Dana C. Leighton, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2012, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2012. Social psychology, moral exclusion, peace psychology, conflict resolution.

John Lemoncelli, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2007; Ed.D., Temple University, 1983. Adult survivors of abuse, clinical practice training; ethics, pastoral counseling; spirituality and psychotherapy.

Janet L. Muse-Burke, Director of Practica and Internships, Psy.D. Program and Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2005; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2004. Spirituality and religion, supervision and training, psychotherapy process and outcome, test construction.

Edward J. O’Brien, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 1992; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts atAmherst, 1980. Cognitive and behavioral therapies; cognitive and experiential approaches to self-esteem change; stress and coping; outcomes assessment in higher education and mental health; effects of technological innovations in higher education.

David J. Palmiter, Jr., Director of Practica and Internships, Psy.D. Program and Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling and Director of Psychological Services Center, 1998; Ph.D., George Washington University, 1989. Child and adolescent disruptive behavioral disorders, psychological testing.

Tracie L. Pasold, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2012, Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2006. Parenting, eating disorders in children and adolescence.

David Renjilian, Director of Clinical Training and Professor of Psychology, 2000; Ph.D., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1990. Development of mental health training materials, stress, coping, and burnout in health care professionals.

Robert S. Shaw, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling and Director of Counseling/Student Development Center, 2009; Psy.D., Immaculata University, 2000. Psychological testing, interaction of psychology and spirituality.

Administrative Studies: Public Administration, Health Services Administration, and Gerontology Program

Alice Elaine McDonnell, Program Director and Professor of Public Administration, Health Services Administration and Gerontology, 1982. Gerontology; long-term care, role of hospice and other community resources in treatment of older cancer patients, Alzheimer’s disease, quality assurance, and geriatric Health Services Administration.

Alexander Dawoody, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, 2009, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Public policy, complexity theory, organizational dynamics.


Lisa Antoniacci, Assistant Professor of Biology, 2007; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2005. Characterization of nuclear/chromatin processes, immunology and vaccine development, microbiology and biotechnology.

Christopher W. Brey, Assistant Professor of Biology, 2010; Ph.D., Montana State University, 1999. Functional genetics, molecular biology, and cellular localization of gene expression and regulation in the fat metabolic pathway of Caenorhabdidtis elegans.

Jay P. Clymer III, Associate Professor of Biology, 1983; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1978. Competitive interactions and resource partitioning among salt marsh killifishes, Family Cyprinodontidae, Aquatic Biology, limnology, community trophic analysis, saltmarsh ecology.

Robin P. Ertl, Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry, 2011; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1997. Biochemical-toxicology and biochemical-evolution of xenobiotics (chemicals foreign to the body), examining the long term effects of classic pollutants and greenhouse gases on whole organisms and stem cells.

Deanne Dulik Garver, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2010; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1984. Organic chemistry, toxicology, analytical mass spectrometry, mechanisms of drug metabolite toxicity.

Deborah Hokien, Professor of Chemistry, 1997; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1995. Visiting Associate Professor, University of California Davis. Analytical chemistry, biochemistry, synthetic chemistry (organometallic and polymer), phytoremediation and bioremediation studies, water quality chemistry and red wine polyphenols.

Michael C. Kiel, Science Department Chair and Associate Professor of Biology, 2004; Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2000. Human genome analysis with respect to disease and evolution; mechanisms of protein synthesis; control of gene expression, particularly at the translational level; protein/protein and protein/RNA interactions.

Monica Pierri-Galvao, Associate Professor of Physics, 2009; Ph.D., Penn State University. Medical physics, physics involved on the radiation treatment for cancer; mathematical physics, investigation on the quantum geometry of the space-time.

Social Work

Packiaraj Arumugham, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2006; M.S.W., Bishop Heber College (Tamilnadu, India), 1985; Ph.D., Bharathidasan University (Tamilnadu, India), 2002. Social work with communities; marriage and family, christianity and social work.

Phyllis Black, Professor of Social Work, 1994 and Director of the Lehigh Valley Program; B.A., M.S.W., McGill University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America; C.M.F.C.* Ethical issues in social work practice and education, integrating genetics into social work practice and education, gatekeeping in social work education, grade inflation, social work education curriculum development.

Stephen Burke, Professor of Social Work, 1994; B.A., M.S.W.; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Faith-based organizations and implications for social work education, economic safety-net issues.

Dennis Chapman, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2011; Ph.D., University of Albany. Mental health practice/administration, gerontology, and group work.

Doris Chechotka-McQuade, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 1995; B.A., Hunter College; M.S.W., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Fordham University. Gerontology: centenarians, dementias. Adult day services. End-of-life, caregiving, late life spirituality, maintaining independence and the continuum of care, and social policy issues.

Joseph P. Donohue, Instructor of Social Work, 2011; Assistant to the Director of the School of Social Work and Administrative Studies, 2004; M.A., Fordham University; M.S.W., Marywood University. Historical and philosophic roots of social work, application and integration of social work knowledge, values, ethics, and skills; social welfare administration.

Lea M. Dougherty, Lecturer of Social Work, 2011; M.S.W., Marywood University. Women’s issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, poverty, homelessness, oppression, and resiliency.

Daniel Freedman, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2011; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, crime, and diversity.

Christina C. Gigler, Instructor of Social Work 2007, Director of Field Education Lehigh Valley and Reading Programs, 2010; B.A., Shippensburg University; M.S.W., University of Maryland at Baltimore. Clinical social work practice with children, adolescents and families; child welfare issues; clinical supervision; crisis intervention; field education; and ethics.

B. Lynn Hutchings, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2011; Ph.D., Rutgers University. The built environment, person-environment fit, physical and developmental disabilities, and aging.

Diane Keller, Associate Professor of Social Work, 1999; B.S., Wilkes University; M.S., University of Scranton; M.S.W., Marywood University; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Individuals with disabilities or chronic illness and their families; children and their families; women and leadership; program evaluation studies.

Christine Kessen, Associate Professor of Social Work, 2007; B.A., M.S.W., University of Illinois; D.S.W., Columbia University. Contemplative practices and social work education.

Sister Angela Kim, IHM, Assistant Professor of SocialWork, 2010; Ph.D., Catholic University of America. Children and adolescents, multicultural education, cultural competency in social work education and practice, bicultural ethnic identity development among immigrant children and their family members and international social work practice.

Jinhyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2011; Ph.D., The Ohio State University. The impact of individual and neighborhood poverty and socioeconomic inequalities on health, health disparities over the life course, community based longterm care for older adults.

Lloyd L. Lyter, Professor of SocialWork and Public Administration, 2003, Director of School of Social Work and Administrative Studies, 2011; B.A., East Stroudsburg State College; M.P.A., Temple University; M.S.W., Marywood University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, HIV disease, international social work.

Karen Rich, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2007; B.A., SUNY New Paltz; M.S.W., Wurzwieler; Ph.D., SUNY Albany. Formal and informal responses to crime victims, coping skills of victims with disabilities, sexual assault victim interviewing by police officers; stigmatization and coping skills of crime victims with disabilities.

Mark A. Shaffer, Instructor of Social Work, Coordinator of the Central PA Program, 2011. M.S.W., Marywood University. Resiliency, mental illness on college campuses.

Eric Stein, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2011. D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania. Individuals with severe mental illness, organizational context of community mental health, mental health recovery.

Kimiko Tanaka, Assistant Professor of Social Work, 2010; Ph.D., Columbia University. Clubhouse model for psychiatric recovery, resilience and support.

John H. Trudeau, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Coordinator of the Reading Program, 2010. Ph.D., Temple University. Welfare reform policy, unemployment policy, and capacity building in community organizations.

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