Full-Time Faculty

Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.

Chairperson of Education Department
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership
japolizzi@marywood.edu

Interests:

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


Patricia S. Arter, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) program
psarter@marywood.edu

Interests:

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


Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Department and ESL Program
Part-time lecturer
tammybrown@marywood.edu

Interests:

Sociocultural factors affecting literacy learning; beginning readers


Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Education Department
csfryer@marywood.edu

Interests:

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


Michelle R. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
mgonzalez@marywood.edu

Interests:

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


Bernice P. Lukus

Co-Chairperson of Education Department
Clinical Instructor Special Education Program
bernicelukus@marywood.edu

Interests:

Special education leadership and supervision, student teacher dispositions


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

Associate Professor of Education
russell@marywood.edu

Interests:

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


Tonya Saddler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
saddlert@marywood.edu

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.

Assistant Professor of Education
ktobin@marywood.edu

Interests:

Poverty and education, social policy, teacher preparation


Part-time Adjunct Faculty

 

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

 


Staff

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