The science faculty at Marywood are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. All fulltime faculty hold doctorates from prestigious universities. In addition to teaching lecture and laboratory courses, the science faculty advise students regarding course selection and graduate schools, direct student research, and prepare qualified majors to work as laboratory assistants.

Full Time Faculty

Michael Kiel, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Associate Professor of Biology
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Cell biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
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Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology

Craig Bowe, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Environmental Chemistry

Christopher Brey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Biotechnology, Genetics

Jay P. Clymer III, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
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Ecology of Stream and Marsh Ecosystems; Trophic Dynamics

Robin, Ertl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Deanne Garver, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry, Chemistry

Deborah Hokien, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Synthetic Chemistry (organometallic and polymer), Phytoremediation Studies, and Biomaterials

Brian Piatak, D.C.

Assistant Professor
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Anatomy and Physiology

Monica Pierri-Galvao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics


Steven Reggie, D.C.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Doctor of Chiropractic

Part-Time Faculty

Dorina Amendola, M.S.

Ann Marie Emmel, M.S.

Michael Faris, M.A., M.S.

Amanda Lemoncelli, M.S.

Jamie Mason-Clark, Ph.d.

Damon Musso

Elaine Paulishak, M.S.

Nicole Quick, M.S.

Mary Ann Smith, M.S.

Joseph Snedeker, M.S.

Lisa Valburg, Ph.D.

Krista Wargo, M.S.

Science Department Staff

Marcie Gaughan

Administrative Assistant
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Deborah Wardach, M.S.

Laboratory Manager