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Faculty

Moravian’s strong curriculum is reinforced by a scholarly, dedicated faculty. The influence of the faculty on students is personal and immediate: Moravian faculty members—including the most senior—teach freshman classes as well as upper-level classes. And the scholarship and dedication of Moravian’s faculty creates a dialogue between teachers and students with far-reaching results.


Bryon L. Grigsby (2013)

President
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago


Cynthia Kosso (2015)  

Provost and Dean of the Faculty  
B.A., Montana State University  
M.A., University of Minnesota  
M.A., University of Minnesota  
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago


Carol A. Traupman-Carr (1992)

Associate Provost; Professor of Music
B.A., B.Mus., Moravian College
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University


Pamela Z. Adamshick (1999)

Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Detroit Mercy
M.S.N., University of Illinois
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez (2010)

Assistant Professor of History 
B.A., Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico 
M.Phil, University of Oxford 
Ph.D., University of Manchester


Robbi Alexander (2015)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Chestnut Hill College
B.S.N., University of Delaware
M.S.N, University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Delaware


Natessa Amin (2015)

Visiting Studio Artist
B.F.A., Boston University
M.F.A, University of Pennsylvania


Sonia N. Aziz (2008)

Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. & M.Sc., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of Maine


Sandy Bardsley (2003)

Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Otago (New Zealand)
M.A. & Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Kristin Baxter (2009)

Associate Professor of Art
B.A., New York University
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Ed.D., Columbia University


Jane A. Berger (2011)

Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Gallaudet University
M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Ph.D., Ohio State University


Michael Bertucci (2015)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


John M. Bevington (1971)

Professor of Biology
A.B., Indiana State University
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University


Hilde Binford (2001)

Associate Professor of Music; Chair of Music
B.A., M.M., Rice University
Ph.D., Stanford University


John R. Black (2004)

Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Joyce Brill (2015)

Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Villanova University
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Widener University


Robert T. Brill (1991)

Associate Professor of Psychology; Faculty Athletics Representative
B.A., LaSalle University
M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Bernie J. Canteñs (2008)

Professor of Philosophy
B.A. & M.A., Florida International University
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Miami


Vanessa Ceia (2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Toronto
M.A., McGill University
Ph.D., New York University


Kerry Cheever (2006)

Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
M.S.N., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Hilary Christensen (2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Carleton College
Ph.D., University of Chicago


Elise M. Colancecco (2014)

Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., Duquesne University


Benjamin J. Coleman (2003)

Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Ithaca College
M.S. & Ph.D., The College of William and Mary


Kelly Denton-Borhaug (2005)

Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., California State University at Northridge
MDiv., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley


Katie P. Desiderio (2009)

Associate Professor of Management
B.A., MBA, Wilkes University
Ph.D., Barry University


Jean DesJardin (2010)

Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Buffalo State College
M.S., Canisius College
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Family and intervention factors that influence language and literacy development in young children with and without hearing loss; Adult-child joint book reading and literacy outcomes in children with cochlear implants; Multisensory approaches, including sign language, to support young children who are English Language Learners. Classroom teachers' observation and ratings of behaviors related to working memory and reading outcomes in school-age children.


Paulette Dorney (2015)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, Cedar Crest College
CCRN, Certification in Critical Care Nursing
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Current research interest focuses on grief and bereavement within the milieu of nursing education, intra-professional collaboration, and role transition from student nurse to graduate nurse. Clinical interests involve the care and management of the critically ill patient and family.


Theresa A. Dougal (1994)

Professor of English
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: : Early 19th-century British and American literature; Mary Wollstonecraft; literature and the environment; the art of poetry; women's diaries and travel writing, women's studies.


Shari Uldrich Dunham (2005)

Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Drew University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: DNA-binding of transition metal compounds, atomic spectroscopy of geological and biological samples, isolation and characterization of mammalian metal-binding peptides


Stephen U. Dunham (2005)

Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Hamline University
Ph.D., Montana State University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: structure and dynamics of modified DNA, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, use of contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging, chemistry of platinum group metals


Dana S. Dunn (1987)

Professor of Psychology
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: social psychology, especially social cognition and attribution, finding positive meaning in negative events; rehabilitation psychology, especially the social psychology of disability; teaching of psychology, especially research methods and writing


Thomas P. Egan

Faculty
B.S., Providence College
M.B.A., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

AREAS of RESEARCH/EXPERTISE: Operations Management, Microeconomic Foundations for Strategic Management and Decision Analysis. Long standing interests in energy and environmental economic topics (his Ph.D. thesis area) and in the role the Federal Government plays in nurturing innovation and promoting economic growth.


Janice Farber (2008)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Moravian College
M.S., Drexel University
Ph.D., Widener University

AREAS of RESEARCH/EXPERTISE: certification in Peri-Operative Nursing (CNOR); have completed research on Nursing faculty self-efficacy in Transcultural skills, knowledge, and attitudes .


Faramarz Farbod (2013)

Visiting Instructor of Political Science
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Lehigh University


Carmen Ferrero (1995)

Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
M.A.T., University of Maine
Ph.D., Rutgers University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: contemporary peninsular literature, sociolinguistics and languages in contact.


Crystal N. Fodrey (2014)

Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A, Western Kentucky University
Ph.D., University of Arizona

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Composition and Creative Nonfiction Theory and Pedagogy; Rhetorics of Creative Nonfiction and Social-Expressivist Discourse; Public Writing; Stylistics and Craft; Spatial Rhetoric and Place Writing; Multimodal Composition; Writing Center Praxis


Cecilia M. Fox (2003)

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., Manhattan College
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Neurobiology of aging, neuroprotective effects of antioxidants in animal models of neurodegeneration. Further defining the scope of protection afforded by such antioxidants as selenium and α-tocopherol in the rat model of Parkinson's disease


Michael J. Fraboni (2002)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Scranton
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Several complex variables; the 3x+1 problem; graph theory, in particular ranking problems.


Angela L. Fraleigh (2006)

Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Boston University
M.F.A., Yale University School of Art


Galen Godbey (2015)

Visiting Associate Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Globalization and education; international programs; leadership, management, and organizational renewal; rhetorical theory and speech-writing; English art, garden-design, and architecture (medieval to contemporary); the relationship between work and leisure.


Dawn Goodolf (2007)

Assistant Professor of Nursing; BS Programs in Nursing Coordinator
BSN, West Chester University
MSN, DeSales University 
Ph.D., Widener University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: emergency medicine, critical care, trauma nursing, complementary and alternative therapies and cultural diversity. It also includes adult learning theories & strategies, nursing education and evaluation methods, nursing students and stressors, professional identity, qualitative research, and grounded theory.


Beth Gotwals (2004)

Assistant Professor of Nursing; Public Health Major Advisor
B.S.N., Bloomsburg University
M.S.N., DeSales University
Ph.D., Widener University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: community health nursing, hospice/end of life care; public health; global health outreach; faith community nursing; simulation in community health nursing education.


Kathleen Gray (2016)

Assistant Professor and Director, MSN, Nurse Practitioner Programs ​(Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner)
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College
M.S.N., DeSales University
D.N.P., Robert Morris University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Management of chronic disease states and population health management and outcomes. Primary care of Veterans Post Deployment from Iraq and Afghanistan.


Karen Groller (2008)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College
MSN, DeSales University


Taylor Grube (2010)

Instructor of Nursing
B.S., East Stroudsburg University
M.S.N., Drexel University
Current doctoral study, Widener University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Maternal-child health, neonatal Intensive care nursing


Khristina H. Haddad (2003)

Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Reed College
M.A., McGill University (Canada)
Ph.D., University of Michigan

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: History of Political Thought; Hannah Arendt's Political Theory; Political Theories and Politics of Time and Temporality; Feminist Theory and the Politics of Women's Health


Deborah Halliday (2014)

Instructor of Nursing
M.S.N. and B.S., Moravian College


Kevin L. Hartshorn (2004)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A, University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Knots and links, geometric and algebraic topology, geometry, ethnomathematics, connections of mathematics and art


Axel Hildebrandt (2008)

Associate Professor of German
B.A., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: 20th and 21st-century German-speaking literature, culture and politics, film, drama and philosophy; questions of memory and transnational studies.


Joyce Hinnefeld (1997)

Professor of English
B.A., Hanover College
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; the teaching of writing.


Joy Ondra Hirokawa (2008)

Assistant Professor of Music 
B.Mus.Ed. & M.Mus., Temple University
DMA, Boston University 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Critical thinking in the rehearsal setting; Observation and evaluation of music teachers; Choral methods, specializing in child and adolescent voices; Choral music arranging, specializing in jazz arrangements; Conducting and rehearsal technique; Social justice and music education.


Lori M. Hoffman (2001)

Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Illinois Wesleyan University
M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Maternal-child nursing, computers in teaching, and nursing education


Alison E. Holliday (2014)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Ph.D., Queen's University (Canada)

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Pesticide biodegradation; liquid- and gas-phase separations (chromatography, ion mobility, capillary electrophoresis) of biological and environmental samples; chemical ecology of beetles.


Diane White Husic (2004)

Professor of Biology; Chair of Biological Sciences
B.S., Northern Michigan University
Ph.D., Michigan State University


Frances J. Irish (2009)

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
A.B. from Oberlin College
A.M. & Ph.D. from Harvard


Daniel Jasper (2003)

Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Macalester College
M.A. & Ph.D., New School of Social Research

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Cultural Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Social and Cultural Theory; Contemporary India, especially Maharashtra


Sarah K. Johnson (2006)

Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of Psychology
B.A., Bucknell University
Ph.D., Temple University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Cognitive psychology and neuroscience; esp. memory and the cognitive processes used to control and organize it, e.g., inhibiting memories


Christopher J. Jones (1999)

Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Haverford College
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: molecular & behavior genetics; Drosophila biology; Alzheimer's disease; genomics


Gary Kaskowitz (2003)

Professor of Management; Chair of Economics and Business
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana
MBA, Averett College
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Strategic marketing; interactive marketing; the use of storytelling and archetypes in creating an identity; the morality and ethics of marketing, especially from Judeo-Christian and Western perspectives; service and interdisciplinary learning


Yayoi Kato (2015)

Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Meiji-Gakuin University
M.A., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., University of Southern California


Donna Turissini Keeler (2008)

Instructor of Nursing
BSN, Kutztown University
MSN, Drexel University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Post Anesthesia, Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nursing; caring relationships faculty to student, nurse to patient.


Akbar Keshodkar (2014)

Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Institute of Ismaili Studies
M.Sc. & Ph.D., Oxford University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Socio-cultural Anthropology, Trans-national social networks in Muslim communities in the Western Indian Ocean region, Modern East Africa, tourism and development in Muslim societies, globalization, movement of identities.


Kelly Krieble (1999)

Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Moravian College
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University


Frank T. Kuserk (1977)

Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Delaware

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Aquatic ecology, especially benthic macroinvertebrate populations; ecology of soil microcommunities; evolutionary biology; The Darwinian Revolution


Jean-Pierre Lalande (1978)

Professor of French and Latin
Licence ès Lettres, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa


Nilsa Lasso-von Lang (2002)

Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of Arizona

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Spanish American Literature, Culture and Civilization; Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition Theory and Literary Theory and Criticism; Hispanic Heritage and Culture in the USA


Eva Marikova Leeds (1999)

Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Financial markets, mortgage banking, Czech privatization and transition, economic development, event studies, sports economics


Heikki E. Lempa (2001)

Professor of History
Filosofian tohtori, University of Turku, Finland
Ph.D., University of Chicago

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Cultural history of Modern Germany, 1700-1945; history of emotions, history of masculinity, history of education, history of the body, history of gymnastics, history of dancing, history of walking, social history of medicine


Larry A. Lipkis (1979)

Bertha-Mae Starner ’27 and Jay F. Starner Professor of Music; Composer-in-Residence
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Composition; Music of the 20th and 21st centuries; Early Music Performance Practice, particularly Renaissance and Baroque instrumental and vocal music; music of Bach; music from the time of Shakespeare


Ruth Malenda (2013)

Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S. Kutztown University
M.S. & Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Electronic structure calculations and modeling the interaction of atoms and molecules.


Santo D. Marabella (1992)

Professor of Management
B.S., Villanova University
M.B.A., St. Joseph’s University
D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: entertainment and arts management; performing arts and social change, leadership, not-for-profit board governance


Joanne McKeown (1988)

Professor of French
B.A., Niagra University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Seventeenth-century French Literature; Novels and Poetry by French Women; Pedagogy for developing over-all proficiency in a second language; Issues related to Translation, Female expression under hypnosis


Claudia Mesa (2006)

Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Boston University
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literature, emblem literature, and Colonial Spanish-American Literature


Meg Mikovits (2015)

Instructor of Writing and Director of the Writing Center
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., West Chester University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy, Theories of Pedagogy in Composition & Rhetoric, Multimodal Composition


Carol J. Moeller (1997)

Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Feminist Philosophy; Bioethics and Health Policy; Decolonizing Theory; Social Justice, particularly regarding Race, Class, Disability, Sexuality, and Gender; and other Identity Issues; Global Thought, especially West African and Buddhist Philosophies


Kara Mosovsky (2015)

Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Colorado State University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: research and expertise:  microbiology, immunology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, intracellular pathogens, antibiotic resistance, immunizations, infectious diseases


Thyago Mota (2015)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Federal University of Ceará
M.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Mobile Social Networks, Location Based Services, and Human Mobility Modeling


Camille Murphy Budgen (2015)

Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Kutztown University
M.S., Pratt Institute

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Branding, Marketing, Entertainment, Publishing, Information and Graphic Design with an emphasis on the Creative Direction of 360 Campaigns, Responsive Web Design, Expressive Typography and Design for Social Media.  Professional Portfolio Website: www.skybluepink.co


Arash Naraghi (2009)

Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Rights, Philosophy of Religion and Medieval Philosophy


Virginia Adams O'Connell (2008)

Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Haverford College
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Medical sociology (with a concentration on the profession of medicine, medical education, and bioethics), Research Methods (focusing on the dialogue between quantitative and qualitative methodologies), Survey Development, Research Ethics, the Sociology of Law, and Demography. Dr. Adams O’Connell has served on the American Sociological Association (ASA) Ethics Committee and currently serves on the ASA Sociology of Law Undergraduate Paper Committee. She also serves on the Greenville Hospital System’s (Greenville, South Carolina) MedEx Academy Development Committee. She is the author of the book Getting Cut: Failing to Survive Surgical Residency Training (University Press of America), and has also authored several book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations. Current projects include a multi-institutional study of the training and practice expectations of premedical students, and a study on the unmet medical needs of the clientele of an urban food bank.


Gary L. Olson (1974)

Professor of Political Science
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., University of South Dakota
Ph.D., University of Colorado

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: International politics, especially U.S. foreign policy; class structure in the United States; Education/Liberal Arts; The emerging field of Neuropolitics


James W. Paxton (2005)

Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Toronto
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: 18th and 19th-century North America; First People


Jason H. Radine (2008)

Associate Professor of Religion; Chair of Religion
B.A., M.A., & Ph.D., University of Michigan


Diane Radycki (1998)

Associate Professor of Art
B.A., University of Illinois
M.A., Hunter College
Ph.D., Harvard University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a focus on the work of women artists. Author of "Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist" (Yale University Press, 2013).


James J. Ravelle (1978)

Professor of Economics and Business 
B.A., Villanova University
J.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia
D.A., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: All areas of employment law; corporate and commercial law; banking and financial institutions; organizational theory and human resource management; public sector labor relations; alternative dispute resolution; comparative compensation analysis


Linda L. Ravelle (1989)

Associate Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University


John V. Reynolds (1979)

Professor of Political Science; Chair of Political Science
B.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Rutgers University


Edward A. Roeder (1967)

Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Lafayette College
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Classical Mechanics; Mathematical Methods of Physics; Science Outreach Programs in local Elementary, Middle, and High Schools


Joel Nathan Rosen (2004)

Associate Professor of Sociology
B.S., Ohio State University
M.A. and M.A., University of Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Kent (United Kingdom)

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: sociology of sport; American popular music styles (ESP the blues and its related genres); moral panics in the media; American and African-American culture; the American South


John D. Rossi III (1997)

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., LaSalle University
M.B.A., Moravian College

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: John is the author of several articles related to his research interest in the area of financial reporting, taxation, effective teaching strategies and personal finance. John has been quoted extensively in newspapers and magazines on issues related to his expertise. In addition, he is a frequent presenter on technical and management issues at workshops and Continuing Professional Education Seminars.


Otha Carlysle Salter Jr. (1993)

Professor of Chemistry; Chair of Chemistry
B.S., Spring Hill College
M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Michelle A. Sayenga (2016)

Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., Moravian College  

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Medical/Surgical Nursing; Community Health Nursing through Home Health and Hospice care; Chronic Disease Management.


Michelle E. Schmidt (2000)

Professor of Psychology; Director of Academic Leadership Programs
B.A., Drew University
M.A., Ph.D., George Mason University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Social-emotional development, particularly peer relations, friendship, and victimization in middle childhood; early parent-child attachment relationships; leadership and civic engagement


Susan P. Scholtz (1999)

Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.N., University of Pittsburgh
D.N.Sc., Widener University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Nursing care of children; Growth and developmental concerns from birth through adolescence; Expressive and reflective writing techniques to maximize learning; Ethical issues in healthcare


Fred B. Schultheis (1985)

Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Moravian College
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Algebraic number theory, especially algebraic function fields over finite fields; history of Mathematics and Physics.


Nathan B. Shank (2006)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Shippensburg University
Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: probabilistic analysis; probability theory; geometric probability; stochastic processes; graph theory and combinatorial optimization; random graphs and networks


Christopher Shorr (2008)

Associate Professor of Theater Arts
B.A., Drew University
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Playwriting; Stage Directing; Theatre Design; Public Speaking; Arts Management; Theatre and Community


Joseph M. Shosh (2000)

Professor of Education; Director, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; Chair of Education
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Ph.D., New York University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: English education, transactional approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum negotiation, composition pedagogy


Nathan Sommer (2014)

Visiting Instructor of Computer Science
B.A., Earlham College
Ph.D. in progress, University of Cincinnati


Allen Smith (2015)

Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., LaSalle University
Ph.D. ABD, Fairleigh Dickinson University


Erin Smith (2015)

Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.Ed., University of Minnesota
Ed.D., Hamline University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Teacher beliefs and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, cultural scripts in teaching and learning, STEM education, history of mathematics education and standards in the United States


Margaret Snyder

Visiting Instructor of Spanish
B.A., William Smith College
M.A., Lehigh University


Mary Beth Spirk (1987)

Associate Professor of Physical Education; Associate Director of Athletics; Senior Women's Administrator
B.A., Dickinson College
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Leadership, Teamwork, Coaching, Title IX Compliance, Student Development


Richard Stahnke (2015)

Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Columbia University


Nicole Anne Tabor (2009)

Associate Professor of English
B.A., Smith College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Transatlantic Modernism(s), Literary Theory and Criticism, Multicultural Literature, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Genre Studies, Dramatic Literature & Performance Studies, Ethics, Theories of Pedagogy, Rhetoric & Composition


Shannon Talbott (2013)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S. University of Akron
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Iowa

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Representation theory, particularly representations of finite dimensional algebras; graph theory, particularly layered crowns.


Sabrina Terrizzi (2012)

Assistant Professor Economics and Business
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Applied microeconomic analysis of: healthcare system implementations; prescription drug usage, costs, and benefits; healthcare regulation on the quality and costs of medical procedures; peer effects on health behaviors; and the quantity-quality tradeoff of family size.


Lori J. Toedter (1982)

Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut at Storrs

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: abnormal psychology, program evaluation, statistics & methodology, tests & measurement, medical pedagogy. Areas of research: health psychology, test construction, evidence-based practice of medicine


Connie S. Unger (1993)

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Bloomsburg State College
M.A., Kutztown State College
Ed.M., Ed.D., Columbia University


Patrick van Esch (2016)

Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., IMD & Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College
M.A., Charles Sturt University
Ph.D., Southern Cross University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Dr. van Esch holds a Graduate Certificate in Finance & Master of Management from Charles Sturt University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Southern Cross University. His research focuses on social marketing and the effects on behavior change from mass media campaigns when either the dimensions of religion and/or fantasy are introduced. Other research interests include: Augmented Reality in the Retail Power Pendulum to influence Consumer Behavior as well as enhancing Marketing Education by Increasing student engagement through asynchronous learning. Dr. van Esch is also on the review board for the following journals: International Journal of Marketing Studies & Review of European Studies.


Maria Vidal (2015)

Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages
B.A., Instituto Universitario Avepane


Barbara M. Vinciguerra (2005)

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Drexel University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Research interests include judgment and decision making behavior in accounting and auditing contexts and factors influencing auditor independence


James P. West (1989)

Professor of Economics and Business
B.S., Marquette University
M.Comm., University of Poona, India
M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: International and Development Economics, Globalization, Financial Economics and the Evolution of Economic Thought


Debra Wetcher-Hendricks (1999)

Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Glassboro State College
M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: research design and analysis, focusing upon quantitative data; research ethics; interpersonal and mass communication; popular culture; gender issues


Neil Wetzel (2005)

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Jazz Studies
B.M., M.A.T., University of the Arts
Ed.D., Columbia University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: jazz pedagogy; jazz saxophone performance; classical saxophone performance; jazz history; jazz improvisation; woodwind performance and pedagogy; music theory; ear-training


Erica L. M. Yozell (2005)

Associate Professor of Spanish; Chair of Modern Languages and Literature
B.A., Brown University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture; Southern Cone literature; Post-boom literature; Caribbean literature


Stacey Beth Zaremba (1989)

Professor of Psychology
B.A., College of Staten Island
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Nutrition and Behavior, Women’s Issues, Student Engagement, Faculty Development.


Paula Ring Zerkle (1994)

Associate Professor of Music
B.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook
D.M., Indiana University

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR EXPERTISE: Choral music, conducting, women composers, musicianship, choral arranging, Dalcroze Eurhythmics