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Faculty Experts Guide

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


Gordon Weil (2007)

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Tulane University
M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University


Carol A. Traupman-Carr (1992)

Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs; Associate Professor of Music
B.A., B.Mus., Moravian College
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Areas of research and/or expertise: Music of the Catholic Church; music of the Moravian Church; Western music history, especially Classical and Romantic music history; 19th century Italian opera; music theory; arranging for brass


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Psychiatric/mental health nursing; Relational aggression, especially girl-to-girl aggression; community mental health needs, especially in adolescent population. Complementary and alternative therapies in nursing care


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Modern Latin America; Mexico; food and foodways; class, race and ethnicity; gender; nutrition and public health; oral history and interdisciplinary methods.


Michele M. August-Brady (1999)

Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
D.N.Sc., Widener University


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Medieval English history; medieval and early modern social and cultural history; women's history; history of disease; history of speech


James E. Barnes (1990)

Associate Professor of Music
B.A., State University of New York at Albany
M.M., Juilliard School
M.S., Lehigh University

Areas of research and/or expertise: Band and orchestra performance and repertoire; conducting; music technology; contemporary classical music


Kristin Baxter (2009)

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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Dr. Baxter's research and teaching interests center on the role of creativity and experience in nurturing children's artistic development. She has written for journals such as the International Journal of Art and Design Education, Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, and School Arts and published her first book in 2009 entitled, Recollections of family photographs from five generations: The role of narrative and reflexivity in organizing experience (Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Publishers). Her artwork has been in galleries at Columbia University in New York City and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.


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


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Western Plainchant; Music of the Old Order Amish; Western music history, especially Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods; Traditional American music


John R. Black (2004)

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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Old and Middle English literature, language, and culture; hagiography and constructions of sanctity; medieval religiosity; and the interplay of text and image in medieval art


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: personal and organizational approaches to work-family/life challenges; optimizing person-job fit through selection, appraisal, training or job redesign; motivation and organizational development; spirituality and the workplace; retention and turnover among nurses


Karen J. Buchkovich-Sass (2014)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook


Joseph C. Cannistra (2014)

Visiting Instructor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. (expected May 2014), University of Iowa


Bernie J. Canteñs (2008)

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


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Evidence-based practice; effects of traumatic events on health, trauma, emergency and criticial care nursing; parish nursing; bioethics


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Computer Science Education; Job Scheduling; Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Games and Game Programming


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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Atonement Theology in Christianity; Jewish and Christian Feminism; Christian ethics and war; Christian atonement and popular culture, war-culture and political theology


Katie P. Desiderio (2009)

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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Holding a doctorate in leadership with a specialization in human resource development, Dr. Desiderio’s teaching interests include Management & Organizational Theory, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. Her current research is in the area of flow and finding happiness to optimize performance at work.


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.


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


Faramarz Farbod (2013)

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


Janice Farber (2008)

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


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.


Karen Groller (2008)

Instructor 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

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)

Associate 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

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

Areas of research and/or expertise: Music Education in the Rehearsal Setting, Observation of Music Teachers, Conductor of The Bel Canto Children's Chorus, Choral Music Arranging


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


Aron Johnston (2013)

Visiting Instructor of Studio Art
B.F.A., University of North Texas
M.F.A., University of Texas


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)

Associate 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


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.S. & Ph.D., Oxford University


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)

Associate 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)

Associate 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


R. Daniel Libby (1992)

Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Colby College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


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: not-for-profit board governance and leadership; organizational theory, planning and management; group facilitation


Robert H. Mayer (1987)

Professor of Education
B.S., University of Cincinnati
M.A., Xavier University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Areas of research and/or expertise: Teaching of history; history of the civil rights; writes history for young audiences


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


Kirby M. McMaster (2014)

Visiting Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., Brigham Young University


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


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


Abhijit Nagaraj (2014)

Chemical Hygiene Officer
B.S., Mumbai University
M.S., West Texas A&M University


Arash Naraghi (2009)

Assistant 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 Sociology, Law, and Public Management
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


Martha Reid (1979)

Professor of English
B.A., M.A.T., Harvard University
M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University

Areas of Research and/or expertise: Early modern English drama, 20th-century American and British literature, English education


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 E. Schmidt (2000)

Associate 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


Margaret Snyder

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


Jennifer A. Specht (2008)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Villanova University
M.S.N., DeSales University
Ph.D., Villanova University

Areas of research and/or expertise: Cardiology/electrophysiology, cardiothoracic intensive care, surgical intensive care, and post-anesthesia critical care. Mentoring relationships, especially those of junior faculty transitioning into their new roles as nurse educators.


Kirsli Spinks (2011)

Visiting Designer-in-Residence
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., University of the Arts London


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


Nicole Anne Tabor (2009)

Assistant 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 (1997)

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


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 R. Walker (1979)

Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.S., Rider College


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


Charlotte Rappe Zales (2002)

Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Cornell University
M.S., Ed.D., Lehigh University

Areas of research and/or expertise: Effective Teaching Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Educational Assessment, Classroom Management


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