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College of Health Leadership Team


Dr. James Scifers, Associate Provost & Dean, College of Health

DScPT, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Orthopedic Physical Therapy
MPT, Emory University, Physical Therapy
BS, East Stroudsburg University, Athletic Training

Office location: Monocacy 103
Office phone: (610) 625.7210

Dr. Scifers brings nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education to Moravian University.  He is a nationally-recognized educator and scholar who has authored more than 40 publications and delivered more than 400 professional presentations during his career.  Dr. Scifers teaches in the Master of Science in Athletic Training, the Doctor of Athletic Training, and the Bachelor’s Degree of Health Sciences programs.  


Dr. Freda Ginsberg, Dean, School of Behavioral & Community Health

PhD Michigan State University
MBA University of Ottawa
MA LaSalle University
BA Drew University

Office Location: 213 Benigna Hall
Office Phone: 610-625-7446

Dr. Ginsberg is a professor at Moravian University and an accomplished higher education leader and manager. She has proven expertise in strategic planning, operational management, data driven decision making, fiscal oversight, program evaluation, program and curriculum design, accreditation, faculty and staff recruitment and development, stakeholder engagement, shared governance, and community outreach. She is also a seasoned educator and multicultural scholar with expertise in working with diverse populations. Dr. Ginsberg is a SafeZone trainer and has offered many SafeZone LGBTQ++ Ally trainings across the country. Dr. Ginsberg has received several awards and scholarships for her accomplishments in higher education and not-for-profit business, and has published on topics related to social justice, multicultural pedagogy, and counseling Jewish populations. 


Dr. Dawn Goodolf, Associate Dean, Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing & Public Health 

PhD Widener University
MSN DeSales University
BSN West Chester University

Office Location: 245 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
Office Phone: 610-625-7764

Dr. Goodolf has over 16 years of teaching experience in higher education with her clinical expertise in adult health, emergency medicine, critical care and trauma nursing. She completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Wharton Executive Leadership Program in 2022. Dr Goodolf’s research interest primarily involves professional identity formation and she is an executive committee member of the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN). Dr. Goodolf currently teaches in the traditional undergraduate and accelerated nursing programs. 


Dr. Louise Keegan, Associate Dean, School of Rehabilitation Sciences

PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Applied Language and Speech Sciences
BSc, University College Cork, Speech Language Therapy

Office Location: 205 Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Center
Office Phone: 610-625-7202

Dr. Keegan was, prior to her current role, the founding program director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Moravian University (then College). She continues to teach in this program as well as, occasionally, the Health Sciences undergraduate program. Her clinical expertise and primary research focus is in the area of optimizing cognitive-communication skills after traumatic brain injury. She also conducts research on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Keegan is an internationally recognized scholar with more than 30 publications, as well as numerous national and international presentations.