Dec 03, 2021  
2014-2015 Shepherd University Catalog 
2014-2015 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Adams, Karen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. A.E., Vermont Technical College, 1981; B.S., Shepherd University, 1991; M.S., McDaniel College, 1998; M.A., Morgan State University, 2007; Ed.D., Shenandoah University, 2004. (2013)

Adams, Kurtis, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. B.M.E., Tennessee Technological University, 2001; M.M., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003; D.M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008. (2010)

Alexander, Keith, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Archives, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. B.A., Penn State University, 1992; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1996; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003. (2006)

Ames, Christopher, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. B. A., University of Texas, Austin, 1978; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1984. (2013)

Androzzi, Jared, Assistant Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Lock Haven University, 2003; M.S., 2008, and Ph.D., 2011, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. (2011)

Anthony, Robert, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1998; M.A., University of Toledo, 2002; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2009. (2013)

Baker, Evora, Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services. B.A., Macalester College, 1996; M.Ed., University of Phoenix, 2008. (2011)

Baker, Helen, Lecturer/Field Placement Coordinator. A.S., Hagerstown Community College, 2006; B.A., Shepherd University, 2009; M.S., Mountain State University, 2012. (2014)

Banor, Maxwell, Clinical Mathematics Instructor. B.S., University of Cape Coast, 2005; M.S., Youngstown State University, 2008. (2008)

Barnett, Andro, Associate Professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies. B.S., Jackson State University, 1990; M.S., Mississippi State University, 1991; Ph.D., Temple University, 2005. (1999)

Beard, R. Scott, Professor of Music, Dean, Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.M., 1986, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1990, 1996. (1999)

Bell, Carl F., Professor of Biology. B.S., Muskingum College, 1955; M.S., Miami University, 1957; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1961. (1961)

Benedict, Lorenzo D. IV, Professor of Art and Dean, School of Arts and Humanities. B.A., Central Methodist College, 1967; M.S., University of Missouri, 1970; M.F.A., West Virginia University, 1978. (1971)

Benefiel, Christian, Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., East Carolina University, 2004; M.F.A., University of Maryland, 2008. (2011)

Berenschot, Denis, Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1988; M.A., Syracuse University, 1990; M.A., American University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1999. (2004)

Bergman, Roland W., Professor of Geography. B.A., University of Minnesota, 1967; M.S., 1969; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1974. (1974)

Best, Jason, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics. B.S. Indiana University, 1992; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1997. (1997)

Bowers, Tammy, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., 1991, M.S.N., 2011, Towson University. (2013)

Brasher, Sally M., Associate Professor of History. B.A., 1983, University of Colorado; M.A., 1994, Minnesota State University; Ph.D., 2001, Catholic University of America. (2004)

Bruner, Rick, Professor of Art. B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1974; M.F.A., Wayne State University, 1983. (1990)

Burke, Dawne, Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Shepherd College, 1995; M.A., West Virginia University, 1998; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004. (2004)

Cantrell, Mark, Associate Professor of English and Director of Honors Program. B.F.A., University of Georgia, 1993; A.B., University of Georgia, 1996; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005. (2009)

Cater, Monte E., Lecturer in Physical Education and Football Coach. B.A., Millikin University, 1971; M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1981. (1987)

Clayton, Laura H., Professor of Nursing Education. B.S.N., Alderson Broaddus College, 1983; M.S.N., F.N.P, West Virginia University, 1993; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2007. (1993)

Cluesman, Jamie, Lecturer/Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. B.S., Concord University, 2008; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2009. (2014)

Cole, Jacquelyn, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Bethany College, 2004; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008. (2012)

Cole, Tauna, Associate Professor of Education. R.B.A., West Virginia University, 1990; M.A., West Virginia University, 1990, 1996, 1998; Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1998. (2006)

Coltrin, Chris, Assistant Professor of Art History. B.A., Brigham Young University, 2003; M.A., Brigham Young University, 2005; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011. (2011)

Conley, Ruth, Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Miami University (Ohio) 1985; Ph.D., Wesleyan University, 1992. (2002)

Conner, Gayle L., Athletic Trainer and Clinical Instructor in Physical Education. B.A., Shepherd College, 1974; M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1982; National Athletic Trainer Certification, 1982. (1984)

Cook, Mark, Associate Professor of Music. B.M.E., Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 1978; M.A., Catholic University, 1990; Ph.D., Catholic University, 2004. (2005)

Copney, Cynthia, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of TRIO Student Support Services. B.S., West Virginia State College, 1976; M.A., Western Michigan University, 1993. (2011)

Corpus, Kathleen, Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences and Chair, Business Administration/Family and Consumer Sciences. A.A., American River College, 1978; B.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1980; M.A., Washington State University, 1982; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1987. (2008)

Crawley-Woods, Geraldine, Professor of Social Work. B.A., 1970, University of Rhode Island; M.S.W., 1974, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., 2000, University of Maryland. (1976)

Daily, Larry Z., Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., 1989, M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1998, George Mason University. (2000)

Darboe, Momodou, Professor of Sociology. B.S., Temple University, 1975; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976, Ph.D., 1982. (1986)

DeMeritt, E. Gordon, Associate Professor of Business Administration. B.S., Valparaiso University, 1972; M.B.A., Averett University, 2000; Ph.D., Capella University, 2005. (2003)

Denning, Kathleen, Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab Coordinator and Clinical Lecturer. B.S., University of Maryland, 1982; A.S.N., Frederick Community College, 2006; B.S.N., Mountain State University, 2008; M.S.N., Towson University, 2013. (2014)

DeWitt, Amy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology and Geography. B.A., Oklahoma State University, 1989; M.Ed. University of Virginia, 1995; Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2005. (2008)

DiLella, Dan, Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry. B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1972; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1978. (1994)

Dilley, Kathy B, Associate Professor of Nursing Education. A.S., Nursing, Shepherd College, 1976; B.S.N., West Virginia University, 1984; M.S.N., Marymount University, 1989. (1993)

Dobish, Heidi B., Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Chair, Department of Psychology. B.S., Northeastern University, 1994; M.S., Tufts University, 1999; Ph.D., Tufts University, 2004. (2005)

Donaldson, Rhonda, Lecturer/Assistant Librarian-Electronic Resources/Collection Development Librarian. R.B.A., West Virginia University, 1996; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2006.  (2012)


Easton, Danielle,  Lecturer/Assistant Women’s Softball Coach/Event Management Coordinator. B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2011. (2012)

Eckleberry, Jenna, Lecturer/Head Women’s Basketball Coach. B.Ed., 2007, and M.Ed., 2009, Fairmont State University. (2014)

Ellzey, Mary Elizabeth, Professor of English and Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages. B.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1971; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1988. (1989)

Elmore, Johathan, Lecturer of English. B.A., Appalachian State University, 2002; M.A., Wake Forest University, 2004; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2010. (2013)

Evanisko, Sonya E., Professor of Art and Coordinator of Painting Program. B.F.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1989; M.F.A., Indiana State University, 1992. (1993)

Fincham, David E., Assistant Professor of Physical Education. B.A., University of Charleston, 1960; M.A., Marshall University, 1965. (1968)

Ferancova, Radka, Clinical Lecturer/Career Advisor. B.A., 2010, M.S., 2014, Mississippi State University. (2014)

Foulds, Matthew, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., College of Wooster, 2005; M.A., Ohio State University, 2008; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2012. (2012)

Galligan, M. Margaret, Associate Professor of Business Administration. A.A., Immaculata College, 1965; B.A., St. Bernard College for Men, 1970; M.B.A., M.S.M., Frostburg State University, 1983; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989. (2001)

Glackin, Caroline, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1981; M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1984; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2004. (2010)

Gocmen, Tuncer, Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., Ankara University, 1994; M.A., Ohio University, 1998; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2005. (2004)

Gonzol, David, Associate Professor of Music. B.S., Messiah College, 1977; M.M.E., Temple University 1979; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1995. (2005)

Gordon, David B., Professor of History. B.A., 1989, Indiana University; Ph.D., 1997, University of Hawaii. (2000)

Gordon, Joel, Lecturer/Assistant Football Coach/Athletic Assistant. B.S., Shepherd University, 2003. (2011)

Graham, Jessica, Clinical Faculty-Human Performance Director. B.S., Shepherd University, 2002; M.S., Mountain State University, 2004. (2014)

Green, Karen, Associate Professor of Social Work. B.S., 1993, Cornell University; M.S.S.W., 1995, Columbia University. (2000)

Groff, Jeffrey, Assistant Professor of Physics. B.A., McDaniel College, 2001; M.S., College of William and Mary, 2005; Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2008. (2009)

Gross, Emily, Director of Academic Support Services. B.S., Muhlenberg College, 1999; M.A., University of Connecticut, 2001. (2010)

Groves, Michael, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education and R.N. to B.S.N. Program Coordinator. B.S.N., Seton Hall University, 1978; M.S., University of Maryland University College, 1993; Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, 2011. (2012)

Guerci, A. Camilo, Lecturer/Head Volleyball Coach. B.S., University of Mount Olive, 2010; M.S., Fairmont State University, 2013. (2014)

Guirguis, Max, Associate Professor of Political Science. B.S., Jersey City State College, 1992; M.S., Long Island University, 1994; Ph.D., Auburn University, 2001. (2004)

Guzide, Osman, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., Hacettepe University, 1989; M.S., Hacettepe University, 1989; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2000. (2004)

Hamood, Roger B., Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair, Department of Accounting. B.B.A., 1971; M.B.A., 1972, Marshall University; Certified Public Accountant. (1978)

Hancock, Mary, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, 1987; M.S., University of Phoenix, 2007. (2013)

hannah, c. lynne, Associate Professor of Education. B.S., 1979, M.A., 1984, West Virginia University; Ph.D., 1991, McGill University. (1999)

Hanrahan, Heidi, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Roanoke College, 1999; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005. (2007)

Hassler, Kyle, Lecturer of Chemistry. B.S., 1980, M.S., 1986, University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1989. (2013)

Hendrickson-Lambert, Sher, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., 1994, M.S., 1995, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2003. (2012)

Henriksson, Anders H., Professor of History and Chair, Department of History. B.A., University of Rochester, 1971; M.A., University of Toronto, 1972; Ph.D., 1978. (1985)

Henriksson, Ann W, Lecturer/Associate Librarian and Director, Study Abroad Program. B.A. 1971, Stephens College; M.L.S., 1986, University of Maryland. (1986)

Herendeen, Edward T., Professor of Theater and Director of Theater. B.A., Marquette University, 1976; M.F.A., Ohio University, 1980. (1990)

Hicks, Virginia L., Professor of Health and Physical Education and Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies. A.A., Kirkwood Community College, 1970; B.S., University of Iowa, 1972; M.A., University of Iowa, 1981; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1992. (2006)

Hippensteel, Scott, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands and Graduate M.M.M.E. Program Coordinator. B.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1990; M.A., Ball State University, 1998; D.A., Ball State University, 2011. (2011)

Hively, Dorothy, Associate Professor of Special Education. B.S., State University of New York, Old Westbury, 1978; M.S., Adelphi University, 1979; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1994. (2006)

Holliday, Shannon, Coordinator for Students in Transition/Clinical Lecturer. B.A., 2000, M.A., 2014, Shepherd University. (2013)

Holtslag, Arend (Aart), Assistant Professor of Political Science. Doctoraal, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1989; Diplome, International Institute of Human Rights, 1992;  Ph.D., Florida International University, 2004. (2012)

Horner, Douglas Charles, Professor of Social Work and Chair, Department of Social Work. B.A., Indiana University, Pennsylvania, 1974; M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1975; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1992. (1976)

Hovatter, Rhonda, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Fitness for Life Coordinator. B.S., Ashland University, 1994; M.S., Ohio University, 1996; Ed.D., Ashland University, 2009. (2012)

Howard-Bostic, Chiquita, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., 1999, M.U.P., 2001, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011. (2013)

Hulse, Charles A., Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Illinois State University, 1974; M.A., 1977; M.S., 1982; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981. (1982)


Jones, Erik Reid, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. B.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1992; M.M., University of Cincinnati, 1994; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006. (2005)

Johnson, LeAnn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Utah State University, 1983; M.Ed., 1987, Ph.D., 1993, University of Maryland, College Park. (2012)

Kaineg, Kristin, Associate Professor of Art. B.A., 1994, American University; M.F.A., Temple University, Tyler School of Art, 2004. (2005)

Kemerer, Barbara, Associate Professor of Nursing Education. B.S.N, Ball State University, 1973; M.S.N., Catholic University, 1984; M.B.A., Frostburg State University, 1997. (1996)

Kendig, Stacey M., Assistant Professor of Recreation, Sports, and Leisure Studies and Chair, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport. B.S., 1983; M.S., 1999, Frostburg State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2013. (2006)

Kennard, Douglas F., Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education. B.S., Ball State University, 1971; M.A., Ohio State University, 1974; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1978. (1992)

Kinney, Linda Paul, Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1977; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1985. (1994)

Kline, Joshua, Lecturer in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Assistant Football/Strength Coach. B.S., Shepherd University, 2003; M.A., Shepherd University, 2005. (2006)

Krantz, Rachel, Associate Professor of French. B.A., Grinnell College, 1988; M.A., University of Munich, Germany, 1993; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001. (2004)

Kushin, Matthew, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2004; M.A., University of Miami, 2006; Ph.D., Washington State University, 2010. (2012)

Larson, Monica, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications. B.F.A., Syracuse University, 1985. (2006)

Lawless, Desmond, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. B.Ed., West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, England, 1977; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1990; Ed.D., Shenandoah University, 2014. (2013)

Legreid, Ann, Professor of Geography and Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences. B.S.,  University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1976; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1979; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985. (2008)

Levitan, Lindsey, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001; M.A., 2004, Ph.D., 2007, University of Chicago. (2013)

Lewin, James A., Professor of English. B.A., Oberlin College, 1967; M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1985; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994. (1995)

Li, Meng Yang, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Nanjing University, 1982; M.S., Beijing University, 1985; M.S., University of Rochester, 1989; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1995. (2008)

Liao, Yu-Hsuan, Assistant Professor of Music. B.F.A., Tung-Hai University, 1999; M.M., University of Texas, 2002; D.M.A., University of Texas, 2007. (2011)

Liao, Weidong, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.E., Northeastern University, China, 1991; M.E., Northeastern University, China, 1994; M.S., Kent State University, 1999; Ph.D., Kent State University, 2003. (2004)

Lidgerding, Burton C., Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Winona State College, 1968; M.S., St. Mary’s College, 1969; Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1976. (1991)

Loewen-Schmidt, Chadley, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., California State University, Fresno, 1999; M.A., Rutgers University, 2003; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2009. (2009)

Lopez, Leslie, Lecturer/Head Softball Coach/HPERS Equipment Manager. B.A., Bethany College, 2004; M.S., Slippery Rock University, 2007. (2007)

Lovelace, Christopher, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Wake Forest University, 1990; M.A., American University, 1993; Ph.D., American University, 2000. (2011)

Lovell, Susan, Lecturer/Director of Nursery School. B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1984; M.A., Frostburg State University, 2004. (2005)

Mader, Jordan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 2005, Ph.D., 2010, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2012)

Mailey, Sharon, Professor of Nursing Education and Chair, Department of Nursing Education. B.S.N., Berea College, 1969; M.S., University of North Carolina, 1976; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1993. (2008)

Martin, Nicholas, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1981; M.A., Indiana University, 1983; Ph.D., 1989. (1989)

Mathews, Clarissa, Associate Professor of Environmental and Physical Sciences and Chair, Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences. B.A., University of Rochester, 1992; M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1999; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2004. (2004)

McCarthy, Shannon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. B.F.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2009; M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2013. (2014)

McCook, Ernest C., Lecturer in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports and Assistant Football Coach. B.S., Wesley College, 1992; M.S., United States Sports Academy, 1999. (1999, 2010)

McKahan, Jason, Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Chair, Department of Mass Communications. A.A., Manatee Community College, 1994; B.A., Florida State University, 1996; M.A., Florida State University, 2003. (2007)

Menke, Jay, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College, 1984; M.S., East Carolina University, 1992. (2011)

Mercado, Rebecca, Associate Professor of Education. B.A., University of Texas, 1969; M.Ed., University of Houston, 1973; Ph.D.,  University of Maryland, College Park, 2007. (2008)

Merz, Joseph R., Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Arizona, 1968; M.A., United States International University, 1979; Ph.D., 1981. (1986)

Messenger, Carrie, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Yale University, 1994; M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010. (2010)

Mills, Donald, Lecturer of Mathematics. B.S., Bob Jones University, 1993; M.S., 1995, and Ph.D., 1999, Clemson University. (2014)

Mirdamadi, Reza, Associate Professor of Engineering and Chair, Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering. B.S., Youngstown State University, 1980; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1982; M.A., 1985. (1988)

Mitchell, Belinda B., Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Radford University, 1996; M.S., Radford University 2006; Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2011. (2011)

Moazzam, Mohammadhadi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering. B.S., University of Tehran, 1987; M.S., 1993, Ph.D., 1998, University of New South Wales. (2014)     

Modler, David, Assistant Professor of Art. B.S., 1990, M.Ed., 1996, Towson State University; M.F.A., James Madison University, 2009. (2012)

Murphy, Sytil, Assistant Professor of Physics. B.A., Monmouth College, 1999; M.S., Montana State University, 2001; Ph.D., Montana State University, 2008. (2011)

Murtagh, Anne, Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Chair, Department of Psychology. B.A., Rutgers College, 1977; M.A., Temple University, 1982; M.A., University of Montana, 1994; Ph.D., University of Montana, 1997. (2008)

Namolik, Justin, Lecturer in HPERS and Head Men’s Basketball Coach. B.S., Columbia University, 2002; M.S., Saint Vincent College, 2005. (2006)

Neal, Laura A., Lecturer/Associate Librarian. B.S., 1985, Shepherd College; M.L.I.S., 1987, Louisiana State University. (1991)

Nelles, Françoise, Coordinator of Mathematics, Academic Support Center. B.A., Boston University, 1983; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1984; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1992. (2004)

Nixon, Timothy, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Belmont University, 1987; M.A., William and Mary, 1992; Ph.D., George Washington University, 2005. (2006)

Nolan, Colleen J., Professor of Biology and Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. B.S., Washington State University, 1982; M.S., University of Idaho, 1984; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1987. (2009)

Nuredinoski, Yildiz, Clinical Faculty for Stretch Model English. B.A., College of Staten Island, 2006; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009. (2013)


Overfelt, Jeremy, Lecturer/Assistant Football Coach. B.A., 2001, Emory and Henry College; M.A.,, 2006, Moorhead State. (2008)

Pannill, Kelly, Academic Advisor. B.S., Shepherd University, 2005; M.S., West Virginia University, 2011. (2012)

Parker, Bonnie, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. B.S., University of Southern Maine, 1982; M.S., University of Texas, 1987. (2012)

Penland, Jennifer, Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., 1989, M.Ed., 2001, Ed.D., 2007, Lamar University. (2012)


Perry, Cydne, Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Science. A.A., El Camino Community College, 1997; B.S., 2001, M.S. 2004, California State Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008. (2012)

Place, Greg, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure. B.A., Spring Arbor College, 1984; M.S., Central Michigan University, 1997; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000. (2011)

Plautz, Carol, Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., New College of Florida, 1989; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1998. (2008)

Pologeorgis, Nicolas, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.A., Drury University, 1986; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002. (2013)

Porter, Laura, Assistant Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Education. B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981; M.Ed., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983; Ph.D., George Washington University, 2008. (2011)

Reid, Kathleen A., Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance. B.A., The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1986. (1983)

Renninger, Laura A., Professor of Music History and Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources. B.M., Miami (Ohio) University, 1991; M.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1993, 1999. (1999)

Ricketts, Michelle, Counselor, TRiO Student Support Services. B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2006; M.S., University of Memphis, 2008. (2013)

Robbins, Joseph, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2002; M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2003; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2008. (2009)

Robertson, Laura, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., 1991, M.S., 1994, University of Georgia; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. (2013)

Romano, James A., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., West Virginia University, 1970; M.S., 1972. (1972)

Sandy-Bailey, Julia, Assistant Professor of History. B.S., University of Virginia, 1990; M.A., University of Virginia, 1992; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006. (2009)

Scales, Cinda L., Associate Professor of Business Administration. B.S., Shepherd College, 1981; M.B.A., Shippensburg University, 1982; M.S., 1985; J.D., University of Maryland, 1989. (1984)

Schaffer, Amy, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. B.S.N., Shepherd College, 1999; M.S.N., Mountain State University, 2011. (2011)

Schultz, John A., Associate Professor of Economics. B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1971; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1985. (1988)

Shipley, Suzanne, President of Shepherd University and Professor of German. B.A., Texas Tech University, 1974; M.A., Texas Tech University, 1976; Ph.D., University of Texas, 1982. (2007)

Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey, Professor of English and Coordinator, Appalachian Studies Program. B.A., West Georgia College, 1965; M.A., Georgia Southern College, 1974; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1982. (1987)

Silecchia, Michael, Assistant Football Coach, HPERS Equipment Room/Athletic Academic Advisor. B.A., Mansfield University, 1978; M.A., Mansfield University, 1984.

Simpson, Phillip D., Professor of Biology. B.S., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1972; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1977. (1978)

Slocum-Schaffer, Stephanie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of Political Science. B.A., Bucknell University, 1989; Ph.D., American University, 1996. (2002)

Smith, Rhonda J., Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Contemporary Art and Theater. B.F.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1974; M.F.A., University of North Texas, 1976. (1987)

Snider, Cara, Lecturer of English. B.S., Cedarville University, 2002; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 2006. (2013)

Snyder, Edward, Professor of Environmental and Physical Sciences. B.S., Eastern Washington University, 1974; B.A., 1976; M.S., 1976; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1984. (1986)

Spencer, Karin, Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., College of William and Mary, 1990; M.A., 1996, Ed.D., 2008, George Washington University. (2013)

Stevens, Richard A., Associate Professor and M.A.-C.S.D.A. Graduate Program Coordinator. B.A., College of William and Mary, 1989; M.S., Iowa State University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2000. (2008)

Stump, Jacob, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., East Tennessee State University, 2002; M.A., Ohio University, 2004; Ph.D., American University, 2010. (2010)

Suarez Budenbender, Eva-Maria, Assistant Professor of Spanish. M.A., Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany, 2005; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2009. (2009)

Thayil, Jonathan, Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach/Lecturer. B.A., Bethany College, 1992; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2008. (2011)

Thomas, Beth, Lecturer and Coordinator of R.B.A. and Continuing Education. B.S., Bloomsburg University, 1984. (2013)

Thomsen, Zachary, Lecturer/Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. B.S., West Virginia University Institute of Technology, 2010; M.S., Le Moyne College, 2014. (2014)

Thulin, Stephanie E. R., Associate Professor of Art. B.A., Stetson University, 2002; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 2004. (2006)

Toole, Georgiann, Assistant Professor of Education and M.A.T. and M.A.-C&I Graduate Program Coordinator. B.A., Shepherd College, 1979; M.M., Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, 1997; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003. (2007)

Tudor, Robert W., Associate Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music. B.M., Stetson University, 1996; M.M., University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1998; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003. (2012)

Tuttle, James II, Associate Professor of Education. B.A., James Madison University, 1982; M.A., James Madison University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001. (2003)

Vance, Cynthia, Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., Shepherd College, 1988; M.B.A., Shenandoah University, 1995; Certified Public Accountant. (2011)

Vila, Peter B., Assistant Professor of Environmental and Physical Sciences. B.A., Wittenberg University, 1982; M.S., Indiana University, 1985; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1996. (1998)

Wang, Qing, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Hunan Normal University, China, 1999; M.S., Hunan Normal University, China, 2002. (2007)

Wang, Yanhong, Lecturer/Associate Librarian-Coordinator of Systems. B.A., Tianjin Normal University, 1997; M.S., University of Iowa, 2009. (2010)

Wang, Zhijun, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences. B.S., Tianjin University, China, 1993; M.S., Yale University, 1998; M.S., University of Alabama, 2002; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2005. (2006)

Warburton, Robert J., Professor of Biochemistry and Assistant Dean of Teaching and Learning. B.Sc., University of Essex, England, 1981; M.S., Duquesne University, 1984; Ph.D., Duquesne University, 1990. (1993)

Wenger, Christy, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Susquehanna University, 2004; M.A., Drew University, 2005; Ph.D., Lehigh University. (2011)

Williams, Daniel, Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S., 1990, M.S., 1991, Ferris State University; Certified Public Accountant. (2000)

Williams, Kevin, Professor of Mass Communications. B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1987; M.A., William Patterson College of New Jersey, 1990; Ph.D., Ohio University, 1995. (1993)

Wing, David B., Associate Professor of Biology and Chair, Department of Biology. B.A., Columbia University, 1976; M.Sci., 1977; M.Phil., 1979; Ph.D., 1984. (1999)

Wojtowicz, Ralph, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988; M.S., University of Illinois, 1992; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2002. (2011)

Xie, Yuying, Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., Southwestern University, 2001; M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, 2003; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2008. (2008)

Zimmer, William, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and M.B.A. Graduate Program Coordinator. B.S., West Virginia University, 1974; M.S., West Virginia University, 1976; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1982. (2010)