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2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog 
2018-2019 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, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. B.M.E., Tennessee Technological University, 2001; M.M., 2003, D.M.A., 2008, University of Colorado, Boulder. (2010)

Akopian, Marat, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Tbilisi State University, 1989; M.A., Tbilisi State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, 1991; M.A., Central European University, 1994; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2006; (2018).

Albright, Carolyn, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Rhode Island College, 1974; M.S.N., Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, 1977; D.N.P, Duquesne University, 2014. (2016)

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

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

Anthony, Robert, Associate 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, Assistant Director, Upward Bound and 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)

Bankhurst, Benjamin, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., University of New Mexico, 2003; M.A., 2005, Ph.D., 2011, King’s College London. (2015)

Banor, Maxwell, Clinical Mathematics Instructor. B.S., University of Cape Coast, 2005; M.S., Youngstown State University, 2008; Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2017. (2008)

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

Batts, Brittany, Lecturer/Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. B.S., Gannon University, 2015; M.S., Castleton University, 2017. (2018).

Beard, R. Scott, Provost and Professor of Music. B.M., Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 1986; M.M., 1990, D.M.A., 1996, University of Maryland, College Park. (1999)

Benedict, Lorenzo D. IV, Professor of Art and Dean, College 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, Associate 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)

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

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

Broomall, James, Assistant Professor of History and Director, George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. B.A., University of Delaware, 2000; M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2006; Ph.D., University of Florida, 2011. (2015)

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

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

Burker, Cara, Clinical Faculty in Nursing Education. B.S.N., Shepherd University, 1992; M.S.N., Towson University, 2015; D.N.P., Shepherd University 2018. (2016)

Burkey, Doris, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education and Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration Coordinator. A.S.N., Shepherd University, 1988; B.S.N., 1997, M.S., 2003, University of Maryland at Baltimore; D.N.P., West Virginia University, 2014 (2015)

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

Carlson, Rachel, Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., University of Maryland, College Park, 2005; M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2016. (2016)

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

Cline, Craig, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Social Work Program. B.S.W., Brigham Young University, 2004; M.S.W., West Virginia University, 2007. (2016)

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

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

Coltrin, Chris, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair, Department of Contemporary Art and Theater. B.A., 2003, M.A., 2005, Brigham Young University; 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)

Cook, Mark, 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)

Correll, Jesse, Lecturer/Assistant Football Coach/Academic Advisor in Athletic Program. B.S., 2005, M.A., 2009, Shepherd University. (2016)

Coyle, Mary, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Boston College, 1975; M.S.N., Rutgers University, 1977; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 2009. (2015)

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

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

Daniels, Samuel, Assistant Football Coach/Athletic Assistant in Athletic Program. B.S., James Madison University, 2010; M.Ed., Frostburg State University, 2015. (2016)

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

Dartt, Kay, Clinical Faculty/3-D Fabrication Manager. M.S, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2011; M.F.A, Alfred University, 2015. (2017)

DeWitt, Amy, Associate Professor of Sociology. 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)

Dobish, Heidi B., Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Northeastern University, 1994; M.S., 1999, Ph.D., 2004, Tufts University. (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)

Dukes, Laura, Lecturer/Assistant Softball Coach/Event Management Coordinator. B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2014; M.S., Lipscomb University, 2016. (2017)



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

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

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)

Fetty, Angela, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. B.S.N., Mountain State University, 2010; M.S.N., University of South Alabama, 2013; D.N.P., University of South Alabama, 2014. (2017)

Files Michelle, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., 2006, and M.B.A, 2013, Shepherd University. (2018) 

Fletcher, Arnetta, Visiting Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S., University of Delaware, 2011; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2015. (2018)

Galen, Laurie, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1984; B.S.N., University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, 1987; M.S., Towson University, 2016. (2018)

Ghahremani, Mohammadreza, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering. B.S., Azad University (Iran), 1998; M.S., Sharif University of Technology (Iran), 2000; Ph.D., George Washington University, 2013. (2015)

Gilkerson, Jonathan, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Marshall University, 2004; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2011. (2015)

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

Gonzol, David, 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., Indiana University, 1989; Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1997. (2000)

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 and Chair, Department of Social Work. B.S., Cornell University, 1993; M.S.S.W., Columbia University, 1995. (2000)

Greene, Samuel, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., George Fox University, 2005; M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2006; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 2012. (2018)

Groff, Jeffrey, Associate Professor of Physics and Chair, Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences. B.A., McDaniel College, 2001; M.S., 2005, Ph.D., 2008, College of William and Mary. (2009)

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

Groves, Michael, Associate Professor of Nursing Education and R.N. to B.S.N. Program Coordinator, and M.B.A. Health Administration Concentration Coordinator. B.S.N., Seton Hall University, 1978; M.G.A., University of Maryland University College, 1993; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2011. (2012)

Guirguis, Max, Professor of Political Science and Co-Chair, Department of Political Science and Global Studies. B.S., Jersey City State College, 1992; M.S., Long Island University, 1994; Ph.D., Auburn University, 2001. (2004)

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

Hiatt, Tirell, Lecturer/Director of Academic Advising/Assistant Football Coach. B.A., Southern Virginia University, 2012; M.S., Liberty University, 2015. (2018)

Hall, Melissa, Assistant Professor of Recreation Studies. A.A.S., Community College of Baltimore County, 2004; B.S., 2004, M.S., 2007, Frostburg State University. (2015)

Hally, Rachel, Lecturer/Assistant Librarian. B.A., Sewanee University of the South, 1997; M.L.S., University of Maryland College Park, 2007. (2017)

Hamann, Bradford, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. B.F.A., Parsons School of Design, 1977; M.F.A., Marywood University, 2010. (2017)

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, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, 1987; M.S., 2007, Ph.D., 2015, University of Phoenix. (2013)

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

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

Hargrove, Dori, Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Missouri State University, 1986; M.Ed., Marymount University, 2004; M.Ed., 2010, Ph.D., 2015, George Mason University. (2015)

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

Hasso, Sargon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982; B.S., Northeastern Illinois Technology, 1988; M.S., 1996, and Ph.D., 2007, Illinois Institute of Technology. (2018

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

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

Hester, Emily, Lecturer/Head Coach Women’s Soccer. B.S., Bellevue University, 2014; M.S., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2016. (2018)

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

Hilleary, Melissa, Career Advisor, Teaching and Learning Center. B.S., Mount St. Mary’s University, 2014; M.A., Shepherd University, 2016. (2017)

Hippensteel, Scott, Associate Professor of Music/Director of Bands. B.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1990; M.A., 1998, D.A., 2011, Ball State University. (2011)

Hoekstra, Alexander, Lecturer/Head Volleyball Coach. B.S., Mount Olive College, 2010; M.A., Western New Mexico University, 2015. (2015)

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

Holtslag, Arend (Aart), Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Chair, Department of Political Science and Global Studies, and Director, Global Studies. Doctoraal, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1989; Diplome, International Institute of Human Rights, 1992; Ph.D., Florida International University, 2004. (2012)

Hovatter, Rhonda, Associate 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, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology and Geography. B.A., 1999, M.U.P., 2001, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011. (2013)

Hoy, Kyle, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., Lebanon Valley College, 2012; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2017. (2017)

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


Jarman, Lois, Clinical Faculty, International Affairs. B.A., Goucher College, 1982; M.A., Hood College, 2006; D.Prof., Shenandoah University, 2011. (2017)

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

Jones, Alex, Lecturer/Head Men’s Soccer Coach/Head Strength-Conditioning Coach. B.S., Shepherd University, 2011; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2017. (2017)

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

Kepner, Terresa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Northeastern State University, 1996; M.A., University of Phoenix, 2006. (2016)

Kendig, Stacey M., Associate Professor of Recreation, Sports, 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., 1974, Ph.D., 1978, Ohio State University. (1992)Kline, Joshua, Lecturer in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Assistant Football/Strength Coach. B.S., 2003, M.A., 2005, Shepherd University. (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, Associate Professor of Mass Communications. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2004; M.A., University of Miami, 2006; Ph.D., Washington State University, 2010. (2012)

Lane, Shatora, Lecturer/Head Athletics Trainer. B.S., 2012, M.S., 2014, Shenandoah University. (2015)

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

Lawless, Desmond, 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 Marie, Professor of Geography and Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1976; M.S., 1979, Ph.D., 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2008)

Leslie, Marissa, Lecturer/Head Softball Coach. B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2014. (2017)

Levitan, Lindsey, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001; M.A., 2004, Ph.D., 2007, University of Chicago. (2013)Lewis, Bryan, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Lecturer. B.S., 1994, M.Ed., 1996, Frostburg State University. (2016)

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

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

Lynch, Michael, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1979; M.B.A., Babson College, 1981; A.L.M., Harvard University, 2012; Ed.D., New England College, 2016. (2017)

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

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

Mandzik, Amanda, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S., Shepherd University, 2008; M.A., 2012, Ph.D., 2014, West Virginia University. (2018)

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

Martz, William Benjamin, Dean, College of Business, Chair, Department of Business Administration, and Professor of Business Administration. B.B.A., College of William and Mary, 1981; M.S., 1985, Ph.D., 1989, University of Arizona, Tucson. (2016)

McCook, Ernest C., Lecturer in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports and Head 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., 1996, M.A., 2003, Florida State University. (2007)

Melton, Cecilia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. Undergraduate Diploma, 1998, M.S., 2001, Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Ph.D., Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 2011. (2018)

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

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

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

Miller, Jason, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Science. B.S., New York University, 1984; M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2000. (2017)

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 Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. B.S., Youngstown State University, 1980; M.S., 1982, M.A., 1985, Pennsylvania State University. (1988)

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

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

Moore, Brooke Evers, Lecturer of Music. B.S., Indiana University, 2001; B.M., Indiana University, 2001; M.M., University of Maryland, 2006. (2017)

Mott, Barbara, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. A.S., Community College of Baltimore County, 1987; B.S.N., 1990, M.S.N., 2010, Towson University; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2014. (2015)

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

Murtagh, Anne, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Rutgers College, 1977; M.A., Temple University, 1982; M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 1997, University of Montana. (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., Shepherd College, 1985; M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University, 1987. (1991)

Nelles, Françoise, Clinical Faculty in Mathematics. B.A., Boston University, 1983; M.A., 1984, Ph.D., 1992, Johns Hopkins University. (2004)

Neve, Erin, Assistant Professor Photography. B.A., 2003, M.A., 2006, M.A. 2009, Texas Tech University; M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 2012. (2016)

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

Nolan, Colleen J., Professor of Biology. 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 English. B.A., College of Staten Island, 2006; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009. (2013)


Pate, James III, Assistant Professor of English. B.S., 1996, M.A., 1998, University of Memphis; M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009. (2015)

Penland, Jennifer, Associate Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Education. B.S., 1989, M.Ed., 2001, and Ed.D., 2007, Lamar University. (2018).

Perego, Elizabeth, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Tulane University, 2008; M.A., Ohio State University, 2012; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2017. (2017)

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

Ray, George, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer, Mathematics, and Engineering. B.S., University of Maryland, 1982; M.S., West Virginia University, 2006; D.M., Swiss Management Center, 2013. (2018).

Reich, Christina, Clinical Lecturer/Academic Advisor. B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2005; M.A., Shepherd University, 2015. (2016)

Reid, Kathleen A., Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance. B.A., 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., 1993, Ph.D.,1999, University of Illinois. (1999)

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

Rini, Elizabeth, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., 1987, M.S.N., 1993, George Mason University; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2014. (2016)

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

Rowe, Tajmarie, Academic Rentention Specialist, TRiO Student Support Services. B.S., University of Mary Washington, 2014; M.B.A., Shepherd University, 2017. (2017)

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

Santana, Brian, Lecturer of English. B.A., University of North Carolina at Ashville, 2003; M.A., North Carolina State University, 2005; Ph.D., George Washington University, 2012. (2015)

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

Schiera, Anthony, Lecturer of English. B.A., University of New Mexico, 1994; M.A.T., School for International Training. 1998. (2018)

Scott, Janine, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2007; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2013. (2017)

Shaffer, Steven, Lecturer of Environmental Studies. B.A., Shepherd University, 2004; M.S., Mountain State University, 2012. (2018)

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)

Skowronski, Maria, Clinical Faculty and Director of the Intensive English Language Program. B.S., Towson University, 2016; M.A.T., Shepherd University, 2018. (2018)

Slocum-Schaffer, Stephanie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Gender and Women’s Studies. B.A., Bucknell University, 1989; Ph.D., American University, 1996. (2002)

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

Star, Yin, Clinical Faculty/Director of Study Abroad. B.A., Ouachita Baptist University, 1985; M.P.I.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1987. (2016)

Stinson, Samuel, Lecturer of English. B.S., Western Kentucky University, 2003; B.A., Florida College, 2006; M.A., Western Kentucky University, 2012; Ph.D., Ohio University, 2018. (2018).

Steffen, John, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Ohio University, 1989; M.S., Western Washington University, 2001; Ph.D., Auburn University, 2007. (2017)

Stevens, Richard A., Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, 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)

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

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

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, Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S., Shepherd College, 1988; M.B.A., Shenandoah University, 1995; Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2017; Certified Public Accountant. (2011)

Vila, Peter B., Associate Professor of Environmental and Physical Sciences and Director, Veterans to Agriculture Program. B.A., Wittenberg University, 1982; M.S., Indiana University, 1985; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1996. (1998)

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

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

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

Watson Huffer, Kelly, Assistant Professor of Nursing Education. A.S.N., Frederick Community College, 1988; B.S.N., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1995; M.S., 1997, D.N.P., 2013, University of Maryland, Baltimore. (2016)

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

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)

Wilson, Christopher, Lecturer of English. B.A., 2002, M.A., 2005, Southern Connecticut State University. (2015)

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

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