May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Adams, Karen, Associate 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, School of Music. B.M.E., Tennessee Technological University, 2001; M.M., 2003, D.M.A., 2008, University of Colorado, Boulder. (2010)

Akopian, Marat, 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)

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)

Allen, Jason, Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., Shepherd College, 1998; M.A., West Virginia University, 2002; Ed.D, West Virginia University, 2009. (2019)

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; Ed.D., American College of Education, 2020. (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)

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)

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)

Boardley, Jason, Lecturer/Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. B.A., High Point University, 2017; M.S., Mount St. Mary’s University, 2019. (2019)

Boggess, Evan, Lecturer of Art and Director of the Gallery. B.F.A., Marywood University, 2007; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 2007. (2019)

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, Associate 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)

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, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Shepherd University, 1992; M.S.N., Towson University, 2015; D.N.P., Shepherd University 2018. (2016)

Burkey, Doris, Associate 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)

Campany, Courtney, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., North Carolina State University, 2002; M.S., Appalachian State University, 2006; Ph.D., Western Sydney, University, 2016. (2019)

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)

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; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 2020. (2016)

Cole, Jacquelyn, Associate 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)

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)

Daily, Larry Z., Associate Professor 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)

Dartt, Kay, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art. M.S, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2011; M.F.A, Alfred University, 2015. (2017)

David, Samuel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S.-M.S, St. Xavier’s College, 1997; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1997. (2019)     

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

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)

Donner, Sebastian, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Bethany College, 1998; M.P.A., West Virginia University, 2001; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2007. (2020)

Donovan, Laureen, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N, Our Lady of Elms College, 1986; M.S.N., Saint Joseph’s College, 2005; Ph.D., Capella University, 2015. (2020).

Dovel, James, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.S., Oregon Institute of Technology, 1990; M.B.A., Portland State University, 1993; D.B.A., Wilmington University, 2018. (2019)



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

Fletcher, Arnetta, Assistant Professor of Nutrition. B.S., University of Delaware, 2011; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2015. (2018)

Garzón Hampton, Amy, Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S., Fairmont State University, 1997; M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2003. (2020)

Gasparini, Janay, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. A.A.S., SUNY Delhi, 2002; B.A. SUNY New Paltz, 2004; M.S.C.J., Boston University, 2009; Ph.D., Walden University, 2020. (2020)

Ghahremani, Mohammadreza, Associate 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)

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

Goolsby, Carol, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Business Administration. A.A., Penn State, 1984; B.S., Shippensburg University, 1992; M.B.A., Shenandoah University, 2014. (2019)

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, Professor of Physics and Chair, Department 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, Global Studies, and Geography. 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)

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)

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)

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)

Hollenshead, Macey, Lecturer/Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. B.S., Fairfield University, 2018; M.B.A., Seton Hill University, 2020. (2020)

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

Hossain, Md. Amjad, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S., Khulna University, 2008; Ph.D., Kent State University, 2020. (2020)

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, Criminology, and Criminal Justice. 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, Director, International Affairs. B.A., Goucher College, 1982; M.A., Hood College, 2006; D.Prof., Shenandoah University, 2011. (2017)

Johnson, LeAnn, Associate Professor of Education and M.A.T. Program Coordinator. B.S., Utah State University, 1983; M.Ed., 1987, Ph.D., 1993, University of Maryland, College Park. (2012)

Johnston, Brenda, Assistant Professor of Nursing. A.S.N., Shenandoah University, 1985; B.S.N., Shenandoah University, 2005; D.N.P., George Mason University, 2014. (2020)

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, 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 Director, School of Recreation, Sport, and Exercise Science. B.S., 1983; M.S., 1999, Frostburg State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2013. (2006)

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 Communication. 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 Communication. B.F.A., Syracuse University, 1985. (2006)

Lawless, Desmond, Associate 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, Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Director, Global Studies. 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. 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 and Chair, Department 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)


Mailey, Sharon, Professor of Nursing Education, Dean, College of Nursing, Education, and Health Sciences, and Director, School of Nursing. 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)

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

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, Professor of Communication and Chair, Department of Communication. A.A., Manatee Community College, 1994; B.A., 1996, M.A., 2003, Florida State University. (2007)

Melton, Cecilia, 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, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Analytics and Graduate Coordinator of M.S. DAIS. 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 and M.A. C&I Program Coordinator. 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)

Mortensen, YoonJa, Lecturer and Clinical Faculty in Mathematics. A.S., Bunker Hill Community College, 1993; R.B.A., 2010, and M.A., 2013, Shepherd University. (2019)

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)

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)

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 Director, School of Education. B.S., 1989, M.Ed., 2001, and Ed.D., 2007, Lamar University. (2018)

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

Ray, George, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. 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, Associate Dean, College of Business, 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, Ruth Scarborough Library and Center for 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)

Riffe-Snyder, Kelli, Assistant Professor of Nursing. A.S.N., Bluefield State College, 1985; B.S.N., 1989, and M.S.N., 1999, West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017. (2019)

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

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

saine, kb, Assistant Professor of Theater. B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1998; M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002. (2019)

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

Schiera, Anthony, Lecturer of English. B.A., University of New Mexico, 1994; M.A.T., School for International Training, 1998; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2020. (2018)

Showen, Austin, Assistant Professor of Music. B.M.E., Shepherd University, 2011; M.M., Capital University, 2015; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2020. (2020)

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)

Sigdel, Ram, Lecturer of Mathematics. B.E., Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Ratna Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999; M.A., Tribhuvan University, 2002; M.Sc., Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013; Ph.D., University of Guelph, 2018. (2019).

Sipe, Conor, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., 2000, and M.A., 2003, College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2013. (2019)

Slattery, Rebekah, Assistant Softball Coach/Event Management Coordinator, Lecturer. M.S., Lock Haven University, 2019. (2019)

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)

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, School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor. B.A., College of William and Mary, 1989; M.S., Iowa State University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2000. (2008)

Stevens, Valerie, Lecturer of English. B.A., King University, 2009; M.A., James Madison University, 2013. (2019)

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)

Tracy, Julia, Assistant Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Longwood College, 1997; M.S., 2001, and Ed.D., 2015, West Virginia University. (2019)

Tudor, Robert W., Professor of Music and Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. 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 and Chair, Department 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, Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. B.Sc., University of Essex, England, 1981; M.S., 1984, Ph.D., 1990, Duquesne University. (1993)

Watson Huffer, Kelly, Associate 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)

Weidinger, Alois, Assistant Professor of Accounting. M.S., University of Central Florida, 2003; J.D., Freie Universitaet, Germany, 1990 (2019)

Wendle, Ann, Clinical Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for College Student Development Administration. B.A., 2001, and M.S., 2003, Shippensburg University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2012. (2019)

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 Communication. 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)

Yufik, Tomas, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2000; M.A., University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2007; Ph.D., University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2010. (2020)

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

Zerull, Lisa, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Ohio State University, 1984; M.S.N., George Mason University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2010. (2020)