Lycoming College Faculty

*          On Sabbatical Fall Semester 2017
**        On Sabbatical Spring 2018
***      On Sabbatical Academic Year 2017-18
****    On Leave Academic Year 2017-18

Professors  

Barbara F. Buedel (1989)
Modern Language Studies
Robert L. and Charlene Shangraw Professor in the Liberal Arts
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

B. Lynn Estomin (1993)
Art
B.A., Antioch College
M.F.A., University of Cincinnati

Sascha Feinstein (1995)
English
B.A., University of Rochester
M.F.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

David G. Fisher (1984)
Astronomy/Physics
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware

Amy Golahny (1985)
Art
The Logan Richmond Endowed Professor
B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Williams College - Clark Art Institute
M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Gary Hafer (1992)
English
John P. Graham Teaching Professorship
B.A., M.A., Kutztown University
Ph.D., Purdue University

G. W. Hawkes (1989) *
English
Marshal of the College
B.A., University of Washington-Seattle
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton

Steven R. Johnson (1999)
Religion/Archaeology
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
M.A., Miami University of Ohio
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Sandra L. Kingery (1994-96, 1998) ***
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Lawrence University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christopher Kulp (2008)
Astronomy/Physics
B.A., McDaniel College
M.S., Ph.D., College of William and Mary

Andrew Leiter (2005)
English
B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
M.A., Ph.D., University of N.C., Chapel Hill

Darby Lewes (1993)
English
B.A., Saint Xavier College
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Litt.D., Wilson College (Honoris Causa)

Mehrdad Madresehee (1986)
Economics
Robert L. and Mary Jackson Shangraw Professor
Director, Institute for Management Studies
B.S., University of Tehran
M.S., National University of Iran
M.S., University of Idaho
Ph.D., Washington State University

Chriss McDonald (1987)
Chemistry
The Frank and Helen Lowry Professor
B.S., Manchester College
Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio

Jeffrey D. Newman (1995) **
Biology
B.S., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., Marquette University

Susan M. Ross (1998)
Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Provost for Experiential Learning
B.A., Millersville University
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Kathryn M. Ryan (1981)
Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Howard Tran (2002)
Art
B.F.A., Academy of Art College
M.F.A., Boston University

John M. Whelan, Jr. (1971)
Philosophy
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Associate Professors

Ryan Adams (2010) **
Sociology/Anthropology
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Susan Beery (1999)
Psychology
B.A., Duke University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami

Susan K. Beidler (1975)
Snowden Library
B.A., University of Delaware
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh

Holly D. Bendorf (1995) *
Chemistry
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Michelle Briggs (1992)
Biology
B.S., Cornell University
M.S., University of Iowa
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Mary J. Snyder Broussard (2006)
Snowden Library
B.A., Miami University
M.L.S., Indiana University

Amy Cartal-Falk (1991)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Cullen Chandler (2003)
History
Director of Lycoming Scholars
B.A., Austin College
M.A., Fordham University
Ph.D., Purdue University

William Ciabattari (2006)
Music
B.S.E., University of Arkansas
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Richard R. Erickson (1973)
Astronomy and Physics
B.A., University of Minnesota
M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Georg Gaylor Grassmueck (2007)
Business Administration
B.S., Sacred Heart University
M.B.A., John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Seth Goodman (2008)
Art
B.F.A., University of North Carolina at Ashville
M.F.A., Towson University

Alison S. Gregory (2005)
Snowden Library
Director of Library Services
Associate Dean
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S.L.S., Clarion University

Sue A. Kelley (1999)
Psychology
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Lauri L. Kremer (2006) *
Accounting
B.A., Lycoming College
M.B.A., Wilkes University
C.P.A. (Pennsylvania)

Eldon F. Kuhns, II (1979)
Accounting
B.A., Lycoming College
M. Accounting, University of Oklahoma
C.P.A. (Pennsylvania)

Betty McCall (2004)
Sociology/Anthropology
B.A., Lamar University
M.S., Baylor University
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Elizabeth Moorhouse (2007)
Economics
Marshal of the College
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Caroline Payne (2010) **
Political Science
B.A., Berea College
M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Eileen M. Peluso (1998)
Mathematical Sciences
Associate Provost
B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Leah B. Peterson (2007)
Communication
B.F.A., Pratt Institute
M.F.A., Tufts University

Todd Preston (2003)
English
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
M.A., State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Kerry Richmond (2009) *
Criminal Justice-Criminology
B.A., Boston College
M.S., Central Connecticut State University
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Amy Rogers (2007)
Education
B.A., Lycoming College
M. Ed., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Sarah Silkey (2008)
History
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., University of East Anglia, UK

Gene D. Sprechini (1981)
Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Wilkes College
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Binghamton

Philip W. Sprunger (1993)
Economics
Provost and Dean of the College
B.S., B.A., Bethel College
M. A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Arthur Sterngold (1988)
Business Administration
B.A., Princeton University
M.B.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Jonathan Williamson (2002)
Political Science
Director of the Center for Energy and the Future
B.A., University of Houston
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Assistant Professors

David R. Andrew (2015)
Biology
B.A., Oberlin College
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Meghan Andrews (2015)
English
A.B., Brown University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Taryn Bartholomew (2016)
Instructional Services Librarian
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S.L.S., Clarion University

Kathleen Bartlow (2016)
Biology
B.A., Oberlin College
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Brandon (2015)
Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Arizona State University
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Maryland

David R. Broussard (2006)
Biology
B.S., M.S., Baylor University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Len Cagle (2005)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Arkansas
Ph.D., Brown University

Patrick Coyle (2015)
Business Administration
B.S., M.B.A., Rowan University
M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Heather M. Demshock (2012)
Accounting
B.S., Old Dominion University
M.S., Liberty University

Courtney Dexter (2015)
Education
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Ed., Texas University
M.Ed., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Stephen St. Francis Decky (2017)
Film and Video Arts
M.F.A., Tufts University

Eugene Donati (2011)
Corporate Communication
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.P.A., The American University
M.S.C.F., University of Toronto

Carolyn Fornoff (2017)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Rice University
M.A., University of Pennsylvania

Amanda Gunderson (2012)
Music
B.M., M.A., M.M., The Pennsylvania State University
D.M.A., University of Wisconsin

Daniel Hall (2017)
Music
A.S., College of Eastern Utah
B.A., Weber State
M.M., Brigham Young University
D.M.A., University of Miami, Florida

Emily A. Hardesty (2016)
Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor
B.A., Valparaiso University
M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Heyes (2017)
Religion
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., Rice University

Rachel Hickoff-Cresko (2009)
* Education
B.S., Kutztown University
M.Ed., Universidad del Turabo
Ph.D., Widener University

Sarah Holstein (2015)
Psychology
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University

Jathan Innerarity (2012)
Theatre
B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.F.A., The University of Memphis

Jennifer Irwin (2017)
Business Administration
B.A., Western Michigan University
Masters of Information and Library Science, University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Oregon

Robin DeWitt Knauth (1999)
Religion/Archaeology
A.B., Princeton University
M.T.S., Regent College
Th.D., Harvard University Divinity School

Michael Kurtz (2015)
Economics
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Charles H. Mahler (1994)
Chemistry
B.A., The Ohio State University
M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Justin Medina (2015)
Criminal Justice-Criminology
B.A., University of New Mexico
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Temple University

Mary E. Morrison (2004)
Biology
B.A., Princeton University
M.A./M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Jessica Munson (2015)
Latin American Archaeology
A.B., Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Tina R. Norton (2011)
Psychology
B.A., M.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Kent State University

Kurt H. Olsen (1993)
Psychology
B.S., St. Lawrence University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Christopher Pearl (2013)
History
B.A., St. John Fisher College
M.A., State University of New York at Brockport
Ph.D., Binghamton University

Jeremy D. Ramsey (2005)
Chemistry
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Andreas Rentsch (2017)
Art
B.F.A., Ecole d’Arts Appliqués, Vevey, Switzerland
M.F.A., Stony Brook University

Abby Templer Rodrigues (2017)
Sociology / Anthropology
B.S., Missouri State University
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Laura Seddelmeyer (2014)
History
B.A., Roger Williams University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University

Michael Smith (2011)
Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Connecticut College
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Robert Smith (2016)
Biology
B.S., Millersville University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Andrew Stafford (2016)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Montclair State University
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Gordon Steenbergen (2016)
Philosophy
B.S., University of Michigan
M.A., Tufts University
Ph.D., Duke University

Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian (2012)
Theatre
M.F.A., National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia Bulgaria
M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Allyson Yankle (2016)
Political Science
B.A., St. Norbert College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Douglas Young (2008)
Philosophy
A.B., Brown University
M.T.S., Harvard University
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Lecturer, Instructor, Special, and Part-time Appointments

Diane Abercrombie (1988)
Mathematical Sciences
B.Bus.Admin., Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY

George C. Adams, Jr. (2003)
Religion
B.A., Susquehanna University
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Edwin Beitz (2016)
Wellspan York Hospital
MHA
MLS(ASCP)

David Burke (1995)
Art
B.A., Lycoming College

John Charnock (2017)
B.A., Lycoming College
M.DIV., The Divinity School, Harvard University
D.MIN., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Kristine Datres (2009)
Education
B.A., Lycoming College

William Dever (2008)
Religion/Archaeology
B.A., Milligan College
M.A., Butler University
B.D., Christian Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Harvard University

Charles Doersam (2010)
Astronomy/Physics
B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., Kent State University

Marleni Feinstein (2017)
English
B.A, National University of Singapore
M.A., Indiana University
M.L.S., Indiana University

Molly Fuller (2014)
Education
B.A., Lycoming College
M. Ed., Wilkes University

Pamela Gaber (2002)
Religion/Archaeology
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Stephen Gilmore (2005)
Religion
B.S., Millersville University
M.A., Bucknell University

Maria Hebert-Leiter (2010)
English
B.A., Loyola University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Robert Jacques (2008)
Philosophy
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Jeremiah Johnson
B.F.A., Tyler School of Art of Temple University
M.F.A., Syracuse University

David Keene (2012)
Wellness

Jennifer Kuzio (2017)
Education
B.A., Wells College
Education Certification, Lycoming College
M.A., Lesley University

Randall Laird (2015)
Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Lock Haven State College

Donald Leathers (2016)
Medical Director, The Williamsport Hospital Program in Clinical Laboratory Science

John McNassor (2010)
Religion
B.A., Rockmont College
M. Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
M. Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Leslie Meeder (2005)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Jason Mifsud (2015)
Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Lycoming College

John Mitchell (1999)
Psychology
B.A., Florida State University
Psy.D., Indiana State University

Jeffrey Moore (2017)
Education
B.S., Clarion State
M.Ed., Clarion University
Principle Certificate, Westminster

Christopher Reed (2008)
Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Director of Academic Resource Center and Director of the Math Center
B.S., Lycoming College
M.E., Mansfield University

Daniela Ribitsch (2009)
Modern Language Studies
M.A., Ph.D., Karl Franzens University Graz

David Ritter (2009)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.A., Mansfield University

Edward Robbins (2001)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.A., Mansfield University
M.S., Shippensburg University

Kathryn Turner Sterngold (1992)
Art
B.S., Kutztown University
M.A., Alfred University

Robin Van Auken (2002)
Communication
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida

Brenda Watkins (2014)
Education
B.S., Clarion University
MS.Ed., Wilkes University

Christine M. Wheary (2016)
Program Director, The Williamsport Hospital Program in Clinical Laboratory Science

Marshall Welch III (2017)
Entrepreneurship
Stanley ’80 and Jolene (Hall) ’80 Sloter Endowed Chair
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management
M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Scott Williams (2012)
Accounting

Applied Music Instructors

Richard Adams (2001)
Saxophone and Jazz Improvisation
B.A., Lycoming College

Tim Breon (1998)
Guitar, Bass, Music Technology, and Audio Engineering
PA Governor's School for the Arts

Judy Burke (2007)
Clarinet and Woodwind Pedagogy
B.M.E., Mansfield University

Rebecca Ciabattari (2006)
Trombone, Euphonium, and Brass Pedagogy
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Richard Cummings (2016)
Percussion
M.E.A., University of Scranton
B.M.E., Mansfield University

Emily Karosas (2015)
Violin and String Ensemble
M.M., The Pennsylvania State University

Richard J. Lakey (1979)
Organ and Piano
A.B., Westminster Choir College
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dale Orris (2006)
Trumpet
M.M., Cincinnati

Andrew Rammon (2001)
Cello
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.Music, The Cleveland Institute of Music

Lee Saville-Iksic (2013)
Choir Accompanist
B.M., Susquehanna University

Ashley Shank (2014)
Flute
D.M.A., University of Illinois

Emily Wertz (2011)
Voice
M.M., The Pennsylvania State University

Valerie Whyman (2004)
Brass
B.A., University of Surrey
PGCE, Roehampton Institute, London

Emeriti

Susan H. Alexander
Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., American University

Robert B. Angstadt
Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., Ursinus College
M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Howard C. Berthold, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., The University of Massachusetts

Frederick E. Blumer
President Emeritus
B.A., Millsaps College
B.D., Ph.D., Emory University

Gary M. Boerckel
Professor Emeritus of Music
B.A., B.M., Oberlin College
M.Mus., Ohio University
D.M.A., University of Iowa

Jon R. Bogle
Professor Emeritus of Art
B.F.A., B.S., M.F.A., Tyler School of Art; Temple University

John H. Conrad
Professor Emeritus of Education
B.S., Mansfield State College
M.A., New York University

Jack D. Diehl, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., M.A., Sam Houston State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Santusht S. deSilva (1983)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
B. Sc., University of Sri Lanka
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

James E. Douthat
President Emeritus
A.B., The College of William and Mary
M.Div., Ed.D., Duke University

Robert F. Falk
Professor Emeritus of Theatre
B.A., B.D., Drew University
M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University

Morton A. Fineman
Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Edward G. Gabriel
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.A., M.A., Alfred University
M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Charles L. Getchell
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Ernest P. Giglio
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
B.A., Queens College
M.A., SUNY at Albany
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Stephen R. Griffith
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
A.B., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

David K. Haley
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Science
B.A., Acadia University
M.S., Ph.D., Queens University

Owen F. Herring
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
B.A., Wake Forest College

Deborah J. Holmes
Emerita of Physical Education
B.S., M.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Richard A. Hughes (1970)
Professor Emeritus of Religion
B.A., University of Indianapolis
S.T.B., Ph.D., Boston University

Rachael Hungerford
Assistant Professor Emerita of Education
A.A., Cayuga County Community College
B.S., State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Bruce M. Hurlbert
Associate Professor Emeritus of Library Services
B.A., The Citadel
M.S.L.S., Florida State University

Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Professor Emerita of Library Services
B.A., M.A., University of Denver

Emily R. Jensen
Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Jamestown College
M.A., University of Denver
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Bonita Kolb
Associate Professor Emerita of Business Administration
B.A., Alaska Pacific University
M.S., Ph.D., Golden Gate University

Robert H. Larson
Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., The Citadel
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Richard J. Morris
Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Boston State College
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., New York University

Carole Moses
Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Adelphi University
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., SUNY at Binghamton

Kathleen D. Pagana
Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Maryland
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Doris P. Parrish
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S., SUNY at Plattsburgh
M.S., Russell Sage College
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

John F. Piper
Professor Emeritus of History and Dean Emeritus of the College
A.B., Lafayette College
B.D., Yale University
Ph.D., Duke University

David J. Rife
Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Michael G. Roskin
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
A.B., University of California at Berkeley
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D., The American University

Roger D. Shipley
Professor Emeritus of Art
B.A., Otterbein College
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

N. J. Stanley
Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre
B.S., Louisiana State University
M.F.A., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

Fred M. Thayer, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Music
A.B., Syracuse University
B.M., Ithaca College
M.M., SUNY at Binghamton
D.M.A., Cornell University

H. Bruce Weaver
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.B.A, Stetson University
J.D., Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., University of Central Florida

Richard E. Wienecke
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Accounting
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S., Bucknell University
M.B.A., Long Island University
C.P.A., (Pennsylvania and New York)

Frederic M. Wild, Jr.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Communication
B.A., Yale Divinity School
M.Div., Yale Divinity School
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Stan T. Wilk
Professor Emeritus of Sociology/Anthropology
B.A., Hunter College
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Melvin C. Zimmerman (1979)
Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., SUNY at Cortland
M.S., Ph.D., Miami University