Lycoming College Faculty

*          On Sabbatical Fall Semester 2016
**        On Sabbatical Spring 2017
***      On Sabbatical Academic Year 2016-17
****    On Sabbatical Academic Year 2016-17 (half time)
*****  On Leave Academic Year 2016-17

Professors  

Barbara F. Buedel (1989)
Modern Language Studies
Marshal of the College
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  

Richard A. Hughes (1970)
M.B. Rich Chair in Religion
B.A., University of Indianapolis
S.T.B., Ph.D., Boston University  

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 

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

Associate Professors  

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  

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 

Alison 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
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 

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

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  

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

Jonathan Williamson (2002) **
Political Science
B.A., University of Houston
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University 

Assistant Professors  

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

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
Master of Information and Library Science, 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 

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

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 

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

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

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

Kristi Good (2015)
Theatre
B.A., Kutztown University
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburg 

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

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

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

Douglas Hines (2015)
Chemistry
B.S., Baldwin Wallace University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 

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

Kirsten Hutzell (2014)
Criminal Justice-Criminology
B.S., York College of Pennsylvania
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., George Mason University 

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

Christopher Jackson (2013)
Music
B.M., Oklahoma State University
M.M., Westminster Choir College of Rider University
DM.A., University of North Texas 

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 

Kevin Lucas (2016)
Political Science 
B.A., Emory University
M.A., University of Denver
Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

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  

Angela Mitiguy (2016)
Sociology
B.A., Saint Michael’s College
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  

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

Jessica Munson (2015)
Sociology-Anthropology
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  

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 

Ceaphas Stubbs (2015)
Art
B.A., Rutgers University
M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania 

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

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 

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

Marlene Cauley (2011)
Education
B.S., Lock Haven University
Mansfield University 

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

Roger Davis (1984)
Mathematical Sciences
B.S., M.S., The Pennsylvania State University  

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 

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 

David Keene (2012)
Wellness 

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  

Christopher Reed (2008)
Mathematical Sciences
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 

Melvin Wentzel (2009)
Education
B.S., M.S., Mansfield University 

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

Fiona Gillespie (2013)
Voice
M.M., University of North Texas 

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  

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

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 (2002)
Associate Professor Emeritus 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