Lycoming College Faculty

*          On Sabbatical Fall Semester 2015
**        On Sabbatical Spring 2016
***      On Sabbatical Academic Year 2015-16
****    On Sabbatical Academic Year 2015-16 (half time)
*****  On Leave Academic Year 2015-16

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

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
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

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

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

Bonita Kolb (2002)
Business Administration
B.A., Alaska Pacific University
M.S., Ph.D., Golden Gate University

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)

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

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

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

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

Melissa A. Correll (2013)
Snowden Library
B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.S., L.I.S., Drexel University

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

Lorena Cuya Gavilano (2015)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania 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

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

Nathan Guss (2013)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Duke University
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell 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

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

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

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

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

Jessica Oberlin (2012)
Snowden Library
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S., Clarion University

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

Tylor Orme (2015)
Business administration and Economics
B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.S., Suffolk University

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

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

Oscar Perez (2014)
Digital Media Communication
B.A., Bard College
M.F.A., Florida State University

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

Collin Rice (2013)
Philosophy
B.A., Simpson College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri

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

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

Daniel Tagliarina (2015)
Political Science
B.A., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Ph.D., Univeristy of Connecticut

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

Dongjiao Zhao (2011)
Biology
B. of Medicine, China Medical University
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue 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

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

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

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

Antonia Crook-Perez (2014)
Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., Florida State 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

Pamela Dill (1990)
Wellness
B.S.N., University of the State of New York at Albany
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania

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

Kristin Haase (2014)
Psychology
B.A., Psychology/Art History, Bloomsburg University
M.S., Psychology, Colorado State University
M.S., Psychology, Brown University

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

Douglas Hines (2015)
Chemistry
B.S., Baldwin Wallace University

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

David Keene (2012)
Wellness

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

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

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

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

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

Kitty Moyer (2011)
Music/Theatre

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

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

Donald J. Fisher (2003)
Percussion
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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

Riana Muller (2006)
Violin and Viola, String Instrument Pedagogy
B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music

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

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

Robert J. B. Maples
Associate Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages and Literatures
A.B., University of Rochester
Ph.D., Yale University

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