You'll love our faculty

Lycoming College is a community where personal friendships between faculty members and students flourish. Small classes and the fact that students can take several courses with a favorite professor help to foster these friendships. Professors at Lycoming love to teach. They are seasoned professionals whose first priority is to develop the talents and academic skills of their students.

The faculty’s excitement and enthusiasm for teaching is enhanced, however, by their own intellectual pursuits. They are bright, talented people with many interests and accomplishments.

Here is a sampling:

Dr. David Broussard, assistant professor of biology, holds a doctorate in zoology from Auburn University and is a former Division I offensive lineman at Baylor University. He also serves as an assistant football coach at Lycoming.

Lynn Estomin, professor of art, has produced award-winning videos that have been shown at international film festivals and broadcast on nationally PBS. Her web sites have been recognized by Adobe, The Webby Awards, Canadian Web Awards and Site of the Day and her photography has been exhibited internationally. 

Dr. Darby Lewes, professor of English, is an award-winning educator at the local and national level who presents workshops on student motivation throughout the United States. She has published five books and many journal articles, and won several major writing awards. Her teaching techniques are borrowed from her avocation: training and showing border collies.

Dr. Jeff Newman, assistant professor of biology, holds a patent, and has discovered, along with his students, several new species of bacteria. They are being named for retired Lycoming faculty members.

Dr. Susan Ross, associate professor of sociology, co-authored a book, “Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq,” with Lycoming alumus Michael Musheno ’69.

Dr. Fred Thayer, professor of music, has been recognized by the American Society of Composers and Performers. Among his numerous compositions for choral ensembles, orchestra and band are a large-scale mass and two operas. Having wrestled in high school, he is a huge fan of the sport and rarely misses a Lycoming home match.

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