Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College Faculty

Information accurate as of 5/20/2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

*          On Sabbatical Fall 2022
**         On Sabbatical Spring 2023
***      On Sabbatical Academic Year 2022-23


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

Sascha Feinstein (1995)
The Shangraw Chair in the Liberal Arts
B.A., University of Rochester
M.F.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

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

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

Steven R. Johnson (1999)
M.B. Rich Endowed Chair
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
The Logan A. Richmond Endowed Professor
B.A., Lawrence University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leah B. Peterson (2007)**
Film and Video Arts
B.F.A., Pratt Institute
M.F.A., Tufts University

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

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

Susan M. Ross (1998)**
Anthropology and Sociology
Vice Provost
B.A., Millersville University
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

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

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

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

Associate Professors 

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

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

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

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

Jacob Berger (2019)
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York

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

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

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

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

Rebecca Donald (2022)
Director of Library Services
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Trinity International University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Moorhouse (2007)*
Director, Institute for Management Studies
Marshal of the College
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professors 

Susan Achury (2021)
Political Science
J.D., Universidad Nacional de Coloimbia
M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
Ph.D., University of Houston

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

Taryn Bartholomew (2016)
Snowden Library
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S.L.S., Clarion University

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

Ariane Breton (2022)
Snowden Library
B.A., Bishop’s University
M.L.I.S. (Bilingual), Ottawa Universit

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

John Capo (2020)
B.F.A., Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film Purchase College
M.A., Stony Brook University

Lori Curtindale (2020)
B.A., Otterbein University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

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

April Drumm-Hewitt (2021)
B.A., The College of New Jersey, Psychology
M.S., Ph.D., Binghamton University

Leslie Gulden (2022)
B.A., Fordham University
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

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

Benjamin Kantack (2020)
Political Science
B.A., University of Nebraska
MA, PhD., University of Illinois

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

Kimberly Kohler (2020)
B.A., M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University

Victoria S. Leiggi (2021)
Snowden Library
A.A., College of DuPage
B.A., Illinois State University
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Erin McCutcheon (2019)
Art History
B.A., Boston College
M.A., University of Leeds

Maybel Mesa Morales (2021)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Manuel Moreno-Lee (2020)
B.F.A., University of Massachusetts
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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

Mary Kate O’Donnell (2021)
B.S., Saint Joseph’s University
Ph.D., University of South Florida

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

Krish Pillai (2021)
Computer Science
B.Tech, University of Kerala, India
M.S., Ph.D., South Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

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

Leslie Rieck (2019)
B.S., Allegheny College
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Allison Saunders (2019)
B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Laura Seddelmeyer (2014)
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

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

Rubén Varona (2021)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., University of Cauca, Coloimbia
M.F.A., University of Texas, El Paso
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Phoebe Wagner (2021)
B.A., Lycoming College
M.F.A., Iowa State University

Elizabeth Waltman (2021)
Snowden Library
B.Mus., Ithaca College
M.Mus., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

Sean Weidman (2022)
B.A., Westmont College
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Emily Wilson (2022)
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
M.S., Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology

Julie Yingling (2019)
Criminal justice-Criminology
B.A., Valparaiso University
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

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

Mark Zajack (2020)
Business Administration
B.A., Colgate University
M.S., San Jose State University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Lecturer, Instructor, Special, and Part-time Appointments

Jay Azriel (2022)
Sloter Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship
B.B.A., Oglethrope University
M.B.A., The American University
Ph.D., University of Albany

Edwin Beitz (2016)
Wellspan York Hospital


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

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

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

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

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


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

Lauri Rintelman (2017)
Modern Language Studies
B.A., Lycoming College

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

Philip Sunderland (2021)
B.A., Lycoming College
J.D., Penn State Dickinson School of Law


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


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

Susan K. Beidler (1975)
Associate Professor Emerita of Library Services
B.A., University of Delaware
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh

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

Barbara F. Buedel
Professor Emerita of Modern Language Studies
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Amy Cartal-Falk   
Associate Professor Emerita of Modern Language Studies
B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

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

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

Eugene Donati
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Corporate Communication
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.P.A., The American University
M.S.C.F., University of Toronto

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

Lynn Estomin   
Professor Emerita of Art
B.A., Antioch College
M.F.A., University of Cincinnati

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

Amy Golahny  
Professor Emerita of Art
B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Williams College – Clark Art Institute
M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University 

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

G. W. Hawkes
Professor Emeritus of English
Marshal of the College
B.A., University of Washington-Seattle
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton

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

Richard A. Hughes 
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

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

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

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

Eileen M. Peluso  
Associate Professor Emerita of Mathematical Sciences and Associate Provost Emerita
B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

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

Kathryn M. Ryan
Professor Emerita of Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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

Arthur Sterngold
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.A., Princeton University
M.B.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

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

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

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