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

Lycoming College Faculty

Information accurate as of May 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

*          On Sabbatical Fall 2024
**        On Sabbatical Spring 2025
***      On Sabbatical Academic Year 2024-25


Cullen Chandler (2003)
The Frank and Helen Lowry Professor
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

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 W. Gibbs McKenney Chair in International StudiesB.A., Lawrence University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christopher Kulp (2008)*
The John P. Graham Teaching Professor
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

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)
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

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

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

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

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

Howard Tran (2002)**
The Logan A. Richmond Endowed Professor
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

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

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

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

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

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

Philip W. Sprunger (1993)
B.S., B.A., Bethel College
A., Ph.D., Indiana University

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

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

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

Kira Braham (2023)
B.A., Kent State University
M.A., University of Vermont
Ph.D., Vanderbilt 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 University

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

Patrick Chiu (2023)
B.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Ph.D., Florida State University

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

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

Hannah Espy (2023) 
B.A., Colorado College  
M.A.,University of Iowa  
Ph.D., University of Iowa 

Emily D. Hill (2023) 
Snowden Library 
B.S.A.M, Appalachian State University 
M.S.L.S, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

Benjamin Kantack (2020)
Political Science
B.A., University of Nebraska
M.A., Ph.D., 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. Lieggi (2021)
Snowden Library
A.A., College of DuPage
B.A., Illinois State University
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mallory Melton (2023)
Anthropology and Archaeology
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Melissa Morris (2023) 
B.S., University of Texas at Austin  
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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

Robert Nguyen (2024) 
B.A., M.A., Fordham University 
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State 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

Andrew Paulhamus (2023)
B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., College of William and Mary

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

Zachary Reese (2023) 
Film and Video Arts 
B.A., Millersville University 
M.F.A, Temple University 

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

Matthew Ripa (2023)
B.A., Salisbury University
M.F.A., The Catholic University of America

Marisa Sánchez (2023)
Art History
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., The School of Art Institute of Chicago
Ph.D., University of British Columbia

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

Jonathan M. Schoenfelder (2024) 
Snowden Library  
B.A., Boise State University 
M.F.A., Temple University 
M.L.S., Emporia 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, Colombia
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

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

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

Kristin Cowden (2023)
Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Lycoming College
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University

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

John Han (2024) 
B.A., Emory University 
M.A., New York University 
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University 

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

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

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

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

Adrian Rublein (2024) 
Computer Science 
B.S., Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania 

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
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

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
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

Richard R. Erickson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
B.A., University of Minnesota
M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

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

Pamela Gaber
Professor Emerita of Religion/Archaeology
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

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
Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University 

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

Gary Hafer (1992) 
Professor Emeritus of English 
B.A., M.A., Kutztown University  
Ph.D., Purdue University  

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

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

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

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

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

Susan M. Ross 
Professor Emerita of Sociology and Dean Emerita of the College 
B.A., Millersville University  
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire  

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