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CATALOG • 2009-2010


FACULTY

The year given indicates date of appointment to Cedar Crest’s faculty.

Carmen Twillie Ambar, President
B.S., Georgetown University; M.P.A., Princeton University; J.D., Columbia School of Law. 2008.

Carol A. Pulham, Provost; Professor of English
B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.A. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1986.

Marie E. Wilde, Director of Institutional Research;  Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., Kutztown University; M.S., Lehigh University. 1981.

Roxanne T. Amico, Professor of Theatre, Speech, and Dance
B.A., Heidelberg College; M.F.A., Northwestern University. 1981.

Patricia Badt, Professor of Art
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania. 1989.

Kerrie Quinn Baker, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Old Dominion University. 2001.

Ibolya Balog, Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., Lehigh University; M.B.A., Temple University. 2007.

Karen Bensinger, R.N., Instructor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Bloomsburg University. 2005.

Jeanne Riley Berk, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Miami University; M.S., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., Seton Hall University. 2009.

Allan D. Birney, Professor of Music
B.M., Oberlin College; M. Mus., Yale School of Music; D.M.A., Julliard School of Music. 1970.

Kathleen Boland, Associate Provost; Research Coordinator for the Health & Wellness Program; Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Elizabethtown College; M.S.W., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Marywood University. 2000.

James P. Brancato,  Director of the Communication Program; Professor of Communication
B.S., Syracuse University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Colorado. 1992.

Thomas A. Brettell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Drew University; M.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Villanova University. 2006.

Tim Brown, Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Marquette University; M.F.A., Towson University. 2006.

Catherine M. Cameron, Professor of Anthropology
B.A. and M.A., York University; Ph.D., University of Illinois. 1983.

Barbara Carlson, R.D., C.D.E., Director of the Outreach Program; Instructor of Nutrition
B.S., South Dakota State University;  M.A.., University of Texas at Austin. 2007.

John A. Cigliano, Chairperson of Biological Sciences; Academic Coordinator of the Hawk Mountain Program; Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Boston University. 2000.

Maynard L. Cressman, Chairperson of Social Sciences; Director of the Social Work Program; Social Work Advisor; Associate Professor of Social Work
A.B., Muhlenberg College; M.S.W., Washington University. 1978.

Nancy DalPezzo, R.N., Acting Chairperson of Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., DeSales University. 2005.

Dianne DeLong, MSN, R.N., Instructor of Nursing
BSN, Kutztown University; MSN, Villanova University; Ph.D., Capella University. 2008.

W. Michael Donovan, Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.B.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Business. 2004.

Christopher Duelfer, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.S., Lehigh University. 1983.

Amy Edgar, R.N.,  Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 2004.

Eileen Epsaro, Assistant Professor of Biology (half-time)
B.S., East Stroudsburg State University; M.S., and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2007.

Audrey J. Ettinger, Director of the Neuroscience Program; Associate Professor of Biology
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. 2003.

Brian J. Exton, Program Director of Science in Motion; Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences Program
B.S. and M.Ed., The College of William and Mary. 2002.

Amy E. Faivre, Director of the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Program; Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 2002.

Kent K. Fitzgerald,  Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Yale University. 1999.

LuAnn McCracken Fletcher, Director of the English Program; Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Lehigh University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. 1993.

Roseann M. Flyte, R.N., Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., University of Phoenix. 2007.

Robert Fournier, M.D., Clinical Professor of Nuclear Medicine
Division of Nuclear Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital.

Kevin Gallagher, Chairperson of Performing Arts; Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Allentown College; M.F.A., University of Connecticut. 2007.

Robin M. Gerchman, Director of the Dance Program; Director of the Dance Company; Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., University of the Arts; Ed.M, Temple University; M.F.A., Goddard College. 2000.

Brian Gestring, Assistant Professor of Forensic Chemistry
B.A. Rutgers University; M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. 2007.

Gaetan Giannini, Chairperson of Business, Management, and Economics; Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Temple University; M.B.A., Seton Hall University. 2005.

Meridith L. Gibbons, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Shippensburg University; M.S., University of Virginia; Ed.D., Widener University. 2005.

Alan B. Hale, Professor of Biology
B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Idaho State University. 1984.

Lisa M. Heelan, R.N., Instructor of Nursing
B.S., William Paterson University; M.S.N., Columbia University. 2007.

Sharon Himmanen, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Washington College; Ph.D., City University of New York. 2009.

Scott Hoke, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Moravian College; M.P.A., Kutztown University. 2006.

Michelle Jacobs, Director of the Student Dance Concert; Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A., The University of the Arts; M.F.A., Temple University. 2004.

Nancy A. Johnston, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Alderson-Broaddus College; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. 1995.

Kathleen A. Jones, Instructor of Nuclear Medicine, Educational Coordinator and
Clinical Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine Program
B.S. (C.N.M.T.), Cedar Crest College. Division of Nuclear Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.

Marcia Kalista-Richards, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D., Instructor of Nutrition (half-time)
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.P.H., East Stroudsburg University. 2008.

K. Joy Karnas, Director of the Genetic Engineering Program; Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. and M.A., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 2001.

Joan Kern, Instructor of Education
B.S., Kutztown University; M.Ed., Kutztown University, 2009.

Nancy King, Chairperson of Education; Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Millersville University; M.Ed., Kutztown University; Ed.D, Widener University. 2009.

Pamela D. Kistler, Chairperson of Chemical & Physical Sciences; Director of Environmental Studies Program; Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Muhlenberg College; M.S. and Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. 1989.

Richard M. Kliman, Associate Professor of Biology
A.B., Colby College; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. 2002.

Lisa A. Lacko, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales. 2000.

Sandra K. Leh, R.N., Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.N., West Chester University; Ph.D., Widener University School of Nursing. 2000.

Norman Lippincott, Jr., Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S. and M.S., East Stroudsburg University. 1999.

Judith A. Malitsch, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. and M.A., Lehigh University. 1994.

Nelson R. Maniscalco, Professor of Art
B.F.A. and M.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University. 1975.

Nadine Mason, R.N.,  Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., West Chester University; M.S.N., DeSales University. 2003.

Marion McCorry, Associate Professor of Performing Arts
B.A., Hunter College; M.F.A., Brooklyn College. 2001.

Casey McDonough, Assistant Professor of Ceramics
B.A. Eckerd College; M.F.A., RISD. 2007.

Elizabeth M. Meade, Chairperson of Humanities; Director of the Ethical Life Program; Professor of Philosophy
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A. and Ph.D., Boston College. 1993.

Sharon Melincavage, R.N.,  Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Kutztown University; M.S.N., Bloomsburg University; D.Ed., Pennsylvania State University. 2004.

Amy Metteer-Storer, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S.N., San Diego State University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 2003.

Brian S. Misanko, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program; Co-Director of the Honors Program; Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Albuquerque; M.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico. 1981.

Amelia Moreno, Instructor of Spanish
B.S., Universidad del Valle de Atemajac; B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.A., Villanova University. 2009.

Diane M. Moyer, Professor of Psychology
B.A., LaSalle University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts;
Ph.D., Temple University. 1996.
Laurie R. Murray, R.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Alfred University; M.S., Russell Sage College; D.S.N., University of Alabama. 1997.

Mary Beth O’Connell, Director of Student Teaching and Field Experiences; Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Kutztown State College; M.Ed., Lehigh University. 1998.

Jill K. Odegaard, Chairperson of Art; Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Moorhead State University; M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 2000.

Elizabeth Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.A. Syracuse University. 2003.

Kimberly J. Parsons, R.N., Instructor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S., Wilkes University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.  2007.

Mae Ann Pasquale, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., East Stroudsburg University; M.S.N., Villanova University. 1999.

Arlene Peltola, Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A., Business University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., Lehigh University. 2006.

Jill Purdy, Director of the Masters Program in Education; Assistant Professor of Education
B.S. and M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Ed.D., Widener University. 2006.

Lawrence Quarino, Director of the Undergraduate Program for Forensic Science, Director of the Graduate Program for Forensic Science; Associate Professor of Forensic Chemistry
B.S., Saint Peter’s College; M.S. and Ph.D., City University of New York. 2002.

David Raker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., King’s College; M.A., University of Scranton. 2000.

Patrick M. Ratchford, Chairperson of Mathematics and Information Sciences; Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S.Ed., Mansfield University; M.A. and Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. 2000.

Amy Reese, Health Professions Advisor; Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., The College of Wooster; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 2004.

Rachel Reynolds, Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., Cedar Crest College. 2001.

E. Allen Richardson, Chaplain; Professor of Religion
A.B., Syracuse University; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 1992.

Robert Rienzo, M.D., Clinical Professor of Nuclear Medicine
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Wendy J. Robb, R.N., Director of the Masters Program in Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College; M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; Ph.D., Widener University School of Nursing. 2000.

Micah Sadigh, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Moravian College; M.Ed., and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2001.

Kathy Sanders, CNMT, Instructor of Nuclear Medicine
Division of Nuclear Medicine, St. Lukes Hospital

Michael Sarver, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.A., and Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. 2006.

Martine I. Scannavino, R.D., L.D.N., Department Chairperson; Director of the Allen Center for Nutrition; Associate  Professor of Nutrition
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts/NY; M.S., Hunter College of NY; DHSc, Nova Southeastern University. 2002.

James A. Scepansky, Chairperson of Psychology; Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Shippensburg University; M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University. 2003.

Carolyn Foster Segal, Professor of English
B.A., Daemen College; M.A. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1996.

Lawrence T. Sein,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.A. and Ph.D., Temple University. 2006.

Barton C. Shaw, Professor of History
B.A., Elon College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Emory University. 1980.

Lisa M. Shustack, R.N., Instructor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., University of Phoenix. 2007.

Mary Snyder, Instructor of English
B.S., B.A., M.A., Bucknell University. 2007.

Kim Edward Spiezio, Dean of Graduate Studies and Programs; Chairperson of History, Law and Politics; Professor of Political Science
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. 1995.

Marianne E. Staretz, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. 2000.

Joan T. Timalonis, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., College Misericordia; M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales. 1997.

Hyacinth L. Vedage, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Sri-Lanka; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2000.

Anthony C. Verbalis, Assistant Professor of Physics and General Science
B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., University of Maryland; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. 1989.

Andre Walther, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa. 2006.

James J. Ward, Co-Director of the Honors Program; Professor of History
B.A., Middlebury College; M.A. and Ph.D., New York University. 1974.

Jane Tyler Ward, Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware. 1981.

Suzanne Weaver, A.C.S.W., L.S.W., Social Work Advisor;  Academic Coordinator for the Health & Wellness Program; Professor of Social Work
B.A.S.W., Kutztown University; M.S.W., Marywood College. 1987.

Robert Wilson, Director of the Writing Program; Assistant Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2004.

Debra J. Woodruff-Capper, R.N.,   Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Neuman/Our Lady of Angels College; M.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College. 1997.

Wen Young, M.D., Clinical Professor of Nuclear Medicine
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital.