Catalog • 2011-2012

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.

Betty J. Powell, Provost
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. 2010.

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

Roxanne T. Amico, Chairperson of Performing Arts; 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, Chairperson of Psychology; 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.N., 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, 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, Associate 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, 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., Chairperson of Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., DeSales University; Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University. 2005.

Dianne DeLong, MSN, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 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, Chairperson of Biological Sciences, Director of the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Program; Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 2002.

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.

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

Kevin Gallagher, 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.

Gaetan Giannini, Chairperson of Business, Management, and Economics; Associate 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.

Donna M. Gribbin, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Gwynedd Mercy College; M.S.N., Drexel University. 2009.

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.N., 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., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Alderson-Broaddus College; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. 1995.

Kathleen (Jones) Hoffert, B.S. CNMT, RT(N) Instructor of Nuclear Medicine, Educational Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine Program
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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.

Janine Kishbaugh, Instructor of Forensic Science (half-time)
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S., Cedar Crest College. 2010.

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, Professor of Biology
A.B., Colby College; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. 2002.

Lisa A. Lacko, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 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, Associate Provost; 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; Chair of Chairs; 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.

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.

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

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

Thomas Pritchett, Instructor of Chemistry (half-time)
B.S., Murray State University; M.S. Murray State University. 2010.

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

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; Associate 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 Health Network.

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

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

Kathy Sanders, CNMT, Instructor of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine Program.
Division of Nuclear Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network.

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., Chairperson of Nutrition; 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, 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.

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

Jacqueline Speir, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science
B.S., McGill University; M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 2010.

Kim Edward Spiezio, Dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education; 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.

Katherine L. Sullivan, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Jersey City State College, M.S.N., Rutgers University. 2009.

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.

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.

Lindsey Welch, Instructor of Chemistry. 2011.

Robert Wilson, Chairperson of Humanities; Director of the Writing Program; Associate 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.

Precious Yamaguchi, Assistant Professor of Communication. 2011.

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

 

Emeriti

Barbara N. Benson, Associate Professor Emerita of Biology
A.B., Knox College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. 1973.

Regina Baron Brunner, Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A. and M.A., Montclair State College; M.S. and Ph.D., Syracuse University. 1983.

Gerard E. Cozzolino, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1964.

John T. Flautz, Professor Emeritus of English
B.S., Ohio State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Western Reserve University. 1961.

Mary Lou Johnson Green, Associate Professor Emerita of Education
A.B., Keuka College, University of Oslo; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Lehigh University. 1976.

John R. Griswold, Coordinator of the General Science Program; Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.S., Dickinson College; M.S. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1975.

Luba A. Holowaty, Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science and History
B.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Temple University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Donald W. Huffman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
B.A., North Central College; M.Div., Evangelical Theological Seminary; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Hartford Seminary Foundation. 1973.

Marion Kayhart, Professor Emerita of Biology
A.B., Drew University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Dianne V. Kinsey, R.N., Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., Lehigh University. 1976.

Richard L. Kolbe, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Economics
A.B., Dartmouth College; M.A. and Ph.D., Princeton University.

Joan M. Laffey, R.N., Dean of Student Affairs Emerita; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Trinity College; M.S., New York Medical College/Pace University; M.S.N., Allentown College. 1978.

Eloise R. Lee, R.N., Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S.N., Adelphi University; M.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Lehigh University. 1975.

Donald P. LoCicero, Professor Emeritus of International Langauges
A.B., Brooklyn College; M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University. 1966.

Marianna Loosemore, Professor Emerita of Drama and Speech
B.F.A., Drake University; M.F.A., Yale University; Actors' Equity; Screen Actor's Guild; A.F.T.R.A.

Lecie Machell, Professor Emerita of Social Work
A.B., University of Illinois; M.S.P.A., Washington University.

Nellie M. Manges, Dean of Students Emerita
A.B., Gettysburg College; M.A., Columbia University.

Charles R. McAnall, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Performing Arts
B.M., Oberlin College; M.S.M., Union Theological Seminary. 1966.

Wilma S. Mills, Associate Professor Emerita of Politics and Economics
B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Chicago.

Patricia Ann Sacks, Associate Professor Emerita
A.B., Cedar Crest College; M.A.L.S., Drexel Institute of Technology. 1960.

Dolores Yaschur Sproule, Professor Emerita of Biology
B.S. and M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D., Nova University. 1975.

Beverly Tisdale, Associate Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Moravian College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. 1961.

John R. Tisdale, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Cornell College; M.Div., Boston University of Theology; Ph.D., Boston University. 1967.

Anne O. Winkler, R.N., Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., Lehigh University