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Faculty

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

Elizabeth M. Meade, President; Professor of Philosophy
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A. and Ph.D., Boston College. 1993.

Robert Wilson, Provost; Associate Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2004.

Joan Kern, Associate Provost; Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Kutztown University; M.Ed., Kutztown University; Ph.D., Alvernia University. 2009.

Wendy J. Robb, PhD, RN, CNE, Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair; Dean and Professor, School 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.

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

Sandra D. Axt, MSN, RN, Senior Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2012.

Dianne Babbitt, Chairperson of Health Sciences; Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
B.S., Philadelphia Biblical University; M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Ph.D., Temple University. 2014.

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

Marija Baltrusaitiene, Instructor of Business
M.A., University of Iowa; B.B.A., University of Iowa.   2019.

Melissa Bartholomew, MSN, BSN, Instructor of Nursing
A.S.S., LCCC; B.S.W., College Misericordia; B.S.N., Misericordia University; M.S.N., University of Cincinnati.  2018

Christine Batchelor, MSN, RN, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Misericordia University; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College.  2017.

Karen Bensinger, CRNP, Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Bloomsburg University., D.N.P, Wilkes University. 2013.

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

Kathleen Boland, Professor of Social Work
B.A., Elizabethtown College; M.S.W., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Marywood University. 2000.

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

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

David Burke, Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Shepherd University; M.M. Goldey-Beacom College; Ed.D., Wilmington University.  2018.

Sarah Carlson, MFA, Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., Connecticut College; M.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle. 2018.

Christine Carpino, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2015.

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

Ann Clifton, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. and M.A., East Carolina University; M.S., University of South Carolina.  2019.

Allison Cornell, Assistant Professor of Physiology
B.Sc., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Simon Fraser University. 2017.

Nancy Crane-Roberts, PhD, CRNP, RN, Instructor of Nursing (half-time)
A.A.S., Northampton Community College; B.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College; M.S.N. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Widener University.  2017.

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.

Michelle Dean, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy; Director of Masters in Art Therapy Program
M.A., Hahnemann University; B.F.A., The University of the Arts. 2018.

Shelley DePinto, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Undergraduate Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Instructor of Nutrition
B.S., Muhlenberg College; B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S., St. Joseph College. 2017.

Amy Droskinis, MSN, RN, CCRN, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Towson University; M.S.N., Kutztown University. 2018.

Eileen Epsaro, Assistant Professor of Biology
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.

Amy E. Faivre, Director of the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Program; 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.

Eileen J. Fruchtl, MSN, RN, CCRN, CMSRN, Senior Instructor of Nursing
Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2013.

Kevin Gallagher, Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Allentown College; M.F.A., University of Connecticut. 2007.

Hollie Gibbons, MPH, RD, Assistant Professor of Public Health
B.S., Marywood College; M.P.H., East Stroudsburg University. 2018.

Bernard Gilligan, III, DNP, CRNA, Assistant Program Director – CRNA Program
A.A.S., Luzerne County Community College; B.S.N., Immaculata University; M.S. Nurse Anesthesiology, St. Joseph’s University; D.N.P., Chatham University. 2018.

James Hammer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Kutztown University; Ph.D., Auburn University. 2015.

Joshua Harrington, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 2014.

Deborah W. Hartman, Senior Instructor of Education
B.S., Kutztown University; M.S., Kansas State University. 2013.

Todd Hastings, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., Penn State University; A.A.S., Luzerne County Community College; M.S. R.N., Wilkes University; Ph.D., University of Phoenix. 2017.

Jennifer D. Hayden, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. 2017.

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

Scott Hoke, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Moravian College; M.P.A., Kutztown University; Ph.D. Temple University. 2006.

David Holland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., West Chester University; A.S., Northampton Community College; M.S., St. Thomas University; D.Phil., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S.N., Drexel University. 2018.

Melissa Kamyab, Assistant Professor of Education (half-time)
B.A., Moravian College; M.Ed and Ed.D., Lehigh University. 2019.

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

Angela Kern-Doocey, Instructor of Nursing
AAP, Lehigh Carbon Community College; B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N. and M.B.A, University of Phoenix.  2019.

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

Pamela D. Kistler, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Muhlenberg College; M.S. and Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. 1989.

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

Colleen Krcelich, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance
B.S. , Bloomsburg University, M.B.A., Lehigh University. 2019.

Patricia LaSalle, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, Instructor of Nutrition
B.S. and M.S., Brooklyn College. 2016.

Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Shippensburg University; B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University; M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University; J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. 2012.

Anita Lugo, MSN, CRNP, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Drexel University; M.S.N., Seton Hall University. 2019.

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

Donna Martonik, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.S.N., LaSalle University. D.N.P., University of Alabama; 2019.

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

Margaret Mills, Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; B.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University. 2018.

Ivonne Miranda, Assistant Professor of Education
A.A.S., Hostos Community College; B.A., Herbert H. Lehman College; M.S., Walden University; Ph.D., Walden University. 2019.

Megan Monahan, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Scranton; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., Fordham University, 2015.

Diane M. Moyer, Professor of Psychology
B.A., LaSalle University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Temple University. 1996.

Peter Nagy, Director of Writing, Assistant Professor of American Literature
B.A., Drew University; M.A., Villanova University. 2015.

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

Marianella Omana, Instructor of Spanish. (half-time)
LL.M. Temple University. 2016.

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

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

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

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

Jill Purdy, Chairperson of Education, Director of the Master’s Program in Education; 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; Professor of Forensic Science
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.

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

Carol Ritter, Instructor of Forensic Sciences
B.S. and M.S., University of Scranton. 2016.

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

Martine I. Scannavino, DHSc, RD, LDN, Chairperson of Nutrition; Director of the Master of Health Science Program; 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.

Rebecca A. Seaman, RN, BSN, Director of Undergraduate Nursing Program, Senior Instructor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2012.

William Singleton, Assistant Professor of Art (half-time)
M.F.A., Goddard College.  2012.

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

Chelsea Toth, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education – BSW
B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.S.W., Monmouth University; D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania.  2018.

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

Roxann Wagner, RN, MSN, RNC-NIC, Instructor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N. Cedar Crest College. 2016.

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

James J. Ward, 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, ACSW, LSW, 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.

Steven Weitz, Chairperson of Communications, Associate Professor of New Media/Digital Media Arts
B.F.A. and M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. 2016.

Lindsey Welch, Associate Professor of Chemistry.
B.S., Lycoming College; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2011.

Alison Wellford, Director of MFA Program; Assistant Professor of Writing
B.A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte. 2015.

Paul Werrell, Instructor of Criminal Justice (half-time)
B.A. Muhlenberg College; M.Ed. Kutztown University. 2014.

Marilou Wieder, Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.S., Marywood University. 2016.

Denise Wolf, Assistant Director of Art Therapy, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy 
B.S., Kutztown University; M.A. MCP Hahnemann University.  2018.

Stephanie Woodruff, DNP, CRNA, Program Director and Associate Professor for the Nurse Anesthesia Program
B.S.N., Georgetown University; M.S.N., Women’s Health and M.S.N., Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania; D.N.P., Wilmington University. 2017.

William Wrightsman, Director of the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Oregon; M.S., Touro University; Ph.D., Towson University. 2019.

Michael Zalot, Director of the MBA Program, Assistant Professor of Business   B.A., College of New Jersey; M.A., Montclair State University; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School; D.Phil., New York University.  2018.

 

 

Emeriti

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

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, 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
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 Languages
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.

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

Brian S. Misanko, Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., University of Albuquerque; M.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico. 1981.

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

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

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

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.

Marie E. Wilde, Associate Professor Emerita of Mathematics
B.S.  Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed.  Kutztown University; M.S.  Lehigh University.  1981.

 

 

 



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