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    School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education
    Phone: 724-805-2950
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  • Faculty and Staff - School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education

    A strong education begins with a strong faculty. The School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education offers a carefully selected faculty who excel in their area of expertise and are dedicated to teaching and student learning. 

    Bruce A. Antkowiak, Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society; B.A., Saint Vincent College; J.D., Harvard Law.

    Kathleen A. Beining, Instructor of Education; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Saint Vincent College.

      Elaine M. Bennett, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.PH., Southern Connecticut State University; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

    Ms. Carol Borland, Coordinator of Experiential Learning in Teacher Education; B.S., M.Ed., California University of Pennsylvania.

    Melissa A. Cook, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication; B.A., Washington and Jefferson College; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

    Thaddeus Coreno, Associate Professor of Sociology; B.S., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

    Ronald Davis, Associate Professor of Communication; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University.

    Veronica I. Ent, Chair and Associate Professor of Education; B.A., University of Findley; M.A., M.Ed., Ohio University; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Devin Fava, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.S. Denison University; M.S., Ph.D., Kent State University.

    Janet L. Franicola, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Jessica A. Harvey, Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., Purdue University; M.A. Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

    Mary Anne Hazer, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Edinboro University; M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Edinboro University; Ed.D. University of Pittsburgh.

    Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.S., Lock Haven State College; M.A., The Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

    Linda Jukes, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.Ed., California University of Pennsylvania; D.Ed., Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit.

    Philip M. Kanfush, O.S.B., Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh; B.A. Saint Vincent College; M.A., M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; M.Ed., Ph.D., West Virginia University.

    Eric J. Kocian, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society; B.S. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    Junlei Li, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.S. University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

    Robert J. Michalow,  Assistant Professor of Education and Environmental Science; B.S., Saint Vincent College; M.S., Environmental Science), Duquesne University; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

    C. Richard Nichols, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., California University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Stacie Hoffer Nowikowski, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    Christopher Oldenburg, Chair and Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.  

    Kathleen Ramos, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Clarion State University; M.A.T., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Phyllis Riddle, Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and Professor of Sociology; B.A., M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., Stanford University.

    Mark G. Rivardo, Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.S., Saint Vincent College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

    Kristine L. Slank, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.A., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

    Mary Beth Spore, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education; Associate Professor of Education; B.A., Saint Mary’s College (Indiana); M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Robert Thomas, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Clarion University; M.Ed., Penn State University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Dawn Turkovich, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Saint Vincent College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    Susan Walker, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

    Emeritus Faculty

     John F. Bleyer, Emeritus Professor of Education; B.A., Pontifical College Josephinum; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh; Graduate Studies: Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Post Graduate Studies: Duquesne University.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Ms. Allison Arendas, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Courtney Baum, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Angela Belli, Environmental Education Center Director

    Mr. Trent Bocan, Lecturer in Graduate Education,

    Mr. Paul Burkey, Lecturer in Criminology, Law, and Society

    Mr. Steve Clark, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor 

    Mrs. Christine Colbert, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Jacqueline Colland, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Dr. Rebecca Dinning-Brinkmann, Lecturer in Communication

    Dr. Colleen (Patrick) Evans, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

    Ms. Samantha Fecich, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Jennifer Flack, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences 

    Dr. Paul Follansbee, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Mrs. Sharon Greene, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Mr. Timothy Hammill, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Mr. Jason Hilton, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Elaine King, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Ms. Laurene Kristof, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Mr. Michael Kuhar, Lecturer in Criminology, Law, and Society  

    Ms. Carol Leshock, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Mrs. Lisa Maloney, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Mr. Jerry Mansfield, Lecturer in Education

    Mr. Donald McIlvaine, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Dr. Tracy McNelly, Lecturer in Graduate Education  

    Ms. Beth Michalec, Lecturer in Communication 

    Dr. Wendy Milne, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Dr. Larry Montemurro, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

    Mr. Sean Myers, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Ms. Mary Niemiec, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences 

    Dr. Paul Niemiec, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

    Dr. Constance Palmer, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Ms. Candace Ragin, Lecturer in Criminology, Law, and Society

    Ms. Andrea Redinger,  Lecturer in Graduate Education 

    Ms. Wanda Reynolds, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Mr. Shane Rolin, Lecturer in Communication

    Dr. William Rullo, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Mr. David Safin, Lecturer in Communication

    Mr. Aaron Sams, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Mr. Alvin Sanfilippo, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Dr. William Scheeren, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Sara Schellinger, Lecturer in Anthropology

    Dr. Lucinda Soltys, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Deborah Stock, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Ms. Briana Taylor, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Ms. Kathleen Tobolewski, Lecturer in Graduate Education

    Dr. Elizabeth Ventura, Lecturer in Psychological Sciences  

    Mr. Richard Volpatti, Lecturer in Education and Student Teacher Supervisor

    Mr. James Wilson, Lecturer in Criminology, Law, and Society

    * Lecturers assigned to courses during the calendar year 2013-2014.