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Nine New Professors Join SVC Faculty

Public Relations
Posted: Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
Nine new professors have joined the Saint Vincent College faculty this fall.

They include Mr. Devin Fava, visiting instructor of psychology; Dr. Jerome Foss, assistant professor of politics; Dr. Tingting Guo, visiting Hanban assistant professor of Chinese; Dr. Olivia Long, visiting assistant professor of biology; Dr. Stacie Hoffer Nowikowski, associate professor of education; Dr. Anthony Serapiglia, assistant professor of computing and information science; Dr. Joseph Talamo, visiting assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Karen Stilley, assistant professor of marketing; and Dr. Huili Zheng, assistant professor of modern and classical languages.

Mr. Fava, a native of Parma, Ohio, earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Denison University, a master of science degree in experimental psychology from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from Kent. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, Comparative Cognition Society, Midwestern Psychological Association and the Pavlovian Society.

Dr. Foss earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Dallas, and a master of arts degree and Ph.D. from Baylor University. Dr. Foss was an Honors Residential College Fellow, Honors Colloquium Instructor and Invitation to Excellence Group Leader at Baylor.

Dr. Guo, a native of Wuhan, China, earned a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese language and literature and a master of arts in Chinese philology at Huazhong Normal University, and a Ph.D. from Wuhan University. She was awarded the first prize in teaching competition at Wuhan University in 2010 and was awarded the title of top ten outstanding class advisors of colleges and universities in Hubei Province, China, in 2009.

Dr. Long earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Carlow University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in molecular genetics and developmental biology. She is a member of the Genetics Society of America and the Association for Women in Science.

Dr. Nowikowski earned a bachelor of science in education at Slippery Rock State University, and a master of education in elementary and middle school mathematics, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Gifted, Phi Kappa Phi and the National Middle School Association.

Dr. Serapiglia completed his bachelor of science degree in physics from Allegheny College, and a master of science in communications and information systems and a doctor of science in information systems and communications from Robert Morris University.

Dr. Stilley earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of business administration degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Talamo earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School where he was valedictorian for the Class of 1999.

Dr. Zheng completed her bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree in Chinese language and literature at Nanjing University before earning a master of arts degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literatures from the University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the Association for Asian Studies and the Modern Language Association.

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Photos: Top Row, left to right, Devin Fava, Jerome Foss, Tingting Guo, Olivia Long, and Stacie Hoffer Nowikowski. Bottom Row, left to right, Anthony Serapiglia, Karen Stilley, Joseph Talamo and Huili Zheng.

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