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Bryon J. Grigsby (2013)
President
   B.A., Moravian College
   M.A., Wake Forest University
   Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago

Gordon Weil (2007)
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Economics

   B.A., Tulane University
   M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University

Carol A. Traupman-Carr (1992) (2001)
Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs
Professor of Music

   B.A., B.Mus., Moravian College
   M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Pamela Z. Adamshick (1999)
Associate Professor of Nursing
   B.S., University of Detroit Mercy
   M.S.N., University of Illinois;
   Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Sandra Aguilar-Rodríguez (2010)
Assistant Professor of History
   B.A., Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico
   M.Phil., University of Oxford
   Ph.D., University of Manchester

Michele M. August-Brady (1999)
Associate Professor of Nursing
   B.S., University of Pennsylvania
   M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
   D.N.Sc., Widener University

Sonia N. Aziz (2008)
Associate Professor of Economics
   B.A., M.Sc., University of Texas at Austin
   Ph.D., University of Maine

Sandra J. Bardsley (2003)
Associate Professor of History
Chair, Department of History
Priscilla Payne Hurd Chair in Arts and Humanities

   B.A., University of Otago, New Zealand
   M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

James E. Barnes (1990)
Associate Professor of Music
   B.A., State University of New York at Albany
   M.M., Juilliard School
   M.S., Lehigh University

Kristin Baxter (2009)
Assistant Professor of Art
   B.A., New York University
   M.A., Case Western Reserve University
   D.Ed., Columbia University

Jane A. Berger (2011)
Assistant Professor of History
   B.A., University of Delaware
   M.A., Gallaudet University
   M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
   Ph.D., Ohio State University

John M. Bevington (1971)
Professor of Biology
   A.B., Indiana State University
   M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Hilde M. Binford (2001)
Associate Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music

   B.A., M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
   Ph.D., Stanford University

John R. Black (2004)
Associate Professor of English
Co-Director, First-Year Seminar
   B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Robert T. Brill (1991)
Associate Professor of Psychology
   B.A., LaSalle University
   M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Joseph C. Cannistra (2014)
Visiting Instructor of Chemistry
   B.S., University of Wisconsin

Bernardo J. Canteñs (2008)
Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy

   B.A., M.A., Florida International University
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami

Kerry H. Cheever (2006)
Professor of Nursing
Chair, Department of Nursing

   B.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
   M.S.N., University of Florida
   Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Elise M. Colancecco (2014)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S., Moravian College
   M.S.N., Duquesne University

Benjamin J. Coleman (2003)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
   B.S., Ithaca College
   M.S., Ph.D., College of William and Mary

Kelly S. Denton-Borhaug (2005)
Associate Professor of Religion
Chair, Department of Religion
   B.A., California State University at Northridge
   M.Div., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
   Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

Katie P. Desiderio (2009)
Assistant Professor of Management
   B.S., M.B.A., Wilkes University
   Ph.D., Barry University

Jean L. DesJardin (2010)
Assistant Professor of Education
   B.S., Buffalo State College
   M.S., Canisius College
   Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles and
      California State University at Los Angeles

Theresa A. Dougal (1994)
Professor of English
   B.A., Boston College
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Shari Uldrich Dunham (2005)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
   B.A., Drew University
   Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen U. Dunham (2005)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
   B.A., Hamline University
   Ph.D., Montana State University

Dana S. Dunn (1987)
Professor of Psychology
   B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Janice Farber (2008)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S., Moravian College
   M.S., Drexel University

Faramarz Farbod (1998)
Visiting Instructor of Political Science
   B.A., Moravian College
   M.A., Lehigh University

Carmen Ferrero (1995)
Associate Professor of Spanish
   Licenciatura en Filología, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
   M.A.T., University of Maine
   Ph.D., Rutgers University

Crystal Fodrey (2014)
Assistant Professor of English
   B.A., M.A., Western Kentucky University

Cecilia M. Fox (2003)
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, Neuroscience Program
   B.S., Manhattan College
   Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Michael J. Fraboni (2002)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
   B.S., University of Scranton
   M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Angela L. Fraleigh (2006)
Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Art
   B.F.A., Boston University
   M.F.A., Yale University School of Art

Dawn Goodolf (2007)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
   B.S.N., West Chester University
   M.S.N., DeSales University
   Ph.D., Widener University

Steve R. Gordy (1982)
Associate Professor of Religion
   B.A., Denison University
   M.Div., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Beth Gotwals (2004)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
   B.S.N., Bloomsburg University
   M.S.N., DeSales University
   Ph.D., Widener University

Karen Groller (2008)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S., Cedar Crest College
   M.S.N., DeSales University

Taylor Grube (2010)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Halliday (2014)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S., M.S.N., Moravian College

Khristina Hamilton Haddad (2003)
Associate Professor of Political Science
   B.A., Reed College
   M.A., McGill University
   Ph.D., University of Michigan

Kevin L. Hartshorn (2004)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Axel Hildebrandt (2008)
Associate Professor of German
   B.A., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Joyce Hinnefeld (1997)
Associate Professor of English
Chair, Department of English
Cohen Chair in English & Literature

   B.A., Hanover College
   M.A., Northwestern University
   Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Joy Ondra Hirokawa (2008)
Assistant Professor of Music
   B.Mus.Ed., M.Mus., Temple University
   Ed.D., Boston University

Lori M. Hoffman (2001)
Associate Professor of Nursing
   B.S.N., Illinois Wesleyan University
   M.S., Boston University
   Ph.D., University of Kansas

Alison Holliday (2014)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
   B.S., Ph.D., Queen’s University, Canada

Diane White Husic (2004)
Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

   B.S., Northern Michigan University
   Ph.D., Michigan State University

Frances J. Irish (2009)
Assistant Professor of Biology
   A.B., Oberlin College
   A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Daniel Jasper (2003)
Associate Professor of Sociology
   B.A., Macalester College
   M.A., New School for Social Research
   Ph.D., New School University

Sarah K. Johnson (2006)
Associate Professor of Psychology
   B.A., Bucknell University
   Ph.D., Temple University

Christopher J. Jones (1999)
Associate Professor of Biology
   B.A., Haverford College
   M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Gary Kaskowitz (2003)
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
   B.S., University of Illinois
   M.B.A., Averett College
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Donna Keeler (2008)
Instructor of Nursing
   B.S.N., Kutztown University
   M.S.N., Drexel University

Akbar Keshodkar (2014)
Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology
   B.A., Oberlin College
   M.A., Institute of Ismaili Studies
   M.S., Ph.D., Oxford University

Kelly Krieble (1999)
Associate Professor of Physics
Chair, Department of Physics and Earth Science

   B.S., Moravian College
   M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Frank T. Kuserk (1977)
Professor of Biology
Director, Environmental Studies and Sciences

Louise E. Juley Chair in Science
   B.S., University of Notre Dame
   Ph.D., University of Delaware

Jean-Pierre Lalande (1978)
Professor of French and Latin
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
   Licence ès Lettres, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Poitiers
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang (2002)
Associate Professor of Spanish
   B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa
   Ph.D., University of Arizona

Eva Marikova Leeds (1999)
Professor of Economics and Business
   B.A., Michigan State University
   M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Heikki E. Lempa (2001)
Associate Professor of History
   Filosofian tohtori, University of Turku, Finland
   Ph.D., University of Chicago

R. Daniel Libby (1992)
Professor of Chemistry
   B.A., Colby College
   Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Larry A. Lipkis (1979)
Bertha-Mae Starner '27 and Jay F. Starner Professor of Music
Composer-in-Residence

   B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
   M.A., University of Pennsylvania
   Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

Ruth Malenda (2013)
Assistant Professor of Physics
   B.S., Kutztown University
   M.S., Lehigh University
   Ph.D., Lehigh University

Santo D. Marabella (1992)
Professor of Economics and Business
   B.S., Villanova University
   M.B.A., St. Joseph's University
   D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania

Robert H. Mayer (1987)
Professor of Education
   B.S., University of Cincinnati
   M.A., Xavier University
   Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Joanne McKeown (1988)
Professor of French
   B.A., Niagara University
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Claudia Mesa (2006)
Associate Professor of Spanish
   B.A., M.A., Boston University
   Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Carol J. Moeller (1997)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
   B.A., Oberlin College
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Abhijit Nagaraj (2014)
Chemical Hygiene Officer
   B.S., Mumbai University
   M.S., West Texas A&M University

Arash Naraghi (2009)
Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy
   Ph.D., University of Tehran
   M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Virginia Adams O'Connell (2008)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Co-director, First-Year Seminar
   B.A., Haverford College
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Gary L. Olson (1974)
Professor of Political Science
   B.A., Concordia College
   M.A., University of South Dakota
   Ph.D., University of Colorado

James W. Paxton (2005)
Associate Professor of History
   B.A., University of Toronto
   M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
   Ph.D., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Jason H. Radine (2008)
Associate Professor of Religion
   B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Diane J. Radycki (1998)
Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Art
   B.A., University of Illinois
   Ph.D., Harvard University

James J. Ravelle (1978)
Professor of Sociology, Law, and Management
   B.A., Villanova University
   J.D., University of South Carolina
   D.A., Lehigh University

Linda L. Ravelle (1989)
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
   B.A., Pennsylvania State University
   M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Martha Reid (1979)
Professor of English
   B.A., M.A.T., Harvard University
   M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University

John V. Reynolds (1979)
Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science
   B.A., Lehigh University
   Ph.D., Rutgers University

Edward A. Roeder (1967)
Associate Professor of Physics
   B.S., Lafayette College
   M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Joel Nathan Rosen (2004)
Associate Professor of Sociology
   B.S., Ohio State University
   M.A. and M.A., University of Mississippi
   Ph.D., University of Kent, United Kingdom

John D. Rossi III (1997)
Associate Professor of Accounting
   B.A., LaSalle University
   M.B.A., Moravian College

O. Carlysle Salter Jr. (1993)
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry

   Spring Hill College
   M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Michelle E. Schmidt (2000)
Professor of Psychology
   B.A., Drew University
   M.A., Ph.D., George Mason University

Susan P. Scholtz (1999)
Associate Professor of Nursing
   B.S., Pennsylvania State University
   M.N., University of Pittsburgh
   D.N.Sc., Widener University

Fred B. Schultheis (1985)
Professor of Mathematics
   B.S., Moravian College
   M.S., Purdue University
   Ph.D., University of Michigan

Nathan B. Shank (2006)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
   B.A., Shippensburg University
   Ph.D., Lehigh University

Christopher Shorr (2008)
Associate Professor of Theater Arts
   B.A., Drew University
   M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Joseph M. Shosh (2000)
Professor of Education
Chair, Education Department
   B.A., Moravian College
   M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Margaret Snyder (1988)
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
   B.A., William Smith College
   M.A., Lehigh University

Nathan Sommer (2014)
Visiting Instructor of Computer Science
   B.A., Earlham College

Jennifer A. Specht (2008)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
   B.S.N., Villanova University
   M.S.N., DeSales University

Mary Beth Spirk (1987)
Associate Professor of Physical Education
   B.A., Dickinson College
   M.S.S., United States Sports Academy

Krista L. Steinke Finch (2003)
Associate Professor of Art
   B.A., Valparaiso University
   B.F.A., M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Nicole Malkin Tabor (2009)
Assistant Professor of English
   B.A., Smith College
   M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Shannon Talbot (2013)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
   B.S., University of Akron
   M.A., University of Iowa
   Ph.D., University of Iowa

Sabrina Terrizzi (2012)
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
   B.S., M.S.,Ph.D., Lehigh University

Lori J. Toedter (1982)
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
   B.A., M.A., Lehigh University
   Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Connie S. Unger (1993)
Associate Professor of Education
   B.S., Bloomsburg State College
   M.A., Kutztown State College;
   Ed.M., Ed.D., Columbia University

Barbara M. Vinciguerra (2005)
Associate Professor of Accounting
   B.S., Pennsylvania State University
   M.B.A., Temple University
   Ph.D., Drexel University

James R. Walker (1979)
Professor of Physical Education
   B.A., Gettysburg College
   M.S., Rider College

James P. West (1989)
Professor of Economics and Business
Chair, Department of Economics and Business

   B.S., Marquette University
   M.Comm., University of Poona, India
   M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Debra Wetcher-Hendricks (1999)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology

   B.A., Glassboro State College
   M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Neil D. Wetzel (2007)
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Jazz Studies

Priscilla Payne Hurd Chair in Art and Music
   B.M., M.A.T., University of the Arts
   Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Erica L. M. Yozell (2005)
Associate Professor of Spanish
   B.A., Brown University
   Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Stacey Beth Zaremba (1989)
Professor of Psychology
   B.A., College of Staten Island
   M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Paula Ring Zerkle (1994)
Associate Professor of Music
   B.A., University of California at Berkeley
   M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook
   D.M., Indiana University