May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Full-Time Faculty


Jenelle Abnett
Assistant Professor, Education
BA. Canisius College
M.S. Syracuse University
M.A. Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ph.D. Notre Dame of Maryland University

Kristin Acosta
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.S. St. Joseph’s University
M.S. West Chester University

George Asimos
Assistant Professor of English & Director of
Writing Across the Curriculum
B.A., West Chester University
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Temple University

John Baxter
Instructor, CDM & Director of Theater
B.A., Neumann University
M.A., Villanova University

Lisa Bjorkelo
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S.N., Neumann University

Amanda Bok Soon Breen
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A. Ithaca College
M.P.H. Drexel University
M.A. Temple University
Ph.D. Temple University

Debra Bromley
Assistant Professor/
Rocco A. & Mary F. Abessino Chair for Management Entrepreneurship
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.S., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ed.D., Wilmington University

Amy Brown
Associate Professor, Science
B.S., Lafayette College
Ph.D., University of Buffalo, State University of New York

Sarah Burke
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Cabrini University
M.A., Bryn Maw College
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

Janis Chakars
Associate Professor, Communication & Digital Media
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Denise Citarelli 
Assistant Professor Education
B.A. University of Delaware
M.A. Rosemont College
Ed.D. College of William and Mary

Kathleen Cooper
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Villanova University
M.S.N., Eastern New Mexico University

Maria Teresa de Gordon
Associate Professor, English and Spanish
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Delaware
Ed.D., Wilmington University

Chavon Lea Crampton
Asst. Professor of Nursing
BSN Delaware State University
MSN Kaplan University

David DiMarco
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S., Iona College
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

Thomas Dodds
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems, Management
B.S., California State University Fullerton
M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University
D.B.A., Wilmington University

Kristen L. Evans
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., West Chester University
M.S.N., Widener University

Patricia Fallest-Strobl
Professor, Biology
B.S., DePaul University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Devon Ferguson
Director, Social Work
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Rosemont College
M.S.S., Bryn Mawr College
M.L.S.P., Bryn Mawr College

Cynthia Ferraro
Associate Professor, Education
B.S., West Chester University
M.S.Ed., St. Joseph’s University
Ph.D., Touro University

Joseph C. Glass
Assoicate Professor, Communication and Media Arts
B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University
M. Div., Mount Saint Mary’s University
D. Min., Graduate Theological Foundation

Joseph Gosseaux
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.S., St. Joseph’s University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University

Brinda Govindaraju
Assistant Professor Biology
B.S., Coimbatore Medical College, India
M.S., Coimbatore Medical College, India
M.D. Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates

Jeffrey Graber
Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.B.A. Temple University
M.B.A. Widener University

William J. Hamilton
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Lehigh University
M.A., University of Akron
Ph.D., University of Oregon

Leanne Havis
Professor, Criminal Justice
Co-coordinator of Freshman Experience
B.A. University of Kansas
M.A. University of Wales, Bangor UK
Ph.D. University of Wales, Bangor UK

Glenn Holmstrom
Professor, Art
B.F.A., Columbus College of Art and Design
M.F.A., Ohio State University

Etsuko Hoshino-Browne
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A. University of Waterloo
Ph.D. University of Waterloo

Kerry Hustwit
Assistant Professor, Communication & Digital Media
B.A., Chatham College
M.F.A., Ohio University

Yukiko Ishida
Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Kunitachi College of Music
M.M., Temple University
D.M.A., Combs College of Music

Bryce M. Johnson
Associate Professor, English and Humanities
B.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., Duke University

Amanda Jones-Layman
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Florida State University
M.F.A., University of Florida
M.A.T., SUNY Empire State College
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

James Kain
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., West Chester State College
M.A., West Chester University

Geoffrey Karabin
Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Loyola College
M.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Villanova University

Rina Keller
Director, Social Work Field Experience
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Rosemont College
M.P.A., Villanova University
M.S.S., Bryn Mawr College

Ariel Kershner
Asst. Professor Psychology (Specialization Cognition)
B.A. Arcadia University
M.A. University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Iowa (expected July 2023)

Bong S. Kim
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Korea University
M.A., State University of New York
Ph.D., Temple University

Claudia Marie Kovach
Professor, English and French
B.A., Seton Hill University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University

John V. Kruse
Professor, Pastoral & Theological Studies
B.A., University of Dayton
M.A., University of Dayton
Ph.D., St. Louis University

Julie Lanzillo
Associate Professor, Sport & Entertainment
B.A. University of North Carolina
M.Ed. Temple University
Ed.D. Wilmington University

Stacey Little
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N, Widener University
M.S.N., Wilmington University

Andrea Ditrani Lobacz
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., Marist College
M.S., A.T. Still University
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Amy Luckowki
Assistant Professor, Nursing
BSN, West Chester University
MSN, West Chester University
Ph.D., Widener University





Janet Massey
Professor, Accounting and Business 
D.B.A., Wilmington University
M.B.A., St. Joseph’s University
B.S., St. Joseph’s University
C.P.A., State of Pennsylvania

Matthew Mastropaolo
Assistant Professor Biology
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Melissa McIlroy
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Immaculata University
M.S.N., Immaculata University

Laura McLaughlin
Associate Professor, Education
B.A. Immaculata University
M.Ed. Cabrini College
Ed.D. Widener University

Robert McMonagle
Professor, Political Science
B.A., Temple University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Temple University

Jason M. Mensinger
Instructor, Athletic Training
B.S., King’s College
M.Ed., Alvernia University

Caleb Mezzy
Industry Relations & Media Spec.
Instructor Sport Management
B.S., Temple University
M.S., Neumann University
Ed.D., Drexel University

Andrew Miller
Assistant Professor, History
B.A. Villanova University
M.A. Villanova University

A. Edward Milliner, Jr.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Theater
B.A., Western Maryland College
M.A., Villanova University

John Mizzoni
Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Providence College
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Rebecca Mueller
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Villanova University
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Villanova University

Jude Nnaemeka Okoyeh
Associate Professor, Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science
B.S., Winston-Salem State University
B.S., University of Ibadan
M.S., University of Ibadan
Ph.D., Bello University, Zaria

Annemarie O’Malley
Assistant Professor, American Sign Language and Spanish
B.S., West Chester University
M.Ed., Temple University

Philip R. Pegan
Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Barry Person, Jr.
Asst. Professor Business E-Sports Program
B.S. Drexel University
M.S. Howard University
Ph.D. Capella University (anticipated March 2023)

Gloria Pruitt
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Neumann University
B.S.N., Wilmington University
M.S.N., Wilmington University

Laura Rausch
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., Wilmington University

Marisa A. Rauscher
Professor, Education
B.S., Shippensburg University of PA
M.Ed., Shippensburg University of PA
Ph.D., Temple University

Sr. Linda Marie Sariego, OSF
Associate Professor, Spanish
B.A., Chestnut Hill College
M.A., LaSalle University
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Ryan Savitz
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Ursinus College
M.S., Temple University
M.B.A., Drexel University
Ph.D., Touro International University

Richard Sayers
Coordinator, Honors Program
Professor, Music
B.A., LaSalle College
M.M., West Chester University
Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Megan Scranton
Associate Professor, Education
B.A. Bucknell University
M.S. Boston University
Ed.D. Widener University

Ardeshir Shahmaei
Professor, Business Administration
B.A., Tehran Business College
M.B.A., Seton Hall University
M.S., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Elizabeth Singewald
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Richmond
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Kathleen Swanik
Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Christina Tansey
Asst. Professor of Nursing
BSN Villanova University
MSN Immaculata University
Ed.D. Immaculata University

Joyce Taylor
Assoc. Professor Nursing
B.S.N. Penn State University
M.S.N. Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D. Capella University

James Waters
Assistant Professor Computing and Information Management
B.A., Warwick University, UK
M.S., University of Hertfordshire, UK
M.S., Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University

Jo Lynette Watley
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Neumann University
MSN, University of Delaware

Rachel Welicky
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.Sc., University of Vermont
M.Sc., Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., Arkansas State University

James Wilkinson
Assistant Professor, Finance
B.B.A., Temple University
M.B.A., La Salle University
M.S., Drexel University
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
D.B.A., International School of Management

Mara Williams
Associate Professor, Director CLS Program
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.S., University of California, Irvine 
Ed.D., San Jose State University

Hasan Yonten
Associate Professor, Political Science
B.A., Bogazici University
M.A., Bogazici University
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Mary Beth Yount
Program Director, Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling
Associate Professor, Pastoral Studies
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., St. Mary’s University
Ph.D., Duquesne University

Ann Zahner
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., West Chester State University
M.S.N., Villanova University