Assistant Professors

Valerie A. Allison-Roan, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A. 1987, Westminster College of Salt Lake City; M.E. 1998, University of Utah; Ph.D. 2006, University of Utah. (2008, 2008)

Anna Andes, Assistant Professor of Theatre; B.A. 1984, Franklin and Marshall College; M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 2005, University of Colorado at Boulder. (2010, 2010)

Nicolino Applauso, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian; B.A. 2002, University of South Florida; M.A. 2004, Florida State University, Ph.D. 2010, University of Oregon. (2012, 2012)

R. Colin Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. 1994, University of Lethbridge; M.M. 2000, University of Alberta; D.M.A. candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2009, 2009)

Jennifer Asmuth, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1991, St. John’s College; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2009, Northwestern University. (2011, 2011)

Kathleen Bailey, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1998, Keene State College; Ph.D. 2004, University of New Hampshire. (2007, 2007)

James Briggs, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A. 2000, West Liberty State College; M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2006, Kent State University. (2011, 2011)

Ashley Busby, Assistant Professor of Art; B.A. 2002, Southwestern University; M.A. 2004, Ph.D. candidate, University of Texas at Austin. (2011, 2011)

D. Jasun Carr, Assistant Professor of Communications; B.S. 2003, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; M.S. 2005, Kutztown University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin. (2012, 2012)

Sarah Cotter, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences; B.A. 2007, Amherst College; Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame. (2012, 2012)

Kathleen J. Dalton, Assistant Professor; B.A. 1969, Glassboro State College; M.L.S. 1972, University of Iowa. (1973, 1990)

Shana Lee Dardan, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, B.A. 1996, M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2004, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. (2006, 2006)

Samuel Day, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1993, Carson Newman College; Ph.D. 2007, Northwestern University. (2012, 2012)

Catherine Zobal Dent, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing; B.A.1994, Duke University; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006, Binghamton University. (2009, 2009)

Matthew Duperon, Assistant Professor of Religion; B.A. 2003, College of William and Mary; M.A. 2006, Cornell University; Ph.D. candidate, Brown University. (2011, 2011)

Jessica Epstein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A. 2000, Vassar College; M.A. 2006, Ph.D. candidate, University of Arizona. (2011, 2011)

Carmen Febles, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish; B.A. 2002, M.A. 2004, Western Michigan University; Ph.D. 2011, University of Wisconsin. (2012, 2012)

Gladys Francis, Assistant Professor of French; License de Lettres Moderne 2000, M.Ed 2002, University of the French West-Indies and Guiana Schoelcher; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, Purdue University. (2011, 2011)

David L. Gadberry, Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education; B.M.E., 1999, M.M. 2001, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. 2011, University of Kansas. (2012, 2012)

Robert Gessner, Systems Librarian; B.A. 1980, Bucknell University; M.L.S. 1986, Rutgers University. (2002, 2002)

Karen J. Gilmer, Assistant Professor of Theatre; B.A. 1992, West Chester University; M.F.A. 2000, Boston University. (2008, 2008)

Michael Hayes, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A. 1989, M.S.Ed. 1991, Bucknell University; Ph.D. 2003, Marywood University. (2010, 2011)

Mark. A. Heuer, Assistant Professor of Management; B.A. 1976, Capital University; M.B.A. 1984, University of Maryland; Ph.D. 2001, George Washington University, (2008, 2008)

Darren Hick, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 1997, Trent University; M.Phil. 1999, University of Wales, Lampeter; Ph.D. 2008, University of Maryland, College Park. (2011, 2011)

Mark Holcomb, Assistant Professor of Physics; B.A. 1990, Pittsburgh State University; M.S. 2001, University of Mississippi; Ph.D. 2007, Vanderbilt University. (2012, 2012)

Erin Keen-Rhinehart, Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S. 1998, Lehigh University; Ph.D. 2003, University of Florida. (2009, 2009)

Baris Kesgin, Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.S. 2003, Middle East Technical University; M.A. 2005, University of Memphis; Ph.D. 2011, University of Kansas. (2011, 2011)

Marcos Krieger, Assistant Professor of Music; B.Hum., B.M. 1991, Universidade Católica de Goiás, Brazil; M.M. 1993, Brigham Young University; D.M.A. 1998, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. (2007, 2007)

Amresh Kumar, Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.S. 1998, M.S. 2000, University of Pune; Ph.D. 2007, State University of New York at Buffalo. (2007, 2007)

Ahmed Lachhab, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; B.S. 1992, University Moulay Ishmael; M.S. 1998, Drexel University; M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2006, University of Iowa. (2007, 2007)

Zui Chih Lee, Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.B.A. 1999, Tamkung University; M.B.A. 2001, National Dong Hwa University; M.B.A. 2006, Ph.D. 2010, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (2010, 2010)

Lisong Liu, Assistant Professor of History, Co-coordinator, Asian Studies, B.A. 1999, Wuhan University; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2009, University of Minnesota. (2009, 2009)

Violet Athena Mager, Assistant Professor of Physics; B.A. 1997, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S. 2000, Ph.D. 2005, Arizona State University. (2012, 2012)

Todd Makse, Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A. 2000, Reed College; Ph.D. 2008, University of Miami. (2012, 2012)

Renuka Manchanayakage, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.Sc. 2000, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Ph.D. 2007, State University of New York at Binghamton. (2009, 2009)

David P. Matlaga, Assistant Professor of Biology; B.A. 2000, Reed College; Ph.D. 2008, University of Miami. (2012, 2012)

David S. McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Education; B.Sc. 1984, University of Western Ontario; B.Ed. 1991, Queen’s University; M.A. 2003, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 2010, Michigan State University. (2010, 2010)

Maria Muñoz, Assistant Professor of History; B.A. 2001, University of La Verne; M.A. 2004, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D. 2009, University of Arizona. (2009, 2009)

Naomi Niskala, Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. 1995, New England Conservatory; M.M. 1997, D.M.A. 2000, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Artist Diploma 2001, Yale School of Music. (2008, 2008)

Angelique Nixon, Assistant Professor of English; B.S. 2000, Nova Southeastern University; M.A. 2002, Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Florida. (2011, 2011)

Jeffrey Pethybridge, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing; B.A. 1999, Old Dominion University; M.A. 2000, Boston University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Missouri. (2012, 2012)

Ann Piper, Assistant Professor of Art; B.F.A. 1993, Maryland Institute, College of Art; M.F.A. 1998, New Mexico State University. (2008, 2008).

Daryl M. Rodgers, Assistant Professor of Italian (on leave); B.A. 1996, Harding University; M.A. 2001, Ohio State University; Ph.D. 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2009, 2009)

Lissa Skitolsky, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 1996, Skidmore College; M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2003, Emory University. (2009, 2009)

Michael Smyth, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Director, Arlin Adams Center for Law and Society; B.A. 2001, Antioch University; M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2009, University of California at Irvine. (2008, 2008)

Courtney L. Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S. 1996, St. Ambrose University; Ph.D. 2001, Iowa State University. (2010, 2010)

Rebecca Thompson, Assistant Professor of Spanish; B.A. 2003, Tulane University; M.A. 2008, Ph.D. candidate, University of Texas at Austin. (2012, 2012)

LouAnn Tom, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, B.S. 1987, Lycoming College; M.S. 1994, Bucknell University; Ph.D. 2005, Lehigh University. (2007, 2007)

Betsy L. Verhoeven, Assistant Professor of English; B.A. 1994, Oklahoma State University; M.A. 2000, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. 2005, University of Denver. (2009, 2009)

Cindy Whitmoyer, Public Services Librarian; B.S. 1979, Kutztown University; M.L.S. 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania. (2006, 2006)

Shan Yan, Assistant Professor of Finance; B.A. 2000, M.A. 2003, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; M.A. 2007, University of Arizona; Ph.D. candidate, Michigan State University. (2012, 2012)

Samya Bano Zain, Assistant Professor of Physics; M.Sc. 1999, University of the Punjab; M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2006, University at Albany. (2008, 2008)

Silas Dent Zobal, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing; B.A. 1997, DePaul University; M.F.A. 2001, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2005, Binghamton University. (2009, 2009)