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)

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

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, The 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)

Nick Clark, Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A. 2002, Hastings College; M.S. 2004, Universiteit Twente; M.A. 2004, Westfolische Wilhelms-Universitat; Ph.D. 2012, Indiana University. (2013, 2013)

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)

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)

William G. Dougherty Jr., Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S. 2001, Ursinus College; Ph.D. 2007, University of Delaware. (2013, 2013)

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)

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)

Stephanie J. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. 2005, The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed. 2010, Bloomsburg University; Ph.D. candidate, The Pennsylvania State University. (2013, 2013)

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

Joshua S. Gillon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 2006, Brigham Young University; M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2012, Princeton University. (2013, 2013)

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

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)

Mark Holcomb, Assistant Professor of Physics; B.A. 1990, Pittsburg 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)

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)

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. 2001, Rice University; M.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2010, The Ohio State University. (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)

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)

Russell W. Robbins, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems; B.S.B.A. 1990, University of Missouri; M.S. 1997, Binghamton University; M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2005, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2013, 2013)

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

Sandrine Siméon, Assistant Professor of French; Weber Chair in the Humanities; DEUG LAEC 1991, License 1992, Maîtrise 1993, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris-III; M.A. 2009, Ph.D. candidate, The Pennsylvania State University. (2013, 2013)

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, The University of Texas at Austin. (2012, 2012)

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)

Jason D. Vodicka, Assistant Professor Music; B.M.E. 2002, M.M.E. 2009, Westminster Choir College, Reder University; D.M.A. candidate, University of Georgia (2013, 2013)

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)