Assistant Professors

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)

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

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. 2013, The University of Texas at Austin. (2011, 2011)

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)

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; Coordinator, Common Reading Program; 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. 2013, Brown University. (2011, 2011)

Sarah Edwards, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A. 2002, Pennsylvania State University; M.A. 2004, Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. candidate, Temple University. (2014, 2014)

Carl E. Faust, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics; B.S. 2009, Kutztown University; M.S. 2011, Ph.D. candidate, Lehigh University. (2014, 2014)

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

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

Gregory Grabowski, Assistant Professor of Music; B.M.E. 2003, University of North Texas; M.M. 2010, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Texas. (2014, 2014)

Basil S. Holobetz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.S. 1982, Villanova University; M.B.A. 1984, Thunderbird School of Global Management. (2014, 2014)

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

Megan L. Kelly, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Weber Chair in the Humanities; B.S. 2005, University of Connecticut; M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2012, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. (2014, 2014)

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

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; Director, Asian Studies, B.A. 1999, Wuhan University; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2009, University of Minnesota. (2009, 2009)

Anne Luna Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, B.A., B.S. 1998, University of California, Berkeley; J.D./M.A. 2004, University of Arizona; Ph.D. candidate, Howard University. (2014, 2014)

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, Ohio State University. (2012, 2012)

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 (on leave); B.S. 2000, Nova Southeastern University; M.A. 2002, Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Florida. (2011, 2011)

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, Pennsylvania State University. (2013, 2013)

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

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)

Pavithra Vivekanand, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S. 1996, Madras University; Ph.D. 2003, Wesleyan University. (2012, 2012)

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

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

Robert L. Williams Jr., Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.S. 1978, M.B.A. 1987, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. 2012, Edinburgh Napier University. (2014, 2014)

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. 2012, Michigan State University. (2012, 2012)

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)