May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

University Personnel



Academic Departments

College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dr. Kyle L. Kreider, Chair
Department of Biology and Earth Systems Science, Dr.Jeff Stratford, Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Donald Mencer, Chair
Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Evene Estwick, Chair
Division of Global Cultures: History, Languages & Philosophy, Dr. Chris Zarpentine, Chair
Department of English, Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony, Chair
Department of Integrative Media and Art, Mr. Eric A. Ruggiero, Chair
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Dr. Sofya Chepushtanova, Co-Chair and Dr. Amjad Nazzal, Co-Chair
Division of Performing Arts, Mr. Jonathan Liebetrau

College of Business and Engineering

Department of Aerospace Studies, Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Lyons, Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Brian Whitman, Chair
Department of Finance, Accounting and Management, Dr. Ruth Hughes, Chair
Department of Marketing, Sports Management and Hospitality Leadership, Dr. Woojun Lee, Chair
Department of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Dr. Abas Sabouni, Chair
MBA Program, Karen Alessi, Director
PPD Program, Bridget Turel, Director

College of Health and Education

Dean: Dr. Deborah A. Zbegner
Assistant Dean of Operations: Ms. Michele D. Garrison

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

MARK R. ALLEN (1986), Associate Vice President for Student Life and Success
B.S., M.A. SUNY, Oneonta

GRETCHEN YENINAS, (1998)  Dean of Student Life
B.A. Elizabethtown College, M.S. University of Scranton, M.A. Wilkes University

PHILIP RUTHKOSKY (1999), Dean, Student Success
B.S., M.B.A. Scranton, Ph.D.Penn State

Athletics

Scott Musa, Director of Athletics
B.S. University of Notre Dame

Global Outreach

Dr. Cathy Lee Arcuino, Executive Director, Global Outreach
M.S. Framingham State College, PH.D. Colorado State University

School of Education

Doctoral Department, Dr. Karim Letwinsky, Chair
Master Level Department, Dr. Charles Smargiassi, Chair
Undergraduate Department of Education, Dr. Charles Smargiassi, Chair

The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

Department of Finance, Accounting and Management, Dr. Ruth Hughes, Chair
Department of Marketing,Sports Management and Hospitality Leadership, Dr. Woojun Lee, Chair
MBA Program,Karen Alessi, Director
PPD Program, Bridget Turel, Director

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Marie Roke-Thomas, Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Shelli Holt-Macy, Interim Chair

The School of Nursing

Undergraduate Nursing Department, Dr. Emily Havrilla, Chair
Graduate Nursing Department, Dr. Patricia Sweeney, Chair

Administration

A. GREGORY CANT (2020), President
B.A. University of Western Australia, M.S. Queen’s University, Ph.D. University of Western Australia

DAVID M. WARD (2021), Senior Vice President and Provost
B.A. Colgate University, M.P.A., Ph.D. New York University

MARK ALLEN (1986),  Associate Vice President for Student Life and Success
B.A., M.S. SUNY, Oneonta, Ph.D. Antioch University

ELLEN GALLAGHER (2022), Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer
B.S. King’s College, M.B.A. Notre Dame, M.S. Villanova

MICHAEL J. WOOD (2006), Special Assistant to the President
B.A. Alderson-Broaddus College

JARED MENGHINI (2021) Vice President of Enrollment Management/Interm Associate Vice President Marketing

JOSEPH HOUSENICK (2008), Assistant Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer
B.S. King’s College

Board of Trustees

Officers

WILLIAM R. MILLER ‘81, Chair

LAURA CARDINALE ‘72, Vice Chair

CHARLES F. COHEN, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer

RAYMOND DOMBROSKI ‘78, Treasurer/Assistant Secretary

Trustees

GREG CANT

MATTHEW BERGER’02

CAROLANN BESLER ‘76

DANIEL CARDELL ‘79

LAURA B. CARDINALE ‘72

TERRENCE CASEY ‘81

CYNTHIA CHARNETSKI ‘97

EDWARD CIARIMBOLI ‘95

CHARLES F. COHENSUSAN MAIER DAVIS ‘85

RAYMOND DOMBROSKI ‘78

WILLIAM EGGLESTON ‘14

RANDA FAHMY ‘86

LISA ISBITSKI GOLDEN ‘90

WILLIAM GRANT ‘86

JASON GRIGGS ‘90

ELLEN STAMER HALL ‘71

WILLIAM HANBURY ‘72

SEYMOUR HOLTZMAN ‘57

JOHN KERR ‘72

GERARD MCHALE, JR. ‘67

WILLIAM R. MILLER ‘81

THOMAS RALSTON ‘80

HEDY RITTENMEYER ‘72

KAYLA ROONEY ‘15

JOANNE SCHOONOVER ‘72

ELIZABETH A. SLAUGHTER ‘68

TARA MUGFORD WILSON

Trustees Emeriti

RICHARD L. BUNN ‘55

LAWRENCE E. COHEN ‘57

PATTIE S. DAVIES

JEROME R. GOLDSTEIN

MELANIE MASLOW KERN

ROBERT A. MUGFORD ‘58

GEORGE PAWLUSH ‘69 ‘76

MARY B. RHODES M’77

STEPHEN SORDONI

BARBARA BRACKEN 

Officers

WILLIAM R. MILLER, ‘81, Chairman

LAURA CARDINALE, ‘72, Vice Chair

CHARLES F. COHEN, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer

RAYMOND DOMBROSKI, ‘78, Treasurer/Assistant Secretary

Trustees Emeriti

RICHARD L. BUNN ‘55

LAWRENCE E. COHEN ‘57

PATTIE S. DAVIES

JEROME R. GOLDSTEIN

MELANIE MASLOW KERN

ROBERT A. MUGFORD ‘58

GEORGE PAWLUSH ‘69 ‘76

MARY B. RHODES M’77

STEPHEN SORDONI

Correspondence Directory

Write to or contact these persons for additional information on specific matters:

Greg Cant, President
General Institutional Policy
(570) 408-4000

David M. Ward, Senior Vice President/Provost
Curriculum and Academic Affairs
(570) 408-4200

Susan A. Hritzak, Registrar
Readmission, registration, graduation audit, and academic records of currently enrolled and former students
(570) 408-4859

Jared Menghini 
Admission to Wilkes Undergraduate Program, visits to the campus, tours, and interviews
(570) 408-5627

Mark Allen, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Success
Student Affairs, readmission
(570) 408-4114

Philip Ruthkosky, Dean, Student Success
Student life, development, and leadership
(570) 408-4103

Cathy Lee Arcuino, Executive Director of Global Outreach
International student admission and advisement
(570) 408-2616

Erica Acosta, Director, Diversity Initiative
Diversity Affairs
(570) 408-7856

Kimberly A. Niezgoda, Director, Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program
(570) 408-4170

Gretchen Yeninas, Dean of Student Life
Residential matters for enrolled students
(570) 408-4107

Katy Betnar, Director, University College
Student academic support services and advisement
(570) 408-4233

Anne Kotarski, Director, Treasury and Student Accounts
Student accounts and other financial matters for new and enrolled students
(570) 408-4654

Executives Emeriti

Date of award of emeritus status noted in parentheses.

J. MICHAEL LENNON (2002)
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emeritus, Ph.D. Rhode Island

EUGENE MANGANELLO (2002)
Director of Human Resources Management, Emeritus, B.A. Wilkes

PAUL O’HOP (2002)
Vice President of Business Affairs and Auxiliary Enterprises, Emeritus, M.B.A. George Washington

Faculty

In alphabetical order, with date of appointment following the name.

NELSON M. ANAYA-ARCHILA (2022), Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.A. Universidad Industrial de Santander, M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Ph.D. Rhode Island

MISCHELLE B. ANTHONY (2003), Associate Professor of English
B.A. Central State University, M.A. Central Oklahoma, Ph.D. Oklahoma State

CAROLE E. BADDOUR (2017), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BESc., MESc. University of Western Ontario, Canada, Ph.D., McGill University, Canada

EDWARD T. BEDNARZ III (2013), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Wilkes, M.S., Ph.D. University of Maryland

PAOLA BIANCO (1996), Professor of Spanish
B.A. Wilkes, M.A. SUNY-Binghamton, Ph.D. North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

LORETTA M. BILDER (2011), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Marywood, M.S.N. Cincinnati

JOSHUA M. BLECHLE (2017), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Truman State, Ph.D. Colorado State

SCOTT BOLESTA (2005), Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm. D. Wilkes

AMY L. BRADLEY (2004), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Ph.D. University of New Orleans

MIA E. BRICENO (2013), Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A. Pittsburgh, M.A. California State, Ph.D. Penn State

THANH BUI (2017), Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S. National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam, D.B.A. Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida, CPA California

HENRY J. CASTEJON (2003), Professor of Materials Science and Chemistry
B.S., M.S. Simon Bolivar, Ph.D. Yale

CHELSEA CHAMBERLAIN 92022), Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Whitworth University, M.A. University of Montana, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

SOFIA CHEPUSHTANOVA (2015), Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Colorado State

KRISTEN CHESLICK (2018), Faculty of Practice of Nursing
B.S., M.S., D.N.P. (ABD) Wilkes

CYNTHIA J. CHISARICK (1981), Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S. Wilkes, M.B.A. Scranton, C.P.A. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

KALEN M.A. CHURCHER (2014), Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A. Wilkes, M.S. Scranton, Ph.D. Penn State

LORI COOPER (2014), Associate Professor of Education,
B.S. Mansfield University, M.Ed. Cameron University, Ed.D. Liberty University

SHARON COSGROVE (1990), Associate Professor of Art
B.A. Shepherd College, B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. New Mexico

DIANE DADDARIO (2022), Faculty of Practice of Graduate Nursing
B.S. Pennsylvania State, M.S.N. Bloomsburg, D.N.P. Wilkes

SHERRY L. DAUGHTRY (2008), Faculty of Practice, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N. Wilkes

HELEN HOLTZCLAW DAVIS (2008), Associate Professor of English
B.A. Duke, M.A. Wake Forest, Ph.D. CUNY

JUDITH DELUCA (2002), Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D. Kentucky

ELLEN DENNIS (2008), Faculty of Practice, Nursing
B.S.N. University of Pittsburgh, M.S.N. University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed Wilkes

WEI DU (2017), Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S: Peking University (China), Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Science

EVENE S. A. ESTWICK (2005), Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., M.A. Howard, Ph.D. Temple

KIMBERLY FERENCE (2008), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharm.D., Wilkes

KRISTIANA FEESER (2021), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Western Kentucky University M.A., Ph.D. Southern Illinois University

MATTHEW FINKENBINDER (2016), Associate Professor of Geology
B.S., Shippensburg University, M.S. West Virginia University, Ph.D. U. of Pittsburgh

THOMAS FRANKO (2013), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharm.D. University of the Science

KAREN FRANTZ-FRY (2013), Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.S. Bloomsburg, Ph.D. Marywood

HOLLY FREDERICK (2008), Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
B.S. Wilkes, M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State

TY FREDERICKSON (2017). Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.E. Emporia State, M.A. Wichita State, Ed.D. Wilkes

STEVEN GAPINSKI (1997), Faculty of Practice, Mathematics and Computer Science
M.S. Wilkes

RAFAEL GARCIA (2011), Associate Professor of Spanish
Licenciaturas, University of Valladolid (Spain), Ph.D. Cincinnati

ANU C. GHAI, CPA, CFE (2017), Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A. Duke University, MAcc, University of West Florida

MOHSEN GHAMARI (2016), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD University of Iowa

JAMAL GHORIESHI (1984), Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo

WILLIAM L. GREINER III (2014), Faculty of Practice
BS TriState University, MS Bucknell

BRENDA GRUVER (2019), Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice
PharmD, Wilkes

LINDA S. GUTIERREZ (2002), Professor of Biology
M.D. Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela

THOMAS A. HAMILL (2002), Associate Professor of English
B.A. Loyola College (Maryland), M.A., Ph.D. Delaware

GREGORY HARMS (2011), Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., B.S. Bethel, Ph.D. University of Kansas

JOHN W. HARRISON (1994), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Wilkes, M.A., Ph.D. SUNY, Binghamton

EMILY SISCO HAVRILLA (2006), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.S.N. Misericordia, Ph.D. Rutgers

CHRISTOPHER HENKELS (2012), Associate Professor of Chemistry
A.B. Colgate, M.S. Cornell, Ph.D. Duke

RYAN A. HENRY, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Johns Hopkins, M.S. and Ph.D. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

DAVID HICKS (2020), Faculty of Practice, Creative Writing
B.A. Nazareth, M.A. St. Bonaventure, PhD New York University

JAYME HINES (2022), Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Education
B.S. St. Bonaventure, M.Ed. College of Charleston, Ed.D. College of St. Mary

KATHLEEN A. HIRTHLER (2010), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N. Misericordia, D.N.P. Chatham

SHELLI HOLT-MACEY (1998), Instructor, Pharmacy Practice
B.S. Pharm, U of Buffalo

RUTH C. HUGHES (2013), Associate Professor of Business Law
B.A. Tulane, J.D. Washington and Lee|

MATTHEW JENNINGS (2022), Assistant Professor of Microbiology
B.Sc. University of Scranton, M.Sc. Villanova, Ph.D. University of Arkansas

ANGELA JONES (2017), Faculty of Practice, Undergraduate Nursing
B.S., M.S. Chamberlain

VICKI JONES (2018), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S. East Stroudsburg, M.S. Old Dominion, M.S. Virginia Polytechnic, Ed.D. Wilkes (EBD)

LISA KADLEC (2005), Professor of Biology
B.A. Haverford, Ph.D. Duke

M. ANTHONY KAPOLKA, III (1996), Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. Lebanon Valley, M.S., Ph.D. Pittsburgh, M.Div. RTS, M.A., M.F.A. Wilkes

BOBAK KARIMI (2017), Associate Professor of Geology
B.S. University of Pittsburgh (Johnstown), Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)

SARITHA KARNAE (2018), Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
B.E. Osmania, M.S., Ph.D Texas A & M

DANIELLE KIECK (2019), Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
PharmD, The State University of New York at Buffalo

SEAN J. KELLY (2008), Associate Professor of English
B.A. Tennessee, M.A. Pittsburgh, Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo

NA YOON KIM (2019), Assistant Professor of Management
B.A. Yonsei University; M.S. Yonsoe University; PhD Cornell University

FANHUI KONG (2005), Professor of Statistics
B.S., M.A. Northeast Normal University, P.R. China, Ph.D. Binghamton University

SUSAN KORONKIEWICZ (2022), Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing
B.S., M.S. Wilkes

KYLE L. KREIDER (2004), Professor of Political Science
B.A., Millersville, M.A., Ph.D. Temple

LAWRENCE T. KUHAR (1989), Professor of English
B.A., M.A. Duquesne, Ph.D. Maryland

JONATHAN KUIKEN (2014), Associate Professor of History
B.A. Gordon College, M.A., Ph.D. Boston College

MICAYLA LACEY (2022), Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
B.A. Lee University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Alabama

KAITLYN LANGENDOERFER (2023), Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology
B.A. College of the Holy Cross, M.A., Ph.D. Case Western University

HYERYEON LEE (2016), Associate Professor, Hospitality Management
B.A., M.A. South Korea, Ph.D. Texas Tech University

WOOJUN LEE (2016), Associate Professor, Sports Management
M.A., Ph.D. Texas A&M University

V. MING LEW (1993), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. UC Santa Barbara, M.S., Ph.D. Cornell

TROY LYNN LEWIS (2018), Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Pharm.D, Wilkes

JON P. LIEBETRAU (2014), Associate Professor of Theater
B.A. Gettysburg, B.F.A. Wayne State, M.F.A. Brandeis

EUGENE T. LUCAS (2013), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Wilkes, M.S. Misericordia, D.N.P. Wilkes

DEL LUCENT (2012), Associate Professor of Physics
B.A. B.S. Wilkes, Ph.D. Stanford

XIN LUO (2017), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China; M.S. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China; M.S. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Ph.D. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

HAN MA (2019), Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; M.B.A. New York Institute of Technology; Ph.D. The University of Texas at Arlington

BLAKE MACKESY (2014), Associate Professor of Education
B.A. Russell Sage College, M.A. Rollins College, Ed.D. Wilkes University

RUBI MAHATO (2022), Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.Pharm. Rajiv Gandhi University, M.B.A. Farleigh Dickinson, Ph.D. University of Missouri

ANDREEA MAIEREAN (2013) Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A. National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (Bucharest), M.A. Central European, PhD. Boston

JENNIFER MALINOWSKI (1998), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Pharm.D. Temple

DANA MANNING (2008), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
B.S. Cornell, Pharm.D., Wilkes

JIN JOY MAO (2008), Associate Professor of Education
B.A. Xi’an International Studies University, M.S., Ph.D. Penn State University

LYNNE MARIANI (2014) Faculty of Practice, Dance

JUSTIN C. MATUS (2005), Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S. King’s, M.B.A. Golden Gate University, Ph.D. Old Dominion

MARY F. McMANUS (2000), Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.S., Ph.D. St. John’s

KARIM MEDICO (2013), Associate Professor of Education
B.S. Fairfield University, M.S. University of Scranton, Ed.D. University of Phoenix

CHRISTINE E. MELLON (2008), Faculty of Practice, Communication Studies
B.A. Scranton, M.S. Neumann, Ed.D Wilkes

DONALD E. MENCER, Jr. (2001), Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Frostburg State, Ph.D. Texas A&M

ANDREW MILLER (2005), Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A. Illinois College, M.A. Illinois State, Ph.D. Purdue

MARY JANE MISKOVSKY (2011), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Misericordia, M.S. Syracuse, D.N.P. Carlow

ALISON MOROONEY, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
B.F.A., M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University

GINA ZANOLINI MORRISON (1996), Professor of Global Cultures
B.S. Kutztown, M.S., Ph.D. Marywood

XIAOMING MU (2017), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Dalian University of Technology, China, Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

JULIE MURPHY (2021), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Pennsylvania, M.S.N. Drexel, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

PRAHLAD N. MURTHY (1993), Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
B.E. Bangalore University, India, M.E. Anna University, India, Ph.D. Texas A&M, P.E., QEP

RICHARD MUSZYNSKI, III (2020), Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management
B.A. Lewis-Clark, M.S. Washington State, Ph.D. Washington State

AMJAD NAZZAL (2008), Associate Professor of Physics
B.Sc., M.Sc. Yarmouk University (Jordan), Ph.D. Arkansas

ELLEN E. NEWELL (2013), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Maine

KIMMY NGUYEN (2018), Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
PharmD, University of the Sciences

JULIE L. OLENAK (2004), Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharm.D. Wilkes

JODI OLENGINSKI (2017), Faculty of Practice
B.S. University of Scranton, M.S.N. Mansfield

LINDA M. PAUL (1989), Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Guilford, Ph.D. Maryland, College Park

NICOLE PEZZINO (2015), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharm.D., U of Pittsburgh

TERESA FAIRCHILD PITCHER (2017), Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Drexel University, B.S. Saint Joseph’s College

ALISHA PITCHFORD (2017), Faculty of Practice of Chemistry
B.S., M.S. Marywood University

DIANE M. POLACHEK (1986), Professor of Education
B.A., M.S. Wilkes, M.S. UC Santa Barbara, Ed.D. Lehigh

KRISTINA POWERS (2015), Instructor, Pharmacy Practice
Pharm.D., Wilkes

RONALD L. PRYOR (2001), Faculty of Practice, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., M.S. Wilkes, Ph.D. SUNY, Binghamton

TANYA PYKE (2018), Faculty of Practice of Finance, Accounting and Management
B.S., M.P.A, The University of Akron, Ph.D. Walden University

ALI RAZAVI (1984), Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Tehran, Iran, M.S. Manchester, England, Ph.D. Drexel

PAUL REINERT (2016), Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S. University of Scranton, Ph.D. Marywood University

MARIANNE M. REXER (1990), Professor of Accounting
B.S. Wilkes, M.S. Bryant, Ph.D. Drexel, C.P.A. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

LISA REYNOLDS (2018), Assistant Professor, of Integrative Media
B.F.A. Kutztown, M.F.A. Marywood

MARIE ROKE-THOMAS (2003), Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.S. Wilkes, M.P.A. Seton Hall, Ph.D. Marywood

LAUREN ROSSITER (2022), Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Messiah, Ph.D. Temple

ERIC RUGGIERO (2010), Associate Professor of Integrative Media, Art and Design
B.F.A. Syracuse, M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design

ABAS SABOUNI (2013), Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Azad University, M.S. K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Ph.D. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

VANDY SCOATES (2022), Assistant Professor of Scenic Lighting and Design
B.A. California State, M.A. Villanova, M.F.A. University of Greensboro

ROBERT D. SEELEY (1989), Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Franklin and Marshall, Ph.D. Maryland


NICHOLE SELL (2022), Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
B.A. Cedar Crest, M.Ed. Lehigh, M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State

SHI SHA (2018), Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Physics
B.S. Beihang, M.S.Murray State, Ph.D. Florida International

AKIRA SHIMIZU (2015), Associate Professor of History
B.A. Konan, M.A. Memphis, M.A., Ph.D. Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

HEATHER SINCAVAGE (2016), Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Sordoni Art Gallery
B.F.A. Temple, M.F.A. Washington

LAURA SKORONSKI (2016), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N.University of Scranton, M.S.N Georgetown University

AMY SOPCAK-JOSEPH (2019), Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Dickinson, M.A., Ph.D. Connecticut

CHARLES SMARGIASSI (2018), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S Millersville University, M.S. Bloomsburg University, Ph.D. Penn State University

JACQUELINE STEWART (2007), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Cedar Crest, M.S.N. Widener, DNP Duke

THYAGARAJAN SRINIVASAN (1985), Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.E., M.Sc. (Eng) India, M.S. Oklahoma State, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State, P.E. (Elec)

WILLIAM CHAD STANLEY (2005), Associate Professor of English
B.A. Syracuse, M.A., Ph.D. Connecticut

MICHAEL A. STEELE (1989), Professor of Biology
B.S. Millersville, Ph.D. Wake Forest

MARK D. STINE (1999), Professor of Communication Studies
B.A. Moravian, M.Ed. East Stroudsburg, Ph.D. Temple

JEFFREY A. STRATFORD (2006), Professor of Biology
B.S. Rutgers, M.S. Southeastern Louisiana, Ph.D. Auburn

FREDERICK J. SULLIVAN (1993), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S.Louisiana State, Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton

PATRICIA SWEENEY (2014), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Wilkes, M.S. State University of New York, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

GHAZALEH TAHERZADEH (2021), Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc. Multi Media University, M.Sc. University of Malaya, Ph.D. Griffith University

WILLIAM B. TERZAGHI (1995), Professor of Biology
B.Sc. University of Waikato, Ph.D. Utah

KEDIR ASSEFA TESSEMA (2017), Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
B.Ed. KCTE, M.A. Addis Ababa University, M.A. Umeå University, Ph. D. University of San Diego

JENNIFER THOMAS (2006), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S. Bucknell, M.A. Wake Forest, Ph.D. Purdue

DEBORAH R. TINDELL (1998), Professor of Psychology
B.A. California State (Chico), M.S., Ph.D. Texas A&M

BENJAMIN TOLL (2019), Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A. Taylor University, M.A. Baylor University M.A. Indiana University Ph.D. Indiana University

DOMINICK TROMBETTA (2001), Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
CGP, B.S. Temple, Pharm.D. Shenandoah

MARLEEN A. TROY (1997), Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
B.S., M.S., Drexel, M.S. Rhode Island, Ph.D. Drexel, P.E.

KENDALL TUCKER (2021), Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
M.S., Pharm.D., University of South Carolina

ROBERT C. TUTTLE (1989), Professor of Sociology
B.A. Kansas, M.A., Ph.D. Notre Dame

ADAM L. VAN WERT (2008), Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharm.D., Wilkes, Ph.D. Medical University of SC

JOYCE VICTOR (2004), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, M.S.N., M.H.A., M.A. Wilkes, Ph.D. Duquesne

SHAOKANG (Ken) WANG (2014), Associate Professor of Finance
B. Eng. Tsinghua University, M.S., Ph.D. University at Buffalo (SUNY)

LETITIA WARUNEK (2019), Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice
PharmD, Wilkes

STEPHANIE WASMANSKI (2018), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S. Misericordia, M.B.A, Ed.D. Wilkes

JANE BLANKEN WEBB (2018), Assistant Professor of Education
B.M. Northern Illinois, M.M.E., Ph.D. University of Illinois

BRIAN E. WHITMAN (1997), Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
B.S., M.S. Ph.D. Michigan Technological University

ANDREW WILCZAK (2012), Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A. University of Michigan (Dearborn), M.A. Eastern Michigan, Ph.D. Bowling Green

LINDA A. WINKLER (2010), Professor of Anthropology
B.A. Midland Lutheran, M.A., Ph.D., M.P.H. Pittsburgh

KAI WU (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Fudan University, M.S. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County

GE (Grace) XIAO (2008), Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.A. Yokohama City University (Japan), M.S., M.I.S., Ph.D. Auburn

MEGAN YOUMANS, (2016) Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. University of SC, Ph.D. Utah

BRENT YOUNG (2015), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. UNC, Chapel Hill, M.S.UNC, Wilmington, Ph.D Rutgers

CHRISTOPHER ZARPENTINE (2013), Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Ithaca, M.A., Ph.D. Florida State

DEBORAH K. ZBEGNER (1994), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Allentown College, M.S.N. Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Widener

YONG ZHU (2014), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., M.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, M.S. Northern Illinois, Ph.D.Vanderbilt

Faculty Emeriti

JEFFREY R. ALVES (2018)
Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Dean, Emeritus, Ph.D. Massachusetts (Amherst)

THOMAS J. BALDINO (2019)
Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, B.A. La Salle, M.A. Illinois, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

ANNE HEINEMAN BATORY (2017)
Professor of Marketing, Emerita, Ph.D. Maryland

JOSEPH T. BELLUCCI (2001)
Professor of Education and Psychology, Emeritus, Ed.D. Lehigh

LOUISE McNERTNEY BERARD (2015)
Professor of Mathematics, Emerita, Ph.D. Brown

JOEL BERLATSKY (2007)
Professor of History, Emeritus, Ph.D. Northwestern

ROBERT W. BOHLANDER (2022)
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Rochester

BARBARA BRACKEN (1998)
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton

DALE A. BRUNS (2020)
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Emeritus, Ph.D. Idaho State

JAMES MICHAEL CASE (2013)
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Biology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Dalhousie, Halifax

LEONA CASTOR (2003)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Ed.D. Penn State

CARL J. CHARNETSKI (2021),
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Temple

HAROLD E. COX (2004)
Professor of History, Emeritus, Ph.D. Virginia

JANE M. ELMES-CRAHALL (2017)
Professor of Communication Studies, Emerita, Ph.D. Pittsburgh

BONNIE CULVER (2020)
Associate Professor of English, Emerita, Ph.D. SUNY, Binghamton

LORNA C. DARTE (1997)
Associate Professor of Library Science, Emerita, M.S. Drexel Institute of Technology

JOSEPH DAWSON (2022)
Associate Professor of Theatre, Emeritus, M.F.A. Catholic

SUZANNE M. DRUFFNER (1999)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, M.S. Pennsylvania
THEODORE J. ENGEL (2021)
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, M.A. Miami

MAHMOUD H. FAHMY (1996)
Professor of Education, Emeritus, Ph.D. Syracuse

WELTON G. FARRAR (1989)
Professor of Economics, Emeritus, M.S. Pennsylvania

OWEN D. FAUT (2000)
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Ph.D. M.I.T.

BENJAMIN F. FIESTER (1996)
Professor of English, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State

MICHAEL S. GARR (2022)
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Indiana
JOHN B. GILMER, JR. (2020)
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute

BERNARD W. GRAHAM (2018)
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dean, Emeritus, Ph.D. Purdue

STANLEY S. GUTIN (1992)
Professor of English, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

SID HALSOR (2020)
Professor of Geology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Michigan Technological University

ROBERT J. HEAMAN (2001)
Professor of English, Emeritus, Ph.D., Michigan

JOHN HEPP (2022)
Professor of History, Emeritus, Ph.D. North Carolina (Chapel Hill), J.D. Pennsylvania

LEVERE C. HOSTLER (1997)
Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Ph.D. Stanford

DENNIS P. HUPCHICK (2015)
Professor of History, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pittsburgh

EDWIN L. JOHNSON (1996)
Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus, M.A. Bucknell

WALTER KARPINICH (2002)
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, Ph. D. Ukrainian Free University, Munich

ARTHUR H. KIBBE (2015),
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Emeritus, Ph.D. Florida

BRADFORD L. KINNEY (2012)
Professor of Communication Studies, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pittsburgh

JOHN A. KOCH (2021),
Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, Ph.D. Illinois
JANE LAMPE - GROH (1997)
Dean of Student Affairs, Emerita, M.A. Michigan, M.Ed. Virginia

J. MICHAEL LENNON
Professor of English, Emeritus (2005), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emeritus (2002), Ph.D. Rhode Island

ANTHONY L. LIUZZO (2017)
Professor of Business and Economics, Emeritus, Ph.D. New York University

HILDA A. MARBAN (1986)
Professor of Foreign Languages, Emerita, Ph.D. Havana, Ph.D. Virginia

MARY ANN MERRIGAN (2020)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Ph.D. Adelphi
SAMUEL MERRILL, III (2004)
Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Ph.D. Yale

JOHN H. NATZKE (2005)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Western Michigan

KENNETH A. PIDCOCK (2017)
Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Lehigh

WALTER A. PLACEK, JR. (2001)
Professor of Physics and Education, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

RICHARD G. RASPEN (2007)
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

GEORGE F. RALSTON
Dean of Student Affairs, Emeritus, M.A. Columbia

BRIAN T. REDMOND (2017)
Professor of Geology and Chemistry, Emeritus, Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic

JOHN G. REESE (1995)
Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus, M.Ed. Pennsylvania State

PHILIP L. RIZZO (1987)
Professor of English, Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

JAMES P. RODECHKO (2002)
Professor of History, Emeritus, Ph.D. Connecticut

RALPH B. ROZELLE (1996)
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Ph.D. Alfred

DORIS B. SARACINO (2000)
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emerita, M.S. East Stroudsburg

ROLAND C. SCHMIDT, JR. (1995)
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus, M.S. Scranton

JUDITH K. SCHREIBER (2002)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, M.S. Pennsylvania, M.S. Scranton

HERBERT B. SIMON (1992)
Professor of Art, Emeritus, M.A. New York

PHILIP G. SIMON (2019)
Associate Professor of Music, Emeritus, D.M.A. North Texas
WILLIAM H. STERLING (1999)
Professor of Art, Emeritus, Ph.D. Iowa

ROBERT D. STETTEN (1996)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Lehigh

JACQUELINE STEWART (2020)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, DNP Duke

WILLIAM R. STINE (2004)
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Ph.D. Syracuse

SHARON G. TELBAN (2010)
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita, D.Ed, Pennsylvania State

STEVEN L. THOMAS (2020)
Professor of Music, Emeritus, D.M.A. Yale School of Music

STEPHEN J. TILLMAN (2012)
Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Ph.D. Brown

PHILIP R. TUHY (1993)
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, M.G.A. Pennsylvania

LESTER J. TUROCZI (2002)
Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Ph.D. Rutgers

DIANE E. WENGER (2019)
Associate Professor of History, Emerita, Ph.D. Delaware

ZBIGNIEW J. WITCZAK (2021)
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Emeritus, Ph.D. Medical Academy, Lodz, Poland

BING K. WONG (2004)
Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Ph.D. Illinois

 

BRIDGETTE W. ZIELINSKI (2020)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Ph.D. Adelphi

Office of the Provost

DAVID M. WARD (2021), Senior Vice President and Provost
B.A. Colgate University, M.P.A., Ph.D. New York University

ABEL ADEKOLA (2016), Dean, College of Business and Engineering
B.B.A. Florida International University, M.B.A. Barry University, DBA Nova Southeastern University

JONATHAN FERENCE (2008), Dean, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Pharm.D., Wilkes
 

SUSAN HRITZAK (1983), Registrar
B.S., M.B.A. Wilkes

PAUL T. RIGGS (2015), Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. Dickinson, M.A., Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

DEBORAH K. ZBEGNER (1994), Dean, College of Health and Education
B.S.N. Allentown College, M.S.N. Pennsylvania, D.N. Sc. Widener

Presidents Emeriti

Date of award of emeritus status noted in parentheses.

JOSEPH E. GILMOUR (2012)
President Emeritus, Ph.D. Michigan

FRANCIS J. MICHELINI (2012)
President Emeritus, Ph.D. Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER N. BREISETH (2001)
President Emeritus, Ph.D. Cornell