Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Administration



Officers of the University

Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. President
Wayne A. Green Vice President and Chief of Staff
Boyd H. Creasman, Ph.D. Provost
Msgr. Andrew R. Baker, S.T.D. Vice President and Seminary Rector
Simon Y. Blackwell Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer
Robert J. Brennan Vice President for University Advancement
Jack J. Chielli Vice President for Enrollment, Communications, and Marketing
William E. Davies Vice President for Business and Finance
Pauline A. Engelstatter Vice President for University Affairs
Paula M. Whetsel-Ribeau, Ph.D. Vice President for Equity and Success
Bernard Franklin, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Life, Residence Life

Academic Deans

David M. McCarthy, Ph.D. Associate Provost
Jennifer L. Staiger, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Graduate, Professional and Continuing Studies
Peter A. Dorsey, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Michael J. Driscoll Dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Kraig E. Sheetz, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Barbara A. Marinak, Ph.D. Director of the Division of Education
Jessica J. Whitmore Interim Dean of the Library
Dr. Timothy W. Wolfe Director of Human Services
Dana Larkin Sauers, M.A. Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies
Edward T. Egan, J.D. Director of Pre-Law Program
Denise L. Marjarum, M.S. Director of Learning Services
Christopher L. Weber, M.A. Registrar

Student Life

Vacant Dean of Students
Rev. Diego Ruiz, IVE Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry

Faculty Emeriti

Patricia M. Fergus, 1981, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Philosophy
Edward T. Ryan, 1985, B.A., M.A. Associate Professor Emeritus of Modern Language
Raymond R. Lauer, 1988, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Economics
John F. Donovan, 2009, B.A., S.T.B., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Robert Ducharme, 2009, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of English
Mary F. Hamel, 2010, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of English
Thomas D. Ryan, 2011, B.S., M.A. Professor Emeritus of Business and Mathematics
D. Stephen Rockwood, 2011, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Dean Emeritus of the Library
Sue Helder Goliber, 2012, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of History
Carmen B. Schmersahl, 2013, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Communication
Byron L. Stay, 2013, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Communication
Kirk K. Davidson, 2014, B.A., MBA, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Business
Gertrude D. Conway, 2015, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Philosophy
William J. Collinge, 2015, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Theology & Philosophy
Martin J. Malone,1985, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Faculty

Christopher J. Anadale, assistant professor of philosophy, 2009-
B.A., Salisbury University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Kara J. Brady, lecturer, division of education, 2018-
Ed.D. Widener Unviersity, M.Ed. Penn State University, M.Ed. Special Education, Millersville University, B.A., Shippensburg University

Michael P. Barry, associate professor of economics, 2005-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee; J.D. American University

Amanda L. Beal, associate professor of political science, 2009-
B.A, Indiana University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Emil B. Berendt, assistant professor of economics, 2013-
B.S., University of the State of New York/Excelsior College; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., City University of New York

Allison Berland, lecturer, political science department, 2018-
B.A., Reed College; M.A.L.D., Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
 
Mary K. Birge, SSJ, associate professor of theology, 2001-
A.B., Elms College; M.A., Tufts University, St. John's University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Christine L. Blackshaw, associate professor of foreign languages, 2005-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Kurt E. Blaugher, associate professor of visual and performing arts, 1987-
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Thomas J. Bligh, associate professor of English, 2007-
B.A., Mount St. Mary's University; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Rosina H. Bolen, assistant professor of biology, 2002-
B.A., Mary Baldwin College; Ph.D., University of Miami

Joshua R. Brown, assistant professor of theology, 2017-
B.S., Chowan University; M.Div. Campbell University Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Dayton

Sarah M. Brown, biology lab manager, lecturer of biology, 2010-
B.A., St. John's College; M.S., Hood College

Stacey L. Brown-Hobbs, assistant professor of education, 1992-
B.S., Mount St. Mary's College; M.A., Hood College; Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University

Richard M. Buck, associate professor of philosophy, 2001-
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Melanie B. Butler, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, 2007-
B.A., St. Mary's College of MD; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Donald E. Butt Jr., associate professor of accounting, 1996-
B.S., Frostburg State College; MBA, The George Washington University

Alejandro A. Cañadas, associate professor of economics, 2014-
B.A., M.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., MBA, University of Dayton; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Mark J. Carlson, assistant professor of music, 2010-
B.Mus., Northwestern University; M.Mus., D.Mus. A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carolyn L. Cook, associate professor of education, 2007-
B.A., Washington Bible College; M.Ed., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Lorraine V. Cuddeback-Gedeon, assistant professor of theology, 2018-
Master of Divinity, Ph.D.,University of Notre Dame,

The Rev. James M. Donohue, C.R., professor of theology, 1996-
B.A., St. Jerome's College; M.Div., St. Peter's Seminary; M.A., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, Congregation of the Resurrection

Peter A. Dorsey, professor of English, 1987-
B.A., St. Joseph's University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Jack N. Dudley, assistant professor of English, 2014-
B.A., Creighton University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kathryn E. Dye, associate professor of biology, 2009-
B.A. Augustana College; Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago

Edward T. Egan, director of pre-law program, 2009-
B.S., Mount St. Mary's University; J.D. Catholic University

Caitlin S. Faas, assistant professor of psychology, 2013-
B.A., Kent State University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Corinne M. Farneti, associate professor of sport management, 2012-
B.S., Ithaca College; M.Ed., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Layton M. Field, assistant professor of sociology, 2014-
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A & M University

Patrice Flynn, associate professor of business, 2010-
B.A., M.S.W., Catholic University of America; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D, University of Texas

William G. Forgang, university professor, 1988-
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., University of Maine; Ph.D., Lehigh University

Laura Corbin Frazier, associate professor of education, 2002-
B.S., University of Delaware; M.Ed., Mount St. Mary's University; Ed.D, Towson University

Timothy D. Fritz, assistant professor of history, 2015-
B.A., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; M.A., College of Charleston and The Citadel; Ph.D., University of Florida

Jamie A. Gianoutsos, assistant professor of history, 2013-
B.A., Baylor University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge, King's College; M.A, The Queen's University

Brian J. Gilchrist, assistant professor of communication, 2015-
B.A., West Virginia University; M.A., West Virginia University; Teaching Certificate, Robert Morris University; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

Carl W. Glover, professor of communication, 1989-
B.Mus., Baylor University; M.Div., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

Mary Elizabeth Graham, director of undergraduate business studies, lecturer of business, 2008-
B.S., University of Delaware; MBA, Loyola University

Kim P. Hansen, associate professor of sociology, 2008-
B.A., University of North Dakota; M.A., Ph.D., University of California San Diego

Brian E. Heinold, associate professor, mathematics and computer science, 2006-
B.S., Montclair State University; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

John Hersey, assistant professor of philosophy, 2013-
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of America

Carol L. Hinds, university professor, 1995-
B.A., Saint Mary College; M.A., University of Kansas, St. John's College; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Joshua P. Hochschild, associate professor of philosophy, 2005-
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Paige E. Hochschild, associate professor of theology, 2012-
B.A., University of King's College; M.A., Dalhousie University; Ph.D., Durham University

Elizabeth A. Holtry, professor of visual and performing arts, 2001-
B.A., University of Maryland; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati

Jonelle Hook, assistant professor of mathematics, 2010-
B.S., Misericordia University; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

John N. Hutchings, assistant professor of fine arts, 2013-
B.A., Teas Tech University; M.A. Washington University

Curtis D. Johnson, professor of history, 1985-
B.S., Moorhead State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Jessy E. Jordan, associate professor of philosophy, 2008-
B.A., Grand Canyon University; M.Div., Truett Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

David M. Karn, lecturer of accounting, 2016-
B.S., M.B.A., Mount St. Mary's University

Robert P. Keefer, associate professor of psychology, 1986-
A.B., Albright College; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Mindy S. Korol, professor of psychology, 1990-
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Mary Catherine Kennedy, assistant professor of communication, 2015-
B.A., College of Charleston, M.A., Ohio University, Ph.D., Ohio University

Kristopher M. Kohler, assistant professor of Sociology, 2016-
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Patricia J. Kreke, associate professor of chemistry, 1995-
B.A., Transylvania University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Pratibha Kumar, assistant professor of communication, 2012-
B.A., Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi; M.A., Annamalai University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota

John D. Larrivee, associate professor of economics, 2001-
B.A., M.P.P., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Sean G. Lewis, assistant professor of English, 2014-
B.A., University of Dallas; M.St., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Indiana University

Barbara A. Marinak, professor of education, 2011-
B.A., Temple University; M.Ed., Penn State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland

F.K. Marsh, associate professor of business, 2008-
B.S., SUNY Fredonia; MBA, Canisius College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Cyd R. Maubert, lecturer of business, 2008-
B.S., University of Tennessee; MBA, R.B. Pamplin College at Virginia Tech

Justin J. Matchulat, assistant professor of philosophy, 2015-
B.A., Auburn University; Philosophy, Saint Louis University; M.A. (equivalent of PhL), the Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Purdue University

David M. McCarthy, The Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching, professor of theology, 1998-
B.A., High Point University; M.Div., Ph.D., Duke University

Christine Seitz McCauslin, associate professor of biology, 2004-
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Hood College; Ph.D., George Washington University

Virginia A. McGovern, associate professor of criminal justice, 2005-
B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Danny G. Miles Jr., professor of chemistry, 1988-
B.S., M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Michael R. Miller, The Msgr. Robert Kline Chair, associate professor of philosophy, 2002-
B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Indrani Mitra, associate professor of English, 1991-
B.A., Presidency College (India); M.A., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., Kent State University

Elizabeth C. Monahan, lecturer of education, 1992-
B.A., Notre Dame University of Maryland; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University

Gregory W. Murry, director of the core, 2010-
B.A., University of Saint Thomas; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Thane M. Naberhaus, associate professor of philosophy, 2004-
B.A., Rice University; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Georgetown University

Maureen R. Oakley, associate professor of political science, 2000-
B.A., Hope College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Kent State University
 
Denise N. Obinna, assistant professor, sociology department, 2015-
B.A., Clafllin University; M.A., Ph.D.,Ohio State University,
 
Michelle M.Z. Ohanian, assistant professor, division of education, 2015-
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.Ed., Ph.D., George Mason University,

Barbara Martin Palmer, professor of education, 1985-
B.A., Frostburg College; M.S., Hood College; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Garth E. Patterson, assistant professor of chemistry, 2014-
B.A., Westminster College; Ph.D., Purdue University

Michelle M. Patterson, associate professor of history, 2006-
B.A. Westminster College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

Frederick J. Portier, professor of mathematics and computer science, 1989-
B.S., Nichols State University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University
 
Rebecca W. Portier, assistant professor, mathematics and computer science, 2016-
B.A., Westminster College; Data Science Special Studies-John Hopkins, Big Data-University of California, San Diego, M.S.,Clemson University

Kevin G. Robinson, lecturer of business, 1987-
B.A., M.Ed., Loyola College; MBA, Mount St. Mary's College; J.D., University of Baltimore

Diana M. Rodriguez-Lozano, associate professor of foreign languages, 1989-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Marco D. Roman, professor of foreign languages, 2002-
B.A., DeSales University; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Andrew B. Rosenfeld, associate professor of music, 1997-
B.A., Hamilton College; M.Mu., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Teresa Pugh Rupp, professor of history, 1988-
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Patrick A. Ryan, associate professor of education, 2008-
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Florida

Susann T. M. Samples, the Delaplaine professor, 1982-
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Sarah K. Scott, associate professor of English, 2006-
B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

John V. Sherwin, lecturer of accounting, 2006-
B.A., MBA, Mount St. Mary's University; J.D., University of Maryland

Jeffrey A. Simmons, professor of environmental science, 2006-
B.A., University of Rochester; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Jonathan M. Slezak, assistant professor of psychology, 2013-
B.S., James Madison University; M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University

Ernest L. Solar, assistant professor of Education, 2014-
B.S., East Carolina University, M.Ed., George Mason University, Ph.D, George Mason University

Andrea Solis, lecturer of foreign language and literatures, 2003-
B.S., Autonomous University of Zacatecas; M.S., Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico

Michael G. Sollenberger, associate professor of foreign languages, 1988-
B.A., Stockton College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Raymond C. Speciale, associate professor of accounting, 1996-
B.A., Iona College; JD, Pace University School of Law; C.P.A., Maryland

Timothy J. Stanton, associate professor of business and economics, 1989-
B.S., Edinboro State College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Roxanne S. Stefanik, lecturer of foreign languages, 2002-
B.A., M.A., Florida State University

Kathleen B. Sterner, instructor of library science, 1994-
B.A., Penn State University; M.L.S., University of Maryland

Charles T. Strauss, assistant professor of history, 2013-
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., University of Cape Town; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Elizabeth C. Strauss, assistant professor of history, 2016-
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A. Political Science, Ph.D., M.A. History, University of Notre Dame

Solomon Tesfay Tesfu, associate professor of business and economics, 2011-
B.A., M.Sc., Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., Georgia State University

John K. Trammell, associate professor, chair, sociology department, 2018-
B.A. Grove City College; Masters Equivalent in Special Education, University of Virginia, M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University

Barrett H. Turner, assistant professor of theology, 2015-
B.A., University of Virginia; MDiv, Covenant Theology Seminary; Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Michael J. Towle, professor of political science, 1991-
B.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Elaini G. Tsoukatos, assistant professor of foreign languages, 1990-
B.S., Shippensburg University; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University

Michael J. Turner, assistant professor of science, 2013-
B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

J. Kristen Urban, professor of political science, 1994-
B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Luis G. Vera, assistant professor of theology, 2015-
B.A., University of Georgia; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Joseph J. Vince Jr., lecturer of criminal justice, 2005-
B.A., Youngstown State; M.A., University of Detroit

Dana P. Ward, professor of biology, 2007-
B.S., Mount St. Mary's University; Ph.D., Georgetown University

David Z. Wehner, associate professor of English, 2007-
B.A., Williams College; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Scott A. Weiss, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, 1997-
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University

Timothy W. Wolfe, associate professor of sociology, 1997-
B.A., Roanoke College; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bruce E. Yelovich, assistant professor of information technology, 1988-
B.A., Moravian College; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg; M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh

Christina L. Yoder, assistant professor of management, 2016-
B.S., Associate of Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Penn State University; M.B.A., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (December 2018)