Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Administration and Faculty



Officers of the University

Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. President
   
Boyd H. Creasman, Ph.D. Provost
Msgr. Andrew R. Baker, S.T.D. Vice President and Seminary Rector
  Vice President for University Advancement
Jack J. Chielli Vice President for Enrollment, Communications, and Marketing
William E. Davies Vice President for Business and Finance
Paula M. Whetsel-Ribeau, Ph.D. Vice President, Chief Equity & People Officer
Levi K. Esses, Ed.D. Vice President and Dean of Students

Academic Deans

Love Sechrest, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Program Development and Innovation
Jennifer L. Staiger, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Graduate, Professional and Continuing Studies
Lucas Dayoff Director of Advising
Bryan Zygmont, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Corinne Farneti, Ph.D. Dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Christine McCauslin, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Barbara A. Marinak, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Education

Student Life

Levi K. Esses, Ed.D. Vice President and Dean of Students
Rev. Martin Moran Chaplain
James Puglisi, Ph.D. Director of Campus Ministry

Faculty Emeriti

Patricia M. Fergus, 1981, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Philosophy
Martin J. Malone, 1985, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Raymond R. Lauer, 1988, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Economics
Michael G. Sollenberger, 1988, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages
George M. Springer, 1991, B.S., MBA, C.P.A. Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting
Marie A. Campbell, 1994, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of English
William G. Meredith, 1998, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Biology
Robert B. Karsteter, 2000, B.A., MBA Professor Emeritus of Business, Accounting and Finance
Walter H. Nichols, 2001, B.F.A., M.A. Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Robert J. Gerard, 2001, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Business
John J. Dropp, 2003, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Science
Judy Ramoy Johnstone, 2005, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Education
William R. Heath, 2007, B.S., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of English
Charles A. Beitz, 2009, B.A., MBA, M.A.,D.P.A. Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
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
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
William J. Collinge, 2015, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Theology & Philosophy
J. Kristen Urban, 2019, B.S., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Political Science
Carolyn L. Cook, 2020, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Education
Barbara Martin Palmer, 2021, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Education
Rev. James M. Donohue, 2022, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Theology
Carl W. Glover, 2022, B.Mus, M.Div., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Communication
Kurt E. Blaugher, 2023, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts
Carol L. Hinds, 2023, B.A., M.A., PhD. Professor Emerita of English
Teresa Pugh Rupp, 2023, B.A., M.A., PhD. Professor Emerita of History
Kevin G. Robinson, 2023, B.A. M.Ed., MBA, J.D. Professor Emeritus of Business
John V. Sherwin, 2023, B.A., MBA, J.D. Professor Emeritus of Business
Robert P. Keefer, 2023, A.B., M.A., PhD.  Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Frederick Portier, 2023, B.S., M.S., PhD.  Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
Susann T.M. Samples, 2023, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., PhD.  Professor Emerita of World Languages and Literature

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 University; 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

Emil B. Berendt, associate 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, professor of foreign languages, 2005-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

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

Kwadwo O. Britwum, assistant professor of psychology, 2022-
B.S., University of Ghana, Legon; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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, 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

Josey Chacko, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management, 2016-
M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

William Christiansen, assistant professor of political science, 2020-
B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Scott M. Coley, lecturer of philosophy, 2014-
B.A., M.A., University of Notre Dame

Roberto De La Noval, assistant professor of Theology, 2022-
B.A., Florida State University; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Brendan D. Dooley, associate professor of sociology, 2017-
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri- St. Louis

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

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, associate 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

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, associate 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

Manuel Garzon, assistant professor of Foriegn Language, 2022-
B.A., Universidad de los Andes, Columbia; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; PhD., University of Pittsburgh

Matthew J. Gerhart, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, 2020-
B.S., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Ph.D., George Mason University

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

Christina L. Green, 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

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

Rachel N. Hartnett, assistant professor of biology, 2021-
B.S., University of Texas-Austin; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Minxuan He, assistant professor of psychology, 2021-
B.S., East China Normal University; Ph.D., University California-Berkley

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

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, associate professor of fine arts, 2013-
B.A., Texas 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

Angy J. Kallarackal, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, 2017-
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore

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

Peter Kearns, assistant professor of psychology, 2023-
B.A., State University of New York-Geneseo; M.S. Ph.D., Purdue University

Nancy L. Kimble, director of MBA program and lecture, 2016-
B.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; M.S., John Hopkins University

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

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

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

Abigail A. R. Kula, associate professor of science, 2015-
B.S., Texas A & M, College Station, Texas; M.S. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Pratibha Kumar, associate 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

Ruth E. Lamprecht, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, 2021-
B.A., Lycoming College; M.S., Ph.D., College of William and Mary

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

Margaret Leary, assistant professor, math and computer science, 2023 - 
B.S., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Capella University

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

Mary Elizabeth Z. Lofgren, lecturer of theology, 2020-
B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; Ph.D., University of America

Patrick M. Lombardi, assistance professor of chemistry, 2017-
B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Jordan T. Loveridge, associate professor of communication, 2017-
B.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University

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

Justin J. Matchulat, associate 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, professor of biology, 2004-
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Hood College; Ph.D., George Washington University

Jonathan McCurdy, assistant professor of data science, 2023-
M.S., Ph.D., University of Memphis

Stephen McGinley, lecturer of philosophy, 2018-
B.S., Mount St. Mary’s University; M.A.T, The Political John Paul II Institute for Studies

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

William Mills IV, assistant professor, of bioinfromatics, 2023-
B.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Isaac N. Mills, assistant professor, science department, 2017-
B.S., M.S., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Indrani Mitra, 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

Nadun Kulasekera Mudiyanselage, assistant professor, math and computer science, 2023-
B.S., University of Peradeniya; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan Technological University

Gregory W. Murry, director of academic planning, associate professor of history 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

John Katana Ngala, visiting professor, department of science, 2021-
B.S., M.S., University of Nairobi, Kenya; Ph.D., State University of New York

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, associate 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

Garth E. Patterson, associate 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

Athar Rafiq, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, 2017-
B.S., City College of New York; MBA, University of Baltimore

Diana M. Rodriguez-Lozano, associate professor of world language and literature,1989-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Marco D. Roman, professor of world language and literature, 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

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

Eric G. Sakowski, associate professor, department of science, 2021-
B.S., Mount St. Mary’s University; Ph.D., University of Delaware

Daniel Salinas Duron, assistant professor mathematics and computer science, 2021
B.S., University of New Orleans; M.S., Ph.D, Montana State University

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

Amie Severino, assistant professor of neurobiology, 2023-
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Ph.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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, associate 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

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

Kaitlyn E. Stepler, assistant professor of chemistry 2023-
B.A., McDaniel College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Charles T. Strauss, associate 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

Kari R. Taylor-Burt, assistant professor, department of science, 2021-
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.S., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Harvard University

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

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

Mai Truong, assistant professor of Political Science, 2022-
B.A., Hanoi University of Science and Technology; M.A. University of Sussex; PhD., University of Arizona

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

Kalfani Nyerere Ture, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, 2021-
B.A., Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey; M.A., Georgia State University; Ph.D., American University, Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

Sarah R. Zipp, associate professor of business, 2022-
B.S., Washington and Lee University; MSc., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Erasmus University (Netherlands)