Faculty and Instructional Staff 2022-2023

JAMIE CARIDI, Interim President of the College (2022).
B . A . Saint Vincent College, ; M.Ed. Geneva College; Ph .D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

ANJU RAMJEE, Provost and Dean of Faculty. (2004).
B.Com., Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration (affiliated with the University of Calcutta), India; M .B .A ., Ph .D ., University of Cincinnati.

 

Professors

FUJIKO O. NITO, Professor of Computer Science. (1985).
B.S., Chubu Institute of Technology (Japan); M.S., (Mathematics: Electrical and Computer Engineering), M.S., (Mathematics: Computer Science), Ohio University.

PATRICK J. SUTHERLAND, Professor of Communications and Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts. (1989).
B .A ., Marquette University; M .A ., University of Florida; Ph .D ., Ohio University.

HARALD J. A. MENZ, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Director of International Education, Co-Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-Chair for the Department of Humanities. (1994).
B .A ., Padagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, West Germany; M .A ., Ph .D ., West Virginia University .

JOSEPH B. LOVANO, Professor of World Languages and Cultures. (1997).
B .A ., M .A ., Ph .D ., University of California, Los Angeles.

HEATHER L. RICCIUTI, Professor of Learning Resources and The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries and Learning Resources. (1997).
B .A ., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; M .L .I .S, University of Pittsburgh.

ELIZABETH M. HULL, Dr. Robert L. Martin Chair in English Literature and Professor of English. (1999).
B . A ., Kirkland College; Ph .D ., University of Virginia.

WILLIAM T. HICKS, Professor of Biology (2003).
B .S ., Bloomsburg University; M .S ., Miami University, Ohio; Ph .D ., Oregon State University.

MELANEE W. SINCLAIR, Professor of Social Work, Chair of the Department of Social Work, and Coordinator of Social Work Field Placements. (2004).
B . A ., West Virginia Wesleyan College; M .S .W ., West Virginia University.

BROOKE LEMMONS DEAL, Thomas W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies, Professor of Religious Studies, Co-Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-Chair of the Department of Humanities. (2005).
B . A ., Southwest Missouri State University; M .Th ., Ph .D, Brite Divinity School.

ROBERT S. SPANGLER, JR., Professor of Physics. (2005).
B .S ., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University.

ADAM C . FLETCHER, Professor of Mathematics. (2006).
B .S ., Bethany College; M .S ., John Carroll University, Ph.D., West Virginia University. 

LISA M . REILLY, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Physical and Computational Sciences. (2008).
B.S ., Mercyhurst College; Ph .D., Oklahoma State University.

EDWARD F . SHEPHARD, Professor of Education. (2011).
B. A ., California University of Pennsylvania; M.A ., D.Ed ., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

ROBERT SHURINA, Visting Professor of Biology, (2022).
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University. 

Associate Professors

PANDEL L. COLLAROS, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. (1999).
B.A ., M.A ., The Ohio State University.

HEATHER A . TAYLOR, Associate Professor of English, Director of the McCann Learning Center. (2007).
B. A ., Bethany College; M.A ., MFA, Wilkes University.

JESSIE L. JANESHEK, Associate Professor in English, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. (2011).
B .A . Bethany College; M .F .A . Emerson College; Ph .D, University of Tennessee, Knoxville .

SCOTT M . BROTHERS, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of First-Year Studies. (2012).
B .S ., Wheeling Jesuit University; Ph .D ., Texas A&M University.

HOLLY HILLGARDNER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the Perry and Aleece Gresham Chair in the Humanities. (2012).
B . A ., University of Texas at Arlington; M .T .S ., Texas Christian University, Brite Divinity School; Ph .D ., Drew University.

TRAVIS STRAUB, Associate Professor of English. (2013).
B. A ., West Virginia University; MFA, University of Pittsburgh.

AARON M. HONSOWETZ, Associate Professor of Economics. (2015).
B .A ., B .S, Michigan State University; M .A ., Ph .D ., George Mason University.

ANNA EDLUND, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology. (2018).
B . A ., Swarthmore College; Ph .D ., University of California, Berkeley.

DAVID M . DEIULIIS, Associate Professor of Communications and Media Arts (2018).
B .A ., M .A . Pennsylvania State University; Ph .D ., Duquesne University.

KAYCE MOBLEY, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science. (2018).
B . A ., The University of the South; Ph .D ., University of Georgia.

PETER EHNI, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science (2019). B .S ., Wheeling College; M .S ., Ph .D ., University of Maine.

IAN LANZILLOTTI, Associate Professor of History. (2019).
B. A ., University of South Florida; M .A ., Indiana University; Ph .D. Ohio State University.

ALEX MATHEW, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity. (2019).
B.S., VBSP Univ/RIT/IIE (India); MA, VBSP Univ/RIT/KU, (India); Ph.D., Shri Venkateshwara University (India).

CHARLINE BARNES ROWLAND. Associate Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Preparation Programs, and Chair of the Department of Education (2020).
B .A ., Syracuse University; M .A . The George Washington University; Ed .D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

THEODORE PAULS. Associate Professor of Business. (2021).
B.S ., M.B.A .,Ed .D .West Virginia University.

KRISTEN MCCOMBS, Associate Professor of Psychology, (2022).
B.A., Wheeling Jesuit; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Kent State University. 

 

Assistant Professors

S. ANDREW UPTON, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Associate Head Football Coach, and Head Track and Field Coach. (2004).
B .S ., West Virginia Institute of Technology; M .B .A ., West Virginia Wesleyan College.

COURTNEY J. HILYER, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. (2008).
B.A ., Cedarville University; M .S ., California University of Pennsylvania.

OLGA BLACKLEDGE, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts (2020).
B.A. Karkiv State University (Ukraine), M.A. European Humanities University (Belarus), Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh.

PREM PRASAIN. Assistant Professor of Mathematics. (2020).
B.A., M.A. Tribhuvan University (Nepal); M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University.

J . DAVID DIOSI, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business. (2019)
B .S . Miami University, Ohio; M . B .A . Wheeling Jesuit University.

CHELSEY FLETCHER. Assistant Professor of Physical Education. (2020).
B .A . Muskingum College; M .Ed . West Virginia University; Ph .D . Robert Morris University.

KIMBERLY LAWLESS. Assistant Professor of Social Work. (2020).
B .A . Wittenberg University; M .A ., M .S .W . West Virginia University.

HAYDEN COOK. Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. (2021).
B . A . West Liberty University; M . A . West Virginia University.

TAMMY RICHMOND. Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting. (2021).
B .S . West Liberty University; M .B .A ., M .S . Wheeling University.

JEFF BRYSON, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. (2022).
B.A., Ohio Valley University; Ph.D. Capella University.

ALLISON DAVIS, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Center. (2022). BA, University of Cincinnati; MFA, Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

W. ANDREW FLETCHER, Assistant Professor of Business. (2022).
B.S.B.A., West Virginia University; M.B.A. East Tennessee State University.

BRYON HINES, Assistant Professor of Psychology, (2022).
B.A. Hampden-Sydney College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D. Ohio University. 

HARWOOD MCCLERKING, Assistant Professor of Political Science, (2022).
B.A. Mississippi State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan.

DUANE STUTZMAN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, (2022).
B.S., The Ohio State University; M. Ed., William Woods University; M.S., Grand Canyon University.

ARIN YOU, Assistant Professor of Psychology, (2022).
B.A., Chonnam National University; M.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Utah.

 

Lecturers and Instructors

AARON L. CAREY, Lecturer in Music. (2005).
B.A ., West Virginia University.

JON C. GREINER, Lecturer in Communication & Media Arts. (2017).
B.A ., University of Kentucky.

Emeriti

JOHN W. LOZIER, Professor of History Emeritus. (1964-2007).
B.A ., University of Colorado; M.A ., Ph .D ., Ohio State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

JOHN D. DAVIS, Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus. (1965-2002).
B.A ., American International College; M.A ., University of Connecticut; West Virginia University; University of Chicago.

W. RANDOLPH COOEY, John F. and Evelyn Casey Steen Professor in Economics Emeritus. (1966-2011).
B .A ., Bethany College; M A ., West Virginia University; Mississippi State University.

JOHN S. CUNNINGHAM, Vice President Emeritus. (1967-2007).
B .A ., Slippery Rock State College; M . Ed ., Kent State University; Ed .D ., West Virginia University.

ROBYN R. COLE, Professor of English Emeritus. (1968-2008).
B .A ., University of Maryland; M . A ., University of Georgia; Ed .D ., West Virginia University; Ohio University.

ALBERT R . BUCKELEW, JR ., Professor of Biology Emeritus. (1969-2011).
B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

LARRY E . GRIMES, Professor of English in the Perry and Aleece Gresham Chair in Humanities Emeritus. (1970-2009).
B .A ., Bethany College; B .D ., Yale University; Ph .D ., Emory University.

MILTON R. SMITH, JR., Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry Emeritus. (1972-2008).
B .S ., Sul Ross State University; Ph .D ., Texas A&M University; Iowa State University; Ohio State University; Carnegie Mellon University.

JOHN H. HULL, Professor of Psychology. (1976-2022).
B .S ., Alma College; M .A ., Ph .D ., Kent State University .

JOHN J. MCGOWAN, Professor of Physical Education and Sports Studies Emeritus. (1980-2020).
B.S., Manhattan College; M.S., Springfield College.

MARY ELLEN KOMOROWSKI, Matthew Quay Ammon Professor of Mathematics Emeritus. (1982-2011).
B .A ., M .S ., Ed .D ., West Virginia University; The American University of Beirut

WALLACE B. NEEL, Professor of Physical Education and Sports Studies. (1982-2011).
B.S., M.S., Ohio University; Ed.D. West Virginia University. 

GARY H . KAPPEL, Professor of History in the Perry and Aleece Gresham Chair in the Humanities Emeritus and Historian of the College Emeritus. (1983-2019).
B .A ., Bethany College; M .A ., Ph .D ., West Virginia University.

ROBERT A. PAYSEN, Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry Emeritus. (1983-2012).
B .A ., College of St . Thomas; Ph .D ., University of Tennessee.

KATHERINE SHELEK-FURBEE, Professor of Social Work Emeritus. (1984-2020).
B .A ., Alderson-Broaddus College; M .S .W ., West Virginia University.

JOHN T. BURNS, Professor of Biology Emeritus. (1985-2019).
B .A ., Wabash College; M .S ., Ph .D ., Louisiana State University.

DONALD L. EILENSTINE, John F. and Evelyn Casey Steen Professor in Economics Emeritus. (1987-2002).
B .A ., Ottawa University; M .A ., Ph .D ., University of Kansas.

JANICE L. FORSTY, Professor of Physical Education Emeritus. (1987-2021).
B .S ., Slippery Rock State College; M .S ., Slippery Rock University.

D. DUANE CUMMINS, President Emeritus of the College and Professor of American History. (1988-2002).
B .A ., Phillips University; M .A ., University of Denver; Ph .D ., University of Oklahoma; LL .D ., William Woods College; H .H .D ., Phillips University; Litt . D ., Chapman University.

KENNETH L. MORGAN, Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus (1989-2020).
B.A., Bethany College; M.A., West Virginia University; Art Institute of Pittsburgh; North Carolina State University.

WILFRID W . CSAPLAR, JR ., Professor of Economics Emeritus. (2002-2021).
B .A ., Swarthmore College; Ph .D ., Duke University.

VIRGIL G. THOMPSON, Professor of Accounting Emeritus. (2006-2020).
B .S ., West Liberty State College; J .D ., West Virginia University College of Law; C .P .A .

STEVEN A. CARELLI, Associate Professor of History. (2007-2022).
B.A ., West Virginia Institute of Technology; M .A ., Ph .D ., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.