Faculty

Listed below are all Saint Mary’s College faculty as of June 1, 2019.

Mark Abram-Copenhaver 1
Professor of Theatre
B.A., Lycoming College;
M.F.A., Illinois State University.

Susan Alexander
Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Illinois State University;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Laura Williamson Ambrose 1
Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies
B.A., Rutgers University;
​Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Sue Anderson 2
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S., Ball State University
B.S.N., Indiana University South Bend
M.S., Purdue University Calumet
Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Tracy Anderson
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Michigan;
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Sister Kathleen M. Antol, BVM
Assistant Professor (Emerita) of Chemistry
B.A., Mundelein College;
M.S., University of Missouri;
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Teresa Aubele-Futch
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.S., Southampton College;
Ph.D., Stony Brook University.

Don S. Balka
Professor (Emeritus) of Mathematics
B.S., Missouri Valley College;
M.S., Indiana University;
M.S., Saint Francis College;
Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Dale A. Banks
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Education
B.A., Central Methodist College;
M.A., Webster University;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Toni Barstis
Professor of Chemistry; Coordinator, Engineering
B.S., Aquinas College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Jennifer Bauer
Assistant Professor Nursing Science
B.S., Purdue University;
M.S., Purdue University - Calumet;
D.N.P., Valparaiso University.

Jennifer Bauwens-Byers
Professional Specialist of Social Work
B.A., M.S.W., Indiana University South Bend.

Susan Baxter
Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies
Director, Writing Program
B.S., Seton Hill University;
M.F.A., Indiana University-Bloomington.

J. Philip Bays
Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry
B.A., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Matthew Becker
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Emporia State University;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Joseph Marc Belanger 1
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Joseph J. Bellina, Jr.
Professor (Emeritus) of Physics
B.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Ian Bentley
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Linda Berdayes
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Communication Studies
B.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Melissa B. Bialko
Professional Specialist in Costume Design
B.A., Ashland University;
M.F.A., The Ohio State University.

Tiffany Johnson Bidler
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Vassar College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Theodore M. Billy
Professor (Emeritus) of English
B.A., King’s College;
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Jessalynn Bird
Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies
B.A., University of Pennsylvania;
Ph.D., University of Oxford.

Alexander S. Bobbs
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Harvey Mudd College;
Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Thomas F. Bonnell
Professor of English
B.A., Saint Olaf College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Kimberly A. Boynton
Visiting Assistant Professor, Communicative Sciences & Disorders
B.S., M.S, Purdue University;
Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Gene Buczynski
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.A., Indiana State University;
M.S., Indiana University South Bend.

Kurt Buhring
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Grinnel College;
M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

JoAnn M. Burke
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Social Work
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati;
M.S.S., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.

Ragen Carlton
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S.S., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.

Sister Amy L. Cavender, CSC 1
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

John J. Cergnul, CPA
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame;
J.D., University of Memphis.

Karen Chambers
Dean of Student Academic Services
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences;
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo;
M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

Peter Checca
Senior Lecturer of Modern Languages
B.A., Boston State College;
M.A., Middlebury College;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

InSook Chung
Professor of Education
B.A., Korean National Open University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Ann Kramer Clark
Professor (Emerita) of Philosophy
B.A., Smith College;
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Rosalind E. Clark
Professor (Emerita) of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Christopher Cobb
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Swarthmore College;
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Jessica Coblentz
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Santa Clara University;
M.T.S., Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School;
Ph.D., Boston College.

Mary V. Connolly
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Mathematics and Computer Science
A.B., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart;
A.M., Brown University;
M.S., University of Illinois.

Sister Miriam Cooney ’51
Professor (Emerita) of Mathematics
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., University of Notre Dame;
Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Kimberly Cossey
Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Physics
B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University;
M.S. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Suzanne Cox
Senior Lecturer and Director of the Math Center
B.A., Hanover College;
M.A., Western Michigan University.

Nancy D’Antuono
Professor (Emerita) of Modern Languages
A.B., Hunter College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Stacy Davis 1
Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., University of Tulsa;
M.T.S., Phillips Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Mana Derakhshani
Professor of Modern Languages; Director, Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership
B.A., M.A. , Ph.D., University of Utah.

Indi Dieckgrafe-Dreyer
Professor (Emerita) of Dance
B.F.A., Wichita State University;
M.F.A., University of Illinois.

Brother Bernard Francis Donahoe
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Notre Dame.

Kenneth Douglas
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., California State University, Fresno;
M.A., Michigan State University;
Ph.D., University of Norther Carolina.

Michaela G. Duffy
Professional Specialist in Scenography
B.A., University of Missouri;
M.F.A., Illinois State University.

Christopher Dunlap 1
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University;
Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Christopher Dwyer
Professional Specialist of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.S., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Kara W. Eberly
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Biology
B.A., M.S., M.A., Indiana University;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Keith J. Egan
Professor (Emeritus) of Religious Studies
M.A., The Catholic University of America;
Ph.B., Mount Carmel College;
Ph.D., Cambridge University.

Laura Elder
Associate Professor of Global Studies
B.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., City University of New York.

Jane A. Eleff
Professional Specialist in Biology
B.S., Purdue University;
M.B.A., Indiana University at South Bend.

Nano Farabaugh
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Nursing
B.A., College of Saint Teresa;
M.S., University of Massachusetts;
R.T.C., William Glasser Institute.

Arian Farshbaf
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Kelly Faust
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville;
Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Dorothy M. Feigl
Professor of Chemistry; Holder of the Denise DeBartolo York Faculty Chair in Science
B.S., Loyola University, Chicago;
Ph.D., Stanford University.

Jennifer E. Fishovitz
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Gannon University;
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Colleen A. Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor of Communication Studies:
B.A., Purdue University; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder;
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Patricia Ann Fleming
Professor (Emerita) of Philosophy
B.A., Marygrove College;
M.A., Ph.D., Washington University.

Thomas A. Fogle
Professor of Biology
B.A., Thiel College;
M.A., Southern Illinois University;
Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Janet Fore
Director (Emerita), Cushwa-Leighton Library
B.A., Berea College;
M.L.S., University of Arizona.

John Fotopoulos
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Hellenic College;
M.Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology;
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

Ula Gaha
Librarian
B.A., Augusta State University;
M.L.I.S., M.A., University of South Carolina.

Trish Geele
Professional Specialist, Clinical Supervisor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
B.A., Ball State University;
M.A., Ball State University.

Sally Geislar
Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies
B.A., Southwest Minnesota State University;
M.A., Ph.D.,University of California, Irvine.

Gerald L. Gingras
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Modern Languages
B.S., Central Connecticut State College;
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Amy Larrison Gillan
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Indiana University;
Ph.D., Purdue University.

James J. Gillespie
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
M.P.A., Princeton University Wilson School of Public Policy;
J.D., Harvard University Law School;
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Sandra Ginter
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute;
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Molly Gower
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
A.B., Mount Holyoke College;
M.A., Harvard Divinity School;
Ph.D., Harvard University.

Catherine G. Green
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Education
B.A., Purdue University;
M.A., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.

Katherine Greene
Professional Specialist, Clinical Supervisor, Communicative Sciences & Disorders
B.A., Ball State University;
M.A., Eastern Michigan University.

Jeff A. Greiner
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Iowa State University;
M.S., Peru State College
A.B.D., North Carolina State University

Kathryn Haas
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Gettysburg College;
Ph.D., Duke University.

Marianne Hahn
Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
B.A., M.A., University of Notre Dame.

Laura E. Haigwood 1
Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Kelly Hamilton ’80
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Ella S. Harmeyer
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Indiana University;
M.S., University of North Carolina.

Joyce Lucas Hicks
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., University of San Francisco;
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame.

Philip Hicks
Professor of Humanistic Studies; Holder of the Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair in Humanistic Studies
B.A., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., University of Cambridge;
M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Kathy Higgs-Coulthard
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Nebraska;
M.S., Indiana University South Bend;
Ph.D., Northeastern University.

Suzanne Hinnefeld
Librarian
B.A., Hanover College;
M.L.S., Indiana University.

Helen K. Ho
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., B.A., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Jill Hobgood ’83
Librarian
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.L.S., Indiana University.

Krista K. Hoefle
Associate Professor of Art
Coordinator, Film Studies
B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design;
M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University.

Robert J. Hohl
Reference Librarian (Emeritus)
B.A., University of Detroit;
M.L.S., McGill University.

Sister Eva Mary Hooker, CSC, ’63
Professor of English
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., University of Notre Dame;
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.

Colleen Hoover
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Dayton;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Donald N. M. Horning
Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology
A.B., Kalamazoo College;
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Anita M. Houck
Associate Professor of Religious Studies;
B.A., Wesleyan University;
M.Ed., Harvard University;
Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Amy Houser ’97
Professional Specialist in Chemistry
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology.

Therese Housing
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Loyola University;
M.S.N., University of Texas.

Joseph M. Incandela
Professor (Emeritus) of Religious Studies;
B.A., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Richard Jensen
Professor (Emeritus) of Biology
B.S., M.S., Austin Peay State University;
Ph.D., Miami University.

Carla Johnson
Professional Writing Specialist (Emerita)
B.A., Indiana University, South Bend;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Diana Jorza
Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., M.A., Babes-Bolyai University;
M.A., John Hopkins;
Ph.D., Princeton University.

Jennifer Juszkiewicz ‘06
Visiting Professional Specialist – Interim Director of the Writing Program
A.B.D., Indiana University;
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., University of Notre Dame.

Phyllis Kaminski
Professor (Emerita) of Religious Studies
B.A., College of Notre Dame;
M.S., Georgetown University;
M.A., Fordham University;
Ph.D., Toronto School of Theology.

Mary Ann Kanieski 1
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Central Michigan University;
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Patricia A. Keresztes
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Indiana University, South Bend;
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

Reena Lamichhane Khadka
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., and M.S., Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal;
Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Hyun Seung Kim (Linda)
Assistant Professor of Communicative Sciences & Disorders
B.A., Sogang University, Seoul, Korea;
M.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea;
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Renée Kingcaid
Professor (Emerita) of Modern Languages
B.A., Ohio Dominican College;
M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Sister Mary Jean Klene, CSC, ’59
Professor (Emerita) of English
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., University of Notre Dame;
Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Laura N. Kloepper
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Mãnoa.

Frances Bernard Kominkiewicz 1
Professor in Social Work & Gerontology
B.S.W., M.S.W., Indiana University, Indianapolis;
M.S.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Michael R. Kramer
Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., Winona State University;
J.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison;
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee;
Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Michele Kriner
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
B.S., Ball State;
M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Kristin Kuter
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Wisconsin;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

April Lane
Professional Specialist of Nursing Sciences
B.A., M.A. - Indiana University, Bloomington.

James Lalley
Professional Specialist of in Assessment & Accreditation in Education
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo.

Susan Latham ’91 1, 2
Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Rebecca Lehmann
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Wisconsin;
M.F.A., Iowa Writer’s Workshop;
Ph.D., Florida State University.

Loretta Li
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Education
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Julia Long
Reference Librarian (Emerita)
B.A., Butler University;
M.L.S., Indiana University.

Ann Loux
Professor (Emerita) of English
B.A., Maryville College;
M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Janet A. Lovett
Director of Clinical Practice for Communicative Sciences and Disorders
B.A., M.S., University of Michigan.

Laurie Lowry
Lecturer in Dance
B.A., Butler University; M.A., University of Hawaii.

Kathryn Lyndes
Assistant Professor, Social Work & Gerontology
B.A., Kalamazoo College;
M.S.W., Ohio State University;
Ph.D. & M. Div., Chicago Theological Seminary.

Julie Mack
Professional Specialist of Nursing Sciences
B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University;
M.S., Ferris State University.

Cassie Majetic 1
Associate Professor of Biology;
Chair, Environmental Studies
B.S., Allegheny College;
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Sister M. Elena Malits, CSC, ’59
Professor (Emerita) of Religious Studies
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Theology;
Ph.D., Fordham University.

Susan Mancino
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College;
M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University.

Gail P. Mandell
Professor (Emerita) of Humanistic Studies
B.A., Maryville College of the Sacred Heart;
M.A., University of Michigan;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Katherine Marschall
Catalog Librarian
B.A., M.L.S., Indiana University.

Terence J. Martin, Jr.
Professor (Emeritus) of Religious Studies
B.A., M.A., Indiana University;
Ph.L., Catholic University of America;
Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Charles Martucci
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Social Work
B.A., St. Francis College;
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Martucci
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Nursing
B.S., M.A., Duquesne University;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Jennifer Mason
Professional Specialist of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., University of Notre Dame;
A.B.D., Western Michigan University.

Steven Mast 1
Professional Specialist of Education
B.A., B.S., Valparaiso University;
M.A., Western Michigan University;
M.S., Indiana University Sout Bend.

Deborah A. McCarthy
Professor (Emerita) of Chemistry
B.S., Seattle University;
M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Margaret McCarthy ’58
Counselor/Lecturer (Emerita) for Ireland Program
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., University College, Dublin.

Kevin McDonnell
Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophy
B.A., Manhattan College; Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Emily J. McManus
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies;
Coordinator Intercultural Studies

B.M., University of Wyoming;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Richard F. Measell
Assistant Professor (Emeritus) of Economics
B.A., Furman University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Nancy Menk 1
Professor of Music; Holder of the Mary Lou and Judd Leighton Chair in Music 
B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Mary Ann Merryman, CPA, CFE
Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Manchester College;
M.S.A., University of Notre Dame.

Joseph Miller
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Psychology
A.B., Lycoming College;
M.A.C.T., Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

Kimberly Minich
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S., Purdue University;
B.S.N., Indiana University;
M.S.N., Ball State University;
D.N.P., Purdue University.

Ewa Misiolek
Associate Professor of Mathematics
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Aaron M. Moe
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Trinity Western University; M.A., Union Institute;
Ph.D., Washington State University.

Abrar Fitwi Mohammad
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., and M.B.A., Addis Ababa University;
M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Zae Munn
Professor of Music
B.M., Roosevelt University;
M.M., D.M.A., University of Illinois.

Juliana Mwose
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Indiana University South Bend; M.S.N., Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis;
D.N.P., Valparaiso University.

The Rev. David Murphy
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Religious Studies
B.A., Mount Carmel College;
M.Th., Catholic University of America; M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Nancy Nekvasil
Interim President; Professor of Biology
B.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Sarah L. Noonan
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Northwestern University;
M.A., Ph.D., Washington University St. Louis.

Andrea O’Rear
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.S., Ohio Northern University;
M.A., A.B.D, University of Notre Dame.

Donald Paetkau 1
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Manitoba;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Cindy Palmer ’79
Professional Specialist in Biology
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., Indiana University;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Thomas Parisi
Professor (Emeritus) of Psychology
B.S., Union College;
M.A., New York University;
Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Linda S. Paskiewicz 1, 2
Professor and Director of Nursing Science; Holder of the Marjorie A. Neuhoff Chair in Nursing
B.S.N., Lewis University;
M.S., Ph.D. University of Illinois.

Annette Peacock-Johnson
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Illinois Wesleyan University;
M.S.N., Wayne State University;
D.N.P., Case Western University.

Catherine Pellegrino
Librarian
B. Mus., Oberlin College;
M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University;
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Charles F. Peltier
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Mathematics
B.S., College of the Holy Cross;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Cheryl Periton
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.A., Open University;
M.A., University of Kent;
M.A., Canterbury Christ Church University;
M.Ed.,College of Ripon and Your St. John (Leeds University);
Ph.D., Canterbury Christ Church University.

Andrew Pierce
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Coordinator, Justice Studies
B.A., M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Loyola University.

Patrick Pierce
Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science
B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Richard C. Pilger, Jr.
Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry
B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of California.

Catherine Pittman
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Central Michigan University;
M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.

Ann Plamondon
Professor (Emerita) of Communication Studies
B.A., Furman University;
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University; J.D., University of Notre Dame.

Thomas R. Platt
Professor (Emeritus) of Biology
B.A., Hiram College;
M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Alberta.

Mary K. Porter 1
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., St. Norbert College;
M.A., University of Colorado;
Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Portia Prebys ’66
Director (Emerita) for Rome Program;
Lecturer of History (Emerita)

B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
Laurea, University of Sassari, Italy; DHum (honoris causa) Saint Mary’s College.

Isis Quinteros
Professor (Emerita) of Modern Languages
B.A., M.A., Universidad de Chile;
Ph.D., Universidad de Madrid, Spain.

Joel R. Ralston
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Oswego State University;
Ph.D., University of Albany.

Jerry R. Rank
Professor (Emeritus) of Modern Languages
A.B., Drury College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Yelizaveta (Lia) Renfro
Passistant Professor of English
B.A., University of California Riverside;
M.F.A., George Mason University;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Claude D. Renshaw
Professor (Emeritus) of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., M.B.A., Michigan State University;
C.P.A.

Marcia Rickard
Associate (Emerita) Professor of Art
B.A., Indiana University;
A.M., Ph.D., Brown University.

Michael Robinson
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Business Administration and Economics
A.B., Indiana University;
M.B.A., Loyola University.

James Rogers
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration & Economics
B.A., Hanover College;
M.A., The Maxwell School Syracuse University.

Ranjan Rohatgi
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Samuel L. Rohr
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Manchester College;
M.B.A., Indiana Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Peggy Rose
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S., Loyola University;
M.S., F.N.P., Valparaiso University.

Jennifer M. Rowsell
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Susquehanna University;
Ph.D., Georgetown University.

John Ruhe
Professor (Emeritus) of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., Valparaiso University;
M.B.A., Indiana University;
Ph.D., University of Florida.

Terri L. Russ
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Ph.D., Purdue University;
J.D., DePaul University.

Alissa Russell
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Leonard Sanchez
Professional Specialist in Social Work & Gerontology
B.A., University of Portland;
M.S.W., Arizona State University.

Sean Savage
Professor of Political Science
B.A., Assumption College;
M.A., Syracuse University;
Ph.D., Boston College.

Patricia A. Sayre
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Wheaton College;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Marjorie W. Schaeffer
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.A., Wellesley College;
A.B.D., University of Chicago.

Sandy Schneider
Professor (Emerita) of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Western Michigan University;
M.S., Vanderbilt University;
Ph.D., Northwestern University.

William N. Shannon III
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology;
M.B.A., University of Toledo.

John R. Shinners
Professor (Emeritus) of Humanistic Studies
B.A., Loyola University New Orleans;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Ann Marie Alfonso Short
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Boston University;
M.A., and Ph.D., University of Miami.

Catherine A. Shoupe
Professor (Emerita) of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Susan Skube
Professional Specialist of Biology
B.S., Indiana State University;
M.S., and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Peter D. Smith
Professor (Emeritus) of Mathematics
A.B., College of the Holy Cross;
M.S., United States Naval Postgraduate School;
M.S., Michigan State University;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Joanne R. Snow
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Loyola College Baltimore;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Ryan Solava
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., University of Notre Dame;
A.B.D., Vanderbilt University.

Bettina Spencer 1
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences;
Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies

B.A., Eugene Lang College;
M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research.

David R. Stefancic
Professor of History
B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin;
M.A., Marquette University.

Rebecca M. Stoddart
Professor (Emerita) of Psychological Sciences
B.A., Pennsylvania State University;
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Julie A. Storme
Professor (Emerita) of Modern Languages;
B.A., Augustana College;
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Terri Go Suico
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.A., Vanderbilt University;
Ph.D., Boston University.

Katherine Sullivan
Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Eastern Illinois University;
M.F.A., Illinois State University.

Anne Susalla
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Biology
A.B., Madonna College;
M.S., University of Detroit;
Ph.D., Indiana University.

William L. Svelmoe
Professor of History
Co-Director of the Farrell Mentor Program 
B.A., University of California, Irvine;
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Umberto Taccheri 1
Associate Professor of Modern Languages
A.B., University of Rome “La Sapienza”;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Richard W. Tarara, Jr.
Professor (Emeritus) of Physics
B.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Joseph Thomas
Director of the Cushwa Leighton Library
B.A., University of Kentucky;
M.A., University of Chicago.

Karin E. Thomas
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
S.L.P.D., Valdosta State University;
B.S., M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

Laurel Thomas
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Music
B.A., Occidental College;
M.M., University of Illinois;
D.M.A., The University of Texas.

Julie Tourtillotte ’82 1
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Mary Ann Traxler
Professor (Emerita) of Education
B.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University;
M.A., Central Michigan University.

George Trey
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Northern Iowa;
M.A., University of Kansas;
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago.

Nancy Turner
Professor of Education
B.S., Bowling Green State University;
M.S., Youngstown University;
Ed.D., Andrews University.

Douglas Tyler
Professor of Art
B.A., M.A., Michigan State University;
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Sandra Usuga
Lecturer of Modern Languages
B.A., Pontifical Bolivarian University;
M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Linnea Vacca
Assistant Professor (Emerita) of English
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Bogdan Vajiac 2
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Bucharest, Romania;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Marelys Valencia
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., University of Havana, Cuba;
M.A., University of Oregon;
Ph.D., University of Miami, Florida.

Karen VanMeter
Professional Specialist (Emerita) in Education
B.S., Saint Francis College
M.S., Indiana University South Bend

Susan Vance
Professor (Emerita) of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., University of Massachusetts;
B.S., Illinois State University;
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Calli A. Versagli ’09
Assistant Professor Biology
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Jill Lynn Vihtelic 1
Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty;
Professor of Business Administration and Economics

B.A., M.B.A., Michigan State University.

Sianne Vijay
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Sheahan Virgin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Grinnell College;
M.A., University of Chicago;
M.A., A.B.D., Vanderbilt University.

Julie Voor
Professional Specialist in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
B.A., M.A., Ball State University.

Michael M. Waddell 2
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Autism Studies; Holder of the Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy
B.A., Cornell College;
M.M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Jamie Wagman 1
Associate Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies
B.J., University of Missouri—Columbia;
M.A., Johns Hopkins University;
Ph.D., Saint Louis University.

Leslie Wang
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., State University of New York, College at New Paltz;
Ph.D., University of Toledo.

Doris J. Watt
Professor (Emerita) of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Arkansas;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Mary A. Wcisel
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
B.S., Ball State University;
M.S.N., Indiana University.

Ian Weaver
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Columbia College;
M.F.A., Washington University in Saint Louis.

Cibele Webb
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
A.S.N., Kalamazoo Valley Community College
B.S.N., Michigan State University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
A.B.D., Azusa Pacific University.

Christopher Wedrychowicz
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.

Herold D. Weiss
Professor (Emeritus) of Religious Studies
B.A., Southern Missionary College;
M.A., B.D., Andrews University;
Ph.D., Duke University.

Mary Kay Welle
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Nursing Science
B. A., College of Saint Benedict;
B.S.N., Indiana University, South Bend;
M.S.N., Valparaiso University.

Ty West
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Max Westler
Associate Professor (Emeritus) of English
B.A., Boston University;
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Sylvia Diehl Whitmer
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Education
B.S., Purdue University;
M.S., Indiana University.

JoAnn G. Widerquist
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Nursing
B.S.N., Indiana University;
M.A., Columbia University;
D.Min., Graduate Theology Foundation.

Susan E. Wiegand
Librarian
B.S., Purdue University;
M.L.S., Indiana University.

Yidi Wu
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Oberlin College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California Irvine.

Vanessa Young
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Erskine College;
M.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock;
Ph.D., Clemson University.

Carla L. Youngdahl
Assistant Professor of Communicative Sciences & Disorders
B.S., Truman State University;
M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Jennifer Zachman
Associate Professor of Modern Languages;
Co-Director of the Farrell Mentoring Program;
Coordinator, Faculty Study Abroad

B.A., College of St. Benedict;
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Megan Zwart1
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Calvin College;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.