Faculty

Listed below are all Saint Mary’s College faculty as of June 1, 2022.

Rana Abdel-Samad
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon;
M.S., Saint Joseph University, Lebanon and Institute of Functional Genomics – France;
Ph.D., Institute of Functional Genomics, University of Montpelier II – Montpellier, France.

Mark Abram-Copenhaver 1, 3
Professor of Theatre
B.A., Lycoming College;
M.F.A., Illinois State University.

Susan Alexander 3
Professor of Sociology and Criminology
B.A., M.A., Illinois State University;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

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

Sue Anderson 1, 2, 3
Associate Professor,
Holder of Marjorie A Neuhoff Chair in Nursing;
Director 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.

J’Andra Antisdel
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Indiana University of South Bend;
M.S.N., Bethel 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; Director, Engineering;
Holder of the Denise DeBartolo York Faculty Chair

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.

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.

Richard Becker
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Seattle Pacific University;
A.N. and B.S.N., Bethel College;
M.A., Franciscan University;
M.S.N., Ball State University;
D.N.P., Indiana Wesleyan University.

Marc Belanger 
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 Bird1
Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies
B.A., University of Pennsylvania;
Ph.D., University of Oxford.

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

Kimberly A. Boynton
Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology
B.S., M.S, Purdue University;
Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Kurt Buhring
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology
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.

Erin Susan Connelly
Director of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology
B.A., California State University, Fullerton;
M.A., University of Northern Colorado;
A.B.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Lyn Caponigro
Clinical Specialist, Nursing Science
B.A., St. Olaf College;
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Indiana University, South Bend.

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

Janice Cervelli, M.L.A. 
Professor in Art
B.S., Denison University;
M.L.A., The Ohio State University.

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 (Emeritus) of Modern Languages and Cultures
B.A., Boston State College;
M.A., Middlebury College;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Suyun Choi
Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies
B.A., Seoul National University (South Korea);
M.A., Ewha Women’s University (South Korea);
M.A. and Ph.D., Emory 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 Cobb3
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Swarthmore College;
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

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

Erin Susan Connelly
Director of Clinical Practice of Speech Language Pathology
B.A., California State University, Fullerton;
M.A., University of Northern Colorado;
A.B.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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.

Christina Lynn Corso
Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology
B.S., and M.S., Duquesne University;
Ph.D., Ohio 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 and Cultures
A.B., Hunter College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Julia Dauer
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Skidmore College;
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

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 Northern Carolina.

Michael Drummond
Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Azusa Pacific University;
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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
Senior Lecturer 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.

Dani Edson
Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing Science
A.D.N., Kansas Wesleyan University;
B.S., University of Kansas;
B.S.N., Bethel College;
B.S.N., Bethel College.

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

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 and Criminology
B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville;
Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Jennifer E. Fishovitz
Associate 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 and Theology
B.A., Hellenic College;
M.Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology;
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

Michele Foust
Senior Lecturer Professor of Dance
B.S., Ball State;
M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Alicia Fullenkamp
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Eastern Washington University;
M.S.N., Ball State University.

Marwan Gebrane
Associate Professor of Chemistry/Physics
B.S., Notre-Dame de Jamhour College, Lebanon;
M.A. II, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France;
M.A. I, University of Saint-Joseph, Lebanon;
Ph.D., University Montpellier II, France.

Sally Geislar
Assistant Professor of 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.

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 and Theology
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.

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

Marianne Hahn
Senior Lecturer (Emerita) in Modern Languages and Cultures
B.A., M.A., University of Notre Dame.

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

Karen Harag
Librarian
B.A., Aquinas College;
M.A., Arizona State University;
M.S.L., Drexel University.

Nell Haynes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies
B.S., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., American University, Washington, DC.

Joyce Lucas Hicks1
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.

Elsa Hinds
Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Physics
B.A., Smith College;
M. S., and Ph.D., University of Michigan.

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

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

Colleen Hoover 
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies;
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
Professor of Religious Studies and Theology
Holder of the Joyce McMahan Hank Chair in Catholic Theology;

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
Professional Specialist (Emerita) 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 and Cultures
B.A., M.A., Babes-Bolyai University;
M.A., John Hopkins;
Ph.D., Princeton University.

Jennifer Juszkiewicz ‘06
Lecturer; Director of the Writing Program Center
B.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.A., University of Notre Dame;
A.B.D., Indiana University.

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

Mary Ann Kanieski1 
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology
B.A., Central Michigan University;
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Patricia A. Keresztes
Associate Professor of Nursing Science
Graduate Coordinator of MSN

B.S.N., Indiana University, South Bend;
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.

Frances Bernard Kominkiewicz 2
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.

Kristin Kuter1
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Wisconsin;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

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

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

Susan Latham ’91 2
Associate Professor of Speech Language and Pathology
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
Clinical Director (Emerita)
B.A., M.S., University of Michigan.

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
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Sciences
B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University;
M.S., Ferris State University.

Cassie Majetic 1, 3
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
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 in Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., University of Notre Dame;
A.B.D., Western Michigan University.

Steven Mast 
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.

Jeffrey M. McGowan
Senior Lecturer in Accounting in Business Administration & Economics
B.B.A., and M.B.A., University of Notre Dame.

Emily J. McManus
Director CWIL
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.

Nicole Mentag
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.S.N., Indiana University of South Bend;
M.S.N., Ball State University;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Mary Ann Merryman, CPA, CFE
Professor (Emerita) 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.

Nelson D. Mlotshwa
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., Goshen College;
Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, University of South Africa;
M.S.A., IU South Bend;
Ph.D., Kennesaw 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.

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
Professor (Emerita) of Biology
B.S., New Mexico State University;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

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

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

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

Lori Pajakowski
Assistant Professor in Nursing Science
B.S.N., University of Michigan;
M.S.M., and D.N.P., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Pushpi Paranamana
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka;
M.S., and Ph.D., Texas Tech.

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

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
Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and 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
Associate 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 Psychological Sciences
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 
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
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. Ralston1
Associate 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 (Lisa) Renfro
Assistant 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.

Jennifer Riggs
Professional Specialist of Nursing Science
B.A., University of Notre Dame;
B.S.N., Indiana University of South Bend;
M.S.N., Ball State 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.

Kylee Rohatgi
Assistant Professor of Nursing Science
B.A., Wartburg College;
B.S.,  Drexel University;
M.S.N., Goshen College.

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

Samuel L. Rohr1
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.S., Manchester College;
M.B.A., Indiana Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Jennifer M. Rowsell
Associate 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 Russell1
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Najmeh Salehi
Assistant Professor in Mathematics
B.S., Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran;
M.S., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran;
Ph.D., Temple University.

Leonard Sanchez1
Professional Specialist in Social Work & Gerontology
B.A., University of Portland;
M.S.W., Arizona State University.

Sean Savage 1
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;
Ph.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 1
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 (Emerita) of Mathematics
B.A., Loyola College Baltimore;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Ruth Solarte
Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Cultures
B.A.,  Universidad Nacional Pedagógica de Columbia, Bogotá, Columbia;
M.A., Carthage College;
M.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Bettina Spencer 
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 Suico1
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. Svelmoe1
Professor of History
B.A., University of California, Irvine;
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Umberto Taccheri 
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
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 Speech Language Pathology
B.S., M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center;
S.L.P.D., Valdosta State University.

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.

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

Bogdan Vajiac 2
Associate Professor of Mathematics;
Director, Master of Data Science

B.S., University of Bucharest, Romania;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Marelys Valencia
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
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.

Jonathan Vega
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A., The Ohio State University;
B.F.A., Denison University.

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

Julie Voor
Professional Specialist in Speech Language Pathology
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 Wagman1
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 and Criminology
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;
Undergraduate Coordinator of Nursing Science

B.S., Ball State University;
M.S.N., Indiana University.

Ian Weaver
Associate 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
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University.

Christopher Wedrychowicz
Associate 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 West1
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
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.

Jessica Adach White ‘07
Assistant Professor in Economics
B.A., Saint Mary’s College
M.A., Moore School of Business;
Ph.D., Walton College of Business.

Katrina Whitlow
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville;
M.S., Townson University;
A.B.D., University of Chicago.

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.

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 1
Associate Professor of Speech Language and Pathology
B.S., Truman State University;
M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Jennifer Zachman 
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures;
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.

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Department Chair

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Graduate Program Director

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Division Director