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Director of Communications
717-871-7870
Janet.Kacskos@millersville.edu

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Advisement

Dr. Michelle M. White
Director of Academic Advisement

Work phone: 717-871-7608
Expertise: Academic Advisement
Michelle.White@millersville.edu

African-American Culture

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology and Director of African-American Studies

Work phone: 717-871-7277
Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception, stress management
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

American Foreign Policy

Dr. Ronald Frankum
Professor of History

Work phone:  717-871-7172
Expertise: American Foreign Policy
Ronald.Frankum@millersville.edu

Amish

Dr. Diane M. Umble
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Work phone:  717-871-7160
Expertise: The Amish
Diane.Umble@millersville.edu

Amnesia

Dr. Shaun P. Cook
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Work phone: 717-871-7270
Expertise: cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging, cognitive neuropsychology (amnesia, frontal lobe dysfunction), cognitive psychology, flashbulb memory, false memory, source memory, models of memory, face recognition
Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

Anthropology

Dr. Timothy Trussell
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Work phone: 717-871-7479
Expertise: historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history, historic preservation
Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

Art

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Professor of Art

Work phone: 717-871-7260
Expertise: computer art, graphic design, artists in education, art as self-expression, fiber art.
Jeri.Robinson@millersville.edu



Ben Cunningham
Associate Professor of Art

Work phone: 717-871-7254
Expertise: sculpture, metal, commercial jewelry, studio jewelry, drawing, installation art, public art, activist art, site specific art, bronze casting, found object art, multi-media art, color theory, region, national juror experience, curator
Ben.Cunningham@millersville.edu

Biology

Dr. Jean Boal
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4773
Expertise: animal behavior, cephalopods, marine biology
Jean.Boal@millersville.edu



Dr. M. James Cosentino
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7452
Expertise: issues in contraception, reproductive biology
James.Cosentino@millersville.edu



Dr. Dominique Didier
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7440
Expertise: ichthyology (fish biology) with emphasis on sharks and their relatives, marine biology, evolution
Dominique.Dagit@millersville.edu



Dr. Susan DiBartolomeis
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7432
Expertise: ethical considerations of genetic engineering, genetics of cancer
Susan.DiBartolomeis@millersville.edu



Dr. Christopher R. Hardy
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4317
Expertise: evolutionary biologist, botanist, plant taxonomist (plant identification), poison ivy
Christopher.Hardy@millersville.edu
http://herbarium.millersville.edu/hardy.php



Dr. Carol Hepfer
Professor of Biology

Work: 717-871-7430
Expertise: DNA profiling (fingerprinting)
Carol.Hepfer@millersville.edu



Dr. John Hoover
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7427
Expertise: biology of the brain
John.Hoover@millersville.edu



Dr. Timothy I. Ladd
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4290
Expertise: microbiology, microbial ecology and immunology
Timothy.Ladd@millersville.edu



Dr. Jay (James) P. Mone'
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7431
Expertise: medical microbiology, virology, immunology
James.Mone@millersville.edu



Dr. Joel Piperberg
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7429
Expertise: color vision, steroid control of gene expression
Joel.Piperberg@millersville.edu



Dr. Ryan L. Wagner
Associate Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4316
Expertise: plant physiology, plant biochemistry, concepts in botany, general biology, poison ivy
Ryan.Wagner@millersville.edu



Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4318
Expertise: mosquito ecology, stormwater management and mosquito population dynamics, forensic entomology, invasive crayfish ecology and impact on native crayfish population dynamics, stream restoration effects on macroinvertebrate and fish communities
John.Wallace@millersville.edu



Dr. LaVern Whisenton-Davidson
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-7428
Expertise: mosquito research, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, nutrition
LaVern.Whisenton-Davidson@millersville.edu



Dr. Daniel Yocom
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4291
Expertise: mycorrhizae (fungus roots), mushrooms and fungi
Daniel.Yocom@millersville.edu

Campus Recreation

Gordon Nesbitt

Work phone: 717-871-5737
Expertise: Leadership; Team Building, Recreation, Athletic Facilities Design and Management, Sports Management, Sports Clubs, Intramurals
gnesbitt@millersville.edu

Career Services

Margo J. Sassaman, B.S., M.S. & E.D.S.
Director of Career Services

Work phone: 717-871-7656
Expertise: career development and job search
Margo.Sassaman@millersville.edu

Counseling and Human Development

Dr. Kendra Saunders, B.S, M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling and Human Developement

Work phone: 717-871-7821
Expertise: eating disorders, body image, psychological well being, depression, anxiety, women's issues
Kendra.Saunders@millersville.edu

Chemistry

Dr. Jeremiah Mbindyo
Professor of Chemistry

Work phone: 717-871-7416
Expertise: Nanotechnology
Jeremiah.Mbindyo@millersville.edu


Dr. Lyman Rickard
Professor of Chemistry

Work phone:  717-871-7412
Expertise: chemistry magic show, paper chromatography, properties of common chemicals in the home, oxidation-reduction reactions Lyman.Rickard@millersville.edu

Communication & Theatre

Dr. Bill Dorman, B.A., M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor of Communication and Theatre

Work phone: 717-871-7284
Expertise: media literacy, diversity tolerance, media violence, news & news production, media effects.
Bill.Dorman@millersville.edu



Anthony Elliot
Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre

Work phone:  717-871-7567
Expertise: theatre, directing, acting
Tony.Elliot@millersville.edu



Dr. Stacey Irwin, B.A, M.A. & Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre

Work phone: 717-871-7288
Expertise: children's television, media literacy, writing, news, leadership development, radio/audio trends, big media business, history of radio, TV, film, qualitative pedagogy, web design, advertising, autobiography, phenomenology, hermeneutics
Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

Computer Science

Dr. Blaise Liffick
Professor of Computer Science

Work phone: 717-871-4315
Expertise: adaptive/assistance technology to overcome disabilities
Blaise.Liffick@millersville.edu



Dr. Nazli Hardy
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Work Phone: 717-871-4312
Expertise: Security on the Internet
Nazli.Hardy@millersville.edu



Dr. Roger W. Webster
Professor of Computer Science

Work phone: 717-871-4311
Expertise: 3-D video game development, developing software for physicians to practice medical procedures in virtual surgery, haptic programming
Roger.Webster@millersville.edu



Darryl Grove
Desktop Services Specialist

Work phone: 717-871-5896
Expertise: PC desktop support
Darryl.Grove@millersville.edu

Diversity

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology

Work phone: 717-871-7277
Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception, stress management
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

Earth Sciences

Dr. Richard D. Clark
Chair of Earth Sciences/Professor of Meteorology

Work phone: 717-871-7434
Expertise: air quality, ozone and particulate research, air chemistry, meteorology, astronomy
Richard.Clark@millersville.edu



Dr. Alex DeCaria
Professor of Meteorology

Work phone: 717-871-4739
Expertise: lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes, careers in atmospheric science
Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu



Eric Horst
Director, Weather Information Center

Work phone: 717-871-4845
Expertise: expert weather forecaster and storm analyst
Eric.Horst@millersville.edu



Dr. Todd Sikora
Professor of Meteorology

Work phone: 717-871-7435
Expertise: marine meteorology, synthetic aperture radar, air sea interaction
Todd.Sikora@millersville.edu
http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/~tsikora/



Dr. Sepideh Yalda
Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

Work phone: 717-871-7550
Expertise: mesoscale climate statistics & mesoscale modeling
Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

Economics

Dr. Mike Gumpper
Professor of Economics and Director of Center for Economic Education

Work phone: 717-871-7182
Expertise: economics of land use and farmland preservation, economic education, microeconomic theory, environmental economics, health economics, public finance, Pennsylvania Stock Market Game
Mike.Gumpper@millersville.edu

Education

Dr. Mary A. Gray-Schlegel
Professor, Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Work phone: 717-871-7338
Expertise: classroom management, cooperative education
MaryAnn.Gray-Schlegel@millersville.edu



Dr. Laurie B. Hanich, B.A., M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Foundations

Work phone: 717-871-7326
Expertise: mathematics disabilities in young children, motivation in education, child development, educational psychology.
Laurie.Hanich@millersville.edu


Dr. Timothy Mahoney
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Work phone: 717-871-7202
Expertise: high school and middle school education, school policy and school board politics, assessment and standardized testing, alternatives to NCLB, school reform and restructuring, international education, rural education, critical literacy, discourse analysis, anthropological methods of educational research
Timothy.Mahoney@millersville.edu


Elementary Education

Dr. Lesley Colabucci
Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Work phone: 717-871-5618
Expertise: children's literature and multicultural education
Lesley.Colabucci@millersville.edu



Dr. Persida Himmele
Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Work phone: 717-871-5770
Expertise: ESL, diversity in K-12 schools
Persida.Himmele@millersville.edu



Dr. William Himmele
Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Work phone: 717-871-7339
Expertise: ESL, diversity in K-12 schools
William.Himmele@millersville.edu



Dr. Mary Ann Gray-Schlegel
Professor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator: Reading Specialist
Work phone: 717-871-7338
Expertise: school literacy, vocabulary strategies, reading in the content area (e.g., social studies, science and math)
MaryAnn.Gray-Schlegel@millersville.edu

Engineering

Dr. Thomas P. Bell
Professor of Industry & Technology

Work phone: 717-871-7220
Thomas.P.Bell@millersville.edu

Expertise: Technology and Engineering Education, Graphic Communication
Other Information: President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

English

Dr. Roberta Jill Craven
Professor of English

Work phone: 717-871-7386
Expertise: film studies, comparative literature, literary theory
Jill.Craven@millersville.edu



Dr. Kerrie R.H. Farkas
Associate Professor of English

Work phone: 717-871-7399
Expertise: public and civic discourse, workplace and community literacy, rhetorical theory, composition theory
Kerrie.Farkas@millersville.edu

Film

Dr. Roberta Jill Craven
Professor of English

Work phone: 717-871-7386
Expertise: film studies, comparative literature, literary theory
Jill.Craven@millersville.edu

Foreign Languages

Dr. Ana Borger-Greco
Associate Profesor of Spanish

Work phone: 717-871-7148
Expertise: Spanish (Spain) culture, Spanish dance, Spanish medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age and nineteenth-century theater, Spanish nineteenth-century novel, comparative genre studies, translation
Ana.Borger-Greco@millersville.edu



Dr. Susanne Nimmrichter
Associate Professor of German/Chair of Foreign Languages

Work phone: 717-871-7153
Expertise: foreign language education, German language and culture
Susanne.Nimmrichter@millersville.edu



Dr. Christine Gaudry
Associate Professor of French

Work phone: 717-871-7152
Expertise: French language and culture, use of technology in teaching foreign languages, eighteenth and twentieth century French and Francophone literature
Christine.Gaudry-Hudson@millersville.edu

Forensics

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4318
Expertise: mosquito ecology and West Nile virus, forensic entomology, invasive crayfish ecology and impact on native crayfish population dynamics, stream restoration effects on macroinvertebrate and fish communities
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

Geography

Dr. Jessica Kelly
Associate Professor of Geography

Work phone: 717-871-7163
Expertise: Forest resource management; water policy; hazardous waste management; environmental policy and regulation; women, development and migration; Central America; GIS and geospatial technology.
Jessica.Kelly@millersville.edu

Geology

Dr. Lynn Marquez
Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences

Work phone: 717-871-4339
Expertise: geologic time, plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, volcanoes
Lynn.Marquez@millersville.edu

Government

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean, Graduate Studies Program

Work phone: 717-871-7619
Expertise: city and county government structure and politics, economic development and planning, city and county government finances and budgeting, survey research and polling
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu



Dr. Richard A. Glenn
Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Work phone: 717-871-7486
Expertise: U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court, judicial process, American Revolution
Richard.Glenn@millersville.edu



Dr. Charles E. Greenawalt
Associate Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Work phone: 717-871-7485
Expertise: politics and public policy
Charles.Greenawalt@millersville.edu

Graduate Studies & Research

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies

Work phone: 717-871-7619
Expertise: city and county government structure and politics, economic development and planning, city and county government finances and budgeting, survey research and polling
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

History

Dr. Dennis Downey
Professor of History/Director of Honors College

Work phone: 717-871-7553
Expertise: U.S. history, Pennsylvania history, Millersville University history, history of violence
Dennis.Downey@millersville.edu


Dr. John McLarnon
Associate Professor of History

Work phone: 717-871-7193
Expertise: Presidential history, American political parties, history of the 1960s radical movement, civil rights, United States and Latin American relations
John.McLarnon@millersville.edu


Dr. Tracey M. Weis
Associate Professor of History and Director of Women's Studies

Work phone: 717-871-7189
Expertise: women's issues
Tracey.Weis@millersville.edu

Industry & Technology

Dr. John R. Wright Jr.
Professor of Industry and Technology

Work phone: 717-871-7235
Expertise:  industrial and mobile robotics, PLC's, systems integration
John.Wright@millersville.edu

Information Technology

Darryl Grove
Desktop Services Specialist

Work phone: 717-871-5896
Expertise: PC desktop support
Darryl.Grove@millersville.edu



Mark Mullen
Audiovisual Technician

Work phone: 717-871-7293
Expertise: audio reinforcement and recording, video production, DVD creation, sound system design, lighting design
Mark.Mullen@millersville.edu

Mathematics

Dr. Michael Nolan
Chair/Professor of Physics

Work phone: 717-871-7443
Expertise: statistical physics, thermodynamics, mathematical physics
Michael.Nolan@millersville.edu

Memory

Dr. Shaun P. Cook
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Work phone: 717-871-7270
Expertise: memory, memory and aging, neuropsychology (i.e., brain damage) and memory, amnesia, computational models of memory, false memory
Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

Nursing

Dr. Ruth E. Davis
Professor of Nursing

Work phone: 717-871-7453
Expertise: women's health issues including domestic violence, cultural issues, health care delivery and accessibility, clinical issues and topics including chronic pain syndrome, arthritis, pain relief, modalities, issues related to ethnic women and health care, Native American health care issues and accessibility
Ruth.Davis@millersville.edu

Politics

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies/Associate Provost for CCERP

Work phone: 717-872-3099
Expertise: city and county government structure and politics, economic development and planning, city and county government finances and budgeting, survey research and polling
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

Physics

Dr. Natalia Dushkina
Professor of Physics

Work phone: 717-871-7445
Expertise: optical properties of thin films, optical techniques for testing thin films, lasers, industrial lasers and their applications, laser safety, laser hazards, physics education, optical methods for measurement and control
Natalia.Dushkina@millersville.edu



Dr. Sean P. Hendrick
Assistant Professor of Physics

Work phone: 717-871-7446
Expertise: astronomy, astrophysics, supernovae and their remnants
Sean.Henderick@millersville.edu



Dr. Michael Nolan
Chair/Professor of Physics

Work phone: 717-871-7443
Expertise: statistical physics, thermodynamics, mathematical physics
Michael.Nolan@millersville.edu

Psychology

Dr. Shawn Gallagher
Associate Professor of Psychology

Work phone: 717-871-7271
Expertise: vision and visual perception in normal eyes as well as in pathological cases, the visual pathways and mechanisms that link vision and behavior, sensation and perception, history and systems of psychology, neurophysiology
Shawn.Gallagher@millersville.edu


Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology and Director of African-American Studies

Work phone: 717-871-7277
Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology; cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception, stress management
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

Professional Training & Education

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies/Associate Provost for CCERP

Work phone: 717-871-7619
Expertise: continuing education, distance education, adult education, customer service, summer/winter sessions
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

Puerto-Rican Spanish

Wilfredo Valentin-Marques
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Work phone: 717-871-7147
Wilfredo.Valentin-Marquez@millersville.edu

Purchasing

David Errickson
Director of Purchasing

Work phone: 717-871-4183
Expertise: ships and shipping, cruise ships, tall ships, maritime history
David.Errickson@millersville.edu

Robotics

Dr. John R. Wright Jr.
Professor of Industry and Technology

Work phone: 717-871-7235
Expertise:  industrial robotics, PLC's, electric vehicle design and development
John.Wright@millersville.edu

Safety Science

Patrick Weidinger
Director of Safety and Environmental Health

Work phone: 717-871-4240
Expertise: indoor air quality-asbestos, mold, radon, bacteria, prevention, cause, history, sick building syndrome, building related illness, emergency preparedness and emergency operations
Patrick.Weidinger@millersville.edu

Social Work

Dr. David H. Johnson
Associate Professor of Social Work

Work phone: 717-871-5893
Expertise: Social Welfare Policy Formation, National Healthcare Reform, History and Politics of Social Welfare in the United States, Legislative History of Medicare and Medicaid.
David.Johnson@millersville.edu

Sociology/Anthropology


Dr. Kimberly A. Mahaffy
Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Director of Latino Studies

Work phone: 717-871-7481
Expertise: Transition to adulthood, gender issues in adolescence, drug courts, evaluation of social programs, underage drinking, sexual risk behaviors in adolescences, Latino population
Kimberly.Mahaffy@millersville.edu



Dr. Timothy Trussell
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Work phone: 717-871-7479
Expertise: Historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history, historic preservation
Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

Spanish

Dr. Ana Borger-Greco
Associate Professor of Spanish and Summer Institute Director

Work phone: 717-871-7148
Expertise: Spanish (Spain) culture, Spanish dance, Spanish medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age and nineteenth-century theater, Spanish nineteenth-century novel, comparative genre studies, translation, Spanish Graduate Studies
Ana.Borger-Greco@millersville.edu

Spanish Linguistics

Wilfredo Valentin-Marques
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Work phone: 717-871-7147
Wilfredo.Valentin-Marquez@millersville.edu

Video Games

Dr. Roger W. Webster
Professor of Computer Studies

Work phone: 717-871-4311
Expertise: 3-D video game development, developing software for physicians to practice medical procedures in virtual surgery, haptic programming
Roger.Webster@millersville.edu

Weather

Eric Horst
Director, Weather Information Center

Work phone: 717-871-4845
Expertise: expert weather forecaster, storm analyst, storm predictor, storm seasons
Eric.Horst@millersville.edu

West Nile Virus

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Work phone: 717-871-4318
Expertise: mosquito ecology and West Nile virus, forensic entomology, invasive crayfish ecology and impact on native crayfish population dynamics, stream restoration effects on macroinvertebrate and fish communities
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

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