Faculty & Staff


Dr. Alfred G. Mueller II
Dr. Alfred G. Mueller II

Dean

B.A.s in Communication, History, Philosophy, Wilkes University
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Iowa

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Iowa
610-558-5508
muellera@neumann.edu

 

Dr. Mueller has taught undergraduate courses in the university classroom for twenty years. This classically trained rhetorician is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, having served as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia and as a member of a Ford Foundation bridging project studying the relationship between Russia and the Caucasus. Prior to coming to Neumann, he served as Program Coordinator of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the Mont Alto campus of Penn State University and as Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University. He and his wife, Lusine, live in Garnet Valley with their two children, Helena and Jacob.

 


 

Barbara Guardiola
 

Bárbara Sánchez-Guardiola
Secretary to the Dean
B.A., Dickinson College
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
610-558-5509
guardiob@neumann.edu

     

Bárbara Sánchez Guardiola comes to Neumann University with an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and extensive organizational and administrative experience. She managed internal operations and a child health outreach program for Public Citizens for Children and Youth and has also provided bilingual translation services to a variety of businesses and organizations. As an administrator, she has experience ensuring details and quality control and she has a strong commitment to Neumann’s values. 

 


 

Elaine Hills
 




Elaine Hills

Faculty Secretary
610-558-5634
ehills@neumann.edu




Kristen Acosta
 



Kristen Acosta

Instructor
Criminal Justice
B.S., St. Joseph's University
M.S., West Chester University
610-558-5624
acostak@neumann.edu



 

Amanda Breen
 


Amanda Breen

Assistant Professor
Psychology
B.A., Ithaca College
M.P.H., Drexel University
Ph.D., Temple University
610-361-2546
breena@neumann.edu

     

Amanda Breen earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University in 2010 and her MPH from Drexel University in 2013. Her research focuses on stereotyping and discrimination and person perception using an intersectional approach. She teaches social psychology, psychology of gender and scientific reading and writing in psychology. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with her son and playing softball.

 


 

Amy Brown-Savitz
 


Amy Brown
Assistant Professor
Chemistry
B.S., Lafayette College
Ph.D., University of Buffalo, State University of New York
610-361-2472
browna@neumann.edu

 


 

Gail Shanley Corso
 


Gail Shanley Corso

Professor
English & Humanities
Ph.D., English, Bowling Green State University
M.A., English, State University of New York at Albany
B.A., English with minor in Education, Brooklyn College of the CUNY
Licensed Supervisor of Instruction, State of NJ
610-558-5515
gcorso@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Corso enjoys teaching students in first-year composition, in literature courses that satisfy the Core requirement, in courses for the English major and Writing minor, and most recently, in interdisciplinary study- abroad experiences. Her dissertation, How to “Let Them Write Together”: The Effects of Social Styles on Written Products of College Entry-level Collaborative Writers, includes research-based rubrics for assessing writing. She served as an editorial advisory board member for professional journals, including Kairos, A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, The Journal of Writing Program Administrators, the Journal of Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES), and the International Journal of Learning. For two journals, she served in leadership roles: reviews editor for Kairos, and co-editor for DES. For the Council for Accreditation of Education Programs (CAEP), she serves as a reviewer for English and English Language Arts undergraduate and graduate education certification programs. Periodically, she judges the national writing competition for undergraduates sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Certified as a member of the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project, a subsidiary of the National Writing Project, Dr. Corso engages writers in writing across genres. Her ongoing scholarly research continues to examine feedback for revising processes, specifically the effects of strategically situating an oral presentation between draft and revision for writers to secure direction from an audience of peers. Her papers and presentations include examining connections between information literacy and writing, and the psychoanalysis of narrative in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She edited a volume on fiction of Alice McDermott, yet to be published, and in 2015, she published a collection of her poetry, Tendered to Us in Love.




Maria Teresa de Gordon
 


Maria Teresa de Gordon

Associate Professor
English and Spanish
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Delaware
Ed.D., Wilmington University
610-361-5388
degordom@neumann.edu

     

Dr. de Gordon lived in Spain where she taught English at the Universidad de Granada and brings many dynamic cultural aspects to the classroom. Over the years, she has been an advisor to the HOLA club bringing cultural events to the campus such as the Latin Thanksgiving Dinner, salsa lessons, and Spanish cooking classes. Her research interests include stereotypes, perception, multicultural issues, language acquisition, and pedagogy.



 

Randall L. Detra
 


Randall L. Detra

Associate Professor
Biology and Chemistry
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., Ohio State University
610-558-5598
detrar@neumann.edu

     

Few faculty can claim such a diversity of experiences. He has practiced biology from various perspectives: the chemical structure of enzymes, the environmental fate of pesticides, the metabolism of drugs in race horses, the biochemistry of insecticide resistance. He also has familiarity in bionomics of grouse, cancer research, environmental analysis, laboratory management.




David DiMarco
 


David DiMarco

Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S., Iona College
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
610-361-5493
dimarcod@neumann.edu

     

Dr. DiMarco knew he wanted to be a college math professor since the ninth grade. A Graph Theorist in graduate school, he has shifted his research interest to statistics. David has consistently sought to further mathematics education at Neumann University.




Mac Given
 



Mac Given
Professor
Biology
A.B., Brown University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
mgiven@neumann.edu

     

This herpetologist has published many articles on animal behavior and communication, and currently teaches ecology, genetics, human anatomy & physiology, and introductory physics. While on sabbatical in 2005-2006, he lived in Guatemala with his family, where he introduced an environmental curriculum by which children, through the capture and identification of larval insects, monitor stream quality. Locally, he is active with several environmental organizations. In 2001, he received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.




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Joseph C. Glass

Associate Professor
Communication and Digital Media
B.S. Mount Saint Mary’s University
M.Div., Mount Saint Mary’s University
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation
610-358-4570
glassj@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Glass has been involved with journalism and public relations since childhood- if you count his Red Bank Register route.




Joseph Gosseaux
 

Joseph Gosseaux
Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
B.S., St. Joseph's University
M.S., Penn State University
610-361-5253
Gosseauj@neumann.edu

     

Founder of the Neumann University Criminal Justice Program, this retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) brings reality to the classroom through his law enforcement experiences and knowledge of the subject areas taught. He considers his most important job to be preparing Neumann University students for their chosen careers in criminal justice.

 


 

Brinda Govindaraju
 
Brinda Govindaraju
Assistant Professor
Biology
M.B.B.S., Coimbatore Medical College, India M.D., Educational Commission
of Foreign Medical Graduates
610-361-5293
govindab@neumann.edu
     

Dr. Brinda Govindaraju taught Anatomy and Physiology as an adjunct at Neumann for seven years. In 2012, she received the Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Before coming to Neumann, she was a general practitioner in India after earning her degree from Coimbatore Medical College. She has volunteered as a teacher for a local Indian association for six  years. She’s an avid reader and often donates blood. In her free time, Brinda enjoys gardening and spending time with her two daughters.

 


 

William J. Hamilton
 

William J. Hamilton
Assistant Professor
English
B.A., Lehigh University
M.A., University of Akron
Ph.D., University of Oregon
610-358-4516
HAMILTOW@neumann.edu



 

Glenn Holmstrom
 

Glenn Holmstrom
Professor
Art
B.F.A. Columbus College of Arts & Design
M.F.A. Ohio State University
610-558-5536
holmstrg@neumann.edu

     

Professor Holmstrom is an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally. His recent awards include; Appointment to the CAA Education Committee, Honorable mention 2016 Delaware Individual Artist Fellows, Division of the Arts, Delaware State Arts Council, and First Place, Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried Show 2015, Oxford Arts Alliance Gallery, Oxford, PA. His work has been exhibited at Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego; Mint Museum Uptown, Levine Center for the Arts; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; The Hoyt Institute of Arts; Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Omaha Center for Contemporary Art; Montclair State University Art Galleries; Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua Institution; Erie Art Museum.



 

Etsuko Hoshino-Browne
 
Etsuko Hoshino-Browne
Associate Professor
Psychology
Honours B.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada
610-558-5583
hoshinoe@neumann.edu
     

Being born and raised in Japan, educated in Canada for her Honours B.A. and Ph.D., and now having worked in the U.S. for twelve years, Dr. Hoshino-Browne has a unique cultural and ethnic background. She has extensive experiential insight into the inner-workings of three cultures. Taking advantage of this unique and privileged position among North American researchers, she has a passionate interest in examining cultural influences on social psychological processes. She also has a great interest in studying prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup relations. Her published research includes an investigation of stereotype activation and application processes as well as cross-cultural examinations of social psychological concepts such as cognitive dissonance and social perspective taking. More recently, she published several chapters in the edited books about international conflict, war and peace, and reconciliation processes. Her ongoing research projects include gender biases in the STEM fields, prejudice reduction, and grit in the face of academic challenges.




Yukiko Ishida


Yukiko Ishida

Associate Professor
Music
Director of Neumann University Concert Chorale
B.M., Kunitachi College of Music
M.M., Temple University
D.M.A., Combs College of Music
610-361-5428
ISHIDAY@neumann.edu

An internationally known coloratura soprano who has performed in the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, "Dr. Yuki" shares international teaching techniques with Neumann students as a result of her involvement with the International Chamber Music Festival in Evian, France, and her lectures in Japan. Dr. Yuki is also director of the Neumann University Concert Chorale. Her joy in music inspires both beginning and experienced singers at Neumann University, and her professional achievements as a soloist and lecturer enrich the learning experience for her students. According to Dr. Yuki, "Singing offers a challenge to all singers: How do we express our feelings with our voices? My role is to help voice students convert their internal feelings into external expressions via their voices. Everyone who has a voice can polish their instrument and create music if they wish to."



 

Bryce Johnson
 


Bryce Johnson
Associate Professor
English and Humanities
B.A., The College of William and Mary
Ph.D., Duke University
610-558-5578
JOHNSONB@neumann.edu




 

James Kain
 


James Kain
Assistant Professor of English
Writing Coordinator,
Coordinator of INT 101
B.A., West Chester State College
M.A., West Chester University
610-361-5349
JKAIN@neumann.edu

     

Jim Kain teaches writing and literature because he thinks it can change our lives and our world – in a good way. He believes in the influence of the creative arts in developing our potential as vital members of the human community; and writing is one of the creative ways to find our voice and vitalize our world. He teaches core writing, creative writing, and nature writing, and loves to teach the Romantic, Victorian and Modern British & Irish authors. He is the author of three books of poetry, Coming to my Senses, Curved Space & the More Delicate Times, and Conversing with the Spirits, and one novella, Sweet Tempo.




Geoffrey Karabin
 


Geoffrey Karabin
Assistant Professor
Philosophy
B.A., Loyola College

M.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Villanova University
610-361-5274
karabing@neumann.edu



 

Bong S. Kim
 


Bong S. Kim

Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Korea University
M.A. State University of New York
Ph.D., Temple University
610-558-5633
KIMB@neumann.edu

     

This statistician teaches courses such as mathematical statistics, business statistics, and college algebra in addition to introductory statistics. In 2007, he received Neumann University’s Excellence in Teaching Award.




Claudia Marie Kovach



Claudia Marie Kovach

Professor
English and French
B.A., Seton Hill University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University
610-558-5573
ckovach@neumann.edu

   

Former dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Kovach serves as Executive Director of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society DESNational@neumann.edu. She has published and presented internationally on writers such as Isabel Allende, Margery Kemp, Voltaire, and Amy Tan; she accords special attention to the medieval (and timeless) Tristan legend and its possibilities in tandem with contemporary literary theory. Her avocations include Chinese folk dance, competitive figure skating and ice dancing, and Tang Soo Do karate.




Sr. Elaine Martin, OSF



Sr. Elaine Martin, OSF

Adjunct Professor
B.A., Our Lady of Angels College
M.S.S., Social Science, Syracuse University
Ph.D., Politics, The Catholic University of America
610-558-5586
emartin@neumann.edu

   

Sister Elaine Martin, OSF has been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for many years. She has been a full-time faculty member at Neumann University since 1975, and is currently an adjunct professor. In 1977 she received a grant from the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Mission Fund to permit Neumann students to do service learning with the Indians of the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. She received Neumann’s first “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 1988. Sr. Elaine’s most recent articles are in The Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies and The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education.




Matthew Mastropaolo
 

Matthew Mastropaolo
Assistant Professor
Biology
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
610-358-4240
mastropm@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Mastropaolo was an adjunct at Neumann for two years teaching a variety of courses such as Physical Science, Environmental Studies, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. He also served as the Science Laboratory Manager at Neumann University for one year. Before his time at Neumann University, Dr. Mastropaolo received a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech where he studied bacterial interactions during an infection and spent four years working on soil microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Mastropaolo has an interest in working with undergraduate students in a laboratory setting in order to prepare them for careers in science. He will be working with other Neumann and SEPCHE (Southeastern Consortium of Higher Education) faculty to expand undergraduate research opportunities for students in the Sciences. When he is not teaching science he likes to spend his time with his three children swimming and doing karate.

 


 

Colleen McDonough
 


Colleen McDonough

Professor
Psychology
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.P.H., San Diego State University
M.S., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Lehigh University
610-361-5242
MCDONOUC@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Colleen McDonough received her doctorate in Psychology from Lehigh University and has been a full-time faculty member at Neumann University since 2005. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for Neumann’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Dr. McDonough is the Arts and Sciences Section editor of the Neumann University Catalyst, and has received numerous grants and awards over the years, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship. She can be heard on her weekly NU radio show, “Your Brain on Politics” with her colleague, Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts. Dr. McDonough teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at the university, in the traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats, and has served on dissertation committees in Neumann’s doctoral programs. Her favorite classes to teach include Behavioral Science Statistics, Evolutionary Psychology, and General Psychology. She enjoys supervising undergraduate research projects, and welcomes students who are interested in assisting with her research. She regularly presents her work at local and national conferences, and actively publishes her work. Her current research interests, collaborative projects with several other NU faculty members across several disciplines, focus on media bias and the psychology of influence, stereotyping, and attribution. Of secondary interest is pedagogical research and how we can effectively deliver course content and assess learning.

 



Robert J. McMonagle
 


Robert J. McMonagle

Professor
Political Science
B.A., Temple University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Temple University
610-361-5278
mcmonagr@neumann.edu

     

Dr. McMonagle, also known as "Doc" by many of his students, served as Deputy Legislative Director for a US Congressman on Capitol Hill before running for Congress and later for Delaware County Council.  Dr. McMonagle earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University and his MPP in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.  An expert in American Government and Public Policy, this educator brings a wealth of practical and scholarly experience into the classroom -- preparing students for a variety of skill-based careers or for graduate studies starting in their freshman year at Neumann. His book, Caribou and Conoco, explains the political and social variables that have been driving important public policy debates on energy and the environment.




Andrew Miller
 


Andrew Miller
Instructor
History
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., Villanova University
610-361-2545
millera@neumann.edu

     

Mr. Miller has taught at Neumann since 2000 and been the full-time History instructor since 2013. A native of Delaware County, Mr. Miller attended college at Villanova University and earned teacher certification from Widener University. He started his professional career as a newspaper reporter. He also has worked at West Virginia University, Messiah College, Widener, and Delaware County Community College. Mr. Miller has published a novel on the Civil War (2004) and a history of Williamson College of the Trades (2017). He is a volunteer interpreter at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, and an associate member of the Marine Corps League.




A. Edward Milliner, Jr.
 


A. Edward Milliner, Jr.
Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Theater
B.A., Western Maryland College
M.A., Villanova University
610-558-5582
MILLINEA@neumann.edu

     

This multidimensional teacher sees mathematics, like music, as a creation. It is not found or discovered, but created. It is not a creation that we can hold or see, but it is there--like music. The difference: music is fed through feeling, through the heart; mathematics, instead, is music of the mind.




John M. Mizzoni
 


John M. Mizzoni

Professor
Philosophy
B.A., Providence College
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University
610-361-5496
mizzonij@neumann.edu

     

This semi-professional musician writes in the areas of metaethics, evolution and ethics, and environmental ethics. He is the author of five books, and his work has appeared in a wide variety of scholarly journals. He teaches a broad range of philosophy courses, including the Philosophy of Music. About one of his courses, a student recently wrote: “Before I took his class, I was just like ‘the sky is blue and it’s blue because I see blue,’ and now after taking his class I’m like, ‘the sky is blue, but why and what is blue?’



 

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Kathryn A. Montalbano
Assistant Professor
Communication and Digital Media
B.A., Haverford College
M.A., Columbia University
M.Phil., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University
610-558-5606
montalbk@neumann.edu

     

Kathryn Montalbano is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media. Her research interests include the history and political economy of mass and digital media institutions, religion and media, surveillance, and feminist media studies. She teaches courses related to mass and digital media and communication research methods. She received her Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University in 2016, and her B.A. in English literature with a minor in sociology from Haverford College in 2009.

 



Fereshteh Oboudiat
 

Fereshteh Oboudiat

Assistant Professor
Psychology
Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Head
B.A., Iran Girls College
M.S., Kansas State College of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
610-361-5297
OBOUDIAF@neumann.edu


 

Annemarie O'Malley



Annemarie O'Malley

Assistant Professor
American Sign Language and Spanish
B.S., West Chester University
M.Ed., Temple University
610-361-2480
omalleya@neumann.edu

 

This instructor of Spanish and American Sign Language once lived in Valencia, Spain, studying Spanish and the Spanish culture. She also formerly taught Spanish in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District at both the high school and middle school levels. She developed, implemented and taught the elementary foreign language program before joining the Neumann University faculty.

 


 

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Leanne R. Owen
Professor
Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Kansas
M.A., University of Wales, Bangor
Ph.D., University of Wales, Bangor 
M.B.A from Holy Family University
610-558-5653
owenl@neumann.edu


Dr. Owen teaches a variety of criminal justice courses, including Criminology, Writing for Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Restorative Justice, and Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice. She also teaches a section of INT 101, the Neumann Experience, and she loves having the opportunity to meet first-semester freshmen and discuss their academic and career goals with them. Her research interests are primarily in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning, including student engagement techniques, classroom assessment, and metacognitive strategies, and she has also published in the areas of prosecutorial discretion, juvenile violence, and corrections. In her spare time, Dr. Owen enjoys volunteering at Assisi House and running around after her toddler twins.



 

Ramona Palmerio-Roberts
 


Ramona Palmerio-Roberts

Associate Professor
Psychology
A.A., Manatee Community College
B.A., University of Tampa
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University
610-558-5610
robertsr@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Roberts brings direct patient experience from various clinical settings into the classroom. Her areas of interests are addiction, multicultural issues, and motivational interviewing. Her research interests involve stereotyping and perception.



 

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Philip R. Pegan
Associate Professor
Philosophy
B.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Syracuse University
610-358-4216
PEGANP@neumann.edu

     

After completing his undergraduate degree Dr. Pegan worked for some years in a L’Arche community for people with developmental disabilities. While he found this work immensely fulfilling he had a strong desire to continue his education and become a teacher. Though his dissertation was in the philosophy of language he has long had a deep interest in many of life’s big questions, such as questions about human nature, freedom and moral responsibility, ethics and morality, and the existence of God and an afterlife. He enjoys thinking and writing about these questions, and exploring them with students both in and outside of the classroom.




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Anne Ramirez

Associate Professor
English

B.A. Ithaca College
M.A. State University of New York
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
610-558-5571
ARAMIREZ@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Ramirez is leader of the English program and educator of the imagination (a phrase drawn from critic Northrop Frye). She enjoys holding individual conferences with all her students to advise them on improving all papers assigned in her courses. Her special interests include Emily Dickinson, poetry in general, Shakespeare, 19th & early 20th century novels, interdisciplinary women's studies, and lifelong learning, as reflected in twenty-two academic presentations, five academic articles, twenty-three free-lance articles and nineteen book reviews in various publications.




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Lauren Salvitti

Science Laboratory Manager

B.A. Goucher College
M.S. University of Delaware,
College of Earth,
Ocean and Environment
Ph.D. University of Waikato
610-358-4232
salvittil@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Ramirez is leader of the English program and educator of the imagination (a phrase drawn from critic Northrop Frye). She enjoys holding individual conferences with all her students to advise them on improving all papers assigned in her courses. Her special interests include Emily Dickinson, poetry in general, Shakespeare, 19th & early 20th century novels, interdisciplinary women's studies, and lifelong learning, as reflected in twenty-two academic presentations, five academic articles, twenty-three free-lance articles and nineteen book reviews in various publications.



 

Sr. Linda Sariego, OSF
 

Sister Linda Marie Sariego, OSF

Assistant Professor
Spanish
Arts and Humanities Department Head
B.A., Chestnut Hill College
M.A., La Salle University
M.A., Spanish, The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Spanish, The Catholic University of America
610-358-4276
SARIEGOL@neumann.edu
     

Sister Linda Marie Sariego, OSF is a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. She has taught on the elementary and university levels and received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016. She served in archdiocesan administration in Philadelphia and worked in pastoral ministry in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. She has done simultaneous Spanish translation for diocesan events and pilgrimages; and has translated written materials at the parish and diocesan levels. Her doctoral specialization is Spanish Golden Age Literature, particularly the Pastoral Novel. She has also presented on humor in Spanish literature; has other book and article publications; has done book and manuscript reviews and translated liturgical materials into Spanish for issues of the Pastoral Music magazine.



 

Ryan Savitz
 

Ryan Savitz
Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Ursinus College
M.S., Temple University
M.B.A., Drexel University
Ph.D., Touro International University
610-558-5576
SAVITZR@neumann.edu

     

This mathematics and statistics instructor follows the philosophy that curriculum and pedagogical methods should always be student-focused. In his spare time, Ryan can be found running, cycling, swimming, and watching Law and Order on TV.



 

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Richard Sayers
Associate Professor
Music
Coordinator of the Honors Program
B.A., LaSalle College
M.M., West Chester University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
610-361-5454
SAYERSR@neumann.edu

     

Recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching, Richard Sayers is active both in the classroom and beyond its confines. Teaching interests include popular music and its connections to the culture of which it is a part; music theory and analysis; and seminars in the University Honors Program. Dr. Sayers directs the NU Jazz Band, and has served as musical director and composer for various theatrical productions staged by the Neumann University Players.




Patricia Strobl
 


Patricia Strobl
Assistant Professor
Biology
Math and Science Department Head
B.S., DePaul University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
610-558-5632
STROBLP@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Fallest-Strobl believes that a major benefit of teaching science courses comes from the opportunity to further explore certain topics within the laboratory setting. Because science is everywhere to explore, she strives to share her views with her students. It also gives her a chance to get to know her students better and everyday to learn something new from them.




 

Maria G. Traub
 

Maria G. Traub
Associate Professor
French and Italian
B.A., Temple University
M.Ed., Temple University
M.A., French, Middlebury College
M.A., Italian, Middlebury College
D.M.L., Middlebury College
610-361-5329
TRAUBM@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Maria G. Traub is Associate Professor of French and Italian in the Division of Arts and Sciences. In the fall of 2005, she was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government for services rendered in the domain of French culture. A frequent traveler abroad, she strongly advocates speaking more than one language in today's world. In addition, she has studied voice in France and Italy and enjoys sharing her expertise with arts majors.




Sandra Weiss
 

Sandra Weiss

Professor
Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science
Coordinator, Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science
B.S., Drexel University
M.A., West Chester University
Ed.D., Widener University
610-558-5607
sweiss@neumann.edu
     

Dancer, choreographer, educator, and biology teacher, this clinical laboratory specialist received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005. Before coming to Neumann, she worked in the highly technological field of laboratory medicine. Her major research interests have been in the areas of hematology and immunology. She has given numerous presentations on such topics such as leukemia, coagulation disorders, and the immune response. Integrating technology into her teaching practice is a special area of interest and she continues to give presentations in innovative uses of technology in the classroom. In the past, she designed self-paced instructional units and instructional videotapes for microscopic work.



 

Sr. Corinne Wright, OSF
 



Sr. Corinne Wright, OSF, MS, MSPT
Academic Advisor
B.A., Neumann College
M.S., Catholic University of America
M.S., Arcadia University

610-358-4515
wrightco@neumann.edu

     

A Neumann University graduate, lifelong learner and educator, Sr. Corinne currently uses this experience to provide academic advice to students in the Division of Arts and Sciences.




Hasan Yönten
 


Hasan Yönten

Associate Professor
Political Science
B.A., Bogazici University
M.A., Bogazici University
Ph.D., University of Delaware
610-361-5279
yontenh@neumann.edu

     

Dr. Yönten received his Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from University of Delaware in 2011. He got his BA and MA degrees from Bogazici University (Istanbul/Turkey) in 1999 and 2002 respectively. His research interests include international migration, multilateralism, and Turkish foreign policy. Since 2003, Mr. Yönten has been involved in a large scale project aiming to build a dataset of all multilateral treaties since the establishment of the modern nation-state system. The dataset is useful to examine distributional aspects of institutionalized cooperation over time and space, and hegemony and leadership in institutionalized cooperation. Mr. Yönten teaches a range of courses in international relations and comparative politics including Current Problems in World Politics, US Foreign Relations, Politics of Developing Nations, and Research Methods in Political Science.

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