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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 Media with their two children, Helena and Jacob.



Kristen Acosta
 



Kristen Acosta

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


 

Amanda Breen
 



Amanda Breen

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

 



 

Gail Shanley Corso
 

Gail Shanley Corso
Professor
Communication & Media Arts and English
Coordinator of Writing
B.A., Brooklyn College
M.A., SUNY Albany
Ph.D. Bowling Green University
(610)-558-5515
gcorso@neumann.edu




Maria Teresa de Gordon

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

Maria Teresa de Gordon



 


Randall L. Detra

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

Randall L. Detra

     

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

Associate 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
 

David DiMarco

"The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination"
Augustus De Morgan

"The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil to learn is hammering on cold iron" Horace Mann



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 frog communication and recently has taught introductory biology, ecology, genetics and advanced seminars in science. He also taught a course focusing on forgiveness and reconciliation in the wake of 9/11. When 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, adopt streams and monitor their quality. Locally, he is active with several environmental organizations. In 2001, he received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.




Joseph C. Glass
Assistant Professor
Communication and Media Arts
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

 
Joseph C. Glass



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

 

Joseph Gosseaux

     

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.




Barbara Guardiola
 
Barbara Guardiola
Secretary to the Dean
610-558-5509
guardiob@neumann.edu

 


 

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

This Erie, Pennsylvania, native has shown his paintings and photographs locally and nationally. In 2003 he received Neumann University's Growth in Scholarship Award.



 

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




Yukiko Ishida


Yukiko Ishida

Associate Professor
Music
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

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

Bryce Johnson

     

Dr. Johnson's teaching and research interests are wide-ranging, from Russian grammar to Peircean semiotics and historical linguistics to aesthetics. He has presented academic papers on these subjects from Salt Lake to Scotland. His outside interests are just as varied and when not at work, he can be found on the golf course, painting in his studio at home, hanging out with his wife and two dogs, or at the gym trying in vain to stave off the ravages of time.






James Kain

Assistant Professor
Communication Arts
B.A., West Chester State College
M.A., West Chester University
(610) 361-5349
JKAIN@neumann.edu
 

James Kain





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




 

Janelle Ketrick-Gillespie
 


Janelle Ketrick-Gillespie
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Neumann College
M.Ed., Widener University
Ed.D., Widener University
610-358-4517
ketrickj@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

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

Claudia Marie Kovach

     

Professor of English and French, and former dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences, this current president of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society Executive Board also serves as co-editor of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal. 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.





Martin LoMonaco
 

Martin LoMonaco
Professor
Communication & Media Arts
B.S., Ithaca College
M.S., Brooklyn College
M.S., S.U.N.Y. Albany
Ph.D., Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute
(610) 558-5600
LOMONACM@neumann.edu




Colleen McDonough

Associate 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
 
Colleen McDonough
     

This developmental psychologist is interested in language and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. Though she is no longer officially a student, she is still learning about language and cognitive development from her son, Dylan, who was born in September of 2005.






Robert J. McMonagle

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

Robert J. McMonagle

     

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





A. Edward Milliner, Jr.
 


A. Edward Milliner, Jr.
Instructor
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

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

John M. Mizzoni

     

A specialist in moral and environmental philosophy, this semi-professional musician teaches a wide range of philosophy courses as well as philosophy with music. He has over twenty publications and has made over forty paper presentations. He believes that some popular songs are helpful in showing that philosophy lives outside the classroom.






Ahmed Yimam Nuriye

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., The State University of New York
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
610-361-5470
nuriyea@neumann.edu
 
Ahmed Yimam Nuriye






Fereshteh Oboudiat

Assistant Professor
Psychology
B.A., Iran Girls College
M.S., Kansas State College of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
(610) 361-5297
OBOUDIAF@neumann.edu
 
Fereshteh Oboudiat


 

Annemarie O'Malley
Instructor
American Sign Language and Spanish
B.S., West Chester University
M.Ed., Temple University
(610)-361-2480
omalleya@neumann.edu
Annemarie O'Malley

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.

 


 

Ramona Palmerio-Roberts
 

Ramona Palmerio-Roberts

Assistant 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 comes to Neumann University from the clinical field of psychology bringing direct patient experience from various clinical settings. Her areas of interests are drug/alcohol, multicultural issues, and motivational interviewing. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family. She is also still adjusting to the "brutal" winters of PA as she formerly lived in South Florida.



 


Philip R. Pegan

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



Anne Ramirez
 


Anne Ramirez

Associate Professor
Communication & Media Arts and English
B.A. Ithaca College
M.A. State University of New York
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(610)-558-5571
ARAMIREZ@neumann.edu
     

This leader of the literature/humanities group and educator of the imagination (a phrase drawn from critic Northrop Frye) has special interests in Emily Dickinson, poetry in general, Shakespeare, 19th-century novels, interdisciplinary women's studies, conferencing with students, and lifelong learning.



 



Sylvia Riviello
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Math and Science Department Head
B.A., Immaculata University
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
610-558-5599
riviells@neumann.edu
 
Sylvia Riviello


 


Sr. Linda Sariego, OSF

Assistant Professor
Spanish
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
 
Sr. Linda Sariego, OSF
     

Sister Linda Marie Sariego, OSF has been a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia for many years. She received a BA in Spanish K-12 from Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, a Master's of Arts in Bilingual/ Bicultural Studies from LaSalle University, Philadelphia; a Master's of Arts in Spanish from The  Catholic University of America, Washington DC and a Ph.D. in Spanish from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC in 2010. Her specialization is Golden Age (16th and 17th century) Peninsular Literature, particularly the Pastoral Novel. Sister Linda recently published a book entitled :Dynamic Spaces in La Diana by Jorge de Montemayo. Scripta Humanistica: Potomac, Maryland, 2010.

Sister Linda has taught on the elementary level, the university level, and has served as administrator and as translator for pilgrimages. She also offers service as a reviewer of books and translator of insert for Pastoral Music periodical.



 

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



Ryan Savitz
Associate 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.




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

 

Rick Sayers

     

Jazz band conductor, musician, and teacher extraordinaire, Dr. Sayers thinks that learning about unfamiliar music is a little like taking a morning swim: It's a shock to the system at first, but the longer you are in, the more you enjoy it.



 

David Severine
Instructor
Science
B.S., Villanova University
M.S., Villanova University
M.S., Neumann University
(610) 358-4232
severind@neumann.edu
     

Mr. Severine has a B.S. majoring in biology and a minor in chemistry, a M.S. in Biology from Villanova University specializing in the biochemistry of tissue determination, and a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann University specializing in the counseling of adolescents and young adults. He recently retired from Cardinal O'Hara High School where he was a chemistry teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. He was the Guidance Director at Cardinal O'Hara from 2002 to 2008. He began teaching at Neumann University in 1978 as an adjunct instructor in science, and has also taught at Delaware County Community College. One of David’s qualities is his versatility; he teaches courses in biology, chemistry and physical science.





Margaret Stewart
Assistant Professor
Communication & Media Arts
B.A., LaSalle University
M.A.,LaSalle University
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
610-558-5606
stewarmc@neumann.edu
 
Margaret Stewart



Patricia Strobl
Assistant Professor
Biology
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.




Rebecca Petre Sullivan



Rebecca Petre Sullivan

Assistant Professor
Biology
B.S., Ursinus College
Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine
610-361-5293
sullivre@neumann.edu

 


 

Karen Thomas
 


Karen Thomas

Instructor
Communication and Media Arts
B.A., Rowan University
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist:
Mississippi University American Meteorological Society, Seal Holder
610-361-5267
thomask@neumann.edu
     

After years as a major market TV Broadcaster, and still counting, Karen Thomas is sharing her expertise of mass media, public speaking and broadcasting with the Communications Program here at Neumann University. Karen is an award-winning journalist as well as a certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and her passion is working with Neumann University students in the field, especially in the area of internships.
In 1990, Karen graduated from Rowan University, and in 2002, the University awarded her Alumni of the Year. Then it was onto Mississippi State University for her graduate work in Geoscience. Most recently, Karen was elected to the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of The National TV Arts & Sciences.



 

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 Assistant 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.






Alice Waegel

Professor
Biology
B.S., University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Delaware
(610)-558-5597
waegela@neumann.edu


 
Alice Waegel
     

On the Neumann University faculty for over 20 years, this microbiologist teaches courses such as microbiology, molecular biology and plant biology in addition to introductory biology courses. In 2004, she received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Besides teaching, she maintains an active plant tissue culture research program and encourages student participation for credit.




Kurt Wallen
Professor
Psychology
B.A., Antioch College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
(610)-558-5581
kwallen@neumann.edu




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

 
Sandra Weiss
     

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
Academic Advisor
610-358-4515
wrightco@neumann.edu





Hasan Yönten
Assistant Professor
Political Science
B.A., Bogazici University
M.A., Bogazici University
Ph.D., University of Delaware
(610) 361-5279
yontenh@neumann.edu


 
Hasan Yönten
     

Mr. Yönten received his BA and MA degrees from Bogazici University (Istanbul/Turkey) in 1999 and 2002 respectively, and expects to receive his Ph.D. degree from University of Delaware by the end of this academic year. His research interests include international migration, multilateralism, and the European Union. He is writing his doctoral dissertation on multilateralism in international migration. 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 will be useful to examine distributional aspects of institutionalized cooperation over time and space, and hegemony and leadership in institutionalized cooperation. Both in Turkey and at the University of Delaware, Mr. Yönten has taught a number of courses including Politics of Developing Nations, Problems in International Relations, and Statistics for Social Sciences.

 

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