Dr. Donnelly joined the Neumann family in 2004, serving as an academic advisor in the Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies, and presently as the Director of Virtual Learning. Prior to Neumann, she held a senior position in the financial aid office at Drexel University. Her breadth of knowledge in student services and adult learning continues to serve as strong foundations for her dedication to Neumann University’s mission.
Dr. Lemon began teaching at Neumann in 2007 in the Division of Arts & Sciences as adjunct faculty and has taught graduate level courses in the Master of Science in Organizational and Strategic Leadership Program. He has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Delaware County Community College. Dr. Lemon holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2007). His dissertation was entitled, "The Construction of Ethnoracial Identity within Situational Contexts." He also holds a Master's degree in Instructional Media from West Chester University, and an A.B. in English Literature from St. Joseph's University.
Prior to his work in academia, Dr. Lemon had an extensive career in the fields of social services, communications, and community education. His areas of academic interest include social anthropology, cultural diversity, world affairs, immigration, belief systems, African American history, Native American history, and pre-Columbian America. His personal interests include music, literature, the arts, film and television, gardening, science and ethnic cuisines. As a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he finds the Franciscan values on which the University stands, extremely relevant and inspiring.
Senior Academic Advisor
Jackie Martin has been serving students in the Division of Continuing Adult & Professional Studies at Neumann University since August 2007. She holds a M.S. in Higher Education & Post-Secondary Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, as well as a B.A. in Political Science: International Relations with Spanish minor. Committed to her students and practicing excellence in academic advising, Jackie is happy to work with students by phone, email, or on campus meetings to ensure that they feel confident about their academic decisions and see a clear path to completion of their degree programs from beginning to end. She has designed the adult student orientation programs, academic support workshop series, and is certified in online course facilitation.
She was elected in 2015 to the position of Assistant Program Chair for the Association for Continuing Higher Education MidAtlantic Region, and serves as Chair of the University’s Care of Creation committee.