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Robert D. Bunnell

Robert D. Bunnell, Ed.D.
Dean & Associate Professor
610-558-5530
bunnellr@neumann.edu

 

Dr. Bunnell joined Neumann University as Director of Sport and Entertainment Management and Associate Professor in Business and Information Management in the fall of 2011, and was named Interim Dean of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies in May 2013. Prior to coming to Neumann, he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health, Recreation and Sports/Athletic Director at Purdue University Calumet (Hammond, IN) from2007-2011.  His prior college administrative and teaching experience included stints at Point Park University, Franklin & Marshall College, Kenyon College, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Temple University. 


In addition to academic and administrative duties, Dr. Bunnell has a broad background as a collegiate baseball and softball coach, having served as head baseball coach at IUPUI, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia University, and Kenyon College.  He also served as head softball coach at Franklin & Marshall College and Chatham College.


Dr. Bunnell’s field of graduate study was Sport Social-Psychology, and his dissertation dealt with self-concept and psychological sexuality of high school and college baseball players and non-baseball players. He completed his Doctor of Education degree at Temple University, his Master of Education degree from East Stroudsburg University, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport.

 

 



Samuel Michael Lemon
Samuel Michael Lemon, Ed.D.

Program Director
Master of Science in Organizational and Strategic Leadership Program
610-361-5239
lemons@neumann.edu

 

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.


One of his favorite quotes is from the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats: “The purpose of education is not to fill a bucket, but to light a fire.”

 


 

Jilian Donnelly
Jilian Donnelly
, Ed.D.
Director of Virtual Learning
610-361-5261
donnellj@neumann.edu

 

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. Donnelly holds a Doctor of Education and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration with a focus in Higher Education from Temple University. She also received a Bachelor of Arts from Cabrini College where she double-majored in History and Political Science.  


She has a strong research interest in retired elite athletes, both in the context of adult learning and adult development. Her dissertation was entitled, Understanding Educational Choice Processes of Retired Professional Hockey Players. Dr. Donnelly teaches both Research Techniques and Writing for the Professions in the adult degree completion programs. 




 

Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin, M.S.

Senior Academic Advisor
Degree Completion Program
610-361-5310

MARTINJ@neumann.edu

 

Jackie joins our division with a passion for higher education and lifelong learning.  “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Emerson.  As an academic advisor, Jackie works with students in the undergraduate degree programs. She also leads adult student programs and initiatives, including the Learning Exchange programs with Career Development and Alumni Affairs, and manages enrollments and advising with Corporate Partners. At present, Jackie is the Assistant Program Chair for the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) for the MidAtlantic Region. 

 

Jackie holds a B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Higher Education Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 

 


 

Dominic Lombardi
Dominic Lombardi

Director of Adult and Graduate Partnerships
610-558-5526
lombardd@neumann.edu

 

Dominic has been an educator of adults for 20 years in the areas of theology and ethics. He received his B.A. in History from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; M.A. in Theology from the Graduate School of Theology, Overbrook, PA; and professional teaching license in Theology, STL, from the John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America. Dominic serves the division through the management of corporate relationships, student advising, and coordination of services for adult and graduate students.

 


 

Bill Gagliardi
Bill Gagliardi

Assistant
Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies
610-558-5529
bgagliar@neumann.edu

 


 

Debbie Knoblauch
Debbie Knoblauch

Secretary to the Dean
Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies
610-361-5440
KNOBLAUD@neumann.edu

 


 

Marty Krupiak

Marty Krupiak
Secretary
Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies
610-558-5629

KRUPIAKM@neumann.edu

 

 


 

Janice Sackawicz

Janice Sackawicz
Secretary
Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies
610-558-5529

sackawij@neumann.edu

 

 

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