2018 Faculty Credentials

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
School of Business
School of Equine Studies
School of Education and Professional Studies

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Swartz-Levine

Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., English, Case Western Reserve University, August 2002
M.A., English, Kent State University, May 1997
B.A., English, Kent State University, May 1995

Dr. Jerry Jaffe

Associate Professor of Theater
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Brown University
B.A., University of Toledo

Nancy Prudic

Professor of Visual Arts
M.FA., Vermont College of Fine Arts
B.FA., Cleveland Institute of Art

Dr. Paola Basile

Associate Professor of Italian and French
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Université de Montréal (Canada)
M.A., French Studies, McGill University (Canada)
"Laurea di dottore” with honors (Master’s degree), Modern Languages and Literature, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)
Translator Diploma, Université de Grenoble (France)

Dr. Nicole Kathol

Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D., Communication, University of Kansas
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Kansas 
M.A., Communication,  Miami University of Ohio 
B.A., Communication, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Music
D.M., Florida State University (1997)
M.M., University of New Mexico (1993)
B.M., Indiana University (1991)

Dr. Adam Stier

Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., The Ohio State University (2013)
M.A., The Ohio State University (2008)
B.A., Miami University (2006)

Joanne Gurley

Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Dr. Darlene Hall

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., European History, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., British History, Pennsylvania State University
B.A., History, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Stephen Yachanin

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (1982)
M.A., Bowling Green State University (1980)
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College (1978)

Dr. Thomas Davis

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Political Science, 1997, Kent State University
M.A., Political Science, 1993, Kent State University
B.S., Political Science: Public Policy Management, 1990, University of Akron

Dr. Susan Culotta

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Urban Education and Clinical Counseling/Supervision, Cleveland State University
M.A., Clinical Counseling, John Carroll University
B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College

School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Johnathan Tedesco

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Zane Johnson

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of North Texas
M.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.S. University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Steven Reynolds

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Biology, University of Alabama
M.A., Biology, University of Kansas
B.S., Biology, University of Kansas

Dr. Deborah Schulman

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
B.S., SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Richard West

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., Chemistry, Oakland University
B.S., Chemistry, Wayne State University

Betty Clifford

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Education
M.S., Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics
Licensed AYA Mathematics

Dr. Tabrina Smith

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Kent State University
M.A., Mathematics, Kent State University
B.A., Mathematics, Kent State University

Sean Kramer

Director of the Physician Assistant Program and Assistant Professor
M.S., Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Cleveland State University, 2009
Physician Assistant Certification, Cuyahoga Community College, 2009
B.S., Biology (Animal Physiology & Zoology), The University of Akron, 2005


Dr. Donald DeCarlo

Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Program

Carolyn Knox

Academic Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
M.S., Psychology/Community Counseling
B.S., Physician Assistant

Angela Parente

Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor. Physician Assistant Program

Jennifer Sample

Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program and Admissions Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program

Dale Turley

Problem-Based Learning Instructor & Assistant Clinical Coordinator, PA Program
NCCPA CAQ Emergency Medicine
Faculty / Clinical Coordinator
Physician Assistant Program

School of Business

Dr. Robert Trebar

Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy - University of Toledo
Master of Business Administration – Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts – John Carroll University

Julie Ziemak

Assistant Professor of Accounting
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1994
B.S., Accounting, Miami University, 1985

Dr. M. Rabiul Hasan

Professor of Finance and Economics
Ph.D., Finance (Kent)
M.A., Economics (Dhaka)
M.A., Economics (Akron)
B.A., (Hons), Economics (Dhaka)
B.A., Economics (Oxford)

Dr. Mary K. McManamon

Professor of Marketing
D.B.A., Marketing (Management & Labor Relations), Cleveland State University
M.B.A., Marketing, Cleveland State University
B.A., English, Notre Dame College

Dr. Marie Francosky

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology
M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology
B.S., Psychology

Dr. Faria Huq

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods for Business
Ph.D. in economics from Suffolk University in Boston,
M.S. in economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas
B.A. in economics with a math minor from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio

Dr. Amanda Curtis

Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Ph.D., Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa
M.S. Ed., Sport Science and Coaching, University of Akron
B.A., Physical Education, English, Albion College

Peter Apicella

B.S., Business Administration (Marketing)

School of Equine Studies

Dr. Pamela Hess

Dean of the School of Equine Studies and Associate Professor of Equine Studies
D.V.M. Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 1988 
Residency in Large Animal Medicine: Equine Emphasis, 1989-1992. University of California at Davis
Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery, Kansas State University, 1989
Bachelor of Animal Science, University of Kentucky, 1984

Mary Pardee

Assistant Professor of Equine Studies
M.Ed., Lake Erie College
B.A., English, University of Kentucky
Teaching Certification in Secondary English

Deborah Savage

Instructor of Equine Studies
B.S., University of Texas

School of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Katharine Delavan

Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Ph.D., Education, Early Childhood Curriculum
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education
B.A., History/Psychology

Allen Fazenbaker

Assistant Professor of AYA Science
M.S., B.S., Agriculture, Ohio State University

Pamela Martin

Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and Instructor
M.Ed., Reading, Ashland University
B.S., Education, Lake Erie College

Andrea Farenga

Assistant Professor of Education, Literacy and Reading

Betty Clifford

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Education
M.S., Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics
Licensed AYA Mathematics

Dr. Linda Siegel

Associate Professor of Adolescent Young Adult Education
Ph.D., Educational Leadership
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., Education

Catherine Krammer

Associate Professor of Midddle Childhood Education
Ph.D., Special Education
M.S., Special Education
B.S., Elementary Education