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Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Topic Name/Title Areas of Expertise
Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Rev. James J. Miracky, S.J., Ph.D.
Dean, Loyola College of Arts and Sciences
Modernist literature; 20th Century British fiction; modern and contemporary drama; gender studies; theory of the novel
Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Microbiology; immunology; cell biology
Chemistry
Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Computational chemistry; drug design
Brian Barr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Biochemistry; enzyme chemistry; enzymology; molecular biology; biomass conversion; breakdown of cellulose by enzymes
Katherine L. Bowdy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Organic chemistry
Elizabeth Dahl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Marine chemistry; atmospheric chemistry; analytical chemistry; Earth system science
Timothy J. McNeese, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Inorganic chemistry; organometallic chemistry
Jesse D. More, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Organic chemistry; synthesis; medical chemistry
Classics John Jacobs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Classics
Ancient languages and linguistics; Latin literature; Roman history; ancient epic; Homer; Virgil’s Aeneid; Silius Italicus’ Punica
Robert S. Miola, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English
Ancient World (Greek and Latin); Shakespeare; early modern Catholicism; Renaissance drama
Martha C. Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Greek and Athenian history; Peloponnesian War; women in the ancient world; classical mythology
Joseph J. Walsh, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Ancient Greek and Roman history; history of Christmas; the Classical tradition; early Christianity; the persecution of the Early Christians
Communication Neil Alperstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Popular culture; advertising; virtual worlds; teaching with technology
Russell J. Cook, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Communication theory and research; television; television news; news coverage of the Vietnam War; media aesthetics; cinema; video technology and production
Noelle Dichiera
Affiliate Instructor of Communication
Graphic Design
Elliott King, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Online journalism; press and politics; media culture and society; free speech
John E. McIntyre
Affiliate Instructor of Communication
Editing; writing; journalism
Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
International communication; political communication; Brazil; media and diversity
Carl Schuetz
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Communication
Internet and interactive media; Web content management; graphic design
Karsonya (Kaye) Whitehead, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Race; class and gender issues; documentary filmmaking; television production; creative writing; diversity issues
Computer Science David Binkley, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Semantics analysis of software; software engineering
Roberta E. Sabin, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Gender issues in computer science, natural language processing
Engineering Robert T. Bailey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering
Computer simulation of mechanical engineering design; risk assessment and safety enhancement of engineered systems
Wayne Elban, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Materials science; historic ferrous metallurgy; polymers; polymer-based composites
Suzanne E. Keilson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Operations, Loyola College
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Applied physics; engineering/science education especially for women and minorities; design education and user interface design; signal processing and biomedical sensory systems ; electronic and magnetic properties of materials
English Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
American literature, 1850-1920; multiethnic American literature; book/publishing history; periodicals in the U.S.; late-19th and early-20th-century visual culture; gender studies in American literature
Juniper L. Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Tattoo, humor literature and culture; 19th and 20th Century U.S., Maori and Pacific Islands literature; post-Colonial literature
Kathleen Forni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Medieval literature; Chaucer, Arthurian literature; popular medievalism; the Middle Ages on film
Robert S. Miola, Ph.D.
Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English and Professor of Classics
Ancient World (Greek and Latin); Shakespeare; early modern Catholicism; Renaissance drama
Brian Norman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
American literature; African-American literature and studies; American protest literature; feminist and gay studies
Fine Arts Janet Maher, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts)
Printmaking; book arts and artist books; collage; assemblage; found object art; drawing; design; alternative processes; labyrinths
Barnaby Nygren, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Art History)
Italian Renaissance Art
Ronald Pearl, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Music)
Classical music; classical guitar
Daniel Schlapbach, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Photography)
Photography, multimedia; contemporary art
Anthony D. Villa, DMA
Professor of Fine Arts (Music)
Music composition, jazz performance; music theory; digital recording
History Rev. Charles Borges, S.J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Jesuit history in Asia; Indian history; Indian-Portuguese relations
John Breihan, Ph.D.
Professor of History
World War II; aviation; suburbia; England
Christopher Gardner
Affiliate Assistant Professor of History
Mediterranean Europe; urban history; Christian-Muslim relations in the Medieval and Early-Modern Eras
Steven C. Hughes, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Italian history and culture; history of policing and dueling
Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
The Middle East and North Africa
Elizabeth Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Africa
Joseph J. Walsh, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Ancient Greek and Roman history; history of Christmas; the Classical tradition; early Christianity; the persecution of the Early Christians
Mathematical Sciences Dipa Choudhury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics education; linear algebra
Michael P. Knapp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Number theory
Robert McKee
Affiliate Instructor of Mathematical Sciences
Pre-calculus and calculus
Christopher H. Morrell, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Statistics, longitudinal data/studies; medical statistics
Lisa Oberbroeckling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Functional analysis, operator theory, Banach algebras, generalized inverses
Mili Shah, Ph.D.
Assisant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Numerical analysis; symmetry detection; linear algebra; applied mathematics
Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Lotteries and probability; university education; mathematics education; the future, technological trends; flight safety; acute HIV (AHI) and AHI testing
Anne L. Young, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President for Planning
Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Number theory; abstract algebra
Modern Languages and Literatures Randall P. Donaldson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
19th century German literature; aesthetics; German-American literature; German immigration to North America
Margaret A. Haggstrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Applied linguistics; foreign language pedagogy
Leslie Zarker Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian and French
Medieval Italian and French literatures and languages; the chanson de geste in France and its continuations in Italy
Jinghua Wangling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chinese
Pre-modern Chinese literature
Pastoral Counseling Sharon Cheston, Ed.D.
Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Diagnosis of psychopathology; treatment of psychopathology; Alderian psychotherapy; integration of spirituality in counseling,
Geraldine Fialkowski, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
The integration of spirituality and psychology; loss and bereavement; women's issues and couples counseling
Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Spirituality; pastoral counseling; religion and culture; Jesuit education; leadership
Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Psychology of cardiac patients; religious and spiritual coping among medical patients; integrating religion and spirituality with psychotherapy
K. Elizabeth Oakes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Multicultural counseling; clinical psychotherapy; addictions counseling; spirituality and counseling integration;
Ralph L. Piedmont, Ph.D.
Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Personality and spiritual development and assessment; research methodology and statistical analysis; personality disorders; scale construct/validation; five-factor model of personality
Thomas E. Rodgerson, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Working with clergy; clergy misconduct; conflict media in churches; clergy burnout; sexual addiction
Joseph Stewart-Sicking, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Psychological and spiritual well-being of clergy and religious leaders and their families; spiritual disciplines and practices; dynamics of congregations and religious organizations; contemporary trends in religion/spirituality
Robert Wicks, Psy.D.
Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Resilience; self-care; prevention of secondary stress (pressures experienced by physicians, nurses, counselors, psychologists, educators, social workers, ministers and other professionals reaching out to those in trauma)
Philosophy Richard Paul Blum, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
German, early modern and eastern European philosophies; Jesuit education and philosophy; the Renaissance, science and philosophy
Richard Boothby, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Psychoanalytic theory; theories of consciousness and unconsciousness; contemporary continental philosophy; phenomenology and existentialism; history of philosophy
Rev. John J. Conley, S.J., Ph.D.
Henry Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology
French philosophy; ethics; bioethics; the Catholic Church; drama
Bret W. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Asian and comparative philosophy; Continental philosophy
Dale E. Snow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
History of philosophy; gender studies; The Simpsons
Physics Andrea Erdas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Theoretical particle physics; neutrino physics; quantum field theory
Joseph Ganem, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Author of the award-winning book: The Two Headed Quarter: How to See Through Deceptive Numbers and Save Money on Everything You Buy
Psychology Carolyn M. Barry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Social development and self development during adolescence; the transition to adulthood
Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty of Psychology
Effects of parental depression on children; psychoeducational assessment; cognitive behavioral therapy
Sharon Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Access to mental health treatment
Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Child psychology; child anxiety; peer relations; adolescent and young adult romantic relationships
Michael Heitt, Psy.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology
Clinical and consulting psychology; ethics; workplace issues; workplace violence
Christopher Higginson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Clinical Neuropsychology
Matthew W. Kirkhart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical psychology; medical psychology; learning; memory
Beth A. Kotchik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical psychology; child, adolescent and family psychology; parenting; bullying/relational aggression
Jeffrey M. Lating, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Posttraumatic stress disorder; critical incident stress
Charles T. LoPresto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Men’s issues; sexual orientation; romantic relationships
Patrick LoPresto
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology
Adolescent and family issues
Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; the work experience of those facing chronic unemployment; social cognitive influences on career expectations; training issues in multicultural psychology; qualitative research techniques
Alison A. Papadakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Child and adolescent mental health; depression; stress and coping; adolescent girls' and women’s issues; rumination; eating disorders
Jason D. Parcover, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology/Assistant Director of the Counseling Center
College student counseling; marriage and family counseling; business ethics and corporate social responsibility
Gary Popoli, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology
Developmental psychology; research methods; statistics; introductory psychology
Jason Prenoveau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Anxiety; anxiety disorders; fear conditioning
Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies
Professor of Psychology
Trichotillomania, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
Jan E. Williams, J.D.
Director of Alcohol and Drug Education and Support Services
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology
Drug and alcohol addiction
Sociology Mark F. Peyrot, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Health, survey research, evaluation research
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Mina Goodman
Clinical Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Speech and language treatment; early language intervention; speech and language intervention for individuals with Down Syndrome
Marie Kerins, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Language and literacy
Danielle Matrangola
Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Adult neurogenics; ethics; professional issues in speech-pathology
Cynthia Nichols
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Cognitive-communication disorders, training communication partners
Donna Pitts, Au.D.
Clinical Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Auditory processing disorders; aural rehabilitation; early intervention
Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D.
Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Language disorders in children; service-learning in speech-language pathology
Janet Simon Schreck
Executive Director, The Loyola Clinical Centers
Gerontology; rehabilitation following neurologic injury; aphasia assessment and intervention; prevention of cognitive decline in aging; multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary assessment of learning disabilities
Kathleen Ward
Clinical Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Audiology, hearing aids, auditory processing, hearing loss
Theology Christopher Barczak
Affiliate Instructor of Theology
Biblical studies, practical theology
James J. Buckley, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Modern/postmodern Christian theology; Christian theology of religions
Angela Christman, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Ancient Christian theology; ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches; the Catholic Church
Stephen E. Fowl, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
The Bible; ethics; morality
Andrew Kim, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology
Moral theology
Claire Mathews-McGinnis, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Biblical Hebrew; Old Testament; prophets; Biblical narrative; theological interpretation; feminist interpretation; minority interpretation; theological perspectives on the child and children; prayer and spirituality in the Christian traditions
Wilhelmus (Pim) G.B.M. Valkenberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Christian-Muslim relations; relations between religions; medieval and modern dialogues between religions; mystical and theological approaches to God, theology and music
Writing Timothy Houghton, Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Writing
Modern British and American literature; contemporary American poetry; creative writing
Elizabeth Leik, MFA
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Writing
Nonfiction writing; Baltimore history; Baltimore writers
Cindy Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing
Composition theory; research; history; pedagogy; gender and writing; faculty development; professional mentoring; writing-program administration; including assessment
Peggy O’Neill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing
Writing assessment, writing pedagogy
Lia Purpura, MFA
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Writing
Contemporary poetry and essay
Jane Satterfield, MFA
Associate Professor of Writing
Contemporary poetry; creative writing; memoir; mothering and literature; writing and the arts; reviewing
Ron Tanner, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing
Writing fiction, nonfiction, and essays; writing for the Web; Web site design; American fiction; cultural preservation in Micronesia; nuclear testing in Micronesia; historic restoration; cultural significance of toys

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Topic Name/Title  Areas of Expertise 
Accounting John Peter Krahel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Accounting standards; shift in accounting standards from rules-based to principles-focused
  Joseph M. Langmead, S.T.L.
Executive-in-Residence
Affiliate Instructor of Accounting and Finance
 
International financial reporting standards (IFRS); Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 
  Hong Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Financial accounting; financial statement analysis; corporate governance; capital markets
Economics John D. Burger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
General macroeconomics; monetary policy; international finance; sports economics
  Frederick W. Derrick, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Applied statistics; econometrics; faith and business
  Lynne C. Elkes
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Economics
Market movements; macroeconomics
  Kerria "Kerry" Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics 
Industrial organization (i.e., how firms use different strategies to compete with other firms), pricing strategies in the airline industry 
Stephen J.K. Walters, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Government regulation of business; sports economics; urban economics
Finance Lisa M. Fairchild, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Financial markets; fixed income securities; market regulation
  Mark Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Personal finance, consumer finance, behavioral finance 
Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D.
Dean, Sellinger School of Business and Management
Professor of Finance
Corporate finance; risk management; deregulating industries; strategic finance
Information Systems and Operations Management Gloria Phillips-Wren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Decision support; data mining; global information technology; information technology strategy; intelligent decision support systems
Paul Tallon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Evaluation of IT investments; strategic alignment; data management; financial information systems
  Lisa Yeo, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Information security, cyber security, collaborative knowledge management (wiki) 
Law and Social Responsibility Rev. Timothy L. Brown, S.J., J.D.
Associate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Special Assistant to the President for Mission Integration
Reflective leadership; Ignatian spirituality; law and ethics; literature
Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, J.D.
Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Race and gender discrimination in employment; ethics; corporate social responsibility
Elizabeth J. Kennedy, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Labor and employment law; leveraged financing transactions
Michael B. Runnels, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Corporate and political scandals; government regulation of business; white collar crime, United States Supreme Court decisions; pending Maryland State legislation; international crises
Management and International Business Jeffrey L. Cummings, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management and International Business
Knowledge transfer; business strategy; strategic alliances/collaborations; strategic off-sites; strategic organizational alignment
  Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management and International Business 
Family business, entrepreneurship, business strategy, environmental sustainability, development of 'green' products, business incubation and acceleration 
John T. Everett
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Management and International Business
Strategic Management
  Peter Lorenzi, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and International Business
Leadership, globalization, wealth creation, justice justice and capital, taxation and wealth transfers 
Marketing Gerard A. Athaide, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Innovation management; new product development and management
Hope B. Corrigan
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Marketing
Branding; packaging; retail marketing
Richard Klink, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Branding
Gauri Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Marketing research; online search; empirical models
Qiyu "Jason" Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Marketing; consumer behavior; internet retailing; pharmaceutical industry; consumer packaged goods

School of Education

Topic  Name/Title  Areas of Expertise 
School of Education L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Education
Professor of Education
Alternative middle school education; service-learning and college students' development; child and adolescent development
  Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., NCC
Interim Associate Dean, School of Education
Associate Professor
Multicultural counseling, college access counseling, and racial identity development of children and adolescents
Center for Montessori Education Kay Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Montessori theory and practice for elementary schools
  Sharon L. Dubble, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Montessori Education
Montessori education; parent education for young children
  Angela Gerstein
Elementary Montessori Fellow
Montessori elementary education; early childhood
Educational Leadership Peter R. Litchka, Ed.D.
Professor of Education
Educational leadership
Education Specialties Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Education policy; children and media; popular culture
Kodály Music Education Amy B. Huggins
Director, Kodály Master’s Program
Affiliate Instructor of Education

Music education (Kodály methodology), Solfa (sight singing and ear training)
Teacher Education Catherine M. Castellan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Elementary school mathematics; service-learning; elementary education

   Peter C. Murrell, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Cognition and learning, human development in social and cultural contexts and the social and cultural contexts of urban schooling
Robert Simmons, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Urban education, African American issues in education, service-learning, science education in urban schools