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For the 2011-12 academic year, Loyola welcomes 40 new full-time instructors. The College of Arts and Sciences has 33 new faculty members, the School of Education has three new faculty members, and the Sellinger School of Business and Management adds four.

Learn more about the new faculty members for each school:


Mavis Biss, Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Humanities 050L/Ext. 5972

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Areas of study in 19th Century German Philosophy with an emphasis on Kant and Ethics.
  • Published “Aristotle on Friendship and Self-knowledge: The Friend Beyond the Mirror” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 23pp, April 2011 issue (V.28 no.2)
  • Taught courses titled “Introductory Ethics” and “Contemporary Moral Issues” for the department of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Served as an instructor for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development Summer 2009-10. Designed and taught an intensive survey course in philosophy for academically talented middle school students and intensive course titled “Philosophy of Cognition: Reason and Imagination” for talented high school students.

Kerry Paul Boeye, Fine Arts
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
CTW 029/ Ext. 5944

  • Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois.
  • Served as an instructor at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
  • Served as a research associate for Asian Art (2003-2004) and Western Art (2006-2010) at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Serves as a freelance editor, performing editing and research services, for graduate students, professors, and scholarly books, March 2003-present.
  • Fluent in speaking and reading French and reading German and Latin.

Lena Caesar, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Newman Tower W105p/Ext. 2508

  • Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Studies from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Ed.D. in Special Education with a Bilingual Emphasis from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Served as department chair (since June 2004) and as associate professor (June 2007-present) for the speech-language pathology and audiology department at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
    Served as bilingual speech-language pathologist and consultant for the Telamon Corporation in Lansing, Michigan, 1997-present.
  • Served as a high school teacher at St. Lucia S.D.A. Academy in Castries, St. Lucia (1972-1974) and at Cherokee Middle School in Georgetown, Guyana (1974-1978).
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year 2007-08 Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
  • Developed new courses titled “Principles of Accent Reduction” (Spring 1997) and “Communication Disorders & Development for Classroom Teachers” (Spring 2001).

Marianna E. Carlucci, Psychology
Instructor of Psychology
Beatty Hall 208/Ext. 5282

  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
  • Served as an adjunct instructor for the department of psychology at Florida International University, Miami, Florida 2008-present.
  • Served as a research assistant/co-primary investigator at Florida International University, Miami, Florida 2006-present.
  • Served as an academic advisor for the women’s studies department at Florida International University, Miami, Florida 2005-08.
  • Served in 2010 at the Jay Pritzker Academy, a school dedicated to educating children from rural villages in Siem Reap, Cambodia in an effort to prepare them for college. Duties included teaching math, English, and research skills to a class of 22 Cambodian children.
  • Concentration is legal psychology and research interests are the social and cognitive factors that influence eye-witness memory, jury decisions, and other legal decision making processes.

Jose Alfredo Contreras, Modern Languages & Literature
Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Modern Languages & Literature
Maryland Hall 351L /Ext.2594

  • M.A. in Spanish from California State University, Fullerton, California.
  • Served as Para-Educator, Magnolia School District, Anaheim, California, 2008-present; Teacher, private Spanish lessons, 2008-present; and Teacher Assistant, Introduction to Spanish-American Civilization, California State University, Fullerton, California, 2011.
  • Conference Presentations at Annual Conference on Literature, Culture and Languages, California State University Fullerton: “La ciudad y la selva en Los pasos perdidos”, 2010; “Concepciones ambivalentes de la muetre: Las lenguas de diamante”, 2009; and “La deshumanizacion en La familia de Pascual Duarte, 2007.
  • Interests include contemporary Latin American writers, Spanish short story and 20th century literature, phonology, and historical linguistics.

David Decosimo, Theology
Assistant Professor of Theology
Humanities Center 042i/Ext. 2476

  • Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
  • M.A. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Awarded Doctoral Fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in Charlottesville, Virginia, 2010-11.
  • Served as assistant in instruction at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Taught “Christian Ethics and Modern Society” in 2008 and “Roman Catholic Theology since Vatican II” in 2006.
  • Research assistant on Jewish-Christian relations in the contemporary US at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2004.
  • Served as a secondary school teacher at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2001-2003. Designed and taught courses for high school students on the Bible, Christianity, and Literature.
  • Published articles on Augustine and comparative religion in the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
  • Served as Big Brother for “Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Philadelphia” 2006-08.

Raenita A. Fenner, Engineering
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Donnelly Science 162/ Ext. 2512

  • Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering with concentration in electromagnetics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Served as a research assistant in an Electromagnetics Research Lab at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, and performed rigorous error analysis of Common Free-Space Material Characterization Methods.
  • Served as a teaching assistant (present) and instructor (Summer 2008-2009) for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Recipient of the Michigan State University, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Scholar Award.

Christopher Gardner, History
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of History
Humanities Center 306/Ext. 5531

  • Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Fulbright Fellow, Research Scholar at the University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 2000-2001.
  • MA in Medieval Studies from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Served as visiting lecturer in history at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2004-present.
  • Served as visiting lecturer in history at Loyola University, Baltimore Maryland, August 2008-present.
  • Presented a multi-media presentation on the high culture and lowlife of medieval towns given to the Alliance titled “What Made a Medieval French City?” Francaise, Washington, DC, January 2007.
  • Presented a multi-media presentation titled “Torture and the Medieval City: Evidence from the Law Code of Toulouse” at the Historians annual conference in Austin, Texas, October 2004.

Michelle I. Gawerc, Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Global Studies
Beatty Hall 310/Ext. 2557

  • Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
  • Fulbright Fellow to University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel in 1999-2000.
  • Areas of specialization include: peace, war and social conflicts, organizational studies, race and ethnicity, medical sociology, social movements, power and inequality, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and history and field of social work.
  • Lecturer on peace, conflict & war, social movements and urban sociology at the University of New Hampshire, 2010-2011.
  • Has facilitated numerous conflict resolution and peace-building workshops.
  • Wrote forthcoming book Prefiguring Peace: Israeli Palestinian Peace-Building Partnerships. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group-Lexington Books Division.
    Highly proficient in Hebrew.

Krysten George, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Visiting Affiliate Clinical Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

  • M.A. Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Served as speech-language pathologist, Kernan Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2010 to present.
  • Served as graduate clinical externship supervisor, Loyola University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 2007-2008, spring 2010 and spring 2011.
  • Served as speech-language pathologist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Glen Burnie, Maryland, August 2005-present.
  • Served as research assistant at National Institutes of Health, Speech-Language Pathology Section, department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, August 2003-January 2005.

Daniel Heinz, Mathematics and Statistics
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Knott Hall 301b/Ext. 2522

  • Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Served in AmeriCorps for Habitat for Humanity in Statesville, North Carolina from August 2002- July 2004.
  • Served as instructor at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2009-11.
  • Served as statistical programmer and consultant at University of Pittsburgh Medical College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2005-06.

Joshua David Hendrick, Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Beatty Hall 313/Ext. 2043

  • Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California Santa Cruz, California.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, in the Department of International Studies 2008-2011.
  • Served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Studies, Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey 2007-2008.
  • Speaks advanced Turkish.
  • Interests include Middle Eastern history, culture and language; backpacking, eco-tourism, fly-fishing, snowboarding, cooking and historical fiction.

Angelika Hoelger, History
Visiting Affiliate Instructor of History
Humanities Center 314/Ext. 5479

  • ABD Doctoral Candidate in the department of history at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • M.A. in History from the Friedrich-Meinecky-Institute, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany.
  • Served as a lecturer in Spring 2011 for Understanding Poverty in Modern Europe and the United States in the department of history at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as a research assistant in the department of history of medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Assisted in research of primary sources pertaining to the life of Ivan Pavlov, June-August 2006.
  • Served as an intern for DEFA-Stiftung Berlin (Foundation to preserve the films of DEFA, the former East German film studios). Assisted in cataloging and reviewing interviews from Zeitzeugen-Archiv Thomas Grimm (oral history archive of contemporary witnesses), January-April 2005.
  • Native language is German, but has English fluency and proficiency in French and Latin.

Gregory Hoplamazian, Communication
Instructor of Communication
DeChiaro College Center M014e/Ext. 2355

  • Ph.D. candidate in Communication from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Served as a teaching assistant for The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2010.
  • Research publication forthcoming: Viewer responses to character race and social status in advertising: Blacks see color, Whites see class. Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising.
  • Teaching Interests include advertising and society, visual communication, media psychology, research methods, mass communication, new media competition, strategic competition, mass media and ethics, consumer behavior.
  • Independent instructor of introduction to karate from 2001-04.

Armina Alcasabas Kazi, Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ext. 2319

  • Ph.D. in Physiology from University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009-present.
  • Served as a visiting, assistant instructor at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland in 2010.
  • Recipient of $390,000 grant from Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, 2011-2014
  • Member of American Association for Cancer Research, Endocrine Society, and Society for the Studies of Reproduction.

John R. Kiess, Theology
Assistant Professor of Theology
Humanities Center 042L/Ext. 2811

  • Ph.D. in Theology and Ethics (Graduate Program in Religion) from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  • M.Phil. in Theology from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
  • M.A. in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Served as teaching assistant at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, 2006-2008.
  • Organized conferences: The Great Lakes Peacebuilding Conference in Kampala, Uganda in November 2006 (40 African Church Leaders, NGO workers and government officials with Duke Center for Reconciliation), The Great Lakes Peacebuilding Conference II in Kampala, Uganda in 2008 (expanded to include 60 peacemakers), Dealing with the Past Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland in Dec. 2004 (50 government, church, NGO, and paramilitary leaders on need for a trust commission; with Center for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland).

Tasha N. Lewis, Modern Languages & Literature
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literature
Maryland Hall 460/Ext. 2364

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics with designated emphasis on Second Language Acquisition at the University of California, Davis, California.
  • Served as a lecturer at McGill University, Montreal, 2010-present.
  • Served as an instructor at Marianopolis College, Montreal, 2008-present
  • Served as an associate instructor at the University of California, Davis, California, in 2007.
  • Areas of interest include second language acquisition; speech and gesture; language and cognition; language and culture; psycholinguistics; pedagogy; syntax; semantics.
  • Near-Native fluency in Spanish, some fluency in French, course work in Italian, Portuguese, and Modern Greek.

Guiseppina Iancono Lobo, English
Assistant Professor of English
Humanities Center 242c/Ext. 2025

  • Ph.D. in English from The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania.
  • Dissertation “Writing Conscience and the Nation in the English Revolution” defended with “Highest Distinction” in Aug 2010.
  • Served as an instructor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, 2004-present.
  • Served as an instructor at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in Spring 2010.
  • Served as an editorial assistant for Milton Studies, 2009-2010
  • Work “Lucy Hutchinson’s revisions of conscience from the ‘Defense of John Hutchinson’ to the Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson” accepted for publication by English Literary Renaissance (MS36pp).
  • Was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students (college-wide award) in 2010.

Julius Lobo, English
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor
Humanities Center 236e/Ext. 2410

  • Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Dissertation titled “Documentary Poetry and American Modernism from the Depression to World War 2”.
  • Served as an instructor of English at The Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004-present.
  • Served as a research assistant for the Hemingway Letters Project, 2010-present.
  • Awarded the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Era by The Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2010.
  • Published “From Verse to Screen: Muriel Rukeyser’s Documentary Film Adaptations of the ‘The Book of the Dead’ and the Rise and Fall of the Popular Front,” Revise and Resubmit from the Journal of Modern Literature.

Katie Loomis, Psychology
Assistant Clinical Professor and Interim Director of Field Education of Psychology
Beatty Hall 220A/Ext. 2537

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as affiliate faculty, teaching Psychology of Personality, spring 2011; Advanced Developmental: Lifespan, spring 2010, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as instructor/pre-doctoral intern, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia spring 2009.
  • Clinical experience as a licensed psychologist/independent contractor January 2011-present and post-doctoral fellow. September 2009-Janaury 2011, Apex Counseling Center, Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Research experience includes dissertation on Psychological Distress and Help-Seeking Behaviors of Graduate Level Psychology Students; Infant Feeding Research, WIC Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; Research Assistant responsible for PsycInfo literature search on eating disorders and the Rorschach, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Certifications include Critical Incident Stress Management and Professional Crisis Management.

Sara Magee, Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
DeChiaro College Center 014I/Ext. 2422

  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Dissertation titled That’s Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and the Impact of the First Five Seasons of “Entertainment Tonight” (1981-1986).
  • M.A. in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Awarded First Place Open Entry for her paper “Making History: The Creation of the Sales and Distribution Process of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ That Revolutionized the Syndication Industry” 2009.
  • Assistant professor at Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University, 2008-2011.
  • Faculty Advisor/Founder of West Virginia University’s chapter of Radio Television Digital New Association Sept. 2008-Present
  • Served as Local NPR Host, WOUB FM, Ohio University Public Radio 2005-08. Responsibilities included Weekday Host for All Things Considered, fill-in host for Morning Edition, anchor local radio news broadcast.

Nicholas Martin, Modern Languages and Literature
Cardin Professor of Modern Languages and Literature
Maryland Hall 464/Ext. 2753

  • DPhil (Ph.D. equivalent) from the University of Oxford, Oxford England.
  • Served as a reader in European Intellectual History for the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama from June 2010-Present.
  • Served as a senior lecturer in European Intellectual History at University of Birmingham, Alabama from 2005-2010.
  • Publication under contract German Prose Writing on the First World War, 1919-1933: Literature and the Politics of the Weimar Republic; forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Publication Nietzsche and Schiller: Untimely Aesthetics, published by Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996 (reprinted in 1998).

Elizabeth Maynard, Pastoral Counseling
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Columbia Suite 380 P/Ext. 7651

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
    Served as assistant professor of psychology at The University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas,  August 2006-June 2011.
  • Served as assistant professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University, Columbia, Maryland July 2011-present.
  • Served as a licensed psychologist in California since 2004 and in Texas since 2006. Engaged in private practice with adults. Supervised the practice of one Licensed Psychological Associate and one Provisionally Licensed Psychologist. Offered supervision and consultation to other licensed psychologists and professional counselors.
  • Teaching interests include counseling and clinical psychology; abnormal psychology/psychopathology; psychology of religion; gender; cross-cultural psychology; positive psychology; integration of religion and spirituality in psychotherapy.
  • Research interests include religious variables in human growth and development; religious coping; early adult development; women’s mental health; prejudice; online sexual activity.

Megan Olsen, Computer Science
Instructor of Computer Science
Donnelly Science 122/Ext. 2852

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Served as a graduate research assistant/DHS Fellow in the BINDS lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Fall 2005-Spring 2011.
  • Served as a teaching assistant for robotics at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Fall 2010.
  • Served as a teaching assistant for usability at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Fall 2010.
  • Served as a volunteer for Girls Connect to help 12-15 year old girls build robots for a one-day event, April 2010.
  • Research interests include computational biology, computational science, multi-agent systems, complex systems, biologically-inspired computing, artificial life, computational emotions, modeling and simulation.

Nandini B. Pandey, Classics
Assistant Professor of Classics
Humanities Center 323/ Ext. 5681

  • Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California, Berkley, California.
  • M.Phil. in Renaissance English at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England in 2006.
  • Teaching and research interests include Latin poetry; Roman history of the late Republic and early empire; Augustan culture; Greek tragedy; Greek and Roman historiography; reception of the classics.
  • Served as assistant professor of classics at Loyola University Maryland, 2011.
  • Served as Consortium for Faculty Diversity Dissertation Fellow at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 2010-2011.
  • Advanced in Latin, Greek, French, German, and Italian. Basic knowledge of Sanskrit, Urdu, Old English and Provencal.

John Peck, Philosophy
Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Philosophy
Humanities Center 050r/Ext. 2010

  • MA Studies in Philosophy from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 2009-present.
  • S.T.B. (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 2004-2007.
  • Served as a teacher of New Testament and Christian Ethics at Gonzaga College High School, Washington DC from January-May 2008 as a novice in the Society of Jesus.
  • Completed Parish Practicum at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, January to May 2004.
  • Duties included bereavement ministry, assisting in parish RICA program, liturgical ministries, Eucharistic ministry to the homebound and hospital visitations.
  • Studied German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Attic Greek.

Mohammed Raunak, Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Donnelly Science Center 122/ Ext. 2899

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Served as assistant professor (July 2011) and as assistant visiting professor (July 2009-June 2011) at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as a lab instructor at the computer science department at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
  • Served as a lecturer at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan 2002-Dec 2002. Designed and taught a new elective named “Internet and Wed Technology” which was later converted into a core course.
  • Reviewer for Air Force Office of Scientific Research in October 2010. Reviewed a Young Investigator Proposal in the area of Software Engineering at the request of the Mathematics, Information, and Life Sciences division of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Theresa “Terre” Ryan, Writing
Assistant Professor of Writing
Humanities Center 250j/Ext. 2807

  • Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.
  • M.B.A. in Marketing from Baruch College/CUNY.
  • Scholarly work titled This Ecstatic Nation: The American Landscape and the Aesthetics of Patriotism. Is forthcoming from University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Served as postdoctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University, New York, New York 2008-present.
  • Served as teaching assistant (Fall 2001-Spring 2006) and lecturer (Fall 2006-Summer 2008) at University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.
  • Serves as a manuscript reviewer for ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment), where submissions for potential publication were reviewed and comments to authors were provided, Fall 2003-present.
  • Teaching and research interests include U.S. literature and culture, environmental writing, ecocriticism, women’s writing and gender studies, multiethnic literatures.
  • Written a wide array of works: scholarly, nonfiction, fiction and poetry.

Tamra Shockley, Psychology
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
Loyola Clinical Centers Suite 100/Ext. 2100

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Served as affiliate professor teaching undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level courses and supervised doctoral students’ adult assessment cases and participated in interdisciplinary team evaluations at Loyola Clinical Center, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 2008- Present.
  • National Association of Neuropsychology Awards Committee Member, 2009-Present.
  • Peer Reviewed publication; Gabbard, G., Allison, S., Shockley, T., & Von Wahlde, L. (2006). Development of the Self in the Era of the Internet and Role-Playing Games: A Case Study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 381-385.

Jill Lynnae Snodgrass, Pastoral Counseling
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Columbia Suite 380 S/Ext. 7612

  • Ph.D. in Practical Theology with Concentration in Spiritual Care and Counseling from Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California.
  • Assistant professor in pastoral counseling at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-present.
  • Adjunct professor at Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky, 2010-present.
  • Served as associate director at The Clinebell Institute, Claremont, California, 2008-2011.
  • Ordained Minister of the United Church of Christ, Southern-California Nevada Conference, Eastern Association, 2011.
  • Certifications in Relationship and Marriage Education.

Luis Alberto Tampe, Theology
Assistant Professor of Theology
Humanities Center 042A/ Ext. 2624

  • Doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) candidate at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
  • S.T.L. in Systematics from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain 2004.
  • Received Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC in 1988.
  • Served as assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2011-present.
  • Served as a translator of articles for Jesuit conferences and publications.

Sara G. Tyler, Modern Languages and Literature
Affiliate Instructor of Modern Languages and Literature
Maryland Hall 351L/ Ext. 2105

  • M.A. in Romance Languages with Spanish concentration, and M.A. in History with European history concentration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Served as Spanish instructor, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina 2010-present.
  • Served as adjunct instructor at Guilford Technical Community College, High Point, North Carolina, 2009-present.
  • Served as translator in psychology department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina 2008.
  • Panel presenter at Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, “Guarani in Schools: Socioeconomic Attitudes Toward Paraguay’s Co-Official Language and its Instruction” 2010; and Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, “Señas de identidad: Las metάforas espaciales del laberinto y el hogar”, 2010.
  • Speaks Spanish fluently, reads and writes Spanish with high proficiency.

Sara J. Vitale, Modern Languages and Literature
Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Modern Languages and Literature
Maryland Hall 351k/ Ext. 2974

  • M.A., Hispanic Studies with linguistics concentration from Louisiana State University A & M, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Served as ESL Teacher, Valdemoro, Spain, 2010-present; in Madrid, Spain, Online ESL Tutor/Facilitator, 2010-present, Business English Instructor, 2010, North American Language and Culture Assistant 2009-2010.
  • Served as graduate teaching assistant, department of foreign languages and literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2007-2009.
  • Research Interests include applied linguistics, second language acquisition, study abroad, service learning, foreign language education and methodologies.
  • Skills and interests: fluent in Spanish, travel, service-learning, community service, and distance running.


Stephen Carroll, Education Specialties
Visiting Affiliate Associate Professor
GCTC 50a/Ext. 1514

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Served as affiliate faculty instructor of graduate-level course on Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009-present.
  • Served as school counselor at Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Maryland, 1998-present.
  • Served on executive planning committee, Maryland Association of Counseling and Development, 2009-present.
  • Served as guest lecturer conducting workshop for graduate course in Statistics and Research Methods titled “The Role of Spirituality in the Work Place,” Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2009.
  • Article publication draft pending for submission to the Journal of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality of the American Psychological Association, “The Sanctification of Work: The Role of Spirituality in the Workplace.”

Diane Finch, Education Specialties
Visiting Affiliate Associate Professor
GCTC50j/Ext. 1530

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Doctoral dissertation study: Personality, Social Support, Spirituality, Religiosity and Religious Crisis in Predicting Trait Hope and Sense of Coherence Among Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans.
  • Served as Clinical Supervisor for Master’s level students, Pastoral Counseling Department, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling at Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland. Planned and coordinated training and professional development activities for approximately 236 school counselors, Pre-K through grade 12.
  • Served as Senior Research Associate for the American Heart Association Study: Anxiety Burden from Cardioverter Defibrillators, August 2009-Janaury 2011.
  • Major accomplishments includes writing and obtaining a $2,000,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Education and the Center of Disease Control for the evaluation of the Second Step Program in collaboration with Professor Gary Gottfredson, Ph.D., Department of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

Mark McDonald, Teacher Education
Visiting Affiliate Instructor, Teacher Education
Beatty Hall 106/Ext. 2419

  • Master of Education from Towson University, Towson, Maryland.
  • Served as Social Studies Teacher, Interdisciplinary Team Leader and Social Studies Department Chairman, Perry Hall Middle School, Baltimore County, Perry Hall, Maryland from 1993-July 1, 2011.
  • While serving as Social Studies Department Chairman, part of the observation and evaluation team in addition to staff development to the school’s improvement, Perry Hall Middle School, Baltimore County, Perry Hall, Maryland.
  • Previous accomplishments include: site coordinator for Towson University’s Professional Development School; presenter at the convention for National Council or Social Studies -“Historical Fiction”; National Council Geographic Education award winner; test writer for University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Baltimore County’s history lab; and historian and educational materials research writer for the Maryland Historical Society.


Mary Daly, Information Systems & Operations
Vising Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations

  • Ph.D. candidate and currently writing a thesis on executive decision-making and decision support systems maturity available for executives in organizations.
  • Currently serving as lecturer and researcher at the postgraduate and undergraduate level in the business and information systems department at University College, Cork, Ireland, from October 2004-Present.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of IT, from Data center operations to ERP implementation.
  • Career has spanned international companies and multinational corporations as well as indigenous manufacturing and distribution companies.
  • Research interests are in the area of decision making and decision support for executive management and conducting research in the area of organizational theory in relation to Green Information Systems.
  • Personal hobbies and interests include gardening, theater and reading.

Paul M. DiGangi, Information Systems & Operations
Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations
Sellinger Hall 305/ Ext. 5521

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Served as assistant professor for information systems and operations at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 201-present.
  • Research focus is on the intersection of social and digital networks and organizations.
  • Currently examining engagement behaviors in user-generated content websites such as Facebook, eZ Share, and Dell IdeaStorm.
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly publication DiGangi, Paul. M., Wasko, M., and Tang, X “Would you share? Examining knowledge sharing within and across the organizational boundary,” International Journal of Knowledge Management.
  • Invited to make a professional presentation titled “Exploring business models and the role of information technology on value creation,” GfK Group, Berlin, Germany, 2011.
  • Teaching philosophy includes co-creating a meaningful educational environment that is rewarding to both students and professor and effective for the purposes of knowledge creation and transfer.

Theresa Jefferson, Information Systems & Operations
Visiting Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations

  • D.Sc. in Engineering Management at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Served as visiting associate professor at the Center for Public Administration and Policy and served as research associate professor at the Center for Technology, Security and Policy.
  • Served as assistant professor and curriculum chair, department of engineering management and systems engineering, The George Washington University.
  • Research focuses include: risk analysis; collaborative decision making; information and communication technologies with a focus in crisis and disaster management.
  • Member of The George Washington University Institute of Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, an interdisciplinary institute engaged in research, education, and professional development.
  • Recently completed research project as PI of a FEMA funded study to determine the social impacts following a catastrophic earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Dennis Charles McCornac, Economics
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Economics
Sellinger Hall 318/Ext. 2357

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics from The City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, New York. Fields: International Trade and Finance, Applied Microeconomics.
  • Served as an associate professor of economics, Anne Arundel Community College, department of economics and business, Arnold, Maryland, August 2007-June 2011.
  • Served as a visiting associate professor of economics, Kalamazoo College, department of economics and business, Kalamazoo, Michigan, September 2006-August 2007. Freeman Fellow Appointment in Asian Studies (September 2003-August 2005) and taught courses in Economics of Developing Countries, East Asian Economics and Transition Economies.
  • Served as a visiting lecturer at the Center for International Cooperation in Training and Technology Transfer, Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2005-June 2006.
  • Served as an economic consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vietnam, Hanoi Vietnam, October 2002-2003. Co-author of “Foreign Direct Promotion Strategy in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,” a project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Duties included conducting surveys and devising scheme for setting up a Vietnam Investment Promotion Agency.
  • Published a series of case studies: “China – the Dragon is Awake!” “China’s Spending Spree: How Many Eggs in One Basket?” “New Nationalism in Japan- Whither the Future?” “Welcome to Vietnam, the Country…Not the War” in Cullen, Anne, and Stuart Murray, ed. The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 2011.