Our Faculty


Brandon Abood

Faculty in Literature
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Washington; B.A. Journalism

Christa Adams
Faculty in History

Nicholas Altieri
Faculty in Literature
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Washington; B.A. Journalism

Craig Atzberger
Faculty in Mathematics
Ph.D. Systems & Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; M.S. Management Science, Weatherhead School of Management; Advanced B.A. Mathematics, Occidental College 

Brett Baisch
Faculty in Physical Education and Health
M.Ed. Health Education & Promotion, Kent State University; B.S. Physical Education, The University of Akron

Irene Clement
Faculty in Spanish
M.A. Spanish, Kent State University; B.A. Social Work, Cleveland State University

Kristin Collins
Faculty in History
Ph.D. Russian History, The Ohio State University; M.A. Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University; M.A. Modern American History, Florida State University; B.A. History & Ancient Greek, University of New Hampshire

Elaine Commisso
Faculty in Spanish

Jennifer Marquez Eccher
Faculty in Arts (Dance)
M.F.A Dance through Hollins University in association with The American Dance Festival (Duke University), The Frankfurt Conservatory of Performing Arts (Germany) and The Forsythe Company (Germany); B.F.A. Dance Performance and Composition, Kent State University

Paul Hansen
Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin; BA in English and Photography, Oberlin College; AA, Bard College

John S. Hogue
Faculty in History
Ph.D. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. History, Kalamazoo College

Daniel Kenworthy
Faculty in MusicM.A. Music History and Early Music Performance Practice, Case Western Reserve University; B.M. Music Education, The College of New Jersey

Gwendolyn M. Kinebrew
Faculty in Biology
Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, Temple University; M.A. Cell and Developmental Biology, Temple University; B.S. Biology, Arcadia University

Christian Lehmann
Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. Classics. University of Southern California; M.A. Classics USC; M.A. Comparative Literature, USC; B.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bard College

Evan McCormick
Faculty in Chinese
M.A Chinese Literature, University of Kansas; M.S. Education – Foreign Language Pedagogy Emphasis, University of Kansas; B.A. TESOL, Carroll College 

Amani Mende
Faculty in Special Education
BS, MEd, Cleveland State University

Alan S. Mintz
Faculty in Visual Arts 
MA Ed in Art Education, Case Western Reserve University; MFA in Painting, Ohio University; BFA in Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art

Lena Pogrebinsky
Faculty in Mathematics

Guy Andre Risko
Dean of Studies; Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. in American Literature, Binghamton University; M.A. in English and Young Adult Literature, Binghamton University; B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature, University of Pittsburgh 

Ángel Rolón
Faculty in Spanish
M.A. in Spanish – Latin American Studies, Cleveland State University; B.A. in Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University

Sweer Shah
Faculty in Mathematics
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland State University; M.S. Mathematics, Cleveland State University; B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pune, India

Ling-Ling Shih
Faculty in Chinese
Ph.D. and M.A. Cultural Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany; M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Middlebury College; B.A. in English, California State University at Sacramento

Cory Steinbruner
Faculty in Mathematics

Heidi Stoffer
Faculty in Literature

Jennifer Sweeney
Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. English, Literature, and Rhetoric, Binghamton University; B.A. English, University of Pittsburgh 

Christine Ticknor
Faculty in Chemistry and Biology
Ph.D. Genetics, Yale University; M.Phil Genetics, Yale University; M.Ed. John Carroll University; B.A. Biology, Case Western Reserve University 

Joshua Walker
Faculty in History
Ph.D., History, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., History, University of Maryland College Park, B.A., History, The Ohio State University

Steven Wang
Faculty in Chemistry
Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., John Carroll University; B.S. in Environmental Science, Tunghai University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Maria Willard
Faculty in Physics
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Delaware; B.A. in Physics, University of Ioannina (Greece)

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