Faculty Listing

Arnold Sharon O. Arnold, Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Akron; M.A., University of Akron; M.S.W., Temple University

Among her teaching interests are adoption, medical sociology and intercultural communication. Her research interests include the development of a cross-cultural framework for developing intercultural competence in the fields of medicine, business, education, law enforcement, and social work/counseling. Also, she is doing research in culture and re-entry shock that persons experience who spend significant time abroad.

Telephone: 717-867-6156
Address: Humanities 202-B
Email: sarnold@lvc.edu

Barton Tami L. Barton, Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., Shepherd College; M.B.A., St Joseph's University

Professor Barton, who is both a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and Certified Valuation Analyst (C.V.A.), has professional experience in corporate accounting, corporate income taxes, sales taxes, auditing, and business valuations. She spent seven years in public accounting, including time with Ernst & Young and two local firms. In addition, Barton has experience in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries. She teaches courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, and auditing. To maintain current in her field of expertise, Barton has been an accounting management consultant for five years. Her research interests include teaching pedagogy and bringing practical, real life experiences into the classroom to enhance students’ learning.

Telephone: 717-867-6490
Address: Lynch 126
Email: barton@lvc.edu

Benesch Philip Benesch, Associate Professor of Politics and Faculty Director of External Scholarships and Fellowships
B.A., University of London; M.A., London School of Economics; Ph.D., University of Delaware; Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of London; Postgraduate Diploma in Laws, University of London

Dr. Benesch teaches courses in American government, political philosophy and public law. He has a particular interest in the intersection of law and normative philosophy. His research has examined aspects both of Socratic and of modern democratic theory. He has written on the epistemology and political thought of the Austrian thinker, Karl Popper. Dr. Benesch serves as the pre-law adviser for the College.

Telephone: 717-867-6326
Address: Humanities 206-B
Email: benesch@lvc.edu
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Berger-Knorr Ann Berger-Knorr, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Ann Berger-Knorr teaches literacy and literature courses in the Early Childhood Education and Special Education programs at LVC. She also supervises student field experiences. In her research, she attempts to bridge teacher education, literacy education, and multicultural education. Utilizing teacher research and classroom inquiry, Dr. Berger-Knorr focuses on ways to best prepare pre-service teachers for culturally and academically diverse settings. She enjoys involving her students in research and accompanying them to conferences and presentations.

Telephone: 717-867-6596
Address: Lynch 143
Email: aberger@lvc.edu

Boeshore Kristen Lee Boeshore, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Boeshore teaches developmental biology, neurobiology, and general biology. Her research interests focus on development and regeneration of the nervous system.

Telephone: 717-867-6476
Address: Neidig-Garber 324
Email: kboeshor@lvc.edu
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Bongiovanni Marie G. Bongiovanni, Professor of English
B.A., Temple University; M.B.A., Drexel University; M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania.

Experienced in journalism, editing and publishing, Professor Bongiovanni teaches first-year writing classes, multimedia narratives, multimedia feature writing, and modern literature courses. She has taught in Perugia, Italy, and studied in Rome and at Oxford University.

Telephone: 717-867-6241
Address: Humanities 207-C
Email: bongiova@lvc.edu

Brewer Patrick Brewer, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Brewer teaches courses in actuarial science and mathematics and has won teaching awards from the University of Oregon, Lebanon Valley College, and the Mathematical Association of America. He runs the Actuarial Science program and advises the Math Club.

Telephone: 717-867-6082
Address: Lynch 283 I
Email: brewer@lvc.edu

Broussard James H Broussard, Professor of History
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Duke University

Dr. Broussard teaches American history and historiography. His research and publications concentrate on the Jefferson-Jackson era, the South, and American politics. He formerly served as executive director of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

Telephone: 717-867-6358
Address: Humanities 306-A
Email: broussar@lvc.edu
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Carey Robert Carey, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Hiram College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Carey teaches genetics, microbiology and general biology. His research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of plant gene families and how the cell wall modifying proteins encoded by some of these families are involved in plant development.

Telephone: 717-867-6177
Address: Neidig-Garber 304
Email: rcarey@lvc.edu

Chamberlin Rick Chamberlin, Associate Professor of German and French
B.A., Hillsdale College; A.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Chamberlin teaches courses at all levels in both French and German. His areas of research are German and French medieval literature, as well as the relations between German writers and the wider culture in the 20th-century. He also directs our summer study program in Würzburg, Germany.

Telephone: 717-867-6256
Address: Humanities 301-A
Email: chamberl@lvc.edu

Chasalow Lewis C. Chasalow, Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Lehigh University; MBA, Lehigh University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Chasalow worked for several Fortune 500 companies during his 30+-year career in business, serving in positions ranging from manufacturing quality control to sales management and as an IT director for AT&T and as an IT director with Capital One Financial and IBM Global Solutions. Dr. Chasalow, who teaches Management Information Systems (MIS) at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) level, among other courses, uses an applied approach to introduce his students to various information systems concepts as they contribute to various organizational functions. His primary research is in organizational factors that contribute to organizational benefits from business intelligence and analytic systems. He has published articles on business intelligence, information security, and systems development methodologies in several top MIS journals in addition to presentations at international conferences.

Telephone: 717-867-6487
Address: Lynch 130
Email: chasalow@lvc.edu

Clark Treva Clark, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., York College of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., Loyola University of Maryland

Clark, associate professor of international business and global communications, has presented at international conferences on numerous topics. Her current research focus on micro-finance lending practices specifically integrates her corporate experience in international market development and sustainable business in underdeveloped regions. Professor Clark has overseen student internships at the World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania, an organization in which LVC has active membership and for which she serves as the college liaison. In summer 2013, Clark will lead the short-term study abroad program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She teaches courses in international business management, organizational communications, marketing, and doing business in the European Union.

Telephone: 717-867-6106
Address: Lynch 136
Email: tclark@lvc.edu
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Dacko Stan M. Dacko, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Physical Therapy
B.A., Rutgers University; M.S.P.T., Boston University; Ph.D., Hahnemann University

Dr. Dacko teaches cardiovascular/pulmonary and neuroscience. His research interests are related to motor control and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.

Telephone: 717-867-6843
Address: Heilman 114-C
Email: dacko@lvc.edu

Darian Andrew Darian, Assistant Professor of Education
Waldorf Teaching Certificate, Rudolf Steiner College; B.S./B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison; M.A., Ottawa University; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Darian teaches course in Educational Technology, Science and Math methods and supervises student teachers. His research interests are focused on the importance of integrating physical movement (free-play, structured-play, games, and movement exercises) with academics in the learning process.

Telephone: 717-867-6309
Address: Lynch 152
Email: darian@lvc.edu

Day Michael A. Day, Professor of Physics; Director of Engineering
B.S., University of Idaho; M.A., University of Nebraska, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, (philosophy); M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska (physics)

Dr. Michael Day has two doctorates: one in physics, one in philosophy. His thirty-plus publications are in theoretical physics (specializing in anharmonic solids), the history and philosophy of science, and the teaching of physics. During the last several years, he has focused on the views of American Cold War physicists on science and society with extensive work on Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi, and E. U. Condon. For this research, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. He is currently writing a book on Oppenheimer. In addition, he worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist and spent one year teaching in China. In 1999, he received the Vickroy Award, the College’s highest award for teaching.

Telephone: 717-867-6151
Address: Neidig-Garber 224
Email: day@lvc.edu

Delavan Will Delavan, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Boston College; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Delavan's research interests are in the areas of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics, and he has presented and published in all three areas. He teaches introductory and intermediate macroeconomics, international trade, public finance, and the senior seminar.

Telephone: 717-867-6495
Address: Lynch 131
Email: delavan@lvc.edu

Dietrich Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Endowed Professor of Instrumental Music
B.M., Montana State University; M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, a native of Bozeman, Montana, joined the faculty of Lebanon Valley College in 1995. As the Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor in Instrumental Music, Dietrich directs the LVC Symphony Orchestra, teaches conducting, string methods, applied violin and viola, and coaches chamber music ensembles. As a violinist and chamber musician, he has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Austria and Italy. He has released two CDs and has served as a conductor at festivals and for district, regional, and All-State orchestras from New Jersey to Montana. Dietrich is active as a clinician, regularly offering workshops throughout the northeast on violin technique, pedagogy, and ensemble playing. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association, and received that organization’s “Outstanding Orchestra Director of the Year” award.

Telephone: 717-867-6281
Address: Blair 217
Email: dietrich@lvc.edu
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Dodson Deanna L. Dodson, Professor of Psychology; Director of General Education
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.S., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Memphis State University

Her teaching interests are in psychobiology, general psychology, and the psychology of gender . Her current research areas include: hemispheric specialization and handedness, and developmental patterns in lateralization, and biological bases of gender differences. Dr. Dodson is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, Sigma Xi, and the Eastern Psychological Association.

Telephone: 717-867-6199
Address: Lynch 287-E
Email: dodson@lvc.edu

Dolan Christopher J. Dolan, Professor of Politics and Director of Global Studies
B.A, Siena College; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Dr. Dolan is the author of or co-author of three books and more than 30 referred articles or book chapters. His research interests include humanitarian intervention and human security, U.S. foreign policy and security, globalization, and global political economy. He has presented his research in London, Paris, Montreal, Denver, Miami, San Diego, and Washington D.C., among others. Dr. Dolan, who began LVC’s International Studies Program, has presented collaborative research with students in Toronto, Baltimore, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, and oversees the International Studies internship program. He teaches courses on international relations theory, contemporary global security, American foreign policy, globalization, and research methods. Beginning in 2015, he will teach a course on Global Human Rights to LVC students at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Telephone: 717-867-6740
Address: Humanities 206-C
Email: dolan@lvc.edu
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Droms Sean Droms, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Mary Washington; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Droms, a citizen of three countries including Switzerland and Portugal, taught various levels of calculus at the University of Virginia before arriving at LVC. He has organized and led several teaching-related workshops and participated in three undergraduate research projects, each of which resulted in a peer-reviewed publication. Dr. Droms has presented at academic meetings in Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia, and is a fellow of Project NExT, a professional development program devoted to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. His research interests are in low-dimensional topology and coding theory. He teaches a variety of courses in mathematics, including finite mathematics and calculus.

Telephone: 717-867-6086
Address: Lynch 283-F
Email: droms@lvc.edu
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Eldred Laura G. Eldred, Associate Professor of English
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Eldred teaches courses in British and Irish literature, gothic horror, and film. She has published several essays in journals and edited collections on the fiction of Patrick McCabe and the drama of Martin McDonagh. She is currently working on a book manuscript on those authors' use of gothic horror as a tool for Irish national critique.

Telephone: 717-867-6242
Address: Humanities 205-B
Email: eldred@lvc.edu

Epler Marcia E. Epler, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Ithaca College; M.Ed., Temple University; Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Epler teaches biomechanics & kinesiology, musculoskeletal I & II. Her research interests include orthopedic dysfunctions and functional outcomes. Clinical practice areas include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Telephone: 717-867-6844
Address: Heilman 114-D
Email: epler@lvc.edu

Erskine Dale J. Erskine, Professor and Department Chair of Biology
B.A., University of Maine at Portland; M.A., SUNY College at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Dr. Erskine teaches vertebrate physiology, human biology, AIDS,evolution and general biology. His research interests are in temperature regulation and thermal tolerance.

Telephone: 717-867-6176
Address: Neidig-Garber 141
Email: erskine@lvc.edu
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Fink Michael L. Fink, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Thomas Jefferson University; M.S., Thomas Jefferson University; D.Sc., Baylor University; Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Fink teaches human anatomy, pharmacology, differential diagnosis, and selected physical therapy practice topics: high velocity low amplitude thrust grade V mobilizations module and musculoskeletal ultrasound module. His research interests include factors impacting physical therapists predominating using manual therapy techniques, scapular mobility, knee injury prevention programs, and the diagnostic utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound & electromyography. Clinical practice areas include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Telephone: 717-867-6847
Address: Heilman 115-C
Email: fink@lvc.edu

Fry Michael D. Fry, Professor of Mathematical Sciences.  Director of the Computer Science Track for Engineering
B.A., Immaculate Heart College; Ph.D., University of Illinois

An avid practitioner of computer science and an accomplished mathematician, Dr. Fry heads the Computer Science Program and is the advisor for Computing Science students. He is also the advisor of the Computer Club. Trained as a mathematician, he has special interests in graphics, fractals, applications of group theory, operating systems, and computer architecture.

Telephone: 717-867-6084
Address: Lynch 283C
Email: fry@lvc.edu

Fung Eric Fung, Associate Professor of Music
B.M., The Eastman School of Music; M.M., The Eastman School of Music; M.A., The Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., The Juilliard School

Eric Fung, graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, was the second-prize winner ex aequo at the 13th International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany. He is an active solo and chamber performer. He has appeared at international festivals and collaborated with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As a teacher, he has given master classes at institutions, such as East Tennessee State University, Hope College, University of Illinois at Carbondale, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has also been invited frequently to adjudicate regional and international competitions.

He studied piano with Natalya Antonova, Martin Canin, Eva Lue, and Oxana Yablonskaya. He received coaching from Boris Berman, Christopher Elton, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl. He also studied analysis with Steven Laitz and Carl Schachter.

Eric Fung is an associate professor at LVC teaching piano, keyboard harmony, and other piano-related courses.

Telephone: 717-867-6288
Address: Blair 207
Email: fung@lvc.edu
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Garcia Armero Carmen Garcia Armero, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Valencia University; M.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Telephone: 717-867-6253
Address: Humanities 303-A
Email: cgarcia@lvc.edu

Gazsi Claudia C. Gazsi, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
B.S., West Virginia University; M.H.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Prof. Gazsi teaches professional issues of physical therapy I & II and oversees the clinical education courses I-IV. Her research interests include clinical education and student learning/outcomes.

Telephone: 717-867-6846
Address: Heilman 114-F
Email: gazsi@lvc.edu

George Cheryl L. George, Professor of Education
B.S., Texas Christian University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. George is the director of special education, teaches courses in special education, and supervises student teachers. Her research interests include: (1) promoting successful school experiences for children with emotional and behavioral disorders and (2) promoting fitness for children and youth with disabilities. George is the Past President of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She advises the LVC Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Telephone: 717-867-6389
Address: Lynch 147
Email: cgeorge@lvc.edu

Goodfellow Marianne Goodfellow, Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Goodfellow teaches an array of courses including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of the Family, Women and Gender Issues, Urban Sociology, and Research Methods. Her research has focused on issues of aging, rural homeless services, domestic violence, pedagogy, and issues related to alcohol use and DUI.

Telephone: 717-867-6157
Address: Humanities 202
Email: goodfell@lvc.edu

Goodman Stacy A. Goodman, Professor of Biology
B.S., Westminster College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Goodman teaches human physiology, animal behavior, senior seminar and general biology. She is interested in the effects of acute and chronic alcohol exposure on the spatial learning abilities of rats.

Telephone: 717-867-6172
Address: Neidig-Garber 117
Email: goodman@lvc.edu
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Grieve-Carlson Gary Grieve-Carlson, Professor of English; Director of General Education
B.A., Bates College; M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; Ph.D., Boston University

Dr. Grieve-Carlson teaches first-year writing classes, American literature surveys, and upper-level courses ranging from poetry to grammar to mythology. His scholarship focuses on American poetry and American intellectual history. He plays pick-up basketball with LVC faculty and students, and fantasy baseball with LVC coaches and administrators.

Telephone: 717-867-6244
Address: Humanities 208-B
Email: grieveca@lvc.edu

Guzman-Zavala Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Guzmán Zavala, a native of Puerto Rico, teaches Spanish language courses at all levels. She pursues research interests in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Her conference presentations and publications chiefly involve the representation of childhood and motherhood in literary texts and the visual arts. She is painter as well as a literary scholar and her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions.

Telephone: 717-867-6254
Address: Humanities 303-A
Email: guzman@lvc.edu

Hanes Carolyn R. Hanes, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
B.A., Central Michigan University; M.A., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Dr. Hanes' teaching and scholarly interests are in the area of criminology and criminal justice. She has worked to integrate teaching, scholarly activities, and community involvement throughout her professional career. Recently, she has been actively engaged in collaborative research with department majors and the Lebanon County District Attorney's Office in order to assess the efficacy of the new DUI Specialty Court.

Telephone: 717-867-6155
Address: Humanities 202A
Email: hanes@lvc.edu

Harpankar Kshama Harpankar, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Mumbai; M.A., Indian Institute of Technology; M.Phil., Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Harpankar, an environmental and resource economist, teaches principles of macroeconomics, energy and natural resource economics, international trade, and econometrics. Dr. Harpankar’s research focuses on externalities related to land use practices and ecosystem services.

Telephone: 717-867-6485
Address: Lynch 135
Email: harpanka@lvc.edu

Harris Marc Harris, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry
B.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Nevada at Reno

Dr. Harris is just the fifth chair of the nationally recognized Chemistry Department and ACS accredited program since 1951. He is known for his student-faculty research success and student-faculty publications. Dr. Harris has mentored and guided his student researchers to conference presentations, many achieving first place honors, at national and regional conferences in Boston, New Orleans, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle, among others. His research groups have also been selected twice to present their undergraduate research projects to the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill. With his students as co-authors, Dr. Harris’ work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry.

Telephone: 717-867-6146
Address: Neidig-Garber 406
Email: harris@lvc.edu
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Heffner Christopher J. Heffner, Associate Professor of Music
B.M., Western Kentucky University; M.M., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida

Christopher J. Heffner taught initially at Todd County Central High School in Elkton, KY and currently serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Lebanon Valley College. He directs the "Pride of the Valley" marching band, LVC symphonic band, and wind ensemble. Dr. Heffner also supervises student teachers, and teaches instrumental literature, fundamentals of conducting, and brass techniques. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician working with groups from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Florida. Dr. Heffner is a member of Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.

Telephone: 717-867-6289
Address: Blair 209
Email: cheffner@lvc.edu
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Hildebrand Andrew C. Hildebrand, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Instructional Coordinator for the MBA Program
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; J.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law

A Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), Certified Valuation Analyst (C.V.A.), and licensed attorney, Professor Hildebrand has professional experience in accounting, taxation, business valuations, management advisory services, and project management. He teaches financial policy, managerial decision making, intermediate accounting, legal environment of business, and special topics business and accounting courses.

Telephone: 717-867-6103
Address: Lynch 123
Email: hildebra@lvc.edu

Hill Barry Hill, Professor of Music; Director of Music Recording Technology
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.M., New York University; D.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Hill is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys), Audio Engineering Society, and the Themed Entertainment Association. Along with his album and single credits, he’s had experience in theme parks, live sound, and system installations. His "Learning Recording Engineering" is a textbook for aspiring recording engineers, he’s currently working on an audio for worship book, and he teaches workshops on education and learning issues.

Telephone: 717-867-6285
Address: Blair 113
Email: hill@lvc.edu
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Hinshaw John Hinshaw, Professor of History
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Hinshaw teaches courses on modern American history, African-American history, urban history, African history, world history, labor history, and specialized courses in race and ethnicity. He has written and edited books on the industrial revolution in world history, the steel industry and steel workers in Western Pennsylvania, and the labor movement in the United States.

Telephone: 717-867-6359
Address: Humanities 307-C
Email: hinshaw@lvc.edu
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Hubler Noel Hubler, Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Noel Hubler is a specialist in Ancient Greek metaphysics and science and explores the connections between Ancient epistemology and political theory. He has published articles on Aristotle, Plotinus, and the Neopythagoreans. He also has research interests in contemporary political theory. Additionally, he is the translator of the book of Ezekiel for the New English Translation of the Septuagint (Oxford University Press).

Telephone: 717-867-6131
Address: Humanities 306-B
Email: hubler@lvc.edu
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Hurst Barry L. Hurst, Associate Professor of Physics; Director of Physics Track for Engineering
B.S., Juniata College; Ph.D., University of Delaware.

Telephone: 717-867-6150
Address: Neidig-Garber 222
Email: hurst@lvc.edu

Johnson Diane E. Johnson, Associate Professor and of Politics and Department Chair
B.A., Pepperdine University; M.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

Dr. Johnson teaches lower- and upper-level courses in comparative politics and American politics. She also teaches a 100-level course called Contemporary Controversies in Politics and the senior seminar in politics, and shares responsibility for the EU Simulation course. Her main research interest are democratization, the effects of globalization, and political communication. She specializes in the politics of Latin America, and regularly conducts field research in Argentina and Uruguay.

Telephone: 717-867-6329
Address: Humanities 206-A
Email: djohnson@lvc.edu
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Kanupka Jennifer Wood Kanupka, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D., Immaculata University

Jennifer Wood Kanupka teaches courses in special education. Her research interests include: transition services for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and promoting positive and healthy behaviors in students with autism.

Telephone: 717-867-6307
Address: Lynch 148
Email: kanupka@lvc.edu

Kitchens Michael B. Kitchens, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Mobile; M.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

His teaching interests are in general psychology, introductory and advanced research courses, the science of emotion, and social psychology. His research interests are in the processes of the self (e.g., identity & self-control), the emotion experience, and the application of psychological science to libertarian scholarship and faith. Dr. Kitchens is a member of Psi Chi, Alpha Theta Chi, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6197
Address: Lynch 287-G
Email: kitchens@lvc.edu
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Kline Joel A. Kline, Professor of Digital Communications
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.J., Temple University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Kline, co-founding professor of the department, owned a digital media company prior to entering academia. He continues to consult and conduct research in the areas of user experience, social media, technical communications, Web 2.0, and innovation. Kline has helped clients develop online communities of practice, create a Social Media for Business strategic plan; deploy a corporate knowledge management system; build iPad and mobile apps; and improve corporate web presences through analytics, heat maps, and usability testing. He teaches courses in user experience, e-business, innovation, strategy, and project management. Kline blogs and tweets on technology, communities, and innovation topics and has presented on such interesting subjects as “What the (Bleep) is the Cloud?”

Telephone: 717-867-6108
Address: Lynch 119-B
Email: jkline@lvc.edu
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Kolins Samuel R. Kolins, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Kolins teaches courses and advises students in both mathematics and actuarial science at LVC. He was originally trained as a mathematician, doing research in the intersection of combinatorics, geometry, and commutative algebra.

Telephone: 717-867-6083
Address: Lynch 283-E
Email: kolins@lvc.edu

Laguna Louis B. Laguna, Professor of Psychology
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Millersville University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska

His teaching interests are in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and abnormal psychology. He supervises internship students. His research interests include psychological factors related to police and public safety personnel and criminal psychology. Dr. Laguna is a member of the Psychological Services Division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6196
Address: Lynch 287H
Email: llaguna@lvc.edu

Lappas Courtney M. Lappas, Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Lappas teaches immunology, molecular biology and general biology. She is interested in T lymphocyte biology, with special emphasis on both the role played by T cell subsets in various inflammatory disorders and the potential use of adenosine analogs to modulate these untoward responses.

Telephone: 717-867-6179
Address: Neidig-Garber 313
Email: lappas@lvc.edu
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Lehr Michael Lehr, Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Lock Haven University; M.P.T., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; D.P.T., Temple University; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association; Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Lehr teaches clinical examination, clinical interventions I & II, and selected physical therapy practice topics: high velocity low amplitude thrust grade V mobilizations module. His research interests include skilled Interventions in terms of manual therapy and functional/corrective exercise, and clinical decision making within musculoskeletal management. Clinical practice area is orthopedics.

Telephone: 717-867-6853
Address: Heilman 114
Email: mlehr@lvc.edu

Lemons Mary L. Lemons, Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coordinator of music education, Dr. Lemons teaches music education methods courses, arranges and supervises music student teaching, and advises the campus MENC: The National Association for Music Education student chapter.

Telephone: 717-867-6279
Address: Blair 110
Email: lemons@lvc.edu

Leonard Robert W. Leonard, Professor of Business Administration
B.A., The Ohio University; M.A., St. Francis School of Industrial Relations; M.B.A., The Ohio State University

Professor Leonard has been a management consultant for 20 years, working with more than 300 organizations. He has received numerous state and federal grants for his work with nonprofit organizations and has owned his own nonprofit training corporation since 1986. He has completed all doctoral coursework at The Ohio State University in organizational behavior and social psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6105
Address: Lynch 125
Email: leonard@lvc.edu

Lister Rebecca C. Lister, Associate Professor of Music
B.M., James Madison University; M.M., Florida State University; D.M..

Associate Professor of Music, Rebbeca Crow Lister, teaches voice lessons, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, and diction. She maintains an active performing schedule having appeared several times as guest artist on various music series, including the St. Paul Early Music Series (St. Paul, MN), the Lebanon Community Arts Series (Lebanon, PA), and the Goodman Series (Harrisburg, PA). Though early music is her main point of interest, Lister performs repertoire from all style periods and is a strong supporter and performer of chamber music, contemporary music, music by female composers, and music by Hispanic composers. She is a frequent masterclass clinician at various schools and colleges, most recently at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. She currently serves as the President for the Allegheny Chapter of the National Association for Teachings of Singing (NATS).

Telephone: 717-867-6290
Address: Blair 210
Email: lister@lvc.edu
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Lovell Jeffrey Lovell, Assistant Professor of Music
A.S., Ricks College; B.M., Brigham Young University; M.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Dr. Lovell has compiled a long list of original compositions and solo performances during his career as a jazz musician. He uses these experiences to help his students gain a passion for knowledge and a love of music. This dedication was recognized by his students when they awarded Dr. Lovell the Educator of the Year Award in 2013, noting that “Professor Lovell is known for his passion, both for music and teaching…he tirelessly pushes students to achieve more than they thought possible.” Dr. Lovell recently instituted the “Common Hour Jazz Jam,” a faculty-led jam session for aspiring jazz musicians where students work on improvisation skills by playing with faculty. In addition to coaching his students in their personal projects, he teaches music theory and aural skills, core music courses that develop student’s musicianship and overall understanding of music relationships.

Telephone: 717-867-6287
Address: Blair 208
Email: lovell@lvc.edu
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Lyons David W. Lyons, Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Davidson College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Lyons has broad mathematical interests in the areas of geometry, topology, algebra, and computer visualization. His current research is in mathematical physics in the area of quantum information theory. His pedagogical scholarship centers around the use of visualization, particulary with animation, for teaching mathematical concepts. Away from the office, he is advisor and master instructor for the Taekwondo Club.

Telephone: 717-867-6081
Address: Lynch 283-H
Email: lyons@lvc.edu
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Machado Robert R. Machado, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of San Diego; M.Phil., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY); Certificate in Film Studies, Certificate in American Studies, Ph.D.

Robert Machado teaches courses in US literature, Film Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts, Writing, and Theory. His research involves the study of color (chromatics) across verbal and visual media, postclassical narrative theory, and 19/20-C US literature. He has also published work on early cinema and early photography, multimediality in literature, and the avant-garde. As an early member of the “lowercase sound” movement, since 2001 his experimental sound/noise art under the name Civyiu Kkliu has been performed in galleries on the West and East Coast, and published in the US, the UK., the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria. His most recent visual art involves Polaroid photography.

Telephone: 717-867-6158
Address: Humanities 208D
Email: machado@lvc.edu

Manza Louis Manza, Professor and Department Chair of Psychology
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A., Brooklyn College; M. Phil., City University of New York; Ph.D., City University of New York

His teaching interests include cognitive processes, research design & analysis, the history of psychology, and paranormal/pseudoscientific phenomena. His research interests focus on questions related to understanding (a) how people develop various perspectives on paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs, as well as (b) processes and thoughts underlying academic perseverance and consistency. Dr. Manza is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Eastern Psychological Association, and Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (Teaching of Psychology).

Telephone: 717-867-6193
Address: Lynch 287A
Email: manza@lvc.edu

Marsh Anderson L. Marsh, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director of Chemistry Track for Engineering
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College; Ph.D., University of Michigan; ACS-PRF Alternative Energy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley-05.

Dr. Marsh specializes in experimental physical chemistry and surface science. His research is aimed at understanding kinetics of environmentally significant reactions on model catalyst surfaces.

Telephone: 717-867-6149
Address: Neidig-Garber 404
Email: marsh@lvc.edu
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McCoy Rebecca K. McCoy, Associate Professor of History
A.B., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. McCoy teaches world civilization and specialized courses in European History. Her research focuses on the social, religious, and political history of France from the 17th to the 19th century. Other teaching and research interests include the history of European women, the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe, and the development of nationalism and national identity.

Telephone: 717-867-6357
Address: Humanities 206-D
Email: mccoy@lvc.edu
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McEvoy Gabriela McEvoy, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.

McEvoy teaches Spanish courses at all levels. Her research involves Latin American ethnic studies, most particularly discourse in the Peruvian-Irish community. She has presented her work at several conferences and has published her writing on fiction by immigrants and exiles to Latin America.

Telephone: 717-867-6253
Address: Humanities 301-B
Email: mcevoy@lvc.edu

McNulty Barbara McNulty, Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
B.S., Messiah College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Temple University

McNulty is an art historian whose research focuses on Byzantine and Medieval portraiture on the island of Cyprus. She has presented papers at academic conferences throughout the United States, and has extensive teaching experience in visual studies and the history and aesthetics of photography. At LVC she has developed courses on the history and theory of portraiture, and on the body in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. As Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery she curates exhibitions that span a broad spectrum of art historical interests.

Telephone: 717-867-6016
Address: Lynch 161
Email: mcnulty@lvc.edu
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Meindl Joerg Meindl, Assistant Professor of German
M.A., Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Meindl teaches courses in German at all levels. His research agenda includes the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition and cultural studies. His most recent project investigated communication strategies in the sermons of an Old order Amish community.

Telephone: 717-867-6257
Address: Humanities 301-C
Email: meindl@lvc.edu

Moorman-Stahlman Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Professor of Music; College Organist
B.Mus., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.M.; D.M.A., University of Iowa.

Professor Shelly Moorman-Stahlman teaches organ, piano, class piano, form and analysis, and church music courses. Her students have received top honors in numerous competitions. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Music at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. She studied organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Dolores Bruch, John Ditto and Harald Vogel and piano with Santiago Rodriguez. A frequent organ and piano recitalist throughout the Midwest and East Coast, she has garnered an impressive array of competition credits which include Semi-Finalist at the St. Albans International Organ Competition in England, Audience Prize at Spivey International Organ Competition, Finalist in the Arthur Poister Competition, Second Prize in the MTNA National Wurlitzer Competition and Finalist, Region VI AGO Competition. She has been a featured artist at major venues in Washington D.C., New York City and across the Midwest.

Telephone: 717-867-6278
Address: Blair 11
Email: moorman@lvc.edu
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Morell Justin J. Morell, Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); M.A., California State University, East Bay; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Dr. Morell has had an extensive professional career composing concert music, playing guitar, and working with many well-known performers—including Dizzy Gillespie, composer John Williams, and the Supremes—across the U.S. and internationally. While living in L.A., he led several ensembles, owned and operated a recording studio, and played guitar on several television and film projects, including Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.” Dr. Morell builds electronic gadgets for the guitar and teaches music theory, aural theory, and independent study projects for composition students. He is the creator of Pivot: A Music Theory Card Game that teaches students about chord root motion, including modulation and modal mixture. Dr. Morell recently released his latest album, Subjects and Complements.

Telephone: 717-867-6294
Address: Blair 216
Email: morell@lvc.edu
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Myers Robin Myers, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Florida; D.P.T., MGH Institute of Health Professions; Board Certified in Neurology, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Myers teaches neuromuscular physical therapy I & II. Her research interests include clinical decision making related to neurologic physical therapy practice and the treatment of individuals with disorders of consciousness. Clinical practice areas is neurology, with a subspecialty of brain injury.

Telephone: 717-867-6851
Address: Heilman 115-A
Email: rmyers@lvc.edu

Niculescu Michelle Niculescu, Associate Professor of Psychology & Director of Psychobiology Program
B.S., Muhlenberg College; Ph.D., Temple University, School of Medicine

Her teaching interests include psychopharmacology, general psychology, research methods, learning and memory, and sensory and perceptual processes. Her research interests include the biology and psychology behind drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Niculescu is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Research Society on Alcoholism, and is also the faculty advisor for the LVC chapter of Psi Chi (the National Honor Society in Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6198
Address: Lynch 287-B
Email: niculesc@lvc.edu

Norris Renee Lapp Norris, Professor and Department Chair of Music
B.A., West Chester University; M.M., University of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Renee Lapp Norris, an associate professor at Lebanon Valley College, teaches courses in European, North American, and non-Western music. She has presented papers for the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music. Her article "Opera and the Mainstreaming of Blackface Minstrelsy" was published by the Journal of the Society of American Music. Her secondary interest is music history pedagogy.

Telephone: 717-867-6283
Address: Blair 111
Email: norris@lvc.edu
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Oriel Kathryn N. Oriel, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; M.P.T., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Ed.D., Idaho State University

Dr. Oriel teaches pediatric physical therapy, motor development, motor control, and health promotion for self and society. Her research interests include the impact of community-based fitness programs on children with disabilities, exercise in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and health promotion across the lifespan. Clinical practice area is pediatrics, specifically an inclusive preschool setting.

Telephone: 717-867-6852
Address: Heilman Center 115B
Email: oriel@lvc.edu

Patton Walter A. Patton, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Susquehanna University; Ph.D., Lehigh University; Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Patton is interested in the structure-function relationships in proteins. Most recently his work focuses on the features of E. coli GMP synthetase that facitlitate ammonia transfer from a domain where it is synthesized to the domain in which it is utilized. His work integrates chemical, biochemical and molecular biological methods (e.g. polymerase chain reaction) to make "designer" proteins at the DNA level. Once expressed in bacteria, these proteins are purified in order to study their function.

Telephone: 717-867-6827
Address: Neidig-Garber 315
Email: patton@lvc.edu
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Peelen Timothy J. Peelen, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Calvin College; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Peelen's research focuses on the development of asymmetric reactions catalyzed by simple organic molecules (organocatalysts). The reaction mechanisms of organocatalyzed reactions are studied by using kinetics and by structural analysis of reaction intermediates.

Telephone: 717-867-6147
Address: Neidig-Garber 426
Email: peelen@lvc.edu
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Peers Brian Peers, Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy & Director of the Physical Therapy Clinic

Brian Peers has served as an adjunct instructor of physical therapy for five years at Lebanon Valley College while maintaining a private practice in Lancaster. He also serves as a utilization consultant for multiple insurance companies and has served as an injury prevention consultant for multiple large employers including the U.S. Department of Defense. Peers’s research interests include clinical decision-making skills in novice clinicians and lower extremity injury prevention in college athletes.

Telephone: 717-867-6841
Address: Heilman 115-D
Email: peers@lvc.edu

Pettice Mary K. Pettice, Associate Professor of Digital Communications
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Houston

Dr. Pettice teaches courses in social media, data visualization, rhetoric, media ethics, and web writing for future journalists and public relations specialists. Her scholarly work examines the intersections between new media, rhetoric, and the verbal arts. She has written about online comment spaces and Star Wars fan films and is working on a manuscript about New Zealand, where she taught for a semester.

Telephone: 717-867-6243
Address: Lynch 285-I
Email: pettice@lvc.edu
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Pittari Michael Pittari, Professor and Department Chair of Art & Art History
B.F.A., University of Florida; M.F.A., University of Tennessee

Pittari is an artist who works in painting and digital imaging. His emotive abstract paintings have been exhibited throughout the Eastern United States and are in several corporate collections. His recent series of landscape prints, based on American wilderness paintings of the 1800s, address issues of history and iconography within the broader field of landscape studies. Pittari is a former editor-in-chief of the journal Art Papers and has published exhibition reviews and interviews. He teaches studio courses in drawing, painting, and advanced art making, in addition to historical courses on color and culture and the interrelationship of painting and cinema.

Telephone: 717-867-6393
Address: Lynch 159
Email: pittari@lvc.edu
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Pry Kevin Burleigh Pry, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D..

Dramaturge for local theater companies, Dr. Pry teaches courses in acting, world literature, dramatic literature, and theater production. He also advises Wig & Buckle, the student drama company.

Telephone: 717-867-6248
Address: Humanities 203
Email: pry@lvc.edu

Ritchie Jeffrey J. Ritchie, Assoc Professor and Department Chair of Digital Communications
B.S., Indiana Univeristy; B.A., Indiana University; M.A., University of South Carolina; M.Ed., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Ritchie, chair and associate professor of digital communications, has presented at conferences from Vancouver, Canada to Konstanz, Germany and San Diego, Calif., to Charleston, S.C. One of the founding professors of the DigiCom Department, he has overseen student projects and internships that have resulted in the creation of LVC's Campus Virtual Tour, an interactive history of Hersheypark, a player's guide for an internationally recognized game, and a physical therapy textbook designed for tablet devices, among many others. Ritchie teaches courses in narrative across media (including video games), mobile and spatial narratives, interactivity, writing for digital media, multimedia, and principles of information design.

Telephone: 717-867-6249
Address: Lynch 119-A
Email: ritchie@lvc.edu
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Robbins Jeffrey W. Robbins, Chair of Religion and Philosophy; Professor of Religion; Director of American Studies and the Undergraduate Research Symposium; and Faculty Mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Texas Christian University; M.Phil., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University

His area of specialization is in continental philosophy of religion. His teaching interests include contemporary religious thought, philosophy of religion, world religions, Christianity, Islam, and religion and politics. In addition to teaching courses in religion, he also is the director of the American Studies program and the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the Faculty Mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program. He was awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching at LVC in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Westar Institute where he actively participates in the ongoing seminar on “God and the Human Future,” and is an affiliated faculty member of the Global Center for Advanced Studies.

Telephone: 717-867-6720
Address: Humanities 307-D
Email: robbins@lvc.edu
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Romagnolo Catherine Romagnolo, Associate Professor and Department Chair of English
B.S., University of Florida; M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D..

Dr. Romagnolo teaches courses in American literature, literature by women, African American literature and critical theory. She also serves as the faculty director of the Women's Services and Gender Resource center. She has published several articles on narrative and identity. Her research focuses on questions of identity and narrative in contemporary American women's fiction. Her book manuscript Opening Acts: Narrative Beginnings from a Feminist Perspective is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press

Telephone: 717-867-6247
Address: Humanities 207-D
Email: romagnol@lvc.edu

Samuel Mathew Samuel, Assistant Professor of Digital Communications
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Samuel taught in Atlanta and Miami, and worked in the corporate world, before arriving at LVC. After successfully art directing for AT&T, and other national firms, Samuel launched San 7 Studios, a full service design firm that served Lockheed Martin, Heineken, Salem, and more. His Miami-based design studio produced projects ranging from graphic design to animation. His art work has been featured in numerous venues including a pair of solo shows, “Mepral” and “Blur.” Samuel’s art expands several genres and he has painted public murals, created illustrations for magazines, designed branding and promotional materials for a fortune 500 company, and designed a textbook cover. He teaches courses in graphic design, motion graphics, and interactive design.

Telephone: 717-867-6379
Address: Lynch 122
Email: samuel@lvc.edu
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Sayers Matthew Sayers, Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Matthew R. Sayers earned his Ph.D. in Asian Cultures and Languages at The University of Texas at Austin. His work focuses on the relations between the living and the dead and his research includes the Hindu and Buddhist traditions in ancient India as well as the later history of and contemporary practice at the pilgrimage site Gaya in Bihar, India. His book, Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India, discusses the development of ancestral rites from the ?g Veda to the formative stages of Hinduism and is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He is currently working on the development of Gaya as a pilgrimage place in the Puranic period. He teaches across the religion curriculum, including special courses on Evil, Death and Dying, and Scripture, and also teaches introductory Sanskrit.

Telephone: 717-867-6133
Address: Humanities 307-D
Email: sayers@lvc.edu
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Schroeder Michael Schroeder, Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Schroeder teaches the Atlantic World since 1500, focusing on Latin America and the United States since the Age of Revolution. A social, cultural, and political historian whose research focuses on twentieth-century Nicaragua, he is co-author of the widely used college textbook The Twentieth Century and Beyond (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters in his area of expertise.

Telephone: 717-867-6356
Address: Humanities 307
Email: schroede@lvc.edu
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Koray Sekeroglu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Telephone: 717-867-6154
Address: Neidig-Garber 225
Email: sekerogl@lvc.edu

Setley David M. Setley, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Chair of the Business Administration and Economics Department, and Director of the MBA Program
B.S., Kutztown University; M.B.A., Kutztown University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Setley has published and presented articles and case studies on corporate social responsibility, linear programming applications, and ethical decision making. He is an experienced and successful entrepreneur who has started and built three companies. Setley uses that experience and his teaching expertise in the areas of management, entrepreneurship, strategic management, small business administration, operations management, leadership, and business ethics, in his classroom and student interaction.

Telephone: 717-867-6104
Address: Lynch 124A
Email: setley@lvc.edu

Smedley Kerrie D. Smedley, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; B.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Recertification in Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Her teaching interests include general psychology, life span development, and the psychology of gender. Her research interests focus on questions of aging and cognition, adolescent risk taking behavior, and sex differences in depression. Dr. Smedley is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and is the Faculty Advisor for the Psychology Club.

Telephone: 717-867-6194
Address: Lynch 287-C
Email: smedley@lvc.edu

Smith Barry Smith, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of California, San Diego; B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Dr. Barry Smith advises students in actuarial science and mathematics. His mathematical interests include pure mathematics, applications to actuarial science, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematical history and philosophy. Smith has an active research program in number theory.

Telephone: 717-867-6088
Address: Lynch 283-G
Email: barsmith@lvc.edu
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Snyder Jeffrey S. Snyder, Professor of Music; Director of Music Business
A.A., Pensacola Junior College; B.A., University of West Florida; M.S., Kutztown University.

Snyder is the Director of the Music Industry Program, as well as the Internship Director for both the Music Business and Music Recording programs. He coordinates the Music Industry Conference held at LVC each fall (LVCMIC). He served for 7 years on the board of directors for the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, 3 years as Vice President. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Capital Area School for the Arts in Harrisburg, as well as a coordinator of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Snyder specializes in digital audio, electronic music, music industry, and graduate level music technology classes. He is a songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and before coming to LVC, he played and traveled with numerous bands of all styles. He also worked as a manager in music retail, played on multiple recordings, and composed soundtracks for videos.

Telephone: 717-867-6277
Address: Blair 112
Email: snyder@lvc.edu
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Sullivan Edward Sullivan, Professor of Business Administration
B.S., St. Peter's University; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Sullivan has published articles in business and economic journals and specializes in monetary, macro and financial economics. He teaches courses in principles of finance, management science, money and banking, and economics.

Telephone: 717-867-6102
Address: Lynch 134
Email: sullivan@lvc.edu

Summers Linda L. Summers, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Education
B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Ball State University

Linda Summers teaches courses in Literacy, Child Development, Child Wellness, supervises student teachers and coordinates field practical experiences for the early childhood and special education certification programs. Summers' areas of interest include Professionalism in Early Childhood Education, Assessment in Early Childhood Education and the use of integrated curriculum to promote active learning preK-grade 4.

Telephone: 717-867-6306
Address: Lynch 156
Email: lsummers@lvc.edu

Summers Dale E. Summers, Professor of Education
B.S., Ball State University; M.A.; Ed.D..

Dr. Summers teaches courses in Early Childhood Social Studies Methods, Early Childhood Program Design and Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Advocacy, Leadership and Collaboration, Early Childhood Family Partnerships and Senior Capstone. Summers also supervises student teachers. He maintains a particular interest in teaching and developing original pedagogy which he utilizes in his teaching and promotes to his college students. He also maintains an interest in the education of children with behavioral disorders at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Telephone: 717-867-6595
Address: Lynch 153
Email: d_summer@lvc.edu

Tacelosky Kathleen Tacelosky, Department Chair of Languages; Professor of Spanish
B.A., Ursinus College; M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky earned her B.A. in Spanish (Ursinus College), her M.A. in TESOL (West Chester University) and her Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington). Her doctoral thesis took her to the Amazon Basin in Peru to study the influence of bilingual education on the maintenance and shift of Shipibo, a language of the region. More recently her research has been motivated by civic engagement. In 2010 the textbook she co-authored, Diálogos: Hacia una comunidad global was published. Designed for Intermediate Spanish students, the book integrates experiential learning and language learning. In 2010-2011, Dr. Tacelosky was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue community-based linguistic research and teach in the Languages Department at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Tacelosky has taught Spanish, ESL and linguistics in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

Telephone: 717-867-6255
Address: Humanities 310-B
Email: tacelosk@lvc.edu

Taylor Grant D. Taylor, Associate Professor of Art History
B.F.A., University of Western Australia; Ph.D., University of Western Australia

Taylor is an art historian specializing in early digital arts. He teaches modern and contemporary art and global architecture and has supervised undergraduate research projects in the public arts. Taylor was awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2010. He is the author of "When the Machine Made Art" (Bloomsbury Press, 2014) and has contributed to various journals and magazines. Beyond his scholarship in art history, Taylor has completed various art projects, including a documentary film and multimedia installations in the United States and Australia.

Telephone: 717-867-6716
Address: Lynch 166
Email: taylor@lvc.edu
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Unger Erica L. Unger, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Unger teaches mammalian anatomy, human physiology laboratory and general biology. Her research interests focus on iron deficiency and its effects on dopamine signaling in the brain and behavioral outcomes.

Telephone: 717-867-6178
Address: Neidig-Garber 123
Email: unger@lvc.edu
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Urban Rebecca A. Urban, Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Binghamton University; M.S., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Binghamton University.

Dr. Urban teaches ecology, plant diversity and general biology. Her research is on plant ecology with a focus on invasive species and freshwater macrophytes.

Telephone: 717-867-6471
Address: Neidig-Garber 145
Email: urban@lvc.edu
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Vahanian Noelle Vahanian, Professor of Philosophy
Baccalauréat, Lycée International des Pontonniers; B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Syracuse University; M.Phil., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Dr. Noelle Vahanian’s approach to philosophy is both problem-oriented and existential. Her research interests aim at evaluating the master concepts—concepts that we take for granted, but that play an inordinate role in how we understand ourselves and our actions. Such concepts can be the topic of a class: Happiness, Madness, Faith, or Genocide, for example. On the other hand, her interests go beyond analysis. She is committed to the notion that philosophy is a way of life, not merely a tool to serve other ends: a way of thinking is a way of living. Her teaching expertise in Continental Philosophy of Religion reflects this understanding. She is the author of two books, and is currently engaged in research on philosophy, identity, and genocide.

Telephone: 717-867-6134
Address: Humanities 307A
Email: vahanian@lvc.edu
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Valgenti Robert T. Valgenti, Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., DePaul University

Dr. Valgenti teaches courses on ethics, Kant, Nietzsche, the history of philosophy, and 19-20th Century Continental philosophy. He is an active translator of Italian philosophy into English and has published and presented in the areas of hermeneutics and contemporary Italian philosophy. His current work focuses on the Italian philosophers Luigi Pareyson and Gianni Vattimo, as well as rethinking the connections between food and philosophy.

Telephone: 717-867-6132
Address: Humanities 307-B
Email: valgenti@lvc.edu
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Walck Scott N. Walck, Professor and Department Chair of Physics
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Lehigh University

He is interested in mathematical physics and quantum information theory, especially the characterization of quantum states based on entanglement. He typically works with one to six students each summer as part of Lebanon Valley College's Mathematical Physics Research Group. In 2009, he received the Vickroy Award for distinguished teaching.

Telephone: 717-867-6153
Address: Neidig-Garber 223
Email: walck@lvc.edu

Walker Karen Walker, Associate Professor of Education, Director of Secondary Education
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.Ed., California State University, Los Angeles; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University

Dr. Walker teaches courses in educational foundations and secondary methods and supervises student teachers. Areas of interest include middle-level education, how students at that age learn and respond to the world around them, and how to meet the needs of every student through the utilization of brain-based learning research, differentiated instruction, learning styles, and multiple intelligences.

Telephone: 717-867-6388
Address: Lynch 142
Email: walker@lvc.edu

Walko Matthew Walko, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Misericordia University; M.S., Misericordia University; D.P.T., Misericordia University; NSCA Certified Conditioning Specialist; APTA Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist

Professionally, Dr. Walko has practiced physical therapy in acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, and outpatient settings (Holy Spirit Healthcare System and Guthrie Healthcare System) with a concentration in treating patients in intensive care units. One of only nine Pennsylvania physical therapists with APTA certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, Dr. Walko teaches exercise science, cardiovascular-pulmonary physical therapy, clinical examination, and pharmacology in rehabilitation. His research interests include long-term exercise program compliance following hospitalization, exercise prescription for patients in the ICU, and optimizing instruction of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy to future clinicians.

Telephone: 717-867-6854
Address: Heilman 115-D
Email: walko@lvc.edu

Wendt Holly M. Wendt, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Lycoming College; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Binghamton University

Holly M. Wendt teaches early English literature, creative writing, and first-year writing courses. Her scholarship reflects interests in Anglo-Saxon literature, most notably Beowulf and the ethos of the comitatus, and she has published both fiction and creative nonfiction on topics from sports to LGBTQIA issues. She is a recipient of the 2014 Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society and a 2013 fellowship from the Jentel Artist Residency Program.

Telephone: 717-867-6403
Address: Humanities 208-D
Email: wendt@lvc.edu

Wolfe Allan F. Wolfe, Professor of Biology
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Drake University; Ph.D., University of Vermont.

Dr. Wolfe teaches cell and tissue biology, invertebrate physiology, electron microscopy and general biology, and directs independent study in cell biology using electron microscopic and histological techniques. His current research utilizes the brine shrimp, Artemia, to study the cell and tissue levels of organization of the digestive, reproductive and neurosensory systems.

Telephone: 717-867-6174
Address: Neidig-Garber 120
Email: wolfe@lvc.edu
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Yarnall Kenneth Yarnall, Assoc Professor and Department Chair of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., South Carolina College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Professor Yarnall has interests ranging from pure mathematics to computer science to the history and philosophy of science. Trained as an analyst, he teaches both mathematics and computer science. He is the advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, and he advises computer science majors.

Telephone: 717-867-6085
Address: Lynch 283B
Email: yarnall@lvc.edu