Mar 23, 2023  
Mansfield University 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Faculty

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Graduate Faculty

Jane Benjamin (1999). Professor, Education and Special Education
B.Ed. Taiwan Normal University, 1984; M.S. SUNY at Albany, 1985, 1986; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.

Nancy Boston (1989), Professor, Music
B.M., Lawrence University, 1973; M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1975; D.M.A., Ibid., 1984.

Adam F. Brennan (1995), Professor, Music.
B.A., Western Illinois University, 1986; M.A., Ibid., 1989; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma, 2000.

Brian W Bridgeforth (2010), Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership
B.S., Viterbo College, 1995; M.A., University of Phoenix, 1998; M.B.A., Ibid., 2002; Ph.D., Walden University, 2009.

Peggy Dettwiler (1990), Professor, Music
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1970; B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982; M.M., Ibid., 1980; M.M., University of Texas-San Antonio, 1985; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1991. 

Russell L. Dodson (1982), Professor, Chairperson, Geography and Geology
B.S.E, Wayne State University, 1972; M.S., Michigan State University, 1974; Ph.D., Ibid., 1985.

Shellie L. Gregorich (1999), Professor, Music
B.A., University of Washington, 1990; M.M., The Boston Conservatory, 1992; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1998.

Karen Guenther (1998), Professor, History.
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1980; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1983; Ph.D., University of Houston, 1994.

Earl Youngsuck Kim (1988), Professor, Music
B.M., Seoul National University, 1978; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1983; D.M.A., University of Miami, 1987.

Jamie Klesh (2005), Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S. Mansfield University, 1993; M.S. Binghamton University 1998; Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2007.

Bonnie Kutbay (1990), Professor, Art
B.A., University of Colorado, 1972; M.A., Ibid., 1976; M.A., Arizona State University, 1980; Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1991.

Michele Materese (1991), Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., LeMoyne College, 1980; B.S., SUNY-Binghamton, 1985; Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2006; M.S., Ibid., 1992.

Sheryl Monkelien (2001), Professor, Music
B.M., Iowa State University, 1980; M.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2001.

Joseph. M. Murphy (1987), Professor, Music
B.M.E., Bowling Green State University, 1982; M.M., Northwestern University, 1983; D.M.A., Ibid., 1994.

J. Dennis Murray (1978), Professor, Psychology
B.A., Syracuse University, 1970; M.A. 1974, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1975.

Janeen Sheehe (1993). Professor, Health Sciences
B.S.Ed., Mansfield State College, 1969; M.S.Ed., Elmira College (1978); B.S., Alfred University, 1981; M.S., Syracuse University, 1984; Ph.D., Widener University, 1996.

Ronald B. Straub (1975), Professor, Education and Special Education
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1969; M.Ed., University of Delaware, 1972; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1980.

Kathy J. Wright (1992), Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., Mansfield State College, 1982; M.S., Murray State University, 1985; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1998.

Leroy M. Wright (1990), Professor, Communications and Theatre.
B.A., Mansfield State College, 1982; M.S., Murray State University, 1984; M.A., University of Denver, 1988; Ph.D., Ibid., 1995.

Associate Graduate Faculty

Jeffrey A. Bosworth (2003), Associate Professor, Political Science
B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 1990; A.M. 1993, Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana, 2000.

Kathleen M. Carico (2003), Associate Professor, Education and Special Education
B.S.Ed., Tennessee Temple University, 1979; M.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988; Ph.D., Ibid., 1994.

Frank Chua (1999), Associate Professor, History.
B.A., Slippery Rock University, 1991; M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1993; Ph.D., Penn State University, 1999.

Rebecca Dodson-Webster (2005), Associate Professor, Music.
B.M. Grove City College, 1987; M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, 1989; D.M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1997.

Jannis V. Floyd (1994), Associate Professor, Education and Special Education
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1975; M.Ed., East Carolina University, 1979; M.A., Appalachian State University, 1983; CAGS Ed.S., Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1992; Ed.D., Ibid., 1995.

Andrew Gaskievicz (1999), Associate Professor, History.
B.A. 1988, M.A. 1990, Western Washington University; Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook, 1999.

Lynne A. Hammann (2003), Associate Professor, Education and Special Education
B.S., Shippensburg University, 1968; M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1984; Ph., D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000.

Shawndra Holderby (2003), Associate Professor, History
B.A., Ball State University, 1988; M.A., Ohio University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2001.

Jeffrey Jacobsen (2008), Associate Professor, Music
B.S. Mayville State University, 1974; M.Ed. University of North Dakota, 1982; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado.

Cynthia Keller (2002), Instructor, Library
B.S.E., Shippensburg University, 1972; M.S.L.S., Shippensburg University, 1982.

Susan G. Laib (1989), Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Eastman School of Music, 1980; M.M., University of Colorado, 1982; D.M.A., Florida State University, 1997.

Susan Lanzara (2008), Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., Graceland University, 2002; M.S. Mansfield University, 2006.

Jesus R. Lucero (1992), Associate Professor, Education and Special Education
B.A., University of Arizona, 1976; M.Ed., Ibid., 1981; Ed.S., Ibid., 1989.

Michelle Moore (2001), Assistant Professor, Education and Special Education
B.S.E., Mansfield University, 1992; M.E., Mansfield University, 1996; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2001.

Christine Moulton (2004), Associate Professor, Music.
B.M. Boston Conservatory of Music, 1984; M.M. Manhattan School of Music, 1998.

Oyallon, Monique (2000), Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages
B.A., Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, 1976; M.A., Université de Toulouse I, 1976; CAPES de Sciences Economiques et Sociales, French National Teaching Certificate, 1978; Ph.D Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1992.

Todd Ranney (F2009), Assistant Professor, Music
B.M. Drake University, 1982; M.M. The Cleveland Institute of Music & Case Western Reserve University, 1988.

Nathan Rinnert (2003), Associate Professor, Music
B.A. The University of Kansas, 1990; M.A. Auburn University, 1995.

Alissa Rose (2009), Assistant Professor, Music
B.A. Oberlin College, 1997; B.M. Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1997; M.M. Rice University, 2000; D.M.A. University of Michigan, 2008.

Barbara Smith (2002), Associate Professor, Education and Special Education
B.S., Tennessee Temple University, 1977; M.A., Grace College, 1985; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1993.

Andrew Walters (2008), Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Millikin University, 1989; M.M., Northern Illinois University, 1991; D.M.A. University of Illinois, 2002.

Nanci Werner-Burke (2001), Associate Professor, Assistant Chairperson, Education and Special Education
B.S.E., Clarion University of Pennsylvania , 1990; M.Ed., Ibid., 1991; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000.

David Wetzel (2004), Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Lawrence University, 1991; M.M., Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, 1999; Ph.D. The University of Arizona, 2003.

Martha M. Whitehouse (2000), Assistant Professor, Education, Special Education and Art.
B.F.A., Mundelein College, 1980; M.S.Ed., Alfred University, 1988; Ph.D. Union Institute and University, 2008.

Temporary or Regular, Part-Time Graduate Faculty

Helen Adams (2005), Instructor, Library
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; MSLS Western Michigan University; and University of Wisconsin-Stout MA in Media Technology.

Candace L. Blessing (2000), Instructor, Library
B.S.E., Millersville University, 1988; M.S., Drexel University, 1996.

Stephanie Brame, Instructor, Library
B.A., Westminster College, 1995; M.S.L.S., Clarion University, 2005.

Nancy Henry (2001), Instructor, Library
B.S., Millersville University, 1988; M.L.S., Drexel University, 1992.

Jane P. Fenn (2000), Instructor, Library
B.A., Wellesley College, 1968; M.A.Ed., Stanford University, 1969; M.L.S., University of California, 1979.

Sara Kelly Johns (2009), Instructor, Library
B.A., Plattsville, NY; State University, M.L.S. University of NY at Albany.

Debra E. Kachel (2000), Instructor, Library
B.S., Millersville University, 1972; M.S., Drexel University, 1992.

James Lauritisen (2003), Instructor, Library
B.A., St. Thomas University, 1969; M.A., Bary University, 1974; M.S.L.S. Shippensburg University, 1984.

Kathleen Odean, Instructor, Library
B.A., Carlton College, 1975; M.A. in Folklore, University of California at Berkeley, 1984; M.L.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1982.

Dirk Stevens (2012) Instructor, Organizational Leadership
B.S., United States Military Academy, 1981; MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, 1992; Ph.D., Walden University, 2006.

Jean H. Tuzinski (2000), Instructor, Library
B.S.E., Millersville University, 1967; M.L.S., Kutztown University, 1972.

Joyce Valenza (2012), Instructor, Library
B.A., Binghamton University, 1975; M.L.S., Queens College, 1976; M.L.S., Villanova University, 1988; Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2007.