Full-time Faculty

A

  • Marty Abruzzo

    Marty Abruzzo

    Student Services Coordinator

    Career counseling, academic advising, teaching, social justice initiatives and preparing college students for their education and beyond.

B

  • Sophia Balakian

    Sophia Balakian

    Assistant Professor

    Migration and borders, humanitarianism, securitization, kinship and family, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North America

C

  • Cher Weixia Chen

    Cher Weixia Chen

    Associate Professor

    International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights

  • David Powers Corwin

    David Powers Corwin

    Instructor

    LGBTQ Studies, feminist and queer theory, television studies, friendship studies and rhetoric, critical trauma studies and rhetoric, ecofeminism/ Appalachia

D

  • Courtney Diener

    Courtney Diener

    Instructor

    interpersonal violence, violence prevention, Title IX and higher education.

  • Kelly Dunne

    Kelly Dunne

    Executive Director

    Instructor

    History, Childhood Studies, and Education

E

  • Kimberly Eby

    Kimberly Eby

    Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Development / Assoc. Professor

    Community Psychology, Leadership, Faculty Development

F

  • Elizabeth Freeman

    Elizabeth Freeman

    Associate Professor

    Wildlife conservation, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology

  • Samuel L. Frye

    Samuel L. Frye

    Assistant Professor

    Local Government, Nonprofit Organizations, Quality Improvement in Human Service Organizations, Neighborhood Change, and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

  • Al Fuertes

    Al Fuertes

    Associate Professor

    Facilitation and dialog, global education, psychosocial trauma healing, conflict resolution/transformation, theology of struggle, liberation theology, peacebuilding, anti-human trafficking, and displacement issues

G

  • Diana Carolina García Gómez

    Diana Carolina García Gómez

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Childhood Studies, Children's Rights, Political Subjectivities and Children, Global Studies, Media Studies, Transitional Contexts.

  • Pamela Watkins Garner

    Pamela Watkins Garner

    Professor

    Social and emotional development of young children

  • Michael Gilmore

    Michael Gilmore

    Associate Professor

    Ethnobiology, community-based conservation, biocultural diversity, sustainable development

  • Brian Griffiths

    Brian Griffiths

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Environmental sustainability and conservation from social, cultural, economic, and ecological perspectives.

H

  • Janet Ha Poirot

    Janet Ha Poirot

    Assistant Professor

  • Susan Howard

    Susan Howard

    Assistant Professor

    Design-thinking, One Health, global health, sustainability, conservation decision-making, application of social marketing, game-based learning and emerging digital and social technologies for behavior change

K

L

  • Kurt C Lazaroff

    Kurt C Lazaroff

    BIS Academic Services Director, Professor

    Course development, adult education

  • Nicholas Lennon

    Nicholas Lennon

    Director of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) / Adjunct Professor

    Leadership, Ethics, Ethical Decision-Making, Values, Cross-Cultural Psychology

  • Thomas E Lovejoy

    Thomas E Lovejoy

    University Professor

    Sustainability, Conservation, Application of ecological science to conservation policy

  • Nance Lucas

    Nance Lucas

    Associate Professor

    Ethics, positive psychology, and leadership

M

  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Shayna Maskell

    Shayna Maskell

    Assistant Professor

    Popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures.

  • Patricia Mathison

    Patricia Mathison

    Instructor

    Community engagement, leadership development, social justice, counseling, mental health and student development.

  • Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron

    Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron

    Assistant Professor

    Lived experiences of college students as well as the role of higher education, families, and communities in fostering student success and learning via inclusive, ethical, and equitable practices; intersection of student development theory and pedagogy, paying specific attention to pedagogy with respect to leadership education.

  • Sara Montiel

    Sara Montiel

    Associate Director of Student Services

    Instructor

    Higher education access and retention; first- and second-generation immigrant students; first-generation college students; and women in higher education leadership.

  • Julia G Morelli

    Julia G Morelli

    Instructor

  • Janette Muir

    Janette Muir

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education / Associate Professor

    Political communication

N

  • Donielle Nolan

    Donielle Nolan

    Greenhouse Management, Integrated Pest Management, Hydroponics, Urban Agriculture, Permaculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Composting, Microgreens

O

  • Julie E. Owen

    Julie E. Owen

    Associate Professor

    leadership and intersectional identity development; liberatory pedagogy and research methods

S

  • Julia Madeleine Shadur

    Julia Madeleine Shadur

    Assistant Professor

    Social-emotional development, emotion regulation, parenting, family systems, substance use, children of substance-dependent caregivers

  • Sharon Spradling

    Sharon Spradling

    Academic Program Coordinator

    Instructor

    Conservation, Sustainability, Geographic Information Sciences, Biogeography, Medical Geography, Entomology

T

  • Kenneth Thompson

    Kenneth Thompson

    Professor

    Literature and popular culture, history of technology and business.

  • Mark Thurston

    Mark Thurston

    Associate Professor

    well-being, consciousness, mindfulness, holistic health, and personal transformation

  • Julie Trkula

    Julie Trkula

    Instructor

U

  • Gregory Unruh

    Gregory Unruh

    Arison Chair in Values Leadership

    Sustainable Business Strategy and Social Innovation

V

  • Levi Van Sant

    Levi Van Sant

    Assistant Professor

    Environmental Justice; Food and Agriculture; Sustainability; Conservation Science and Policy; Critical Theory

W

  • Andrew Wingfield

    Andrew Wingfield

    Associate Professor

    Fiction and nonfiction writing, sustainability studies

  • Thomas C Wood

    Thomas C Wood

    Associate Professor

    Conservation Studies

Y

  • Aoi Yamanaka

    Aoi Yamanaka

    Academic Advisor

    Associate Director of Academic Services

    Assistant Professor

    social justice issues in higher education, cultural leadership, and civic engagement in a diverse environment