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ABREU-ELLIS, CARLA

Professor of Education

B.S., University of Toronto; M.Ed., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

2007

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BERGOSH, ROBERT

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

2005

BIRD, MICHAEL

Professional Instructor of Art

A.A., Butler County Community College; B.F.A., Emporia State University; M.F.A., University of Kansas

2015

BLACKLEY, ROWLAND F.

Chair, Department of Music and Theatre; Director, Choral Activities; Professor of Music

B.S., Concordia College; M.M., Kent State University; D.M.A., University of Colorado

1997

BONFIGLIO, DIANE B.V.

Chair, Department of Addictions Counseling, Prevention, and Human Services; Criminal Justice, Sociology; Psychology; and Social Work and Family Studies; Professor of Psychology

B.S., Ashland University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

2009

BRAUNER, SOREN

Professor of Biology

B.A., M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California at Davis

1986

BRUBAKER, KENNETH D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

B.S., Canisius College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Ashland University

2010

BURKETT, CHRISTOPHER

Director Ashbrook Scholar Program, Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., Ashland University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas

2005

BURTON, FREDERICK

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

2008

BYERS, JESSICA

Faculty Librarian; Curator and Reference Librarian

B.A., Wittenberg University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University

2019

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CARLISE, CHARLES

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., University of California at Davis; Ph.D., University of Houston

2022

CHAPPELL, CATHRYN

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Psychology; M.Ed., Social & Psychological Foundations of Education; Ed.D. Social & Psychological Foundations of Education, University of Cincinnati

2004

CHARTIER, CHRISTOPHER

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S., Indiana University, M.A. Miami University, Ph.D., Miami University

2013

CLAYBURN, PATRICIA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing,

B.S.N., Med Central College of Nursing; M.S., Walden University; DNP Ashland University

2010

COATS, TAMARA

Professional Instructor of Adult Education,

B.B.A., Kent State University; M.Ed., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D. Cleveland State University

2020

CORBIN, PERRY S.

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001

CORBIN, REBECCA W.

Chair, Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics; Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Alderson-Broaddus College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001

CORTÉS-EVANS, DIANA

Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia; M.A., & Ph.D. SUNY University at Buffalo

2022

CRAWFORD, AMY

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S. M.Ed. Youngstown State University; Ph.D. Kent State University

2019

CRAZE, JADA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.A., Bowling Green State University; B.S.N., MedCentral College of Nursing; M.S.N., Walden University

2010

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DENNEY, STEPHEN

Chair, Department of Teacher Education;

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., University of Colorado; M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University

2007

DONATINI, HILARY

Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures; Professor of English

B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007

DULL, KEITH A.

Professor of Art

B.F.A., Indiana University- Herron School of Art; M.F.A., University of South Dakota; 

1999

DURBIN-AMES, TERESA

Associate Professor of Theatre; Artistic Director of Theatre

B.S., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

2000

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ELLIS, JASON

Professor of Education

B.S., University of Toronto; M.Ed., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Windsor

2007

ESBENSHADE, MARIA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, University of Mount Union

B.S. Applied Health, Bowling Green State University

2023

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FARRENKOPF, PATRICIA

Professional Instructor of Education

B.S., Miami of Ohio; M.A., The Ohio State University; Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Concordia University

2019

FOX, DANIEL

Associate Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., Ohio Northern University

2004

FRANKOWSKI, TRACY

Professional Instructor

B.S., Youngstown State University; M.H.A. University of Phoenix; MLS (ASCP)CM, Medical Laboratory Scientist (American Society of Clinical Pathology)

2021

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GARCHAR, MARY

Professional Instructor

B.S., Youngstown State University; MLS (ASCP)CM, Medical Laboratory Scientist (American Society of Clinical Pathology); QLS (ASCP), Qualification in Laboratory Safety (American Society of Clinical Pathology)

2021

GARLOCK, SCOTT

Professor of Music

B.S.Ed., Kent State University; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., University of Iowa

2003

GEARHART, RANDY

Professor of Health Sciences

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

2003

GEORGE, CARLY

Field Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.A., Wittenberg University; M.S.W. The Ohio State University

2022

GILMORE, LAURA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University Toledo; M.S.N., Walden University

2010

GRADY, MAURA

Associate Professor of English; Director of the English Composition Program

B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., University of California Davis

2011

GRAY, RICHARD II

Assistant Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures; Professor of Foreign Languages

B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

2013

GRIFFITH, JOSEPH

Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A., Ashland University; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Baylor University

2023

GROMAN, JENNIFER

Chair, Department of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs,

Associate Professor of Education

B.S. Ed., Bowling Green State University; M.Ed., Ashland University; M.A., Sofia University; Ph.D., University of Akron

2017

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HALQUIST, CARRIE

Faculty Librarian; Reference and Instruction Librarian

B.A., Grace College; M.L.I.S., Indiana University

2018

HARRINGTON, SUSAN

Assistant Professor

B.S., The University of Pittsburgh; M.P.H., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., The University of Maryland, Baltimore

2017

HARTSHORN, DOUGLAS

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

B.B.A. Ohio University; M.B.A. Capital University; M.O.D., Bowling Green University

2022

HILLMAN, CORY

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

B.A., Saginaw Valley State University, M.A., Grand Valley State University, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

2018

HINKEL, TIMOTHY

Assistant Professor Accounting

B.S.B.A., Northern Arizona University; M.M.F. University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Arizona

2019

HOMAN, HERBERT

Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

B.S.S., Ohio University; M.S., Bowling Green University

2023

HOLMES, PAUL

Associate Professor of Economics

B.S., University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Ph.D., M.S, University of Illinois-Urbana

2014

HOSTETLER, T. JODY

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Director

B.S.N., Ashland University; M.E.d, Kent State University; D.N.P., Carlow University

2015

HOVEY, CRAIG

Professor of Religion

B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Cambridge

2009

HYMAN, PAUL

Chair, Department of Biology & Toxicology; Professor of Biology

B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

2010

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IFEDI, ROSAIRE

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., M.A., University of Nigeria Nsukka; Ed.D., Ashland University

2008

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JAMIESON, DUNCAN R.

Professor of History

B.A., The Defiance College; M.A., The University of Toledo; Ph.D., Michigan State University

1978

JEWETT, TERRI

Professional Instructor of Education

B.S., The Ohio State University; M.Ed. Ashland University

2014

JOHNSON, NICHOLAS A.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Skidmore College; Ph.D., University of Akron

2015

JONES, KIRSTY L.

Assistant Professor of Religion

M.A., University of Cambridge; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Georgetown University

2023

JUBAK, JULIE

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Kent State University; M.S.N., Medical College of Toledo; D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University

2016

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KALAMAS, JOAN

Lecturer of Management

B.S., Ashland University; M.A., The Ohio State University

2009

KALTENBAUGH, LANCE P.

Associate Professor of Sport Management

B.Ed., M. Ed., University of Toledo; Ed.D., University of Akron

2000

KARL, DAVID

Professional Instructor of Education

B.S., B.A., M.S., M.A., M.A., Ohio University

2012

KASKEY, VICTORIA L.

Interim Chair, Accounting/Management Information Systems, Associate Professor of Accounting

B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.B.A., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., Capella University

2008

KELLER, EMILY

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

B.S., Youngstown State University; M.S. The Ohio State University; M.P.A.P., Ohio University

2022

KLINGER, AMANDA

Professional Instructor of Education

B.A., Denison University; J.D. The University of Akron Law School

2019

KLINGER, AMY

Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Toledo

2008

KOLANDAPALAYAM SHANMUGAM, SELVANAYAKI

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

B.S., M.C.A., Bharathiar University; M.Phil, Bharathidasan University; Ph.D., Anna University

2021

KORMOS, ERIK

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed. Cleveland State University; Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2019

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LAMPORT, STEPHANIE

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

B.S. Medical Science, Alderson Broaddus University

2023

LEWIS, JOSEPH

Professional Instructor of Music, Director of Bands

B.M.E., B.M., The Ohio State University; M.M.E., Bowling Green State University

2018

LIFER, J. DAVID

Professor of Management Information Systems

A.A.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University; B.S., M.B.A., Ashland University

1983

LOPATIN, NIKITA

Assistant Professor of Finance

B.S. University of London; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University

2019

M

MANCHA, LOUIS

Chair, Department of Philosophy; Associate Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

2003

MARSH, JACLYN

Visiting Assistant Professor​ of Communication Studies​

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., University of North Carolina—Charlotte; Ph.D., University of Nebraska—Lincoln

2022

MATTHES BAXTER, JILL

Associate Professor of Nursing; Interim DNP Program Director

B.S.N., Kent State University; M.S. Walden University; DNP Case Western Reserve University

2016

MCBRAYER, GREGORY

Director, Core Curriculum; Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., Emory University; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Maryland

2017

MCCOY, DAVID

Chair, Department of Journalism and Digital Media; Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media

B.A., Kent State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University

2011

MCDONALD, DANIEL

Chair, Department of Art and Design; Associate Professor of Art

B.A., B.F.A., Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Clemson University

2006

METZGER, MITCHELL

Professor of Psychology

B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University

2003

MICHAEL, RODNEY A.

Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., Xavier University; Ph.D., Ohio University

1997

MOHNEY, BRIAN K.

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Eastern Nazarene College; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

1999

MOHNEY, TRINA M.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory Supervisor

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh

2011

MONACELL, OLGA

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Director of Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership

B.A., State University of Moldova; M.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette; Ph.D., Syracuse University

2021

MONDAL, SHARLEEN

Associate Professor of English

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

2011

MOORMAN, TERESA H.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Malone University; M.S.N., Western Governors University

2018

MORETZ, DIANE B.

Interim Chair, Department of Marketing, Hospitality Management,Fashion Merchandising, Sports Management

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.S., Ohio University; M.B.A., Ashland University

1988

MOSER, JOHN

Chair, Department of History and Political Science, and Master of Arts in American History and Government; Professor of History

B.A., B.S., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001

MULLEN, B. SUE

Lecturer of Accounting

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University; M.B.A., Ashland University

2016

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NADLER, MARK A.

A.I. Garber Family Chair in Economics/Finance; Associate Professor of Economics

B.B.A., Bernard M. Baruch College; Ph.D., Iowa State University

1989

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OWENS, JACQUELINE

Professor of Nursing; Director of RN-BSN Program

Diploma of Nursing, Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Ashland University; M.S.N., Ph.D., Kent State University

2003

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PADDAGS, RENÉ

Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., University of North Dakota; M.A., University of Erlangen-Nurnberg; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

2010

PATTON, BETH J.

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

B.S.Ed., University of Akron; L.P.N., St. Joseph's School of Practical Nursing; M.S.Ed., University of Akron; Ph.D., Kent State University

1998

PERKOVICH, CYNTHIA

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Kent State University; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., Kent State University

2022

PETRY, CYNTHIA C.

Professional Instructor of Art/Director of the Don Coburn Gallery

B.A. Morehead State University; M.F.A. Ohio University

2016

POSNER, MASON

Trustees Distinguished Professor; Professor of Biology

B.A., University of Virginia; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern California

1999

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QUINTERO, MICHAELA

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., M.A., California State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

2023

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RAMDOSS, SATHIYAPRAKASH

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., & M.A. Madurai Kamaraj University, India; M.A. Santa Clara University; Ph.D. The University of Texas

2019

RANDALL-GRIFFITHS, DELEASA

Chair, Department of Communication Studies

Professor of Communication Studies, Director of Online Applied Communication Program

B.A., Indiana University; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

1994

REAMS, DONALD

Faculty Librarian; Correctional Education Librarian

B.M., Heidelberg College; M.L.I.S., Kent State University

2018

REED, DENISE

Director of Dietetics, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dietetics

B.S. The Ohio State University, M.S., The Ohio State University

2013

REED, THOMAS T.

Professor of Music

B.Mus., University of Michigan; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., The Ohio State University

1986

REESE KLINE, JUANITA

Chair, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing, Traditional , Accelerated and Advance Entry Nursing Program Director

B.S.N., M.S., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Kennedy Western University

2010

REINTHAL, WILLIAM A.

Professional Instructor of Geology

B.A., The College of Wooster; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

2021

ROSENBERGER, JARED

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Institutional Assessment

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University; M.A. , Ph.D. University of Akron

2022

ROSSI, ALISON

Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising

B.A., Walsh University; M.A. Kent State University

2016

RUSSELL, JEFFREY E.

Interim Chair, Department of Economics and Finance

Associate Professor of Economics

B.S. University of California at Davis; M.M. Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

2000

RUSSELL, LA TOYA

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.S., University of Albany; MBA, DBA Cleveland State University

2020

RUSSELL, SHARON

Assistant Professor of Education

B.E.D., Millersville University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed. The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park

2019

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SARGENT, MARIA C.

Professor of Education

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University

1995

SAUNDERS, PATRICIA A.

Director, Environmental Science Program; Professor of Biology

B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

2002

SCHALLER, WENDY

Associate Professor of Art

B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

2002

SCHMELLER, REBECCA

Associate Professor of Management

B.A., Louisiana State University, M.B.A., Pepperdine University; Ph.D. Indiana State University

2013

SCHRECKER, DIANE L

Faculty Librarian; Curriculum Librarian

B.S.Ed., Clarion University of Pennsylvania; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh

2000

SEE, SHARON

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., MedCentral College of Nursing; M.S.N., Otterbein College

2010

SIKUT, ROBIN

Professional Instructor of Biology

B.S., Walsh University; M.S. Education/Microbiology/Biology

2019

SINDELAR, MARK

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management

B.S., University of Akron; M.B.A., John Carroll University; M.S., West Virginia University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

2022

SLADE, PETER G.

Chair, Department of Religion, Professor of Religion

B.D., University of St. Andrews; M.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

2006

STEVENS (ROGERS), CARA

Associate Professor of History

B.A., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; M.A., Rice University; M.A., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Rice University

2018

STEVENS, JASON

Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A., Ashland University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas

2015

STOLL, ROBERT G.

Chair, Department of Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management; Associate Professor of Management

B.S., M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, M.S., Case Western University, Ph.D., Cleveland State University

2012

STROUTH, ANNE

Professional Instructor of Criminal Justice

A.S., North Central State; B.S., Ashland University; M.S., Capella University

2022

SULLIVAN, DANIEL W.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Akron School of Law; Ed.D., Ashland University

2010

SUNDBERG, KELLY O.

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., M.F.A, West Virginia University; Ph.D., Ohio University

2019

SWAIN, GORDON

Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Eastern Nazarene College; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

1994

SWANSON, CHRISTOPHER N.

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science;

Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Denison University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

1999

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THOMAS, SARAH

Faculty Librarian; Acquisitions and Theological Library

B.A., Ohio Valley University; M.L.I.S, Kent State University

2002

TRIMBLE, ANDREW J.

Associate Professor of Biology/Toxicology

B.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

2009

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URBAN, WILLIAM DOUGLAS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

B.S., D.V.M., The Ohio State University

2020

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VANATA, DAVID F.

Director of Sport Nutrition Counseling, Associate Professor of Health Sciences

B.S., Richard Stockton College; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

2002

VAUGHAN, WILLIAM

Professor of Philosophy

B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

1995

VENKATARAMANY, SIVAKUMAR

Professor of International Business; Burton D. Morgan Chair

M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami

1999

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WASNICH, WENDY S.

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., The Ohio State University

1985

WATERMAN, JAYNE E.

Associate Professor of English

B.A., University of East Anglia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Leeds

2006

WEAVER, RUSSELL M.

Professor of English

B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

1986

WEIDENHAMER, JEFFREY D

Director, Honors Program; Trustees Distinguished Professor; Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Ashland University; M.S., The Ohio State University; M.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., The University of South Florida

1989

WEST, DAVID T.

Assistant Professor of History

B.A., M.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

2018

WICK, DARREN D.

Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

2000

WITHERSPOON, DENNIS

Assistant Professor of Finance

B.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University; M.B.A. Central Michigan University; Ph.D. Kansas State University

2019

WOOD, DEREK

Professional Instructor of Journalism & Digital Media

M.A., Kent State University

2021

WYLLIE, ROBERT

Assistant Professor of Political Science; Director of Political Economy Program

B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D. Notre Dame

2020

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ZAPCIC, IAN

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.A., Ramapo College; M.S.W., Rutgers University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

2023

ZINGALE, BARBARA

Professional Instructor

B.S., Florida Atlantic University; M.S.IT., Capella University

2017