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Current Faculty (P-Z)

THOMAS PACE
        Assistant Professor of English
        B.A., M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Miami University
        Instructor, 2002-03; Assistant Professor, 2003-

DANIEL W. PALMER
        Professor of Computer Science
        B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        Instructor, 1995-96; Assistant Professor, 1996-2001; Associate Professor, 2001-06; Professor, 2006-

ERIC PATTERSON (LTC.)
        Professor and Chair, Department of Military Science
        B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
        Professor, 2007-

MINDY J. PEDEN
        Associate Professor of Political Science; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
        B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
        Assistant Professor, 2003-09; Associate Professor, 2009-; Associate Dean, 2009-

MARTHA PERESZLENYI-PINTER
        Associate Professor of French and Chair, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures
        B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
        Assistant Professor, 1991-2005; Associate Professor, 2005-; Chair, 2009-

ANTONIO PÉREZ-ROMERO
        Associate Professor of Spanish
        B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto
        Assistant Professor, 1992-98; Associate Professor, 1998-

NAVEED K. PIRACHA
        Assistant Professor of Physics
        M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Quiad-I-Azam University (Pakistan)
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-04; Assistant Professor, 2004-

GARY E. PORTER
        Associate Professor of Finance
        B.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
        Assistant Professor, 2000-2006; Associate Professor, 2006-

ROGER W. PURDY
        Associate Professor of History
        B.A., M.L.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara
        Assistant Professor, 1988-93; Associate Professor, 1993-

DAVID W. RAINEY
        Professor of Psychology
        B.A., Ohio University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
        Assistant Professor, 1984-88; Associate Professor, 1988-97; Professor, 1997-

JOHN L. RAUSCH
        Associate Professor of Education
        B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University
        Assistant Professor, 2001-07; Associate Professor, 2007-

MARVIN N. RICHARDS III
        Associate Professor of French
        B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
        Assistant Professor, 1993-99; Associate Professor, 1999-

CHRIS R. ROARK
        Associate Professor of English
        B.A., Lafayette College; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
        Assistant Professor, 1990-96; Associate Professor, 1996-; Chair, 2003-07

DAVID W. ROBSON
        Professor of History
        B.A., University of Florida; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
        Assistant Professor, 1984-86; Chair, 1985-93; Associate Professor, 1986-93; Professor, 1993-

CATHERINE A. ROSEMARY
        Professor of Education; Director, Literacy Specialist Program
        B.S., University of Delaware; M.S., Marywood College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
        Assistant Professor, 1997-2002; Associate Professor, 2002-08; Director, 2002- ; Professor, 2008-

DEBRA J. ROSENTHAL
        Associate Professor of English
        B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
        Assistant Professor, 1998-2004; Associate Professor, 2004-

KATHLEEN A. ROSKOS
        Professor of Education
        B.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Kent         State University
        Assistant Professor, 1987-92; Associate Professor, 1992-96; Chair, 1992-2000; Professor, 1996-

FRANCIS X. RYAN, S.J.
        Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of English
        B.A., Saint Louis University; B.Div., Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology-Dublin; M.Th.,                         University of London; M.St., D.Phil., University of Oxford
        Instructor, 1997-99; Assistant Professor, 1999-; Chair, 2007-

GERALD J. SABO, S.J.
        Associate Professor of Slavic Languages
        B.A., Fairfield University; M.Div., Weston School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
        Assistant Professor, 1981-89; Associate Professor, 1989-

HÉLÈNE N. SANKO
        Professor of French
        Certificats de Licence ès Lettres in French, Russian literature, Romance and Slavic philology, phonetics         and linguistics, Sorbonne; Diploma, École Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes (France); M.A.,                 Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
        Instructor, 1963-67; Assistant Professor, 1968-73; Associate Professor, 1973-93; Professor, 1993-

NICHOLAS R. SANTILLI
        Associate Professor of Psychology; Associate Academic Vice President for Planning and Assessment
        B.A., M.Ed., University of Toledo; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 1989-92; Assistant Professor, 1992-98; Chair, 1995-2003; Associate                         Professor, 1998-; Director, 2004-07; Associate Academic Vice President, 2007-

ZEKI SARITOPRAK
        Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
        B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Marmara (Turkey)
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-03; Assistant Professor, 2003-07; Nursi Chair, 2003-; Associate                 Professor, 2007-

DAVID C. SCHIRM
        Professor of Finance
        B.A., Thiel College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
        Assistant Professor, 1984-89; Associate Professor, 1989-2004; Chair, 1999-2000; 2002-06; Professor,                 2004-

JACQUELINE J. SCHMIDT
        Professor of Communication
        B.A., Macalester College; M.A.,Ph.D., University of Iowa
        Assistant Professor, 1973-78; Associate Professor, 1978-2000; Chair, 1984-99; Professor, 2000-

LEO J. SCHNEIDER
        Professor of Mathematics
        B.S., M.S., Xavier University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
        Instructor, 1963-69; Assistant Professor, 1971-74; Chair, 1971-79; Associate Professor, 1974-79;                 Professor, 1979-

THOMAS L. SCHUBECK, S.J.
        Professor of Religious Studies
        B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.S., University of Detroit; M.A., Bellarmine School of Theology;                 Ph.D., University of Southern California
        Assistant Professor, 1989-94; Associate Professor, 1994-2001; Chair, 1995-99; Professor, 2001-

KAREN SCHUELE
        Associate Professor of Accountancy; Dean, Boler School of Business
        B.S., Case Western Reserve University; M.P.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., Kent State University; CPA         (Ohio)
        Visiting Instructor, 1984-86; 89-91; Assistant Professor, 1991-2000; Associate Professor, 2000-; Interim         Associate Dean, 2005-07; Acting Dean, 2007; Dean, 2007-

LARRY M. SCHWAB
        Professor of Political Science
        B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Case Western                 Reserve University
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 1976-77; Assistant Professor, 1977-80; Associate Professor, 1980-85;                 Professor, 1985-; Chair, 1993-2001

LINDA M. SEITER
        Associate Professor of Computer Science
        B.S., M.S. Ph.D., Northeastern University
        Assistant Professor, 2003-09; Associate Professor, 2009-

MICHAEL P. SETTER
        Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry
        B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Arizona State University
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2000; Assistant Professor, 2000-; Chair, 2009-

YI SHANG
        Instructor in Education
        B.A., Beijing (Peking) University; M.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston College
        Instructor, 2009-

CHRISTOPHER A. SHEIL
        Associate Professor of Biology
        B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Kansas
        Assistant Professor, 2003-2008; Associate Professor, 2008-

PAUL L. SHICK
        Professor of Mathematics
        B.S., John Carroll University; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University
        Assistant Professor, 1985-90; Associate Professor, 1990-2000; Professor, 2000-

LISA M. SHOAF
        Assistant Professor of Education
        B.S., The Ohio State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University
        Assistant Professor, 2002-

THOMAS SHORT
        Professor of Mathematics
        B.S., John Carroll University; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
        Professor, 2008-

DAVID SHUTKIN
        Associate Professor of Education
        B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
        Assistant Professor, 2000-2005; Associate Professor, 2005-

CLAUDIA M. SILVY
        Visiting Instructor in Spanish
        B.A., Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón; M.A., Bowling Green State University
        Visiting Instructor, 2007-

WALTER O. SIMMONS
        Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance
        B.S., Oakwood College; M.S., Ph.D., Wayne State University
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995-98; Assistant Professor, 1998-2004; Associate Professor, 2004-; Chair,         2006-; Professor, 2009-

REV. GEORGE SMIGA
        Visiting Professor, and Walter and Mary Tuohy Chair of Interreligious Studies
        B.A., Borromeo College; M.Div., St. Mary Seminary; S.T.D., S.T.L. Pontifical Gregorian University
        Visiting Professor, 2009-; Chair, 2009-

JONATHAN E. SMITH
        Professor of Management; Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President
        B.A., Wofford College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.Div., Emory University
        Assistant Professor, 1985-89; Associate Professor, 1989-94; Professor, 1994-; Chair, 2002-07; Executive         Assistant, 2007-; Vice President, 2008-

ANDREAS SOBISCH
        Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Global Education
        B.S., Georgia College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
        Assistant Professor, 1990-98; Associate Professor, 1998-; Director, 2005-

JEANNE SOMERS
        Director, Grasselli Library
        B.A., College of Mount Saint Joseph; M.L.S., M.P.A., Ph.D., Kent State University
        Director, 2005-

JOHN C. SOPER
        John J. Kahl Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship; Professor of Economics
        B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
        Associate Professor, 1982-86; Co-Director, Cleveland Center for Economic Education, 1982-89;                         Professor, 1986-; Kahl Chair, 2004-

JOHN R. SPENCER
        Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies
        B.S., University of California-Berkeley; B.D., M.A., Pacific School of Religion; M.A., Ph.D., University of         Chicago
        Assistant Professor, 1977-83; Associate Professor, 1983-99; Director, Honors Program, 1990-2005;                 Professor, 1999-; Interim Chair, 2007-08; Chair, 2008-  

CARL R. SPITZNAGEL
        Professor of Mathematics
        B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
        Assistant Professor, 1972-77; Associate Professor, 1977-90; Chair, 1987-95; Professor, 1990-

EARL W. SPURGIN
        Professor of Philosophy
        B.A., M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill           
        Assistant Professor, 1995-2001; Associate Professor, 2001-06; Professor, 2006-; Chair, 2006-

SARA STASHOWER        
        Visiting Instructor in Communication
        B.A., Macalester College; M.Ed., Harvard University
        Visiting Instructor, 2008-

JAYME STAYER, S.J.
        Visiting Assistant Professor of English
        B.A., The University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Toledo
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 2008-

DAVID L. STENSON
        Associate Professor of Mathematics
        B.S., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
        Assistant Professor, 1972-77; Associate Professor, 1977-

ALAN R. STEPHENSON
        Professor of Communication
        B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
        Associate Professor, 1985-2002; Professor, 2002-
 
ELIZABETH A. STILES
        Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Non-profit Administration Program
        B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.P.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Emory         University
        Instructor, 2001-02; Assistant Professor, 2002-07; Associate Professor, 2007-; Director, 2008-

MARK G. STORZ
        Associate Professor of Education; Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
        B.A., Manhattan College; M.S., Syracuse University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Cleveland         State University
        Assistant Professor, 1998-2004; Associate Professor, 2004-; Associate Dean, 2008-

ELIZABETH v. SWENSON
        Professor of Psychology
        B.S., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; J.D., Cleveland State University
        Assistant Professor, 1976-89; Chair, 1978-86; Associate Professor, 1980-85; Professor, 1985-; Dean,                 Student Career Development, 1989-96

DIANNA TAYLOR
        Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
        B.S.B.A., Appalachian State University; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., State University of New York         at Binghamton
        Assistant Professor, 2001-07; Associate Professor, 2007-; Interim Chair, 2007-09; Chair, 2009-

NANCY P. TAYLOR
        Assistant Professor of Education
        B.A., St. Joseph College; M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., Kent State University
        Assistant Professor, 2000-

PEIFANG TIAN
        Assistant Professor of Physics
        B.S., M.S., Tsinghua University (Beijing, China); Ph.D., Princeton University
        Assistant Professor, 2009-

EDWARD TOMLINSON
        Associate Professor of Management
        B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.B.A., Lynchburg College in Virginia; M.L.H.R., The Ohio State University;         Ph.D., The Ohio State University
        Assistant Professor, 2004-09; Associate Professor, 2009-

MARK D. TRELEVEN
        Associate Professor of Management
        B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        Associate Professor, 1989-; Standard Products-Reid Professor, 1989-94

SARAH VAN SLETTE
        Assistant Professor of Communication
        B.A., Saint Louis University; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
        Assistant Professor, 2006-

GLORIA VAQUERA
        Assistant Professor of Sociology
        B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
        Assistant Professor, 2004-

KEVIN WALLACE (LTC)
        Assistant Professor of Military Science
        B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., University of Phoenix
        Assistant Professor, 2009-

MARK J. WANER
        Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director, Center for Faculty Teaching and Learning
        B.S., John Carroll University; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University
        Assistant Professor, 1999-2008; Associate Professor, 2008-; Director, 2009-

CHARLES A. WATTS
        Professor of Management; Standard Products-Reid Chair
        B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Bowling Green State University; D.B.A., Indiana University
        Visiting Associate Professor, 1996-97; Associate Professor, 1997-2001; Professor, 2001-; Standard                 Products-Reid Chair, 2001-

MARIAH WEBINGER
        Assistant Professor in Accountancy
        B.S.B.A., M.Ac., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
        Assistant Professor, 2009-

MARY WEEMS
        Assistant Professor of Education
        B.A., M.A., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007-08; Assistant Professor, 2008-

GERALD P. WEINSTEIN
        Professor and Chair, Department of Accountancy
        B.S.B.A., M.Ac., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Kent State University; CPA (Ohio)
        Visiting Instructor, 1981-83; Assistant Professor, 1988-99; Associate Professor, 1999-2008; Professor,                2008-; Chair, 2002-

PATTI WEISS
        Visiting Instructor in Accountancy
        B.B.A., M.B.A., Cleveland State University
        Visiting Instructor, 2008-

ANDREW M. WELKI
        Associate Professor of Economics
        B.A., Wilkes College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
        Assistant Professor, 1982-2006; Program Director, Cleveland Center for Economic Education, 1989-94;         Associate Professor, 2006-; Interim Assistant Dean, 2006-07

CYRILLA H. WIDEMAN
        Professor of Biology
        B.S., Notre Dame College; M.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
        Associate Professor, 1972-77; Professor, 1977-

WENDY A. WIEDENHOFT
        Associate Professor of Sociology
        B.A., Marquette University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Maryland-                College Park
        Assistant Professor, 2003-09; Associate Professor, 2009-

BRENDA A. WIRKUS
        Professor of Philosophy
        B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., University of Ottawa
        Visiting Assistant Professor, 1983-86; Assistant Professor, 1987-92; Associate Professor, 1992-2004;                 Chair, 1997-2003; Shula Chair, 2004-08; Professor, 2005-

CHARLES E. WOOD
        Senior Librarian
        B.A., M.A., John Carroll University; M.S.L.S., Case Western Reserve University
        Assistant Librarian, 1976-85; Associate Librarian, 1985-94; Senior Librarian, 1994-

JOHN H. YOST
        Associate Professor of Psychology
        B.A., Temple University; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University
        Assistant Professor, 1995-2001; Associate Professor, 2001-

SHERI D. YOUNG
        Assistant Professor of Psychology
        B.S., Youngstown State University; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
        Assistant Professor, 1995-

JIE ZHANG
        Associate Librarian
        B.A., Chongqing University (China); M.A., M.Int’l. Mng., Whitworth College; M.S., University of North                 Texas
        Assistant Librarian, 1998-2004; Associate Librarian, 2004-

JEN ZIEMKE
        Assistant Professor of Political Science
        B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
        Assistant Professor, 2008-

THOMAS J. ZLATOPER
        Professor of Economics
        B.A., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
        Assistant Professor, 1984-88; Associate Professor, 1988-97; Chair, 1994-99, 2001-2002; Professor, 1997         Dean, The Graduate School, 1999-2001; Interim Dean, Boler School of Business, 2005-06

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