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DEAN: Dr. Jack Healy 

  • Liberal arts education

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Dr. Jeff Crane, associate professor of history

  • American studies
  • History
  • American environmental history
  • The American West
  • Community gardens
  • Sustainability

Dr. Patricia Lonchar, professor of English

  • British women writers of late 17th century
  • Children and young adult literature
  • Medieval mysticism

Dr. Amalia Mondriguez, professor of foreign language; chair

  • Spanish and Spanish-American literature
  • Spanish in the media

Dr. Matthias Schubnell, professor of English

  • Willa Cather
  • Native American literature
  • Literature and the environment

Dr. Mary Beth Swofford, associate professor of English and theatre arts

  • American theatre
  • Relationships

Dr. Brett A. Richardson, coordinator of music education/director of bands

  • Fundraising
  • Purpose of the marching band,
  • Concert band
  • Music education
  • Band uniforms

Dr. Michael Tallon, assistant professor of Spanish

  • Learning a foreign language
  • Foreign language anxiety
  • Foreign language education
  • Spanish as a heritage language
  • Close-up Magic
Fine Arts

Dr. Robert Ball, associate professor of theatre arts; chair

  • Theatre

Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI, professor of theatre arts

  • Extended Run Players
  • Interviews with WWII veterans

Miguel Cortinas, assistant professor of art

  • Painting and drawing
  • Prints

Dr. Janice Dvorkin, associate professor of music therapy

  • Music therapy and special education
  • Therapy in medical settings, hospice and nursing homes
  • Autism therapy

Dr. Orit Eylon, assistant professor of voice (Fluent in Hebrew, speaks some Italian, French and German)

  • Music/voice,
  • Singing
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance practices

William Gokelman, professor of music; director of liturgical music

  • Choral music and piano
  • Liturgical music

Dr. Ken Metz, associate professor of music

  • Music composition and theory
  • Jazz

Dr. Glenn Ambrose, assistant professor of religious studies

  • Roman Catholicism
  • Christian theology

Zenon Culverhouse, assistant professor of philosophy

  • Philosophy (specifically ancient Greek and Roman)
  • Classical Literature (specifically Greek and Roman)

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, Th.D., professor of religious studies                                                                     

  • Women and religion
  • Spirituality and nonviolence
  • Religious movements for peace
  • Interfaith

Dr. Paul Lewis, assistant professor of philosophy

  • Social and political philosophy
  • Ethics and justice

Dr. Julie Miller, associate professor of religious studies

  • Catholic Church ethics
  • Sexual ethics and theology
  • Feminist theology

Dr. Harold Rodinsky, assistant professor of psychology

  • Service learning and community service
  • Social cognition
  • Group and self-other attitudes
  • Stereotyping

Sr. Eilish Ryan, CCVI, ThD, professor of religious studies; director of pastoral institute

  • Pastoral theology
  • Religious education
  • Church history
Social Sciences

Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology and criminal justice; chairman

  • Prisons and death penalty
  • Violence, crime and criminal justice
  • Poverty

Ambassador/ Dr. James Creagan, professor of political science (part-time)

  • Foreign policy
  • International relations
  • Latin American politics and trade
  • Immigration

Dr. Scott Dittloff, associate professor of political science

  • Politics
  • Caribbean region

Dr. Maria Félix -Ortiz, associate professor of psychology

  • Community psychology
  • Drug abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Latino psychology and social issues

Dr. Phil Lampe, professor of sociology

  • Hispanics in the U.S.
  • Religion and family
Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, professor emeritus of history (part-time)
  • Mexico and Texas
  • Mexican American history

Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor and chair of history, coordinator of Asian Studies program (speaks Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Nepali, and basic Arabic)

  • World history
  • Asian history and politics
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Human rights

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