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DEAN: Dr. Jack Healy



Dr. Pat Lonchar, associate professor of English
•British women writers of late 17th century
• Children and young adult literature
• Medieval mysticism

Dr. Amalia Mondriguez, professor of foreign language; chairwoman
• Spanish and Spanish-American literature
• Spanish in the media

Dr. John Perry, professor of communication arts
• Speech and writing
• Impression management

Dr. Mary Beth Swofford, associate professor of English and theater arts
• American theater
• Relationships

Dr. Matthias Schubnell, professor of English
• Willa Cather
• Native American literature
• Literature and the environment

Dr. Michael Tallon, assistant professor of Spanish
• Learning a foreign language
• Foreign language anxiety
• Foreign language education
• Spanish as a heritage language

Dr. Patricia Lonchar, professor of English
• British women writers of late 17th century
• Children and young adult literature
• Medieval mysticism

Fine Arts

Dr. Janice Dvorkin, associate professor of music therapy
• Music therapy and special education
• Therapy in medical settings, hospice and nursing homes
• Autism therapy

Dr. Ken Metz, associate professor of music
• Music composition and theory
• Jazz

Dr. Robert Ball, associate professor of theater arts; chairman
• Theater

Miguel Cortinas, associate professor of art
• Painting and drawing
• Prints

Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI, professor of theater arts
• Extended Run plays
• Interviews with WWII veterans

William Gokelman
, professor of music; director of liturgical music
• Choral music and piano
• Liturgical music


Dr. Glenn Ambrose, associate professor of religious studies
• Roman Catholicism
• Christian theology

Dr. Harold Rodinsky, assistant professor of psychology
• Service learning and community service
• Social cognition
• Group and self-other attitudes
• Stereotyping

Dr. Julie Miller, associate professor of religious studies
• Catholic Church ethics
• Sexual ethics and theology
• Feminist theology

Dr. Paul Lewis, assistant professor of philosophy
• Social and political philosophy
• Ethics and justice

Sr. Eilish Ryan, CCVI, ThD, professor of religious studies; director of pastoral institute
• Pastoral theology
• Religious education
• Church history

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies                                           
• Women and religion
• Spirituality and nonviolence
• Religious movements for peace

Social Sciences

Ambassador/ Dr. James Creagan, professor of political science; Amy Freeman Lee Chairman
• Foreign policy
• International relations
• Latin American politics and trade
• Immigration

Dr. Keith Tucker, director of personal counseling
• Psychology and counseling
• Stress management
• Performance anxiety

Dr. Maria Félix-Ortiz, assistant 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. Roger Barnes, professor of anthropology and sociology
• Prisons and death penalty
• Violence, crime and criminal justice
• Poverty

Dr. Scott Dittloff, associate professor of political science
• Politics
• Caribbean region


Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, professor of history
• Mexico and Texas
• Mexican American history

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