Immaculata University Faculty and Administrator Expert List

Faculty and administrators at Immaculata University have rich, diverse expertise in their fields of study and professions. Many of our faculty members have come to academia after successful professional careers. We would like to make our faculty and administrators’ expertise accessible to the media. This page is arranged by subject and lists faculty and administrators’ names and areas of expertise. Several faculty members and administrators may be listed under multiple subjects.

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Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Art
Biology
Business and Finance
College Admissions and Financial Aid
Communications and Mass Media
Culture and Linguistic Diversity
Education
Health Care and Nursing
History
Human Movement Sciences
Music
Philanthropy
Philosophy
Politics and Government
Psychology
Religion and Theology
Safety and Protection
Student Development and Campus Trends
Technology
Miscellaneous

Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Michele Monaco, D.Sc.
Human Movement Sciences Department
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Expertise:

  • Professional Physical Therapists (jobs, rise in profession, etc)
  • Personal Fitness
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Testing and Conditioning
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Eating Habits of Americans
  • Obesity in U.S. and Globally
  • Student Development
  • Greek Life
  • Sororities and Fraternities
  • Hot Course Topics

Art

Diane Grimes, M.F.A.
Art Department
Chair of Art Department and Professor of Art
Expertise:

  • History of Art
  • Famous Artists
  • American Art
  • Paintings
  • Sculpture/Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Business of Art (art shows/exhibits and galleries)
  • Art Applications and Art Learning

Biology

Francis Martin, Ph.D.
Biology Department
Professor of Biology
Expertise:

  • Chemistry/General Science, Biophysics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Evolution

Business and Finance

Jacqueline Bull, Ph.D.
Business and Accounting Department
Professor of Business
Expertise:

  • Business Practices
  • Ethics and Business
  • Working in Teams
  • Workplace Coaching and/or Training
  • Leadership Styles

 

William Carr, D.M.A., Steinway Artist
Music Department
Professor of Music
Expertise:

  • Creativity in Music for Business
  • Creative Problem-solving for Strategic Thinking in Business

 

Rhonda Fioresi, M.A.
Director of Residence Life and Housing
Expertise:

  • Working in Teams
  • Workplace Coaching and/or Training
  • Leadership Styles
  • Feedback (providing and receiving)

 

Charlene Fitzwater, Ph.D.
Business and Accounting Department
Chair of Business and Accounting Department and Associate Professor of Business and Finance
Expertise:

  • Business Practices
  • Ethics and Business
  • Finance (personal and business)
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Strategy

 

Joseph Pugh, D.M.
Business and Accounting Department
Professor of Business Management
Expertise:

  • Business Practices
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Working in Teams
  • Leadership Styles
  • Personal Assessment Tools
  • Feedback (providing and receiving)
  • Listening Skills

 

Michael Salem, M.S.
Chief Information Officer, Office of Technology Services
Expertise:

  • Working in Teams
  • Workplace Coaching and/or Training
  • Personal Coaching
  • Leadership Styles

 

George Schwartz, M.S.
Chair of Professional Studies at Immaculata and faculty for Emergency Planning & Management Program
Expertise:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Styles
  • Feedback (providing and receiving)
  • Talent Management

 

John D. Stafford, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development & Engagement and Dean of Students
Expertise:

  • Working in Teams
  • Workplace Coaching and/or Training
  • Personal Coaching
  • Leadership Styles
  • Personal Assessment Tools
  • Feedback (providing and receiving)
  • Listening Skills

College Admissions and Financial Aid

Robert Forest
Director of Financial Aid
Expertise:

  • Financial Aid Issues

 

Nicola DiFronzo-Heitzer, Ed.D.
Director of Admissions
Expertise:

  • Admissions Process
  • Enrollment/Application Trends

Communications and Mass Media

Sean Flannery, Ph.D.
English/Communication Department
Assistant Professor of English/Communication
Expertise:

  • Social Media/Web 2.0
  • Literature (American, World, Children’s)
  • Cinema (American and/or Foreign films)
  • Mass Media or Communications Issues
  • Media and Ethics

Culture and Linguistic Diversity

Sister Anne Marie Burton, IHM, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita of Education and Archivist
Expertise:

  • English as a Second Language Programs

Education

David Brennan, Ed.D.
Division of Education
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching
Expertise:

  • Cultural Issues
  • K-12
  • Higher Education
  • Adult Education
  • Various Teaching Styles
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Drama/Theater (including Broadway Productions)
  • Shakespeare

 

Sister Anne Marie Burton, IHM, Ed.D.
Division of Education
Professor Emerita of Education and Archivist
Expertise:

  • Cultural Issues in Education
  • Higher Education
  • Various Teaching Styles
  • Teacher Certification
  • Parents and Reading
  • Intergenerational Literacy
  • Children’s Literature
  • Catholic Identity
  • English as a Second Language Programs
  • Bullying (teen, cyber, workplace etc.)

 

Sister Carol Anne Couchara, IHM, Ed.D.
College of Graduate Studies
Professor of Education, Dissertation Support Manager
Expertise:

  • K-12
  • Various Teaching Styles
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Teacher Certification
  • Teachers as Mentors

 

Patricia Madeira, Ph.D.
Division of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
Expertise:

  • K-12
  • Higher Education
  • Various Teaching Styles
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Teacher Certification

 

Kathy Nolan, Ph.D.
Division of Education
Professor of Education
Expertise:

  • K-12
  • Various Teaching Styles
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Teacher Certification
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities

 

Peggy Schooling, Ed.D.
Division of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
Expertise:

  • Cultural Issues
  • K-12
  • Teacher Certification

Health Care and Nursing

Janice Reilley, Ed.D.
Division of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Expertise:

  • General Health Care Issues
  • Diseases/Medical Conditions (especially Alzheimer’s and Diabetes)

 

Jane Hsiao-Chen Tang, Ph.D.
Division of Nursing
Professor of Nursing & Director, M.S.N. Program
Expertise:

  • Careers in Nursing/Health Care
  • Nursing Shortage Issues

History

Joseph Pugh, D.M.
Business and Accounting Department
Professor of Business Management
Expertise:

  • U.S. Military
  • World War I and II
  • Civil/Revolutionary Wars

 

George Schwartz, M.S.
Chair of Professional Studies at Immaculata and faculty for Emergency Planning & Management program
Expertise:

  • U.S. Military
  • Current World Events

 

Human Movement Sciences

Kelly Stalker, Ed.D., A.T.C.
Human Movement Sciences
Associate Professor and Athletic Training Program Director
Expertise:

  • Professional Physical Therapists (jobs, rise in profession, etc.)
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Intercollegiate Athletes
  • IU and Thomas Jefferson University Affiliations
  • Immaculata Athletics

Music

William Carr, D.M.A., Steinway Artist
Music Department
Professor of Music
Expertise:

  • History of Music
  • Creativity in Music for Business

 

Sister Kathleen Doutt, IHM, D.M.A.
Music Department
Professor of Music
Expertise:

  • iPad Apps in the Music Classroom
  • History of Music
  • World Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Composers
  • Music in Society/Culture
  • Music in Healing and Education (including Music Therapy)
  • Latin American Music and Dance

Philanthropy

Kevin F. Quinn, M.B.A.
Vice President for University Advancement
Expertise:

  • Small Business/Non-profits
  • Philanthropy
  • Alumni Relations
  • Higher Education

Philosophy

Stephanie Theodorou, Ph.D.
Philosophy Department
Professor of Philosophy
Expertise:

  • Social and Cultural Issues for Non-English Speakers in the U.S.
  • Diversity in the U.S.
  • Phenomenology
  • Famous Philosophers
  • Philosophy and the World
  • Future of Artificial Intelligence

Politics and Government

Sister Catarin Conjar, IHM
Director of International Student Services
Expertise:

  • Immigration Law

Psychology

Sister Elizabeth Monica Acri, IHM, Psy.D.
Graduate Psychology Department
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse and other addictions
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Phobias
  • Contemporary Psychological Issues (eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning and behavioral disorders, etc)

 

Kristy A. Brumfield, Ph.D.
Graduate Psychology Department
Associate Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • Child and/or Family Psychology
  • Play Therapy

 

Janet Etzi, Psy.D.
Graduate Psychology Department
Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavior/Personality
  • Hospice
  • Grief and Bereavement

 

Dawn Kriebel, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Psychology Department
Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • History of the Field
  • Culture/Society Issues
  • Child and/or Family Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adoption and Foster Care

 

David Martinson, Ph.D.
Graduate Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • Child and/or family Psychology
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse (and other addictions)
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Contemporary Psychology Issues (eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, learning and behavioral disorders)
  • Client Feedback and Supervision Feedback
  • Norwegian and Swedish Cultures
  • Global Language: fluent in Norwegian and Swedish

 

Bascom A. Raulerson III, Ph.D.
Graduate Psychology Department
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise:

  • Memory

 

Jed Yalof, Psy.D.
Graduate Psychology Department
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Graduate Psychology Coordinator, Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology
Expertise:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Behavior/Personality
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Contemporary Psychological Issues (eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning and behavioral disorders, etc.)

Religion and Theology

Sister Carol Anne Couchara, IHM, Ed.D.
College of Graduate Studies
Professor of Education, Dissertation Support Manager
Expertise:

  • History of Immaculata and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Sisters

 

Sister J. Sheila Galligan, IHM, S.T.D.
Theology Department
Professor of Theology
Expertise:

  • The Bible (Old and/or New Testament)
  • Mary and Jesus
  • Apostles and the Saints
  • Forgiveness

 

Stephanie Theodorou, Ph.D.
Philosophy Department
Professor of Philosophy
Expertise:

  • Traditions of Other Religions

Safety and Protection

Dennis Dougherty, M.B.A.
Director of Campus Safety and Protection
Expertise:

  • Campus Crises
  • Campus Safety
  • Homeland Security

Student Development and Campus Trends

Sister Catarin Conjar, IHM
Director of International Student Services
Expertise:

  • Immigration Law and Foreign Students

 

Rhonda Fioresi, M.A.
Director of Residence Life and Housing
Expertise:

  • Residence/Student Life
  • Student Development
  • Campus/Student Housing
  • Campus Crises
  • Immaculata University Policy

 

George Schwartz, M.S.
Chair of Professional Studies at Immaculata and Faculty for Emergency Planning & Management program
Expertise:

  • Student-Veteran Issues

 

John D. Stafford, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development & Engagement and Dean of Students
Expertise:

  • Residence/Student Life
  • Student Government
  • Student Development
  • General College Trends
  • Greek Life
  • Sororities and Fraternities
  • Campus Housing
  • Hot Course Topics
  • Campus Crises
  • Collegiate Compliance and Liability
  • Immaculata University Policy
  • Campus Safety (including Homeland Security)
  • Student Discipline Process
  • Student Housing
  • Athletics (including current sports teams and championship Mighty Macs)

Technology

Michael Salem, M.S.
Chief Information Officer – Office of Technology Services
Expertise:

  • Internet (history and trends)
  • Software Design and Programming
  • Technology and Ethical Issues
  • Web Design
  • Cyber Crime
  • Social Media/Web 2.0
  • E-Commerce (history and current status)
  • New Technology
  • Apple Computers
  • Hackers and Security Issues
  • Information Technology Careers
  • Future Technological Achievements and Trends in the Field
  • Business Aspects of Computers and Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Technological “Gadgets”

 

Sister Monica Therese Sicilia, IHM, M.A., M.S.
Mathematics/Information and Digital Systems Department
Instructor in Information and Digital Systems
Expertise:

  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Design
  • Internet (history and trends)
  • Web Design
  • Social Media/Web 2.0
  • New Technology
  • Apple Computers (history and current status)
  • E-Commerce
  • Media and Ethics