Experts List

Welcome to Millersville’s experts list.  If you can’t find an expert or need assistance please contact:

Janet Kacskos, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Communications
717-871-7870
Janet.Kacskos@millersville.edu

Experts List Registration Form

If you’re a Millersville expert and would like to be added to the list, please fill out this form. If you’re a reporter looking for  additional experts,  please contact Janet Kacskos at janet.kacskos@millersville.edu.


Advisement

Dr. Michelle M. White
Director of Academic Advisement

Expertise: Academic advisement
Work phone: 717-871-7608
Michelle.White@millersville.edu

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African-American Culture

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology/Director of African-American Studies

Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception and stress management
Work phone: 717-871-7277
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

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American Foreign Policy

Dr. Ronald Frankum
Professor of History

Expertise: American Foreign Policy
Work phone:  717-871-7172
Ronald.Frankum@millersville.edu

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Amish

Dr. Diane M. Umble
Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Expertise: The Amish
Work phone:  717-871-7160
Diane.Umble@millersville.edu

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Amnesia

Dr. Shaun P. Cook
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Memory, amnesia, aging, cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging, cognitive neuropsychology (amnesia, frontal lobe dysfunction, prosopagnosia and other neuropsychological conditions), cognitive psychology, flashbulb memory, false memory, source memory, models of memory, face recognition, research methodology and statisticsWork phone: 717-871-7270
Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

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Anthropology

Dr. Timothy Trussell
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Expertise: historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history and historic preservation
Work phone: 717-871-7479
Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

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Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Dr. Mark Atwater
Assistant Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: materials science, manufacturing, metallurgy, materials characterization (physical & mechanical properties), CNC machining and metalworking
Work phone: 717-871-7217
Mark.Atwater@millersville.edu

Dr. Thomas P. Bell
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: technology and engineering teacher preparation and graphic communication
Work phone: 717-871-7220
Thomas.Bell@millersville.edu

Dr. Sharon A. Brusic
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Technology & Engineering Education Program Coordinator

Expertise: technology and engineering education and integrative STEM education
Work phone: 717-871-5548
Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu

Dr. Kenneth P. DeLucca
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: history of technology, industrial archeology and horology
Work phone: 717-871-7225
Kenneth.DeLucca@millersville.edu

Dr. Alex Johnson
Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technology

Expertise: manufacturing processes (traditional/non-traditional), CAD/CAM, 3D printing technology and green design
Work phone: 717-871-5677
Alex.Johnson@millersville.edu

Dr. Ebrahim Karan
Assistant Professor of Construction Technology

Expertise: construction management, building information modeling and sustainability
Work phone: 717-871-5142
Ebrahim.Karan@millersville.edu

Dr. Mehdi Khalighi
Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

Expertise: occupational health and safety, environment health and safety and public health
Work phone: 717-871-5843
Mehdi.Khalighi@millersville.edu

Dr. Len S. Litowitz
Department Chair/Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: technology and engineering (curriculum revision), alternative energy and conservation, and technology and engineering education facility development
Work phone: 717-871-7215
Len.Litowitz@millersville.edu

Dr. Jack Ogutu
Assistant Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program Coordinator

Expertise: OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour general industry trainer
Work phone: 717-871-7229
Jack.Ogutu@millersville.edu

Dr. Mark R. Snyder
Associate Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Applied Engineering & Technology Management Program Coordinator

Expertise: screen printing, flexographic printing, package engineering and computer prepress (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
Work phone: 717-871-5547
Mark.Snyder@millersville.edu

Dr. Scott A. Warner
Associate Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/AEST Graduate Program Coordinator

Expertise: design thinking, creativity technological design and design-based education
Work phone: 717-871-7234
Scott.Warner@millersville.edu

Dr. John R. Wright Jr.
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: industrial and mobile robotics, PLC’s and systems integration
Work phone: 717-871-7235
John.Wright@millersville.edu

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Art

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Professor of Art

Expertise: computer art, graphic design, artists in education, art as self-expression and fiber art
Work phone: 717-871-7260
Jeri.Robinson@millersville.edu

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Biology

Dr. Jean Boal
Professor of Biology

Expertise: animal behavior, cephalopods and marine biology
Work phone: 717-871-4773
Jean.Boal@millersville.edu

Dr. M. James Cosentino
Professor of Biology

Expertise: issues in contraception and reproductive biology
Work phone: 717-871-7452
James.Cosentino@millersville.edu

Dr. Dominique Didier
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: ichthyology (fish biology) with an emphasis on sharks and their relatives, marine biology and evolution
Work phone: 717-871-7440
Dominique.Dagit@millersville.edu

Dr. Christopher R. Hardy
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: evolutionary biologist, botanist, plant taxonomist (plant identification) and poison ivy
Work phone: 717-871-4317
Christopher.Hardy@millersville.edu
http://herbarium.millersville.edu/hardy.php

Dr. Aaron Haines
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: conservation, wildlife and environmental biology issues
Work phone: 717-871-7451
Aaron.Haines@millersville.edu

Dr. Carol Hepfer
Professor of Biology

Expertise: DNA profiling (fingerprinting)
Work phone: 717-871-7430
Carol.Hepfer@millersville.edu

Dr. John Hoover
Professor of Biology

Expertise: biology of the brain
Work phone: 717-871-7427
John.Hoover@millersville.edu

Dr. Timothy I. Ladd
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: microbiology, microbial ecology and immunology
Work phone: 717-871-4290
Timothy.Ladd@millersville.edu

Dr. Joel Piperberg
Professor of Biology

Expertise: color vision and steroid control of gene expression
Work phone: 717-871-7429
Joel.Piperberg@millersville.edu

Dr. Jonathon Stoltzfus
Assistant Professor of Biology

Expertise: parasites and parasitic worms
Jonathon.Stoltzfus@millersville.edu

Dr. Ryan L. Wagner
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: plant physiology, plant biochemistry, concepts in botany, general biology and poison ivy
Work phone: 717-871-4316
Ryan.Wagner@millersville.edu

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito ecology, West Nile virus, Zika Virus, medical entomology dealing with disease vectors; forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
Work phone: 717-871-4318
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

Dr. LaVern Whisenton-Davidson
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito research, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, nutrition
Work phone: 717-871-7428
LaVern.Whisenton-Davidson@millersville.edu

Dr. Daniel Yocom
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mycorrhizae (fungus roots), mushrooms and fungi
Work phone: 717-871-4291
Daniel.Yocom@millersville.edu

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Campus Recreation

Gordon Nesbitt
Associate Professor of Wellness and Sport Sciences/Director of Campus Recreation

Expertise: Leadership, Team Building, Recreation, Athletic Facilities Design and Management, Sports Management, Sports Clubs, Intramurals
Work phone: 717-871-5737
Gordon.Nesbitt@millersville.edu

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Career Services

Margo J. Sassaman
Director of Career Services

Expertise: career development and job search
Work phone: 717-871-7656
Margo.Sassaman@millersville.edu

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Counseling and Human Development

Dr. Kendra Saunders
Professor of Counseling and Human Development

Expertise: eating disorders, body image, psychological well-being, depression, anxiety and women’s issues
Work phone: 717-871-7821
Kendra.Saunders@millersville.edu

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Chemistry

Dr. Jeremiah Mbindyo
Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: Nanotechnology
Work phone: 717-871-7416
Jeremiah.Mbindyo@millersville.edu

Dr. Lyman Rickard
Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: chemistry magic show, paper chromatography, properties of common chemicals in the home and oxidation-reduction reactions
Work phone:  717-871-7412
Lyman.Rickard@millersville.edu


Communication & Theatre

Anthony Elliot
Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre

Expertise: theatre, directing and acting
Work phone:  717-871-7567
Tony.Elliot@millersville.edu

Dr. Stacey Irwin
Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre

Expertise: children’s television, media literacy, writing, news, leadership development, radio/audio trends, big media business, history of radio, TV, film, qualitative pedagogy, web design, advertising, autobiography, phenomenology and hermeneutics
Work phone: 717-871-7288
Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

Dr. Robert Spicer
Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre

Expertise: politics and media, political campaigns, social media and emerging technology, journalism and popular culture
Phone: 717-799-5243
Robert.Spicer@millersville.edu

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Computer Science

Dr. Blaise Liffick
Professor of Computer Science

Expertise: adaptive/assistance technology to overcome disabilities
Work phone: 717-871-4315
Blaise.Liffick@millersville.edu

Dr. Nazli Hardy
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Expertise: Security on the internet
Work phone: 717-871-4312
Nazli.Hardy@millersville.edu

Dr. Roger W. Webster
Professor of Computer Science

Expertise: 3-D video game development, developing software for physicians to practice medical procedures in virtual surgery, haptic programming
Work phone: 717-871-4311
Roger.Webster@millersville.edu

Darryl Grove
Desktop Services Specialist

Expertise: PC desktop support
Work phone: 717-871-5896
Darryl.Grove@millersville.edu

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Diversity

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology/Director of African-American Studies

Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception and stress management
Work phone: 717-871-7277
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

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Disease & Parasites

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito ecology, West Nile virus, Zika Virus, medical entomology dealing with disease vectors; forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
Work phone: 717-871-4318
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

Dr. Jonathon Stoltzfus
Assistant Professor of Biology

Expertise: parasites and parasitic worms
Jonathon.Stoltzfus@millersville.edu

Dr. LaVern Whisenton-Davidson
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito research, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, nutrition
Work phone: 717-871-7428
LaVern.Whisenton-Davidson@millersville.edu

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Earth Sciences

Dr. Ajoy Kumar
Associate Professor of Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies

Expertise:coastal oceanography, satellite remote sensing and air-sea interaction
Work phone: 717-871-4356
Ajoy.Kumar@millersville.edu

Dr. Alex DeCaria
Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
Work phone: 717-871-4739
Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

Eric Horst
Director of the Weather Information Center

Expertise: weather forecasting and storm analysis
Work phone: 717-871-4845
Eric.Horst@millersville.edu

Dr. Richard D. Clark
Chair of Earth Sciences/Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: air quality, ozone and particulate research, air chemistry, meteorology and astronomy
Work phone: 717-871-7434
Richard.Clark@millersville.edu

Dr. Robert Vaillancourt
Associate Professor of Oceanography

Expertise: biological-physical interactions in the ocean, polar oceanography, primary productivity, bio-optics and phytoplankton photosynthesis
Work phone: 717-871-4190
Robert.Vaillancourt@millersville.edu

Dr. Samuel B. Earman
Associate Professor of Geology

Expertise: groundwater, hydrology and water resource management
Work phone: 717-871-4336
Sam.Earman@millersville.edu

Dr. Sepideh Yalda
Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

Expertise: mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
Work phone: 717-871-7550
Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

Dr. Talor B. Walsh
Assistant Professor of Geology

Expertise: structural geology and tectonics of the Appalachian Mountains, deformation of sedimentary rocks and fluid flow in the crust
Work phone: 717-871-4270
Talor.Walsh@millersville.edu

Dr. Todd Sikora
Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: marine meteorology, synthetic aperture radar and air-sea interaction
Work phone: 717-871-7435
Todd.Sikora@millersville.edu
http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/~tsikora/

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Economics

Dr. Mike Gumpper
Professor of Economics/Director of  the Center for Economic Education

Expertise: economics of land use and farmland preservation, economic education, microeconomic theory, environmental economics, health economics, public finance and Pennsylvania Stock Market Game
Work phone: 717-871-7182
Mike.Gumpper@millersville.edu

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Education

Dr. George Drake
Dean of Education and Human Services

Expertise: hiring and evaluating faculty, scheduling courses, fundraising and learning outcomes
Work phone: 717-871-7333
George.Drake@millersville.edu

Dr. Laurie B. Hanich
Professor of Educational Foundations

Expertise: mathematics disabilities in young children, motivation in education, child development and educational psychology
Work phone: 717-871-7326
Laurie.Hanich@millersville.edu

Dr. Sandra Deemer
Professor of Education

Expertise: teacher efficacy, teacher and student motivation in education and educational psychology
Work phone: 717-871-7324
Sandra.Deemer@millersville.edu

Dr. Timothy Mahoney
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Expertise: high school and middle school education, school policy and school board politics, assessment and standardized testing, alternatives to NCLB, school reform and restructuring, international education, rural education, critical literacy, discourse analysis and anthropological methods of educational research
Work phone: 717-871-7202
Timothy.Mahoney@millersville.edu

Dr. Thomas P. Bell
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: technology and engineering teacher preparation and graphic communication
Work phone: 717-871-7220
Thomas.Bell@millersville.edu

Dr. Sharon A. Brusic
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Technology & Engineering Education Program Coordinator

Expertise: technology and engineering education and integrative STEM education
Work phone: 717-871-5548
Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu

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Elementary Education

Dr. Lesley Colabucci
Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Expertise: children’s literature and multicultural education
Work phone: 717-871-5618
Lesley.Colabucci@millersville.edu

Dr. Persida Himmele
Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Expertise: ESL and diversity in K-12 schools
Work phone: 717-871-5770
Persida.Himmele@millersville.edu

Dr. William Himmele
Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Expertise: ESL and diversity in K-12 schools
Work phone: 717-871-7339
William.Himmele@millersville.edu

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Emergency Management

Dr. Duane Hagelgans
Assistant Professor Earth Sciences

Expertise: emergency management and preparedness, fire science technology, occupational safety, disaster management, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and homeland security
Work Phone: 717-871-7536
Duane.Hagelgans@millersville.edu

Dr. Sepideh Yalda
Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

Expertise: mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
Work phone: 717-871-7550
Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

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English

Dr. Roberta Jill Craven
Professor of English

Expertise: film studies, comparative literature and literary theory
Work phone: 717-871-7386
Jill.Craven@millersville.edu

Dr. Justin Mando
Assistant Professor of English

Expertise: rhetoric, public/civic discourse, environmental discourse, and science & technical writing
Work phone: __________
Justin.Mando@millersville.edu

Dr. Kerrie R.H. Farkas
Professor of English

Expertise: public and civic discourse, workplace and community literacy, rhetorical theory and composition theory
Work phone: 717-871-7399
Kerrie.Farkas@millersville.edu

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Exercise

Dr. Daniel J. Keefer
Professor of Wellness and Sport Sciences

Expertise: children and exercise, exercise for those with a disability and exercise/physical activity in adult populations
Work Phone: 717-871-4218
Daniel.Keefer@millersville.edu

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Film

Dr. Jill Craven
Professor of English

Expertise: film studies, comparative literature and literary theory
Work phone: 717-871-7386
Jill.Craven@millersville.edu

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Foreign Languages

Dr. Ana Borger-Greco
Associate Profesor of Spanish

Expertise: Spanish (Spain) culture, Spanish dance, Spanish medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age and nineteenth-century theater, Spanish nineteenth-century novel, comparative genre studies, translation
Work phone: 717-871-7148
Ana.Borger-Greco@millersville.edu

Wilfredo Valentin-Marques
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Work phone: 717-871-7147
Wilfredo.Valentin-Marquez@millersville.edu

Dr. Susanne Nimmrichter
Professor of German/Chair of Foreign Languages

Expertise: foreign language education and German language and culture
Work phone: 717-871-7153
Susanne.Nimmrichter@millersville.edu

Dr. Christine Gaudry
Professor of French

Expertise: French language and culture, use of technology in teaching foreign languages, eighteenth and twentieth century French and Francophone literature
Work phone: 717-871-7152
Christine.Gaudry@millersville.edu

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Forensics

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito ecology, West Nile virus, Zika Virus, medical entomology dealing with disease vectors; forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
Work phone: 717-871-4318
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

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Geography

Dr. Jessica Kelly
Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: Forest resource management; water policy; hazardous waste management; environmental policy and regulation, women, development and migration, Central America, GIS and geospatial technology
Work phone: 717-871-7163
Jessica.Kelly@millersville.edu

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Geology

Dr. Lynn Marquez
Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences

Expertise: geologic time, plate tectonics, volcanoes and minerals and rocks
Work phone: 717-871-4339
Lynn.Marquez@millersville.edu

Dr. Samuel B. Earman
Associate Professor of Geology

Expertise: groundwater, hydrology and water resource management
Work phone: 717-871-4336
Sam.Earman@millersville.edu

Dr. Talor B. Walsh
Assistant Professor of Geology

Expertise: structural geology and tectonics of the Appalachian Mountains, deformation of sedimentary rocks and fluid flow in the crust
Work phone: 717-871-4270
Talor.Walsh@millersville.edu

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Government

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean of Graduate Studies Program

Expertise: city and county government structure, politics, finances and budgeting, economic development and planning and survey research and polling
Work phone: 717-871-7619
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

Dr. Richard A. Glenn
Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Expertise: U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court, judicial process and the American Revolution
Work phone: 717-871-7486
Richard.Glenn@millersville.edu

Dr. Charles E. Greenawalt
Associate Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Expertise: politics and public policy
Work phone: 717-871-7485
Charles.Greenawalt@millersville.edu

Dr. David A. Owen
Assistant Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Expertise: Asian politics
Work phone: 717-871-7484
David.Owen@millersville.edu

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Graduate Studies & Research

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies

Expertise: city and county government structure, politics, finances and budgeting, economic development and planning and survey research and polling
Work phone: 717-871-7619
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

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History

Dr. Dennis Downey
Professor of History/Director of Honors College

Expertise: U.S. history, Pennsylvania history, Millersville University history and history of violence
Work phone: 717-871-7553
Dennis.Downey@millersville.edu

Dr. John McLarnon
Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Presidential history, American political parties, history of the 1960’s radical movement, civil rights and United States and Latin American relations
Work phone: 717-871-7193
John.McLarnon@millersville.edu

Dr. Tracey M. Weis
Associate Professor of History/Director of Women’s Studies

Expertise: women’s issues
Work phone: 717-871-7189
Tracey.Weis@millersville.edu

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Information Technology

Darryl Grove
Desktop Services Specialist

Expertise: PC desktop support
Work phone: 717-871-5896
Darryl.Grove@millersville.edu

Mark Mullen
Audiovisual Technician

Expertise: audio reinforcement and recording, video production, DVD creation, sound system design and lighting design
Work phone: 717-871-7293
Mark.Mullen@millersville.edu

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LGBTQIA

Dr. Alex Redcay
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: Child Welfare, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender, gender fluidity, gender non-conforming issues and Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Work phone: 717-871-4373
Alexandra.Redcay@millersville.edu

Dr. Chris D. Proctor
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: Indian Child Welfare Act and LGBT Youth
Work phone: 717-871-5746
Curtis.Proctor@millersville.edu

Dr. Kimberly A. Mahaffy
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology/Director of Latino Studies

Expertise: Transition to adulthood, gender issues in adolescence, drug courts, evaluation of social programs, underage drinking, sexual risk behaviors in adolescences and Latino population
Work phone: 717-871-7481
Kimberly.Mahaffy@millersville.edu

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Marketing

Dr. David J. DiRusso
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Expertise:digital/internet marketing, pricing, market research and entrepreneurial marketing
Work phone: 717-871-7176
David.DiRusso@millersville.edu

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Mathematics

Dr. Michael Nolan
Professor of Physics

Expertise: statistical physics, thermodynamics and mathematical physics
Work phone: 717-871-7443
Michael.Nolan@millersville.edu

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Memory

Dr. Shaun P. Cook
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Memory, amnesia, aging, cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging, cognitive neuropsychology (amnesia, frontal lobe dysfunction, prosopagnosia and other neuropsychological conditions), cognitive psychology, flashbulb memory, false memory, source memory, models of memory, face recognition, research
Work phone: 717-871-7270
Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

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Meteorology

Dr. Alex DeCaria
Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
Work phone: 717-871-4739
Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

Eric Horst
Director of the Weather Information Center

Expertise: weather forecasting and storm analysis
Work phone: 717-871-4845
Eric.Horst@millersville.edu

Dr. Richard D. Clark
Chair of Earth Sciences/Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: air quality, ozone and particulate research, air chemistry, meteorology and astronomy
Work phone: 717-871-7434
Richard.Clark@millersville.edu

Dr. Sepideh Yalda
Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

Expertise: mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
Work phone: 717-871-7550
Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

Dr. Todd Sikora
Professor of Meteorology

Expertise: marine meteorology, synthetic aperture radar and air-sea interaction
Work phone: 717-871-7435
Todd.Sikora@millersville.edu
http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/~tsikora/

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Mosquitos

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito ecology, West Nile virus, Zika Virus, medical entomology dealing with disease vectors; forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
Work phone: 717-871-4318
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

Dr. LaVern Whisenton-Davidson
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito research, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, nutrition
Work phone: 717-871-7428
LaVern.Whisenton-Davidson@millersville.edu

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Nursing

Dr. Ruth E. Davis
Professor of Nursing

Expertise: women’s health issues including domestic violence, cultural issues, health care delivery and accessibility, clinical issues and topics including chronic pain syndrome, arthritis, pain relief, modalities, issues related to ethnic women and health care, Native American health care issues and accessibility
Work phone: 717-871-7453
Ruth.Davis@millersville.edu

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Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (Oceanography)

Dr. Ajoy Kumar
Associate Professor of Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies

Expertise:coastal oceanography, satellite remote sensing and air-sea interaction
Work phone: 717-871-4356
Ajoy.Kumar@millersville.edu

Dr. Robert Vaillancourt
Associate Professor of Oceanography

Expertise: biological-physical interactions in the ocean, polar oceanography, primary productivity, bio-optics and phytoplankton photosynthesis
Work phone: 717-871-4190
Robert.Vaillancourt@millersville.edu

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Politics

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies/Associate Provost for CCERP

Expertise: city and county government structure and politics, economic development and planning, city and county government finances and budgeting, survey research and polling
Work phone: 717-871-7619
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

Dr. David A. Owen
Assistant Professor of Government and Political Affairs

Expertise: Asian politics
Work phone: 717-871-7484
David.Owen@millersville.edu

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Physics

Dr. Natalia Dushkina
Professor of Physics

Expertise: optical properties of thin films, optical techniques for testing thin films, lasers, industrial lasers and their applications, laser safety, laser hazards, physics education and optical methods for measurement and control
Work phone: 717-871-7445
Natalia.Dushkina@millersville.edu

Dr. Sean P. Hendrick
Assistant Professor of Physics

Expertise: astronomy, astrophysics and supernovae and their remnants
Work phone: 717-871-7446
Sean.Henderick@millersville.edu

Dr. Michael Nolan
Professor of Physics

Expertise: statistical physics, thermodynamics and mathematical physics
Work phone: 717-871-7443
Michael.Nolan@millersville.edu

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Psychology

Dr. Shawn Gallagher
Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: vision and visual perception in normal eyes as well as in pathological cases, the visual pathways and mechanisms that link vision and behavior, sensation and perception, history and systems of psychology, neurophysiology
Work phone: 717-871-7271
Shawn.Gallagher@millersville.edu

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El
Professor of Psychology/Director of African-American Studies

Expertise: African-American culture, providing mental & health services to African-Americans, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, race, heredity and I.Q, celebrating diversity, sensation and perception and stress management
Work phone: 717-871-7277
Rita.SmithWade-El@millersville.edu

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Professional Training & Education

Dr. Victor S. DeSantis
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies/Associate Provost for CCERP

Expertise: city and county government structure and politics, economic development and planning, city and county government finances and budgeting, survey research and polling
Work phone: 717-871-7619
Victor.DeSantis@millersville.edu

Christopher Jachimowicz
Director of Orientation & Transitions

Expertise: parliamentary procedure, meeting management including minutes and Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR)
Work phone: 717-871-5553
Christopher.Jachimowicz@millersville.edu

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Robotics

Dr. John R. Wright Jr.
Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Expertise: industrial robotics, PLC’s and electric vehicle design and development
Work phone: 717-871-7235
John.Wright@millersville.edu

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Safety Science

Patrick Weidinger
Director of Safety and Environmental Health

Expertise: indoor air quality-asbestos, mold, radon, bacteria, prevention, cause, history, sick building syndrome, building related illness, emergency preparedness and emergency operations
Work phone: 717-871-4240
Patrick.Weidinger@millersville.edu

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Social Work

Dr. Alex Redcay
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: Child Welfare, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender, gender fluidity, gender non-conforming issues and Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Work phone: 717-871-4373
Alexandra.Redcay@millersville.edu

Dr. Chris D. Proctor
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: Indian Child Welfare Act and LGBT Youth
Work phone: 717-871-5746
Curtis.Proctor@millersville.edu

Dr. David H. Johnson
Associate Professor of Social Work

Expertise: social welfare policy formation, national healthcare reform, history and politics of social welfare in the U.S. and legislative history of Medicare and Medicaid.
Work phone: 717-871-5893
David.Johnson@millersville.edu

Heather Girvin
Associate Professor of Social Work/Co-Coordinator of MSW Program

Expertise: child welfare, theory (in practice and in education), expressive arts, international social work and innovative strategies for social change
Work phone: 717-917-6110
Heather.Girvin@millersville.edu

Karen Rice
Associate Professor of Social Work/Department Chair/Director of Doctor of Social Work

Expertise:  family violence, interpersonal violence, domestic violence, Social Work Practice, therapeutic relationships, trauma and juvenile sex offending
Work phone: 717-871-5297
Karen.Rice@millersville.edu

Dr. Marc V. Felizzi
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise:  family violence, interpersonal violence, domestic violence, Social Work Practice, therapeutic relationships, trauma and juvenile sex offending
Work phone: 717-871-7161
Marc.Felizzi.@millersville.edu

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Sociology/Anthropology

Dr. Kimberly A. Mahaffy
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology/Director of Latino Studies

Expertise: Transition to adulthood, gender issues in adolescence, drug courts, evaluation of social programs, underage drinking, sexual risk behaviors in adolescences and Latino population
Work phone: 717-871-7481
Kimberly.Mahaffy@millersville.edu

Dr. Timothy Trussell
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Expertise: historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history and historic preservation
Work phone: 717-871-7479
Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

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Video Games

Dr. Roger W. Webster
Professor of Computer Studies

Expertise: 3-D video game development, developing virtual medical surgery software for physicians and haptic programming
Work phone: 717-871-4311
Roger.Webster@millersville.edu

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Wildlife & Conservation

Dr. Aaron Haines
Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise: conservation, wildlife and environmental biology issues
Work phone: 717-871-7451
Aaron.Haines@millersville.edu

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Zika & West Nile Virus

Dr. John R. Wallace
Professor of Biology

Expertise: mosquito ecology, West Nile virus, Zika Virus, medical entomology dealing with disease vectors; forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
Work phone: 717-871-4318
John.Wallace@millersville.edu

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