Dec 02, 2021  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog

Directories


 

Board of Trustees

Sister Peg Albert, OP, Ph.D.
President of the University

Chair: Dusty Steele

Betty Cummings '82, '09
Sister Mariane Fahlman, OP, PhD
Tim Fortescue '01
Judy C. Francoeur
Steve Futrell
Sue Goldsen
Doug Gray '04
Richard J. Haller
Margaret Hartman
John Hern Jr., JD
Mike Kapnick
Steven Linville '92
Harold Love '08, '13MA
David G. Mengebier
Sister Frances Nadolny, '72, OP, PhD
Ben Negron
Lisa Crouse Oberlin '92
Francine Parker '88
Iqbal Roshd '83
Michael Sherman '97
Anneliese Sinnott, OP, PhD
Michael Smith '80
Sister Mary Soher, OP, DM
Sister Joan Marie Weithman, OP
KimArie Yowell

Trustees Emeriti

Kathleen S. Griffiths '69
Stephen L. Hickman
Douglas L. Kapnick, HD '05
Patrick McDonald, JD
John E. McSorley, JD
James N. Motschall
Edward J. Nussel, PhD
Phyllis E. Peters
William M. Reagan, JD, HD '76
David R. Siler
James P. Silk, Sr., JD
John P. Tierney

Faculty

STEPHEN BALL,
Professor of Management, Coordinator for the Business Administration Program College for Professional Studies; B.A., Wayne State University; M.B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan (2009).

KARIN BARBEE,
Professor of English/Writing Center Coordinator; B.A., Otterbein College, M.F.A., Bowling Green State University (2011).

MATTHEW BARBEE,
Professor of English; B.A., The College of Wooster; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (2010).

PETER BARR,
Professor of Art History; B.Phil., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Boston University (1997).

JULIE BARST,
Professor of English; M.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University (2012).

IAN BELL,
Professor of Religious Studies; Chair, Humanities Division; B.A., College of St. Scholastica, M.A., College of St. Catherine, Ph.D., Marquette University (2007).

MARK BENARD,
Associate Professor of English; B.A., Carson-Newman University; M.A., University of Tennessee; M.A. and Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (2010).

ANDREW-DAVID BJORK,
Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Westmont College; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (2009).

DIANE BROWN,
Associate Professor of Education; B.S. and M.S., Indiana University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University (2020).

CALLIE CLARE,
Associate Professor of Communications; A.A. and B.A., Thomas More College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Indiana University (2015).

JOSEPH COSTELLO,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; A.A, Monroe Community College; B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Detroit College of Law (1982).

WENDY CROSBY,
Assistant Professor of Reglious Studies; B.A., St. Norbert College; M.T.S., Boston College; Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago (2017).

KENDRA DAFOE,
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Easter Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; Ed.D., The University of Toledo (2020).

ELIZABETH DAVIS,
Associate Professor of Social Work; B.A., Siena Heights University; M.A., University of Michigan (2015).

JEAN ANN DEAN,
Assisant Professor of Nursing; A.S., Monroe County Community College; A.A.S., Monroe County Community College; B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.N., Oakland University (2013).

MARK DIPIETRO,
Professor of Theatre/Speech Communications; Chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts and Education; B.A., Siena Heights College (University); M.F.A., Brandeis University (1994).

CYNTHIA DOPP,
Assistant Professor of Library Science; Cataloging/Electronic Resources Librarian; B.A., Michigan State University; M.L.I.S. Wayne State Univeristy (2018). 

THOMAS DUNNE,
Professor of Philosophy and Theology, College for Professional Studies; B.A., Loyola University; M.A., University of Detroit; M.A. and Ph.D., St. Michael's College, Toronto (2005).

ANTHONY DURAN,
Assistant Professor of Business; B.B.A., Cleary University; M.B.A., Northcentral University; D.B.A., Grand Canyon University (Pending).

CATHERINE EMERY,
Instructor of Nursing; Director, Simulation and Skills Nursing Laboratory; A.D.N., Jackson Community College; B.S.N., University of Michigan; M.S.N., Lourdes University (2014).

JENNIFER ERMIGER,
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education; Director of Counselor Education, Graduate College; B.A., Hillsdale College; M.A., University of Detroit Mercy; Psy.D., Michigan School of Professional Psychology (2013).

ANTHONY FARINA,
Associate Professor of Humanities, College for Professional Studies; B.A., Albion College; M.A., Spring Arbor University (2014).

JOHN FICK,
Professor of Graduate Leadership; Program Director of Health Care Leadership, Graduate College; B.S., Madonna University; M.S., Wayne State University; Ed.D. Argosy University/Sarasota (2002).

KELLY A. FORD,
Associate Professor of Music; Program Director of Music and Music Education Coordinator; Director of College Choirs; B.M.E., Central Michigan University; M.A.E., Spring Arbor University; Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University (2015).

JULIEANNA FROST,
Professor of History; B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.L.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Union Institute and University (2007).

ANDREIA De CARVALHO GENDERA,
Assistant Professor of Busniess Management; B.B.A., Estacio de Sa University; M.B.A., Getulio Vargas Foundation; M.Sc., Estacio de Sa University (2019).

LELAND HARPER,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A., Kwantlen Polytechnic University; M.A., Ryerson University; Ph.D., University of Birmingham (2016).

JENNIFER HAUESSLER,
Assistant Professor of Early Child Education; A.A., Washtenaw Community College; B.A.C., University of Louisville; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; Ed.d. Candidate, Walden University (2018).

CAROL HIMELHOCH,
Professor of Management, Co-Coordinator Business Administtraion, College for Professional Studies; B.A., M.B.A., M.A. and Ph. D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2005).

TRISHA HOLT,
Assistant Professor of Art; B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art (2012). 

ERIN HORKEY,
Instructor of Nursing; B.S. and B.S.N., Oakland University; M.S.N., Lourdes University; Ed.D., University of West Georgia (2017).

KAREN HOWATT,
Instructor of Nursing; B.A., Hope College; B.S.N., Wayne State University; M.S.N., Walden University (2012).

NATHANIEL IVERSON,
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Simpson College; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (2010).

DALILA JOHN,
Associate Professor of Social Work/Director of Social Work; B.S., Illinois State University; M.S.W., University of Michigan (2011).

JEFFREY KALLENBACH,
Professor of Mathematics; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University (2006).

NICHOLAS KAPLAN,
Associate Professor of Spanish; Spanish Program Coordinator; B.A., Siena Heights University; M.A., Bowling Green State University (2008).

CARL KASTER,
Professor of Biology; Chair, Division of Computing, Mathematics and the Sciences; B.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Louisville (1982).

DANIEL KESTERKE,
Assistant Professor of Music/Director of University Bands; B.A., Central Michigan University; M.A., University of Michigan (2010).

JONATHAN KLEINOW,
Instructor of Criminal Justice; B.A., Siena Heights University; M.A., Siena Heights University (2014).

LYNN KLIMA,
Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.D.N., Lake Superior State College; B.S.N., University of Michigan; M.S.N., Wayne State University (2012).

ERIC KOS,
Associate Professor of Political Science; Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division; B.A., The Colorado College; Ph.D., University of Michigan (2011).

KATRINA KREICHELT,
Instructor of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Detroit-Mercy; M.S.N., Saginaw Valley State University (2021).

KELLI KUSISTO,
Associate Professor of Nursing; A.S., Jackson Community College; A.D.N., Jackson Community College; B.S.N., Ferris State University; M.S.N., Michigan State University (2009).

WENDY LABEAU,
Associate Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., Siena Heights University; M.Acc., Bowling Green State University (2016).

JOHN LABRIOLA,
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management, Program Coordinator for Health Care for Undergraduate Health Care Management, College for Professional Studies; B.S.B.A., West Virginia University; M.B.A., University of Detroit (2015).

ELIZABETH LAFRAY,
Assistant Professor of History; B.A., Oakland University; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Central Michigan University (2016).

MARY BETH LEIBOLD,
Professor of Sport Management; Chair, Business and Management Division; B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., The University of Toledo (2001).

JEFFREY LINDSTROM,
Professor of Psychology; B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Brigham Young University (2001).

JAMES LOUGHRAN,
Professor of Leadership; Director of Organizational Leadership/Blended, Graduate College; B.B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Capella University (2013).

DAVID LUCAS,
Professor of Leadership; Program Director of Organizational Leadership/Online, Graduate College; B.S., Oakland University, M.B.A., University of Detroit Mercy; Ph.D., Wayne State University (2011).

MILSON J. LUCE,
Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., University of New Orleans, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012).

RUBIN LUNIKU,
Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.A., M.A., Institute for Advnaced Studies in Vienna Austria; Tirana University; Ph.D., Wayne State University (2012).

EBONI MATHIS,
Assistant Professor of Management; B.B.A., Cleary University; M.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Siena Heights University; D.M., University of Maryland (2017).

PATRICK MAYER,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University (2013).

PATRICIA McDONALD, OP,
Professor of Counselor Education; Graduate College Faculty Development Director; Program Director of Higher Education Leadership, Graduate College; B.A. and M.A., Siena Heights College (University); Ed.D., Western Michigan University (1992).

DAWN MILLER, 
Instructor of Accounting, B.S., Purdue University; M.A.,of Accountancy, Purdue University (2016).  

MICHAEL J. MIRON,
Instructor of Mathematics, B.S., Siena Heights University, M.S., University of Toledo, Ed.S., University of Toledo (2011).

CARRIE MITCHELL,
Associate Professor of Education, Director, Education Program, Program Coordinator, Special Education Program; B.A., University of Toledo, M.A., University of Toledo; Ed.D., University of Toledo (2012).

MADELINE MOHRE,
Assistant Professor of Art; B.F.A., Printmaking, Denison University; M.F.A., Washington University of St. Louis (2014).

NICHOLAS MORTENSEN,
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S., Lipscomb University (2021).

ALAN MOORE,
Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Coordinator of the Community and Human Services Program, College for Professional Studies; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Capella University (2014).

HEATHER MOODY,
Professor of Environmental Science; B.S., University of Findlay; M.S., Cleveland State University, Ph.D., Michigan State University (2014).

JULIUS NAGY,
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Xavier University; Ph.D., Purdue University (2012).

MICHAEL O'CONNELL,
Associate Professor of Humanities, College for Professional Studies; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Loyola University (2013).

MARK PALMER,
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.S. and Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic University (2020).

SUSAN PIFER,
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.A., Michigan State University; L.L.M., Thomas Cooley Law School; J.D., Thomas Cooley Law School (2021).

CHRISTY PRATHER,
Instructor of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Toledo; M.S.N., Lourdes University (2011).

JOSEPH RAAB,
Professor of Religious Studies; B.A., University of Dayton; M.A., University of Dayton; S.T.L., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto (2006).

SALLY RAE,
Associate Professor of Education; B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; Ed.S., Eastern Michigan University (2010).

MARY ANTONAROS RAYMOND,
Associate Professor of Professional Communication, Coordinator of Professional Communications major, College for Professional Studies; B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.A., University of San Diego; Ph.D., University of Michigan (2011). 

PEGGY REUSS-McCANN
Associate Professor of Sport Management; B.A., Millikin University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Michigan State University (2006).

MATTHEW RIPPER,
Assistant Professor of Business, B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.P.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn (2010).

JULIE ROSS,
Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University (2014).

PATRICIA ROUSSELLO,
Assistant Professor of Psychology; A.S., Monroe Community College; B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., University of Toledo; Ph.D., University of Toledo (2014).

GAIL RYDER,
Associate Professor of Humanities, College for Professional Studies; B.A., Michigan State University, M.I.S., Wayne State University (2006).

DANA SCHUMACHER-SCHMIDT,
Associate Professor of English; B.A., Stetson University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2014).

MELISSA SISSEN,
Associate Professor of Library Science; Public Services Librarian; B.A., Siena Heights College (University); M.S.L.S., Wayne State University (1991).

KRISTEN SORROW,
Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S., Michigan State University; B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.S.N., Michigan State University; D.N.P., Michigan State University (2021).

SABRINA TERRANY,
Associate Professor of Marketing; B.S., Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris; M.B.A., Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris; Doctorat en Science Economie (equivalent Ph.D.), Sorbonne University (2000).

DANIELLE TEUNION-SMITH,
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; A.S. University of the State of New York; B.A., Siena Heights College (University); B.A., University of Michigan-Flint; M.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University (2005).

JUN TSUJI,
Professor of Biology; B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Michigan State University (1994).

TIMOTHY VANBEKE,
Assistant Professor of Art; A.A., Brevard College; B.A., Maryville College; M.F.A., Louisiana State University (2008).

CYNTHIA WACHTEL,
Instructor of Nursing; A.D.N., Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Ashland University; M.S.N., Lourdes University (2012).

DANIEL WALKER,
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Speech Communications; B.A., Washington University of St. Louis; M.F.A., University of Texas (2015).

THOMAS WASSMER,
Associate Professor of Biology; MSc, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg; Ph.D., University of Konstanz (2010).

STEVEN WATHEN,
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Ohio State University (1999).

SHARON R. WEBER, O.P.,
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Vice President for Academic Affairs; B.S., Siena Heights College (University); M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan (1974, 1993).

KRISHANTHI WEERASINGHE,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondate (2016).

ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN,
Professor of English; B.A., Naropa University; M.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Indiana University (2011)

RHONDA WINGFIELD,
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., Eastern Michigan University; E.M.B.A., University of Toledo (2012).

MICHAEL WINSTROM,
Associate Professor of Philosophy, College for Professional Studies; B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.A., University of Michigan; A.B.D., University of Michigan (2003).

ELEANOR WOLLETT,
Associate Professor of Education; Program Coordinator of Language Arts and Reading Specialist; B.A., Siena Heights University; M.A., Siena Heights University; Ph.D., Michigan State University (2011).

MICHAEL YUEN,
Assistant Professor of Music Theatre; B.F.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Siena Heights University (2010).

Professors Emeriti

Samuel Abraham, Jean S. Baker, Spencer Bennett, Joseph Bergman, William Blackerby, Robert Brady, Michele Buku, Kathryn Burke, Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Deborah J. Danielson, Marilee Ewing, O.P., Magdalena Ezoe, O.P., Robert W. Gordon, Kerry Graves, Mary Griffin, Whitney Hames, James Hoitenga, Timothy Husband, Gail Johnson, Gerald S. Kruse, Jo-Ann Lauderdale, Jeanne Lefebvre, O.P., Marcia Lengnick, Martha Manheim, Susan Matysch-Hager, Gertrude (Trudy) McSorley, Daniel M. McVeigh, Charles Milliken, Carliene Palmer, Patrick Palmer, Audrey Parker, Saleem Peeradina, Bernadette A. Pelland, Marilee J. Purse, Thomas Radecki, Christine Reising, James Sam, Mark Schersten, Patricia Schnapp, R.S.M., Anthony Scioly, Lana Taylor, William (Buzz) Walzem, Frances Kuthe Westfall, William C. Wise, Robert Xeras.