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Dr. Jamie CapuzzaSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
In my opinion, the most important quality a person needs to be successful in life is to be highly adaptive.
Dr. Melissa Askren-EdgehouseSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I love my office in Chapman. It’s huge, has lots of natural light and is away from faculty and right in the line of students heading to and from class on the second floor. It’s perfect for meeting students.
Dr. Grant William Cook IIISee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Perhaps the most important factor in my decision to come to Mount Union, however, was my interaction with the students, whom I found to be incredibly bright, talented and hungry for choral music.
Margo MillerSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I sequentially build students’ visual and technical skills from the basics to complex. This process is less intimidating for students, builds on fundamental knowledge and contributes to student success in the classroom and beyond.
Dr. Patricia BoehmSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Students in my classes learn quickly that, for me, the word “music” is a verb. I get them up in front of a class to teach as soon as I can.
Dr. Linda BurkeySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The Department of Education provides many opportunities for our teacher candidates to work with a variety of preschool through 12th grade students before they graduate. Their extensive field experiences provide them the ability to develop the craft of teaching.
Dr. Beth Canfield-SimbroSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I like to use case studies and activities to bring the content to life because public health should be fun! We will watch movies, interview public health professionals, listen to guest speakers and develop careers skills.
Blase CindricSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union has much better computing facilities than other private schools our size. The administration has maintained a commitment to keep our computer labs up to date with equipment and software that allows us to offer course content that applies directly to practices and skills used in the real world.
Dr. Gregg CourtadSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I think it must be said that the amount of personal attention our students receive far exceeds that received at any institution I have ever experienced, both as a student and as an instructor.
Dr. Jack DeSarioSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
As a result of our internship program and our applied curriculum, our students have an opportunity to get a lot of experience and meet with employees in their field. Our students have been accepted to some of the most prestigious law schools in the country.
Dr. Hamako Furuhata-TurnerSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I use a communicative approach. I also utilize several multimedia instruments for enhancing students’ language skills and for drawing their interest.
Dr. Michael GrossmanSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union can offer something that most other schools cannot: It can provide you with the education you would find at a big state school but with the added benefit of small classes and faculty members who really know their students.
Dr. Lori L. BraaSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I want to build an atmosphere of constant engagement, passion and learning. I try to get students to transform from passive observers to active learners.
Dr. Susan HaddoxSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I like to bring music and art into the classroom when possible to help students think about interpreting texts. In some of my classes I also use film.
Dr. Xiaoshu HanSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Nobody is left behind; I try to teach the material in a level which fits the most.
Dr. Mark HimmeleinSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
That is one of the great things about Mount Union—it is small enough and flexible enough to allow faculty to experiment with the courses and the curriculum in order to make it fit our students.
Michael KachillaSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I believe we are unique in the student who is attracted to Mount Union and the faculty who work to develop a personal approach to helping each student succeed.
Dr. Michael KneppSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
In our department, the focus is on methodology and getting practical internship and research experience. This approach can give different approaches to thinking and reasoning, which leads to better preparation for the work environment and graduate school.
Dr. Bertrand LandrySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The best part of teaching is when a student smiles at me and tells me, "I get it."
Dr. Ryan Adler, M '11See Spotlight Opens in new tab
When I was looking at graduate school, I applied to 10 PA programs and visited several of the schools. It was evident from the interview process at Mount Union that I wasn’t going to be a number, but an individual in the program with the opportunity to have individualized attention if needed. The facilities were among the best that I had seen.
Dr. Maira LiliestedtSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I believe demonstrating passages at the piano can show my own musical passion to my students and often helps spark the students’ own passion for learning...
Dr. Ivory LyonsSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
There is a synergy in this place that has been here for a long time and has figured prominently in this institution’s success. It is my hope that we continue to foster collaboration and respect and maintain high academic, civic and social integrity in all that we do.
Dr. Scott MasonSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Bracy has been a blessing to all of the science programs. To have a state-of-the-art building that also looks so nice is just amazing.
Dr. Charles McClaughertySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
During Commencement, it is so exciting to be reminded of how much students have developed during their time at the University.
Mark McConnellSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Some institutions talk the talk about being student centered. At Mount Union, we walk the walk.
Dr. Ron MendelSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I could list the typical clichés about what makes Mount Union unique, but I truly believe that what makes it unique cannot be put into words. It is just a unique feeling one has when they are part of Mount Union.
Dr. Kevin MeyerSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I want my courses to be an experience, not just a class. I work hard to develop fun, exciting experiential activities in every course I teach so that students get a hands-on feel for what they are reading about and listening to.
Dr. James PeroneSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
My course on popular music and the Vietnam War came directly out of research that I did on my first sabbatical in fall 2000. My more recent research on the development of British Invasion rock and roll has led directly to my First Year Seminar, "Beyond the Beatles."
Dr. Bruce PietzSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I prefer to teach using the active learning method. Active learning provides hands-on application activities to cover course content instead of lecturing.
Dr. Kim RisleySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Students at the University of Mount Union have a lot of resources available to them. There is a feeling of personalized attention here that is not as tangible at other institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Francis SchortgenSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
First, I aim to create an environment to foster an appreciation for independent and out-of-the-box thinking. I constantly challenge students to engage in frank exchanges of ideas, and debate and critically evaluate different viewpoints.
Vanessa WorleySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The graduates of Mount Union that I know personally are not only equipped to be successful in their work, but are also successful in life in general and approach life with a live-it-to-the-fullest mentality. I believe that this comes from a strong liberal arts education.
Dr. Gerald WuchterSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
While many smaller colleges offer the traditional liberal arts majors, Mount Union has recently developed a number of programs that are relevant to today’s societal demands in the health sciences. Our department now offers a degree in financial mathematics.
Dr. Michael ZwillingSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union offers a rigorous and thorough education, both inside and outside the classroom. Employers have told me over and over again how well prepared Mount Union students are.
Dr. Megan SalvatoreSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I'm happy to see that Mount Union is actively involved in preparing students to be life-long learners.
Dr. Sheryl HoltSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I would encourage students to be part of this program for the same reason I came here, to be part of something extraordinary!
Dr. Michael GresockSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The University gives students plenty of opportunities to conduct student research and engage in a variety of internships. The alumni network is also very good at securing job opportunities for students and is highly active.
Perri ConcialdiSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I love when students come back, after years of working as a nurse, and share their stories and experiences. It is exciting to see how they have grown into caring, responsible professionals.
Dr. Jim KlayderSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
A broad education helps students be much more flexible in their careers after college than a narrow education in which they only study one particular area of interest.
Nathan W. SaundersSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The intimate relationships between students and faculty are really special at Mount Union, and for a relatively small university, the laboratories across campus are very well equipped.
Dr. James ThomaSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
In my opinion, students learn best by doing. I try to keep my classes highly engaged with plenty of hands-on learning opportunities.
Dr. Jim KadlecekSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Our liberal arts education allows students to have conversations about a lot of different topics and is helpful in building a strong, professional network.
Sonia WehrlinSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The Athletic Training program prepares students for a life after college while helping them strive and make the best of their time at Mount Union.
Dr. Elizabeth NarducciSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I looked up to my own PT faculty, and funny enough never wanted to graduate to still be in that environment - learning and growing.
Sarah RussellSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
My classroom is engaging, supportive and hands on! There are rarely days when my students aren't using their creative brains or participating in discussion.
Rudy Roggenkamp Jr.See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I think the hands-on nature of much of our work and the close relationships that students can have with the faculty are part of what makes Mount Union unique.
Kevin P. KernSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
My challenge is to help students who are majoring in academic fields other than theatre understand why the study of theatre should matter to them.
Dr. Carolyn ReidSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I think after leaving, students try to maintain the same high standards they have grown accustomed to while studying at Mount.
Dr. Hans TriticoSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Pretty early on in my teaching, I realized that it wasn’t enough to simply teach a subject. Rather, my role is to grow people. Building successful, young professionals means caring about - and pushing - each one of my students.
Dr. Chad KorachSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Engineering has traditionally been a rather dry topic to teach, so whenever I can engage the students with props or activities, it breaks up the lecture and allows students to see problems from different perspectives.
Dr. Kelsey ScanlonSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I really enjoy getting to know students on a personal level. I'm very proud knowing they can trust me to help them with career choices, introduce them to career opportunities and make them think about life after Mount Union.
Dr. Michelle Collins-SibleySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Orville Hartshorn’s original vision of liberal arts education for people who work is the foundation of what makes Mount Union unique; that’s what attracted me to Mount Union.
Dr. Debra Boyd-KimballSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The University is genuinely student-centered. There is no air of superiority or pretentiousness within, or across, the boundaries of staff and student. We all work together, and we work every day with and for the students.
Dr. Gwen Gray SchwartzSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I love that no two days feel the same, that no class feels the same from year to year, that the students change me just as much as I hope to change them.
Dr. Andy BainSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
UMU is different, in the very fact that it not only offers, but expects that students will engage with a diverse program, which in turn provides for an experience in education unlike anything else.
Dr. Joshua GargacSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Not only does the liberal arts education students receive at Mount Union allow them to enter the workforce or further education with the necessary knowledge and skills; it also prepares them to be the future leaders, dreamers and achievers in their fields.
Dr. Jonathan ScottSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The value of small classes can't be overstated. Students at Mount can really get to know their professors. They are required to engage with their peers, both in and out of the classroom, in ways that are impossible at larger universities.
Dr. Mark CarrollSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
Classrooms should be fun, they should be open, and all relationships should be respectful.
Dr. Richelle Teeling-SmithSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I love the 'family' feel of this institution and I love how connected and close my students are with each other, with the faculty, and with the campus community as a whole.