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UMU Experts

  1. Art

    Margo Miller
    Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art
    Email: millerm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2086

    Academic Degrees
    B.F.A., University of Akron
    M.F.A., Kent State University

    Fields of expertise: Painting, drawing, design, color theory, digital media, graphic design

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  2. Biology

    Phillip LaScola
    Instructor of Biology
    Email: lascolpv@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8160

    Academic Degrees
    B.S., Exercise Science, Mount Union College
    M.S., Education of Exercise of Physiology, University of Akron
    A.B.D., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University

    Fields of Expertise: cardiovascular physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, electocardiography.

    Spiro Mavroidis
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Email: mavrois@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3649

    Academic Degrees
    B.S., Biology, Cleveland State University
    M.S., Biology, Cleveland State University
    Ph.D., Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University

    Fields of Expertise: animal physiology, herpatology (reptiles and amphibians, especially in Ohio), evolution, ecological physiology (the interaction between an animal's physiology and its environment), animal adaptation, biology in general (at the organismal level)

    Amy McElhinney
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Email: mcelhial@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8742

    Academic Degrees
    B.A., Biology, Wartburg College
    M.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Ph.D., Biology (molecular, cellular and developmental biology), Indiana University

    Fields of Expertise: molecular biology, developmental biology, marine biology, invertebrate biology, general biology

    Chuck McClaugherty
    Professor of Biology, Co-Director of Environmental Science and Director of the John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center
    Email: mcclauca@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3655, Fax: (330) 823-8531

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Forest Ecology, University of Wisconsin
    M.S., Environmental Science, University of Virginia
    B.S., Cornell University

    Fields of Expertise: ecology, environmental science, sustainability

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    Kim Risley
    Associate Professor of Biology, Department Chair of Biology
    Email: risleykm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3656

    Academic Degrees
    B.S., Microbiology, North Dakota State University
    Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

    Fields of Expertise: biofilms, microorganisms, molecular biology, immunology

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  3. Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Jeffrey Buth
    Assistant Professor
    Email: buthjm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4130

    Academic Degrees
    B.A., Chemistry, Augustana College
    Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Minnesota

    Fields of Expertise: analytical chemistry, aquatic environmental chemistry

    Keith Miller 
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry 
    Email: millerkr@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6153 

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., University of North Carolina
    B.S., University of Mount Union

    Fields of Expertise: biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, immunotherapy, antibiotics, vaccines, immunology

    Carolyn Reid
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Email: reidcs@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3680

    Academic Degrees:
    Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Tulane University
    B.S. Chemistry, University of West Indies, Jamaica

    Fields of Expertise: synthetic organic chemistry and Green chemistry

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    Robert Woodward
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Email: woodwarl@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3768

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., synthetic organic chemistry, The Ohio State University
    B.A. and B.S., The Ohio State University

    Fields of Expertise: organic chemistry, carbohydrates and their chemistry, antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, virulence of bacteria

  4. Communication

    Jamie Capuzza
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication
    Email: capuzzja@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3862, Fax: (330) 829-6806

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Ohio State University
    M.A., Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Ohio State University
    B.A., Communication, Mount Union College

    Fields of Expertise: women’s rights; feminism; masculinities; media; minorities; transgender identities and expression

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    Len Cooper
    Associate Professor of Communication
    Email: cooperlj@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2143

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Journalism and Communication, The Ohio State University
    M.A., Mass Communication, University of Akron
    B.A., Public Relations, University of Akron

    Fields of Expertise: social media, multimedia storytelling (shooting, editing and producing video for the web)

    Andrea Ferraro
    Assistant Professor of Communication
    Email: ferraran@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6803

    Academic Degrees:
    Ph.D., Urban Policy and Public Affairs, The University of Akron
    B.A., M.A., Communication, The University of Akron

    Fields of Expertise: public relations, integrated marketing communications, strategic issues management, crisis communication, differences between the public and private sectors, leadership, shopping center industry

  5. Computer Science

    Blase Cindric
    Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science
    Email: cindricbb@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6649

    Academic Degrees
    M.S., Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
    B.S., Computer Science and Accounting, Westminster College

    Fields of Expertise: relational database technology, computer programming languages, computer graphics, web design

    Kenneth Weber
    Professor of Computer Science
    Email: weberk@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8703

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Computer Science, Kent State University
    M.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    M.S., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    B.S., Mathematics, Kent State University

    Fields of Expertise: parallel/GPU computing

  6. EABA

    E. Anne Christo-Baker
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics Accounting and Business Administration (Business)
    Email: christe@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4923

    Academic Degrees:

    Ed.D. Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
    MOD Organization Development, Bowling Green State University
    BS Economics (Hons), University of Sierra Leone

    Fields of Expertise: Leadership development, intercultural communication, gender and diversity management, team building, personality dynamics

    Mark W. McConnell
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration
    Email: mcconnmw@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3173, Cell: (330) 565-3602

    Academic Degrees
    M.B.A, Business Administration (focus: marketing), Tulane University
    B.S., Marketing, Youngstown State University

    Fields of Expertise: advertising; corporate social responsibility; marketing strategy; hospitality marketing

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    Bill Schweizer
    Assistant Professor and Professional in Residence, Management
    Email: schweiwp@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-5984

    Academic Degrees:
    M.B.A., Management, The University of Akron
    A.B., Chemistry, Saint Louis University

    Fields of Expertise: operations management, energy technology, health care, leadership development

  7. Education
      

    Melissa Askren Edgehouse
    Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education
    Email: askrenma@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3280, Cell: (330) 268-3632

    Academic Degrees
    Ed.D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
    M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, Ashland University
    B.A., Elementary Education, University of Mount Union

    Fields of Expertise: educational technology, assessment, evaluation and data, leadership in education, professional development, educational policy, accreditation

      

    Mandy Capel
    Associate Professor of Education, Director of the MAEL Program
    Email: capelml@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8159

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
    M.A., General Education, Marygrove College
    B.A., Elementary Education, Mount Union

    Fields of Expertise: leadership, curriculum design, creativity, communication

    Beth Canfield-Simbro
    Associate Professor of Education
    Email: canfieba@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4667

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Public Health, The Ohio State University
    M.P.H., Public Health, The Ohio State University
    B.S., Biology, Wright State University

    Fields of Expertise: public health, health behavior, sexuality, school health

      

    Ernest Oluwole Pratt
    Associate Professor of Education
    Email: pratteo@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-2753, Fax: (330) 823-3363

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Tennessee
    M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of North Texas
    BS, Chemistry, University of Sierra Leone

    Fields of Expertise: techniques in instruction and classroom management; making mathematics accessible to all students; using manipulatives to help struggling students learn mathematics; using technology, including the internet and ilearnohio as platforms for teaching mathematics; multicultural education; understanding diversity (race, culture, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) and how it impacts education; equity in education and making education accessible to all students regardless of background

      

    Peter Schneller
    Professor Emeritus of Education
    Email: schnelpl@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8223

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Teacher Education, University of Idaho
    M.S., Reading Specialist, University of Akron
    B.A., English and Speech, Wittenberg University
    B.S., Elementary Education, Kent State University

    Fields of Expertise: creativity, comparative education, middle school pedagogy, integrated curriculum, adolescent development (cognitive, social, moral, physical, emotional and psychological)

  8. Engineering

    Chad Korach
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Email: korachcs@mountunion.edu

    Academic Degrees:

    Ph.D., Northwestern University
    B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

    Fields of Expertise: engineering materials, tribology, composites, suface coatings and wear

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    Hans Tritico
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
    Email: tritichm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4132

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Michigan
    M.S., Washington State University
    B.S., University of Michigan

    Fields of Expertise: water resources engineering

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  9. English

    Michelle Collins-Sibley
    Professor of English
    Email: sibleymg@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3259, Fax: (330) 823-3363

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Binghamton University
    M.A., Intercultural Communications/Translation, Monterey Institute of International Studies
    A.B., Comparative Literature, Stanford University

    Fields of Expertise: African-American, African, American (Early and 19th Century) and post-colonial literatures, literary and critical theory, slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, underground railroad, black Diaspora culture, black women writers, womanist theory, translation (French and Portuguese to English)

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    Danielle Cordaro
    Associate Professor of English, Director of the Digital, Written and Oral Communication Studio
    Email: cordarda@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4893

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., English, Purdue University
    M.A., English, Western Michigan University
    B.A., English, Western Michigan University

    Fields of Expertise: teaching writing, administering a writing center

    Rodney Dick
    Director of the Integrative Core
    Email: dickrf@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4792

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville
    M.A., English, University of Louisville
    B.A., English and History, Gonzaga University

    Fields of Expertise: writing, professional writing, writing for businesses, technical writing, rhetoric, the history of writing, publishing and editing, visual rhetoric, document design

    Gwen G. Schwartz
    Associate Professor of English 
    Email: schwargg@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3188, Fax: (330) 823-3363

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
    M.A., English, Morehead State University
    A.B., English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College

    Fields of Expertise: second language writing, first-year composition, teaching writing, rhetorical analysis, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, basic writing, writing program administration, grammar, science writing, creative writing, multilingual writers, Vietnamese writers, research in writing, ethnographic research, large-scale writing and speaking assessment, professional development workshops on teaching with writing, fake news

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    Michael Olin-Hitt
    Professor of English
    Email: olinhimr@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3192

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    M.A., The Ohio State University
    B.A., Otterbein University

    Fields of Expertise: fiction reading of original novel or short stories, the elements of story, how to write a short story, the story as a means to structure a novel, getting published in fiction, Native American Creation Stories, wisdom literature and parallel sayings from wisdom teachers

    Frank Tascone
    Assistant Professor of English
    Email: tasconf@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8216

    Academic Degrees
    M.A., Bowling Green State University
    M.F.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
    B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Fields of Expertise: approach to and appreciation for creative writing, Western Reserve history, culture and literature

    David Thiele
    Assistant Professor of English
    Email: thieleds@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3780

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., English, Boston College
    M.A., English, Boston College
    B.A., English, Kenyon College

    Fields of Expertise: the novel Dracula, liberal education, Victorian Britain

  10. World Languages and Cultures

    Mark Himmelein
    Professor of German
    Email: himmelm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8704

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, University of Akron
    M.A., German and Educational Administration, University of Pittsburgh
    B.A., German and Business Administration, Baldwin-Wallace College

    Fields of Expertise: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, German politics, German economic issues, German-American relations

    Bertrand Landry
    Associate Professor of French
    Email: landrybd@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3215

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Boston University
    M.A., French Literature, Miami University, Ohio
    Maîtrise
    , English Literature, Université de Bourgogne, France

    Fields of Expertise: French culture, 17th century French literature, pedagogy, French cuisine, French colonialism, WWII in France, French language

    Litong Chen
    Assistant Professor of Chinese
    Email: chenli@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3179

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Chinese Linguistics, The Ohio State University
    M.A., Chinese Linguistics, The Ohio State University
    B.A., Chinese Linguistics, Renmin University of China

    Fields of Expertise: Chinese dialectology, contact linguistics, language documentation, Chinese language pedagogy

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  11. Geology

    Lee Gray
    Professor Emeritus of Geology
    Email: graylm@mountunion.edu


    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Paleontology, University of Rochester
    M.S., Paleontology, University of Rochester
    B.A., Colgate University

    Fields of Expertise: geology; paleontology; earth history

  12. History

    Theresa Davis
    Instructor of History
    Email: davistm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3153, Fax: (330) 823-3363

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., History, University of Akron
    M.A., History, University of Akron
    B.A., History and Religion, Mount Union College

    Fields of Expertise: American, women’s and African American history

    Louis Rees
    Associate Professor of History
    Email: reeshl@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3257

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    M.A., The Ohio State University
    B.A., The Ohio State University

    Fields of Expertise: history of Eastern and Central Europe, history of Russia and the Soviet Union, early modern Europe, 19 th
    century Europe, contemporary Europe (20 th and early 21 stcenturies)

    Liangwu Yin
    Associate Professor of History
    Email: yinli@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2236

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., History, Washington University
    M.A., Asian History, Washington University
    M.A., American History, University of Missouri

    Fields of Expertise: China, U.S. relations with China and East Asia

  13. Human Performance and Sports Business

    Jim Kadlecek
    Associate Professor of Sport Business, Director of the Sport Sales Workshop and Job Fair
    Email: kadlecjc@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4054; Cell: (330) 428-0457

    Academic Degrees:
    Ed.D., Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado
    M.A., Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado
    B.S., Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado

    Fields of Expertise: s port industry ticket sales and service, corporate sponsorship, analytics/business intelligence

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    Lonnie Lowery
    Associate Professor, RD, LD
    Email: lowerylm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4129

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University
    M.A., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University
    M.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, Kent State University
    B.S., Fitness Specialist, Kent State University

    Fields of Expertise: nutrition, resistance training, weight control/fat loss, dietary supplements

    Ron Mendel
    Professor of Exercise Science, Program Director -Exercise Science
    Email: mendelrw@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4765, Fax: (928) 962-7007, Cell: (330) 962-7007

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University
    M.A., Education, Walsh University
    B.S., Biology, Walsh University
    Fields of Expertise: exercise; sport performance training; sports nutrition

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    Bruce Pietz
    Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Sport Business
    Email: pietzba@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4746

    Academic Degrees
    Ed.D., Education, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
    M.A., Physical Education, Minnesota State University
    B.S., Physical Education, Minnesota State University

    Fields of Expertise: K-12 physical education, importance of physical activity on physical, social and emotional well-being, how to structure before and after-school physical activity programs, impact regular physical activity has on cognitive development and test scores, various physical education teaching strategies for all grades, importance of assessment in K-12 physical education, how to structure various assessment strategies in K-12 physical education

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    Nathan W. Saunders
    Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
    Email: saundenw@mountunion.edu

    Academic Degrees:
    Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    M.A., The Ohio State University
    B.S., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Fields of Expertise:  Functional fitness testing for older adults, fall risk assessment, fall prevention programs, body composition assessment, weight management

    Kelsey Scanlon
    Instructor, exercise science, and Healthy Campus Coordinator
    Email: scanlokf@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4127

    Fields of Expertise: exercise performance, basic nutrition, stress tests, blood pressure and wellness

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    James Thoma
    Director of Sport Business
    Email: thomaje@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-4772
    Cell: (330) 614-8848

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    M.S., The Ohio State University
    B.S., Grove City College

    Fields of Expertise: international sport, Olympics

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  14. Mathematics

    Michael Zwilling
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics
    Email: zwilliml@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3648

    Academic Degrees:
    Ph.D., Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University
    M.S., Statistics, University of Illinois
    M.A., Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
    B.S., Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University

    Fields of Expertise: statistics, public opinion polls, clinical trials

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  15. Music

    Elaine Anderson
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Music
    Email: andersem@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2147

    Academic Degrees
    D.M.A., Cello Performance, University of Alabama
    M.M., Cello Performance and Music Theory, Manhattan School of Music
    B.M., Public School Strings, Concordia College

    Fields of Expertise: cello, classical music, orchestral music, conducting; strings, music theory

    Patricia Boehm
    Professor of Music
    Email: boehmp@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6641

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Music Education, Kent State University
    M.M., Opera Production, Florida State University
    B.M., Voice and Opera, Jacksonville University

    Fields of Expertise: music education in America, the classical singer’s voice and literature

    Maira I. Liliestedt
    Professor of Music
    Email: liliesmi@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2195, Fax: (330) 823-2144

    Academic Degrees
    D.M.A., Piano, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
    M.M., Piano, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
    B.M., Piano Performance, Bowling Green State University

    Fields of Expertise: piano; piano technique; piano pedagogy; piano repertoire; music history; teaching piano; differences and similarities between the educational approaches in Eastern Europe and the U.S.

     

    Jerome Miskell
    Professor of Music
    Email: miskeljp@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6658

    Academic Degrees
    D.M.A., Music Composition, University of South Carolina
    M.M., Music Composition, University of Akron
    B.M., Music Performance (Viola), University of Akron
    B.M., Music Composition/Theory, University of Akron

    Fields of Expertise: music technology, online education, Irish fiddle music, music of Gustav Mahler, orchestral management

    James Perone
    Associate Dean of the Faculty and Margaret Morgan Ramsey Professor in Music
    Email: peroneje@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2128, Fax: (330) 823-2144

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Music Theory, State University of New York at Buffalo
    M.A., Music Theory, State University of New York at Buffalo
    M.F.A., Clarinet Performance, State University of New York at Buffalo
    B.M., Music Education, Capital University

    Fields of Expertise: m usic theory, clarinet, woodwind music, American music, popular music, development of rock music, protest music

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  16. Philosphy and Religious Studies

    Scott Gravlee
    Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Email: gravlegs@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2490

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Philosophy and Humanities, Stanford University
    B.A., Philosophy, University of Washington

    Fields of Expertise: biomedical ethics, ethical theory, history of philosophy, applied ethics

     

    Susan Haddox
    Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Email: haddoxse@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-2768

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Hebrew Bible, Emory University
    M.Div., Pacific School of Religion
    M.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University
    B.A., Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College

    Fields of Expertise: the Bible, gender and religion, religious music

    Nicole Johnson
    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Email: johnsonl@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6808

    Academic Degrees
    Th.D., Practical Theology, Boston University School of Theology
    M.A., Applied Theology, Wheeling Jesuit University
    B.A., Religion and Political Science, Westminster College

    Fields of Expertise: Christianity (history, theology, ethics); peace and social justice; religious conflict and peacebuilding

    Ivory L. Lyons
    Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Email: lyonsil@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2469, Fax: (330) 829-8178

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Religion, Claremont Graduate University
    M.A., Religion, Claremont Graduate University
    M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary
    B.S., Interdisciplinary, Morehouse College
    B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University

    Fields of Expertise: world religions; African Americans religious traditions; Native American religious traditions; theology; African American studies

    Paul Tidman
    Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty Director of the First Year Experience
    Email: tidmanpa@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2489

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
    B.A., University of Delaware

    Fields of Expertise: epistemology (theory of knowledge), philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics and logic

  17. Physician Assistant Studies

    Ryan Adler
    Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
    Email: adlerry@mountunion.edu
    Office: (3300 829-8959

    Academic Degrees:
    M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, University of Mount Union
    B.S. Athletic Training, University of Toledo

    Fields of Expertise: NSCA Certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified athletic trainer, critical care medicine, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease, pouchitis, pancreatitis

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  18. Physical Therapy

    Megan Salvatore
    Director of Clinical Education
    Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
    Email: salvatmd@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2538

    Academic Degrees
    DPT, Physical Therapy, Wheeling Jesuit University
    M.S., Physical Therapy, Wheeling Jesuit University
    B.S., Biology, Wheeling Jesuit University

    Fields of Expertise: Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  Neurology, geriatrics, amputee rehab, balance, fall risk reduction, safe patient handling.

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    Matt Volansky
    Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
    Email: volansmt@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4159  

    Academic Degrees
    DPT, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
    M.B.A., Healthcare, Baldwin-Wallace University
    B.S., Physical Therapy, Medical College of Ohio | University of Toledo

    Fields of Expertise: Orthopedics, translational bioinformatics, clinical decision support, electronic health record systems, telehealth, interdisciplinary team development, entrepreneurial vision, patient centered care.

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  19. Political Science

    Michael Grossman
    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
    Email: grossmmo@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8740, Fax: (330) 823-2397

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., International Studies, University of South Carolina
    M.A., Political Science, Northeastern University
    B.A., International Relations, George Washington University

    Fields of Expertise: Foreign affairs; U.S. foreign policy; international politics; Russian politics; Ukranian politics

    Lori Kumler
    Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
    Email: kumlerlm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-4133

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Natural Resource Policy and Behavior, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
    M.S., Resource Policy and Planning, University of Michigan
    M.A.T., Secondary Social Studies Teaching, Tufts University
    A.B., Public Policy, Educational Studies, Brown University

    Fields of Expertise: youth civic engagement, Brazil's water policy; environmental education, teaching civic engagement, sustainability, role of social science and natural science in addressing environmental issues, climate policy/climate adaptation

    Francis Schortgen
    Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Studies
    Email: schortf@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3271, Fax: (330) 823-3363

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Political Science ( Comparative Politics/International Relations, with Asia focus), Miami University
    M.B.A., Business Administration (focus: international business and corporate strategy), National University of Singapore
    M.A., Asian Studies, University of San Francisco
    B.A., Political Science and History, Miami University

    Fields of Expertise: politics and political economy of East Asia; U.S.-China relations; China and democratization; energy politics (focus: China and Russia); globalization of Chinese enterprises; Chinese political economy; emerging market dynamics; global trade and investment; global competition; emerging markets, China-North Korea relations, Northeast Asian security issues

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  20. Psychology

    Tamara Daily
    Lewis Miller Professor of Psychology
    Email: dailyta@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2457, Fax: (330) 829-8108

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    M.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    B.A., Psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University

    Fields of Expertise: social psychology

    Michael Knepp
    Associate Professor
    Email: kneppm@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-6645

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Developmental and Biological Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    M.S., Developmental and Biological Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    B.S., Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

    Fields of Expertise: anxiety and worry, temperament, stress, cardiovascular system research, neuroscience/biological psychology, neuropsychological testing, autonomic nervous system, informed consent

    Kevin Meyer
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Email: meyerkj@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 829-8114

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science: Marriage and Family Therapy, The Ohio State University
    M.S., Human Development and Family Science: Early Childhood Development, The Ohio
    State University
    B.A., Psychology, The Ohio State University

    Fields of Expertise: marriage and family therapy, humor, child development, child psychopathology, general mental illness, diagnosis and treatment

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    Melissa Muller
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Email: mullermd@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2873

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., Biopsychology, Kent State University
    M.A., Biopsychology, Kent State University
    B.S., Psychology, California Lutheran University

    Fields of Expertise: animal cognition and behavior, learning and conditioning

    Kristine Turko
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Email: turkoks@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2557

    Academic Degrees
    Ph.D., cognitive psychology, Lehigh University
    M.S., Cognitive Psychology, Lehigh University
    B.S., Psychology, Drexel University

    Fields of Expertise: cognitive psychology: attention, memory and language, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Autism: training of behavior specialists

  21. Sociology and Criminal Justice

    Andy Bain
    Director of Criminal Justice Studies
    Email: bainaj@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-2477

    Academic Degrees:
    Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    MSc., Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Pg. Diploma, Psychology, The Open University, United Kingdom
    Pg. Certificate Training and Learning in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    B.Sc. Sociology and Psychology, University of Southamption, United Kingdom

    Fields of Expertise: crime and behavior, gangs and organized crime, crime signs, policing and communication, community policing, road traffic behavior, punishment and offenders, corrections and community

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  22. Theatre

    Kevin P. Kern
    Assistant Professor
    Email: kernkp@mountunion.edu
    Work: (330) 823-3875

    Academic Degrees
    M.F.A., Acting, Brandeis University
    B.A., Drama, California Lutheran University

    Fields of Expertise: Shakespeare, acting in and the production of live theatre, film, television

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