May 27, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Faculty of Instruction



 

School of Business

Orlando Barreiro
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., New York University
M.B.A., Long Island University
Ph.D., Walden University

Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., American Military University
M.S.A.P.M., Creighton University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Kelly Blacker
Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.S., University of Illinois
M.B.A., Baruch College (CUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Certified Public Accountant, New York State

Robert Bohn
Visiting Instructor, Business Administration
B.S., Manhattan College
M.B.A., St. John’s University

Mark Chmiel
Instructor, Business
B.A., Michigan State University
M.S.O.L., Mercy University

Howard Cohen
Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Pace University
Certified Public Accountant, New York State

Susan Cooper
Instructor, Business
B.A. University at Albany, SUNY
M.B.A., Northwestern University

Tom Coughlan
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., Long Island University
M.B.A., University of Bridgeport
D.B.A., University of Phoenix

John E. Cullen
Associate Professor, Business
B.B.A., Iona College
J.D., New York Law School
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

John Fuller
Assistant Professor, Business
B.B.A., Hofstra University
M.B.A., Harvard University

Emily Goldman
Assistant Professor, Analytics
B.A., Harvard University
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Rebekah L. Hanousek-Monge
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A. Smith College
M.A. Queens College (CUNY)
Ed.D., St. John’s University

Naushad Kollikkathara
Assistant Professor, Business
B.Sc., University of Calicut (India)
M.Sc., University of Kerala (India)
M.B.A., Ph.D., Montclair State University

Raymond Manganelli
Associate Professor, Business
B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., Columbia University

Thomas Milton
Professor, Business
B.A., Princeton University
M.A., Iowa State University
Ph.D., Walden University

Victor Petenkemani
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., M.S., Université du Maine Le Mans (France)
M.B.A./M.A., University of Pennsylvania

John Power
Assistant Professor, Business
B.S., Manhattan College
M.B.A., Dowling College

Victoria Roberts-Drogin
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Wellesley College
J.D., Hofstra University

Scorpio Rogers
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.B.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Manuel Ron
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., St. John’s University
M.B.A., New York University
J.D., St. John’s University

Denise M. Stefano
Associate Professor, Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Iona College
Certified Public Accountant, New York State

Mahmud Wazihullah
Instructor, Business
B.S., B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Stanford University

Zachary Williams
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Oberlin College
M.B.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Hampton University

Li Yong
Associate Professor, Business
B.A., Agnes Scott College
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Emeritae/i Faculty

Timothy Alllport
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Business and Economics
B.A., University of Bridgeport
M.S., New York University
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Gilda Carle
Associate Professor Emerita, Business
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., New York University

Michael Cavanaugh
Professor Emeritus, Business
B.B.A., Manhattan College
M.B.A., Harvard University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Norman Foy
Professor Emeritus, Business
B.S., Boston University
M.B.A., Pace University
M.A., Columbia University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified in Financial Management (CFM)

Andrew Joppa
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Business
B.S., Mercy University
M.B.A., Long Island University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Lucretia S. Mann
Associate Professor Emerita, Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Iona College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Certified Public Accountant, New York State

Louis Lopilato
Associate Professor Emeritus, Economics
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Alfred Romeo
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Business
B.A., M.B.A., Iona College

School of Education

Mi-Hyun Chung
Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.A., Ewha University (South Korea)
Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington

William Farber
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., Manhattan College
M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Eva M. Fernández
Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., New York University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Amanda Gunning
Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., University of Richmond
M.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Nancy N. Heilbronner
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., University of Virginia
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Kathy-Anne Jordan
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.S., New York University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Barbara Keckler
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Matthijs Koopmans
Professor, Educational Leadership
B.A., Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht (Netherlands)
Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

Christine Lang
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.S., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Susan Lapidus
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., Long Island University
M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Wendy K. Mages
Professor, Early Childhood and Childhood Education
B.A., Brandeis University
Ed.M., Northwestern University
Ed.D., Harvard University

Meghan E. Marrero
Professor, Secondary Education
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Eric Martone
Professor, Secondary Education
B.A., Pace University
M.A., Iona College
M.A., Western Connecticut State University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Patrick McCabe
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S. Ed., Lehman College (CUNY)
Ph.D., Hofstra University

JungKang Miller
Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Kyungpook National University (South Korea)
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Erica H. Newhouse
Assistant Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.S., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Elena Nitecki
Professor, Early Childhood and Childhood Education
B.S.W., La Salle University
M.S., Neumann College
M.S.W., Ph.D., Temple University

Victoria Núñez
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., Tufts University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Aki Ohseki
Associate Professor, Early Childhood and Childhood Education
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY
M.A., New York University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Gulizar Bahar Otcu-Grillman
Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies
B.A., M.A.,Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Teresa Quackenbush
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood and Childhood Education
B.A. Villanova University
M.S. Mercy University
Ed.D., Manhattanville College

Sudha Ramaswamy
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A, Barnard College
M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Ilene Rothschild
Associate Professor, Special Education
B.A., New York University
M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Rose Rudnitski
Professor, Educational Leadership
B.A., SUNY Oneonta
M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Roseanne Vallice Levy
Assistant Professor, Special Education
B.A., New York University
M.S., Long Island University
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Helge Wasmuth
Professor, Early Childhood and Childhood Education
M.A., Ph.D., Eberhard Karls Universität (Germany)

Emeritae/i Faculty

William C. Prattella
Professor Emeritus, Education
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

School of Health and Natural Sciences

Oren Abramowitz
Instructor, Communication Disorders
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY
M.S. Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ph.D., Adelphi University 
CCC-SLP,; American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association 
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Daniel Amarante
Visiting Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., St. John’s University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Brian C. Baker
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Lehigh University
M.D., American University of the Caribbean
J.D., Touro College

Danielle Basore
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
B.S., Russell Sage College
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz
Associate Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.S., Adelphi University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
CCC-SLP; American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Elizabeth Berliner
Instructor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., Mercy University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Sandra Bertholf
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., M.S., Mercy University
Licensed Veterinary Technologist, State of New York

Nancy L. Beverly
Associate Professor, Physics
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., New York University
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Amanda Bireline
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Houghton College
M.S., Concordia University Chicago

Andres Botero
Clinical Lab Instructor, Biology
B.S., Manhattanville College
M.S., New York Medical College

Juan Brusés
Professor, Biology
M.D., Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Marc Campo
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.A., University of Maryland
M.S., Columbia University
M.S., Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Anthony Canger
Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., SUNY New Paltz
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Lorraine Cashin
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., M.P.S., Mercy University
D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg
Licensed Physician Assistant, State of New York

Amanda Colon
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Coastal Carolina University
D.V.M., Michigan State University
Licensed Veterinarian, State of New York

Dawn Cotter-Jenkins
Instructor, Communication Disorders
B. A., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.A., New York University
M.S., Adelphi University
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Charis Davidson
Assistant Professor, Health Science
B.S., Bryan College
M.P.H., D.Ph., University of South Carolina

Devdutta Deb
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Calcutta (India)
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Denise DiCristofaro
Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., M.A., St. John’s University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Certified Teacher/Speech & Hearing Handicapped, State of New York
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Mindy Donovan
Clinical Lab Instructor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Mercy University

Cristina Dumitrescu
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
A.A.S., Mercy University
B.S., M.S., Touro College
Ed.D., University of St. Augustine
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York
Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, State of New York

Pamela Eliach
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CUNY
M.D., New York Medical College

Irina V. Ellison
Associate Professor, Health Science
B.A., Vassar College
Ph.D., New York Medical College

Ferdinand Esser
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B.S., University at Albany, SUNY
D.C., Life University

Jennifer Alves Fernandes
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
A.A.S. / B.S., M.B.A., Mercy University
Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, State of New York

Kathleen Golisz
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., M.A., New York University
O.T.D., University of St. Augustine
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Fellow, American Occupational Therapy Association
Licensed Occupational Therapist, States of New York 

Denise Eileen Guinn
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.A., University of California at San Diego
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

James Gurley
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
B.A., University of Vermont
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
D.P.T., Temple University
Neurologic Certified Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Bobby Habig
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Queens College (CUNY)
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Ruth Lyons Hansen
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Russell Sage College
M.S., Long Island University
D.P.T., Massachusetts General Hospital
Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Janelle Harrison
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., York College (CUNY)
M.B.A., Ohio University
D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg
Licensed Physician Assistant, State of New York

Renée Haskew-Layton
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY
Ph.D., Albany Medical College

Matthew R. Hyland
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Ithaca College
M.P.A., Pace University
Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Nannette Hyland
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., M.S., Springfield College
Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

David J. Jackowe
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., John Hopkins University
M.S., M.D., Case Western Reserve University

Lorraine Jamieson
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., Long Island University
M.H.A., Walden University
D.M.S., University of Lynchburg
Licensed Physician Assistant, State of New York

Kherveleen Louis
Assistant Professor, Health Science
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.P.H., Florida International University
D.H.Sc., Nova Southeastern University

Kelly A. Lavin
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., New York Institute of Technology
M.S., O.T.D., Boston University

Amy G. Lorino
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
B.S. SUNY Oneonta
M.S. Columbia University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Taryn Malcolm
Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders
B.A., M.A., Saint John’s University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
CCC-SLP; American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Astrid E. Mel
Associate Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., Concordia University (Canada)
M.S., Ph.D., Springfield College
Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM
Certified Sports Nutritionist, ISSN
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

Kimberly Merani
Clinical Lab Instructor, Biology
B.S., Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.S., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Neal Mettler
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Marietta College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Peter V. Minorsky
Professor, Biology
A.B., Vassar College
Ph.D., Cornell University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Sonia Moorehead
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., M.A., Kean University
O.T.D., Chatham University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, States of New York and New Jersey

Mary Allison Murphy
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM

Michelle Naylor
Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
B.S., Mercy University
M.S., Long Island University
Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist, State of New York

Sidney Obas
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
A.A.S., Nassau Community College
B.S., Touro College
M.B.A., Louisiana State University Shreveport
D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg

Ashley O’Rourke
Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders
B.S., La Salle University
M.S., Mercy University
Ed.D., Nebraska Methodist College
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language Hearing Association
New York State Teacher of Speech and Hearing
Handicapped Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

N.A. Tharushi Perera
Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Diana Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Queens College (CUNY)
B.S., Touro College School of Health Sciences
M.S., Fordham University
D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg
Licensed Physician Assistant, State of New York

Kathryn A. Ryans
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
M.S., Mercy University
D.P.T., Temple University
Certified Lymphedema Specialist, Lymphology
Association of North America (LANA)
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New Jersey

Radhika S
Visiting Clinical Lab Instructor, Chemistry
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India)

Lisa Sarran-Armogan
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.A., Manhattanville College
M.S., New York University
M.S., Fordham University
Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Lisa E. Schenkel
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Clarkson University
D.V.M., Colorado State University
Licensed Veterinarian, States of New York and California
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist

Francine M. Seruya
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Fellow, American Occupational Therapy Association
Licensed Occupational Therapist, States of New York and Connecticut

Linda Sherman-Atkins
Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science
B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.S., Seton Hall University

Jeanine Stancanelli
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., Quinnipiac College
M.P.H., Southern Connecticut University
O.T.D., University of St. Augustine
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Geetha Surendran
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.Sc., Delhi University (India)
M.Sc., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (India)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Sabrina Timperman
Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology
B.S., Wagner College
D.V.M., Louisiana State University
Licensed Veterinarian, State of New York

Jean Walsh
Assistant Professor, Health Science
B.S., Iona College
M.S., D.C., New York Chiropractic College

G. Lee Warren
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Newberry College
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ashley L. Webb
Clinical Instructor, Communication Disorders
B.A., University of North Texas
M.S., Texas Woman’s University
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Chun Zhou
Associate Professor, Biology
M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (People’s Republic of China)

Debra Zizik
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., O.T.R., Mercy University
O.T.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Certificate in Advanced Practice, Drexel University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, States of New York and New Jersey

Emeritae/i Faculty

Helen Cronin Buhler
Professor Emerita, Communication Disorders
B.S., Duquesne University
M.S., Long Island University
Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
CCC-SLP; American Speech,
Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Jack Burke
Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Technology
D.V.M., NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Jean Burke
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Technology
B.A., M.A., Lehman College (CUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Robert M. Dreyfuss
Associate Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
A.B., Cornell University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Claudia B. Fenderson
Professor Emerita, Physical Therapy
B.S., Columbia University
M.S., Long Island University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Diplomate, ABPTS
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York

Henry Knizeski, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Sara McGlinchy
Assistant Professor Emerita, Biology
B.A., Manhattanville College
M.S., Colorado State University

James F. Melville, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Biology
B.S., Iona College
M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University 

Gloria Schlisselberg
Professor Emerita, Communication Disorders
B.A. Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
State of New York New York State Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
ASHA Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language

Joan Toglia
Professor Emerita, Occupational Therapy
B.S., O.T.R., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of New York

Ellen V. Vopicka
Professor Emerita, Biology
A.B., Cedar Crest College
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Vermont
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

School of Liberal Arts

Ben Abelson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Jude C. Aguwa
Professor, Religion
B.Phil., Bigard Memorial Seminary (Nigeria)
Th.B., Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana (Italy)
Th.L., Ph.D., Pontificia Facultas Theologica, Teresianum (Italy)

Elise Arnold-Levene
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.A., McGill University (Canada)
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Narasimhaswamy Banavara
Associate Professor, Computer Science
B.E., Bangalore University (India)
M.A., Goethe Institute (Germany)
M.B.A., St. John’s University
Ph.D., Baruch College (CUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Marion G. Ben-Jacob
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., Yeshiva University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Cheng “Jeff” Chang
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Zhixiong Chen
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Shanghai Jiao Tong University (People’s Republic of China)
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Virginia Coleman-Prisco
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., SUNY New Paltz
M.S., Fordham University
Ed.D., Northeastern University

Sean Dugan
Professor, English Literature
B.A., Skidmore College
M.S., University at Albany, SUNY
Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

K. Patrick Fazioli
Associate Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Providence College
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo

Saul Fisher
Associate Professor, Philosophy
A.B., Columbia University
M.A., Rice University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Josh Gaetjen
Associate Professor, Design and Animation
B.A., Hampshire College
M.F.A., Boston University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Miriam S. Gogol
Professor, English Literature
B.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Louis J. Grasso
Associate Professor, Media Studies
B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., New York Institute of Technology

Isabel Grayson
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., New York University
M.F.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Alan Hartman
Associate Professor, Modern Foreign Language
B.S., Manhattan College
M.A., Boston College
M.A., The University of Scranton
M.A., D.M.L., Middlebury College

Dana Horton
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Kristen Keckler
Associate Professor, English Literature
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas

Justin Kessler
Assistant Professor, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.S., SUNY Oneonta
M.M., SUNY Purchase

David Kilpatrick
Professor, English Literature
B.A., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Soonyi Lee
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University (South Korea)
Ph.D., New York University

Charles Li
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.Eng., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Sophie “Sisi” Li
Associate Professor, Computer Science
B.E., Beijing Technology and Business University (People’s Republic of China)
M.S., Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Christopher Loots
Associate Professor, English Literature
B.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Maureen MacLeod
Associate Professor, History
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Andrés Matías-Ortíz
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Robert Murray
Associate Professor, History
B.A., Centre College
M.A., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Marc Palmieri
Assistant Professor, Communication
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.F.A., City College (CUNY)

Jon-Paul Paolino
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., New York University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Michael Perrota
Associate Professor, Media Studies
B.S., Pace University
M.S., Iona College
M.F.A., Western Connecticut State University

Laura Proszak
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., M.A., Tulane University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Usman Rauf
Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity
B.Sc., University of the Punjab (Pakistan)
M.S., National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) (Pakistan)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Celia Reissig-Vasile
Professor, English Literature and Spanish
B.A., New York University
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Fordham University

Allyson Richmond
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., Barnard College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Jennifer Roos
Associate Professor, Design and Animation
B.A., Princeton University
M.F.A., Yale University

Tamara Roose
Assistant Professor, English Literature
B.A., M.A., Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Lauren Ruth
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Northwestern University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Brent A. Saindon
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Fort Hays State University
M.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Emily Seibert
Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry
B.A., Susquehanna University
M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College

Jade Snyder
Assistant Professor, Communication
B.A., Drew University
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Ralph “Woody” Sullender
Assistant Professor, Design and Animation
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.F.A., Bard College

Rosaura Uscanga
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., The University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., Oklahoma State University

Sanju Vaidya
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Poona University (India)
Ph.D., Purdue University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

David Wang
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Ramapo College
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., Mercy University
Ed.D., National American University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Tianyu Wang
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S., Central South University (People’s Republic of China)
M.S., Ph.D., Pace University

Stephen B. Ward
Associate Professor, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.Mus., Berklee College of Music
M.Mus., New York University

Peter West
Professor, English Literature
B.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Emory University

Caitlin Reed Wiesner
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., The College of New Jersey
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

John P. Yoon
Professor, Cybersecurity 
B.S., Yonsei University (South Korea)
M.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., George Mason University

Jason Matthew Zalinger
Associate Professor, Communication
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Emeritae/i Faculty

Joshua Berrett
Professor Emeritus, Music and Fine Arts
B.A., University of Cape Town (South Africa)
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Frances Biscoglio
Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., The College of New Rochelle
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Miriam Dick
Assistant Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., M.A., Tel Aviv University (Israel)
M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

John DiElsi
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Information Science
B.S., Fairfield University
M.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Polytechnic University of New York
M.S., Marlboro College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Barbara Dodsworth
Associate Professor Emerita, Art History
B.F.A., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Joel Feimer
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
B.A., Manhattan College
M.A., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Roger Gocking
Professor Emeritus, History
B.A., Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Thomas Guglielmo
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Information Systems
A.B., M.A., St. John’s University

Ann E. Grow
Professor Emerita, Philosophy
A.B., Manhattanville College
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University 
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
I.E.M. Program, Harvard University

Nancy Harrison
Professor Emerita, Mathematics and Computer Information Systems
A.B., Smith College
A.M., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Lourdes S. Herrera
Professor Emerita, Foreign Language
Ph.D., Universidad de Habana (Cuba)

Betty Krasne
Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Union Graduate School
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Arthur Lerman
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and History
B.A., Hobart College
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Karen LeRoy
Assistant Professor Emerita, English Literature
A.B., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Delia Marx
Professor Emerita, Mathematics
B.S., Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado (Argentina)
M.S., Ph.D., Polytechnic University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Frank McCluskey
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Religion
B.A., Bloomfield College
M.A., Ph.D., The New School

Marie McKellar
Professor Emerita, Mathematics and Computer Information Science
B.A., St. Mary’s College (Indiana)
M.A., University of Illinois
Ed.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
L.H.D., honoris causa, Mercy University

Richard Medoff
Associate Professor Emeritus, Communication
B.A.,Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.F.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Donald Morales
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
B.A., M.A., Adelphi University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Margaret Morris
Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A., M.A., McGill University (Canada)
M.A.L.S., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Rosemarie Murray
Assistant Professor Emerita, English Literature
B.A.,Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., Long Island University
M.S., Ed.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Martha Nochimson
Professor Emerita, Film and Literature
B.A.,Brandeis University
M.A., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Elaine Paris
Professor Emerita, Mathematics and Computer  Science
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Elizabeth Pogue
Professor Emerita, Speech
A.B., Manhattan College
M.S., Fordham University
Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
CCC-SLP, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, State of New York

Nagaraj Rao
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
M.S., Mysore University (India)
M.S., The City College of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Theodore Rosenof
Professor Emeritus, History
B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Frederick L. Shiels
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and History
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Peter G. Slater
Professor Emeritus, History
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Paul Steinman
Associate Professor Emeritus, Music Production and Recording Arts
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., New York University

John Tucciarone
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Fordham University
M.A., J.D., St. John’s University
Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Thomas E. Vesce
Professor Emeritus, Modern Foreign Language
A.B., Manhattan College
M.A., Western Connecticut State College
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

School of Nursing

Salil Akhtar
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Cochran School of Nursing
B.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
M.A., Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Kathleen Apollon-Ferron
Clinical Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Excelsior College
Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse
Registered Professional Nurse, States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut 

Andrew Arniotes
Instructor, Nursing
B.A., B.S.N., Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Certified Pediatric Nurse
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Kenya Beard
Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
B.S.N., Excelsior College in New York
M.S.N., Stony Brook University
Ed.D., Dowling College
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education
Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York
Licensed Practical Nursing, State of New York

Marilyn Campbell
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Lehman College (CUNY)
A.S.N., Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing
B.S., M.S., Mercy University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Angela Chaney-Grant
Clinical Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Chamberlain University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Nicole J. Dator
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Pace University
D.N.P., Fairfield University
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut

Fernand A. De Los Reyes
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of the Philippines
B.S.N., Dominican University
M.A., International University of Japan
M.S.N., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New Jersey

Helene Dill
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Lehman College (CUNY)
M.S., Mercy University
D.H.Sc., Nova Southeastern University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Miriam Ford
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A., Smith College
M.S.N., Yale University
Ph.D., Adelphi University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York

Gwen Hobson
Instructor, Nursing    
B.S., Georgetown University
M.S., New York University
Certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York

Lauren Ibiezugbe
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Nyack College
M.P.H., American Public University
Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse
Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified (HNB-BC)
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Kathleen Kenney-Riley
Professor, Nursing
B.S., College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.S., Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York

Susanna Killourhy
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Nursing Diploma, Manhattan State Hospital School of Nursing
B.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S., Mercy University
Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Lisa Martin
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., Adelphi University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Board Certified Nurse Executive
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Samantha Matzio
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S., Molloy College
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Susan Moscou
Professor, Nursing
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY
M.P.H., Columbia University
M.S.N., Yale University
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York
Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, State of New York

Marcella Mulligan
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S.N., Grand Canyon University
Certified Nurse Educator
Board Certified Nursing Professional Development
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Sonia Pervaiz
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., Post-Masters Certificate, Nursing Administration, Mercy University
D.N.P., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Kathleen Reilly
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Adelphi University
M.S., Postgraduate Certificate, Nursing Education, The College of New Rochelle
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Sylvie Rosenbloom
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Pace University
D.N.P., Sacred Heart University
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, State of New York
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of Connecticut

Lynda Eileen Shand
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Seton Hall University
M.S., Ph.D., New York University
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
Certified Nurse Educator
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Sharon Shockness
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Mercy University
Ed.D., Walden University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Peter Shute
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Florida Southern College
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Patricia Sutton
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., The College of New Rochelle
M.S., Nursing Education, Mercy University
Ed.D., Southern Connecticut State University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Renu Abraham Varughese
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., Punjab University (India)
M.S., College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.Phil., Ph.D., Mother Teresa Women’s University (India)
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York

Adrienne Wald
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Boston University
M.B.A., Adelphi University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York and Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Susan Wilson
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Russell Sage College
M.S.N., University of California (San Francisco)
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of New York

Emeritae/i Faculty

Alayne Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., Dominican College of Blauvelt
M.S.N., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Certified Community Health Nurse, American Nurses Association
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Honoré Marie Fontes
Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., William Paterson College
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Carolyn R. Lansberry
Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Health Nursing
Registered Nurse, State of New York

Mary Dawson McGuinness
Assistant Professor Emerita, Nursing
B.S.N., Boston College 
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., New York University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Registered Nurse, State of New York

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
Associate Professor, International Relations and Diplomacy
B.A., John Cabot University (Italy)
M.A., Ph.D., University of London (England)

Dorothy M. Cali Balancio
Professor, Sociology
A.B., Mercy University
M.A., Catholic University of America
M.Phil., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Linda Bastone
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Binghamton University (SUNY) 
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Saliha Bava
Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., University of Delhi in New Delhi (India)
M.A., Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay (India)
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Carol Bennett-Speight
Professor, Social Work
B.A., Pennsylvania State University  
M.S.W., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey  
D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania 
LSW, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Jeffrey J. Cohen
Associate Professor, School Psychology
B.A., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., Hofstra University
Certification in School Psychology (Permanent), State of New York
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Mary Cuadrado
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
M.A., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Carolyn T. Cullen
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., Hamilton College
M.S.W., Boston College
Ph.D., New York University
LCSW-R, State of New York

Carmela Dormani
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
B.A., Fordham University
M.Phil., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Donna Drumm
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
B.S., Fordham University
J.D., Pace University

Lisa Ecklund-Flores
Professor, Psychology
B.S., SUNY Fredonia
M.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Jacqueline Fisher
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Boston College 
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) 
Ph.D., Fordham University 

Michael S. Grunes
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.A., Ph.D., Hofstra University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Sarah Hahn
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., SUNY Cortlandt
M.G.S., Ph.D., Miami University

Rossi A. Hassad
Professor, Psychology
M.P.H., University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
Ph.D., Touro University International
CStat, Chartered Statistician,The Royal Statistical Society (United Kingdom)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of New York

Brian Kelly
Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.S., St. John’s University
M.A.E., Ed.D., Seton Hall University

Mary Knopp Kelly
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.Phil., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Jeong L. Kim
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., Korea National Police University (South Korea)
M.A., Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan)
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Kevin R. Kulic
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.S., University at Albany, SUNY 
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Yi-Hsuan Chelsea Kuo
Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
M.A., Harvard University
Ed.M., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Illya Lichtenberg
Professor, Criminal Justice and Law
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., J.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Charles Lieberman
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
B.S., M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Jenna McKean
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY
M.S., Mercy University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of New York
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), State of New York
Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapy, State of New Jersey

Alberto Manzi
Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.S., Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of New York

Emily Murphy
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.S.W., Skidmore College
M.S.W., Columbia University
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), State of New York

Joanne Payne-Preyor
Visiting Instructor, Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Buffalo (SUNY)
M.A., Long Island University

Elizabeth Pete
Assistant Professor, Health Services Management
B.A., Lehman College (CUNY)
M.A., New York University
Ed.D., Walden University

Shakuntala (Melissa) Ramdas
Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M.S., Mercy University
Ph.D., Pace University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of New York

Kimberly A. Rapoza
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Amber Saracino
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Mount Saint Mary College
M.A., Marist College
Ed.D., Grand Canyon University
School Psychologist (Permanent), State of New York
School District Leader (Professional), State of New York
School Psychologist (Permanent), State of New Jersey
Professional School Psychologist (Permanent), State of Connecticut

Serah Shani
Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
B.A., Daystar University (Kenya)
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ed.M., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Ori Shinar
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Irvine
Psy.D., Yeshiva University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Stuart Sidle
Professor, Psychology
B.A., American University
M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University

Jack D. Simons
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Licensed Professional Counselor, States of Arizona, Illinois, and Missouri
Licensed School Counselor, States of Arizona and Missouri

Ellen F. Sperber
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., SUNY Oswego
M.A., Queens College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Rebecca C. Trenz
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., St. Bonaventure University
Ph.D., Fordham University

Kumudumali Vitro
Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Cynthia T. Walley
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.S., Loyola University New Orleans
M.Ed., Augusta State University
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Julia Zavala
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.S., Mercy University
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Emeritae/i Faculty

Deborah Day Aikens
Assistant Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., Howard University
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), State of New York
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), State of New York

Stuart E. Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
B.A., Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Post-graduate Certificate in Behavior Therapy, Long Island University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Hind Rassam Culhane
Associate Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
A.A., HL.D., Cazenovia College
B.A., M.A., Rockford College
M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Stephen A. Daniel
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
B.A., Queens College (CUNY)
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Charles T. DeStefano
Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Behavioral Science
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Mavis Kennelly Gill
Professor Emerita, Psychology
B.S., M.S.., Ed.D., St. John’s University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Certified School Counselor, State of New York
Certified School Psychologist, State of New York
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Richard L. Hudson
Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Behavioral Science
B.A., Marist College
M.A., New School University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Diana d’Amico Juettner
Professor Emerita, Legal and Justice Studies
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
J.D., Touro College
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Mary C. Kraetzer
Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
A.B., The College of New Rochelle
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

William Lindsey
Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Sociology 
A.B., M.A., Hunter College (CUNY) 

Robert C. Tash
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
B.A., M.A., St. John’s University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Ph.D., New School University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Lynn M. Tepper
Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science and Psychology
B.S., SUNY Buffalo
M.A., Wayne State University
M.S., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

James P. Towey
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Joseph A. Trzasko
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
A.B., University of New Hampshire
M.A., Ph.D., University of Vermont
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York

Stanisław Wiktor 
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Behavioral Science 
Ph.L., Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland) 
S.T.L., Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Poland) 
M.A., Hunter College (CUNY) 

Faculty of Libraries

Moddie Breland
Assistant Professor, Libraries
B.S., Bates College
M.Div., New York Theological Seminary
M.L.S., Clarion University
Ed.D., Northeastern University

Haley Collazo
Assistant Professor, Libraries
B.A., Columbia University, NY
M.A., Brandeis University
M.L.S., Pratt Institute

Susan Gaskin-Noel
Assistant Professor, Libraries
B.A., The College of New Rochelle
M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Yu-Hung Lin
Assistant Professor, Libraries 
M.S., M.L.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Miranda Montez
Assistant Professor, Libraries
B.A. University of Minnesota Duluth
M.L.I.S. University of Washington

Yvette Page
B.S., Hunter College (CUNY)
M.S.L.I.S., Library Science, Pratt Institute
M.S., Human Services, College of New Rochelle

Emeritae/i Faculty

Agnes Cameron 
Assistant Professor Emerita, Libraries 
B.A., Wells College 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 
M.L.S., Long Island University 
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

W. Bruce Fulton
Associate Professor Emeritus, Libraries
B.A., Northwest Christian College
B.A., University of Oregon
M.Div., M.L.S., Vanderbilt University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Srivalli Rao
Associate Professor Emerita, Libraries
B.A., M.A., University of Bombay (India)
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University

Donald Ray 
Associate Professor Emeritus, Libraries 
B.A., Stanford University 
M.L.S., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Pd.M., honoris causa, Mercy University