People Directory

Christopher Kast

Dean, College of Liberal Arts , Associate Professor of Sociology

HB 110A


B.A.Concord University, M.A. Ohio University, Ph.D. Iowa State University

Mary Angela Schwer

Chair, Department of Humanities, Professor of English

JH 311


B.A. Ball State University, M.A. Duquesne University, Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

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Jeri Kirby

Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

HB 110N


B.A., M.A., Phd. West Virginia University

Michael R. Ransom

Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, Associate Professor of Psychology

HB 309


B.A. Elon University, M.S., Ph.D. Ohio University

Francene Kirk

Director, Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Wallman Hall, Room 311

(304) 367-4170

Todd Clark

Director, Open Source Intelligence Exchange, Associate Professor of National Security and Intelligence

HB 124


Leigh Anne Riley

Director of Academy for the Arts, Director of Performing Arts Outreach and Development

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J. Robert Baker

Department of Language & Literature, Senior Professor of English

JH 320


A.B., M.A., Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

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Rebecca Cepek

Assistant Professor of English

305 Jaynes Hall


B.A. Point Park University, M.A. Duquesne University, Ph.D. Duquesne University

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Laura Guglani

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Spanish/Spanish Education Program Coordinator

308 B Jaynes Hall

Language and Culture Program, University of Salamanca, Spain (1997), B.S. Elementary Education, State University College of New York at Geneseo (1997), M.S. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Nazareth College of Rochester (2001), M.A. Spanish Linguistics, University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), Ph.D. Spanish Linguistics, University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)

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Dan Gurash

Associate Professor of Sociology

HB 103


B.A. California State University, M.Div. United Theological Seminary, DMin. Trinity Theological Seminary, M.R.E. SouthWest Baptist Theological Seminary

Andrea Haney

Assistant Professor of Community Health Promotion

Hardway Hall 126


Bachelors Degree Nutrition Science Purdue University, Masters Degree Community Health Purdue University, PhD. Public Health Walden University

William Harrison

Associate Professor of Political Science

HB 128A


Ph.D. Political Science, West Virginia University, M.A. International Relations, Alliant International University, B.A. Political Science, New York University

Matthew L. Hokom

Professor of English

206C JH


B.A. University of Puget Sound, M.A. Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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Tadashi Kato

Professor of Psychology

HB 104


B.A., M.A. The University of Tokyo, Ph.D. The Ohio University

Janie Leary

Associate Professor of Community Health Promotion

Hardway Hall 127


Ph.D. Public Health Sciences West Virginia University, M.PH. Public Health Armstrong State University, B.SW. Georgia State University

Donna J. Long

Professor of English

JH 315


B.A. University of Tampa, M.A., Ph.D. Florida State University

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Moshe Machlev

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jaynes Hall 301-D


BS: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, MS: Springfield College, MA: The University of Maine, MS: University of North Florida, MPA: Florida Atlantic University, PhD: University of Northern Colorado

Barbara MacLennan

Assistant Professor of Geography

Hardway Hall 101


PhD Geology & Geography, WVU, MSJ Reed School of Media, WV

James Matthews

Professor of English

308 JH


B.A. Saint Vincent College, M.A., Ph.D. Duquesne University

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Kenneth Millen-Penn

Professor of History

HB 110c


B.A. State University College at Oneonta, M.A., Ph.D. SUNY at Binghamton

Julia Miller

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Hardway Hall 110F

B.A. Ohio University, M.A University Of Kentucky, Ph.D. University of Kentucky (ABD)

Zachariah Moore

Assistant Professor of Psychology

HB 110G


BS Fairmont State College, MA Kent State University, PhD Kent State University

John Morrison

Assistant Professor of Music

Wallman Hall, Room 242

(304) 367-4179

B.M., M.M. West Virginia University

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Nathan Myers

Associate Professor of English

317 Jaynes Hall

(304) 367-4255

Ph.D. in English. Ball State University

Deborah Nestor

Professor of English

JH 316


B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

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Diana C. Noone

Professor of Criminal Justice

HB 125


B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, J.D. Widener University School of Law, M.S.W. Catholic University of America, Ph.D. University of Maryland

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Gregory Noone

Professor of Political Science and Law

603 BP


B.A. Villanova University, M.A. Catholic University of America, J.D. Suffolk University Law School, Ph.D. West Virginia University

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John O'Connor

Professor/Senior Level: Communication Arts

Wallman Hall, Room 204


B.S. Ed. Northern Illinois University, M.A. Miami University, Ph.D. University of Washington

Robert Papp

Assistant Professor of National Security and Intelligence

Hardway Hall 125

PhD (history) Columbia University, MA (Russian Area Studies) Georgetown University, BS (history) U.S. Naval Academy

Robin Payne

Associate Professor of History, Director, Honors Program

HB 110E


B.A., M.A. Washington State University, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lindsay Peters

Academic Success Coordinator

Hardway Hall 105


M.S Criminal Justice Fairmont State University, B.S. Criminal Justice Fairmont State University

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Adam Podlaskowski

Associate Professor of Philosophy

HB 110d


B.A. University of Michigan, M.A., Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Nenad Radulovich

Assistant Professor of History and Social Studies

HB 110h


B.A., M.A. University of Western Ontario, M.S.ED Niagara University

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Aimee Richards

Communication Arts Program Coordinator, Professor of Communication Arts, Debate Coach

Wallman Hall, Room 310

(304) 367-4965

B.A. Bethany College, M.A. Ed.D. West Virginia University

Elizabeth Savage

Professor of English

JH 314


B.A. James Madison University, M.A. Boston College, Ph.D. Duquesne University

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John Schultz

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice



B.A. Saint Leo University, M.A. Barry University, M.S. University of Oklahoma, DEL, University of Charleston

Alyssa Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands

203 Wallman Hall


Doctorate of Musical Arts

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Charles Shields

Professor of Criminal Justice

HB 108


B.S. Marshall University, J.D. West Virginia University

Deanna Shields

Professor of Criminal Justice

HB 110B


B.S., M.S. Marshall University, Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Smallridge

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts

HB 110L


A. A. S. PC&TC, B.S., M.S. Fairmont State University, Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Troy Snyder

Professor of Theatre Arts

Wallman Hall, Room 324a

(304) 367-4103

B.F.A. West Virginia University, M.F.A. University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Erika Williams

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hardway Hall 110-J


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thiel College, Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education and College Counseling from Slippery Rock University, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University