Our Faculty

Every journey needs a trusty navigator to help show you the way, and at W&J, we are proud to say we have some of the best navigators in higher education in our accomplished and highly dedicated faculty. Their engagement and influence is a huge part of why Washington & Jefferson College is consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions.

Our professors have been recognized for their research, their publications, their artwork, and their teaching skills—and they want to make sure you receive the same recognition for your hard work!

You’ll find our professors working alongside their students rather than standing behind a podium lecturing at them. With the support of W&J faculty members, students have published their work in international academic journals, launched independent research projects, and achieved prestigious internship roles. What will our faculty help you accomplish?

Portrait of Associate Professor Amparo Alpanes

Amparo Alpanes, Ph.D.

Spanish

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Abdullah Alsaffar, M.A.

International Studies

Portrait of Cathy Altmeyer

Cathy Altmeyer, M.A.

German

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Renate Atzler, M.A.

German

Professor Judith Atzler portrait

Judith Atzler, Ph.D.

German

Professor Jennifer Bayline Portrait

Jennifer Logan Bayline, Ph.D.

Chemistry, Forensic Science

Professor Ronald Bayline portrait

Ronald J. Bayline, Ph.D.

Biology, Neuroscience

Stevie Berberick portrait

Stevie Berberick, Ph.D.

Communication Arts, Gender and Women's Studies

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Bernard Brooks, M.Ed.

Nick Cavoti portrait

Nicholas J. Cavoti, Ph.D.

Psychology

Sarah Chamberlin portrait

Sara Chamberlin, Ph.D.

Physics

Cory Christenson portrait

Cory Christenson, Ph.D.

Physics

David Clark portrait

George David Clark, Ph.D.

English

Thomas Contreras portrait

Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.

Biology

Melissa Cook portrait

Melissa A. Cook, Ph.D.

Communication Arts

Michael Crabtree portrait

Michael Crabtree, Ph.D.

Psychology

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Susan Crampton-Frenchik, Ph.D.

Joseph DiSarro portrait

Joseph DiSarro, Ph.D.

Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Policy

Faun Doherty portrait

Faun Doherty, Ph.D.

Mathematics

Leslie Dunn, Ph.D. portrait

Leslie Dunn, Ph.D.

International Studies, Economics

Robert Dunn, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Dunn, Ph.D.

Economics

Robert East, Ph.D. portrait

Robert M. East, Ph.D.

Biology, Environmental Studies

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Richard F. Easton, M.A.

Conflict and Resolution Studies, English

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D. portrait

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.

English

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Danielle M. Ficco, Ph.D.

African-American Studies, Sociology

T. Scott Frank portrait

T. Scott Frank, M.F.A.

Communication Arts

Zheya Gai, Ph.D. portrait

Zheya Gai, Ph.D.

International Studies, East Asian Studies, Political Science

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Lori J. Galley, Ph.D.

Accounting, Economics

Sam Gidas, J.D. portrait

Sam P. Gidas, J.D.

Economics

Anudeep Gill portrait

Anudeep Gill

Economics

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Carol J. Glock M.Ed.

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Jonathan A. Gottschall, Ph.D.

English

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Tiffani A. Gottschall, Ph.D.

Economics, Gender and Women's Studies

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Mitchell Greco

Music

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Ronald P. Grummick, M.A.

English

Guido Halder, Ph.D. portrait

Guido Halder, Ph.D.

German

Gregory Hallenbeck portrait

Gregory Hallenbeck, Ph.D.

Computing and Information Studies (CIS)

Janet Harding, Ph.D. portrait

Janet Harding, Ph.D.

Mathematics

Mark Harris, Ph.D. portrait

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.

Pre-Health Professions, Biochemistry, Chemistry

Ryan Higginbottom Ph.D. Portrait

Ryan Higginbottom, Ph.D.

Mathematics

Colleen Hyden, Ph.D. portrait

Colleen H. Hyden, Ph.D.

Sociology

Robbie Iuliucci, Ph.D. portrait

Robbie J. Iuliucci, Ph.D.

Chemistry

Kimberly Jones portrait

Kimberly Jones, M.S.

Mathematics

Hanna Kim, Ph.D. portrait

Hanna Kim, Ph.D.

Philosophy

Timothy Klitz, Ph.D. portrait

Timothy S. Klitz, Ph.D.

Psychology

John Krol, Ph.D. portrait

John F. Krol, Ph.D.

Sociology, Russian Area Studies

Hsiao-Ching Jean Kuo, Ph.D. portrait

Hsiao-Ching Kuo, Ph.D.

Economics

Michael Lewis portrait

Michael Lewis

English, African-American Studies

Ralph Liberatore, Ph.D. portrait

Ralph Liberatore, Ph.D.

Business Administration, Economics

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David Lintz, B.M.

Music

Robert Litchfield, Ph.D. portrait

Robert C. Litchfield, Ph.D.

Economics

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Kelly M. Lohr, Ph.D.

Biology

W. Thomas Mainwairing, Ph.D. portrait

W. Thomas Mainwaring, Ph.D.

History, African-American Studies

Maribel Manzari, M.Ed. portrait

Maribel Vazquez Manzari, M.Ed.

Spanish

H.J. Manzari, Ph.D. portrait

H.J. Manzari, Ph.D.

Latin American Studies, Spanish

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Dinah Marcinik, M.A.

Karin Maresh, Ph.D. portrait

Karin Maresh, Ph.D.

Communication Arts, Gender and Women's Studies

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Carmen Alicia Martinez

Latin American Studies

Kenneth Mason, Ph.D. portrait

Kenneth Mason, Ph.D

English

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Mark Mastascusa

Erica Matsuno, M.S.Ed. portrait

Erica Matsuno, M.S.Ed.

Spanish

Professor McCracken portrait

Michael E. McCracken, Ph.D.

Physics, Engineering

Doug McGlumphy portrait

Douglas McGlumphy, M.F.A.

Art & Art History

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Julie McGough

Music

Susan Medley, Ph.D. portrait

Susan Medley, Ph.D.

Music

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Buba Misawa, Ph.D.

International Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law

Robert Muth, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Muth, Ph.D.

Mathematics

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Stanley B. Myers, Ph.D.

Psychology

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David C. Novitsky, J.D.

Philosophy, Religious Studies

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D. portrait

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D.

Philosophy

Keun Jae Park, Ph.D. portrait

Keun Jae Park, Ph.D.

Economics

Cathy Petchel, M.A. portrait

Cathy Petchel, M.A.

Psychology

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Mark Petrovich, M.A.

Katrine Pflanze, Ph.D. portrait

Katrine R. Pflanze, Ph.D.

French

Deborah Polvani, Ph.D. portrait

Deborah A. Polvani, Ph.D.

Chemistry

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George Rau, M.M.

Music

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G. Andrew Rembert, Ph.D.

Philosophy

K. Wayne Robison, C.P.A. portrait

K. Wayne Robison, C.P.A.

Accounting, Economics

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Ethan Schmick, Ph.D.

Economics

Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D. portrait

Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D.

Biology

Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D. portrait

Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D.

German

C. Daniel Shaw, M.A. portrait

C. Daniel Shaw, M.A.

Communication Arts

Kyle Simpson, D.M.A. portrait

Kyle Simpson, D.M.A.

Music, African-American Studies

Ashley Smith, Ph.D. portrait

Ashley Smith, Ph.D.

Chemistry

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Olga Solovieva, Ph.D.

Philosophy, Religious Studies, Interfaith Leadership Studies

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Daniel A. Stinson, D.Min.

Religious Studies

Mark D. Swift, Ph.D. portrait

Mark D. Swift, Ph.D.

Music, Gender and Women's Studies

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Michael J. Tarutis, J.D.

Entrepreneurship

Katherine Ternes, Ph.D. portrait

Katherine M. Ternes, Ph.D.

Spanish

Linda Troost, Ph.D. portrait

Linda V. Troost, Ph.D.

English, Professional Writing

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.

Philosophy, Religious Studies

Susan Vdovichenko, Ph.D. portrait

Susan Vdovichenko, Ph.D.

Russian Area Studies

Todd Verdun, Ph.D. portrait

Todd D. Verdun, Ph.D.

English

Kelly Weixel, Ph.D. portrait

Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.

Biology, Neuroscience

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Katy Shackleton Williams

Music

Michael Wolf, Ph.D. portrait

Michael P. Wolf, Ph.D.

Philosophy, African-American Studies

Roman Wong, Ph.D. portrait

Roman W. Wong, Ph.D.

Mathematics

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Juliana Yap, M.M.

Music

Han Ye, Ph.D. portrait

Han Ye, Ph.D.

Chinese

John Zimmerman, Ph.D. portrait

John E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Mathematics