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?

Dana Allan, MST faculty portrait

Dana L. Allen, MST

Instructor of Accounting

Accounting

Portrait of Associate Professor Amparo Alpanes

Maria Alpañés, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Spanish, International Studies

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Abdullah Alsaffar, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Arabic

Arabic

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Cathy Altmeyer, M.A.

Assistant Professor of German

German

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Renate Atzler, M.A.

Instructor of Modern Languages

International Studies

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Professor Jennifer Bayline Portrait
Professor Ronald Bayline portrait
Elizabeth Bennett portrait
James Benze portrait
Stevie Berberick portrait
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Cara Bliss

Visiting Faculty

Psychology

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Patricia Brletic portrait
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Bernard Brooks, M.Ed.

Instructor, English Language Institute

David Ryan Bunting portrait
Patrick Caffrey portrait
Rosalie Carpenter portrait

Rosalie T. Carpenter, Ed.D.

Professor & Founder/Director of Elementary Education

Nick Cavoti portrait

Nicholas J. Cavoti, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Sarah Chamberlin portrait

Sara Chamberlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics

Cory Christenson portrait

Cory Christenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics

David Clark portrait

George David Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

English

Thomas Contreras portrait

Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Department

Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Melissa Cook portrait
Michael Crabtree portrait
Susan Crampton Frenchik
Candy DeBerry portrait
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Joseph DiSarro portrait
Faun Doherty portrait

Faun Doherty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics, Pre-Health Professions

Annette Drew-Bear, PhD portrait

Annette Drew-Bear, Ph.D.

Professor of English

English, Pre-Law

Leslie Dunn, Ph.D. portrait

Leslie Dunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

International Studies, Economics, Finance

Robert Dunn, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Dunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Economics

Robert East, Ph.D. portrait
Patricia Easton

Patricia H. Easton, B.A.

Adjunct Professor of Education

Richard Easton

Richard F. Easton, M.A.

Professor Emeritus, Director of Conflict and Resolution Studies Concentration

Conflict and Resolution Studies

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Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D. portrait

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department

English

Danielle Ficco
T. Scott Frank portrait

T. Scott Frank, M.F.A.

Professor of Communication Arts

Communication Arts, Theatre

Zheya Gai, Ph.D. portrait
Lori Galley

Lori J. Galley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics & Business, Coordinator of the Accounting Program

Accounting, Pre-Law

Sam Gidas, J.D. portrait

Sam P. Gidas, J.D.

Associate Professor of Economics & Business, Coordinator of the Business Program

Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business Administration

Anudeep Gill portrait

Anudeep Gill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Economics

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Carol J. Glock M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor and Coordinator of Physical Education Program

Physical Activity & Wellness

Leah Goldman

Leah Goldman, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of European History

History

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Jonathan A. Gottschall, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow, Department of English

Tiffani Gottschall

Tiffani A. Gottschall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics; Coordinator of Economics Program

Economics

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Mitchell Greco

Adjunct Professor of Music

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John J. Gregor, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business

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Ronald P. Grummick, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of English

Guido Halder, Ph.D. portrait
Gregory Hallenbeck portrait
Charles Hannon Ph.D. portrait
Janet Harding, Ph.D. portrait

Janet Harding, Ph.D.

Instructor of Mathematics

Jennifer Harding, Ph.D. portrait
Mark Harris, Ph.D. portrait

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program

Pre-Health Professions, Biochemistry, Chemistry

Ryan Higginbottom Ph.D. Portrait

Ryan Higginbottom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Department Chair

Mathematics

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Cynthia Hogan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Religious Studies

Amanda Holland-Minkley, Ph.D. portrait
Colleen Hyden, Ph.D. portrait
Robbie Iuliucci, Ph.D. portrait

Robbie J. Iuliucci, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry

Kimberly Jones portrait

Kimberly Jones, M.S.

Instructor of Mathematics

Mathematics

David Kieran, Ph.D. portrait
Jason Kilgore, Ph.D. portrait
Hanna Kim, Ph.D. portrait

Hanna Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy, Mind and Language, Pre-Law

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Jeannette L. Kline, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics

Timothy Klitz, Ph.D. portrait
John Krol, Ph.D. portrait

John F. Krol, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology

Sociology, International Studies

Stephen Kuhn, C.P.A portrait

Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A.

Professor of Accounting and Finance, Department Chair of Economics and Business, Coordinator of the Finance Program

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Economics

Hsiao-Ching Jean Kuo, Ph.D. portrait

Hsiao-Ching Kuo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business

Business Administration

Carolyn Kyler, Ph.D. portrait
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Michael Leonard, Ph.D. portrait
Michael Lewis portrait

Michael Lewis

Assistant Professor of English

English, African-American Studies

Ralph Liberatore, Ph.D. portrait
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David Lintz, B.M.

Adjunct Professor of Music

Victoria List, Ph.D. portrait

Victoria D. List, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of History

History

Robert Litchfield, Ph.D. portrait
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Kelly M. Lohr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Biology, Neuroscience

James Longo, Ed.D. portrait
W. Thomas Mainwairing, Ph.D. portrait
Steven Malinak, Ph.D. portrait
Patricia Maloney, M.F.A. portrait
Maribel Manzari, M.Ed. portrait

Maribel Vazquez Manzari, M.Ed.

Instructor of Spanish

Spanish

H.J. Manzari, Ph.D. portrait

H.J. Manzari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish; Spanish Coordinator; Director of Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies, Spanish, International Studies

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Nicholas Maradin

Instructor of Communication Arts

Communication Arts

James March portrait
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Dinah Marcinik, M.A.

Instructor for English Language Institute

Karin Maresh, Ph.D. portrait
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Carmen Alicia Martinez

Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages

Spanish

Kenneth Mason, Ph.D. portrait

Kenneth Mason, Ph.D

Adjunct Faculty, English

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Mark Mastascusa

Adjunct Professor of Physical Education

Erica Matsuno, M.S.Ed. portrait

Erica Matsuno, M.S.Ed.

Adjunct, Department of Modern Languages; Instructor, English Language Institute

Spanish

Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D. portrait

Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director of Biochemistry

Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience

Lauryn Mayer, Ph.D. portrait
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Michael E. McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Physics; Coordinator of 3-2 Engineering Program

Physics, Engineering, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Revecca McDonald, Ph.D. portrait
Kathleen McEvoy Ph.D. portrait
Doug McGlumphy portrait
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Julie McGough

Adjunct Professor of Music

Anne McGrain, Ph.D. portrait

Anne K. McGrain, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Biology

Biology

Susan Medley

Susan Medley, Ph.D.

Professor of Music

Music

Max Miller, M.B.A. portrait

Max Miller, J.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, African-American Studies, Business Administration

Stuart Miller
Buba Misawa

Buba Misawa, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Political Science; Director of International Studies

International Studies, Political Science, Conflict and Resolution Studies, Latin American Studies, Public Policy, Pre-Law

Anoosua Mukherjee portrait
Robert Muth, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Muth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics

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Gregg Osborne, Ph.D. portrait
Keun Jae Park, Ph.D. portrait

Keun Jae Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business and Finance

Business Administration, Finance

Cathy Petchel, M.A. portrait
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Mark Petrovich, M.A.

Instructor, English Language Institute

Katrine Pflanze, Ph.D. portrait

Katrine R. Pflanze, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

French, International Studies

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Mary Jo Podgurski, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Education

Deborah Polvani, Ph.D. portrait

Deborah A. Polvani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry

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George Rau, M.M.

Adjunct Professor of Music

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

K. Wayne Robison, C.P.A.

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business

Ethan Schmick
Patrick Schmidt, M.F.A. portrait
Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D. portrait
Christy Shaughnessy, Ph.D. portrait
Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D. portrait
C. Daniel Shaw, M.A. portrait

C. Daniel Shaw, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Designer/Technical Director of Olin Fine Arts Center

Communication Arts, Theatre

Professor Bill Sheers
Dana Schiller
Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music

Music, African-American Studies

Ashley Smith, Ph.D. portrait

Ashley Smith, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry

Olga Solovieva

Olga Solovieva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Religious Studies

Religious Studies, Interfaith Leadership Studies

Mark Swift
Sharon Taylor, Ph.D. portrait
Katherine Ternes, Ph.D. portrait
Linda Troost, Ph.D. portrait

Linda V. Troost, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program

English, Professional Writing

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Susan Vdovichenko, Ph.D. portrait
Todd Verdun, Ph.D. portrait
Timothy Wagner

Timothy Wagner, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Education

Kelly Weixel, Ph.D. portrait

Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Neuroscience Program

Biology, Neuroscience

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Katy Shackleton Williams

Adjunct Professor of Music

Lynn Wilson, Ph.D. portrait
Michael Wolf, Ph.D. portrait
Roman Wong, Ph.D. portrait

Roman W. Wong, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics

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Juliana Yap, M.M.

Adjunct Professor of Music

Han Ye, Ph.D. portrait
John Zimmerman, Ph.D. portrait

John E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics