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College of Liberal Arts - Undergraduate Faculty

James J. Winebrake, BS, Lafayette College; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Dean; Professor

M. Ann Howard, BS, Cornell University; JD, Rutgers University—Senior Associate Dean; Professor

Babak Elahi, BA, San Diego State University; MA, University of California at San Diego; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Dean; Professor

John S. Smithgall, BA, Roberts Wesleyan College; MS, University of Rochester—Assistant Dean for Student Services

Communication

Patrick M. Scanlon, BA, Albany University; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Department Chair; Professor

Bruce A. Austin, BA, Rider College; MS, Illinois State University; Ph.D., Temple University—Professor

Keri Barone, BA, MA, State University College at Brockport—Lecturer

Grant C. Cos, BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; MA, Emerson College; Ph.D., Kent State University—Associate Professor

Andrea Hickerson, BA, Syracuse University; MA, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Washington—Assistant Professor

Keith B. Jenkins, BA, University of Arkansas; MA, Ph.D., Florida State University—Coordinator of Undergraduate Degree Programs; Associate Professor

Mike Johansson, MA, Syracuse University—Lecturer

Ammina Kothari, BA, North Central College; MA, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Indiana University—Assistant Professor

Ki-Young Lee, BA, Hanyang University (South Korea); MA, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Michigan State University—Associate Professor

Hinda Mandell, BA, Brandeis University; MA, Harvard University; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Assistant Professor

Kelly Norris Martin, BA, John Carroll University; MS, Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Assistant Professor

David R. Neumann, BA, Ithaca College; MA, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University—Professor

Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Senior Lecturer

Rudolph Pugliese, BA, State University College at Oneonta; MA, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., Temple University—Graduate Coordinator; Professor

Jonathan E. Schroeder, BA, University of Michigan; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—William A. Kern Professor in Communications

Xiao Wang, BA, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China); MA, Marquette University; Ph.D., Florida State University— Assistant Professor

Tracy R. Worrell, BA, Otterbein College; MA, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Michigan State University—Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

Laverne McQuiller Williams, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; JD, Albany Law School of Union University; MA, Buffalo State College; Ph.D., University at Buffalo—Department Chair, Associate Professor

Irshad Altheimer, BA, Alabama State; MA, Ph.D., Washington State University—Assistant Professor 

John M. Klofas, BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Professor

John McCluskey, BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Graduate Director; Associate Professor

Judy Porter, BA, University of Northern Colorado; MA, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha—Field Experience Director; Undergraduate Coordinator; Associate Professor

Christopher Schreck, BA, University of Florida; MA, University of Arizona; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Professor

Jason Scott, BS, Roberts Wesleyan College; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Associate Professor

Tony Smith, BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Associate Professor

Economics

Michael J. Vernarelli, AB, University of Michigan; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton—Department Chair; Professor

Amit Batabyal, BS, Cornell University; MS, University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley— Arthur J. Gosnell Professor in Economics

Bharat Bhole, BA, MA, University of Mumbai (India); Ph.D., University of Southern California—Associate Professor

Jeffrey Burnette, BA, State University of Albany; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Senior Lecturer

Javier Espinosa, BS, Miami University; MA, Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park—Associate Professor

Imelda M. Flores Vazquez, BA, MS, University of Guanajuato (Mexico); Ph.D., New York University— Assistant Professor

Bridget Gleeson Hanna, BComm, University College at Galway (Ireland); MA, University College at Dublin (Ireland); MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison— Associate Professor

Jeanette C. Mitchell, BA, Westminster College; Ph.D., University of Utah—Associate Professor

M. Jeffrey Wagner, BA, University of Missouri; MA, Ph.D., University of Illinois—Professor

English

Lisa M. Hermsen, BA, Briar Cliff University; MA, University of Missouri at Columbia; MA, Ph.D., Iowa State University—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Sharon M. Beckford-Foster, BA, MA, Ph.D., York University—Assistant Professor

Doris A. Borrelli, BA, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor

A. J. Caschetta, BA, Nazareth College; MA, University of Missouri; Ph.D., New York University—Senior Lecturer

Babak Elahi, BA, San Diego State University; MA, University of California at San Diego; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Dean; Professor

Catherine Faurot, BA, U.C. Berkeley; MA, Dartmouth College; MFA, Bennington College—Visiting Assistant Professor

Robert Glick, BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Utah—Assistant Professor

Vincent F. A. Golphin, BA, Sacred Heart College; MA, University of Dayton; Ph.D., Binghamton University—Assistant Professor

Gail Hosking, BA, Alfred University; MS, Iowa State University; MFA, Bennington College—Lecturer

Shelly Jansen, BA, University of Rochester; MA, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., Binghamton University—Visiting Assistant Professor

Julie Johannes, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MA, University of Rochester—Senior Lecturer

Katherine Mayberry, BA, Smith College; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor

David S. Martins, BA, St. Olaf College; MA, Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Michigan Technological University—Director, University Writing Program; Associate Professor

Cecillia Ovesdotter Alm, BA, Universitat Wien (Austria); MA, Ph.D., University of Illinois—Assistant Professor

Amit Ray, BA, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan—Associate Professor

Linda Reinfeld, BA, University of California at Los Angeles; MA, Ph.D., University of Buffalo—Lecturer

John Roche, BA, University of Connecticut; MA, University College; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor

Sandra E. Saari, AB, Carleton College; MA, Ph.D., Occidental College—Professor

Richard Santana, AA, LaGuardia Community College; BA, City College; MA, Hunter College; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate School and University Center—Associate Professor

Michael Sarnowski, BA, State University College at Fredonia; MFA, Vanderbilt University—Visiting Assistant Professor

Laura Shackelford, BA, University of Minnesota; MA, Ph.D. Indiana University—Assistant Professor

Elena Sommers, BA, MA, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia); MA, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Senior Lecturer

Thomas M. Stone, BA, Northern Arizona University; MA, Bucknell University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Lecturer

Paulette M. Swartzfager, BA, St. Mary’s Dominican College; MA, Louisiana State University—Lecturer

Sharon Warycka, BA, University of Pennsylvania; MFA, Vermont College—Lecturer

Dianna Winslow, BA, MA, California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Director, First-Year Writing; Assistant Professor

Performing Arts & Visual Culture

Carl J. Atkins, BM, Indiana University; DMA, Eastman School of Music; MM, New England Conservatory—Department Chair; Professor

Peter W. Ferran, BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor

Elizabeth Goins, BA, University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of London—Associate Professor

Jonathan Kruger, BA, Carthage College; MM, DMA, Eastman School of Music—Professor

Tina Lent, BA, MA, University of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor

Jessica Lieberman, BA, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Assistant Professor

Michael E. Ruhling, BA, Goshen College; MA, University of Notre Dame; MM, University of Missouri; Ph.D., Catholic University of America—Professor

Edward Schell, B.Mus.Ed., Westminster College; MM, Westminster Choir College—Associate Professor

Modern Languages and Cultures

Hiroko Yamashita, BA, University of Southern Mississippi; MA, Ph.D., The Ohio State University—Department Chair; Professor

Sara Scott Armengot, BA, Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Assistant Professor

Philippe Chavasse, BA, MA, Université Lyon 2 (France); Ph.D., University of Oregon—Associate Professor

Elisabetta D’Amanda, BA, State University of New York; MA, Nazareth College of Rochester; Ph.D. Middlebury College—Senior Lecturer

Diane J. Forbes, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MA, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Associate Professor

Yukiko Maru, BA, Keio University (Japan); MA, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Senior Lecturer

Masako Murakami, BA, Portland State University, MA, The Ohio State University—Lecturer

Ulrike Stroszeck, BA, University of Akron; MA, Auburn University; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—Senior Lecturer

Wilma Wierenga, BA, Calvin College; MA, Middlebury College; MS, University of Rochester—Associate Professor

History

Rebecca A. R. Edwards, BA, College of the Holy Cross; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Tamar W. Carroll, BA, University of Massachusetts; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan—Assistant Professor

Joseph M. Henning, BA, Colorado College; MIA, Columbia University; Ph.D., American University— Associate Professor

Christine Keiner, BA, Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor

Michael Laver, BA, Purdue University; MA, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Associate Professor

Richard Newman, BA, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Brown University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor

Eric Nystrom, BA, MA, University of Nevada at Las Vegas; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor

Rebecca Scales, BA, Hollins College; MA, University of Georgia; Ph.D., Rutgers University—Assistant Professor

Corinna Schlombs, Diploma, Bielefeld University (Germany); MA, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Assistant Professor

Philosophy

John Capps, BA, St. John’s College; MA, Ph.D., Northwestern University—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Jesús Aguilar, BA, Hampshire College and Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico); MA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ph.D., McGill University (Canada)—Associate Professor

Silvia Benso, Laurea, University of Torino (Italy); MA, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Professor

Evelyn Brister, BA, Austin College; MA, Ph.D., Northwestern University—Associate Professor

Timothy H. Engström, BA, MA, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Scotland)—Professor

Wade L. Robison, BA, University of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Ezra A. Hale Professor in Applied Ethics

John T. Sanders, BA, Purdue University; MA, Ph.D., Boston University—Coordinator of Undergraduate Degree Program; Professor

Brian Schroeder, BA, Edinboro College; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook—Professor

Evan Selinger, BA, State University of New York at Binghamton; MA, University of Memphis; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook—Associate Professor

David B. Suits, BA, Purdue University; MA, Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada)—Professor

Katie Terezakis, BA, Central Connecticut State University; MA, Ph.D., New School for Social Research—Associate Professor

Lawrence G. Torcello, BA, State University College at Brockport; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

Political Science

Sean Sutton, B. Econ., University of Queensland (Australia); MA, Ph.D., University of Dallas—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Nathan M. Dinneen, BA, MA, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University—Assistant Professor

Paul H. Ferber, BA, American University; M.Ph., Ph.D., George Washington University—Professor

Joseph Fornieri, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MA, Boston College; Ph.D., Catholic University of America—Professor

Ryan J.B. Garcia, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Ph., Ph.D., Yale University—Assistant Professor

Lauren Hall, BA, State University of New York at Binghamton; MA, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University—Assistant Professor

Edward Kannyo, BA, Makerere University (Uganda); M.Ph., Ph.D., Yale University—Associate Professor

Dongryul Kim, BA, MA, Seoul University (South Korea); Ph.D., University of Virginia—Assistant Professor

Psychology

Andrew M. Herbert, BS, McGill University (Canada); MA, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Department Chair; Professor

Suzanne Bamonto, AA, Finger Lakes Community College; BA, State University College at Geneseo; Ph.D., University of Oregon—Associate Professor

Joseph S. Baschnagel, BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

Robert Bowen, BA, MA, State University College at Brockport; M.Ed, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Lecturer

Kirsten Condry, BA, Swarthmore College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Under­graduate Program Coordinator; Associate Professor

Caroline M. DeLong, BA, New College of Florida; MA, Ph.D., University of Hawaii—Associate Professor

Nicholas DiFonzo, MA, Rider College; MA, Ph.D., Temple University—Professor

John E. Edlund, BS, MA, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University—Assistant Professor

Roger W. Harnish, BA, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University—Professor

Arturo Kiyama, BS, University of Arizona; MA, Montclair State University—Lecturer

Jennifer Lukomski, BA, Williams College; MA, Gallaudet University; Ph.D., University of Arizona—Associate Professor

Scott P. Merydith, BA, M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University—Professor

Vincent Pandolfi, BA, Lafayette College; MA, Ph.D., Hofstra University—Associate Professor

Esa M. Rantanen, BS, MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; MS, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Associate Professor

Lindsay Schenkel, BA, St. John Fisher College; MA, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln—Associate Professor

Audrey Smerbek, BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

Tina Sutton, BS, Union College; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Assistant Professor

Tywanquila Walker, BS, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Cornell University—Assistant Professor

Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy

Deborah Blizzard, BA, Smith College; MS, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Thomas Cornell, BA, Rhodes College; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Professor

Paul H. Ferber, BA, American University; M.Ph., Ph.D., George Washington University—Professor

Franz A. Foltz, BS, MA, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Associate Professor

Eric Hittinger, BSE, MS, Case Western Reserve; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University—Associate Professor

Ronil Hira, BS, Carnegie Mellon University; MS, Ph.D., George Mason University—Associate Professor

M. Ann Howard, BS, Cornell University; JD, Rutgers University—Senior Associate Dean; Professor

Christine Keiner, BA, Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor

Robert J. Paradowski, BS, Spring Hill College; MA, Brandeis University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor

Richard Shearman, BA, Western State College of Colorado; MS, Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Associate Professor

James J. Winebrake, BS, Lafayette College; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Dean; Professor

Sociology and Anthropology

Jason T. Younker, BA, Cameron University; M.Ed., Oklahoma City University; MS, Ph.D., University of Oregon—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Brian P. Barry, BA, St. John Fisher College; MSc, Ph.D., Syracuse University—Associate Professor

Conerly Casey, BA, University of Vermont; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles—Associate Professor

Kijana Crawford, BA, Tougaloo College; MSW, Atlanta University; MA, Ed.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor

Christine Kray, BA, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Associate Professor

Benjamin N. Lawrance, BA, MA, London University; MA, Ph.D., Stanford University—Barber B. Conable Chair in International Studies; Associate Professor

Uli Linke, BA, Macalester College; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Professor

David C. Meiggs, BA, University of Colorado at Boulder; MA, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison—Assistant Professor

William D. Middleton, BA, University of California at San Diego; MA, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison—Associate Professor

Jessica W. Pardee, BA, MA, PhD, Tulane University—Assistant Professor

Oral Nicholas Robertson, BA, State University of New York at Geneseo; MA, State University of New York at Brockport—Lecturer

Vincent Serravallo, BA, State University College of New York at Oswego; MA, University of Kansas; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center—Associate Professor

Danielle Taana Smith, BA, Dartmouth College; MBA, Saint Martin’s College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina—Associate Professor

Robert C. Ulin, BA, Whittier College; MA, PhD, New School for Social Research—Professor

Distinguished Professorships

Caroline Werner Gannett Professorship in the Humanities

Established: 1974

Donor: Mrs. Frank E. Gannett

Purpose: To perpetuate Mrs. Gannett’s lifelong interest in education, especially in those fields of study that have a humanistic perspective

Held by: open

Arthur J. Gosnell Professorship in Economics

Established: 1985

Donor: Family and friends of Arthur J. Gosnell

Purpose: To perpetuate the memory of Arthur J. Gosnell through recognition of the importance of good teaching in economics and by facilitating research into public policy questions

Held by: Amit Batabyal

Ezra A. Hale Professorship in Applied Ethics

Established: 1989

Donors: William B. and Patricia

F. Hale and Lawyers Cooperative

Publishing Company

Purpose: To establish a permanent memorial to a long-time and valued friend of RIT, Ezra A. Hale, and to provide instruction in applied ethics in keeping with his beliefs in sportsman-like conduct, fair play and honesty

Held by: Wade L. Robison

William A. Kern Professorship in Communication

Established: 1971

Donor: Rochester Telephone

Corporation

Purpose: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of that company and to provide a memorial for a former president of the company and a man who served as an RIT trustee from 1959 to 1964

Held by: Jonathan E. Schroeder

Barber B. Conable Jr. Professorship in International Studies

Established: 2004

Donor: The Starr Foundation

Purpose: To honor the late statesman and former World Bank President and ensure that Barber Conable’s legacy of principled and innovative leadership in the national and international arenas will be preserved for all time.

Held by: Benjamin N. Lawrance