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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

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

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

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

School of Communication

Andrea Hickerson, BA, Syracuse University; MA, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Washington—Director; Associate 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—Senior Lecturer

Kari Cameron, BS, M.Ed., Nazareth College of Rochester; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

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

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

Keith B. Jenkins, BA, University of Arkansas; MA, Ph.D., Florida State University—Professor

Mike Johansson, MA, Syracuse University—Senior Lecturer

Ammina Kothari, BA, North Central College; MA, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Indiana University—Director of Undergraduate Studies: Journalism; Assistant Professor

Eun Sook Kwon, BA, Hannam University (Korea); MA, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Georgia—Assistant Professor

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

Lori Marra, BS, Nazareth College; MA, University of Rochester—Senior Lecturer

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

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

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

Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Director of Undergraduate Studies, Advertising and Public Relations, Comunication; Principal Lecturer

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

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

Criminal Justice

John McCluskey, BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany—Department Chair; Professor

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

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

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

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

O. Nicholas Robertson, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MA, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant 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—Graduate Program Director; Associate Professor

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

Joe Williams, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, State University College at Brockport—Field Experience Coordinator, Lecturer

Economics

M. Jeffrey Wagner, AB, University of Missouri; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois—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

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

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

Priti Kalsi, BA, University of Maryland at College Park; MA, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder—Assistant Professor

Eddery Lam, BA, MA, Boston University; MA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D., Kansas State University—Assistant Professor

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

Nikolaus Robalino, BA, MA, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University—Assistant Professor

Selhan Sahin, BSc., Middle East Technical University (Turkey); ABD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Lecturer

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

Ye Wang, BS, Beijing University of Technology (China); MS, University of International Business and Economics (China); MS, Ph.D., Texas Tech University—Visiting Lecturer

English

Sharon M. Beckford-Foster, BA, MA, Ph.D., York University (Canada)—Department Chair; Associate Professor

Charles (Sandy) A. Baldwin, BA, Harvard University; MA, State University of New York at Albany; M.Phil, Ph.D., New York University—Undergraduate Program Director for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences; Associate Professor

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

Collette Caton, BA, St. Edward's University; MA, Texas State University; ABD, Syracuse University—Lecturer

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

Trent Hergenrader, BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee—Assistant Professor

Lisa M. Hermsen, BA, Briar Cliff University; MA, University of Missouri at Columbia; MA, Ph.D., Iowa State University—Caroline Werner Gannett 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

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

Emily T. Prud'hommeaux, AB, Harvard College; MA, University of California; Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University—Assistant Professor

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

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

Anne M. Royston, BA, Williams College; MA, Ph.D., University of Utah—Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Laura Shackelford, BA, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis; MA, Ph.D. Indiana University—Director of Women's & Gender Studies Program, Associate Professor

Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, BA, MA, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia); MA, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Provost's Faculty Associate for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty; Principal Lecturer

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

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

Karen vanMeenen, BA, Binghamton University; CAPF, International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy; MA, Vermont College; MA, The New School; ABD, Ph.D., European Graduate School—Senior Lecturer

Performing Arts and Visual Culture

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

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

Juilee Decker, BA, Wittenberg University; MA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University—Associate Professor

Rebecca DeRoo, BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, Ph.D., University of Chicago—Assistant Professor

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

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

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

David Munnell, BA, University of Delaware; MFA, Florida State University—Senior Lecturer

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

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

Zhong Chen, BA, Nanjing Normal University (China); MA, Ph.D., Cornell University—Assistant Professor

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

Guoming Tian Funkenbusch, M.Ed., Nazareth College of Rochester, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Visiting Lecturer in Chinese

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

Kévin Le Blévec, BA, License, MA, Université de Rennes 2 (France)—Lecturer and Modern Language Technology Specialist

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

Godys Armengot Mejía, BA, Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., University of Maryland—Lecturer

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

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

History

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

Michael Brown, BS, Cornell University; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom); Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor

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

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

Joseph M. Henning, BA, Colorado College; MIA, Columbia University; Ph.D., American University—International & Global Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Associate Professor

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

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

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

Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irina Mikhalevich, BA, University of California at Berkley; Ph.D., Boston University—Assistant 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—Undergraduate Degree Program Director; Professor

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

Katie Terezakis, BA, Central Connecticut State University and Heidelberg University (Germany); 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—Associate Professor

Political Science

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

Benjamin R. Banta, BA, Purdue University; MA, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Undergraduate Program Director; Assistant Professor

Sarah Burns, BA, University of Toronto (Canada); MA, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University—Assistant Professor

Nathan M. Dinneen, BA, MA, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University—Undergraduate Program Co-Director; Associate Professor

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Sims, BA, Thomas Aquinas College; MA, Ph.D., Baylor University—Assistant Professor

Psychology

Joseph S. Baschnagel, BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Department Chair; Associate Professor

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

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

A. Eleanor Chand-Matzke, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MA, The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts—Visiting Lecturer

Jessamy Comer, BA, Baylor University; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Visiting Lecturer

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

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

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

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

Stephanie A. Godleski, BA, Hamilton College; MA, Ph.D., University of Buffalo—Assistant Professor

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

Rebecca Houston, BS, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; MA, Ph.D., University of New Orleans, Louisiana—Assistant Professor

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

Alan 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

Public Policy

Sandra Rothenberg, BS, Syracuse University; MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Department Chair; Professor

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

Qing Miao, BA, Nanjing University (China); MS, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Assistant Professor

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

Josephine Wolff, AB, Princeton University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Science, Technology, and Society

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

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

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

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

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

Jessica W. Pardee, BA, MA, Ph.D., Tulane University—Associate 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

Kristoffer J. Whitney, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Assistant Professor

Sociology and Anthropology

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

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

Jeffrey Burnette, BA, State University of Albany; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—University Director of the Native American Future Stewards Program; Assistant Professor

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

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

J. Vincent Jappah, M.Phil., New York University; MS, University College London (United Kingdom); MD, People's Friendship University of Russia (Russia)—Visiting Assistant Professor

Christine Kray, BA, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Program Director; Associate Professor

Benjamin N. Lawrance, BA, MA, University of London (United Kingdom); MA, Ph.D., Stanford University—Barber B. Conable Jr. Professor in International Studies

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

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

Wilson De Lima Silva, BA, The Federal University of Amazonas (Brazil); MA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Utah—Assistant Professor

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

Robert C. Ulin, BA, Whittier College; MA, Ph.D., 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: Lisa Hermsen

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