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LORI ELIAS
Instructor in Marketing
B.A. and M.B.A., Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Scholarly Interests: Consumer behavior and integrated marketing
Joined Brandywine faculty in 2011
email: lxe9@psu.edu

IVAN E. ESPARRAGOZA
Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., Universidad Del Norte, M.S., Ph.D., Florida International University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Applied mechanics in the areas of fracture mechanics, composite materials, fatigue and failure analysis, elasticity and plasticity.
Joined campus faculty in 2001.
e-mail: iee1@psu.edu

LAURA EVANS
Instructor in Psychology
B.A., University of Delaware; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland
Scholarly/research interests: Therapy process, couple and family therapy, couple communication, individual and family health
Joined campus faculty part-time in 2011, full- time in 2012 and again in 2013
email: lme20@psu.edu

MAUREEN FIELDING
Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies
B.A., M.A., Rhode Island College, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Postcolonial Literature, esp. Bessie Head and Anita Desai; Women's Studies; Colonial Literature, Composition, Business Writing.
Joined campus faculty in 1999.
e-mail: mdf6@psu.edu

GEORGE W. FRANZ
Director Emeritus of Academic Affairs
A.B., Muhlenberg College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1989, The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990, and The Liberty Bell Award in 1991. Recipient of the College of the Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 1993.
Scholarly/Research Interests: American colonial and revolutionary history, colonial and revolutionary Pennsylvania.
Joined campus faculty in l968.
e-mail: gwf1@psu.edu

SUSAN M. FREDRICKS
Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
B.A., University of Iowa, M.A., Seton Hall University, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Organizational communication, leadership, communication and law, political communication and mediated communication.
Joined campus faculty in 2000.
e-mail: smf17@psu.edu

JULIE A. GALLAGHER
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Fordham University, M.A. University of Michigan, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Scholarly Research Interests: Teaching interests include U.S. social and political history, U.S. women's and gender history, and African American history. Dr. Gallagher’s current research project examines the ways local and national grassroots activists from various countries seized or created opportunities for transnational human rights activism from the early 1970s through the present.
Joined campus facuty in 2007.
e-mail: jag63@psu.edu

PETER D. GEORGOPULOS
Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.
Recipient of The Outstanding Teacher Award in l973, 1977, and 1985; The Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1978; The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Pedagogy and Physics; computational physics.
Joined campus faculty in 1971.
e-mail:pdg1@psu.edu

MARY M. GERGEN
Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women's Studies
Recipient of The George W. Atherton Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996
B.S., M.A., University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; Ph.D., Temple University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Social constructionist theory and applications; feminist theory; social psychology, qualitative methods.
Joined campus faculty in 1984.
e-mail: gv4@psu.edu

ROBERT E. GINSBERG
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Comparative Literature
B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; additional studies, University of Paris; Netherlands Institute for Art History; University of Vienna; University of California, Irvine; Folger Institute; Brandeis University; The Johns Hopkins University; Georgetown University; Qufu Teachers University.
University Collaborative Teaching Award, 1992, 1993.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Human values, aesthetics of life, peace theory.
Joined campus faculty in l967.
e-mail: rxg9@psu.edu

VERONICA M. GODSHALK
Professor of Management
B.S. Drexel University, M.S. University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Drexel University
Scholarly/Research Interest: Research includes areas of career management and mentoring; managing individual careers and the effects of those processes. Pedagogical research focuses on the effect of online and hybrid technologies on learning outcomes.
Joined campus faculty in 2011.
email: vmg3@psu.edu

MYRA GOLDSCHMIDT
Associate Professor Emerita, Linguistics and English
B.S., Towson State College; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Applied Linguistics, Speech Acts, Discourse, Language and Gender, English as a Second Language.
Joined campus faculty part-time 1990, full time 1998.
email: mmg5@psu.edu

FRANCIS GREEN
Instructor in Business
B.S., University of Delaware; MBA, Wilmington College
Scholarly/Research Interests: Management concepts; mirco-computers in business; using technology to solve business problems.
Joined campus faculty in 2003.
e-mail:fog1@psu.edu

PAUL GREENE
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Integrative Arts.
B.A., Harvard University, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Scholarly/Research Interests: Ethnomusicological research situated at a growing interdisciplinary juncture between popular music studies and anthropological folklore.
Joined campus faculty part-time in 1993, full time 1997.
e-mail: pdg4@psu.edu

AARON D. GRESSON, III
Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development
Ph.D., Boston College; Ph.D., The Pennyslvania State University
Scholarly/Research Interests: Community psychology, family systems; narrative psychology, diversity leadership, psychology of communication, urban studies and American culture.
Joined campus faculty in 2001.
e-mail: adg1@psu.edu

DORIS M. GRIFFITH
Senior Instructor in Kinesiology (Retired)
B.S., Temple University; M.S., West Chester University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Commonwealth Educational System Research Consortium.
Joined campus faculty in l98l.
e-mail: dmg4@psu.edu

PAULINE B. GUERIN
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., DeSales Universtiy; Ph.D., Temple University
Joined campus faculty in 2012
e-mail: pbg12@psu.edu

LAURA GUERTIN
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
B.S., Bucknell University in Pennsylvania; Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Florida.  Recipient of the Commonwealth College Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005.  Recipient of the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006. 
Scholarly/Research Interests: innovative uses of technology to enhance student learning in introductory-level geoscience courses; incorporating service learning with the geosciences.
Joined campus faculty in 2001.
e-mail: uxg3@psu.edu

MARINDA K. HARRELL-LEVY
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
B.S., B.A., University of Maryland; M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Scholarly/Research Interests: The examination of adolescent development within the context of close adult relationships. More specifically, her research addresses identity development processes occurring within relationships with parents and teachers.
Joined campus faculty in 2012
email: mkh23@psu.edu

LYNN HARTLE
Professor of Education
B.Ph. Grand Valley State Colleges, MI; M.A. Tennessee Technological University; and Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
Scholarship of Teaching, Research, & Service: Early Childhood teacher preparation & program quality improvement, including: technology enhanced & supported learning, teaching diverse learners, fostering creative & critical thinking, and differentiating instruction
Joined campus faculty in 2010
email: lch1@psu.edu

CHARLES HELOU
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. and M.A., Cornell University and University of Paris.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Number Theory: Reciprocity laws. Cyclotomic fields. Character sums on finite fields. Bernoulli numbers. Binomial coefficients. Additive number theory.
Joined Campus Faculty in 1988.
e-mail: cxh22@psu.edu

KAREN L. HILL
Professor Emerita of Kinesiology
B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Temple University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Pulmonary aspects of exercise; cognitive processes during motor performance; gender and sport.
Joined campus faculty in 1989.
e-mail:klh7@psu.edu

PATRICIA HILLEN
Senior Instructor in English
B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., Villanova University
Scholarly/Research Interests: Writing process; contemporary American literature (especially the Beat Movement); comparative study of film and literature; and modern religious thoughts and writings.
Joined campus faculty part-time in 1995, full time 1998.
e-mail: pah14@psu.edu

ALAN HORWITZ
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Algebraic differential equations, polynomial interpolation, means, monotonic least squares, restricted approximation, numerical integration, even compositions of entire functions
Joined campus faculty in 1984.
e-mail: alh4@psu.edu

ALITA KELLEY
Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish and French
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
Scholarly/Research Interests: Modern Latin American literature, specifically Peruvian, but also Mexican American, incorporating humorous and postmodern from a deconstructionist/translation-theory approach.
Joined campus faculty in 1992.
e-mail: kak7@psu.edu

KATHLEEN KENNEDY
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University  of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Scholarly/Research Interests:  medieval culture, law and literature, gender, language, pop culture.
Joinedthe campus faculty in 2008.
e-mail: kek16@ps.edu 

MICHAEL A. KERSNICK
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.A., M.B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in l978, 1983, and 1988, and the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1984.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Computer assisted instruction.
Joined campus faculty in l968.
e-mail: mak6@psu.edu

CAROL F. KESSLER
Professor Emerita of English, American Studies and Women's Studies
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A.T., Radcliffe College (Harvard Graduate School of Education); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Scholarly/Research Interests: U.S. Women writers, 1870-1920, including Utopias and artist-novels; 20th Century ethnically-diverse fiction.
Joined campus faculty in l98l.
e-mail: cfk1@psu.edu

CONSTANCE L. KIRKER
Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts (Retired)
B.F.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A., Syracuse University.
University Collaborative Teaching Award, 1992.
Recipient of Outstanding Teacher Award in 1993.
Recipient of the College of Arts and Architecture's Outstanding Teacher Award, 1993.
Recipient of the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1997.
Recipient of the Madlyn Hanes Award for Contributions to the Campus in 2008.
Scholarly/Research Interests: African and Asian Art, Art Education.
Joined campus faculty in 1988.
e-mail: cxk13@psu.edu

KURT A. KISTLER
Instructor in Chemistry
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis;  M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana;  M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia;  Ph.D., Temple University, Philadelphia.
Scholarly/Research Interests:  Theoretical chemical physics in biology and nanotechnology.  Quantum mechanical investigations of aggregate chromophore photonic systems.  Current projects involve developing models for excitonic energy transfer as related to DNA-light interactions, photosynthesis, and molecular photonics in optical nanotechnology. 
Joined campus faculty in 2011.
e-mail: kak46@psu.edu