BLOOMSBURG— Faculty members at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania earned promotion, effective fall 2018. They are:
Promoted to professor: Mark Decker, English; Todd Hoover, teaching and learning; John Huckans, physics and engineering; Jennifer Johnson, psychology; Jeff Long, history; David Magolis, mass communications; Philip Polstra, mathematical and digital sciences; Loreen Powell, innovation, technology, and supply chain management; and Deborah Stryker, exceptionality programs.
Promoted to associate professor: Kristie Byrum, mass communications; Nakul Kumar, economics; Michael Martin, English; Lori Metzger, nursing; Eric Miller, communication studies; Debra Sanders, nursing.
Promoted to assistant professor: Kelly Roth, sociology, social work, criminal justice.
Fifteen faculty members earned tenure effective fall 2018: Archita Banik, economics; Diane Barrett, mathematical and digital sciences; Susan Beck, nursing; Shiloh Erdley-Kass, sociology, social work, and criminal justice; Kenneth Hall, marketing and professional sales; Jung Kim, marketing and professional sales; Mary Larcom, psychology; Eric Lesneskie, sociology, social work and criminal justice; Devon Manney, nursing; Robert Moschgat, sociology, social work and criminal justice; Daniel Roesch, teaching and learning; Kristy Sands, nursing; William Schwindinger, biological and allied health sciences; Todd Shawver, accounting; Debra Stayer, nursing.
Eleven faculty members earned tenure and promoted effective fall 2018: Philip Polstra, mathematical and digital sciences; Robin Drogan, exceptionality programs; Shiloh Erdley-Kass, sociology, social work, and criminal justice; Christina Force, innovation, technology, and supply chain management; Carolyn LaMacchia, innovation, technology, and supply chain management; Ron Lambert, art and art history; Chris Lynd, mathematical and digital sciences; Eric Miller, communication studies; Kimberly Olszewski, nursing; Beth Rogowsky, teaching and learning; Loren Selznick, accounting.
Two faculty members earned tenure in spring 2018: Mary King, communication studies; Brooke Lylo, exceptionality programs (also promoted to associate professor effective fall 2018.)
Read more about each of the faculty members below:
Faculty Promoted to Professor:
Mark Decker, English
Decker was promoted to professor of English. He received a B.A. in English and a minor in Classics from Utah State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Pennsylvania State University. Decker’s research and professional interests include American Literature, Science Fiction Film, and Technical Writing. He has published a book, a co-edited collection of essays, and several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has been a technical journalist and has presented continuing education seminars for professional engineers in 21 states. Decker currently serves as the acting chair of the Department of English, the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree, and the forum chair.
Todd Hoover, Teaching and Learning
Hoover was promoted to professor of teaching and learning. He earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Millersville University and his master’s and Ed.D. in educational administration from Temple University. He taught elementary school for 12 years, mostly for the Millersburg Area School District, before coming to Bloomsburg in 2006. Over the years, he has progressively become more involved in science education on the local, state, and national levels. Hoover wrote and got approved by the PA Department of Education, a STEM Teaching Endorsement, which eligible BU students can add to their teaching certificates. He collaborated with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and the Bloomsburg University Regional STEM Education Center to secure a $368,600 grant to implement a Bloomsburg University STEM Teacher Academy.
John Huckans, Physics and Engineering
John Huckans was promoted to professor of physics. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Cornell and his master’s from Johns Hopkins. After practicing engineering in Washington, DC, he earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Maryland where he worked in the laboratory of Nobel laureate William D. Phillips at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Huckans specializes in ultracold atomic physics. Here in Pennsylvania, he has studied the collisional properties of rubidium and lithium atoms. He also regularly performs research in quantum magnetism using chromium and strontium atoms at the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers at Paris Nord in France. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.
Jennifer Johnson, Psychology
<p>Jennifer Johnson was promoted to professor of psychology. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and music from Bucknell University and earned her doctorate in psychology from McGill University. At BU, Jennifer has valued providing research opportunities to thirty-eight independent study students, three URSCA students, and nine research volunteers. Her work with students and colleagues, particularly Mary Katherine Duncan and Steven Hales, has resulted in eight peer-reviewed journal articles and thirty-nine peer-reviewed conference presentations. Jennifer also serves the university and community as faculty adviser of the Psychology Association as well as coordinator of the university-wide GRE Preparation Program and the Annual Brain Awareness Week Initiative. </p>
Jeff Long, History
Jeff E. Long was promoted to professor of history. He earned his B.A. in history at Hendrix College (AR), his A.M. in Asian Studies at Washington University of St. Louis, and his Ph.D. in history at the University of Hawaii, Manoa with research fields in modern Japanese history and literature. Long’s scholarship focuses on the 1930s’ tenkō phenomenon where the Japanese state imprisoned and then coerced those associated with the political Left in Japan to tenkō or recant their ties with Leftist organizations and thought. Many of those caught up in the tenkō phenomenon were writers for the proletarian literature movement in Japan, and Long’s research engages the state’s attempts to squash political dissent from the Left at the individual level.
David Magolis, Mass Communications
Magolis was promoted to professor of mass communications. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a second master’s degree from Clarion University, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Magolis specializes in media literacy and developed a new major and minor based on media literacy principles called Emergent Media in Mass Communications. His primary areas of research include media literacy education, multimedia communications, privacy, and emerging media technologies. Magolis is the Kerby Confer Radio Fellow at Bloomsburg University, was named the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer for the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and is part of the Leadership Council for the National Association for Media Literacy Education. He has been published in several journals including the leading journal of media literacy, The Journal of Media Literacy Education.
Philip Polstra, Mathematical and Digital Sciences
Polstra was granted tenure and promoted to professor of digital forensics. He received his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Calvin College, his master's degree in low-temperature condensed matter physics from Purdue University, and his doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in computer and information security from Northcentral University. Polstra specializes in developing new methods and hardware for performing forensic investigations and security penetration testing. His research interests include developing new hardware and methods for multiple areas in information security. He has published four books on forensics and penetration testing since joining Bloomsburg University in 2014. He is an internationally recognized expert in several areas including Linux, Windows, and USB forensics, reverse engineering, hardware hacking, and security penetration testing. He is a frequently requested international conference speaker. He has also founded Bloomsburg University's BloomCON Computer Security and Forensics Conference.
Loreen Powell, Innovation, Technology, and Supply Chain Management
Powell was promoted to professor of information and technology management. She has been teaching in higher education (full-time) for the last 17 years, the last 15 at Bloomsburg University. Currently, she has over 120 scholarly works within the IT field, approximately 33 journal articles, nine book chapters, and 80 conference presentations (many with proceedings). Her scholarly work has received several honors including the 2018 TERS Educational Technology Conference’s Research Impact Award, Zeigler College of Business Outstanding Research Awards for Impact (2017) and Quantity (2016), Zeigler College of Business Research Scholar Award (2016 & 2017), and the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) Meritorious Paper Award (2015). Powell is also the associate editor for the International Journal of E-Adoption, president and conference chair for Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET), as well as, a journal and conference reviewer.
Deborah Stryker, Exceptionality Programs
Stryker was promoted to professor within the Department of Exceptionality Programs where she teaches and is the program coordinator for the deaf education program. She received her bachelor’s degree in both elementary and deaf education from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and her master’s degree in special education learning disabilities from University of Missouri, Kansas City. After 16 years of teaching deaf and hard of hearing children and youth, she earned her Ph.D. in special education: learning disabilities and deafness from the University of Kansas. She has published eight peer-reviewed journal articles, two peer-reviewed presentation proceedings, two book chapters in edited volumes, and presented her research at state, national and international conferences. She also encourages student research and has three publications with her students as lead the author.
Faculty Promoted to Associate Professor:
Kristie Byrum, Mass Communications
Byrum was promoted to associate professor of mass communications. Byrum’s scholarship focuses on public relations pedagogy, strategic communication, and media law issues. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina. After a 20-year career working in private enterprise, Byrum earned her doctorate from Clemson University. She was elected to the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows in 2016 and has presented her research at global conferences including the World Public Relations Forum in 2016 and 2018. She has published a full-length book: “The European Right to be Forgotten: First Amendment Enemy” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), and edited an anthology, “Public Relations Strategies and Tactics” (Routledge, 2018). She is an accredited public relations professional and serves as a board member on the profession’s Universal Accreditation Board and was a visiting scholar at the European Graduate School for Media and Communication in Switzerland.
Robin Drogan, Exceptionality Programs
Drogan was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Exceptionality Programs, Special Education Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in special education from University of Maryland, College Park. After practicing as a special education teacher for fifteen years in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Robin continued to receive her master’s degree in special education from Bloomsburg University. She earned her doctorate in special education from Lehigh University. She specializes in supporting students with challenging behavior and complex instructional needs. Her research interests include providing targeted intervention for students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and inclusive evidence-based practices for students with significant disabilities. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, co-authored a book and chapters.
Shiloh Erdley-Kass, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
Erdley-Kass was promoted to Associate professor of social work. She received her master's degree and a doctorate in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. After practicing social work for over 17 years, Dr. Erdley-Kass began teaching in Temple University's MSW program and was hired in the Bloomsburg University Social Work Program in 2013. Erdley-Kass specializes in social welfare policy, community outreach, and field education. Her research interests include older adults, leadership practices, health disparities among marginalized populations and health and wellness among social work students and professionals. She has published 7 peer-reviewed journal articles and one book chapter.
Christina Force, Innovation, Technology, and Supply Chain Management
Force was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of business education. She received her bachelor’s degree in management and then worked in the banking sector. In addition, she developed several entrepreneurial endeavors. Force then earned her master’s in education-business education from Bloomsburg University and taught at the high school level. She earned her doctorate in educational administration from Wilkes University. Her research interests include teaching pedagogy, cyberbullying and factors affecting career choice and entrepreneurship. She has written seven peer-reviewed journal articles, three educational articles and one book chapter. She has 17 conference presentations and has reviewed several books. She serves as the adviser of Pi Omega Pi, the business education honor society. She is the vice president for both the Pennsylvania Business Education Association and Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, she organizes the Husky Dog Pound-high school division.
Carolyn LaMacchia, Innovation, Technology, and Supply Chain Management
LaMacchia was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of information and technology management. She received a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a master’s degree from Drexel University. After extensive technology experience in the industry as a software developer, technical architect, and project manager, she earned a Ph.D. in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University. LaMacchia specializes in data science for business including data modeling, mining, and analytics. Her research addresses secured data sharing among trading partners and the evolving cybersecurity legal environment. Through individual and collaborative efforts, she published six peer-reviewed journal articles and two law school-reviewed journal articles.
Ron Lambert, Art and Art History
Lambert was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of art. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1997, and his M.F.A. from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in 2004. After getting his master’s degree, he taught at The Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Wash., at Alfred University in N.Y. where he received an Excellence in Teaching Award, and Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, Tenn. His sculptures have shown in galleries nationally, including the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut, and The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His video art pieces have been screened internationally including in Budapest, Hungary, South Korea, and Beijing, China. Ron is a founding member of the COOP collective in Nashville, Tenn.
Brooke Lylo, Exceptionality Programs
Brooke Lylo was granted tenure spring 2018 and promoted to associate professor of special education. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education from Grove City College and her master’s degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University. After teaching in the Baltimore City Public School System, Lylo earned a doctorate in special education from Pennsylvania State University. She focuses on academic assessment and the use of academic data to inform instructional decisions. Her research interests include instructional strategies for both teacher candidates and PK-12 students, specifically focused on strategies that promote retention and generalization of academic skills. Lylo has published four peer-reviewed journal articles and one book chapter. She has also participated in numerous refereed presentations at national and state conferences, as well as, acquired grant funding from both local and state sources.
Chris Lynd, Mathematical and Digital Sciences
Lynd was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of mathematics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from the Ohio State University. After teaching mathematics in high school for 12 years, he enrolled in graduate school at the University of Rhode Island and earned his master’s degree and a doctorate in mathematics. His research interests include systems of difference equations, competitive theory, bifurcation theory, and nested radicals. He has authored or co-authored eight papers in peer-reviewed journals. He presented research at the 23rd International Conference on Difference Equations, presented at seven different national conferences for the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and presented at 11 different regional conferences for the AMS. He has refereed eight papers for major publications and is a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews®, which is a division of the AMS.
Michael Martin, English
Martin was promoted to associate professor of English. He directs the Professional Writing and Digital Rhetoric program at Bloomsburg. He received his bachelor's degree in history and humanities from Dana College and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary and his doctorate in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University. He specializes in program development and experiential learning. His research interests include understanding how technology affects the writing process and how the continuing changes in composition affect standard written English. This past summer he participated in a Polish language immersion class and has been invited by the School of Polish Language and Culture to be a visiting professor, where he will research how the difference in technology infrastructure in Europe and America affects pedagogy and the learning. He has published book chapters and scholarly articles in the area of ethics in professional writing.
Lori Metzger, Nursing
Metzger was promoted to associate professor in the nursing department. She received her master’s degree in nursing with a certification as a nurse practitioner from Bloomsburg University and her doctoral degree in human development in health promotion from Marywood University. After practicing nursing in professional staff and administrative roles, she is now in her 13th year at Bloomsburg University. She has taught across the undergraduate curriculum and the graduate level, primarily in the public health nursing course with a specialty in the care of older adults. She has published a chapter in a textbook on health literacy for older adults and two articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is also the co-founder and current director of the Center for Healthy Aging that benefits of older adults and undergraduate students in our community through education, research and community service.
Eric Miller, Communication Studies
Miller was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of communication studies. Miller holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in communication arts and sciences from Pennsylvania State University. Since arriving at Bloomsburg in 2013, his research has focused on religious-political rhetoric in the United States, with particular attention to the Christian Right. Miller has authored seven peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters, and eighteen scholarly book reviews. He is the editor of a book about religious freedom rhetoric, and currently at work on two others: an edited volume about the contemporary American sermon, and a monograph about great sermons of the social gospel.
Kimberly Olszewski, Nursing
Olszewski was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of nursing. Olszewski teaches in the graduate nursing program and is director of Nurse Practitioner programs, as well as graduate program coordinator for the department. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Lycoming College; master of science in nursing as a community health clinical nurse specialist, and postgraduate adult nurse practitioner degrees from Bloomsburg University; and a doctorate of nursing practice from Chatham University. Olszewski's clinical practice is in occupational medicine where she has worked for the past 28 years and received her Fellowship distinction in 2006. She has presented more than 50 presentations nationally and internationally on a variety of occupational health topics, as well as published several journal articles and a Chapter in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Core Curriculum. She received the College of Science and Technology Dean's Award for Scholarship achievement in 2017 and is currently secretary on the board of directors for AAOHN.
Beth Rogowsky, Teaching and Learning
Rogowsky was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of the Department Of Teaching And Learning. She has 14 years of K-12 teaching experience in both rural and urban public schools. Upon completion of her doctoral studies at Wilkes University, Rogowsky completed three years of postdoctoral training at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University which linked her previous teaching experience with the science of how the brain learns. She serves on the university-wide Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Institutional Review Board. She is the adviser to BU’s chapter of the Association for Middle-Level Education and the past-president of Phi Kappa Phi. Rogowsky serves on the curriculum board for Kiddie Academy, which provides educational child care for over 25,000 children nationwide. Rogowsky is also on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
Debra Sanders, Nursing
Sanders was promoted to associate professor in the department of nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from College Misericordia, her master of science degree with a specialty as an adult clinical nurse specialist from Bloomsburg University, and a doctorate in philosophy with a focus on health promotion from Marywood University. The majority of Sanders’ scholarship and service has centered on her expertise and passion for healthy aging, the interprofessional approach to aging, and the care of older adults. She has made presentations on diverse topics in nursing practice and education and her publications span various clinical and professional practice topics. She and a colleague received a Presidential Strategic Planning Grant award to develop and implement a center for healthy aging at Bloomsburg University. She also spearheaded and co-advises a student organization on campus, Aging Special Interest Group.
Loren Selznick, Accounting
Selznick was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of business law. She received her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Cornell University and her Juris Doctorate from the Cornell Law School. After serving as a law clerk in the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, she practiced law for a large New York City firm. Subsequently, she and a partner started a small litigation firm. Selznick teaches law courses in the Zeigler College of Business. Her research interests include speech and religion in business as well as cybersecurity law. She has published five law review articles.
Faculty Promoted to Assistant Professor:
Kelly Roth, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice
Roth was promoted to assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from Lycoming College and then graduated from the Act 120 (police academy) at Harrisburg Area Community College. She began her career as a full-time police officer in Northumberland Borough in 1999 and is still employed part-time as a police officer in Northumberland Borough. She earned her MA degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University. She earned her doctor of philosophy in business administration with a specialization in criminal justice from Northcentral University in February 2017. Her research interests include law enforcement stress, law enforcement suicide, and the use of polygraphs on deaf and hard of hearing individuals. She has published a peer-reviewed journal article and has had a second article accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The following faculty members have been granted tenure effective Fall 2018:
Archita Banik, Economics
Diane Barrett, Mathematical and Digital Sciences
Barrett, a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences, was promoted to associate professor. She received a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in information security from Capella University and a Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in information security from Northcentral University. She has published many digital forensic peer-reviewed articles and been the lead author on several computer forensics and security books. She is the current president of the Digital Forensic Certification Board and an associate editor for the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Her research interests include cloud computing forensic investigations and mobile forensics.
Susan Beck, Nursing
Beck was granted tenure in the Department Of Nursing. She earned her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Bloomsburg University and her Ph.D. in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research has focused on academic integrity in the nursing student. Dr. Beck has presented at national, state and local conferences. She has served as a reviewer for multiple nursing textbooks and published articles in peer-reviewed journals related to her areas of expertise.
Robin Drogan, Exceptionality Programs
Drogan was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Exceptionality Programs, Special Education Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in special education from University of Maryland, College Park. After practicing as a special education teacher for fifteen years in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Robin continued to receive her master’s in special education from Bloomsburg University. She earned her doctorate in special education from Lehigh University. Robin specializes in supporting students with challenging behavior and complex instructional needs. Her research interests include providing targeted intervention for students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and inclusive evidence-based practices for students with significant disabilities. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, co-authored a book and chapters.
Kenneth Hall, Marketing and Professional Sales
Hall was granted tenure in the Department Of Marketing And Professional Sales. He received his MBA from Cleveland State University in 2002, during a 20-year career in agricultural business-to-business media. Hall began studies for his D.B.A. from Cleveland State in 2006, completing his dissertation defense in 2013. Before joining the faculty in the Zeigler College of Business in Fall 2013, Hall taught as an adjunct at Cleveland State and the University of Akron, and as a visiting associate professor at Central Connecticut State University. To date, he has published three peer-reviewed journal articles and a book review, along with several peer-reviewed conference proceedings and presentations.
Jung Kim, Marketing and Professional Sales
Kim was granted tenure in the department of marketing and professional sales. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and MBA in Korea and earned his Ph.D. in management science with a specialization in marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas. He previously taught at Edinboro University. His research interests include global marketing, cross-cultural analysis, marketing-finance interface, and market response and marketing mix modeling. His specialty lies in sophisticated econometric modeling of marketing phenomena. He is currently working on research projects regarding effects of consumer dispositions to foreign products, consideration of purchase for global brands, spatial nature of international diffusion of private labels, and cross-national differences in R&D sensitivity to business cycles.
Mary Larcom, Psychology
Mary Jo Larcom received tenure as a faculty member in the psychology department. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University and then attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., where she earned her master's and doctorate degrees in social developmental psychology. Larcom's areas of expertise are social and emotional development in adulthood with an emphasis on the psychosocial experience of older adults. Her research has been published in “Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences and in Frontiers in Psychology.” She has presented several times at the annual meetings of The Gerontological Society of America and The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. At BU, she is a part of the interdisciplinary team of the Center for Healthy Aging and is the faculty adviser for Careers in Aging Week.
Eric Lesneskie, Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Lesneskie was granted tenure in the Department Of Sociology, Social Work And Criminal Justice. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University. His research interests include juvenile delinquency and offender risk assessment.
Devon Manney, Nursing
Manney received tenure and is an assistant professor in the Department Of Nursing. She received her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Bloomsburg University, her master's of science degree in nursing with a nursing education focus from Mansfield University and her Ph.D. in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Manney's clinical focus is adult medical-surgical nursing and her research interest is on gerontology and care of older adults. Both collaboratively with her colleagues and independently, she has completed three poster presentations and two podium presentations at national, peer-reviewed conferences, one peer-reviewed poster presentation and invitational one podium presentation at the state level, and one invitational podium presentation at the regional level. She has also delivered podium presentations at the Bloomsburg University Health Sciences Symposium.
Robert Moschgat, Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Moschgat was granted tenure in the department of sociology, social work and criminal justice. He is a theoretical and quantitative criminologist with 19 years of interdisciplinary teaching experience. Prior to his appointment at Bloomsburg University, he taught part-time at five different colleges, served as an academic dean at a community college, and worked in behavioral health. He was a first-generation college graduate and fifth generation steelworker. His research interests include applying modern evolutionary theory to the study of crime and the situational and contextual circumstances involved in police fatal shootings.
Daniel Roesch, Teaching and Learning
Kristy Sands, Nursing
Sands was tenured as an assistant professor of nursing. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mansfield University. She practiced as a registered nurse at Geisinger Medical Center and received her certification in medical-surgical nursing. She continued on to receive her master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in nursing education from Mansfield University. Following completion of her M.S.N., she practiced as a clinical nurse educator at Geisinger Medical Center and as an adjunct clinical instructor at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include debriefing and reflective teaching-learning strategies. She is looking forward to publishing and presenting her recent dissertation research.
William Schwindinger, Biological and Allied Health Sciences
Schwindinger was granted tenure as an assistant professor of biological and allied health sciences. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Rutgers and received his medical doctor and doctor of philosophy degrees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he worked as an instructor and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and as a research scientist at the Weis Center for Research. He gained undergraduate teaching experience as an adjunct faculty member in the department of biology at Susquehanna University and the department of natural sciences at Penn College of Technology. His research interests are in the area of G-protein coupled signal transduction. Since coming to Bloomsburg University, he has published one peer-reviewed article and presented at one international scientific meeting.
Todd Shawver, Accounting
Shawver was granted tenure as an associate professor of accounting. Dr. Shawver is a Certified Management Accountant. He received a doctorate of business administration from Nova Southeastern University, an MBA from Plymouth State University, and his bachelor’s degree at New England College. Shawver specializes in cost accounting, management accounting, and controllership, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include business ethics, professional conduct, and pedagogy. He has spent time recently authoring case studies in the area of cost and managerial accounting. Shawver has over 13 years of experience in academia and extensive management experience in the corporate environment.
Debra Stayer, Nursing
Stayer was granted tenure as an assistant professor in the Department Of Nursing. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, pursued her master of science degree at California State University Los Angeles and obtained her Ph.D. from Duquesne University in 2013. Dr. Stayer has been a practicing pediatric nurse for over 35 years, with a research passion for pediatric palliative care. She has published in the “Journal of Pediatric Nursing” and the “American Journal of Critical Care” in this area. In 2017, she won the APEX Grand Writing Award for her article “Living with Dying in the Pediatric ICU: A Nursing Perspective.”
The following faculty members have been granted tenure effective Spring 2018:
Mary King, Communication Studies
King was granted tenure this past year following her early promotion to associate professor in 2016. Dr. King is a member of the Department of Communication Studies and her research focuses on communication in close, personal relationships with a specific interest in exploring the physiological manifestations of communicative events. King maintains an active research agenda, regularly presents at regional, national, and international conferences, and publishes in high-quality journals (recently awarded the 2017 Article of the Year Award by the Eastern Communication Association). She has developed several special topics courses including Communication and Physiology, Health Communication Campaigns, The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication, and Lying and Deception.