Oct 23, 2021  
Academic Catalog (2021-2022) 
    
Academic Catalog (2021-2022)

College Personnel



Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees

Greg Winger
Chairperson

Dr. Janet Grady
Vice Chairperson

Carl DeYulis
Secretary/Treasurer

James Foreman
Public Relations Officer

Alan Cashaw
At-Large Officer

John Augustine II
Edwin Bowser
Tyson Cook
James Foster
Carissa Itle Westrick
Jacqueline Kulback
Marc McCall
Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke
Mike Puruczky
Linda Thomson
Student Trustee
Dr. Steve Nunez (ex-officio)


Administration

Steven Bender
Systems Administrator
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

Gary Boast
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
B.S., Business Administration, Mount Aloysius College;
A.S., Computer Science, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Bodenschatz
Director of Recruiting & Admissions
M.A., Education Administration/Leadership: Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota;
B.A., Journalism, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Brian Boland
Desktop Systems Administrator
A.S.B., Computer Support Specialist, Cambria Rowe Business College

Quan Britt
Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
A.A., General Studies,
A.S., Criminology, Mount Aloysius College

Reb Brownlee
Director of Facilities Operations

Suzanne Brugh
Director of Student Activities and Athletics
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Troy Bugosh
Visual Communication and Marketing Manager
B.A., Humanities, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Tiffany Byers
Human Resources Generalist
B.S., (Dual Major) Human Resource Management, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Trish Corle
Vice President of Student Services
M.S. Health and Human Services Administration, Mount Aloysius College;
B.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Julie Davis
Workforce Education Manager
A.A.S., Business Office Technician, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Marissa Davis
Director, Huntingdon Center
Education Specialist, Leadership in Higher Education​, Northcentral University;
M.S., Human Resource Management, Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University;
B.S., Behavioral/Social Science, Mount Aloysius College;
A.S.B., Legal Assistant, DuBois Business College

Carley Denner
Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball​
B.S., Interior Design, La Roche College​

Cregg Dibert
Director of Security and Safety
B.S., Business Administration, Robert Morris University;
A.A., University Studies, Allegany College of Maryland

Jeffrey Dick
Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Lorraine Donahue
Vice President of Finance and Administration
M.S., Organization and Management, Capella University;
B.S., Finance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Edmiston
Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Administration
A.S. Management Communications, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Anna Elias-Shaffer
Transfer Services Specialist
M. Ed., College Student Affairs, Penn State University;
B.A., Public Relations, Juniata College

Cory Fairman
Assistant Director of Security and Safety
B.S., Criminal Justice with a concentration in Police Administration & Operations, Southern New Hampshire University;
A.A.S., Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Farinelli
Vice President of Academic Affairs
M.S., Education, Capella University;
M.A., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh;
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Amanda Farkus
Assistant Director, Blair Center​
M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania​
B.A., Psychology
, California University of Pennsylvania​

Chris Farrell
Director, Blair Center​
M.B.A., Business Administration, Argosy University;
B.S.B.A., Business Management, Ashland University

Miriam (Kaye) Fink
KEYS Program Coordinator​
B.S., Management - General Management concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Dennis Fisher
Security Officer

Susan Fisher
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Security
M.S., Human Resource Management, University of Maryland University College;
B.A., Communication Studies, West Virginia University

Mary Fleck
Student Services Coordinator, Blair
M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Education, Secondary Education Social Studies, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Beth Freedline
Executive Assistant to the President
B.A., Communication, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Matthew Gallagher
Network Administrator
B.S., Information Technology, Mount Aloysius College

Timothy Haberkorn
Assistant Director of Admissions
B.S., Business Administration,
A.A., Liberal Arts with a concentration in Humanities & Social Sciences, Mount Aloysius College

Bridget Hall, LSW
Counselor
M.S.W, Social Work, Certificate of Advanced Study, Gerontology, University of Pittsburgh;
B.A. Social Work, Undergraduate Certificate, Gerontology, Gannon University

Melissa Hanley
Assistant Registrar
M.S., Leadership Studies-Project Management & Leadership concentration,
B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;

A.A.S., Computer Forensics, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Heidi Hasse
Student Accounts Manager​
B.A., Business-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mary Hattaway
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services​
B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;
A.A.S., Banking/Bank Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Matt Hoffman
Chief Information Officer
M.S., Information Technology with a specialization in System Design & Programming, Capella University
B.A., Communication - Corporate, Robert Morris University

Susan Hunt
Payroll Accountant

John Kapello
Maintenance Mechanic
A.A.S., Engineering/Mechanical Technology, Saint Francis University

Charles Kelley
Security Officer

Alexander Kirby
Instruction & Online Services Librarian​
M.S., Library Science, Clarion University;
B.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania​

Ashley Krinjeck
Director of Student Financial Services​
B.A., Business - Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Derek Leach
Head Golf Coach
B.A., Communication and Public Relations, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mary Ann Lee
Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.A., Social Sciences-Economics concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Michaela Long
Student Services Regional Coordinator
B.A., Media Studies - International Communication​, Pennsylvania State University

Landon Loya
Director, Somerset Center​
M. Ed., Education, General-Interdisciplinary concentration
B.S., Liberal Studies, Frostburg State University

Michael Lucas
ADA Specialist / Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Bowling
M.Ed., Education of Exceptional Persons,
B.S., Elementary Education-Mathematics concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kay-Leigh Malzi
Associate Dean of School Partnerships
M.Ed., Alternative Education, Lock Haven University;
B.S., Secondary Education, Clarion University

Sarah McCullough
School Partnerships Specialist
B.A., English Literature-Writing concentration, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Social Science-Education concentration
, Ashford University​

Shannon Miller
Procurement Services Manager
B.S., Organizational Development, Geneva College

Kathleen Morrell
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
B.A., Journalism, West Virginia University

Cara Moyer
Career Pathways Specialist
B.S., Psychology, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mindy Nitch
Director, Student Success Center
M.A., Counseling Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Natural Sciences-Psychology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. Steve Nunez
President
Ed.D., Community College Leadership, Ferris State University;
M.S., Biology,
B.S., Biology, Virginia Tech​;

A.S., Biology, Southwest Virginia Community College​​

Robert Obetts
Application Support Analyst​
A.S.T., Computer Network Systems, ITT Technical Institute

Dr. Jamie Petrilla
Instructional Designer
Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction,
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Podolak
Strategic Communications Coordinator
B.A., Business-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Christopher Pribulsky, C.P.A.
Director of Finance and Administration
B.A., Business Economics-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Austin Pudliner
Help Desk Technician
B.S., Management Information Systems, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Erica Reighard
Dean of Faculty
M.H.R.M., Human Resource Management,
B.A., Philosophy, Saint Francis University

Nicole Robson
Assistant to the Student Services Department
B.A., Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Hannah Ross
Admissions Specialist
A.A., General Studies, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Sekerak
Regional Center Director​
M.S., Organizational Leadership,
B.S., Organizational Development, Geneva College;

A.A.S., Accounting, A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Cory Shay
Head Softball Coach
Ph.D., Instructional Management and Leadership,
M.S., Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University;
B.A., Political Science and History, University of Pittsburgh

Craig Smith
Security Officer

Diane Smith
Senior Systems Analyst
B.S., Professional Studies: Math, Science, and Computer Science,
A.S., Business Administration: Microcomputer Applications Specialization, Mount Aloysius College

George Soika, C.P.A.
Staff Accountant
B.S., Accounting, Saint Francis University

Michelle Stumpf
Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar
M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Secondary Education, Biology and General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dawn Thompson
Academic Operations Coordinator​

Sally Tiracave
KEYS Program Student Facilitator​
B.A., History/Secondary Education, Saint Francis University

Nancy Webb
Student Financial Services Coordinator
A.A.S., Health Related Professions, Saint Francis University

Raymond Weible, Jr.
Director of Marketing & Communications
M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications,
B.S., Journalism, Advertising, West Virginia University

Linda Wess
Financial Aid Coordinator
B.S., Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Valerie Wojcik
Continuing Education Manager
B.S., Management Information/Office Information Systems, Robert Morris University

Dr. Barbara Zaborowski
Dean of Library Services & Special Projects
Ph.D., Library & Information Science,
M.L.S., Library Science,
B.A., English Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Alan Zimmerman
Security Officer

John Zlater
Web Applications Analyst
M.S., Information Technology Project Management-Information Systems specialization, Robert Morris University;
B.S., (Dual Major) Computer Systems Management, Organizational Leadership, Saint Francis University


Faculty (Full-Time)

Melissa Boback
Associate Professor, Accounting
M.S., Accountancy, University of Phoenix;
B.S., Accounting, Mount Aloysius College

Dr. Richard Bukoski
Associate Professor, Communication and Media Studies
​Ph.D., Communications Media & Instructional Technology,
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Speech Communication, Edinboro University

Dr. Robert Clark
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Administration and Leadership Studies in Human Services,
M.A., Sociology,
B.A., Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Daniella Cope
Professor of Psychology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, St. Vincent College

Susan Donald
Lecturer, Health Care Professions/Medical Assisting Practicum Coordinator
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Morgan Dugan
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
M. Ed., Education, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown​

Laura Gaunt
Instructor, Health Care Professions/Patient Care Technician Program Coordinator​
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Lance Harshbarger
Instructor, English​
M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., English Literature, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown​

Robin Hughes
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.A.T, Secondary Education, Kent State University;
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Yvette Madison
Professor of Social Work
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Pittsburgh;
B.A., Psychology, Seton Hill University

Mary Ann McCurdy
Professor, Mathematics
M.Ed., Mathematics Education,
B.S., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jeannine McDevitt
Professor, English
M.A., English Literature, Purdue University;
B.A., English, Seton Hill University

Dennis Miller
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
M.A., Criminology,
B.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jill Mitchell
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
M.A., Science Education - Biology, Western Governors University;
B.S., Biology Education,
B.A., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Myers
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
M.S., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Pre-Veterinary/Biology, Juniata College

Joseph O’Brien
Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences
M.A., Chemistry,
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Scranton

Gregory Paonessa
Instructor of Computer Technology
B.S., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Marie Polka
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Gaynelle Schmieder, RN
Professor of Health Sciences/Medical Assisting Technology Program Director
M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Clarion University;
B.S., Nursing, St. Francis University

Sandra Schrum
Professor, Business Management
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management,
B.S., Management,
A.S., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Theresa Sewalk
Temporary Lecturer, Biological Sciences
D.C., Chiropractic, Sherman College of Chiropractic;
M.S., Nutrition & Functional Medicine, University of Western States;
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Wayde Simington
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., Secondary Education & Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. Matthew Sisak, D.C.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic;
B.S., Natural Science, Pre-Chiropractic concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sherri Slavick
Associate Professor, Physical Sciences
M.S, Science Education, Lebanon Valley College;
B.S., Secondary Education, Biology and General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Joseph Slifko, Jr.
Professor, Business Management
M.A, Personnel Administration/Industrial Relations , Saint Francis University;
B.A., Business Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Jason Wojcik
Professor, History and Cultural Studies
M.A., History, Duquesne University;
M.A.T, Instruction and Learning-Social Studies Education concentration,
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

Leisa Zuccolotto
Instructor, Computer Information and Communications Technology
B.S., IT-Security Emphasis, Western Governors University


Faculty (Part-Time Instructor)

Rasheedah Alexander
English
M.A., English - Writing concentration, University of Dayton

Patrick Baney
Communications
M.A., Adult & Community Education - Communications Technology concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mark Barnes, D.C.
Biology
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College;
B.S., Biology, Susquehanna University

Sarah Barrett
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Houston;
B.S., Social Work/Politics, Juniata College

Jessica Hanes
Communications, Computer Information Technology
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Communication, Seton Hill College

Joshua Beck
Economics
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.A., Business - Accounting & Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh

Khuwailah Beyah
English
M.A., Liberal Studies, Duke University

Adrienne Bilek
Health and Wellness
M.S., Exercise Science & Health Promotion - concentration in Wellness & Fitness/Sport Psychology, California University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Nutrition-Applied, Pennsylvania State University

Michelle Billings
Medical Coding
M.A., Professional Counseling,
B.S., Business Administration, Liberty University

Raphael Birya
Communications, Media Production
M.A., Adult & Community Education - Communications Technology concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Nicole Bopp
Communications
M.Ed., Education, Saint Francis University

Jackson Bower
Computer Information Technology
M.S., Information Security & Assurance, Robert Morris University;
B.S., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh

Megan Boyer
Mathematics, English
M.S., Leadership-Sports Leadership concentration, Duquesne University;
B.A., Financial Management & Composition, Juniata College

Elijah Bremer
Philosophy, Religious Studies
M.Ed., Teaching & Curriculum, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., (Dual Major) History, English & Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s University

Patrick Breslin
Communications
M.A., Communications - Interpersonal Communication track, University of Central Florida;
B.A., Spanish, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Brian Burke
Education, English, Developmental Studies
Ph.D., English - Composition & TESOL concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., English,
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education, English, Clarion University

Christine Butterbaugh
Sociology
M.S., Professional Counseling - Alcohol & Drug Counseling concentration, Carlow University;
B.S., Sociology/Criminal Justice, Saint Francis University

Richard Cain
Communications
M.A., Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A.T., Education, Duke University

Tammy Calpin
Health Care
M.S., Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jerrod Cannistraci
Music
M.Ed., Educational Psychology,
B.S.Ed., Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Angela Cochran
Mathematics
M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Saint Vincent College;
B.S., Secondary Education-Mathematics, York College of Pennsylvania

Ashley Coombs
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Victoria Cope
English and Communications
Ph.D., Literature, Warnborough University;
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Humanities-English Literature concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown;
Associate, General Studies, Montgomery Community College

Lisa Covitch
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Public Affairs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Child & Adolescent Development, Pennsylvania State University

Andrea Criswell
Heath Sciences
M.S., Food and Nutrition,
B.S., Dietetics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kacy Crowley
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Sociology​, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Morgan Daugherty
Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, University at Buffalo SUNY

Lorie DeMarco
M.Ed., Teaching & Curriculum,
B.S., Elementary & Kindergarten Education, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Maria Ellenberger
English
Ph.D., English - Literature and Criticism concentration,
M.A., English - Literature concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., English Literature, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

David Ervine
Religion, Addiction Certificate
Ph.D., Biblical Studies Interdisciplinary

Jessica Ferguson
Business, Economics, Communications
M.B.A., Business Administration,
M.H.R.M., Human Resources Management, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Business - Financial Services concentration, Pennsylvania State University

Simone Flesik
Biology
D.C., Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Megan Flower
Spanish, Criminal Justice
J.D., Juris Doctor, Duquesne University,
B.A., Political Science, Susquehanna University

Rachel Foose
Religion and Philosophy​
M.T.S., Theological Studies-Biblical Studies concentration, Regent University

Christina Fosbrink
Communications
M.S., Multimedia Technology,
B.A., Communication Studies - Radio & Television concentration, California University of Pennsylvania

Dana Friedman
Computer Information Technology, Academic/Career Planning
M.Ed., Leadership,
B.S., Computer Systems Management, Saint Francis University;
A.A.S., Computer Information & Communication Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Carolyn George
Biology, Chemistry
Ph.D., Biochemistry with a concentration in Molecular Biology & Developmental Biology, Cornell University​

Ryan George
English, Communications
M.A., Creative Writing, Wilkes University;
B.A., Communication, Waynesburg College

Lawrence Goetz
Sociology
Ph.D., Administration & Leadership Studies, High School,
M.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Daryle Gracey
Psychology
M.S., Professional Counseling, Carlow University;
B.A., Psychology, Seton Hill College

Charles Hamonko
Business, Economics
M.A., Personnel Administration,
M.A., Industrial Relations-Labor Relations, Saint Francis College;
B.A., Secondary Education-Social Sciences concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jaime Helbig
Art
M.F.A., Fine Art, Academy of Art University;
B.S., Art Education & Art Studio, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jasmine Hines
Biology
M.S., Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Ronald Horner
Music
D.M.A., Music - Performance concentration, West Virginia University

Joni Hufford
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.A., Business - Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh

Marie Hufford
Mathematics
M.A., Mathematics,
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Aimee Itle
Biology
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction,
B.S., Animal Bioscience, Pennsylvania State University

Kaitlyn Kieta
Biology
M.S., Biotechnology - Biotechnology Management specialization, University of Maryland University College;
B.S., Animal Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Kristie King
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work - Service to Hispanic Children & Families concentration, Our Lady of the Lake University;
B.S.W., Social Work, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania;
A.A., Social Work, Reading Area Community College

Dr. Erik Kormos
Communications
Ph.D., Communication Media & Instruction Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Cleveland State University;
B.S., Communication-Journalism, Slippery Rock University

Thomas Kunrod
Business, Economics
J.D., Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School;
B.A., History, Saint Francis College

Eve Laidacker
Health & Wellness
M.S., Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs, West Chester University

Robert Lamkin
History, Geography, Government
M.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., History/Secondary Education, Crown College

Robin Latchford
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration,
M.H.R.M, Human Resource Management
B.S., Business Administration,
A.S., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Jamie Legarsky
Accounting and Business
M.B.A., Human Resources Leadership, Waynesburg University;
B.S., Business Administration - concentration in Accounting, California University of Pennsylvania

Kelly Maffia
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, The Ohio State University;
B.S., Social Work, Juniata College

Robert Mainhart
Communications, Media Production
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Management, Saint Francis University

Alesandro Manifest
Computer Technology
M.Ed., Business/Workforce Development,
B.S., Accounting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dave Mastovich
Transfer
M.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky;
B.A., Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David McCabe
Religion
M.Div., Divinity, Union Presbyterian Seminary;
B.A., Religion, Washington & Lee University

Karen McCabe
Health Care
M.H.SC., Health Science, Saint Francis University

Irvin Meredith
Health Sciences
M.S.P., Pharmaceutical Sciences-Medication Therapy Management, University of Florida;
M.B.A., Business Administration, Executive concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Chris Meyer
Computer Science
P.S.M, Professional Science Masters in Cybersecurity, California University of Pennsylvania

Megan Montag
Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
M.A., Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University;
B.S., Clinical Dietetics-Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Moore
English
M.A., English, Southern New Hampshire University;
B.A., English, Pennsylvania State University

Katie Moyer
Education
M.Ed., Educational Leadership - College Student Affairs concentration,
B.S.Ed., Special Education / Early Childhood, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Marjorie Moyer
Art
M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University;
B.A., Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University

Randi Myers
ACE, Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work,
B.S.W., Social Work, Shippensburg University

Mark Nathaniel
Mathematics and Biology
M.S., Medical Science, Brown University

Shannon Nicoloff, Psy.D.
Psychology, Communications
Psy.D., Counseling Psychology,
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas;
B.A., Communication Arts & Psychology, Hamline University

Tara Pardee
Education
M.Ed., Education - Special Education concentration,
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Carlow University;
B.A., Sociology - Clinical Sociology concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mark Parfitt
Computer Information Technology, Business
M.B.A., Management, SUNY Empire State College;
B.S., Organizational Leadership, Saint Francis University;
A.S.B., Business Administration-Management/Marketing, South Hills School of Business & Technology

Julie Patosky
M.P.S., Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Business, University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Peacock
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Human Services: Marriage & Family, Liberty University;
B.S., Psychology, Business option, Pennsylvania State University

Becky Piscitella
Mathematics
D.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction,
M.Ed., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joanne Plack
Developmental Studies, FYE, Psychology, Healthy Lifestyles
M.Ed., Urban Education, Alvernia University;
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Edinboro University;
B.A., Psychology, Duquesne University

Monika Pringle, MD
Health Sciences
Medical Doctor-Medicine, Trisakti University

Gregory Reynolds
Psychology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Business Management, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Christine Rhoades
Psychology, Sociology
M.Ed., School Counseling,
B.S., Communications Media, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Paul Ricci
Statistics, Psychology, Computer Information Technology
M.A., Psychology in Education,
M.S., Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh;
M.A., Psychology/Neuroscience, University of Hartford;
B.A., Psychology, Indiana University of Pittsburgh

Rebecca Ritchey
American Sign Language
M.A.Ed., Adult Education & Training, University of Phoenix;
B.A., Sign Language/Interpreter Education, Mount Aloysius College

Eric Roman
Computer Aided Drafting, Architectural/Civil Design
A.S.T., Industrial Design Technology, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Anthony Ross
Mathematics
M.A.T., Mathematics, Bowling Green State University;
B.A., Mathematics, Thiel College

Daniel Ross
Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Molly Sambor
Health Sciences and Biology
M.S., Nursing - concentration in NP Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care, Thomas Jefferson University

Andrew Scanlan
Biology
M.S., Ecology, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Biology -  Marine Biology concentration, Saint Francis University

Stephenie Schroth
Computer Science, Education
Ph.D., Learning, Design, and Technology,​
M.Ed., Instructional Systems, Educational Technology option,
B.S., Elementary & Kindergarten Education, Elementary Education Technology option, Pennsylvania State University

Gwendolyn Schwab, MD
Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
MD, Medicine, West Virginia University;
B.S., Biological Basis of Behavior - Behavioral Neuroscience & Behavioral Medicine concentration, University of Pennsylvania

Gary Sechrengost
Biology
M.Ed., Leadership, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Shannon Seiler
Health Care
M.S., Health Care Administration, Grand Canyon University

Joseph Sernell
Academic/Career Planning
M.B.A., Homeland Security, Northcentral University;
B.A., Geography, University of Pittsburgh

Steven Shaffer
Philosophy
D.Ed., Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University

Thomas Shepherd
Criminal Justice
M.S., Administration of Justice/Juvenile Justice, Shippensburg University

Erin Shifflett
English
M.Ed., Counseling & Development,
M.L.A., Liberal Arts, Auburn University Montgomery;
B.S.Ed., Language Arts Education, Troy University

Dr. Andrew Sicree
Physics
Ph.D., Geochemistry & Mineralogy, Pennsylvania State University;
M.S., Chemistry,
B.S., Chemistry & English, Carnegie Mellon University

Allegra Slick
Early Childhood Education, Mathematics
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Northern Arizona University
B.A., Mathematics, Seton Hill College

Glenn Smith
Astronomy
M.Ed., Curriculum/Instruction, Gannon University

Kenneth Smith
Business, Accounting, Computer Information Technology
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Bradley University

Melissa Sneath
Criminal Justice
M.A., Social Science - Applied Criminology concentration, California University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., (Dual Major) Psychology & Sociology, Dickinson College

Dr. David Stains
Philosophy
Ph.D., Cooperative Prog in Religion, University of Pittsburgh
M.o.D., Divinity,
S.T.M., Sacred Theology, United Theological Seminary

William Stanko
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration, Drexel University;
B.A., Social Sciences - Business Economics concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Trudi Stasko
Developmental Studies, English, Academic/Career Planning
M.S.Ed., Education-Elementary Reading & Literacy concentration, Walden University;
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Stumpf
English
M.A., English - Literature concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania​

Seth Tanner
Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology
JD, Juris Doctor, Duquesne University;
B.A., Political Science, Juniata College

Dr. Marsha Tate
Communications, Computer Information Technology
Ph.D., Mass Communications, California University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Communications, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania;
M.S., Library Science, Clarion University;
B.A., Political Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Nina Tedeschi
Music
Doctor of Worship Studies, Worship Studies, Liberty University;​
M.M., Applied Music, Duquesne University;
B.A., Music, Lycoming College

Samson Thoburn
English
Masters, English Studies - Contemporary Literature & Culture concentration,
B.A., English Literature & American Studies, University of Manchester

Rachel Thomas-Kimmel
English, Communications
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A. Communications, Pennsylvania State University

Lynn Thompson
Biology
M.S., Nursing, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Registered Nurse, Mount Aloysius College

Stephen Tomasko
Computer Information Technology
M.S., Information Technology, Capella University;
B.S. Professional Studies-Math, Science, Computer Science, Mount Aloysius College;
A.A.S. Electronics Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Tracy Tredennick
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work,
B.A., Social Sciences - Sociology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Christine Trexler
Computer Science
M.B.A., Management, Salve Regina University

Patrick Trimble
Geography
M.S., Geography, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Geography, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jason Upton
Communications, Religion
M.S., Organizational Leadership, Geneva College;
B.A., Biblical Studies, Indiana Bible College;
A.A., Letters, Arts, Science, Pennsylvania State University

Holly Uram
Criminal Justice
M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Vandevander
Business, FYE, Academic/Career Planning
M.B.A., Marketing,
B.S., Business-Management, University of Phoenix;
Associate, Medical Secretary, Altoona School of Commerce

Christopher Vann
Business, Economics, Electric Utility Program
M.A., Human Resource Management,
B.S., Occupational Education-Mechanical & Electrical Technology concentration,
A.A.S., Occupational Education-Mechanical & Electrical Technology concentration, Wayland Baptist University

Tracy Vargas
Sociology
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Robert Vlasaty
Mathematics, Computer Information Technology
M.S., Instructional Design & Learning Technology, Anderson University;
B.S., Secondary Education Mathematics,
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Michelle Voeghtly
Psychology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, Mount Aloysius College

Melinda Wadsworth
Health Care
M.S., Nursing, Chamberlain University

Shasta Wagner
Early Childhood Education
M.Ed., Teaching & Learning, Lock Haven University;
B.S.Ed., Elementary Education - Mathematics concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
A.A.S., Human Services - Early Child Care and Development concentration, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

William Wandersee
Communication, English and Media Production
M.A., English, Bowling Green State University

Kolby Wasnick
Accounting
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Accounting, Mount Aloysius College

Paula Zitzler
Anthropology/Sociology
M.S., Public Archeology, Rensselaer;
B.A., Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Faculty (Part-Time Lecturer)

Patte Bechtold
Mathematics
B.S., Secondary Education Mathematics and General Studies, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Patricia Corrente
Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics Education, Pennsylvania State University

Cynthia Frazier
Health Sciences
A.A.S., Healthcare Information Specialist, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Sam Fuge
Music, Healthy Lifestyles
Bachelor of Music, Music - Music Education concentration, West Virginia University

Olivia Gennaro
Art
B.S.Ed., Art Education

Amanda Hoffman
Diet Therapy
B.S., Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Dane Lamont
English, Communications
B.A., English - English-Writing concentration, Edinboro University

Shelley Merrell
Art
B.A., Art History & Graphic Design History, Edinboro University

Mandy Percinsky
Health Care
B.S., Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jared Phillips
B.S., Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Douglas Purdy
Computer Sciences and Computer Technology
B.S., Math, Science, Computer Science, Mount Aloysius College

Farhad Rashnavadi
Mathematics, Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
B.S., Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A.S., Engineering, Metropolitan Community College

Noel Villadolid
Computer Information Technology
Associate’s, Computer Electronics Technology, Advanced Computing Institute

John Young
Computer Information Technology
B.A., Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh


Support Staff

Scott Beamer
Admissions Coordinator
A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Brenda Brewer
Somerset Center Assistant​
B.S., Business Administration, Longwood College

Pamela Buseck
Student Services Specialist, Blair
A.S.B., Secretarial Sciences, Altoona School of Commerce

Timothy Crawford
Service Worker

Jonathan Dixon
Custodian, Blair

Alyssa Evans
Purchasing and Mail Services Clerk

Mark Gyurik
Service Worker

Amanda Helbig
Admissions & Information Clerk, Blair
B.S., Business, Pennsylvania State University

Jonathan Kohan
Service Worker

Adrianne Kuhar
Student Engagement Specialist
B.A., Communication, Saint Vincent College
A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Eileen Kyler
Library Clerk
A.A.S., Computer Information and Communication Technology, Network Administration, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Cheryl Long
Huntingdon Center Assistant

Amber Mangus
Service Worker

Margaret Oldham
Reference Services Assistant
M.A., Linguistics, University of Virginia;
B.A., English, Juniata College

Craig Peracchino
Service Worker

Robert Podolak
Service Worker

Thomasa Pridgen
Student Records Coordinator
B.A., English, California University of Pennsylvania;
A.A., Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Andrea Pulsney
Blair Center Assistant
B.S., Business-Management, Liberty University

Steven Russo
Service Worker

Kathleen Samay
Administrative Assistant
B.A., Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Richard Stock
Service Worker

Julia Taylor
Admissions and Information Clerk, Ebensburg

Danni Weaver
Huntingdon Center Assistant
A.A, Business Management-Health Administration, Strayer University

Melissa Zukus
Financial Aid Assistant
A.S.B., Secretarial Sciences, ICM School of Business