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Karen S. McIntyre Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dean of Faculty
kmcintyre@pointpark.edu

412-392-3976

Diane Maldonado Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs dmaldonado@pointpark.edu 

412-392-8086

James H. Thomas Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs jhthomas@pointpark.edu 412-392-3983
Ronald Lindblom Vice President and Artistic Director, Conservatory of Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Playhouse
rlindblom@pointpark.edu 412-392-8101 / 412-392-3455
Helen C. Sobehart Executive Director of Graduate Education hsobehart@pointpark.edu 412-392-8178
Herman L. Reid Jr.
Director of Academic Outreach hreid@pointpark.edu 412-392-8175
Jordan Nofziger
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
jnofziger@pointpark.edu 412-392-3976
Jan Ryan Coordinator for Student Support jryan@pointpark.edu 412-392-3484
Patrick Mulvihill Academic Information Analyst pmulvihill@pointpark.edu 412-392-4784
Andrea Pinigis
Administrative Assistant apinigis@pointpark.edu 412-392-3806
Alexandra Fetchko Graduate Assistant aefetch@pointpark.edu 412-392-3860

 

Judkis_McIntyre_Karen_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9399Karen S. McIntyre

Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dean of Faculty

Karen S. McIntyre serves a Point Park University's senior vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of faculty. She is a professor of education in the School of Arts and Sciences.  

McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Education and Ph.D. in curriculum and supervision from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a supervisor of curriculum and instruction, elementary principal, early childhood and elementary teacher. 

Before her appointment as senior vice president for academic and student affairs in December of 2010, she served as vice provost. McIntyre also served as the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from January 2007 to May of 2009 and chairperson of the Department of Education from 2005 to 2007. Positions she has held at other institutions include: president of the Education Policy and Issues Center, director of the Office of Educational Design and Assessment, director of Unit of School Support Services and division director of early childhood education for Pittsburgh Public Schools, Elementary and middle school teacher and vice principal for the Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Schools.

 

Judkis_Maldonado_Diane_portraits_Ctr_Teaching_EDIT_WEB_130722_9398Diane Maldonado

Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Diane Maldonado serves as Point Park University's associate vice president for academic and student affairs. She teaches in the University's School of Arts and Sciences in addition to her administrative responsibilities. Maldonado holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Allegheny College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in English from Duquesne University. Maldonado served as a professor of communication arts, assessment of student learning coordinator, and acting academic dean at  the Community College of Allegheny County, where she worked from 1990-2008.

 

 


Judkis_Thomas_Jim_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9385James H. Thomas

Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

James Thomas serves as Point Park University's associate vice president for academic and student affairs. He brings approximately 30 years of higher education experience to Point Park University. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Dickinson College, a Master of Education in counseling from the University of Missouri, and an Ed.D. in higher education leadership from West Virginia University.

Thomas has served in many different capacities over the years including chairperson, program director, and associate professor of leadership studies at Geneva College, vice president for academic services at Community College of Beaver County, interim assistant vice president for academic services at West Virginia State University, and dean of student development at Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia. Before his appointment as associate vice president in 2011, Thomas served as the assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences since 2008.

 

Judkis_Lindblom_Ron_portraits_staff_EDIT_WEB_Acad_Affairs_130722_9432Ronald Lindblom

Vice President for and Artistic Director, Conservatory of Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Playhouse

In addition to producing, directing and acting in more than 500 theatre productions on three continents, Ronald Allan-Lindblom has produced international dance events and is published in Joan Schliach's The Art of Production. He has directed internationally at drama festivals in Shanghai, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Other directing credits include Merlin by Tankred Dorst, recipient of 10 DramaLogue Critics Awards including Best Director and Best Production; Living AfterMidnight (DramaLogue Critics Award for Best Director); The Boys of Summer (DramaLogue Critics Special Mention); and the American premiere of Night Rehearsal. Lindblom has worked with Josef Svoboda of the prestigious Laterna Magika Theatre in Prague, and acted the lead role in the American premiere of Laterna Magika's The Black Monk.

Lindblom co-founded California Repertory Company, the professional company at California State University, Long Beach, in 1989, and served as its associate artistic producing director until 1998. He has served as artistic director of Stage West Theatre in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and the Collective Artists Theatre in Boston, Mass.

Lindblom is the founder of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company.

 

Judkis_Sobehart_Helen_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9440 Helen C. Sobehart

Executive Director of Graduate Education

Helen C. Sobehart serves as executive director of graduate education. During her 44-year career she has held positions as president of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, associate academic vice president, doctoral director and faculty at Duquesne University, CEO of ASSET, Inc., school district superintendent, special education director and teacher. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her work as an advocate for social justice issues in education. These include the Dr. Effie Jones Humanitarian Award from the American Association of School Administrators and the Legacy Foundation Minority Education Award. Her board service has included NEED, Bradley Center and YWCA Center for Racial and Gender Equity.

With AASA and the University Council for Educational Administration, Sobehart founded Women Leading Education Across Continents, an international group of scholars and practitioners dedicated to social justice issues regarding underrepresentation of women in educational leadership. She has had numerous publications, national and international presentations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology, Slippery Rock University; a Master of Science in education, Duquesne University; and Doctor of Arts in history on full Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Judkis_Reid_Herman_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9447Herman L. Reid Jr.

Director of Academic Outreach

Herman L. Reid Jr. serves as Point Park University's director of academic outreach. Reid served for more than three decades as executive director of the Negro Educational Emergency Drive, which under his leadership provided more than $12 million in college scholarships to over 16,000 needy and deserving students. In the late 1980's, President George H. Bush selected NEED as one of "1,000 Points of Light." Speakers at the organization's annual fundraisers have included such luminaries as activist and entertainer Dick Gregory and television journalists Ed Bradley and Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes." A longtime educator, Reid served students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools as principal of Northview Heights Elementary School and assistant principal of Arlington Elementary School. As a school administrator, he developed an innovative program that involved matching disruptive youngsters with college students for mentoring opportunities.

In 2011, Reid established Project BOLD as part of Point Park University's Urban Accounting Initiative. Through this collaboration with the Manchester Academic Charter School, middle school students have opportunities to explore the fields of accounting and finance through programming and special events. Project BOLD activities include career exploration sessions for students, teachers and parents; "Business-Bound" summer camps for students; and scholarship opportunities for members of the Manchester Academic Charter School community who want to pursue certificate or degree programs at Point Park University.

Reid earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education at Duquesne University and his doctorate in curriculum and supervision at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received honorary degrees from Westminster College, Duquesne University's School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania, and Point Park University.

 

Judkis_Nofziger_Jordan_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9467Jordan Nofziger

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Jordan Nofziger is responsible to the senior vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of faculty for the management of academic administration responsibilities in Academic Affairs. He is responsible for organizing and scheduling the work of the office, maintaining task assignments and their follow-up, developing schedules, managing inter-office communication, assisting in the documentation and maintenance of academic policies, drafting correspondence and keeping minutes of committee and operational area meetings.

Nofziger also processes full-time faculty contracts and tracks their return and maintains all necessary faculty records for compliance consistent with protocols established in the school offices/office of the deans. Before joining the Office of Academic and Student Affairs staff, Nofziger was assistant to the dean in the School of Arts and Sciences and the administrative assistant in of Office of Career Development. Nofziger graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 and is currently pursuing his M.Ed. in higher education management at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Judkis_Ryan_Jan_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9480Jan Ryan

Coordinator for Academic Support

Jan Ryan is responsible to the associate vice president for academic and student affairs for coordination and support related to Academic Affairs; managing inter-office communication, assisting in the documentation and maintenance of academic policies, assisting events planning and other offices in the coordination of academic events and functions, and keeping minutes of committee and operational area meetings. Before joining the Office of Academic and Student Affairs staff, she was the executive assistant to the dean of students.

 

Judkis_Mulvihill_Patrick_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9374Patrick Mulvihill

Academic Information Analyst

Patrick Mulvihill is responsible to the senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the creation and modification of data reports in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Mulvihill performs data analysis in consultation with the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, Mulvihill maintains the content areas for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs website, Blackboard site and Intranet site. Finally, Mulvihill prepares and maintains the consolidated enrollment and registration report for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the schools.

Mulvihill holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Edinboro University, a master's  degree in business education from Robert Morris University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

Judkis_Pinigis_Andrea_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9464Andrea Pinigis

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Pinigis is responsible for providing administrative support to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and is assigned project-based work such as assisting in the BOLD Business Camps. Pinigis maintains confidential files related to Title IX and ensures Title IX timelines and documents are properly managed according to the recommendation practices by NCHERM. Pinigis also coordinates office activities to support those of other administrative areas, such as the Office of the President and coordinates and schedules meetings, special events and other events as needed. In addition, Pinigis maintains knowledge of University policy and procedures and conducts research that provides support for the review and update of Academic and Student Affairs policies and procedures.

Before joining the Office of Academic and Student Affairs staff, Pinigis was a Legal Assistant at Rewis and Yoder, P.C. and graduated from the Academy of Court Reporting and Technology with an associate’s degree in specialized business with a focus in legal studies. Pinigis is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business at the Point Park University.