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Full-Time Faculty

Explore the biographical pages of our full-time faculty, listed below by academic departments/majors.



Beal, Paige, associate professor of sports, arts and entertainment management
Breslove, William
, professor of business management
Bromall, George, professor of business management
Cesario, Amy, lecturer of accounting
Ciletti, Dorene, associate professor of sales and marketing and director of the marketing and sales program
Clark, Cheryl, professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Business Analytics and Technology
Colaizzi, Melinda, assistant professor of sports, arts and entertainment management
DeFazio, Joseph, instructor of finance
Derda, Robert, associate professor of sports, arts and entertainment management and chair of the Department of Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management 
Fyola, Michele, professor of business management
Gilfillan, Margaret, professor emerita of accounting
Gregory, Teresa, acting theatre chair and professor of sports, arts and entertainment management
Isaac, Angela, professor of economics and finance
Knorr, Helena, professor of organizational leadership
Kraniou, Dimitris, professor of international economics and management
Luther, Elaine, professor of business management
Maharaja, Archish, professor of business
Mervosh, Sandra, associate professor of human resources and director of the human resource management program
Mulvihill, Patrick, associate professor of management and chair of the Department of Business Management
Olshanski, Jayne, associate professor of accounting
Palacios-Salguero, Luis, associate professor of economics and finance
Seaman, Jeffrey, assistant professor of applied computer science
Skertich Robert, professor of public administration
Tanzilli, Stephen, dean of the Rowland School of Business
Traversari, Ed, professor of sports, arts and entertainment management
Voortman, Mark, associate professor of applied computer science and director of the applied computer science program
Wachter, Andrea, professor emerita of applied computer science
Wachter, Edward, professor emeritus of business management

Cinema Arts

Boyd, Laura J., chair, associate professor of cinema production and director of screenwriting program
Chipman, Nelson, professor of cinema production and screenwriting
D'Haene, Elise, teaching artist
Donnellan, Kelly, associate professor of cinema production
Halasz, Andrew, professor of cinema production
Hawkins, Rick, senior teaching artist and director of screenwriting program
Johnson, Fredrick, professor of cinema arts
Morrison, David, assistant professor of animation
Munn, Geoff, visiting artist in residence of animation
Park, Hanjin, associate professor of directing and director of cinema production program
Pelfrey, Matt, associate professor
Trueblood, Jonathan, associate professor and director of animation and visual effects program


Ankney, Bernie, dean
Rolinson, Chris, chair of faculty and professor of digital journalism
Baggerman, Thom
, professor of broadcast journalism and program coordinator of broadcasting, digital journalism, strategic and sports communication
Cecala, Robin, professor of broadcast production
Dorsten, Aimee-Marie, professor of journalism and mass communication
Downing, Camille, lecturer of public relations and integrated marketing communications
Dumova, Tatyana, professor of communication
Friges, April, associate professor of photography
Isa, Daud, assistant professor of broadcasting, digital journalism and multimedia
Lo Castro, Jenna, assistant professor of public relations, advertising and social media, and graduate program director
Meyers, Robert, associate professor of communication
Schonberger, Ben, coordinator of media arts and lecturer 

Community Engagement & Leadership

Starr Fiedler, Heather, chair and professor of multimedia
Bhattacharya, Shamayeta, Ph.D., assistant professor of community engagement
Ross, Robert, Ph.D., professor of social justice studies and community engagement, director of the Ph.D. in Community Engagement program
Skertich, Robert, Ph.D., professor of public administration and director of the public administration and organizational leadership programs
Walker, Tahirah, Ph.D., assistant professor of organizational development and innovation

Criminal Justice & Intelligence Studies

Botta, Michael, professor of criminal justice and intelligence studies
Brown, Josie, Ph.D., dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and acting chair of the Department of Criminal Justice & Intelligence Studies
Linzer, Richard A., professor of criminal justice
Martin, Sean Elliot, associate professor of criminal justice and intelligence studies and chair of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Richards, Andrew, instructor of criminal justice and intelligence studies
Secilia, Christine, lecturer and coordinator of the undergraduate criminal justice program
Strimlan, Edward, associate professor of forensic science
Wintz, Mark, associate professor of intelligence and national security


Stowe, Susan, chair, professor of dance, associate artistic director, dance company and ballet unit director
Lemonius, Garfield, dean and artistic director, Conservatory of Performing Arts and professor of dance
Erickson, Julia, visiting teaching artist
Factor, Jesse, assistant professor of dance
Frazier, Crystal, associate professor of dance
Hooper, Colleen, associate professor of dance
Joo, Jae Man, assistant professor of dance
Karasik, Daniel, teaching artist
Lalama, Kiesha, managing and artistic director, Pittsburgh Playhouse and professor of dance 
Lucas, Kiki, assistant professor of dance and jazz unit director
McDole, Jason, associate professor of dance and modern unit director
McKee, Robert, visiting teaching artist
Spaulding, Marc, visiting assistant professor


Beverina Moore, Denise, instructor of education
Chambers, Virginia
, associate professor of education and chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning
Denton, Stanley, professor of education
Edmunds, Christal, professor of education
Ehrlich, Elisabeth, instructor of education
Glunk, Janice, professor of education
Gutkind, Richard, professor of education
Hippert, Linda, assistant professor of education
Irvin, Marybeth, visiting assistant professor of education
Marnich, Darlene, professor of education and chair of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Administration
McIntyre, Karen S., professor of education
Misutka, Kristen, lecturer of education
Payne, Shari, acting dean of the School of Education
Revilla-Beltrán, Vincenne, professor of education
Wheat, Arleen, professor of special education
York, Kamryn, assistant professor of education


Dobzhanskyi, Oleksandr, assistant professor of electrical engineering
Garson, Robert, professor of civil engineering
Hoover, Ryan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
Johnson, Gregg, associate professor of electrical engineering
Keller, Donald, professor of electrical engineering
Kudlac, John, professor emeritus
Liu, Yan, associate professor of civil engineering
Mundru, Raju, associate professor of electrical engineering
Parsa, Aram, associate professor of mechanical engineering 
Reed, Daniel, associate professor emeritus of civil engineering

Literature, Culture, and Society

Bell, Kim, professor emerita of English as a Second Language
Dixon, Marion, associate professor of sociology
Dwyer, Karen, professor of English and coordinator of the literature and creative writing programs
Firestone, Nathan, professor emeritus of political science
Girman, Chris, associate professor of English and chair of the Department of Literature, Culture, and Society
Hanley, Kirstin, associate professor of composition and rhetoric and director of the composition program
Hines, J. Dwight, professor of literary arts and social justice studies
Ion, Dora, assistant professor of political science
Meena, Edward, professor of history and coordinator of the interdisciplinary studies program
McCort, Jessica, associate professor of composition and rhetoric
Panzella, Emmett, professor emeritus of history/geography
Ross, Robert, professor of social justice studies and community engagement
Weston, Portia K., professor emerita of composition and literature

Natural Sciences

Frost, Laura, professor of biology
Krill, Diane, professor of biology
Long, Kristy, instructor of natural sciences
Marnich, Mark, professor of mathematics
Mullan, Brendan, associate professor of physics
Opdyke, Matthew, professor of environmental sciences
Pascal, Matthew, professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Young, Rebekah, lecture of natural sciences and engineering technology


Battaglia, Rachel, visiting assistant professor of psychology
Brinkman, Britney, associate professor of psychology and director of clinical training
McInerney, Robert, professor of psychology and undergraduate coordinator of the psychology program
Morris, Bethany, assistant professor of psychology and director of the M.A. in community psychology program
Northup, Jeremy, assistant professor of psychology
Robbins, Brent, professor of psychology and director of the Psy.D. in clinical psychology program
Schulz, Sarah, associate professor of psychology, undergraduate behavioral sciences coordinator and chair of the Department of Psychology 


Gregory, Teresa, acting theatre chair, professor of sports, arts and entertainment management
Ayache, Milia, visiting assistant professor and director of acting
Bollinger, Aaron, professor and director of production
Barzell, Zeva, professor and director of musical theatre 
Cunningham, James, visiting assistant professor of theatre
Daras, April, associate professor of theatre and associate artistic director, Conservatory Theatre Company
Keitel, Richard, professor of theatre
Marquette, Tim, assistant professor and coordinator of private voice
Martin, Kim, general manager/producer, Pittsburgh Playhouse
Mayer-Staley, Stephanie, professor of theatre production and director of production
McKenna, Sheila, professor of theatre
Muñoz, Samuel, associate professor of theatre
Pang, Yan, visiting assistant professor of theatre
Walsh, Robin, professor of theatre
Wilson, Cat, assistant professor
Winters, Phil, professor of theatre and director of theatre arts