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 Academic Department Chairpersons 



In the division of Academic Affairs, there are thirty department chairpersons who are elected by their peers to direct the department's administrative organization.  Approximately 400 faculty teach at the University.


College of Business, Information and Social Sciences

School of Business
Dr. David Culp
Dr. Bruce Orvis, Assistant

Department of Communication
Dr. Thomas Flynn

Department of Computer Science
Dr. Beverly Gocal
Dr. Stephen Larson, Assistant

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Patrick Harvey

Department of Military Science 
Lt. Col. Joseph Alessi, Ph.D.

Department of Professional Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs 
Dr. Armand Policicchio

Department of Safety Management
Dr. Joseph Cali

Department of Sport Management
Dr. Catriona Higgs

College of Education

Department of Counseling and Development
Dr. Michael Ignelzi

Department of Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Dr. A. Lee Williams
Dr. Marilyn Yensick, Assistant

Department of Physical Education      
Dr. Randall Nichols
Dr. Joanne Leight, Assistant

Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education
Dr. Edwin Christmann

Department of Special Education
Dr. Joseph Merhaut

College of Health, Environment and Science

Department of Biology
Dr. Jerry Chmielewski

Department of Chemistry
Dr. Paul Birckbichler

Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences
Dr. Patricia Pierce 
Dr. Jeffrey Lynn, Assistant 
Dr. Jackie Williams, Assistant

Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Dr. Michael Zieg

Department of Mathematics
Dr. Gary Grabner

Department of Nursing 
Dr. Diana Jones

Department of Parks and Recreation
Dr. Daniel Dziubek

School of Physical Therapy
Dr. Carol Martin-Elkins

Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering
Dr. Ben Shaevitz

Department of Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Sanftner

Department of Public Health and Social Work
Dr. Michael Cleary

College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Department of Art
Mr. Thomas Como

Department of Dance
Ms. Ursula Payne

Department of English
Dr. Neil Cosgrove
Dr. Erica Scott, Assistant

Department of History
Dr. John Craig

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Dr. Ana Caula

Department of Music
Dr. David Glover

Department of Philosophy
Dr. Bradley Wilson

Department of Political Science
Dr. George Brown

Department of Theatre
Mr. Gordon Phetteplace

Student Services

Counseling Services
Dr. Carol Holland

Department of Academic Services
Dr. Mark Campbell

Library Services
Ms. Catherine Rudowsky


Chairpersons' Meeting August 23, 2012

Performance Funding Powerpoint Presentation