Great Faculty


Great Faculty

Meet the exceptional faculty at University of Saint Joseph.

USJ professors are not only experts in their fields, but also great mentors, collaborators and true sources of support for our students.

Explore this section to learn more about our dedicated faculty.

School of Education

  • Joanne Cunard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education
  • Kathryn Dooley
  • Barbara Hartigan, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Early Childhood Program Director
  • Susan Johns, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Advanced Programs, and Director of Off-Campus Programs
  • Anthony Johnston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education
  • Jennifer Kowitt, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Meredith McConnochie
  • Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education
  • Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Education
  • Ashley Oldham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Don Siler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Off-Campus Program
  • Rejeev Vermani
  • Sharon Ware, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Kathleen M. Whitbread, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education
  • Huijing Wen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education

School of Graduate & Professional Studies

  • Kathleen Barrett, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Stanley F. Battle, MPH, MSW, Ph.D., Professor and Director, MSW Program, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Katharine Buck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies
  • Elba Caraballo, MA, MSW, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Field Education, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Eric Chen, M.S., M.B.A., J.D., Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration
  • Andrea Courtemanche, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Anthony De Jesús, Ed.D., M.S.W., Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Rachel Diamond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Nicole Groskreutz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Richard Halstead, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Steven B. Jarett, MPA, CPA, Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Susan Lester, M'07, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Robert Madden, LCSW, J.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Charlotte Mann, M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • John Molteni, Ph.D., BCBA, Director of the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Elijah Nealy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Michele L. Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy, Department of Human Development and Family Services
  • Madeline Pérez, Ph.D., M.PHIL., M.S.W., Director, Institute for Latino Community Practice, and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Proactice
  • Nelly Rojas Schwan, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
  • Laura Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
  • Angela Washington, LCSW, Field Education Coordinator, Department of Social Work & Latino Community Practice
  • Ramie Wayne, Ph.D., M.S.W., J.D., Associate Professor and Director, BSW Program, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice

School of Health and Natural Sciences

  • Ellen G. Anderson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Rebecca Austin, M.S., Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program
  • Raouf N. Boules, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematical Sciences; Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences
  • Melissa Brown, Ph.D., RD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Public Health
  • Nancy Cabelus, DNP, AFN-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Lucinda Canty, RN, CNM, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Jesse Crandall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Jerry Darling, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Chemistry
  • Diane Dean, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate Program of Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Derek Dube, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Timothy Ferrarotti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Assistant Professor and Director of Didactic Education, Physician Assistant Program
  • Joyce S. Fontana, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Meg E. Gaughan, Ph.D., Director of SNAP-ED, Associate Professor of Nutrition
  • Dalia Giedrimiene, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biology
  • Steven W. Goldstein, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Mary Lou Graham, MSN, APRN, BC, Instructor of Nursing
  • Kim Joerg, DNP, MSN, PNP-BC, Interim Director of DNP Program, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Leonidas Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Yvonne Joy, MSN, APRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Edward Kavle, M.D., FAAP, Associate Professor of Nursing/medical director of Physician Assistant Studies Program
  • Ruth Kelly, RSM, Ph.D., CNE, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Janet Knecht, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Michelle Kraczkowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Margery Lawrence, Ph.D., RD, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Associate Professor of Nutrition
  • Ekaterina Lioutikova, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
  • Joseph Manthey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
  • Melissa Marcucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • Katie S. Martin, Ph.D., Director of BS in Public Health program, Associate Professor of Public Health
  • Kirsten Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • Carol A. Millard, MS, Interim Chair, Department of Biology, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Mary Minto, MHS, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant
  • Melissa J. Mokel, Ph.D., APRN-BC, Director of the RN-BSN Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Charles Morgan, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate Program in Biology, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Health
  • Kristen Procko '03, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Denise M. Puia '91, MSN, RNC, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Kerri Ann Rall, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • Gina Reiners, Ph.D., APRN, Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Certificate Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Theodora Sirota, Ph.D., APRN, SNL, Chair, Department of Nursing
  • Heidi M. Smolka, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC, Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Tenison, M.S., R.D., Dietetic Internship Director
  • Carrie Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C, Founding Director and Chair, Physician Assistant Studies, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Margot Zaharek-Girgasky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nutrition
  • Hong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
  • Nora J. Zinan, DNP, MSPH, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Chris Zito, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Pharmacy

  • Corinne Consolini, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
  • Lisa DeGennaro, Pharm.D., CDE, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Gerald J. DeStefano, R.Ph., MBA, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Ivan Edafiogho, Ph.D., Pharm.D., R.Ph., Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Sanjaykumar Gayakwad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Ola Ghoneim, M.Sc, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • James Henkel, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
  • Christine Kohn, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Dayne Laskey, Pharm.D., DABAT, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Steven Lemieux, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Andrea Leschak, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Alexander R. Levine, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Jennifer Luciano, Pharm.D., Director of Experiential Education
  • Tamara Malm, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
  • Prashant Mandela, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mohamed Ismail Nounou, B.Pharm., M.PSc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Joseph Ofosu, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Professor
  • Jennifer Podoloff, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
  • Michele Riccardi, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
  • Swetha Rudraiah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Stephen Slauson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Maria A. Summa, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
  • Mark A. Sweezy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Doreen E. Szollosi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professors Emeriti