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Sharon K. Balchak, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology / Science & Mathematics Division Chair
Admin. Bldg., Room 456
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.S. John Carroll University
  • B.S. Notre Dame College
Phone:
216.373.5295
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
sbalchak@ndc.edu

Michael J. Cackowski, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Regina Hall, Room 122
Academic:
  • M.S. Mississippi State University
  • B.S. Kent State University
Phone:
216.373.6369
Email:
mcackowski@ndc.edu

Pamela P. Cook, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education
Regina Hall – Room 332
Academic:
  • M.S. University of Dayton
  • M.S. Cleveland State University
  • B.A. University of Michigan
Phone:
216.373.5373
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
pcook@ndc.edu

Sue E. Corbin, Ph.D.

Chair of the Division of Professional Education
Administration Bldg. – Room 407
Academic:
  • Ph.D., M.A., B.A. Kent State University
Phone:
216.373.5429
Email:
scorbin@ndc.edu

Linda Council, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Nursing Division
Regina Hall, Rm. 314
Academic:
  • M.S.N. Cleveland State University
  • Academic Certification in Bioethics Cleveland State University
  • B.S.N. Ursuline College
  • R.N. Fairview General Hospital School of Nursing
Phone:
216.373.6456
Email:
lcouncil@ndc.edu

Kelley Cronin, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Admin. Bldg. Rm. 402
Academic:
  • Ph.D. University of Akron
  • M.A. University of Akron
  • B.S. University of Akron
  • A.A.S. University of Akron
Phone:
216.373.5297
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
kcronin@ndc.edu

Debra Dacone, M.A., D. Min.

Visiting Instructor in Theology
Administration Bldg. – Room 457
Academic:
  • D. Mins. Aquinas Institute of Theology
  • M.A. St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
  • B.A. Baldwin Wallace College
Phone:
216.373.5334
Email:
ddacone@ndc.edu

Estamarie Fairchild, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Management/Information Systems
Admin. Bldg., Room 441
Academic:
  • B.A., M.B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College
Phone:
216.373.6379
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
efairchild@ndc.edu

Lisa Flaherty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor for Communication, Department Head of Communication/Public Relations
Regina Hall, Rm. 322
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.A. University of Wyoming
  • B.A. Cleveland State University
Phone:
216.373.6477
Email:
lflaherty@ndc.edu

Michele M. Fry, M.S., M.A.

Visiting Instructor in Psychology
Regina Hall – Room 321
Academic:
  • M.A., M.S., B.S. Clarks Summit University
Phone:
216.373.6343
Email:
mfry@ndc.edu

Sandra E. Golden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Schools and Community Partnership in Professional Education
Administration Bldg. – Room 408
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.Ed., M.A. Cleveland State University
  • B.S. Dyke College
  • A.A.B. Cuyahoga Community College
Phone:
216.373.6471
Email:
sgolden@ndc.edu

Sandra Grassman, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Admin. Bldg., Room 455
Academic:
  • M.B.A. Kent State University
  • B.A. Hiram College
Phone:
216.373.5333
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
sgrassman@ndc.edu

Laura R. Hammel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communications and Public Relations
Regina 319
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Cleveland State University
  • M.B.A. Baldwin Wallace University
  • M.A. Ursuline College
  • B.S. Miami University
Phone:
216.373.6473
Email:
lhammel@ndc.edu

Karita Ivancic, S.N.D., D. Min.

Associate Professor of Theology
Admin. Bldg., Room 436
Academic:
  • D. Min. St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
  • M.A. in Religious Studies from John Carroll University
  • M.M.E. Indiana University
  • B.A. Notre Dame College
Phone:
216.373.5357
Email:
kivancic@ndc.edu

Angela C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Administration Bldg. – Room 454
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S. Geneva College
Phone:
216.373.5255
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
acjohnson@ndc.edu

Matthew Logan Johnson, Ph.D.

Marie Goetz Geier Distinguished Professor of STEM, Associate Professor of Biology, Department Head of Biology
Admin. Bldg., Room 404
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S. Fredonia State University
  • A.S. Jamestown Community College
Phone:
216.373.5412
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
mjohnson@ndc.edu

Bruce Jones, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Regina Hall – Room 329
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Miami University
  • M.A., B.S. The Ohio State University
Phone:
216.373.5336
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
bjones@ndc.edu

Amy Kesegich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English, Department Head of English
Admin. Bldg. Rm. 403
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A. Bowling Green State University
  • B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College
Phone:
216.373.5188
Fax:
216.373.3802
Email:
akesegich@ndc.edu

John W. King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of National Security & Intelligence Studies
Administration Building, 4th Floor, Room 419
Academic:
  • Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany
  • M.S. Northeastern University
  • B.A. University of Southern Maine
Phone:
216.373.6476
Email:
jwking@ndc.edu

David Kirby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Administration Bldg. – Room 448
Academic:
  • Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Saint Francis University
Phone:
216.373.6472
Email:
dkirby@ndc.edu

Gregory P. Knapik, Ph.D., D.N.P., P/MH CNS, ANP

Assistant Professor, Nursing
Regina Hall, Rm. 334
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University/University of Akron
  • D.N.P. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CWRU
  • M.A. Ashland Theological Seminary
  • M.S. Kent State University
  • M.S.N. Kent State University
  • B.A. Lake Erie College
Phone:
216.373.7142
Email:
gknapik@ndc.edu

Nirmala Krishnamurthy, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Administration Building, 4th Floor, Room 435
Academic:
  • Ph.D. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • M.S. Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM), India
  • B.S. University of Madras, India
Phone:
216.373.5372
Email:
nkrishnamurthy@ndc.edu

Olivia Lee, D.B.A.

Visiting Instructor of Marketing
Regina Hall, Room 318
Academic:
  • D.B.A. Cleveland State University
  • M.B.A. Cleveland State University
  • B.B.A. Cleveland State University
Phone:
216.373.6348
Email:
olee@ndc.edu

Timothy Little, M.M.

Executive Director, Director of Vocal Studies, Assistant Professor of Music, Department Head of Performing Arts
Regina Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203
Academic:
  • M.M. Louisiana State University
  • B.M. Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
Phone:
216.373.5352
Email:
tlittle@ndc.edu

Tom P. Matney

Visiting Instructor of Fine Arts
Administration Bldg. – Room 409
Academic:
  • B.A. Notre Dame College
Phone:
216.373.6377
Email:
tmatney@ndc.edu

Ronald E. Matthews, Jr., Ph.D.

Dean of Academic Programs, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science and Director of Community-Based Learning
Administration Building, Academic Affairs 1st Floor, Suite 128
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.S. University of Kentucky
  • B.S. University of Florida
Phone:
216.373.6492
Email:
rmatthews@ndc.edu

Anthony J. Mauceri, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources
Administration Bldg. – Room 458
Academic:
  • M.B.A. Case Western Reserve University
Phone:
216.373.5303
Email:
amauceri@ndc.edu

M. Patrice McCarthy, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S.

Division Chair and Professor for Nursing
Regina Hall 311
Academic:
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado
  • M.S.N. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S.N. Ohio State University
Phone:
216.373.5182
Email:
mpmccarthy@ndc.edu

Kevin Casey McCullough, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Software Development
Administration Bldg. – Room 442
Academic:
  • M.S., B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Phone:
216.373.5365
Email:
cmccullough@ndc.edu

Tracey T. Meilander, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Marie Goetz Geier Distinguished Professor of STEM; Associate Professor of Biology; Program Director, Choose Ohio First STEMM@NDC; Co-director of Community-Based Learning
Admin. Bldg., Rm. 331
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.Ed., B.S. The Ohio State University
Phone:
216.373.5228
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
tmeilander@ndc.edu

Jeanne Moenk, S.N.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Admin. Bldg., Room 418
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Central Michigan University
  • M.A. John Carroll University
  • M.A. University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy
  • B.A. Notre Dame College
Phone:
216.373.5229
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
jmoenk@ndc.edu

A. Gregory Moore, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Department Head of Public Service & Security Studies
Admin. Bldg. Rm. 406
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.A. Kent State University
  • B.A. Ashland College
Phone:
216.373.5346
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
gmoore@ndc.edu

Donna M. Morlani, M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department Head of Mathematics
Rm. 446 Admin. Bldg
Academic:
  • M.S. Cleveland State University
  • B.S. Kent State University
Phone:
216.373.7143
Email:
dmorlani@ndc.edu

Rachel Morris, M.A.

Gallery/Studio Coordinator
Admin. Bldg., Room 227
Academic:
  • M.A. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. Seton Hill College
Phone:
216.373.5320
Email:
rmorris@ndc.edu

Marla D. Nichols, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., C.N.E., C.L.C.

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Regina Hall – Room 348
Academic:
  • M.S.N. University of Akron
  • B.S.N. Bowling Green State University
Phone:
216.373.6343
Email:
mnichols@ndc.edu

David Orosz, Ph.D.

Marie Goetz Geier Distinguished Professor of STEM, Professor of Biochemistry, Department Head of Chemistry
Admin. Bldg. Rm. 449
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
  • B.A. Hiram College
Phone:
216.373.5322
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
dorosz@ndc.edu

Kenneth Palko, M.A.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Arts & Humanities Division Chair, Honors Scholar Program Chair
Regina Hall, Rm. 333
Academic:
  • M.A. Cleveland State University
  • B.B.A. Kent State University
Phone:
216.373.5296
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
kpalko@ndc.edu

Vincent J. Palombo, D.B.A.

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Administration Building, Academic Affairs 1st Floor, Suite 128
Academic:
  • D.B.A. Walden University
  • M.B.A., B.S. Myers University
Phone:
216.373.5310
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
vpalombo@ndc.edu

Lynn Papesch, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor, Nursing
Regina Hall – Room 315
Academic:
  • M.S.N. Walden University
  • B.S.N. Ursuline University
Phone:
216.373.6381
Email:
lpapesch@ndc.edu

Pamela Phillips, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Finance
Administration Building, 4th Floor, Room 430
Academic:
  • M.B.A. Ashford University
  • B.B.A. Cleveland State University
Phone:
216.373.5338
Email:
pphillips@ndc.edu

Michele Polak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English, Director of Composition
Library, Room 200
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Miami University
  • M.A. Ohio University
  • B.A. Cleveland State University
  • A.A. Art Institute of Atlanta
Phone:
216.373.7150
Email:
mpolak@ndc.edu

John Przybys, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Sports Management
Regina, Room 330
Academic:
  • M.B.A., B.A. University of Findlay
Phone:
216.373.5190
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
jprzybys@ndc.edu

Jacqueline Robinson Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., ACNS-BC, R.N., CCRN, CHSE

Associate Professor and Director of the Shaughnessy Center for Nursing Innovation and Education
Regina Hall – Room 347
Academic:
  • Ph.D. University of Toledo
  • M.B.A. Baldwin Wallace University
  • M.S.N. Kent State University
  • B.S. University of Toledo
Phone:
216.373.6387
Email:
jrobinson@ndc.edu

Penni-Lynn Rolen M.S.N., R.N., C.N.S.

Director for RN-BSN Program and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Regina Hall Rm. 316
Academic:
  • M.S.N. Kent State University
  • B.S.N. Kent State University
Phone:
216.373.7159
Email:
prolen@ndc.edu

Michael J. Rusek, M.B.A

Visiting Instructor in Accounting
Administration Bldg. – Room 434
Academic:
  • M.B.A Cleveland State University
  • B.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Phone:
216.373.5428
Email:
mrusek@ndc.edu

Roslyn Scheer-McLeod, M.A.

Associate Professor of Health Science/Psychology
Administration Building Rm. 453
Academic:
  • Advanced Studies at Kent State University, University of Cincinnati, Gestalt Institute
  • M.A. John Carroll University
  • M.A. University of Michigan
  • B.S.E. City College of New York
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Ohio
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
Phone:
216.373.5265
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
rmcleod@ndc.edu

Cori B. Sieger, M.A.

Visiting Instructor of Political Science
Admin 409
Academic:
  • M.A. Norwich University
  • B.A. Dension University
Phone:
216.373.6524
Email:
csieger@ndc.edu

Reed Simon, M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Department Head of Fine Arts/Graphic Arts/Game Design
Admin. Bldg., Ground Floor, Art Lab
Academic:
  • M.F.A. Pratt Institute of Art
  • B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art
Phone:
216.373.6344
Email:
wrsimon@ndc.edu

Amy D. Stringer, Ph.D., LISW

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Regina 323
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Walden University
  • M.S.W., B.S. The Ohio State University
Phone:
216.373.5191
Email:
astringer@ndc.edu

Natalie Strouse, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting/ Chair, Business Administration Division
Admin. Bldg., Room 432
Academic:
  • M.B.A., B.B.A. Cleveland State University
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Ohio
  • Fulbright Scholar 2006-07
Phone:
216.373.5298
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
nstrouse@ndc.edu

Colleen Sweeney, M.S.N., Ph.D., J.D., R.N., CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of Graduate Nursing Program
Regina Hall, Rm. 350
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago
  • J.D. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • M.S.N. University of Akron
  • Diploma in Nursing, St Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing
Phone:
216.373.6373
Fax:
216.373.5186
Email:
csweeney@ndc.edu

Jason Tasch, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Regina Hall – Room 320
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S., B.S. The Ohio State University
Phone:
216.373.6382
Email:
jtasch@ndc.edu

Kelli Tibbitts, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Education
Administration Bldg. – Room 411
Academic:
  • M.Ed. The University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. Ashland University
Phone:
216.373.5330
Email:
ktibbitts@ndc.edu

Carolyn E. Troha, M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Administration Bldg. – Room 438
Academic:
  • Ph.D., M.A. University of Kentucky
  • B.S. College of William and Mary
Phone:
216.373.7166
Email:
ctroha@ndc.edu

Arne Weigold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology
Regina Hall – Room 324
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Texas Tech University
  • M.A., B.A. University of Muenster
Phone:
216.373.6497
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
aweigold@ndc.edu

Edna West

Assistant Professor of Education
Administration Bldg. – Room 413
Academic:
  • Ed.D. Ashland University
  • M.Ed. Cleveland State University
  • B.S. Cleveland State University
Phone:
216.373.5317
Email:
ewest@ndc.edu

Sarah West, M.Ed., M.A., J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Professional Education
Administration Bldg. – Room 426
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Cleveland State University
  • J.D. Rutgers University
  • M.Ed. Cleveland State University
  • M.A. Kent State University
  • B.A. Walsh University
Phone:
216.373.5409
Email:
swest@ndc.edu

Vahid Zardoost, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Administration Bldg. – Room 433
Academic:
  • M.S. George Washington University
  • B.S. Economics
Phone:
216.373.6380
Email:
vzardoost@ndc.edu

Daniel E. Zawacki, M.A.

Instructor of English
Administration Bldg. – Room 414
Academic:
  • M.A., B.A. The University of Akron
Phone:
216.373.5230
Email:
dzawacki@ndc.edu

Carol Ziegler, S.N.D., Ph.D.

Chief Mission Officer/Executive Director Abrahamic Center
Administration Building, Room 221
Academic:
  • Ph.D. Boston College
  • M. A. Virginia Polytechnic & State University
  • B.S.Ed. St. John College of Cleveland
Phone:
216.373.6374
Fax:
216.381.3802
Email:
cziegler@ndc.edu