School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty & Staff Directory

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty & Staff Directory

School Leadership

Name Title Phone Email Office
Eric Corty, Ph.D.
  • Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor of Psychology
814-898-6108 ewc2@psu.edu 170E Kochel
Victoria Kazmerski, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director, Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Psychology
814-898-6246 vak1@psu.edu 101 Turnbull
Craig Warren, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director, Humanities
  • Professor of English
814-898-6445 caw43@psu.edu 135 Kochel
Tina Rapp
  • Administrative Support Coordinator
814-898-6152 tza1@psu.edu 170D Kochel
Leigh-Ann Bedal, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, History
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
814-898-6070 lxb41@psu.edu 125 Kochel
Sharon Dale, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Arts Administration
  • Program Chair, Digital Media, Arts, and Technology
  • Professor of Art History
814-898-6208 sxd4@psu.edu 136 Kochel
Melanie Hetzel-Riggin, Ph.D.
  • Program Coordinator, Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Research Coordinator, CORE
814-898-6949 mdh33@psu.edu 108 Turnbull

Jennifer Lane-Myler, Ph.D.

  • Program Chair, Elementary and Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
  • Lecturer in Elementary Education (PreK-4)
814-898-7010 jal370@psu.edu 151 Kochel
Sara Luttfring, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, English
  • Associate Professor of English
814-898-6072 sdl164@psu.edu 146 Kochel
Charisse Nixon, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Psychology
814-898-6041 cln5@psu.edu CORE
Thomas Noyes, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Creative Writing
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing
814-898-6209 twn2@psu.edu 141 Kochel
Joshua Shaw, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, General Arts and Sciences
  • Program Chair, Letters, Arts, and Sciences (two-year)
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
814-898-6444 jjs34@psu.edu 140 Kochel
Robert Speel, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Political Science
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
814-898-6206 rws15@psu.edu 159 Kochel
Soledad Traverso, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Languages
  • Professor of Spanish
814-898-6237 sxt19@psu.edu 156 Kochel
Rod Troester, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair, Communication
  • Associate Professor of Speech Communication
814-898-6442 rlt5@psu.edu 47 Kochel

 

Faculty & Staff

Name Title Phone E-Mail Office
Richard Aquila, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies
  raquila@psu.edu  
Kelly Armor
  • Lecturer in Music
814-898-6980 kba1@psu.edu Pod, Jordan Road Office Building
Dean Baldwin, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of English
  dxb11@psu.edu  
Joseph Beilein Jr., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of History
814-898-6451 jmb79@psu.edu 127 Kochel
Steven Berg, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology

814-898-6975

sab706@psu.edu 112 Turnbull
Karrie Bowen, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Social Media, Public Relations, and Media Production
814-898-6766 kab44@psu.edu 53 Kochel
Vertna Bradley, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication
814-898-6845 vxb64@psu.edu 75 Kochel
Rev. Charles Brock, M. Div. M. Litt
  • Director, Institute on the American Dream
  • Lecturer in Political Science (part-time)
814-898-6399 cjb16@psu.edu 4 Carriage House Annex II
Wilson Brown, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology
814-898-6936 wjb172@psu.edu 105 Turnbull
Erin Buseck, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Communication
814-898-6788 ekb28@psu.edu 13 Carriage House Annex I
Anne Campbell, M.Ed.
  • Lecturer in Speech Communication
814-898-6763 aoc3@psu.edu 51 Kochel
Amy Carney, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of History
814-898-6304 abc13@psu.edu 153 Kochel
Cindy Cass
  • Administrative Support Assistant
814-898-6064 cmc123@psu.edu 170 Kochel
Emily Cassano, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Theatre
814-898-6205 ekc5108@psu.edu 107 Jordan Road Office Building
John Champagne, Ph.D.
  • Professor of English
814-898-6331 jgc4@psu.edu 160 Kochel
Lisa Ciecierski, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
814-898-6069 lmc61@psu.edu 161 Kochel 
Heather Cole, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Digital Arts
814-898-6689 htm2@psu.edu 103 Jordan Road Office Building
Mary Connerty, Ph.D.
  • Associate Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6067 mcc12@psu.edu 7 Carriage House Annex II
Kimberly Corson, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
814-898-6973 kyc10@psu.edu 103 Turnbull
Patrick Cosby, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of World History
814-898-6970 phc14@psu.edu 154 Kochel
Thomas Deau, B.S.
  • Lecturer in Communication
  • Multimedia Production Coordinator
814-898-7004 tdd107@psu.edu 76 Kochel
Erin Dick, M.A.
  • Lecturer in English
814-898-6233 erw120@psu.edu 132 Kochel 
Gabrielle Dietrich, D.M.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Music/Director of Choral Ensembles
814-898-6636 gpd10@psu.edu 143 Kochel 
Denise Divins, M.A.
  • Lecturer in English (part-time)
814-898-6992 dad39@psu.edu 3 Carriage House Annex II
Ralph Eckert, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor Emeritus of History
  rle2@psu.edu  
Lisa Jo Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology
814-898-6952 lje12@psu.edu 114 Turnbull
Juan Fernández-Jiménez, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of Spanish
814-898-6446 jxf5@psu.edu 13 Carriage House Annex II
Elizabeth Fogle, M.F.A.
  • Associate Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6821 elf12@psu.edu 139 Kochel
Michelle Fowler, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Composition for Multilingual Learners
814-898-7012 mdf33@psu.edu 9 Carriage House Annex II
Robert Frank Jr.
  • Lecturer in Photography (part-time)
814-898-6980 rgf126@psu.edu Pod, Jordan Road Office Building
Amanda Frantz-Mamani, Ph.D.
  • Lecturer in Spanish
814-898-6278 amf91@psu.edu 2 Carriage House Annex I
A. Daniel Frankforter, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of History
  adf1@psu.edu  
Sharon Gallagher, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6404 smg16@psu.edu 145 Kochel
Susan Galle-Boyko, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Psychology (part-time)
814-898-6793 srg107@psu.edu 9 Carriage House Annex I
John Gamble, Ph.D.
  • Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Law
814-898-6291 jkg2@psu.edu 142 Kochel
Derek Golembeski, B.A.
  • Lecturer in German
814-898-6278 dag72@psu.edu 2 Carriage House Annex I
Jodi Herman
  • Lecturer in Communications
814-898-6468 jlh91@psu.edu 20A Erie Hall
Steven Hicks, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Philosophy
814-898-6372 svh10@psu.edu 123 Kochel
James Hodge, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Psychology (part-time)
814-898-6297 jjh335@psu.edu CORE
Diana Hume-George
  • Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies
     
Joel Hunt, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Digital Music and Arts Administration
814-898-6951 jvh12@psu.edu 104 Jordan Road Office Building
Zachary Irwin, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science
  zti1@psu.edu  
David Kahl Jr., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Communication
814-898-6207 dhk10@psu.edu 44 Kochel
Mary Kahl, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Communication
814-898-6056 mlk339@psu.edu 50 Kochel
Kilic Kanat, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
814-898-6071 kbk12@psu.edu 157 Kochel
Inkyu Kang, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Journalism
814-898-6498 iuk14@psu.edu 46 Kochel
Colleen Kelley, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Speech Communication
814-898-6392 cek2@psu.edu 45 Kochel
Glenn Kumhera, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of History
814-898-6786 gjk19@psu.edu 152 Kochel
Eva Kuttenberg, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of German
814-898-6079 euk1@psu.edu 49 Kochel
Jennifer Lane-Myler, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Education
814-898-7010 jal370@psu.edu 151 Kochel
Molly Lang, Ph.D.
  • Lecturer in Sociology (part-time)
814-898-6297 mbm106@psu.edu CORE
Matthew Levy, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Art History
814-898-6078 mll33@psu.edu 126 Kochel
George Looney, M.F.A.
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing
  • Editor-in-Chief, Lake Effect
814-898-6281 gol1@psu.edu 137 Kochel
Heather Lum, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Experimental Psychology
814-898-6190 hcl11@psu.edu 102 Turnbull
Sara Luttfring, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of English
814-898-6072 sdl164@psu.edu 146 Kochel
Aaron Mauro, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
814-898-6394 amm81@psu.edu 48 Kochel
Jackie May
  • Administrative Support Assistant
814-898-6178 jum9@psu.edu 170B Kochel
Kristy McCoy, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6176 kam545@psu.edu 12 Carriage House Annex II
William McLean, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Speech Communication
814-898-6696 wdm10@psu.edu 52 Kochel
Tammie Merino, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6075 tlf14@psu.edu 150 Kochel
Gregory Morris, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of American Literature
  glm6@psu.edu  
Janet Neigh, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of English
814-898-6447 jmn29@psu.edu 124 Kochel
Charisse Nixon, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Research Director, CORE
814-898-6041 cln5@psu.edu CORE
Ariana Orozco, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, German
814-898-6079 axo94@psu.edu 49 Kochel
Carrie Payne, D.Sc.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6073 cap15@psu.edu 13 Carriage House Annex II
Jessica Piney, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
814-898-6904 jup33@psu.edu 129 Kochel
Aimee Pogson, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English and Creative Writing
814-898-6635 alp248@psu.edu 147 Kochel
Clare Porac, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Psychology
814-898-6767 cvp4@psu.edu 113 Turnbull
Evan Ringle, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6555 elr14@psu.edu 131 Kochel
G. Scott Rispin, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Art
814-898-6638 gsr12@psu.edu 133 Otto Behrend Science
Karen Rizzo, M.A.
  • Assistant Professor of Special Education
814-898-6972 kkr5138@psu.edu 162 Kochel
Robert Roecklein, Ph.D.
  • Associate Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6080 rur5@psu.edu 155 Kochel
Nicole Rosen
  • Assistant Research Professor
814-898-6297 nlr17@psu.edu CORE
John Rossi, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of History
814-898-6441 jpr2@psu.edu 128 Kochel
Kristen Rushlau
  • Administrative Support Assistant
814-898-6151 kvr5@psu.edu 170 Kochel
Daniel Schank, M.F.A.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6995 dcs35@psu.edu 10 Carriage House Annex II
Celise Schneider-Rickrode, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science
814-898-6448 cob2@psu.edu 164 Kochel
Shariffah Sheik Dawood, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychology
814-898-6790 srs42@psu.edu 107 Turnbull
Nicole Shoenberger, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
814-898-6768 nas25@psu.edu 133 Kochel
Ashley Sullivan, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
814-898-6443 als82@psu.edu 163 Kochel
Lena Surzhko-Harned, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Political Science
814-898-6074 lms557@psu.edu 149 Kochel
Brett Swords, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology
814-898-6787 bas516@psu.edu 106 Turnbull
Matt Szczesny, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Religious Studies
814-898-6504 mds33@psu.edu 1 Reed Union
Robert Tauber, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of Education
     
Audrey Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English
814-898-6129 adt24@psu.edu 11 Carriage House Annex II
Robert Trosky, DSc
  • Lecturer in Communication
814-898-6788 rut147@psu.edu 13 Carriage House Annex I
Laurie Urraro, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
814-898-6641 llu106@psu.edu 129 Kochel
Kaitlin Van Fleet
  • Lecturer in Arts
814-898-6980 kcv5014@psu.edu Pod, Jordan Road Office Building
Massimo Verzella, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of English and Writing Studies
814-898-7011 muv56@psu.edu 130 Kochel
Gary Viebranz, D.M.A.
  • Associate Teaching Professor of Music
  • Director of Instrumental Ensembles
814-898-6289 gav3@psu.edu 138 Kochel
Donald Wagner
  • Lecturer in Political Science
814-898-6420 dlw131@psu.edu 3 Carriage House Annex I
David Waples, M.A.
  • Lecturer in Communication (part-time)
814-898-6420 daw151@psu.edu 3 Carriage House Annex I
Ashley Weber, M.Ed.
  • Lecturer in English/ESL
814-898-6531 aaw19@psu.edu 8 Carriage House Annex II
Sarah Whitney, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of English and Women's Studies
814-898-6325 sew17@psu.edu 144 Kochel
Carol Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Psychology
814-898-6082 clw33@psu.edu 104 Turnbull
Kathryn Willis Wolfe, Ph.D.
  • Professor of French
814-898-6449 kww2@psu.edu 158 Kochel
Arpan Yagnik, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Advertising
814-898-6393 apy5057@psu.edu 54 Kochel
Ahmed Yousof, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Gaming
814-898-7013 aky5@psu.edu 105 Jordan Road Office Building