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Grand Valley State University    
2009-2010 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 24, 2019
 
2009-2010 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Faculty Directory P-Z


 Faculty P-Z

Parikh, Chirag (2007), Assistant Professor of Engineering, B.E., Fr Agnel College of Engineering, Mumbai, University; M.S., and Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.

Parker, Darren (2009), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Parker, Kelly A. (1992), Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy. B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Parker, Tonya (2006), Assistant Professor of Movement Science. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Paszek, Donald (1984), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Patterson, Nancy (2002), Associate Professor of Education. B.S., Michigan State University; M.Ed., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Pawloski, Bonita M. (2004), Assistant Professor of Radiation Therapy. B.S., University of Michigan; M.Ed., Grand Valley State University.

Pawloski, Janice (2007), Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., Michigan Technological University; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Patel, Osman (2008), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Zambia; M.S. University of Glasgow; Ph.D., University of Tokyo.

Payne, Michael (1990), Professor of Public and Nonprofit Administration. B.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis; M.A., Ph.D., Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Pazdernik, Charles F. (2001), Associate Professor of Classics. B.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., Oxford University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Pearson, Christen (2000), Associate Professor of English. B.M., University of Miami; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Peck, John (1997), Professor of Physical Therapy. B.A., The Johns Hopkins University; B.S., University of Central Arkansas; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Pednekar-Magal, Vandana (1999), Associate Professor of Communications. M.A., Bombay University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Penn, James (2003), Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning. B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida.

Penning, Timothy (2001), Associate Professor of Communications. B.A., Central Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University.

Pentecost, Thomas (2009), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Tennessee-Martin; M.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Perrine, Toni (1989), Professor of Communications. B.A., M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Persoon, James (1984), Professor of English. B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Pestana, Mark S. (1990), Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Colby College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Peterman, Teresa M. (2001), Instructor of Computing and Information Systems. B.S., M.S., Central Michigan University.

Peterson, Valerie , (2004), Associate Professor of Communications. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Peterson, Virginia (2003), Associate Professor of Geology. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Pettengill,Glenn (2004), Associate Professor of Finance, B.A., Fort Hayes Kansas State University, M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

Philbin, John (1997) Associate Professor of Communications, B.A., University of Iowa, M.F.A. Southern Illinois University.

Phillips, Brian (2000), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., State University of New York, Utica; M.A. Rutgers University, Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton.

Phipps, Danny (2006), Professor and Chair of Music. B.M., Curtis Institute of Music; M.M., D.M.A., Catholic University of America.

Piersma, Carl E. (2008), Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies. B.S., Ferris State College; B.S., Western Michigan University; M.S., University of Nebraska.

Plotkowski, Paul D. (1991), Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Oakland University.

Plouff, Christopher. (2008), Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Michigan Technological University; Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University.

Pool, Ellen (1983), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Michigan.

Pope, Jennifer (2003), Assistant Professor of Marketing. B.A., College of Wooster; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American.

Portko, Sandra (1984), Professor of Psychology.  B.A., Grand Valley State University, M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University.

Pottorff, Donald (1987), Professor of Education. B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Powell, Nancy (2003), Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy. B.S., Ohio State University; M.F.A., The College of the San Francisco Art Institute; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Powers, Rachel (2006), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S.T., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School.

Pozzi, Gabriela (1994), Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A., McGill University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Pratt, Rebecca (2003), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Prentiss, Sean (2009), Assistant Professor of Writing, B.A., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Western State College; M.F.A., University of Idaho.

Pung, Christopher (2007), Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Lawrence Technological University.

Qi, Min (1994), Professor of Chemistry. B.S., M.E., Beijing Polytechnic University; Ph.D., State University of New York.

Quamme, Joel R. (2008), Assistant Professor of Psychology, B.A., Jamestown College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Raaymakers, Susan A. (2005) Instructor, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. B.S.I.B., Aquinas College.

Rahman, M. Azizur (2002), Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; Ph.D., University of Victoria.

Rakovic, Milun (2003), Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Belgrade.

Ramanath, Ramya (2006), B.S., Ethiraj College for Women; M.S.W., Tata Institute of Social Sciences India; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute/State University.

Ramey, Emma (2007), Affiliate Professor of Writing, B.A., Western Washington University; M.F.A., University of Alabama.

Ranger, Kim (1990), Senior Librarian. B.A., Western Michigan University; M.I.L.S., University of Michigan.

Rathbun, David (1981) Professor of Communications, B.A., Wheaton College.

Rayor, Diane (1991), Professor of Classics. B.A., Colorado College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Reda, Ayman (2006), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Rediske, Richard (1994), Professor of Water Resources. B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Reed, James C. (2007), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.A., Mississippi State University; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh.

Reick, Kay (2001), Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., M.S., University of Michigan.

Reifel, John W. (1971), Professor of Economics. B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Reinken, Barbara J. (1996), Associate Professor of Education. B.S., Indiana University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Reischman, Diann (1998), Associate Professor of Statistics. B.S., Clarke College; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Remenap, Randall (2001), Instructor of Education. B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Central Michigan University.

Remlinger, Kathryn A. (1995), Associate Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Moorehead State University; Ph.D., Michigan Technological University.

Reynolds, John (2002), Associate Professor of Computing and Information Systems. B.R.E., Th.B., A.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College; M.A., Criswell College; Ph.D., University of Northern Texas.

Reynolds, Ross A. (1990), Professor of Physics. B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Rhoads, Russell D. (1994), Associate Professor of Anthropology. B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Rhodes, Samhita (2008), Assistant Professor of Engineering, B.E., Maharashtra Institute of Technology, M.S. and Ph.D., Marquette University.

Rhodes, Keith (2008), Assistant Professor of Writing, B.A., J.D., University of North Dakota; M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Richards, Mark J. (1999), Associate Professor of Political Science. M.S., University of Oregon; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Richardson, Mary (2002), Associate Professor of Statistics. B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Richiert, Dawn (2006), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., Oakland University; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

Richmond, Gary D. (1968), Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Washington and Jefferson College; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Richiert, Dawn (2006), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., Oakland University; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

Riemersma, Peter E. (1999), Associate Professor of Geology. B.S., University of Michigan; M.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Rigsby, Lisa (2001), Assistant Librarian. B.A., Western Michigan University; M.L.S., Indiana University.

Ritch, John M. (2009), Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.S., City University of New York.

Robbins, Donijo (2001), Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Administration. B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Roberts, Kim (2000) Associate Professor of Communications, B.F.A., Kendall College of Art & Design; M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Robideaux, Douglas (2001), Associate Professor of Marketing. B.A., M.B.A., Northeast Louisiana University; D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.

Robinson, Jeremy (2008), Assistant Professor of Japanese.  B.A., M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Rodriguez-Charbonier, Senez (1992), Associate Professor of Psychology.  B.A., Antillean College; M.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Rogers, William (1998), Associate Professor of Psychology.  B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Rogness, Neal (1994), Associate Professor of Statistics. B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Rood, Scott A. (2009), Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism. B.S., University of Michigan; M.P.A., Central Michigan University

Roos, Barbara (1978) Associate Professor of Communications, B.A., M.A., University of Michigan.

Rosales, Steve (2007), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., University of California, San Diego; University of California, Irvine.

Roskamp, Michael (2006), Instructor of Movement Science. B.A., Calvin College; M.S., University of Arizona.

Ross, Debra E. (2003), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., Eckerd College; M.S., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Rothstein, Jeffrey S. (2007), Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rotzein, Andrea (2001), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Rowe, Patricia (1987), Associate Professor of Movement Science. B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Rowe, Stephen C. (1972), Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Colgate University; M.Th., A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Royer, Dan (1995), Associate Professor of Writing, B.A. Washburn University; M.A., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Rozema, Robert (2004), Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Rudolph, Bennett L. (1973), Professor of Marketing. B.S., Roosevelt University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Rudolph, Kelli C. (2008), Assistant Professor of Classics. A.B., Princeton University; M.Phil, Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

Rueth, Heather (2003), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Ruetz III, Carl (2002), Assistant Professor of Water Resources. B.S., Lake Superior State University; M.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Rumery, John (2006), Instructor of Entrepreneurship. B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University.

Russell, Amy (2008), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S. Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Jason Rutter, Photographic Imaging Systems Specialist.  B.S., Grand Valley State University.

Ryan, Bill (2005), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M. SUNY Potsdam; M.M. and D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ryan, Maureen (1990), Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., St. Mary’s College; M.S.N., Michigan State University.

Rydel, Christine A. (1970), Professor of Russian. B.A., Mundelein College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Rynbrandt, Linda (1996), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Sá, Walter (1999), Associate Professor of Psychology.  B.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Sanchez, Carol (1995) Associate Professor of Management. B.I.S., School for International Training; D.B.A., Southern Illinois University.

Sanford, James (1980), Professor of Business Law. B.S., J.D., Indiana University; C.P.A.

Sass, Georgette (2008), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Kent State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Schaertel, Stephanie (1994), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. Schafer, Patricia (1998), Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., M.N., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Schaub, Mark F. (1999), Associate Professor of Writing. B.A., Lakeland College; M.F.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Schendel, Ellen (2000), Associate Professor of Writing. B.A., Birmingham Southern College; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of Louisville.

Schiller, Ellen (2001), Associate Professor of Education. B.S., M.Ed., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Schlicker, Steven (1991), Professor of Mathematics, B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Schneider, Barbara Kane (1998), Associate Professor of English. B.A., M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Kent State University.

Schnyders, Harold S. (2004), Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S., Calvin College; Ph.D. Michigan State University.

Schmit, John (2002) Associate Professor of Communications, BA, Prescott College; MA, MFA, University of Iowa.

Schneider, Laura (2008), Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. Skidmore College; M.A., Purdue University.

Schoofs, Nancy (2001), Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S.N., Loyola University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Schoofs, Robert (2001), Associate Librarian. B.A., Indiana University; M.L.S., Rosary College.

Schott, Elaine (1987), Professor of Social Work. B.S., Bluffton College; M.S.W., University of Michigan; Special Education Supervisor Certification, Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Schriemer, Dale (1988), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts; B.A., Michigan State University.

Schroeder, Judy (2003), Assistant Librarian. B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.S.L.S., Case Western Reserve University.

Schulte, Margaret F. (2007), Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Administration. B.S., Thomas More College; M.B.A., Xavier University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

Schumacher, Gretchen (2008),  Assistant Professor of Nursing.  B.S.N., Slippery Rock University; M.S.N., Slippery Rock of Clarion Universities of Pennsylvania;  Ph.D., Duquesne University.

Schuster-Craig, John (2001), Professor of Music. B.M., University of Louisville; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Schutten, Mary (2003), Associate Professor of Movement Science. B.A., Calvin College; M.A., California State University; P.E.D., Indiana University.

Schwartz, Mark (2004), Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Scott, James (1968), Associate Professor of Movement Science. B.S., M.A., P.E.S., Central Michigan University.

Scott, Linda D. (1998), Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Michigan State University; M.S.N., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Scripps, Jerry (2001), Instructor of Computing and Information Systems. B.A, Taylor University; M.B.A., Boston College; M.S., Michigan State University.

Serrata, Médar (2009), Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A., Florida International University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Seley, Beverly (1972), Professor of Art. B.S., B.F.A., M.F.A., Michigan State University.

Shan, Patrick Fuliang, (2003), Assistant Professor of History, B.A., Henan University, M.A., Liaoning University, M.A., McMaster University, Ph.D., McMaster University.

Shang, Geling (2001), Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Fudan University; M.A., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Temple University.

Shannon, Ashley (2005), Assistant Professor of English. B.A., M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Shapiro-Shapin, Carolyn G. (1993), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Adelphi University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Sheffield, Alfred (1997) Associate Professor of Communications, B.F.A. Illinois Wesleyan University; M.F.A. Northwestern University.

Shoemaker, Michael J. (2006), Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., Calvin College; D.P.T., Slippery Rock University.

Shontz, Nancy N. (1985), Professor of Biology. A.B., Smith College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Smith College.

Shoultz, Gerald (2005), Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Shupe, Ellen (1997), Associate Professor.  B.S., Eckerd College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shontz, Nancy N. (1985), Professor of Biology.  A.B., Smith College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Smith College.

Sicilian, Paul (1987), Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., Tulane University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Simons, Gerald (1995), Associate Professor of Economics. B.Soc.Sci., University of Birmingham, England; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Singh, Harinder (1995), Professor of Economics. M.A., DAV College, India; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sisco, William (2001), Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.A., University of Colorado; M.S., Western Michigan University.

Sisson, Lisa G. (2005) Instructor of Hospitality and Tourism Management. B.S. Central Michigan University; M.M. Aquinas College.

Smart, Robert (1996), Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Albion College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Smith, Christine (1995), Associate Professor of Psychology.  B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University.

Smith, Claudia (2006), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A. and M.S., University of the West Indies, Jamaica; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Smith, Curtis D. (1998), Associate Professor of Chinese.  B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., National Taiwan Normal University.

Smith, Cynthia (2008), Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Smith, Mack (1994), Professor of English. B.A., M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., Rice University.

Smith, Regina M. (2002), Associate Professor of German.  B.A., Washington University of St. Louis; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Smith, Robert (1996), Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Albion College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Smith, Shelly (2004), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Willamette University; B.A., Portland State University; M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Smith, Stafford Hiroshi (2008) Assistant Professor of Communications. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A. Cornell University.

Smith, Steven (2005), Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., Indiana University; M.S.W. Western Michigan University.

Smith-Colton, Robin L. (2000), Associate Professor of Social Work. B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.S.W., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago.

Smither, James (1990), Professor of History. B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Snyder, Eric (2002), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Manchester College; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Idaho State University.

Sobeck, Corey M. (2008), Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., M.S., Grand Valley State University.

Soljan, Ivo (1992), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Sarajevo University; M. Philosophy, Nottingham, England; Ph.D., Belgrade University.

Soman, Sherril (2000), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.Sc., Prairie View A & M University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Sopariwala, Parvez R. (1992), Professor of Accounting. B.A., Bombay University; M.B.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Sozen, Mehmet (2007), Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S., Middle East Technical University; M.S., University of Petroleum and Minerals; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Spear, Andrew (2008), Assistant Professor of Philosophy, B.A., University of Wisconsin Green Bay; M.A., State University of New York; Ph.D., State University of Buffalo.

Sponholz, Jane K. (2003), Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Administration. B.A., Ramapo College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Sridhar, Suganthi (2006), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., M.S., Madras University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Stabler, Scott (2004), Assistant Professor of History. M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Standridge, Charlie (1999), Assistant Dean and Professor of Engineering. B.S., Washington University: M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Stansbie, Paul (2003), Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management. B.S., Southern New Hampshire University; M.B.A., University of Nottingham.

Stark, David. (2001), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Indiana University, M.A., Indiana University, Ph.D., Indiana University.

Stark, Gary D. (1998), Professor of History. B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Staves, Mark (1996), Associate Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Stearns, Michael (2007), Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Columbia University; Ed.D. Eastern Michigan University.

Steffel, Jeff (2003), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. B.S., Michigan State University; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Steinman, Alan D. (2001), Professor of Water Resources. B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Stephens, Ronald (2003), Associate Professor of African/American Studies. B.A., M.A., Wayne State University; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

Stephenson, Paul (1995), Associate Professor of Statistics. B.S., Bob Jones University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University.

Sterian, Andrew (1999), Associate Professor of Engineering. B.A., University of Waterloo; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Stewart, Jennifer (2001), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Michigan State University ; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Stewart-Ingersoll, Robert (2005), Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Stevens, Ruth (2008), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Coordinator.  B.A., Harvard  University; J.D., University of Michigan Law  School; M.L. S. Wayne State University.

Stevenson, John (2000), Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. B.A., Vassar College; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Stickler, Laurie G. (2009), Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., M.S., Grand Valley State University.

Stieler, Kathryn (2003), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Western Michigan University; M.M., Bowling Green State University.

Stillerman, Joel P.  (2002), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Bennington College; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research.

Stoddard, Jeanne (2007), Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science. B.S., Ferris State University; M.H.S., Grand Valley State University.

Stoelzel, Richard (2000), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., University of Southern Mississippi; M.M., University of Connecticut.

Stolle, Elizabeth (2007), Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., University of Michigan; M.Ed., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Stone, Anita (2007), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Stovall, Dennis (2006), Instructor of Accounting. B.S., Central Michigan University; M.B.A., Grand Valley State University.

Strickler, Timothy L. (1980), Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Strom, Kirsten (2000), Associate Professor of Art and Design, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Subramanian, Ram (1990), Professor of Management. B.S., University of Madras; A.C.A., Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; M.S., Sam Houston State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Suh, Jiyeon (2008) Assistant Professor of Mathematics. M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Subramony, Deepak (2008), Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Sumner, Deborah (2002), Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Sun, Wanxiao (2006), Assistant Professor of Geography. B.S., Nanjing University; M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., Johannes Guttenberg University of Mainz.

Sundaram, Sridhar (2001), Associate Professor of Finance. B.Com. and M.Com., PSG College of Arts and Science, India; M.B.A. and D.B.A., Southern Illinois University.

Sundstrom, Theodore (1976), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Swets, Benjamin (2008), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Hope College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Swieringa, Robert (1999), Assistant Professor of Communications, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Swift, Maris (2000), Assistant Professor of Business Law. B.S.W., Nazareth College; M.L.I.R., Michigan State University; J.D., Cooley Law School.

Sylvester, Frank (2004) Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. Ph.D. Medical College of Wisconsin.

Szarecka, Agnieszka (2009), Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology. M.Sc., Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University.

Tafel, Heather Leigh (2004), Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Eckerd College; A.M., Ph.D.,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tanis, David (1991), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Calvin College; M.S., Case-Western University.

Tao, Yonglei (1990), Professor of Computing and Information Systems. B.S., Beijing University; M.S., North China Institute of Computing Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Taylor, John C. (2002), Associate Professor of Marketing. B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Taylor, Merritt K. (2007), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. B.S., B.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Tefera, Akalu (2000), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.Sc., M.Sc., Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., Temple University.

Thomas, Lorelle (1990), Professor of Art and Design. B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.F.A., Syracuse University.

Thompson, Anthony W. (1997) Associate Professor of Communications. B.S.,University of Dallas; M.F.A., Washington University Saint Louis.

Thorpe, Patrick A. (1988), Professor of Biology. B.S., Texas Lutheran College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas.

Thum, Ryan (2007), Assistant Professor of Water Resources. B.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

Toot, Jane (1991), Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

Topper, Andrew (1999), Associate Professor of Education. B.S., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Toth, Christopher (2009), Assistant Professor of Writing, B.A., Hiram College; M.A.. Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Treanor, Sr. Lucia, F.S.E. (2002), Affiliate Professor of Writing, M.A., Columbia University, M.P., Ph.D., The City University of New York.

Trefftz, Christian (2002), Associate Professor of Computing and Information Systems. B.S., Universidad; M.S., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Trier, Terry M. (1997), Associate Professor of Biology.  B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Tripp, Steven (1990), Professor of History. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon.

Tsou, Pei-Lan (2006), Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology. B.S., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Tucker, Veta Smith (1995), Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of African/African-American Studies. B.A., M.A., Michigan State University; A.D., University of Michigan.

Tusch, Guenter (2001), Associate Professor of Computing and Information Systems. M.S., University of Hanover, Germany; Ph.D., Medical School Hanover.

Tutt, Kevin (2003), Associate Professor of Music. B.S., M.M., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Tyson, Lois (1989), Professor of English. B.A., Rutgers University; M.Ed., M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Underwood, Kathleen (2003), Associate Professor of History, B.A., University of Colorado, M.A. and Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles.

Vail, Janet (2002), Associate Professor of Water Resources. B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Valdez, Glenn (2006), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

VanAntwerp, Jill R. (1999), Associate Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Vandenberg, Phyllis (2000), Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Marquette University; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D. University of Utah.

Vander Broek, Laura (1979), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Hope College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Vandermeer, Rita (1996), Associate Librarian. B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; M.S.L.S., Wayne State University.

VanderPoel, Jennifer (2006), Instructor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. B.S., Grand Valley State University.

VanderWerf, Marilyn C. (2002), Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Northern Illinois University; M.S.N., Grand Valley State University.

Vanden Wyngaard, Julianne M. (1965), Professor of Music. B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Practical Diploma, The Netherlands Carillon School.

Van Doren, Elaine (2005), Associate Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Van Fleet, Eric (1993), Professor of Occupational Safety and Health Management. B.S., M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

VanSickle, James (2002), Affiliate Professor of Writing, B.S. United States Military Academy; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Van Wormer, Heather (2006), Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Vaughn, Daniel (1996), Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S., East Carolina University; M.O.M.T., Ola Grimsby Institute; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Vavřikova, Marlen (2005), Assistant Professor of Music. Diploma, Janacek Conservatory of Music, Ostrava M.M. Eastman School of Music D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Veeneman, Laurene (2000), Assistant Librarian. B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.L.I.S., Wayne State University.

Veenstra, Victoria (2000) Associate Professor of Communications. B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Michigan.

Velez, Melba (2009), Assistant Professor of Communications, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vessey, David (2008), Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Videtich, Patricia E.(1992), Professor of Geology. B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.Sc., Ph.D., Brown University.

Vigna, Janet (2002), Associate Professor of Biology.  B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Viviano, Norwood (2005), Assistant Professor of Art and Design. B.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Vrooman, Michael (2003), Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Wagendorp, Jeroen (2004), Associate Professor of Geography and Planning. B.S., Aquinas College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; AICP, GISP.

Waggoner, Kathryn (1980), Senior Librarian. B.A., Ball State University; M.A.T., M.L.S., Indiana University.

Waldron, William (2005), Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S. Eng., Michigan State University; M.S.E., Ph.D., The University of Michigan.

Walhof, Darren R. (2003), Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., Calvin College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Walker, Rebecca (2001), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.A., William Smith College; M.A., Montclair State College; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Wallar, Brad (2003), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Michigan–Flint; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Wambach, Michael W., (2009), Assistant Professor of Health Professions. B.S., University of New York at Stony Brook; M.S. State University of New York; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Wampler, Peter (2004), Assistant Professor of Geology. B.S., Western Washington State University; M.S. Oregon State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Wangdi, Yosay (2003), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Loreto College; M.A., Jadavpur University; M.S., University of Nevada, Reno; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno.

Washburn, Joy (2005), Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S., Aquinas College; M.S.N., Andrews University; Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University.

Watts, Keith E. (1996).  Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A., Eastern Mennonite College; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Weber, John C. (1995), Associate Professor of Geology. B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Webster, Michael P. (1988), Associate Professor of English. B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Weibel, Deana (2003), Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Weinstock, David (2006), Assistant Professor of Communications. B.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Weis, Richard (1991), Associate Professor of Art and Design. B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A., Indiana University.

Welch, Cliff (1990), Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of California; M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., Duke University.

Wells, Clark (1997), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Wells, Pamela (1995), Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Wenner, Wendy (1989), Professor of English. B.A., Carlton College; M.A.T., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Marquette University.

Westra, Helen (1995), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Calvin College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Wheatley, Elizabeth (2008), Assistant Professor of Sociology. A.B., Colby College; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Whipps, Judy D. (1999), Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., The Union Institute.

White, Brian (1990), Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

White, Jonathan (1983), Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., M.A., Western Michigan University; M.Div., Western Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

White, Julie (2002), Affiliate Professor of Writing, B.A., M.A., The University of Toledo.

Wiese, Danielle (2006), Assistant Professor of Communications. B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Willey, Thomas (1999), Associate Professor of Finance. B.S.B.A., University of Kansas; M.B.A., University of Houston; D.B.A., Mississippi State University.

Williams, H. James (2004), Professor of Accounting. B.S., North Carolina Central University; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Georgia; J.D., LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center.

Williams, Mark (2008), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Michigan State University; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin.

Williams, Olivia (2005), Assistant Professor of Education, B.A., M.A., Oakland University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Williams, Sherie (2001), Associate Professor of Education. B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Williams, Todd J. (2008), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Ph.D., University of Alberta.

Wilson, Roger (2001), Associate Professor of Education. B.A., University of Western Ontario; B.Ed., Ontario Teacher Education College; M.Ed., Brock University; Ph.D., University of Calgary.

Winchester, Randy (2002), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., New College; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Winegar, Roy (2003), Assistant Professor, School of Communications, B.S., M.S., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., Graduate School of Union Institute and University.

Wittenbraker, Paul (1997), Associate Professor of Art and Design. B.A., Wabash College; M.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Witucki, Laurie (2000), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Wolfe, Michael (2000), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of California; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Wolffe, Gregory S. (1998), Associate Professor of Computing and Information Systems. B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Wolter, James F. (1981), Professor of Marketing. B.A., Indiana University; M.S., Ball State University; M.B.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Wolterink, Thomas (2000), Instructor of Management. B.A., Hope College; M.B.A., University of Michigan.

Wong-Ligda, Ed (1996), Professor of Art and Design. M.F.A., University of Tulsa.

Wright, Diane (1992), Professor of Spanish. B.A., Aquinas College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Wu, Mingyu (2009), Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Health Management. B.S., China University of Geosciences; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Wu, Shinian (1998), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Xi’an Institute of Foreign Languages; M.A., Ph.D., Northern Arizona University.

Wyble, J. Randy (2008), Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation. B.S., M.S., Michigan State University.

Xu, Gang (2006), Assistant Professor of Geography. B.S., Nanjung University; M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Xu, MingHuan (2008), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., The Curtis Institute of Music; Artist Diploma, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.M. Northwestern University. D.M.A. Stony Brook University.

Xu, Xiaojuan (Xandra) (1994), Professor of Psychology. B.S., Beijing University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Yalda, Christine (2004), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Boston University Law School; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Yancey, Jason E. (2009), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Yarlas, Aaron (2001), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Yezierski, Ellen (2003), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Arizona; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Yidana, Richard (2006), Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Clark University; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University.

Yu, Yan (1998), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., M.A., Beijing University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Yu, Paul Woo Dong (2003), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana; M.S., Ph.D., Illinois State University.

Yuhas, Michael (1985), Professor of Accounting and Taxation. B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Indiana University; LL.M., Georgetown University; LL.M., University of Miami; C.P.A.

Zaszlavik, Katalin (2003), Assistant Professor of Art and Design. Diploma, Hungarian College of Applied Arts, M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Zeitler, David (2004), Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Zettle-Sterling, Renee (2000), Associate Professor of Art and Design. B.F.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., M.F.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Zhang, Xianguang (Peter) (2008), Assistant Professor of Communications, B.A., Xi’an Jiaotong University; M.A., Nankai University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Zhao, Yi (2006), Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Peking University; M.A., Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; M.S.L., Yale Law School; Ph.D., Yale University.

Ziembo-Vogl, Joanne (1995), Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., Saginaw Valley State University; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Zinman, Donald (2006), Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

 

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