Faculty

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Kenneth Brown

Associate Professor

Department of Business

Department of Humanities

kmbrown@stgregorys.edu

Southern Nazarene University (B.A. Religion) Nazarene Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) New Mexico State University (M.A., Organizational Communication) ABD (Organizational Health Communication) at the University of Oklahoma.

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

 

Rev. Charles Buckley, O.S.B.

Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Chair

cjbuckley@stgregorys.edu

St. Gregory’s High School: 1961 University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1965 St. Louis University, Master of Divinity, 1970 Columbia University, Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, 1977

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1973

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I have played many roles here at St. Gregory’s, as Chaplain, Dean of Students, Vice President for Academic Affairs, even briefly as Acting President. But through it all, I have been and am a math teacher. I remember someone said to me one time, “Math teachers just want to teach people who will be math teachers.” That’s not me. Mathematics is an important form of communication in our world (ancient and modern), and yet it’s maybe the only area people boast that they’re no good at. My purpose in teaching math at all levels is to invite students to understand math as a way of knowing, of processing our information about the world around us, of saying that I don’t understand all of mathematics, but it is something that is accessible with the proper help and my hard work. That being said, our mathematics program here at St. Gregory’s has two purposes. First, it provides the general students with a door into mathematics and the particular mathematical skills they will need in their chosen field. Secondly, it provides the students who would like to pursue mathematics as an area of study with the essentials in the variety of areas that is mathematics, either a degree in mathematics or in preparation to be a mathematics teacher at the middle or secondary level. Our upper level math classes are very small, so there is great opportunity for us to wrestle with the concepts and applications of the particular mathematics. Mathematics as an area of study provides entrance to a great variety of careers, those that prefer the analytic skills that mathematics develops, as well as those that require specific training beyond the university.

 

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Dr. Sean M. Connolly

Assistant Professor

Department of Theology and Philosophy

smconnolly@stgregorys.edu

A.B., Boston College, Philosophy and Medieval Studies, 1992. M.A., Boston College, Philosophy, 1996. Ph.D., Boston College, Philosophy, 2009.

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2011

PERSONAL STATEMENT: My teaching approach is based upon a classical, liberal arts model that makes use of Socratic dialogue and primary texts. I especially encourage students not merely to parrot or memorize the thoughts of others, but to engage arguments with an open mind and to learn to think for themselves. I strive to center my classes upon a close and critical reading of texts, lively and engaging discussions, and the regular practice of carefully reasoned writing. Through all this, I encourage an attitude of intellectual humility, based upon the ideal that we come to listen and learn best when we open ourselves to others and a common, shared truth. I am convinced that education is not the mere regurgitation of facts, but the genuine understanding of how and why things are as they are; wisdom involves explaining, not merely describing. It becomes the role of the teacher to offer every opportunity for the student to understand the truth through his own sound reasoning, and thereby be the agent of his own comprehension. While we may often have many immediate assumptions and opinions on matters of meaning and value, I ask students to challenge themselves by reacting not only with feeling and instinct, but also with orderly and logical thought. Accordingly, all my classes include the regular practice of critical thinking. I believe a liberal arts education is intended to educate the whole person, not just by imparting certain skills, but also by allowing students to become life-long learners and agents of the true and the good. The best sort of learning forms both the intellect and the will, and thereby also guides our choices and actions. Hence, I see a close connection between the theory of the classroom and our everyday lives, where, as Socrates puts it, philosophy is not just something we think about, but something we live and practice.

 

Fr. Boniface T. M. Copelin, O.S.B.

Instructor

Department of Theology and Philosophy

frboniface@stgregorys.edu

A.A. St. Gregory’s College 1981 A.B. (Philosophy) St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire 1985. M.S. (Zoology), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1989. S.T.B., The Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm, Rome, Italy 2009. S.T.L. candidate (History of Theology), the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm, Rome, Italy.

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1987

 

Sheryl Cozad, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

secozad@stgregorys.edu

University of Oklahoma, B.F.A. 1977 University of Oklahoma, M.F.A. 1985

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2002

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Sheryl Cozad, M.F.A, has taught college level studio arts and art history for over two decades. In addition, she is a highly experienced and active visual artist who has been an Oklahoma State Arts Council Artist-in-Residence for many years. Her portraits, murals, narrative paintings, drawing, and wood sculpture are created in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and mixed media. While portraits and murals constitute much of Cozad’s artwork, she also creates paintings and three-dimensional pieces that reflect her spirituality and imagination. She has illustrated books and other publications on the subjects of faith and health. Her work has been featured in one-person and traveling group exhibitions in many locations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Iceland. Her former students include museum curators, college art instructors, high school art teachers, art therapists and successful professional artists and designers. Visual arts students at SGU have created murals for Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and for the Woodward Park Veterans’ Memorial as well as participated in museum exhibitions and arts festivals.

 

William Crossley

Visiting Instructor

Department of Humanities

wtcrosley@stgregorys.edu

Bachelor of Arts in Education, 1976 Master of Arts in Education, 2001

PERSONAL STATEMENT: My interests lie primarily in the areas of teaching English to international students and teaching foreign languages (Spanish, French, German and Japanese). We strive to welcome international students to our campus by focusing on their particular needs, and we also focus on the assimilation of American students to the world. At St. Gregory’s, opportunities abound for students interested in improving their English skills.

 

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Dr. Ron W. Diggs

Associate Professor

College of Continuing Studies

rwdiggs@stgregorys.edu

Doctor of Business Administration, Northcentral University, 2011 Master of Science in Management, Southern Nazarene University, 1996 Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1992

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I believe in bringing education to life. With a continual increase in globalization and strategic partnerships, business theories and doctrine alone do not prepare students to enter or advance in the workforce. Practical application of faith, business principles, morals, ethics and diverse thought processes must be incorporated in the classroom to reflect the real-world situations students will face after graduation. From a balanced approach to the development of decision-making skills and insightful analysis, students can be influential, inspiring and motivating leaders of tomorrow. Students should be encouraged to continually pursue education, personal growth and professional development as a means to express, in a professional and objective manner, how their dreams, ambitions, opinions and beliefs can add value to their community and careers.

 

Dany Doughan

Instructor

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

didoughan@stgregorys.edu

Doctorate of Education (Expected graduation date: May 2014), Benedictine University Masters of Science, Oklahoma State University, 2004 Masters of Science, Lebanese American University, 2001 Bachelor of Science, Lebanese American University, 1998

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2006

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I enjoy being at St. Gregory’s University because I am given ample opportunities to engage my students intellectually in the classroom and to establish unique relationships with them long after they have graduated.

 

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Dr. Ron Faulk

Associate Professor

Department of Humanities

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

rhfaulk@stgregorys.edu

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1974 M.A., Northwestern University, IL., 1976 Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1986 M.P.H., University of Oklahoma, 1992

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1997

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I have spent my life working in (1.) community-based social services, especially, but not exclusively, behavioral health and (2.) the arts, especially language arts, both as practitioner and teacher. In addition to being an associate professor and teaching regularly, I am also a prison chaplain (16 years); board member of an incorporated chaplaincy (10 years); board member (currently President) of a growing behavioral health provider (7 years); and an Academic Dean. I see the Liberal Arts as eminently practical, the foundation for personal intellectual and spiritual growth and a preparation for work and civic engagement and helping to make the world a better place. This is expressed through the University’s mission as “building the Kingdom of God through education.” Our focus is the education of the whole person, something rather unique today when people generally are educated and trained in narrow, lopsided ways. Our efforts with students are practical because students need a good salary—but to be happy they also need a meaningful life. Hopefully this includes a meaningful vocation, but certainly it means engagement with meaningful things and a Liberal Arts education provides this. We want our graduates to know themselves and the great narrative of this world; to think for themselves critically and creatively; to write, speak and compute effectively; to commit to an ethical life; and to be engaged agents of change for the better wherever they live.

 

Dr. Gayle Fischer

Assistant Professor

Department of Education, Chair

lgfischer@stgregorys.edu

University of Oklahoma, 1998, Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2008

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I am Nationally Board Certified in Special Education and taught for over 30 years in general and special education classrooms at both the elementary and secondary levels. I have served on the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation and was a member of the Board Of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. My knowledge and experience allow me, as the Director of Teacher Education, to provide a solid education for teacher candidates.

 

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Dr. Eric Gray

Associate Professor

Department of Humanities

ergray@stgregorys.edu

Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1984 Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 1991 Doctor of Philosophy, English, Oklahoma State University, 2003

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2005

PERSONAL STATEMENT: After teaching for years at huge public universities, I came to St. Gregory’s to work more closely with students and to be in a safe, Christian environment. I love the fact that I now know my students personally and can help them with their specific needs. In the classroom, I try to improve my students’ reading and writing skills so they can live up to their potential. When I teach literature, I try to remember that literature should both teach and delight; while reading can teach us about our world and ourselves, it should also be fun. Outside of the classroom, I oversee the college literary anthology, and I like helping our students express their creative sides.

 

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Melody A. Harrington

Associate Professor

Director of Counseling and Testing

Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Chair

maharrington@stgregorys.edu

M.Ed. University of Central Oklahoma, 1980. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Polygraph Examiner.

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1991

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I am blessed with the amazing opportunity to teach and work in a university where Catholic and Benedictine values are integrated into every aspect of the student’s education. My focus is on the education and development of the whole person. As an instructor of Psychology and Sociology, and as the Director of Counseling, I have a particular interest in promoting social and emotional well-being in our students. I encourage reflection about and exploration of the self in all its aspects. It is my experience that our students love people and are interested in helping others. My goal for my students is that they live an authentic life, be the people they wish to be, and live the life they wish to live. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can seriously help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Dr. Angela M. James

Assistant Professor

Department of Business, Chair

amjames@stgregorys.edu

Ph.D. – General Business MGMT – Capella University – 2009 M.B.A. – Management – University of Oklahoma – 2004 B.A. – Management Public Accounting – St. Gregory’s University - 2000

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2005

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Business at SGU is a unique program that requires participation in the Governor’s Cup Business Plan competition. We serve God by serving you.

 

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Sister Marcianne Kappes, C.S.T. / Dr. M. A. Kappes

Professor

Department of Theology and Philosophy

Department of Education

Department of Humanities

srmarcianne@stgregorys.edu

1972 - B.S. in Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) from OCU; 1977 - B.A. in Religion (emphasis Biblical Studies & World Religion) from OCU; 1981 - M.A.T. in Education (emphasis in aesthetical education) from OCU; 1988 - M.A. in Church History (emphasis in History of Christian Spirituality) from SJU; 1992 - Ph.D. in Historical Theology (with a literature component) from SLU

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1992

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Besides the academic fields mentioned above, I work with Native American Studies, International Students, Theological Honor Society (TAK) and students interested in the study of theology, ethics, science and technology in an interdisciplinary manner on an international scope (ITEST).

 

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Dr. Richard Louis McDowell

University Provost

Professor

Department of Social and Behavioral Science

rlmcdowell@stgregorys.edu

S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. Tufts University – Political Science (1973)

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Political Science is explored in U.S. and International settings. Students at St. Gregory’s learn how politics is studied in the U.S. and how politics works on a global scale. Careers in local, state and federal agencies, as well as graduate study in political science, law and public administration are available to graduates.

 

Dr. Richard S. Meloche

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Theology

rsmeloche@stgregorys.edu

B.A. in Philosophy – University of Western Ontario M.A. in Theological Studies – University of Western Ontario Ph.D. in Theology – Ave Maria University

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Dr. Richard Meloche is an associate professor of theology and a native of Canada who earned his initial degrees in philosophy and theology from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to his appointment at SGU, Prof. Meloche enjoyed a 5-year doctoral fellowship at Ave Maria University, during which time he wrote and successfully defended his dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’ appropriation of Aristotle in regards to human beatitude. In the fall of 2012, he joyful received his mandatum from Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He resides with his beautiful wife and their four children in rural Oklahoma.

 

Dr. James S. Meyer

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mathematics and Physical Science

jsmeyer@stgregorys.edu

B.A. with High Distinction, University of Iowa, 1963, physics and mathematics M.S., University of Illinois, 1964, physics Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1972, theoretical solid state physics

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1975

PERFORMANCE STATEMENT: Although I am officially retired from full-time service at St. Gregory’s (after more than 35 years), I still teach the occasional class in various mathematics, computational science or physical science related topics as needed. I maintain a study on the fourth floor of Benedictine Hall, and I enjoy interacting with the students when they stop by with academic or other problems.

 

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Dr. Valerie Plaus

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

veplaus@stgregorys.edu

B.S., University of Guelph M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Physics is not just a subject of study, but a way of thinking. My goal for my students is two-fold: to teach them the mathematics of the physical world, and to think analytically, which is a skill they can apply to other classes and to their future life.

 

Dr. Jeff Potter

Athletic Director

Associate Professor

Department of Life Science and Kinesiology

jdpotter@stgregorys.edu

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, Physical Education, 1974 M.Ed., University of Oklahoma, Physical Education, 1978 Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, Sports Administration/Higher Education, 2000

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2006

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I have a great passion for the study of human movement, which is defined as the discipline of Kinesiology. My professional career has been very diverse both academically and experientially. While my doctorate is in Sports Administration I also have a good academic background in Biomechanics. This has led to my enjoyment in teaching Movement Anatomy and entry level Biomechanics. My experience has included being a middle school teacher and high school teacher (social studies, math, physical education, science), a high school basketball coach and athletic director, a college cross country and track coach at the NAIA and NCAA Division I levels, a college professor in Kinesiology, and most recently, an athletic director while also remaining on the university faculty. I greatly enjoy advising and take great pride in my efforts in that area. One of my great areas of pride is the success that some of my former students have had in the professional world and graduate school in areas related to Kinesiology. Over the past few years at St. Gregory’s, we have had much success encouraging our graduates to pursue advanced degrees in Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy. We are in the process of developing a Human Performance Lab for students in our department through a recent foundation grant. We anticipate this lab being operational by Fall Semester 2013.

 

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Dr. Madeline M. Rugh

Assistant Professor

Department of Social and Behavioral Science

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

mmrugh@stgregorys.edu

MA Art Education University of Michigan Ph.D. Adult Education University of Oklahoma

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2004

PERSONAL STATEMENT: My focus is on individualized education with a commitment to helping the student discover and develop his or her unique gifts. I utilize arts-based methods of instruction whenever possible as that allows students alternative methods of expressing their unfolding understanding and knowledge both of themselves and of the subject being studied. At the heart of my teaching is the passion to alert students to the need for protecting the planet and seeing the beauty and wonder in all life.

 

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Anita Semtner

Assistant Professor

Library

amsemtner@stgregorys.edu

Oklahoma State University: Bachelor of Science 1976 University of Oklahoma: Master of Library and Information Studies 1999

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2000

PERSONAL STATEMENT: The Library at St. Gregory’s is dedicated to providing effective access to information, as well as high quality library services. Students receive individualized help and support for their research and information needs whether they come to the library in person, or contact the library by email or telephone. With over 25 years of experience in a library setting, Mrs. Semtner is well qualified to assist our students.

 

Mayda Shorney

Associate Professor

Department of Business

mshorney@stgregorys.edu

Ph.D. - Accounting, Texas A&M University, 1988 B.A. - Accounting, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1977 C.P.A. – University of Oklahoma, 1981

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1997

PERSONAL STATEMENT: The Mission of St. Gregory’s Department of Business is to prepare values-centered professionals committed to an entrepreneurial spirit, ethical focus, and global orientation.

 

Dr. Don Skinner-Noble

Assistant Professor

Department of Life Science and Kinesiology, Chair

doskinnernoble@stgregorys.edu

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Poultry Science major), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1990; Master of Science (Poultry Genetics and Behavior major), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1992 Doctorate of Philosophy (Poultry Genetics and Behavior major), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1996 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Poultry Nutrition and Metabolism), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 1999-2005

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2011

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Dr. Skinner-Noble is a passionate teacher committed to engaging students in his courses. He uses Social Media and technology to enhance classroom and laboratory teaching. His academic interests are Genetics, Animal Behavior and animals (especially birds). His hobbies include bird watching, gardening and home improvement. Classes he teaches include Genetics, General Zoology, Cell Biology, Statistics and Research Writing, and several Common Core Laboratory Science classes (for non-science majors). In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Skinner-Noble is Chairman of the Department of Life Science and Kinesiology and the University’s Assessment Coordinator. Skinner-Noble was named Outstanding Faculty Member by the Student Government Association in the spring of 2012. When not at St. Gregory’s, he enjoys spending time with his active family; his wife and two children.

 

Dr. Tash Smith

Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities

Honors Program Director

tbsmith@stgregorys.edu

MA – North Dakota State University (2004) Ph.D. – University of Oklahoma (2010)

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2011

PERSONAL STATEMENT: As an assistant professor of history and director of the university’s honors program, Dr. Smith teaches a variety of courses in history and the humanities. His particular scholarly interests are in the nineteenth century American West and the cultural conflict between white society and American Indian communities. He is currently at work on a manuscript that explores the work of Christian missionaries in Indian Territory and Oklahoma.

 

Rev. Joachim Spexarth, O.S.B.

Instructor

Department of Social and Behavioral Science

frjoachim@stgregorys.edu

M.A. Oklahoma State University, 1967

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1964- St. Gregory’s High School; 1966 – St. Gregory’s University

 

Mary Ann Stevens

Associate Professor

Department of Life Science and Kinesiology

mastevens@stgregorys.edu

Associate of Science, St. Gregory's University, 1974 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education, 1988 Master of Natural Science, 1991

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1989

PERSONAL STATEMENT: After a rewarding career in the health professions, I came to St. Gregory’s University to teach young adults who are interested in careers in science. I believe that our health care system and scientific community needs individuals who are compassionate and reflective, as well as critical, independent thinkers. SGU’s approach to education and development of the whole person encourages, nurtures, and develops these skills and characteristics, thus preparing our students for success while handling the challenges and stress of their chosen career.

 

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Ghaleb M. Trad

Assistant Professor

Department of Business

gmtrad@stgregorys.edu

Doctoral coursework – Oklahoma State University – Business Administration / Marketing M.B.A. – Marketing / Finance – Oklahoma City University 2000 / 2001 B.S. – Marketing & Management – Univesite Libanaise 1998 B.S. – Accounting & Finance – Universite Libanaise 1997

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: The unique student experience at SGU extends beyond education, encouraging a love of learning, a life of balance, generosity and integrity—traits that are essential for success in any competitive market.

 

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Dr. Jessica Van Oort

Assistant Professor

Chair of Department of Visual and Performing Arts

jvanoort@stgregorys.edu

B.A. Hope College 1998; Ed.M Temple University 2003; Ph.D. Temple University 2009

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2011

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Dr. Jessica Van Oort is the director of the SGU Dance Program, mentoring dance majors and minors, directing and choreographing for two dance concerts a year, and overseeing the SGU Dance Academy for local children. Dr. Van Oort has performed with Dance Gallery in Bellingham, Washington, and Sprezzatura and the Temple University Opera Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her specialties include modern, dance theater, improvisation and historical forms from the medieval era to the twentieth century. Her research focuses on gender and the sacred in dance, and she has presented/performed at numerous medievalist and dance conferences and published in Dance Chronicle and in Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History.

 

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Br. Damian Whalen, O.S.B., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Business

brdamian@stgregorys.edu

B.A. (Philosophy), 1978 St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA M.M. (Choral Conducting), 1987, University of Oklahoma Ph.D. (Organization and Management), 2010, Capella University

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 1982

PERSONAL STATEMENT: As an instructor, I have always had the intent to provide a learning environment for my students which encourages them to give the best of themselves to the task at hand. This, in my view, is key to their success in life and in their work.

 

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Lisa Zarrella

Technology & Technical Services Librarian

James J. Kelly Library

lmzarrella@stgregorys.edu

Master of Library Science – Emporia State University, 2010

YEAR OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT AT ST. GREGORY’S: 2012

PERSONAL STATEMENT: James J. Kelly Library on the campus of St. Gregory’s University is more than brick and mortar filled with books. It is a research hub—a gateway to resources both in the physical and online format. The best part of my day as a Librarian at SGU is when I get to show students how to open that gateway and traverse the realm beyond.