Directory


Dayami Abella, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Modern Language (Spanish)
Education: A.A., Spanish, Florida Gulf Coast University; B.A., Spanish Philology, University of Navarre, Spain; M.A., Teaching English and Spanish, University of Navarre, Spain; Ph.D. (candidate), Latin American Literature, University of Navarre, Spain
Office: Canizaro Library 235
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Christopher Alexander, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, University of Dallas,; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D. (candidate), English Literature, University of Nevada.
Office: Canizaro Library 169
Phone: (239) 304-7894

Curtis Allen

Coordinator of Intramural Athletics
Phone: (239) 280-1675
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2035

Thomas Allen

Residence Director – St. Sebastian Hall

Rebecca Alves

Administrative Assistant – Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library 355
Phone: (239) 280-2586

Ana Maria Angel

Administrative Assistant
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7190

John Aragona

Coordinator of Counseling Services
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2031
Phone: (239) 280-7398

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Providence College; M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1584
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Rodice Barosy

Accounts Payable Accountant
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1658

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Instructor of Modern Language (Italian) and Literature
Education: B.A., Political Science & Italian Studies, University of New Hampshire; M.A., Literature & Culture, Boston College; Ph.D., Italian Literature & Linguistics, University of Toronto
Office: Canizaro Library 250
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Robert Batson

Head Coach – Women’s Basketball
Phone: (239) 280-1501

Elizabeth Baux

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance and Internal Operations, Head Coach – Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Phone: (239) 304-7887

Paul Baxa, Ph.D.

Chair of the History Department, Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, York University; M.A., History, University of Toronto; Ph.D., History, University of Toronto
Office: Henkels 2019
Phone: (239) 280-1661
Fax: (230) 280-1637

Irene Benfatti, M.A. (ABD)

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Junior High School/Mathematics, William Patterson University; M.A., Math Education, William Patterson University; M.A., Education Leadership, Columbia University; Ed.D. (candidate), Columbia University
Professional Experience:  Principal and teacher.
Email: irene.benfatti@avemaria.edu

Jacob Blanchard, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Biology and Research Fellow
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3034
Phone: (239) 304-7130

Mary Blanchard, D.Phil.

Instructor of History, Research Fellow
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University; D.Phil, History, University of Oxford
Office: Henkels 3034
Phone: (239) 280-1563

Noah Blanchard

Director of Student Life
Education: B.A., Ave Maria University
Phone: (239) 280-1517
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2041

Gerald Boersma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D., Theology and Religion, University of Durham; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; B.A., Religious Studies, Trinity Western University
Office: Henkels Academic Building 3003
Phone: (239) 304-7910
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Joy Bonnaig, Ed.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Elementary Education, CUNY Brooklyn College; M. Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed. (candidate), Organizational Development, Grand Canyon University
Professional Experience:  Currently working as an Intervention Support Specialist
Email: joy.bonnaig@avemaria.edu

Brandon Wanless 

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Ave Maria University; Systematic Theology. M.A., Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Theology. B.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Philosophy
Email: brandonl.wanless@avemaria.edu

Norman Braswell

Assistant Football Coach

Thomas Brattan

Football – Offensive Line Coach

Michael Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., American Studies & History, Northwestern University; M. Phil, Political Thought & Intellectual History, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge
Office: Henkels 2014A
Phone: (239) 280-1570

Nancy Burket, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor of Modern Language (French)
Education: B.A., French, University of Toledo; M.Ed., Education, Lourdes College

Cristine Buzzanca

Executive Assistant – President’s Office

Mandy Campos

Database Coordinator
Office: Canizaro Library 358
Email: armandina.campos@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1644

Alexandra Carlson, D.Mus.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education: M.Mus., Chamber Ensemble, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory; D.Mus., Piano Performance, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Education: A.B., Princeton University, Philosophy & Public Policy; M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Email: janice.breidenbach@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1572
Office: Henkels 2014B

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Teaching and Teaching Education, University of Florida; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literary Specialist

John Colman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Politics
Education: B.A., Political Science, Carleton University; M.A., Political Science, Carleton University; Ph.D., Political Science, Boston College
Office: Canizaro Library 161B
Phone: (239) 280-1609

Brian Couch

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1695

Vivian Crockett

Director of Residence Life
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2042
Phone: (239) 280-2542

Zachary Crockett

Director of Career Services
Office: Canizaro Library, 1st Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7228

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Biology, University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617

Nicholas Curtis, Ph.D.

Chair of the Biology Department, Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Science & Biology, University of Miami; Ph.D., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
Office: Henkels 2053
Phone: (239) 304-7132

Travis Curtright, Ph.D.

Chair of Humanities & Liberal Studies, Director of Shakespeare and Performance, Professor of Humanities & Literature
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 161A
Phone: (239) 280-1612
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Catherine Dailey

Individual Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library 331
Phone: (239) 348-4711

James Daly, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Physics
Education: B.S., Engineering, University of Connecticut; M.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: Henkels 2059
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.S.E., Duke University; M.T.S., Theology, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Philosophical and Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 3005
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Barry David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., History & Classical Philosophy, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University; M.A., History, Classics, & Religion, Carleton University; Ph.D., Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto (Centre for Medieval Studies)
Office: Henkels 3046
Phone: (239) 280-2534

Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Faculty and Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.A. (honours), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D. (distinction), History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7127
Fax: (239) 280-1637

John DeCola

Major Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7901

Sarah Deville

Head of Public Servces, Canizaro Library
Office: Canizaro Library 116
Phone: (239) 280-2422

Barbara Dietter

Financial Aid Coordinator
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-1568

Andrew Dinan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classics
Education: B.A., Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame; M.T.S., Moral Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage & Family; M.A., Greek & Latin, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Greek & Latin, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 2050
Phone: (239) 280-1619

Kathryn Dionne

Academic Records Assistant
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-2565

Richard Dionne

Facility Service Technician
Office: Central Utilities Plant
Phone: (239) 280-2406

Richard Dittus, Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Sophomore Success QEP
Education: B.A., Mathematics & Social Science, Fordham Univesity; M.A., Education with Mathematics specialization, Fordham University; Ed.D., Education Leadership, Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University
Office: Canizaro Library 234
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Lawrence Doherty

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Philosophy, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, PA; M.A. Theology, School of Religious Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; M.F.T. Masters in Family Therapy, Hahnemann University (now Drexel University); J.D. Temple University Law School, Phila., PA.
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2007 .A
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

Academic Affairs Manager
Office: Henkels 3055
Phone: (239) 280-2550

Marguerite Dziad

Residence Director – Mother Teresa Hall
Email: marguerite.nemeth@avemaria.edu

Elisa Sullican, B.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish 
Education: B.A., Spanish, University of Parish VII

Erin Mamott, M.A. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University; M.A. (candidate), Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Assumption College

Robert Farnham

Vice President – Finance & Administration
Email: robert.farnham@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1674
Office: Canizaro Library 328

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Chair of the Philosophy Department, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Office: Henkels 3047
Phone: (239) 280-2531
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Brett Feger, M.S.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University
Office: Henkels 2066
Phone: (239) 280-1637

Francis Feingold, Ph.D. (candidate)

Visiting Instructor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University of America; Ph.D. (candidate), Philosophy, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 1035
Phone: (239) 304-7366

Taylor Ferranti, D.Mus.

Associate Professor of Music
Education: B.Mus., Vocal Performance, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam; M.Mus., Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory; D.Mus., Vocal Performance/Voice Science, Louisiana State University
Office: Canizaro Library 251
Phone: (239) 280-1592

Tracy Flack

Senior General Ledger Accountant
Email: tracy.flack@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7097
Office: Canizaro Library 330

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D. (candidate)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; DC, Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D. (candidate), Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
Office: Henkels 2054
Phone: (239) 304-7367
Fax: (239) 280-1607

Yensy Flores

Assistant to the Director – Mother Teresa Project & Service Learning
Email: yensy.flores@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2576
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2047

Rachel Flowers

Assistant Director of Student Life
Email: rachel.flowers@avemaria.edu
Office: Student Union, Second Floor

Debra Forma, MSN/ED

Instructor of Nursing
Education: A.A.S., Nursing, Erie Community College; B.A., Health and Human Services, State University of New York; MSN/ED, Nursing, University of Pheonix
Office: Canizaro Library 314
Phone: (239) 280-1540

Karen Full

Director of Admissions
Email: karen.full@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7371
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Marvin Gaitan

Accountant
Email: marvin.gaitan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2432
Office: Canizaro Library

Fr. Robert Garrity

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., English Literature, Aurora University; M.A., S.T.L., Theology, Catholic University of America; J.C.L., Canon Law, Catholic University of America; S.T.D., Theology, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 2068
Phone: (239) 280-2424
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Weena I. Gaulin, Ed.D.

Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor of Education
Education: Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction. West Virginia University. M.A. TESOL. West Virginia University. M.A. English Language, Literature and Civilization. Reunion Island University. B.A. English Language, Literature and Civilization. Reunion Island University.
Office: Canizaro Library 227
Email: isabelle.gaulin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2524

Edward Gaven

Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Email: eddie.gaven@avemaria.edu

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Music (Organ)
Education: B. Mus., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music; M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University, Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University

Andrey Glubokov, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: M.S., Physics, Moscow State University; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of New Mexico
Office: Henkels 3038
Phone: (239) 304-7393

Dennis Grace

Executive Vice President
Email: dennis.grace@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7093
Office: Canizaro Library 360

Andrea Groch

Admissions Counselor
Email: andrea.groch@avemaria.edu
Territory: DC, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT. Florida Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Anne Hart

Director of Financial Aid
Email: anne.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Rebecca Herr

Administrative Assistant, Business Office & Legal Affairs
Education: B.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville
Email: rebecca.herr@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1573
Office: Canizaro Library 327

Michael Hiestand

Defensive Coordinator
Email: michael.hiestand@avemaria.edu

Taylor Hodge

Assistant Athletic Director – Intercollegiate Athletics
Email: taylor.hodge@avemaria.edu

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2033
Phone: (239) 280-1604

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

Chair of the Psychology Department, Associate Professor of Psychology
Education: B.A., Psychology & Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University; M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Office: Henkels 3047A
Phone: (239) 280-1665

Gregory Howard

Coordinator of Security & Housing Operations
Education: B.A., M.B.A. Florida Gulf Coast University
Email: gregory.howard@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7904
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Office: Henkels 2030
Phone: (239) 304-7128

IT Helpdesk

Phone: 239-280-2585

Email: IThelpdesk@support.avemaria.edu

Submit a ticket: support.avemaria.edu

James Lanzy, D.A.

Adjunct instructor of Business 
Education:  B.S., Accounting, St. Francis University; M.A., Industrial Relations/Personnel Administration, St. Francis University; D.A., Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

Jenifer LeCompte

Adaptive Services Manager
Education: B.S., in Elementary and Special Education, Kutztown University; M.S., in Educational Administration, Gwynedd Mercy College (now Gwynedd Mercy University)
Office: Canizaro Library 160
Phone: (239) 280-1654

Jeremy Johnston, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University

John O’Neill, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.B., Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

Bradley Johnson

Assistant Director of Security
Email: bradley.johnson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7098

Kathy Heldman, J.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Marketing 
Education: B.A., Communications, University of Michigan; M.S., Telecommunications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; J.D., Law, Syracuse University College of Law

Anne Kerian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: B.A., Mathematics and Literature, Ave Maria University; M.A., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: Canizaro Library 170
Phone: (239) 280-1652

Kevin Clarke, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University; Ph.D. (candidate), Biblical Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: kevinm.clarke@avemaria.edu

Kimberly King

Vice President for Student Affairs
Email: kimberly.king@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2484
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

Charles Kolmann

Adjunct Professor of Theater
Education: B.A, English & Literature, LaSalle University; Master’s Equivalency, Pennsylvania State

Alex Kozisek

Email: alexander.kozisek@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1673
Office: Canizaro Library 366

Chelsea Kozisek

Registrar
Email: chelsea.kozisek@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7096
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Fr. Matthew Lamb

Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology
Education: S.T.L., Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Dr. Theo., Theology, Westfaelishe Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany; Ph. D., Humanities, Honoris Causa, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Office: Henkels 3008
Phone: (239) 216-1024
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Kateri Allen

Director of Student Development & Study Abroad / Title IX Coordinator
Email: kateri.allen@avemaria.edu
Phone: 239-304-7920
Office: 1071 (1st fl Student Union)

Katherine Latenser

Volleyball Coach
Email: katie.latenser@avemaria.edu

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music
Education: B.M., Music Composition and Theory, Ewha Women’s University; M.M., Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.F.A., Ph.D., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University
Email: seunghee.lee@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1588
Office: Canizaro Library 252

Debbie Lennox

Human Resources Generalist
Email: debbie.lennox@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2563
Office: Canizaro Library 334

Katherine LeNotre, Ph.D.

Education: Ph.D., American Literature, Catholic University of America; M.A., English, Catholic University of America; B.A., English, University of Dallas
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building
Phone: (239) 280-2535

Andrew Lerwill, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: Ph.D., Physics, Nottingham Trent University; M.S., Applied and Modern Optics, University of Readings; B.S., Physics, University of Hertfordshire
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3067
Phone: (239) 280-1605

Ana Maria Li-Rosi

Director of Counseling Services
Email: anamaria.lirosi@avemaria.edu

Lindsey Whiting

Adjunct Instructor of Physics
Education: M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee B.S., Franciscan University, Chemistry
Email: lindseym.whiting@avemaria.edu

Richard Llewellyn, J.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Business 
Education: B.A., University of California; J.D., Law, Loyola University
Email: rick.llewellyn@avemaria.edu

Steven Long, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Toledo; Ph.D., Philosophy, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 3007
Phone: (239) 280-1664

Longenhagen, Greg

Adjunct Professor of Drama & Fine Arts
Email: greg.longenhagen@avemaria.edu

Niurka Lopez

Financial Aid Coordinator
Email: niurka.lopez@avemaria.edu

Lucas Fullenkamp

Director of Tutoring Services & Academic Advisor
Education: B.A., English, Bluffton University; M.A., English Bowling Green Sate University
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd Floor, 2007.B
Phone: (239) 280-2553

Jessica Luebker

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine
Email: jessica.luebker@avemaria.edu

Anne Marchetti, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education: B.A., Providence College; M.S., University of Hartford; D.B.A. (candidate), Walden University
Email: anne.marchetti@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1528
Office: Henkels 2049

Michael Marsalli, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Education: A.B., Mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Michigan
Office: Henkels 3069
Phone: (239) 280-1606

Martha Voorhees, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Education

Christine Martin

Admissions Counselor
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: All transfers, re-admits, and internationals

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of Economics, Associate Professor of Business & Economics
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Mr. Thomas Mathews

Associate Professor of Business
Education: M.B.A., Finance and Computer Science Seton Hall University; M.A., Economics, University of Missouri; B.A., Economics, Bombay University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694

Denise McNulty, D.N.P.

Chair of the Nursing Department, Associate Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Holy Family College; M.S., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; D.N.P., Nursing, Duquesne University
Office: Canizaro Library 313
Phone: (239) 304-7133
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Nicholas Mendez

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine
Email: nicholas.mendez@avemaria.edu

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; Master of Psychology, University of Dallas; M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Office: Canizaro Library 253
Phone: (239) 280-1552

Linda Moseley, M.S.N.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S.N., Nursing, Widener University; M.H.A., Health Administration, University of Pheonix Online; M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix Online

Zachary Moss

Assistant Coach – Men’s Basketball
Email: zach.moss@avemaria.edu

Christina Muracco

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
Email: tina.muracco@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1512
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor

Michael New, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Education: B.A., Government, and Economics Modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth College; M.S., Statistics, Stanford University; Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1569

Jennifer Nodes

Director of Library Services
Email: jennifer.nodes@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 348-4710
Office: Canizaro Library 162

Roger Nutt, S.T.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.E.S., Literature & Philosophy, St. Cloud State University; M.A., Theology & Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D., Sacred Theology, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Helene O’Connell

Enrollment Processor – Enrollment Center
Email:
 helene.oconnell@avemaria.edu

Patrick O’Connell

Principal Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239)

Maria Padron

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2039
Phone: (239) 304-7360

James Patterson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Communications Department, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Houston; M.A., Politics, University of Virginia; Ph.D., Politics, University of Virginia
Office: Henkels 2055
Phone: (239) 304-7365

Joseph Patterson

Head Football Coach
Email: joseph.patterson@avemaria.edu

Kathy Phelps

Director of Human Resources
Email: kathy.phelps@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7074
Office: Canizaro Library 335

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, California State University; Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1666

Shirley Rainwaters, Ed.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: A.S., Liberal Arts, Edison Community College; B.S., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; M.A., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Education; University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literacy Specialist

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Email: mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, NC, NM, NV, OR, SC, WA. Florida counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Martin, Nassau, Okalossa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

Ubiratan Rezende, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business
Education: M.A., Theological Studies, John Paull II Institute, Washington, DC (Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome); M.A., Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Southern California; B.A., J.D., University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Office: Canizaro Library 230
Phone: (239) 280-1631

Linda Richter

Treasury & Accounting Manager
Email: linda.richter@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2560
Office: Canizaro Library 332

Bradley Ritter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classics and History
Education: B.A., Classical Studies, University of Florida; M.A., Latin, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Office: Canizaro Library 218
Phone: (239) 280-1667

Donna Rittereiser

Administrative Coordinator, Campus Ministry
Email: donna.rittereiser@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2519
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2029

Fr. Dave S.J. Robinson

Campus Ministry
Email: david.robinson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7396
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2028

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Email: pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Ricardo A. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: B.S., Physics, Mathematics, University of Los Andes; M.S., Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University; Ph.D., High Energy Physics, Iowa State University
Office: Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 348-4705

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Chair of Literature Department, Associate Professor of Literature
Education: B.A., M.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., Greek, Loyola University; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 280-1610

John Roy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, Columbia College; M.A., Linguistics, Columbia University; M.Phil., Linguistics, Columbia University; Ph.D., Linguistics, Columbia University

Ryan Brady, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Greek and Latin
Education: B.A., Religion, La Alle University; M.A., Systematic Theology, Christendom Graduate School; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University

Esthela Saldana

Cashier
Email: esthela.saldana@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1571
Office: Canizaro Library 365

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: M.A., Pharmacy, Comenius University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Dakota
Office: Henkels 3028
Phone: (239) 280-2418

Brian Scanlan

Associate Vice President, Conferences & Events
Email: brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483
Office: Canizaro Library 364

Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Bible & Theology, Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Bible & Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics & Philosophy, University of Iowa
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Casey Scott

Head Baseball Coach
Email: casey.scott@avemaria.edu

Scott King

Director of Mission Outreach
Email: scott.king@avemaria.edu
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

William Serson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky; B.S., Biology Millersville University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Chair of the Business Department, Associate Professor of Finance
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345

Ryan Smith

Marketing Department 
Office: Canizaro Library 3rd Floor
Email: ryan.smith@avemaria.edu
Phone: (609) 651-0550

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Environmental Biology & Chemistry, Plymouth State University; M.S., Recreation, Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Louisville
Office: Henkels 3048
Phone: (239) 280-2536

Aileen Staller, D.N.P.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S.N., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix; D.N.P., Nursing Practice, University of South Florida

Michael Sugrue, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Humanities 
Education: A.B., History, University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., History, Columbia University
Office: Henkels 2018
Phone: (239) 280-1624

Seana Sugrue, D.C.L.

Chair of the Politics Department, Associate Professor of Politics
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, Bishop’s University; LL.B., Law, University of Ottawa; LL.M., Law, McGill University; D.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University
Office: Henkels 3054
Phone: (239) 280-1625
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Lynne Swosinski, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Education
Education: B.S., Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.S., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.A., Reading, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed., Curriculum and Teaching, Northcentral University
Professional Experience: Currently working as a Reading Specialist

Sylvester, Jason

Director of Physical Plant
Email: jason.sylvester@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2415
Office: Central Utilities Plant

Michele Sylvester

Assistant Campus Store Manager
Email: michele.sylvester@avemaria.edu

Dorothy Thompson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Business
Education: B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Women’s University; M.S., Finance, University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662

Helen Tintes-Schuermann, D.M.

Chair of the Music Department, Associate Professor of Music
Education: B.S./B.A., Music Education and Literature; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Rochester; D.M., Vocal Performance, Northwestern University
Office: Canizaro Library 249
Phone: (239) 280-1589

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University
Office: Henkels 3049
Phone: (239) 280-1647

Charles Traver

Director of Dining Services
Email: charles.traver@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2506
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 1st floor inside Cafeteria

Susan Treacy, Ph.D.

Professor of Music
Education: B.Mus., Voice, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.Mus., Opera Theater, Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., Historical Musicology, University of North Texas
Office: Canizaro Library 254
Phone: (239) 280-1668

Eric Van Heusen

Assistant Football Coach
Email: eric.vanheusen@avemaria.edu

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, M.T.S., Theology, Duke University, Th.M., Systematic Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary, B.S. Psychology, Texas Christian University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3008
Phone: (239) 304-7825
Curriculum Vitae: Download

James Vranish, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A & M; B.S., Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3053
Phone: (239) 280-1607

Mary Waldow

Residence Director – John Paul II Hall
Email: marykate.waldow@avemaria.edu

Michael Waldstein, Th.D.

Max Seckler Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Dallas; S.S.L., Sacred Scripture, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; Th.D., New Testament & Christian Origins, Harvard Divinity School
Office: Henkels 3009
Phone: (239) 280-2594
Curriculim Vitae: Download

Susan Waldstein, S.T.D.

Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; S.T.M., S.T.L., Sacred Theology, International Theological Institute, Austria; S.T.D., Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Office: Henkels 3009
Phone: (230) 280-2594
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Mr. Jeffrey Walkey

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Religious Studies Marquette University; M.T.S., Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School; B.S., Management, Purdue University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3004
Phone: (239) 304-7363
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Diana West, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7872

Jennifer Whitis

Director of Advancement Services
Email: jennifer.whitis@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1623
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor

Laura Willard

Mail Room Coordinator
Email: laura.willard@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2488
Office: Mail Room, Thomas Student Union, 1st floor

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Chair of the Classics Department, Assistant Professor of Classics & Philosophy
Education: B.A., Classics & Philosophy, Valparaiso University; M.St., Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Philosophy, Cornell University
Office: Henkels 2051
Phone: (239) 280-1627

Zachary Harned, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Theater 
Education: B.A., Literature, Ave Maria University; M.A., Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin University; M.Litt., Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin University
Email: zachary.harned@avemaria.edu

Kathryn Dionne

Academic Records Assistant
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-2565

Christy Dorer

Academic Affairs Manager
Office: Henkels 3055
Phone: (239) 280-2550

Seana Sugrue, D.C.L.

Chair of the Politics Department, Associate Professor of Politics
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, Bishop’s University; LL.B., Law, University of Ottawa; LL.M., Law, McGill University; D.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University
Office: Henkels 3054
Phone: (239) 280-1625
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Anne Marchetti, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education: B.A., Providence College; M.S., University of Hartford; D.B.A. (candidate), Walden University
Email: anne.marchetti@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1528
Office: Henkels 2049

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of Economics, Associate Professor of Business & Economics
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Chair of the Business Department, Associate Professor of Finance
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345

Dorothy Thompson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Business
Education: B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Women’s University; M.S., Finance, University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662

Karen Full

Director of Admissions
Email: karen.full@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7371
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Andrea Groch

Admissions Counselor
Email: andrea.groch@avemaria.edu
Territory: DC, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT. Florida Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Christine Martin

Admissions Counselor
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: All transfers, re-admits, and internationals

Helene O’Connell

Enrollment Processor – Enrollment Center
Email:
 helene.oconnell@avemaria.edu

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Email: mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, NC, NM, NV, OR, SC, WA. Florida counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Martin, Nassau, Okalossa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Providence College; M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1584
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Jacob Blanchard, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Biology and Research Fellow
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3034
Phone: (239) 304-7130

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Biology, University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617

Nicholas Curtis, Ph.D.

Chair of the Biology Department, Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Science & Biology, University of Miami; Ph.D., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
Office: Henkels 2053
Phone: (239) 304-7132

Brett Feger, M.S.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University
Office: Henkels 2066
Phone: (239) 280-1637

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D. (candidate)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; DC, Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D. (candidate), Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
Office: Henkels 2054
Phone: (239) 304-7367
Fax: (239) 280-1607

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, California State University; Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1666

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: M.A., Pharmacy, Comenius University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Dakota
Office: Henkels 3028
Phone: (239) 280-2418

William Serson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky; B.S., Biology Millersville University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Environmental Biology & Chemistry, Plymouth State University; M.S., Recreation, Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Louisville
Office: Henkels 3048
Phone: (239) 280-2536

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Office: Henkels 2030
Phone: (239) 304-7128

James Lanzy, D.A.

Adjunct instructor of Business 
Education:  B.S., Accounting, St. Francis University; M.A., Industrial Relations/Personnel Administration, St. Francis University; D.A., Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

Richard Llewellyn, J.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Business 
Education: B.A., University of California; J.D., Law, Loyola University
Email: rick.llewellyn@avemaria.edu

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of Economics, Associate Professor of Business & Economics
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Mr. Thomas Mathews

Associate Professor of Business
Education: M.B.A., Finance and Computer Science Seton Hall University; M.A., Economics, University of Missouri; B.A., Economics, Bombay University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694

Michael New, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Education: B.A., Government, and Economics Modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth College; M.S., Statistics, Stanford University; Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1569

Ubiratan Rezende, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business
Education: M.A., Theological Studies, John Paull II Institute, Washington, DC (Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome); M.A., Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Southern California; B.A., J.D., University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Office: Canizaro Library 230
Phone: (239) 280-1631

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Chair of the Business Department, Associate Professor of Finance
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345

Dorothy Thompson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Business
Education: B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Women’s University; M.S., Finance, University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Providence College; M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1584
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Diana West, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7872

Dayami Abella, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Modern Language (Spanish)
Education: A.A., Spanish, Florida Gulf Coast University; B.A., Spanish Philology, University of Navarre, Spain; M.A., Teaching English and Spanish, University of Navarre, Spain; Ph.D. (candidate), Latin American Literature, University of Navarre, Spain
Office: Canizaro Library 235
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Nancy Burket, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor of Modern Language (French)
Education: B.A., French, University of Toledo; M.Ed., Education, Lourdes College

Andrew Dinan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classics
Education: B.A., Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame; M.T.S., Moral Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage & Family; M.A., Greek & Latin, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Greek & Latin, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 2050
Phone: (239) 280-1619

Elisa Sullican, B.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish 
Education: B.A., Spanish, University of Parish VII

Bradley Ritter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classics and History
Education: B.A., Classical Studies, University of Florida; M.A., Latin, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Office: Canizaro Library 218
Phone: (239) 280-1667

Ryan Brady, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Greek and Latin
Education: B.A., Religion, La Alle University; M.A., Systematic Theology, Christendom Graduate School; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Chair of the Classics Department, Assistant Professor of Classics & Philosophy
Education: B.A., Classics & Philosophy, Valparaiso University; M.St., Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Philosophy, Cornell University
Office: Henkels 2051
Phone: (239) 280-1627

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of Economics, Associate Professor of Business & Economics
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Michael New, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Education: B.A., Government, and Economics Modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth College; M.S., Statistics, Stanford University; Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1569

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Chair of the Business Department, Associate Professor of Finance
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345

Irene Benfatti, M.A. (ABD)

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Junior High School/Mathematics, William Patterson University; M.A., Math Education, William Patterson University; M.A., Education Leadership, Columbia University; Ed.D. (candidate), Columbia University
Professional Experience:  Principal and teacher.
Email: irene.benfatti@avemaria.edu

Joy Bonnaig, Ed.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Elementary Education, CUNY Brooklyn College; M. Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed. (candidate), Organizational Development, Grand Canyon University
Professional Experience:  Currently working as an Intervention Support Specialist
Email: joy.bonnaig@avemaria.edu

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Teaching and Teaching Education, University of Florida; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literary Specialist

Weena I. Gaulin, Ed.D.

Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor of Education
Education: Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction. West Virginia University. M.A. TESOL. West Virginia University. M.A. English Language, Literature and Civilization. Reunion Island University. B.A. English Language, Literature and Civilization. Reunion Island University.
Office: Canizaro Library 227
Email: isabelle.gaulin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2524

Martha Voorhees, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Education

Shirley Rainwaters, Ed.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: A.S., Liberal Arts, Edison Community College; B.S., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; M.A., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Education; University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literacy Specialist

Lynne Swosinski, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Education
Education: B.S., Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.S., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.A., Reading, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed., Curriculum and Teaching, Northcentral University
Professional Experience: Currently working as a Reading Specialist

Barbara Dietter

Financial Aid Coordinator
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-1568

Anne Hart

Director of Financial Aid
Email: anne.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Niurka Lopez

Financial Aid Coordinator
Email: niurka.lopez@avemaria.edu

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Email: pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Charles Kolmann

Adjunct Professor of Theater
Education: B.A, English & Literature, LaSalle University; Master’s Equivalency, Pennsylvania State

Longenhagen, Greg

Adjunct Professor of Drama & Fine Arts
Email: greg.longenhagen@avemaria.edu

Dayami Abella, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Modern Language (Spanish)
Education: A.A., Spanish, Florida Gulf Coast University; B.A., Spanish Philology, University of Navarre, Spain; M.A., Teaching English and Spanish, University of Navarre, Spain; Ph.D. (candidate), Latin American Literature, University of Navarre, Spain
Office: Canizaro Library 235
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Instructor of Modern Language (Italian) and Literature
Education: B.A., Political Science & Italian Studies, University of New Hampshire; M.A., Literature & Culture, Boston College; Ph.D., Italian Literature & Linguistics, University of Toronto
Office: Canizaro Library 250
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Nancy Burket, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor of Modern Language (French)
Education: B.A., French, University of Toledo; M.Ed., Education, Lourdes College

Paul Baxa, Ph.D.

Chair of the History Department, Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, York University; M.A., History, University of Toronto; Ph.D., History, University of Toronto
Office: Henkels 2019
Phone: (239) 280-1661
Fax: (230) 280-1637

Mary Blanchard, D.Phil.

Instructor of History, Research Fellow
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University; D.Phil, History, University of Oxford
Office: Henkels 3034
Phone: (239) 280-1563

Michael Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., American Studies & History, Northwestern University; M. Phil, Political Thought & Intellectual History, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge
Office: Henkels 2014A
Phone: (239) 280-1570

Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Faculty and Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.A. (honours), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D. (distinction), History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7127
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Bradley Ritter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classics and History
Education: B.A., Classical Studies, University of Florida; M.A., Latin, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Office: Canizaro Library 218
Phone: (239) 280-1667

Michael Sugrue, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Humanities 
Education: A.B., History, University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., History, Columbia University
Office: Henkels 2018
Phone: (239) 280-1624

Christopher Alexander, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, University of Dallas,; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D. (candidate), English Literature, University of Nevada.
Office: Canizaro Library 169
Phone: (239) 304-7894

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Instructor of Modern Language (Italian) and Literature
Education: B.A., Political Science & Italian Studies, University of New Hampshire; M.A., Literature & Culture, Boston College; Ph.D., Italian Literature & Linguistics, University of Toronto
Office: Canizaro Library 250
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Travis Curtright, Ph.D.

Chair of Humanities & Liberal Studies, Director of Shakespeare and Performance, Professor of Humanities & Literature
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 161A
Phone: (239) 280-1612
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Chair of Literature Department, Associate Professor of Literature
Education: B.A., M.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., Greek, Loyola University; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 280-1610

John Roy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, Columbia College; M.A., Linguistics, Columbia University; M.Phil., Linguistics, Columbia University; Ph.D., Linguistics, Columbia University

Richard Dittus, Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Sophomore Success QEP
Education: B.A., Mathematics & Social Science, Fordham Univesity; M.A., Education with Mathematics specialization, Fordham University; Ed.D., Education Leadership, Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University
Office: Canizaro Library 234
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Andrey Glubokov, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: M.S., Physics, Moscow State University; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of New Mexico
Office: Henkels 3038
Phone: (239) 304-7393

Anne Kerian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: B.A., Mathematics and Literature, Ave Maria University; M.A., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: Canizaro Library 170
Phone: (239) 280-1652

Michael Marsalli, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Education: A.B., Mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Michigan
Office: Henkels 3069
Phone: (239) 280-1606

Alexandra Carlson, D.Mus.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education: M.Mus., Chamber Ensemble, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory; D.Mus., Piano Performance, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

Taylor Ferranti, D.Mus.

Associate Professor of Music
Education: B.Mus., Vocal Performance, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam; M.Mus., Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory; D.Mus., Vocal Performance/Voice Science, Louisiana State University
Office: Canizaro Library 251
Phone: (239) 280-1592

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Music (Organ)
Education: B. Mus., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music; M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University, Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music
Education: B.M., Music Composition and Theory, Ewha Women’s University; M.M., Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.F.A., Ph.D., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University
Email: seunghee.lee@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1588
Office: Canizaro Library 252

Helen Tintes-Schuermann, D.M.

Chair of the Music Department, Associate Professor of Music
Education: B.S./B.A., Music Education and Literature; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Rochester; D.M., Vocal Performance, Northwestern University
Office: Canizaro Library 249
Phone: (239) 280-1589

Susan Treacy, Ph.D.

Professor of Music
Education: B.Mus., Voice, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.Mus., Opera Theater, Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., Historical Musicology, University of North Texas
Office: Canizaro Library 254
Phone: (239) 280-1668

Debra Forma, MSN/ED

Instructor of Nursing
Education: A.A.S., Nursing, Erie Community College; B.A., Health and Human Services, State University of New York; MSN/ED, Nursing, University of Pheonix
Office: Canizaro Library 314
Phone: (239) 280-1540

Denise McNulty, D.N.P.

Chair of the Nursing Department, Associate Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Holy Family College; M.S., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; D.N.P., Nursing, Duquesne University
Office: Canizaro Library 313
Phone: (239) 304-7133
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Linda Moseley, M.S.N.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S.N., Nursing, Widener University; M.H.A., Health Administration, University of Pheonix Online; M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix Online

Aileen Staller, D.N.P.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S.N., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix; D.N.P., Nursing Practice, University of South Florida

Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Education: A.B., Princeton University, Philosophy & Public Policy; M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Email: janice.breidenbach@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1572
Office: Henkels 2014B

Barry David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., History & Classical Philosophy, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University; M.A., History, Classics, & Religion, Carleton University; Ph.D., Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto (Centre for Medieval Studies)
Office: Henkels 3046
Phone: (239) 280-2534

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Chair of the Philosophy Department, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Office: Henkels 3047
Phone: (239) 280-2531
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Francis Feingold, Ph.D. (candidate)

Visiting Instructor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University of America; Ph.D. (candidate), Philosophy, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 1035
Phone: (239) 304-7366

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University
Office: Henkels 3049
Phone: (239) 280-1647

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Chair of the Classics Department, Assistant Professor of Classics & Philosophy
Education: B.A., Classics & Philosophy, Valparaiso University; M.St., Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Philosophy, Cornell University
Office: Henkels 2051
Phone: (239) 280-1627

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Providence College; M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester
Office: Henkels 3050
Phone: (239) 280-1584
Fax: (239) 280-1637

James Daly, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Physics
Education: B.S., Engineering, University of Connecticut; M.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: Henkels 2059
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Andrew Lerwill, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: Ph.D., Physics, Nottingham Trent University; M.S., Applied and Modern Optics, University of Readings; B.S., Physics, University of Hertfordshire
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3067
Phone: (239) 280-1605

Lindsey Whiting

Adjunct Instructor of Physics
Education: M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee B.S., Franciscan University, Chemistry
Email: lindseym.whiting@avemaria.edu

Ricardo A. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: B.S., Physics, Mathematics, University of Los Andes; M.S., Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University; Ph.D., High Energy Physics, Iowa State University
Office: Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 348-4705

John Colman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Politics
Education: B.A., Political Science, Carleton University; M.A., Political Science, Carleton University; Ph.D., Political Science, Boston College
Office: Canizaro Library 161B
Phone: (239) 280-1609

James Patterson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Communications Department, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Houston; M.A., Politics, University of Virginia; Ph.D., Politics, University of Virginia
Office: Henkels 2055
Phone: (239) 304-7365

Seana Sugrue, D.C.L.

Chair of the Politics Department, Associate Professor of Politics
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, Bishop’s University; LL.B., Law, University of Ottawa; LL.M., Law, McGill University; D.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University
Office: Henkels 3054
Phone: (239) 280-1625
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Erin Mamott, M.A. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University; M.A. (candidate), Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Assumption College

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

Chair of the Psychology Department, Associate Professor of Psychology
Education: B.A., Psychology & Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University; M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Office: Henkels 3047A
Phone: (239) 280-1665

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Office: Henkels 2030
Phone: (239) 304-7128

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; Master of Psychology, University of Dallas; M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Office: Canizaro Library 253
Phone: (239) 280-1552

Curtis Allen

Coordinator of Intramural Athletics
Phone: (239) 280-1675
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2035

Thomas Allen

Residence Director – St. Sebastian Hall

Rebecca Alves

Administrative Assistant – Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library 355
Phone: (239) 280-2586

Ana Maria Angel

Administrative Assistant
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7190

John Aragona

Coordinator of Counseling Services
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2031
Phone: (239) 280-7398

Rodice Barosy

Accounts Payable Accountant
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1658

Robert Batson

Head Coach – Women’s Basketball
Phone: (239) 280-1501

Elizabeth Baux

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance and Internal Operations, Head Coach – Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Phone: (239) 304-7887

Noah Blanchard

Director of Student Life
Education: B.A., Ave Maria University
Phone: (239) 280-1517
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2041

Norman Braswell

Assistant Football Coach

Thomas Brattan

Football – Offensive Line Coach

Cristine Buzzanca

Executive Assistant – President’s Office

Mandy Campos

Database Coordinator
Office: Canizaro Library 358
Email: armandina.campos@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1644

Brian Couch

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1695

Vivian Crockett

Director of Residence Life
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2042
Phone: (239) 280-2542

Zachary Crockett

Director of Career Services
Office: Canizaro Library, 1st Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7228

Catherine Dailey

Individual Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library 331
Phone: (239) 348-4711

John DeCola

Major Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7901

Sarah Deville

Head of Public Servces, Canizaro Library
Office: Canizaro Library 116
Phone: (239) 280-2422

Barbara Dietter

Financial Aid Coordinator
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-1568

Kathryn Dionne

Academic Records Assistant
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-2565

Richard Dionne

Facility Service Technician
Office: Central Utilities Plant
Phone: (239) 280-2406

Richard Dittus, Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Sophomore Success QEP
Education: B.A., Mathematics & Social Science, Fordham Univesity; M.A., Education with Mathematics specialization, Fordham University; Ed.D., Education Leadership, Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University
Office: Canizaro Library 234
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Lawrence Doherty

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Philosophy, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, PA; M.A. Theology, School of Religious Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; M.F.T. Masters in Family Therapy, Hahnemann University (now Drexel University); J.D. Temple University Law School, Phila., PA.
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2007 .A
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

Academic Affairs Manager
Office: Henkels 3055
Phone: (239) 280-2550

Marguerite Dziad

Residence Director – Mother Teresa Hall
Email: marguerite.nemeth@avemaria.edu

Robert Farnham

Vice President – Finance & Administration
Email: robert.farnham@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1674
Office: Canizaro Library 328

Tracy Flack

Senior General Ledger Accountant
Email: tracy.flack@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7097
Office: Canizaro Library 330

Yensy Flores

Assistant to the Director – Mother Teresa Project & Service Learning
Email: yensy.flores@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2576
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2047

Rachel Flowers

Assistant Director of Student Life
Email: rachel.flowers@avemaria.edu
Office: Student Union, Second Floor

Karen Full

Director of Admissions
Email: karen.full@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7371
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Marvin Gaitan

Accountant
Email: marvin.gaitan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2432
Office: Canizaro Library

Edward Gaven

Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Email: eddie.gaven@avemaria.edu

Dennis Grace

Executive Vice President
Email: dennis.grace@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7093
Office: Canizaro Library 360

Andrea Groch

Admissions Counselor
Email: andrea.groch@avemaria.edu
Territory: DC, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT. Florida Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Anne Hart

Director of Financial Aid
Email: anne.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Rebecca Herr

Administrative Assistant, Business Office & Legal Affairs
Education: B.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville
Email: rebecca.herr@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1573
Office: Canizaro Library 327

Michael Hiestand

Defensive Coordinator
Email: michael.hiestand@avemaria.edu

Taylor Hodge

Assistant Athletic Director – Intercollegiate Athletics
Email: taylor.hodge@avemaria.edu

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2033
Phone: (239) 280-1604

Gregory Howard

Coordinator of Security & Housing Operations
Education: B.A., M.B.A. Florida Gulf Coast University
Email: gregory.howard@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7904
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor

IT Helpdesk

Phone: 239-280-2585

Email: IThelpdesk@support.avemaria.edu

Submit a ticket: support.avemaria.edu

Jenifer LeCompte

Adaptive Services Manager
Education: B.S., in Elementary and Special Education, Kutztown University; M.S., in Educational Administration, Gwynedd Mercy College (now Gwynedd Mercy University)
Office: Canizaro Library 160
Phone: (239) 280-1654

Bradley Johnson

Assistant Director of Security
Email: bradley.johnson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7098

Kimberly King

Vice President for Student Affairs
Email: kimberly.king@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2484
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

Alex Kozisek

Email: alexander.kozisek@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1673
Office: Canizaro Library 366

Chelsea Kozisek

Registrar
Email: chelsea.kozisek@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7096
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Kateri Allen

Director of Student Development & Study Abroad / Title IX Coordinator
Email: kateri.allen@avemaria.edu
Phone: 239-304-7920
Office: 1071 (1st fl Student Union)

Katherine Latenser

Volleyball Coach
Email: katie.latenser@avemaria.edu

Debbie Lennox

Human Resources Generalist
Email: debbie.lennox@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2563
Office: Canizaro Library 334

Ana Maria Li-Rosi

Director of Counseling Services
Email: anamaria.lirosi@avemaria.edu

Niurka Lopez

Financial Aid Coordinator
Email: niurka.lopez@avemaria.edu

Jessica Luebker

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine
Email: jessica.luebker@avemaria.edu

Christine Martin

Admissions Counselor
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: All transfers, re-admits, and internationals

Nicholas Mendez

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine
Email: nicholas.mendez@avemaria.edu

Zachary Moss

Assistant Coach – Men’s Basketball
Email: zach.moss@avemaria.edu

Christina Muracco

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
Email: tina.muracco@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1512
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor

Jennifer Nodes

Director of Library Services
Email: jennifer.nodes@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 348-4710
Office: Canizaro Library 162

Helene O’Connell

Enrollment Processor – Enrollment Center
Email:
 helene.oconnell@avemaria.edu

Patrick O’Connell

Principal Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239)

Maria Padron

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2039
Phone: (239) 304-7360

Joseph Patterson

Head Football Coach
Email: joseph.patterson@avemaria.edu

Kathy Phelps

Director of Human Resources
Email: kathy.phelps@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7074
Office: Canizaro Library 335

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Email: mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Territory: AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, NC, NM, NV, OR, SC, WA. Florida counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Martin, Nassau, Okalossa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

Linda Richter

Treasury & Accounting Manager
Email: linda.richter@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2560
Office: Canizaro Library 332

Donna Rittereiser

Administrative Coordinator, Campus Ministry
Email: donna.rittereiser@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2519
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2029

Fr. Dave S.J. Robinson

Campus Ministry
Email: david.robinson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7396
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2028

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Email: pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Esthela Saldana

Cashier
Email: esthela.saldana@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1571
Office: Canizaro Library 365

Brian Scanlan

Associate Vice President, Conferences & Events
Email: brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483
Office: Canizaro Library 364

Casey Scott

Head Baseball Coach
Email: casey.scott@avemaria.edu

Scott King

Director of Mission Outreach
Email: scott.king@avemaria.edu
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

Ryan Smith

Marketing Department 
Office: Canizaro Library 3rd Floor
Email: ryan.smith@avemaria.edu
Phone: (609) 651-0550

Michele Sylvester

Assistant Campus Store Manager
Email: michele.sylvester@avemaria.edu

Charles Traver

Director of Dining Services
Email: charles.traver@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2506
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 1st floor inside Cafeteria

Eric Van Heusen

Assistant Football Coach
Email: eric.vanheusen@avemaria.edu

Mary Waldow

Residence Director – John Paul II Hall
Email: marykate.waldow@avemaria.edu

Jennifer Whitis

Director of Advancement Services
Email: jennifer.whitis@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1623
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor

Laura Willard

Mail Room Coordinator
Email: laura.willard@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2488
Office: Mail Room, Thomas Student Union, 1st floor

Richard Dittus, Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Sophomore Success QEP
Education: B.A., Mathematics & Social Science, Fordham Univesity; M.A., Education with Mathematics specialization, Fordham University; Ed.D., Education Leadership, Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University
Office: Canizaro Library 234
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Lawrence Doherty

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Philosophy, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, PA; M.A. Theology, School of Religious Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; M.F.T. Masters in Family Therapy, Hahnemann University (now Drexel University); J.D. Temple University Law School, Phila., PA.
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2007 .A
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2033
Phone: (239) 280-1604

Jenifer LeCompte

Adaptive Services Manager
Education: B.S., in Elementary and Special Education, Kutztown University; M.S., in Educational Administration, Gwynedd Mercy College (now Gwynedd Mercy University)
Office: Canizaro Library 160
Phone: (239) 280-1654

Chelsea Kozisek

Registrar
Email: chelsea.kozisek@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7096
Office: Student Enrollment Center

Maria Padron

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Bob thomas Student Union, 2nd floor, 2039
Phone: (239) 304-7360

Gerald Boersma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D., Theology and Religion, University of Durham; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; B.A., Religious Studies, Trinity Western University
Office: Henkels Academic Building 3003
Phone: (239) 304-7910
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Brandon Wanless 

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Ave Maria University; Systematic Theology. M.A., Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Theology. B.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Philosophy
Email: brandonl.wanless@avemaria.edu

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.S.E., Duke University; M.T.S., Theology, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Philosophical and Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 3005
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Fr. Robert Garrity

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., English Literature, Aurora University; M.A., S.T.L., Theology, Catholic University of America; J.C.L., Canon Law, Catholic University of America; S.T.D., Theology, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 2068
Phone: (239) 280-2424
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Jeremy Johnston, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University

John O’Neill, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.B., Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

Kevin Clarke, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University; Ph.D. (candidate), Biblical Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: kevinm.clarke@avemaria.edu

Fr. Matthew Lamb

Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology
Education: S.T.L., Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Dr. Theo., Theology, Westfaelishe Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany; Ph. D., Humanities, Honoris Causa, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Office: Henkels 3008
Phone: (239) 216-1024
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Steven Long, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Toledo; Ph.D., Philosophy, Catholic University of America
Office: Henkels 3007
Phone: (239) 280-1664

Roger Nutt, S.T.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.E.S., Literature & Philosophy, St. Cloud State University; M.A., Theology & Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D., Sacred Theology, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
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Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Bible & Theology, Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Bible & Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics & Philosophy, University of Iowa
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
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T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, M.T.S., Theology, Duke University, Th.M., Systematic Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary, B.S. Psychology, Texas Christian University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3008
Phone: (239) 304-7825
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Michael Waldstein, Th.D.

Max Seckler Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Dallas; S.S.L., Sacred Scripture, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; Th.D., New Testament & Christian Origins, Harvard Divinity School
Office: Henkels 3009
Phone: (239) 280-2594
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Susan Waldstein, S.T.D.

Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; S.T.M., S.T.L., Sacred Theology, International Theological Institute, Austria; S.T.D., Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Office: Henkels 3009
Phone: (230) 280-2594
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Mr. Jeffrey Walkey

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Religious Studies Marquette University; M.T.S., Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School; B.S., Management, Purdue University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3004
Phone: (239) 304-7363
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