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

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)

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

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

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

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.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music – Piano
Alexandra Carlson earned her Master of Piano Performance and her Doctorate of Musical Arts, cum laude, from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. She won prizes at the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition (Russia), the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Competition (Bulgaria), the London International Piano Competition (England) and the Valentino Bucci International Competition (Italy).  The New Horizons Project (USA) awarded her a fellowship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Recently, she performed at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (Russia).

Dr. Carlson appeared in the Baltic International Piano Duo Festival and the Atlantic Music Festival.  She performed a series of chamber music concerts in Germany with the ensemble “Memorial”. Her performance as a soloist with the Junger Künstler Bayreuth Festival Orchestra was featured on ARD TV (Germany). Since moving to Naples, Florida Dr. Carlson has performed in The Rachmaninoff Festival, the US-Russia Bridge Project Festival, and the Arts Naples World Festival.  She has also appeared with the Naples Philharmonic and in the Sypert Salon Series at Artis-Naples, and in the Guest Artists Recital Series at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, Dr. Carlson made her conducting debut with the Classic Chamber Concerts. Since 2014, she serves as an adjunct professor of music at Ave Maria University. For more information, please visit www.AlexandraCarlson.org

Education:

Doctor of Musical Arts  (Chamber Ensemble)

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory,  St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010

Master of Music  (Piano Performance)    cum laude 

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005

Classes Taught:

Applied Piano Lessons

Chamber Music Class

Former Students:

were accepted to the following graduate schools: University of North Texas College of Music, Butler School of Music (The University of Texas in Austin), Westminster Choir College (Rider University), Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University).

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

Kevin Clarke, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Professor of Theology

Education: P.h.D. Candidate, Biblical Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College;
Research Interests: Biblical Theology Christology
Patrology (study of the Church Fathers) The Senses of Scripture
Maximus the Confessor the Cappadocians
monasticism and asceticism the Apostolic Fathers
Thomas Aquinas Mariology (study of Mary, the Virgin Mother)
Classes taught:
Theo105: Sacred Scripture
Theo205: Sacred Doctrine
Theo502: New Testament
One focal point of my research has been the Biblical hermeneutics in early Christianity (New Testament authors and Church Fathers), especially their spiritual exegesis of Scripture and readings that harmonize both Old and New. My primary focus is Maximus the Confessor and Maximus’s interpretation of Scripture and the Fathers in the monothelite heresy. In my dissertation, I have been exploring more thoroughly Maximus’s philosophy of nature and its place in his thought, whether Trinitarian, Christological, or soteriological. I have published or forthcoming several articles, and I have an edited book in production with CUA Press on the Fathers of the Church and the capital vices (forthcoming, spring 2018). I am also co-editing a book on patristic spirituality, a collection of essays on the ascent to God.”
Kevin Clarke
Email: kevinmclarke@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae:  Download

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.

Associate Professor of Theology & Department Chair
Education: B.S.E., Duke University; M.T.S. Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
Office: Henkels 3005
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download
Courses taught:
370 C. S. Lewis: Theological Apologetics
405/523 Triune God
522 Theology of Revelation
651 Theological Ethics
691/692 Colloquium on Ancients and Moderns

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

Dwain Keddo

Bursar
Email:
dwain.keddo@avemaria.edu
Phone:
239.280.2593

Marguerite Dziad

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

Travis Dziad, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education:  Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Institute; B.A., Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College
Email: travis.a.dziad@avemaria.edu

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.

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

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A

Associate Professor of Music

 Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formally served as a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Cedarville University in Ohio. A versatile musician, he has sung leading tenor roles in opera and music theater, has served as a minister of music in several churches, and maintains a private voice studio in Naples, FL. His teachers have included several international authorities in the field of voice and voice science, including: Dr. Stephen Austin, Dr. Ingo Titze, Professor Oren Brown, and Cornelius L. Reid.  Dr. Ferranti’s research interests center on historical vocal pedagogy, especially how ancient pedagogical practice may be used to foster 21st century results in the singing voice. At AMU he teaches Private Voice Lessons, Aural Skills I-IV, and conducts the AMU Choir.

Education: BM in Vocal Performance, The Crane School of Music at SUNY PotsdamMM in Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory DMA in Vocal Performance & Voice Science, Louisiana State University. Certificate of Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech

Office: Canizaro Library 251
Phone: (239) 280-1592
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Tracy Flack

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

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D.

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., 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

Jeff Fox

Director of the Mother Teresa Project
Email:
jeffery.fox@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7909

Karen Full

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

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

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 Professor of Music – OrganDr. Gerlach received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Organ Performance from Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, respectively.  He was also awarded the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He completed his doctorate in Choral Conducting from Indiana University. Dr. Gerlach is also Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Naples and Assistant Director of the Artis—Naples Choruses.

Education: Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University, M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University, B. Mus., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music
Classes Taught:Organ Lessons

Conducting I and II

Chamber Choir

Fax: (239) 280-1637

Other

  1. Summer Internship available at First Presbyterian Church for organ students.
  2. Many performing opportunities in the Naples area on several fine pipe organs.
  3. Alumni profiles: recent graduates are now pursuing graduate degrees at such institutions as Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Rice University and University of North Texas.

 

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

Gregg Hart

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

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

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

Jeanette Hariharan, Ph.D.

Visting Assistant Professor of Physics 
Education: B.S., Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tennessee Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Office: Academic Building, 3026
Phone: (239)348-4705

Jen Lang

Marketing Operations Manager

Email: jennifer.lang@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7922
Office: Canizaro Library 359

Bradley Johnson

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

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

Kimberly King

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

Scott King

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

Charles Kolmann

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

James Lantzy, 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

Katherine Latenser

Volleyball Coach
Email: katie.latenser@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

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music

Composer/Pianist Seunghee Lee holds Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees from Brandeis University, M.M. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.M. from Ewha Womans University in South Korea.  Lee serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Ave Maria University, where she teaches Tonal and Advanced Music Theory, Class Piano, Music Composition and Piano lessons. Performances of her compositions have taken place at notable venues in Germany, Finland, Italy, South Korea and across the United States by Ensemble Uusinta, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, McCormick Percussion Group, Ensemble Strings and Hammers, among others. Lee has received artist residencies and fellowship from Atlantic Center for the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, ASCAP Fellow Scholarship from Composers Conference at Wellesley College, and recently won 2017 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert Competition.

Education: Ph.D., M.F.A., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University, M.M., Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.M., Music Composition, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Office: Canizaro Library 252
Phone: (239) 280-1588
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Daniel Lendman, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University; S.T.L., Systematic Theology, International Theological Institute; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Institute; M.A., Philosophy, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

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

Kara Logan, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology, Augustine Institute; B.A., Theology, Benedictine College
Email: Kara.Logan@my.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

Greg Longenhagen

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

Niurka Lopez

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

Erin Mamott, M.A. (candidate)

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

Fr. Guy Mansini, S.T.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University; M.A., Philosophy, Marquette University; M.A., Religious Studies, Indiana University; M. Div., Theology, Saint Meinrad School of Theology; B.A., Philosophy, Saint Meinrad College
Email: fr.guy.mansini@avemaria.edu
Office: Academic Building, 3009
Phone: (239) 280-2594

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

Michael Miller

Director of Security
Email: michael.miller@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2401
Security 24/7: (239) 280-6289
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

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

Walter Nicholson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Williams College
Email: walter.nicholson@avemaria.edu

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

Patty Diaz

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: M.S., Northeastern University; Nursing Administration M.B.A., Northeastern University; Business Administration B.S.N.,  Northeastern University; Nursing
Email: patty.diaz@avemaria.edu

Mr. Fernando Perez

Instructor of Communications
Education: B.S., Communication Sciences, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd floor
Phone: (239) 304-7912

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

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

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

Brian Scarnecchia, J.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: J.D., University of Akron School of Law; M. Div., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; B.A., English, Youngstown State University
Office: Henkels 2019

Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Thomas Scheck has translated a number of biblical commentaries and sets of homilies by the Church Fathers, Origen, St. Jerome and St. Chromatius of Aquileia. He has published two books: Origen and the History of Justification, and Erasmus’s Life of Origen.

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
Research Interests: Scripture, Patristics (Church Fathers); Origen, Jerome, Erasmus, Reformation
Classes taught: 
GERM 101/102  Elementary/Intermediate German
THEO 105/H Sacred Scripture Honors
THEO 205 Sacred Doctrine
THEO 250 Foundations of Catechesis
THEO 411 Advanced Scripture
THEO 415/595/630 Patristic Exegesis of St. Paul
THEO 490 Senior Seminar
THEO 501 Old Testament
THEO 595 Themes in Old Testament Theology
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Casey Scott

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

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

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

Sonya Leszczynski

Head Volleyball Coach
Email: sonya.leszczynski@avemaria.edu

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, 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

Jason Sylvester

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

Helen Tintes-Schuermann is Associate Professor of Voice and Chair of the Music Department at Ave Maria University.  She is an accomplished singer-actress (contralto) and voice teacher/coach who performs regularly in opera, oratorio, concert and musical theater. Recent performances include Messiah with the Ft. Myers Mastersingers, concerts with the Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida and a Puccini opera double bill with FM Opera (Minnesota). Tintes has performed throughout Europe and the USA and has given masterclasses in Austria, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, China, and throughout the USA. She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and the Music and Arts Private University (MUK) of Vienna, Austria.

Many of her students perform in opera houses and in musical theater in Europe and the United States and also serve as educators, arts administrators and liturgical musicians.

Tintes holds the Doctor of Music from Northwestern University.

Website:www.tinteschuermann.org

Education: B.S./B.A. Music Education and Literature (Minnesota State University); M.M. Vocal Performance (University of Minnesota); Masters in Lied and Oratorio (Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria); DM Vocal Performance (Northwestern University)

Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American Music (Renaissance to Contemporary); German Lied and Oratorio; Bodymapping/Andover Educators; Movement and Audition Techniques for Singer-Actors.

Courses taught: 

Applied Voice

Opera Workshop

Lyric Diction

Internship Opportunities:

Voice Students perform with Opera Naples, Gulfshore Opera, Bach Ensemble, Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida, as Cantors and liturgical musicians at Ave Maria Catholic Church and in local churches of SW Florida.

Office: Canizaro Library 249
Phone: (239) 280-1589
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Other:

Honor Societies:NATS (Tampa Bay Vice President), EVTA, Rotary Scholar to Austria.

Alumni: 

Emily Swope, 2016 Graduate:  Masters Student in Liturgical Music (Voice) at Notre Dame University

Madeline Adams, 2016 Graduate: Teacher at Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, Fl

Regina Russo, 2016 Graduate:  Teacher at Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, FL and Singer-Teacher.

Kaitlyn Walton, 2016 Graduate:  Teacher at Mason Academy, Naples, Fl

Regina Avila, 2017 Graduate:  Music Ministry at John Paul II Catholic Parish (Idaho Falls, ID) and Solo Vocalist

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

Susan Treacy, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Ave Maria University in 2005, after having taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Luther College, and Emory University, where she was a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities.  Dr. Treacy holds the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of North Texas; her B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees are from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.  Her main research interests are in Catholic liturgical music and in English devotional song of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries.  Her article, “A Chronicle of Attitudes towards Gregorian Chant in Orate Fratres/Worship, 1926-1962,” was published in Paul Collins, ed. Renewal and Resistance: Catholic Church Music from the 1850s to Vatican II (Oxford, 2010).  Recent publications have included chapters, “Gregorian Chant,” in Alcuin Reid, ed., T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy (London, 2016), 239-57, and “Joseph Bonnet as a Catalyst in the Early Twentieth-Century Gregorian Chant Revival,” in Donelson and Schloesser, eds., Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought, and Legacy of Charles Tournemire (Richmond, VA, 2014), 11-21.  In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Treacy is a regular contributor to the Saint Austin Review (StAR) with her column Musica Donum Dei.  She was on the editorial committee of The Adoremus Hymnal (1997) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA).  For the last nine years Dr. Treacy has been a co-organizer of the Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference, which draws chant enthusiasts from all over Florida and beyond, and at which she gave most recently a workshop on conducting Gregorian chant.  Her Gregorian chant textbook—A Plain and Easy Introduction to Gregorian Chant (Charles Town, WV, 2007)—has been lauded as “the best instant resource for Gregorian chant available in English” (Bruce Ludwick, Director of Music at Saint Paul Cathedral, Birmingham, AL).  At Ave Maria University Dr. Treacy teaches music history, art song literature, sacred music courses, and Gregorian chant; in addition, she directs the Women’s Schola Gregoriana and the Men’s Schola Gregoriana.

Education:  
Ph.D., Historical Musicology, University of North Texas.; M.Mus., Opera Theater, Manhattan School of Music; B.Mus., Voice, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Research Interests: 
English Devotional Song of the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholic Liturgical Music, especially historical issues in the twentieth century

Classes Taught:MUSC 101M – Men’s Schola Gregoriana

MUSC 101W – Women’s Schola Gregoriana

MUSC 305 – Heritage of Sacred Music

MUSC 312-313 – Survey of Western Music History I-II

MUSC 420 – Gregorian Chant

MUSC 415:02 – Song Literature

HIST/MUSC 415 – Art, Music, and Ideas

MUSC 415 – Wagner’s Ring: the Other Lord of the Rings

 

Office: Canizaro Library 254
Phone: (239) 280-1668
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Eric Van Heusen

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

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology

With a research agenda concentrated primarily in the fields of systematic and philosophical theology, Dr. Van Wart’s current academic research queries the relationship between first and second order intentionality with respect to the Church’s speech and knowledge of God. Nonetheless, Dr. Van Wart enjoys teaching across the broad spectrum of theological fields, helping to habituate students into a deeper appreciation and understanding of the grammar of Catholic faith in all its holistic beauty.

Prior to joining the faculty at AMU, Dr. Van Wart earned a PhD in Religious Studies with a concentration in systematic theology from Southern Methodist University; a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke University Divinity School; both a (4-year) Master of Theology degree and a Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary; and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University. He is married to Megan, his bride of 17 years, with whom he has the great pleasure of raising three delightful children, aged 12, 8, and 4.

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 

Courses taught: 
THEO 309 Christ and His Church
THEO 390 Catholic Bioethics
THEO 400 Living in Christ: Moral Theology
THEO 553 Systematic Theology & Eschatology
Research interests:
  • Systematic Theology
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Grammar of Doctrine
  • Modern Catholic and Protestant Theology
  • Theology and Language

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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.

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., 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 Lantzy, 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

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

Brian Scarnecchia, J.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: J.D., University of Akron School of Law; M. Div., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; B.A., English, Youngstown State University
Office: Henkels 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walter Nicholson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Williams College
Email: walter.nicholson@avemaria.edu

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

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

Greg Longenhagen

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.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music – Piano
Alexandra Carlson earned her Master of Piano Performance and her Doctorate of Musical Arts, cum laude, from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. She won prizes at the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition (Russia), the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Competition (Bulgaria), the London International Piano Competition (England) and the Valentino Bucci International Competition (Italy).  The New Horizons Project (USA) awarded her a fellowship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Recently, she performed at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (Russia).

Dr. Carlson appeared in the Baltic International Piano Duo Festival and the Atlantic Music Festival.  She performed a series of chamber music concerts in Germany with the ensemble “Memorial”. Her performance as a soloist with the Junger Künstler Bayreuth Festival Orchestra was featured on ARD TV (Germany). Since moving to Naples, Florida Dr. Carlson has performed in The Rachmaninoff Festival, the US-Russia Bridge Project Festival, and the Arts Naples World Festival.  She has also appeared with the Naples Philharmonic and in the Sypert Salon Series at Artis-Naples, and in the Guest Artists Recital Series at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, Dr. Carlson made her conducting debut with the Classic Chamber Concerts. Since 2014, she serves as an adjunct professor of music at Ave Maria University. For more information, please visit www.AlexandraCarlson.org

Education:

Doctor of Musical Arts  (Chamber Ensemble)

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory,  St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010

Master of Music  (Piano Performance)    cum laude 

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005

Classes Taught:

Applied Piano Lessons

Chamber Music Class

Former Students:

were accepted to the following graduate schools: University of North Texas College of Music, Butler School of Music (The University of Texas in Austin), Westminster Choir College (Rider University), Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University).

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A

Associate Professor of Music

 Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formally served as a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Cedarville University in Ohio. A versatile musician, he has sung leading tenor roles in opera and music theater, has served as a minister of music in several churches, and maintains a private voice studio in Naples, FL. His teachers have included several international authorities in the field of voice and voice science, including: Dr. Stephen Austin, Dr. Ingo Titze, Professor Oren Brown, and Cornelius L. Reid.  Dr. Ferranti’s research interests center on historical vocal pedagogy, especially how ancient pedagogical practice may be used to foster 21st century results in the singing voice. At AMU he teaches Private Voice Lessons, Aural Skills I-IV, and conducts the AMU Choir.

Education: BM in Vocal Performance, The Crane School of Music at SUNY PotsdamMM in Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory DMA in Vocal Performance & Voice Science, Louisiana State University. Certificate of Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech

Office: Canizaro Library 251
Phone: (239) 280-1592
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music – OrganDr. Gerlach received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Organ Performance from Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, respectively.  He was also awarded the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He completed his doctorate in Choral Conducting from Indiana University. Dr. Gerlach is also Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Naples and Assistant Director of the Artis—Naples Choruses.

Education: Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University, M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University, B. Mus., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music
Classes Taught:Organ Lessons

Conducting I and II

Chamber Choir

Fax: (239) 280-1637

Other

  1. Summer Internship available at First Presbyterian Church for organ students.
  2. Many performing opportunities in the Naples area on several fine pipe organs.
  3. Alumni profiles: recent graduates are now pursuing graduate degrees at such institutions as Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Rice University and University of North Texas.

 

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music

Composer/Pianist Seunghee Lee holds Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees from Brandeis University, M.M. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.M. from Ewha Womans University in South Korea.  Lee serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Ave Maria University, where she teaches Tonal and Advanced Music Theory, Class Piano, Music Composition and Piano lessons. Performances of her compositions have taken place at notable venues in Germany, Finland, Italy, South Korea and across the United States by Ensemble Uusinta, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, McCormick Percussion Group, Ensemble Strings and Hammers, among others. Lee has received artist residencies and fellowship from Atlantic Center for the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, ASCAP Fellow Scholarship from Composers Conference at Wellesley College, and recently won 2017 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert Competition.

Education: Ph.D., M.F.A., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University, M.M., Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.M., Music Composition, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Office: Canizaro Library 252
Phone: (239) 280-1588
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Helen Tintes-Schuermann, D.M.

Chair of the Music Department, Associate Professor of Music

Helen Tintes-Schuermann is Associate Professor of Voice and Chair of the Music Department at Ave Maria University.  She is an accomplished singer-actress (contralto) and voice teacher/coach who performs regularly in opera, oratorio, concert and musical theater. Recent performances include Messiah with the Ft. Myers Mastersingers, concerts with the Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida and a Puccini opera double bill with FM Opera (Minnesota). Tintes has performed throughout Europe and the USA and has given masterclasses in Austria, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, China, and throughout the USA. She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and the Music and Arts Private University (MUK) of Vienna, Austria.

Many of her students perform in opera houses and in musical theater in Europe and the United States and also serve as educators, arts administrators and liturgical musicians.

Tintes holds the Doctor of Music from Northwestern University.

Website:www.tinteschuermann.org

Education: B.S./B.A. Music Education and Literature (Minnesota State University); M.M. Vocal Performance (University of Minnesota); Masters in Lied and Oratorio (Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria); DM Vocal Performance (Northwestern University)

Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American Music (Renaissance to Contemporary); German Lied and Oratorio; Bodymapping/Andover Educators; Movement and Audition Techniques for Singer-Actors.

Courses taught: 

Applied Voice

Opera Workshop

Lyric Diction

Internship Opportunities:

Voice Students perform with Opera Naples, Gulfshore Opera, Bach Ensemble, Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida, as Cantors and liturgical musicians at Ave Maria Catholic Church and in local churches of SW Florida.

Office: Canizaro Library 249
Phone: (239) 280-1589
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Other:

Honor Societies:NATS (Tampa Bay Vice President), EVTA, Rotary Scholar to Austria.

Alumni: 

Emily Swope, 2016 Graduate:  Masters Student in Liturgical Music (Voice) at Notre Dame University

Madeline Adams, 2016 Graduate: Teacher at Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, Fl

Regina Russo, 2016 Graduate:  Teacher at Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, FL and Singer-Teacher.

Kaitlyn Walton, 2016 Graduate:  Teacher at Mason Academy, Naples, Fl

Regina Avila, 2017 Graduate:  Music Ministry at John Paul II Catholic Parish (Idaho Falls, ID) and Solo Vocalist

Susan Treacy, Ph.D.

Professor of Music

Susan Treacy, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Ave Maria University in 2005, after having taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Luther College, and Emory University, where she was a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities.  Dr. Treacy holds the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of North Texas; her B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees are from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.  Her main research interests are in Catholic liturgical music and in English devotional song of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries.  Her article, “A Chronicle of Attitudes towards Gregorian Chant in Orate Fratres/Worship, 1926-1962,” was published in Paul Collins, ed. Renewal and Resistance: Catholic Church Music from the 1850s to Vatican II (Oxford, 2010).  Recent publications have included chapters, “Gregorian Chant,” in Alcuin Reid, ed., T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy (London, 2016), 239-57, and “Joseph Bonnet as a Catalyst in the Early Twentieth-Century Gregorian Chant Revival,” in Donelson and Schloesser, eds., Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought, and Legacy of Charles Tournemire (Richmond, VA, 2014), 11-21.  In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Treacy is a regular contributor to the Saint Austin Review (StAR) with her column Musica Donum Dei.  She was on the editorial committee of The Adoremus Hymnal (1997) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA).  For the last nine years Dr. Treacy has been a co-organizer of the Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference, which draws chant enthusiasts from all over Florida and beyond, and at which she gave most recently a workshop on conducting Gregorian chant.  Her Gregorian chant textbook—A Plain and Easy Introduction to Gregorian Chant (Charles Town, WV, 2007)—has been lauded as “the best instant resource for Gregorian chant available in English” (Bruce Ludwick, Director of Music at Saint Paul Cathedral, Birmingham, AL).  At Ave Maria University Dr. Treacy teaches music history, art song literature, sacred music courses, and Gregorian chant; in addition, she directs the Women’s Schola Gregoriana and the Men’s Schola Gregoriana.

Education:  
Ph.D., Historical Musicology, University of North Texas.; M.Mus., Opera Theater, Manhattan School of Music; B.Mus., Voice, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Research Interests: 
English Devotional Song of the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholic Liturgical Music, especially historical issues in the twentieth century

Classes Taught:MUSC 101M – Men’s Schola Gregoriana

MUSC 101W – Women’s Schola Gregoriana

MUSC 305 – Heritage of Sacred Music

MUSC 312-313 – Survey of Western Music History I-II

MUSC 420 – Gregorian Chant

MUSC 415:02 – Song Literature

HIST/MUSC 415 – Art, Music, and Ideas

MUSC 415 – Wagner’s Ring: the Other Lord of the Rings

 

Office: Canizaro Library 254
Phone: (239) 280-1668
Fax: (239) 280-1637

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

Patty Diaz

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: M.S., Northeastern University; Nursing Administration M.B.A., Northeastern University; Business Administration B.S.N.,  Northeastern University; Nursing
Email: patty.diaz@avemaria.edu

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.

Visiting Instructor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., 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

Jeanette Hariharan, Ph.D.

Visting Assistant Professor of Physics 
Education: B.S., Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tennessee Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Office: Academic Building, 3026
Phone: (239)348-4705

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

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, 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

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

Erin Mamott, M.A. (candidate)

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

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

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)

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

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

Dwain Keddo

Bursar
Email:
dwain.keddo@avemaria.edu
Phone:
239.280.2593

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

Jeff Fox

Director of the Mother Teresa Project
Email:
jeffery.fox@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7909

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

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

Jen Lang

Marketing Operations Manager

Email: jennifer.lang@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7922
Office: Canizaro Library 359

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

Scott King

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

Katherine Latenser

Volleyball Coach
Email: katie.latenser@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

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

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

Michael Miller

Director of Security
Email: michael.miller@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2401
Security 24/7: (239) 280-6289
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

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

Sonya Leszczynski

Head Volleyball Coach
Email: sonya.leszczynski@avemaria.edu

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

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

Kevin Clarke, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Professor of Theology

Education: P.h.D. Candidate, Biblical Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College;
Research Interests: Biblical Theology Christology
Patrology (study of the Church Fathers) The Senses of Scripture
Maximus the Confessor the Cappadocians
monasticism and asceticism the Apostolic Fathers
Thomas Aquinas Mariology (study of Mary, the Virgin Mother)
Classes taught:
Theo105: Sacred Scripture
Theo205: Sacred Doctrine
Theo502: New Testament
One focal point of my research has been the Biblical hermeneutics in early Christianity (New Testament authors and Church Fathers), especially their spiritual exegesis of Scripture and readings that harmonize both Old and New. My primary focus is Maximus the Confessor and Maximus’s interpretation of Scripture and the Fathers in the monothelite heresy. In my dissertation, I have been exploring more thoroughly Maximus’s philosophy of nature and its place in his thought, whether Trinitarian, Christological, or soteriological. I have published or forthcoming several articles, and I have an edited book in production with CUA Press on the Fathers of the Church and the capital vices (forthcoming, spring 2018). I am also co-editing a book on patristic spirituality, a collection of essays on the ascent to God.”
Kevin Clarke
Email: kevinmclarke@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae:  Download

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology & Department Chair
Education: B.S.E., Duke University; M.T.S. Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
Office: Henkels 3005
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Curriculum Vitae: Download
Courses taught:
370 C. S. Lewis: Theological Apologetics
405/523 Triune God
522 Theology of Revelation
651 Theological Ethics
691/692 Colloquium on Ancients and Moderns

Travis Dziad, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education:  Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Institute; B.A., Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College
Email: travis.a.dziad@avemaria.edu

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

Daniel Lendman, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University; S.T.L., Systematic Theology, International Theological Institute; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Institute; M.A., Philosophy, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

Kara Logan, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology, Augustine Institute; B.A., Theology, Benedictine College
Email: Kara.Logan@my.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

Fr. Guy Mansini, S.T.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University; M.A., Philosophy, Marquette University; M.A., Religious Studies, Indiana University; M. Div., Theology, Saint Meinrad School of Theology; B.A., Philosophy, Saint Meinrad College
Email: fr.guy.mansini@avemaria.edu
Office: Academic Building, 3009
Phone: (239) 280-2594

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

Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Thomas Scheck has translated a number of biblical commentaries and sets of homilies by the Church Fathers, Origen, St. Jerome and St. Chromatius of Aquileia. He has published two books: Origen and the History of Justification, and Erasmus’s Life of Origen.

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
Research Interests: Scripture, Patristics (Church Fathers); Origen, Jerome, Erasmus, Reformation
Classes taught: 
GERM 101/102  Elementary/Intermediate German
THEO 105/H Sacred Scripture Honors
THEO 205 Sacred Doctrine
THEO 250 Foundations of Catechesis
THEO 411 Advanced Scripture
THEO 415/595/630 Patristic Exegesis of St. Paul
THEO 490 Senior Seminar
THEO 501 Old Testament
THEO 595 Themes in Old Testament Theology
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
Curriculum Vitae: Download

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology

With a research agenda concentrated primarily in the fields of systematic and philosophical theology, Dr. Van Wart’s current academic research queries the relationship between first and second order intentionality with respect to the Church’s speech and knowledge of God. Nonetheless, Dr. Van Wart enjoys teaching across the broad spectrum of theological fields, helping to habituate students into a deeper appreciation and understanding of the grammar of Catholic faith in all its holistic beauty.

Prior to joining the faculty at AMU, Dr. Van Wart earned a PhD in Religious Studies with a concentration in systematic theology from Southern Methodist University; a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke University Divinity School; both a (4-year) Master of Theology degree and a Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary; and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University. He is married to Megan, his bride of 17 years, with whom he has the great pleasure of raising three delightful children, aged 12, 8, and 4.

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 

Courses taught: 
THEO 309 Christ and His Church
THEO 390 Catholic Bioethics
THEO 400 Living in Christ: Moral Theology
THEO 553 Systematic Theology & Eschatology
Research interests:
  • Systematic Theology
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Grammar of Doctrine
  • Modern Catholic and Protestant Theology
  • Theology and Language

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

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