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 253
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Tracy Ahern, D.N.P. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Viterbo University; M.S., Nursing, University of Wisconsin; D.N.P. (candidate), Nursing, University of Hawaii
Office: Prince 101 
Email
: tracy.ahern@avemaria.edu
Phone: (230) 280-1559

Rosemarie Altomare

Academic Administrative Assistant for Shakespeare in Performance Office
Phone: (239) 304-7982

Christina Anderson, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Business Management, University of South Florida; M.Ed., Education Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University

Cheng Ang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: B.A., Religion, Loma Linda University; M.A., Educational Psychology, Andrews University; Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Methodology, University of Florida

Ana Maria Angel

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

Isabelle Aubin

Isabelle Aubin, Staff Collaborative Pianist

Pianist, Vocal and Diction Coach, Isabelle Aubin recently relocated to South West Florida from Rochester, New York where she held positions with Rochester Lyric Opera, Buffalo State College, Nazareth College of Rochester, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Genesee Valley and Orchestra Chorus.

Recently, Isabelle joined the faculty at Ave Maria University where she is staff pianist and vocal coach.

Ms. Aubin has also worked in Italy for Centro Studi Italiano, Sessione Senese per la musica e l’arte, Festival di musica da camera, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Chœur Symphonique de Saguenay Lac St Jean, Camp Musical du lac St Jean and the College d’Alma, in Canada. Isabelle has prepared and performed full opera productions for Société d’arts Lyriques du Royaume, Opéra Plume, Universitié du Québec, Camp Musical du Lac St-Jean, Festival di musica da camera and Rochester Lyric Opera.

Ms. Aubin received her B.M., from the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec; M.M. in piano performance from Montreal University; and teaching certificate from the University of Quebec, with continued studies in coaching and collaborative piano at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Song Fest, Sessione Senese and Banff Centre.

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Associate 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

Jessica Bartalino, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.A., Biology, Florida Gulf Coast University; B.S., Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.S., Nurse Practitioner, Florida Gulf Coast University

Alexandrea Bartsch

Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Affairs & Study Abroad Coordinator
Office: Student Union, 2nd floor
Phone: (239) 280-2540

Zachary Bartsch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: B.S., Economics, University of Louisville; M.A., Economics, George Mason University; Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
Office: Prince 104
Phone: (239) 304-7929
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages (Italian)
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 254
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Juan Bautista

Staff Accountant
Phone: (239) 304-7892

Paul Baxa, Ph.D.

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

Jacob Blanchard, M.A.

Instructor of Biology 
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7130

Mary Blanchard, D.Phil.

Assistant Professor of History
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

Gerald Boersma, Ph.D.

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

Maria Boersma, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Composition
Education: B.A., Politics, Ave Maria University; M.A., English, St. Bonaventure University
Email: maria.boersma@avemaria.edu

Justin Bonanno, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator and A/V Studio Director, Assistant Professor of Communications
Education: B.S., Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Mount Union; B.A., Spanish, University of Mount Union; M.A., Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communications, Duquesne University; Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University
Office: Henkels 2018
Phone: (239) 304-7964

Michael Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Chair of the History Department, Associate 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

Rodney Burton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Education: B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois; Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Illinois
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 304-7963

Cris Buzzanca

Executive Assistant – President’s Office
Email: cris.buzzanca@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2511

Pete Cade, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; Ed.D., Teacher Leadership, Concordia University

Mandy Campos

Database Assistant 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1644

Alexandra Carlson, D.M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Music – Piano

Alexandra Carlson has performed solo and chamber works throughout Europe, Russia, and the USA.  She won prizes at the London International Piano Competition, the Valentino Bucci International Competition, the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition, and the Hopes, Talents, Master Competition.  The New Horizons Project awarded her a fellowship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Carlson’s festival performances include the Atlantic Music Festival, the US-Russia Education Bridge Project Festival, and the Baltic International Piano Duo Festival.  As a soloist, she has performed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the 5th Avenue Chamber Orchestra and the Junger Künstler Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.  Dr. Carlson earned her Master of Piano Performance, and Doctorate of Musical Arts, cum laude, from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory.  Recently, she made her conducting debut with Classic Chamber Concerts.  An adjunct professor of music at Ave Maria University, Dr. Carlson lives in Naples, FL.  For more information please visit www.AlexandraCarlson.org

Education:

M.M Piano Performance, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia; D.M.  (Chamber Ensemble), State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

Luis Carmona

Security Officer
Office: Student Union Building, 1st Floor
Email:
luis.carmona@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2488

Fr. Romanus Cessario, S.T.D.

Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., St. Stephen’s College; M.A., St. Stephen’s College; S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies; S.T.B., Dominican House of Studies; S.T.D., University de Fribourg; S.T.M., The Order of Preachers, Santa Sabina, Rome
Email: rev.romanus.cessario@avemaria.edu 
Office:
 Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 304-7935

Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Associate 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
Office: Henkels 2014B
Email:
 janice.breidenbach@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1572

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education 
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University; M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Teaching & Teaching Education, University of Florida; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida
Office: Canizaro Library 230
Phone: (239) 304-7932

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: Thomas Student Union 2007B
Phone: (239) 280-1609

Jamon Copeland, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.A., History, Franciscan University; M.S., Health and Human Performance, Texas A&M

Daniel Credeur, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
Email: daniel.credeur@avemaria.edu

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Associate 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, Dr. Paula Ines Castagnet Chair of Biological Sciences
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 the Humanities Department, Director of Shakespeare in Performance, Professor of Humanities & Literature
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A. Literature, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1612

Lorrien Dames, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Health Administration, University of Miami; M.S., Advanced Practice Nursing, Barry University

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Fr. Matthew L. Lamb Chair of Catholic Theology
Education: B.S., Engineering, Duke University; M.T.S., Theology, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 3005
Email: michael.dauphinais@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Barry David, Ph.D.

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

Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.Sc. (honors), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 304-7127

Michael De Salvo, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College; M.S., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: michael.desalvo.adj@avemaria.edu

Grant Desme

Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7883

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

Richard Dionne

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

Richard Dittus, Sr., Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics
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 227
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Richard Dittus, Jr.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education:  B.A., Music, Ave Maria University; M.M., Music Performance, University of North Florida

Tim Dockery

Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library,  355
Email:
tim.dockery@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1695

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: Canizaro Library 170
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

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

Katie Eads

Program Manager for Special Events and Direct Marketing
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-280-1565

DiAnn Ecret, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Wilmington University; M.S.N., Nursing Leadership/Education, Wilmington University; Ph.D., Health Care Ethics, Duquesne University
Office: Prince 103
Phone: (239) 304-7958

Kerry Estes

Director of Mission Outreach
Office:  Student Union, 2nd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2519

Michael Faragalli

Assistant Football Coach

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein; Ph.D., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Office: Henkels 3047
Email: maria.fedoryka@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2531
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Brett Feger, M.S., M.A.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7366

Elizabeth Feger

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

Brady Fehringer

Residence Director
Office: Sebastian Hall, 1st floor
Email: brady.fehringer@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7313

Carolina Fernandez

Associate Registrar
Office: Prince 111
Email: carolina.fernandez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2554

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A.

Chair of the Music Department; Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formerly 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. Ferranit’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: B.Mus.in Vocal Performance, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam; M.Mus. in Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory; D.M.A. Vocal Performance & Voice Science, Louisiana State University; Certificate of Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech

Office: Canizaro Library 251
Email: taylor.ferranti@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1592

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; D.C., Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

Yensy Flores

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

Rachel Flowers

Director of Student Life
Office: Student Union Building, Second Floor
Email:
 rachel.flowers@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1586

Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
Education: B.A., Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
Email: ronald.freeze@avemaria.edu

Lucas Fullenkamp

Director of Tutoring Services & Academic Advisor
Education: B.A., English, Bluffton University; M.A., English Bowling Green State University
Office: Canizaro Library 168
Phone: (239) 280-2553

Abigail Fuller, Ed.D.

Chair of the Education Department, Assistant Professor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education and Dance, Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., Education Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; Ed.D., Education Administration, University of Florida
Office: Canizaro Library 229
Phone: (239) 280-1631

Marvin Gaitan

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

John Gargano

Residence Director
Office: Goretti Hall, 1st floor
Email: john.gargano@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7313

Thomas Gargano

Admissions Counselor
Office: Prince Building, 153
Email:
thomas.gargano@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7937

Fr. Robert Garrity, S.T.D.

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

Edward Gaven

Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Email: eddie.gaven@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1503

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Artist-in-Residence 

Dr. 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: B.M., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music; M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University; Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University

Keith Gilmore

Defensive Coordinator – Football
Email: Keith.Gilmore@avemaria.edu

Brian Glassey, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.A., Sports Management, Adams State University; M.S., Applied Sports Psychology, Adams State University

Kevin Govern, LL.M.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: B.S., History and German, Marquette University; J.D., Law, Marquette University Law School; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, University of Notre Dame
Email: kevin.govern@avemaria.edu

Kirsten Hall, Ph.D.

Director of the Literature Program, Assistant Professor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, Hillsdale College; M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 304-7959

John Paul Hare

Audio Visual Coordinator – Student Engagement & Operations
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
johnpaul.hare@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1567

Matthew Harte, M.A.T.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Modern History and Politics, Queen’s University; M.Sc., Management, Queen’s University; M.A.T.S., Theological Studies, Franciscan University

Alexander Heatherly, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of North Alabama; M.S., Health and Human Performance, University of North Alabama; Ph.D. (candidate), Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
Office: Canizaro Library 314
Phone: (239) 304-7983

Mark Heffley, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

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

Patrick Hillesheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Florida B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University
Office: Henkels 2049
Email:
patrick.hillesheim@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1528

Patricia Hojnowski-Diaz, MS, MBA, RN

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education:  Diploma, Registered Nurse, The Children’s Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Nursing, Northeastern University; MBA, Business Administration, Northeastern University; M.S., Nursing Administration, Northeastern University
Email: patty.diaz@avemaria.edu

Victoria C. Holmes

Interim Director of Sports Medicine
Phone: (239) 304-7865

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

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: Prince 106
Phone: (239) 280-1665

Gregory Howard

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

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology
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

Savohn Hunt

Student Support Advisor
Office: Canizaro Library 169
Email: savohn.hunt@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7360

Gavin Hurley, Ph.D.

Director of the Writing Program, Assistant Professor of Literature and Communication
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University; M.A., Writing Arts, Rowan University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Writing & Rhetoric
Office: Henkels 2052
Email: Gavin.Hurley@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1662

Marilyn Ibarra-Caton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: B.S., Economics, San Diego State University; M.A., Economics, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia
Office: Prince 105
Phone: (239) 304-7928

IT Helpdesk

Email: IThelpdesk@support.avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2585
Submit a ticket: support.avemaria.edu

John Jasso, Ph.D.

Chair of the Communications and Literature Department, Associate Professor of Communications
Education:
B.A., Speech and Philosophy, Kansas State University; M.A., Communications, Kansas State University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Rhetoric and Communications, University of Pittsburgh
Office: Henkels 2054
Phone: (239) 304-7936

Bradley Johnson

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

Dwain Keddo

Bursar
Email:
dwain.keddo@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 280-2593

Kimberly King

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

Scott King

Major Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-280-1587

John M. Klacik

Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line Coach – Football Program

Rebekah Koehler

Residence Director
Office: John Paul II Hall, 1st floor
Email: rebekah.koehler@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1517

Charles Kolmann, M.A.

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

Andrew Kuenstle, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., English, University of Dallas; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: andrew.kuenstle.adj@avemaria.edu

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 & Social Sciences, George Mason University

Marykate Leach

Program Manager 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-304-7984

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

Shelby Ledbetter, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education: B.M., Music Education, University of South Carolina; M.M., Music Education, University of South Carolina
Office: Canizaro Library 250
Phone: (239) 304-7919

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music

Composer/Pianist Seunghee Lee holds Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees from Brandeis University, M.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.M. from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea.  Lee serves as Assistant Professor of Music 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 a 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: B.M., Music Composition, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea; M.M., Music Composition, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.F.A., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University
Office: Canizaro Library 252
Phone: (239) 280-1588

Daniel Lendman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., Philosophy, Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Insitute; S.T.L., Systematic Theology, International Theological Insitute; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu
Office: Henkels 3029
Phone: 239-304-7934

Sonya Leszczynski

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

Nestor H. Levesque, M.S.

Director of Counseling Services
Phone: (239) 304-7372

Pablo Licheri, M.B.A

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: B.S., Computer Sciences, Universidad CAECE, Argentina; M.B.A., Business, Universidad Austral, Argentina

Steven Long, Ph.D.

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

Niurka Lopez

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

Fr. Joseph Lugalambi, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education:  B.A., Sacred Theology, Pontifica Universitas Gregoriana; M.A., Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary/Kenrick School of Theology; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

Fr. Guy Mansini, S.T.D.

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

Anne Marchetti, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education:  B.A., Economics, Providence College; M.S., Accounting, University of Hartford; D.B.A., Accounting, Walden University
Office: Henkels 2051
Phone: (239) 280-2482

Brenda Marino

Librarian
Office: Canizaro Library 163
Phone: (239) 280-2426

Michael Marsalli, Ph.D.

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

Christine Martin

Academic Records Assistant
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of the Economics Department, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Online Education
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Prince 102
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

John May, M.B.A.

Chair of the Business Department, Executive-in-Residence
Education: B.S., Bacteriology, University of Maine; M.B.A., University of Maine
Phone: (239) 280-1652

Jarvis McGarrah

Residence Director
Office: Joseph Hall, 1st floor
Email: jarvis.mcgarrah@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7326

Michael Miller

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

Mark Miravalle, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Fellow of Mariology
Education: B.A., Theology, University of San Francisco; S.T.L., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.D., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

Chair of the Psychology Department, Associate Professor of Psychology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; M.Psy., Psychology, University of Dallas; M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Office: Prince 107
Phone: (239) 280-1552

Eugene Munin

Vice President – Finance & Administration
Office: Canizaro Library,  328
Email:
eugene.munin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7998

Kevin Murphy

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Office: Canizaro Library,  360
Email:
kevin.murphy@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7918

Jennifer Nodes

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

Roger Nutt, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Provost, 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., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, S.T.L., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.D., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Patrick O’Connell

Senior Director of Principle Gifts 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2461

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell

Enrollment Promotions Manager

Michael O’Donnell

Director of Mother Teresa Project
Office: Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Email:
Michael.ODonnell@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7954

James Patterson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Politics Department, Associate Professor of Politics
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

Athletic Director & Head Football Coach
Email: joseph.patterson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7871

Phone Center

Throughout the year student callers from AMU’s Phone Center reach out to alumni, parents, and friends of AMU. Our student callers are excited to stay connected, give updates, provide philanthropy opportunities, and pray for the AMU community.

Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd floor
Email: phone.center@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1540

Carlos Pinel

Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Email: 
carlos.pinel@avemaria.edu

Davor Pranjic, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: B.B.A., International Business, Schiller International University; M.A., Economics, University of South Florida

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, California State University; Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland
Office: Henkels 2048
Phone: (239) 280-1666

Kelly Recke

Enrollment Application Processing & SVC Coordinator
Office: Prince 151
Email:
kelly.recke@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7952

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Email: 
mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
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

Timothy Reilly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Indiana University; Ph.D., Education, Stanford University
Office: Prince 108
Phone: (239) 304-7930

Katia Rezende

Academic Administrative Assistant
Office: Henkels 3067
Email: katia.rezende@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7375

Linda Richter

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

Bradley Ritter, Ph.D.

Chair of the Classics and Early Christian Literature Department, Associate Professor of Classics
Education: B.A., Classics, 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

Miguel Rivera, D.B.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting 
Education: A.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico; B.B.A., Accounting, Georg Fox University; M.B.A., Finance, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; M.B.A., Finance, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; D.B.A., Accounting, University Sarasota; D.B.A., Business ABD, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince 160
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2475

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., Greek, Loyola University; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas

Tyler Rosser

Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7861

Daniel Sadasivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, Ave Maria University; M.A., Philosophy, George Washington University; Ph.D., Physics, George Washington University
Office: Henkels 3047A
Email: daniel.sadasivan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (230) 348-4705

Esthela Saldana

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

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

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

Kate Sandlin, Ed.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., English, Louisiana State University; M.S., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; Ed.S., Education Specialist, University of Florida; Ed.S., Education Specialist, University of West Florida

Brian Scanlan

Director of Auxiliary Services
Office: Campus Store
Email:
brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483

Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Bible and Theology, Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Bible & Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics, and Philosophy, University of Iowa

William Serson, Ph.D.

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

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

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

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building 156
Phone: (239) 280-2423

Kimberly Shmina, D.N.P.

Chair of the Nursing Department, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education:  B.S.N., Nursing, University of Michigan; M.S.N., Nursing, Michigan State University; D.N.P. Nursing Practice, Wayne State University
Office: Prince 117
Phone:(239) 304-7133

Paula Shute

Program Manager, Alumni Relations
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email:
 paula.shute@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7955

Aileen Staller, D.N.P.

Assistant Professor 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
Office:  Prince 118
Phone: (239) 304-7931

Abigail Starcher

Library Associate – Public Services
Office: Canizaro Library 115
Phone: (239) 280-2428

Seana Sugrue, D.C.L.

Ambassador Michael Novak Chair 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

Lynne Swosinski, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor 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 & Teaching, Northcentral University

Jason Sylvester

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

Michele Sylvester

Accounts Payable Manager
Office: 3rd Floor Library
Email:
 michele.sylvester@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1571

Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: AB 3048
Email: stephen.thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

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

Natalie Tyler, D.N.P.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: A.A., Nursing, Florida Keys Community College; B.S., Biology, North Carolina State University; M.D.N., Nursing, Grand Canyon University; D.N.P. (candidate), Nursing Practice, Grand Canyon University

Eric Van Heusen

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

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Texas Christian University; M.A., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.M., Systematic Theology Dallas Theological Seminary; M.T.S., Theology, Duke University; Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University
Office: Henkels 3008
Email: thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7825
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Eddie Villarreal, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Modern Languages
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Teaching of Languages – Spanish and TESOL, University of Southern Mississippi

Jeffrey Walkey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.S., Management Purdue University; M.T.S. Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D. Religious Studies, Maquette University
Office: Henkels 3004
Phone: (239) 304-7363
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Brandon Wanless 

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

Ryan Welch

Director of Residence Life
Office: Student Union Building, 2nd floor
Email: ryan.welch@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2542

Peter Whalen, Ph.D.

Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 
Education: B.S., Marketing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of Oregon
Office: Henkels 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694

Jennifer Whitis

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

Laura Willard

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

Carolina Fernandez

Associate Registrar
Office: Prince 111
Email: carolina.fernandez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2554

Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.Sc. (honors), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 304-7127

Christy Dorer

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

Roger Nutt, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Provost, 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., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, S.T.L., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.D., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Katia Rezende

Academic Administrative Assistant
Office: Henkels 3067
Email: katia.rezende@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7375

Anne Marchetti, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education:  B.A., Economics, Providence College; M.S., Accounting, University of Hartford; D.B.A., Accounting, Walden University
Office: Henkels 2051
Phone: (239) 280-2482

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

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

Rosemarie Altomare

Academic Administrative Assistant for Shakespeare in Performance Office
Phone: (239) 304-7982

Thomas Gargano

Admissions Counselor
Office: Prince Building, 153
Email:
thomas.gargano@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7937

Christine Martin

Academic Records Assistant
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell

Enrollment Promotions Manager

Kelly Recke

Enrollment Application Processing & SVC Coordinator
Office: Prince 151
Email:
kelly.recke@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7952

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Email: 
mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
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.

Associate 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

Rodney Burton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Education: B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois; Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Illinois
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 304-7963

Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
Education: B.A., Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
Email: ronald.freeze@avemaria.edu

Patrick Hillesheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Florida B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University
Office: Henkels 2049
Email:
patrick.hillesheim@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1528

Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: AB 3048
Email: stephen.thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

Jacob Blanchard, M.A.

Instructor of Biology 
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7130

Daniel Credeur, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
Email: daniel.credeur@avemaria.edu

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Associate 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, Dr. Paula Ines Castagnet Chair of Biological Sciences
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., M.A.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7366

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; D.C., Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, California State University; Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland
Office: Henkels 2048
Phone: (239) 280-1666

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: M.S., 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: B.S., Biology Millersville University; Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky
Office: Henkels 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433

Kevin Govern, LL.M.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: B.S., History and German, Marquette University; J.D., Law, Marquette University Law School; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, University of Notre Dame
Email: kevin.govern@avemaria.edu

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology
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 & Social Sciences, George Mason University

John May, M.B.A.

Chair of the Business Department, Executive-in-Residence
Education: B.S., Bacteriology, University of Maine; M.B.A., University of Maine
Phone: (239) 280-1652

Davor Pranjic, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Business
Education: B.B.A., International Business, Schiller International University; M.A., Economics, University of South Florida

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

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

Peter Whalen, Ph.D.

Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 
Education: B.S., Marketing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of Oregon
Office: Henkels 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Associate 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

Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
Education: B.A., Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
Email: ronald.freeze@avemaria.edu

Patrick Hillesheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Florida B.S., Chemistry, North Caroline State University
Office: Henkels 2049
Email:
patrick.hillesheim@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1528

Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: AB 3048
Email: stephen.thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

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 253
Phone: (239) 280-2532

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.

Chair of the Classics and Early Christian Literature Department, Associate Professor of Classics
Education: B.A., Classics, 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

Cheng Ang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: B.A., Religion, Loma Linda University; M.A., Educational Psychology, Andrews University; Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Methodology, University of Florida

Zachary Bartsch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: B.S., Economics, University of Louisville; M.A., Economics, George Mason University; Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
Office: Prince 104
Phone: (239) 304-7929
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Marilyn Ibarra-Caton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: B.S., Economics, San Diego State University; M.A., Economics, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia
Office: Prince 105
Phone: (239) 304-7928

Pablo Licheri, M.B.A

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Education: B.S., Computer Sciences, Universidad CAECE, Argentina; M.B.A., Business, Universidad Austral, Argentina

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of the Economics Department, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Online Education
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Prince 102
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Christina Anderson, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Business Management, University of South Florida; M.Ed., Education Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University

Pete Cade, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; Ed.D., Teacher Leadership, Concordia University

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education 
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University; M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Teaching & Teaching Education, University of Florida; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida
Office: Canizaro Library 230
Phone: (239) 304-7932

Abigail Fuller, Ed.D.

Chair of the Education Department, Assistant Professor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education and Dance, Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., Education Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; Ed.D., Education Administration, University of Florida
Office: Canizaro Library 229
Phone: (239) 280-1631

Kate Sandlin, Ed.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., English, Louisiana State University; M.S., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; Ed.S., Education Specialist, University of Florida; Ed.S., Education Specialist, University of West Florida

Lynne Swosinski, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor 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 & Teaching, Northcentral University

Jacob Blanchard, M.A.

Instructor of Biology 
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7130

Jamon Copeland, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.A., History, Franciscan University; M.S., Health and Human Performance, Texas A&M

Daniel Credeur, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
Email: daniel.credeur@avemaria.edu

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Associate 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, Dr. Paula Ines Castagnet Chair of Biological Sciences
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., M.A.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7366

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Miami; D.C., Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

Brian Glassey, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.A., Sports Management, Adams State University; M.S., Applied Sports Psychology, Adams State University

Alexander Heatherly, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology
Education: B.S., Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of North Alabama; M.S., Health and Human Performance, University of North Alabama; Ph.D. (candidate), Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
Office: Canizaro Library 314
Phone: (239) 304-7983

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, California State University; Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland
Office: Henkels 2048
Phone: (239) 280-1666

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: M.S., 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: B.S., Biology Millersville University; Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky
Office: Henkels 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433

Niurka Lopez

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

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince 160
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2475

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building 156
Phone: (239) 280-2423

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 253
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages (Italian)
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 254
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Eddie Villarreal, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Modern Languages
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Teaching of Languages – Spanish and TESOL, University of Southern Mississippi

Paul Baxa, Ph.D.

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

Mary Blanchard, D.Phil.

Assistant Professor of History
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.

Chair of the History Department, Associate 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.

Associate Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.Sc. (honors), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 304-7127

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages (Italian)
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 254
Phone: (239) 304-7188

Maria Boersma, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Composition
Education: B.A., Politics, Ave Maria University; M.A., English, St. Bonaventure University
Email: maria.boersma@avemaria.edu

Travis Curtright, Ph.D.

Chair of the Humanities Department, Director of Shakespeare in Performance, Professor of Humanities & Literature
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A. Literature, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1612

Kirsten Hall, Ph.D.

Director of the Literature Program, Assistant Professor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, Hillsdale College; M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 304-7959

Gavin Hurley, Ph.D.

Director of the Writing Program, Assistant Professor of Literature and Communication
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University; M.A., Writing Arts, Rowan University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Writing & Rhetoric
Office: Henkels 2052
Email: Gavin.Hurley@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1662

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Literature
Education: B.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., English, University of Kentucky; M.A., Greek, Loyola University; M.A., English, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas

Richard Dittus, Sr., Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics
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 227
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Michael Marsalli, Ph.D.

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

Isabelle Aubin

Isabelle Aubin, Staff Collaborative Pianist

Pianist, Vocal and Diction Coach, Isabelle Aubin recently relocated to South West Florida from Rochester, New York where she held positions with Rochester Lyric Opera, Buffalo State College, Nazareth College of Rochester, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Genesee Valley and Orchestra Chorus.

Recently, Isabelle joined the faculty at Ave Maria University where she is staff pianist and vocal coach.

Ms. Aubin has also worked in Italy for Centro Studi Italiano, Sessione Senese per la musica e l’arte, Festival di musica da camera, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Chœur Symphonique de Saguenay Lac St Jean, Camp Musical du lac St Jean and the College d’Alma, in Canada. Isabelle has prepared and performed full opera productions for Société d’arts Lyriques du Royaume, Opéra Plume, Universitié du Québec, Camp Musical du Lac St-Jean, Festival di musica da camera and Rochester Lyric Opera.

Ms. Aubin received her B.M., from the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec; M.M. in piano performance from Montreal University; and teaching certificate from the University of Quebec, with continued studies in coaching and collaborative piano at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Song Fest, Sessione Senese and Banff Centre.

Alexandra Carlson, D.M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Music – Piano

Alexandra Carlson has performed solo and chamber works throughout Europe, Russia, and the USA.  She won prizes at the London International Piano Competition, the Valentino Bucci International Competition, the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition, and the Hopes, Talents, Master Competition.  The New Horizons Project awarded her a fellowship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Carlson’s festival performances include the Atlantic Music Festival, the US-Russia Education Bridge Project Festival, and the Baltic International Piano Duo Festival.  As a soloist, she has performed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the 5th Avenue Chamber Orchestra and the Junger Künstler Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.  Dr. Carlson earned her Master of Piano Performance, and Doctorate of Musical Arts, cum laude, from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory.  Recently, she made her conducting debut with Classic Chamber Concerts.  An adjunct professor of music at Ave Maria University, Dr. Carlson lives in Naples, FL.  For more information please visit www.AlexandraCarlson.org

Education:

M.M Piano Performance, State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia; D.M.  (Chamber Ensemble), State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

Richard Dittus, Jr.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education:  B.A., Music, Ave Maria University; M.M., Music Performance, University of North Florida

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A.

Chair of the Music Department; Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formerly 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. Ferranit’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: B.Mus.in Vocal Performance, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam; M.Mus. in Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory; D.M.A. Vocal Performance & Voice Science, Louisiana State University; Certificate of Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech

Office: Canizaro Library 251
Email: taylor.ferranti@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1592

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Artist-in-Residence 

Dr. 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: B.M., Organ Performance, Eastman School of Music; M. Mus., Organ Performance, Indiana University; Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Indiana University

Shelby Ledbetter, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Education: B.M., Music Education, University of South Carolina; M.M., Music Education, University of South Carolina
Office: Canizaro Library 250
Phone: (239) 304-7919

Seunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music

Composer/Pianist Seunghee Lee holds Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees from Brandeis University, M.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.M. from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea.  Lee serves as Assistant Professor of Music 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 a 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: B.M., Music Composition, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea; M.M., Music Composition, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.F.A., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University
Office: Canizaro Library 252
Phone: (239) 280-1588

Tracy Ahern, D.N.P. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Viterbo University; M.S., Nursing, University of Wisconsin; D.N.P. (candidate), Nursing, University of Hawaii
Office: Prince 101 
Email
: tracy.ahern@avemaria.edu
Phone: (230) 280-1559

Jessica Bartalino, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.A., Biology, Florida Gulf Coast University; B.S., Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.S., Nurse Practitioner, Florida Gulf Coast University

Lorrien Dames, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Health Administration, University of Miami; M.S., Advanced Practice Nursing, Barry University

DiAnn Ecret, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education: B.S., Nursing, Wilmington University; M.S.N., Nursing Leadership/Education, Wilmington University; Ph.D., Health Care Ethics, Duquesne University
Office: Prince 103
Phone: (239) 304-7958

Patricia Hojnowski-Diaz, MS, MBA, RN

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education:  Diploma, Registered Nurse, The Children’s Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Nursing, Northeastern University; MBA, Business Administration, Northeastern University; M.S., Nursing Administration, Northeastern University
Email: patty.diaz@avemaria.edu

Kimberly Shmina, D.N.P.

Chair of the Nursing Department, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education:  B.S.N., Nursing, University of Michigan; M.S.N., Nursing, Michigan State University; D.N.P. Nursing Practice, Wayne State University
Office: Prince 117
Phone:(239) 304-7133

Aileen Staller, D.N.P.

Assistant Professor 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
Office:  Prince 118
Phone: (239) 304-7931

Natalie Tyler, D.N.P.

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Education: A.A., Nursing, Florida Keys Community College; B.S., Biology, North Carolina State University; M.D.N., Nursing, Grand Canyon University; D.N.P. (candidate), Nursing Practice, Grand Canyon University

Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Associate 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
Office: Henkels 2014B
Email:
 janice.breidenbach@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1572

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
Office: Henkels 3046
Phone: (239) 280-2534

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein; Ph.D., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Office: Henkels 3047
Email: maria.fedoryka@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2531
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Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

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

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Associate 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

Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
Education: B.A., Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
Email: ronald.freeze@avemaria.edu

Daniel Sadasivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, Ave Maria University; M.A., Philosophy, George Washington University; Ph.D., Physics, George Washington University
Office: Henkels 3047A
Email: daniel.sadasivan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (230) 348-4705

Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: AB 3048
Email: stephen.thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

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: Thomas Student Union 2007B
Phone: (239) 280-1609

James Patterson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Politics Department, Associate Professor of Politics
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.

Ambassador Michael Novak Chair 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

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

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: Prince 106
Phone: (239) 280-1665

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

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

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

Chair of the Psychology Department, Associate Professor of Psychology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; M.Psy., Psychology, University of Dallas; M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Office: Prince 107
Phone: (239) 280-1552

Timothy Reilly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Indiana University; Ph.D., Education, Stanford University
Office: Prince 108
Phone: (239) 304-7930

Rosemarie Altomare

Academic Administrative Assistant for Shakespeare in Performance Office
Phone: (239) 304-7982

Ana Maria Angel

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

Juan Bautista

Staff Accountant
Phone: (239) 304-7892

Cris Buzzanca

Executive Assistant – President’s Office
Email: cris.buzzanca@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2511

Mandy Campos

Database Assistant 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-1644

Luis Carmona

Security Officer
Office: Student Union Building, 1st Floor
Email:
luis.carmona@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2488

Grant Desme

Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7883

Richard Dionne

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

Richard Dittus, Sr., Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics
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 227
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Tim Dockery

Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Office: Canizaro Library,  355
Email:
tim.dockery@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1695

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: Canizaro Library 170
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

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

Katie Eads

Program Manager for Special Events and Direct Marketing
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-280-1565

Kerry Estes

Director of Mission Outreach
Office:  Student Union, 2nd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2519

Michael Faragalli

Assistant Football Coach

Elizabeth Feger

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

Brady Fehringer

Residence Director
Office: Sebastian Hall, 1st floor
Email: brady.fehringer@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7313

Carolina Fernandez

Associate Registrar
Office: Prince 111
Email: carolina.fernandez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2554

Yensy Flores

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

Rachel Flowers

Director of Student Life
Office: Student Union Building, Second Floor
Email:
 rachel.flowers@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1586

Marvin Gaitan

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

John Gargano

Residence Director
Office: Goretti Hall, 1st floor
Email: john.gargano@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7313

Thomas Gargano

Admissions Counselor
Office: Prince Building, 153
Email:
thomas.gargano@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7937

Edward Gaven

Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Email: eddie.gaven@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1503

Keith Gilmore

Defensive Coordinator – Football
Email: Keith.Gilmore@avemaria.edu

John Paul Hare

Audio Visual Coordinator – Student Engagement & Operations
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
johnpaul.hare@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1567

Victoria C. Holmes

Interim Director of Sports Medicine
Phone: (239) 304-7865

Gregory Howard

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

IT Helpdesk

Email: IThelpdesk@support.avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2585
Submit a ticket: support.avemaria.edu

Bradley Johnson

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

Dwain Keddo

Bursar
Email:
dwain.keddo@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 280-2593

Kimberly King

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

Scott King

Major Gift Officer
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-280-1587

John M. Klacik

Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line Coach – Football Program

Rebekah Koehler

Residence Director
Office: John Paul II Hall, 1st floor
Email: rebekah.koehler@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1517

Marykate Leach

Program Manager 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: 239-304-7984

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

Sonya Leszczynski

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

Nestor H. Levesque, M.S.

Director of Counseling Services
Phone: (239) 304-7372

Niurka Lopez

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

Brenda Marino

Librarian
Office: Canizaro Library 163
Phone: (239) 280-2426

Christine Martin

Academic Records Assistant
Email: christine.martin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7903

Jarvis McGarrah

Residence Director
Office: Joseph Hall, 1st floor
Email: jarvis.mcgarrah@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7326

Michael Miller

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

Eugene Munin

Vice President – Finance & Administration
Office: Canizaro Library,  328
Email:
eugene.munin@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7998

Kevin Murphy

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Office: Canizaro Library,  360
Email:
kevin.murphy@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7918

Jennifer Nodes

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

Patrick O’Connell

Senior Director of Principle Gifts 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2461

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell

Enrollment Promotions Manager

Michael O’Donnell

Director of Mother Teresa Project
Office: Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Email:
Michael.ODonnell@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7954

Joseph Patterson

Athletic Director & Head Football Coach
Email: joseph.patterson@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7871

Carlos Pinel

Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Email: 
carlos.pinel@avemaria.edu

Kelly Recke

Enrollment Application Processing & SVC Coordinator
Office: Prince 151
Email:
kelly.recke@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7952

Mary Reed

Admissions Counselor
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Email: 
mary.reed@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2487
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
Office: Canizaro Library 332
Email:
 linda.richter@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2560

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince 160
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2475

Tyler Rosser

Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7861

Esthela Saldana

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

Brian Scanlan

Director of Auxiliary Services
Office: Campus Store
Email:
brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building 156
Phone: (239) 280-2423

Paula Shute

Program Manager, Alumni Relations
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email:
 paula.shute@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7955

Abigail Starcher

Library Associate – Public Services
Office: Canizaro Library 115
Phone: (239) 280-2428

Michele Sylvester

Accounts Payable Manager
Office: 3rd Floor Library
Email:
 michele.sylvester@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1571

Eric Van Heusen

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

Ryan Welch

Director of Residence Life
Office: Student Union Building, 2nd floor
Email: ryan.welch@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2542

Jennifer Whitis

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

Laura Willard

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

Richard Dittus, Sr., Ed.D.

Instructor of Mathematics
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 227
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: Canizaro Library 170
Phone: (239) 280-2412

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

Gerald Boersma, Ph.D.

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

Fr. Romanus Cessario, S.T.D.

Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., St. Stephen’s College; M.A., St. Stephen’s College; S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies; S.T.B., Dominican House of Studies; S.T.D., University de Fribourg; S.T.M., The Order of Preachers, Santa Sabina, Rome
Email: rev.romanus.cessario@avemaria.edu 
Office:
 Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 304-7935

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Fr. Matthew L. Lamb Chair of Catholic Theology
Education: B.S., Engineering, Duke University; M.T.S., Theology, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 3005
Email: michael.dauphinais@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2538
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Michael De Salvo, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College; M.S., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: michael.desalvo.adj@avemaria.edu

Fr. Robert Garrity, S.T.D.

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

Matthew Harte, M.A.T.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Modern History and Politics, Queen’s University; M.Sc., Management, Queen’s University; M.A.T.S., Theological Studies, Franciscan University

Mark Heffley, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

Andrew Kuenstle, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., English, University of Dallas; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: andrew.kuenstle.adj@avemaria.edu

Daniel Lendman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., Philosophy, Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology; S.T.M., Theology, International Theological Insitute; S.T.L., Systematic Theology, International Theological Insitute; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu
Office: Henkels 3029
Phone: 239-304-7934

Steven Long, Ph.D.

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

Fr. Joseph Lugalambi, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology
Education:  B.A., Sacred Theology, Pontifica Universitas Gregoriana; M.A., Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary/Kenrick School of Theology; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

Fr. Guy Mansini, S.T.D.

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

Mark Miravalle, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Fellow of Mariology
Education: B.A., Theology, University of San Francisco; S.T.L., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.D., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

Roger Nutt, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Provost, 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., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, S.T.L., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.D., Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.A., Bible and Theology, Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Bible & Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics, and Philosophy, University of Iowa

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Texas Christian University; M.A., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.M., Systematic Theology Dallas Theological Seminary; M.T.S., Theology, Duke University; Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University
Office: Henkels 3008
Email: thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7825
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Jeffrey Walkey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.S., Management Purdue University; M.T.S. Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School; Ph.D. Religious Studies, Maquette University
Office: Henkels 3004
Phone: (239) 304-7363
Curriculum Vitae: Download