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

Kaleigh Admire

Marketing and Communications Manager
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7945

Curtis Allen

Coordinator of Intramural Athletics
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2035
Email:
curtis.allen@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1675

Kateri Allen

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

Kevin Allen

Game Day Coordinator/Asst. Women’s Basketball Coach

Rebecca Alves

Program Manager – Donor Relations
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2574

Ana Maria Angel

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

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics 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

Zachary Bartsch, Ph.D.

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

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages
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

 

Juan Bautista

Staff Accountant

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

Megan Becker

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Email:
megan.becker@avemaria.edu

Jacob Blanchard, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Biology 
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
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: M.A., English, St. Bonaventure University; B.A., Politics, Ave Maria University

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 Assistant 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
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:

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

Taylor Carpenter

Athletic Trainer Intern

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

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor of Education 
Education: Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida, Ed.S., Teaching & Teaching Education, University of Florida, M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida, B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University
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: Canizaro Library 161B
Phone: (239) 280-1609

Brian Couch

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

Vivian Crockett

Dean of Students
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2042
Phone: (239) 280-2542

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, Associate 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 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 161A
Phone: (239) 280-1612

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Professor of 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.

Assistant Dean of Faculty, Assistant 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 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7127

Grant Desme

Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7883

Sarah Deville

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

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: Prince 109
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: Prince 103
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 234
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

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

Clare D. Eckard

Admissions Counselor

Kerry Estes

Administrative Assistant – Student Life & Mission Outreach
Office:  Student Union, 2nd Floor

Michael Faragalli

Assistant Football Coach

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Chair of the Philosophy Department, 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.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University
Office: Henkels 1035
Phone: (239) 280-1637

Elizabeth Feger

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

Brady Fehringer

Residence Director – Residence Life

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A

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

Tracy Flack

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

Craig Flanagan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
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
Office: Canizaro Library 313
Phone: (239) 304-7367

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

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

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: Prince 101
Phone: (239) 280-1540

Jeff Fox

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

Daniel Fuentes

Residence Director – Residence Life

Lucas Fullenkamp

Director of Tutoring Services & Academic Advisor
Education: B.A., English, Bluffton University; M.A., English Bowling Green Sate University
Office: Canizaro Library 169
Phone: (239) 280-2553

Abigail Fuller, Ed.D.

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

Marvin Gaitan

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

Fr. Robert Garrity, S.T.D.

Assistant 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

Brice Gerlach, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music – Organ

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

Andrey Glubokov, Ph.D.

Chair of the Mathematics 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

Katherine Gotschall

Recruiting Support Manager – Admissions

Dennis Grace

Special Assistant to the President
Office: Student Union
Email:
dennis.grace@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7093

Timothy Green, Ph.D. (Candidate)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition 
Education: B.A., English & History, University of Notre Dame; M.A., English, DePaul University, M.Ed., Education, University of Notre Dame, B.A., English and History, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. (candidate), English and Education, University of Michigan
Office: Library 170
Email: timothy.green@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7939

John Paul Hare

Audio Visual Coordinator – Student Engagement & Operations
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
johnpaul.hare@avemaria.edu

Jeanette Hariharan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics 
Education: B.S., Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Office: Henkels 3047A
Email: jeanette.hariharan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 348-4705

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Office:
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor 
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676

Michael Hiestand

Defensive Coordinator
Email: michael.hiestand@avemaria.edu

Patrick Hillesheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: 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

Taylor Hodge

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

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

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Library 168
Phone: (239) 280-1604

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

Chair of the Psychology Department, 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

Assistant Director of Residence Life
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, 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

Marilyn Ibarra-Caton, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: Ph.d., Economics, University of Georgia, M.A., Economics, San Diego State University, B.S., Economics, San Diego State University
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 Department, Assistant Professor of Communications Education: Ph.D., Communications, University of Pittsburgh, M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, M.A., Communications, Kansas State University, B.A., Speech and Philosophy, Kansas State University.
Office: Henkels 2054
Phone: (239) 304-7936

 

Bradley Johnson

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

Travis Johnson

Offensive Assistant Football Coach – Football Program

Dwain Keddo

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

John Kelly

Head Softball Coach
Email:
john.kelly@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2503

Anne Kerian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: B.A., Mathematics & Literature, Ave Maria University; M.A., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: Prince 102
Phone: (239) 280-1652

Kimberly King

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

Scott King

Director of Mission Outreach
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

John M. Klacik

Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line Coach – Football Program

Charles Kolmann

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

John Lamanna

Athletic Director & Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Email:
john.lamanna@avemaria.edu
Phone: 
(239) 280-1595

Jen Lang

Director of Career Services
Office: Student Union 2034
Email: jennifer.lang@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7922

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

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 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. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor 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. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

Debbie Lennox

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

Andrew Lerwill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: B.S., Physics, University of Hertfordshire; M.S., Applied and Modern Optics, University of Readings; Ph.D., Physics, Nottingham Trent University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 280-1605

Sonya Leszczynski

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

Nestor H. Levesque, M.S.

Counselor – Counseling Department

Angela R. Llanos

Registrar

Kara Logan, Ph.D. (candidate)

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

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

Greg Longenhagen

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

Niurka Lopez

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

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

 

Brenda Marino

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

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

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: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Mark J. McCormick

Director of Marketing and Communications

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: Prince 117
Phone: (239) 304-7133

Nicholas Mendez

Head Athletic Trainer
Email: nicholas.mendez@avemaria.edu

Sophia Mick

Program Manager- Phone Center & Alumni Relations
Office: 
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email: 
sophia.mick@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7384

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

Visiting 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
Office: Henkels 2030

Amanda Morin

Residence Director – Residence Life

Bryant Morin

Coordinator of Student Activities & Marketing – Student Life Department

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

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

Zachary Moss

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

Eugene Munin

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

Cindy Nelson

Senior Director of Advancement
Office: 
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email: 
cynthia.nelson@avemaria.edu
Phone: 
(239) 304-7901

Walter Nicholson, Ph.D.

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

Jennifer Nodes

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

Gina Noia, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Theology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.S., Political Science & Philosophy, University of Scranton; M.A., Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Theology and Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
Office: Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 304-7935

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

Jerome W. Oliver III

Defensive Assistant – Football Program

Maria Padron

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Libray 235
Phone: (239) 304-7360

Caramine V. Palermo

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine

James Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant 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

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

Fernando Perez, B.S.

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

Carlos Pinel

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

Rachel E. Pinel

Administrative Assistant – Athletics Department

Davor Pranjic, M.A.

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

 

James Prothro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Concordia University; M.A., Classics, Washington University, 1 Div., Theology, Concordia Seminary; Ph.D., New Testament, University of Cambridge,
Office: Henkels 3029
Email: james.prothro@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7934

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

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 – Academic Affairs and Music

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

 

Sean Robertson, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts and Science, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2030

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: 3rd Floor Library
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Chair of Literature Department, Associate Professor 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
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 280-1610

Nicholas Root

Advancement Associate
Office: 
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email: 
nicholas.root@avemaria.edu
Phone: 
(239) 304-7376

Tyler Rosser

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Esthela Saldana

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

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

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

Brett Sauerwein

Assistant Women’s Softball Coach

Brian Scanlan

Campus Store Manager
Office: Campus Store
Email:
brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483

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
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Alyssa Schneider

Coordinator of Mission Outreach
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
alyssa.schneider@avemaria.edu

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.

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

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building

Dayna Shull

Athletic Trainer Intern

Herbert B. Smith

Golf Swing Coach

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.

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

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

Michael Sugrue, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Humanities 
Education: A.B., History, University of Chicago; M.A. History, University of Chicago, M.Phil. History, University of Chicago, 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

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 & 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

Katy Thoele

Program Manager- Direct Marketing & Events
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email:
katy.thoele@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1565

Dorothy Thompson, D.B.A. (Candidate)

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

Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Visiting Assitant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: Henkels 3067
Email: Stephen.Thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

Helen Tintes-Schuermann, D.M.

Chair of the Music Department, Associate Professor of Music

Helen Tintes-Schuermann is Associate Professor of music and Chair of the Music Department.  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.

Education: B.S./B.A., Music Education and Literature, Minnesota State University; M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Minnesota; Magister Diploma in Lied and Oratorio, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; D.M., Vocal Performance, Northwestern University.

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

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

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

Charles Traver

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

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

Eric Van Heusen

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

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: 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 Academic Building 3008
Email: thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7825
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Jessica Vieira

Vice President Executive Assistant 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email: jessica.vieira@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2586

James Vranish, Ph.D.

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

Jeffrey Walkey, Ph.D. (Candidate)

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A. Philosophy, St. Mary’s Univesity of Minnesota; M.A., Theology, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Ph.D. (Candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria 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

Peter Whalen, Ph.D.

Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 
Education: Ph.D., Marketing, University of Oregon, M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Louis University, B.S., Marketing, Florida State University
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

Kevin Wiley

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

Laura Willard

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

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics
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: Prince 109
Phone: (239) 280-2565

Angela R. Llanos

Registrar

Christy Dorer

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

Katia Rezende

Academic Administrative Assistant – Academic Affairs and Music

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

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: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Miguel Rivera, D.B.A.

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

 

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, D.B.A. (Candidate)

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

Clare D. Eckard

Admissions Counselor

Katherine Gotschall

Recruiting Support Manager – Admissions

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Office:
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor 
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676

Christine Martin

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

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell

Enrollment Promotions Manager

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.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics 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

James Vranish, Ph.D.

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

Jacob Blanchard, Ph.D. (candidate)

Instructor of Biology 
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.

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, Associate 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 1035
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; D.C., Chiropractic, Life University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
Office: Canizaro Library 313
Phone: (239) 304-7367

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.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

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Environmental Biology & Chemistry, Plymouth State University; M.S., Recreation, Western Kentucky University; M.S. Biology, 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 & Social Sciences, George Mason University

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: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Davor Pranjic, M.A.

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

 

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, D.B.A. (Candidate)

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

Tony Barbosa, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics 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

Patrick Hillesheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: 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.

Visiting Assitant Professor of Chemistry 
Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
Office: Henkels 3067
Email: Stephen.Thong@avemaria.edu 
Phone: (239) 304-7940

James Vranish, Ph.D.

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

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

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.

Chair of the Classics 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

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

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

Zachary Bartsch, Ph.D.

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

Marilyn Ibarra-Caton, Ph.D.

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

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: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Walter Nicholson, Ph.D.

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

Davor Pranjic, M.A.

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

 

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.

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

Abigail Fuller, Ed.D.

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

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 & Teaching, Northcentral University

Niurka Lopez

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

Pedro Rodriguez

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: 3rd Floor Library
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building

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 253
Phone: (239) 280-2532

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages
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

Mary Blanchard, D.Phil.

Instructor 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.

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, Assistant 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 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7127

Bradley Ritter, Ph.D.

Chair of the Classics 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

Michael Sugrue, Ph.D.

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

Deana Basile Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages
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 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 161A
Phone: (239) 280-1612

Lylas Rommel, Ph.D.

Chair of Literature Department, Associate Professor 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
Office: Henkels 2047
Phone: (239) 280-1610

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: Prince 103
Phone: (239) 280-2551

Andrey Glubokov, Ph.D.

Chair of the Mathematics 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 & Literature, Ave Maria University; M.A., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: Prince 102
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:

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

Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A

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.

Adjunct Professor of Music – Organ

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

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 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

Helen Tintes-Schuermann, D.M.

Chair of the Music Department, Associate Professor of Music

Helen Tintes-Schuermann is Associate Professor of music and Chair of the Music Department.  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.

Education: B.S./B.A., Music Education and Literature, Minnesota State University; M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Minnesota; Magister Diploma in Lied and Oratorio, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; D.M., Vocal Performance, Northwestern University.

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

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

Debra Forma, MSN/ED

Instructor of Nursing
Education: A.A.S., Nursing, Erie Community College; B.A., Health and Human Services, State University of New York; MSN/ED, Nursing, University of Pheonix
Office: Prince 101
Phone: (239) 280-1540

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

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: 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

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
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.

Chair of the Philosophy Department, 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

James Prothro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Concordia University; M.A., Classics, Washington University, 1 Div., Theology, Concordia Seminary; Ph.D., New Testament, University of Cambridge,
Office: Henkels 3029
Email: james.prothro@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7934

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

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

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics
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 Chemistry and Physics 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

Jeanette Hariharan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics 
Education: B.S., Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Office: Henkels 3047A
Email: jeanette.hariharan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 348-4705

Andrew Lerwill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: B.S., Physics, University of Hertfordshire; M.S., Applied and Modern Optics, University of Readings; Ph.D., Physics, Nottingham Trent University
Office: Henkels 3052
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.

Assistant 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.

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

Keith Houde, Ph.D.

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

Stefanie Morris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; M.A.  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

Kaleigh Admire

Marketing and Communications Manager
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 304-7945

Curtis Allen

Coordinator of Intramural Athletics
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union 2035
Email:
curtis.allen@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1675

Kateri Allen

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

Rebecca Alves

Program Manager – Donor Relations
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Phone: (239) 280-2574

Ana Maria Angel

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

Juan Bautista

Staff Accountant

Megan Becker

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Email:
megan.becker@avemaria.edu

Thomas Brattan

Football – Offensive Line Coach

Cristine Buzzanca

Executive Assistant – President’s Office

Mandy Campos

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

Taylor Carpenter

Athletic Trainer Intern

Brian Couch

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

Vivian Crockett

Dean of Students
Office: Bob Thomas Student Union, 2042
Phone: (239) 280-2542

Grant Desme

Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (239) 304-7883

Sarah Deville

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

Kathryn Dionne

Academic Records Assistant
Office: Prince 109
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: Prince 103
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 234
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Christy Dorer

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

Clare D. Eckard

Admissions Counselor

Kerry Estes

Administrative Assistant – Student Life & Mission Outreach
Office:  Student Union, 2nd Floor

Michael Faragalli

Assistant Football Coach

Elizabeth Feger

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

Brady Fehringer

Residence Director – Residence Life

Tracy Flack

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

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

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

Jeff Fox

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

Daniel Fuentes

Residence Director – Residence Life

Marvin Gaitan

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

Edward Gaven

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

Katherine Gotschall

Recruiting Support Manager – Admissions

Dennis Grace

Special Assistant to the President
Office: Student Union
Email:
dennis.grace@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7093

John Paul Hare

Audio Visual Coordinator – Student Engagement & Operations
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
johnpaul.hare@avemaria.edu

Gregg Hart

Admissions Data Manager
Office:
Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor 
Email: gregg.hart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1676

Michael Hiestand

Defensive Coordinator
Email: michael.hiestand@avemaria.edu

Taylor Hodge

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

Victoria C. Holmes

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Library 168
Phone: (239) 280-1604

Gregory Howard

Assistant Director of Residence Life
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

Travis Johnson

Offensive Assistant Football Coach – Football Program

Dwain Keddo

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

John Kelly

Head Softball Coach
Email:
john.kelly@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2503

Kimberly King

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

Scott King

Director of Mission Outreach
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor

John M. Klacik

Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line Coach – Football Program

John Lamanna

Athletic Director & Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Email:
john.lamanna@avemaria.edu
Phone: 
(239) 280-1595

Jen Lang

Director of Career Services
Office: Student Union 2034
Email: jennifer.lang@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7922

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

Sonya Leszczynski

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

Nestor H. Levesque, M.S.

Counselor – Counseling Department

Angela R. Llanos

Registrar

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

Mark J. McCormick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Nicholas Mendez

Head Athletic Trainer
Email: nicholas.mendez@avemaria.edu

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

Amanda Morin

Residence Director – Residence Life

Bryant Morin

Coordinator of Student Activities & Marketing – Student Life Department

Zachary Moss

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

Eugene Munin

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

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

Jerome W. Oliver III

Defensive Assistant – Football Program

Maria Padron

Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Libray 235
Phone: (239) 304-7360

Caramine V. Palermo

Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine

Joseph Patterson

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

Kathy Phelps

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

Carlos Pinel

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

Rachel E. Pinel

Administrative Assistant – Athletics Department

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: 3rd Floor Library
Email:
 pedro.rodriguez@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1669

Tyler Rosser

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Esthela Saldana

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

Brett Sauerwein

Assistant Women’s Softball Coach

Brian Scanlan

Campus Store Manager
Office: Campus Store
Email:
brian.scanlan@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2483

Alyssa Schneider

Coordinator of Mission Outreach
Office: Student Union, 2nd Floor
Email:
alyssa.schneider@avemaria.edu

Sandra Shimp

Director of Financial Aid
Office: Prince Building

Dayna Shull

Athletic Trainer Intern

Herbert B. Smith

Golf Swing Coach

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

Katy Thoele

Program Manager- Direct Marketing & Events
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email:
katy.thoele@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-1565

Charles Traver

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

Eric Van Heusen

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

Jessica Vieira

Vice President Executive Assistant 
Office: Canizaro Library, 3rd Floor
Email: jessica.vieira@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 280-2586

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, 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: Prince 103
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 234
Phone: (239) 280-2412

Janet Holtfreter

Operations Manager & Academic Advisor 
Education: B.A., Psychology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Library 168
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: Canizaro Libray 235
Phone: (239) 304-7360

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

Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department, Professor of 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

Fr. Robert Garrity, S.T.D.

Assistant 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

Daniel Lendman, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor 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. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Email: danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

Kara Logan, Ph.D. (candidate)

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

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. 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

Visiting 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
Office: Henkels 2030

Gina Noia, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Theology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.S., Political Science & Philosophy, University of Scranton; M.A., Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Theology and Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
Office: Henkels 3026
Phone: (239) 304-7935

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

James Prothro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Concordia University; M.A., Classics, Washington University, 1 Div., Theology, Concordia Seminary; Ph.D., New Testament, University of Cambridge,
Office: Henkels 3029
Email: james.prothro@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7934

Sean Robertson, Ph.D. (candidate)

Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts and Science, Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2030

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
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
Curriculum Vitae: Download

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 Academic Building 3008
Email: thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7825
Curriculum Vitae: Download

 

Jeffrey Walkey, Ph.D. (Candidate)

Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: B.A. Philosophy, St. Mary’s Univesity of Minnesota; M.A., Theology, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Ph.D. (Candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria 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