School of Arts & Social Sciences Faculty


Nina Bellisio, Associate Professor of Visual Communications
Assistant Dean, Curriculum

B.F.A., Cornell University; M.F.A., University of California, Berkeley
Additional Studies: Columbia University
Contact Professor Bellisio: 845-398-4155 or [email protected]

Carol Greiff Lagstein, Director of Art Therapy
B.F.A, California College of the Arts; M.P.S, Pratt Institute; M.S.W. Columbia University
Contact Professor Lagstein: 845-398-4166 or [email protected] 


Erica Soto, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communcation Arts
B.S.,University of Colorado; M.A. City University of New York
Contact Prof. Soto: [email protected]

Elaine Winship, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
M.S., Fordham University; M.A., Syracuse University
Contact Professor Winship: 845-398-4329 or [email protected]


Ellen F. Chayet, Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., C.U.N.Y., Queens College; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Contact Dr. Chayet: 845-398-4192 or [email protected]

Ira Promisel, Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., SUNY Albany; M.P.A., Marist; M.A., SUNY Albany; Ph.D. Candidate, City University of New York
Contact Professor Promisel: 845-398-4208 or [email protected]

Tracy Tully, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Iona; M.A., John Jay; M.S., St. John's; Ph.D, University of New Haven
Contact Dr. Tully: 845-398-4134 or [email protected]


Robert D. Murray, Professor of English, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Contact Dr. Murray: 845-398-4125 or [email protected]

Nathaniel Amos Rothschild, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Yale University; M.S.Ed. Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University 
Contact Dr. Rothschild: 845-398-4148 or [email protected]

Staci Shultz, Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Contact Dr. Shultz: 845-398-4276 or [email protected]

Monica WendelAssociate Professor of Composition and Creative Writing
B.A. SUNY Geneseo; M.F.A. New York University
Contact Professor Wendel: 845-398-4384 or [email protected]


Heath J. Bowen, Associate Professor of History, Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences 
B.A., Minnesota State University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Contact Dr. Bowen: 845-398-4380 or [email protected]

Neerja Chaturvedi, Professor of History
B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Garwhal; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University;  Ph.D, Michigan State University
Contact Dr. Chaturvedi: 845-398-4059 or [email protected]

Stacy Kinlock Sewell, Professor of History, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences 
B.A., The New School; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Contact Dr. Sewell: 845-398-4137 or [email protected]


Oscar Gonzalez-Barreto, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latinx Studies
B.A.,Central University of Venezuela; B.A. Western State Colorado University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Contact Dr. Gonzalez Barretto: [email protected]

Maria Ann Roglieri, Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
A.B., Columbia University; A.M.; Ph.D., Harvard University
Contact Dr. Roglieri: 845-398-4078 or [email protected]


William Evan Matthews, Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Montevallo; M.A., Columbia University; Ed.D., Columbia University
Contact Dr. Matthews: 845-398-4144 or [email protected]


David Keppler, Professor of Philosophy
B.S., M.A., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana)
Contact Dr. Keppler: 845-398-4140 or [email protected]


Richard F. Heath, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Alvernia College; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
Contact Dr. Heath: 845-398-4231 or [email protected]

Susan K. Marell, Professor of Psychology
B.S., Brooklyn College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Contact Dr. Marell: 845-398-4191 or [email protected]

Benjamin Wagner, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Denison University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Contact Dr. Wagner: 845-398-4212 or [email protected]


Craig Martin, Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. Anderson University; M.A., Claremont School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D. Syracuse University
Contact Dr. Martin: 845-398-4189 or [email protected]

Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Duke University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Emory University
Contact Dr. Trawick: 845-398-4183 or [email protected]


Carolyn Fraker, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Contact Prof. Fraker: 845-398-4141 or [email protected]


Linda Levine-Madori, Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
B.F.A., Lehman College; M.S., CUNY (CTRS); Graduate Creative Arts Therapies, Pratt Institute (ATR-BC); Ph.D., New York University, Health Studies; Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT).
Contact Dr. Levine-Madori: 845-398-4184 or [email protected]


Mary McGann Burns (deceased), Professor of English and Communication
John J. Casazza (deceased), Professor of Chemistry
Joseph Coyne, Professor of Psychology
M. Perpetua Deane, O.P. (deceased), Professor of Romance Languages
Marie Jean Dempsey, O.P., Professor of Humanities
John Durney, Professor of Communication Arts
Karen Edelmann, Professor of Art
Mary Ellen Ferraro (deceased), Professor of Mathematics
John Galotto (deceased), Professor of Psychology
Joseph A. Keane, Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Barbara Ward Klein, Dean of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Communications
Florette R. Koffler, Professor of Romance Languages
Celeste Leger (deceased), O.P., Professor of Social Sciences
Catherine Maher, O.P. (deceased), Professor of Spanish
Denton May, Professor of English
Ann Paul Mollman (deceased), O.P., Professor of Natural Sciences
Peter D. O'Connor (deceased), Professor of English
Charles O'Neill, Professor of English
Gonzalo Plasencia, Professor of Spanish
Marie Postner, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Carl Rattner, Professor of Art
Patricia Ann Reilly (deceased), O.P., Professor of English
John Rosko, Professor of Biology
Robert C. Schelin (deceased), Professor of Social Sciences
James Vendetti, Professor of Communications

Adjunct Faculty

Nora Aanonsen, Spanish
A.A., El Camino College; B.A., M.A., California State University Dominguez Hills

Vivian Altamura, Psychology
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Eileen Andreassi, Therapeutic Recreation
B.A., SUNY Binghamton; M.A., New York University

William Barbera, Criminal Justice
A.A., Rockland Community College; B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; M.S. /AJS, University of Phoenix

Gary Boesch, Forensic Science
A.A.S., Bergen Community College; B.S., Jersey City State College; M.A., New Jersey City University

Ethan Finkelstein, Visual Communications
Art Institute of Philadelphia; B.A. Interactive Media

Margaret Fitzpatrick, Religious Studies
B.S., Boston State College; M.A., Fordham University; Ed.M./Ed.D., Columbia University

Daly Flanagan, Art
B.F.A., San Diego State University; M.Ed., Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design

Diane Gasparrini, English
B.A., College of Mt. St. Vincent; M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.S., College of New Rochelle

Rebecca Glenn, Art
A.B., Brown University; M.A., The University of Chicago

Marni Gold, English
B.A., SUNY Plattsburgh; M.S.Ed., Pace University

Timothy Hull, Art
B.A., New York University; M.F.A., Parsons School of Design

Robert Ingoglia, History
B.A., William Patterson University; M.A., Ph.D., The Graduate School, CUNY

Warren Livingston, Science
B.A., SUNY Oneonta; M.A., New York University; M.S., Iona College

John McGowan, Criminal Justice
B.A., St. Thomas Aquinas College; J.D., New York Law School

Arlene Melillo, English
A.A., Rockland Community College; B.A., SUNY Empire State College; M.A., Iona College

Louis Muggeo, Psychology
A.A., Bergen Community College; B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; Psy.D., Long Island University

James Nawoichyk, Criminal Justice
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; M.P.A., Marist College

Daniel Pernick, Religion
B.A., Oakland University; M.A., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Mark Porto, Philosophy
B.A., M.A., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., The Graduate Theological Foundation

William Quirk, Criminal Justice
B.A., The College of New Jersey; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law

Susan Rucano, History
B.A., SUNY New Paltz; M.A., Fordham University

Celeste Sherry, English
B.A., SUNY Empire State College; M.S.T., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Barbara Yontz, Art
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Vanderbilt University; MFA, Vermont College