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University welcomes new faculty members to campus for 2017-18 academic year
Posted 08/16/2017 01:49PM

Misericordia University recently welcomed the addition of 12 new full-time faculty members to campus for the 2017-18 academic year during a special orientation program.

In the College of Health Sciences and Education, Jacklyn DelPrete, M.S.N., has been appointed as an assistant professor of nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University, State College, and her Master of Science degree in nursing from Misericordia University. Christine German, O.T.D., M.S.O.T., has been named an assistant professor of occupational therapy. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in health science and occupational therapy from Misericordia University. Erin Burns Kilduff, M.P.A.S., has been named an assistant professor of physician assistant studies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from Marywood University, Scranton, and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from King's College, Wilkes-Barre.

Lisa M. Shustack, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., M.S.N., has been appointed an assistant professor of nursing. She earned her BSN from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Shustack also received a Master of Science in education degree from Wilkes-University, Wilkes-Barre, and a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana. Amy M. Wierbowski, M.P.A.S., M.F.A., has been named an assistant professor of physician assistant studies. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Marywood University. Catherine M. Zurawski, M.S.N., has been appointed as an assistant professor of nursing. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from Misericordia University.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, Yuhan Ding, Ph.D., has been named an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science. She holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics and information and computing science from Shanghai University, China. John Philip Morgan, Ph.D., has been appointed as an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. He has a doctorate in chemistry from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Haverford College, Haverford. Triet M. Pham, Ph.D., has been named assistant professor of mathematics and computer science. He has a doctorate in mathematics and a Master of Science in statistics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and two Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and mathematical economics from The California State University at Long Beach.

Colby J. Tanner, Ph.D., has been appointed as an assistant professor of biology. Dr. Tanner has a doctorate in biology from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; a Master of Science in biology from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Sara Tavela, Ph.D., has been named a visiting assistant professor of English. She has a doctorate and Master of Arts degree in English from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh; a Master of Arts in human development and family studies from the University Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, and a BA in English and psychology from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. Robert Lucas Williams, Ph.D., has been named an assistant professor of history and government. Dr. Williams earned his doctorate degree and Master of Arts in political science from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, and two Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

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Misericordia University welcomed 12 new full-time faculty members to campus for the 2017-18 academic year during a special orientation program. Participating in the program, seated from left are, Jacklyn DelPrete, M.S.N., assistant professor, nursing; Triet M. Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor, mathematics and computer science; Christine German, O.T.D., M.S.O.T., assistant professor, occupational therapy; Yuhan Ding, Ph.D., assistant professor, mathematics and computer science, and Amy M. Wierbowski, M.P.A.S., M.F.A., assistant professor, physician assistant studies; standing, Erin Burns Kilduff, M.P.A.S., assistant professor, physician assistant studies; John Philip Morgan, Ph.D., assistant professor, chemistry-biochemistry; Robert Lucas Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor, history and government; Colby J. Tanner, Ph.D., assistant professor, biology; Lisa M. Shustack, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., M.S.N., assistant professor, nursing, and Sara Tavela, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor, English.

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