(330) 941-3327

The department offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs for future members of the health care delivery and public health professions. Certificate programs are offered in paramedic and polysomnography.

Associate degree programs are offered in:

  • emergency medical services
  • medical assisting technology
  • medical laboratory technology

Baccalaureate programs are offered in:

  • allied health
  • public health
  • medical laboratory science (medical technology)
  • dental hygiene
  • respiratory care

A master's degree program in health and human services offers three tracks:

  • health promotion
  • administration for health and human services
  • health informatics

A master's degree program in respiratory care is available for licensed respiratory therapists.

The allied health, public health, associate to bachelors in respiratory care completion program, master of health and human services, and master of respiratory care programs can be completed in a web-based distance education delivery format. Details on program requirements appear under the specific program heading.

Admission to all programs except medical assisting technology and public health is on a restricted basis, since only a limited number of students can be accommodated. Detailed information on admission criteria and closing dates for application is available in the Department of Health Professions, the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services Dean's Office, or the Admissions Office.

For the graduate program leading to a Master of Health and Human Services or Master of Respiratory Care degree, refer to the Graduate Catalog for program details.

Allied Health Program

The department offers a baccalaureate program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) with a major in allied health. This program is intended to serve paramedical professional health associate degree graduates who wish to upgrade their academic credentials to include the baccalaureate degree. Major courses in this program are available online, allowing students to complete coursework at a time and location convenient to them.

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the major in allied health are as follows:

  • Students will conduct a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method research project involving data collection and analysis.
  • Students will utilize current technologies such as computer and online systems/services to access and communicate information.
  • Students will be able to analyze health care-related issues.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.

Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Allied Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Public Health

For additional information, please visit the Office of Distance Education.

You can contact the Office of Distance Education by e-mail at distanceed@ysu.edu or by phone at (330) 941-1516.

For more information, visit the Department of Health Professions.

Dr. Martin A. Abraham
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1987

Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1987
Dip. Ed., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1988
M.Ed., University of New Brunswick (Canada), 1995
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2002

Dr. Mari L. Alschuler
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brown University, 1980
M.Ed., Teachers College of Columbia University, 1987
M.S.W., Fordham University, 1990
Ph.D., Barry University, 2012

Dr. Isam E. Amin
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Khartoum, 1977
M.S., New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology, 1983
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1987

Dr. Tiffany M.B. Anderson
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2004
M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012

Dr. Corey E. Andrews
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Ohio, 1992
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

Dr. James Andrews
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1979
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
B.S., Cleveland State University, 1989
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1992
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1995

Dr. Felicia P. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Dayton, 1987
M.S., Alabama AM University, 1996
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003

Dr. Abdurrahman Arslanyilmaz
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Gazi University (Turkey), 1998
Certificate, Intensive English School, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 2000
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002
Ph.D., Texas AM University, 2007

Dr. David K. Asch
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
M.S., Creighton University, 1983
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1991

Dr. Kathleen Aspiranti
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wright State University, 2004
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2009
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011

Dr. Diana Awad-Scrocco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Kent State University, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Daniel Ayana
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Addis Ababa University, 1980
M.A., Addis Ababa University, 1984
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Dr. Rebecca Lee Badawy
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014

Dr. Mona Bahl
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
Bachelor of Commerce, Panjab University, 1995
Masters of Commerce, Panjab University, 1997
M.B.A., Mumbai University, 2004
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Dr. Snjezana Balaz
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northland College, 2001
M.S., University of Nebraska, 2005
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2007

Dr. Ganesaratnam K. Balendiran
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Sri Lanka, 1985
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

Dr. Kevin E. Ball
Associate Provost and Professor of English
B.A., Truman State University, 1992
M.A., Truman State University, 1994
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000

Dr. Diane Barnes
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Fairmont State College, 1987
M.A., West Virginia University, 1995
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca A. Barnhouse
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Florida State University, 1983
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1986
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994

Dr. Andrea Barrick
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Barton College, 2001
M.P.A., West Virginia University, 2008
M.S.W., West Virginia University, 2008
M.A., West Virginia University, 2012
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2015

Christopher Barzak
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010

Dr. Patrick J. Bateman
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rutgers University, School of Business, 1995
M.S., Temple University, Fox School of Business, 2002
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Dr. Laura L. Beadling
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1995
M.A., Purdue University, 2001
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007

Dr. Jane Beese
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 1987
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1991
Ed.D., University of Akron, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Behney
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Capital University, 1995
M.A., University of Findlay, 1997
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Raymond E. Beiersdorfer
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 1979
M.S., University of California at Davis, 1982
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1992

Dr. Christopher M. Bellas
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997
A.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

James A. Benedict
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Terry Benton
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Deborah Fairchild Benyo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1985
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1991

Claudia A. Berlinski
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Buffalo State College, 1986
M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1991

Dr. Kristine Blair
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English
B.A., California State University, 1986
M.A., California State University, 1988
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994

Sheila M. Blank
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001
School Nurse License, Youngstown State University, 2005
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Shelley Blundell
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
B.S., Kent State University, 2007
M.L.S., Kent State University, 2009
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
D.E.C., Jean-de-Brebeuf College and Vincent-d'Indy School of Music, 2000
B. M., McGill University, 2002
Ph.D., University of California, 2009

Dr. Brian Bonhomme
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1993
M.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1996
Ph.D., The City University of New York Graduate Center, 2000

Dr. Theodore R. Bosela
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Frank J. Bosso
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.S., West Virginia University, 1979
Ph.D., NEOUCOM / Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Philip Sean Brady
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1977
M.A., University of Delaware, 1979
M.A., San Francisco State University, 1986
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1990

Dr. Margaret L. Briley
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Dr. S. Cory Brozina
Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Engineering
B.S., Virginia Tech, 2005
M.S., Virginia Tech, 2007
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2015

Dr. Kristin L. Bruns
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., University of South Dakota, 2006
M.A., University of South Dakota, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey M. Buchanan
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Michigan, 1990
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002

Dr. William R. Buckler
Associate Professor of Geography
B.A., Wayne State University, 1969
M.A., Michigan State University, 1973
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981

Dr. Annette M. Burden
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2002

Dr. Michael Butcher
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Christopher Newport University, 1996
M.S., Wake Forest University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2006

Dr. Jonathan J. Caguiat
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Michigan, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1995

Dr. Martin Cala
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Duke University, 1978
M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1987
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1991

Laura Calcagni
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Craig S. Campbell
Professor of Geography
B.A., Indiana University (Purdue University at Indianapolis), 1984
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1987
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1993

Lori A. Carlson
Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1997

Cara A. Carramusa
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2000
M.S., D'Youville College, 2000

Dr. Dawna Lynn Cerney
Associate Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Lethbridge (Canada), 1994
M.E.Des., University of Calgary (Canada), 2000
Ph.D., Texas State University, 2006

Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 1993
B.S., University of Louisville, 1993
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Dr. Guang-Hwa (Andy) Chang
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Nat'l. Taiwan Col of Marine Sc. and Tech., (China), 1981
M.S., Texas Tech University, 1987
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1993

Dr. Huaiyu (Peter) Chen
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wuhan University, (China), 1997
M.B.A., Clarkson University, 1999
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2003

Dr. Kyosung Choo
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Handong Global University, 2005
M.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011

Dr. Ronald K. Chordas
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1970
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1977
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Joy Christiansen Erb
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Miami University, 2001
M.F.A., Texas Woman's University, 2005

Kelly Clark
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S.N., Walden University, 2012

Susan Ann Clutter
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Clark University, 1995
M.F.S., The George Washington University, 2002

Christine Cobb
Professor of Theater and Dance
B.S., Illinois State University, 1976
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989

Dr. Terri L. Coffee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P., Chatham University, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey T. Coldren
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1983
M.A., University of Kansas, 1988
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1992

Kelly Colwell
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Eleanor A. Congdon
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Williams College, 1988
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
Ph.D., University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College, 1997

Dr. Brett P. Conner
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri, 1998
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Dr. Chester R. Cooper
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1983
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1989

Dr. Pedro Cortes
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Inst. Tecnologico de Celaya (Mexico), 1997
M.S., Inst. Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), 2001
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (UK), 2005

Michael D. Costarell
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.S.M.E., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999

Daniel P. Coyne
Instructor of Engineering Technology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1980

Dr. Amy Graban Crawford
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Miami University, 1991
M.A., Indiana State University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Michael J. Crescimanno
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Princeton, 1985
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Dr. M. Kathleen L. Cripe
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2009

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Akron, 2002
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004

Dr. Lauren Cummins
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Dyke College, 1978
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1982
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca M. L. Curnalia
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Olivet College, 2001
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Larry S. Curtin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1985
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

Joseph D'Uva
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
M.A., University of Iowa, 2000
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000

Dr. Ramesh Dangol
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
M.B.A., Ball State University, 2002
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012

Cynthia Daniels
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Diploma, Sharon General Hospital - School of Nursing, 1988
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1996
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Dana Davis
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maryland, 1992
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
Ph.D., Widener University, 2013

David Davis
Journalism Fellow, Communications
B.A., The Colorado College, 1983
M.S., Columbia University, 1985

Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1980

Dr. C. Susan deBlois
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
B.A., St. Joseph College, 1967
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1974
M.S.W., The University of Iowa, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1984

Dr. Maria E. Delost
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

Laura J. Dewberry
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., John Carroll University, 2003
M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 2006

Dr. Suzanne Diamond
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rutgers University, 1986
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996

Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1980
M.S., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1992

Dr. Thomas P. Diggins
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
M.S., State University of New York, 1991
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1997

Dr. Mary Lou DiPillo
Associate Dean and Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. James Dombrosky
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011

Dr. Theresa Duncko
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.L.S., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Patrick R. Durrell
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., University of Victoria (Canada), 1990
M.S., McMaster University (Canada), 1992
Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada), 1996

Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary Beth Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A./B.S., Clarion University, 1997
M.S., Clarion University, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Kent J. Engelhardt
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.M., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Rangamohan V. Eunni
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
M.S., University of Bath (UK), 1997
D.B.A., Boston University, 2003

Dr. Diana L. Fagan
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1986

Dr. Jaelyn Farris
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Allegheny College, 1998
M.S.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.A., Notre Dame, 2005
Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2007

Dr. Amanda Fehlbaum
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Texas, 2007
M.A., University of Texas, 2009
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. John J. Feldmeier
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A. and B.S., University of Texas, 1994
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Amy Flick
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Stephen R. Flora
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1985
M.S., University of Georgia, 1987
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1990

Dr. Neil Flowers
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Michigan State University, 1986
M.A., Temple University, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996

Dr. Francois P. Fowler
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Ottawa, 1996
M.M., Florida State University, 1998
D.M., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Kendra Fowler
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1993
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011

Dr. Timothy Francisco
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1987
M.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2001

Dr. Gordon G. Frissora
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1975
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Adam L. Fuller
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., San Diego State University, 1999
M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2001
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2009

Lori Ann Fusco
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Ida Fusillo
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1996
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.P.H., Youngstown State University / NEOMED, 2007

Dr. Stephen L. Gage
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1978
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1983
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Katherine N. Garlick
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 2007

Dr. Jeanette M. Garr
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989

Dr. Weiqing Ge
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tianjin University (China), 1987
M.S., Xi' An Medical University, Xi' An (China), 1992
Ph.D., Peking Union Med. Coll. Chinese Acad. Of Med Sc. (China), 1996

Dr. Douglas T. Genna
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Haverford College, 2006
M.A., The John Hopkins University, 2008
Ph.D., The John Hopkins University, 2011

Dr. Julia M. Gergits
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., DePaul University, 1978
M.A., Penn State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1987

Dr. Jill M. Gifford
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Arizona State University, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001

Robert Gilliland
Instructor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.C.I.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Karen Giorgetti
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Sweet Briar College, 1995
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2004

Dr. Priscilla N. Gitimu
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University (Kenya), 1996
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2005

Dr. Randall E. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1996
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2011

Dr. Richard G. Goldthwait
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1981
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988

Dr. Paul B. Gordiejew
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Southern Connecticut State College, 1977
M.S., Southern Connecticut State College, 1980
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Jay L. Gordon
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brandeis University, 1991
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Dr. Stacy Graber
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Michigan, 1989
M.A., Wayne State University,1993
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Betty L. Greene
Instructor of Teacher Education
B.S., Miami University, 1974
M.Ed., Miami University, 1983

Dr. David William Griswold
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Muskingum College, 2005
D.P.T., Youngstown State University, 2008

Daryl D. Gross
Instructor of Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1973
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Max V. Grubb
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1979
M.A., Kent State University, 1994
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Guohong (Helen) Han-Haas
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Shandong Normal University (China), 1991
M.A., Shandong University (China), 1994
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007

Dr. Lucas D. Hardy
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maine, 2003
M.A., University of Maine, 2005
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2012

Dr. John M. Hazy
Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.A., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1995

Richard Helfrich
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., La Roche College, 1996
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008

Dr. Jolien A. Helsel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1995
Ph.D. Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Christopher Austin Hill
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Utah, 2008
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Tami W. Holcomb-Hathy
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Ursuline College
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2002

Dr. Charles Howell
Dean of the Beeghly College of Education and Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgia State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1985
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000

Dr. Patricia L. Hoyson
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Ou Hu
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Inst. of Business, 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2004

Dr. Marsha M. Huber
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1981
M.B.A., Miami University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Tiffany F. Hughes
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Allegheny College, 2001
M.P.H., University of South Florida, 2008
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2008
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Dr. Allen D. Hunter
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1981
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1985

Dr. Shakir Husain
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Aligarh Muslim University (India), 1974
M.S., University of Mississippi, 1984
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1987

Dr. AKM Anwarul Islam
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, 1992
M.S., Florida State University, 2000
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Dr. Carrie R. Jackson
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2000
M.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2001
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Jaietta Jackson
Instructor of Communication
B.F.P.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.A., New York University, 1998

Dr. John A. Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990

Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Miami University, 2001
M.S., West Virginia University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Dr. Alan M. Jacobs
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., The City University of New York, 1963
A.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1965
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1967

Dr. Jalal Jalali
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1980
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984

Dr. Jozsi Z. Jalics
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., John Carroll University, 1996
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1999
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dr. Charles Jeffords
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 1962
M.S., Edinboro University, 1969
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2008

Sarah E. Jenyk
Instructor of Economics
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Michael K. Jerryson
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1996
T.E.F.L., U.S. Peace Corps, Mongolia, 1997
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, 2008

Dr. Qi Jiang
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Second Beijing Inst. of Foreign Languages (China), 1972
Diploma in English Literature, Carleton University (Canada), 1977
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Carl G. Johnston
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Manitoba, 1981
M.S., University of Alaska, 1986
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992

Ellen E. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1979
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1981
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1984

Dr. James Juergensen
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2014

Dr. Jai K. Jung
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Han Yang University, 2006
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011

Dr. Debbie Juruaz
Professor of Health Professions
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1975
D.D.S., The Ohio State University, 1983

Julia Kalina-Hammond
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Dr. Diane P. Kandray
Professor of Health Professions
B.S. Ed., The Ohio State University, 1984
R.D.H., The Ohio State University, 1984
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Birsen Karpak
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
D.B.A., University of Istanbul (Turkey), 1974

Dr. Maria Paulina Kassawat
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., University of Guanajuato, 2006
M.S., West Virginia University, 2008
M.B.A., West Virginia University, 2009
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2015

Susan E. Kearns
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.D.N., Kent State University, 1995
B.S.N., Kent State University, 2000
M.S.N., University of South Alabama, 2008

Dr. Bruce Keillor
Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1987
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1994

Nicole Kent-Strollo
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.S.N., Kent State University, 2002

Dr. Daniel Keown
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
M.M., Indiana State University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2013

Dr. G. Jay Kerns
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Glenville State College, 1999
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2000
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Dr. Lucy Xiaojing Kerns
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hangzhou University, 1994
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006

Dr. Jane Kestner
Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ball State University, 1973
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1975
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1978

Dr. Peter Kimosop
Assistant Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nairobi (Kenya), 2000
M.A., Western Michigan University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2011

Dr. Tammy A. King
Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Dr. Alena Kirova
Assistant Professor of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Yakutsk State University, 2003
M.A., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Kiser
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Northern Iowa, 1998
M.M., University of Illinois, 2000
D.M.A., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2007

Robert J. Korenic
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.C.E., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1999

Dr. Anthony J. Kos
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997

Dr. Robert W. Kramer
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Dr. Victoria E. White Kress
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
M.A. Ed., University of Akron, 1995
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999

Joseph Kromholz
Instructor of Music
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2007
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2008

Dr. Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1984

Dr. Christopher Krummel
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Miami University, 1985
M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Dr. Yongung Kwon
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Yeungnam University, 2006
M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Carol M. Lamb
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Nancy Crum Landgraff
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1982
M.H.S., University of Florida, 1988
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Dr. Karen H. Larwin
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary E. LaVine
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., North Central College, 1978
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998

Dr. David B. Law
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1995

Dr. Alina Lazar
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Western University of Timisoara (Romania), 1995
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002

Dr. Kenneth Learman
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
M.E.H.E., Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Dr. Thomas E. Leary
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., John Fisher College, 1969
Ph.D., Brown University, 1985

Dr. Loren R. Lease
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Kenyon College, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1996
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Hae-Jong Lee
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Seoul National University, 1989
M.M., Westminster Choir College, 1995
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Dr. Sung Hee Lee
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hongik University, 1999
M.Ed., Dankook University, 2002
M.A., University of Iowa, 2006
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011

Dr. Scott A. Leonard
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
M.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Keith J. Lepak
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., Carroll College, 1976
M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1986

Dr. Brian D. Leskiw
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Niagara University, 1998
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Dr. Lillian L. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Howard Payne University, 1999
M.A., University of North Texas, 2008
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Dr. Frank Xiying Li
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.E.E., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.E.E., Youngstown State University, 1999
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Dr. Betty Jo Licata
Dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1978
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982

Dr. Matthew Lindberg
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Florida, 2002
B.S., University of Florida, 2002
M.S., Ohio University, 2007
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010

Dr. Clovis Linkous
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1976
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1983

Dr. Susan A. Lisko
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1984
M.S.N., Gannon University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Megan List
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2001
M.E., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2005
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012

Dr. Heather E. Lorimer
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Chicago, 1982
M.A., Columbia University, 1988
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1989
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Dr. J. Paul Louth
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Toronto, 1995
B.E., University of Toronto, 1997
M.M., University of Western Ontario, 2004
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2008

Dr. Sherri R. Lovelace-Cameron
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Drexel University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Joseph P. Lyons
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1971
Sc.D., John Hopkins University, 1975

Dr. Eric MacDonald
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Phyllis Friedman Chair in Engineering
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Dr. Thomas L. Madsen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2004
M.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2007
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. Hazel Marie
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.M.E., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2005

Dr. Don Martin
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roanoke College, 1974
M.S., Radford University, 1976
Ph.D., North Texas State, 1981

Dr. Holly J. Martin
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Mississippi State University, 2002
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2006

John D. Martin
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Dr. Ndinzi Masagara
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
M.A., University of Southern California, 1986
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1991

Dr. Marcia Matanin
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.E., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Dr. Walter T. Mathews
Associate Professor of Communication
A.B., Oberlin College, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Matthew Mazuroski
Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Emporia State University, 2002
M.F.A., Northwestern University, 2006

Dr. George E. McCloud
Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1967
M.A., University of Michigan, 1968
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1975

Missy McCormick
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Georgia Southern University, 1994
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2001

Christine E. McCullough
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1978
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1993

Dr. Jill B. McCullough
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.B.A., Ohio University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Dr. Colleen McLean
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Hojjat Mehri
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S., Abadan Institute of Technology, 1968
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1973
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981

Dorian Mermer
Instructor of Communication
B.A., Hiram College, 1987
M.A., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Monica Merrill
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
M.A., University of Akron, 2011
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2014

Dr. Sara Michaliszyn
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Dr. Stacie Renee Mickens
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Luther College, 2002
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 2012

Dr. Kenneth L. Miller
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Purdue University, 1979
M.S., Purdue University Calumet, 1985
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990

Dr. Xiangjia Min
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Laiyang Agricultural College (China), 1984
M.S., Beijing Agricultural University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1995
M.S., University of British Columbia, 2002

Dr. Jeanine L. Mincher
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Mustansir Mir
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1967
M.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1969
M.A., University of Michigan, 1980
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Joseph J. Mistovich
Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1988

Dr. Stefan Moldovan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2004
M.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2005
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2013

Dr. Dennis Morawski
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1978
M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990

Dr. David S. Morgan
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1990
M.M., University of Texas, 1993
D.M.A., University of Texas, 1996

Greg Moring
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1973
M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975

Dr. Joseph L. Mosca
Dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Allan Mosher
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1978
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1986

Dr. Faramarz Doc Mossayebi
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Kin Ping Moy
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1973

Dr. Nicole Mullins
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002

Kathleen E. Mumaw
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981

Dr. Philip C. Munro
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S.E.E., Washington University, 1960
M.S., Washington University, 1964
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1973

Dr. Nathan Myers
Associate Professor and Associate Provost for International and Global Initiatives
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2005

Dr. Denise A. Narcisse
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
M.P.A., Roosevelt University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Michelle Nelson
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Herron School of Art, 1993
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1998

Dr. Nguyet Thi Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 1998
M.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 2002
M.S., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2014

Dr. Peter Norris
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The University of Salford (England), 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Valerie Marie O'Dell
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1993
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Patrick O'Leary
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2005
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010

Dr. Matt O'Mansky
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Indiana University, 1991
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007

Dr. Anita C. O'Mellan
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1987
M.S., Texas AM University, 1988
Ph.D., Memphis State University, 1993

Dr. Daniel J. O'Neill
Professor of Communication
B.A., Wayne State University, 1961
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1962
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1969

Dr. Tom Nelson Oder
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Makerer University (Uganda), 1984
M.S., University of St. Andrews (UK), 1986
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1999

Dr. Caroline Oltmanns
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
Diploma, Greiburg, Germany, 1989
M.M., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1991
D.M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995

Dr. Christian C. Onwudiwe
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Southern University and AM College, 1986
M.A., Southern University and AM College, 1988
Ph.D., Howard University, 1995

Dr. Tomi P. Ovaska
Associate Professor of Economics
M.A., University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2003

Dr. Alfred W. Owens
Professor of Communication
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1969
M.A., Kent State University, 1971
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1983

Dr. Diana Q. Palardy
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Reed College, 1997
M.A., University of Colorado, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008

Dr. Joseph Palardy
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Frostburg State University, 1997
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2002

Ruth Palich
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2005
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Martha Pallante
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1977
M.A., College of William and Mary, 1982
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.S., Florida International University, 1977
M.A., West Georgia College, 1978
M.T.S., Harvard University, 1981
A.M., Harvard University, 1988
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992

Cathy Bieber Parrott
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., University of Texas Medical Branch, 1984
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Phyllis Paul
Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and Professor of Music
B.M., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1983
M.M., Florida State University, 1989
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003

Dr. Matthew Paylo
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 2000
M.A., Slippery Rock University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007

Dr. Brandt Payne
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Iowa, 2001
M.M., Arizona State University, 2004
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2010

Dr. Gang Peng
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Shandong University (China), 1992
M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2006

Dr. Dennis A. Petruska
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1973
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1975
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984

Dr. Karin A. Petruska
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Pintar
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 1994
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Kimberly Pleva
Instructor of Management
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2001
M.S., D'Youville College, 2001
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Dr. David H. Pollack
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Illinois, 1976
M.S., University of Illinois, 1982
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1989

Michael Pontikos
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1995

Dr. David S. Porter
Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Grand Valley State College, 1975
M.P.A., Grand Valley State College, 1981
M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Dr. Tod Porter
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Syracuse University, 1978
M.A., Syracuse University, 1981
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984

Dr. Douglas M. Price
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1984
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1986
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988

Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2008
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2012

Dr. Donald Priour
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rice University, 1995
M.A., Princeton, 1997
Ph.D., Princeton, 2000

Dr. Jake J. Protivnak
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Andres University, 1998
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2005

Dr. Lashale Diane Pugh
Assistant Professor of Geography
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009

Amy Raabe
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Dr. Jill E. Rankin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P, Carlow University, 2013

Dr. Crystal L. Ratican
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Edinboro University, 2002
M.Ed., Walden University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011

Dr. Michael Raulin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1972
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1975
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1977

Dr. Steven M. Reale
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Indiana University, 2001
M.A., University of Michigan, 2003
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

Dr. Peter A. Reday
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Oakland University, 1971
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, 1977
Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 2002

Dr. Steven Reese
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1981
M.A., University of Delaware, 1983
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

Sueann Rendano
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.S.N., University of Akron, 1986

Dr. Ian J. Renne
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Syracuse University, 1992
M.S., Clemson University, 1996
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2001

Dr. Stephanie Lyu Rhee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Seoul Women's University, 1984
M.A., Korea University, 1988
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013

Dr. Keisha T. Robinson
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1999
M.P.H., St. Louis University, 2002
Dr.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Amanda Roby
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2011

Molly Roche
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
B.S.N., Kent State University, 1979
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1987

Dr. Gregory C. Rocheleau
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Michigan, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2008
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1970
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1974

Dr. Richard Lee Rogers
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996

Dr. Jena Root
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory, 1993
M.M., Syracuse University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000

John Rossi
Instructor of Marketing
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Zara C. Rowlands
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Howard University, 1991
M.S., Howard University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2003

Dr. Jae Joong Ryu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Iowa State University, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 2005
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2009

Dr. Christina Saenger
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 2003
M.B.A., University of Akron, 2005
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Salvatore Sanders
Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., University of Akron, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Joseph S. Sanson
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. John E. Sarkissian
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Michigan State University, 1971
Ph.D., Duke University, 1977

Dr. Gail Saunders-Smith
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1974
M.A., Kent State University, 1977
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. Glenn Schaft
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1982
M.A., Eastern Illinois, 1983
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1993

Dr. Kriss A. Schueller
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987

Dr. Pamela A. Schuster
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990

Dr. Jeremy T. Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.B.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.S., Kent State University, 1994
M.A., Indiana University, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003

Dr. Michael A. Serra
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Adrian College, 1984
B.A., Adrian College, 1984
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990

Dr. Kimberly A. Serroka
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1989
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Swati Sethi
Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2010
M.A., Cleveland State University, 2012

Dr. Raymond J. Shaffer
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Grove City College, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1990

Dr. Ronald V. Shaklee
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Kansas, 1975
M.A., University of Kansas, 1979
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983

Dr. Bonita Sharif
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Cyprus College (Cyprus), 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Suresh Sharma
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2000
M.Sc., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2005
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012

Guy Shebat
Instructor of English
B.A., Boston College, 1979
M.A., Boston College, 1986

Dr. Bradley A. Shellito
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State Univesity, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001

Cynthia M. Shields
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Bowling Green State University, 1984
M.S.N., Idaho State University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2016

Dr. Elvin B. Shields
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.S.M.E., University of Akron, 1979
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1991

Dr. Mary P. Shortreed
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Akron, 1982
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2015

Dr. Thelma Silver
Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McGill University, 1969
M.S.W., McGill University, 1971
Ph.D., Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 1995

Dr. Josef B. Simeonsson
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990

Dr. David A. Simonelli
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1988
M.A., Tulane University, 1991
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001

Dr. Carla Anne Simonini
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Amherst College, 1987
M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1994
Ph.D., Brown University, 2006

Dr. Dolores V. Sisco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Baltimore, 1995
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1998
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

Dr. Stephanie Smith
Professor of Art
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University, 1998
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2000

Suzanne Smith
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1991
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Thomas Smotzer
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace, 1988
M.S., Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1995

Frank G. Sole
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989

Dr. Virgil C. Solomon
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
Engineer's Diploma (equiv. BS/M.Sc.), Gheorghe Asachi Polytechnic Institute, (Romania), 1990
Ph.D., Kumamoto University, 2002

Dr. Doori Song
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Dankook University, 2007
M.A., Michigan State University, 2009
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013

Dr. Angela Spalsbury
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1991
M.Sc., University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Patrick T. Spearman
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1992
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, 2000
Ph.D., Temple University, 2005

Jonathan Dana Sperry
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, 1995
M.F.A., Indiana University, 2001

Dr. Paul A. Sracic
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1984
M.A., Rutgers University, 1990
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1993

Dr. Wim F.A. Steelant
Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., St. Lieven College (Belgium), 1992
M.S., West-Brabant College (The Netherlands), 1993
Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2000
Post-Doctoral, University of Washington, 2000-2002

Dr. Silvia Stefan
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2003
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Nina V. Stourman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
M.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
Ph.D., Moscow State University (Russia), 1992

Dr. David E. Stout
Professor and John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting
Graduate Faculty Member
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Dr. Sharon A. Stringer
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgetown University, 1977
M.S., University of Miami, 1980
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1982

Dr. Linda J. Strom
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Portland State University, 1983
M.A., Portland State University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1992

Dr. William Gregg Sturrus
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Hope College, 1983
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989

Dr. John R. Sullins
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
M.S., University of Rochester, 1985
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990

Dr. Albert J. Sumell
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Salisbury State University, 1999
M.A., Georgia State University, 2003
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2006

Dr. Lin Sun
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tsinghua University, 2001
M.S., Tsinghua University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

Dr. Ying Joy Tang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wesleyan College, 2009
M.S., Syracuse University, 2012, 2014
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2015

Dr. Jamal K. Tartir
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hiram College, 1991
M.A., Miami University, 1993
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998

Dr. Padraic ("Paddy") W. Taylor
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McDaniel College (fka Western Maryland College), 1999
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2003
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006

Bonnie L. Thompson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
R.N., Sharon Regional Hospital School of Nursing, 1982
B.S.N., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1989
M.S.N., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Robert J. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011

Dr. Stephanie A. Tingley
Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Dr. Alan E. Tomhave
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.A., St. John's College-Santa Fe, 1997
M.A., University of Missouri, 2007
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008

James P. Tressel
President of the University and Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1975
M.A., University of Akron, 1977

Dr. Tacibaht Turel
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Ege University (Turkey), 1997
M.S., Auburn University, 2002
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2008

Robert Twomey
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Yale University, 2001
M.F.A., University of California, 2007

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tyus
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1993
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Emre Ulusoy
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004
M.A., University of Portsmouth (UK), 2005
M.A., Galatasaray University (Turkey), 2008
Ph.D., The University of Texas-Pan American, 2013

Dr. James C. Umble
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Susquehanna University, 1978
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1984
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1995

Dr. Kathryn T. Umble
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Michigan, 1983
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1985
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
D.M.A., Michigan State University, 1998

Dr. Yogesh Uppal
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Delhi, 1998
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Dr. Ebenge E. Usip
Professor of Economics
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1974
M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1976
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1984

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mount Union College, 1997
M.A., University of Akron, 2001
Ph.D., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2005

Dr. Richard W. VanVoorhis
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Jennifer Vaschak
Instructor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ohio University, 1992
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2004

Dr. William G. Vendemia
Professor of Management
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1981
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991

Dr. Anthony S. Vercellino
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2007
M.S., Texas Tech University, 2010
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012

Dr. Charles B. Vergon
Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Denison University, 1968
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1971

Dr. Fred W. Viehe
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1971
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983

Cynthia Vigliotti
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Gina Villamizar
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, 2004
M.A., University of Arkansas, 2007
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Anthony Viviano
Instructor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998

Dr. Mark C. Vopat
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1994
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2003

Brian D. Vuksanovich
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Nancy Wagner
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1983
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Atty. Patricia Bergum Wagner
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., University of Texas, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1982
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1985

Dr. Timothy R. Wagner
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1981
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1986

Dr. Abel Waithaka
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University Eldoret (Kenya), 1996
M.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2009
E.D.S., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2012
Ph.D., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2014

Dr. Thomas P. Wakefield
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2002
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Gary R. Walker
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Colorado, 1977
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1984

Dr. Darrell R. Wallace
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1998
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

Dr. Jessica Wallace
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Miami, 2006
M.A., University of Central Florida, 2008
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2015

Dr. Bruce N. Waller
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Louisiana Tech, 1968
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1975
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1979

Donna Walsh
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., University of Akron, 1985
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Alice M. Wang
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Southern California, 1998
M.M., Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerpe (Belgium), 2000
D.M.A, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Dr. Yaqin Wang
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Tech and Business University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002

Dr. Ying Wang
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., People's University of China, 1993
M.A., Kent State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Robert E. Wardle
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S., University of Florida, 2010

Dr. Amy Weaver
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., West Liberty University, 1994
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2006
Ph.D., Villanova University, 2013

Dr. Cary Wecht
Associate Dean and Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999

Dr. Jane Wetzel
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1975
Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.S., University of Southern California, 1987
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Amy E. Williams
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S.E., Lock Haven University, 2002
M.S., University of Scranton, 2006
M.Ed., College of William and Mary, 2013
Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2016

Dr. Eric J. Wingler
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1974
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

Dr. Fran Marie Wolf
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994

Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
M.A., California State University, Fresno, 1992
M.M., Boston Conservatory, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Mark D. Womble
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Texas Christian University, 1975
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1978
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Dr. Peter Woodlock
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

Karla A. Wyant
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2001

Mary Yacovone
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Xiaolou Yang
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Jilin University (China), 1996
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Dr. George Yates
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1971
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1972
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1977

Dennis Yommer
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2011

Dr. Feng Yu
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northeastern University, 2005
M.S., Shandong University (China), 2008
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2013

Dr. Cicilia Yudha
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Cleveland Institute, 2002
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 2006
D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012

Dr. Misook Yun
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1986
M.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1989
M.M., University of Oregon, 1995
D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1999

Jason Zapka
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Mark Zetts
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1980
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993

Dr. Yong Zhang
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1986
M.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1989
M.S., University of South Florida, 2001
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005

Allied Health

AHLT 1502    Applied Pathophysiology    4 s.h.

Introduction to clinical anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology with application to acute and chronic illness.

AHLT 3704    Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences    3 s.h.

This course is designed to provide the Health Care Professional with the ability to read and critically evaluate published research results and reports. Also, to become an educated consumer of medical/dental research and apply evidence based decision making. Critique research results to make judgments regarding the relevance, creditably and usefulness to clinical decision making. Allows for application of research results in the clinical setting.
Prereq.: MATH 2623 or consent of the instructor.

AHLT 3705    Pharmacotherapeutics    3 s.h.

Advanced concepts and integration of various drug interactions as applied to modern drug therapy. Analysis of drug regimens related to a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551 and BIOL 1552, MATC 2605, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3706    Practice Management for Dental Hygiene    3 s.h.

Management of dental hygiene care including appointment control, developing and maintaining recall systems, and insurance management. Dental marketing problem solving and the business relationship between dental patients and dental hygiene professionals.
Prereq.: DHYG 2628.

AHLT 3707    Clinical Informatics for the Healthcare Provider    3 s.h.

Application of health informatics by the practicing clinician in the clinical setting. Foundational and Structural Interoperability is provided to address the changing health care needs within the United States.
Prereq.: AHLT 3711 or consent of the instructor.

AHLT 3708    Preventive Public Health Care    3 s.h.

Application of current health care philosophies in disease prevention. In-depth case study of a specific public health problem and its prevention.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551 and BIOL 1552, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3709    Elements of Urban Environmental Health Practices    3 s.h.

Focus on development and implementation issues of environmental and public health programs necessary for urban and rural communities to meet acceptable public health standards at the local health department level with emphasis on resources and staffing. AHLT 3708, or permission of instructor. Also listed as PHLT 3709.

AHLT 3710    Gerodontology    3 s.h.

In-depth study of geriatrics as it relates to dental hygiene care and specific concerns of the elderly. An extramural experience with a geriatric patient.
Prereq.: DHYG 1513.

AHLT 3711    Health Care Information Systems    3 s.h.

The course is comprehensive analysis of the concepts and applications of medical informatics. Relevant technologies and "real world" skills are presented in the field of Medical Informatics using data and medical software.
Prereq.: AHLT 3704 or consent of instructor.

AHLT 3717    Health Care Policy    3 s.h.

A comprehensive overview of the American healthcare system. Particular attention given to the design and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or EMS 1501 or MATC 2600 or MLT 1501 or AHLT major or POL 1560 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3720    EMS Management    3 s.h.

A review of EMS system design, staffing, chain of command, medical education, policies and procedures, record keeping, inter-agency relationships, community resources and involvement, and legal aspects relevant to private and public emergency medical services.
Prereq.: EMS 2614.

AHLT 3721    Pediatric Emergency Care    3 s.h.

A study of the pathophysiology, symptomatology, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of medical and traumatic emergencies unique to the pediatric patient.
Prereq.: EMS 2640.

AHLT 3740    Pathology of Infectious Diseases    3 s.h.

Pathology, prevention, transmission, and treatment of infectious disease; emphasis on nosocomial, opportunistic, and emerging bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551 and BIOL 1552, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3745    Impact of Medical Records on Healthcare Reimbursement    3 s.h.

This course is designed to provide the Health Care Professional with knowledge of private, group and government insurance submissions, as well as the diagnostic and procedural coding system to manage electronic medical records. A review of ethical and legal requirements will be examined in relation to laws and regulations as they apply to insurance submission and electronic health records as well.
Prereq.: MATC 2602, MATC 2612 or MATC 2600 or approval from instructor.

AHLT 3755    Principles of Occupational Health and Safety    3 s.h.

Contemporary concepts of occupational health and safety as they apply to health-related environments. Includes development of elements needed to implement comprehensive health and safety plans.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708.

AHLT 4801    Special Topics    1-3 s.h.

The directed study and research of a special problem or issue related to the health field. The topic of interest allows the student to participate in the investigation of aspects of administration, education, business, or research as these pertain to the particular health specialty. May be repeated for a total of 6 s.h.
Prereq.: AHLT 5840 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4804    Stress and the Health Care Professional    3 s.h.

Personal reactions of those involved in health education or the delivery of health care to patients, families, and their health environment. Indicators of stress and coping strategies, organizational systems, communication theory, conflict resolution, problem solving, and burnout.
Prereq.: AHLT 5840 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4805    Health Education for Allied Health    3 s.h.

University as well as hospital-based programs reviewed in regard to accreditation, clinical vs didactic instruction, use of simulations, and evaluation techniques. Public health education and the role of the Allied Health professional. A major learning unit and/or research project required.
Prereq.: AHLT 5840 or PHLT 3701 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4806    Research Methods    3 s.h.

Measurement and interpretation of health data and their application in the research process. Research design considerations, data collection methods, and data analysis of health care research projects.
Prereq.: AHLT 3704.

AHLT 4808    Environmental Health Concerns    3 s.h.

Industrial hygiene, hazardous and infections waste, air and quality, and sanitation policies in health care facilities. Pertinent federal, state, and local legislation.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4810    Management Skills for Health Professionals    3 s.h.

A study of the conceptual framework of supervision in Health Care Organizations with emphasis on managerial skills, formulation of policies, principles of budgeting, performance appraisals, and community relations.
Prereq.: AHLT 5840, AHLT 4805, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4812    Advanced Cardiac Life Support    3 s.h.

ECG interpretation, cardiovascular drug pharmacology, airway management and resuscitation techniques used in the management of cardiac emergencies. The course exceeds the objectives of the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support program for initial certification or recertification. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
Prereq.: AHLT 3705 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4820    Directed Research    2 s.h.

Individual study of an issue related to the health care field. Students must present research at a faculty and student forum.
Prereq.: Senior standing and AHLT 4806 or a research methods course approved by the course instructor.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

AHLT 4825    Patient Advocacy for the Health Professional    3 s.h.

This course is designed for the health care professional and focuses on basic concepts of patient advocacy in healthcare facilities. Examines the problems in healthcare quality and how advocacy by professionals can ensure that best practices are adopted. An emphasis on conceptual frameworks, debates, and ethical issues within the field are utilized. Patient centered care, patient safety systems, patient involvement and leadership design, delivery and access will be addressed.
Prereq.: Junior Status, AHLT 3708, or consent of the instructor.

AHLT 4831    Industrial Hygiene    3 s.h.

Basic concepts of industrial hygiene including anticipation, recognition, and evaluation of environmental and safety hazards as they pertain to the workplace.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708, AHLT 4808, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4831L    Industrial Hygiene Laboratory    1 s.h.

Application of basic concepts of industrial hygiene including anticipation, recognition, and evaluation of environmental and safety hazards as they pertain to the workplace.

AHLT 4835    Health Care Diversity    1 s.h.

Strategies of communication that enable the student to understand socioeconomic, political, ethnic, and religious diversity in health care.
Prereq.: AHLT 5840 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 5807    Epidemiology    3 s.h.

A study of the interrelationships of the host, agent, and environment in determining the causation, frequency, and distribution of disease.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708, AHLT 5840, AHLT 4806, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 5816    Environmental Regulations    3 s.h.

Structure and function of federal, state, and local agencies responsible for implementing environmental legislation. Emphasis on the duties and authority of different health and environmental agencies and specific legislation dealing with environmental impacts.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708, AHLT 5807 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 5840    Comparative Health Systems    4 s.h.

Problems and issues facing global health care systems including access to care, financing and rationing of services. A major project is included.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708 or permission of instructor.

Dental Hygiene

DHYG 1514L    Clinical Dental Hygiene Remediation    1 s.h.

This course is designed to improve the dental hygiene student's clinical skills, and to develop the basic competencies essential for performing invasive dental hygiene procedures. The student's individual clinic deficiencies will be addressed, along with patient management and time utilization. This course may be repeated one time. Four hours of clinic per week for twelve weeks.
Prereq.: Unsatisfactory progress in clinical dental hygiene and/or recommendation of the clinic coordinator.

DHYG 2601    Dental Hygiene 1    3 s.h.

An introduction to providing dental hygiene care. Theories and principles of patient assessment, prevention of disease transmission, instrumentation, instrument sharpening, and coronal polishing. Application of risk assessment as it relates to the treatment plan through case studies.
Prereq.: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

DHYG 2601L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 1    2 s.h.

Preclinical dental hygiene instruction in a simulation laboratory. Introduction of basic dental hygiene procedures and equipment operation. Six hours of lab per week.
Prereq.: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

DHYG 2602    Dental Hygiene 2    2 s.h.

Discussion of appropriate preventive dental agents and devices to improve various dental conditions and implementation techniques. Development of individualized patient education instruction and a tobacco cessation program as part of the dental hygiene care plan.
Prereq.: DHYG 2601.

DHYG 2602L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 2    2 s.h.

Continuation of pre-clinical dental hygiene instruction in the clinical setting. Includes comprehensive patient care planning and implementation techniques. Eight hours of lab per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 2601L.

DHYG 2620    Head and Neck Anatomy    2 s.h.

A study of the anatomy of the head and neck, oral structures and tooth morphology.
Prereq.: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

DHYG 2620L    Head and Neck Anatomy Lab    1 s.h.

Applied study of the anatomy of the head and neck, oral structures and tooth morphology. Three hours of lab per week.
Prereq.: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

DHYG 2630    Management of Medical/Dental Emergencies    2 s.h.

Instruction in the prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Emphasis on case studies to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills in patient management.
Prereq.: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

DHYG 2640    Oral Histology    2 s.h.

A study of the tissues of the human body and embryological development.
Prereq.: DHYG 2620.

DHYG 3703    Dental Hygiene 3    3 s.h.

Advanced dental hygiene instrumentation and techniques. Patient cases, problem identification, and strategies. Fundamentals of sonic and ultrasonic instrumentation.
Prereq.: DHYG 2602.

DHYG 3703L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 3    3 s.h.

Clinic application of dental hygiene techniques on student partners and clinic patients. Emphasis on applied preventive measures and patient education. Nine hours of clinic per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 2602L.

DHYG 3704    Dental Hygiene 4    3 s.h.

Concepts of nutrition science as they relate to the evaluation and education of dental hygiene patients with emphasis on caries risk assessment.
Prereq.: DHYG 3703.

DHYG 3704L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 4    3 s.h.

Clinical application of dental hygiene techniques. Emphasis on the interpretation of patient assessment and evidence based research to evaluate patients' oral health and to develop effective treatment plans. Nine hours of clinic per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 3703L.

DHYG 3750    Oral Pathology    2 s.h.

The cause and nature of disease, together with anatomical, histological and functional changes. Observation and evaluation of the patients' systemic and oral health status as it relates to treatment planning. Special emphasis is given to oral pathology and case studies.
Prereq.: DHYG 2640.

DHYG 3760    Dental Radiology    3 s.h.

History and development of radiographs, radiographic theory and techniques, hazardous effects of radiation, and methods of protection. Emphasis on interpretation of normal anatomic structures and pathologic entities; and the use of diagnosis in prevention of dental and related diseases.
Prereq.: DHYG 2602L.

DHYG 3760L    Dental Radiology Lab    1 s.h.

The techniques necessary to expose, develop, and mount dental films with emphasis in radiographic interpretation. Three hours of lab per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 2602L.

DHYG 3770    Periodontology    3 s.h.

The study of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gingival and supporting structures of the teeth, as well as implant placement and maintenance. Emphasis is on acquisition of knowledge of the histopathology of disease and the biologic basis for periodontal therapy.
Prereq.: DHYG 2640.

DHYG 3780    Pharmacology    2 s.h.

Importance of pharmacological aspects of those drugs and drug groups with which the dentist and dental hygienist are directly and indirectly concerned. Application of pharmacology in treatment planning.
Prereq.: DHYG 2630.

DHYG 3790    Local Anesthesia and Pain Control for Dental Hygienists    2 s.h.

Instruction in the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and administration of local anesthesia and other pain control methods.
Prereq.: DHYG 3703L or permission of the Program Director.

DHYG 3790L    Local Anesthesia and Pain Control Clinic    1 s.h.

Application of the techniques of local anesthetic administration and pain control on anatomical models and clinical partners. Three hours of clinic per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 3703L or permission of the Program Director.

DHYG 4805    Dental Hygiene 5    3 s.h.

The role of the dental hygienist in providing care for special needs patients by recognizing the necessary treatment plan modifications due to physical, mental, medical, and social factors.
Prereq.: DHYG 3704.

DHYG 4805L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 5    4 s.h.

Advanced clinical application of dental hygiene techniques with emphasis on patient management and radiographic assessment resulting in an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for periodontal patients. Twelve hours of clinic per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 3704L.

DHYG 4806    Dental Hygiene 6    2 s.h.

A study of dental specialties enhancing students' knowledge, and understanding. Indications for referral, specialized instruments, diagnostic tests, and specific oral hygiene instructions will be discussed.
Prereq.: DHYG 4805.

DHYG 4806L    Clinical Dental Hygiene 6    4 s.h.

Continued application of dental hygiene techniques with emphasis on professionalism and competency in private practice. Twelve hours of clinic per week.
Prereq.: DHYG 4805L.

DHYG 4830    Dental Materials    1 s.h.

The sources, physical properties, methods of manufacturing, and uses of various dental materials. Emphasis on the newest products, and interpretation of research supporting product effectiveness.
Prereq.: DHYG 3704L.

DHYG 4830L    Dental Materials Lab    1 s.h.

Clinical application of selected dental materials and four-handed dentistry enhancing the students' understanding of dental procedures. Technical procedures and delegated responsibilities will be completed on manikins, and student partners.
Prereq.: DHYG 3704L.

DHYG 4840    Directed Dental Hygiene Research    2 s.h.

Development of research skills including problem identification, development of a hypothesis, research design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Approved dental hygiene topics will be completed as a group under faculty supervision.
Prereq.: AHLT 4806.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

DHYG 4845    Expanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist    3 s.h.

Review of tooth morphology, properties and manipulation of dental restorative material, and techniques and procedures for restoring teeth with amalgam and tooth colored direct restorations. Concepts of four-handed dentistry and knowledge to perform as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).
Prereq.: DHYG 2620, DHYG 2620L and junior standing or consent of instructor.

DHYG 4845L    Expanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist Lab    1 s.h.

Laboratory application of restorative techniques utilizing the principles and skills of restorative four-handed dentistry. Preparation of the dental hygiene student to perform the duties of an expanded function dental auxiliary.
Prereq.: DHYG 2620, DHYG 2620L and junior standing or consent of instructor.
Coreq.: DHYG 4845.

DHYG 4850    Dental Public Health    3 s.h.

An introduction to public health dentistry, a study of the epidemiology of dental disease, writing grant proposals, and implementation of health promotion theories. Preventing and controlling dental disease through organized community efforts is addressed.
Prereq.: DHYG 4805.

DHYG 4850L    Community Clinicals    1 s.h.

Oral health care services provided by senior dental hygiene students at community sites. Culturally competent care to underserved populations is the primary course emphasis. Forty-five hours of community clinical experience throughout the semester.
Prereq.: DHYG 4805L.

DHYG 4855L    Expanded Functions Clinical    2 s.h.

Clinical implementation of expanded functions dental auxiliary skills gained in DHYG 4845L. Planned, evaluated and supervised clinical experience.
Prereq.: DHYG 2620, DHYG 2620L, and DHYG 4845L or consent of instructor.

DHYG 4860    Ethics and Practice Concepts    2 s.h.

The historical, professional, legal, and ethical aspects of dental hygiene. Study of practice management topics relevant to the changing roles of hygienists with emphasis on quality care in a patient centered practice.
Prereq.: DHYG 4805.

Emergency Medical Services 

EMS 1500    Emergency Medical Technician    4 s.h.

Provides the basic knowledge and skills to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all National Highway and Safety administration National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and the State of Ohio Approved Emergency Medical Services Curriculum Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500L and EMS 1500C.

EMS 1500C    Emergency Medical Technician Clinical and Field Internship    1 s.h.

Clinical and Field Internship experience necessary to acquire the skills required to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all national and state curriculum standards for the EMT. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500 and EMS 1500L. Ten hours per week after week 12.

EMS 1500L    Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory    2 s.h.

Laboratory experience necessary to acquire skills required to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all National and State curriculum standards for the EMT. Six hour lab. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500 and EMS 1500C.

EMS 1501    Introduction to Prehospital Medicine    1 s.h.

Introduction to the roles, responsibilities, EMS systems, and medical and legal considerations of the EMS profession.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program.

EMS 1502    General Pathophysiology for the Paramedic    3 s.h.

Study of general lifespan development of the body, how pathophysiologic changes affect it. Provides a foundational basis for viewing the body as a system, understanding its functions, anticipated reaction to injury, illness and intervention.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1503    Patient Assessment and Airway Management    3 s.h.

Intensive course designed to prepare the student in the methodology of advanced patient assessment, and the relevance of clinical signs and symptoms identified. Airway anatomy, equipment, procedures as they pertain to advanced airway management.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1504    Principles of Trauma    3 s.h.

Study of traumatic emergencies normally encountered prehospitally with emphasis on pathophysiology, etiology, symptomatology, and management.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of Program Director.

EMS 1505    Emergency Medical Techniques 1 Lab    1 s.h.

Includes simulated emergency traumatic situations and actual patient contact emphasizing physical assessment, patient interviewing, and management techniques. Meets 3 hours per week. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1501, EMS 1502, EMS 1503, and EMS 1504.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or special permission of program director.

EMS 1506    Emergency Medical Services Clinical 1    1 s.h.

Clinical experiences in the emergency department and in the operating room allowing the student to work on various skills necessary for the paramedic. Total of 90 clinical hours. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1503 and EMS 1505.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1507    Cardiovascular Emergencies    3 s.h.

Intense study of the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology, and management principles for cardiovascular emergencies. Includes electrophysiological principles of EKG interpretation. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1508.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1508    Cardiovascular Techniques Lab    1 s.h.

Performance of fundamental techniques employed in the management of cardiovascular emergencies. Three hours lab per week. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1507.
Prereq.: EMS 1502, EMS 1503, and EMS 1504.

EMS 1512    Medical Conditions and Management Techniques    3 s.h.

Study of pathophysiology, symptomatology, etiology, and management techniques of commonly encountered medical emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1513.
Prereq.: EMS 1502, EMS 1503, EMS 1504.

EMS 1513    Emergency Medical Techniques 2 Lab    1 s.h.

Simulated situations and actual patient contact emphasizing performance of emergency medical techniques utilized to manage common medical emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1512.
Prereq.: EMS 1505.

EMS 1514    Emergency Medical Services Operations    1 s.h.

Introduction to common rescue tools and techniques utilized in basic victim disentanglement and extrication.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1515    Clinical Experience 2    1 s.h.

Hospital clinical experience to include rotations through the following: Adult emergency department, critical and intensive care units. Total of 95 hours. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1508 and EMS 1513.
Prereq.: EMS 1506.

EMS 1516    Prehospital Field Experience 1    1 s.h.

Field experience with an approved advanced life support unit under the direct supervision of a selected paramedic field preceptor. Total of 200 hours. To be taken concurrently with EMS 1507 and EMS 1512.
Prereq.: EMS 1504.

EMS 2600    Emergency Medical Services Special Populations    3 s.h.

Study of etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology and management of special needs patients. Includes gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, behavioral, abuse/assault, infectious and communicable diseases, and chronic care. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2601.
Prereq.: EMS 1507 and EMS 1512 or permission of instructor.

EMS 2601    Emergency Medical Techniques 3 Lab    1 s.h.

Techniques necessary to effectively manage conditions in EMS 2600. Three hour lab. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2600 and EMS 2605.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or permission by program director.

EMS 2603    Clinical Experience 3    2 s.h.

Precepted hospital clinical in the adult and pediatric emergency department; obstetrics, labor and delivery; and, psychiatric department. Total of 120 hours of clinical experience. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2600.
Prereq.: EMS 1515.

EMS 2604    Prehospital Field Experience 2    1 s.h.

Performance of advanced life support procedures under the direct supervision of a selected paramedic field preceptor. Total of 150 hours.
Prereq.: EMS 1516.

EMS 2605    Pulmonary Emergencies    3 s.h.

Intense study of the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology, and management principles of pulmonary emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2601.
Prereq.: EMS 1507 and EMS 1512.

EMS 2606    EMS Special Certifications    1 s.h.

Provides the Paramedic with certifications beneficial to prehospital care. These certifications are nationally recognized and commonly sought after by paramedics, and desired by employers. Include PALS, PHTLS, NRP, and EMPACT. To be taken concurrently with EMS 2607.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or special permission of instructor.

EMS 2607    EMS Special Certifications Lab    1 s.h.

Focus on skills and competencies required for PALS, PHTLS, NRP. To be taken concurrently with EMS 2606.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or special permission by the program director.

EMS 2609    EMS Prehospital Field Internship    3 s.h.

Capstone Field Internship experience requiring the paramedic student to perform successfully as a team leader on an advanced life support unit in the prehospital setting. A minimum of 30 team leads is required with an assigned field preceptor. Approximately 22 hours of field internship per week.
Prereq.: EMS 2604.

EMS 2613    Critical Care Paramedic    3 s.h.

In-depth study of the underlying abnormalities and physiologic disturbances resulting from traumatic injuries and medical illnesses as it relates to emergency medical care. Includes analysis of case studies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2614.
Prereq.: EMS 2609, or permission of instructor.

EMS 2614    Critical Care Paramedic Laboratory    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare the student as a competent care provider in the transport of critical patients by ground or air unit. Topics include 12-leads, IABPs, RSI, lab data, EtCO2 monitoring, and advance pharmacology. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2613.
Prereq.: NREMT and permission of instructor.

EMS 2631    Advanced Clinical and Field Internship Experience    2 s.h.

Field internship in a variety of advanced life-support units to expose the student to hospital-based, public third service, private, and fire service EMS. Includes a field component involving wilderness rescue and emergency medicine. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2613.

Medical Laboratory Science

MLS 1501    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession    2 s.h.

Overview of the medical laboratory profession, ethics, responsibilities and clinical relevance of laboratory procedures.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLS 1501L.

MLS 1501L    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession Laboratory    1 s.h.

Phlebotomy, specimen collection and processing; basic medical laboratory exercises. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLS 1501.

MLS 3700    Clinical Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Instrumentation and clinical relevance of applied chemical techniques including immunoassays, therapeutic drug monitoring, enzymes, trace elements, and point-of-care technology; quality control and assurance, case studies, and problem solving in clinical chemistry.
Prereq.: MLT 2601 or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLS 3700L.

MLS 3700L    Clinical Chemistry 2 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Thyroid, digoxin, B12, folic acid, antinuclear antibodies and T and B cell receptor procedures utilized in a clinical laboratory. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 2601, MLT 2601L or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLS 3700.

MLS 3701    Clinical Hematology 1    3 s.h.

Hematopoiesis; theory and laboratory application of manual procedures in hematology including cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and differentials; introductory hemostasis and laboratory applications. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLS 1501, MLS 1501L, BIOL 2601 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLS 3701L    Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory.

MLS 3702    Clinical Hematology 2    3 s.h.

Advanced theory and laboratory procedures in hematology and hemostasis, including leukemia, anemia, hematopathology and coagulation disorders; abnormal differentials and automated methods. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLS 3701, MLS 3701L with a minimal grade of "C".

MLS 3702L    Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory.

MLS 3703    Clinical Immunology    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of immunology, including both humoral and cellular immunological responses. Applications of immunological methods in medical research and patient treatment. Recommended BIOL 3702.
Prereq.: BIOL 2601.

MLS 3703L    Clinical Immunology Laboratory    1 s.h.

VDRL, ASO, febrile, latex, pregnancy, and viral tests; flocculation, precipitation, complement fixation, and titration procedures for various diseases. Three hours lab per week. Identical with MLT 3703L and BIOL 3703L.
Prereq.: MLS 1501, MLS 1501L, BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLS 3703.

MLS 3787    Diagnostic Microbiology    3 s.h.

Clinical applications of human pathogenic microorganisms; infections, frequency, isolation, identification, and treatment of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Case studies, problem solving, and quality assurance in clinical microbiology. Three hours lecture per week.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLS 3787L.

MLS 3787L    Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory    2 s.h.

A clinical approach to the study of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Methods to isolate and identify clinically significant pathogens from clinical specimens; case studies in clinical microbiology. Six hours lab per week. Identical with MLT 3787L.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLS 3787.

MLS 4800    Advanced Clinical Chemistry    4 s.h.

Didactics and critical analysis of clinical chemistry. Four hours of lecture. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4800L    Advanced Clinical Chemistry Clinical Experience    2 s.h.

Clinical experience and critical analysis of clinical chemistry; Competency based clinical practice. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4801    Advanced Hematology    4 s.h.

Diacritics and clinical analysis of clinical hematology. Four hours of lecture. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4801L    Advanced Hematology Clinical Practice    3 s.h.

Clinical practice of clinical hematology. Competency based clinical practice. Grading is Traditional PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4802    Advanced Immunohematology    4 s.h.

Didactics and critical analysis of blood banking, Immunohematology, and Transfusion Medicine. Four hours of lecture. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4802L    Advanced Immunohematology Clinical Practice    3 s.h.

Clinical practice and critical analysis of blood banking, Immunohematology, and Transfusion Medicine. Competency based clinical practice. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4803    Advanced Microbiology    5 s.h.

Didactics and critical analysis of bacteriology, mycology, virology and Parasitology. Five hours of lecture. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4803L    Advanced Microbiology Clinical Practice    3 s.h.

Clinical practice and critical analysis of bacteriology, mycology, virology, and parasitology. Competency based clinical practice. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4804    Miscellaneous Clinical Experience    4 s.h.

Didactic and clinical analysis of specimen collection and processing. Management, education, molecular diagnostics. hemostasis, clinical immunology, and urinalysis and body fluids. Four hours of lecture. Capstone course requiring laboratory research project. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

MLS 4804L    Miscellaneous Clinical Practice    2 s.h.

Clinical practice and critical analysis of specimen collection and processing, management, education, molecular diagnostics, hemostasis, clinical immunology, and urinalysis and body fluids. Competency based clinical practice. Capstone course requiring laboratory research project. Grading is Traditional or PR.
Prereq.: Acceptance into a clinical internship.

Medical Laboratory Technology

MLT 1501    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession    2 s.h.

Overview of the medical laboratory profession, ethics, responsibilities and clinical relevance of laboratory procedures.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLT 1501L.

MLT 1501L    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession Laboratory    1 s.h.

Phlebotomy, specimen collection and processing; basic medical laboratory exercises. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLT 1501.

MLT 1502    Urinalysis and Body Fluids    2 s.h.

Theory and techniques in the analysis of urine and body fluids.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1502L.

MLT 1502L    Urinalysis and Body Fluids Laboratory    1 s.h.

Chemical and microscopic analysis of urine. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1502.

MLT 1503    Immunohematology    3 s.h.

Fundamental theories and techniques of immunohematology and blood banking; genetic theories, problem solving, and case studies.
Prereq.: BIOL 2601 and MLT 1501.
Concurrent with: MLT 1503L and BIOL 2602.

MLT 1503L    Immunohematology Laboratory    1 s.h.

ABO and RH typing, direct and indirect antiglobulin testing, compatibility testing. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1503.

MLT 2601    Clinical Chemistry 1    2 s.h.

Medical laboratory applications of clinical chemistry.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 2601L.

MLT 2601L    Clinical Chemistry 1 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Spectrophotometric, semi-automated, and automated analysis of glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, and other chemical constituents of serum. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 2601.

MLT 2603    Topics in Medical Laboratory Technology    4 s.h.

Clinical laboratory applications to molecular diagnostics, serology, virology and parasitology. Regulations, information processing, education, ethical, professional issues. Critical analysis of clinical laboratory information. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1502 and MLT 1503 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 2687L    Microbiology for Health Care Laboratory    1 s.h.

Medical microbiology laboratory for health care professionals. Laboratory methods in the transmission, identification, prevention, and treatment of common bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens with a focus on nosocomial infections. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545, BIOL 1551, BIOL 2601, or permission of instructor.
Concurrent with: BIOL 1560.

MLT 3700    Clinical Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Instrumentation and clinical relevance of applied chemical techniques including immunoassays, therapeutic drug monitoring, enzymes, trace elements, and point-of-care technology; quality control and assurance, case studies, and problem solving in clinical chemistry.
Prereq.: MLT 2601 or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 3700L.

MLT 3700L    Clinical Chemistry 2 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Thyroid, digoxin, B12, folic acid, antinuclear antibodies and T and B cell receptor procedures utilized in a clinical laboratory. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 2601, MLT 2601L or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 3700.

MLT 3701    Clinical Hematology 1    3 s.h.

Hematopoiesis; theory and laboratory application of manual procedures in hematology including cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and differentials; introductory hemostasis and laboratory applications. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3701L    Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory.

MLT 3702    Clinical Hematology 2    3 s.h.

Advanced theory and laboratory procedures in hematology and hemostasis, including leukemia, anemia, hematopathology and coagulation disorders; abnormal differentials and automated methods. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 3701, MLT 3701L with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3702L    Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory.

MLT 3703L    Clinical Immunology Laboratory    1 s.h.

VDRL, ASO, febrile, latex, pregnancy, and viral tests; flocculation, precipitation, complement fixation, and titration procedures for various diseases. Three hours lab per week. Identical with MLS 3703L and BIOL 3703L.
Prereq.: MLS 1501, MLS 1501L, BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLS 3703.

MLT 3706    Medical Laboratory Seminar    2 s.h.

Internship evaluation, special topics in the clinical laboratory. Case studies in the clinical laboratory.
Prereq.: MLT 2603.
Concurrent with: MLT 3716.

MLT 3710    Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Results    1 s.h.

The significance of laboratory results and how they relate to gender and age.
Prereq.: MLT 2601, MLT 2601L or permission of instructor.

MLT 3716    Clinical Internship    8 s.h.

Thirty-six hours per week of practical application of skills in affiliate hospitals and private laboratories.
Prereq.: completion of 30 s.h. of MLT curriculum with a grade of "C" or better and a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Concurrent with: MLT 3706.

MLT 3787    Diagnostic Microbiology    3 s.h.

Clinical applications of human pathogenic microorganisms; infections, frequency, isolation, identification, and treatment of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Case studies, problem solving, and quality assurance in clinical microbiology. Three hours lecture per week.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLT 3787L.

MLT 3787L    Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory    2 s.h.

A clinical approach to the study of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Methods to isolate and identify clinically significant pathogens from clinical specimens; case studies in clinical microbiology. Six hours lab per week. Identical with BIOL 3787L, MLS 3787L. 2 s.h.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLT 3787.

Public Health

PHLT 1513    Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety    3 s.h.

Provides and introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health, one of the core areas of public health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated with the development of environmental health problems.
Gen Ed: Environmental Sustainability, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 1531    Fundamentals of Public Health    3 s.h.

Provides an introduction to public health concepts and practice by examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health at the national, state, and community levels. Introduces the core disciplines of public health, and current events and issues in the field.
Gen Ed: Social Science, Well Being, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 1568    Healthy Lifestyles    3 s.h.

Personal and consumer health issues and prevention of premature death analyzed from physical, emotional, social and spiritual perspectives. Plans for disease prevention and healthful living. Importance of health promotion to the individual, region, nation and world.
Gen Ed: Well Being, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 2607    Ethical Issues in Public Health    3 s.h.

Examines practical aspects of ethics and public health. This course will help students develop the analytical skills necessary for evaluating ethical issues related to public health policy and public health prevention, treatment, and research.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568.

PHLT 2692    Human Sexuality    3 s.h.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.
Cross listed with PSYC 2692.

PHLT 3702    Health Education Theory and Methods    3 s.h.

Overview of health education theory, history, ethics, and methods for the community, school, workplace and health care setting. Provides a foundation in teaching methods. Also listed as HEPE 3702.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 3709    Elements of Urban Environmental Health Practices    3 s.h.

Focus on development and implementation issues of environmental and public health programs necessary for urban and rural communities to meet acceptable public health standards at the local health department level with emphasis on resources and staffing. AHLT 3708, or permission of instructor. Also listed as AHLT 3709.

PHLT 3715    Health Education for Grades PreK-6    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Also listed as HEPE 3715.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, PHLT 3702 and BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3716    Health Education for Grades 7-12    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching seventh through twelfth grade students.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, PHLT 3702 and BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3725    Topics in Public Health    2 s.h.

Examines topics of relevance to public health. Specific topics include current issues and emerging research findings, with a focus on health behavior and health promotion, epidemiology, public health administration, environmental health, biostatistics, through analysis of public health problems, and application of principles and practices of public health.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531.

PHLT 3731    Drug Use and Abuse    3 s.h.

Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and their relationship to behavior and society. Emphasis on prevention, early intervention, and treatment in the behavioral medicine, health care, educational and criminal justice systems.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 3757    Health and Disease    4 s.h.

Study of the major chronic and communicable diseases affecting humans. Emphasis on etiology, prevention through health education and health promotion methods, and materials.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3791    Community Health    3 s.h.

Study of the need for organized community health efforts: problems of chronic and communicable diseases, environmental health, world health, and the public and private agencies involved in their solutions.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 4801    Field Work in Health Education    1 s.h.

Provides the health education major with a supervised teaching or agency experience. Three hours per week.
Prereq.: PHLT 3701L and PHLT 3791.

PHLT 4826    Community Health Planning and Promotion    4 s.h.

Fundamental techniques for assessing needs, planning, marketing and implementing health promotion programs in the workplace and community.
Prereq.: PHLT 3791 and AHLT 5807.

PHLT 4827    Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs    3 s.h.

Theories and methods of program evaluation for assessing the quality of health promotion programs.
Prereq.: PHLT 4826.

PHLT 4828    Grant Writing    3 s.h.

Methods and techniques for writing grant proposals related to health. Emphasis on competence in development of narrative, program plan, evaluation design, time line, identifying grant sources and managing funded projects.
Prereq.: PHLT 4826 and PHLT 4827.

PHLT 4891    Public Health Internship    8 s.h.

Supervised experience designed to provide an opportunity to enable students to apply entry-level competencies acquired in the classroom setting to public health practice through experiential activities. The student will be required to be at the internship approximately 23-24 hours per week in a 15 week semester, for a total of 350 hours.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4892    Environmental Health and Safety Internship    8 s.h.

Supervised experience designed to provide an opportunity to enable students to apply entry-level competencies acquired in the classroom setting to environmental health practice through experiential activities. The student will be required to be at the internship approximately 23-24 hours per week in a 15 week semester, for a total of 350 hours.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4898    Environmental Health and Safety Senior Seminar    3 s.h.

Synthesis of professional course work. Development of resume and professional portfolio; preparation for internship; administration of outcome assessment instruments for public health majors.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4899    Public Health Senior Seminar    3 s.h.

Synthesis of professional course work. Development of resume and professional portfolio; preparation for internship; administration of outcome assessment instruments for public health majors; preparation for the CHES certification exam.
Prereq.: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

PHLT 5804    Multicultural Health    3 s.h.

Explore multicultural models of health, illness, and treatments or therapies to increase understanding of various approaches to prevention, health promotion, healing, and maintenance of health and well-being.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568 or PHLT 1531 and junior standing.

PHLT 5810    Agents of Mass Casualty    3 s.h.

Explorations of biological agents, chemical agents or radiological and nuclear devices, terrorism, security, emergency planning, and community and public health roles in the event of a deployment of these agents. Increase understanding through case analysis of how to apply course concepts to real world scenarios.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568 and junior standing.

PHLT 5812    Crisis Management in Public Health    3 s.h.

Exploration of roles, thought processes and actions of public health professionals during crisis situations, by understanding the anatomy of crises. Increase knowledge through case analysis of how to apply course concepts to real world scenarios.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568 and junior standing.

PHLT 5893    Workshop in Health Education    1-3 s.h.

Concentrated study of a selected topic related to health education. The department will select and announce the topic and determine the credit hours based on the frequency and duration of workshop meetings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change in topic.
Prereq.: PHLT 3701, PHLT 3791 or permission of instructor.

Respiratory Care 

RESC 1503    Respiratory Procedures 1    4 s.h.

Appropriate use of selected respiratory care procedures. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 1531.

RESC 1520    Respiratory Care Assessment 1    3 s.h.

Diagnostic techniques used in evaluating patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Two hour lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 1530.

RESC 1529    Respiratory Care Orientation    2 s.h.

Scope of profession including key organizations, role within health-care system and career options. Includes applied anatomy and physiology of respiratory system and basic assessment and therapeutic procedures. Hospital experiences included. One hour lecture and two hours lab.

RESC 1531    Respiratory Care Essentials    3 s.h.

Application of basic scientific principles to the respiratory-care profession. Includes coverage of basic equipment, assessment techniques, and therapeutic procedures. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

RESC 2620    Respiratory Assessment 2    3 s.h.

Advanced techniques in the assessment of cardiopulmonary disorders. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RESC 2621    Cardiopulmonary Disease    4 s.h.

Comprehensive overview of cardiopulmonary disorders encountered by respiratory therapists. Includes applications to clinical protocols.
Prereq.: RESC 2620.

RESC 2699    Clinical Practice 1    1 s.h.

Orientation to hospital and department policies, including exposure to and practice with basic respiratory care procedures. Five hours a week in clinics.
Prereq.: RESC 2621.

RESC 3706    Respiratory Procedures 2    3 s.h.

Airway management techniques and other critical care procedures. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 2620.

RESC 3708    Respiratory Clinical Specialties    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of hemodynamic monitoring, management of burn patients, and assessment of neurotrauma. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3709    Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care    4 s.h.

Respiratory care applications in neonatal/pediatric settings. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3720    Mechanical Ventilation 1    3 s.h.

Basic theory and application of mechanical ventilation in critical care areas. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3708.

RESC 3725    Mechanical Ventilation 2    3 s.h.

Advanced theory and application of mechanical ventilation. Includes home care ventilators. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3720.

RESC 3731    Respiratory Care Management    2 s.h.

A study of the basic managerial process, organizational concepts, budgeting, quantitative planning, decision-making, and issues of control as they relate to the manager of a hospital-based respiratory care department.
Prereq.: RESC 3725.

RESC 3740    Clinical Practice 2    4 s.h.

Application of basic and advanced respiratory care modalities. Three hour lab, twenty clinical hours per week.
Prereq.: RESC 2699.

RESC 3741    Clinical Practice 3    3 s.h.

Application of basic and advanced respiratory care modalities for pediatric and adult patients. Twenty hours a week.
Prereq.: RESC 3740.

RESC 3750    Pulmonary Rehabilitation    2 s.h.

Demonstration of the multidisciplinary nature of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The role of the respiratory care practitioner in preventive care activities.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3765    Advanced Respiratory Care Diagnostics    3 s.h.

The study of the fundamentals of advanced respiratory care diagnostics. Three hour lecture.
Prereq.: RESC 3708 or permission of instructor.

RESC 4801    Special Topics in Respiratory Care    1-3 s.h.

Focused research of a special problem/issue related to respiratory care. The topic of interest allows the student to participate in focused investigation of aspects of administration, clinical specialization, or research. May be repeated up to a total of 3 s.h.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4810    Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Case Management    3 s.h.

This course is designed to strengthen the student's knowledge of Neonatal/Pediatric disorders by incorporating evidence-based practices into case management. Current protocols will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4831    Pulmonary Care Management    3 s.h.

Pathology as it relates to care of patients with pulmonary-related disorders.
Prereq.: RESC 3725.

RESC 4835    Clinical Practice 4    3 s.h.

Application of advanced respiratory modalities and diagnostics for pediatric and adult patients. Capstone course for RC program. Fifteen hours a week.
Prereq.: RESC 3741.

RESC 4838    Respiratory Seminar 1    1 s.h.

Review of current aspects of clinical respiratory care. A content analysis of the updated NBRC Entry-Level exam will be included.
Prereq.: RESC 3741.

RESC 4842    Respiratory Seminar 2    1 s.h.

Review of current aspects of clinical respiratory care. A content analysis of the updated NBRC Advanced Practitioner exam will be included.
Prereq.: RESC 4838.

RESC 4846    Sleep Diagnostics 1    3 s.h.

Scientific theory and clinical techniques needed to perform polysomnography. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 3740.

RESC 4847    Sleep Clinics 1    1 s.h.

Polysomnographic techniques in the clinical setting. Approximately 80 contact hours for each course.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4846.

RESC 4848    Sleep Diagnostics 2    3 s.h.

Scientific theory and clinical techniques needed to perform polysomnography. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4846.

RESC 4849    Sleep Clinics 2    1 s.h.

Polysomnographic techniques in the clinical setting. Approximately 80 contact hours for each course.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4848 and RESC 4847.

RESC 4860    Advanced Management of the Ventilator Patient    3 s.h.

Course will present current classifications, evidence-based research and application of mechanical ventilator concepts in critical care areas. Technical capabilities of modes will be described along with optimal settings. Current protocols in RC will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4862    Professional Pathways for Respiratory Care Practitioners    3 s.h.

This course will explore select professional pathways available to the RCP. The foundations and role of the RCP are examined in four key areas: the sleep center, home care, PFT lab and HBO centers. The RCP will be introduced to the standards of care and practical application for each area.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4867    Fundamentals of Leader Development    3 s.h.

This course will form the necessary core of self-awareness in relation to leader development. Through introducing concepts and examples of leadership and awareness of how one leads as an expression of self, RCPs will enhance leadership awareness and personal expression within their discipline.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of the instructor.

RESC 4870    Advanced Cardiopulmonary Case Management    3 s.h.

This course is designed to strengthen the student's knowledge of C-P disorders by incorporating evidence-based practices into C-P case management. The student will learn to apply these strategies in acute care, transitional and long-term care settings. Current protocols will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4872    Technology Applications for RCPs    3 s.h.

Exploration of technology applications for education, presentations, communications and management. Creation of digital media such as audio and/or video files, e-portfolios and web-based application of various technologies will be required. Application of technology to education or management will be evaluated through completions of a technology-enhanced project.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.