Faculty Experts | Mount St. Joseph University
Expertise Name Title Contact
Midwifery, Shared Decision Making, Global Health Laura J. Valle, DNP, APRN-CNM

Assistant Professor

Music Eduction, Choral Conducting, Church Music, and Musical Theatre Joseph Rivers, M.M.

Director of Choral Activities

Autism Spectrum Disorder, student behavior needs, paraprofessional training Kate Doyle, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Graduate Special Education Program Director, Assistant Professor

Orthopedics Michael Obert


Administration and Management, Health Policy and Regulation, Geriatrics Erin Hofmeyer, PT, DPT, GCS

Instructor, Assistant Director of Clinical Education

Writing Karl Zuelke, Ph.D.

Director of The Writing Center and The Math & Science Center

Human rights and social justice, experiential teaching and learning, and nonprofit management Keith Lanser, M.A.

Manager of Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Leadership in High School and Intercollegiate Athletics Cynthia Veraldo, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Laura Saylor, Ph.D.

Dean of Education, Program Director, Assistant Professor

Design, Brand Identity and Strategy, Painting, Illustration, Digital Media, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop Kurt Grannan

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Music, Percussion, Green Building, Small Business Mark McCafferty, M.M.

Band Director, Chairperson

Education Steve McCafferty, Ed.D.

Instructional Leadership Program Director; Assistant Professor

Psychology Tim Lawson, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor

Aging and memory, storytelling and memory, group influences on memory James Bodle, Ph.D.


Chemistry Christa Currie, Ph.D.

Associate Provost of Academic Affairs

Structural Biology, Science Writing Eric Johnson, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor

Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Richard Hotz, B.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

General Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy Mark Fischer, B.A., Ph.D.


United States History, Humor Studies, American Theatre, Liberal Arts Education Peter M. Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Modern Europe, gender and comparative women's history, Japan, UNICEF, human rights and citizenship issues, modern India Jennifer Morris, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Internet law and ethics, human rights and the Internet (privacy and freedom of expression), surveillance, digital advertising. Robert Bodle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

American Literature, Personal Writing, Grief, Liberal Arts Education Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, Ph.D.

Department of Liberal Arts Chair, Professor of English

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist Eric Schneider, PT, MPT

Assistant Professor

Sports Medicine, Physical Activity and Disease Prevention, Standardized Patients, and Health Professions Student Advising BC Charles-Liscombe, EdD, ATC

Chair, Associate Professor

Women with Heart Disease, Future of Nursing and Educational Issues Darla Vale, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Dean of Health Sciences

Physical Therapy (Geriatrics) Lisa Dehner, Ph.D., PT

Chair, Professor

Art History/Sculpture/Study Abroad Dan Mader, M.A.