Faculty - School of Education and Social Sciences

Philip J. Harold, Ph.D.

Interim Dean
School of Education and Social Sciences

Philip Harold is an expert in politics and interim dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences after serving as associate dean since 2012. He is also a professor of political science. While at RMU, Dean Harold received a Fulbright Scholarship to research politics and values at Katholische Universitaet in Germany.

Ph.D. in Politics, Catholic University of America

Philip J. Harold, Ph.D.

Department Heads

Dennick-Brecht, Kathryn
Kathryn Dennick-Brecht, Ed.D.

Professor of Sociology
Specialties: Social problems, deviant behavior

donne, vicki
Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed

Professor of Education
Special education, reading instruction for deaf students, assistive technology


School Faculty

Barr, Daniel P.
Daniel P. Barr, Ph.D.

University Professor of History
Colonial and Revolutionary America, Native American history, Pennsylvania history

Beaver, William M.
William M. Beaver, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Social policy, higher education, energy issues

Bernadowski, Carianne
Carianne Bernadowski, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Qualitative research, bibliotherapy, early literacy

Bernauer, James A.
James A. Bernauer, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Qualitative methodology, quantitative methodology, learning theories

DePlato, Justin P.
Justin P. DePlato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
American presidency, voting theories and elections, Constitutional theory

Fanning, Soren I.
Soren I. Fanning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
World history, Russian history, geography, national identity

Foreman, Stephen
Stephen Foreman, PhD, JD, MPA

Associate Professor of Nursing
Healthcare markets, nursing regulation, income inequality and health

fuller, richard
Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed.

Professor of Education
Specialties: Distance education, technology in education, instructional design and leadership

Golmic, Bruce A.
Bruce A. Golmic, D.Ed.

Associate Professor of Education
Educational leadership and supervision, special education, interview preparation

Hansen, Mary A.
Mary A. Hansen, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Educational measurement, assessment, quantitative research design

Hartle, Francis X.
Francis X. Hartle, D.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Crime mapping and analysis, police management and operations, criminal investigations

Haser, Shelly M.
Shelly M. Haser, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Student teaching and field experience, teacher education administration, educational leadership

Holdan, E. Gregory
E. Gregory Holdan, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics and Education
Mathematics education, reflection, learning and teaching style

Kunka, Beatrice A.
Beatrice A. Kunka, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Assessment in higher education, K-8 science and math education, science for ESL

Lin, Fan-Yu
Fan-Yu Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Precision teaching, behavior analysis, early childhood special education

Litzinger, Patrick J.
Patrick J. Litzinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
Economic education, economic development, transition economies

Lu, Min
Min Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
International finance, financial economics, e-commerce

McCarthy, John M.
John M. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Modern American history, urban history, planning history

Monda, Samantha J.
Samantha J. Monda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Sport and exercise psychology, counseling, student-athlete development

O'Roark, J. Brian
J. Brian O'Roark, Ph.D.

University Professor of Economics
Economics of information security, economics and pop culture

Pandit, Neha I.
Neha I. Pandit, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Family counseling, psychopathology, psychological assessment

Parker, Susan W.
Susan W. Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Early childhood education, social issues related to children with disabilities

Paul, Stephen T.
Stephen T. Paul, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Sensation and perception, cognition, research methods

Rauscher, Lauren L.
Lauren L. Rauscher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology
Gender, intersectionality, health, sport and the body

seaton, donald
Donald D. Seaton, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Social Sciences)

semich, george
George W. Semich, Ed.D.

University Professor of Education
Technology integration, leadership, online learning

Taylor, Nathan N.
Nathan N. Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
Multicultural education, social studies education, gender and sexuality studies

Tomei, Lawrence A.
Lawrence A. Tomei, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Educational psychology, instructional and educational technology

Wheeler, David A.
David A. Wheeler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Industrial-organizational psychology, adjustment, physiological psychology

Yang, Zhou
Zhou Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Public finance, industrial organization, economic development in Asia

Zeanchock, John A.
John A. Zeanchock, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Computer and Information Systems
Online learning, educational technology, curriculum and instructional design

Zhang, Ying
Ying Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
English language learners, English language development, educational linguistics