Faculty - School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jon Radermacher, M.F.A.

Interim Dean
Associate Professor of Media Arts
3D design, 3D computer modeling, digital and traditional fabrication

Jon Radermacher was named interim dean of the School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences when the school was founded on June 1, 2019. Prior to that, he was interim dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems where he had been an associate dean for five years. He served as department head of Media Arts from 2009 to 2014 and interim department head of Organizational Leadership from 2015 to 2016. Predating his arrival to RMU in 2005, Radermacher was on the faculty at Indiana University - Bloomington where he oversaw aspects the Creative Core program in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design.

M.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Indiana University - Bloomington
B.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Kansas State University

 

1 - Radermacher, Jon
 

Philip J. Harold, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philip Harold is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Informatics, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  He previously served as Co-Director of the University Honors Program for ten years.  He was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and is the author of Prophetic Politics from Ohio University Press.

Ph.D. in Politics, Catholic University of America

2 - Harold, Phil
 

David Wood, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Economics of information systems; programming in C++, MUMPS, and R

3 - Wood, David
 

Department Heads

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

Professor of Sociology
Specialties: Social problems, deviant behavior

 
Malakyan, Petros G.
Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Specialties: Leadership-followership theory, intercultural leadership

 
Moretti, Anthony
Anthony Moretti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Journalism, sports reporting, politics in media

 
Vanhala, Helena
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Specialties: Media history, theory and production; media industries; media and terrorism

 
Wu, Peter Y.
Peter Y. Wu, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Software engineering, database management, spatial data science

 

School Faculty

allen, stuart
Stuart Allen, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Leadership
Leadership, teaching with technology, diversity and inclusion

Ames, Andrew Y.
Andrew Y. Ames, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Interactive art and design, game design, new media

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

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

Baugh, Jeanne
Jeanne M. Baugh, Ed.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Programming languages and database management

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

Professor of Sociology
Social policy, higher education, energy issues

Bromall, Natalya
Natalya Bromall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Cloud services, application development, cyber security

Bucci, Diane M. Todd
Diane M. Todd Bucci, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Contemporary American literature, multiethnic and women’s literature

Burgess-Lefebvre, Barbara
Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, M.F.A.

Professor of English
Directing, acting, Shakespeare performance

Cellante, Donna L.
Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Research proposal writing, systems analysis and design, decision support systems

Crane, Ferris
Ferris Crane, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Graphic design, exhibit design, packaging

Davis, Gary Alan
Gary Alan Davis, D.Sc.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer, digital, and mobile forensics; data and business analytics; data science

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

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

Draus, Peter
Peter Draus, Ed.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Interface design, quantitative decision making, machine instructions

Edwards, Michele Rees
Michele Rees Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication
Organizational communication, strategic communication

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

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

Grant, A.J.
A.J. Grant, Ph.D.

University Professor of Organizational Leadership
Communication, ethics, humanities

Hadfield, Timothy
Timothy Hadfield, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Painting and drawing, color theory, exhibition curatorial work

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

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

Holtz, Christine
Christine Holtz, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Photography

Igoche, Diane Anoyi
Diane Anoyi Igoche, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Data analytics, diffusion of information technology, e-learning

Jabro, Ann
Ann Jabro, Ph.D.

University Professor of Communication
Social media and PR, risk and crisis communication, environmental communication

jamison, david
David L. Jamison, J.D. 

Professor of Communication Communication
Professor of Political Science Social Sciences
U.S. Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Media Law

Jones, Tim
Tim G. Jones, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Media Center
Assistant Professor of Media Arts

Karshner, Edward
Edward Karshner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Appalachian studies, Navajo studies, rhetoric of literature

Kiliany, Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Kiliany

Senior Lecturer
Writing, American literature, intercultural communications

Kohun, Frederick G.
Frederick G. Kohun, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Cultural influence on decision making, social media analytics, technological disruption

Koren, Leslie
Leslie Koren, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Directing and producing for film and TV

Kovacs, Paul
Paul Kovacs, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Online education, cloud computing, big data analytics

Laverty, J. Packy
J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
IBM z System mainframes, database management systems, Windows and Linux operating systems

Lawson, John
John Lawson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Rhetoric, drama, writing

LeBlanc, AnnMarie
AnnMarie LeBlanc, M.F.A.

Professor, Department of Media Arts

Areas of expertise: Traditional Digital Art/Illustration, Color Theory, Visual Communication

Levine, Barbara
Barbara Levine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Strategic communication, professional technical communication, usability design and testing

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

Professor of Economics
Economic education, economic development, transition economies

Loyola-Garcia, Carolina
Carolina Loyola-Garcia, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts 
Filmmaking, performance, multidisciplinary and digital arts

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

Michalenko, Julianne
Julianne Michalenko

Lecturer
Business communication, intercultural communication

Mishra, Sushma
Sushma Mishra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Information systems security, IT gender gap, health informatics

Newcome, Julia
Julia Newcome

Senior Lecturer
Writing and research, public speaking, children's literature

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

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

Pamboukian, Sylvia A.
Sylvia A. Pamboukian, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Specialties: 19th Century British literature, literature and medicine

Park, Sun-A
Sun-A Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Public relations, health communication, crisis communication

Paullet, Karen
Karen Paullet, D.Sc.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Mobile forensics and security, cyber forensics and security

Pinchot, Jamie
Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Mobile app development, information security, web development

Pinson, Heather
Heather Pinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Humanities and Media Arts
Specialties: Jazz, aesthetics and interdisciplinary arts, race theory

Quigley, Michael
Michael Quigley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
Educational equity, culturally competent leadership, nonprofit leadership

Ruzich, Connie
Connie Ruzich, Ph.D.

University Professor of English
World War I history and literature, linguistics and grammar

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

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Social Sciences)

Skovira, Robert J.
Robert J. Skovira, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Social construction of knowledge, ethnography of information systems, knowledge management theory

Smith, Lynn A.
Lynn A. Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, English Department
Developmental English, coming-of-age literature

Stewart, John
John Stewart, DPS

Associate Professor of Data Analytics
Data analytics, spreadsheet modeling, machine learning

Stork, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Stork, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Leadership
Women in leadership, social movements, decision making

Topuzova, Lazarina
Lazarina Topuzova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Grassroots leadership, conflict resolution

Turchek, John C.
John C. Turchek

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Specialties: IT project management, enterprise systems

Wang, Ping
Ping Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Cybersecurity, information assurance, networking

Wang, Wenli
Wenli Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
IS management and design, cybersecurity and intelligence

Wertley, Chad
Chad Wertley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social identity, video games, prejudice

Willis, Hyla
Hyla Willis, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Graphic design, graphic print production, cyberfeminism and feminist art

Yang, Chen
Chen Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social media, marketing, public opinion

Yang, Zhou
Zhou Yang, Ph.D.

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