Professor Carrie Hohmann Campbell has taught English composition at Edinboro University for five years. She graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in English literature and creative writing and received an MFA in poetry from New York University. At NYU, she taught creative writing to NYU undergraduate students and to Goldwater Hospital patients as a Goldwater Fellow.
Since coming to EU, Professor Campbell has worked on Chimera (Edinboro's award-winning undergraduate journal of art and literature) and is the current faculty literary advisor for the journal. She also helps first year students acclimate to college life and their chosen major as the freshman coordinator for the English & Philosophy department. While at Edinboro, she has taught composition, research, and creative writing courses, and will be teaching a graphic novel-themed English 101 course this fall.
Her poetry has appeared in several national journals, such as Salt Hill, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, and most recently The Bridge Literary Journal and First Class Lit. Her chapbook incongruent:someday was published by dancing girl press in 2014.
Outside of her professional career she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and raising chickens with her husband, dog and cat on a dirt road near Titusville.
Brigette Davitt is an Associate Professor of Graphic & Interactive Design in the Art Department at Edinboro University. She received her MFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and her BFA in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University. Prior to her appointment at Edinboro, she taught the Graphic Design Summer Art Workshop at Temple University Japan (Tokyo), as an Adjunct Professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University (Philadelphia) and was employed as an in-house designer at QVC Studio Park in West Chester, Pa.
Brigette serves on the board of the AIGA (The Professional Association for Design) Pittsburgh chapter and is a member of the AFNWPA (Advertising Federation of Northwest Pennsylvania). Her professional practice includes research, contract design and consultations for various clients as well as service donations to numerous non-profit organizations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been published in HOW, Creative Quarterly, and CMYK.
Daniel Eaton MSN, RN joined the faculty at Edinboro University in 2013. In addition to teaching RN and BSN students, Professor Eaton also has years of experience instructing LPN students, and continues to work clinically at Safe Harbor Behavioral Health and Emergycare Ambulance Service. Professor Eaton has a passion for long-term care and the elderly, as well as behavioral and community health. At Edinboro University, Professor Eaton teaches in the traditional nursing program, innovative nursing program, and RN to BSN program. He is also the program coordinator for the nurse aid training program.
Professor Eaton is an active volunteer in the community, as he is a volunteer ambassador/advocate for the Alzheimers association and a volunteer mental health/peer specialist for the Erie County CISM team. He is also active in politics and healthcare reform. Currently, Professor Eaton is continuing his studies by working towards his PhD in nursing education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Outside of teaching, he has an interest in the outdoors and loves to mountain bike, hike and fish.
Dr. Mandy Fauble is a licensed clinical social worker and Edinboro University alum, receiving her master's degree in Social Work in 2002. She earned her Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in 2009. Dr. Fauble has been a full-time social worker since 2002, and she specializes in intervention with serious mental illness, trauma, intergenerational impacts of child sexual abuse, suicide prevention, and crisis intervention. She has been a therapist, supervisor, program director, and currently oversees several clinical programs as an agency administrator. Developing and implementing innovative behavioral health programs is her passion.
Dr. Fauble has been an adjunct professor at Mercyhurst University since 2005 and at Edinboro University since 2012. At Edinboro, she works with graduate social work students in the seated classroom and online. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes foundations of interpersonal skills, knowledge and values required to successfully practice professional social work. She is certified in online teaching and utilizes the online platform technology to create an interactive and academically robust environment.
Suicide Prevention is an important issue for Dr. Fauble. She serves on the Erie County Suicide Prevention Task Force and is a certified instructor of both Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Question, Persuade, Refer. Dr. Fauble serves on the Erie County Criminal Justice Coalition and is a board member on the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Professional Counselors.
At home, Dr. Fauble enjoys reading, music, cooking, and spending time with her family, including her husband, three children and her dog.
Dr. Bonnie Gaarden was born and raised in suburban Cleveland. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English literature from Ohio University, where her favored subjects were medieval, Renaissance and romantic literature. She later obtained a Master of Arts in theology from Ashland Theological Seminary, with particular attention to the doctrinal wars of the Reformation. During her doctoral studies at SUNY Buffalo (Ph. D. English literature) she developed a strong interest in myth and fantasy (including that aimed at children) and the application of Jungian psychological theory to the analysis of both.
Dr. Gaarden has taught at Ohio University, Ashland College and Mercyhurst (when it was a college) in addition to Edinboro University, where she has been on the faculty since 1988, teaching primarily literature of the Bible and mythology in addition to the freshman composition sequence. Her scholarship includes Jungian analyses of The Wind in the Willows and the Twilight Saga, for the journals Children’s Literature and Extrapolation respectively. But most of her publications to date have focused on the works of George MacDonald, a prolific Victorian Scot who pioneered adult fantasy-writing in English, profoundly influencing the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Her articles on MacDonald have appeared in Victorian Newsletter, Mythlore, Studies in the Novel, Scottish Studies Review and North Wind. In 2011 she published a book, The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald, with Fairley Dickinson University Press.
Dr. Michael J. Hahesy came to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004 after several years in public education. He is originally from Iowa and moved to Edinboro University to complete his undergraduate degree in health and physical education. He completed his Master of Science at St. Bonaventure University in administration supervision and curriculum and his Ed.D. in educational leadership at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to the HPE department at Edinboro University, Dr. Hahesy taught physical education at Warren County School District, Millcreek Township School and was in administrative positions at Lisbon Community Schools (Iowa), Girard School District and Fairview School District.
Dr. Hahesy is the head of the HPE teacher certification track and enjoys student teaching supervision. He also instructs classes in pedagogy, field experience, wellness, ethics, and coaching. He has presented at several state level conferences and has worked with many local school districts directing HPE wellness days.
Outside of the educational field Dr. Hahesy enjoys running, lifting weights, gardening, and coaching. He is in several athletic halls of fames including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has completed many 5, 10, and 15 K races, and he has run and finished the Erie Marathon twice.
Dr. William Mackay joined the EU faculty in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science from McGill University (1977), a Master of Art from Hofstra University (1979), and a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University (1984) in addition to three postdoctoral research appointments at North Carolina State University (with Dr. Glenn Bewley), Boston University (with Dr. Edward Loechler), and Harvard University (with Dr. Leona Samson), teaching appointments at Saint Anselm College and Angelo State University, and as Director of Quality for a molecular toxicology company (Xenometrix, Inc.). Dr. Mackay has developed active research programs investigating the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, in addition to studying the inactivation of foodborne pathogens using sanitizing substances produced by radiant catalytic ionization. He is a full-time member of the Society of Toxicology since 1994 and the Treasurer (2003) and K-12 Outreach Representative (2014) for the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology, and a faculty sponsor for the Pre-Healing Arts Club at EU.
Dr. Mackay is a “Black & Gold” sports enthusiast since seeing Roberto Clemente play for the Pirates in the 1960s. An avid golfer since his early playing days on a county record holding high school championship team at Bethpage Black, Dr. Mackay has recorded four aces during his career. His wife, Annette, graduated “Summa cum Laude” (4.0) in Sociology from EU in 2013. His daughter, Caroline, graduated as Valedictorian from General McLane High School, and received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Forensic Science & Law from Duquesne University.
Gery T. Nietupski, Esq., is an honors graduate of both John Carroll University and the Duquesne University School of Law. At Duquesne, Professor Nietupski received the Law School’s highest honor, the “Distinguished Student” award. Professor Nietupski has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate school classes at both Gannon University and Edinboro University for nearly 30 years and is a frequent, and sought after lecturer for several professional employment organizations, including the Manufacturer and Business Association of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Professor Nietupski focuses his extensive practice in representing Employers’ and employees in their workplace relationships. He has negotiated approximately 80 labor contracts for management, has weathered nine strikes, and has litigated hundreds of cases before State and Federal courts, as well as the NLRB, the EEOC, OSHA, wage and hour and the PHRC.
On the personal side, Attorney Nietupski is a professional scuba instructor, avid ultra-marathoner, weightlifter, golfer and family man.
Dr. Susan H. Packard joined the Edinboro University faculty in 2001, and is the Coordinator of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling graduate program. She serves as Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. Among her credentials, Dr. Packard is a licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, certified rehabilitation counselor and master addictions counselor. She has extensive work experience in the fields of addictions treatment, clinical mental health counseling and corrections. Dr. Packard holds memberships in a variety of professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. Her favorite part of teaching is advising students.
Dr. Packard is an active member of many campus committees, for example, the Planning and Budget Committee and the Library Information Services Senate Committee. She received the Edinboro University APSCUF Distinguished Service Award in 2015.
Based on her previous work experience, Dr. Packard’s research interests straddle corrections and counseling. Her research has been published in the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, The Prison Journal, Corrections Compendium Journal and The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. She has presented at a variety of conferences, including the European Society of Criminology, the American Society of Criminology and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.
Dr. Packard has a keen interest in genealogy. Her other hobbies and interests include cycling, walking, and photography. She and her husband enjoy taking long walks with Fergus, their Golden Retriever.
Mary Paniccia Carden received her doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She taught at SUNY Binghamton and Southeastern Oklahoma State University before joining the Edinboro faculty in 2002. She teaches courses ranging from composition to literature survey courses to advanced seminars for majors. She is currently chairperson of the department of English and philosophy.
Dr. Carden’s research interests are varied. She is the author of Sons and Daughters of Self-Made Men: Improvising Gender, Place, Nation in American Literature (Bucknell UP 2010) and co-editor of Doubled Plots: Romance and History (U of Mississippi Press 203). Dr. Carden has published articles on authors including William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Jane Smiley, Alice McDermott, and Jack Kerouac in scholarly journals such as Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, and African-American Review.
She specializes in modern and contemporary American literature, autobiography, and literature by women. Dr. Carden is currently at work on a manuscript addressing the autobiographical practices of Beat-associated women writers. In 2010, she was named Edinboro University’s Scholar of the Year.
Dr. Laurie Parendes joined the EU faculty in 1999 after completing her PhD in geography at Oregon State University. Prior to being a professor, she studied cypress swamps in Florida, served as Women in Development Coordinator for Peace Corps/Nepal, worked for California Department of Fish and Game’s Endangered Plant Program, and edited scientific manuscripts for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
As a geographer, she is intrigued by the relationship between humans and the environment, and both her teaching and research reflect this interest. She teaches introductory courses on environmental issues and conservation of natural resources, including special sections for honors and First Year Experience students. She also teaches advanced courses on biogeography, geography of water resources, and a seminar in geography (most recently on the timely topic of invasive species).
Her PhD research on invasive plants in Oregon was followed by a study of zebra mussel invasion in Edinboro Lake, which she has been monitoring since 2001 when they were first discovered locally. Pennsylvania SeaGrant provided the initial funding, and many undergraduate students have worked on this project, either as volunteers, independent study students, or part of a class project.
She contributes time and energy in a variety of arenas on campus and in the wider community, including peer reviews of grant proposals, recruitment events for prospective students, honorary captain for women’s athletic events, and workshops for local environmental groups. She belongs to several professional and conservation organizations, including Association of American Geographers and French Creek Valley Conservancy.
Anne Quinn joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Edinboro University in 1991. Her Ph.D. is from Kent State University. She has taught a wide variety of classes at Edinboro, including: Finite Mathematics, Algebra, Statistics, Discrete Mathematics I and II, Calculators and Computers, Actuarial Science Seminar, Math Seminar, and graduate Number Theory. Since 1996, she has published many articles in the Mathematics Teacher journal. Articles have included the mathematics of the game of SET ®, research in the development of proof, graph theory, and guidance on how to incorporate technology into the classroom. She has also been a frequent speaker at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM) conferences, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conferences, and local high schools.
In 1999, she was elected assistant chair of the department, a post she held until 2014. During this time, in addition to teaching, she engaged in scheduling, enrollment management, and hiring for the department. In addition, she served as the chair of the Department Evaluation Committee, was the Mathematics Placement director, and acting department chair (2006-2008). In 2014, she was elected department chair. Recently, she has worked to increase outreach to talented high school mathematics and science students. Starting in March of 2014, she has worked with the department to host up to 400 local students, twice a year, for Pi Day each March and STEM Day each October.
Shaun Taylor, MFA, Ohio University, Theatre Production Design.
Currently the Director of Dramatic Activities, Shaun has designed sets and lighting for nearly 40 years, including straight plays, musicals, operas and revues. He has also directed productions and served as an arts administrator for various colleges and universities, in addition to Edinboro University. He teaches coursework in the general education track, as well as within his specialization in design and technology. He serves as the advisor to University Players and to Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre fraternity. Shaun has done freelance design and theatre preservation work, as well has having served with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Shaun has been an adjudicator and member of the Design Task Force with the American College Theatre Festival.
Dr. Lisa Unico is a protein chemist by training and has a particular interest in structure/function relationships. She has studied viral proteins (HIV reverse transcriptase and RSV nucleocapsid protein) as well as enzymes (cellulase and alpha-amylase), glutamine binding protein and L. polyphemus hemocyanin. Students in her lab have worked on creating chemical tethers to bind cellulase to solid-phase materials.
She came to Edinboro University in 1997 after four years as an assistant professor at Notre Dame College of Ohio. Prior to this she was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Chien Ho at Carnegie-Mellon University where she learned multinuclear NMR techniques. She earned a Bachelor of Art in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University, completing her doctorate in January of 1992.
She was selected by the Ohio Academy of Science to act as the 2014-2015 Believe in Ohio STEM Educator Advocate for high school teachers in Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties in Ohio. She also served as a judge in the State-wide Believe in Ohio STEM Commercialization Plan Competition.
Dr. Unico and her husband enjoy sailing and travelling to visit their sons and other family members.
Dr. Deborah Vegh joined the Edinboro University faculty in 2012. She received her doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston, attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania for her master’s degree, and is a proud Flyer from the University of Dayton. Since coming to EU, she has served as the assessment chair for the criminal justice program and in advising roles to the EU Student Government Association, Criminal Justice Club, and Alpha Phi Sigma (the National Criminal Justice Honor Society). She currently teaches many of the required courses in the criminal justice major. Her teaching has been recognized, as she was nominated for EU Faculty of the Year in 2013 and 2015. Her research interests include prescription drug abuse, wrongful convictions and the utility of persons with physical disabilities in the criminal justice system.
She serves as the second vice-president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators and secretary for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Corrections Section.
Her professional career outside of academia includes working as a program coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration, project coordinator for the Office of Victims of Crime – Training and Technical Assistance Center, data manager at the Institute for the Prevention of Violence at Kent State University, and research assistant for Case Western Reserve University’s Biomedical Research Center.
Dr. John Ziegler is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, a second Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Leadership Studies. Dr. Ziegler served in public education K-12 for 36 years as a teacher, counselor, and school administrator. When not at the university, Dr. Ziegler often visits students conducting principal, supervisor, and superintendent internships.
Dr. Ziegler has published numerous articles for Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Pennsylvania Elementary and Secondary School Principals, the American School Board Journal, and the Mid-Atlantic Education Review. He was a contributing author for the textbook “Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders” (2012) by Kenneth Henson.
More recently, Dr. Ziegler achieved national distinction when two of his online courses, EDLR 700 Introduction to Educational Leadership and EDUC 788 Research in Education received the Quality Matters (QM) seal of approval. Dr. Ziegler now serves as a certified master reviewer for online course developers seeking national recognition by the QM network and routinely conducts preparatory program reviews for the Pennsylvania's Division of Professional Education and Teacher Quality.
Dr. Ziegler is married and has two children. Jennifer lives on Long Island while Jack loves Colorado. It might sound cliché’ but “Dr. Z.” enjoys what he does, being able to share his experiences with students aspiring to become what he has been makes being an instructor at Edinboro University more worthwhile, more real, and more important.