Franklin Pierce University Full-Time Faculty Members
Norman Faiola, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
Maria Altobello, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Health & Natural Sciences
Catherine Koning, Ph.D.
Division Chair, Natural Sciences
Robert Anzalone, D.C., M.S.
Susan Arruda, Ph.D.
Rudra Aryal, Ph.D.
Thomas E. Bennett, M.D.
Carl Brezovec, Ph.D.
Laura Christoph, Ph.D.
Verna DeLauer, Ph.D.
Sudarshan Erramilli, Ph.D.
Gary Heald, M.S.
Frank Hubacz Jr., Ph.D.
Leila Jabbour, Ph.D.
Paul Kotila, Ph.D.
Shallee Page, Ph.D.
Amy Piispanen, Ph.D.
Frederick Rogers, Ph.D.
Rhine Singleton, Ph.D.
Shannon Stroble, Ph.D.
Lindsay Vago, B.S., P.T., D.P.T., C.E.E.A.A.
Jacques Veilleux, Ph.D.
Priscilla Marsicovetere, JD, PA-C
Deanna Denault, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.A.
Katrina J. DeShaney, M.H.S., PA-C
Cheryl A. Elinsky, M.S., PA-C
Patrick Francis, MD
Denise Froehlich, M.D.
Amy Klingler, M.H.S., PA-C
Cara Penney, M.S., PA-C
Douglas R. Southard, Ph.D., M.P.H., PA-C
Barbara Tschoepe, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Chair, DPT Programs and Academic Director
Sheri Donaldson, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S.
Shaina Ettinger, P.T., M.S.
Tamara Hefferon D.P.T., P.T., O.C.S., C.S.C.S.
Stephanie Johnson, Ed.D., P.T., M.B.A.
David Lorello, P.T., D.P.T., B.T.-C.
Scott Richardson, P.T., Ph.D.
Meghan Rohde, B.S., D.P.T., M.P.T.
Kimberly Somers, D.P.T., P.T., O.C.S., C.S.C.S.
Jennifer Wasserman, P.T. D.P.T., M.S.
Mary Palaima, P.T., Ed.D., M.B.A.
Academic Program Director
Joshua Cleland, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S., F.A.A.O.M.P.T.
Ann Coventry, P.T., Ed.D., C.E.E.A.A.
Lisa Doyle, P.T., D.P.T., C.G.S.
Joe Girard, P.T., D.P.T., C.M.P.T.
Willow Henry, D.P.T.
Olga McSorley, P.T., D.P.T., M.S.
Jennifer Parent-Nichols, M.S.P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S., C.B.I.S.
Jennifer Wasserman, P.T. D.P.T., M.S.
Paula McWilliam, Ed.D.
Director, School of Nursing
Matthew Konieczka, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Jean Dawson, Ph.D.
Division Chair, Behavioral Sciences
Zan Walker-Gonçalves, Ph.D.
Division Chair, Humanities
Molly Badrawy, M.A.
Gerald T. Burns, Ph.D.
Frank Cohen, Ph.D.
Christina Cliff, Ph.D.
Sarah Dangelantonio, Ph.D.
Donna Decker, Ph.D.
Jed Donelan, Ph.D.
Melinda Marie Jetté, Ph.D.
Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D.
Jessica Landis, Ph.D.
Douglas Ley, Ph.D.
Seamus Pender, M.Ed.
Alan Schulte, M.F.A.
Susan Silverman, M.F.A.
Division Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
Lou Bunk, Ph.D.
Paul Bush, M.F.A.
Kristen Nevious, Ph.D. - Fitzwater Center Director
Christopher Previte, M.F.A.
Richard Roth, Ph.D.
Paul Scharfenberger, B.Mus.
Nathan Sullivan, M.F.A.
Elsa Voelcker, M.F.A.
Phyllis Zrzavy, Ph.D.
Cindy Gallagher, J.D., Ed.D.
Director, School of Education
Paul Jenkins, M.A.
“The finance degree I received from Franklin Pierce gave me the credibility I need
when I speak with my clients. It also gave me a tremendous background of key information
I use on the daily, in and out of the office. The personal connections I made with
the faculty and staff allowed me to get the guidance I needed to find out what path
was right for me.”
- Tom Arisco ’18, Insurance Agent, Banker’s Life
“My colleagues and I come from the industries we serve, enabling us to understand
job requirements on a deeper level than others in the industry. I myself have a Bachelor’s
of Science in Biology from Franklin Pierce and am able to use my experiences and background
knowledge from the life sciences to relate to the candidates I speak with and build
- Brianna Nash ’12, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Digital Marketing, Search Consultant at HireMinds
My communications degree from Franklin Pierce helped me in my career by allowing me
to do hands-on work on the very first day. There was no wait time to be able to start
learning, which allowed me to develop my skills and enhance others that I did not
have coming out of high school.”
- Sean Ellertson ’18, Sports Reporter & Editor for St. James Plain Dealer Newspaper