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This guide provides information regarding Flagler College faculty who have expertise on a variety of relevant and timely subjects and are available with notice to speak media outlets. If you would like to use one of our experts or need further assistance, please contact News and Information Coordinator Tom Iacuzio at (904) 826-8582 or at tiacuzio@flagler.edu.


Featured Expert: James Rowell

James Rowell


DEPARTMENT: Humanities
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Massachusetts M.A., University of New Hampshire Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
EXPERTISE: World religions. Religions and political ethics. Rowell is the author of "Gandhi and Bin Laden: Religion at the Extremes" and is fluent on topics such as religion, politics, radicalism, violence, equality and inequality. Other topics: Religions of India, B.R. Ambekdar and the Nehur Dynasty, Politics and Religion of Islam, Hinduism, Christian Realism - the thought of Reindhold Niebuhr, concerns of political equality/inequality, Christianity and interaction with science and Charles Darwin.



ART AND DESIGN

Chris Balaschak
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., New York University; M.F.A., Art Center College of Design; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
EXPERTISE: History of Photography, more specifically 20th century American photography, as well Modern and Contemporary American & European Art. PhD in Visual Studies from University of California, Irvine received 2010, Dissertation on mid-20th century American photography books, writing on the topic from ca. 2005 in academic and critical publications including Art Journal, Photographies, Frieze, Art Review, and selected other journals and museum catalogs.

Luciana Gassett
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
EXPERTISE: Gassett is the former owner of Aquatro Design agency, a full-service design agency in Brazil, and former art director for Atlanta-based design and marketing agencies. Her work has been honored with national and international industry recognition.

Diana Lodi
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
EXPERTISE: In addition to teaching, Lodi works as a professional graphic designer and web developer, whose client roster includes work for Hilton’s international brands and Volusia County.

Donald Martin
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.F.A., Florida State University; M.F.A., The University of Massachusetts
EXPERTISE: Martin’s work is widely featured in public and private collections and exhibitions across the country, such as the Parkersburg Center for the Arts, the Bacardi Martini Corporation and the Office of the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also the artist of the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center mural.

Catherine McFarland
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Smith College; M.A., Emory University
EXPERTISE: McFarland is co-producer of the Academy Award nominated documentary, Building Bombs. She has presented various papers and lectures at museums and conferences.

Laura Mongiovi
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.F.A., Florida State University; M.F.A., The University of Colorado
EXPERTISE: Mongiovi has held both director and administrative positions at museums and galleries across the country including the Furlong Art Gallery, the CU Art Museum and the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been exhibited extensively in both solo shows and group exhibitions around the nation.

Patrick Moser
TITLE: Associate Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.A., East Carolina University; M.F.A., The University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Moser’s work has been featured in publications such National Forum Magazine and New American Paintings. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including The Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the Wynn Bone Gallery and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in NYC.

Sara Pedigo
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; M.F.A., The University of Massachusetts
EXPERTISE: Pedigo’s paintings have been featured in various shows and collections, including an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. She is a member of the College Art Association.

Leslie Robinson
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.F.A, B.A., Washington State University; M.F.A., The University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Robinson’s work has been exhibited at galleries and shows throughout the country, such as the Gallery at Reddi Arts and Gallery III. She also won 2nd place in oil paintings at the Wind River Valley Artists’ Guild and previously served as a Faculty Senator.

Natalie Whitlock Stephenson
TITLE: Instructor
EDUCATION: B.A., Georgetown College; M.Des., Carnegie Mellon University
EXPERTISE: Stephenson is an expert in graphic design with experience developing interactive web applications, corporate identities, brand strategies and advertising campaigns. Her clientele range from small start-ups to international brands, like Butterball, and a variety of Australian organizations such as Suncorp and Runge. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Thomas G. DeLaughter
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A. and M.B.A, Mississippi College; Ph.D., The Florida State University
EXPERTISE:DeLaughter has experience in strategic management and marketing. He has received specialized training from Cleveland State University’s Economic Development Institute as well the University of Georgia’s Association Management Institute. He is an expert in topics such as corporate strategy, organization-environment relationships, strategic positioning and business ethics.

Paula Holanchock
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; MIBA, Nova Southeastern University
EXPERTISE: Holanchock is a motivational speaker and custom leadership-training consultant. She is actively involved in the Monarch Project for Emerging Women, Students Working Against Tobacco, and serves as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida.

Gary L. Hoover
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; MIBA, Nova Southeastern University
EXPERTISE: Holanchock is a motivational speaker and custom leadership-training consultant. She is actively involved in the Monarch Project for Emerging Women, Students Working Against Tobacco, and serves as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida.

James S. Makowski
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., Wilkes College; M.B.A., The University of Notre Dame
EXPERTISE: Makowski is a licensed and certified public accountant in the State of Florida, and he served for seven years as an audit supervisor and accountant before joining Flagler College in 1989.

R. Nicholas Panepinto
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; M.B.A., The University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business
EXPERTISE: Panepinto is actively involved in community organizations such as the Elk Club and Kiwanis Club of Historic St. Augustine, where he serves on the board of directors. He specializes in topics business administration and finance.

Jeff Strait
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EXPERTISE: Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Registered Tax Preparer, Licensed Public Health Insurance Adjuster, Dave Ramsey's FPU Instructor, Experienced ERP implementation expert in Dynamics GP, Timberline and TIW

Albert Tetrault
TITLE: Adjunct Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Connecticut; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law
EXPERTISE: Tetrault has been active in aviation for more than 50 years and havs accumulated over 6500 hours pilot-in-command in many different military and general aviation aircraft. He is a current FAA certified flight instructor.
Tetrault is also a Florida attorney, and a panel attorney with AOPA Legal Services Plan.

Stephen C. Thomas
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., The University of Northern Iowa; M.B.A., Drake University
EXPERTISE: Thomas has an extensive career in business and management, with CEO and presidential experience in public consumer product corporations, including Newell Rubbermaid and Black & Decker. He has served as a private business consultant and has been a guest lecturer at various colleges throughout the United States.

Tracy Upchurch
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Davidson College; Juris Doctorate, The University of Florida College of Law
EXPERTISE: Upchurch is a former Florida state representative, former mayor of the City of St. Augustine and a former St. Augustine City Commissioner. He is well known for his active public and civic service; he currently serves in an “of counsel” capacity to the law firm of Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch and is a Trustee and former Chairman of Flagler Healthcare Systems, Inc.



COMMUNICATION

Tracey Eaton
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Temple University
EXPERTISE: A former Fulbright scholar, Eaton is an expert in travel journalism, photography and reporting. He served as the Dallas Morning News bureau chief in Cuba from 2000 to 2005, as well as heading the paper’s Mexico City bureau. He has written for seven daily newspapers, and continues to write for Miami-based CubaNews.

Robbie Gordon
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., Cornell University M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
EXPERTISE: Gordon has career experience in deep cover investigative reporting for “ABC News/ Primetime Live.” She is an expert on media issues such as: how networks or stations cover stories, media ethics issues, the good/bad/ugly of internet/social media and what it means for fair and balanced reporting, media conglomerates, undercover reporting, investigative reporting, the future of reporting and legal issues raised by changing technology. She is also able to speak on family issue topics, from poor regulation of daycare and elder care and what to look for, to issues such as at-risk teens and deadbeat dads, as well as cyberbullying and the treatment of veterans in VA hospitals.

Tracy Halcomb
TITLE: Associate Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.S., Miami University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green University
EXPERTISE: Halcomb is an expert in new media regulation; mass communication law and ethics; international broadcasting; and children and the media. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Communication Association.

Mark Huelsbeck
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., M.F.A., The University of Iowa
EXPERTISE: Huelsbeck is an expert in digital cinema production, documentary film and post-production techniques. He is an Apple-certified final Cut Pro trainer and was honored with the Director’s Choice Award at SF Shorts: The San Francisco Festival of Short Films in 2007.

Mindy Peck Kurtz
EXPERTISE: Nonverbal communication. Peck Kurtz has done intensive study and research of the most well known researchers in this area and has attended and completed her Master Certification from the Body Language Institute in Washington, D.C. in May 2012 to become trained in noticing micro expressions and postures.

Daniel McCook
TITLE: Radio Station Manager
EXPERTISE: Master Falconer licensed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of Florida

James Pickett
TITLE: Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Speech Communication
EDUCATION: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
EXPERTISE: Pickett currently sits on the editorial board of the Florida Communications Journal. He is widely published in academic journals and has presented multiple scholarly papers at various conferences worldwide. His interests include philosophy of communication, public argument and applied communication.

Helena Sarkio
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Iowa State University M.S., Iowa State University Ph.D., University of Minnesota
EXPERTISE: Dr. Sarkio has worked as a videographer, video editor, assignment editor and producer at television stations in the Midwest and East Coast, and she has taught at the University of Minnesota and at the University of Florida. Dr. Sarkio’s research concentrates on gender, ethnicity, race and class in the media and she is a native of Helsinki, Finland.

Rosemary Tutt
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Ursuline College; M.A., Kent State University
EXPERTISE: Tutt previously served as a professional public relations consultant as the owner and founder of a full-service public relations agency, providing multimedia programs to a variety of nonprofit and healthcare clients. She has been published in various magazines across the country and is currently a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Kristine Warrenburg
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Butler University; Ph.D., University of Denver
EXPERTISE: Warrenburg is interested in the politics of difference, such as race, class and gender, and how communication interaction creates opportunities to reproduce hierarchy and transformation. She is widely published in convention proceedings and academic journals and is currently a member of the National Communications Association.



EDUCATION

Paul Crutchfield, Jr.
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of the South; M.A., Gallaudet University; Ph.D., University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Crutchfield is an expert on deaf education and is a member of the Council on Education of the Deaf.

Sandra Davis
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Salisbury State College; B.S., M.A., Salisbury University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
EXPERTISE: Davis specializes in curriculum development and systemic change. She is a committed advocate for education in St. Johns County schools and leads a summer creative writing camp for children at Flagler College.

Margaret Finnegan
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Western Maryland College M.S.Ed., Western Maryland College Ph.D., Temple University
EXPERTISE: Deafness and Hearing Loss, American Sign Language, Visual Literacy (and some computer applications for teaching specifically related to web 2.0 and free tools. Finnegan’s background includes teaching deaf children, supervising teachers of the deaf, a PhD in Special Education and Deafness, interpreting for the deaf in both oral and sign language environments and active participation in a variety of national organizations serving deaf people. She also has 35 years of teaching experience and a deaf child.

Michele A. Gregoire
TITLE: Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.M., Florida State University. M.A., California State University; Ph.D., The University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Gregoire has served as a clinical music therapist and rehabilitation therapist for students with special needs. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and Council for Exceptional Children.

Cheryl McCarthy
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., State University of New York
EXPERTISE: McCarthy is an expert in special education and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops across the United States.

Cheryl Serrano
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., The University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., Florida State University
EXPERTISE: Serrano was awarded a scholarship from the Embassy of Spain and is a specialist in second language acquisition and its application to TESOL.

Carl Williams
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Florida
EXPERTISE: Williams has conducted extensive research on the relationship between educational beliefs and instructional practices of education interns. He is widely published and is a sought-after presenter on issues of deaf education.



ENGLISH

Darien Andreu
TITLE: Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.A., Florida State University; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University
EXPERTISE: Southern writers with several classes on the subject taught in her 25 years on faculty. Has also taught a Flannery O’Connor senior seminar.

Judith Burdan
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
EXPERTISE: Burdan specializes in 18th century British literature. In addition to her work as a technical writer for various corporations, she is widely published in academic journals and has presented at more than 20 academic conferences and workshops.

Lisa Baird
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Akron; M.A.T., University of Akron; Ph.D., Texas Christian University
EXPERTISE: Cyberliteracy, the study of the current shift in writing (or literacy) technologies and how the past shifts in technologies are echoed in our modern-day shift

Wesley King
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Claremont McKenna College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
EXPERTISE: King is an expert in 19th century American literature and culture and African American literature. He has presented at several conferences and was published in The Emily Dickinson Journal.

Liz Robbins
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., University of North Florida; Ph.D., Georgia State University
EXPERTISE: Robbins is an expert in all things poetry. Her writing has been widely published in print and online, including Girls Turned Like Dials and Play Button, which won the 2010 Cider Press Review Book Award.

Connie Marie St. Claire-Andrews
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Flagler College; M.A., University of North Florida
EXPERTISE: St. Claire-Andrews is a published poet and author. Her commitment to teaching English literature is exemplified by various educational service initiatives and curriculum development projects in connection with writing and composition courses.

James Wilson
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Louisiana
EXPERTISE: Wilson specializes in creative writing and serves as the Writers-In-Residence program at Flagler. He has published fiction, poetry and nonfiction in national literary journals and magazines.



HUMANITIES

Alex Cummins
TITLE: Adjunct Professor
EDUCATION: M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Maryland
EXPERTISE: Russia/Soviet Union: Ph.D. in Russian/Soviet history from University of Maryland, College Park, and 30 years of experience in the Intelligence community on the Soviet Union and Russia and has written numerous academic publications about Russia and the Soviet Union. Science and Technology: 30 years of hands-on experience in the intelligence community, especially on Soviet and Russian research and development; dissertation was based on the electrification of the Soviet Union. Cold War: Experience in the intelligence community and teaching of the course History of the Cold War at Flagler over the past eight years. U.S. Intelligence: 30 years of experience in the intelligence community, and teaching of the course History of U.S. Intelligence at the National Intelligence University and Flagler. Modern Europe: M.A. in European History from University of Kentucky, experience in the Intelligence community, and teaching of Twentieth Century Europe at Flagler.

James Rowell
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Massachusetts M.A., University of New Hampshire Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
EXPERTISE: World Religions / Religions and Political Ethics - PhD University of Pittsburg in religion & politics; published book "Gandhi and Bin Laden: Religion at the Extremes." - especially issues on religion, politics, radicalism, violence, equality and inequality. Also: Religions of India, B.R. Ambekdar and the Nehur Dynasty, Politics and Religion of Islam, Hinduism. Christian Realism - the thought of Reindhold Niebuhr, and concerns of political equality / inequality. Christianity and interaction with Science / Evolution; Charles Darwin.



MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Barbara Blonder
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.S., Florida Institute of Technology
EXPERTISE: Blonder is an expert in conservation ecology and resource management. She previously worked in land conservation and fisheries biology, specializing in ecological management and research, fire management and planning, and spiny lobster biology.

Matthew Brown
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
EXPERTISE: Brown is an expert in marine science and oceanography, particularly dealing with marine chemistry, the study of the substances dissolved in seawater and how they interact with the living biota. He has published numerous research articles in the field of marine chemistry and has over 300 days of experience at sea on long duration research cruises. He also has expertise in climate change issues related to the marine environment. He also has his 200-hour teacher certification in Vinyasa flow yoga and has sat numerous 10-day silent meditation retreats.

Maggie Hutchinson
TITLE: Instructor
EDUCATION: B.S., Northeastern University; M.B.A., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
EXPERTISE: Hutchison has lived in Aruba, Cuba, Curacao, Germany, Russia, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United States and Venezuela. Her research and writing interests include E-learning, strategic decision making, technology resources and web-based education programs.

Michael Insalaca
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Florida M.Ed., University of Florida Ph.D., Union Institute and University
EXPERTISE: Foreign language curriculum, teaching, and learning: Master's degree major, Florida professional educator certificate area, 6 years Spanish teaching experience--high school and college, experience in developing and evaluating curriculum at schools where employed. Mathematics curriculum, teaching, and learning: PhD Specialization, Florida professional educator certificate area, 14 years mathematics teaching experience--high school and college, experience in developing and evaluating curriculum at schools where employed.

Julie A. Jurgens
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: M.S., Marycrest College; Ph.D., University of Iowa
EXPERTISE: Jurgens is an expert in programming languages and is the co-author of "Computer Activities for Algebra and Trigonometry." Her presentations include in-house workshops and training programs, regional conferences, and local presentations for computer clubs.

Terri Seron
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Seron is widely published and a sought-after lecturer on topics of carbonic anhydrase and marine bioscience. She is a scientific SCUBA diver and holds multiple certifications in diving and underwater science.

Bariaa Ghazi Elosta Shatila
TITLE: Assistant Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Jacksonville University; Ed.S., Florida State University
EXPERTISE: Shatila is committed to teaching and has been involved in various curriculum development projects and educational service initiatives. She presented for the Mathematical Association of America and is currently a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society.

Navin Kadambi
TITLE: Instructor
EDUCATION: B.S., Master of Computer Applications, Bangalore University; M.A., M.S., University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Kadambi is an expert in mathematics education, mathematical history and Galois representations and number theory.

Ward Shaffer
TITLE: Instructor
EDUCATION: B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Youngstown State University
EXPERTISE: Shaffer has a long history in mathematics education and served as a Lieutenant Commander Unit Training Officer in the United States Army. He is the co-author of "Algebraic Thinking: Models for Problem Solving."

Jessica Veenstra
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., University of California, Davis M.S., University of California, Davis Ph.D., Iowa State University
EXPERTISE: Environmental and Earth Science, Soils, Agriculture and Food Production, Local Food Systems, Geography and Mapping



PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Will Miller
EDUCATION: B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ohio University; M.A.P, University of Akron; Ph.D., University of Akron
EXPERTISE: American campaigns and elections, public opinion, Tea Party movement, social movements, non-profit management and public policy. Miller is a nationally-recognized scholar with books on the Tea Party movement, Congressional redistricting, the 2012 Republican nomination, and issues in public administration and policy. He is an active campaign consultant and survey researcher. He, along with two colleagues, recently received a $235,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to survey Pakistani attitudes toward mass media and American policy.



SOCIAL SCIENCES

Melvin W. Barber
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Inter American University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Kansas
EXPERTISE: Barber’s research interests include race and ethnic studies, social problems and medical sociology. He has been published in journals and presented at numerous conferences concerning issues of juvenile justice and health education across the United States and Denmark.

Roger Bradley
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ph.D., Clemson University
EXPERTISE: Bradley is an expert in econometrics, industrial organization and monetary economics. He has presented on various economic issues at both Flagler College and the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club.

Lynn E. Brueske-Walton
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., The University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Brueske-Walton is an advocate in education for eating disorders, stress management and body image. As a National Certified Mental Health Counselor, She maintains a private practice counseling for individuals, couples and families. She has presented at various local, regional and national conferences, in addition to appearing on television as an expert consultant on eating disorders and depression.

Rachel Cremona
TITLE: Associate Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Kent; M.A., University of Essex; Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
EXPERTISE: American and European politics – particularly elections, voting behavior, political parties.

Emily Crews Splane
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., Stetson University; M.S., Ph.D., The University of Florida
EXPERTISE: Splane is an expert in behavioral neuroscience using techniques including autoradiography, immunohistochemistry and operant conditioning. She has been published in various academic journals and has presented at national industry conferences around the world, including the Society for Neuroscience.

Brenda Kauffman
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: A.A., Penn State University; B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Spring Hill College; Ph.D., Auburn University
EXPERTISE: Kauffman’s interests include environmental politics, international organizations and international political economy. She is currently researching global environmental governance and ecological economics.

Jeremy Krause
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Cleveland State University; B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
EXPERTISE: Krause has conducted extensive research in Cognitive Psychology focusing on how math anxiety affects math ability and how math ability affects decision-making ability.

William Locascio
TITLE: Assistant Professor
EDUCATION: B.S., Loyola University Chicago; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
EXPERTISE: Locascio’s research interests focus on the early development of social inequality in small-scale societies. A member of the Society for American Archaeology, he is currently investigating archaeological patterns of domestic life within prehistoric human societies in Panama and Ecuador.

Arthur Vanden Houten
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
EXPERTISE: Vanden Houten has been widely published in academic journals including Prism, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and The History of Political Thought. He is a frequent speaker on politics and international relations.

Joseph D. Vlah
TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Mt. St. Mary College; M.A., New York University
EXPERTISE: Vlah is a specialist in individual, group and family counseling. He is also a former Youth Crisis Center family therapist and has previously worked as a private clinical practice counselor.

Stephen Willard
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., The University of Southern California
EXPERTISE: Williard has worked as an editor, musician, research consultant and as an interpreter in France.



SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Bernadette M. Twardy
TITLE: Professor, Department Chair
EDUCATION: B.S., M.Ed., University of Montevallo; Ph.D., Florida State University
EXPERTISE: Twardy is an expert in physical education with a focus on curriculum, supervision and teacher behavior. In addition to teaching classes, she serves as the Flagler women’s basketball coach and men’s golf coach.



THEATRE ARTS

Andrea McCook
TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Santa Clara; M.F.A., NYU/Tisch School of the Arts
EXPERTISE: McCook is experienced in directing, producing, acting, dancing and voice performances. She has appeared in and worked on multiple film and television productions, including CBS’ "The Guiding Light" and HBO’s "Moonchild."