Lenore Barbian, PhD is a forensic anthropologist in the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies. She earned her BA in anthropology at Northwestern University and her MA and PhD at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include forensic anthropology, paleopathology, mortuary studies, museum curation and repatriation. Dr. Barbian has provided forensic consultation for the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the Virginia State Medical Examiner, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland, and the National Disaster Medical System’s Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) Region III. She was deployed to Somerset, Pennsylvania, to assist with the identification of the victims of United Airlines Flight 93 in September 2001, and she has helped train Thai pathologists to identify the victims of the July 2004 tsunami from skeletal remains. Prior to joining the Edinboro faculty in 2006, Dr. Barbian served as curator of the Anatomical Collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, DC, and as physical anthropologist for Cultural Resources at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. She has published on bone healing rates, interpretation of human skeletal material from archaeological contexts, and on museum displays of human anatomy. Dr. Barbian is the 2010 winner of the Ellis R. Kerley award for research excellence in forensic anthropology and received the 2013 Best Article award from the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS).
Professor Carrie Hohmann Campbell has taught English composition at Edinboro University since 2010. 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, including a graphic novel-themed English 101 course.
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 chapbooks are incongruent:someday (dancing girl press 2014) and Drawn to Extinction (Finishing Line Press 2018).
Brigette Davitt is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Edinboro University. She has also taught the Graphic Design Summer Art Workshop at Temple University Japan (Tokyo) and as an Adjunct Professor at Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia) and Point Park University (Pittsburgh). 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.
Brigette serves as the Education Director of AIGA Pittsburgh 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.
Maria received her M.S. degree from Gannon University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and trained EMDR therapist. She has been in private practice since 1999. Her professional interests include working with trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment issues. She enjoys weekends with family and friends, exploring new places and is a Reiki Master.
Doug Eberhardt is a printmaker, illustrator and educator living with his partner Lauren Lowery in Aliquippa. Pa. He received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Since graduating, he has worked with New Academy Press, Sapling Press and The Wassaic Project to create a variety of prints and artist editions. He currently teaches Screen Printing at Edinboro University.
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. Kenneth Felker has been a member of the HPE department faculty since 1991, and served as department chairperson from 1996-2012. He has published, presented and conducted workshops nationally and internationally on numerous technologies and their application. Dr. Felker currently serves as Health & Physical Education curriculum specialist for the International Society for Technology Education, and was appointed to the Interactive Health Technology National Advisory Board and the PE Central Technology Advisory Board.
Books Authored: iPad Resources for Physical Education, Health & Fitness (2016); The Health & Physical Educator’s iPad – Apps, Accessories and Tips (2014); Technology Integration into Physical Education & Health, 5th Edition (2013); 61 Essential iPad Apps, Accessories & Tips for Teachers – Physical Education & Health Edition (2013); Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers (2013)
Honors & Awards: 2015 Edinboro University Faculty Member of the Year; 2009 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Technology; 2006 Elmer B. Cottrell Award (PSAHPERD); 2004 Edinboro University Technology Scholar; 1999 Health Professional of the Year (Eastern District – AAHPERD)
Dr. Meghan Ferraro is an assistant professor and the graduate program head for special education in the Department of Counseling, School Psychology, and Special Education. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, as well as a Pennsylvania Certified Elementary Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and School Psychologist. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the public school system as both an educator and school psychologist. She has worked with students spanning from preschool to twelfth grade with a wide range of abilities. Dr. Ferraro earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Educational Specialist’s Degree in School Psychology, and Doctoral Degree in School Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include consultation, special education, behavioral assessments and interventions, reading instruction/intervention, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports.
Jeremy Galante received his MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Animation and his BFA from Miami University of Ohio. Since 2004, he has directed and produced a variety of award-winning independent and for-hire short films. Clients have included They Might Be Giants, American Greetings, and Sesame Workshop, among others. He has contributed to over 30 Sesame Street projects since Season 43, including animated content and effects for 15 episodes. His work has appeared in over 100 film festivals worldwide, and has regularly been screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the New York International Children's Film Festival, and the ASIFA-East Awards. Specialties include traditional and digital 2D character animation, motion graphics, and compositing.
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 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. He has completed many 5, 10, and 15 K races, and he has finished the Erie Marathon twice.
Dr. Gary LaBine joined the faculty of Edinboro University in 1991 after graduating from SUNY-Buffalo with his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He became a licensed psychologist the following year. As a professor in the Department of Psychology, he teaches mainly upper level clinical courses in areas such as helping skills, ethical/legal issues, psychological testing, and multicultural counseling. In 2007, he became the Director of Undergraduate Internships in Psychology. Through this program, students are able to complete a 12-credit, 450-hour field placement. These internships help students to apply skills learned in their classes, while building their credentials for graduate school or entry-level positions in psychology and related fields.
Dr. Susan Maloney just completed her 10th year teaching in the nursing department at Edinboro University. She has been active as the lead theory and clinical instructor in mental/behavioral health nursing courses. She enthusiastically continues to develop this course through active collaboration with the Attorney General’s office and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to include drug diversion and impaired nurse education. Additionally, a campus-wide suicide prevention/mental health first aid focus group is under collaboration with department peers and national organizations.
Since her tenure, she has been active on various departmental committees including program evaluation, in-service and publications, search and scholarship committees and student athlete advisement. She is active across campus disciplines through her university-wide appointment to the Senate Research and university-wide Curriculum sub-committee on courses committees.
Prior to her teaching assignment, she worked on campus in the Ghering Health center.
In her professional life outside of academia, she maintains active clinical roles as a board certified family nurse practitioner for the last 17 years in various healthcare settings, and also works privately as a health psychologist addressing women’s health, fitness, depression and body image issues.
Her civic and cultural volunteer service work includes being an active board and health advisory member to Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS) in Meadville where she offers nutrition, health and recovery education to consumers. She is a member of St. Mary’s Parish and the local Meadville YMCA.
In her free time she enjoys working out as a gluten-free athlete and mom to Annie.
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. Anne Quinn joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Edinboro University in 1991. She has taught a wide variety of classes, including: Finite Mathematics, Math of Finance, Basic Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Discrete Mathematics I and II, Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, Informal Geometry, Calculators and Computers in the Classroom, Actuarial Science Seminar, Math Seminar, independent study in Game Theory, and graduate Number Theory. She was trained in online class delivery in January of 2020, which came in handy when classes went online in March. She has enjoyed many aspects of online teaching and plans to use some of these techniques in the future, even when we return to more face-to-face courses.
From 1999-2014, Dr. Quinn served as Assistant Department Chair and Mathematics Placement Director. In this position, she worked on department scheduling, assessment, and curriculum, including the development of the Actuarial Science concentration. She has served as the Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science since May of 2014. In this role, she is busy with department planning, hiring, curriculum development, and outreach to talented high school mathematics and science students. These efforts include inviting hundreds of local students to campus twice a year, for Pi Day each March and STEM Day each October (since 2014). Details available at https://www.edinboro.edu/piday. On April 9 and 10, Edinboro will be the (virtual) site of the Allegheny section of the 2021 MAA Conference.
Dr. Quinn’s research, featured in the Mathematics Teacher journal (NCTM) and the College Mathematics Journal (MAA), includes: the mathematics of the game of SET ®, research in the development of proof, graph theory, recreational mathematics, teaching computer programming with the SoLoLearn app, and incorporating mobile apps and statistical technology into the classroom. She is also a frequent speaker at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM) conferences, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conferences, the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Mathfest, and local high schools. In the past few years, she has presented talks on recreational math at Mathfest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Columbus, Atlanta, Chicago, and Cincinnati, including being part of an invited panel on women in recreational mathematics. Research details are available at http://users.edinboro.edu/quinna/public.htm and www.linkedin.com/in/drannequinn/.
Outside of class, Dr. Quinn enjoys time with her family, classical piano, swimming, and boating.
Dr. Sajedul Talukder joined the Edinboro University faculty in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Florida International University in 2019 and his Master’s degree from the Cyber Security and Privacy Research (CaSPR) Lab at the same university in 2018. Dr. Talukder's research interests include security and privacy with applications in online and geosocial networks, machine learning, wireless networks, distributed systems, and mobile applications. His current research focuses on developing an integrated framework aimed at mitigating the risk of online social networking for general users and aims to recognize and combat abuse which may occur from friends in social networking. Dr. Talukder is leading the cybersecurity program at the EU and the founder and director of Privacy Enhanced Security Lab (PENSLab), where he and his group develop privacy-enhanced secure systems.
Dr. Talukder's research works have been published on top-tier computer science conferences and journals. He is the recipient of several research travel grants and the best paper awards. Dr. Talukder's research has attracted a number of media attention including from NBC 6 and Sage Research Methods and has been invited by Facebook in their headquarter. In his career, Dr. Talukder has mentored over twenty students, including high school teachers and undergraduates and master’s students in several programs, such as Science without Borders’s Summer Research Program, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), and NSF’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET). He also worked as a research intern in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh and Samsung R&D Institute.
Outside of teaching and research, Dr. Talukder serves on various departmental committees and actively contributed to developing the cybersecurity curriculum. He is serving on the editorial board of several prestigious journals and has been a Program Committee member at several international conferences. In his spare time, he loves traveling with his family, playing sports, watching films, and enjoying fishing and gardening! For more details, please visit his webpage: http://stalukder.cs.edinboro.edu.
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.
Professor Michelle Vitali arrived at Edinboro University in 1999 after teaching at Pratt Institute, Parson's School of Design and the New York Academy of Art. She is originally from Philadelphia, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts before moving to New York for her Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy's Graduate School of Figurative Art. She also studied abroad at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy.
While her degrees are in painting, Professor Vitali has done extensive work in drawing and sculpture. Her work also spans some of the sciences. She is a medical/scientific illustrator and a forensic artist. As a painter and illustrator, she has exhibited her work extensively, both nationally and internationally. Her illustrations have appeared in many publications and several books. As a forensic artist, Professor Vitali has worked on high-profile criminal cases in the United States, and performed facial reconstructions on historical cases in the U.S. and in Spain.
Professor Vitali's research areas include improving the efficacy of 2D and 3D reconstruction, researching best practices for all forensic arts, and experimenting in materials and processes in the arts. Her work has been recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and numerous law enforcement agencies.
At Edinboro University, Professor Vitali has initiated several new courses and two programs: an illustration concentration within the art department, and the Institute of Forensic Sciences for which she currently serves as a Fellow.
Dr. Terry Warburton previously worked as an administrator in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and taught at several institutions, including Metropolitan State and Penn State Behrend. He has also been a writer, producer and host of numerous radio and television programs. In addition, he has worked in market research and as a political campaign consultant. His primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Public Relations and Business and Professional Communication. Dr. Warburton holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a doctorate from the University of Denver. He served for 13 years as chairperson of the former Department of Communication and Media Studies.
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.