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    University Announces Faculty Promotions

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 15 faculty members effective at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.
    September 13, 2018

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 15 faculty members effective at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

    Five faculty members have been promoted to professor: Mary Jane DiMattio, Ph.D., nursing; Shuhua Fan, Ph.D., history; Steven Szydlowski, D.H.A., health administration and human resources and Jennifer Vasquez, Ph.D., mathematics; and Patricia Wright, Ph.D., nursing.

    Seven faculty members were named associate professor: Michael Azar, Ph.D., theology/religious studies; Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., exercise science and sport; Ann Feeney, Ph.D., nursing; Teresa Grettano, Ph.D., English and theatre; Joan Grossman, Ph.D., exercise science and sport; Yibai Li, Ph.D., operations and information management; and Benjamin Willis, Ph.D., counseling and human services.

    Michael Fennie, Ph.D., chemistry, was named associate professor and granted tenure. 

    Two faculty members were granted tenure: Robert Giambatista, Ph.D., management, marketing and entrepreneurship; and Jason Graham, Ph.D., mathematics.

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    Dr. DiMattio received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, her master’s degree from Villanova University and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked for the University since 1993.

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    Dr. Fan received her bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Normal University, her master’s degree from Jilin University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the University since 2009.

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    Dr. Szydlowski received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Scranton and his doctorate from Medical University of South Carolina. He has worked for the University since 2004.

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    Dr. Vasquez received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Indiana University. She has worked for the University since 2007.

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    Dr. Wright received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from College Misericordia and her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. She has worked for the University since 2007.

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    Dr. Azar received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado Christian University, his master’s degree from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and he received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Fordham University. He has worked for the University since 2013.

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    Dr. Bachman received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee. She has worked for the University since 2013.

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    Dr. Feeney received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood University, her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate from Binghamton University. She has worked for the University since 2008.

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    Dr. Grettano received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Alabama and her doctorate from Illinois State University. She has worked for the University since 2009.

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    Dr. Grossman received her bachelor’s degree from King’s College, her master’s degree from Colorado State University and received her doctorate from Marywood University. She has worked for the University since 2010.

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    Dr. Li received his bachelor’s degree from Jilin University, his master’s degree from Oklahoma State University and his doctorate from Washington State University. He has worked for the University since 2013.

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    Dr. Willis received his bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina. He has worked for the University since 2013.

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    Dr. Fennie received his bachelor’s degree from the Canisius University and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked for the University since 2012.

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    Dr. Giambatista received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked for the University since 2013.

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    Dr. Graham received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, his master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa and received his doctorate from the University of Iowa. He has worked for the University since 2012.

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