PCPS Newest Faculty Members

    February 26, 2019

    This fall, the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) hired several new faculty members. Read more about them here and get more PCPS news in the fall issue of the Challenges newsletter, here.

    Gunjan Bansal, Faculty Specialist—Health Administration & Human Resources

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.34-pm.pngGunjan is a doctoral student research associate the Chicago School of Professional Psychology pursuing a Ph.D. in international psychology. She has her M.S. in healthcare administration from The University of Scranton. In addition, she was a nursing home administrator at Weston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hellertown, Pennsylvania

    Anthony Carusotto, Instructor—Physical Therapy 

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.30-pm.pngAnthony received his DPT, M.S. and B.S. degrees from Misericordia University. Prior to joining our faculty as a tenure-track member, Anthony worked as a PT team leader at Coordinated Health in Pittston, Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise in his discipline are kinesiology, orthopedics and human anatomy. He has been a clinical instructor for more than five years and an adjunct professor in the University's Physical Therapy department, and is certified lymphedema specialist. He is pursing his doctoral studies for his terminal degree at Drexel University. 

    Rita DiLeo, Assistant Professor—Health Administration & Human Resources 

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.27-pm.pngRita joins us as a new tenure-track faculty member, but she is very familiar with the University and the department of HAHR, where she held a position as a faculty specialist/fieldwork coordinator for the past 10 years. Rita received her doctor of science degree from the University of Alabama this past summer, her MPA from Marywood University and her B.S. from The University of Scranton. Rita holds certification as Balanced Score Professional (BSP). 

    Hengameh Hosseini, Assistant Professor—Health Administration & Human Resources 

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.23-pm.pngHengameh received her Ph.D. from Marywood University in health promotion, her M.S. from King's College in accounting and finance and her B.S. in management from the University of Tehran. Prior to coming to The University of Scranton, Hengameh was an assistant professor at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in their Master of Health Administration and Health Science program. She was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar for a research project hosted by Semey State Medical University in Kazakhstan and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

    John C. O'Bell, Faculty Specialist—Counseling and Human Services

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.04-pm.pngJohn received his M.S. in community counseling from The University of Scranton in December 2010, with continuing education in trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, mindfulness, and anxiety and depression. 

    Nicholas Rodio, Instructor—Physical Therapy

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.09-pm.pngNick joined The University of Scranton in January 2018 and began his tenure-track position in Fall 2018. He holds a DPT and a B.S. from The University of Scranton. He is pursuing his doctoral studies for his terminal degree. Nick served as an adjunct professor in the University's Physical Therapy department prior to accepting this full-time position. He volunteers in our Leahy Physical therapy Clinic. He directs ProCare KIDS, a local outpatient program, and manages a local office of ProCare Physical Therapy in Dickson City, Pennsylvania. 

    Mary Troy, Assistant Professor—Counseling and Human Services 

    screen-shot-2019-02-26-at-3.33.18-pm.pngMary Successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Aug. 13, 2018, at Regent University in Virginia. She received her M.S. and B.S. from The University of Scranton and is a licensed Counseling and Human Services department. 

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