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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 2019-20 academic year.
    August 30, 2019

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 15 faculty members effective at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

    Six faculty members have been promoted to professor: Marzia Caporale, Ph.D., world languages and cultures; David Dzurec, Ph.D., history; Meghan Rich, Ph.D., sociology, criminal justice and criminology; Susan Méndez, Ph.D., English and theatre; Darryl DeMarzio, Ph.D., education; and Rebecca Dalgin, Ph.D., counseling and human services.

    Katherine Stumpo, Ph.D., chemistry, was named associate professor.

    Five faculty members were named associate professor and granted tenure: Adam Pratt, Ph.D., history; Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., counseling and human services; Arthur Catino, Ph.D., chemistry; Duane Armitage, Ph.D., philosophy; and James Boyle, Ph.D., accounting.

    Three faculty members were granted tenure: Benjamin Willis, Ph.D., counseling and human services; Michael Azar, Ph.D., theology and religious studies; and Yibai Li, Ph.D., operations and information management.

    Dr. Caporale received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has worked for the University since 2007.

    Dr. Dzurec received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University, his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from the Ohio State University. He has worked for the University since 2008.

    Dr. Rich received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and her doctorate from the University of Delaware. She has worked for the University since 2007.

    Dr. Méndez received her bachelor’s degree from Pace University, her master’s degree from Fordham University and her doctorate from the University of California. She has worked for the University since 2008.

    Dr. DeMarzio received his bachelor’s degree from Drew University, his master’s degree from Montclair State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He has worked for the University since 2007.

    Dr. Dalgin received her bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University. She has worked for the University since 2005.

    Dr. Stumpo received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her doctorate from Texas A and M University. She has worked for the University since 2015.

    Dr. Pratt received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University. He has worked for the University since 2013.

    Dr. Cerrito received her bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University, her master’s degree from The University of Scranton and her doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University. She has worked for the University since 2013.

    Dr. Catino received his bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his doctorate from the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland. He has worked for the University since 2013.

    Dr. Armitage received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, his master’s degree from Boston College and his doctorate from the New School for Social Research. He has worked for the University since 2015.

    Dr. Boyle received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Scranton and his doctorate from Kennesaw State University. He began working at the University in 1999 as an internal auditor. He has taught part-time at the University since 2009 and full-time since 2012.

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

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

    Dr. Li received his bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in China, 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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