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    University Announces Faculty Promotions

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 19 faculty members effective at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.
    August 30, 2021

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 19 faculty members effective at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

    Nine faculty members have been promoted to professor: Doug Boyle, D.B.A., accounting; Bryan Burnham, Ph.D., psychology; Patrick Clark, Ph.D., theology and religious studies; Paul Cutrufello, Ph.D., health and human performance; Christian Krokus, Ph.D., theology and religious studies; Andrew LaZella, Ph.D., philosophy; Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., philosophy; Murli Rajan, Ph.D., economics and finance; and Yamile Silva, Ph.D. world languages and cultures.

    Michael Landram, Ph.D., health and human performance, was named associate professor and granted tenure.

    Six faculty members were named associate professor: Hamza Adeinat, Ph.D., operations and analytics; Julie Nastasi, O.T.D., Sc.D., occupational therapy; Ismail Onat, Ph.D., sociology, criminal justice and criminology; John Ruddy, D.P.S., economics and finance; Stacy Smulowitz, Ph.D., communication and media; and Andrew Venezia, Ph.D., health and human performance.

    Three professors were granted tenure: Peter Andersen, Ph.D., management, marketing and entrepreneurship; Wendy Manetti, Ph.D., nursing; and Katherine Stumpo, Ph.D., chemistry.

    Dr. Boyle, chair of the Accounting Department and director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program, received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, his master’s degree from Columbia University and his doctorate from Kennesaw State University. He has worked for the University since 2009.

    Dr. Burnham received his bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany. He has worked at the University since 2007.

    Dr. Clark received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, his master’s degree from Boston College and his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked for the University since 2010.

    Dr. Cutrufello, chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance, received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree from Bloomsburg University and his doctorate from Marywood University. He has worked for the University since 2008.

    Dr. Krokus received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, and his master’s degree and doctorate from Boston College. He has worked at the University since 2009.

    Dr. LaZella, co-director of the undergraduate Honors Program, received his bachelor’s degree from Hamline University, and his master’s degree and doctorate from DePaul University. He has worked at the University since 2010.

    Dr. Meyer, faculty director for the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and pre-law advisor, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas, his master’s degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Boston University. He has worked for the University since 2010.

    Dr. Rajan, associate dean of the Kania School of Management, received his bachelor’s degree from the Victoria University, his master’s degrees from the Delhi School of Economics of the University of Delhi and The University of Scranton, and his doctorate from Temple University. He has worked for the University since 1989.

    Dr. Silva, chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, received her bachelor’s degree from Los Andes University, and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has worked at the University since 2009.

    Dr. Landram received his bachelor’s degree from Truman State University, his master’s degree from Appalachian State University and his doctorate from the University of Roma. He has worked for the University since 2015.

    Dr. Adeinat received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Jordan, his master’s degree from the University of Houston and his doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University. He has worked for the University since 2016.

    Dr. Nastasi, director of low vision therapy for the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured, received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, her master’s degree from Tufts University and doctorate degrees from the Boston University and Towson University. She has worked at the University since 2011.

    Dr. Onat, chief analyst for the Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime, received his bachelor’s degree from the Turkish National Police Academy, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. He has worked at the University since 2016.

    Dr. Ruddy received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, his master’s degree from George Washington University and his doctorate from Pace University. He has worked at the University since 2013.

    Dr. Smulowitz received her bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University, her master’s degree from Ithaca College Park School of Communication and her doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Communication. She has worked at the University since 2009.

    Dr. Venezia received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Bloomsburg University and his doctorate from the University of Maryland. He has worked at the University since 2016.

    Dr. Andersen received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Tehran and doctorate degrees from the University of Malaya and the University of Texas, Pan American. He has worked at the University since 2015.

    Dr. Manetti received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from The University of Scranton, and her doctorate from Widener University. She has worked at the University since 2011.

    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 at the University since 2015.

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