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    University Announces Faculty Promotions

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 11 faculty members effective at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Top row from left: Tiffany Bordonada, Ph.D., Chris Howey, Ph.D., Michael Jenkins, Ph.D.,Julie Nastasi, O.T.D., Sc.D., Ismail Onat, Ph.D., John Ruddy, D.P.S., second row, Alexander Rudniy, Ph.D., Marc Seid, Ph.D., Brian Snee, Ph.D., Maria Squire, Ph.D., Andrew Venezia, Ph.D.
    August 30, 2022

    The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to 11 faculty members effective at the start of the 2022-23 academic year.  

    Three faculty members have been promoted to professor: Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., sociology, criminal justice and criminology; Marc Seid, Ph.D., biology; and Maria Squire, Ph.D., biology.  

    Three faculty members were named associate professor: Tiffany Bordonada, Ph.D., counseling and human services; Chris Howey, Ph.D., biology; and Brian Snee, Ph.D., communication and media. 

    Five faculty members were granted tenure: Julie Nastasi, O.T.D., Sc.D., associate professor of occupational therapy; Ismail Onat, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, criminal justice and criminology; John Ruddy, D.P.S., associate professor of economics and finance; Alexander Rudniy, Ph.D., assistant professor computer science; and Andrew Venezia, Ph.D., associate professor of health and human performance. 

    Dr. Jenkins, chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology; received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. He has worked at the University since 2013. 

    Dr. Seid received his bachelor’s degrees and master’s degree from Brigham Young University. He received his doctorate from Boston University. He has worked at the University since 2010. 

    Dr. Squire, who is currently serving as the University’s interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and her master’s degree and doctorate from Stony Brook University. She has worked for the University since 2005. 

    Dr. Bordonada received her bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State University and her master’s degrees from West Virginia University. She received her doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She has worked for the University since 2017. 

    Dr. Howey received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and his master’s degree the University of Central Arkansas. He received his doctorate from Ohio University. He has worked for the University since 2017. 

    Dr. Snee received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and his master’s degree and doctorate from Pennsylvaina State University. He has worked for the University since 2020. 

    Dr. Nastasi, director of low vision therapy for the Leahy Community Health and Family Center, 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. Rudniy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics in Ukraine. He received his doctorate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has worked for the University since 2018. 

    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. 

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