Douglas Anke, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1997
M.Ed., Education/School Administration - Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Secondary English Education, Magna Cum Laude - West Virginia University. Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/Tutor, Composition and Grammar, West Virginia University. Secondary School Substitute Teacher, English -North Pittsburgh Area. Memberships: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Council of College Composition and Communication (CCCC). U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Yemen - cited for exceptional service. Published author and journalist.
Alfredo Basta, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2004
Ph.D., Mathematics - University of Alexandria; M.S., Computer Science - University of Alexandria; B.S., Mathematics - University of Alexandria. Math/CIS Professor: University of Alexandria, Ontario Institute of Information Technology, American Intercontinental University, The Art institute Online. Memberships: The Mathematical Association of America, The American Mathematical Society, The Mathematical Association of Japan. Who’s Who among American Teachers. Faculty Award, the American Intercontinental University.
Deborah Bentley, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2003
M.A., Educational Technology and Instructional
Design - Michigan State University; B.S.,
Secondary Education, Major: Computer Science,
Minor: Math - Central Michigan University;
A.A., Lansing Community College. Chelsea
High School Teacher: Computer Science and
Math, 1998-Present. Lansing Community College:
Online Mathematics Instructor: August
2001-Spring 2007. Memberships: Michigan
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM),
National Education Association (NEA), Michigan
Education Association (MEA).
Heather A. Bigley, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1997
M.S.Ed., School Administration - Duquesne
University; B.S., Chemistry - Gannon University.
Certification in Instructional Technology,
December 2002. Pennsylvania state certification
in chemistry and general science. Lab Technician,
Maria Boada, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1998 - ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR
M.S., Physics - Case Western University; B.S.,
Physics - Republic of Venezuela University.
Instructor, Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas,
Venezuela); Research Assistant, CWRU
(Cleveland, OH); Adjunct Lecturer, Merrimack
College (Andover, MA); Part time instructor,
University of Pittsburgh; Online facilitator,AiO;
Online Mentor, AiO; Subject Matter Expert,
Robbie Peters Carnaggio, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.A., Counseling Psychology and Secondary
School Counseling Certification - Chatham
College; B.S., Psychology/Related area Sociology
- University of Pittsburgh. Client Interviewer,
Westmoreland County Mental Health and Retardation,
Greensburg PA. Academic Advisor,
The Art Institute Online, 2003. High School
Representative, EDMC, 2004. Triple Crown
Award Winner, EDMC 2004. President, Chi
Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, Chatham
College branch, 2002-2003.
Antonio S. Caruso, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
MA.Ed. English - Duquesne University, PA
Certification; B.A. cum laude, English/Writing
- University of Pittsburgh. Multiculturalism
in Communication Instructor at Robert Morris
College; English Literature/Writing Instructor,
Member, Diversity Committee, Chairperson,
Curriculum Review Committee, North
Allegheny Senior High School. Certificate
of Achievement 1999-2000, Who's Who in
American Education; National Honors Society
Certificate of Recognition for Student Development
Jeff Condran, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.F.A., Creative Writing - University of
Pittsburgh; B.A., English/Writing - University
of Pittsburgh. Adjunct professor of English, La
Roche College. Instructor of English and Director
of Writer's Center, Pittsburgh Technical
Kelly Coursey-Gray, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2004
M.A., History of Art and Architecture - University
of Pittsburgh; B.A., Art History - Allegheny
College; Certificate, Digital Image Manipulation
- The Art Institute of Colorado. Freelance
commercial photography assignments. Memberships:
Hoyt Artists Association, College Art
Association (CAA), APA (Photography).
Susan O. Crossley, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.S., Psychology - Temple University; B.S.,
Psychology - Temple University. Director of
Autism Services and Program Development,
Vocational and Psychological Services. Assistant
Director of International Business Programs,
Tennessee State University. Director of Child
and Family Services, Cumberland County
Guidance Center. Consultant and Educator.
Memberships: Association for Behavior
Analysis International, National Association of
Forensic Counseling, Association of Music and
Imagery, Baha'i Association of Mental Health
Professionals. Board certified Behavior Analyst.
Certified Criminal Justice Specialist and Master
Addictions Counselor. New Jersey Child Assault
Prevention Award, recognizing an agency
professional in the State of New Jersey dedicated
to child assault prevention. Fellow with the Association
of Music and Imagery
Maura Doern-Danko, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1998
M.F.A., Painting - The American University;
B.A., Studio Art - Providence College; Post
graduate coursework in Philosophy and Art
History - University of Maryland. Exhibits
regularly, including: The Painting Center, NYC
(2006), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (2006), Fe
Gallery, Pittsburgh (2004), Waynesburg College
(2001). Memberships: College Art Association,
International Sculpture Center. Fred T. Gruber
Book Award for Drawing, The American
University, 1986. Purchase Award, 18th Annual
National Exhibit, Hoyt Institute, 1999. First
Prize, Juror's Award, Halput Biennial Appalachian
State University, 1999.
Polly Doyle, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.A., Organizational Management - University
of Phoenix 1996; B.A., English Literature - The
George Washington University 1975. CEO Calliope
Consulting Group, Inc. Murrieta, CA; adjunct
faculty member of: Baker University, Flint,
Michigan, Rochester College, Rochester Hills,
MI., Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Joan Eichelberger, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2000
M.A., Communications - Regis University;
B.F.A., Design/Construction Management
- Colorado State University; B.A., Fine Arts
- St. Mary's of the Woods. Community Mentor,
District II, Colorado Springs, Member of More
For Less Board; past member of Board of Directors
of Broadway Assistance Center, recipient
of Frank Lloyd Wright Scholar at Arcosanti;
marketing and design instructor Art Institutes
Walter Elder, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.A., Mathematics - University of Pittsburgh;
B.S., Applied Mathematics - University of Pittsburgh;
Instructional II Teaching Certification,
Secondary Mathematics Education - University
of Pittsburgh. Math Instructor- Triangle Tech,
Pittsburgh Technical Institute, and University
of Pittsburgh. Curriculum Developer, Carnegie
Learning, Inc. Apple for Teacher Award recipient,
University of Pittsburgh - 1994.
Amber M. Epps, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2007
M.B.A., Management Information Systems Concentration - Point Park University; B.S., Business Administration/Computer Information Systems - Kent State University. Senior Instructor, ITT Technical Institute. Instructor for the Institute of Advanced Technology, Community College of Allegheny College. Network Analyst, North America Telecommunications Corporation. Newtork Administrator, Black Steel Welding, Inc. Who's Who Among American Teachers. Oscar Ritchie Academic Scholarship recipient.
John C. Franke, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1983
M.S., Professional Leadership/Training - Carlow
University; B.A., Government - Lehigh
University; Certificate in Human Resource
Management - University of Pittsburgh;
Appointed Member, Advisory Board for the
Comfort Council, a national consortium of residential
experts for Hollander Home Fashions.
Professional experience includes retail buying
and merchandising, and interior store design for
various specialty department stores.
Albert Gotlieb, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1975
M.F.A., Art - Indiana University; B.A., Art
- Queens College; A.A.S., Applied Sciences
- Fashion Institute
of Technology. Designer/Colorist, Seneca
Textiles; Teacher, New York City Board of
Maurice Graves, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1988
M.A., Higher Education - Geneva College;
B.F.A., Art - Carnegie Mellon University.
Freelance Graphic/Technical Illustrator, Major
Aircraft Industries; Environmental Designer,
Allegheny Union Plaza; Typesetter, Pittsburgh
Courier; Instructor, Community College of
Allegheny County. Board Member, The Banner
Kathy Griffin, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1997
M.Ed., Reading Specialist - California University
of Pennsylvania; B.S., Secondary Social
Science - California University of Pennsylvania.
Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center, Community
College of Allegheny County - Boyce Campus,
and Keyenta BIA Boarding School in Keyenta,
AZ. Substitute teacher, Pittsburgh Public
Karl Huber, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2004
M.F.A., Art Center of Design; B.F.A. - Columbus
College of Art and Design; Teacher
- Sarasas Bilingual School-Bangkok, Thailand;
Interior Illustrator - Planet Magazine; Teacher
- Otis College of Art and Design; Teacher - Art
Center College of Design; Interior Illustrator
- Atlas Games.
William Hubert, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.S.Ed., Administrative and Supervision
- Duquesne University; B.S., Secondary
Education (Mathematics) - Pennsylvania State
Jennifer Hull, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.A., History - University of Wisconsin-
Madison; B.A., Liberal Studies - Vermont
College. Facilitator, The Art Institute Online,
U.S. History and Western Civilization courses.
Adjunct faculty, Concordia University-Wisconsin,
Historical Methods. Teaching Assistant,
University of Wisconsin, History and Women's
Studies courses. Freelance researcher, Wisconsin
Historical Society. Memberships: American
Historical Association, Organization of American
Historians, Society for Historians of the
Early American Republic.
Carol Jarzyna, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.A., Applied Social Psychology - Loyola University
of Chicago; B.A., Psychology - University
of Chicago. Publications in Psychopharmacology
1996, Human Psychopharmacology 1995.
Presented master's thesis at third annual Notre
Dame Graduate Student Conference: Gender
Across The Disciplines. Current adjunct faculty
member of Columbia College of Chicago.
Barbara Kitcey, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2002
M.A., Educational Praxis - Carlow University;
B.S., Elementary Education - Edinboro University;
Reading Specialist Advanced Program
- Edinboro University. Pennsylvania Certified
Reading Specialist. Memberships: National Association
for Developmental Education, College
Reading and Learning Association, National
Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
David Kokales, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.S., Physics - University of Maryland; B.A.,
Mathematics/minor, Astronomy - University of
Virginia; B.S., Physics - University of Virginia.
Adjunct physics professor, Community College
of Allegheny County. RF Engineer, ISCO International.
Russell Kosarycz, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.S., Computer Science/Object Oriented
Languages - University of Pittsburgh; B.S.,
Engineering Psychology - Pennsylvania State
University. Integration Engineer, Hospital
Computer Systems, AmerisourceBergen Technology
Group - 14 years. Software Development
Engineer, Industrial Control Computer Systems,
Westinghouse Electric Corporation - 20 years.
Health Level Seven (HL7) Specification Committee
for Hospital Systems.
Una Charlene Langer, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1976
M.P.M., Leadership in Higher Education - Carnegie
Mellon University; B.F.A., Painting and
Sculpture - University of Kansas; Additional
study with no degree: Animation, The Art
Institute of Pittsburgh; Mosaic Art School Di
Luciana Notturni, Ravena, Italy. Former Director
of Continuing and Evening Programs, The
Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Former Assistant
Department Director of Visual Communications,
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Guest
Instructor, University of Pittsburgh School of
Health Related Sciences (1993-Present). Layout
artist, University Daily Kansan. Instructor/Consultant/
Guidesign, Touchstone Center. Curator,
Galleries on the Avenue, PPG Place, PNC and
Grubb & Ellis. Silkscreen printing/architectural
glass design/consulting, Langer Studio. Inez C.
Hall Outstanding Faculty Award recipient, 03.
Rebecca Leber-Gottberg, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.A., International Development - University of
Wyoming; B.A. International Relations - University
of Wyoming. Instructional Designer and
Subject Matter Expert for Embanet Corporation.
William Lee-Sammons, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology - Washington
State University; M.S., Psychology - Washington
State University; B.S., Psychology - Washington
State University. Independent Researcher
and Consultant at California State University,
Sacramento, CA. Among papers published
Negligence and Liability, Garland Publishing,
Reading Perspectives and Memory For Test,
Journal of Experimental Psychology. Member of
National Psychology Honor Society, American
Psychological Society, Western Psychological
Frederick Lorini, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1978
M.F.A., Printmaking - Ohio University; B.F.A.,
Printmaking - Cleveland Institute of Art. Instructor/
Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University;
Instructor, Ivy School of Art; Screen Printer,
Schackelford Screen Service.
Darlene Mazak, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2007
M.S., Secondary Education/Mathematics
- Duquesne University; B.S., Elementary
Education - Slippery Rock University. 23 years
teaching junior high/high school math. 3 years
teaching online classes for AIO, UOP and ITT
Brian D. McDermott, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.F.A., Medical Illustration/Painting - Rochester
Institute of Technology; B.F.A., Drawing/
Painting - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Experienced in staff and freelance medical
illustration. Pastel consignments and national
competitions. Adjunct Professor of art, illustration
and design, Seton Hill University. Active
member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators
(PSI). Northeast National Pastel Exhibition,
Old Forge, NY, 2005 and 2006. Graduate Partial
Academic Scholarship, Rochester Institute
of Technology. Graduate Assistant of Medical
Illustration department, Rochester Institute of
Technology, 1989-1990. Pastel work accepted
into Renaissance in Pastels National Pastel
Exhibition, Hartford, CT, 2007
John F. Milligan, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2004
M.F.A., Sculpture/Fine Arts - School of Visual
Arts; B.F.A., Fine Art - Hampshire College.
Construction and Installation - Carnegie
Museum of Fine Art, Frick Art and Historical
Society; Adjunct Professor - Indiana University
of Pennsylvania; Installation Coordinator -
Three Rivers Arts Festival; Adjunct Professor
- University of Pittsburgh; Master Carpenter
- South St. Seaport Museum, New York City,
Sandy Skogland - Studio Manager.
Robert Peluso, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1999
Ph.D., Philosophy - Columbia University; M.A.,
English-Literature - Rhode Island College; B.S.,
Biology - Boston College. Research Associate,
National Institute and American Academy of
Arts and Letters. Preceptor, Columbia University;
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of
Pittsburgh, Community Relations Coordinator,
Borders Bookstores; Free-lance book reviewer,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Columbus, Ohio
Dispatch; Free-lance contributor, WQED Bayer
Sunday Arts Magazine. Awards: President's
Fellowship, Columbia University; Pittsburgh
Quarterly Review Caliban Book Shop Short
Fiction Award; former member Northway Mall
Management Board; current member Board
of Directors and Executive Committee Officer,
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society. Member,
Modern Language Association, American Studies
Association, National Council of Teachers of
Stephanie Perry, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
M.I.S. - Duquesne University; M.B.A., Human
Resource Management - Duquesne University;
B.S., Information Science Management and
Business Administration - Carlow University.
Software Engineer, Westinghouse Electric
Corporation. Apple Power School Trainer,
Apple Computers. Oracle Consultant, Crystal
Visions. Instructor at Penn State University,
Community College of Allegheny County,
California University of Pennsylvania, DeVry
University. Memberships: AECT, Toastmaster
Karen A. Santelli, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.Ed., Secondary English - Duquesne University;
- University of Dayton; Certified in Secondary
English by the State of Pennsylvania. Teacher,
The Isidore Newman School in New Orleans,
LA. Teacher, Shady Side Academy in Fox
Chapel, PA. Reporter and Editor, Leader-
Times Daily Newspaper, Armstrong County,
PA. Freelance writer and editor. Memberships:
National Council of Teachers of English, Conference
on College Composition and Communication,
Action Coalition for Media Education.
Editor, "Coming to Grips with Cancer and
Chemotherapy," by local physician George J.
Pavlic, M.D. Board member of Kourts for Kids,
Inc., a non-profit agency helping children in the
family court system.
Amanda Schaefer, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.A., English - University of Notre Dame, B.A.,
English - University of California. Technical
Writer, Elections Software DFM A.S., Irvine, CA.
Past member of Computer Advisory Committee,
University of Notre Dame. Past contributor to
Literacy Conferences, Virginia Woolf Conference,
Faculty Development Seminars, AIS, Seminar in
Teaching Writing, University of Notre Dame.
Kelley Shaffer, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2005
Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University; M.S., Business Education - Robert Morris University; B.S., Mass Communication/TV and Radio Production - Southeast Missouri State University. Account Executive, Ascent Media; Director of Production and Satellite Services, CBS/Eyemark Video Services; Video Production Technician for Northwest Mobile Television, Star Video Services and KFVS. Memberships: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), International Technology Education Association (ITEA), Pennsylvania Business Education Association (PBEA). Kelley is also a published author of technology textbooks and journal articles about computer technology, and has presented at various conferences on technology education.
Molly Sparhawk, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.Ed. Creative Arts - Lesley College, Cambridge,
M.A. and B.A., Humanities - Suffolk
University, Boston, MA.; Ph.D. Curriculum and
Instruction (in progress) - University of Denver.
Stanley J. Spewock, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2003
M.S., Education - Duquesne University; B.A.,
History - University of Pittsburgh; On-ground
and On-line curriculum delivery modes.
History and Social Studies Teacher - Public
secondary education system. Corporate Trainer,
Telecommunications with Baker Installation
Group. Staff Writer/Reporter, Jasper County
Sun/Sun Times. Memberships: Organization
of American Historians, National Trust for
Historic Preservation. Charter member, The
National World War II Museum. Firefighter
and Life Member, Logan's Ferry Volunteer
Fire Department. Certified Vehicle Rescue
Technician, Pennsylvania. Faculty Advisor, AiP
Student Sports Club. Active member of the
Faculty Technology Committee at AiP.
Rebecca Suhoza, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1999
Ph.D., Psychology - Capella University; M.A.,
Psychology - Duquesne University; B.A., Psychology
- Point Park University. Practicing psychotherapist.
Instructor, Point Park University.
Katie Talerico, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2006
M.A., English Literature - University of Dayton; B.A., English - University of Dayton. Instructor, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, General Education Department; Montgomery County Prison; AmeriCorps Program.
Carmen Thomas, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2002
M.A., Teaching - Chatham College; B.S., Mathematics - Chatham College. Memberships: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association for Women in Mathematics.
Michele M. Thomas, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 1984
M.S., Prof Lead-Train-Development - Carlow University; B.A., Communication - Carlow University; Communications; A.A.S., Westmoreland County Community College; Fashion Marketing; University of Pittsburgh; Point Park; Community College of Allegheny. Buyer, Kards Unlimited; Buyer, Royer's; Manager, Animal Crackers; Manager, Ups 'N' Downs; Assistant Manager, Brooks; KQV Newsradio 1410 AM; Volunteer of the Year Award, The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania; Member of Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council; A.I.P. Admissions Acceptance Committee member; (served eight years as chair) Member of Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education; Member of Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development; Member of The American Society for Training and Development; Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma. Middle States Committee participant.
Mary Lou Westman, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2001
M.A., English - California State Poly University; B.A., English - LaVerne University; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Part-time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jialu Wu, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2000
Ph.D., History/Economics - University of Pittsburgh; Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies - University of Pittsburgh; M.A., History/Economics and Linguistics - University of Pittsburgh; M.A., English and International Trade - Shanghai International Studies University, China; Certificate of Continuing Education in Management and Marketing - Robert Morris University. Academic Specialist III, University of Pittsburgh, 1998-2005. Visiting Associate Professor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania 1995. Student Academic Advisor and Tutor, University of Pittsburgh, 1991-1994. Member, American History Association, 1987-1990. Excellent Work Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2002. Honor Student and Mellon Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 1989. Excellent Teaching Award, Shanghai International Studies University, 1984. Second Prize, International Students Essay Competition, 1983.
Safiah Yusof, Appointed a Member of Faculty Since 2000
Ed.D., Instructional Technology - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, M.S., Statistics and OR - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, B.S., Mathematics - Southern Illinois University. Member of Phi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society, Mary Tosovsky International Student Award, Who's Who Among Students In American Colleges.