Richard D. L. Fulton
Mount St. Mary’s University’s Office of the Provost announced in October that the institution has added 12 new full-time faculty members to its university staff.
The office stated that the new employees represent a range of various disciplines and backgrounds.
“They bring in diverse experiences and backgrounds that will greatly benefit Mount students,” said Provost Boyd Creasman.
According to the Office of the Provost, five of the new faculty members have been assigned to the College of Liberal Arts.
These five include:
Assistant Professor of Theology Roberto De La Noval, who earned his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame with a focus on 19th and 20th-century philosophical theology.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rika Dunlap who came to the Mount from the University of Guam and who earned her doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Asian philosophy.
Assistant Professor of World Languages Manuel Garzon who recently completed his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Hispanic transatlantic studies.
Sheldon Shealer, lecturer in communication who joined the MSMU after teaching at the Mount for many years as an adjunct professor, and whose expertise in sports communication will help the university maximize the benefits of the MAAC’s contract with ESPN.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Mai Truong, who had earned her doctorate from the University of Arizona with a specialization in social and protest movements in East and Southeast Asia.
Three new faculty members have been assigned to the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business.
These members include:
Associate Professor of Business Boris Morozov, who came to the Mount from the faculty of Lock Haven University, and who earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and brought a “vast experience in teaching finance.”
Associate Professor of Business Philip van Berten, who is teaching entrepreneurship for the Mount, and who earned his doctorate from CNAM in Paris, France.
Associate Professor of Sports Management Sarah Zipp who came to the Mount from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and who earned her doctorate from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
The success of MSMU’s new Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis has led to the hiring of two additional faculty members: Rebecca Correll, who recently completed her doctorate in applied developmental psychology from George Mason University and has served as the CEO of The Language and Behavior Center in Silver Spring, and Alexa Mochan, who has brought a vast amount of experience in working in clinical settings to help train our students and is currently serving as clinical director for Mission Autistic Centers in Frederick.
Office of the Provost reported that two of the new faculty members have previous connections to the Mount: Angela Mucci-Guido returned to the faculty as a lecturer in education, having most recently taught at Salve Regina University, specializing in special education; and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sarah (Bonson) Krueger, who returns to her alma mater after completing her doctorate at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in organic chemistry.
“It was a great recruiting year for the Mount,” said Provost Creasman, adding, “We are blessed that these talented faculty members joined us this fall.”