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2013-2014 Student Handbook 
    
2013-2014 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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2013-14 Student Handbook

OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

2013-14 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Office of the President
Academic Affairs
Institutional Advancement
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
Samson College of Health Sciences
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
College of Graduate Studies
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Student Affairs
Enrollment Services
Registrar
Finance

FULL TIME FACULTY

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Emergency Numbers
Off Campus Referral Numbers
Campus Telephone Numbers

Officers of the University 

 Helen Giles-Gee, PhD
President

John E. Vitali, MEd
Treasurer and Vice President

Heidi M. Anderson, PhD
Vice President

Carrie M. Collins, JD
Vice President

2013-2014 Board of Trustees

 Marvin Samson, BS
Chair of the Board

Kathleen R. Mayes, PharmD
Vice Chair of the Board

David E. Loder, JD, LLM
Secretary and General Counsel

Stephanie Bean, BS, DPT
Aminta Hawkins Breaux, PhD
Schumarry Chao, MD, MBA
John M. Daly, MD
Andrew J. Ferrara, BS
Tiziana M. Fox, PharmD
Richard M. Hall IV, MBA
Richard Howard, BS
Rose Mary B. Hoy, RPh
Leonard S. Jacob, MD, PhD
Rev. Cedric H. Jones, Jr., MBA, MDiv, DMin, PhD
Robin Keyack, BS
Thomas J. Kingston, Jr., BS, MEd
Raj Lakhanpal, MD
Kent E. Lieginger, PharmD
Lucy Malmberg, RPh
Dominic Marasco, RPh
Richard P. Miller, MBA
Kenneth L. Murtha, BS
Mark Oley, BS
Donald J. Phillips, PharmD

Administrative Staff

(As of July 1, 2012)

Office of the President

Helen Giles-Gee, PhD, President

Beth Pilipzeck, Executive Assistant to the President

Elisabeth A. Morlino, PhD, Special Assistant to the President

Shawn Curtin, CPA, Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

William G. Cunningham, PhD, Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Rosalie Jones, MS, Executive Director, Human Resources

Anne B. Horowitz, MS, MBA, Director, Institutional Research

Paul E. Klimitas, MEd, Director of Athletics 

Academic Affairs

Heidi Milia Anderson, PhD FAPhA, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

June Meyers, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Mark Nestor, EdD, Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer

John Masciantonio, BS, Executive Director, Information Technology

Rodney B. Murray, PhD, Executive Director, Academic Technology

Long Le, Director, Computing and Network Services

Joseph Muscella, Assistant Director, Computing and Network Services

TBD, Director, Database Management

Thomas Horton, BA, Assistant Director, Database Management

Kasia David, MS, Assistant Director, Database Management

Jack Davies, Assistant Director, Telecommunications

Andrew Armitage, Interim Assistant Provost, Administration

John E. Connors, PharmD, Assistant Provost, Special Projects and Global Initiatives; Director of Study Abroad Program

Phyllis Blumberg, PhD, Director, Teaching and Learning Center

TBD, Director, Honors Program

Institutional Advancement

Carrie Collins, Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Lynesia Steward, Director, Advancement Services

Barbara Maylath, Director, Major Gifts Officer

Katie Batista, Director, Annual Giving

Amy Holvey, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Mark Kate McGinty, Director, Government and Community Affairs

Nancy Shils, Director, Alumni Relations

Michael Schwartzman, Director, Marketing and Communications

Angela Buchanico, BFA, Assistant Director, Marketing

Brian Kirschner, BA, MA, Assistant Director, Communications 

Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Suzanne K. Murphy, PhD, Dean of Misher College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Pre-Health Professions Programs

Kevin C. Wolbach, MS, Interim Associate Dean of Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Leslie A. Bowman, AMLS, Assistant Dean

Randy J. Zauhar, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program

Peter B. Berget, PhD, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

John R. Porter, PhD, Graduate Director of Cell Biology & Biotechnology, Biological Sciences

Vojislava Torbica-Pophristic, PhD, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Madhumati Mahalingam, PhD, Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Catherine Bentzley, PhD, Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

James R. McKee, PhD, Director, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacognosy Graduate Programs

Kevin C. Murphy, PhD, Chair, Department of Humanities

Charles J. Myers, MA, MLS, Chair, Information Science; Director of Library and Information Services

Paul E. Klimitas, BS, MEd, Chair, Department of Physical Education

Elia Eschenazi, PhD, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Claudia Fishman Parvanta, BA, MA, PhD, Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Stephen Moelter, PhD, Director, Undergraduate Psychology Program

C. Alix Timko, PhD, Director, Graduate Psychology Program

Frederick T. Shaeffer, PhD, Interim Director, Forensic Science Program

Lisa Thayer, MEd, Assistant Director, Pre-Health Professions Programs

Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT (ASCP), Director Medical Laboratory Science Program and Coordinator, Clinical Education

Michael Brody, MA, Director and Curator, Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy

Samson College of Health Sciences

Laurie Sherwen, PhD, RN, F.A.A.N., F.A.S.A.H.P., Dean of Samson College of Health Sciences

Michelle Cohen, PhD, Associate Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences and Interim Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, Vice Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy and Program Director for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, OT/L, Interim Program Director for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Kimberly Gargin, MOT, OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy

Marc Campolo, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Carol Maritz, PhD, Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Eric Folkins, PT, DPT, OCS, Director, Clinical Education of Physical Therapy

John Cavenagh, PhD, PA-C, Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies at PCOM

David Leonard, DHSc, Founding Director, Physician Assistant Graduate Studies and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Joan F. Ward, MS, PA-C, Vice Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Anthony P. Acquavella, MS, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, Medical Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Studies

Janet DeSipio, MSPAS, PA-C, Director, Physician Assistant Undergraduate Studies

Karen M. Richards, MS, ACSM-CPT, CWP, Acting Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Director, Health Science Program

Heidi Freeman, PhD, Director, Exercise Science and Wellness Management

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Lisa A. Lawson, PharmD, Dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Cathy Poon, PharmD, Vice Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

John A. Gans, PharmD, Associate Dean, Professional Affairs

Peter Miller, PhD, Associate Dean, Assessment and Accreditation

Laura A. Mandos, BS, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Dean, PCP Student Affairs and Admission;, Director, BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies Program

Diane W. Morel, PhD, Assistant Dean, Curriculum

Bruce Canaday, PharmD, Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration

Vincent J. Willey, BS, PharmD, Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration

Jean M. Scholtz, BS, PharmD, Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration

Marvin K. Schulte, PhD, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bin Chen, PhD, Director, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program

Zhiyu Li, PhD, Director, BS in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program

Anil D’mello, PhD, Director, BS Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

Steven H. Neau, PhD, Director, Pharmaceutics Graduate Program

Steven Sheaffer, PharmD, Vice Chair, Experiential Learning

Sarah Spinler, PharmD, Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs

William McGhan, PhD, Director, Pharmacy Administration Graduate Program

College of Graduate Studies

Rodney J. Wigent, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Shanaz Tejani-Butt, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Karen Mitchell, MBA, Director, Sponsored Projects and Research

Renee Siegel, MS, Director, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Patricia R. Audet, B. Sc, PharmD, Chair, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Amalia Issa, PhD, MPH, Chair, Health Policy and Public Health

Richard Minoff, MBA, Director, Undergraduate Business Program

Julie Becker, PhD, MPH, Director, Public Health Program

Danny A. Benau, PhD, Director, Biomedical Writing Graduate Program

Robert Mueller, EdD, Director, MBA Program

Justin Everett, PhD, Director, Writing Program

Student Affairs

William G. Cunningham, PhD, Interim Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Walter Perry, EdD, Associate Dean; Director, Multicultural Affairs

Ross Radish, JD, Associate Dean

Joseph W. Canaday, MEd, Director, Academic Advising

Marc Caserio, MEd, Director, Campus Recreation

Jesse Phillips, MA, Assistant Director, Campus Recreation

Kimberly Bryant, MA, Director, Career Services

Roxanne Evans, MA, Director, Student Academic Support Services

Mark Bullock, JD, Director, Student Conduct

Karen Levinson, PhD, Associate Director, Counseling Services; Staff Psychologist

Alissa Brown, PsyD, Assistant Director, Counseling Services; Staff Psychologist

Anthony Acquavella, MS, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, Interim Associate Director, Health Services

Susanne Ferrin, MS, Director, Student Life and Leadership Development

Jay Tifone, MS, Associate Director, Student Life

Elizabeth Schroeder, MS, Assistant Director, Student Life

TBD, Assistant Director, Student Life

Enrollment Services

Dianna L. Collins, MA, Executive Director, Admission & Enrollment Services

Lorraine Cella, Associate Director of Operations

Christine McInaw, BA, Associate Director of Enrollment Communication

Colleen Hoag, BS, Assistant Director of Enrollment Events

Aimee Viggiani, BA, Associate Director of Transfer and Professional Admission

Erin Fadden, Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Chris Miciek, Associate Director of Graduate Admission

Sally Redman, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Augustine DiStefano, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Jackie Hane, Assistant Director of Admission

Michael Tocydlowski, Associate Director of Enrollment Assessment

Registrar

Therese M. Anderson, BA, MS, Registrar

Ellen Carlson, BS, Associate Registrar

Ed Addis, BS, Associate Registrar

Michael McHugh, BA, MS, Assistant Registrar

Finance

John E. Vitali, MEd, Vice President of Finance; Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Brigid K. Isackman, MBA, Controller; Assistant Vice President of Finance

Nancy Kelly, BS, Associate Controller

Martin B. Beckerman, BS, Director, Student Accounting Services

Paula Lehrberger, MS, Director, Financial Aid

Marie Thomas, MSM, Associate Director, Financial Aid

Anne McMahon, BA, Director of Budget

Dana Auguste, JD, Director of Risk Management

Dan Severino, Executive Director, Facilities

James Waldon, Executive Director, Public Safety

Maggie Devine-Pennock, CMP, Director, Business Services

Todd Young, General Manager, Sodexho Dining Services

Laura Stackhouse, Catering Manager, Sodexho Dining Services

Mary Beth Sweetra, General Manager, Barnes & Noble @ University of the Sciences

Full-Time Faculty

A current listing of all board-approved faculty members can be found on the University website at www.usciences.edu/academics/facultyList.aspx. The list contains names, degrees, titles, and e-mail addresses and is updated periodically throughout the year.

For information on, or contacts for, academic programs, see the Academics  section of this publication.

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency Numbers

 

Poison Information

800.222.1222

 

Police and Fire Emergency

911

 

Campus Security – Emergency (24 hours)

215.596.7000

 

Campus Security Office (Business)

215.895.1117

 

Severe Weather Hotline

215.596.USIP (8747)

 
     

Off-Campus Referral Numbers

   

Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault:

 

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC)

215.425.1374

   

Medical Emergencies: Please Call 911

 
Other Useful Numbers  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) (24 hours)

215.662.4000

Presbyterian Medical Center

215.662.8000

Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia

215.748.9000

Scheie Eye Institute

215.662.8100

   

Consumer Advocacy/Credit Counseling:

 

Better Business Bureau of Eastern Pennsylvania

215.985.9313

Philadelphia Bar Association Lawyer Reference Service

215.238.6333

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley

215.563.5665

   

Domestic Violence:

 

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

866.SAFE.014

WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape)

215.985.3333

Women Against Abuse

215.386.7777

   

Eating Disorders:

 

The Renfrew Center (inpatient/outpatient)

215.482.5353

Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment (inpatient/outpatient)

215.877.2000

American Anorexia/Bulimia Association of Philadelphia

215.221.1864

Princeton Medical Center (inpatient/outpatient)

877.932.8935
   

Immigration/English as a Second Language (ESL):

 

Nationalities Service Center (free translation and other services)

215.893.8400

   

Mental Health:

 

Philadelphia Area Suicide Hotline (24 hours)

215.686.4420

UPenn Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center (PEEC)

215.662.2121

Council for Relationships (outpatient counseling)

215.382.6680

Women’s Therapy Center (outpatient counseling)

215.567.1111

The Consortium (outpatient counseling and psychiatry)

215.596.8100

PENN Behavioral Health (outpatient counseling and psychiatry)

866.301.4PBH

   

Sexual Health:

 

HIV Testing (free and anonymous)

215.732.2437

Planned Parenthood

215.351.5560

The SafeGuards Project

215.985.6875
   
Sexual Identity:  

UPENN Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Center (open to USciences)

215.898.5044

Mazzoni Center (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered)

215.732.2437

LGBT Peer Counseling Service (M-F 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

215.732.TALK

   

Substance Abuse:

 

Livengrin (inpatient/outpatient)

215.638.5200

Princeton House

800.242.2550

Rehab After Work/Rehab After School

215.546.2200

Alcoholics Anonymous

215.923.7900

Narcotics Anonymous

215.NA WORKS

AL-ANON and Alateen (family/children of alcoholics)

215.222.5244

   

Campus Telephone Numbers

 
   

Academic Advising Center

215.596.7530

Accounting Office (Student Accounts)

215.596.8700

Admission Office

215.596.8810

Advisor

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Affirmative Action Officer

215.895.1140

Athletic/Recreation Center

215.596.7440

Athletics Office

215.596.8916

Audio/Visual Center

215.596.8513

Billing (Student Accounts)

215.596.8860

Bioinformatics Office

215.596.8924

Biological Sciences Office

215.596.8919

Biomedical Writing Office

215.596.8512

Bookstore

215.596.8850

Career Services Center

215.596.7280

Cashier

215.596.8857

Center for Community Connections

215.596.8734

Chemistry/Biochemistry Office

215.596.8839

Counseling Services (SHAC)

215.596.8536

Dean, College of Graduate Studies

215.596.7545

Dean, Misher College of Arts and Science

215.596.8888

Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

215.596.8803

Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

215.596.8592

Dean of Students

215.596.8529

Devils Dollars

215.596.8946

Dining Services Director

215.895.1146

Escort Service

215.596.1117

Facilities Services Center

215.596.8955

Financial Aid Office

215.596.8894

Goodman Hall

215.596.8510

Health Services (SHAC)

215.596.8980

Help Desk (Computers)

215.596.7575

Humanities Office

215.596.8895

ID Cards

215.596.8946

Information Science (Library)

215.596.8960

International Student Services

215.596.8890

Mail Room (Griffith Hall)

215.596.8799

Main Office

215.596.8800

Marketing and Communications Office

215.596.1127

Math, Physics Office

215.596.8593

Medical Technology Office

215.596.8797

Multicultural Affairs Office

215.596.8890

Occupational Therapy Office

215.596.3123

Off-Campus Housing

215.596.8737

Osol Hall

215.895.1125

Parking Permits

215.596.8946

Payroll

215.596.8997

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Office

215.596.8739

Pharmaceutical Sciences Office

215.596.8806

Pharmacy Practice Office

215.596.8876

Physical Education Office

215.596.8818

Physical Therapy Office

215.596.8849

President’s Office

215.596.8970

Registrar’s Office

215.596.8813

Security Office

215.895.1117

Security Emergencies

215.596.7000

Social Sciences Office

215.596.8927

Student Accommodations

215.596.8758

Student Activities

215.596.8844

Student Affairs (Division of)

215.596.8950

Student Auxiliary Services

215.596.8946

Student Conduct Office

215.596.7554

Student Government Office

215.895.1151

Student Health Insurance (SHAC)

215.596.8536

Student Life Office

215.895.8756

Student Medical Records (SHAC)

215.596.8980

Teacher Certification Program

215.596.8922

Tutoring/Student Academic Support Services (SASS)

215.596.8538

Wilson Hall

215.895.1144

Writing Center Office

215.596.8909