May 20, 2022  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Board of Trustees


Marvin Samson, BS
Chair of the Board
Samson Medical Technologies, LLC

Kenneth Murtha, BS
Vice Chair of the Board

Richard Howard, BS
Treasurer of the Board 

John M. Daly, MD
Emeritus Dean, School of Medicine
Temple University

Andrew J. Ferrara, Sr., BS
Chairman & CEO
Boston Healthcare Associates, Inc.

Carla Hendricks, CPA
Senior Director, Global Tax Planning & Reporting
Tyco International

Rose Mary B. Hoy, RPh
National Pharmacy Sales Director
Merck Vaccines

Leonard S. Jacob, MD, PhD
Antares Pharma, Inc.

Rev. Cedric H. Jones, Jr., MBA, MDiv, DMin, PhD
Senior Pastor
Mount Zion Baptist Church

Robin Keyack, BSc, RPh
Assistant Vice President, Surgical Services & Clinical Information 
Shore Medical Center

Raj Lakhanpal, MD
President & CEO

Kent E. Lieginger, PharmD

Lucy Malmberg, RPh
Chief Executive Officer
Wedgewood Village Pharmacy, Inc.

Kathleen R. Mayes, PharmD
Founder (Retired)
Applied Clinical Communications, Inc.

Mark Oley, BS
CEO/President & Founder
Westwood Pharmacy

Donald J. M. Phillips, PharmD

James J. Rivard P’81, MBA
Senior Vice President, Support Services
Virtua Health

S. Rogers Wetherill III P’68
(Col. Retired)

Secretary and General Counsel


David E. Loder, Esq., JD, LLM
Duane Morris, LLP

Officers of the Corporation


Paul Katz, MD

Peter Miller, PhD, PT
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

To be Announced 
Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration

Teresa Winslow 
Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Marketing 

Office of the President


Paul Katz, MD 

Beth Pilipzeck
Executive Assistant to the President

Marc Caserio, EdD
Director, Athletics

David L. Forde 
Director, Community & Government Affairs

Academic Affairs


Peter Miller, PhD, PT
Vice President, Academic Affairs

Andrew Armitage, MBA
Assistant Provost, Administration

Phyllis Blumberg, PhD
Assistant Provost, Faculty Development
Director, Teaching and Learning Center

John E. Connors, PharmD
Assistant Provost, Special Projects and Global Initiatives

Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD
Associate Provost, Research and Graduate Education

 Mark H. Nestor, EdD
Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer

Renee Siegel, MS
Director, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

Dale W. Trusheim, PhD
Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

Misher College of Arts and Sciences


Suzanne K. Murphy, PhD
Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Leslie Ann Bowman, AMLS
Assistant Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin C. Wolbach, MS
Assistant Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Destination: Success

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

Peter Berget, PhD
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

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

Elizabeth Amy Janke, PhD
Director, Health Psychology Graduate Program

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

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

Stephen Moelter, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Psychology Program
Director, Honors Program

Kevin Murphy, PhD
Chair, Department of Humanities

Charles Myers, MA, MLS
Chair, Department of Information Science
Director, Library and Information Services

Claudia F. Parvanta, PhD
Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

G. David Pauley, MEd
Chair, Department of Physical Education

Vojislava Pophristic, PhD
Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

John R. Porter, PhD
Director, Biology Graduate Programs

Catherine Purzycki, MS
Interim Assistant Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Undergraduate Studies in Biological Sciences

Margaret A. Reinhart, MT (ASCP), MMA, MS
Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program

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

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

Randy J. Zauhar, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program

Samson College of Health Sciences


Michelle E. Cohen, PhD
Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

Anthony Acquavella, MS, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Director, Student Health & Counseling Center

Marc Campolo, PhD
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

Theresa Rhett-Davis, MS, OTR/L 
Vice Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy 

Heidi Freeman, PhD
Director, Health Science Program 

Judith A. Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program 

Paula Kramer, PhD
Director, Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
Director, Genesis Center

Collen Maher, OTD, CHT 
Director, Masters of Occupational Therapy Program 

Carol A. Maritz, EdD, PT, GCS
Associate Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

Lora Packel, PhD, MSPT, CSS
Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy 

Katherine Peisochenske, MS, PA-C
Director, Undergraduate Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Studies

Karin Richards, MS
Chair, Department of Kinesiology

Joan F. Ward, MS
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Director, Physician Assistant Graduate Program 

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy


Lisa A. Lawson, PharmD
Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Barbara H. Korberly Professor in Women’s Leadership and Health

John A. Gans, PharmD
Associate Dean, Professional Affairs

Laura A. Mandos, BS, PharmD, BCPP
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions
Director, BS Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies Program

Diane W. Morel, PhD
Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Assessment

Bin Chen, PhD
Director, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program

Anil P. D’mello, PhD
Director, BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

James Hollands, PharmD
Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs

Zhiyu Li, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Pharmacology/Toxicology Program

William F. McGhan, PhD
Director, Pharmacy Administration Graduate Program

Steven Neau, PhD
Director, Pharmaceutics Graduate Program

Cathy Y. Poon, PharmD
Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education 
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

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

Steven L. Sheaffer, PharmD
Vice Chair, Experiential Learning, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

Marvin Schulte, PhD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy


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

Patricia R. Audet, PharmD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Julie Becker, PhD
Director, Master of Public Health Program

Danny Benau, PhD
Director, Biomedical Writing Graduate Program

Justin Everett, PhD
Director, Writing Programs

Stephen Metraux, PhD
Director, Graduate Program in Health Policy

Richard T. Minoff, MBA
Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program

Robert Mueller, Jr., EdD
Director, MBA Program

Student Affairs


William G. Cunningham, Jr., PhD
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean, Students

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

Ross Radish, MA
Associate Dean, Students

Kimberly A. Bryant, MA
Director, Career Services

Joseph Canaday, MEd
Director, Academic Advising

Roxanne Evans, MA
Director, Student Academic Support Services

Susanne Ferrin, MS
Director, Student Life

Anthony Florendo, MS
Assistant Director, Student Life

Elizabeth Schroeder, MS
Assistant Director, Student Life

Enrollment Services


Peter C. Nacy, MS, MEd
Interim Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management

Lorraine Cella
Associate Director, Admissions Operations

Augustine DiStefano, Jr., BS
Director, Enrollment Operations and Analytics

Paula Lehrberger, MSEd
Director, Financial Aid

Christine M. McInaw, BA
Director, Enrollment Communications and Events

Christopher Miciek, MA
Associate Director, Graduate Admission

Marie Thomas, MSM
Associate Director, Financial Aid

Aimee Viggiani, BA
Associate Director, Transfer/Professional Admissions



Therese M. Anderson, MS

Ed Addis, BS
Associate Registrar

Ellen Carlson, BS
Associate Registrar

Michael McHugh, MS
Assistant Registrar

Human Resources


Michael Janes, MS
Director, Human Resources

Diedrick A. Graham, MDiv, MHR, CO-OP
Senior HR Manager, Training and Employee Relations



To be Announced 
Vice President, Finance and Administration

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

Nancy Kelly
Associate Controller

Martin B. Beckerman, BS
Director, Student Accounting Services

Marie Faherty
General Manager, Sodexo Dining Services

Anne McMahon, BA
Director, Budget and Risk Management

Daniel Severino, BS
Director of Facilities

Institutional Advancement


Teresa Winslow
Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Marketing 

Angela Buchanico, BFA
Assistant Director, Marketing

Amy Holvey, MS
Director, Corporate  and Foundation Relations

Brian C. Kirschner, MEd
Assistant Director, Communications

Michael Schwartzman, MBA
Director, Marketing and Communications


Academic Technology


Rodney Murray, PhD
Executive Director, Academic Technology

Richard Cosgriff, Jr., BS
Director, Classroom Technology

Information Technology


John Masciantonio, BS
Executive Director, Information Technology

Kasia David, MS
Assistant Director, Database Management

Long Le
Director, Computing and Network Services