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New Professors Join St. John’s Accomplished Faculty

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Committed to ensuring student success, St. John’s has expanded its teaching ranks by 39 new faculty appointments across all six of the University’s schools and colleges.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I welcome our new faculty members to St. John’s University,” said Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., Provost. “These accomplished educators have been invited to join our community in recognition of their outstanding scholarly achievements, commitment to the University’s mission, and dedication to teaching. Their presence will enrich the campus experience and provide invaluable opportunities for student engagement.”

The following faculty members begin their tenure this fall:

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SJC)

George Barbera, M.M.

Five Towns College; Assistant Professor, Art and Design

Joshua Blechle, B.S.

Truman State University; Instructor, Chemistry

Dustin Covell, Ph.D.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Assistant Professor, Chemistry 

Shruti Deshpande, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati; Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Nancy Di Tunnariello, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University; Assistant Professor, Rhetoric, Communication, and Theatre

Shahla Hussain, Ph.D.
Tufts University; Assistant Professor, History

Robert B. Lewis, Ph.D.
Fordham University; Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

Angela Mouzakitis, Ph.D.
CUNY Graduate Center; Assistant Professor, Psychology

Igor V. Nikolaev, Ph.D.
Moldova Academy of Sciences (Republic of Moldova); Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Anthony B. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
University of Southern California; Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology


The School of Education (SOE)

Catherine DiMartino, Ph.D.

New York University; Associate Professor, Administration and Instructional Leadership

Theresa Marie Dussling, Ph.D.
Syracuse University; Assistant Professor, Education Specialties

Bonnie Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin–Madison; Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Donald McClure, Ph.D.
Michigan State University; Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Min Wang, Ph.D.
University of Alabama; Assistant Professor, Education Specialties 

Michael Wilson, Ph.D.
University of Maryland at College Park; Assistant Professor, Education Specialties


The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (TCB)

Fabienne Cadet, Ph.D.
Hampton University; Assistant Professor, Marketing

Timothy Keiningham, Ph.D.
Staffordshire University (UK); Associate Professor, Marketing

Stephen J. Mildenhall, Ph.D.
University of Chicago; Assistant Professor, Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science

Daniel Rubin, Ph.D.
Baruch College; Assistant Professor, Marketing


College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (PHARM)

Vivek Gupta, Ph.D.

Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center (TTUHSC); Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Erica Iantuono, Pharm.D.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University; Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions

Yuman Lee, Pharm.D.
St. John’s University; Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Health Professions

Samantha Moore, Pharm.D.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University; Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions 

Aaron Muth, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida; Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ketan Patel, Ph.D.
Institute of Chemical Technology (India); Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Joshua Rickard, Pharm.D.

South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina; Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions

Mieka Smart, DrPH
Johns Hopkins University; Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, Pharmacy Administration and Public Health

Sarah Smith, Pharm.D.
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; Associate Professor/Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions

Caitlin Stehling, Pharm.D.

St. John’s University; Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions


College of Professional Studies (CPS)

Harold T. Broderick, J.D.

City University Law School–Queens College; Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security

Christopher J. Cleary, M.S.

United States Naval Postgraduate School; Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security

Alanna Harman, Ph.D.

University of Western Ontario (Canada); Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Fazel Keshtkar, Ph.D.

University of Ottawa (Canada);  Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics,
and Science

Jaewook Kim, M.S.

University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College; Instructor, Administration and Economics

Sofia Fasos Korahais, M.A.

New York University; Assistant Professor, Mass Communication

Anthony Quinn, M.Sc.

University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland; Assistant Professor, Division of Administration
and Economics


School of Law (LAW)

Kate Levine, J.D.

Harvard Law School; Assistant Professor, Law

Rachel Heather Smith, J.D.

UC Berkeley School of Law; Assistant Professor, Legal Writing