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Science Center Takes Shape

Science Center Construction

After months of essential infrastructure upgrades that were invisible to the casual eye, the new Science Center has begun to take shape.

The $33.4 million project will add 41,635 square feet to the existing 37,019 square feet which will be completely renovated.

Construction management is provided by IMC Construction. The new construction will wrap the west and north sides of the Horn Wing, which was added to Science Hall in 1965. New construction will be completed by spring 2010, and the renovation will follow.

“The project is designed to preserve the character, dignity and history of our grand old Hall of Science while adding to the ways that Albright shines when it comes to attracting and retaining top-notch faculty, staff and students in the sciences,” said
Albright President Lex McMillan.

“We are really excited to see the project taking shape!” For updates and photos of the construction, visit

Albright Welcomes New Faculty

YoungJoo Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of fashion; Ph.D., M.A., clothing and textiles, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea; M.A., museum studies - costume and textiles, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

Katherine Lehman, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications; Ph.D., American studies, University of New Mexico; M.A., public affairs reporting, University of Illinois, Springfield; B.A., journalism and Spanish, Asbury College; current research focuses on representations of single women and gender roles in 1960s-1970s popular culture.

Taylor McNamee, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and business, Dearden Chair in Business; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England; M.B.A., finance and multinational enterprise management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., political science, Temple University.

Maria Mogford, instructor of English as a second language; currently pursuing Ph.D., educational leadership, Alvernia College; M.A., English, B.S., secondary education communications, (English, speech and theatre), Kutztown University; graduate work at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, England; has served as an adjunct instructor at Albright College since 2006.

Melissa Nicolas, Ph.D., associate professor of English and Writing Center director; Ph.D., English, Ohio State University; M.Ed., education, Widener University; B.A., philosophy and English, University of Delaware; research interests include composition theory and pedagogy, writing center and WAC studies, and women’s studies.

Marion Piccolomini, M.S., CCC/SLP, instructor of English as a second language; M.S., communication disorders, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., West Virginia University; has served as an adjunct instructor at Albright College.

Bonnie Rosenblatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Degree Completion Program; Ph.D., M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; B.S., James Madison University.

Gwendolyn Seidman, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology; Ph.D., M.A., psychology, New York University; B.A., statistics and psychology, College of New Jersey; research interests include cognition in close relationships, social support, psychology of the Internet, and mathematical modeling of psychological processes.

Erik Day, M.S., visiting assistant professor of digital media; M.S., digital media, East Tennessee State University; B.F.A., computer animation, Savannah College of Art and Design; employed for more than 10 years in the 3D computer animation production industry.

Jeanette C. de la Cerda Donoso, visiting instructor of Spanish; university degree in German language and literature; certified diploma as an Italian teacher; currently completing master’s degree in Spanish as a foreign language, University of Córdoba, Argentina; research interests include task-based learning, the history of the Jesuits in Argentina and Chile, and slavery in Argentina.

Khaled Elmawazini, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of economics and business; Ph.D., economics, University of East London, England; M.A., economics, University of Ottawa, Canada; expertise in economic research, international development, market analysis, panel data analysis, statistical and econometric methods and decision support systems.

Francis (Frank) Farina, J.D., M.B.A. C.P.A., visiting assistant professor of accounting; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; M.B.A., accounting, The George Washington University; B.S., accounting, Suffolk University; has been an attorney and certified public accountant since 1999.

Emily Godbey, Ph.D., visiting NEH chair in humanities; Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; B.A., Princeton University; currently working on a book manuscript, The Culture of Catastrophe, which explores the commercialization of disaster.

Erika Fabiana Heindl, visiting instructor of Spanish; majored in EN-SP Translation at the School of Languages, Córdoba National University, Argentina; postgraduate degree in contrastive analysis in translation.

Jocelyn Kolb, M.F.A., visiting assistant professor of digital media; M.F.A., B.F.A., metals/jewelry/CAD-CAM, Temple University.

Harry S. Nelsen, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of sociology; Ph.D., sociology, Purdue University; M.A., sociology, Northern Illinois University; B.A., sociology, University of Illinois; worked 18 years in computing administration.

Suzanne Palmer, J.D., L.L.M., visiting assistant professor of economics and business; J.D., Boston University School of Law; L.L.M., law and economics, George Mason University School of Law; B.A., Lafayette College; has been an adjunct professor at Albright College and currently serves as the pre-law advisor.

Julien Vick, visiting instructor of French; two years of literary studies in preparatory classes for the “GrandesÉcoles;” master’s degree in law and political science; at Albright through Fulbright program.

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