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
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
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.