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Mount St. Mary's Welcomes 12 New Faculty This Fall

Office of the Provost

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Mount St. Mary’s University this semester welcomed 12 talented new full-time faculty, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. “We are excited about this talented cohort of faculty. They bring in diverse experiences and backgrounds that will greatly benefit Mount students,” said Provost Boyd Creasman.

Five new faculty join the College of Liberal Arts.  Assistant Professor of Theology Roberto De La Noval, Ph.D., earned his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, with a focus on 19th and 20th-century philosophical theology.  Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rika Dunlap, Ph.D., came to the Mount from the University of Guam.  She earned her doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Asian philosophy.  Assistant Professor of World Languages Manuel Garzon, Ph.D., recently completed his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Hispanic transatlantic studies.  Sheldon Shealer, lecturer in communication, joined the faculty after teaching at the Mount for many years as an adjunct professor.  His expertise in sport communication will help the university maximize the benefits of the MAAC’s contract with ESPN.  Assistant Professor of Political Science Mai Truong, Ph.D., earned her doctorate from the University of Arizona, with a specialization in social and protest movements in East and Southeast Asia.

Three new faculty joined the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business.  Associate Professor of Business Boris Morozov, Ph.D., came to the Mount from the faculty of Lock Haven University.  He earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and brought vast experience in teaching finance.  Associate Professor of Business Philip van Berten, Ph.D., is teaching entrepreneurship for the Mount.  He earned his doctorate from CNAM in Paris.  Associate Professor of Sport Management Sarah Zipp, Ph.D., came to the Mount from the University of Stirling in Scotland.  She earned her doctorate from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

The success of the Mount’s new Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis led to the hiring of two additional faculty.  Rebecca Correll, Ph.D., recently finished her doctorate in applied developmental psychology from George Mason University and has served as the CEO of The Language and Behavior Center in Silver Spring.  Alexa Mochan brought vast experience in working in clinical settings to help train our students.  She currently serves as clinical director for Mission Autistic Centers in Frederick. 

Two of the new faculty have previous connections to the Mount.  Angela Mucci-Guido, Ph.D., returned to the faculty as lecturer in education, having most recently taught at Salve Regina University.  She specializes in special education.  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sarah (Bonson) Krueger, Ph.D., returns to her alma mater after completing her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in organic chemistry.

“It was a great recruiting year for the Mount,” said Creasman.  “We are blessed that these talented faculty members joined us this fall.”

Office of the Provost