Curiculum Vitae

Carlow University

  • Associate Professor and Department Chair, School of Management (August 2011-present). Responsible for teaching over 15 different classes. Will begin teaching in the MBA Program in August 2016.
  • Co-director, Carlow University Honors Program (May 2015-present).
  • Associate Professor and Chair, School of Management. (August 2003-May 2009, June 2010-July 2011)
  • Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies (June 2009-May 2010) 
  • Associate Dean, School of Management (August 2008-December 2008)
  • Co-designed MBA777, HRIS101, and HRIS202 (April 2015-present)
  • Full-time Instructor/Assistant Professor 1986-1989, 2000-2003. 
  • Advise 100-150 students per semester.
University of Pittsburgh
  • Director of the University Student Judicial System, Division of Student Affairs. (May 1989-August 2000). Responsible for administration of the judicial system for all campuses of the University of Pittsburgh. Duties included the following:
  • Meeting with students, parents, attorneys, and administrators regarding judicial charges.
  • Representing the University in court proceedings.
  • Serving as a judge for University disciplinary hearings.
  • Writing all disciplinary correspondence.
  • Serving as the FERPA officer for the entire University.
  • Serving as the hearing administrator for FERPA hearings.
  • Serving as a member of the out-of-state eligibility appeal board.
  • Recruiting, selecting, and supervising judicial staff on all campuses of the University.
  • Performing disciplinary clearances for outside agencies (e.g. F.B.I., C.I.A., military branches, state legal boards).
  • Teaching in the Freshman Studies Program (1990-2000).
  • Teaching in the Emerging Leader Student Development Program (1984-1999).
  • Authoring the Student Code of Conduct (conduct document for all Pitt campuses).
  • Co-authoring the Academic Integrity Guidelines.
  • Co-authoring the Drug Free Schools and Communities Brochure.
  • Co-authoring the University of Pittsburgh Campus Safety Brochure.
  • Providing conduct violation statistics for non-police incidents to the University Legal Counsel. (Information was submitted to the state to comply with federal and state law).
  • Teaching workshops for the Pitt Athletic Department.
  • Teaching workshops at all campuses of the University regarding the Student Judicial System and the Buckley Amendment.
  • Developing conduct clearances for several University of Pittsburgh programs/departments (e.g. Semester at Sea).
  • Representing the University as a featured speaker at several area conferences (e.g. Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association,
  • Duquesne University Partners Program).
  • Serving as the chief Student Affairs Division officer in the absence of the Vice Chancellor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
  • Serving as the chief administrator for the University Student Death Policy.
  • Serving as a primary contact person in the Division of Student Affairs for student emergencies.
  • Speaking at approximate 50 University functions per year (e.g. Orientation, Athletic Orientation, recruitment events, alumni events).
  • Serving as the chief division contact person with the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department regarding NCAA conduct compliance).
  • Working with University of Pittsburgh Police regarding records and crime statistics.
  • Serving on several University level committees. These included the Strategic Planning, Pitt Drug and Alcohol, and Athletic Compliance committees.
  • Served on the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Gender Equity Committee to the NCAA.
  • Serving as a member of several division committees. These included search, budget, and planning committees. 
  • Maintained a close working relationship with the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center.
LaRoche College
  • Part-time graduate faculty member in the Human Resource Management Program
  • Taught Labor Economics and Strategic Human Resource Planning (1987-1996).
Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus
  • Part-time faculty member, Department of Business Management. (1984-1986)
  • Taught undergraduate business courses in the Displaced Worker Program

 University of Pittsburgh

  • Researcher, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research. Worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Unemployment projects. (1985-1986).
  • Coordinator of Emerging Leader Student Development Program. Responsibilities included hiring facilitators to teach in the program, overseeing student registration, and assembling student and facilitator manuals. Duties included authoring articles for manuals. This program was one of the first freshman leadership programs in the country. (1984-1986).
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Higher Education Administration, School of Education. Duties included serving as graduate assistant for the Higher Education Core, a required first year doctoral course. Duties also included academic advising regarding non-dissertation related matters. (1982-1984).


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1985, Higher Education Administration. Minor in Curriculum and Supervision. Dissertation Topic: A History and Analysis of Faculty Collective Bargaining at Robert Morris College.
  • M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh, 1998, Crosscultural Counseling. Completed 1500 hour internship in the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center.
  • M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh, 1983, Higher Education Administration. Comprehensive research topic: The Yeshiva University Case: Are Faculty Unions Dead? (An analysis of the future of faculty unionization as a result of this significant court case.)
  • B.A., Duquesne University, 1979, Social Sciences-Economics. Minors in Journalism and Spanish.
  • Attended the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland and Johnstown campuses (1973-1976). Was feature editor of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student newspaper, The Advocate. Nominated for award as outstanding news writing for article on inauguration of President Frank Blackington.

Research Interests

  • Presented paper at Hofstra University “1935” Conference. Paper/presentation topic: A review of The National Labor Relations Act from 1935-2011. (2011) National Conference.
  • Keynote presenter for Pittsburgh CUPA-HR Conference—October 2009.
  • Primary research interests are labor law and collective bargaining. Received research funding from Carlow College in 1989 to conduct a comparative analysis of faculty unionization in Great Britain and the United States. 
  • Developed simulation game based on the academic tenure process as a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh. 
  • Featured speaker at National Association of Student Personnel Administrators national conference. Presentation topic: Administration of a College Judicial System at a Large Urban Campus. (1992). National Conference.
  • Featured speaker at the University of South Carolina Freshman Year Experience Conference. Presentation topic: The University of Pittsburgh Emerging Leader Program. (1986). National Conference.
  • Featured speaker, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association state conference. Presentation topic: A Student Leadership Model: The University of Pittsburgh Emerging Leader Student Development Program. (1986).
  • Featured speaker on the topic of FERPA for over 20 events.