Academic Affairs: Colleges & Deans

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    College of Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Frances M. Zauhar

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    Dr. Frances M. Zauhar became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in July 2012.  Before coming to Marywood, she was the Humanities Division Chair and Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Chair and Associate Professor of English at Saint Vincent College, and Assistant Professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College.

    Dean Zauhar has been a committed classroom instructor and teaching scholar throughtout her academic career.  She has developed and taught courses on a number of topics in American literature, including American Women Writers, American Indian Literatures, Immigrant Authors and Environmental Literature.  She has collaborated with colleagues and team taught courses on Literature and Politics, Literature and the Visual Arts, and Media and Contemporary Culture.  In collaboration with her students, she has made conference presentations on literary relationships in early and modern literature, and she has mentored students pursuing their individual research on a variety of topics.  Her own research interests lie primarily in the area of 19th and 20th-century American fiction.  She has presented her research on Nathaniel Hawthorne, on Sarah Orne Jewett, on Willa Cather, and on Richard Russo at regional and national literary conferences, and her work on Jewett and Cather has also been published.

    Dean Zauhar's prior experience includes planning, developing, and assessing successful academic programs at both of her former institutions.  At Saint Vincent, she was founding coordinator of the program in Creative and Professional Writing.  She gained valuable multi-disciplinary experience as one of the developers and founding members of the Women's Studies program at Gustavus Adolphus and the Environmental Studies Program at Saint Vincent.  In addition to her responsibilities as MCLAS Dean at Marywood, she works with faculty as part of the Greater Expectations Faculty Development Program, and she is Co-Chair of the Middle States Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee.

    Dean Zauhar earned her B.A. degree in English from Seton Hill University, and the M.A. and Ph.D in English from Louisiana State University.

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    College of Health & Human Services

    Lori E. Swanchak: Interim Dean

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    On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.  The College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and DisordersNutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science; NursingPhysician Assistant StudiesPsychology and Counseling; and Social Work.  Additionally, we house a state-of-the-art Human Physiology Laboratory.

    Our faculty are committed educators and researchers who will go the extra mile to help you attain your educational goals such that you will be prepared for the future you envision. In the College of Health and Human Services, learning takes place within as well as outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in service-learning trips, study abroad, become involved in athletics, attend or participate in the various cultural events on campus, as well as to collaborate with faculty on research projects that are bounded only by your interest and imagination. 

    I invite you to peruse our website and become familiar with the many quality programs we offer.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like additional information.

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    College of Professional Studies

    James Sullivan, RA, AIA

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    James Sullivan, RA, AIA, is the dean of Marywood's College of Professional Studies.

    Most recently, Mr. Sullivan has served as dean of Marywood's School of Architecture, the first and only architecture school in Northeast Pennsylvania.

    Prior to coming to Marywood, Mr. Sullivan served as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Interior Design at Louisiana State University (LSU).

    Mr. Sullivan earned his bachelor of environmental design degree from Miami University of Ohio, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed architect in New York State with a broad range of experience as a practitioner, educator, and administrator in both architecture and interior design.

    Mr. Sullivan began teaching architecture at LSU in the fall of 2000 and gained academic administrative experience as the undergraduate program coordinator for four years at the School of Architecture. He also gained valuable experience working in partnerships with interior designers in New York City for ten years prior to moving to Baton Rouge, while running his own firm, the Louisiana Architecture Bureau, located in Baton Rouge. The majority of Mr. Sullivan’s professional work is in the renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures with a focus on interior.