Given the cross disciplinary nature of Marywood University's Ph.D. Program, faculty are drawn from across the University to teach in the program. Faculty from various disciplines serve as dissertation mentors, committee members, and readers and are involved in the Qualifying Experience process.
Academic Advisement Policy
All doctoral students are advised by the Ph.D. Program Director throughout the duration of the program.
Process for Dissertation Credit Registration
For each semester a student needs to register for Dissertation credits, the student must (in consultation with the Dissertation chair) contact the Ph.D. Program director via email (preferred) or by phone, the number of Dissertation credits to be taken in a given semester.
After the student has been released for online registration, the student will choose to register for either 1, 2, or 3 credits of dissertation (D/AL 1275) that is listed under the Ph.D. Program Director's name. The dissertation chair in consultation with the Ph.D. Program Director will assign a grade of "S" or "U" at the end of each semester to assess the student's progress in completing his/her Dissertation.
All students must be registered for dissertation credits by the "LAST DAY TO REGISTER/ADD COURSES."
The required number of Dissertation credits to fulfill the requirements of the Ph.D. are 9, however in the event of an extension to complete the degree, a student must remain active in the program by registering for at least 1 credit of Dissertation each subsequent semester until a successful defense is achieved.
Dr. Deborah HokienProgram Director, Ph.D. Program in Administration & Leadership/MPA
Traci GreeningSecretary Part-time, Ph.D. Program
Dr. Art ComstockAssociate Professor, Business/Global Innovation
(570) 348-6211 x2449
Dr. Alice McDonnellFull Professor, Administrative Studies
(570) 348-6211 X 2406
Sr. Gail CabralFull Professor, Psychology/Counseling
(570) 348-6211 X2346
Dr. Alexander DawoodyAssistant Professor, Administrative Studies
Dr. Lee HarrisonFull Professor, Nutrition/Dietetics
(570) 348-2611 X2303
Dr. Philip JenkinsAssociate Professor, Philosophy
(570) 348-6211 X2972
Dr. Alan LevineFull Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics
Dr. Erin O'HoraLecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics
Dr. Amy Paciej WoodruffAssistant Professor, Coordinator, MS Higher Education Administration Program
Dr. Joseph A. PolizziAssociate Professor, Education
(570) 348-6211 X 2497
Dr. Karen RichAssociate Professor, School of Social Work/Administrative Studies
(570) 348-6211 X2395
Dr. Lia Richards PalmiterDirector of Diversity, Lecturer,, Administration & Leadership
Dr. Pietro SassoLecturer (Adjunct), Administration & Leadership
Dr. Christopher J. SpeicherAssociate Professor, School Business/Global Innovation, Organizational Leadership
(570) 348-6211 X2666
Dr. Matthew CaputoLecturer (Adjunct), Administration & Leadership
Dr. Diane DellaValleAssociate Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics
(570) 348-6211 X2477
John M. Hart, III, Esq.Lecturer (Adjunct), Administration & Leadership
Dr. John RisboskinLecturer (Adjunct), Education
Dr. Richard ClarkLecturer (Adjunct), Education
Dr. Lori SwanchakClinical Director, Physician Assistant