Science Faculty

The science faculty at Marywood are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. All full-time faculty hold doctorates from prestigious universities. In addition to teaching lecture and laboratory courses, the science faculty advise students regarding course selection and graduate schools, direct student research, and prepare qualified majors to work as laboratory assistants.

Full Time Faculty

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Deanne Garver, Ph.D.

Chairperson & Assistant Professor of Chemistry
570-348-6211 x2564
CNHS 328

Courses: Organic Chemistry, and Chemistry

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Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Director of Biotechnology Program, and Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Chairperson
570-348-6211 x2565
CNHS 333

Courses: Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology

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Christopher Brey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
570-348-6211 x2544
CNHS 331

Courses: ● BIOL 302/502 Bioinformatics ● BIOL 383/583 Emerging Medicine & Technologies ● BIOL 446/546 Genetics ● BIOL 234 Intro. to Cell Molecular Biology & Nutrigenomics ● BIOL 520 Graduate Literature Review ● BIOL 150/151 General Biology Lab

Mary Lynn Grayeski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
570-348-6211 ext. 4598
CNHS room # 337 B

Courses: Principles of Chemistry, General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

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Deborah Hokien, Ph.D.

Associate Dean College of Health & Human Services
1047 (McGowan Ctr)

Courses: Quantitative Research Design, Chemistry of Our World, General Chemistry Laboratory, Chemical Analysis

Jianzhen Kang, Ph.D.


Courses: Organic chemistry Lab; General Chemistry Lab

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Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
570-348-6211 x2478
CNHS 325

Courses: Molecular & Cellular Biology, Cell Culture, General Biology, DNA Forensics, Human Evolution

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Sara Melick

570-348-6211 x2563
CNHS 330

Courses: Ecology, Resource Conservation, Physical Science, Principles of Biology Research

John Minora

570-348-6211 x6265

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Bilas Kanti Pal, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
CNHS 336

Courses: General Physics, Physics for Architects

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Brian Piatak, DC

Assistant Professor
570-348-6211 x2927
CNHS 326

Courses: Anatomy and Physiology

Alisha Pitchford


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Steven Reggie, DC

Assistant Professor of Practice Anatomy & Physiology
570-348-6211 x2301
CNHS 327

Courses: Human Gross Anatomy with Labs, Human Physiology with Labs, Medical Terminology, A&P l & ll with Labs

Monique Rogals

Monique Rogals

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Krista Wargo

Laboratory Instructor
Ext. 2528
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building Room # 329

Courses: General Biology Lab I and II, Microbiology and Immunology labs

Part-Time Faculty

Jamie Mason-Clark, Ed.D.
570-348-6211 x6265

Joseph Snedeker, MS
570-348-6211 x6265

Kayla Troast, B.S., M.A.
570-348-6211 x6265

Science Program Staff

Maria Gentilezza

Administrative Assistant
570-348-6211 x6265
CNHS Room # 350

Deborah Wardach, M.S.

Laboratory Manager
CNHS 104