This year, Cabrini said goodbye to eight of its faculty and hello to 13 incoming professors.
Dr. Katie Acker, assistant professor of mathematics; Dawn Francis, assistant professor of communication; Dr. Ray Robb, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Chris Kule, assistant professor of biology; Dr. April Perrymore, assistant professor of psychology; Margo Bare, associate professor of social work; Abby Walls, assistant professor of romance languages; and Dr. Robert Lewis, assistant professor of information science and technology, submitted their resignations during the spring semester.
In addition to the departure of eight full-time professors, several adjunct professors moved to full-time positions at other colleges.
Due to resignations coming in too late to have a national search, several adjunct professors at Cabrini moved up to visiting full-time positions, meaning they will hold the full-time position for one year.
This number of new faculty is “pretty healthy,” said Dr. Jonnie Guerra, vice president for academic affairs.
Joe Clark is now a visiting assistant professor of education. Clark has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for over two years. Also in the education department, Shirley Dixon is now a full time professor. Dixon had previously worked as the Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives.
Susan Dendinger is the visiting assistant professor of biology. She has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for the past several years.
Nicholas Jacques is the assistant professor of studio art. He has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for the past year.
Guerra recently sent email introducing the new faculty to Cabrini.
“We are excited to bring people with such high credentials as visiting and permanent faculty to Cabrini,” she said.
Joining Dendinger in the science department is Ann Randolph, visiting assistant professor of chemistry. She has been teaching biochemistry and inorganic chemistry for 15 years.
There are two new additions to the communications department. Dr. John Cordes is an assistant professor of communications. He was previously an adjunct professor at the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Janice Hau Xu is also an assistant professor of communication. She previously held the same position at Western Connecticut State University.
Dr. Nicholas K. Rademacher joined Cabrini as the assistant professor of religious studies in January.
Byrony R.V. Kay is the visiting assistant professor of psychology. Prior to Cabrini, Kay was a school psychologist.
Dr. Eric Malm is the assistant professor of business. Malm occasionally taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Cabrini.
Kristen Smith Nicely is the visiting assistant professor of social work. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at Marywood University.
Eileen A. Raffaele is the visiting assistant professor of business. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at Delaware County Community College.
Stephen P. Vallette is the visiting assistant professor of mathematics. He has over 20 years of teaching experience.