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McDonough Administrative/Faculty Team


Heather Eichner

Heather Eichner

Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Manager

Dept: Office of Civic Engagement

740-376-4559

hee002@marietta.edu

Office: McDonough

Degrees: Master of Arts in Public Administration (University of Akron); Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Philosophy (Mount Union), 2008.

Areas of Interest:

Year appointed: 2012

Ms. Eichner is the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Manager at Marietta College. She works with nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV) to develop their capacity through targeted trainings and workshops as well as through service-learning partnerships. She also oversees the Next Generation: Nonprofit Board Training for Young Leaders program and Pay It Forward, which are collaborations between Marietta College students and local nonprofits.

Through the years she has created, implemented, and facilitated various programs, projects, and events surrounding social justice, nonprofit collaboration, and student engagement. She was an AmeriCorps VISTA for three years through Ohio Campus Compact and served the University of Findlay and the University of Mount Union as well as the Findlay and Alliance communities. She worked as a board and administrative consultant for a newly launched 501(c)(3) food pantry and she was a strategic planning taskforce member for the YWCA of Alliance. She has also served as a board member, committee member, mayoral commission member, and/ or representative to a variety of nonprofit and grass roots organizations.

She also worked as the service-learning liaison at the University of Mount Union.

 


 

Christy Hockenberry

Christy Hockenberry

Administrative Coordinator

Dept: McDonough Leadership Program

740-376-4624

hockenba@marietta.edu

christy.hockenberry@marietta.edu

Office: MCDH

Degrees:

Year appointed: 2002

Ms. Hockenberry, who has more than 16 years of customer service experience, is the Administrative Coordinator and Building Manager for the McDonough Center. She joined the McDonough team in June 2006.

Before joining the McDonough Center, Ms. Hockenberry was the Administrative Assistant to the Major and Planned Giving Departments at Marietta College for more than four years.

Prior to joining Marietta College, she worked for more than 10 years at Washington Electric Cooperative. She started at WEC as a part-time entry clerk and progressed to the full-time position of Head Billing Clerk, being responsible for the management of more than 10,000 accounts.

 


 

Tanya Judd Pucella

Tanya Judd Pucella

Associate Professor of Education and Leadership Studies

Dept: McDonough Leadership; Civic Engagement

740-376-4490

tj002@marietta.edu

tanya.judd.pucella@marietta.edu

Office: MCDH 103

Degrees: Ph.D. (University of Central Florida), 2007; Master's in Social Science Education (University of Florida), 1996; Bachelor's in history (University of Florida), 1994

Year appointed: 2006

A native of Florida, Tanya Judd Pucella is an Assistant Professor of Education and Leadership Studies. She completed her doctorate in the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Her dissertation focused on the impact of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on burnout levels in teachers. In addition, Judd Pucella has earned a master's degree in social science education and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Florida. For the previous ten years she has been a teacher and administrator in the public school system in Orlando, Florida. Judd Pucella utilized her background in K-12 education in designing the Teacher Leadership Certificate offered by the McDonough Center, and currently serves as the coordinator of the program.

Dr. Judd Pucella's research interests include teacher leadership, educator burnout, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and nonprofit organizational capacity. She recently concluded a comprehensive study of nonprofit capacity in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

 


 

Robert McManus

Robert McManus

McCoy Associate Professor

Dept: McDonough Leadership

740-376-4588

robert.mcmanus@marietta.edu

rmm002@marietta.edu

Office:

Degrees: Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Regent University); Master of Business Administration (Olivet Nazarene University); Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Speech Theatre (Judson College)

Year appointed: 2005

Robert M. McManus, Ph.D. is the McCoy Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication at the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College. His work has appeared in the Journal of Leadership Studies and he recently served as a section editor of the book Leading in Complex Worlds published by Jossey-Bass. McManus has served as the Chair of the Leadership Education Member Interest Group of the International Leadership Association.

He has also served as a faculty advisor for the America’s Best Leaders Project published in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. He has travelled globally speaking and teaching on the subject of leadership. McManus is an award-winning educator, and regularly offers courses on foundations of leadership, organizational leadership, theories and models of leadership, and global leadership. He is currently co-authoring a book titled Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Approach to be published by Routledge in 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in communication studies, as well as a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.

 


 

Gamaliel Perruci

Gamaliel Perruci

Dean of McDonough Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies

Dept: McDonough Leadership Program

740-376-4562

perrucig@marietta.edu

gama.perruci@marietta.edu

Office: MCDH 108

Degrees: Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Florida), 1991; Master's in International Journalism (Baylor University), 1986; Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Journalism (Baylor University)

Year appointed: 2011

Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College. Aside from his research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant to colleges and corporations. He currently serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students.

His most recent consulting assignments also include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Perruci will be a visiting lecturer in the Global Leadership Program at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He currently serves as the Chair of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) Board of Directors – a global nonprofit organization focused on the study and practice of leadership.

Dr. Perruci has been a frequent guest analyst for the London-based BBC World Service and Paris-based Radio France International broadcast to Brazil. He served as a member of the National Selection Committee (America’s Best Leaders Project, Top American Leaders Project) convened by Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with the weekly magazine, U.S. News & World Report (2009-2010), and The Washington Post (2011).

A native of Brazil, Dr. Perruci has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s in international journalism (M.I.J.) from Baylor University in Texas.

 

Alexandra Perry

Alexandra Perry

Assistant Professor

Dept: McDonough Leadership Program

740-376-4749

akp004@marietta.edu

Office: McDonough 106

Degrees:Ed.D. in Pedagogy and Philosophy, Montclair State (2012); Master of Education, Montclair State (2008); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Cognitive Science, William Paterson University (2006)

Year appointed: 2013

Dr. Perry’s research centers on how the decisions of political leaders during the World War II era conflict between Japan and the United States are understood in ethical terms through the writing of history.

She also writes on the ethics of disability and the neurodiversity movement. She is the managing editor of Theoretical & Applied Ethics, a peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Nebraska Press, and also a co-editor of a book series, Studies in Theoretical & Applied Ethics. She recently published an article on ethics and autism in the journal Bioethics, and completed a book chapter on the controversy surrounding the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s commemorative exhibit of the atomic bombings of Japan, which will be published in a book on space, politics, and epistemology.

Currently, she is completing two books, one, titled Neuropluralism, which focuses on ethics and social movements surrounding psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and a second, titled Paper Cranes and Mushroom Clouds, on the way that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and U.S. political leadership during World War II are presented in ethical terms in post-war historical accounts.

 

Maribeth Saleem-Tanner

Maribeth Saleem-Tanner

Director of Civic Engagement

Dept: McDonough Leadership Program

740-376-4561

ms010@marietta.edu

Office: McDonough 204

Degrees:Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (Eastern Mennonite University) (2009), Bachelor of Arts in English (Pomona College) (2002)

Year appointed: 2013

Maribeth Saleem-Tanner grew up in the Adirondack region of New York. She holds an MA in conflict transformation with a concentration in peacebuilding and development from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a BA in English and creative writing from Pomona College. Her research at EMU focused on understanding differing perspectives on community development in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where she lived and worked for over ten years.

Prior to coming to Marietta College, Saleem-Tanner worked at High Rocks, an award-winning youth leadership development program, where she held a variety of roles from VISTA volunteer to Co-Director. She also worked with nonprofits throughout the Allegheny Mountain region to support AmeriCorps VISTA capacity building projects through the Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, taught English and Management courses through New River Community College, and supported community life and student leaders as a Resident Director at EMU.

Saleem-Tanner oversees the Office of Civic Engagement and teaches courses within the action component in the McDonough Leadership Program.

 


 

Cristie Thomas

Cristie Thomas

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Dept: Office of Civic Engagement

clt003@marietta.edu

Office: McDonough

Degrees: Masters (SIT Graduate Institute); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology (Bucknell)

Areas of Interest:

Year appointed: 2012

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Cristie Thomas joins Marietta College as the Civic Engagement Coordinator. In 2007, Thomas had the memorable opportunity to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu on her voyage around the world as a Semester at Sea student, visiting more than 14 countries.

Her work has been dedicated to social activism training and experiential education around issues of social justice, diversity, and discrimination. Thomas' strong ties to the community have been exhibited over the past three years as a ministry partner in multiple churches, developing community leadership while focusing on social justice initiatives.

Thomas is also the Founder/Director of a local nonprofit, (be)MUCH, dedicated to positive social change through education, activism, and community. Her current research examines Christian scripture and its ties to social justice.

Prior to coming to Marietta College, Thomas was an AmeriCorps VISTA* in St. Petersburg, Fla. She enjoys reading, crafting, music, and spending time with her husband.

 


 

 

Affiliated Faculty & Staff

Aside from its core administrative/faculty team, the Center also has 24 affiliated faculty and staff. While they hold their appointments from academic departments and administrative offices throughout campus, they are formally affiliated with the Center and participate actively in the life of McDonough. Many of them have advanced degrees from prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Boston U., Purdue, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Cornell. They represent a wide variety of fields and interests:

William M. Bauer
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University


David Brown
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D. Duke University

Christy Burke
Director of International Programs
B.S.P.E. Marietta College, M.S. University of Wyoming


Ben Ebenhack
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
B.S., St. Meinrad College; M.En., Miami University; Ph.D., Michigan State University


Eric J. Fitch
Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Leadership
B.S., St. Meinrad College; M.En., Miami University; Ph.D., Michigan State University


Bill Fournier
Associate Director of the Career Center
A.A., Eastern Maine Technical College; B.A. University of New England; M.A. Ohio University; Ph.D. Ohio University


Lianne Gray-Starner
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D. Ohio University

Hilles Hughes
Director of Career Services
B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., John Caroll University


Javier Jimenez
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Latin American Studies
B.A. Columbia University, M.A, San Francisco State University, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Kathryn McDaniel
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University


David G. McShaffrey
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S. University of Akron, Ph.D. Purdue University


Scott McVicar
Associate Director of Admission
B.A., M.A.Ed., Marietta College


Robert Pastoor
Vice President for Student Life
B.A.B.S. Mount St. Mary’s, M Ed. McDaniel College, Ed.D. University of Montana

Jolene Powell
McCoy Associate Professor of Art
B.A.West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A. West Carolina University; M.F.A. Boston University

Janie Rees-Miller
Professor of Language and Linguistics, Director of English as a Second Language
B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A., American University of Beirut


Mark Schaefer
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., M.A., B.A. West Virginia University


Mark E. Sibicky
McCoy Professor of Psychology, Director of the M.A.P. Program
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Colgate University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas


Michael D. Taylor
McCoy Professor of Management and Leadership
B.A., Carleton College; M.B.A., Ohio University; S.T.B., (B.D.), Ph.D., Harvard University

Ben Thomas
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Geology
B.B.A. Kent State University, B.S.P.E. Marietta College, M.B.A. Ashland University, M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University

Luding Tong
Associate Professor of Chinese, Director of Asian Studies Program
B.A., Anhui University (Anhui Province, China); M.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis


Ena Cecilia Vulor
McCoy Associate Professor of French Language and Literature
B.A. University of Ghana, M.A., Ph.D. Cornell University

Xiaoxiong Yi
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of China Institute
B.A., Beijing Normal University (China); M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., American University


Matthew Young
McCoy Associate Professor of History, Director of Asian Studies
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

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