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McDonough Administrative/Faculty Team
Dr. Mark Bagshaw
Professor of Management and Leadership
Dept: Business & Economics
Office: THMS 101
Degrees: Ed.D. in Higher Education (Penn State), 1984; Master of Philosophy in English & Literature (Yale University), 1969; Bachelor of Arts in English (Penn State), 1965
Year appointed: 1993
Dr. Bagshaw is the former owner of a successful start-up in the direct-mail catalog music business. Professor Bagshaw teaches courses in the strategic management and leadership of organizations, as well as an international leadership course in the College's master of corporate communications program.
His published work focuses on planning and organizational issues in higher education and relating liberal arts education to leadership in business. He is the author or co-author of a number of professional publications and presented papers, including (with K.P. Mortimer) an influential monograph, Flexibility in Academic Staffing.
He was one of 15 educators chosen by ASIANetwork and the Hong Kong American Center to participate in the Pearl River Delta Faculty Development Program during the summer of 2005. His proposal received funding from the Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad Program of the U.S. Department of Education. Bagshaw teamed up with Dr. Galina An, an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, and Dr. Wellington K.K. Chan, a professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, to develop new business enterprises and their interaction with domestic and international markets.
Dr. Bagshaw began teaching at Marietta in 1993.
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Manager
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.
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.
Director of Civic Engagement
Office: McDonough 204
Degrees: Master of Arts in Education (Harvard University), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (George Washington University)
Year appointed: 2010
A native of Massachusetts, Arielle Jennings is the Director of Civic Engagement. Jennings received her master's degree in education from Harvard University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the George Washington University. Jennings worked in the non-profit sector in both Washington, D.C., and Boston on issues related to hunger and homelessness before she started her career in civic engagement and service-learning.
Prior to coming to Marietta, Jennings worked at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, coordinating service and leadership initiatives in their Office of Community Service.
Her current research focuses on the developmental effects of student leadership initiatives in civic engagement programming. Jennings teaches courses within the action component in the McDonough Leadership Program.
Tanya Judd Pucella
Assistant Professor of Education and Leadership Studies
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.
McCoy Associate Professor
Dept: McDonough Leadership
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. He teaches four core courses in Leadership Studies including: Foundations of Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Theories and Models of Leadership, and Global Leadership. He has also led student groups in international study abroad tours to Latin America and Europe.
He led research teams from the McDonough Center to assist in the selection of candidates for America's Best Leaders project published in U.S. News and World Report in 2008 and 2009 in conjunction with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Center for Public Leadership.
He has published works in the United States and Brazil in the areas of Leadership Studies and Communication Studies. His current research interests center on the connections between the Liberal Arts, Leadership Studies, and Communication. Dr. McManus is also an active business consultant and is a member of the International Leadership Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and a Master of Business Administration.
Dr. McManus was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Marietta, Ohio.
Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Dean of McDonough Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies
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
A native of Brazil, Dr. Perruci's current research area is the impact of globalization on leadership development. He has been published widely in the area of international politics and Latin American leadership issues. Aside from his administrative duties and research, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant for colleges and corporations. He currently serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper's educational initiatives for first-year students and leadership programs. His most recent consulting assignments 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.
Dr. Perruci currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) – the premier association for leadership educators and scholars. For the past three years, he also has 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). Dr. Perruci has been a frequent guest analyst for the London-based BBC World Service and Paris-based Radio France International broadcast to Brazil.
Civic Engagement Coordinator
Degrees: Masters (SIT Graduate Institute); Bachelor of Arts in Psycholog 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
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D. Duke University
Director of International Programs
B.A., Miami University; M.A. (Candidate) School for International Training
Richard K. Danford
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Director of Latin American Studies, Academic Advisor for Study Abroad
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Ohio 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
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
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D. Ohio University
Director of Career Services
B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., John Caroll University
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
Associate Director of Admission
B.A., M.A.Ed., Marietta College
James H. O'Donnell, III
McCoy Professor and Andrew U. Thomas Professor of History
B.A., Lambuth College; M.A. Ph.D. Duke University
Mabry M. O'Donnell
McCoy Professor of Communication and Hilyer Professor of Literature, Rhetoric, and Oratory, Director of Individuals Events
B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Professor of Leadership and Management
B.S., Utica College; M.B.A., Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
McCoy Associate Professor of Art
B.A.West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A. West Carolina University; M.F.A. Boston University
Christopher J. Pucella
Head Men’s Crew Coach
B.A., Ed.M., University of Buffalo
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
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
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
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of China Institute
B.A., Beijing Normal University (China); M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., American University
McCoy Associate Professor of History, Director of Asian Studies
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University