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McDonough Administrative/Faculty Team
Nonprofits LEAD Program Manager
Degrees: 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.
Tanya Judd Pucella
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Education, McDonough Center for Leadership and Business
Education: Ph.D. in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, 2007; Master of Arts in Social Science Education, University of Florida, 1996; Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Florida, 1995
Research Interests: Teacher leadership; educator burnout; undergraduate leadership education; the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; nonprofit organizational capacity.
Recent Publications: Not Too Young to Lead. Jan/Feb, 2014. The Clearing House, 87(1), pgs. 15-20. The Impact of NBPTS Certification on Educator Burnout. Jan/Feb, 2014. The Clearing House, 84(1), pgs. 52-58.
Courses (Fall 2014): From Teacher to Leader, General Methods, Social Studies Methods, Student Teaching Seminar, Culture and Gender Issues
Courses (Spring 2015): Initial Field Experience, Principles of Education, Student Teaching Seminar, supervision of student teachers in field
Phone: (740) 376-4490
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
I enjoy the small college atmosphere at Marietta. I attended a large institution for each of my degrees and did not get to know as many faculty and staff. At Marietta College there is an opportunity to develop deep and lasting relationships between students and faculty that enrich the learning process in many ways.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
Anything a 6 year old enjoys! I have a very active young son, so I typically spend my time riding bikes or chauffeuring him to play dates and sports activities. I love to read, and am a sports fan — particularly football and baseball.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
I love a traditional book, but have been turning to e-books more and more. It is great to do some light reading on my phone when I have a few free minutes and not have to lug my book along.
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
Marietta has such a beautiful campus it is really hard to choose. When the weather is nice the Kremer Amphitheatre is great. I enjoy the resources of Legacy Library as well.
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
I am partial to the EXCEL workshop (Experiencing Civic Engagement and Leadership), a five-day event that our incoming McDonough Scholars participate in. It is an event that is run by the upperclassmen in the McDonough program, and they do such an amazing job. It is fascinating to watch all of their hard work come to fruition. I also love participating in the many service events we have on campus, such as Make a Difference Day and Community Service Day.
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 is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge, 2015). His work has appeared in the Journal of Leadership Studies and he recently served as a section editor for 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 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 holds a Ph.D. in communication studies, as well as a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.
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
Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College. He also serves as a session facilitator for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) and the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge, 2015).
Aside from his teaching, research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students. In that role, he writes a weekly column (“Connecting Theory to Practice”) for the newspaper’s leadership website (nytimesinleadership.com). Other 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 is a member of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s Academic Advisory Council. He is also the Past Chair of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) Board of Directors – a global nonprofit organization focused on the study and practice of leadership. He 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.
Director of Civic Engagement
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.
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
M.A. School for International Training, B.A. Miami University
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
M.S., University of Wyoming; B.S., Marietta College
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 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
McCoy Associate Professor of Art
B.A.West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A. West Carolina University; M.F.A. Boston University
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
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
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