Jiangyue (Luna) Zhang
Aug15

Jiangyue (Luna) Zhang

Jiangyue (Luna) Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, has a lengthy and impressive list of scholarly credentials. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom, but her expertise does not end with the hard sciences. She also brings the understanding that there is an art to teaching science. While still a sophomore at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, where she earned a B.S. in physical...

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Harris Tahir, Ed.D.
Aug15

Harris Tahir, Ed.D.

Harris Tahir, associate professor of marketing and finance, is a firm believer in following the right path. As a former project manager for The Vanguard Group, Tahir led high-profile, multi-million dollar projects for business technology initiatives, achieving the kind of success that usually provides a substantial sense of professional satisfaction. Around the same time, however, he began teaching a few accelerated business courses...

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Margaret “Marge” Lacey, Ph.D.
Aug15

Margaret “Marge” Lacey, Ph.D.

Margaret “Marge” Lacey, Ph.D., professor of nursing, is a woman who loves what she’s doing. With 25 years of academic nursing experience, Lacey said her favorite part of the job is “the students. I love the students, all levels of students, whether they’re beginning or an R.N. who is mirroring what I did.” Lacey explained that “back in the day,” when she was preparing to enter the profession, nurses were educated in schools overseen...

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Barbara Gallagher, M.Ed.
Aug14

Barbara Gallagher, M.Ed.

When Assistant Professor Barbara Gallagher, M.Ed., explains how she became an exercise science professional, it is an amusing, if telling, story about cultural expectations. “I originally wanted to be a meteorologist,” she confessed, but in 1970, such ambitions were not considered realistic options for women. “I was told I should be a nurse, a secretary or a teacher. Well, I fainted when I was a candy striper so nursing was out. I...

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Sister Peggy McDonald, IHM, S.T.L., S.T.D.
Aug14

Sister Peggy McDonald, IHM, S.T.L., S.T.D.

One of the most engaging ways Sister Peggy McDonald, IHM, S.T.L., S.T.D., has found to teach theology is through the use of biography—a lively and accessible approach to a subject some might view as daunting or dull. But theology is anything but dry in Sister Peggy’s classroom, where she introduces students to the divine play of sacred study, and invites them to explore the deep, dazzling mystery of God. “I strive to demonstrate the...

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Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D.
Aug14

Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D.

Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Undergraduate Psychology Department, speaks two languages—the language of science and that of the spirit. As a psychologist, she observes behavior, conducts research, collects data, measures results and interprets findings; her work is grounded in empirical methods. But she is also alert to the subtle, sensitive to the unseen, values what cannot be measured, and apprehends...

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