James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong
Apr24

James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong

In the fall of 1965, when Sonny and Cher topped the airwaves, moviegoers flocked to watch The Sound of Music, and the Dune Chronicles captivated America, Jim Mooney arrived on the campus of Immaculata College. Fifty years later, Mooney is still going strong, teaching a full class load, and serving as chair of the English/Communication Department and as advisor to Pilgrimages, the campus literary publication. “People at Immaculata are...

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Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies
Apr24

Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies

Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines and book titles lately. From Doctor Oz to LeBron James, everyone’s talking about the health benefits of the grain-free, high-protein paleo diet. “The theory is that since agriculture came into being, we’re no longer perfectly adapted physiologically to the way that people have been eating,” said Laura Frank, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., to summarize the premise of the diet. “We should be eating as if we were...

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IU Welcomes Dr. Kristy Brumfield to Psychology Faculty
Feb06

IU Welcomes Dr. Kristy Brumfield to Psychology Faculty

Immaculata University announces that Kristy Alaine Brumfield, Ph.D., recently of New Orleans, LA and now residing in Philadelphia, PA, has joined the Psychology faculty as associate professor. Dr. Brumfield will be teaching in the Clinical Mental Health counseling program. Most recently, Dr. Brumfield served as associate professor at Xavier University of Louisiana in the Division of Education and Counseling. Prior to that, she served...

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IU Faculty Co-authored & Edited Irish-American Encyclopedia
Feb06

IU Faculty Co-authored & Edited Irish-American Encyclopedia

Two Immaculata University faculty members, Eugene J. Halus, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of Politics, and William E. Watson, Ph.D., professor of History, co-authored and edited the recently published encyclopedia titled Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People. In addition, several other Immaculata faculty members contributed to the encyclopedia including Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., faculty emerita of...

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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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