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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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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