Outstanding Faculty

At Saint Mary’s, you will learn from faculty members who value the importance of a holistic education. You will see a direct benefit from their focus on building your critical-thinking abilities. Your future success will be positively impacted by their emphasis on developing your ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. The tools they give you will help you reach the apex of your abilities and challenge you to discover new and innovative ways to improve the human condition.

In fact, our entire College community is inspired by a faith-based belief in serving others. Your instructors will instill in you our deeply held conviction that we can make impactful contributions in the world by using our education to improve people’s lives. Those values are ingrained in our programs and in the guiding principles behind the courses we teach.

In addition to benefitting from our faculty’s teaching philosophy, you will achieve new educational heights learning from instructors with extensive professional and academic experience. Our autism studies, data science, speech language pathology, and nursing practice faculty are devoted to furthering their fields through scholarship and education. They’ve spent time practicing what they teach and bring you the very latest in professional theory and technological advances. They also bring to you the wisdom that comes from working with others in their profession to solve real-world problems.

Perhaps most important, though, is that no matter if you’re taking your classes online or in the classroom, our faculty are committed to giving you an engaging, dynamic, interactive education designed to change your life.

Learn more about our faculty by exploring their profile pages and learning about their research and professional experience.

Autism Studies Faculty

Joshua John Diehl 
Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies

Juhi Kaboski 
Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies

Susan Latham 
Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Master of Autism Studies
Program Director, Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Jennifer Burke Lefever 
Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies

Nancy Turner 
Professor, Master of Autism Studies

Jennifer Waddell 
Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies

Michael Waddell 
Program Director, Master of Autism Studies

 

Data Science Faculty

Colleen Hoover 
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Kristin Kuter 
Program Director, Master of Science in Data Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Don Malott
Adjunct Lecturer

Ewa Misiolek 
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Joanne Snow 
Professor, Department of Mathematics

Bogdan Vajiac 
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

Christopher Wedrychowicz
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

 

Speech Language Pathology Faculty

Carol Graham
Adjunct Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Ann Kummer
Adjunct Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Susan Latham
Program Director, Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Janet Lovett
Director of Clinical Education

Carla Youngdahl
Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Nursing Practice Faculty

Sue Anderson
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Tracy Anderson
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Jenna Bauer
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Maureen Grady CSC
Professional Specialist in Nursing, Department of Nursing Science

Patricia Keresztes
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Kristin Kuter 
Program Director, Master of Science in Data Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Emily Lowder
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Nursing Science

Juliana Mwose
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Linda Paskiewicz
Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Annette Peacock-Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science