Welcome! New Full-Time Faculty Members for the 2015-16 Academic Year

by Tom McNamara | Aug 26, 2015

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DeSales University announces new full-time faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Karen Walton, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the appointments. They include:

Dr. Michael Beardsley is an assistant professor of sport and exercise science in the division of healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York – SUNY, Buffalo

Dr. Michelle Coyne is an assistant professor of criminal justice in the department of social sciences. Coyne earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Xavier University and her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Thomas Craig serves as an assistant professor of business in the division of business. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University, his master’s degree from Lehigh University, and then returned to Temple University for his doctorate.

Dr. David Dalition serves as an assistant professor of criminal justice in the department of social sciences. Dalition earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, a juris doctor from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, and master of laws degrees from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Columbia Law School.

Rev. John Extejt, OSFS, is an instructor of mathematics in the department of mathematics and computer science. Fr. Extejt earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master of science degree from Purdue University, a master of divinity degree from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, and a master of arts degree from Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Lara Goudsouzian is an assistant professor of biology in the department of natural science. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her doctorate from Princeton University.

Dr. Katherine Grasso is an assistant professor of communication in the department of humanities. Grasso earned her bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Christos Karagiannopoulos serves as an assistant professor of physical therapy in the division of healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Drexel University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Temple University.

Dr. Louise Murray serves as an assistant professor of nursing in the department of nursing and health. Murray earned her bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia University, a master’s degree from Drexel University and a doctorate from Chatham University.

Dr. Barry Silver is an assistant professor of physician assistant studies in the division of healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Dr. Joshua Slee is an assistant professor of biology in the department of natural science. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marywood University, and a doctorate from Lehigh University.


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Tom McNamara
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