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Photo: Don Butt

Donald Butt, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.S. Business Administration, Frostburg State College; M.B.A. The George Washington University (Accounting and Finance)


Katy Dye

Kathryn Dye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A. Biology, Augustana College; Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago (Molecular and Cellular Biology)


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John Gilly, Ph.D.


B.S. Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S. Biochemistry, University of Scranton; Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Lehigh University (Biopharmaceuticals)


Christine McCauslin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

B.S. Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Hood College; Ph.D. Genetics, George Washington University (Genetics and Biochemistry)


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Raymond Speciale, J.D., C.P.A.

Associate Professor of Business Law and Accounting

B.A.A. Accounting, Iona College; J.D. Pace University School of Law; C.P.A. Maryland (C.P.A. (MD) Law and Accounting)


Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S. Biology (Biotechnology), University of Delaware; Ph.D. Uniform Sciences University of Health Science (Molecular and Cellular Biology)



Michael Turner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

B.S. Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D. Yale University

Research Interests: in vitro and in vivo miRNA: target validation studies, general role of miRNAs in maintaining health and wellness at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of life


Dana Pirone Ward, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S. Mount St. Mary's University; Ph.D. Georgetown University

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