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  • Visual Arts

    Scot E. Bennett
    Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6441
    bennett_scot@roberts.edu

    The Convergence of the Arts and Faith, 19th & 20th Century Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art in the Contemporary Church, The Artist as Theologian, Visual Symbols of Faith, Images We Live and Die By, Visual Culture, Book Arts, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Drawing.

    Douglas Giebel
    Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6440
    GiebelD@roberts.edu

    Christianity and Art, Architecture of the Christian Church, Religious Art of the Protestant Reformation.

    Romy Hosford
    Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6733
    Hosford_Romy@roberts.edu

    Art, Media Arts, Contemporary Art, Media Culture, Digital Culture, Remix, Photography, film/video, educational technology, Cultural Criticism – specifically technological media and it's effects on culture

    Carrie Starr
    Chair of Ethics and Free Enterprise
    (585) 594-6257
    starr_carrie@roberts.edu

    Subject Areas:Creativity and Innovation, Organizational Culture and Team Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing, Mentoring and Leadership Development, Dating and Marriage

    John Walker
    Associate Professor of Business
    (585) 594-6308
    walkerj@roberts.edu

    Servant Leadership, Cognitive Diversity in Problem Solving, Project Team Development and Leadership, Problem Solving Leadership, Total Quality Management

    Michael Schillaci
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    (585) 594-6182
    Schillaci_Michael@Roberts.edu

    Computer Science
    Computational Modeling, Software Development, Database Management, Software Expertise (MAPLE, SAS, MATLAB)

    Education
    Physics Education, STEM Education, Grant Management, Grant Writing, Program Assessment and Evaluation.

    Physics
    Nonlinear Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Simulation.

    Psychology
    EEG and MRI Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Detection of Deception, Data Management an Analysis

    Diana Abbott
    Professor of Education
    (585) 594-6936
    Abbott_Diana@roberts.edu

    Inclusion for students with severe disabilities; Advocacy for students with disabilities; Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention (RTI); Supporting students with language-based learning disabilities; Creating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) programs for students with autism and other complex behaviors.

    Marianne Blanda
    Associate Professor
    (585) 594-6248
    Blanda_Marianne@roberts.edu

    Transition Studios, pottery instruction for students with developmental disabilities; Understanding the nature of, and strategies to support the inclusion of students with disabilities; Advocate for parents and students with disabilities; Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Accessing and determining the function of challenging behaviors for students with challenging students (Functional Behavior Assessment); Creating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) for students with disabilities. "Needs of Students with Autism" workshop presenter (required of those seeking teaching certification); Individual Education Plans (IEP)for students with disabilities, all areas.

    William Hayes
    Professor of Education
    (585) 594-6439
    hayesb@roberts.edu

    Would speak about any books he has written: “The Teacher As A Scholar”, “Militancy-A Mixed Blessing”, “Teacher Militancy and the High School Principal”, “We Need Help”, “The Future of Progressive Education” Larger Publications (booklets): “The Superintendency” Books: “Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers”, “Real-Life Case Studies for School Administrators”, “So You Want To Be A Superintendent?”, “So You Want To Be A School Board Member?”

    John O’Kane
    Professor of Education
    (585) 594-6109
    okane_john@roberts.edu

    Students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning strategies, and the history of Special Education

    Michael Schillaci
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    (585) 594-6182
    Schillaci_Michael@Roberts.edu

    Computer Science
    Computational Modeling, Software Development, Database Management, Software Expertise (MAPLE, SAS, MATLAB)

    Education
    Physics Education, STEM Education, Grant Management, Grant Writing, Program Assessment and Evaluation.

    Physics
    Nonlinear Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Simulation.

    Psychology
    EEG and MRI Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Detection of Deception, Data Management an Analysis

    Scott Caton
    Professor of History and Culture
    (585) 594-6336
    CatonS@roberts.edu

    History
    American Political and Religious History, Abraham Lincoln, Puritanism, and English History.

    Religious Studies
    Church history, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism 

    Stanley C. Pelkey
    Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences M.A. degree in European History
    (585) 594-6207
    Pelkey_Stanley@roberts.edu

    History
    The history of American film and television; the history of the family; representations of the family in American culture; British history and culture since 1700; the Wesleys.

    Music
    American film and television / audiovisual culture; the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams; the music of G. F. Handel; American church music; the hymns of Charles Wesley; Non-Western music in the general education curriculum.

    Religious Studies
    Wesleyan theology / the hymns of Charles Wesley; Charles Wesley and his children; late medieval English mysticism.

    Sandra Brzoza
    Director of Modular RN to BS Program/Associate Professor
    (585) 594-6824
    Brzoza_Sandra@roberts.edu

    Leadership and development training, Customer service training, The art of Networking, Telephone Triage training

    Cheryl Croster
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    (585) 594-6793
    Crotser_cheryl@roberts.edu

    Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome- Family Communication, Screening, Genetic Testing and Counseling, Nursing Research, Qualitative Nursing Research

    Sara Manning
    Coordinator of Clinical Laboratory Education/Assistant Professor of Nursing
    (585) 594-6303
    Mannin_Sara@roberts.edu

    Simulation design and implementation, best practices in simulation, simulation debriefing, teaching caring in the simulation environment

    David Basinger
    Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
    (585) 594-6570
    BasingerD@roberts.edu

    Medical Ethics
    End of life issues, reproductive technology.

    Religious Studies
    Religious diversity, openness of God debate, miracles, problem of evil, intellectual humanity, religious belief formation.

    Books/Podcast
    Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 4th edition (Oxford Press, 2010). Edited with Bill Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach and Michael Peterson.

    Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, 4th edition (NewYork: Oxford Press, 2009). Written with Bill Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach and Michael Peterson. [This is the most used text in US colleges and universities today.]

    Religious Tolerance through Epistemic Humility: Thinking with Philip Quinn (Ashgate Press, 2008). Edited with James Kraft.

    Religious Diversity: A Philosophical Assessment (Ashgate Press, 2002).

    The Openness of God (InterVarsity Press, 1994). Authored with Bill Hasker, Clark Pinnock, John Sanders, and Richard Rice.

    Podcast on miracles for commonsense atheism: David Basinger - Miracles and Open Theism

    Constance Fee
    Director, Vocal Program Associate Professor of Vocal Performance
    (585) 594-6368
    fee_constance@roberts.edu

    Foreign Language Diction, Stage Performance Techniques, Role Preparation, Refining Audition Skills, French Impressionistic Art Song

    Stanley C. Pelkey
    Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences M.A. degree in European History
    (585) 594-6207
    Pelkey_Stanley@roberts.edu

    History
    The history of American film and television; the history of the family; representations of the family in American culture; British history and culture since 1700; the Wesleys.

    Music
    American film and television / audiovisual culture; the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams; the music of G. F. Handel; American church music; the hymns of Charles Wesley; Non-Western music in the general education curriculum.

    Religious Studies
    Wesleyan theology / the hymns of Charles Wesley; Charles Wesley and his children; late medieval English mysticism.

    Andrew Koehl
    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
    (585) 594-6503
    Koehla@roberts.edu

    Ethics, philosophy of religion, epistemology, faith and reason, business ethics, nursing ethics, critical thinking

    Michael Schillaci
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    (585) 594-6182
    Schillaci_Michael@Roberts.edu

    Computer Science
    Computational Modeling, Software Development, Database Management, Software Expertise (MAPLE, SAS, MATLAB)

    Education
    Physics Education, STEM Education, Grant Management, Grant Writing, Program Assessment and Evaluation.

    Physics
    Nonlinear Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Simulation.

    Psychology
    EEG and MRI Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Detection of Deception, Data Management an Analysis

    Jennifer Aube
    Professor of Psychology; Chair Division of General Education
    (585) 594-6483
    Aube_Jennifer@roberts.edu

    Women’s mental health issues (depression, body-image and eating disorders, violence against women)

    Keri Barnett
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    (585) 594-6943
    Barnett_Keri@roberts.edu

    Subject areas:clinical psychology, college mental health, missions and mental health, counseling supervision

    Rod Bassett
    Professor of Psychology
    (585) 594-6468
    BassettR@roberts.edu

    Psychology of religion, social psychology (especially attitudes and attitude change), human sexuality, and research methods and design

    Julie Grimm
    Division Chair, Professor of Psychology
    (585) 594-6680
    GrimmJ@roberts.edu

    Subject areas:Stress, Parenting and Grief

    Kim Prouty
    Graduate Psychology Field Education Director, Assistant Professor of Psychology
    (585) 594-6685
    Prouty_Kimberly@roberts.edu

    Subject areas:School systems and PBIS and RTI and Comprehensive school counseling role, and the role of a school psychologist

    Cheryl Repass
    Professor of Psychology, Director Graduate Psychology Programs
    (585) 594-6185
    Repass_Cheryl@roberts.edu

    School Psychology, Special Education, Student Learning, Student Disabilities, Child Development, Child Psychopathology, Learning Disabilities, Consultation, Teenage Difficulties (suicide, eating disorders, dating, and relationships)

    Michael Schillaci
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    (585) 594-6182
    Schillaci_Michael@Roberts.edu

    Computer Science
    Computational Modeling, Software Development, Database Management, Software Expertise (MAPLE, SAS, MATLAB)

    Education
    Physics Education, STEM Education, Grant Management, Grant Writing, Program Assessment and Evaluation.

    Physics
    Nonlinear Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Simulation.

    Psychology
    EEG and MRI Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Detection of Deception, Data Management an Analysis

    Paul Stevenson
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    (585) 594-6782
    Stevenson_Paul@roberts.edu

    Subject areas:Health Psychology, How the mind body and spirit interact and affect each other, The various effects worship has on the mind and body, How the mechanics of the brain translate into thoughts and feelings.

    Kirby Trask
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    (585) 594-6081
    Trask_Kirby@roberts.edu

    Subject areas:Restorative Justice

    David Basinger
    Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
    (585) 594-6570
    BasingerD@roberts.edu

    Medical Ethics
    End of life issues, reproductive technology.

    Religious Studies
    Religious diversity, openness of God debate, miracles, problem of evil, intellectual humanity, religious belief formation.

    Books/Podcast
    Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 4th edition (Oxford Press, 2010). Edited with Bill Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach and Michael Peterson.

    Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, 4th edition (NewYork: Oxford Press, 2009). Written with Bill Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach and Michael Peterson. [This is the most used text in US colleges and universities today.]

    Religious Tolerance through Epistemic Humility: Thinking with Philip Quinn (Ashgate Press, 2008). Edited with James Kraft.

    Religious Diversity: A Philosophical Assessment (Ashgate Press, 2002).

    The Openness of God (InterVarsity Press, 1994). Authored with Bill Hasker, Clark Pinnock, John Sanders, and Richard Rice.

    Podcast on miracles for commonsense atheism: David Basinger - Miracles and Open Theism

    Jonathan Bratt
    Chaplain
    (585) 594-6530
    bratt_jonathan@roberts.edu

    Preaching, Worship Planning and Liturgy, Biblical Studies, Spiritual formation and Pastoral leadership.  Available for speaking and interviews if needed.

    Scott Caton
    Professor of History and Culture
    (585) 594-6336
    CatonS@roberts.edu

    History
    American Political and Religious History, Abraham Lincoln, Puritanism, and English History.

    Religious Studies
    Church history, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism 

    Jack Connell
    Sr. Vice President for Advancement and External Relations, Professor of Pastoral Ministry
    (585) 594-6800
    Connell_Jack@nes.edu

    Church administration, Church revitalization, leadership, preaching

    Douglas R. Cullum
    Academic Vice President and Dean, Professor of Historical and Pastoral Theology
    (585) 594-6331
    CullumD@nes.edu

    Pastoral calling and vocation, preaching, reformation theology, spiritual formation, Wesleyan/Methodist theology

    Casey Davis
    Chair; Professor of New Testament Studies
    (585) 594-6931
    DavisC@roberts.edu

    Biblical Studies, Theology, Preaching

    Timothy Dwyer
    Professor of Bible and Ministry
    (585) 594-6498
    Dwyer_Timothy@roberts.edu

    Biblical studies, Book of Revelation, The Lord’s Prayer, preaching, violence in the bible

    Elizabeth L. Gerhardt
    Professor of Theology and Social Ethics
    (585) 594-6607
    Gerhardt_Elizabeth@nes.edu

    Lament psalms and suffering, social ethics, theological issues, violence against women

    Nelson J. Grimm
    Director of Field Education and Associate Professor of Applied Theology
    (585) 594-6068
    GrimmN@nes.edu

    Church administration, Church revitalization, preaching

    Barry Hamilton
    Theological Librarian and Associate Professor of Historical and Contemporary Theology
    (585) 594-6893
    Hamilton_Barry@nes.edu

    Church history, Luther studies, Wesleyan/Methodist Theology

    Rebecca S. Letterman
    Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation
    (585) 594-6572
    Letterman_Rebecca@nes.edu

    Preaching, spiritual formation

    John Martin
    President of Roberts Wesleyan College
    (585) 594-6100
    MartinJ@roberts.edu

    Biblical studies, leadership, preaching

    J. Richard Middleton
    Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis
    (585) 594-6971
    Middleton_Richard@roberts.edu

    Christianity and Postmodernism, Christianity worldview, holistic eschatology, Jesus and the Kingdom of God, psalms and suffering

    Stanley C. Pelkey
    Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences M.A. degree in European History
    (585) 594-6207
    Pelkey_Stanley@roberts.edu

    History
    The history of American film and television; the history of the family; representations of the family in American culture; British history and culture since 1700; the Wesleys.

    Music
    American film and television / audiovisual culture; the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams; the music of G. F. Handel; American church music; the hymns of Charles Wesley; Non-Western music in the general education curriculum.

    Religious Studies
    Wesleyan theology / the hymns of Charles Wesley; Charles Wesley and his children; late medieval English mysticism.

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    Scot E. Bennett
    Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6441
    bennett_scot@roberts.edu

    The Convergence of the Arts and Faith, 19th & 20th Century Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art in the Contemporary Church, The Artist as Theologian, Visual Symbols of Faith, Images We Live and Die By, Visual Culture, Book Arts, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Drawing.

    Douglas Giebel
    Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6440
    GiebelD@roberts.edu

    Christianity and Art, Architecture of the Christian Church, Religious Art of the Protestant Reformation.

    Romy Hosford
    Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
    (585) 594-6733
    Hosford_Romy@roberts.edu

    Art, Media Arts, Contemporary Art, Media Culture, Digital Culture, Remix, Photography, film/video, educational technology, Cultural Criticism – specifically technological media and it's effects on culture

     
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