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New Faculty Introductions

Tze Khian (“David”) Chin, Instructor of Choral Studies

  • Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Liberty University, 2012.
  • As conductor, pianist and composer, he has taught at the 21st World Sacred Music Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the 4th Annual Youth Choral Camp in East Malaysia; served as conductor at the Sarteano Chamber Music Workshop in Italy; and was appointed music director of the Chinese Choral Society in Rochester.


Mark Concordia, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

  • Master of Science in International Studies from St. John Fisher College.
  • Bachelor of Arts from SUNY. College at Brockport and an Associate of Applied Science from Monroe Community College, both in Criminal Justice.
  • Since 2006, Mark has served as an FBI and New York State counterterrorism instructor. He has been a member of the Town of Greece Police Department since 1999 and, since 2001, he has been assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, serving as a counterterrorism investigator.

Cathy Wells, Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • A 2012 graduate of Roberts’ Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration program and a 2010 graduate of Roberts’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Associate of Science in Nursing from Norwich University, 1987.
  • Prior to coming to Roberts in April 2013, Cathy served for a decade at Olean General Hospital, where she worked most recently as a clinical documentation specialist and previously as care manager and as a medical/surgical staff nurse.

Julie Rushik, Director of the English Language Institute

  • Master of Arts, Azusa Pacific University, teaching english to speakers of other languages, 2004.
  • B.A. in English, Secondary Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, 1999.
  • Before joining us in March, 2013, she served for almost four years as assistant professor and lecturer at Keimyung University in South Korea in the English Language and Literature Department, and prior to that as a lecturer at National Tsing Hua University and at Minghsin University of Science and Technology, both in Taiwan.

Lashawn Boyd, Graduate Assistant for Multicultural and Leadership Programs

  • Graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in May 2013 and will be starting his graduate work in the Master’s in Strategic Leadership program.
  • He will focus on promoting multicultural and leadership opportunities for the undergraduate student body.


Kristen Chalmers, Assistant Professor of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work from SUNY College at Brockport.
  • Master of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, 1999.
  • A licensed Master Social Worker and has served in numerous settings, including Bethany Christian Services, Agape Counseling Associates, the University of Rochester and Heritage Christian Home.
    She has taught as adjunct faculty in Roberts’ Department of Social Work since 2010.