Joshua is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Program and associated faculty in the Psychology Program at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. His research examines violence, victimization, and human mating. Joshua teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice, psychology, and general studies, including: CRIM2145 - Statistics for Criminal Justice; CRIM2141 - Research and Evaluation in Criminal Justice; CRIM2114 - Theories of Criminality; CRIM3625 - Sex & Violence; CRIM5208 - Forensic Psychology; CRIM5282 - Courtroom Psychology; CRIM5348 - Drugs, Crime, & Criminal Justice; GIS4602 - Sex, Power, Conflict; GSS2252 - Psychology of Human Mating; and GSS2136 - Good & Evil.
Rain Ross, Assistant Professor of Dance, ARHU
Courses I teach: Modern Dance Technique, Dance Pedagogy, Improvisation, Kinesiology and Dance and Culture
Pedagogical and Scholarly Interests:
I look to structure a course to help students gain a sense of responsibility and autonomy over their own learning. I view my role as that of facilitator for the students' learning experiences. Mostly, I teach courses that are physical, but I approach these classes to help students understand ways to be fully embodied, which means using the intellect as well as being physical. This approach helps students on the path to fully embodied artistry. I also integrate kinesiological information into movement based classes; I want the students to understand how their body actually works, as well as to feel the more ephemeral artistic quality.
My scholarly interests include theoretical research into performance of gender and otherness, as well as the usage of space and how it influences our perceptions.
Allison N. Sinanan, Associate Professor of Social Work, SOBL
Allison is an Associate Professor in the Social Work Program and currently serves as the coordinator of the program. Her scholarly interests include examining child maltreatment recurrence and oppression and discrimination of minority populations. Allison teaches a range of undergraduate courses in the social work program, including: Introduction to Social, Race; Ethnicity and Diversity; and Theory and Methods Practice. She also teaches a GSS class titled "Effects of Media on Children".
Judy Vogel, Associate Professor of Mathematics, NAMS
Judy is Associated faculty with the Holocaust and Genocide Program (GENS). Experience with both Online and Hybrid courses.
Bill Reynolds, Associate Professor of Social Work, SOBL
And the Director of the IFD. He is a co-facilitator of the Stockton Critical Thinking Institute, and in this role he works with faculty to assist them in infusing critical thinking content into their courses. He has done research in decision making and informed consent in pediatrics, and he teaches a General Studies course in bioethics. Other courses of interest are Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity (SOWK 2504), and The Pursuit of Happiness (GSS 3624), a course on the science (and art) of well-being and life satisfaction.
Christine Tartaro, Professor of Criminal Justice, SOBL
And Director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program: Christine has conducted several reviews for un-tenured faculty members within SOBL and other colleges within Stockton. She is also a member of the CRIM and MACJ program’s adjunct oversight committee, so she conducts several syllabi reviews and in-class observations each year.
Ellen Mutari, Professor of Economics, SOBL
I am a professor of economics, but previously taught developmental math courses in the BASK/FRST program at Stockton. In addition to observing classes in the social sciences (GSS or program courses), I would be well prepared to observe many Q2 classes (as a former QUAD Coordinator) and WGSS classes (as a former WGSS Coordinator). I have also taught freshmen seminars and a range of G-courses with different attributes (GAH, GIS, GSS, H, I, V, and W2).
Michael Scales, Associate Professor of Business Studies, BUSN
He previously held the position of Assistant Professor at Widener University in the School of Hospitality Management. Professor Scales has been a strong proponent of civic engagement through service learning. With his students he created several Group Service Learning Projects including “Hospitality Helping Homeless” a service learning project in which over 500 pounds of used bed linens, blankets and towels were collected from area hotels and distributed to homeless shelters throughout New Jersey (for this event the class received the “2004-05 Hometown Hero” Award from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, a professional ice hockey team), “Feast for Families” an event that raised money for The Alcove, Center for Grieving Children in Northfield, NJ and “A Taste of New Orleans,” a service learning project which included a dinner and auction that raised money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
Dr. Scales has published and presented on this topic at national and international conferences including the American Democracy Project (ADP) National Meeting, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) National Conference, the New Jersey Governor’s Annual Conference on Tourism, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, and the International Council for Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE) Annual Conference. He has been recognized by colleagues when he was named the first faculty member ever to receive the Stockton Community Engagement Award (which he earned twice in three years). Michael has also been selected Business Professor of the Year by the student population three times, and received the Award of Excellence from the Atlantic County Institute of Technology for his work as a member of their Advisory Board. His service learning work raising money for The Alcove, Center for Grieving Children has also led him to be invited to sit on the Board of Directors for that organization. Professor Scales is a founding member and former Fellow of the Political Engagement Project, a sister project of the American Democracy Project sponsored by The New York Times and the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. In 2012 he was named Outstanding Alumni of the Year from Widener University for his community service work.
His teaching is varied from lecture and seminar HTMS and MGMT required and elective courses, to a Freshmen Seminar, an online GEN course and two MBA courses.
Susan Fahey, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, SOBL
I am an assistant professor of criminal justice. I have experience teaching and evaluating online classes and observing in-person classes, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My research and teaching areas are in terrorism, international conflict, crime and the criminal justice system, theories and methods.
Deb Figart, Distinguished Professor of Economics, SOBL
She came to Stockton in 1995. She has served as Professor Economics, Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, and Professor of Education (focusing on financial literacy). Deb teaches an economics class for social workers and other non-majors called “Economics of Social Welfare.” She teaches in the Stockton Honors program and has taught WGSS (women’s studies classes). While she was dean, she also taught “Labor-Management Relations" in Stockton’s MBA program.
Amy J. Hadley, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, HLTH
Amy is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Communication Disorders program and the former Program Coordinator of the Speech Pathology and Audiology undergraduate Program. She has developed and teaches a GSS course which has sometimes been offered as a Freshman Seminar. Amy has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses using a variety of instructional delivery methods including: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. She has also instructed students in independent studies, internships, and thesis.
Amy’s professional discipline is speech-language pathology and she received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research has pulled from both of these areas, examining instructional models and methods at both the K-12 level and in higher education.
Amy has conducted several peer evaluations of teaching since receiving tenure. She has served on the Program Review Committee for the Communication Disorders and Health Science programs.
Ron Tinsley, Associate Professor of Education, EDUC
Ron has been a member of the Stockton faculty since 2004 and has taught primarily in the Teacher Education program. Before coming to Stockton, Ron taught for 2 years at Louisiana Tech University in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership. While teaching in grades 9-12 in his native Texas, Ron earned two masters’ degrees (English Education and Linguistics & Rhetorical Studies) before completing a doctorate in Education in 2002. His interests include philosophy and history of Education and research on reflective practitioner development.
Dr. Elizabeth Calamidas is Coordinator of the PUBH Program and has been a proud member of the Stockton faculty since 1986. She has a diverse academic background with preparation in the biological sciences, health behavior, and public health and specializes primarily in women’s health, human sexuality, and gender related issues. Dr. Calamidas teaches face to face courses which range from small group to large lecture as well as online courses. In addition to teaching core and concentration courses in the PUBH program, Dr. Calamidas teaches within the WGSS, GERO, and HHM minors. She is certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and by The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists as a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) and Certified Sexuality Counselor (CSC).
Lee Ann Guenther, PT, DPT, MS
Lee Ann is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and the Director of Clinical Education for the DPT Program in the School of Health Sciences. She has been a member of the Stockton faculty for more than 25 years.
She has taught many different courses for the physical therapy program including online courses, off campus clinical courses, as well as both lecture and lab classes on campus. Her areas of expertise include ethics, professionalism, core values, health care issues, clinical skill development and critical thinking/decision-making.
Lee Ann practices physical therapy with children, typically ages 3-9, in a school setting. She is also familiar with the following related topics: children with disabilities, the role of related services in public schools and the laws that oversee the delivery of school-based services.
She has participated in three Stockton Summer Institutes: critical thinking, assessment and most recently the SIPET.
Elizabeth Pollock, Associate Professor of Chemistry, NAMS
My programmatic courses are in the areas of chemistry and biochemistry. My general education interests focus on food, both in terms of the science and social policy surrounding our food choices. I’ve experience with lecture and lab courses as well as active learning strategies in the science classroom.
Deeanna Button, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, SOBL
I am in the Criminal Justice Program, housed in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. I teach two core courses: Statistics for Criminal Justice, Research and Evaluation in Criminal Justice and one CRIM elective: Theoretical Approaches and Perspectives in Victimology. I teach two General Studies Social Science (GSS) courses: Sexual Assault: Victims and Perpetrators and Sexuality, Crime, and Criminal Justice. Two of my courses are W2 courses. I have completed the Stockton Institute for Critical Thinking and have spent a lot of time working on how to include critical thinking pedagogy into my courses. My area of study focuses on victimization, particularly against the LGBQ community and sexual assault; I also specialize in gender and sexuality studies from a sociological perspective.
Donnetrice C. Allison, Ph.D currently serves as an associate professor of both Communication Studies and Africana Studies at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ. Dr. Allison teaches numerous Africana Studies courses, which include – Introduction to Africana Studies, African American Movies, Introduction to Hip Hop Culture and African Americans on Television. In addition to Africana Studies, Dr. Allison also teaches for the Communication Studies program. Those courses include: Film Theory and Criticism, Communication Research Methods, Senior Seminar in Communication Studies, Mass Communication Theories, Television and Popular Culture, News and Politics, and Women, Minorities and the Media. Dr. Allison has been a Communication Studies scholar for more than two decades. Dr. Allison has published several articles and numerous conference presentations on hip hop culture and media portrayals of African Americans - at national and international conferences. Dr. Allison is currently sole editor of the book Black Women's Portrayals on Reality Television: The New Sapphire, published by Lexington Books.
Joe Trout, Assistant Professor of Physics. NAMS
Joseph J. Trout is an Assistant Professor of Physics. He has been a member of the Stockton University faculty since September 2011. Prior to his employment at Stockton, he worked for Sun Microsystems, where he consulted with scientific research groups on high performance computing and computational physics. His research interests are Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology, and Physics Education. He was awarded tenure and the rank of Associate Professor of Physics in September 2016.