History & Political Science Faculty & Staff

  • A Student-centered Approach

    We have a dedicated faculty with years of teaching, mentoring and advising experience and a strong record of scholarship. The number one mission of our faculty is to provide our students with the best possible learning experiences to prepare them for enriching lives and successful careers. We define success by the achievements of our students both during their college years and beyond. At Saint Francis, you will be taught, mentored and advised by full-time History and Political Science Ph.D. faculty, from summer orientation through graduation. Put simply, students come first around here.

    Faculty

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    Dr. Mark Gentry

    Title: Department Chair, Associate Professor of Political Science
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus 314
    Phone: 814-472-3059
    Email: mgentry@francis.edu

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    Dr. Aniruddha Bose

    Title: Assistant Professor of History
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Sullivan Hall 116
    Email: abose@francis.edu

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    Dr. Denise Holladay Damico

    Title: Associate Professor of History
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus 315
    Phone: 814-472-3310
    Email: ddamico@francis.edu

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    Dr. Joseph Melusky

    Title: Professor of Political Science Director, Saint Francis University Center for the Study of Government and Law Coordinator of Political Science and Public Administration/Government Service
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus 316B
    Phone: 814-472-3060
    Email: jmelusky@francis.edu

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    Mr. John Ruggiero

    Title: Associate Professor of History
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus 124
    Phone: 814-472-3062
    Email: jruggiero@francis.edu

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    Dr. Timothy Whisler

    Title: Dean, School of Arts & Letters
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus Hall 302
    Phone: 814-472-3312
    Email: twhisler@francis.edu

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    Dr. Lori Woods

    Title: Associate Professor of History
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus Hall 316-A
    Phone: 814-471-1104
    Email: lwoods@francis.edu

  • Adjunct Faculty

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    Mr. Bruce Becker

    Title: Political Science Adjunct Professor
    Department: History and Political Science

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    Ms. Carolyn Trimarchi

    Title: Geography Adjunct Professor
    Department: History and Political Science

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    Mr. The Honorable E.G. (Bud) Shuster

    Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Department: History and Political Science

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    Judge Keith Pesto

    Title: Political Science Adjunct Professor
    Department: History and Political Science

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    Ms. Renee Bernard

    Title: History - Adjunct Professor
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus 212
    Phone: 814-472-2766
    Email: rbernard@francis.edu

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    Dr. Stephen Rombouts

    Title: History Adjunct Professor, SFU Registrar
    Department: History and Political Science
    Office Location: Scotus Hall 318
    Phone: 814-472-3009
    Email: srombouts@francis.edu

  • Staff

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    Ms. Linda A. Kline

    Title: Administrative Assistant for Languages, History/Political Science, Pre-Law, and The Center for the Study of Government & Law
    Department: History and Political Science
    Department: Literature and Languages
    Office Location: Scotus Hall 316
    Phone: 814-472-3051
    Email: lakline@francis.edu

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