Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Cornell University
Albert, R. R. (2016, May). A micro approach to studying the appropriateness of caregiver responses to babbling: New findings from a playback paradigm. Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.
Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., Presbyterian College
M. Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Drew University
An, Y. (2016). The decolonial abyss: Mysticism and cosmopolitics from the ruins. New York: Fordham University Press.
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., University of London
M.A., London School of Economics
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Laws, University of London
Dr. Benesch teaches courses in American government, political philosophy and public law. He has a particular interest in the intersection of law and normative philosophy. His research has examined aspects both of Socratic and of modern democratic theory. He has written on the epistemology and political thought of the Austrian thinker, Karl Popper. Dr. Benesch serves as the pre-law adviser for the College.
Benesch, P. (April 2013). Is history out of date? political science and political philosophy after Popper. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Benesch, P. (August 2013). Three types of courage. Vital Speeches of the Day, 79(8), 254-256.
Benesch, P. (June 2013). Prelaw advising in academic departments (roundtable), panelist. Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors, Philadelphia, PA.
Benesch, P. (March 2013). The religious neutrality principle in the governance of an open society. Political Studies Association, Cardiff, UK.
Benesch, P. (November 2012). A society of friends amidst a community of strangers, panel on interpreting Plato's Republic. Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
Benesch, P. (2012). The Viennese Socrates: Karl Popper and the reconstruction of progressive politics. New York: Peter Lang.
Adjunct Instructor of History
B.A. Lebanon Valley College
M.A. Lehigh University
Ph.D. Lehigh University
Dr. Bentz teaches courses in American history and American Studies. Bentz received the Lehigh Department of History’s Elizabeth V. Stout Dissertation Prize for his 2015 dissertation. He has research interests have focused on Pennsylvania Representative Francis E. Walter, the subject of his dissertation, immigration, political history, and prohibition in the Lehigh Valley. He also serves as the Lebanon County Historical Society’s Archivist & Librarian for the Hauck Research Archives.
Bentz, A. T. (2016). "Cracking the door: “Mr. Immigration” and the Hungarian refugee crisis, 1956–57." Pennsylvania Legacies
16, (2): 20-25. doi:10.5215/pennlega.16.2.0020
Bentz, A. (2015, October 9). A “nation of immigrants’” or the “suicide of a superpower?” Rhetorical lessons on America’s
perennial immigration debate. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Holiday Inn, Grantville, Pa.
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Pennsylvania
M.Ed., The Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Ann Berger-Knorr teaches literacy and literature courses in the Early Childhood Education and Special Education programs at LVC. She also supervises student field experiences. In her research, she attempts to bridge teacher education, literacy education, and multicultural education. Utilizing teacher research and classroom inquiry, Dr. Berger-Knorr focuses on ways to best prepare pre-service teachers for culturally and academically diverse settings. She enjoys involving her students in research and accompanying them to conferences and presentations.
Berger-Knorr, A., Greene, S., & Machado, R. (24 August & 14 September 2016). 21st century college learner. Presentation at the LVC Faculty Development, Annville, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, January 21). Is schooling fair for all? Presentation at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, July 26). The transformative power of social justice text sets. Presented at the Millersville Summer Institute, Millersville, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A., Shettel, J. & Colabucci, L. (2016). Read all about it! Full steam ahead with the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone Reading Association, 15(1), 4-7.
Berger-Knorr, A., Dowzicky, C. & Bear, C. (2016, October 19). Fostering love and kindness. Presentation at the Early Childhood Education Summit, State College, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, January 16). Multicultural and social justice text sets. Presentation at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Berger-Knorr, A., Bradley, A., Dietrich, A., & Rozanski, A. (2015, October 24). Empowered voices: Pre-service teachers' reflections on teacher research. Presentation at the Kapa Delti Pi Convocation, Orlando, Fla.
Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., Shettel, J., & Napoli, M. (2015). Spotlight: Keystone to reading text sets. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 14(1), 5-10.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, April 12). Social justice in elementary and middle school classrooms. Presented at the PA National Association of Multicultural Education Annual Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, January 20). Visions of social justice in PK-4 classrooms. Presented at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, March 1). Picture books and social justice with PK-4 students. Presented at the Lebanon Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, Jonestown, PA.
Berger-Knorr, A., & Napoli, M. (2015, Forthcoming). Equity and justice in children's literature. The Dragon Lode, n.v., n.p.
Napoli, M., Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., & Shettel, J. (2014). Read all about it! Introducing multimodal nonfiction texts. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 13(1), 5-8.
Napoli, M., Van Zile, S., & Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, November 25). Multicultural text sets: Landscapes into stories and writing. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
Berger-Knorr, A. (October 23, 2013). Visions of social justice in PK-4 classrooms. Early Childhood Education Summit Conference, Penn State Conference Center.
Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., & Napoli, M. (2013). Read all about it: Exploring social justice with our students: Literature as a tool for conversation and change. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 12(1), 28-31.
Kristen Lee Boeshore
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Lebanon Valley College
Ph.D., Case Western
Dr. Boeshore teaches developmental biology, neurobiology, and general biology. Her research interests focus on development and regeneration of the nervous system.
Lee, C. T., Boeshore, K. L., Wu, C., Becker, K. G., Errico, S. L., Mash, D. C. & Freed, W. J. (2016). Cocaine promotes human astrocyte proliferation via JNK-dependent upregulation of cyclin A2. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(6), 965-976.
Calabria, S., & Boeshore, K. (October 26, 2013). Effects of methanandamide on learning and memory. 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Hiram College
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Carey teaches genetics, microbiology, plant physiology, and general biology lab. His research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of plant gene families and how the cell wall modifying proteins encoded by some of these families are involved in plant development.
Carey, R. E., Hepler, N. K., & Cosgrove, D. J. (2013). Selaginella moellendorffii has reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes. BMC Plant Biology, 13(4) Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/4
Carey, R. E., Hepler, N. K., & Cosgrove, D. J. (2013). Selaginella moellendorffii has a reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes. BMC Plant Biology, 13(4) doi: 0.1186/1471-2229-13-4
Lewis C. Chasalow
Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Lehigh University
M.S., Lehigh University
MBA, Lehigh University
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Chasalow worked for several Fortune 500 companies during his 30+-year career in business, serving in positions ranging from manufacturing quality control to sales management and as an IT director for AT&T and as an IT director with Capital One Financial and IBM Global Solutions. Dr. Chasalow, who teaches Management Information Systems (MIS) at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) level, among other courses, uses an applied approach to introduce his students to various information systems concepts as they contribute to various organizational functions. His primary research is in organizational factors that contribute to organizational benefits from business intelligence and analytic systems. He has published articles on business intelligence, information security, and systems development methodologies in several top MIS journals in addition to presentations at international conferences.
Hong, W., Chan, F. K. Y., Thong, J. Y. L., Chasalow, L. C., & Dhillon, G.
(November 11, 2013). A framework and guidelines for context-specific
theorizing in information systems research. Information Systems
Michael A. Day
Professor of Physics
B.S. University of Idaho
M.A. University of Idaho
Ph.D. University of Idaho
University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska
He has two doctorates: one in physics and one in philosophy. His book, "The Hope and Vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (World Scientific Publishing, 2015), is augmented by thirty-plus publications in theoretical physics (specializing in anharmonic solids), the history and philosophy of science, and the teaching of physics. During the last several years, he has focused on the views of American Cold War physicists on science and society with extensive work on Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi, and E. U. Condon. For this research, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. In addition, he worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist in its international division (Africa and South America groups). Also, he spent one year teaching physics and philosophy at Nanjing University in China. In 1999, he received the Vickroy Award, the College’s highest award for excellence in teaching.
Grieve-Carlson, G., & Day, M. A. (2010). MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and 'The Conquest of America'. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 93(3-4), 281-311.
Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Boston College
M.S., The Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Dr. Delavan's research interests are in the areas of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics, and he has presented and published in all three areas. He teaches introductory and intermediate macroeconomics, international trade, public finance, and the senior seminar.
Delavan, W. (2012). Economics of consumption, U.S. In C. A. Zimring, & W. L. Rathje (Eds.), Encyclopedia of consumption and waste: The social science of garbage (pp. 209-212). Los Angeles: Sage.
Delavan, W. (2012). Pennsylvania. In C. A. Zimring, & W. L. Rathje (Eds.), Encyclopedia of consumption and waste: The social science of garbage (pp. 661-663). Los Angeles: Sage.
Delavan, W. (2012). Sports. In C. A. Zimring, & W. L. Rathje (Eds.), Encyclopedia of consumption and waste: The social science of garbage (pp. 862-867).Los Angeles: Sage.
Christopher J. Dolan
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of International Studies
B.A. Siena College
M.A. Northeastern University
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Dr. Dolan is the author of or co-author of three books and more than 30 referred articles or book chapters. His research interests include humanitarian intervention and human security, U.S. foreign policy and security, globalization, and global political economy. He has presented his research in London, Paris, Montreal, Denver, Miami, San Diego, and Washington D.C., among others. Dr. Dolan, who began LVC’s International Studies Program, has presented collaborative research with students in Toronto, Baltimore, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, and oversees the International Studies internship program. He teaches courses on international relations theory, contemporary global security, American foreign policy, globalization, and research methods. Beginning in 2015, he will teach a course on Global Human Rights to LVC students at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Dolan, C. J. (2017). Obama’s retrenchment–protraction doctrine: The decline of the Middle East and the rise of Asia and the Pacific. PS: Political Science and Politics, 50(1): 1-5. https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S1049096516002109
Dolan, C. J. (2015, Forthcoming). U.S. foreign policy and global change in the 2012 presidential election. In D. M. Brattebo, T. Lansford & J. Covarrubias (Eds.), The presidential election of 2012: A transformation in American national politics (n.p.). Akron, OH: University of Akron Press.
Dolan, C. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2014, Under Review). Hangovers and halos: Humanitarian intervention in Libya. Journal of International Relations and Development, n.v., n.p.
Dolan, C. J. (2011). From scratch: Designing and implementing a new international studies program at a small college. International Studies Perspectives, 12(4), 428-446.
Dolan, C. J., & Johnson, D. E. (2011). U.S.-Cuban relations during the Obama Administration and beyond. Tempo Exterior: Revista De Analise e Estudios Internacionais, 11(23), 53-70.
Dolan, C. J. (2012). Foreign policy in President Obama's first term: America in a shifting global order. In D. Brattebo, R. Watson & T. Lansford (Eds.), The presidential election of 2012. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Dolan, C. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2012). Modeling humanitarian intervention: A test case for Libya. International Studies Association, San Diego, CA.