Wilkes Univer­sity

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The univer­sity wel­comed 18 new fac­ulty mem­bers for the 2018-2019 aca­demic year. New fac­ulty in­cluded new ten­ure-track fac­ulty, as well as vis­it­ing pro­fes­sors and fac­ulty of prac­tice. The new fac­ulty and their ar­eas of spe­cial­iza­tion are:

Nel­son Archila Anaya is re­turn­ing for a sec­ond year as as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor in the depart­ment of en­vi­ron­men­tal engineering and earth sciences. He was for­merly a post­doc­toral re­search as­so­ciate at the Univer­sity of Rhode Is­land.

Jane Blanken Webb joined the doc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram in the School of Ed­u­ca­tion as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. She was for­merly a post­doc­toral re­search as­so­ciate at the Univer­sity of Illi­nois at Ur­bana-cham­paign.

Bil­lie Jeanne Burry joined the Pas­san School of Nurs­ing as a vis­it­ing in­struc­tor. Be­fore this role, Burry served as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of nurs­ing at the univer­sity, as well as a stu­dent clin­i­cal in­struc­tor with the pro­gram. She has ap­prox­i­mately 15 years of nurs­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Kris­ten Ch­es­lick joined the Pas­san School of Nurs­ing as fac­ulty of prac­tice. Be­fore this po­si­tion, Ch­es­lick sev­ered as an ad­junct fac­ulty mem­ber at the univer­sity as a psy­chi­atric­men­tal health nurse prac­ti­tioner at Le high Val­ley Hospi­tal Pot ts ville and Sun bury Hospi­tal.

Conor Flynn joined the chem­istry depart­ment as fac­ulty of prac­tice. Flynn was for­merly an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of chem­istry as well as a vis­it­ing as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at Buck­nell Univer­sity.

Amy Hnasko joined the School of Ed­u­ca­tion as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor in the un­der­grad­u­ate ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram. Hnasko pre­vi­ously was the di­rec­tor of train­ing and staff de­vel­op­ment at Tools of the Mind Cur­ricu­lum. She also served as the early child­hood pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor at Rowan Univer­sity.

Saritha Kar­nae joined the en­vi­ron­men­tal engineering depart­ment as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. She was for­merly a re­search engineering as­so­ciate at Texas A&M Univer­sity.

Julie Lartz joined the English depart­ment as a vis­it­ing in­struc­tor. Be­fore this ap­point­ment, she was an ad­junct in­struc­tor in English at the univer­sity. Lartz has been an ed­u­ca­tor for 19 years.

Troy Lynn Lewis joined the Nes­bitt School of Phar­macy as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of phar­macy prac­tice. Lewis was for­merly a phar­macy prac­tice res­i­dent in the am­bu­la­tory care set­ting at the Caroli­nas Health­care Sys­tem-north­east.

Jap-nanak Makkar joined the English depart­ment as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Makkar pre­vi­ously taught at the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia.

Christine Muller joined as di­rec­tor of the honors pro­gram and an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Muller was pre­vi­ously em­ployed as res­i­den­tial col­lege dean for Say­brook Col­lege at Yale Univer­sity, where she also was a lec­turer in Amer­i­can stud­ies.

Kimmy Nguyen joined the Nes­bitt School of Phar­macy as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of phar­macy prac­tice. Nguyen was for­merly an am­bu­la­tory care phar­macy res­i­dent at the VA Hud­son Val­ley Health Care Sys­tem.

Lisa Reynolds joined the depart­ment of in­te­gra­tive me­dia, art and de­sign as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Be­fore this ap­point­ment, Reynolds was the cre­ative di­rec­tor for the univer­sity’s mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions depart­ment and taught as an ad­junct fac­ulty mem­ber in dig­i­tal de­sign and me­dia art.

Stephanie Was­man­ski joined the doc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram in the School of Ed­u­ca­tion as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Be­fore this po­si­tion, Was­man­ski was an ad­junct pro­fes­sor and the di­rec­tor of grad­u­ate ad­mis­sions.

Tanya Pyke joined the fi­nance, ac­count­ing and man­age­ment depart­ment as fac­ulty of prac­tice. Be­fore this ap­point­ment, Pyke was an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of man­age­ment.

Sam Sch­midt joined the Sidhu School of Busi­ness and Lead­er­ship as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Sch­midt for­merly taught at the Univer­sity of Louisville.

Shi Sha joined the elec­tri­cal engineering depart­ment as an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor. Sha was for­merly em­ployed by Florida In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity in the elec­tri­cal and com­puter engineering depart­ment.

Richard Wil­liams joined the chem­istry depart­ment as a fac­ulty of prac­tice. Wil­liams was for­merly a lec­turer at Mor­gan State Univer­sity.

A. Pick­ett Con­struc­tion Inc.

Candy Frye of Hard­ing was pro­moted to di­rec­tor of new busi­ness for A. Pick­ett Con­struc­tion and Pick­ett Fa­cil­i­ties Main­te­nance di­vi­sions, Kingston. Be­ing a 12-year em­ployee and prior dis­patch man­ager, cou­pled with her sales ex­pe­ri­ence, cus­tomer re­la­tions and cre­ative mar­ket­ing strate­gies, has led her to the po­si­tion.

Barry Isett & As­so­ci­ates Inc.

The mul­ti­dis­ci­pline engineering firm with of­fices in Ha­zle­ton and Wilkes-barre re­cently elected two new mem­bers to its seven-mem­ber board of directors dur­ing the an­nual share­hold­ers meet­ing.

Ross So­tak, P.E., head of the struc­tural engineering depart­ment, is a 24-year vet­eran of the firm.

Ti­mothy Mc­nair, CPA, MBA, was elected as an ex­ter­nal board mem­ber. The chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of BRD Noise and Vi­bra­tion Con­trol Inc., a com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in HVAC acous­tic de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing, Mc­nair pre­vi­ously had a 16-year ca­reer with C.F. Martin & Co.

Both So­tak and Mc­nair will serve three-year terms.

Cen­tury 21 Smith Houri­gan Group

Michelle Reilly has re­joined the Moun­tain Top of­fice. Reilly has more than 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the field and most re­cently worked with Bench­mark Mort­gage as a li­censed loan orig­i­na­tor. Reilly brings back with her a knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing on the mort­gage side, which will be very use­ful work­ing with buy­ers. Reilly has al­ways been a top pro­ducer, re­ceiv­ing many Cen­tury 21 awards, and is a trained re­lo­ca­tion spe­cial­ist.

En­gle Eyewear

Kat­lyn Pred­nis, man­ag­ing op­ti­cian with the Wilkes­barre busi­ness since 2015, is a board-cer­ti­fied op­ti­cian who has demon­strated the knowl­edge, skills and ex­per­tise nec­es­sary for the prac­tice of op­ti­cianry by pass­ing the Amer­i­can Board of Op­ti­cianry Na­tional Com­pe­tency Ex­am­i­na­tion in 2017. Upon cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Pred­nis im­me­di­ately be­gan prepa­ra­tion for the Na­tional Con­tact Lens Ex­am­in­ers, which she passed on Aug. 4. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by an ABO mem­ber in­volves a rig­or­ous process of test­ing and peer eval­u­a­tion that is de­signed and ad­min­is­tered by spe­cial­ists in the field. To demon­strate lead­er­ship, ABO cer­ti­fi­ca­tion also re­quires proof of con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence in be­tween test­ing for re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Erie Ma­te­ri­als

Brian Mur­taugh has joined the Scran­ton branch as a ter­ri­tory man­ager. He had man­aged an­other build­ing ma­te­ri­als dis­trib­u­tor’s lo­ca­tion for the past four years.

Steve Paszek has been se­lected as a ter­ri­tory man­ager for the Scran­ton branch, cov­er­ing the Wilkes-barre/ha­zle­ton ter­ri­tory. He has been with the com­pany since 1997 and has held sev­eral po­si­tions, in­clud­ing ware­house spe­cial­ist, de­liv­ery spe­cial­ist, dis­patcher and as­sis­tant ware­house man­ager be­fore his move to in­side sales in 2002.

Brian Man­ning has re­lo­cated to the Wil­liamsport branch as a ter­ri­tory man­ager. He joined the com­pany three years ago as a ter­ri­tory man­ager for the Scran­ton branch.

Brian Diehl has re­lo­cated to the Scran­ton branch to serve as an in­side sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive. He joined the com­pany in Jan­uary as an in­side sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Bing­ham­ton, New York.

Fo­ley Law Firm

All five of the firm’s at­tor­neys, Thomas J. Fo­ley Jr., Kevin P. Fo­ley, Michael J. Fo­ley, Thomas J. Fo­ley III and Ter­rence R. Nealon Jr., have been rec­og­nized by Best Lawyers in Amer­ica 2019 for their ex­per­tise in the area of Per­sonal In­jury Lit­i­ga­tion — Plain­tiffs. Their in­clu­sion in the 25th edi­tion of Best Lawyers marks the first year that all five at­tor­neys have been named to­gether.

Thomas J. Fo­ley Jr., who founded the law firm in 1979, has been rec­og­nized by Best Lawyers since 2010.

Kevin P. Fo­ley has achieved awards in ex­cess of $1 mil­lion as part of the law firm and has been rec­og­nized by Best Lawyers since 2016.

Michael J. Fo­ley has been rec­og­nized by Best Lawyers since 2010 and was also re­cently awarded the high­est level of dis­tinc­tion from the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion For Jus­tice Na­tional Col­lege of Ad­vo­cacy’s Achieve­ment Recog­ni­tion Pro­gram.

Thomas J. Fo­ley III has been a mem­ber of the Board of Gover­nors of the Penn­syl­va­nia As­so­ci­a­tion for Jus­tice since 2009, and has served as chair of the Ami­cus Com­mit­tee. He opened the firm’s Strouds­burg of­fice in 1991.

Ter­rence R. Nealon Jr. has been an at­tor­ney with the law firm since 2011 af­ter earn­ing his J.D. from Vil­lanova Univer­sity School of Law.

The Fo­ley Law Firm serves per­sonal in­jury clients through­out North­east and Cen­tral Penn­syl­va­nia with of­fices in Scran­ton and Strouds­burg.

Geisinger Wy­oming Val­ley Med­i­cal Cen­ter

The med­i­cal cen­ter re­cently wel­comed the fol­low­ing emer­gency medicine physi­cians to its team:

Lind­sey Kay Duguet, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine in­tern­ship and res­i­dency at Geisinger Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Danville.

David Ed­wards, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at Geisinger Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Danville.

Mary Gallo, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where she served as chief res­i­dent. She pre­vi­ously worked as a re­search tech­ni­cian at the Chil­dren’s Na­tional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Washington, D.C.

Sheel Me­hta, D.O., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at Geisinger Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Danville.

Stephen H. Mohney, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he served as the pre­hos­pi­tal physi­cian chair.

Essie Reed-schrader, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency and emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices fel­low­ship at the Univer­sity of Buf­falo in Buf­falo, New York, where she served as chief res­i­dent.

Akash Pa­tel, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted his emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at Vi­dant Med­i­cal Cen­ter/east Carolina Univer­sity in Greenville, North Carolina. Pa­tel has served as an Ad­vanced Trauma Life Sup­port in­struc­tor for the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons and as a Ba­sic Life Sup­port course in­struc­tor for the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion.

Keith D. Will­ner, M.D., most re­cently com­pleted an emer­gency medicine res­i­dency at the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Will­ner pre­vi­ously served as an EMS physi­cian for the city of Pitts­burgh, a STAT Mede­vac air trans­port flight physi­cian, and an as­sis­tant med­i­cal di­rec­tor for Fayette County emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices.

FRYE A. Pick­ett Con­struc­tion

T. FO­LEY JR. Fo­ley Law

PRED­NIS En­gle Eyewear

SO­TAK Barry Isett

MC­NAIR Barry Isett

REILLY Cen­tury 21

K. FO­LEY Fo­ley Law

M. FO­LEY Fo­ley Law

T. FO­LEY III Fo­ley Law

NEALON Fo­ley Law

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