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Susan G. Bowen

Chief Information Officer
B.S., M.A., The College of New Jersey
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Susan Bowen joined The University of Scranton in 2016 as the Chief Information Officer responsible for the leadership and management of the strategic use of technology in support of the University’s mission and goals. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Business, both from The College of New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University and the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League of Innovation.

Prior to coming to The University of Scranton, Susan served in several leadership positions within the information technology arena. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for Information Technology Services at Mercer County Community College. Susan also served as the Chief Information Officer for both Camden County College and The Lawrenceville School and as Director of Information Technology Services at The College of New Jersey.

Susan has co-chaired a Middle States Accreditation Self Study and has served on Middle States Site Evaluation teams. She has also served on the Educause Mid-Atlantic conference planning committee, the New Jersey-based NJEDge Board of Trustees, and several other statewide affinity groups. Susan has presented at a number of regional and national conferences on technology innovation, project management, and organizational leadership.

Division of Information Resources
Alumni Memorial Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6185
Fax: (570) 941-6568
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Robert W. Davis, Jr., Ed.D.

Chief of Staff 
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania
President's Office Website
Athletics Website

Robert W. Davis, Jr., was appointed Chief of Staff in 2011. In this role, he oversees the Department of Athletics and manages the essential administrative functions of the Office of the President.  He is responsible to the University President for a broad set of assignments related to the duties of the President including but not limited to the direction and management of the President’s agenda and priorities.

He joined The University of Scranton in 2006 and has served in various capacities across campus.  His previous roles include, Area Coordinator and Assistant Director for Housing Operations in the Office of Residence Life.  Most recently in the Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Bobby served as Interim Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations.  In addition, he was Assistant Director and then Director of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign that raised $129 million to support scholarships and capital projects on campus.  Prior to his time at the University, he was a volunteer in the Alumni Service Corps at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.

Office of the President
Scranton Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7500
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Joseph H. Dreisbach, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., LaSalle College

M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University
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Dr. Joseph H. Dreisbach received his B.A. degree in chemistry from LaSalle College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Lehigh University where he was a Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation Fellow. He joined The University of Scranton as an assistant professor in 1978 having taught in an adjunct role at Lehigh University, DeSales University (then Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales), and East Stroudsburg State University. He was promoted to the rank of professor in 1989. Dr. Dreisbach served as director of the graduate programs in chemistry from 1988-1991 and as chairperson of the chemistry department from 1991-1997. He was appointed as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997 and served in that capacity until 2008 when he was named Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. In 2016 he accepted the position of Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

His research area involves enzyme structure and function, and microbial metabolism of xenobiotic substances. He worked at the USAF Research and Development Laboratories, USAF Engineering and Services Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL as a summer faculty fellow in 1990 and 1991. His research has been supported, in part, by the USAF Office of Scientific Research. He has published and presented over 30 papers, many with undergraduate students, in various aspects of biochemistry and chemical education. His teaching interests include chemistry at the introductory level, biochemistry, microbial metabolism, pure and applied enzymology, and science and the human condition.

Dr. Dreisbach has served on numerous committees at The University of Scranton, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaccreditation Self-Study Steering Committee (in 1987 as chair of the subcommittee on faculty, and as co-chair of the Self-Study in 2007), the Board on Rank and Tenure, the Faculty Development Board, the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, on the Executive Committee of the Strategic Planning Committee (2014-16)Executive Committee. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Microbiology, Phi Lambda Upsilon – the chemical honor society, and Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society.

He resides in South Abington Twp, PA, with his wife, Andrea Veca Dreisbach, who holds the Ph.D. in chemistry from Syracuse University. She is the former Vice-President for Quality at Nobel Biomaterials, Inc., in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
St. Thomas Hall
901 Linden St., Room 5124
Scranton, PA 18510-4633
Phone: (570) 941-7520
Fax: (570) 941-4386
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Robert B. Farrell, J.D.

General Counsel
A.B. The College of the Holy Cross
J.D. The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
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A 20-year Pennsylvania practitioner, Rob Farrell, J.D., spent a decade in private practice of the law with a concentration on civil matters, primarily corporate and municipal. Following private practice, he worked as the city solicitor for the city of Scranton responsible for the legal representation of the City and management of its law department and a staff of three lawyers. He joined The University of Scranton in January of 2008, serving in several roles in the President’s Office before becoming general counsel in the summer of 2010.

The Office of the General Counsel serves as legal counsel to the University. Its focus is the protection of the corporation and its legal interests ranging from litigation and contracts to intellectual property and employment issues. Principal in its function are issues related to compliance at both the state and federal level. The office provides services to all divisions of the University.

Office of the General Counsel
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6213
Fax: (570) 941-6470
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Anitra McShea, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Student Formation & Campus Life
Ph.D., Marywood University

M.A., Bowling Green State University

B.A., Elizabethtown College
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As Vice Provost for Student Formation & Campus Life, Anitra McShea, Ph.D., is responsible for the overall management of the division including Career Development, Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center and Multicultural Center), Counseling Center, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Student Engagement, Dean of Students, Office of Campus Ministries, Recreational Sports, Residence Life (including Off Campus and Commuter Student Life), Student Conduct and Assessment, Student Government, Student Health Services, and University Police. She is responsible for the management of all budgets, personnel, tactical planning, and assessment within the division. Dr. McShea also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Education Committee and holds memberships on the President’s Cabinet, Provost’s Council, and Admissions, Residence Life & Financial Aid Committee among others.

Dr. McShea joined the University community in 2002 as the Director of Student Activities and Orientation. In 2004, Dr. McShea was named the Dean of Students and served in this role for 10 years. She has served the University in the role of Vice Provost since January 2014.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Formation & Campus Life
201 DeNaples Center
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941- 7680
Fax:  (570) 941- 7963
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Gary R. Olsen

Vice President for University Advancement
B.A., M.S., Villanova University
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Gary R. Olsen is vice president for university advancement. For the past 20 years, Olsen has served as associate vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the alumni association at Villanova University, Villanova.

At Villanova, Olsen played a leading role in crafting its integrated development and alumni relations program. He serves as a member of the Council for the Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees and chairs the CASE Commission on Alumni Relations. He has presented at national and international educational programs and conferences, and frequently contributes to CASE Currents, the organization’s magazine.

Before joining Villanova in 1993, he served at several Philadelphia area institutions, including as executive director of the National Adoption Network, executive director of the Alcoholism & Addictions Council, and administrative director of the Lincoln Center for Family and Youth.

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement
600 Linden, 4th floor
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-941-7723
Fax: 570-941-6351
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Ryan Sheehan

Interim Executive Director, Jesuit Center
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Western New Mexico University
J.D., Arizona State University
Divisional Website 


Ryan first experienced Jesuit education as a student at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia.  He went on to earn a BA in English from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in education from Western New Mexico University, and a law degree from Arizona State University.

Ryan has six years of experience working and living with Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico, including 3 years as a teacher and coach at St. Michael Indian School, a Catholic school on the Navajo Reservation.

Prior to coming to the University, he practiced law in southern California, including significant work on behalf of the mentally ill.  He and his wife Karina have four children: Mira, Thomas, Cascia and Selah.

The Jesuit Center

The University of Scranton

St. Thomas Hall, 2nd Floor

Scranton, PA 18510

Phone: (570) 941-6480


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Edward J. Steinmetz, Jr., C.P.A.

Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration
B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Divisional Website


Edward J. Steinmetz, Jr., was named vice president for finance/treasurer in 2008. He joined the University in 1991 to develop the internal audit function and served as The University of Scranton’s first internal auditor. Steinmetz was promoted to assistant vice president for finance in 1993, and was named associate vice president for finance in 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from The University of Scranton, and became a certified public accountant in 1982. Prior to joining the University, he worked for 10 years in public and private accounting positions. Steinmetz was co-chair of the steering committee for The University of Scranton’s last Self-Study Report for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He also serves on various other committees, including the President’s Cabinet, University Planning Committee, Financial Management Committee and the Committee on University Image and Promotion. He is a resource member for a number of the Board of Trustee committees. He has delivered presentations at various technology and professional business and finance association meetings. In addition, Steinmetz has been a member of Pennsylvania Department of Education teams that evaluate proposed status changes for other educational institutions in the Commonwealth. He is an active member of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers.

Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration
St. Thomas Hall, Room 201
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510-4694
Phone: (570) 941-7413
Fax: (570) 941-7595
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Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Associate Vice President for Human Resources
A.S., B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Divisional Website

Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources in July 2014. She joined the University in 2009, first as the Director of Compensation and Benefits and was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Human Resources in 2011. Patricia served as Interim Vice President for Human Resources for the period September 2013 – June 2014. She earned an Associate Degree in Health Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master Degree in Business Administration, all from The University of Scranton. She holds the national SHRM-SCP and SPHR Human Resources certifications and has more than 20 years of Human Resources/Employee Benefits experience in a variety of industries. 

Patricia serves on various University committees, including the President’s Cabinet, Faculty Personnel Committee, Budget Advisory Group and CIO Executive Advisory Committee and is the Cabinet liaison to the Staff Senate. She served as a member of the Financial and Institutional Resources sub-committee for the most recent Middle States Periodic Review Report.  Patricia formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources (NEPA SHRM) and currently serves as Vice-President of the St. Joseph’s Center Board of Directors. She has completed the AJCU Jesuit Leadership Seminar and the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). Through ICP, Patricia participated in an Immersion experience at the Kino Border in Nogales Arizona/Mexico.

In her current role as Associate Vice President for Human Resources, she is responsible for the Office of Equity and Diversity and all components of Human Resources operations including employment, performance management, training, compensation and employee benefits.

Office of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources
St. Thomas Hall, #100
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7767
Fax: (570) 941-4636
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Gerald C. Zaboski

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs
B.A., M.S., The University of Scranton
Divisional Website


Gerry Zaboski serves as the vice provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs with divisional responsibility for public relations, marketing, community relations, undergraduate admissions and the University’s Small Business Development Center.  He previously served as vice president for External Affairs from 2012-2014, and as vice president for Alumni and Public Relations from 2008 -2012. He has worked at Scranton since 1988 in various positions, including executive assistant to the president, a post he held for eight years, and director of public relations. Prior to joining the University, he worked as public information manager for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. He serves as secretary on the Executive Committee of the Jesuit Advancement Administrators (JAA), on the Communications Advisory Council of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, on the board and executive committee as First Vice President of the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, and as treasurer of the West Wyoming Hose Company #1. He is a past member of the board of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education and a past president of the Scranton Lions Club. Gerry earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The University of Scranton.

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs
600 Linden Street, 2nd Floor
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7900
Fax: (570) 941-4097
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