First-Generation Graduates and Advocates

Welcome to the first-generation graduate and advocate directory!

This resource is designed to connect first-generation Scranton students with first-generation faculty and staff members on our campus. For your convenience, our graduates and advocates have listed their area(s) of expertise below. Please click on any of the entries below to learn more about any of our graduates or advocates.

If you are a current University faculty or staff member and would like to serve as a first-generation student advocate, please fill out an information form here. We encourage advocates to tell us about their interactions with students here, so that we can continue to address our students' concerns.


Susan Bowen

Associate Vice President for Information Technology/CIO

Academics, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Graduate School, Student Involvement, Volunteering/Service, Leadership, Time Management, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Relationships, Communications, School/Work Life Balance

George Aulisio

Associate Professor; Department Chair; Research & Scholarly Services Coordinator

Academics, Academic Research, Graduate School, Travel/Study Abroad

Colleen Farry

Assistant Professor; Digital Services Librarian

Academics; Academic Research; Graduate School; Travel/Study Abroad

Marleen Cloutier, '14

Assistant Professor; Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Academic Research, Graduate School, Travel/Study Abroad, Working While in School, Online Education Experience

Darla Germeroth

Professor of Communication and Media

Academics, Academic Research, Health and Wellness, Travel/Study Abroad

Elizabeth Garcia

Executive Director, Office of Equity and Diversity; Title IX Coordinator

Academics, Graduate School, Travel/Study Abroad, Volunteering/Service

Lisa Hall Zielinski

Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Academics, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Student Involvement, Entrepreneurship/Small Business, Leadership, Goal-Setting, Public Speaking

Frank Gilmartin, '82

Assistant Director, Center for Career Development; Career Coach

Academics; Career Readiness

Barry Kuhle

Associate Professor of Psychology

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Student Involvement

Tara Hamilton-Fay

Faculty Specialist, Biology

Academics; Health and Wellness; Housing; Graduate School; GLBT-related Concerns

Aiala Levy, '07

Assistant Professor of History

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Travel/Study Abroad

Julia Leighow

Assistant Director, Off Campus and Commuter Student Life

Student Involvement; Housing; Relationships

Maria Marinucci

Director, Cross Cultural Centers

Academics, Health and Wellness, Housing, Graduate School, Student Involvement, Travel/Study Abroad, Volunteering/Service

Amanda Marcy, '10

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Volunteering/Service

Robert McGowan, '19

THR1VE Program Coordinator

Academics, Career Readiness, Student Involvement, General Transition Challenges, Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) Program, Leadership, Public Speaking, Mindfulness

Bonnie Markowski

Faculty Specialist, English and Theatre

Academics

Shannon Murphy Fennie, '99

Assistant Dean of Students

Academics, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Graduate School, Student Involvement, General Transition Challenges

Julee Meketa

Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School

John Norcross

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Graduate School, Travel/Study Abroad, Volunteering/Service

Jessica Nolan

Associate Professor of Psychology

Academics; Academic Research; Graduate School; Volunteering/Service

Catherine Seymour, '90

Campus Minister for Social Justice

Academics, Health and Wellness, Student Involvement, Travel/Study Abroad, Volunteering/Service

Paul Pearson, '14

Faculty Specialist, Physics & Engineering

Academics, Career Readiness, Volunteering/Service

Billie Tadros

Assistant Professor of English and Theatre

Academics, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Graduate School

Casey Steiner

Assistant Director, Center for Student Engagement

Health and Wellness; Housing; Graduate School; Student Involvement; Career Readiness

Traci Vennie, '19

Records Analyst

Academics, Health and Wellness, Graduate School, Volunteering/Service

Elisa Tuffy, '13

Human Resources Specialist

Academics, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Student Involvement, Volunteering/Service

Helen Wolf

Director, Campus Ministries

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Student Involvement, Volunteering/Service, Travel/Study Abroad, Religions

Chris Whitney, '06

Director, Career Development

Career Readiness, Graduate School, Student Involvement

Stan Zygmunt

Director, News and Media Relations

Academics, Academic Research, Career Readiness, Graduate School, Student Involvement, Volunteering/Service, Medical School Application Process, Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program (SJLA), Honors Program