Mount announces faculty promotions and new professor

May 31, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Colleen KirkMount Saint Mary College announces the following faculty promotions and a new faculty member.

Andrea Ackermann, to professor of nursing; Reva Cowan, professor of education; Patricia Ruff, assistant professor of education; Jill Sussman, assistant professor of nursing; Moira Tolan, professor of business.

Promoted with continuous tenure are: Evelyn Barese, associate professor of education; J. David Gallagher, associate professor of education; Carl Hoegler, professor of biology; Teresa Hurley, associate professor of nursing; Susan Vorsanger, associate professor of human services.

Emerita/Emeritus include: Mattson Atsunyo, professor emeritus of business; Sr. Jean Rosaire Bedotto, OP, professor emerita of education.

Joining the faculty is Colleen Kirk (pictured), assistant professor of business. Since 1997, she worked as an instructor in business at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Earlier, she was employed as a national accounts manager for Borland International in New York City.

Kirk recently received her doctorate degree from Pace University, Lubin School of Business. Her dissertation was “Consuming Concepts: The Hedonic and Utilitarian Effects of Perceived Interactivity in a Digital Information Products Context.”

Other faculty receiving doctorates this spring include: Jeanne Roth, assistant professor of nursing, “The Lived Experience of Caring for a Partner with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease” and Jill Sussman, course coordinator, mental health nursing, “Nursing Students’ Perceptions of the Mental Health Clinical Experience.”