Graduate Faculty

Chestnut Hill College's professors are as devoted to their students' education and professional development as they are to perfecting their expertise in their own fields of study. Our outstanding faculty will provide you with knowledge and confidence, while the small class sizes will allow you to build strong peer-to-peer relationships with future colleagues. With a personalized education, you will be able to realize your individual academic ambitions while also building your community of fellow thought leaders.

Richard W. Black, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education
Ed.D., Temple University; M.Ed., Temple University; B.S., Pennsylvania State University


Scott W. Browning, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley; M.Ed., Boston University; B.A., Washington College

Dominic Cotugno, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education
M.Ed., Ed.D., Temple University; B.A., LaSalle University

William J. Ernst, Psy.D.   Assistant Professor of Psychology  

Psy.D., James Madison University; M.A., The College of New Jersey; B.A., The College of New Jersey 

Carolynne Ervin, M.A., Coordinator of Spiritual Direction Practicum
M.A. Creighton University; B.A. Chestnut Hill College

Mary Kay Flannery, SSJ, D.Min., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
D.Min., Catholic Theological Union; M.Th., Maryknoll School of Theology; M.A., University of the Incarnate Word & Mexican American Cultural Center; B.A., Millersville University 

Claudia Garcia-Leeds, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Co-Coordinator of Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology  

Ph.D., City College; M.A., New School for Social Research; B.A., New School for Social Research


Peter Goldenthal, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Connecticut; M.A, Cornell University; B.A., University of Southern Maine

Jessica Kahn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education 

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Temple University;  A.B., Barnard College


Yefim Kats, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Instructional Technology, Chair of the Department and Coordinator of the IT Graduate Program 

Ph.D.,Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York; B.S/M.S.E.E, Electrical Engineering University


Mark E. Kenney, M.Ed., NCC, LPC, Program Coordinator, DeSales Campus, Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

M.Ed., Kutztown University; B.S., Temple University 


Debra L. Lawrence, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education 

Ph.D., Walden University; M.A, University of Colorado at Denver; B.S., Empire State College


Rosemarie Manfredi, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Psy.D., Widener University; M.A., Widener University; B.A., Montclair State University


Susan McGroarty, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Pennsylvania;  B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Kevin McCarthy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; A.M., University of Pennsylvania; A.B., Boston College


Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A./M.Ed., Columbia University; B.A., Pace University

Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; A.B., Cornell University

Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies,
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America; M.A., St. Michael's College; B.A., Chestnut Hill College

Carol M. Pate, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education; Chair, Education Department
Ed.D., Indiana University; M.A. Eastern New Mexico University; B.A., University of Arizona

Cheryll Rothery, Psy.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychology, Chair, Professional Psychology 

Psy.D., Rutgers, The State University; B.A., Mount Holyoke College


Rachel Saks, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology

Psy.D., George Washington University; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Leslie Parkes Shralow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., Temple University; B.A., The Pennsylvania State University


Teri Wiedeman-Rouse, ABD, M.Ed. Instructor of Education 

ABD, Arcadia University; M.Ed., Chestnut Hill College; B.S., East Strodsburg University


Nicholas A. Wood, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology

Coordinator of Master's Field Placements

Psy.D., Widener University; M.A., Widener University; B.A., Williams College