Levermore Global Scholars

Our Faculty

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Study with instructors from many disciplines.

The faculty and leadership of the Levermore Global Scholars program have earned an international reputation for scholarship and teaching, as evidenced by the research published, awards won, and fellowships earned by department members. Click on names for more information about each professor’s academic interests, research, experience and contact information.


Susan Briziarelli
Academic Director
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 123A
p – 516.877.4118
e – sbriziarelli@adelphi.edu

Peter DeBartolo
Administrative Director
Alumnae Hall, Room 110
p – 516.237.8627
e – pdebartolo@adelphi.edu

Social Sciences

Melanie Bush
Associate Professor, Sociology

Peter DeBartolo
Adjunct Faculty, International Affairs

Jaqueline Olvera
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Lawrence Sullivan
Professor, Political Science

Katie Laatikainen
Associate Professor, International Studies

Education and Leadership

Devin Thornburg 
Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Diana Feige
Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Ross Jandrew
Adjunct Faculty, Leadership Studies



Natural Sciences

Emily Kang
Assistant Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Gary Schechter
Adjunct Faculty, Science


Shawn Kaplan
Associate Professor, Philosophy

Susan Briziarelli
Associate Professor, Languages, Literature and Culture

Sarah Eltabib
Adjunct Faculty, General Studies

Michael Matto
Associate Professor, English

M. Cristina Zaccarini
Associate Professor, Asian Studies


Cindy Maguire
Associate Professor, Art and Art History

Joan Schimke
Associate Professor, Communications


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