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Meet the Faculty of Saint Joseph's University's Online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies Program
Kristen Doran earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and a concentration in Bio-behavioral Health. After eight years of corporate and clinical experiences, Kristen earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Educational Psychology from West Chester University. Currently, Kristen serves as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at West Chester University and the graduate Department of Psychology at Rosemont University.
Kristen also serves as the Assistant Director of the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph's University where she works individually with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni with their career development. She also serves as the liaison to Saint Joseph's University's Graduate School and their College of Professional and Liberal Studies, counseling the adult student population and career changers in making career-related decisions. In 2007, she received her Myers Briggs Type Indicator certification. Aside from career counseling, Kristen teaches Career and Personal Development at Saint Joseph's University.
Kristen is certified by the State of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Dr. Todd Krug has been teaching writing for twelve years as an Affiliate Faculty member in the Professional and Liberal Studies Program (PLS) at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Krug developed and now primarily teaches Research-Based Writing for PLS students. This course introduces students to the elements of conducting undergraduate research and communicating research findings in well-written, appropriately formatted research papers. Student feedback on Research-Based Writing has been highly positive. After taking Research-Based Writing, students commonly recommend that it be one of the first courses that future students take to prepare them for the writing and research demands in their upcoming courses.
Dr. Krug brings the Jesuit notion of cura personalis (care of the person) to life in his classroom with a teaching philosophy that is supportive and that focuses on helping students overcome writing anxiety. His teaching style is relaxed, interactive and diverse; his classroom activities include lecture, dialogue, group work, video, and student presentations. His mission is to make each of his students a better and more confident writer by the end of his course. Towards this end, Dr. Krug offers comprehensive direction for assignments, encourages students to see him for individual assistance, and provides significant feedback on students' writing assignments. Dr. Krug sets high standards, but always provides sufficient direction to help students meet those standards.
Dr. Krug is the Director of the Cooperative Education Program for the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University, a position he has held since November, 2007. Prior to this, Dr. Krug was the Director of Living Learning for the Office of Residence Life at Saint Joseph's University, where he worked from 1989 to 1992, and from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Krug's committee work at Saint Joseph's University has focused deeply on diversity, with long-standing membership on The Diversity Commission and on The Alliance.
Dr. Krug received his Ph.D. in Composition Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from Saint Francis University.
Art Martin is a thirty-five (35) year Information Technological (IT) professional with experience as an Educator, Business and Financial Analyst, Project Manager, and Systems Analyst in Higher Education and the Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication, Defense and Service industries.
He has been teaching Mathematics and Computer Science for more than thirty (30) years and has been an Affiliate (Adjunct) Faculty member of both the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments here at Saint Joseph’s for the past twenty-six (26) years. He has designed and taught courses, including Business Mathematics, Calculus, Advanced Fortran, COBOL, Web Design , Database Design and Systems Analysis and Design, in addition to training Elementary Education teachers in the fundamentals of computers and their effective use in the classroom.
During his thirty-five (35) year IT career, he has; a) Managed the design, development and implementation of several major databases for a global pharmaceutical company; b) managed the training and career development of college Interns as well as a programming team responsible for the development of an on-line database systems; c) was a member of a Regional Philadelphia Area Leadership Forum; d) created the cost model and master implementation schedule for a world-wide corporate email migration project; e) was a consultant to British Telecom's senior management; f) helped build and launch a subsidiary of a major telecommunications company; and g) taught a variety of Microsoft Software products to multiple corporate clients.
He earned an MBA degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, both from LaSalle University, and an Associate's degree in Business Administration from Bucks County Community College.
He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, is certified in the ITIL Service Management Foundations and is a Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Agent.
He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) / Purchasing Management Association of Philadelphia (PMAP) and of the Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA) and is an avid SJU Hawks Basketball fan.
Dr. Joanne Broder Sumerson is a consultant and professor in research process and organization development.
Dr. Joanne Broder Sumerson is a Research Psychologist, specializing in organizational issues. She has been consulting to several different private and public organizations for over eleven years helping people use data to reach their maximum potential. Her favorite research interests include team dynamic, emotional intelligence, as well as best practices in research and consulting processes. Joanne's professional background includes a working as a prison counselor, corporate human resources generalist, and research specialist. She blogs about how we can assist students finish graduate school through Psychology Today. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and on the executive board for the Division of Media Psychology.