McDaniel welcomes six new faculty members

Barbara Rowell, associate professor of Business Administration; Kerry Duvall, assistant professor of Business Administration; David Blanding, assistant professor of Political Science; Jason Scullion, assistant professor of Environmental Studies; and Eliza
August 26, 2014

Six distinguished scholars join the McDaniel faculty, bringing years of experience and expertise developed within the classroom and beyond the walls of academia.

The new tenure-track faculty are:

David BlandingDavid Blanding, assistant professor of Political Science, recently earned his Ph.D. from Brown University, where he completed a dissertation titled “Policy Infrastructure and the Politics of Civil Rights.” He brings with him a variety of teaching experience that ranges from American constitutional law to political theory and public policy. Blanding, who will serve as advisor for pre-law students, earned his master’s degree in Political Science from Brown University and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

Kerry DuvallKerry Duvall, assistant professor of Business Administration, most recently worked as a tax consultant and department manager with UHY Advisors while teaching accounting and personal finance at Carroll Community College. Duvall, who has also worked with KPMG’s audit department, is situated to help students make professional connections in the accounting and business industries. She earned her M.S. in Taxation from the University of Baltimore and her B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

Izabel GallieraIzabel Galliera, assistant professor of Art History, recently served as visiting lecturer of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, where she wrote a dissertation on socially engaged art in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. Galliera has experience teaching courses in world art, socially engaged art practice, and foundations in art history. She earned her master’s degree at the University of South Florida and completed her bachelor’s at Troy University in Alabama.

Elizabeth GroszElizabeth Grosz, assistant professor of Philosophy, completed her doctorate at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation, “The Self in Context: Hegel, Beauvoir, and Nishida,” reflects her interdisciplinary interests in East Asian philosophies and 20th-century continental philosophy as well as feminist ethics. She brings with her experience in teaching both philosophy and religious studies, including courses on existentialism and Asian philosophy. Grosz earned her M.A. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. from Seattle University.

Barbara RowellBarbara Rowell, associate professor of Business Administration, most recently served as assistant professor of Accounting at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she taught courses in auditing as well as financial, managerial and governmental and non-profit accounting. Before entering higher education, she practiced tax consultation and accounting for several years. Rowell, a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, earned her J.D. at Widener University School of Law and her M.B.A. and B.A. at Lehigh University.

Jason ScullionJason Scullion, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, recently completed his Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. Work on his dissertation, “An Analysis of Land-Cover Change and Conservation Policy Dynamics on Peru’s Amazon Frontier,” was assisted by a Fulbright Fellowship. Scullion has experience teaching courses on environmental studies, biology and forests and society as well as sustainability. He earned his M.S. in Forest Resources and M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Washington and his B.A. from Prescott College in Arizona.