Who We Are: McDaniel Faculty
An educator who innovates with song, games, and cultural anecdotes to teach Spanish. Marti Barrera, M.A., M.S. Lecturer in Spanish
“Teaching Spanish is not my job, it is my passion.”
A sociologist who studies human behavior through complex concepts — like social geometry. Daniel Boches, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology
“Sociology is one part of the liberal arts mosaic.”
A licensed clinical professional counselor who wants students to use psychology every day. Kristina Wright, M.A., LCPC Lecturer in Psychology
“Get excited about patterns and connections.”
A global marketing pro bringing industry insights into her classroom. Svetlana Tokareva, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marketing
“The liberal arts develop students’ marketing skills.”
A Kinesiology researcher investigating the future of physical rehabilitation. Hyunjae Jeon, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
"Be true to yourself."
An American Sign Language expert with a passion for sharing Deaf culture and experiences. Charles Herbold Lecturer in ASL
“McDaniel’s commitment to the Deaf community resonates with me.”
An artist who encourages every student to bring their unique perspectives into their creations. Steven Pearson, M.F.A Professor of Art
"Art is flexible, fluid, and ever-changing to meet the needs of the times it is addressing, and art is all around us."
A skillful psychologist who celebrates the bridge between humanities and the sciences. Lyneia Richardson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Counseling
"Psychology often bridges the arts and sciences."
A computer scientist who believes a liberal arts skillset can make a difference personally and globally. Paul Lin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Computer Science
“No matter what profession you are pursuing, the bits and bytes you learn from a Computer Science course will enrich your field of study and broaden your career path."
An education professional focused on children's literacy and using children's literature as a teaching model. Becca Gibson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education
"Students won’t know all the answers, but they will be able to teach effectively — and joyously!"