Susquehanna’s Provost and Dean of Faculty Dave Ramsaran plans, implements and coordinates all academic programs. He fosters faculty development and scholarship while preserving the academic integrity of the university. He leads the university as a vibrant community of inquiry focused on the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. 

Priorities of the provost include building upon academic innovation and deepening intellectual engagement, furthering global engagement, excelling at inclusive excellence and expanding diversity. 

A member of the president's Senior Leadership Team, the provost oversees:

Meet the Provost

Dave Ramsaran joined Susquehanna in 2000 as assistant professor of sociology and anthropology. He was named provost and dean of the faculty in 2019.

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Dave Ramsaran

Learning Goals

The learning goals of Susquehanna University articulate a vision of our students as confident, liberally educated, and committed to multidisciplinary education as global citizens, working within and across their academic disciplines. They productively gather and apply all facets of their educational experience to personally and professionally frame their vocations, areas of study, and lives, demonstrating achievement, leadership, and service in the world.


SU students investigate the creative, natural, social, economic, and cultural forces that shape the world, and gain familiarity with:

the richness of human thought and expression across time and into the present;

the ongoing ways humans seek to explain the natural world; and

the breadth and depth of global human interactions, including belief systems, values, practices, and ways of organizing life.


SU students develop an integrated set of intellectual skills that empower them to:

think creatively and critically to analyze issues, consider solutions, and make effective decisions;

incorporate methods of analysis from a broad range of academic disciplines to understand and explore conflict, and solve problems;

engage effectively with others through gathering, evaluating, synthesizing, and articulating information to generate informed opinions and arguments through multiple avenues; and

work effectively within a team, function with professional and digital competency, and understand and navigate problems that often elicit complex and ambiguous responses.


SU students develop a mature, integrated sense of themselves through a holistic liberal arts experience, including:

appreciating the limits and contexts of their own experience, and the ability to value the experiences of others with diverse backgrounds;

critically examining their strengths and struggles, and realistically evaluating the potential positive or negative impact of inputs and activities; and

committing to ongoing development of one’s intellectual, physical, and spiritual life.


SU graduates develop and internalize their own integrated vision of the common good, and how to pursue it in the context of their lives, including:

pursuing sustainable relationships with their natural and social environments;

continued growth to discern and pursue improvement in themselves, their communities, and the world;

understanding and valuing both the universality and diversity of human experience; and

willingness to strive for responsible personal and interpersonal actions that serve the greater good.

We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a specialized accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary education teachers at the bachelor's level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of School of Music and the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. 

In addition, graduates in accounting are eligible to sit for the New York State licensure examination in Certified Public Accounting.

We're also a member of:

  • The American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The American Council on Education
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • The Annapolis Group
  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • The Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness manages data and information for Susquehanna University, through peer analyses and reporting of university data to accrediting agencies, guidebooks and the National Center for Education Statistics. The office also serves as a resource for assessment of student learning and assessment of institutional effectiveness.

The Office of Grants and Foundation Relations provides support to faculty and staff who are seeking external funding. Malcolm Derk, director of grants & foundation relations, assists with:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Preparing budgets and budget justifications
  • Seeking appropriate institutional approvals
  • Reviewing narratives
  • Submitting proposals

Faculty and staff, visit mySU for more information.

Jerry Habegger, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Associate Professor of Accounting

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4461

Tammy C. Tobin, Ph.D.

Department: Biology
Professor of Biology

Geneive Elizabeth Henry, Ph.D.

Department: Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4222

Craig A. Stark, Ph.D.

Department: Communications
Associate Professor of Communications

Kathy Straub, Ph.D.

Department: Earth & Environmental Sciences
Professor Earth & Environmental Science

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4318

Olu Onafowora, Ph.D.

Department: Economics
Professor of Economics

David S. McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Department: Education
Associate Professor of Education

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4508

Laurence D. Roth, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Professor of English

Bradley Carpenter

Department: English & Creative Writing
Adjunct Faculty in English and Creative Writing

Email Address

Glen Retief, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing

Shan Yan, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Associate Professor of Finance and Analytics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4499

María L.O. Muñoz, Ph.D.

Department: History
Associate Professor of History

Daryl M. Rodgers, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4693

Emma Fleck, Ph.D.

Department: Management and Marketing
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

Ken Brakke, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Professor of Math and Computer Science

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4466

Coleen Patricia Zoller, Ph.D.

Department: Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy

Samya Bano Zain, Ph.D.

Department: Physics
Associate Professor of Physics
Experimental Particle Physics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4006

Nicholas J. Clark, Ph.D.

Department: Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science

James Briggs, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4388

Jeffrey K. Mann, Ph.D.

Department: Religious Studies
Professor of Religious Studies

John J. Bodinger de Uriarte

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4759

Erik K. Viker, M.F.A.

Department: Theatre
Professor of Theatre

Contact Us

Office of the Provost

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Selinsgrove Hall, Second Floor

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Charity Ney