A directory of Faculty, Visiting Scholars and Practitioners

Marlene Burkhardt

Professor of Accounting, Business & Economics

Dr. Burkhardt is Professor of Business and Information Technology. Her areas of expertise include organizational theory and behavior, leadership, and marketing. She started her academic career as the Anheuser-Busch Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, a position she held from 1990-1997. Dr. Burkhardt worked as a full-time business consultant from 1998-2002, as president of Nittany Research, a firm specializing in organizational survey development and research. She also was named a lecturer in Penn State's Smeal College of Business Administration, a position she held from 1996-1998. Before earning her doctorate, she worked as a management analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

Her research has been published in academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business School Press and Administrative Science Quarterly. She has been recognized for her teaching as well as her service to the profession.

Lynn Cockett

Professor of Communication

Dr Cockett is Professor of Communication. Her areas of expertise include interpersonal and organizational communication, and group interaction, with a particular focus how professional work practices relate to issues of identity. Dr. Cockett's research has been published in the journals Knowledge Quest, and Library Trends. She has written chapters in the following books: Identity Matters: Communication-Based Explorations and Explanations; Young Adults in Public Libraries: A Handbook of Materials and Services; Mosaics of Meaning: Enhancing the Intellectual Life of Young Adults Through Literature; and African American Voices in Young Adult Literature: Tradition, Transition, Transformation. She also presents her research at meetings of the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the Association for Library and Information Science Education. Dr. Cockett has been recognized for her teaching and has served on a variety of professional and academic committees.

Celia Cook-Huffman

W. Clay and Kathryn Burkholder Professorship in Conflict Resolution

Dr. Cook-Huffman is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, the Director of the Nonprofit Leadership MA program, and the Associate Director of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her areas of expertise include social conflict theory, gender, social change, and mediation. Dr. Cook-Huffman is also a consultant for both public and private organizations. Her consulting work includes conflict transformation and change management, conflict resolution training, dispute resolution systems design, systems analysis, and leadership training. Recent publications include: “Barbara Deming: Feminism and Nonviolence” in Gender and Peacebuilding: All Hands Required, “Conflict Transformation as the Core of Strategic Peacebuilding.” in S. Appleby (ed), Strategic Peacebuilding (in press), Christianity and Non Violence in Companion to Religion and Social Justice, and The Role of Identity In Conflict in A Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has been recognized for her teaching and service to the college.

Kati Csoman

Dean of International Education

Kati Csoman leads the international office team in the development, maintenance and administration of international programs including Intensive English, International Student Services, Study Abroad, and exchange programs. She has worked in international education administration for twenty-three years including at the University Office of Global Programs at the Pennsylvania State University and at the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Kati is an Adjunct Professor for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and has taught graduate students on-line for the International Education Management Program. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in nonprofit organization management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Matt Hugg

Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit Leadership

Matt is a professional fundraising and marketing copywriter specializing in direct mail, planned giving and promotional material for nonprofits. Over his 30-year career he has held fundraising leadership positions at the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College and the University of the Arts. Matt teaches fundraising, philanthropy and marketing in graduate programs at Juniata College, Eastern University, the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Edison State College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a master’s in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. See more information on Matt at: www.matthugg.com/

Email: hugg@juniata.edu

Leah Meyers

Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Leadership

Email: myers@juniata.edu 

Ryan Richards

Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Leadership

Ryan Richards is the founder and CEO of Serve Smart, a social enterprise that helps volunteer programs increase the quality of their training. Prior to that, Ryan served as Executive Director of Nourish International; a national youth service movement addressing global poverty. He graduated with an MPA from the NYU-Wagner School of Public Service, where he received the Boufford Award for innovative solutions to public service challenges. Ryan earned his BA from Juniata College, where he was a recipient of the institution's Community Contribution Award. Ryan is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. His passion is spanning cultural boundaries and building that capacity in individuals, programs and institutions. Ryan was born in the Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife and their bicycles in Seattle.

Email: richards@juniata.edu

Grace Fala

Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion, 
Professor of Communication

Professor Fala teaches courses in public speech, small group presentations, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and rhetoric at Juniata. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in speech communication and a minor in music, and has an M.A. in philosophy from West Chester University. She received her Ph.D. in speech communication at The Pennsylvania State University. Her scholastic honors include the Kathryn DeBoer Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992 (P.S.U.); The West Chester University Foundation Award in 1976; The Institute for Women Graduate Award in 1986, and the Woman of the Year Award in 1997. In 1998, she earned the Junior Faculty Teaching award at Juniata. She taught communication courses at Penn State's Delaware County Campus, Villanova University and West Chester University, and was an elementary music teacher before pursuing her doctorate in communication. In addition to her teaching at Juniata, she teaches continuing education courses at Penn State. Dr. Fala has presented conference papers for the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the Eastern Communication Association, and the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania. She has conducted research on the rhetoric of woman's suffrage, the rhetoric of sexual orientation, the coming out process, language & empowerment, communication & diversity, gender communication, creativity and communication, and transactional listening.


Email: FALA@juniata.edu 
Phone: (814) 641-3467

Randy Rosenberger

Professor of Accounting, Business, and Economics

Dr. Rosenberger is professor of accounting, business, and economics. His expertise is in management science, decision theory, negotiation theory, and finance. He has also worked as CPA and as a financial analyst for an investment-banking firm. Dr. Rosenberger's research and writing interests are in bargaining, alternative dispute resolution techniques, experimental economics, and behavioral decision theory; and more recently, sports analytics. Dr. Rosenberger's writings run the gamut from involved business cases to pieces that have appeared in the Huffington Post and a variety of newspapers.

Email: rosenberger@juniata.edu 
Phone: (814) 641-3662

Brian Vogt

CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens

Brian Vogt has been the CEO of the Denver Botanic Gardens since April 2007. He as more than 25 years of community leadership experience and an extensive background in fundraising, organizational management, communications and branding, cultural development and volunteer coordination. Mr. Vogt has also extensive service in the public sector having served in three Cabinet positions for the State of Colorado, including three years as Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). He was a member of the Colorado Educational Alignment Council and was on the Boards of the Alliance for Quality Teaching and the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative, which he co-founded. His other civic involvement ranges from serving for seven years on the Board of Littleton Hospital to the founding and co-leading of the Haunts of Littleton Ghost Tours. He served on the Denver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Committee and managed the incorporation movement to create the City of Centennial. For further background: http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/about-us/flourish-from-our-ceo 

Sara Worley

Assistant Professor of Communication

Sarah Worley is an Assistant Professor of Communication. Her expertise includes media framing, leadership, entrepreneurship, political rhetoric, and media ownership regulations, as well as work on film documentaries. Her scholarly expertise is combined with close work relationships with many local nonprofits, through service learning projects associated with her Group Communication course. Worley graduated from Juniata College in 2000 where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and Philosophy. She earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in 2003 and is currently completing her PhD in Mass Communication at Penn State. Her dissertation research performs a qualitative frame analysis of mainstream media coverage of two new protest tactics, virtual marches and hacktivism. Worley has received grants from the Southern Allegheny Learn and Serve Alliance, The Coleman Foundation and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She is also a PSLA certified Service Learning Trainer. Worley has had a variety of work experience in her career which includes teaching, as well as professional experience in sales, management and member services. While in Denver, Colorado, she was a member services and advertising representative for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and worked as the advantage program director and assistant coach for SCORE! Educational Center. She also worked for SCORE in Baltimore, Maryland. Personal Website: http://jcsites.juniata.edu/faculty/worley/

Email: worley@juniata.edu 
Phone: (814) 641-3168