With a background in federal law enforcement and experience in the U.S. Organized Crime Strike Force, Dr. Patricia Griffin joins Holy Family University as the new Director of the Criminal Justice master’s program. Dr. Griffin sat down with Holy Family University to discuss what sparked her interest in studying criminal justice, her current research initiatives, and what she likes to do for fun.
Holy Family University is pleased to announce five new additions to the Board of Trustees. With expertise in corporate America, healthcare, and CSFN initiatives, the new trustees are a diverse group that will continue to move forward with the governance of the University.
The School of Business Administration announced its latest program offering—an 18-course, fully online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree. Set to launch in Fall 2018, the program will feature eight-week terms with a three-year anticipated completion period. The DBA will initially offer both a general and accounting concentration and will require an MBA or other business-related graduate degree but will not require a residency.
Caitlin Coughlin, a senior communications major, was able to experience the fast-paced lifestyle of a television reporter during her time as a summer intern with WFMZ-TV 69News—pivoting between planned local features to assisting with breaking news. The experience left Coughlin with a greater appreciation for television production, production value, and running a news corporation—as well as the work of the reporters going live from the scene.
The Holy Family University Book Club has announced its fall reading schedule, including works by Meg Cabot, Helen Simonson, Jalpa Williby, and David Levithan. The Book Club is open to everyone and is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Philadelphia Campus Library from 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm.
“In its third year, the HFU Library Book Club gives students, staff, alumni, faculty, and the community the opportunity to read, listen, and talk about books,” said Kathy Kindness, Assistant Director of Library Services.
With a specialty in Gerontological Nursing, Dr. Jean Marie Petrilack joins one of the top nursing schools in Philadelphia, Holy Family University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions to teach students the special bond between nurses and the elderly. Fostering an open and caring learning environment, Dr. Petrilack sat down with Holy Family University to discuss how she came to HFU, her favorite moment as an educator, and her passion for caring for the elderly.
Students enrolled in the Introduction to Psychology and Quantitative Methods courses this semester will be the first classes to use the new research pool software implemented by the School of Arts and Sciences. The research pool facilitates the process of research participant recruitment using SONA, an online cloud-based system that allows researchers and participants to sign up for and administer research studies.
On August 16, Dr. Roger Gee, Graduate Division Chair, TESOL Program Coordinator, and Professor for the School of Education, joined a panel at the School District of Philadelphia’s in-service day for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers to discuss best practices for ESL students. The theme of the event was: Achievement, Action, and Advocacy for English Learners.
With a passion for wanting to help others, Dr. Patrick McElwaine thought he might one day become a firefighter like his father. As his interests turned towards psychology, Dr. McElwaine pursued his doctorate and returned to his alma mater to join the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. McElwaine sat down with Holy Family University to discuss his career path, his research interests, and his favorite NFL team to cheer for on Sunday.
With more than 25 years of experience in top Pennsylvania hospitals, Dr. Mary Frances Suter joins the faculty of Holy Family University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. With a specialty in cardiac and thoracic surgery, Dr. Suter brings vast knowledge of the heart with some local flair, having worked at Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Suter sat down with Holy Family University to discuss how she got into teaching, her classroom philosophy, and her experience caring for cardiac patients.