• Advisory Board

    Monmouth University’s Center for Excellence has an Advisory Board comprised of eight master teachers. Many are past winners of Monmouth University’s Distinguished Teacher Award—the highest teaching award Monmouth offers. They represent Monmouth’s five schools and serve as a resource for the Center and for faculty members working with the Center.

    Kenneth L. CampbellDr. Kenneth Campbell

    Associate Professor, Department of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Ph.D., University of Delaware

    Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient.

    Teaching fields include English history, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, and history of witchcraft. Recent research on the English Reformation and religious noncomformity in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.


    Dr. Laura JannoneDr. Laura Jannone

    Associate Professor, Director of the M.S.N. Program, and Coordinator of the School Nurse Program, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies

    Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. Certified School Nurse.
    Recipient of the NJ League 2010 Nurse Recognition Award

    Teaching interests include school nursing, substance abuse awareness, and health promotion.


    Dr. Kathryn LionettiDr. Kathryn Lionetti

    Associate Professor of Biology, School of Science

    Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Specialized in microbiology and molecular biology. Current interests include recombinant DNA technology, apoptosis, and applications of molecular biology in clinical diagnostic procedures, emerging viral diseases.


    Dr. Bruce NormandiaDr. Bruce Normandia

    Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

    Ed.D., Rutgers University

    Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient.

    Professional interests include equity and access to important mathematics for all learners.


    Dr. Judith Nye

    Dr. Judith Nye

    Associate Vice President of Academic Foundations for General Education

    Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

    Special interests include experimental social psychology with a primary interest in social cognition and sex role stereotypes.


    Ms. Wendy Savoth

    Associate Vice President for Information Support

    MS, Monmouth University

    Areas include Computer Support, Instructional Support, Consultation and Application Support and the HelpDesk. Background in procedural and object-oriented programming languages, database systems, web development, project management, instructional design, teaching and learning using technology.


    Dr. Gene SimkoDr. Gene Simko

    Associate Professor, Management and Marketing, School of Business

    Ph.D. Baruch College of the City University of New York

    Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient.

    Specialty is strategic planning, recent research deals with the role of augmentation in managerial decision-making and the incorporation of dialectical materialism into the planning process.


    Dr. David StrohmetzDr. David Strohmetz

    Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Vice President Academic and Institutional Assessment

    Ph.D., Temple University

    Specialization in social psychology with an emphasis on methodological and quantitative issues. Current areas of research include the social psychology of the experiment, particularly the nature of the volunteer subject, and social influences on tipping in restaurants.


    Dr. Richard VeitDr. Richard Veit

    Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Specialty is historical archaeology of eastern North America, with particular interests in local history, early American material culture, and historic preservation. Author of Digging New Jersey's Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State (Rutgers, 2002) and History in the Landscape: Four Centuries of New Jersey Cemeteries and Gravemarkers (Rutgers, forthcoming). Dr. Veit won Monmouth University's Distinguished Teacher Award in 2007. His current research focuses on Point Breeze, the palatial New World estate of Joseph Bonaparte.


    Dr. Kelly WardDr. Kelly Ward

    Associate Professor, School of Social Work

    Ph.D., Fordham University
    Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient

    Teaching areas include: Social Work practice and field, and clinical classes working with families and adolescents, especially in the areas of substance and alcohol abuse.