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Micalee Sullivan - U.S. History Since 1865

Micalee Sullivan teaches courses in Modern U.S. History and Environmental History at St. Michael’s College.  She is also the Director of the Center for Women and Gender at St. Mike's. Her research focuses on local history, community development, and the creation of place.  She is the founder and editor of The West End Quarterly, a community-driven publication devoted to documenting the history and heritage of Union County, Pennsylvania through oral interviews.  This is Micalee’s second year teaching for ASC. 

Micalee received her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  In her free time Micalee loves to kayak, roller skate, and go to concerts.  

Rene Schmauder - Social Psychology

A. René Schmauder serves as the Assessment Coordinator at Saint Michael’s College, and she teaches Psychology. She has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in Psychology and M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her published research focuses on adult and infant language processing. In her spare time, she is preoccupied by marine science, chickens, scuba diving, farming, and foraging. 

Tom Vandzura - Managerial Accounting; Non-Profit Accounting

Tom currently serves as a full-time Instructor of Accounting in the SMC Business Administration & Accounting Department. As well, he continues to serve part-time as the CFO for the Society of St. Edmund, the founding, Non-Profit Religious Order of St. Michael’s College. Prior to this, Tom spent nine years at National Life Insurance Company (Montpelier, VT) holding various positions within the Treasury and Financial Reporting departments. Tom has also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accounting at St. Mike’s during 2007-2010.

He is a 1989 graduate of St. Michael’s College (BS in Accounting) and completed his graduate studies there as well in the college’s MSA (Masters of Science in Administration) program in 2003. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration degree through Walden University. Tom holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM) designations sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), of which he is a member. With regard to outside volunteer activities, Tom has served as the Chair of the Mater Christi School (Burlington, VT) Finance Committee and a member of its full board. He also serves on the Finance Council of St. Pius X Church in Essex, VT, the Audit Committee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, VT, and the Band Boosters at Essex High School.

Tom and his wife Brenda (also an ’89 St. Mike’s graduate) live in Essex with their three sons, Kyle (19), Darren (17) and Joseph (15). All family members enjoy running, are sports fans, appreciate the gift of each day, and spending quality time together, while not taking themselves (or life) too seriously and regularly embracing laughter.

James M. Willard, PhD

Associate Professor, Emeritus of Cleveland State University
Adjunct professor in Biology, St. Michael’s College
Ph.D. 1967, Biochemistry, Cornell University and Brandeis University
A.B. 1961, Biology, St. Michael’s College
Area of expertise:
Biochemistry, specialty in enzymology and kinetics.

Tim Blake - Modern European History

Timothy R. Blake, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in History presently teaching Modern and Early Modern European History courses at Saint Michael’s College.  Previous teaching experience has been at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; teaching World History and non-Western survey courses.  Past teaching experience at Saint Michael’s College has been courses in History, Humanities, and the First Year Seminar; as well as teaching History courses at Champlain College.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the State University of New York, College at Buffalo.  He received his Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Fields of interest include British and French diplomatic history, European Imperialism and the closing of global ecumene. 

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