University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Natural Sciences

Degree Programs

 
Pitt-Johnstown's Natural Sciences Division offers degrees in a wide variety of fields. Students benefit from excellent instruction in small classes combined with hands-on opportunities that prepare them for employment opportunities and graduate study.  Students in fields such as psychology, energy and earth resources, and mathematics are well prepared for employment as well as graduate study and eventual licensure in their fields. Students who wish to go on to pre-health professions programs (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-PT, Pre-OT and others) are well prepared by faculty who are dedicated to advancing students in these professions.

Hands-on, real world experience is available to students in all programs. Students work with faculty on research projects and in internships in the community. The annual Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry (SPACE), provides students with an opportunity to showcase their research findings.  

Our students also benefit from partnerships with professionals and organizations from throughout the region. A highly successful collaboration with the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber connects Pitt-Johnstown faculty and students with WRI scientists. Examples of this collaboration include:

  • a team-taught course in genetics;
  • research into prostate cancer in African-American men;
  • ongoing exchange of research interests and student internships;
  • real-world opportunities to work in WRI’s world-class facilities.

Pitt-Johnstown offers a joint medical technology program with Conemaugh Health System in which students earn either a biology or chemistry degree from Pitt-Johnstown and a Certificate in Medical Technology from the hospital.

Students in most pre-health professions programs (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Podiatry, and others) will complete a bachelor’s degree at Pitt-Johnstown before proceeding to the doctoral program at the school of their choice. For some programs, such as Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics and Pre-Athletic Training, students will take course work (usually 60 credits over 2 years) at Pitt-Johnstown. During their second year, students apply for admission to the specific department at the Pittsburgh-Oakland campus to complete their degree requirements.

Contact
Natural Sciences Division Offices
141 Krebs Hall

Steven E. Stern, PhD, Division Chair
814-269-2901  |  sstern@pitt.edu
Fax: 814-269-2022

Kara E. Bernard, Administrative Assistant
814-269-2900  |  kpollino@pitt.edu
Fax: 814-269-7261

Kathy Mishler, Administrative Assistant
814-269-2930  |  kjm112@pitt.edu
Fax: 814-269-2022

Natural Sciences Division Faculty

Natural Sciences Division Faculty

Jacqueline R Baird, MEd
Mathematics Instructor
814-269-2918
Miron Bekker, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2986
Elisabeth T Bell-Loncella, PhD
Chemistry Department Chair
814-269-2904
Ryan G Bird, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
814-269-2903
Luis Bonachea, PhD
Assistant Professor
814-269-2907
Marissa D Brainard, MS
Biology Instructor
814-269-2954
Dawn M Cable
Mathematics Instructor
814-269-2935
Elena Constantin, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2937
Stephen J Curran, PhD
Professor
814-269-2927
Victoria Czarnek
Mathematics Instructor
814-269-2941
Christine R Dahlin, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2910
Michael N Ferencak, PhD
814-269-2931
Tracy J Fisanick
814-269-2908
Marsha Grimminger, PhD
814-269-2905
Robert Grimminger, PhD
814-269-2018
Jill Henning, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
814-269-7285
Elizabeth M Hoffman
Mathematics Instructor
814-269-2938
Stephanie T Jimenez, PhD
Psychology Department Chair and Associate Professor
814-269-2962
Beta Keramati
Physics Instructor
814-269-2089
Ryan J Kerrigan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Energy & Earth Resources 814-269-2942
814-269-2942
Rajendra Khanal, PhD
Assistant Professor
814-269-2021
Stephen T Kilpatrick, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
814-269-2075
Stephen R Lindberg
814-269-2944
Thomas Malosh, PhD
814-269-2902
Jennifer Manges, MS
Biology Instructor
814-269-7993
Linda L Mantini
Instructor
814-269-2916
Kevin R Martin, PhD
Associate Professor of Physics
814-269-2951
Simeon J Martinus
814-269-2906
John W Mullennix, PhD
Professor of Psychology
814-269-7293
Manisha Nigam, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2017
Laura E Ritchey, PhD
814-269-2933
Bruce W Robart, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2911
Steven E Stern, PhD
Chair, Division of Natural Sciences; Professor of Psychology.
814-269-2901
Alan H Teich, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
814-269-2950
Anita Thompson
814-269-2928
John W Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor
814-269-2043
Matthew P Tracey, PhD
814-269-7183
Linda L Tully, MS
Instructor and General Education Coordinator
814-269-2920
Allan M Walstad, PhD
Physics Associate Professor and Department Chair
814-269-2974
Sharon L Walstad (Bertsch), PhD
Professor of Psychology
814-269-2953
Rebecca Webb, PhD
Biology Department Chair
814-269-2913
Joseph J Wilson, MS
Mathematics Instructor
814-269-2929
Kimberly A Ziance, MEd
Biology Instructor
814-269-2917