Honors Program Faculty

Daniel McGann, M.A., Honors Program Director

Applauded by the New York Times for his ".... facility and sensitivity for the instrument...distinct tonal character.... and considerable technique." Classical Guitarist, Daniel McGann has concertized extensively as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. Featured solo performances include WNCN and WEVD radio, the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie Recital Hall and the Merkin Concert Hall. Professor McGann has chaired the Music Department for ten years, served on many college-wide committees, including Faculty Council, currently serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative and is an active participant in the Global Learning Program accompanying and leading trips to Ireland, Budapest, Prague, Vienna and France. His research and pending publications of transcriptions focus on early women composers as well as transcriptions for guitar and voice of the musical settings of Geoffrey Molyneux Palmer's settings of James Joyce's Chamber Music Poems.

Kathleen Conway

Dr. Kathleen Conway
Professor of English and Director of the Freshman Learning Communities, Dr. Conway earned an M.A. in English at New York University and a D.A. in English at St. John's University. She has published articles on her two research interests, the teaching of writing and the development of the heroine in nineteenth century novels. Dr. Conway plans and coordinates the fall program for freshmen and teaches courses on the English novel, the short story, poetry and drama, and composition.

Dr. Meritta Cullinan
Dr. Cullinan received her M.A. degree from the New School for Social Research in Sociology and her Ph.D. from Fordham University in Sociology. She has been Chairperson of the Sociology Department three times, Faculty President twice, and was twice the recipient of both the Faculty Council Award for Outstanding Service to Teaching Faculty and the Senior Class Recognition Award. Dr. Cullinan is also the recipient of the President's Medal, the Distinguished Service Award and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation's Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. She has delivered papers on sex segregation and occupation and has published in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She co-directs the Community Research Institute at Molloy College.

Kathy Lamaute

Dr. Kathleen Lamaute
Dr. Lamaute holds ANCC Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and as a Nurse Executive-Advanced. She is also a NLN Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Lamaute is the nationally elected Chairperson of the American Nurses Association Individual Member Division. She is a practicing NP with multiple publications and has presented at many national and international nursing conferences. Dr. Lamaute has been with Molloy College since 1996, teaching a variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses. She received her M.A. from Adelphi University, her M.S. from Pace University and her Ed.D from California Coast University.

Dr. Jeff Massey
Dr. Massey earned his Ph.D. from Emory University (English: Certificate in Medieval Studies) in 2002; he also holds M.A. degrees from Bucknell University (English) and Washington University in St Louis (Classics). Massey is Professor of English Language and Literature in the Royal English Department at Molloy, where he teaches "casual but demanding" courses in medieval literature, mythology, linguistics, and SF/Fantasy.  He is currently writing Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned by Watching Monty Python with Brian Cogan (of Molloy's Communications Department) and recently co-edited the critical collection Heads Will Roll!: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination (Brill 2012).

Eileen P. McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT

Eileen McGann has a broad range of educational and clinical experience. Her clinical work is concentrated in therapeutic milieu and studio approach with persons who have experienced trauma. Ms. McGann has presented nationally and internationally and is widely published; recent publications include translated works in the Czech Republic and artwork featured on book and journal covers. A member of the Editorial Board of Art Therapy, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Ms. McGann is also on faculty in the graduate art therapy programs at New York University and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Currently Ms. McGann is a consultant developing an art therapy program at MercyFirst Syosset campus and is working on a manuscript for publication regarding trauma, sanctuary and adolescents.

Dr. Howard Ponzer
Associate Professor of Philosophy with sixteen years of teaching experience, Dr. Ponzer specializes in German Idealism, 19th Century European Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Feminism. He has published on subjects ranging from Kant's Transcendental Dialectic, Hegel's dialectic, Aristotle's Physics, and Human Rights Feminism. He is presently working on an article for publication that defends the United States two-party political system that integrates philosophy with history and political science.

Dr. Lelia Roeckell
Dr. Roeckell was one of the original architects of the Honors Program and has been teaching students since its inception. She received her D.Phil from Oxford University and joined the History and Political Science Department in 1998. She is the author of several articles on 19th century foreign relations and in the classroom loves to take the mystery out of history.

Dr. Mark James
Mark James teaches in the English department and is the Director of the American Studies minor. He received his Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Committee on the History of Culture from the University of Chicago and his Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Hawaii. His academic and intellectual interests include: cultural theory, American studies, African American studies, critical theory, critical mixed race studies, critical university studies, W. E. B. Du Bois, gender and sexuality.

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