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.

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 University 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, Guest Lecturer

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.

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Dr. Noelle Cutter

By training I am a scientist in the field of molecular biology.  My work focuses around epigenetics, changes and repair of DNA without actually changing the genetic sequence.  I am interested in how it changes when people get cancer.  Specifically, I look at an alteration in DNA called methylation, or adding a very small group (methyl) which consists of carbon and 3-hydrogens to the start site of genes in DNA.  When that happens, the gene no longer is transcribed.  Methylation is an epigenetic change that acts sort of like a light switch.  When methyl is added, genes are turned off.  When methyl is removed, genes are turned back on.  It is a cool way that a cell can control when and how much to turn genes on/off.  In our lab, we hypothesize that cancer cells interfere with this process to help them grow and divide uncontrollably. We are currently studying medulloblastoma, a rare type of pediatric brain cancer, and the role that methylation plays in gene regulation allowing tumors to grow and divide.  By doing so, we hope to be able to better diagnose patients so we can treat them more efficiently.


Dr. Jodi Evans

Jodi Evans is a professor of biology at Molloy University.  She received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from St. John's University.  Her teaching interests are in endocrinology, histology and immunology.  Her research interests include adult stem cell regulation of immune cells, the role of the stress axis in osteoarthritis and vascular and immunological complications associated with obesity and diabetes.  Jodi is an active participant in the NYS Collegiate Science and Technology Program at Molloy University in which she serves as a mentor in the Foundations in Research and Research Assistantship programs.  She is a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research, Sigma Xi Research Honor Society and Chi Beta Phi.

Dr. Kim Engels

Dr. Engels received her PhD from Marquette University in 2017.  She specializes in Ethics, Bioethics, and Contemporary Philosophy.  She is especially interested in topics related to gender, racial justice, and decolonization.  She is the author of over a dozen articles and book chapters. She is interested in philosophy and pop culture, and is the editor of The Good Place and Philosophy.     

Jeanne E. Kimpel, Ph.D.

Jeanne Kimpel, an alumnae of Molloy, who has been an adjunct in the department for many years, joins us in the fall of 2019 as a new full-time faculty member. She is also a Co-Director of the Dr. Joan Merlo Community Research Institute. She graduated from Molloy University, B.A., Sociology; M.A., Sociology, Ph.D., Sociology and is a member of the American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and is a Race and Ethnicity Section Member of the ASA. She is currently serving on the Major Areas Assessment Committee, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Interdisciplinary Curriculum, and Experiential Academy Committee.

Her Publications include: Moylan, Lois, Meritta B. Cullinan, and Jeanne E. Kimpel. 2014 (September). "Differences in Male and Female Nurses' Responses to Physical Assault by Psychiatric Patients: A Supplemental Finding of a Mixed Methodology Study." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 52, 12:1-7. Kimpel, Jeanne E. 2012 (September). "The "No Pants Subway Ride" and Discussions of Deviance." Class Activity, Lecture, Video published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. Kruckman, Laurence and Jeanne Kimpel. 1994. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Research Guide and International Bibliography. Postpartum Support International. Dr. Kimpel is currently working on both research in residential segregation and housing on Long Island, and the location of power in Psychiatry as portrayed in films and is serving as the outside evaluator for a grant funded project at the Uniondale School District to reduce school violence. Dr Kimpel has recently presented her work at Annual meetings in Sociology: Kimpel, Jeanne. March, 2019. "Truths be Told: Narratives of College Students". Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.  Kimpel, Jeanne and Christopher Niedt. August 2017. Paper Presentation, "New Community Spaces in New Cassel: Outcomes and Assessments." Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC Canada.

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