Grove City College welcomes nine new full-time faculty members this fall, augmenting departments in the School of Business, the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, and the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters.
“We are extremely pleased with the quality of these new faculty,” said Dr. Peter Frank ’95, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “Their academic credentials and commitment to Christ-centered education have equipped this team with exactly what is needed to further enhance the Grove City mission.”
The new professors are:
Dr. Enzo Campagnolo, visiting professor of Biology – Campagnolo will teach courses in epidemiology and public health. A graduate of Cornell University, he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Perugia, Italy and holds a master’s degree in public health from University of Illinois. His specialization is in zoonotic diseases, outbreak investigations, public health, and epidemiology. Campagnolo retired from the Centers for Disease Control, where he worked as an epidemiology field officer at the Pennsylvania Department of Health and served as Acting State Public Health Veterinarian. He has numerous publications on both human and animal disease outbreaks.
Dr. Peter W. Foster ’13, assistant professor of Chemistry – Foster will teach general and analytical chemistry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College, where he triple majored in chemistry, physics, and applied mathematics before going on to earn his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research has been published in Chemical Physics, the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, and Chemical Physics Letters. He served as a visiting professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and professor at Newberry (S.C.) College.
Dr. Josiah D. Hall, assistant professor of Biblical and Religious Studies – Hall teaches New Testament and Greek. He specializes in the Gospels, with his research focused especially on the Greco-Roman context of the New Testament. Hall completed his doctorate in religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Originally trained as a civil engineer, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford (Calif.) University and managed large infrastructure projects. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Peter D. Hill, assistant professor of Electrical Engineering – Hill joins the College after 30 years in several industries working in research, innovation, and product development. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from West Virginia University focusing on real-time adaptive signal processing. Most of his career was dedicated to developing medical devices and therapies. Since 2016, Hill has been an advisor to the Center for Medical Device Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor teaching medical device prototyping for the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Ethan J. Johnson ’15, assistant professor of Computer Science – Johnson will focus on teaching cybersecurity and low-level systems software – operating systems, hypervisors, and compilers. His research background and interests focus on building sound, real-world-ready solutions to the fundamental security challenges faced by today’s digital systems. After earning a degree in computer science and mathematics at Grove City College, he earned a master’s degree, and is currently finishing his doctorate, from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) In addition to his primary work in cybersecurity, he developed a strong secondary background in the mathematical theory underpinning computer science.
Dr. Ryan S. Kelley, assistant professor of Management – Kelley will teach management and marketing. He specializes in management, leadership, human resources, and organizational behavior with an emphasis on strategic management. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from Seton Hill University and a Ph.D. in business administration in strategic management at Liberty University. He held a position as an adjunct professor at Duquesne University and Seton Hill University before coming to Grove City College.
Dr. Russell D. Kosits, professor of Psychology – Kosits comes to Grove City College after 17 years at Redeemer University in Ontario, Canada, where he served as chair of the psychology program for the last eight years. He specializes in the history and theory of psychology and the relationship between psychology and Christianity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., a master’s degree in professional psychology from Geneva College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of New Hampshire.
Cedric E. Lewis, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship – Lewis, a longtime adjunct professor, brings extensive professional experience to his teaching areas and specializations, which encompass entrepreneurship, legal studies, digital marketing, and the music and entertainment business. He completed his bachelor's degree in marketing, with a minor in business law, from Stetson University and earned Juris Doctorate and MBA degrees from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He practiced business and entertainment law in Florida, taught music and entertainment business at Full Sail University, Winter Park, Fla., and has been instrumental in the development of 15 diverse companies.
Dr. Virginia C. Rawl, assistant professor of English – Rawl will teach courses in such areas as 18th-century British literature and gothic fiction. She specializes in 18th- and 19th-century British fiction. Her research interests include narratology and genre theory, the rise of the English novel, 18th-century satire, and the fiction of sensibility. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in English from Baylor University.