“I moved to Scranton nearly two years ago to join the Communication Sciences and Disorders department as an assistant professor. Having completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees at large universities, Marywood’s size was quite a change for me! That being said, I love the community atmosphere of campus and having the opportunity to really get to know my students. I enjoy participating in activities that bring together students and faculty outside of the classroom. We can all learn so much from one another.”
My name is Carrie Toomey and I am the Art Director in the Marketing and Communications. Our office creates most the marketing publications for the University. I have been at Marywood for 18 years. I love my job and the people I work with everyday! When I am not working I am coaching or watching basketball. I have been both my daughters’ coach since they were 5 years old. My love of the game has been passed on to them. I think that sports played a huge part in my life and made me the person I am today. Something I tell them before each games is
“Work hard and good things will happen.” That holds true in life as well.
I am Deanne Dulik Garver, a faculty member in the Science Department. I teach Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and the Science Capstone course for juniors and seniors. I love to work with students, show them how chemistry impacts their daily lives and teach goofy ways to remember complex concepts. I feel very fortunate to work among dedicated and hard working students, faculty and staff. I am really proud of the accomplishments of our students and what they go on to do after their time here. I also work with my husband to own and operate an organic practice raspberry and Christmas tree farm near Factoryville. Farming is a great way to give back to both the earth and the community. You can catch me on the summer weekends at local farmers markets in and around Scranton!
Phil Jenkins is a philosopher, teacher, musician, and all-around indoorsman. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marywood, where he teaches courses in Critical Thinking, and Race, Class, and Gender. His main lines of research are in philosophy of music, philosophy of psychology, and ethics.
As a long time rock drummer in Austin, San Francisco, and New York City in the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s, Phil managed to be one of the very few rock drummers in the country to live through that era without getting a single tattoo.
In his spare time, when he’s not grading, writing philosophy, or serving on committees he thinks about ways the world might be changed to be a better place. Then he thinks of ways it would be better for it to stay like it is so he won’t have to get up.
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
John Strauss graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After graduation, John began his career as an entrepreneur when he co-founded M&S Biotics with his longtime friend Joshua Mecca. M&S Biotics is a Healthcare Analytics company that leverages their patented RFID technology to capture never before seen data inside the operating room. With this new system, hospital systems will now have the ability to use large data to make the operating rooms more efficient and overall safer for the patient by creating best practices. Recently, M&S Biotics was privately placed with a brokerage firm and are looking forward to the future.
“When Josh and I started this business we heard every remark in the book. We had professors tell us that the technology was impossible and that it would never work. To be honest, that’s half the reason we have a company today, because Josh and I are too competitive to quit, and stubborn to be told we can’t do something. If you truly want to do something bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it possible.”
Anthony is a third year Communication Sciences & Disorders major with a Spanish minor. Anthony is a Maxis-Gillet Service Scholar as well as an Ambassador in the Admissions Office – you’ve probably seen him giving tours in the Learning Commons! He is super involved with things like Big Friends Little Friends, Kidstuff and Service Trips. He recently came back from a trip to New Orleans, but has also been to San Antonio, TX and Guatemala. During his college career he has had the opportunity to study abroad in Valancia, Spain and will be finishing up his undergraduate degree this semester & returning in the summer to begin his Master’s Degree.
Anthony’s favorite quote is: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“I graduated from Marywood in 2010 with a BA in Digital Media with a concentration in Corporate Communications. The absolute best times I had at Marywood were at VMFM 91.7, where I DJ’d for four years and where I was also lucky enough to serve as General Manager for one.
The skills at learned at Marywood inside and outside the classroom prepared me for my current position of Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the FOX affiliate in beautiful Binghamton, NY.
I have to be ready to take on anything at any time; I’m part social media manager, part graphic designer, part marketer, part teacher, part copywriter, part photographer, and part voice over talent. News is so exciting because a normal day can take all sorts of crazy turns at the drop of a hat. Marywood really prepared me to perform in the high pressure situations I find myself in week to week.
In my spare time, I enjoy fitness, sports, entertainment, bad movies, and discovering new music.”