Ewing, Nogaj assume leadership Positions at Gannon’s Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences

Posted: June 11, 2013

Erie, Pa; Carolynn Masters, Ph.D., RN, Gannon University provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced new leadership in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

Sarah Ewing, Ph. D. has been selected by unanimous vote to serve as chair of the Biology Department beginning July 1. Ewing joined Gannon in Fall 2009 as assistant professor and director of the College's pre-professional programs, and was selected as the inaugural recipient of Gannon University's Research Initiation Award funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant to promote women in the STEM disciplines. She received Ph.D. in biology from North Carolina State University. Her selection comes upon the retirement of David Gustafson who had served as department chair for more than 25 years, a period of growth in the number of faculty and in the volume and quality of faculty-led research.

Lisa Nogaj, Ph.D. assistant professor of chemistry, has accepted the position of pre-professional program director. Nogaj joined Gannon in Fall 2010 after having previously held a faculty position at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rochester and has been actively involved in mentoring undergraduate students in research, additionally serving as the lead faculty on a recent NSF grant submission to support high school outreach programs in nanotechnology.