Faculty and Staff Bios
Mary Hovanec, Associate Professor of History serves as the Faculty Chair of the Scholars Program for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholars Academy. Recognized for her commitment to students, Hovanec was a recipient of Ralph M. Besse Award for Teaching Excellence and currently serves as advisor to the award-winning Phi Theta Kappa Chi Omega chapter, a position she has held since 2000. She received her MA in History at the University of Chicago and holds a BA in History from Case Western Reserve University. Her teaching load includes courses in the History of Civilization, Russia and the Soviet Union and honors courses. A highly visible leader in the college community, she serves as the Chairperson of the Joint Faculty Senate. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toledo.