Educational Leadership Faculty

Educational Leadership Faculty

Dr. Mindy Suzanne Andino

Educational Leadership Programs

College Student Affairs


Bachelors of Arts; Communications (Rutgers Cook College)

Universidad de Salamanca, Espana – Study Abroad

Masters of Education; Administration and Supervision of Education (Rutgers University Graduate School of Education)

Doctorate in Education; Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (Rutgers University Graduate School of Education)

Dissertation: The Influence of a Community Organizing Project on Resident Assistants: Understanding of Leadership, Gender Inequalities, and Long Term Career Development

Advisor: Dr. Catherine A. Lugg

South Africa Initiative, “Educating the Whole Child for Wellness and Empowerment” Delegate and Educator at Amstelhoff Primary, Paarl, South Africa

Professional Experience and Interests

Dr. Mindy Andino earned her Ed.D. at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In 2013, Dr. Andino completed a year-long Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and then assumed a tenure-track teaching position in the College Student Affairs program. Prior to teaching, Dr. Andino was employed in various positions in Student Affairs departments, with a specialty in residence life, crisis management, athletic academic advising, disability support services, advising clubs and organizations, student activities and judicial affairs. Her 15 year career spanning a large research one public land-grant institution, a mid-size state university, an Ivy League university, and a private liberal arts university provide her with a unique lens and collection of diverse experiences from which to draw.

Andino strives to prepare students for a career in college student affairs by challenging students to think critically, enhance their skills, and go outside their comfort zone to experience different aspects of the student affairs profession.

Her research interests include community organization in the higher education setting, drunkorexia and alcohol use and multicultural competency in student affairs practitioners.

She is an active member of PCPA: Pennsylvania College Student Educators-International currently serving as President. In addition, Andino is active in the Rutgers Club of Central PA serving as the President.

Dr. Mark Bauman

Educational Leadership Programs

College Student Affairs – Program Coordinator


Bachelors of Arts; Sociology (Bloomsburg University)

Master of Arts; Psychology (Marywood University)

Masters of Science; Instructional Technology (Bloomsburg University)

Doctorate of Philosophy; Higher Education Administration (Pennsylvania State University)

Professional Experience and Interests

I’ve worked professionally in student affairs for approximately 14 years – mostly in the areas of residence life and judicial affairs. I moved to a faculty role in the summer of 2008 and became program coordinator around 2012. More recently, and in coordination with my faculty role, I coordinated the Living and Learning programs (three years) and the Sophomore Success program (one year). My goal as a teacher is to balance the theoretical/philosophical/empirical underpinnings of student affairs with real-time, real-world scenarios. In that student affairs and higher education is constantly evolving, opportunities for such application are limitless.

Dr. Denise L. Davidson

Educational Leadership Programs

College Student Affairs


Bachelors of Arts; Biology (Clark University)

Masters of Science; College Student Personnel Services (Miami University, Ohio)

Doctorate in Philosophy; Higher Education Administration (Bowling Green State University)

Dissertation: National Job Satisfaction of Entry- and Mid-level Student Affairs Administrators

Professional Experience and Interests

As a teacher of graduate students, my objective is to promote mastery of content and to help students bridge the gap between concepts and practical application. Ultimately, I want students to be prepared to apply critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills to practical and theoretical material when they complete their master’s program and begin their professional careers.

My career in student affairs and higher education includes work in public and private institutions of various sizes in five different states. I have worked in several different areas of student affairs including residence life, student conduct, academic advising, student financial aid, fraternity and sorority affairs, and student activities. In addition, I’ve taught courses at several different institutions at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Early job departure and job satisfaction of student affairs professionals, for-profit higher education (particularly student affairs), and issues surrounding housing and residence life are recent focal points for my scholarship efforts.

In additional to my professional experience, I am an active member of ACPA: College Student

Educators-International and have presented at numerous conferences including ACPA, NASPA,

NASPA Region 2, PCPA, MACUHO, and ACUHO-I. I serve as an associate editor of The Journal of College and University Student Housing and as a reviewer for the Journal of Leadership Education and Syllabus Journal.

Dr. Todd Hoover

Educational Leadership Programs

Principal Certification, Supervisory Certification


Doctorate of Education; Educational Leadership (Temple University)

Masters of Education; Educational Leadership (Temple University)

Bachelor of Science; in Education, Elementary Education (Millersville University of Pennsylvania)


PA Instructional II

PA Letter of Eligibility/Superintendent

PA Elementary Principal

Research Interests:

Elementary and Mid-Level Science Methods, Teacher and Administrator Job Satisfaction, Learning/Teaching Styles

About Dr. Hoover:

Dr. Hoover is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Bloomsburg in 2006, he was an elementary and middle school teacher. He served as a school board member for eight years, most of which as board president. He is president elect of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association, and past-president of the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association. He has also worked with the National Science Teachers Association in various roles including conference planning, session reviewer, strand leader, Science and Children Advisory Board Member, etc. He is a program reviewer for the PA Dept. of Education. He has worked as a consultant to Central Pennsylvania area school districts providing professional development for teachers and invitational lectures and speeches.

Dr. Fran Kendris

Educational Leadership Programs:

School Counseling Track (K-12)

Curriculum and Instruction (K-12)

College Student Affairs


Master of Arts; Clinical Psychology (1992)

Doctorate of Philosophy; Psychology (1995)


Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer (as of June 2017)

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Kendris’s current interests include research on the efficacy of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) in School Counseling Students at their internship placements. Her research interests also include the impact YMHFA on Positive Behavioral Support Systems in public schools. Other clinical interests include drinking and binge drinking patterns in athletes and undergraduate college students, eating disorders and sleep disorders.

About Dr. Kendris

Dr. Kendris has worked at Bloomsburg University since 2003, where she was employed as a Clinical Psychologist in the Center for Health and Human Development. In 2007, she was hired in the Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education to develop the Graduate Counseling Program of School Counseling and College Student Affairs. Dr. Kendris’s background fit the unique requirements of both graduate counseling tracks as she had previously worked in public and private schools with the K-12 population and in several college counseling centers with the college population. Her programs grew rapidly and now have a significant impact on the enrollment of graduate students in the College of Education. She currently enjoys a teaching role in primarily the School Counseling Graduate Track but also teaching Multicultural Education for the Curriculum and Instruction Program, and occasionally Group Counseling for the College Student Affairs track. In addition, she teaches a daylong seminar in Youth Mental Health First Aid to graduates in the school counseling program and undergraduate teaching candidates.

Dr. Raymond Pastore

Educational Leadership Programs

PK-12 School Counseling Certification (M.Ed.)


Bachelors of Science in Education: Earth and Space Science, Biology, and Environmental Science (California University of Pennsylvania)

Masters of Science: School and Community Counseling (St. Bonaventure University)

Doctorate in Philosophy; Instructional Systems (The Pennsylvania State University)

Pennsylvania Certifications:

Earth and Space Science


Environmental Science (K to 12)

School Counseling (K to 12)

Research and Educational Interests:

Application of Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning

Program Development

About Dr. Pastore:

Professor Dr. Raymond Pastore was a high school guidance counselor for 13 years. Prior to that he was a high school teacher in Biology, Earth and Space Science, and Environmental Science. He is Pennsylvania certified to teach in 6 areas. Since he has been teaching at Bloomsburg University, he has written 39 courses, taught 42 different courses, and supervised student teachers and school counselors from the Pre-K to 12 levels.

Professor Pastore has also written 3 major programs for the University: The Educational Technology Minor, The K to 12 Online Teaching Endorsement Program and The IT Specialist Educational Track of the Master's Degree Instructional Technology Program. One of his major accomplishments has been securing a $750,000 Link to Learn grant which resulted in the creation of the MCHS 1148 lab facility and associated hardware and software.

Dr. Pastore has taught various courses in the school counseling program and currently advises new students entering the program.

Dr. Michael M. Patte

Educational Leadership Programs

Principal Certification, Supervisory Certification, School Counseling Certification


Doctorate in Philosophy; Curriculum and Instruction (Pennsylvania State University)

Masters in Education; Curriculum and Instruction (Bloomsburg University)

Bachelors in Science; Elementary and Early Childhood Education (Bloomsburg University)


PA Instructional II (Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education)

PA Elementary Administrative

Child Life Specialist

Research Interests:

Advocacy, Creativity, Child Development, Play and Playfulness, Home, School, and Community Partnerships

About Dr. Patte:

Michael Patte is a professor of Education who prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in education. In this role, Dr. Patte teaches a variety of courses and supervises students in a variety of field placements. During his 20-year career in education he developed an interest in the research topics mentioned above and has shared his scholarship through publications, international and national conference presentations, and advocacy projects. He is a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, Co-editor of the International Journal of Play, past president of The Association for the Study of Play, board member of The International Council for Children’s Play, and a member of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Early Learning Council, responsible for planning the expansion of effective early learning and development services for Pennsylvania’s young children and families.

His recent book is Roopnarine, J.L., Patte, M.M., Johnson, J.E., and Kuschner, D. (2015). International Perspectives on Children’s Play. England: Open University Press.

Dr Michael M. Patte can be reached at Bloomsburg University, 1107 McCormick Building, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815. Email Office Phone 570-389-4026

Honors: 2010 – Distinguished Fulbright Scholarship Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Dr. Daniel Roesch

Educational Leadership Programs

Principal Certification, Supervisory Certification, School Counseling Certification


Doctorate in Education; Educational Administration (Temple University, May 2008)

Masters of Education; Teaching and Curriculum (Pennsylvania State University, May 1999)

Bachelors of Science; in Education, Chemistry (Mansfield University, May 1993)


PA Letter of Eligibility/Superintendent

PA Secondary Administrative I

PA Instructional II (7-12 Chemistry)

Scholarly Interests:

Supervision and Evaluation (Educator Effectiveness), Teacher Induction, Effective use of Action Research, and MTSS/PBIS, Action

About Dr. Roesch:

Dr. Daniel Roesch is currently an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University. Prior to moving to Bloomsburg, Daniel served for five years as the middle school principal in the Camp Hill School District. In 1993, he began his career as a science teacher at the Dauphin County Technical School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Daniel spent ten years total as a secondary building principal and four years as assistant principal in five different schools.

Mrs. Kathy Specht

Educational Leadership Programs

School Counseling Certification


Masters of Education; (Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA)

Bachelors of Arts; in History (Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA)


PA Instructional II (7-12 Social Studies and Elementary)

PA Educational Specialist II (Elementary and Secondary School Counseling)

PA Elementary and Secondary Administrative I

Educational Interests:

Career Development in PK-12, Collaboration with Mental Health Providers, ESL specialization for School Counselors, and ASCA model program implementation.

About Mrs. Specht:

A former secondary social studies teacher, elementary counselor, and secondary counselor Mrs. Specht is now an instructor and supervisor of interns in the school counseling program at Bloomsburg University. Mrs. Specht shares over thirty years of experience and leadership as a school counselor. She has been active with PDE consultants in developing district Comprehensive School Counseling Plans (339 plans). Her network of counselor connections in Pennsylvania is extensive and a great resource to our students.


2001 Milton Area School District, Teacher of the Year

2010 – 2014 Governing Board Member of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association

Dr. Thomas Starmack

Educational Leadership Programs

Principal Certification, Supervisory Certification, School Counseling Certification


Doctorate of Education; (University of Pittsburgh)

Masters of Education; Concentration in Mathematics and Computer Science (California University of Pennsylvania)

Bachelors of Science; in Education (University of Dayton)


PA Instructional II (7-12 Mathematics)

PA Letter of Eligibility/Superintendent

PA Secondary Administrative II

Research Areas:

Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Culture, Administrator Induction/Mentoring and Burnout

About Dr. Starmack:

A former secondary mathematics teacher, school principal, and assistant superintendent, Dr. Starmack is now an associate professor of education at Bloomsburg University, where he coordinates the Educational Leadership Graduate Program. Dr. Starmack also conducts regional professional development for school and district-level administrators and serves as a consultant for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school districts in central Pennsylvania. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, and in 2010 he received the Supervision and Curriculum Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD)