North East announces new faculty

As the 2013-14 academic year approaches, Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus is adding five new full-time faculty members to its staff as a sign of its commitment to teaching excellence and academic growth. Four of the five are assuming newly created positions.

“Mercyhurst North East is dedicated to providing all students with personalized attention as they pursue programs for today’s in-demand careers,” said Kenneth Zirkle, Ph.D., chief operating officer and associate provost. “These new faculty members will bring real-world experience and professional expertise to empower our students to succeed.”

The following is a list of new faculty members at Mercyhurst North East:


Melinda J. Cottrell
Instructor of Biology
M.S. California University of Pennsylvania
B.S. California University of Pennsylvania

Audrey G. Forbes-Cardinali, DC
Assistant Professor of Biology
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College
M.S. Syracuse University
B.S. Queen’s University

Nicole Moore
Instructor of Nursing
ASN Mercyhurst University
B.S. Mercyhurst University, BS in Biology
MSN (in progress), Sacred Heart University

Margaret (Peggy) K. Camino
Instructor of Nursing
MSN Loyola University New Orleans
BSN Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
RN Saint Vincent School of Nursing

Cynthia G. Fleischer
Assistant Professor of Nursing, RN to BSN Completion Program
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
MSN Gannon University
BSN Villa Maria College
ADN and LPN Butler County Community College
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