PhilaU Welcomes New Faculty Members

Catherine Lee recently joined PhilaU as assistant professor of physician assistant studies.

Catherine Lee recently joined PhilaU as assistant professor of physician assistant studies.

Philadelphia University welcomes the following recent faculty hires. Among them, they bring a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields, including art therapy, physician assistant studies, midwifery, architecture, history and industrial design.

Rachel Brandoff, Lecturer and Coordinator of Art Therapy. Before coming to PhilaU, she worked in private practice in New York City and taught art therapy at Marymount Manhattan College. In addition, she served as executive coordinator of the Expressive Therapies Summit, an annual professional development conference for counselors and creative arts therapists.

Nicole Cournoyer, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies. She had practiced medicine as a full-time physician assistant in medical oncology and interventional radiology at Main Line Health and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Barbara Hackley, Associate Professor of Midwifery, Associate Program Director for the Doctorate in Midwifery and Dorothea Lang Term Chair. She was recently associate professor at Yale University School of Nursing and clinical director of women’s health at the South Bronx Health Center.

Jeffrey Kansler, Assistant Professor of Architecture. Kansler had previously worked at the University of Illinois as an adjunct professor where he taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in structures and design studios. He also spent several years teaching abroad in Paris, Versailles and Barcelona.

Teishan Latner, Assistant Professor of History. Prior to coming to PhilaU, he was a lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, and UCLA. In 2014 and 2015, he was a research associate at the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the United States and the Cold War at New York University.

Catherine Lee, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies. She’s also currently a physician assistant at Lankenau Medical Center.

Eric Schneider, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design. He was previously a visiting assistant professor of industrial design at PhilaU.

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