College Adds Seven New Full-Time Faculty

Monday, September 6, 2010

Westminster College recently added seven new full-time faculty members.

Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of mathematics, earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Olaf College and master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Iowa. He comes to Westminster from the University of Iowa, where he taught algebra and trigonometry. He can be reached at (724) 946-6023 or e-mail

Dr. Kerri Duerr, visiting assistant professor of biology, earned an undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in environmental science and policy from Hartwick College, master's in biology from Villanova University, and Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Vermont. She has teaching experience at Villanova University, the University of Vermont, and most recently at the College of William and Mary. She can be reached at (724) 946-7210 or e-mail

Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, assistant professor of economics, earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Indonesia, a master's in finance from the University of Rochester, and Ph.D. in economics with a minor in statistics at North Carolina State University. She has research experience at Duke University and teaching experience at North Carolina State University and Elon University. She can be reached at (724) 946-7160 or e-mail

Jane Martin, visiting lecturer of education, earned an undergraduate degree in French and elementary education from Thiel College, master's in elementary education from Edinboro University, and is pursuing a D.Ed. at Youngstown State University. She holds certifications as a reading specialist, elementary principal and supervisor, and secondary principal. Her teaching experience covers elementary school, college, and adult GED classes. She comes to Westminster from the Midwestern Intermediate Unit, where she was director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She can be reached at (724) 946-7181 or e-mail

Kurt Roscoe, assistant professor of art, earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design with a minor in computer graphics from Youngstown State University and a master of fine art in graphic design from Kent State University. He has extensive professional experience in graphic design and has won numerous local and national awards for his design work. He has teaching experience at Cuyahoga Community College and comes to Westminster from Youngstown State University, where he was an assistant professor of graphic design. He can be reached at (724) 946-7237 or e-mail

Brittany Rowe-Cernevicius, instructor of public relations, earned undergraduate and master's degrees in speech and communication studies from Edinboro University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in communication studies at Bowling Green (OH) State University. She has research and teaching experience at Edinboro University and Bowling Green State University. She can be reached at (724) 946-6024 or e-mail

Summer Zickefoose, visiting assistant professor of art, earned undergraduate degrees in art history and studio art from the University of Iowa and master of fine art in multi-media/ceramics from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has extensive research, travel, and teaching experience at the high school and undergraduate level. She has served as an artist-in-residence, displayed her work in numerous exhibits, and presented lectures and workshops. She can be reached at (724) 946-7267 or e-mail

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Jeffrey Boerner


Dr. Kerri Duerr


Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing


Jane Martin


Kurt Roscoe


Brittany Rowe-Cernevicius