Faculty - Philosophy and Religion
- Timothy Connolly
- Department Chair, Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Religion
B.A., 2002, Xavier University
Ph.D., 2007, SUNY Buffalo
My teaching and research center on Ancient Greek philosophy and classical Chinese philosophy.
Publications & Presentations
Doing Philosophy Comparatively (Bloomsbury, 2015)
Foundations of Confucian Ethics: Virtues, Roles, and Exemplars (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)
- Heon Kim
- Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion
B. A., Arabic Language, 1994, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
M.A., 2001, Marmara University, Turkey
M.A., 2005 Temple University
Ph.D., 2008 Temple University
As the sole Religious Studies Ph.D. in ESU, I teach various religion courses, including World Religions, Asian Religions and Cultures, Religious Studies. As a teacher-scholar, I specialize in Comparative Religions, Interreligious Dialogue, Religion, Conflict and Peace, Religion and Justice, and Islamic Studies.
Faculty - Modern Languages
- Jeffrey Ruth
- Professor, Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Religion
B.A., 1981, Northwestern University
M.A., 1990, New York University
Ph.D., 2002, City University of New York
Greetings! ¡Saludos! Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries or questions about ESU language offerings, programs, or special opportunities. I look forward to serving you via phone or email, or in person.
All levels of Spanish
Language teaching methods
Open Educational Resources
Tech-enhanced language learning
Medieval and humanist culture
OER Resources Initiative
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Academic Advisory Technology Committee
Publications & Presentations
Ruth, Jeffrey S. Urban Honor in Spain: The Laus Urbis from Antiquity through Humanism. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
Ruth, Jeffrey S. “La metamorfosis de Juan Ruiz de Alarcón.” In Actas del X Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Herrera, E., ed. Lima, Perú: Fondo editorial de investigaciones literarias, 2011.
Ruth, Jeffrey S. “Beyond Blackboard: An Update on Course Management Systems.” In Globalization: Technology, Literacy & Curricula. O’Connor-Petruso, S.A. & Fabio Girelli-Carasi, eds. New York: Pearson, September 2009. 92-124.
Ruth, Jeffrey S. “Promoting the City, Then and Now.” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas 20.1 (2003): 9-15.
Ruth, Jeffrey S. Lisbon in the Renaissance. New York: Italica Press, 1996.
Additional reviews and translations.
"H5P + CC for OER Creation." Creative Commons Global Summit. Lisbon, Portugal, May 2019.
“Create Multimedia OER Materials with H5P.” OER at ESU – Ninth Annual Language Educators Workshop. East Stroudsburg University, PA, September 2017.
“How Collaboration Builds Sustainable Programs: Growing and Diversifying Language Offerings on a Dime” (co-presenter). Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Learning Technologies (IALLT), Concordia College, MN, June 2017.
“Coding & Languages: Two Initiatives at East Stroudsburg University.” Annual Conference of the Northeast Association of Language Learning Technology (NEALLT), Muhlenberg College, March 2017.
“Surviving Grammar and Composition: Tools, Resources, Decisions.” Third Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, State University of New York-Binghamton, October 2015.
“French for the Workforce: ITV Language Sharing from ESU to SRU.” Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Academic Chairs Conference, Millersville University, May 2014.
“Digitize the Red Ink: Screencasts for Student Feedback.” Colloquium: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, East Stroudsburg University, April 2013.
“Distant Ed for Languages: What’s the Consensus?” Live-streamed, international session at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2012.
- Shuang Wu
- Instructor of Chinese
B.A., 2005, China West Normal University
M.A., 2008, Chongqing Normal University
Ph.D., 2014, Sichuan University
Dr. Wu's research is focused on Chinese literature in trans-cultural comparisons with Japanese and American similar genres, she also teaches the Chinese language at all levels.
Mandarin Chinese from Beginning to Advanced-level.
Chinese literature in trans-cultural
- Pana Barova Ozcan
- Instructor of Modern Languages
B.A., Sofia University, St Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
M.A., Sofia University, St Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D., International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan
Courses: Japanese language, Level 1&2
Heian period poetic diaries written by women
Manga adaptations of Classical Japanese literature
Use of popular culture in education