“Cabrini has never been a job for me,” says Professor of Philosophy Joseph Romano, Ph.D. “It is a way of life.”
"Learning is fun," adds Assistant Professor of Psychology Maya Gordon, Ph.D. "Critical thinking is essential. Knowledge should be shared.”
Those words pretty much sum up how Cabrini faculty members approach their profession—more as a calling than a job, and with an extraordinary level of commitment to their students.
Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., and David Dunbar, Ph.D., partnered with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and their students spent spring break in an intensive genetics course.
Darryl Mace, Ph.D., weaves stories through into his history classes.
Jerome Zurek, Ph.D., 2005 Carnegie Foundation/CASE Professor of the Year for Pennsylvania sets an example for his students through his 17-year involvement in service learning.
Cabrini faculty routinely go the extra mile. They make themselves available to students during class, after class, and even after they’ve gone home for the day, many giving students their cell phone numbers to keep the lines of communication open.
They offer one-on-one guidance. They involve students in their research and other projects. They challenge students to do their best and step in with the support they need for that to happen.
“I feel privileged,” Professor Romano says of his 50 years as a member of the Cabrini faculty. His students feel the same way.