Because of Ursinus

Meet the members of the Ursinus College family who appear in our video to talk about how lives are changed because of Ursinus.



Courtney Williams '14

Majors: English, Music
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

An admission senior fellow, Courtney is active with Gospel Choir, string ensemble, and Seismic Step.


Austin Fox '14

Major: Media & Communication Studies
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA

A defensive lineman on the Bears football team, Austin is active in theater and is sports editor of The Grizzly.


Samantha Ha '16

Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Hometown: Sinking Spring, PA

A resident advisor and tour guide, Sam particpates in the Bonner Leaders Program and is a student fellow in the Center for Science and the Common Good.


Sanil (Sunny) Patel '15

Majors: Biology, Classics
Hometown: Milford, CT

An admission tour guide, Sunny is active in UC Stress, UC Recyclemania, MAPS, and BAPS.

The Nolans

The Nolans

Kimberly Nolan '16 majors in Spanish and environmental studies. She is a tour guide, runs track and sings with the B'Naturals.

David Nolan '14, a psychology and music major, is on the golf team and sings with the Bearitones.

Debbie Nolan, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, received her M.A. from The Ohio State University.



Logan Duffie '11

Assistant Director of Admission
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

A native of Media, Pa., he received his degree from Ursinus in Business and Economics.


Lindsay Adams '12

Assistant Director of Campus Safety

Lindsay is from Kingston, Pa. and received her degree in Media and Communications Studies and Applied Ethics. She received her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.


Abbie Cichowski '10

Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Abbie graduated from Ursinus with Interdisciplinary Distinguished Honors in Media & Communication Studies and Theatre.


Christian Rice '98

Director of Bonner Program and UCARE

Christian graduated from Ursinus as a Politics and German double major. He attended Harvard Divinity School, receiving a Master of Divinity in 2001 and a Doctorate of Theology in 2008.

Faculty and Staff

Coach Small

Kevin Small

Assistant Director of Athletics
Head Men's Basketball Coach

In 14 seasons as the head men's basketball coach, Kevin has led the Bears to four Centennial Conference titles and is the all-time leader in wins at Ursinus. He earned a master's degree in education administration from St. Joseph's University.

Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey

Associate Professor of Biology

Beth has taught at Ursinus since 1997. A graduate of Penn State University, she earned her Ph.D. at Temple University School of Medicine and has done post-doctoral work at University of California San Francisco and Temple.

Domenick Scudera

Domenick Scudera

Professor of Theater

A faculty member since 1997, Domenick received his B.A. with honors in English and in Fine Arts from Colgate University and his M.F.A. in Directing from Pennsylvania State University.


Todd McKinney

Associate Dean of Students
Director of Leadership Development & Student Activites

Todd graduated from West Chester University in 1988 with a BA in Political Science and minors in Geography and Land Use Planning and in 1990 with an M.S. in Counseling (Higher Education).


Heather O'Neill

Professor of Business & Economics

Prior to coming to Ursinus, Heather worked in Washington D.C. on public policy issues with the American Enterprise Institute and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University.

Bobby Fong

Bobby Fong


Bobby joined Ursinus in July 2011 after serving as president of Butler University for 10 years. He grew up in Oakland, California and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1973. He earned a doctorate in English Literature from UCLA in 1978.


Melissa Sanders Giess

Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life

Melissa joined the residence life staff in 2006. She holds a BA in English from West Chester University and an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.


Kim Taylor

Associate Dean of Students
Director of Campus Safety

At Ursinus since 2005, Kim earned an M.Ed. from University of Delaware. In addition to Campus Safety, she works with judicial affairs, coordinates the LGBTQA Connection, and serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator.