Stacy Anne Vitetta Professorship
Supporting New Faculty in Natural Science Research
View Ripples of Vitetta, celebrating the Stacy Anne Vitetta Professorship
Stacy Anne Vitetta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arcadia University in 1982. She passed away shortly before graduation from a lingering illness. Her parents, Francis G. Vitetta, a long-time Trustee of the University, and Dollie Vitetta, chose to remember their daughter by creating a Professorship in her name that would be awarded biannually. In creating this award, the Vitettas wanted to assist young, non-tenured faculty who are starting their teaching careers, who have limited resources, and whose passion for pursuing independent research may be limited by their lack of tenure or limited time and resources.
In the fall of 1995, the University and the Vitettas established the Stacy Anne Vitetta Professorship. This award is used “to recruit and retain bright, capable and committed full-time junior faculty.” The Vitettas asked that preference be given, but not limited, to junior faculty who work in the natural sciences and that the President make the awards and consider only professors who have been teaching full-time at Arcadia University for 10 years or less. The award is for a period of two years, and each recipient is provided an opportunity to publicly present his or her research.
Vitetta awards may be used for, but are not limited to, reduction of teaching load, curriculum development, and professional pursuits—including travel for professional meetings or for independent research.
Recipients of the Stacy Anne Vitetta Professorship
- Dr. Sheryl Smith, Department of Biology, 2011-13
- Dr. Wes Rose, Department of Biology, 2009-11
- Dr. Naomi Phillips, Department of Biology, 2007-09
- Dr. Scott Stackhouse, Department of Physical Therapy, 2005-07
- David Paulk, Department of Medical Science, 2003-05
- Gerard Allan, Department of Biology, 2002-03
- Dr. Emanuele Curotto, Department of Chemistry, 2000-02
- Dr. Kathleen K. Mangione, Department of Physical Therapy, 1998-00
- Dr. Lauretta M. Bushar, Department of Biology, 1996-98