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Phi Kappa Phi Names Faculty to Kean Chapter

Phi Kappa Phi 2020 Faculty Inductees

The Kean University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society, recently initiated six faculty members during a ceremony at the Alumni House.

PKP was founded in 1897 to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Faculty members are invited following a competitive selection process. 

The new faculty members initiated are (pictured left to right above):

  • Christopher Zambell, Ph.D., lecturer in the School of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
  • Jung Ah Yun, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration in the School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
  • Jeremiah Sullivan, executive director of the School of Communication, Media and Journalism 
  • Claudia Knezek, Ph.D., adjunct professor of biological sciences in the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences 
  • Denise Gemmellaro, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology in the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
  • Richard Conti, Ph.D., coordinator of both the graduate forensic psychology program and the newly created bachelor's in forensic psychology

The Kean chapter of PKP promotes scholarship each year with an annual student scholarship program and an annual student initiation every spring, as well as through the support of academic events such as the faculty lecture series.