Dr. Randy Frye, Dean, School of Business

Program faculty members are a mix of accomplished practitioners and academicians who teach courses both on-campus and online and have experience teaching adult learners of all ages. Their professional expertise includes human resources, management and leadership and represents the best blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. Several courses feature guest speakers and site visits to enrich the learning experience for students.

Faculty Bios

Briana Keith

Briana Keith

Briana Keith is an adjunct instructor in the Master of Human Resource Management program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Educational Media and Technology, both from Saint Vincent College. She is certified in secondary mathematics education and instructional technology.

In addition to teaching at Saint Francis University, Brianna works full time for the university as a senior instructional design and technology specialist, providing training, consultations, and technology support to faculty and staff. Her previous work experience includes teaching, project management, training and development, and website design.

Briana enjoys sharing her passion for visual thinking and learning strategies and has given presentations at educational events including the Teaching Professor Conference and Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Vince Candiello

Vince Candiello is an adjunct associate professor, teaching employment and labor law and alternative-dispute resolution in the Master of Human Resource Management program. He is a principal in the law firm, Post & Schell, serving the organization’s Labor and Employment & Employee Relations practice groups. He holds a Juris Doctor from the Detroit Mercy School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Vince is a member of numerous bar associations and served twice as the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. For three years in a row, American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine have named him a Super Lawyer for employment defense work, based on evaluation by his peers. Vince also is certified as a mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Post & Schell, he was a corporate legal staff member at General Motors and field examiner and hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board.

Tobie Gunby

Tobie Gunby

Tobie Gunby is an adjunct instructor in the Master of Human Resource Management program. She has more than 22 years of business experience and is the assistant vice president of organizational development at AmeriServ Financial. She holds a Master of Human Resources Management from Saint Francis University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Mount Aloysius College, and an Associate of Arts in Management Communications from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Tobie is an active member of numerous organizations including the Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and Human Resources Association of the Allegheny. Her many certifications include SHRM Certified Professional, Professional in Human Resources, and Certified Career Coach (CCC). Tobie also is the founder of an executive and career coaching business, The Healthy Career.

Earl Springer

Earl Springer

Earl Springer is an adjunct instructor in the Master of Human Resource Management program. He is the corporate manager of employee programs for the Sheetz gas stations and convenience stores, where he started out as a manager trainee in 1983. He holds a Master of Human Resource Management from Saint Francis University, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Geneva College, and an Associate of Arts in Retail Management from Hagerstown Community College.

The Future Business Leaders of Pennsylvania selected him as Businessperson of the Year in 2014. He has served on the Nason Hospital Advisory Board since 2005 and, since 1990, has taught applied economics to more than a thousand students at Central High. Prior to joining Sheetz, Earl worked for the Boy Scouts of America as the district executive for the Mason Dixon Council.

Angela Balog

Angela Balog

Angela Balog is an instructor of management in the School of Business, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate management, marketing, human resources, and entrepreneurship courses both online and on campus. Balog holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management from Mount Aloysius College and an MBA from East Carolina University, where she served as a graduate assistant for the Entrepreneurial Initiative program, which helped faculty, staff and students develop technology companies and take products and services to market.

As a doctoral student at Auburn University, Balog taught management courses and served as a graduate research assistant. Her research interests include family businesses; female entrepreneurs; religiosity and spirituality of entrepreneurs; and entrepreneurship education. She is a member of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Academy of Management, and the Southern Management Association.

Before joining academia, Balog was a marketing communications professional for Digital Solutions/Inmate Telephone, Sheetz, and Mount Aloysius College. She also worked as a substitute teacher for the Wake County Public School System.

Kelly Shade

Kelly Shade

Kelly Shade is an adjunct professor in the Master of Human Resource Management program. Her career in human resources spans more than 25 years. Since 2015, she has served as the vice president of human resource transformation at Ahold USA, an international food retailer. Shade joined Ahold in 1997 and has held various positions since then including employment specialist; compensation analyst; manager of compensation; and director of compensation, benefits and human resource information system (HRIS). In 2010, she was promoted to vice president of compensation and benefits at the firm.

Prior to joining Ahold, Shade held a range of leadership positions in the healthcare industry. Her human resources experience includes employment and staffing, organizational design, associate relations, total rewards, HRIS, and human resource transformation. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources from Saint Francis University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from York College of Pennsylvania.

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