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Swat FLI Staff

Karen Henry '87

Dean of First Year Students


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8169
  2. Office: Parrish 130
Karen Henry

Betsy Durning

Administrative Assistant, First Year Dean and Assistant to Assistant Vice President and Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Development


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5744
  2. Parrish 140
Betsy Durning

Nakia Waters

Program Coordinator FLI

Black Cultural Center

Dean's Office


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5541
  2. Black Cultural Center 303B
  3. Parrish Hall E126

Swat FLI Interns

Zeus Borrego  '22

Evelyn Pineda  '22  

Dulce Ventura  '22 

First in Family Advisory Group

Elizabeth Vallen

Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology

Cell Biology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8048
  2. Martin 312

Research: Symbiosis in corals/anemones

Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

On Leave Spring 2021


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8429
  2. Beardsley 209
  3. Office Hours:

    Fall 2020  via Zoom.  Check my Google calendar for an appointment.

Interests: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Kant's Moral Theory, Social/Political Philosophy
Ph.D., Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor

Coordinator for Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Peace & Conflict Studies

Department of Spanish

(Professor Buiza is on leave from the Department of Spanish, 2020-2021.)


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8163
  2. Kohlberg 339

Interests: Latin American literature, Central American and Mexican cultural studies, U.S. Latino/a studies, and diasporic and transnational community formations.

Nanci Buiza