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Monika Ciesielkiewicz

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

Monika received a bachelor's degree in Spanish literature and Russian language and a master's degree in Spanish translation from the University of Silesia, Poland. Monika has completed her Ph. D. coursework at the University of Granada, Spain, and at Linguistics University of Moscow, Russia. She has lived, studied, and worked among and with people from diverse cultures and in a number of different countries. Monika has considerable experience as a teacher of foreign languages in Spain, Poland, Russia, and the United States. She has been teaching Spanish, English, Russian, French, and Polish since 1996.  Monika has also been working as a translator and interpreter for several years. Her research interests include linguistics as applied to teaching and translation with a special focus on comparative grammar.


Monika Ciesielkiwicz
Rachel Ann Cornacchio

Rachal Ann Cornacchio

Assistant Professor of  Music Education

Rachel comes to Messiah College from the University of Oregon where she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in music education. She holds a Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music in music education from Nyack College, Nyack, New York. Rachel brings to the Department of Music a wide variety of experience in public school, private school, and university-level teaching.  She has been active in the presentation of music education research and post-secondary research. At Messiah, Rachel will oversee various aspects of the music education program, conduct the Women’s Ensemble, and supervise student teachers. She and her husband Jason (a sky-diving enthusiast) both love the outdoors. They live in Mechanicsburg.

Randall K. Fish

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Randall obtained his B. S. in physics from Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in 1979. He earned a B.S.E.E. in 1980 and M.S.E.E. in 1982, both from Boston University. In 2001 he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Messiah, Randy spent 14 years as a professor at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC). While at ENC, he served as both the head of the engineering/physics department and head of the Division of Math and Natural Science. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Randall has a joint appointment as a Principal Scientist at a Federally Funded Research Center where he has been recognized with the Center’s highest award for innovative research.

In his free time, Randy serves his local church as a choir director and performs as a soloist in various venues. He also enjoys acting and has had lead roles in several musicals and has performed in an off-Broadway theater production of “The Lambs Club." On a calm evening Randy will likely be flying overhead in his powered paraglider. Randy and his wife, Sue, have three daughters.

Randall Fish

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