Professor, Education Department; Program Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Professor Bands earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master of education degree from the University of North Carolina. She has held numerous leadership positions at Hood, including vice president for enrollment management and dean and associate dean of the Graduate School. Her professional work includes successful grant administration in program development and program assessment. Her most recent work includes impact of admission boot camps on the college search process. She teaches graduate courses in educational philosophy in a diverse society and undergraduate courses in leadership.
David Hein, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities, Philsophy and Religious Studies
An affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) and a trustee of the George C. Marshall Foundation (Lexington, Va.), Hein was educated at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. His Ph.D. thesis became the first of his ten books, Essays on Lincoln's Faith and Politics (coauthored with Hans J. Morgenthau, 1983), which was recently called a "pioneering" study in the Lincoln field by historian Mark Noll. Hein's writings also include more than 50 articles in the Journal of Military History, the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, ARMY, Mississippi Quarterly and other professional journals. His most recent essay is "George Washington and the Patience of Power" (Modern Age: A Quarterly Review, fall 2015). He teaches courses in ethics and leadership, first-year seminar - Success in College: The Virtues of Excellence, Vice and Virtue, New Testament, American Intellectual Tradition, C.S. Lewis and Friends and Literature of Moral Reflection.
Anita Jose, Ph.D.
Professor of Management & MBA Director
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 109
Professor Jose earned a doctorate from the University of North Texas and master of business administration and a master of management degrees from the University of Dallas. She teaches courses in management policy, management theory and strategic management. She has presented many articles on business ethics and international management in national and international conferences and has published articles on these topics. Jose has served as a reviewer for many academic conferences and is on the editorial review board of SAM Advanced Management Journal. Jose consults with various organizations on planning and human resource management issues. Professor Jose has been honored with the Graduate School’s Teaching Excellence Award.
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 110
Professor Weaver earned his doctorate in management from the Case Western Reserve University and his MBA and a M.S. in finance from Loyola College. He teaches courses in accounting, finance and management. He spent 34 years in the banking industry, retiring as the senior vice president of financial process and development for Citigroup. Weaver’s research focuses on the study of employee behavior during periods of organizational crises. As a strong believer in community service, he volunteers his time on many community projects. Professor Weaver has been honored with the Graduate School’s Teaching Excellence Award.
Roger Stenersen, M.Ed.
Director of the Graduate Program in Educational Leadership
Professor Stenersen completed his undergraduate study at Washington College, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature. Teaching for six years in Kent County, Md., he completed his master’s degree in administration and supervision at Salisbury State University. Roger moved in 1978 Washington County, where he was a school-based administrator for 26 years, acting as assistant principal of three middle schools and principal of four. Following his retirement there, he was an instructor with Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and taught courses in Leadership Theory & Practice, Leadership of the Schools, Supervision and Group Dynamics. Between his work with Towson and Hood he has supervised dozens of educational leadership interns across Baltimore, Carroll, Washington, Montgomery and Frederick counties. An area of special interest is the professional development of school leaders, and he has earned NAESP certification as a mentor to beginning principals. Director of Hood’s Educational Leadership program for since 2011, Professor Stenersen was honored with the Graduate School’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.