Below is a listing of the staff in the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice, as well as our religious affiliates. None of our work, however, would be possible without the dedicated efforts and clever ideas of our incredible student staff.
J. Cody Nielsen Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
Location: Landis House
Cody holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University and masters degrees in mental health counseling and divinity. He is the founder and Executive Director of Convergence on Campus, a North American volunteer led social change organization which seeks to dismantle longstanding systems of marginalization of religious, secular, and spiritual identities in higher education. His 2013-2015 study Multifaith in Higher Education explored the campus climates through a policy and practice lens of over 150 institutions across the United States and Canada. The former Expert in Residence for Religious, Secular, and Spiritual identities for NASPA, Cody is an emerging voice in national calls for equity of religious minorities and non-religious identities on campus. A scholar by practice (not by nature), Cody's dissertation considered the institutional climate of Penn State University and its Pasquerilla Center, the largest multi faith center at an institution of higher education in North America. He is a father to Levi and an avid runner, writer, and board game enthusiast. On the weekends you can find Cody on a bike trail, in a hammock reading, or in the kitchen baking bread or trying recipes out of cookbook he probably found in a used bookstore.
Campus Staff Minister for Dickinson Christian Fellowship
Originally from Newburgh, NY, Andrew graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2012, finishing a double major in History and Government and studying abroad in Jerusalem. After graduating, Andrew taught middle school science in Baltimore through Teach For America while earning a M.S.Ed at Johns Hopkins University. Andrew has served on staff with Dickinson Christian Fellowship (a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA) since 2014. For fun, Andrew loves reading and discussing theology, politics, and Star Wars.
Liz Albright Berg
Campus Staff Minister for Dickinson Christian Fellowship
Hailing from Allentown, PA, Liz graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2012. At F&M, Liz completed a double major in Spanish and Environmental Science, studied abroad in Ecuador and Spain, and earned honors for her senior thesis on bird feeding patterns. Liz has been on staff with Dickinson Christian Fellowship (a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA) since 2012, and works to see students' lives transformed, the campus renewed, and world changers developed. For enjoyment, Liz enjoys long-distance running, traveling, and cooking healthy food.
Rev. Javed Kashif
Campus Priest to Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry
Parochial Vicar, Saint Patrick Parish, Carlisle
Ordained as a Priest on August 16, 2008 in Pakistan. Served in the parish as Parochial Vicar for two years. License in Philosophy from Rome, Italy. Involved with teaching seminarians in Pakistan. Came to the United Sates in 2017 and worked as a Chaplain at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and became a Board Certified Chaplain. Since last year (2021), works as Parochial Vicar and Campus Minister at St. Patrick Parish, Carlisle.
Advisor to the Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry
Fr. Theodore (Ted) Pulcini
Emeritus Professor of Religion
Orthodox Priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, in which he has pastored for nearly four decades in parishes in Ohio, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He is a Dickinson Emeritus Professor, having taught for twenty-four years in the College’s Department of Religion, offering courses in biblical studies, early and Eastern Christianity, and Christian-Muslim relations. After his retirement in 2019, he volunteered to serve as chaplain for Orthodox members of the Dickinson community. In this capacity he leads a weekly study group and celebrates a Divine Liturgy once a month on campus.
Mohammad Abu Shuleh
Senior Lecturer in Middle East Studies
Office: Room 10B, Denny Hall
Senior lecturer in the Middle East Studies Department, Muslim Educational and Cultural Association (MECA) club advisor. His research and teaching interests focus on Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Senate Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant for the Dickinson College Farm
Office: Lower Level, Holland Union Building
Serves as the Advisor to Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry (DCCM). She is the liaison between Dickinson College and Saint Patrick Parish in Carlisle. Joining Dickinson College in 2009, she works as the Senate Bookkeeper in the Office of Campus Life, and as the Administrative Assistant for the Dickinson College Farm. Mary is a native of Carlisle who loves the outdoors, traveling, biking Rails to Trails, league tennis, and spending time with her family. Being “Mom” to her four grown children is a favorite past time.
Rabbi Marley Weiner
Social Media and Digital Advertising Manager
Director of Asbell Center of Jewish Life
Location: Asbell Center
Serves as the Director of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life and campus rabbi. Prior to her arrival at Dickinson, she worked at both Temple University and Binghamton University as Jewish Educator and Chaplain. A Philadelphia native, Rabbi Marley discovered a lifelong love of Hillel at Barnard College, where she was the vice president of Columbia Barnard Hillel’s Reform Jewish Group. After college, she moved back to Philadelphia to attend the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. While there, she learned a lot of Talmud, taught students from one to ninety-nine, and developed a love of pluralistic Jewish community that endures to this day. When Rabbi Marley is not working, she enjoys museums, baking, Dungeons and Dragons, and bragging to everyone about how adorable her cat is. Her yearly goal is to have coffee with every Jewish student on campus.