Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.

  • Anthony Molaro, PhD, MLIS

    Associate Professor, MLIS Program


  • David Lesniaski, DMA, MLS

    Associate Professor, Library and Information Science

    I came to St. Catherine University in 2004 from St. Olaf College where, as a member of the library faculty, I served in several different positions, including Co-College Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, and Catalog Librarian during my 15-year career there. I also had a Fulbright grant to travel to Greece in 1995 to help with the development of a research-level music library in Athens. Before I arrived at St. Olaf I had several short-term positions in many different libraries, including the University of Minnesota (where I cataloged Polish and Ukrainian archival material), the Minnesota Senate Index, and Minneapolis Public Library.

  • Joyce Yukawa, PhD

    Program Director & Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program

    Joyce Yukawa is the Program Director and Associate Professor in the MLIS Program of St. Catherine University. She has taught introduction to LIS, reference and information services, research methods, internet fundamentals and design, information literacy instruction, social networking technologies, human information behavior, web usability/accessibility, and older adults and the web. Her teaching, research, presentations, and service draw upon interests in the blending of face-to-face and online interaction in librarianship and professional development, with a particular focus on social learning and service learning within communities of practice.

  • Lacey Rotier, MLIS

    Assistant Professor and School Library Media Coordinator, Library and Information Science

    Lacey Rotier works at St. Catherine University as an Assistant Professor and the School Library Media Program Coordinator in the Library and Information Science Department. Lacey received her Master's of Library and Information Science and K-12 School Library Media license from St. Catherine University. Prior to her position at St. Kate's, she was the Library Media Specialist at Northport Elementary in Robbinsdale Area Schools for seven years. Her professional interests include collaboration, technology integration, and effective instruction.