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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Core Consulting Faculty

(As of October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014)

 

Dean of Faculty

Jeffrey A. Crouch

Professor of Criminal Justice; Chair, Social Science Department; Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, Three Rivers Community College

(A.S., Mohegan Community College; A.A.S., Community College of Air Force; B.S., Western Connecticut State University; M.P.A., Ph.D., University of Idaho)

 

Associate Dean of Faculty

Catherine E. Hoyser

Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies, University of Saint Joseph

(B.A., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Indiana University)

 

Academic Council

 

Richard Benfield

Associate Professor of Geography, Central Connecticut State University

(B.Sc., University of Aberdeen; M.A. University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)

 

Doris G. Cassiday

Assistant Director of Academic Programs/Academic Counselor, Charter Oak State College

(A.B., University of Vermont)

 

Irene Clampet

Marketing Program Coordinator, Three Rivers Community College

(B.A., Queens College of the City University, New York; M.B.A., St. John's University)

 

Steven W. Congden

Assistant Professor of Management, University of Hartford

(B.S., M.B.A., Clarkson University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

 

Jeffrey A. Crouch, Dean of the Faculty

Professor of Criminal Justice; Chair, Social Science Department; Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, Three Rivers Community College

(A.S., Mohegan Community College; A.A.S., Community College of Air Force; B.S., Western Connecticut State University; M.P.A., Ph.D., University of Idaho)

 

Patrice E. Farquharson

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Post University

(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University)

 

Amy Feest

Business Administration Program Coordinator/Marketing Instructor, Tunxis Community College

(B.S. Post College; M.S., Central Connecticut State University)

 

Richard Gerber

Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska

Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University

(A.B.D., Temple University; M.A., Temple University; M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

 

David E. Henderson

Professor of Chemistry, Trinity College

(B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Catherine E. Hoyser, Associate Dean of the Faculty

Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies, University of Saint Joseph

(B.A., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Indiana University)

 

Kristine Larsen

Professor of Physics and Astronomy,

Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Emily G. Lewis

Academic Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Charter Oak State College

(B.S., Calumet College of St. Joseph, M.S, Loyola University Chicago, Ed.D., Auburn University)

 

Adele M. Miller

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, emeritus, Central Connecticut State University

(A.B., Wells College; M.A.T., Columbia University, Ed. D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Stephen Misovich

Associate Professor of Psychology, Hillyer College,

University of Hartford

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Olusegun Odesina

Professor of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology; Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

(B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Iowa State University)

 

Shyamala Raman

Professor of Economics & International Studies, Saint Joseph College

(B.A., M.A., University of Madras; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Susan Seider

Professor, Teacher Education Department, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S. Sec. Ed., English State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S. Ed., ELED READING, State University of New York at Fredonia, D.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction The Pennsylvania State University)

 

David E. E. Sloane

Professor of English, University of New Haven

(B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University)

 

Beverly C. Wall

Associate Professor & Director of the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Trinity College

(B.A., University of Exeter; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina)

 

 

Business Committee

Irene Clampet, Chair

Professor of Business and Marketing Program Coordinator, Three Rivers Community College

(B.A., Queens College of the City University, New York; M.B.A., St. John's University)

 

Gregory R. Berry

Professor of Management, Central Connecticut State University

(M.B.A., Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada)

 

Lisa Marie Bigelow

Associate Director of the Center of International Education, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S., International; M.B.A., Central Connecticut State University)

 

Steven W. Congden

MBA Director, Associate Professor of Management, University of Hartford

(B.S., M.B.A., Clarkson University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

 

Cynthia Conrad

Department Chair, Public Management, University of New Haven

(B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of Texas)

 

Paul Creech, Esq.

Professor, Health Sciences and Law, Capital Community College

(A.S., St. Louis Community College; B.A., Westfield State University; M.P.H., University of Massachusetts;

J.D., Western New England University School of Law)

 

Neil Robert Dworkin

Emeritus Associate Professor of Management, Western Connecticut State University

(B.S., Farleigh Dickinson University; M.B.A., City University of New York - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; M.P.A., New York University; Ph.D., New York University)

 

Veronica Gill

Assistant Professor of Management/Management Information Systems, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.S., Dartmouth College; J.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Shyam S. Lodha

Chair and Professor of Marketing,

Southern Connecticut State University

(B.Com., M.Com., L.L.B., University of Rajasthan; M.B.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Jodhpur)

 

Richard McCarthy

Professor of Computer Information Systems Management Quinnipiac University

(B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.B.A., Western New England College, D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University)

 

Clifford M. Nelson

Professor of Accounting, University of Connecticut

(B.S., M.C., D.B.A., University of Illinois)

 

Jane O'Grady

Allied Health Programs Coordinator, Northwestern Connecticut Community College

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; Masters of Healthcare Education, St. Joseph's College of Maine)

 

Carrie Picardi

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Sacred Heart University

(B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.A., University of New Haven; Ph.D., Hofstra University)

 

Shyamala Raman

Professor of Economics & International Studies,

University of Saint Joseph

(B.A., M.A., University of Madras; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Timothy J. Raynor

Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Administration, Management and Sport Management Day Program, Albertus Magnus College

(B.A., Albertus Magnus College; M.B.A., Sacred Heart University; D.B.A., Wilmington University)

 

Paul J. Resetarits

Professor, Manufacturing and Construction Management, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S., State University College of New York at Buffalo; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Margery Steinberg

Professor Emeritus of Marketing, University of Hartford

(B.A., Boston University; M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

History and Humanities Committee

Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, Chair

Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University

(A.B.D., Temple University; M.A., Temple University; M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

 

Richard Bass

Professor of Music Theory, University of Connecticut

(B.M., Georgia State University; M.M., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Texas)

 

Richard Benfield

Professor of Geography, Central Connecticut State University

(B.Sc. (Hons) University of Aberdeen; M.A. University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)

 

Steven Blackburn

Faculty Associate in Semitic Scriptures and Library Director, Hartford Seminary

(B.S.F.S., M.S., Georgetown Unviersity; B.D., Ph.D., University of St.Andrews (Scotland)

 

Jon Brammer

Humanities and English Instructor and Writing Center Coordinator, Three Rivers Community College

(B.A., University of California: Santa Barbra; M.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Sacred Heart University)

 

Victoria Dolceamore

Executive Director of Graduate Business Programs, University of New Haven

(B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University; M.F.A., Tulane University Graduate School; M.B.A., Pepperdine University)

 

Richard Gerber

Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Eleanor M. Godway

Professor of Philosophy, Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Cambridge University, England; Ph.D., York University, Canada)

 

Catherine E. Hoyser

Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies

University of Saint Joseph

(B.A., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Indiana University)

 

David A. Levine

Professor of Art History, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A. and Ph.D., Princeton University)

 

Kate McGrath

Associate Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., University of Georgia, M.A., Ph.D., Emory University)

 

Jennifer M. O'Donnell

Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Humanities,

Mitchell College

(B.A., College Misericordia; M.A., University of Connecticut)

 

David E. E. Sloane

Professor of English, University of New Haven

(B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University)

 

Jack Tom

Assistant Professor of Art

Western Connecticut State University

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.F.A., University of Hartford)

 

Beverly Wall

Associate Professor of English, Trinity College

(B.A. University of Exeter, England; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

 

Mathematics, Science, and Technology Committee

Olusegun Odesina, Chair

Professor of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology; Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

(B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Iowa State University)

 

Karen W. Birch

Professor of Applied Science, Tunxis Community College

(B.S., Saint Joseph College; M.S., University of Connecticut; Ed.D., University of Hartford)

 

Thomas R. Burkholder

Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Virginia)

 

Raymond Dennis

Coordinator and Professor of Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing, Middlesex Community College

(A.A.S., New York City Community College; B.S., Saint Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY; M.A., Saint Joseph College)

 

James E. Fuller, AIA NCARB

Director of Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Hartford

(University of Arizona; B.Arch., Carnegie Mellon University; M.Ed., University of Hartford)

 

David E. Henderson

Professor of Chemistry, Trinity College

(B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Daniel Kirby

Assistant Professor, Manufacturing & Construction Management, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S., California State University; M.S., California State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University)

 

Kristine Larsen

Professor of Physics and Astronomy,

Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Joseph L. Manthey
Associate Professor of Math, St. Joseph College

(B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of South Florida; Ph.D., Computational and Applied Mathematics, Old Dominion University)

 

Adele M. Miller

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences,

Central Connecticut State University

(A.B., Wells College; M.A.T., Columbia University, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Kegan G.G. Samuel

Mathematics Instructor, Naugatuck Valley Community College

(M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Ph.D.,  University of Central Florida)

 

Wayne Sandford

Lecturer, University of New Haven

(B.S., University of New Haven; M.A., Sacred Heart University)

 

Carmen Yiamouyiannis

Professor of Science, Capital Community College

(B.A., The Ohio State University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University)

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Committee

Stephen Misovich, Chair

Associate Professor of Psychology, Hillyer College,

University of Hartford

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Mitchell Beck

Professor and Chair of the Department of Special Education, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S., M.A., Eastern Michigan University; Ed.D.,Wayne State University)

 

Victoria L. Bozzuto

Dean, Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Gateway Community College

(A.S. South Central Community College; B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.Ed., Cambridge College)

 

Walton L. Brown-Foster

Professor of Political Science,

Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Marsha Bryant

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Early Education

Capital Community College

(B.A., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; Ed. D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Susan McReynolds Capasso

Dean of Academic Services, Chair General Studies

St. Vincent's College

(B.A., University of Vermont; M.S., Georgetown University; Ed.D. University of Hartford)

 

Marie Clucas

Instructor of Sociology, Tunxis Community College

(B.A., University of Connecticut; MSc., University of Oxford, UK; Ph.D., University of Warwick, UK)

 

Edgar Colon

Professor of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., City University of New York; M.S., Columbia University of Social Work; D.S.W., City University of New York Graduate Center)

 

Maureen A. Conard

Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Sacred Heart University

(B.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Jeffrey A. Crouch

Professor of Criminal Justice; Chair, Social Science Department; Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

Three Rivers Community College

(A.S., Mohegan Community College; A.A.S., Community College of Air Force; B.S., Western Connecticut State University; M.P.A., Ph.D., University of Idaho)

 

John DeCarlo

Associate Professor, University of New Haven

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S., Tiffin University; M.A. John Jay College; M. Phil. and Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center)

 

Jennifer DeFrance

Assistant Professor of Early childhood Education, Three Rivers Community College

(B.A., M.A., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., Johnson and Wales University)

 

Lauren Doninger

Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Gateway Community College

(B.S., Nasson College; M.A., Central Connecticut State University; Ed.D., Johnson & Wales University)

 

Patrice E. Farquharson

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Post University

(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University)

 

Pearl Jacobs

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Director of Criminal Justice Programs; Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Sacred Heart University

(B.A., Hunter College; M.P.A., Long Island University; Ph.D., Fordham University)

 

Johnny E. Williams

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Trinity College

(B.A., Oucchita Baptist University; M.A., University of Arkansas; M.A. and Ph.D., Brandeis University)

 

Assessment Committee

Susan Seider, Chair

Professor, Teacher Education Department, Central Connecticut State University

(B.S. Sec. Ed., English State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S. Ed., ELED READING, State University of New York at Fredonia, D.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction The Pennsylvania State University)

 

Mary A. Bencivengo

Professor of Dental Hygiene, Tunxis Community College

(B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.S., Central Connecticut State University)

 

Maureen A. Conard

Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Sacred Heart University

(B.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

William J. Gammell

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Eastern Connecticut State University

(B.S., M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ph.D., University of Connecticut)

 

Richard Gerber

Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Leonard M. Giambra

Director of Institutional Research, United States Coast Guard Academy

(B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University)

 

David E. Henderson

Professor of Chemistry, Trinity College

(B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)

 

Qing Lin Mack

Director of Institutional Research, Asnuntuck Community College

(B.A. Chinese People's Public Security University; M.S., Central Connecticut State University)

 

 

Assessment Committee

Amy Feest, Chair

Business Administration Program Coordinator/Marketing Instructor, Tunxis Community College

(B.S. Post College; M.S., Central Connecticut State University)

 

Elizabeth Begley

Regional Clinical Director, ICARE Corporation

(B.S., M.S., Sacred Heart University)

 

Richard Benfield

Professor of Geography,

Central Connecticut State University

(B.Sc. (Hons) University of Aberdeen; M.A. University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)

 

Karen Birch

Professor and State Coordinator of College of Technology

Tunxis Community College

(B.S. Saint Joseph College; M.S., University of Connecticut; Ed.D, University of Hartford)

 

Walton L. Brown-Foster

Professor of Political Science,

Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Richard H. Calder

Compare International Ltd., Chester, Connecticut

(B.E., University of Canterbury; M.B.A., University of Durham)

 

Pauline Clifford

Director of Educational Technology,

Quinebaug Valley Community College

(B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., University of Guam; Ph.D., Walden University)

 

Edgar Colon

Professor of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., City University of New York; M.S., Columbia University of Social Work; D.S.W., City University of New York
Graduate Center)

 

Steven W. Congden

MBA Director, Associate Professor of Management, University of Hartford

(B.S., M.B.A., Clarkson University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

 

Susan Deane

Associate Professor, SUNY Delphi

(B.S.N., Saint Joseph College; M.S.N., University of Hartford)

 

Jeff Dykes

Science Instructor and Instruction & Classroom Support Technician, Wenatchee Valley College

(B.S., M.S., University of Washington)

 

Carlo Esidore

Commercial Markets technology, Group Benefits, The Hartford Life Insurance Co.

(B.S., Charter Oak State College, M.B.A., Plymouth State University)

  

Richard Gerber

Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

 

Janet Lanci

Associate Professor of Human Services, Housatonic Community College

(A.S., Housatonic Community College; B.S., Liberty University; M.S., University of Bridgeport; M.O.T, Illinois University Springfield)

 

Shyam S. Lodha

Chair and Professor of Marketing,

Southern Connecticut State University

(B.Com., M.Com., L.L.B., University of Rajasthan; M.B.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Jodhpur)

 

Ruth K. MacDonald

Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English Lincoln College of New England

(B.A., University of Connecticut; M.B.A., University of Texas, M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Rutgers University)

 

Carol A. Mowen

Music Teacher and Music Department Chair,

Fort Knox, KY Schools, KY

(B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., Spring Arbor College; Ph.D., Capella University)

 

Paul R. Petterson

Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department; Director, Honors Program; Central Connecticut State University

(Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

 

Rebecca Putt

Adjunct Faculty

Tunxis Community College & Central Connecticut State University

(B.A., University of Delaware; M.S., Central Connecticut State University)

 

Gayle van Dijk

Team Leader, West Haven Child Center; Post University Associate Faculty

Charter Oak State College

(B.S., M.S., Southern Connecticut State University)