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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Teaching Faculty

Kenneth Adamson

(B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts)


Janice Andrews

(B.S.N., Gardner-Webb College; M.S., University of North Carolina)


Kenneth Anthony

CT After School Network, Director Professional Development

(B.A. Southern Connecticut State University; M.S. Springfield College)


Rene Antonisse

(B.S., Minnesota State University; M.H.A., Golden Gate University)


Noah Baerman

Composer and Jazz Performer

(B.M., M.M., Rutgers University)


Mohammad Bajwa

Professor, Metropolitan College of New York

(M.S., Strayer University; Ph.D., University of Wales)


Deborah Barshay

Professor, English Department, Bridgewater State College

(B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University)


Barbara Barton

Early Childhood Education Consultant

(B.S., M.A., Manhattanville College; M.A., Eastern Connecticut State University)


Elizabeth Begley

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


Richard Benfield

Professor of Geography, Central Connecticut State University

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


Gregory Berry

Professor of Management, Central Connecticut State University

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


Lisa Marie Bigelow

Interim Director, Center for International Education,

Central Connecticut State University

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


Alison Birks


(B.A., College of the Atlantic; M.S., University of Bridgeport)


Anne Bladen

Executive Director and Lecturer, University of Connecticut

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


Stacey Bottone

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.B.A., Salve Regina University; Ph.D., Walden University)


Walton L. Brown-Foster

Professor of Political Science,

Central Connecticut State University

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


Adam Bush

Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Center for Transformation from Higher Education to Work

(B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Southern California)


Jada Bush

Community Services, Program Director

(B.S., State University of new York, Empire State College; M.S., Nova Southern University)


Richard H. Calder

President, Compare International Ltd.

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


Daryl Capuano

J.D. and Educational Consultant

(J.D., University of Pennsylvania)


Rodney Carveth

Professor of Communication, Fitchburg State University

(B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)


Natalia Chamorro

Lecturer, Purchase College, State University of New York

(B.A., Purchase College, State University of New York; M.A., University of Connecticut)


Lois Church

(B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Southern Connecticut State University)


Alison Cianciola

Education Specialist, Speech Pathologist, CREC

(B.S., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Kean College)


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)


Cynthia Conrad

Associate Professor, University of New Haven

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


Kathleen Coppola

Professor, Norwalk Community College

(A.S., Norwalk Community College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.A.T., Sacred Heart University)


Paul Creech

Professor, 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 College School of Law)


Leigh Cremin

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


Marisol Cruz St Juste

Clinician/Instructor, University of Connecticut Health Center

(B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Canyon College)


Margaret Dana-Conway

Professor, Norwalk Community College

(B.A., Manhattanville College; M.S. Hunter College)


Robert Day

(B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of California)


Susan Deane

Assistant Professor, SUNY Delphi

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


John DeCarlo

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of New Haven

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S., Tiffin University; M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York)


Lauren Doninger

Professor of Social Science & Program Coordinator

Gateway Community College

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


John Doody

(B.S., M.S., University of New Haven)


Kathleen Dove

Business Consultant, Evanston, IL

(B.A., Northeastern Illinois University; M.S., Loyola University)


Harold Drabkin

Senior Scientific Curator, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

(B.S., University of Hartford, Ph.D., Wesleyan University)


Jeff Dykes

Professor, Dept of Natural Sciences,
Wenatchee Valley College North, Omak, WA

(A.A., Wenatchee Valley College; B.S., Central Washington University; B.S., M.S., University of Washington)


Keith Earnshaw

President, Earnshaw Environment, Inc.

(B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Robert Eddy

(B.A., American Military University; M.S., University of Connecticut)


Hamid El Khalfi

Owner, Intellectual Criteria Consultancy & Educational Services, LLC

(M.A. and Ph.D., University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom)


Carlo Esidore

IT Operations Customer Service and Demand Management, The Hartford

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


Patrice Farquharson

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education,

Post University

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


Frank Fato

Professor, Westchester Community College

(B.A., Fordham College; M.I.A., School of International Affairs; Ph.D., Fordham University)


Linda Fecteau

Director, Little Learners Children’s Center

(B.A., Norwich University; M.S., Albertus Magnus College)


Elena Filios

Community Information Technology Coordinator,

Hartford Public Library

(A.B., Dickinson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)


Kevin Fitzgerald

Marketing Director, The Home Help Network

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


Thomas Fowler

Assistant Chief of Police, Branford, CT Police Department

(B.S., M.P.A., University of New Haven)


Stephanie Fragola

Senior Associate, Finance and Administration,

Charter Oak State College

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


Andre Freeman

Chair, Science and Mathematics Department,

Capital Community College

(B.S., M.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Janice Freddino

(B.S., M.S., Fairfield University)


Ann Marie Gagnon

Academic Counselor, Charter Oak State College

(A.A., Mount Wachusett Community College; B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.Ed., Boston University;Ed.D., The George Washington University)


Meg Galante De-Angelis

Lecturer and Curriculum Specialist, University of Connecticut

(B.S., M.A., University of Connecticut)


Nicki Gallagher

Director, U-Tours LLC

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


Kathleen Gannon

(B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Rochester)


Keely Garden

Instructor, Goodwin College

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


Mary Ann Gauthier

(B.A., University of Saint Joseph; M.A., Southern Connecticut State University)


Jessica Gauvin

Assistant Attorney General,

Office of the Connecticut Attorney General

(B.A., J.D., University of Connecticut)


Richard Gerber

Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University

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


Julie Giaccone

Associate Professor, Manchester Community College

(B.A., M.S., University of South Florida)


Pamela Giberti

Director, Institute of Child Development,

University of Oklahoma

(B.A., Clark University; M.Ed., Antioch/New England Graduate School)


Will Gonzalez

Assistant City Prosecutor, Phoenix, AZ

(M.S., Grand Canyon University; J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law)


Josephine Spinella Graff


(B.A., College of the Holy Cross; J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law)


Ruth M. Grant

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

(B.A, M.A., University of Bridgeport; Ph.D., Columbia University)


Nathan Greeno

President, Education Strategy

(B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.A., Michigan State University)


John M. Halstead

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


Cheryl Harrison

Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies, Manhattan College

(B.A., University of Southern California, M.A., Ed.D., Harvard University)


Michael Hartwig

Director of Academic Division, WTS/Raptim, Boston, MA

(B.A., University of Dallas; S.T.B., S.T.L., Gregorian University; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University)


Christopher Heller

Permanent Judicial Law Clerk, State of Connecticut

(B.S., Muhlenberg College; J.D., Quinnipiac School of Law)


Maureen Hogan

(B.A., University of Maryland University College; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Capella University)


Tracey Horton

Advisor and Trainer, Soar to New Heights for After School and Summer Programs

(B.S., Western Illinois University; M.A., Concordia University)


Lucy Anne Hurston

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Manchester Community College

(A.S., Manchester Community College; B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.A., Ohio State University)


Lonnie Inzer

Coordinator of Fire Science Technology,

Pikes Peak Community College

(B.S., Colorado State University; M.L.S., Fort Hays State University)


Rodney Irizarry

School-to-Career Instructor Department Head, Connecticut Technical High School System

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S., University of New Haven)


Jason Jakubowski

V.P. for Government Relations, Hospital for Special Care

(B.A. and M.P.A., University of Connecticut)


Pamela Jeffrey

(B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University)


JoAnn L. Jordan

Adjunct Faculty, Springfield technical Community College

(B.A.,M.S., University of Massachusetts)


Linda Kapinos

Associate Professor of Nursing, Capital Community College

(Nursing Diploma, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing; B.S., American International College; M.Ed., Secondary Education, American International College; M.S.N., University of Hartford)


Jeff Kovack

(B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., William Paterson University)


Carolyn Kershaw

(B.S., M.A., West Virginia University)


Susan Krampitz

Office Manager, Connecticut School-Age Care Alliance

(B.S., Bucknell University; M.S., Western Connecticut State University)


William Krysinski

Assistant Director of project Management and Training, Charter Oak State College

(B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., Colorado technical University)


Janet Lanci

Assistant Professor, Human Service

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT

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


Kristine Larsen

Professor of Physics and Astronomy,

Central Connecticut State University

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


Peggy Lauria

(B.A., M.A., Psy.D., University of Hartford)


Leanna Lawter

Assistant Professor, John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University

(B.A., Colgate University; M.S., University of Vermont; M.B.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., City University of New York)


Dawn Levasseur

Associate Professor, MassBay Community College

(B.A., University of Lowell; M.A., St. Joseph College; Ph.D., Capella University)


Kenneth Long

Assistant Professor, St. Joseph College

(B.A., The University at Albany; M.P.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., The University at Albany)


Christopher Lopez

Assistant Chief of Pharmacy, Veterans Administration

(B.S., Pharm.D., University of Connecticut)


Henry Lugo III

Music Instructor and Jazz Performer

(B.M., Western Connecticut State University; M.M., The University of Texas)


Rose Luglio

Professor, Entrepreneurship Studies, Gateway Community College

(B.S., M.A., University of Connecticut; M.B.A., University of Bridgeport)


Stephen Luko

Statistician, Hamilton Sunstrand Corporation

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.A., Central Connecticut State University)


Connie Mabli

(B.A., Boston College; J.D., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law)


Margaret MacDonald

Director, Technical Assistance and Brokering, CREC

(B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ph.D., Andrews University)


Ruth K. MacDonald

English Instructor, Lincoln College of New England

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


Vanda Marques

(B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.A., Albertus Magnus College; Ph.D., Capella University)


Eric Martone

Assistant Professor, Mercy College

(B.A., Pace University; M.A., Iona College; M.A., Western Connecticut State University; Ph.D., Stony Brook University)


Richard McCarthy

Professor, Quinnipiac University

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


Shawn McKay

Firefighter, Waterbury Connecticut Fire Department

(B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.A., American Public University)


Julie McNamara

(B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Capella University)


Michelle R. Milczanowski

Consultant, RPM Consulting, Barkhamsted, CT

(B.A., M.P.A., University of Central Florida)


Adele Miller

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


Regina Miller

Professor of Early Childhood Education, emerita

University of Hartford

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


Tarold Miller

Education Consultant, State Education Resource Center

(B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.Ed., American Intercontinental University)


Francis Monaco

Frank J. Monaco & Associates, LLC

(B.S., United States Military Academy; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology)


Terence Monroe

(B.A., M.A., University of Hawaii)


Gaylynn Moore

(B.S., Lamar University; M. Ed., Texas Southern University; M.A., Prairie View A & M University; Ph.D., Capella University)


John Morra

(B.A., M.A., University of Hartford)


Patrick Mottola

Attorney, Bressler, Amery & Ross

(A.B., Hamilton College; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law)


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)


Brandon Munson

Administrator, Miller Memorial Community, Inc.

(B.S., University of Central Florida; M.B.A., Amberton University)


Jane Murdock

Emeritus Associate Professor & Associate Dean,

University of Connecticut School of Nursing

(B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Boston University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts)


Cynthia Nackid

Associate Professor of Nursing,

Naugatuck Community College

(B.S.N., Boston College, M.S.N., University of Hartford)


Hal Nevitt

Director, Member Assistance Program, State Bar of Arizona

(A.A., Scottsdale Community College; B.S.W., M.S.W., Arizona State University)



Kofi Obeng-Asiedu

Instructor, University of Connecticut

(B.Sc., University of Science and Technology; M.Phil., University of Ghana; Ph.D., University of Bonn; M.B.A., University of Connecticut)


Gilda Oran

Educational Consultant

(B.A., University of Toronto; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Miami)


Catherine Orazi

Adjunct Professor, Webster College

(A.A.S., Suffolk County Community College; B.A., State University of New York ; J.D., City University of New York)


Bert Ouderkirk

Forensic Program Coordinator/Faculty, Mesa Community College

(B.S., Park College; M.S., National University; M.O.M., University of Phoenix)


Joan Parris

Early Childhood Program Director, Norwalk Community College

(B.A., Framingham State College; M.A.T., Sacred Heart University)


Thomas Paterna

President & CEO, Q1 Systems LLC

(B.S., Long Island University; M.B.A., Albertus Magnus College)


Deborah Pendarvis

Associate Professor, University of Tampa

(B.A., McNeese State University; M.A,, University of West Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida)


Rachael Peterson

V.P Human Resources & Senior Business Partner, Gannett Co., Inc.

(B.S. Augsburg College; M.A., Ottawa University)


Paul R. Petterson

Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University

(M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst)


Rebecca Putt

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


Jason Racette

Owner, Boundary Consulting Experts, LLC

(B.S., University of Maine)


Bevin Rainwater

Course Developer, Charter Oak State College

(B.S. & M.A.T, Middle Tennessee State University)


Tavon Reid

I.T. Manager, Social Security Administration

(B.S., M.S., Devry University)


Alaisen Reed

Consultant and Professor, L.A. College International

(B.A., M.B.A., M.H.A., University of La Verne; D.Ed., University of Southern California)


Tara Revell

Associate Professor, American Public University

(A.A., Glendale Community College; B.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; M.B.A., Ashford University)


Melissa Rigney

Professor, American Military University

(B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Nebraska)


Robert Rimkis

Assistant Professor, Rosemont College

(B.A., Rowan University; B.S. and DC, Logan University; DHSc, AT Still University)


Christopher Rose

President, Technology Research Institute of Florida

(B.A., Florida International University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University)


Lewis Rosenberg

Logistics Project Leader, Ryder Integrated Logistics

(B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Paul Rosenberg

(B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Central Connecticut State University)

Michele Rudden

(B.A., M.A., University of North Florida; J.D., Barry University School of Law)


Donald Rouse

Program Director/HIM

(B.S., FT. Valley State University; M.S., Georgia College and University; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School; Ed.D., University of Georgia)


Michelle Rudden

(B.A., M.A., University of North Florida; M.A., J.D., Barry University of Law)


John J. Rusnak

Research Associate, Harvard University

(S.B., M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Harvard University)


Chris Saitta

Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

(B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Hollis University)


Kegan Samuel

Mathematics Instructor, Naugatuck Valley Community College

(B.S., Morehouse College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida)


Olive Santavenere

(B.S., University of Hartford; M.S.N., University of Massachusetts; M.S., University of Hartford; Ph.D. University of Connecticut)


Leona Saunders

Global Regulatory Associate Specialist, EMD Serono

(B.S., M.S., L.P.D., Northeastern University; M.P.H., Florida International University)


Jennie I. Schaff

Assistant Professor, Nazareth College

(B.S., M.S.P.T., Simmons College; Ph.D., George Mason University)


Dawn Scott

(B.A., Harvard University Extension; J.D., Hofstra University School of Law)


Hannah Sellers

Instructor, The Sawyer School

(B.S., M.A., Fayetteville State University)


Maria Sette

Enterprise IT Security & Auditing Manager, New York Police Department

(B.S., Sacred Heart University; M.B.A., University of Bridgeport; M.S., Fairfield University; Ph.D., Pace University)


Jeffrey Shama

Assistant Public Defender

(B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo Center; J.D., Stetson University College of Law)


Margaret Sheehan

(B.S., Seton Hall; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island)


Craig Shelley

C.E.O., World Safe International , LLC.

(B.S., Empire State College; M.S., Grand Canyon University)


Glenn Simmons

Dean and Professor, Wayland Baptist University

(B.S., William Carey University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; M. Div., Th.D., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)


David E.E. Sloane

Professor of English, University of New Haven

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


Clotilde D. Smith

Assistant Professor of Health Care and Public Administration, University of New Haven

(B.S., University of Bridgeport; M.P.A., University of New Haven; Ed.D., University of Bridgeport)


Laura Soule

Staff Pharmacist, Stop and Shop

(B.S., University of Connecticut)


Michael Starenko

Online Learning Specialist, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

(B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., University of Chicago)


Michelle Stronz

Chair, CEO Advisory Board, Vistage International

Principal, Epiphany Enterprises

(B.S.J., Ohio University; M.P.A., University of Washington; Ed.D., Columbia University)


Nina Tarner

(B.S., M.S., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Kansas State University)


Jody Tate

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


Beth O'Brien Tracy

Education Coordinator,

Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center

(B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Drew University; M.A., University of New Hampshire)


Carmelita Valencia-Daye

Professor, Early Childhood Education,

Gateway Community College

(B.S., University of the Philippines; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Frank Valier

HIM Coordinator, Charter Oak State College

(B.S., B.A., Drexel University; M.B.A. The University of Kansas; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University)


Gayle van Dijk

Team Leader, West Haven Child Development Center

(A.A., Mount Ida College; B.S., M.S., Southern Connecticut State University)


Barry Vroeginday

Senior Advisor, Technical Training and Development, Dell Services

(B.A., William Paterson University; M.A., Montclair State University; Ed.D. Fielding Graduate University)


Richard Walker

Editor, Cambridge College & Emanations Press

(B.A., Fordham College; M.A., Trinity College)


Beverly Wall

Associate Professor, Trinity College

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


Gretchen Leach Warzecha

(B.A., College of Saint Catherine; M.A., Hamline University)


Deborah Watson

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


Carole Weisberg

Coordinator, Early Childhood and Youth Programs, Charter Oak State College

(B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Concordia University)


C. Mark Wessinger

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada

(B.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of California, Davis)


Terrence Westhoff

(B.A., Ball State University; M.F.A., Loyola Marymount University)


Jonathan A. Wetmore


(B.S., Marist College; J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law)


Kathy Wilby

(B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.Ed., Concordia University)


Dana Wilkie

(B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.A., Fairfield University, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University)


Laurence Wilkinson

Director, Finance and Administration, Charter Oak State College

(B.S., University of London; M.B.A. Columbia University)


Stacey L. Williams

Director, Distance Learning, Naugatuck Valley Community College

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


Diana Withers

(B.A., M.A., Ball State University)


Larry Wolod


(B.S., University of Baltimore; M.S. University of Hartford; J.D., Potomac School of Law)


Elizabeth Wright

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


Janet Yarrow

Instructor, Housatonic Community College

(B.S., Queens College; M.S., University of Bridgeport)


Jessica York

Professor, Southern Connecticut State University

(B.A., Sacred Heart University; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University and Stony Brook University)


Eric Zematis

Director, Enterprise Systems, Charter Oak State College

(B.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Hong Zhou

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Saint Joseph College

(B.S., Wuhan University (P.R. China); M.S., Xiamen University, (P.R. China); M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi)


Alicia Zupan

Instructor, E.C. Goodwin Technical High School

(B.S.N., Ona Wilcox School of Nursing; M.S.N., University of Hartford)