Charter Oak State College Official Catalog
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Core Consulting Faculty

(September 30, 2016)

Dean of Faculty

Paul Petterson
Associate Professor of Political Science, Central Connecticut State University
(Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

Associate Dean of Faculty

Patrice E. Farquharson
Associate Dean of Early Childhood Education, Post University
(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University)

Academic Council

Susan Capasso, Chair
Dean of Academic Services, St. Vincent’s College.
(B.A., University of Vermont; M.S., Georgetown University; Ed.D., University of Hartford)

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)

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)

Patrice Farquharson
Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Post University
(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ed.D Nova Southeastern 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)

Linda Larkin
Charter Oak State College, Director of Advising
(B.A., CW Post College; M.S., University of Hartford)

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

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)

Paul Petterson
Professor of Political Science, Central Connecticut State University
(M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Mass at Amherst)

Carrie Picardi
University of Bridgeport, Assistant Professor and Chair
(B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.A., University of New Haven; Ph.D., Hofstra University)

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

David Sloane
Professor of English, University of New Haven
(B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Duke University)

Judy Wallace
Professor of Science, Middlesex Community College.
(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Central Connecticut State University; DPT. Sacred Heart University)

Assessment Committee

Richard Gerber, Chair
Mary A. Bencivengo
Maureen A. Conard
Leonard M. Giambra
Yvonne Kochera Kirby
Qing Lin Mack
Richard Riccardi

Business Committee

Carrie Picardi, Chair
Gregory R. Berry
Lisa Marie Bigelow
Cynthia Conrad
Paul Creech, Esq.
Shyam S. Lodha
Richard McCarthy
Clifford M. Nelson
Jane O'Grady
Timothy J. Raynor

Distance Learning Committee

Rebecca Putt, Chair
Elizabeth Begley
Richard Benfield
Karen Birch
Walton L. Brown-Foster
Edgar Colon
Susan Deane
Jeff Dykes
Carlo Esidore
Amy Feest
Richard Gerber
Shyam S. Lodha
Ruth K. MacDonald
Frank Monaco
Paul R. Petterson
Gayle van Dijk

History and Humanities Committee

Richard Benfield,Chair
Richard Bass
Nancy Billias
Jon Brammer
Luke L. Eilderts
Richard Gerber
James Gentile
Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska
Catherine E. Hoyser
David A. Levine
Kate McGrath
Jennifer M. O'Donnell
David E. Sloane
David Teva
Jack Tom
Beverly Wall

Mathematics, Science, and Technology Committee

Judy Wallace, Chair
Karen W. Birch
Thomas R. Burkholder
James E. Fuller
Charles Gabor
David E. Henderson
Daniel Kirby
Kristine Larsen
Joseph L. Manthey
Olusegun Odesina
Kegan Samuel
Wayne Sandford
Kimberly Thomas

Social and Behavioral Sciences Committee

Susan Capasso, Chair
Cindi Brassington
Walton L. Brown-Foster
Marsha Bryant
Edgar Colon
Maureen A. Conard
Jennifer DeFrance
Patrice E. Farquharson
Tanya Grant
William Grodman
Pearl Jacobs
Johnny E. Williams

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