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New England College    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs

Administration, Faculty and Staff



New England College Board of Trustees

Lex Scourby ‘75, MBA
Chair, Board of Trustees
Consultant, Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods
New Hampshire

James Murtha, PhD
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees
Chairman and CEO, Maguire Associates, Inc.
New York

Stephen A. Geremia ‘85
Co-Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Managing Member, Ashwood Advisors, LLC
Massachusetts

TJ Whitelaw ‘76, MBA
Co-Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Independent Management Consultant
New Hampshire

Edmund “Ned” C. Beebe, Jr., BA
Retired Manufacturer and Real Estate Broker
New Hampshire

Mary V. Bell, BA
New York

Christopher Brazill ‘81, MBA
Vice President for Marketing and Sales
Brazill Brothers and Associates, Inc.
New Jersey

Daniel R. DeMeo, Jr., ‘81, MBA
Advisor/Consultant
New York

Thomas W. Farmen ‘74, MSA
Headmaster Emeritus,

The Rumsey School, Washington, CT
New Hampshire

Elbridge T. Gerry, III, BA
UBS Global Asset Manager
Connecticut

Adam B. Kapner, BA ‘02
Founder and Owner

NYC Apartment Management, Inc.
New York

Stephen Ketchum ‘83, MBA
CEO and Managing Partner
Sound Point Capital Management
New York

Daniel G. Lynch ‘85
Senior VP and Director of Business Development
in the Institutional and Fiduciary Services Group
Natixis Global Asset Management
Massachusetts

John Maguire, PhD
Founder and Chair Emeritus
Maguire Associates, Inc.
Massachusetts

Michele D. Perkins, EdD
President
New England College

Scott Simpson, March
Senior Principal, The Greenway Group
Massachusetts

Mary Simon Streep ‘77
President, Mary Streep Interiors
Connecticut

Michael K. Thomas, EdD, MBA
President and CEO
New England Board of Higher Education
Massachusetts

Jeffrey K. Towle
President, Davis & Towle Group, Inc.
New Hampshire

Astrid Williams ‘81, MBA
Clinical Office Coordinator
Emerson Hospital
Massachusetts

William W. Wyman, MBA
Co-founder, Oliver, Wyman & Company
New Hampshire

Trustees Emeriti

D. Joseph Clement
Henniker, New Hampshire

Helen P. Closson
Manchester, New Hampshire

Piers M. MacDonald ‘74
Bedford, New York

B. Jenkins Middleton
Bethesda, Maryland

Deborah S. Reed ‘60
Falmouth, Maine

John A, Samenfeld ‘70
Hooksett, New Hampshire

R. Peter Shapiro, Esq.
Dedham, Massachusetts

Barbara Sherwin, MD
Washington, DC

Walter F. Sheble, Esq.
Washington, DC

Charlotte Zahn
Bath, Maine

Office of the President

Michele D. Perkins, Ed.D.
President
Professor of Theatre
BSS, Northwestern University
MA, Emerson College
EdD, University of Pennsylvania

Betsy Medvetz ‘15
Administrative Assistant to the President
BA New England College

Senior Administration

Michele D. Perkins, EdD
President

Paula A. Amato, DLP, CMA
Senior Vice President and CFO

Jeffrey Brown                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Interim Vice President for New Business Development

Marie Muhvic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vice President for Advancement                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Michael Taberski
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Carol Thomas
Vice President of Technology and Marketing Communications

Matthew Wood, EdD
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Office of Finance and Administration

Paula A. Amato, DLP, CMA
Senior Vice President and CFO
BS, New Hampshire College
MBA, Plymouth State University
DLP, Northeastern University

Abigail Strauss
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President and CFO
BA, Smith College

 Office of Finanace

Melissa Storrs
Accounts Payable Coordinator
AS, NHTI

Kristen Humboldt
Accountant II
BA, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Office of Campus Communications

Richard Glass
Mail/Copy Center Supervisor
BGS, Kent State University

Office of Capital and Facilities Management

Daniel R. Gearan
Assistant Vice President of Capital and Facilities Management
BS, University of Southern Maine

Matthew Sevigny
Director of Campus Facilities
AS, New Hampshire Technical Institute

 Office of Events

Sharon Williamson, MBA
Events Coordinator
BS, University of Vermont
MEd, Wheeling Jesuit University

Office of Human Resources

Julie Gendron
Human Resources Manager
BA, University of New Hampshire

Meghan Von Hassel
Human Resource Coordinator
 

Office of Payroll and Benefits

Linda J. Paul
Payroll and Benefit Coordinator

Office of Student Financial Services

Kristen Blase
Director of Student Financial Services
AS, Manchester Community College

Rita Magoon
Associate Director of Student Financial Services

Kimberly Monical
Assistant Director, Student Financial Services
AS, Kaplan University

Sara Face
Financial Aid Counselor

Scott Wilson
Financial Aid Counselor
BS, Harvard University Extension School

Margie Lindsley
Senior Student Support Specialist

Shauna Poirier
Student Support Specialist
BS, University of New Hampshire

Shawn Kithcart
Student Support Specialist
BS, Colby-Sawyer College

Michael Mitoulas
Student Accounts Receivable Specialist
AS, Hesser College

Office of Advancement

Gregory T. Palmer
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
BS, Emerson College

Meghan E. Hallock
Associate Vice President for Advancement
JD, College of William & Mary
MBA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, Hamilton College

Andrea C. Stickney
Advancement Services Manager
BS, Southern New Hampshire University
AS, Hesser College

Erin DesMarais
Associate Director of the Opportunity Fund
MSOL, Southern New Hampshire University
BA, Bates College

Angela Mudd
Development Assistant
BA, University of New Hampshire

Office of Public Information and Communications

Linda M. Turner
Online Communications Associate
BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Office of Admission

Bradley F. Poznanski
Vice President for Enrollment
BS, Springfield College
MS, Rivier University

Office of Academic Affairs

Matthew Wood, EdD
Vice President of Academic Affairs
BS, University of New Hampshire College
MS, University of Colorado
EdD, New England College

Elizabeth Brennan
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
BA, Saint Anselm College

Rebecca Green                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contract Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BA, Keene State                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MBA, Franklin Pierce

Wayne F.  Lesperance, Jr.
Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Professor of Political Science
Program Director, M.A. in Public Policy
BS, MA, Old Dominion University
DLP, Northeastern University

Nelly Lejter
Dean of GPS Programs & Academic Effectiveness
Sociologist, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Associate Professor of Organizational Management
MA, Brown University
PhD, Brown University

Tatiana Lassonde
Program Manager, Adjunct Faculty
Online Continuing Education
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
DA & MEd, Franklin Pierce University
MS, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute
BA, Rice University

Ann P. O’Keeffe
Graduate Academic Affairs Coordinator
BA, Trinity College
MA, Middlebury College
MA, Johns Hopkins University - SAIS

Sharon Sabol
Director, Educational Technology
MA, Assumption College, Counseling Psychology
CAGS, Plymouth State University, Educational Leadership

Art Gallery

Darryl Furtkamp
Art Gallery Director
Associat Professor of Art
BFA, McKendree College
MFA, University of Idaho

NEC Concord

Michael Taberski
Director, NEC Concord Center
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
BS, Niagara University
MS, Oklahoma State University

H. Raymond Danforth Library

Chelsea Hanrahan
Library Director/Associate Professor
BA, University of New Hampshire
MLS, Indiana University

Russell Rattray
Assoc. Library Director for Acquisitions and Technical Services/Associate Professor
BA, University of Maine
MLIS, University of Rhode Island

Betsy Davis
Asst. Reference and Circulation Librarian
BA, New England College

Catherine Ryan
Access Services and Digital Resources Librarian
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art
MLIS, University of South Carolina

Mark Rowland
Distance Services/ Instruction Librarian/ Assistant Professor
BA, Pennsylvania State University
MLIS, McGill University

Pathways‐ Academic Success Services

Ian M. Harmon
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
BS, Saint Joseph’s College
MSHE, Kaplan University
MBA, Kaplan University

Erin Brooks
Director of Mentoring
BA, New England College
MS, New England College

Kristie Baldwin
Academic Mentor
BA, New England College
MBA, New England College

Mike Courville 
Academic Mentor
BA, Bridgewater State College
MEd, Bridgewater State College

Julie McCory
Academic Mentor
BS, Southern Utah University
MS, New England College

Kathy Perkins
Academic Mentor
BA, New England College
MS, Notre Dame College

Audrey Redmond
Academic Mentor
BA, Providence College
MS, City College of New York
MEd, University of Vermont

Megan Beeso
Director of Tutoring
BS, Fitchburg State University
MS, New England College

Bill Carr
Professional Tutor
BA, University of New Hampshire

Devon Mozdierz
Professional Tutor
BFA, BA, New England College
MFA, University of Idaho Moscow

Office of the Registrar

Elizabeth Dowling
Registrar
BA, University of Rhode Island
MS, University of Rhode Island

Joseph M. Face
Associate Registrar, Graduate Residential Programs
BA, Southern New Hampshire University
MS, New England College

Jessica Poznanski
Graduate Program Coordinator
BA, University of New Hampshire

Christine A. Shogren
Academic Records Coordinator
AA, Franklin Pierce University
BA, New England College

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Nelly C. Lejter, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate and Professional
Studies and Academic Effectiveness
Associate Professor of Management
Sociologist, Universidad Central de Venezuela
MA, Brown University
PhD, Brown University

Paul L. Dann,PhD
Interim Program Director
MS, Human Services
MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Gavin W. Henning
Program Director of the Doctor in
Education and the Master of Science in
Higher Education Administration Programs
Associate Professor of Higher Education
BS, MA, Michigan State University
MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr.
Professor of Political Science
Program Director, M.A. in Public Policy
BS, MA, Old Dominion University
DLP, Northeastern University

Maura MacNeil 1987‐1993, 1998‐
Professor of Writing
Program Director, Master of Professional Writing
BA, New England College
MFA, Vermont College

Daniel Maxfield
Director Master of Science Accounting Program
BS, Bentley University
MA, Southern New Hampshire University
MBA, Rivier University

Jennifer Militello
Director, Master of Fine Arts Program

Debra Nitschke‐Shaw 1985‐
Professor of Education
Director of Master of Education and CAGS Program
BA, New England College
MEd, Keene State College
MA, PhD, The Fielding Institute

Julie Zink
MBA and MSM Director
BA, University of Mississippi
MA, University of South Carolina
PhD, University of South Alabama

Deborah J. Wainer
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
BS, Daniel Webster College

Ann P. O’Keeffe
Graduate Academic Affairs Coordinator
BA, Trinity College
MA, Middlebury College
MA, Johns Hopkins University - SAIS

Athletics

Lou Izzi
Director of Athletics

Office of Campus Safety

Scott Lane
Director of Campus Safety

Office of Residence Life and Housing

Doreen Long
Director of Residential Life and Housing
BA, Valparaiso University
MA, Northeastern University

Office of Student Development

Michael Taberski
Director, NEC Concord Center
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
BS, Niagara University
MS, Oklahoma State University

Jason Buck
Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Programs
BA, Clark University
MA, Bowling Green State University

Megan L. Hotaling
Assistant Dean for Student Engagement
BS, State University of New York College at Oneonta
MA, University of Connecticut

Lai-Monte Hunter
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
BS, Missouri Western State University
MA, Webster University

Doreen Long
Director of Residential Life and Housing
BA, Valparaiso University
MEd, Northeastern University

Stanley Horton
Director of Student Conduct
BA, Sienna College 
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Jenness
Director of First-Year Program
AB, Bowdoin College
MEd, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Julie Nicknair-Keon
Lead Counselor
BA New England College
MA Fairfield University

Gene Durkee
Director of Career and Life Planning
BA, Rutgers University
MTS, Boston University School of Theology

Wellness Center

Laura Anderson
Director of Wellness Center
B.S., Rivier College
M.S., Rivier College

Faculty

Barbara Abbott
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Mary Ellen Alger
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
BS, Ithaca College
MS, New England College

Jay Bordage
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Oberlin College
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Heather Frasier Chabot
Professor of Psychology
BA, Colby College
MS, Miami University (Ohio)
MA, MST, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Frances Chelland
Professor of Humanities
Associate Dean of Liberal Arts Education
BA, East Stroudsburg State University
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
MA, Boston College

Joseph DeLuca
Professor of Business
BS, Bentley College
MS, in Education Suffolk University
MBA, Babson College

Debra A. Dunlop
Professor of Biology
Associate Dean of Natural & Social Sciences Division
BA, New England College
MS, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Carlton Fitzgerald
Visiting Associate Professor of Education
BA, Bates College
MEd, University of Maine
CAGS, University of Maine
EdD, University of Vermont

Darryl Furtkamp
Associate Professor of Art
Art Gallery Director
BFA, McKendree College
MFA, University of Idaho

Chelsea Hanrahan
Library Director/Associate Professor
BA, University of New Hampshire
MLS, Indiana University

Elizabeth Harper
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
BA, Middlebury College
PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia

Gavin W. Henning
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Director, Doctorate in Education
Director, MS in Higher Education
Administration Program
BS, MA, Michigan State University
MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire

William Homestead
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
BA, Rutgers University
MA, MS, University of Montana, Missoula
MFA, Creative Writing, Goddard College

Sachiko Ito Howard
Senior Professor of Chemistry
BA, Radcliffe College
PhD, University of New Hampshire

Philip Cate Huckins
Professor of Education
PhD, Boston College
MATS, Episcopal Divinity School
MEd, Cambridge College
MAT, Boston College
BA, Boston College

Ali Reza Jalili
Professor of Business
BS, NIOC Tehran
MBA, James Madison University
MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Lori Koziol
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Honors Program
BA, Ripon College
PhD, University of Rochester

Nelly Lejter
Dean of GPS Programs & Academic Effectiveness
Sociologist, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Associate Professor of Organizational Management
MA, Brown University
PhD, Brown University

Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr.
Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Professor of Political Science
Program Director, M.A. in Public Policy & International Relations
Co- Director of Center for Community
Engagement and Leadership
BS, MA, Old Dominion University
DLP, Northeastern University

John W. Lyons
Senior Professor of Business
BA, MS, SUNY Albany

Maura MacNeil
Professor of Writing
Program Director, M.A. in Professional Writing
BA, New England College
MFA, Vermont College

Cynthia Burns Martin
Professor of Business
AB, Smith College
MBA, Boston University

Kevin Martin
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Associate Dean of Management Division
BFA, Washington University
MBA, University of North Carolina

Inez McDermott
Co‐Director of Center for Community
Engagement and Leadership
Director of Project Pericles
Professor of Art History
BA, University of Massachusetts‐Lowell
MA, Boston University

Don W. Melander
Senior Professor of English
BA, Northern Illinois University
MA, PhD, Syracuse University

Mark Mitch
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
BA, Hiram College
MEn, Miami University

Andrew Morgan
Associate Professor of Writing
Administrative Coordinator, Master of Fine Arts in Poetry
BA, Plymouth State College
MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Susan M. Murray
Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Management
BS, Keene State College
JD, Western New England College School of Law

Cindi A. Nadelman
Professor of Business Administration
Director of Veterans’ Services
BS, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
BS, University of Tampa
MPA, Georgia College
MBA, North Central University
DBA, North Central University

James Newcomb
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Keene State College
BS, MS, University of New Hampshire
PhD, Georgia State University

Debra Nitschke‐Shaw
Professor of Education
Associate Dean of Education Division
Director of Teacher Certification Program and Field Placement
BS, New England College
MEd, Keene State College
MA, PhD, The Fielding Institute

John O’Connor
Senior Professor of Business
AB, Dartmouth College
MBA, Rice University

Bryan Partridge
Associate Professor of Writing
BA, The College of Wooster
MA, Dartmouth College
PhD, Union University

S. Alexandra Picard
Associate Professor of Theatre
BA, Education, New England College
MFA, Theatre, University of Illinois,
Urbana‐Champaign

William Preble
Professor of Education
BA, New England College
MEd, University of Washington
EdD, University of Maine

Tod F. Ramseyer
Assistant Professor of Mathematics‐Physics
BA, Haverford College
MA, Ph.D., University of Texas

Russell Rattray
Assoc. Library Director for Acquisitions and Technical Services/Associate Professor
BA, University of Maine
MLIS, University of Rhode Island

Mark Rowland
Distance Services/ Instruction Librarian/ Assistant Professor
BA, Pennsylvania State University
MLIS, McGill University

Eric J. Simon
Adjunct Professor of Biology
BA, MA, Wesleyan University
PhD, Harvard University

Glenn M. Stuart
Professor of Theatre
BA, St. Michael’s College
MA, State University of New York

Raelyn Viti
Associate Professor of Outdoor Education
BS, Plymouth State College
MEd, Lesley University

James L. Walsh
Professor of History
Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities Division
BS, Florida Southern College
MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Kittie Weber
Associate Professor of Psychology
BS, Psychology - Northern Michigan University
PhD, Psychology, Child Development -
The Union Institute

Matt Young
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, Chemistry (minor: Psychology) - Western Connecticut State University
MS, Organic Chemistry - University of New Hampshire
PhD, Organic Chemistry (cognate: College Teaching) - University of New Hampshire

Faculty Emeriti

Edith B. Allison
Associate Professor Emerita of Biology
BA, Swarthmore College
MA, University of Illinois

Donald G. Blanchard
Professor Emeritus of Engineering
BS, University of New Hampshire
ME, University of California

Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature
BA, American University of Beirut
MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thea G. Braiterman
Professor Emerita of Economics and Business
BS, The Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Maryland
PhD, Union Graduate School

Mira P. Braunstein
Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology
AB, MA, University of Zagreb

Joseph D. Considine
Professor Emeritus, Library IV
BA, University of New Hampshire
MLS, University of Rhode Island

Christopher Dale
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
BA, University of Vermont
MA, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Robert D. Elinor
Professor Emeritus of Humanities
BA, U. of California, Los Angeles
BD, Union Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Edinburgh

R. Bruce Elliott
Professor Emeritus of Accounting
BSBA, MBA, University of Denver

Mary Jo Faulkner
Associate Professor Emerita of Physical Education
BS, EdM, Boston University

George L. Fearnley, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Business
BS, University of Massachusetts
MBA, Cornell University

Lyman G. Gilmore
Professor Emeritus of Education
BA, Middlebury College
MA, University of Bridgeport
EdD, Boston University

Farid Haddad
Professor Emeritus, Art
BA, American University of Beirut
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kevin Harvey
Professor Emeritus, English and Creative Writing
BA, Worcester State College
MFA, Norwich University

Brian Hopkins
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science
BSc, University of Manchester
PhD, University of London
Fellow, Linnean Society of London
Fellow, Science Association of Nigeria

Richard Hudson
Professor Emeritus of Humanities
AB, Syracuse University
BD, STM, Yale University
PhD, Syracuse University

Judy Jones
Professor Emerita of Communication
BS, MA, Eastern Illinois University
PhD, University of Illinois

Rimas Kalvaitis
Professor Emeritus of Business
BS, Drexel University
MS, California State University
MS, University of Southern California

Neal M. Kurk
Professor Emeritus of Business
AB, Brown University
LLB, Harvard University Law School

John Lyons
Professor Emeritus, Business
BA, MS, SUNY Albany

Thomas P. McGrevey
Professor Emeritus, Business
BS, University of New Hampshire
MBA, New Hampshire College

Ian W. Morrison
Associate Professor Emeritus of History
BA, Knox College
MA, University of Chicago
C Phil, University of California, Los Angeles

W. Clapham Murray
Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts
BA, Wesleyan University
MA, Emerson College

Henry B. Nichols, Jr.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication
BA, University of New Hampshire

F. Van Pattee
Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
BS, Youngstown State University
MBA, Western Reserve University

Charles R. Puglia
Professor Emeritus of Biology
BA, Elmhurst College
MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois

John C. de V. Roberts
Professor Emeritus of International Studies
BA, MA, PGCE, University of London
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

Angela Robinson
Associate Professor Emerita of Music
MS, State University of New York SUNY Albany
MA, University of New Hampshire

John J. Santos
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
BS, Lowell Technological Institute
MS, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Jolene Schillinger
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
BA, University of Maine
MEd, Antioch/New England
PhD, The Union Institute

Robert B. Seaman
Associate Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science
BSCE, New England College
MRP, Cornell University

Marvin Seperson
Professor Emeritus of Humanities
BS, MS, University of Kansas
EdD, Columbia University

Laurence I. Taylor
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
BA, Cornell University
MS, PhD, Rutgers University

Katherine A. Van Weelden
Professor Emeritus, Library
AB, Dartmouth College
MLS, State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany

Michael S. Wireman
Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology
BA, MA, University of Chicago

Marilyn Ziffrin
Associate Professor Emerita of Music
BM, University of Wisconsin
MA, Columbia University

Honorary Faculty

Yigal Ne’eman
President, The Israel College
Tel Aviv, Israel

Evelyn Goodenough Pitcher
Professor Emerita, Tufts University
Henniker, New Hampshire

Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Author, Dead Man Walking

Carol Rosenbleeth
President, Ronald J. Rosenbleeth, Inc.
Henniker, New Hampshire