2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog

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

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

Thomas W. Farmen ‘74, MSA
Headmaster Emeritus,
The Rumsey School, Washington, CT
New Hampshire

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

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

Katherine Haley, PhD
Founder and President, Haley Associates, LLC
New Hampshire

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

Jay Lucas, JD
Chairman and Managing Partner, The Lucas Group
New Hampshire

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

Michele D. Perkins, EdD
President
New England College

Scott Simpson, March
Senior Principal, The Greenway Group
Massachusetts

T. Clarke Smith, III, BA ‘79
Vice President, International Special Risks
Massachusetts

Tom Stevens, JD
Retired Chief Administrative Officer, KeyCorp
New Hampshire

Mary Simon Streep, BA ‘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

Senior Administration

Michele D. Perkins, EdD
President

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

David A. DeCew, BA
Director of Athletics

Wayne Lesperance, Jr., DLP
Vice President of Academic Affairs

James Murtha, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic Alliances

Michael Taberski, EdD
Vice President of Student Affairs

Carol Thomas, MA
Vice President of Technology and Marketing Communications

Office of the President

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

Betsy Medvetz, ‘15
Assistant to the President and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
BA New England College

James Murtha, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic Alliances
BA, MA Queens College
PhD, Columbia University

Office of Advancement

Erin DesMarais
Director of Advancement Services
BA, Bates College
MS, Southern New Hampshire University

Matthew Kennedy
Director of Annual Giving
BS, Southern New Hampshire University

Gregory Palmer
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
BS, Emerson College

Lorella Volpe
Director of Alumni Relations
BA, Saint Anselm College
MS, Nova Southeastern University

Athletics

David Decew
Director of Athletics
BA, Bowdin College

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

Kristen Blase
Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services
BA, MBA,  New England College

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

Eric Knox, CPA
Assistant Vice President of Finance and Administration
BA, Central Connecticut State University
MA, Framingham State College

Tanya Guay, SMRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
BS, Babson College
MS, Emmanuel College

Camilla Sousa
Financial Analyst
BS, Lesley University
MEd, Northeastern University

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

Pathways‐ Academic Success Services

Robyn Hudson
Associate Dean, Student Success and Retention
BA, MSW, Radford University
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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

Allie Birchmeier
Director of First-Year Program
BA, Providence College
MS, Colorado State University

Erin Brooks
Director of Mentoring
BA, MS New England College

Courtney Cioffredi
Director of Access and Accommodations
BA, Mount Holyoke College
MSHE, Drexel University
JD, Stetson University College of Law

Ian M. Harmon
Director of Student Success and Advising
BS, Saint Joseph’s College
MBA, MSHE, Kaplan University

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Sharon Sabol
Interim Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies
MA, Assumption College
CAGS, Plymouth State University
EdD, Capella University

John Callahan
Program Director, International Studies & Homeland Security (Military).M.A. in Public Policy
BA, MA, PhD, Old Dominion University

Paul L. Dann,
Program Director, Human Services/Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BS, Northwestern University
MA, PhD, Fielding Graduate University

Joseph Face
Director of Student Success and Advising
BA, Southern New Hampshire University
MS, New England College

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

Katrina Kerr
Program Director, Management and Accounting Programs
BS, MS Southern New Hampshire University
CAGS, DSL, Regent University

Jennifer Militello
Program Director, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
BA, The University of New Hampshire
MFA, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PhD, Bath Spa University

Richard Mitchell
Program Director, Computer Information Systems
BA, MLA, Harvard University

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

Maria Siano
Program Director, Master of Professional Writing
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University
BA, William Paterson University
PhD, Rutgers University

Office of Student Development

Michael Taberski
Vice President of Student Affairs
BS, Niagara University
MS, Oklahoma State University
EdD, New England College

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

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

Laura Anderson
Director of Wellness Center
BS, MS, Rivier College

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

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

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

Scott Lane
Director of Campus Safety
BA, MPA, University of New Hampshire

Julie Nicknair-Keon
Director of Counseling
BA, New England College
MA, Fairfield University

Office of Technology and Marketing Communications

Carol Thomas
Vice President of Technology and Marketing Communications
MA , New School University

Ashley Battle
Director of Recruitment and Admission
AB, Mount Holyoke College
MS, Columbia University
EdD, Northeastern University

Christopher Bogle
Director of Marketing
MBA, Alverine University

Lisa Conn
Interim Director of Graduate Enrollment
MS, New England College ‘19

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

Eric Sawyer
Director of Technology Services
BBA, Southern New Hampshire University

Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs

Wayne F.  Lesperance, Jr.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Political Science
BS, MA, Old Dominion University
DLP, Northeastern University

Elizabeth Dowling
Registrar
BA, MS, University of Rhode Island

Frank Hall
Institutional Researcher
BS, MS, Colorado State University

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

Cynthia Burns Martin
Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness
Professor of Business
AB, Smith College
MBA, Boston University

Faculty

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

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

Christopher Archer
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
BFA, State University of New York at Alfred
MFA, Maine College of Art

Roger Ballou
Visiting Associate Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, University of Maine at Orono
MEd, College of William and Mary
PhD, Purdue University

Christopher Bopp
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
BS, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
MS, East Strousburg University
PhD, Kansas State University

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

Suzanne Canali
Director of Teacher Certification
BA, New England College
MA, New York University

William Cass
Associate Professor of Art and Design
BFA, University of Illinois, Champlain-Urbana
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago

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

Carrie Colbert
Associate Professor of Business Administration
BS, MBA, California State University, Los Angeles
DM, University of Maryland

Kris Conmy
Visiting Professor of Mathematics
BA, New England College
MAT, Rivier University
PhD, Lesley University

Geoffrey Cook
Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Science
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MSc, PhD, George Mason University

Darius Cooper
Associate Professor in the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Patricia Corbett
Associate Dean of Education
BA, St. Anselm College
Med, University of New England
EdD, Northeastern University

Kari Day
Associate Professor of Accounting
BS, MS Oklahoma City University
DBA, Northcentral University

Nicole Decoteau
Visiting Assistant Professor of ESL
Writing Program Director
BA, University of New Hampshire
MA, St. Michael’s College

Albena Dimitrova
Assistant Professor of Game and Digital Media Design
MS, TU-Varna
BSIS, Mississippi State University
MA, Suffolk University
MBA, Daniel Webster College

Debra A. Dunlop
Professor of Biology and Health Science
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

Kaitlyn Forristal
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Program Coordinator for Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, MA, PhD, The University of Toledo

Darryl Furtkamp
Interim Associate Dean of Art and Design
Director of the Honors Program
BFA, McKendree College
MFA, University of Idaho

Patricia Gibbs
Instructor of Art and Design
MFA, New Hampshire Institute of Art

Sarah Gunnery
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Stonehill College
MA, PhD, Northeastern University

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

Elizabeth Harper
Associate Professor of Natural and Social Sciences
BA, Middlebury College
PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia

Gavin W. Henning
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

Karen Hillson
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
BA, Loyola Marymount University
PhD, University of California - Santa Barbara

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

Yoav Horesh
Associate Professor of Art and Design
MFA, Columbia University

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

Richard Hubbard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
BA, Plymouth State University
JD, George Mason University

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

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

Lars Jerlach
Visiting Associate Professor of Art

Frank Jones
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice
BA, Hawthore College
MS, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lori Koziol
Professor of Biology and Health Science
Co-Director of the Undergraduate Research Center
BA, Ripon College
PhD, University of Rochester

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

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

Cynthia Burns Martin
Professor of Business
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
AB, Smith College
MBA, Boston University

Karen Mayeu
Associate Professor of Art and Design
BFA, College of Saint Rose
MS, Southern New Hampshire University

Patrick McCay
Professor of Art and Design
MFA, University of Notre Dame

Inez McDermott
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

Jennifer Militello
Visiting Associate Professor of English
BA, The University of New Hampshire
MFA, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PhD, Bath Spa University

Maureen Mills
Associate Professor of Art and Design

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

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

Jessica Morris
Assistant Professor of Education
Coordinator of Field Placement/Data Analyst
BA, Med, New England College
EdD Northeastern University

Devon Mozdierz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Director of Art Gallery

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, DBA North Central University

James Newcomb
Professor of Biology and Health Science
Co-Director of the Undergraduate Research Center
BS, Keene State College
BS, MS, University of New Hampshire
PhD, Georgia State University

Debra Nitschke‐Shaw
Senior 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

Ryan O’Rouke
Associate Professor of Art and Design
BFA, MFA, University of Hartford

Christine Oskar-Poisson
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, MAT University of New Hampshire
EdD, New England College

Megan Osterbur
Assistant Professor of Political Science
BA, University of Illinois
MA, PhD University of New Orleans

James Owens
Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems

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

Richard Pellegrino
Instructor of Art and Design
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

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

Robert Pizani
Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems

David Pollak
Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems
MEd, Antioch University New England
JD, University of Pennsylvania

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

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

Russell Rattray
Associate 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

Andrew Rudd
Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management
BS Lewis-Clark State College
MS, PhD, University of Idaho

William Schaaf
Professor of Design

Glenn Scheffer
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Art and Design|
BFA, MFA, New Hampshire Institute of Art

Eric J. Simon
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

Erin Sweeney
Assistant Professor of the Practice
BFA, Maine College of Art
MFA, The University of the Arts

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

Alexander Walsh
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, MA, American International College
EdD, Boston 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
Professor of Psychology
BS, Northern Michigan University
PhD, The Union Institute

Erin Wilkinson-Hartung
Associate Dean of Management
BA, University of San Diego
MBA, US International University
DBA, Alliant International University

Matt Young
Assistant Professor of Natural and Social Sciences
BA, Western Connecticut State University
MS, PhD, 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

A complete list of staff is available on the NEC directory.