2018-2019 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

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

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

Senior Administration

Michele D. Perkins, EdD
President

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

Thomas Horgan, EdD, ‘14
Senior Advisor to the President

Lou Izzi, Jr., MSA
Director of Athletics

Sherry Kollmann, PhD
Associate Vice President of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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

Marie Muhvic, MS
Vice President for Advancement

James Murtha, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic Alliances

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

Carol Thomas, MA
Vice President of Technology and Marketing Communications

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
Assistant to the President and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
BA New England College

Thomas Horgan, EdD, ‘14
Senior Advisor to the President

James Murtha, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic Alliances

Office of Advancement

Marie Muhvic
Vice President of Advancement
BS, University of Wisconsin
MS, University of Tennessee

Christopher Bogle
Director of Marketing
MBA, Alverine University

Erin DesMarais
Director of Advancement Services

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

Athletics

Lou Izzi, Jr.
Director of Athletics
BA, Providence College
MSA, Canislus 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
Director of Student Financial Services
BA, MBA,  New England College ‘18

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

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

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

Pathways‐ Academic Success Services

Erin Brooks
Director of Mentoring
BA, MS New England College

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

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

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Sherry Kollmann, PhD
Vice President of Graduate and Professional Studies
BA, Bethel University
MA, Concordia University
MEd, PhD, University of Oklahoma

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

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

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

Sharon Sabol
Associate Dean of Online Education and Learning Science
MA, Assumption College
CAGS, Plymouth State University
EdD, Capella University

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
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Director, NEC Concord Center
BS, Niagara University
MS, Oklahoma State University

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

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

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

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

Robyn Hudson
Director of Disability Services
BS,MSW, Radford University
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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

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

Julie Nicknair-Keon
Lead Counselor
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

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.
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Political Science
Program Director, M.A. in Public Policy
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

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

Lauren Lynch
Institutional Research Analyst
BA, MA, University of New Hampshire

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

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

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
Assistant Professor of Business
BS, MBA, California State University, Los Angeles
DM, University of Maryland

Kris Conmy
Visiting Professor of Math

Geoffrey Cook
Visiting Professor of Biology

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

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

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

Albena Dimitrova
Visiting 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
Visiting Professor in the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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

Sarah Gunnery
Assistant Professor of Psychology

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
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, Goddard College

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

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
BA, Ripon College
PhD, University of Rochester

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

Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr.
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Political Science
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

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

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

Jessica Morris
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Med, New England College
EdD Northeastern University

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
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

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

Bryan Partridge
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

David Pollak
Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems

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
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
PhD, Walden University

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

Alex Walsh
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kittie Weber
Associate 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 Chemistry
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.