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  • Jo-Ann Della Giustina

    Professor and Chairperson of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311E
    Tel:
    508.531.2582
    Degrees

    BA, Clark University
    MA, Columbia College
    JD, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center 

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  • Thomas P. Kling

    Thomas P. Kling
    Professor of Physics; Department Chair; Honors Chair; Graduate Program Chair
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 214
    Tel:
    508.531.2895


    Dr. Thomas Kling is a theoretical physicist with interests in gravitational lensing, physics education, and student success in the STEM disciplines.  Dr. Kling completed his undergraduate studies in physics with a minor in philosophy from Loyola University of New Orleans, and received his MS and PhD in physics from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied classical general relativity under Dr. Ezra (Ted) Newman.  Dr. Kling's principle research studies how general relativity predicts light rays will be bent by gravity and the implications of this lensing for what we can learn about the universe.  In 2013, he received 3.5 nights of telescope time at the Mayall 4-m telescope at Kitt Peak to observe star formation in galaxy clusters, a project on which he is collaborating with Dr. Ian Dell'Antonio from Brown University.

    Dr. Kling is principle investigator of the STREAMS grant, a 5-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation held by Bridgewater State University to transform student support and teaching within the College of Science and Mathematics.  His work in promoting student success in science and math has led him to examine student success broadly at Bridgewater as a 2012 faculty fellow in the Office of Teaching and Learning.  He has also served as the coordinator of first year seminars, and he both studies and utilizes how writing pedagogy and inquiry in science classes can improve student success.

    Dr. Kling has been at Bridgewater State University since 2003, and was promoted to full professor in 2012.  Tom enjoys working with students on undergraduate research projects related to computational approaches to gravitational lensing.  He regularly teaches introductory, calculus-based physics; first year seminars; and upper level physics classes including computational methods in physics, mathematical methods in physics, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and general relativity.

    Degrees

    BS, Loyola University of New Orleans, Physics
    MS, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Physics

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  • Matthew Salomone

    Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 433
    Tel:
    508.531.2216

    Matthew Salomone's scholarship interests are in geometry and dynamical systems and numeracy education.

    Degrees

    BA, PhD, Northwestern University

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  • MaryBeth Tobin

    Associate Professor and Department Chair of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103H
    Tel:
    508.531.1489

    Professor Tobin joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2010 and teaches accounting, finance and taxation courses in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. She brings significant professional experience to the classroom as she spent twenty years working as a results-oriented finance executive driving revenue growth and profitability with specific expertise in developing and implementing business plans in start-up, turn-around and sale/merger situations.  Professor Tobin's professional career spans the accounting, finance, taxation and nonprofit fields while working in numerous different business environments and with varying levels of responsibility - from CPA to Controller to Managing Director to Chief Financial Officer to Consultant. She was Chief Financial Officer at the Boston Stock Exchange where she developed the valuation model and business plan to support the sale and operational transition of the Exchange to a global acquirer and the Interim Chief Financial Officer at four different start-up organizations where she designed and implemented the financial, administrative and tax infrastructures to support newly capitalized business plans. Professor Tobin remains engaged as an independent CFO consultant working on both volunteer and professional projects in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and nonprofit administration. She serves on various boards and audit committees in the nonprofit sector.

    Professor Tobin is a Certified Public Accountant and holds dual Masters degrees in Finance from Boston College and Taxation from Suffolk University. She is an avid sports enthusiast who played basketball at Stonehill College and coached basketball at Boston College.

    Degrees

    BS, Stonehill College
    MSF, Boston College
    MST, Suffolk University

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  • Sandra Neargarder

    Sandra Neargarder
    Professor and Chairperson of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 332
    Tel:
    508.531.2378

    Dr. Neargarder joined the Psychology Department at Bridgewater State University in the fall of 1999. She primarily teaches courses in Biopsychology and Neuropsychology. She is also the Chairperson of the Psychology Department and a Research Scientist at Boston University's Vision and Cognition Laboratory (http://www.bu.edu/neuropsychology). Her research involves the identification of visual and cognitive deficits in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and how these deficits affect patients' real-world functioning. Her research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Vision Research, the Journal of Gerontology, Cortex, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Nutrition.

    Degrees

    BS, Wright State University
    MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University

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  • Ryan LaBrozzi

    Ryan LaBrozzi
    Associate Professor and Acting Chairperson of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 324
    Tel:
    508.531.1477

    Professor LaBrozzi 's research examines ways to facilitate classroom second language acquisition for adult learners. This research specifically investigates the effect of study abroad and individual cognitive differences on processing redundant lexical and morphological cues in a second language. He teaches all levels of Spanish classes, as well as courses in Linguistics.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

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  • Darcy Boellstorff

    Darcy Boellstorff
    Professor and Chairperson of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 209
    Tel:
    508.531.1461

    "My interest in Geography began when I took a course in geographic information systems (GIS) during my last year of my undergraduate education. It was during that semester I realized the impressive power of geographic data in helping to address human and environmental problems we are challenged to address. We can use geographic information in the form of statistics and maps to describe and identify complex connections and issues that are often lost without a spatial perspective. As an instructor, I support students in development of their geographic information skills and understanding of geographic technologies from both the technical and applied perspective.

    As a native of Nebraska, my initial interest in applying remote sensing and geographic information science was in understanding how agricultural activities conserve and impact soils and other aspects of the natural environment. I continue to integrate understanding in land use and management using advances in imagery and computing technology. My most recent research focuses on techniques for measuring vegetation health changes using high temporal resolution imagery collected using UAVs."

    Degrees

    BS, MA, PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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  • Laura McAlinden

    Professor and Chair of Philosophy
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 327
    Tel:
    508.531.2789


    Dr. McAlinden teaches courses in History of Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, and Free Will and Determinism. Her main areas of research include Leibniz, Malebranche, and the metaphysics of causation.

    Degrees

    BA, Mount Holyoke College
    MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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  • Steven Haefner

    Professor and Chairperson of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 411
    Tel:
    508.531.2984


    Research Interests:
    Synthesis, spectroscopy and structures of transition metal coordination and organometallic complexes with particular emphasis on bi- and polymetallic systems. Applications in the areas of metal carbohydrate chemistry, catalysis, molecular recognition, metal-metal bonded assemblies, and the development of supramolecular systems.

    Recent Courses:
    Intermediate and Advanced Inorganic (CHEM 242, 444)
    Chemical Principles I/II (CHEM 141/142)
    Survey of Chemistry I/II (CHEM 131/132)
    Laboratory Techniques (CHEM 492)
    Undergraduate Research (CHEM 390)
    Honor Research Colloquium (CHEM 135H)
    Practicum Supervisor for Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate

    Degrees

    BS, UCLA
    PhD, Michigan State University

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  • Seikyung Jung

    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 339
    Tel:
    508.531.2222
    Degrees

    BS, Sookmyung Women's University
    MS, PhD, Oregon State University

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  • Marian Extejt

    Professor, Chairperson and Graduate Coordinator of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 210
    Tel:
    508.531.2864
    Degrees

    BS, John Carroll University
    MSIA, Purdue University
    PhD, Purdue University

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  • Donald Running

    Donald Running
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Music; Director of Bands
    Hunt Hall, Room 112
    Tel:
    508.531.2054

    Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Donald J. Running received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He taught in the public schools of Minnesota and Wisconsin before receiving his Master of Arts degree and PhD in music education from the University of Minnesota. While attending the University of Minnesota, he studied conducting with Craig Kirchhoff, theatre with Kari Margolis, and educational philosophy with Dr. Paul Haack. Dr. Running has written music for and premiered music with the Bridgewater State University Wind Ensemble, University of Minnesota Campus Orchestra, Brass Choir, Black Box Theatre as well as several middle and high schools.

    In addition to his university duties, Dr. Running is active as an adjudicator/clinician and pursues an active research and writing schedule. He has been published in The Bulletin for the Chronicle for Research in Music Education, The Journal of Band Research, Mass Music NewsUpdate: Applications of Research in Music Education and Minnesota Music Education Research Review in Gopher Notes. He has presented research and held conducting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, China, Greece, and Scotland.

    Dr. Running is a frequent clinician at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), Great East Festivals, and is Director for the New England Ambassadors of Music.  He also performs with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as Bass Trombonist.

    Areas of Expertise

    Wind Band
    Conducting
    Instrumental Music Education
    Physics of Music
    Composition
    Orchestration and Arranging

    Degrees

    BME, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    MA, PhD, University of Minnesota

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  • Ann Brunjes

    Ann Brunjes
    Professor and Chairperson of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 316
    Tel:
    508.531.2564

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    American Literature: Beginnings through the Nineteenth Century
    Poetry and Prose of Timothy Dwight
    Constructions of Authorship in Early America

    Recent Publications:
    Co-authored with Michelle Cox. "Supporting Faculty as Writers at a Teaching-Mission Institution," chapter in Working with Faculty Writers, eds. Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2013.

    "Timothy Dwight's Surprising Encounters with the Land in Greenfield Hill and Travels in New England and New York." Chapter in Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North America, ed. Benjamin Carson. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

    Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New York, Samson Occom's A Short Narrative of My Life, and the Rhetoric of Race." Chapter in Assimilation and Subversion in Earlier American Literature, ed. Robin DeRosa. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.

    "Hugh Henry Brackenridge,"  "David Humphreys," and "Royall Tyler." Entries in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry [Seven Volumes] edited by Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2005.

    Degrees

    BA, Colgate University
    MA, New York University
    PhD, New York University

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  • Robert MacMillan

    Robert MacMillan
    Professor of Special Education; Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Hart Hall, Room 219
    Tel:
    508.531.2104

    Dr. Robert MacMillan is the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Professor in the Department of Special Education. He is a faculty fellow for CEAS International Initiatives (bsuteaches.edublogs.org) and BSU's Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA (www.bsubears.com).

    Degrees

    BS, MEd, Frostburg State College
    MA, West Virginia University
    EdD, University of Alabama

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  • Jeri Katz

    Jeri Katz
    Professor and Chairperson of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 224
    Tel:
    508.531.2589
    Degrees

    BS, University of Rhode Island
    MEd, Bridgewater State College
    DEd, Boston College

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  • Tong-Ching Tom Wu

    Tong-Ching Tom Wu
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 232A
    Tel:
    508.531.2524

    Dr. Wu joined Bridgewater State University in 2010. Previously, Dr. Wu was a researcher at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada. He conducts both clinical and sports biomechanics research studies and is experienced in working with professional players (Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team) and amateur athletes (2010 Canada Winter Olympics men's gold medal and women's silver medal curling teams). Past research studies include foot orthotic prescription and modification, ice hockey wrist and slap shots, ice skating, volleyball spiking, gymnastics back handspring and parallel bar, curling delivery, Olympic power clean lifting, and slo-pitch softball pitching and hitting. Dr. Wu had received research funding support from Nike Inc., Sport Science Association of Alberta and Human Performance Scholarship Fund. His current research focus is on examining the sequencing of joint movement coordination patterns in both clinical and sports settings. Dr. Wu has established Sport Science Innovation Program that uses an innovative approach to examine sport skills, injury mechanism, and equipment and footwear testing to better understand mechanics of human motion and movement coordination patterns for sports performance improvement and injury prevention.

    Dr. Wu was a former track and field assistant coach for McGill University and University of British Columbia. He is a Canada National Coaching Certified Program level II coach in softball and has coached women's fast pitch softball team at junior "A" and university levels. Dr. Wu enjoys playing various sports and is passionate in playing competitive baseball and softball.

    Degrees

    BEd, McGill University, Physical Education
    MA, McGill University, Biomechanics
    PhD, University of Alberta, Biomechanics

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  • Robert Cicerone

    Robert Cicerone
    Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 147
    Tel:
    508.531.2713

    "My specific areas of interest are geophysics and planetary sciences. My research focuses on earthquake mechanics and prediction, and the use of seismic waves to unravel earth structure. One of my students recently completed a research project on the magnetic-field precursors to the Loma Prieta earthquake. I have also completed a project with collaborators at MIT on the scattering and attenuation of seismic waves in New England. We offer a modern geological science curriculum at BSU and geophysics is an important part of that curriculum. Moreover, BSU provides an excellent environment for students to pursue independent research and I am working to expand such opportunities in the realm of geophysics."

    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University
    MS, Boston College
    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Kim MacInnis

    Professor and Chairperson of Sociology; Faculty Associate, Sexual Violence Advocacy and Support Center
    Hart Hall, Room 228
    Tel:
    508.531.2392

    Kim Mac Innis earned her PhD from Northeastern University.  She has been teaching at Bridgewater since 1993. She specializes in violence against women, family violence, criminology, social theory, mass murder and gun violence. A native of Canada, she is also a faculty member in the Canadian Studies program. She co-authored Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions and has written extensively on gun violence and capital punishment. Her recent publications include Social Problems: Societal Crisis, Capitalism and Democracy and Grapes for Christmas: One Family’s Battle with ALS. Dr. Mac Innis is a Faculty Associate for the Sexual Violence Advocacy and Support Center at BSU.

    Areas of Expertise

    Sexual and Relationship Violence, Gun Control, Mass Murder, Social Problems

    Degrees

    BA, St. Francis Xavier University
    MS, Dalhousie University
    PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Diana Fox

    Diana Fox
    Professor and Chairperson of Anthropology; Editor, Journal of International Women's Studies
    Hart Hall, Room 239
    Tel:
    508.531.2847

    Diana Fox, is a cultural and applied anthropologist, scholar-activist, and documentary film producer. Her work focuses on the Anglophone Caribbean, particularly Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago where she researches issues of gender and sexual diversity, women’s social movement activism for ecological sustainability, women's human rights and transnational feminisms and activism. She serves on a number of boards and committees including the Sexualities Working Group of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the international advisory board of the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) in Trinidad and Tobago, and is the Founder and Editor of the open access, online Journal of International Women’s Studies. As a scholar-activist, Diana has researched issues of gender and sexual diversity, women’s social movement activism for ecological sustainability, women's human rights and transnational feminisms. Because she is especially interested in forging collaborations with the communities she studies, her educational and activist films were produced to serve their goals, while educating the wider public. Earth, Water, Woman: Community and Sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago and Many Loves, One Heart: Stories of Courage and Resilience each tell stories of people striving against odds to protect their livelihoods, well-being, and identities. Many Loves focuses on the burgeoning LGBTQ movement in Jamaica by highlighting courageous members of the community and their allies, who have committed their lives to the Jamaican struggle for LGBTQ rights. The film shows the movement’s struggles and achievements, particularly the hopefulness and resilience of its young activists, whose bravery and desire to live in the Jamaica they love, challenges the dominant narrative that most LGBTQ Jamaicans are trying to leave their island.  She is the recipient of four Fulbright awards and many other grants and has published a number of books and articles.

    Degrees

    BA, Oberlin College
    MA, University of Arizona
    PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Patricia Emmons

    Patricia Emmons
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 133
    Tel:
    508.531.2664
    Degrees

    BS, EdD, Central Connecticut State University
    MAT, Connecticut College

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  • Merideth Krevosky

    Merideth Krevosky
    Professor and Department Chair of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 316
    Tel:
    508.531.2097

    Meri Krevosky joined the faculty of Bridgewater State University in the Fall of 2002. Her research interests focus on the study of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, of cancer cells. Cancer cells often acquire genetic mutations or express proteins that prevent cell death following therapeutic intervention (chemotherapy, irradiation). Therefore, the study of the mechanisms that underlie resistance to cell death may lead to the identification of novel targets for the treatment of cancer. Additional interests include the study of programmed cell death in ocular disorders to better understand how small heat shock proteins may prevent retinal cell death in retinoblastoma, destructive endophthalmitis and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Krevosky’s primary teaching responsibilities include Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Physiology, and Cancer Biology.  She enjoys mentoring students in cellular and molecular biology research and sharing with them the excitement of biological discovery.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Cancer Biology (Breast Cancer)
    • Programmed Cell Death (Apoptosis)
    Degrees

    BS, (Cum Laude) Saint Mary's College Notre Dame 1990-1994 Biology
    PhD, Loyola University 1994-1999 Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
    Post Doc, Northwestern University 1997 Endocrinology & Molecular Medicine

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  • Rob Lorenson

    Rob Lorenson
    Professor of Art, Department Chairperson
    Art Building, Room 207
    Tel:
    508.531.2214
    Degrees

    BFA, University of Northern Iowa
    MFA, Northern Illinois University, Sculpture

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  • Keith Lewinstein

    Professor and Chairperson of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 237
    Tel:
    508.531.2774
    Areas of Expertise

    Medieval Islamic Society and Religion
    Islamic Law and Political Thought

    Degrees

    BA, University of California at Berkeley
    MA, PhD, Princeton University

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  • Michael Farley

    Michael Farley
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111B
    Tel:
    508.531.2366

    Mike Farley has been a Bridgewater State University Aviation professor for ten years. He also graduated from the program with a double major. He has worked at seven different airports and is active in freshmen advising activities

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MPA, San Diego State University

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  • Arthur Lizie Jr.

    Arthur Lizie Jr.
    Professor and Chair of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215J
    Tel:
    508.531.2170
    Degrees

    BA, University of New Hampshire
    MA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    PhD, Temple University

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  • Brian Frederick

    Brian Frederick
    Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 104
    Tel:
    508.531.2445

    Professor Frederick currently serves as the Chair of the BSU Political Science Department. He specializes in the field of American politics. He teaches classes in campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties and interest groups, political psychology, women and politics, undergraduate research methods and data analysis for public administration. His research focuses on the U.S. Congress, gender in politics and campaigns and elections. He is author of the books Congressional Representation and Constituents: The Case for Increasing the House of Representatives and American Presidential Spouses: The Public’s Perspective. His research has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Politics Groups and Identities, Women, Politics and Policy, Judicature, Justice System Journal, Politics and Policy, American Review of Politics, Social Science Journal and numerous edited volumes. Professor Frederick also serves as a Research Fellow with the BSU Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership.

    Degrees

    BS, MacMurray College
    MA, University of Illinois at Springfield
    PhD, Northern Illinois University

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  • Mark J. Brenner

    Mark J. Brenner
    Professor and Chairperson of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102E
    Tel:
    508.531.2760

    Mark J. Brenner, PhD, ASCW, LISCW joined the social work faculty in 2003. He serves as the Coordinator of the MSW program in addition to working with students and teaching courses in the MSW program. Prior to his appointment at Bridgewater State University, Dr. Brenner was a Project Director and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Commonwealth Research Center at Harvard Medical School where he directed studies in the areas of schizophrenia, suicide and substance abuse. Dr. Brenner was trained as a family therapist and has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults in both out-patient and in-patient settings.

    During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Brenner was invited to Hong Kong to collaborate with faculty at the Center for Behavioral Health, University of Hong Kong on integrative body-mind-spirit social work. He has published in the area of mental illness as well as Buddhist meditation and serves as a consulting editor and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. His current research interests are in the areas of contemplative practices, Buddhism, and the integration of Eastern philosophies into Western psychotherapeutic models. In addition to presenting his work locally, Dr. Brenner has presented at national social work conferences as well as internationally in China and Japan.

    Courses Taught

    SCWK 512 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment III: The DSM-IV TR
    SCWK 540 - Research: Evaluating Practice
    SCWK 550 - Intergenerational Family Focused Direct Practice
    SCWK 551 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals
    SCWK 355/559 - Study Tour of Tailand: Buddhism and South East Asian Culture
    SCWK 570 - Integrative Seminar
    SCWK 580 - Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work
    SCWK 580 - Spirituality and Social Work Practice
    SCWK 590 - Field Practice and Seminar I
    SCWK 591 - Field Practice and Seminar II
    SCWK 592 - Field Practice and Seminar III
    SCWK 593 - Field Practice and Seminar IV

    Degrees

    BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Human Services
    MSW, Boston University, Clinical Practice
    PhD, Simmons College, Clinical Social Work

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  • Jody Weber

    Jody Weber
    Professor and Department Chair of Dance
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 020
    Tel:
    508.531.2439

    Dr. Jody Weber received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1988. She was deeply influenced by teachers Sarah Stackhouse, Kevin Wynn, and Mel Wong. In 1992 she received an MA from American University focusing on dance history. At American University she was a recipient of a full teaching fellowship. In addition to teaching and graduate school studies, she continued to participate in the professional community through the works of Debra Riley and Beth Davis. In 2005 she completed her doctorate in dance history at Boston University.
     
    Her professional company, Weber Dance, has been presented through numerous local outlets including Boston Center for the Arts, Green Street Studios, Mobius, Central Square World’s Fair, Cambridge Access TV, Somerville Artbeat, Boston First Night, Casco Bay Movers, Salem State University, Framingham State University, Bates College, The College of the Holy Cross and Boston University. The company has also worked nationally with projects in Juneau, Alaska, The Dance Place in Washington DC, Spoke of the Hub in Brooklyn, Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, and with Yow Dance in Florida. They have also toured Montana, British Columbia and Colorado. In the 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011& 2013 seasons, Dr. Weber received Artist Fellowship Grants from the Somerville Arts Council to support her choreography. She has also been awarded a Somerville “Artist of the Month” honor. She is a two season recipient of residencies at the Workspace for Choreographers in Virginia, a Boston Center for the Arts residency, and the recipient of a Boston Dance Alliance Retreat and Residency Award among others.
     
    In addition to performing and choreographing, Dr. Weber has an avid interest in dance history. She presented her original research as a selected speaker at the Dance History Scholars Conference held at the New York Public Library in 1993. Her work as a dance historian and guest speaker was also funded through the Hall of Black Achievement at Bridgewater State College. In June 0f 2001, she worked on the Boston Dance History Survey with Ruth Benson-Levin through the Boston Dance Alliance. This project established the foundation to build an archive on local dance history. Her first book, The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston, was published in 2009 through Cambria Press.
          
    Dr. Weber has worked as part-time faculty at Stonehill College, Bates College, Emerson College, Salem State University and The College of the Holy Cross. Currently, she is Chair of the Dance Department at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Weber also teaches classes for the community at Green Street Studios and the Dance Complex in Cambridge.

    Degrees

    BFA, State University of New York at Purchase
    MA, American University
    PhD, Boston University

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  • Anne Hird

    Anne Hird
    Professor and Chairperson of Secondary Education & Professional Programs; Coordinator for MAT and International MEd
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 229
    Tel:
    508.531.2027

    Anne Hird coordinates and teaches in the Instructional Technology program. Dr. Hird, author of Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching, describes herself as living with one foot on the ground and one foot in "cyberspace." She has worked with computer technology in schools since 1982. Her experience ranges from teaching in the Providence Public Schools to directing the $1.1 million Library Power grant across 27 elementary and middle schools. Most recently, she has spearheaded the effort to move the Instructional Technology MEd to a fully Web-based degree program.

    Degrees

    BA, Brown University
    MS, Simmons College
    PhD, University of Rhode Island

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  • Ahmed M. Abdelal

    Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Hart Hall, Room 127
    Tel:
    508.531.6146
    Degrees

    BA, Assiut University
    MS, Worcester State College
    MA, PhD, Cairo University

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  • Donna Abelli

    Donna Abelli
    Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 111E
    Tel:
    508.531.2866

    Donna Abelli, a certified public accountant, began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and became a partner in assurance services. After serving as a public accountant, she worked as a chief financial officer for both private and public companies in life sciences, small businesses and nonprofits. During this time, she received her MBA from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, with admission into Beta Gamma Sigma. Professor Abelli teaches accounting and management courses. Her research interests include corporate
    governance, business ethics, and financial reporting. A teenager,adopted cats, and a dog keep her busy with scarce downtime!

    Degrees

    BS, Bentley College
    MBA, Suffolk University
    CPA, Massachusetts

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  • Halina Adams

    Halina Adams
    Assistant Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 323
    Tel:
    508.531.1258

    Dr. Halina Adams received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Delaware. She teaches sections of Writing Rhetorically, Literary Themes, and English Romantic Poets. Halina is currently working on two research projects. The first focuses on architecture, imagination, and revolution during the Romantic period; the second examines the intersection of masculinity and the materiality of books during the long nineteenth century. When her nose is not in a book, Halina enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and hunting for (and taking photographs of) wild mushrooms.

    Degrees

    BA, University of British Columbia
    MA, PhD, University of Delaware

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  • Kenneth Adams

    Kenneth Adams
    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 318
    Tel:
    508.531.1851

    Ken Adams joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University in 2013. He teaches General Biology I, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, and Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration. Dr. Adams’ research interests lie in the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell behavior and misbehavior in disease. Current projects are focused on: (1) characterizing the cell signaling events and transcription networks underlying neuronal differentiation; (2) investigating novel mechanisms through which Bcl-2 family proteins regulate cell survival and apoptosis; and (3) examining molecular interactions and events that are linked to Alzheimer Disease pathology. These projects are pursued using mammalian cell culture as a model system alongside a variety of cellular, molecular, and biochemistry techniques. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Adams is chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee, which provides support and guidance to BSU students considering and/or pursuing a career in the health professions.

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  • Benedicta Agbarha

    Benedicta Agbarha
    Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 217
    Tel:
    508.531.2932

    Benedicta "Bennie" Agbarha's professional areas of interest include educational leadership, educational research and evaluation, equity in education, and conflict management. Dr. Agbarha is a full-time faculty member at Bridgewater State University and teaches: Systems Planning for Educational Leaders, Curriculum Design and Improvement, Legal and Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership, and Communication between and among stakeholders.

    Degrees

    BSc, MSc, University of Benin
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, School Administration Planning and Policy

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  • Lisa Aguiar

    Instructor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102U
    Tel:
    508.531.2648
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  • Karen Aicher

    Karen Aicher
    Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Hart Hall, Room 131
    Tel:
    508.531.1821

    Karen Aicher received her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to pursuit of her degree, Dr. Aicher was a clinical speech pathologist for many years. She worked with patients in hospital and rehabilitation settings, students in public schools, and adults in group homes and sheltered work settings. Dr. Aicher’s research has focused on the influence of prior knowledge on language behavior, with a particular focus on
    new learning in adults.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Bloomsburg State College
    MA, PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Jabbar A. Al-Obaidi

    Jabbar A. Al-Obaidi
    Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215K
    Tel:
    508.531.2187

    Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi is Professor of Media Studies and Communication Technologies. Currently, Professor Al-Obaidi serves as the Academic Director of Global Programs in the Dr. Minnock Institute for Global Engagement at Bridgewater State University (BSU). Previously, he served as the Chairperson of the Communication Studies Department and the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies. In addition to his extensive teaching and administrative experiences in the US, he taught in Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and China. Professor Al-Obaidi ‘s administrative contribution, scholarly work, and teaching cover curriculum and programs, management and leadership, assessment, pedagogy, online learning communities, instructional technology, intercultural communication, and media in the Middle East. He also produces and hosts a television program and documentary films. He organized and participated in numerous workshops and training sessions in the area of intercultural communication, professional development, curriculum assessment, online learning and teaching, and institutional strategic development. Dr. Al-Obaidi initiated and facilitated the implementation of academic international partnership with many universities in the Middle East. He led study abroad programs, undergraduate research, and internship in various countries including Jordan, Morocco, the UAE, and Qatar. He also works closely with student clubs to promote collaboration and diversity integration, and intercultural communication.

    Degrees

    BA, Baghdad University
    MAE, University of Hartford
    PhD, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

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  • Arnaa Alcon

    Arnaa Alcon
    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102P
    Tel:
    508.531.2180

    Dr. Alcon's practice and research have been at the organizational and community levels with a particular focus on services provided by agencies serving older persons and their families. She has worked extensively with volunteers and community groups on programming, advocacy and evaluation in the areas of family economic security and aging services.

    As the current chair of the School of Social Work she has been fortunate to be able to work with students, staff and faculty on the academic and organizational development of the BSW and MSW programs. It is her particular pleasure to support students who wish to expand their research skills and to introduce students to the rich opportunities for social work practice in the field of aging.

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate:
    Introduction to Social Welfare, Social Welfare Policy, Data Analysis for Social Work, Research Methods
    Graduate:
    Introduction to Social Policy, Social Policy (Health and Mental Health)

    Degrees

    BA, Amherst College
    MSW & Louis Lowy Certificate in Gerontology, Boston University, School of Social Work
    PhD, Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management

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  • David Almeida

    David Almeida
    Professor of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 222
    Tel:
    508.531.2360
    Degrees

    BA, College of the Holy Cross
    MA, Assumption College
    EdM, PhD, Harvard University 

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  • Robert Amey

    Robert Amey
    Associate Professor of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 211
    Tel:
    508.531.2633

    Research interests:
    The problem of siting waste management facilities in the US (for low-level radioactive waste) and in Ireland (regional management of municipal sanitary wastes).
    Urban planning, with primary interests in affordable housing concerns, undesirable facilities location and the concepts of the “new urbanism” – reconsidering the exclusive-use zoning practices of the past. 

    Dr. Amey wants his students to find their own ideas to find the balance that blends the peacefulness of a small town life (the idealized “New England town” ) and the buzz of an urban pace (the social and economic diversity of city neighborhoods) into healthy social, economic, built and natural environments by integrating their academic experience with working knowledge of planning issues faced by the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, Old Colony Planning Council and local planning boards in Bridgewater and Brockton.

    Degrees


    BA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    MA, PhD, University of Florida

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  • Jacqueline Anderson

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 445
    Tel:
    508.531.2310

    Jacqueline Anderson's scholarship interest is in arithmetic dynamics, a blend of number theory and dynamical systems.

    Degrees

    BA, Providence College
    PhD, Brown University

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  • Joyce Rain Anderson

    Joyce Rain Anderson
    Professor of English; U.S. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Coordinator
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 320
    Tel:
    508.531.2508
    Areas of Expertise

    First-year composition
    Personal and Public Writing
    Writing about Others
    Composition/Rhetoric
    English Language Learners
    Cultural Rhetorics
    Indigenous and Survivance Rhetorics
    American Indian Boarding Schools
    (Re)presentations of Indigenous Peoples
    Vernacular Literacies

    Degrees

    BA, MA, University of Massachusetts at Boston
    PhD,University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2005, Composition And Rhetoric

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  • Norma Anderson

    Associate Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 229
    Tel:
    508.531.2935

    Dr. Norma Anderson's research interests center around inequality and power. She has been enthralled by African Studies since she was an undergraduate and has lived, worked, and studied in Ghana, Malawi, and Ethiopia. Her current research explores whether photography or other visual methods can help Malawians connect with foreigners who might like to participate in small self-help projects. More often these days, you can find her thinking and writing about how we learn, how to confront our biases and assumptions, and how she can challenge her students to learn in ways that work for them. It feels empowering to collect and present research and she enjoys working with students as they learn methods and struggle through their own projects and personal learning efforts. Her recent work includes Development agendas in Malawi; Learning about global social movements by conducting local interviews; Photography and development in Malawi; and Using intensive interviews in teaching.

    Degrees

    BA, Mount Holyoke College
    MPA, State University of New York at Albany
    PhD, The City University of New York

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  • Louise Anthony

    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 121
    Tel:
    508.531.2675
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  • Alba Aragón

    Alba Aragón
    Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 331
    Tel:
    508.531.2759

    Alba F. Aragón is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature. She teaches courses in Spanish language and Hispanic literatures in the Department of Global Languages and Literatures, as well as courses in U.S. Latino and Latin American literature in translation in the Department of English.

    Dr. Aragón’s current research focuses on the significance of fashion and the dressed body in key texts of modern Latin American literature and culture. Engaging in archival research and drawing from the fields of history, social anthropology, critical theory, and gender studies, her work articulates the role of fashion in advancing specific political and artistic agendas in modern Latin America. She has also engaged in literary translation, and some of this work has appeared in anthologies of poetry by Central American women.

    She is also Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender/GLBT Studies programs at BSU.

    For more on Dr. Aragón’s work, see:
    Faculty Recognition: Dr. Alba Aragón, Global Languages/English
    Faculty Member Speaks at Spanish Embassy

    Degrees

    BA, New College of Florida
    AM, PhD, Harvard University

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  • Martina Arndt

    Martina Arndt
    Professor of Physics; Economics Department Acting Chair 2018-19
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 212
    Tel:
    508.531.2084

    Dr. Martina Arndt has been at BSU since 2000 and is a solar physicist who has traveled the world observing solar eclipses with her main collaborator, Dr. Shadia Habbal (see link below).  She earned her BA in astronomy from Wellesley College and her MS and PhD in physics at the University of New Hampshire.

    Dr. Arndt teaches both introductory and upper level physics and astronomy classes as well as interdepartmental courses like the Tools of Sports Science with colleagues in the Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies department.  She has earned two presidential awards for her teaching.  She is also a strong supporter and advocate for informal science education; she helped found an astronomy club at her daughter's elementary school and she has been instrumental in expanding the BSU observing facilities and public outreach.

    Dr. Arndt has been Principal Investigator on multiple grants funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  These funds have been used to cover travel to multiple eclipse sites (including Libya, China, Tatakoto, the Marshall Islands, Antigua, and South Africa), graduate and undergraduate course development, and undergraduate research.  Her students have engaged in research projects ranging from solar physics (funded by NSF) to variable stars (funded by the Adrian Tinsley Program) to exoplanets (funded by NASA Space Grants).

    In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Arndt served as department chair for six years and faculty associate in the dean's office for the Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics for two years. She is the BSU representative for the Massachusetts NASA Space Grant (see link below).  In fall 2013, she began her three-year term as co-coordinator for the Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS).

    Degrees

    BA, Wellesley College Astronomy
    MS, PhD, University of New Hampshire Physics

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  • Collin Asmus

    Collin Asmus
    Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 107
    Tel:
    508.531.2146
    Degrees

    BFA, Birmingham-Southern College
    MFA, Louisiana State University, Sculpture

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  • Victoria L. Bacon

    Victoria L. Bacon
    Professor of Counselor Education
    Kelly Gym, Room 103
    Tel:
    508.531.2561

    Victoria L. Bacon is a licensed psychologist, internationally Certified Group Psychotherapist and professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Bridgewater State University where she prepares master's level counselors. She is the recipient of the 2014-15 BSU Presidential Fellowship to continue her work on the Legacy Exploration and Preservation Group Project which provides LEPG wellness groups to veterans and adults affiliated with veterans or military personnel in Southeastern Massachusetts. She is a member of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (APGA), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Bacon has counseling experience in schools, colleges, and community mental health settings. Her scholarship activities include publications in journals and books as well as presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

    Degrees

    BA, Fitchburg State College
    MA, Anna Maria College
    CAGS, EdD, Northeastern University

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  • Louise Badiane

    Louise Badiane
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; Coordinator, African Studies Program
    Hart Hall, Room 237
    Tel:
    508.531.2166

    Dr. Badiane is a medical anthropologist with interests in applied medical anthropology, global health, sexual and reproductive health, African ethnomedicine, African immigrants health issues in the US and Europe. Current research projects include: Ethnomedical study of female Mankagne healers in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Gambia; Applied Anthropological study to improve the health status of the villagers of Haer, Senegal; Ethnobotanical study of indigenous medicines among herbalists in Ziguinchor, Senegal; A Multi-sited critical analysis of African diasporic engagement in homeland health, US, Senegal and Ghana; Ethnographic Study of Senegalese hair-braiding in the U.S.A; Ethnographic study of rastafari youth in the city of Ziguinchor, Senegal.

    Degrees

    MA, PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Angela Bailey

    Angela Bailey
    Assistant Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center
    Tel:
    508.531.1847

    Angela Bailey received her PhD from Virginia Tech in human nutrition, food and exercise with a focus on community
    behavior. Dr. Bailey currently teaches Principles and Practices of Health Education/Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Program Planning in Health Promotion. Her research and scholarship interests include health literacy and nutrition and physical activity interventions that target at-risk populations. Dr. Bailey recently published an article in Health Education Research and was the recipient of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Teaching and Leadership Award in 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, biking and hiking.

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  • Kathy A. Bailey

    Kathy A. Bailey
    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102L
    Tel:
    508.531.6150

    Kathy Bailey, PhD, MSW is a full-time Associate Professor who has been on the faculty of Bridgewater State University since 2009. Dr. Bailey’s academic degrees include a PhD in Social Work from Arizona State University School of Social Work; an MSW from Arizona State University School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Frostburg State University. Her teaching is concentrated in the areas of direct practice, policy, grief and bereavement, and macro social work in both the Master of Social Work and Bachelors of Social Work programs. Dr. Bailey has twenty-five years of social work practice experience that includes case management, elder care, crisis intervention, medical social work and quality improvement. Dr. Bailey has published book chapters as well as presented at international, national and regional conferences. Her research interests include strategies of teaching and learning, mentorship, and most recently, college student bereavement. 

    Areas of Expertise

    Long term care quality improvement
    Coordination of care
    Elder issues

    Courses Taught

    Graduate courses:
    Social Work Practice I
    Policy III: Mental and Physical Health
    Field Practice & Seminar I and II
    Human Behavior and Social Environment II

    Undergraduate courses:
    Introduction to Social Welfare
    Social Work Practice: Community and Organization

    Degrees

    BS, Frostburg State University
    MSW, PhD, Arizona State University

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  • Patricia Bancroft

    Professor of Accounting and Finance and Graduate Coordinator
    Harrington Hall, Room 103E
    Tel:
    508.531.2477
    Degrees

    BS, Providence College
    MBA, University of Rhode Island
    CPA, DBA, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Jordon Barkalow

    Jordon Barkalow
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 201
    Tel:
    508.531.2231

    Winner of the 2014 Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, Jordon Barkalow is an Associate Professor of Political Science specializing in political theory. He also serves as a co-coordinator of the minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Professor Barkalow teaches courses in American Government, Political Theory (Western Political Thought and American Political Thought), as well as International Politics and Legal Studies (Democratic Theory and Democratization and International Law). He is also very active in the area of undergraduate research having supervised nine ATP Summer Grants and Honors Theses as well as numerous ATP Semester Grants.

    Professor Barkalow’s research focuses on American political thought with a special emphasis on the meaning of American citizenship and national identity. Here, he is working on a book manuscript where he argues that American citizenship is properly understood in commercial terms rather than civic or religious terms. Professor Barkalow has published on the emergence of individualism in American political thought and its institutional implications as well as on the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson, John C. Calhoun, John Adams, and Isiah Berlin. In addition to his work in American political thought, Professor Barkalow has research interests in politics and literature, early modern political thought, and constitutionalism.

    Degrees

    BA, Pacific University
    MA, PhD, University of Houston

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  • Heidi Bean

    Heidi Bean
    Associate Professor of English; Acting Chairperson of Theatre
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 214
    Tel:
    508.531.2031

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Modern and Contemporary Drama
    American Literature
    Performance Studies
    American Studies

    Recent Publications:
    Books
    Poetry after Cultural Studies (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2011): 241 pages. A collection of ten critical essays, co-edited with Mike Chasar, on the future of poetry studies in the wake of cultural studies, this volume includes contributions by Edward Brunner, Maria Damon, Cary Nelson, Carrie Noland, Barrett Watten, and others. Introductory essay co-authored with Mike Chasar.

    Edited Journal Issues
    Poet's Theater. Postmodern Culture 20.1 (Sept. 2009). The first collection of critical essays devoted to an analysis of American poets' theater, co-edited with Laura Hinton, frames the critical strategies of poets' theater since the 1960s by focusing on the theater and performance work of Ron Silliman Carla Harryman, Fiona Templeton, and Mac Wellman. Introductory essay co-authored with Laura Hinton. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/toc/pmc.20.1.html.

    Poetries. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 8/9 (Spring/Fall, 2006): 159 pages. A collection of essays on the intersection of poetry and cultural studies, co-edited with Adalaide Morris and Mike Chasar, this double issue includes essays by Ed Brunner, Alan Ramon Clinton, Cary Nelson, Susan Somers-Willett, and Daniel Tiffany, with additional commentary by Michael Davidson, Heather DuBrow, Meta Duwa-Jones, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Walter Lew, Jerome McGann, Marjorie Perloff, Mark W. Van Wienan, and others. Introductory essay co-authored with Adalaide Morris and Mike Chasar.

    Journal Articles
    "Carla Harryman's Non/Narrative and the Ethics of Dispersive Theater." Postmodern Culture 20.1 (Sept. 2009): http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v020/20.1.bean.html.

    Repeating Gertrude Stein: Language, Performativity, and Hypermediated Theater," Text and Performance Quarterly 27.3 (July 2007): 168-194.

    Areas of Expertise

    Twentieth-Century Drama, Theater, and Performance
    Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture Performance Studies

    Degrees

    BA, Indiana University
    MA, University of Iowa
    PhD, University of Iowa, English (American Literature and Drama)

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  • Matt Bell

    Matt Bell
    Associate Professor of English; Film Studies Coordinator
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 311
    Tel:
    508.531.1467

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Queer Studies
    Twentieth-Century American Literature
    Film
    Critical Theory

    Recent Publications:
    The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics (editor). Wayne State University Press, 2016. http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/boys-band

    "Inhuman Temporality: Koyaanisqatsi." The Bridgewater Review, vol. 32, no. 1, 2013, pp. 19-22.

    "When Harry Met Harry." Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Madhavi Menon, Duke University Press, 2011, pp. 106-113.

    “Black Ground, Gay Figure: Working through Another Country, Black Power, and Gay Liberation." American Literature, vol. 79, no. 3, 2007, pp. 577-603.

    "'Your worst fears made flesh': The Manchurian Candidate's Paranoid Delusion and Gay Liberation." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 2006, pp. 85-116.

    Awards:
    Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bridgewater State University, 2016

    Degrees

    BA, University of California at Riverside 
    MA, PhD, Tufts University

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  • Katherine Bender

    Katherine Bender
    Assistant Professor of Counselor Education; Student Affairs Program Director
    Maxwell Library, Room 313C
    Tel:
    508.531.2156

    Dr. Katherine M. Bender is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), The American College Counseling Association (ACCA), The Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Her professional areas of interest include: suicide prevention, mental health and higher education, wellness in the legal profession, self-care and wellness in helping professions, and clinical supervision. Dr. Bender has counseling experience in a variety of higher education settings and consults regular with law school staff and students on counseling and mental health concerns.  Dr. Bender has spoken at over 40 law schools in the United States and has presented at numerous national conferences. She is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Dr. Bender has published in law journals on the mental health of law students. Dr. Bender has teaching experience at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels in traditional settings, hybrid classes, and distance learning classes. She enjoys sunrises in Florida and sunsets on the Cape, running in races which encourage the use of tutus, and spending time with her nieces.

    Degrees

    BA, Georgetown University
    MS, The University of Scranton
    PhD, Old Dominion University

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  • Jessica Birthisel

    Jessica Birthisel
    Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library, Room 215F
    Tel:
    508.531.1824

    Jessica Birthisel, PhD, is an associate professor who teaches and researches in the areas of journalism, newswriting, multimedia storytelling, digital media, popular culture and representations of gender, race, sexuality, and class in the media. A former journalist, she's always loved writing, and in addition to her academic scholarship in feminist media studies, she continues to write journalistic articles and also self-publishes contemporary romance novels. When not teaching, writing or engaging in campus service, she's likely to be hanging out with her husband and four sons, taking (or teaching) a Zumba class, cooking, baking, crafting, staying up way too late reading, or adding washi tape and stickers to her planner.

    Areas of Expertise

    Gender, media, journalism, critical cultural studies

    Degrees

    BA, Grand View University
    MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    PhD, Indiana University

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  • Paula Bishop

    Paula Bishop
    Assistant Professor of Music
    Hunt Hall, Room 120
    Tel:
    508.531.1797

    Paula Bishop teaches writing-intensive seminars on folk music in the US, Native American music, music in television, and race, class, and gender in country music. She also teaches class piano, music theory, Western music history, and American popular music. 

    Dr. Bishop’s primary research focuses on American vernacular music of all types, but particularly popular music in the twentieth century. Her dissertation was on the Everly Brothers, an early rock ‘n’ roll duo. Her research has expanded to consider the relationship between popular music and film, television, and other media. She has published in the Journal of the Society of American Music and the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. She has presented at the annual conferences of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the Society for Ethnomusicology, Music and the Moving Image, and the International Country Music Conference. 

    In 2015, Bishop won a grant from the university to redesign a course under the supervision of BSU’s Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship. She was 2017 recipient of the Innovative Teaching with Technology Award, presented by BSU’s Teaching and Technology Center. She serves on the Writing Across the Curriculum Advisory Board and the Part-Time Faculty Advisory Board, and was chosen in 2017 to be a member of the Faculty Learning Community focusing on the first-year experience of students at BSU. She leads the weekly university-wide ukulele jam session which welcomes players of all abilities. 

    Dr. Bishop earned a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and an MM and PhD in musicology from Boston University. She is a certified yoga instructor and will soon be certified as a group exercise instructor. When not teaching or making music, she enjoys photography, hiking, running, and creating things with her hands.

    Degrees

    BS, North Carolina State University
    MM, Boston University
    PhD, Boston University

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  • Michael Black

    Michael Black
    Associate Professor of Computer Science; Graduate Coordinator
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 337
    Tel:
    508.531.2285

    This Fall (2015), as a member of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Michael Black will teach Data Structures and Algorithms (COMP 330), as well as Topical Studies (COMP 399) and Systems Computing (COMP 596). He earned his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007. His research focus is microprocessor design that he uses as he develops software for teaching computer hardware and operating systems to undergraduate students. Dr. Black was a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to India, has advised six master's theses within the past 10 years of teaching and has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his research. His hobbies include collecting and restoring vintage computers and electronics as well as writing computer emulators and Android games. He also raises Nigerian Dwarf goats.

    Degrees

    BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    MS, PhD, University of Maryland

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  • Christopher Bloch

    Christopher Bloch
    Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 307
    Tel:
    508.531.2087

    Christopher Bloch joined the faculty of Bridgewater State University in the fall of 2006. His primary teaching responsibilities include General Biology II, Ecology, and Biometry (experimental design and statistical analysis in biological research). Dr. Bloch's research interests lie primarily at the population and community levels of ecological organization. Currently, the principal focus of his work involves the effects of natural (e.g., hurricanes) and anthropogenic (e.g., logging) disturbance events on population dynamics and community structure. Most of this work has used terrestrial snails as a model organism, but he has studied a variety of organisms, including whip spiders, rodents, and bats, in tropical and temperate systems. He also maintains an interest in the mechanisms that generate broad-scale patterns of biodiversity. He actively involves Bridgewater students in his ongoing research on the ecology of terrestrial snails in Puerto Rico as well as local projects focusing on effects of habitat loss and fragmentation.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Community ecology
    • Population biology
    • Macroecology
    • Biometry
    Degrees

    BS, Old Dominion University 1994 Biology
    MS, Old Dominion University 1997 Biology
    PhD, Texas Tech University 2004 Biology

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  • Alain Blunt

    Alain Blunt
    Assistant Professor of Art

    Alain Blunt received his graduate degree in design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2014. This Fall (2015), he will begin his teaching career in the Department of Art and will teach Graphic Design I (ARTS 260), Graphic Design III (ARTS 362) and Typography (ARTS 376). His research and scholarship interests include social reaction to gay adoption, gender politics, racial issues and questions about parenthood. In his ever-dwindling free time, he enjoys gallery hopping, travel and spending time with his son Max.

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  • John-Michael Bodi

    John-Michael Bodi
    Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs; Coordinator, Master's Core Program
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 214A
    Tel:
    508.531.2837

    Dr. Bodi is an active researcher and successful teacher in the fields of history and philosophy of education as well as assessment and evaluation of learning. After almost twenty years in public and private schools as a classroom teacher and school principal "JM" earned his doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin. Since that time he's been active in educational politics as teaching in higher education.

    Degrees

    BFA, Ohio State University
    MEd, University of Houston
    PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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  • Adriana Boveda-Lambie

    Assistant Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 110A
    Tel:
    508.531.1374
    Degrees

    BS, University of Maryland at College Park
    MA, University of Texas at Austin
    PhD, University of Rhode Island

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  • Jeffery A. Bowen

    Jeffery A. Bowen
    Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 315
    Tel:
    508.531.2098

    Dr. Bowen's responsibilities include teaching introductory Biology courses and laboratories, as well as upper level courses in Microscopy and Embryology/Developmental Biology. He also develops courses specific to the goals of the upper level courses appropriate for the department's biomedical/molecular concentration. Additional contributions to the overall development of the department include a strong commitment to teaching and research in an undergraduate setting, advising undergraduate students, participating in equipment procurement and supervising original undergraduate research.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Animal Science and Reproductive Physiology
    • Reproductive Physiology and Cellular Biology
    • Reproductive Physiology & Reproductive Immunology
    Degrees

    BS, MS, California State Polytechnic University
    PhD, Texas A&M University

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  • Margaret Boyd

    Margaret Boyd
    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102X
    Tel:
    508.531.2127

    Margaret Boyd received her MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, and her PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University. Her research and scholarship areas of interest include early childhood education, race and racism, urban communities and community-based research. She is involved in a large international and interdisciplinary research project investigating the work and well-being of the early childhood education & care workforce. She enjoys reading, running, travel and working on her small hobby farm.

    Degrees

    BA, Carleton University
    MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
    PhD, Boston University

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  • Christine Brandon

    Christine Brandon
    Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 141
    Tel:
    508.531.2125

    Christine Brandon received her doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and now joins the Bridgewater State University Department of Geological Sciences. This Fall (2015), she will teach Sedimentary Geology (GEOL 370) and "A Sweet Suite of Planets," one of the First Year Seminars. Her research is in a subfield of geology called "paleotempestology" or the study of past storms. She develops records of hurricane activity by looking at the sediments left in coastal ponds by hurricane storm surges which can help local residents understand their susceptibility to future storms. Her hobbies include reading (particularly science fiction), hiking and swimming, playing board games and volunteering.

    Degrees

    BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MA, Boston University
    PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Melissa Brandon

    Melissa Brandon
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 343
    Tel:
    508.531.1842
    Degrees

    BS, University of Pittsburgh
    MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  • Edward A. Braun

    Edward A. Braun
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 218
    Tel:
    508.531.2111

    Dr. Braun joined Bridgewater State College in 1968 after teaching at Boston University. He has served as Co-Director of the Human Performance Lab and Liaison to the Exercise Science Concentration, as well as Chair for the Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Department (1982-84, Spring 2000). His publications include a lab manual that is currently used in many of the Exercise Science labs as well as a textbook, Commercial Fitness. In addition to his professional education-related duties, Dr. Braun is also an avid fishing enthusiast and grows unique and spectacular roses.

    Degrees

    BS, Central Connecticut State University, Biology
    MEd, EdD, Boston University, Physical Education/Exercise Science

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  • Emily Brissette

    Emily Brissette
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311
    Tel:
    508.531.2469
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  • Margaret Brooks

    Margaret Brooks
    Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education; Director, Financial Literacy Initiatives
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 100A
    Tel:
    508.531.2289

    Dr. Margaret Brooks is Professor of Economics at Bridgewater State University, where she has been employed as a full-time faculty member since 1984. She earned her AB, AM, and PhD degrees in Economics from Brown University in the 1980’s. 

    Dr. Brooks teaches a variety of Economics courses, including Sports Economics and Law and Economics. She is the Internship coordinator for the Economics Department, and she regularly supervises students’ internships and directed study projects. She served as the Chairperson of the Economics Department for three consecutive terms from 2003-2012. 

    Dr. Brooks has served as founding Director of the BSU Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives since 2015 and founding Director of the BSU Center for Economic Education since 1994. She organizes campus workshops on topics such as budgeting and investing. She also offers professional development workshops and conferences for K-12 teachers, and contributes to the leadership team for innovative student competitions such as the Global Economic Symposium. 

    Dr. Brooks has published numerous articles and materials on the assessment of Economics learning and the use of technology in higher education. Starting in the early 2000’s, she has been a leader in advocating for online learning. Dr. Brooks is currently conducting a financial literacy research project to assess the financial needs and interests of BSU students. She has served as principal investigator for over 40 external grants. 

    Since 2014, Dr. Brooks has served as President of two non-profits - RI Jump$tart Coalition and RI Council for Economic Education. She is a recognized national and regional speaker on financial literacy topics. She created and manages 10 Twitter accounts, with a combined total of over 30,000 followers. In 2016, Dr. Brooks was honored to receive the national EIFLE Educator of the Year Award, and in 2018 she was featured by Providence Business News for her exemplary leadership.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, Brown University

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  • Edward Brush

    Edward Brush
    Professor of Chemical Sciences; Faculty Coordinator of Green Lab
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 407
    Tel:
    508.531.2116

    Over the past ten years Dr. Brush has mentored over thirty research students at Bridgewater State University, many of whom are currently attending graduate school or teaching high school science. His "bioorganic team" is synthesizing simple organic compounds as potential therapeutic agents. The "energy team" is investigating efficient methods to produce BSC biodiesel. Prospective high school teachers are developing green chemistry lab materials and unit plans that follow the State frameworks. Dr. Brush and his student collaborators present their work at the annual American Chemical Society conference and the Bridgewater Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bridgewater State University science students who want to learn more about these projects can contact Dr. Brush at any time.

    Degrees

    BS, Kings College
    PhD, Pennsylvania State University

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  • Jon Bryan

    Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 110B
    Tel:
    508.531.2473
    Degrees

    BS, MBA, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
    DEd, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Emmett Buhmann

    Assistant Professor of Theatre
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 112
    Tel:
    508.531.1036
    Degrees

    BFA, University of Wyoming
    MFA, University of California Irvine

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  • Elaine Bukowiecki

    Elaine Bukowiecki
    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Chairperson of Counselor Education Department
    Hart Hall, Room 137; Kelly Gym, Room 106
    Tel:
    508.531.2228, 508.531.2721

    Dr. Elaine M. Bukowiecki is a professor of literacy education for the department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University. Elaine joined the Bridgewater State University community in 2003, where she teaches graduate level courses for the MEd and CAGS programs in Reading. Elaine has served as Graduate Coordinator of the Graduate Programs in Reading from 2009-2015. In 2014, she was appointed by then Dean Karim Ismaili to serve as Graduate Faculty Fellow for the College of Graduate Studies. As Graduate Faculty Fellow, Elaine has predominantly worked with graduate student research and funding. In June 2015, she was appointed by the president of Bridgewater State University to serve as Acting Chairperson for the Department of Counselor Education for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

    Dr. Bukowiecki has research interests in the academic disciplines of critical literacy and content-area literacy. She has published widely in academic journals regarding this topic and has presented papers and workshops at local, state, national, and international conferences about critical literacy and content-area literacy. In 2014, she published two books regarding the inclusion of literacy techniques in social studies teaching and currently is in the final stages of co-authoring a book regarding the inclusion of informational texts in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.

    Dr. Bukowiecki spent 28 years working in public education, first, as an elementary school classroom teacher for the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Public Schools and second, as a language arts consultant and district-wide language arts coordinator for the Putnam, Connecticut Public Schools. She is past president of the Massachusetts Reading Association.

    Dr. Bukowiecki received a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Clark University, a Master of Arts in Teaching English degree from Assumption College, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Reading from Lesley College, and a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in language and literacy from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

    Degrees

    BS, Clark University
    MA, Assumption College
    CAGS, Lesley College
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

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  • Lydia Burak

    Lydia Burak
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 224
    Tel:
    508.531.2045

    Dr. Burak joined the Bridgewater State faculty in 1998. She has also taught at Plymouth State College, Worcester State College, and the University of Oregon. Her prior experiences encompass more than 20 years in the fields of domestic and international community health and community development. Former positions include director of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Tobacco-Free Worksite Project, director of Prevention ONE, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's western Massachusetts regional prevention center, and consulting work for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Burak spent nearly ten years in Africa working with Labat-Anderson, Inc., CHP International and the United States Peace Corps. Her research interests are broad based: specific research studies, publications and presentations have addressed women's health issues, AIDS education, tobacco use and testicular self exams.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MEd, Worcester State College
    PhD, University of Oregon

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  • John Calicchia

    John Calicchia
    Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 339
    Tel:
    508.531.1769

    Dr. John A. Calicchia came to Bridgewater in 1993 in the Department of Counselor Education where he served as a faculty member, Graduate Program Coordinator and Department Chair before joining the Psychology Department in the Fall of 2007. He has taught a variety of courses including applied pre-adolescent counseling, research methods, and legal and ethical issues. Over the past 20 years, his research and clinical practice have focused mainly on children and adolescence and Dr. Calicchia has an eclectic array of peer-reviewed articles, presentations, and a co-authored book. Dr. Calicchia is a Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the state of Massachusetts and has special training in child and adolescent psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at McLean Hospital and served as a Child & Adolescent Psychologist at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Rhode Island
    MA, University of Hartford
    PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Walter Carroll

    Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 236
    Tel:
    508.531.2252

    Walter F. Carroll is Professor of Sociology and a faculty member in Asian Studies. He received his PhD in Sociology from American University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Before coming to Bridgewater State University in 1986, Dr. Carroll taught at the University of Bridgeport, Simmons College, Tufts University, and Goucher College. He is an urban sociologist and a sociologist of food. He has studied and written about guns and gun violence in the United States and, more recently, has concentrated on issues related to the sociology of food. He wrote Brockton: From Rural Parish to Urban Center (1989), co-authored Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions (2000), and has recently written pieces on the globalization of American food, hunger as a continuing problem in the United States, and the ethical aspects of Asian cuisine. He has studied and taught about sushi and globalization. He received the New England Sociological Association's Apple Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Sociology in 1992. In 2001, he received a Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) IT Across the Curriculum grant for work on Communications, Technology, and Society.  At BSU, in 2007 he (with three colleagues) received  the Presidential Award for Excellence in Collaboration to Improve Teaching at BSU for infusing Japanese studies into the curriculum. In 2014 he received the Jordan D. Fiore Award for Social Justice to support his research on "Organizations Advocating Gun Control," published in Guns and Contemporary Society (2016).

    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, The American University

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  • Benjamin Carson

    Benjamin Carson
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 339
    Tel:
    508.531.1456
    Areas of Expertise

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Native American literature
    African American literature
    American literature
    Literary Theory
    Multi-ethnic literature

    Degrees

    BA, University of South Dakota
    MA, PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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  • Michael J. Carson

    Michael J. Carson
    Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 314
    Tel:
    508.531.2090

    Dr. Carson joined Bridgewater State University in 2000. His expertise is with both classical genetic analysis and molecular genetics and he teaches Genetics and Human Genetics for majors, Human Heredity, and other non-majors biology courses. Dr. Carson’s research relates to proteins that control cell division in the bacterial species, Escherichia coli. Approaches to this problem include isolation of new mutants, a technique that is very amenable to involving undergraduate students in research projects. His additional interests are in bioinformatics and the social and medical implications of genetic and molecular genetics technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic testing for human disease and gene therapy. Dr. Carson spends off-hours with his family, numerous animals and loves the beaches and whales of New England.

    Areas of Expertise

    Genetics
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

    Degrees

    BS, University of Alberta 1981 Genetics
    PhD, University of Washington 1987 Genetics
    Post Doc, Harvard University 1987-1991 Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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  • J. Edward Carter

    J. Edward Carter
    Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 221
    Tel:
    508.531.2507
    Degrees

    BA, MEd, PhD, Boston College

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  • Janessa Carvalho

    Janessa Carvalho
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 325
    Tel:
    508.531.1875

    Dr. Carvalho joined the Bridgewater State University psychology department in 2013. As a neuropsychologist, she also completed a clinical residency and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is currently teaching courses in Research Methods and Abnormal Psychology. Her research interests generally lie in adult neuropsychology and include 1) psychometrics of cognitive and behavioral measures, 2) geriatric neuropsychology, and 3) cross-cultural neuropsychology. She is interested in collaborating with students on her research.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State University
    MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Jon L. Cash

    Jon L. Cash
    Assistant Professor and Practicum Coordinator of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 243
    Tel:
    508.531.2671

    Jon L. Cash received his doctorate from Mississippi State University and joins the Bridgewater State University Department of Special Education. He will teach our graduate students in Applied Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8 (SPED 504), Curriculum Development for Learners with Severe Disabilities II (SPED 525) and Seminar in Special Education (SPED 550), as well as provide supervision to our student teachers. His research and scholarship areas focus on self-efficacy beliefs and the effectiveness of professional development, self-efficacy beliefs and the processing speed of children with disabilities, and autism. His favorite activities include reading, writing, watching Southeastern Conference sports and cooking.

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  • Andrea Cayson

    Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 120
    Tel:
    508.531.1834
    Degrees

    PhD, Florida State University

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  • Greg Chaplin

    Greg Chaplin
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 306
    Tel:
    508.531.2606
    Areas of Expertise

    Sixteenth- Century British Literature and Culture
    Seventeenth- Century British Literature and Culture

    Degrees

    BA, Albright College
    PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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  • Daniel Chase

    Assistant Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 234
    Tel:
    508.531.1856
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  • Alice Wen-jui Cheng

    Alice Wen-jui Cheng
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 340
    Tel:
    508.531.2342

    Alice W. Cheng received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the Asian Pacific Family Center of Pacific Clinics in Los Angeles where she was immersed in learning culturally adapted interventions for Asian Americans. Her research interests are social cultural contexts influencing health disparities among ethnic minorities, Asian American mental health, racial stereotypes, diagnostic bias, multicultural competency, and alcohol-use disorders. Recently she served as a guest editor for Psychological Services and has two book chapters forthcoming (i.e. , “Teaching Abnormal and Personality Psychology using a Multicultural Framework, Collectivism and Individualism”). Dr. Cheng currently teaches Multicultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Foundations of Clinical Practice. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, true crime stories, foreign and independent movies, hiking and hanging out with her dog Libby.

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  • Kyung-shick Choi

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311D
    Tel:
    508.531.2566
    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University
    MS, Boston University
    PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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  • Sandra Ciocci

    Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Graduate Program Chair
    Hart Hall, Room 129
    Tel:
    508.531.2628
    Degrees

    BS, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MEd, Northeastern University

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  • Sandra L. Clark

    Sandra L. Clark
    Professor of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 213
    Tel:
    508.531.2099

    "Science begs to be done in the great outdoors. For the past two summers, I’ve worked in a mentoring and research program with our students and other faculty from chemistry and biology in the National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)/Lancy program. We tackled serious environmental and water quality issues dealing with the Taunton River Watershed employing both field and lab research. The fruits of this research carries directly over into the classroom. In my Air Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing course we will assess the accuracy of a portion of the state’s current Taunton River data base, and in Senior Seminar all our majors' skills will be applied to an investigation of the Taunton River’s status for potential inclusion in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers program."

    Degrees

    BA, Plymouth State College
    MA, University of Colorado
    PhD, Arizona State University

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  • Jodi Cohen

    Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 232
    Tel:
    508.531.2029

    Jodi Cohen is Professor of Sociology and affiliated faculty member in Women's and Gender Studies, and Childhood Studies. She earned a Master's in Gender and Cultural Studies at Simmons College, and a PhD in Sociology at Northeastern University.  Her research interests include gender, sexuality, sport, education, and cultural heritage, and she has published in these areas. Her work appears in Information, Communication and Society, the International Journal of Transgenderism, and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. She is currently conducting research in two areas: examining issues of power and access in pregnant and parenting women's online forums, and the impact of UNESCO World Heritage status on host communities. She was awarded the Apple Award for teaching by the New England Sociological Association in 2008, the Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching at Bridgewater State University in 2009, and the Honors Outstanding Faculty Award in 2011.

    Degrees

    BA, Colgate University
    MA, Simmons College
    PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Robert M. Colandreo

    Robert M. Colandreo
    Assistant Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 228
    Tel:
    508.531.2069

    After his graduation from Bridgewater, Bob Colandreo taught Physical Education and Health and was the athletic trainer at Matignon High School in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Colandreo returned to Bridgewater in the summer of 1998 as Assistant Athletic Trainer in the Athletics Department, a position he held for three years. In the fall of 2003 he joined the athletic training faculty as a one-year temporary appointment and was appointed full-time in 2004. Bob teaches courses in therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modalities. He is also the clinical coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Programs. He remains clinically active providing athletic training coverage for football and ice hockey at Matignon High School. During the summer he provides coverage for the New England Pro-Am Hockey League and its five internationally recognized junior hockey tournaments. His extensive clinical experience has also included work with the New England Patriots, Bay State Games, Gary Gray Physical Therapy, and summer sport camps throughout the Boston area. Bob is nationally certified by the Board of Certification as an athletic trainer (ATC) and is licensed in Massachusetts as an athletic trainer and a physical therapist. He is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is an active member of the NATA, ATOM, APTA and NSCA.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College, 1995, Physical Education/Athletic Training
    MSPT, Boston University, 2002, Physical Therapy
    DPT, Boston University, 2004, Physical Therapy

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  • Delayne Connor

    Associate Professor of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 246
    Tel:
    508.531.2002
    Degrees

    BA, Hiram College
    MEd, PhD, Kent State University

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  • Mary Connor

    Associate Professor of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 242
    Tel:
    508.531.2763
    Degrees

    BA, Stonehill College
    MEd, Bridgewater State College
    DEd, Boston University

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  • Célia Martins Cordeiro

    Célia Martins Cordeiro
    Instructor of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 318
    Tel:
    508.531.2452

    Dr. Célia Martins Cordeiro is from the Azores, Portugal. She received her PhD in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin in August 2018. She teaches courses in Portuguese and Spanish languages and cultures at BSU. Dr. Cordeiro’s current research maps Portuguese female migrants’ distinct geographic trajectories and forms of cultural production – literary texts, religious festivals, and fado music – in their host countries. By analyzing the gendered spaces formed in the diaspora, after the Second World War, Dr. Cordeiro argues that through cultural practices women fashion their own narratives of the mobilities produced by empire and they construct a new form of often-ambivalent female emancipation. Besides languages and cultures, Dr. Cordeiro has taught Portuguese and Brazilian literatures and cultural studies courses at the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Veronica Cote

    Veronica Cote
    Associate Professor of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111D
    Tel:
    508.531.2137

    Veronica "Biz" (Bizinkauskas) Cote was bitten by the aviation bug in 1982 when she began flying as a Bridgewater State undergraduate. She quickly advanced through her certificates and ratings and began flight instruction her junior year. Veronica has over 1000 hours of dual given and trained many pilots who are now flying for the military and commercial aviation. She flew as a corporate pilot and later as a line captain and first officer for the commuter airlines during the rough and tumble years of early deregulation. She retired from the airlines and pursued her Master of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked as an assistant at the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Research studying aviation human factors issues. Veronica is delighted to share her love of the sky teaching the next generation of aviation professionals. Her areas of specialty are ground school courses, CFI instruction, aviation weather, airline operations, human factors, and aviation history.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP, CF II

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  • Leigh Craven

    Leigh Craven
    Associate Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 209
    Tel:
    508.531.1274

    Leigh Craven earned her BFA in Printmaking from the College of Architecture, Art & Planning at Cornell University, her MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied bookbinding with Peter Verheyen. She currently teaches in the department of Art at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and has been a visiting professor at various other institutions. Her work has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions, earning her numerous honors and awards. She is represented by A.I.R. Gallery in New York City.

    Degrees

    BFA, Cornell University
    MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking

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  • James Crowley

    James Crowley
    Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 315
    Tel:
    508.531.1472
    Degrees

    BA, College of the Holy Cross
    MA, PhD, University of Delaware

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  • Mark Crowley

    Mark Crowley
    Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103F
    Tel:
    508.531.2803

    Professor Crowley is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maine and Massachusetts. He has extensive corporate experience in financial reporting and international tax at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (BTM) Capital Corp, Bank of Tokyo Financial Corporation, Bank of New England, Thomson Reuters, and Warren, Gorham & Lamont Publishers as well as public accounting and auditing experience at Ernst & Young. In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Crowley has taught at several major Boston universities and is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Financial Executives International (FEI). He received honorable mention for the AAA's Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, and his research interests include Revenue Recognition through Consolidation, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), English as the reporting Lingua Franca and Financial Statement Disclosure analysis. His dissertation is entitled IFRS Mandatory Disclosures: Evidence of Form over Substance in the New EU. Professor Crowley is the faculty advisor for BSU's Accounting and Finance Club and is a member of the University's Honors Advisory Board. His outside interests include being a member of the Boston Athenaeum, a subscriber to the BSO, a weekly volunteer at Squashbusters (Boston) and an enthusiastic college basketball fan.

    Areas of Expertise

    Advance Accounting
    Intermediate Accounting II
    Federal Tax
    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    Financial Statement Analysis

    Degrees

    BA, Bates College
    MBA, MS Tax, Northeastern University
    DBA, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Kevin D. Curry

    Kevin D. Curry
    Professor of Biological Sciences, Watershed Access Lab Coordinator
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 303
    Tel:
    508.531.2082

    Kevin Curry's love of the outdoors and countless hours spent on streams led him to a career in biology. Field Ecology has been his interest ever since his undergraduate research experience at Central College and in Yucatan working on bats. Dr. Curry's current interests in fish, aquatic insect communities, dragonflies, and biotic indicators have developed over years spent on rivers and streams. A Fulbright Award to study with Dr. Bill Freedman at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia advanced his course and research interests. A Presidential Fellowship and Rotary Teaching Award has allowed him to expand his current work on international community service on drinking water issues in Cambodia collaborating with Water for Cambodia and Pannasastra University. His recent NOAA funded Stormwater Stewardship program will engage middle school and high school students in exploring the impacts of stormwater on the habitat needs of river herring and American eels in the Mill River and Taunton River Watershed.

    Areas of Expertise

    Stream Ecology
    Fish Biology
    Aquatic Insects

    Degrees

    BA, Central College in Pella, Iowa 1973 Biology
    MS, University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona 1975 Fisheries
    PhD, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana 1979 Aquatic Ecology

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  • Evan Dardano

    Instructor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 231
    Tel:
    508.531.1258
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  • Matthew R. Dasti

    Matthew R. Dasti
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 335
    Tel:
    508.531.2857

    Professor Dasti's primary research interests center on the classical schools of Hindu philosophy.  His general interests include epistemology, philosophy of religion, Chinese philosophy and ancient Greek thought. He has published in a number of journals and collections that include Apeiron, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Philosophy East and West, and Asian Philosophy. He is co-editor of Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Nyāya-sūtra: Selections with Early Commentaries (Hackett, 2017).

    Degrees

    BA, Rutgers University
    MA, PhD, University of Texas

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  • Kimberly Chabot Davis

    Kimberly Chabot Davis
    Professor of English; Graduate Coordinator
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 328
    Tel:
    508.531.1474

    Publications (Books):
    Postmodern Texts and Emotional Audiences (Purdue UP, 2007)
    Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading (University of Illinois Press, 2014)

    Areas of Expertise

    20th-century American literature
    Film studies
    Ethnic and African American literature
    Reception studies
    Whiteness studies
    Women's studies

    Degrees

    BA, History and Literature, Harvard University
    MA, PhD, English, University of Virginia

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  • Christian Delaunay

    Associate Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101K
    Tel:
    508.531.2692
    Degrees

    BA, ICS Paris
    MBA, University of Georgia
    PhD, University of South Carolina

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  • Fang Deng

    Fang Deng
    Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 235
    Tel:
    508.531.2911

    Fang Deng received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1996, and her MA is sociology in 1984 from Peking University, China. She worked as a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China from 1985 to 1990. She had an article published in American Journal of Sociology, the most prestigious and intellectually rigorous journal in the discipline. Her book, Information Gap and Unintended Outcomes of Social Movements: The 1989 Chinese Student Movement was published in 2010 by Routledge Books as part of its series, International Library of Sociology.  Her research interests are the application of game theory to sociology, rational choice theory, organizations, and globalization.

    Degrees

    BA, Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing
    MA, Peking University
    PhD, University of Chicago

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  • Edward F. Deveney

    Edward F. Deveney
    Professor of Physics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 218
    Tel:
    508.531.2080


    Dr. Deveney developed the first physics research lab for undergraduates at Bridgewater State University constructing tunable diode lasers for studying fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena in atomic/molecular and optical (AOM) physics. He is a senior advisor for an NSF-funded research program at Yale probing fundamental atomic/nuclear and particle physics. Prior to coming to Bridgewater Dr. Deveney did post doc work with a 2000 US Fermi award winner at a National Lab including experiments at CERN. He has also been involved in medical physiology research at Tufts Vet School. Dr. Deveney emphasizes student mentoring covering theoretical quantum mechanics, experimental AMO physics, computer simulations and electronics.

    Degrees

    PhD, University of Connecticut in Storrs Atomic and Molecular Physics

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  • William J. Devlin

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, FLR Course Coordinator
    319 Tillinghast Hall
    Tel:
    508.531.2602

    Prof. Devlin's research interests focus on three areas of philosophy: (1) philosophy of science (including the realism-antirealism debate, scientific change, causality, and the philosophy of Thomas Kuhn), (2) continental philosophy (more specifically, 19th century philosophy, existentialism, and Friedrich Nietzsche), and (3) philosophy of popular culture (especially philosophy of film). His recent work includes a paper concerning Sartre's existential analysis of moral dilemmas (in the journal Film and Philosophy), the Philosophy of David Lynch, and the forthcoming volume in Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions-50 years on. He teaches classes in philosophy of science, existentialism, 19th century philosophy, Nietzsche, and logic. Dr. Devlin is on sabbatical Fall 2014.

    Degrees

    MA, University of Wyoming
    BA, PhD, Boston University

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  • Ken Dobush

    Associate Professor of Special Education; Graduate Program Chair, TESOL MAT (licensure)
    Hart Hall, Room 245
    Tel:
    508.531.2270
    Degrees

    BFA, Fordham University
    MS, College of Saint Rose
    PhD, University of Albany

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  • Vernon Domingo

    Vernon Domingo
    Professor of Geography and Co-Coordinator, Project EarthView
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 221
    Tel:
    508.531.2101

    Research interests:
    Water supplies and water systems in both western societies as well as in the Third World. 

    Dr. Domingo is a strong believer in the outreach that college faculty can do in the community. He is a member of SEMAGNET (Southeastern Massachusetts Geography Network), a teacher-focused organization that works with teachers and K-12 students to improve the quality of geography teaching and learning. He is also the director of SEMGEC (Southeast Massachusetts Global Education Center) based at Bridgewater State University. SEMGEC presents workshops and lectures that help introduce global perspectives in classroom teaching and sponsors an annual Geography Fair, an event that attracts about 150 mostly middle school students to the college campus.

    Degrees

    BA, University of the Western Cape, S.A.
    MA, PhD, Clark University

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  • Kelley Donalds

    Kelley Donalds
    Associate Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101D
    Tel:
    508.531.2123
    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University
    MS, Bentley College
    PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Carleton Donchess

    Carleton Donchess
    Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103E
    Tel:
    508.531.2478

    Professor Carleton Donchess' main teaching interests are in the areas of Managerial and Cost Accounting. He was founding Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance, serving nine years as Chairperson and twelve years as departmental Graduate Coordinator. Within those capacities he worked with the department faculty and staff developing new majors, minors and masters programs.

    With substantial input and assistance from department faculty, Professor Donchess coordinated the eight year application process with the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy, earning "Option-One" status, the most prestigious accounting program designation available in Massachusetts.

    He has been involved with numerous institutional committees and initiatives. He is the faculty member credited with naming "InfoBear" while serving on the original campus web development committee.

    Professor Donchess serves as a technology consultant with Prentice Hall Publishing and is involved with the development of assessment and instructional technology. Prior to starting his teaching career, he worked locally in the high technology industry.

    His interests include mountain biking, music, the ocean, chess, and he is still active in college radio volunteering as a member of the Stonehill College radio station alumni advisory board.

    Degrees

    BS, Stonehill College
    MBA, Babson College
    MSA, Bentley University
    CMA

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  • Mary Dondero

    Mary Dondero
    Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 205
    Tel:
    508.531.2765

    Mary Dondero is intrigued by the way that contradictions often define who we are. When she thinks about how complex events shape and define us, she is amused.

    Her plan was to become an artist. With the combination of Graphic Design, Photography and Printmaking as her focus of study, she received a BFA in Studio Art from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. The contradiction in her academic career was that in 1980 she earned a Masters in the Arts of Teaching from Rhode Island School of Design - however, teaching Art to children was not her personal life goal.

    In 2003, she earned an MFA in Photography from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. As a full-time faculty member at Bridgewater State University she finds working with university students both enormously rewarding and inspiring. Through a program developed by Bridgewater, she has been teaching photography to middle school children in the summertime which has been a joyful experience but also provided another professional contradiction as her MAT from Rhode Island School of Design is now relevant.

    In 2011, Professor Dondero was awarded "Artist in Resident" at Zion National Park in Utah. The park's environments include a limestone canyon that was a great river thousands of years ago and the painted desert that was once an inland sea. This residency granted secluded time and space to focus on her artwork in a place rich with geological formations reminiscent of the ocean, inspiring new visual language for her work.

    Professor Dondero exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and, in 2005, she presented her photo-installation, 'Dust' at the Southeast Society of Photographic Educators Conference. Her work is held in several collections, such as the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, the Zion Human History Museum in Utah and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire.  Her photo-ceramic installation that she created for the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion was mentioned in the respected international publication "Ceramics, Art and Perception."

    Professor Dondero's studio is located in Warren, Rhode Island, where she is one of the founding members and current President of the Executive Committee for the now ten-year-old, non-profit organization, Imago Foundation for the Arts. For the past two years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Bristol Art Museum where she is Chair of Exhibitions.

    When she was young Mary's family moved from Brooklyn, New York to rural Massachusetts. Often, she finds herself yearning for life in the city. This is probably caused by the many childhood memories that she continues to embrace. Ironically, she finds herself living in the woods of Rehoboth, Massachusetts contemplating her next project.

    Degrees

    BFA, Roger Williams University
    MAT, Rhode Island School of Design
    MFA in Photography, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

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  • Kevin P. Donnelly

    Kevin P. Donnelly
    Associate Professor of Political Science; Graduate Program Chair, MPA
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 202
    Tel:
    508.531.2442

    Dr. Kevin Donnelly is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, and Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration Program.  Dr. Donnelly is also the 2015 recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.  He teaches courses in American Government, state and local government, and public policy.  His research interests are in the areas of language in politics, and health and social welfare policy.  Dr. Donnelly co-authored a book titled Foreign Remedies: What the Experience of Other Nations Can Tell Us about Next Steps in Reforming U.S. Health Care with David Rochefort.  He has also published in Polity, the Journal of Policy History, Harvard Health Policy Review, and Medicine and Health Rhode Island, authored a number of book chapters, and frequently presents his work at professional conferences.  Dr. Donnelly's current research focuses on the language of political actors involved in advancing policy ideas and interests.

    Degrees

    BS, Providence College
    MA, University of Rhode Island
    PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Shannon Donovan

    Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103
    Tel:
    508.531.2684

    Dr. Shannon Donovan has been teaching undergraduate and graduate finance, entrepreneurship and accounting courses, including Entrepreneurial Consulting, Managerial Finance, Managerial Accounting, Investments, Personal Finance, Real Estate and Capital Budgeting at Bridgewater State University for over fifteen years. Prior to teaching at Bridgewater, she taught at Northeastern University and Lesley College. Her uses of technology in the classroom led her to MyFinanceLab and Pearson Education where she currently authors end-of-chapter exercises in Finance text books, authors and reviews test banks and study guides and serves as a Faculty Advocate. She was awarded the 2007 MCO best online course award for her Managerial Finance course.

    Professor Donovan was the co-founder and director of Bridgewater State University's Center for Entrepreneurship from 2006 through 2011. She has presented papers on the effectiveness of business plans in start-up companies in 2008 at the 6th International Conference on Finance in Athens, Greece and at the 20th Annual Conference of Entrepreneurial Finance. She has presented papers on the financial services industry at the Midwest Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association, and the America Risk and Insurance Association. She also had a paper published in the Journal of Business and Information Technology in 2005.

    Dr. Donovan had over ten years of experience in the investment industry before teaching. Her experience includes actuarial work, portfolio management and personal financial planning, including seminars on retirement planning.

    She is an active member of various college committees and community organizations. She has been an active member of many local chambers of commerce including South Shore, Metro West and Plymouth where she has made presentations on cash budgeting and projected business statements. She is a member of the Finance Management Association, American Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Academy of Management.

    Degrees

    BA, MSF, Boston College
    DBA, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Anne Doyle

    Anne Doyle
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 333
    Tel:
    508.531.2886
    Areas of Expertise

    Composition theory
    Rhetoric
    Business writing
    Linguistics
    The teaching of writing
    Voice and authority in texts
    Reading/writing connection
    Discourse analysis

    Degrees

    BA, Emmanuel College
    MA, Boston College
    PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

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  • Donna Dragon

    Donna Dragon
    Associate Professor of Dance
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 018A
    Tel:
    508.531.2780

    Dr. Donna A. Dragon, CMA, SMT is Associate Professor and Dance Education Specialist in the Department of Dance at Bridgewater State University. She is currently the Coordinator for Part Time Faculty Development for all part-time faculty at BSU as well. Dr. Dragon’s doctoral research examines the utilization of embodied practices, historically and culturally, as they impacted the development of somatic education in U.S. higher education dance. Her current research and practices focus on the development, assessment and use of embodied education for transformation and social justice and culturally responsive teaching and learning for example her article, “Creating Cultures of Teaching and Learning: Conveying Dance and Somatic Education Pedagogy” in the Journal of Dance Education (2015). Dr. Dragon presents her research across disciplines regionally, nationally, and internationally where she asks participants to observe and investigate somatic/embodied practice--the intrinsic, intelligent, synergetic processes of body, mind, spirit and emotions—toward understanding individual, historical, cultural and behaviors.

    Drawing from embodied experience, neurocognitive sciences and her training as a Somatic Movement Therapist, a Laban Movement Analyst, and a dance performer, Dr. Dragon specializes in developing pedagogy, curriculum, courses and workshops that utilize the body as a text for creating meaning and knowledge that can reflect, meditate, challenge and change individual and group motivations and values. She has developed and implemented somatic and embodied education paradigms for infants to elderly people and for beginners and professionals alike in public, private, urban and rural environments, corporate settings, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric facilities, and in K-12 and higher education.

    Dr. Dragon is an entrepreneur. She has organized and operated businesses offering dance education and somatic movement therapy in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and North Carolina including, Donna’s School of Dance, and The Center for Movement Alternatives. Her choreography has premiered in many Northeastern and mid-Atlantic colleges and universities; regional and community theaters; and, has been seen on PBS television. Dr. Dragon’s recent choreography explores themes that integrate nature and human behaviors and conditions.

    Renowned as a master teacher, she earned the prestigious National Dance Education Organization Outstanding Dance Educator Award (post secondary) (2014) for her contributions to higher education as an innovative educator, researcher, and practitioner in somatics and embodied education.

    Degrees

    CMA, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Students
    MEd, Temple University
    GC, Temple University
    PhD, Temple University

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  • Kevin Duquette

    Kevin Duquette
    Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
    Maxwell Library, Room 313
    Tel:
    508.531.2961

    Dr. Kevin Duquette began his career as a member of Teach for America, during which he taught English Language-Arts to high school students in rural North Carolina. He holds Advanced K-12 school counseling licensure (NC), and spent three years working as a school counselor in urban and suburban schools. Kevin’s scholarship has allowed him to present at national, regional, and state-level conferences for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Kevin has also held leadership positions at the state and regional levels including acting as a Regional Delegate (NCSCA), Chair of the Recruitment and Membership Committee (PCA), and North Atlantic Graduate Student Representative (NARACES). Kevin’s research focuses on school counselor identity, model school counseling programs, and school-wide interventions.

    Degrees

    BA, State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo
    MEd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    PhD, The Pennsylvania State University 

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  • Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards
    Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215E
    Tel:
    508.531.2791

    Jason A. Edwards is Professor of Communication Studies and a Research Fellow with BSU’s Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership. His research focuses on presidential communication, U.S. foreign policy, and global political issues. He is the author of Navigating the Post-Cold War World: President Clinton’s Foreign Policy Rhetoric, and co-editor of The Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism: Critical Essays, and The Rhetoric of Civil Religion: Symbols, Sinners, and Saints. Additionally, he has authored over forty articles and book chapters appearing in journals such as Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Advances in the History of RhetoricCommunication Quarterly, Southern Journal of Communication, Presidential Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Communication and The Howard Journal of Communications. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association. He is currently working on an edited collection that focuses on apologies for historical injustices and a book that examines the rhetorical contours of America’s role in global affairs.

    Degrees

    BA, Concordia College
    MA, North Dakota State University
    MA, Minnesota State University
    PhD, Georgia State University

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  • Mahmoud El-Hashash

    Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 447
    Tel:
    508.531.2346

    Mahmoud El-Hashash has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses including Precalculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Differential Equations, Elementary Statistics, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, Operations Research, and Topics in Finite Mathematics.

    Mahmoud El-Hashash's scholarship interests are in Combinatorics, Graph theory, and Statistics.

    Selected publications:
    M. El-Hashash, M Gabr "Bilinear Garch Time Series Models" Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC 2011, July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) pp.102-108.
    M. El-Hashash, M Gabr "Iterated Neural Networks Time Series Forecasting and Applications" Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'09: July 13-16, 2009, USA) Vol I, 2009 pp.57-64.
    M. El-Hashash, H. Burgiel "The Permutahedron is Hamiltonian" Int. J. Contemp. Math. Sciences, Vol. 4, 2009, no. 1, 31-39.
    M. El-Hashash, H. Burgiel, and A. Hassan "On the Hamiltonicity of the Permutahedron" Contressus Numerantium, Vol 189 (2008), pp. 145-160.
    M. El-Hashash "Almost the largest possible Cycle on the subgraph, of two consecutive levels, of the Hypercube" Congressus Numerantium Volume 166 (2004), pp. 33-42.
    M. El-Hashash "A long Cycle on the subgraph, of two consecutive levels, of the Hypercube" Congressus Numerantium Volume 157 (2002), pp. 21-32.
    M. El-Hashash "Hamiltonian Cycles and long Cycles, on the subgraph, of four consecutive levels, of the Hypercube" Proceedings of the 6th. World Multiconference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI2002) vol. XI, pp. 188-198, July 14-18, 2002, Orlando, Florida.
    M. El-Hashash and A. Hassan "On the hamiltonicity of Two Subgraphs of the Hypercube" Congressus Numerantium Volume 148 (2001), pp. 7-32.

    Degrees

    BA, MS, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    MS, PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Susan Eliason

    Susan Eliason
    Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 139
    Tel:
    508.531.2986
    Degrees

    BS, Iowa State University
    MEd, Worcester State College
    EdD, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Elizabeth Englander

    Elizabeth Englander
    Professor of Psychology; Director of Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)
    Hart Hall, Room 347
    Tel:
    508.531.2379

    Dr. Englander has been teaching at Bridgewater State University since 1993. Her major area of interest is in the childhood causes of abusive and violent behavior, and her research examines bullying and cyberbullying behaviors during the school years. She has taught ten different undergraduate courses, three of which she introduced to the Psychology curriculum. She also developed an internship program in Forensic Psychology. She has served as department chair and, during her time at Bridgewater, has published peer-reviewed articles, three editions of a book, has served as a Guest Editor for a Special Edition of The Journal of Social Sciences, and has published numerous other articles. She has presented her work at many conferences and has given numerous presentations and media interviews. She has been cited in newspapers and has appeared on television and radio locally, nationally and internationally. She has received eight external grants and several internal grants. She was the University's first Presidential Fellow, and received that grant and award for establishing and directing the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater. MARC works with Bridgewater State University students in bringing bullying and cyberbullying research and programs to K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2005 she was awarded the Course of Distinction Award by Massachusetts Colleges Online and Bridgewater's Distance Learning Award. Dr. Englander has testified in front of the Senate and was appointed to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Safe School Initiative Task Force under former Attorney General Thomas Reilly. She helped author and pass state legislation, and has trained thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students in the Commonwealth.

    Degrees

    BA, University of California at Berkley
    MA, PhD, University of Southern California

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  • Richard L. Enright

    Professor of Geological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 137
    Tel:
    508.531.2782

    "My research in Remote Sensing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has allowed me to use the most advanced airborne and satellite imaging spectrometer data in geological, hydrological, engineering, and environmental studies. Many of my students have presented their research results at the Lunar Planetary Institute at the Johnson Space Center, Geological Society of America and other professional venues. Some of them have won awards for their research! Our department continues to lead exciting annual field trips to exotic locales such as Hawaii, Iceland, central Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula and the southwestern United States."

    Degrees

    BA, MS, PhD, Rutgers University

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  • Christian Esteves

    Instructor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 347
    Tel:
    508.531.2328
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  • Kathryn Evans

    Kathryn Evans
    Professor of English; Director of Writing Studio
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 302
    Tel:
    508.531.2432
    Areas of Expertise

    Composition theory, including response to student writing
    Qualitative research methods
    Sociohistoric theory
    Writing centers
    WAC/CAC

    Degrees

    BA, University of Chicago
    MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Stacy Faulkner

    Instructor of English
    Tillinghast Hall
    Tel:
    508.531.1258
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  • Karen R. Fein

    Associate Professor of Social Work; MSW Coordinator
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102R
    Tel:
    508.531.2370
    Degrees

    BA, William Woods College
    MSW, University of Michigan
    PhD, State University of New York at Albany

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  • Allyson Salinger Ferrante

    Assistant Professor of English; Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 215
    Tel:
    508.531.2440
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  • Fernanda L. Ferreira

    Fernanda L. Ferreira
    Professor of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 332
    Tel:
    508.531.2298

    Dr. Ferreira's research interests encompass language contact situations, Ibero-Romance linguistics, Creole language studies, Phonetics and Phonology. She is especially interested in the differences and similarities between Latin American varieties of Spanish and Portuguese. Her doctoral dissertation was a comparative study of the plural /s/ morpheme in Brazilian Portuguese and varieties of Caribbean Spanish. Dr. Ferreira tries to incorporate her research into her teaching by fostering respect for social and regional dialects in all of her language classes. While teaching Portuguese at Bridgewater State University, she came into contact with several heritage learners of Portuguese and has since conducted research into the particular issues that concern heritage language pedagogy.

    Degrees

    BA, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife
    MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    PhD, University of New Mexico

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  • Kathleen Ferris-Costa

    Associate Professor of Management
    Harrrington Hall, Room 101F
    Tel:
    508.531.2189
    Degrees

    AS, Bristol Community College
    BS, MBA, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
    PhD, University of Rhode Island

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  • Emily Donaldson Field

    Emily Donaldson Field
    Assistant Professor of English; Coordinator of African American Studies
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 202
    Tel:
    508.531.1322

    Research and Teaching Interests:

    Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; African American literature; multiethnic literatures and histories from all periods; comparative ethnic literatures; Native American literature; race and ethnicity studies.

    Publications:

    "The Souls of Henry Adams: Du Boisian Aspects of The Education." Arizona Quarterly 67.3 (2011): 61-90.

    "'Excepting Himself': Olaudah Equiano, Native Americans, and the Civilizing Mission." MELUS: Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 34.4 (2009): 15-38.

    "How Dangerous Can a Book Be? Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Great Books for High School Kids: A Teachers' Guide to Books That Can Change Teens' Lives. Ed. Rick Ayers and Amy Crawford. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. 38-60.

    Degrees

    BA, Columbia University
    MA, PhD, Boston University

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  • M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid

    M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid
    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 388
    Tel:
    508.531.1859

    M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid joined the faculty of Bridgewater State University in the Fall of 2014. Her research focuses on the beginning stages of speciation, phylogenetics, and population genetics. She is particularly interested in ecological speciation, in which divergent natural selection leads to reproductive isolation within a population. Dr. Fisher-Reid is currently exploring questions related to these topics in Plethodontid salamanders, in particular the very common eastern red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus. She has done extensive lab and field work to examine the genetics and ecology behind the separation of the two color morphs of P. cinereus, the red and the lead morph, on Long Island, NY. She is continuing this work in the southeastern Appalachians and in the northeast, where the morphs separate on elevational gradients. Her broader goal with this research is to explore the relationship between different kinds of genetic variation (e.g., adaptive, neutral) and environmental gradients, which has implications for conservation and speciation research. Dr. Fisher-Reid has also worked on phylogenetic methods, the phylogenetic history of the genus Plethodon, and climatic-niche evolution in the salamander family Plethodontidae, to which the genus belongs. You can learn more about Dr. Fisher-Reid and her research at http://webhost.bridgew.edu/mfisherreid/ .

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  • Stephen Flood

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 443
    Tel:
    508.531.2232

    Stephen Flood is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bridgewater State University.  He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2012.  Before coming to Bridgewater in 2015, he taught at the Pennsylvania State University and at the University of Connecticut.
     
    In his research, he studies the interplay between counting arguments, the theory of computation, and mathematical logic.  He has also mentored undergraduate research with an applied focus, such as a project with the goal of writing a simple computer algebra system from scratch.
    At Bridgewater, Dr. Flood has taught a range of classes including calculus, linear algebra, and transitions to advanced mathematics.

    More information about Dr. Flood’s teaching and research can be found at his personal website http://mathlogic.org/stephenflood/.  

    Degrees

    BS, University of Chicago
    MS, PhD, University of Notre Dame

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  • Kimberly E. Fox

    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 231
    Tel:
    508.531.2364

    Kimberley Fox received her PhD from Loyola University Chicago where she ran the service learning and leadership program while earning her degree. She regularly teaches classes in research methods and data analysis along with family, work, and social inequality.  Her broad research interests are in work, family and gender with an emphasis on how single adults and individuals living alone contend with the multiple responsibilities of work, family and community.  She is also interested in food studies, time-use, and the sociology of the body.

    Degrees

    BA, Augustana College
    MA, George Washington University
    PhD, Loyola University

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  • Navid Fozi-Abivard

    Navid Fozi-Abivard
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Hart Hall, Room 241
    Tel:
    508.531.2654

    Dr. Navid Fozi is a cultural anthropologist whose research explores minorities, migration, and emergent forms of pluralism and nationalism in Iran and its diasporas.  Fozi has conducted fieldwork with and published on ethnoreligious minorities in Iran, including his book on the Zoroastrians entitled Reclaiming the Faravahar: Zoroastrian Survival in Contemporary Tehran (Leiden University Press, 2014), and on the Ahl-e Haqq community entitled “The Hallowed Summoning of Tradition” (Anthropological Quarterly, 2007). He has also published on contemporary Iranian politics, including “Governmentality and Crises of Representation, Knowledge and Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran” (Asian Politics & Policy 2015); and “‘Neo-Iranian Nationalism,’” (The Middle East Journal, 2016). Fozi’s current project is based on his 2014-2017 field research among Iranian asylum seekers in Turkey, conducted as a fellow of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) at the Middle East Technical University of Ankara. Tentatively entitled “Diasporic Counterpublics: Multiplicities, Challenges, and Trajectories of Iranian Asylum Seekers in Turkey,” this project explores issues that range from Islamic Shiʿi Jurisprudence, citizenship rights, border crossing, and right of asylum, to transit processes, international politics, and transnational practices. Fozi has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Islamic Studies Program (2017-2018), a Fulbright-US Scholarship based in University of Malaya for fieldwork with Iranian Diaspora in Kuala Lumpur (2014), a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore (2011-2014), and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad for fieldwork in Iran (2006-2007).

    Degrees

    BA, MA University of Texas at Dallas
    MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    PhD, Boston University

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  • M. Nikki Freeburg

    M. Nikki Freeburg
    Professor of Counselor Education; Mental Health Counseling Director
    Maxwell Library, Room 313D
    Tel:
    508.531.1490

    Dr. Nikki Freeburg is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and The Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Her professional areas of interest include: research, assessment, supervision, wellness and the use of metaphors in the counseling profession. Dr. Freeburg has counseling experience in private agencies, psychiatric hospitals and career development centers. Scholarship activities include publications on HIPAA, more than 20 presentations (local, state, and national level), research grant acquisitions, providing supervision training for site supervisors and she has membership status on the CACREP review board team.

    Degrees

    BA, Albertson College of Idaho
    MA, Northwest Nazarene University
    PhD, Idaho State University, Counselor Education

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  • Margaret French

    Instructor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 458
    Tel:
    508.531.1342
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  • Ivana George

    Ivana George
    Associate Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 106
    Tel:
    508.531.2795

    Associate Professor Ivana George is an interdisciplinary artist who has created artworks in photography, installation, sound, and video. She has exhibited her work in over 50 national and international exhibitions including Harvard University, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Danforth Museum. She holds an MFA degree from the joint program of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Her work has been written about in the Boston Globe, New England's Bay Windows, the Las Vegas Sun, and Atlanta's Creative Loafing.

    Professor George teaches all levels of analog and digital photography in the art department. Her areas of special interest include lighting skills for fine art and commercial photography, large format analog photography, historic analog processes and mixed media approaches to photography. In addition to teaching classes, she enjoys mentoring students through advising, internships, and undergraduate research/creative projects.

    Degrees

    BFA, Guilford College
    MFA, Tufts University, Photography

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  • Ronald Gerhart

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 351
    Tel:
    508.531.2683
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  • Phyllis Gimbel

    Phyllis Gimbel
    Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 231
    Tel:
    508.531.2835

    Dr. Phyllis Gimbel is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Bridgewater State University where she received the V. James DiNardo Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and was chosen as the first faculty fellow in the Office of Teaching and Learning.

    Having spent nearly 20 years in teaching and in administrative positions in both public and independent schools, Gimbel has published and presented widely on a variety of topics related to leadership, mentoring, teaching and learning. Her second book, Healthy Schools: The Hidden Component of Teaching and Learning, was published in October 2013. Her recent article on communication in school leadership was published in the 100th anniversary issue of the journal, Principal Leadership.

    Gimbel received a Master’s in Teaching Romance Languages from Teachers College, Columbia University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University,  and her doctoral degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts. She has served as Chair of the Board/President of the World of Wellesley, a non-profit devoted to diversity and as a member of the Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent’s Strategic Advisory Committee.  Phyllis currently serves on the non-profit Board of Directors of Adolescent Wellness, Inc.

    Courses Taught

    Foundations and Issues in Middle/high Schools
    Introduction to Educational Leadership and School Reform
    Designing and Evaluating the School/District Professional Learning Community
    Effective School Administration
    The Reflective PractitionerPersonnel Functions in Public Schools
    Curriculum Improvement
    CAGS Externship.

    Degrees

    BA, Hood College
    MA, Columbia University, French
    EdM, Harvard University
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 2001, School Leadership

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  • Miranda Giurleo

    Assistant Professor of Theatre
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 027
    Tel:
    508.531.2039
    Degrees

    MFA, Brandeis University

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  • Nicole Glen

    Nicole Glen
    Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 130
    Tel:
    508.531.2483
    Degrees

    BS, State University of New York at Brockport
    MS, PhD, Syracuse University

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  • Caitlin Golden

    Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103
    Tel:
    508.531.2308

    Professor Caitlin Golden joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2012 and teaches accounting and finance courses in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. Caitlin brings extensive professional experience to the classroom from her career in public accounting, where she provided audit and financial reporting services to both privately-held and publically-traded financial institutions and holding companies. Her audit clients included SEC engagements and financial institutions under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 reporting requirements. Caitlin also provided advisory services for initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Throughout her time in public accounting, Caitlin also developed training materials and facilitated instruction of training sessions for senior and staff auditors.

    Caitlin is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Master's Degree in Accounting from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing her PhD in International Business with a concentration in Finance. Her research interests include international firm performance, corporate governance and internal controls.

    Degrees

    CPA, Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
    BS, Fordham University
    MSA, Northeastern University

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  • Feodor A. Gostjev

    Feodor A. Gostjev
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library

    Feodor A. Gostjev received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Miami (Florida). He teaches Research Methods in Criminal Justice (CRJU 320) and Analyzing Criminal Justice Data (CRJU 330). His research and scholarship areas of interest include immigration and crime as well as immigration policy and enforcement. His dissertation explored how immigrant entrepreneurship and other forms of immigrant economic activity  affect violent crime rates across U.S. counties. Last spring he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Miami's Department of Sociology. His favorite activities are fantasy football, swimming with sharks and kayaking.

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  • Christy Lyons Graham

    Christy Lyons Graham
    Professor of Counselor Education
    Kelly Gym, Room 101
    Tel:
    508.531.2197

    Dr. Lyons Graham received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Ohio University, a CACREP-accredited program. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and maintains a private practice in Barrington, Rhode Island. She has experience in both clinical and school settings; counseling children and their families is her clinical specialty. She has many years of clinical experience counseling individuals and families with mental and emotional disorders and/or facing various family crises such as death, domestic violence, divorce, and chemical dependency.

    Within the Department of Counselor Education, Dr. Lyons Graham was elected coordinator of the Department of Counselor Education’s Professional Development Center which serves professional counselors and counselor trainees across the region by offering continuing education workshops on topics such as “Play Therapy”, “Sandtray Therapy”, “Counseling Supervision” and “Getting Started in Private Practice”.  She is the founding Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Beta Sigma Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling professional and academic honor society, at Bridgewater State University.

    Dr. Lyons Graham has numerous roles outside the Department of Counselor Education including coordinating BSU’s Service Learning and Civic Engagement Initiative, and she was recently appointed to BSU’s Diversity and Social Justice Implementation Committee. She is also a frequent presenter at American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) national conferences and has several publications in ACA and ACES affiliated journals. Writing and research interests include empathy development and measurement, counselor development, relational teaching, relational parenting, social justice work, and service-learning.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Oklahoma
    MEd, Ohio University
    PhD, Ohio University, Counselor Education

     

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  • Louise Graham

    Louise Graham
    Professor of Counselor Education; Mental Health Counseling - International Non-Licensure (Non U.S. Citizens) Program Director
    Kelly Gym, Room 102
    Tel:
    508.531.2011

    Dr. Graham holds clinical hospital privileges at the New England Healthcare Veterans Administration Brockton campus and she has had a Harvard Clinical appointment through the Harvard Medical School since 1990. Her specialty is in Behavioral Medicine and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Graham is actively involved in mental health disaster response. She is on the MA Mental Health Disaster Response Team and on a Disaster Assistance Team for the Red Cross. Additionally, for the Red Cross she works with military families, facilitates mindfulness groups and teaches. She also volunteers for Camp Resilience in NH for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her recent published articles are in the following areas; Animated Assisted Therapy, Equines and military children and families, military and disaster. Courses she teaches are Psychopharmacology, Psychopathology, Internship, Wellness and Counseling the Military.

    Degrees

    BS, MAT, Bridgewater State College
    MA, PhD, Boston College, Counseling Psychology

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  • Holly Grant-Marsney

    Holly Grant-Marsney
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 329
    Tel:
    508.531.2233

    Dr. Grant-Marsney has been teaching at Bridgewater State University since 2015. She received a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College, and received an MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology (with a concentration in Child, Adolescent, and Family) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral clinical fellowship at the University of New Hampshire. While at UMass, Dr. Grant-Marsney was a part of the Rudd Adoption Research Program. Dr. Grant-Marsney's area of research is adoption, the adopted person, and their close relationships. She studies how adoption is associated with attachment development and the impact of adoption and contact arrangements on family dynamics. She is also interested in emotion and identity development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Dr. Grant-Marsney is interested in collaborating with students on research projects related to these topics. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Introductory Psychology, Child Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Theory and Process of Group Interaction. Dr. Grant-Marsney is the current Fieldwork Coordinator for the graduate program.

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  • Robert Grantham

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311P
    Tel:
    508.531.1497
    Degrees

    BBA, Loyola Marymount University
    MA, Pepperdine University
    MS, PhD, Perdue University

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  • Susan H. Gray

    Susan H. Gray
    Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Graduate Program Co-Chair
    Hart Hall, Room 216
    Tel:
    508.531.2565

    Susan H. Gray is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Co-Chair of the CSD Graduate Program. A licensed K-8 Teacher, Reading Specialist and Speech Language Pathologist, she holds a BS in Elementary Education from Boston University, an MEd in Reading and Language from Harvard University, an MS in Communication Disorders, and a PhD in Speech Language Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has worked in a variety of settings including the Lexington Public Schools, the American School of Valencia, Spain and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to teaching at Bridgewater, she was on the clinical faculty of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She teaches courses in Language Acquisition, Language Development in Young Children, Linguistics, Child Language Disorders and School-Age Language and Literacy Disorders. Her research on morphological awareness and literacy has been published in Reading and Writing and Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.

    Areas of Expertise

    morphological awareness and literacy
    civics education and literacy

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Boston University
    MEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    PhD, City University of New York

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  • Steven Greenberg

    Steven Greenberg
    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Graduate Program Chair
    Hart Hall, Room 135
    Tel:
    508.531.2329
    Degrees

    BA, MEd, Northeastern University
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Jakari N. Griffith

    Jakari N. Griffith
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101B
    Tel:
    508.531.2223

    Dr. Jakari Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Ricciardi College of Business, where he specializes in the field of diversity, inclusion, and leadership. He teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Diversity, Leadership, and Human Resources. His research focuses on employment barriers and opportunities for traditionally marginalized applicant groups. In particular, his research explores the impacts of criminal records on employment selection practices, social and political aspects of criminal records in work, and the link between criminal records and job performance. His research has appeared in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Human Resources Development Review, Journal of Business Diversity, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. Professor Griffith serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Human Resource Development Review. He was the former President for the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA). He earned a Ph.D. in Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelors and Masters degree at Florida A&M University.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, Florida A&M University
    PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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  • Laura K. Gross

    Laura K. Gross
    Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 349
    Tel:
    508.531.2391

    Laura K. Gross has a BS degree in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in computer science from Yale University. She did an unofficial minor in Chinese language and literature as an undergraduate. Dr. Gross received MS and PhD degrees in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before coming to BSU, Dr. Gross taught at The University of Akron in Ohio. Dr. Gross's interests include modeling and simulation of nonlinear dynamics and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She enjoys spending time with her family, practicing languages, and taking online courses.

    Areas of Expertise

    Modeling and simulation of nonlinear dynamics 
    Teaching and learning of mathematics and computer science

    Degrees

    BS, Yale University
    MS, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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  • Martin Grossman

    Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 110C
    Tel:
    508.531.2723
    Degrees

    BAS, Florida Atlantic University
    MIBA, DBA, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Karen Hamilton

    Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103A
    Tel:
    508.531.2472

    Professor Hamilton joined the faculty in the Department of Accounting and Finance in Fall 2017 as an Associate Professor, Finance. She has been a full-time academic for more than 20 years, serving as a professor and in administrative roles at various institutions in Massachusetts and the southeastern United States. 

    At BSU, Professor Hamilton teaches managerial finance, risk management and insurance, and options and futures courses. She is also actively involved on campus, serving on the Office of Teaching and Learning Board and the Academic Policies Committee as well as on departmental and college committees. Professor Hamilton also remains active in research; her research interests align with her teaching interests. She recently published papers in The Exchange and in the Proceedings for the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance.

    Professor Hamilton is committed to seeking opportunities for students in finance in the Greater Boston region. She is currently working with the Boston Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Chapter to match students majoring in Finance with internships and job opportunities in the fields of risk management and insurance. In furthering BSU students' preparation for these positions, her risk management and insurance course was recently approved to allow students to earn one part of the CPCU designation upon completing the course.

    Areas of Expertise

    Corporate Finance
    Risk Management and Insurance
    Financial Risk Management
    Personal Financial Planning

    Degrees

    BS, University of Rhode Island
    MEd, Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley Campus
    PhD, Florida State University

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  • Ashley Hansen-Brown

    Ashley Hansen-Brown
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 321
    Tel:
    508.531.2513

    Dr. Hansen-Brown joined the psychology department at Bridgewater State University in 2017 where she teaches several courses including Social Psychology and Statistics for Psychology. She completed her BS in Psychology at Washington State University, her MS in Experimental Psychology at Eastern Washington University, and her PhD in Social Psychology at the Ohio State University. Her research primarily focuses on trait narcissism and entitlement in social contexts such as close relationships, with additional lines of research on gender in academia and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Hansen-Brown enjoys collaborating with students on research projects related to these topics.

    Degrees

    BS, Washington State University
    MS, Eastern Washington University
    PhD, the Ohio State University

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  • Todd C. Harris

    Assistant Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101A
    Tel:
    508.531.2467
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  • Jennifer Hartsfield

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Graduate Program Coordinator
    Maxwell Library, 311C
    Tel:
    508.531.2718
    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, University of Oklahoma

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  • Robert W. Haslam

    Robert W. Haslam
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 230
    Tel:
    508.531.2064

    Dr. Haslam taught at Georgia Southern College, State University of NY-Brockport, and Syracuse University as Director of Human Performance Lab before joining the Bridgewater faculty in 1982. He is currently serving as the Director of the Human Performance Lab, Liaison for the Exercise Science Undergraduate Concentration, Coordinator of the Graduate Human Performance Program, and Graduate Comprehensive Administrator. He is also a Consultant to Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers of Fitness.

    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University, Physical Education
    MA, PhD, University of Maryland, Physical Education/Exercise Science

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  • Aseem Hasnain

    Aseem Hasnain
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 230
    Tel:
    508.531.2997

    Aseem Hasnain is a political sociologist with interests in historical, comparative, and mixed methods research. He completed his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he researched collective identity formation among Shia-Muslims in colonial and postcolonial India. His research and teaching interests include: Political Sociology; Race, Caste & Ethnicity; Globalization; Middle Eastern & South Asian societies. His published works include research on social movements among indigenous communities in India; comparative Human Rights with a focus on the US; and predictions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is currently working on several projects with other scholars studying the politics of vegetarianism and meat eating in modern India; discourse, rhetoric and collective identity formation; and the connections between race, caste, gender and capital. He grew up in Lucknow, India where he studied Physics, Math, and Finance before getting a postgraduate degree in community forestry from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. Before his PhD, he worked with NGOs and consulting groups in the Indian nonprofit sector.

    Degrees

    BSc, University of Lucknow
    MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    PGDFM, Indian Institute of Forest Management

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  • Elizabeth Hayden

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 347
    Tel:
    508.531.1351

    Dr. Hayden joined Bridgewater in the fall of 2007 as an adjunct instructor.  She teaches Research Methods, Biopsychology, Abnormal Behavior and Psychology of Criminal Behavior.  Prior to her academic appointment at BSU, Elizabeth completed an internship at UMASS emergency room in clinical psychology. Following the internship, she worked as a clinician at Harrington hospital.  She then became a field researcher and program evaluator for Yale University Consultation Center.  Dr. Hayden’s research interests include welfare policy and litigation, economic inequality, community conflict and terrorism. Elizabeth ran for public office in Connecticut and remains active in local and state politics. She is currently working on a meta-analysis that compares the effects of capitalism in the United States and Russia. In her free time, she loves playing with her cats, horseback riding, traveling and spending time with family.

    Degrees

    BA, College of the Holy Cross
    MA, University of New Haven
    PhD, Northeastern University

     

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  • James Hayes-Bohanan

    James Hayes-Bohanan
    Professor of Geography and Co-Coordinator, Project EarthView
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 215
    Tel:
    508.531.2118

    "I first became a geographer after learning about the clearing of tropical rain forests in the Brazilian Amazon. This led me to build a career in environmental geography, and along the way I have studied soil erosion in Ohio, volunteered for several environmental organizations, and worked as a consultant on environmental hazards throughout the United States. When it came time to go to the Amazon, I chose Rondônia, which has experienced some of the most rapid forest clearing in the world and which is now home to an energetic and diverse human population. At Bridgewater State University, my growing experience with the New England environment, urban Brazil, and the coffee industry allow me to bring a world of experience with the environment to my students. "

    Degrees

    BS, University of Maryland/ Baltimore County
    MA, Miami University
    PhD, University of Arizona

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  • Meghan Healy-Clancy

    Meghan Healy-Clancy
    Assistant Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 234
    Tel:
    508.531.2212

    Meghan Healy-Clancy is a social historian of modern southern Africa. At BSU, she teaches sub-Saharan African history from the medieval period through the recent past, and world history since 1500. She has published extensively on gender, culture, and politics in South Africa, and is the author of A World of Their Own: A History of South African Women’s Education (Reconsiderations in Southern African History Series, University of Virginia Press, 2014). Her research on women in the anti-apartheid movement has been recognized with the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (University of Chicago Press). She holds a PhD in African Studies (2011) and an MA in History (2007) from Harvard University, and a BA in History from the University of Chicago (2005).

    Areas of Expertise

    African History, Gender History, Southern Africa 

    Degrees

    BA, University of Chicago
    MA, Harvard University
    PhD, Harvard University

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  • Maria Hegbloom

    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215H
    Tel:
    508.531.1414
    Degrees

    BA, MA (Boise State University)
    PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

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  • Ward Heilman

    Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 449
    Tel:
    508.531.2352

    Ward Heilman started his academic career as a Religion and Philosophy major. After dropping out of college a few times he finally finished an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Extensive experience driving trucks and taxis, unloading railroad cars and working in warehouses led back to a second undergraduate degree; this time in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. He worked a few short stints at IBM and then obtained a Master's degree in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. Eventually he earned a PhD in Mathematics, with a specialization in Combinatorics, from Northeastern University.  He has enjoyed teaching at Bridgewater since 1996.

    Professor Heilman delights in teaching courses in Logic, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Abstract Algebra, Cryptology and Formal Language Theory. He encourages students to engage in undergraduate research and has mentored a Shea Scholar, many honors theses and several Adrian Tinsley Summer Research projects.

    Dr. Heilman's original interests were in Mathematical Logic and Group Theory. He later became enchanted by Graph Theory and Combinatorics. Most recently he has become fascinated with Cryptology, in particular public key encryption systems and elliptic curve cryptography.

    Degrees

    BA, BS, State University of New York at New Paltz
    MA, Pennsylvania State University
    PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Robert Hellström

    Robert Hellström
    Associate Professor of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 203
    Tel:
    508.431.2842

    Robert Hellstrom is a microclimatologist specializing in the role of atmospheric forcing on the evolution of polar ice sheets and seasonal snow cover. In 1996, this research brought him to the South Pole where he extracted snow and ice cores to reconstruct past climates. His current research involves integrating computer simulations and field measurements to detect weather patterns that lead to abrupt warming of the atmosphere.

    Dr. Hellstrom has established a new automated weather station at Bridgewater State University that provides real-time weather conditions over the Internet. He is currently building a wind tunnel laboratory to study fluid dynamics of the atmosphere. These new facilities will provide more research opportunities for physics, aviation, earth science, and geography students at Bridgewater.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, PhD, The Ohio State University

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  • Leonid Heretz

    Leonid Heretz
    Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 232
    Tel:
    508.531.2410
    Areas of Expertise

    Traditional culture and religion
    The First World War

    Degrees

    AB, Harvard College
    AM, PhD, Harvard University

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  • Christina Hodel

    Christina Hodel
    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library, Room 215
    Tel:
    508.531.6503

    Christina Hodel is a filmmaker, screenwriter, film & television scholar, and educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University where she teaches courses in both digital filmmaking and film studies. Christina holds a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas, an MA in Individualized Study (Film/Dance) from New York University, and a BA in Film and Electronic Arts from California State University, Long Beach. As a practicing artist, Christina writes, directs, produces, and edits industrials, public service announcements, commercials, event trailers, video installations, narrative films, and documentaries. Her films have received funding, won awards, and screened at festivals including Tallgrass International Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, and Lady's First International Film Festival. Christina’s current research explores issues of gender, identity, and girl power in contemporary “tween” television. She has published in Girlhood Studies, In Media Res, the Alberta Journal of Educational Research, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Studies in the Humanities, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.

    Areas of Expertise

    Filmmaking, Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Gender, Tween Girl Culture, Film & Television History/Theory

    Degrees

    BA, California State University, Long Beach
    MA, New York University
    PhD, University of Kansas

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  • Andrew Holman

    Professor of History; Director of Canadian Studies
    Hunt Hall, Room 112
    Tel:
    508.531.2688
    Areas of Expertise

    Canada
    Canadian-American borderlands
    History of Medicine

    Degrees

    BA, McGill University
    MA, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
    PhD, York University in Toronto, Canada

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  • Jonathan Holmes

    Jonathan Holmes
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 341
    Tel:
    508.531.2875

    Dr. Holmes joined Bridgewater in the fall of 2000 and has taught a variety of courses, including Introductory Psychology, Introductory Psychology honors sections, Statistics for Psychology, Research Methods, History of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biopsychology, and Psychology and Literature. He has served as Chair of the Psychology Department and he has won the Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Holmes' current scholarly interests involve looking at the history and philosophy of psychology. A brief article on some of his work on Ancient Greek psychological functioning and its relation to current psychology was recently published in the December 2012 edition of The Bridgewater Review.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MA, PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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  • Nguyenho Ho

    Nguyenho Ho
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 458
    Tel:
    508.531.1833

    Dr. Nguyen Ho teaches Precalculus and Calculus II. His research interests include fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and numerical methods. His hobbies include hiking and playing badminton.

    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University 
    MS, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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  • John Hooker

    John Hooker
    Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 207
    Tel:
    508.531.1484

    John Hooker's professional work is primarily in the field of sculpture. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in group and solo exhibitions. His studio interests include scale, material and process as they relate to the figure. Professor Hooker teaches courses in studio foundations, sculpture and first-year writing. Additionally, he teaches art education, supervises student teachers and advises students interested in pursuing careers in teaching art. Professor Hooker serves as the coordinator of the Master of Arts in Teaching in Creative Arts. He has led multiple study tours to Tanzania and New Zealand.

    Degrees

    BS, Missouri State University
    MFA, University of Notre Dame, Sculpture

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  • Denise Howley

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 100F
    Tel:
    508.531.6577
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  • Jamie Huff

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.2661
    Degrees

    PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Allyson Hyland

    Assistant Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall
    Tel:
    508.531.6532
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  • Dana Idelbi

    Dana Idelbi
    Instructor of Global Languages & Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 229
    Tel:
    508.531.3669

    Dana Idelbi received her masters degree in translation (Arabic to English) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She recently completed her masters degree in French from Middlebury College with Culture and Civilization as a concentration. Prior to coming to BSU, she taught third and fourth semesters of French at UWM. In 2011, she received her French business diploma (diplôme de français professionnel des affaires C1) from Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2009, she earned a B.A. in English from Damascus University.

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  • Michael Ierardi

    Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 224
    Tel:
    508.531.2414
    Areas of Expertise

    Ancient History

    Degrees

    BA, Yale University
    MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

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  • Jeanne Ingle

    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 320
    Tel:
    508.531.2517
    Degrees

    BA, Boston College
    MA, City University of New York
    PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Ellen Ingmanson

    Ellen Ingmanson
    Professor of Anthropology
    Hart Hall, Room 238
    Tel:
    508.531.2799

    As a biological anthropologist, Dr. Ingmanson's primary research focuses on questions regarding the evolution of intelligence and the nature and origins of cultural behavior. A particular emphasis of her work is the contribution of primate studies to understanding human behavioral patterns and what it means to be human.  Much of her research has been with the apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons.  Travelling to central Africa, and most recently to Borneo, she has conducted observations of object manipulation, tool use, communication, social skills, behavioral variation, infant development, ecology, and nonhuman culture. With her expertise in ape behavior, she has worked with a multi-disciplinary group to assist captive facilities in providing the best care possible for their animals.  Dr. Ingmanson also works with many students on research in the “Bone Lab,” projects related to forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology, identifying bones, species, and pathology. In her courses, Dr. Ingmanson addresses a wide range of issues that often cross traditional boundaries between natural and social science perspectives.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Colorado
    MA, PhD, University of Oregon

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  • Bjorn Ingvoldstad

    Bjorn Ingvoldstad
    Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Director of Academic Coaching and Research Services
    Maxwell Library 215L
    Tel:
    508.531.2802

    Bjorn Ingvoldstad is Associate Professor of Communication Studies. His teaching focuses upon film, video, and media studies, in terms of both critical studies and creative works. He received a Fulbright fellowship in 2015 to Lithuania, and has published several pieces on Lithuanian media and media audiences.

    Degrees

    BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
    MA, University of Texas at Austin
    PhD, Indiana University at Bloomington

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  • Theresa Jackson

    Theresa Jackson
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 344
    Tel:
    508.531.2333

    Theresa E. Jackson earned her PhD in developmental psychology from Clark University. She is currently teaching Introductory Psychology and Research Methods in Psychology. Her early research investigated urban girls’ experiences with puberty and the transition to womanhood. More recently Dr. Jackson’s research has explored how perceptions of choice and control affect decision-making in relation to reproductive health across the lifespan. She has published in Feminism and Psychology and Women’s Reproductive Health. Dr. Jackson enjoys training for, but not actually running, half marathons, trying new recipes with her spiralizer and a good cup of coffee.

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  • Stephanie Jacobsen

    Stephanie Jacobsen
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 110D
    Tel:
    508.531.2869
    Degrees

    BS, MBA, University of Massachusetts at Darmouth
    PhD, University of Rhode Island

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  • Tina Jameson

    Tina Jameson
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 335
    Tel:
    508.531.1298

    Dr. Jameson joined the Bridgewater State University psychology department in the Fall of 2007. Dr. Jameson teaches a variety of courses including Statistics, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology and Sensation & Perception. Dr. Jameson's area of specialization is Cognitive Psychology and her primary research interests include working memory, decision making, and metacognition. Dr. Jameson is always interested in getting students involved in her research.​

    Degrees

    BA, Whitman College
    MA, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
    PhD, Washington State University, 2004

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  • Margaret M. Johnson

    Margaret M. Johnson
    Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 322
    Tel:
    508.531.2376

    Dr. Johnson has been teaching at Bridgewater State University for more than thirty years. She has taught fourteen different undergraduate and three graduate courses, six of which she developed. She has served on a number of committees both inside and outside the department, and was involved in the piloting of First-Year Seminars, to be offered as part of the University's new curriculum. Her primary interest lies in the investigation of evolutionary psychology and its interface with developmental, social, and clinical fields. She has developed several new courses on the subject and has integrated the perspective into every course she teaches. Her research interest is in testing evolutionary hypotheses - for example, those on behavioral and psychological sex differences at all points in development - in order to develop effective pscyhoeducational interventions for couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties.

    Degrees

    BA, Macalester College
    MA, PhD, Boston University

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  • Michael Jones

    Michael Jones
    Professor of Economics
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 100
    Tel:
    508.531.2240

    Dr. Michael Jones is a Professor of Economics at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the faculty at the BSU in 2004, Dr. Jones was a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of New Mexico.

    Professor Jones’s teaching and research interests include undergraduate statistics, programming, econometrics, economic experiments, and microeconomics. He has introduced a new course designed to give analysts the programming skills necessary to manipulate large data sets known as “big data” and perform multivariate regressions. His research within the area of experimental economics includes individual behavior in markets, charitable giving, altruism, asymmetric information, and tax compliance.

    Dr. Jones has teamed with colleagues around the country to research various subjects using lab experiments. Those colleagues have conducted laboratory sessions using web-based applications developed by Dr. Jones. He has co-authored and published book chapters and articles in refereed academic journals based on laboratory data from these experiments. Dr. Jones has partnered with colleagues at several universities on projects funded by the US Forest Service, the IRS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the US Navy, and Flint Hills Resources in Alaska. In 2015 Dr. Jones and Dr. Tran successfully brought experimental economics to BSU by developing a mobile laboratory consisting of the necessary equipment to set up a 20 subject laboratory in less than an hour. The lab is being used for experiments on tax compliance in 2016 and a new research project on the principle-agent problem is nearly ready.

    In 2007 with funding from BSU’s External Affairs Dr. Jones developed the Project for Economic Data and Research, a web-based application providing economic data and analysis on the economy of southeastern Massachusetts.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, University of New Mexico

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  • Erin Kalish

    Erin Kalish
    Instructor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 306
    Tel:
    508.531.1883

    Erin Kalish completed her AM in British and American literature at Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches frst-year writing courses as well as 200-level literature courses and 300-level 19th-century British literature. Her research interests include Victorian social fction and Gothic literature.

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  • Kevin Kalish

    Kevin Kalish
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 204
    Tel:
    508.531.3878

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Literature of the Ancient World; Classical Tradition in English Literature; Bible as Literature; Religion and Literature

    Recent Publications:
    Review of "The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature" in Religion and Literature 42.3 (2010)

    "The Presence of Hades in the Codex of Visions" in Proceedings of the 26th Annual Congress of Papyrology (2012)

    "Imagining what Eve would have said after Cain's murder of Abel: rhetorical practice and Biblical interpretation in an early Byzantine homily" in Bridgewater Review, 31.2 (2012).

    Degrees

    BA, Boston University
    MA, Washington University
    PhD, Princeton University

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  • Gregory Karas

    Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 102
    Tel:
    508.531.1292
    Degrees

    AS, Community College of the Air Force
    BS, Bridgewater State University
    MS, Bridgewater State University
    EdD, Northeastern University

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  • Mark Kemper

    Mark Kemper
    Associate Professor of Political Science; Assistant Director, Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 205
    Tel:
    508.531.2796

    Dr. Kemper teaches courses on American Politics, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory and Process, Model United States Senate, and Mock Trial and Moot Court. He serves as a pre-law advisor for Bridgewater State University and as the faculty advisor to the BSU Pre-Law Club. In 2004 Professor Kemper was recognized as the University's Advisor of the Year. In addition, Dr. Kemper is the Assistant Director of the Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership and co-hosts the Center's monthly cable television public affairs show, Commonwealth Politics. Professor Kemper's current research agenda focuses on the selection of state and federal judges, affirmative action policies in higher education admissions, the impact of courts on bureaucracies, and the historical evolution of free speech doctrine in the United States. Dr. Kemper has presented numerous papers at professional conferences, published an article in The Journal of Politics, and authored several book chapters and encyclopedia entries.

    Degrees

    BA, Northern Illinois University
    MA, PhD, Ohio State University

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  • Haleh Khojasteh

    Haleh Khojasteh
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 341
    Tel:
    508.531.1439

    Haleh Khojasteh received her doctorate in computer science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Before coming to BSU, Dr. Khojasteh taught at Ryerson University. Dr. Khojasteh’s research interests include cloud computing and data centers, distributed systems, computer networks, wireless networks and communication, wireless sensor networks, mathematical modeling and optimization, performance analysis, stochastic processes, data analysis and machine learning. Her favorite activities include reading books and hiking.

    Degrees

    BSc, Shahid Beheshti University
    MSc, PhD, Ryerson University

     

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  • BoAh Kim

    BoAh Kim
    Assistant Professor of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 207
    Tel:
    508.531.2101

    BoAh Kim is an assistant professor in the BSU Geography Department. She specializes in the field of Urban and Regional Science and Spatial analysis. She teaches classes in Intro and Advanced GIS and Cartography and Urban Geography. Her research focuses on GIS application in urban and community planning, geodesign and urban issues, which has centered on urban informatics and shrinking/growing cities for urban revitalization and sustainable community. Her research has appeared in Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Studies, International Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, Landscape Research, Journal of Urban Design, The Sustainable City IX: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Digital Landscape Architecture and at the Conference of Urban Affairs Association and Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

    Areas of Expertise

    Shrinking/Growing Cities’ Inner Urban Revitalization
    Geospatial Analysis & GeoDesign
    Sustainable Urbanism
    Tactical Urbanism

    Degrees

    BE, Chung-Ang University

    ME, Chung-Ang University

    MUP, PhD, Texas A&M University

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  • Inkyoung Kim

    Inkyoung Kim
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 105
    Tel:
    508.531.2316

    Inkyoung Kim joined the Political Science Department as an assistant professor in August 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before coming to BSU, she taught at Clark University and Reed College. She is teaching POLI 275 Comparative Government, POLI 488  Politics in the Developing World, and POLI 475 Global Environmental Politics in fall 2016. Her research interests include regional environmental cooperation, transboundary pollution, regionalism, government and politics in East Asia, and sustainable consumption patterns. She is a contributor to journals such as International Relations of the Asia-Pacific and International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. She loves playing tennis and the piano.

    Degrees

    BA, SungKyunKwan University Seoul, South Korea
    MA, Seoul National University Seoul, South Korea
    PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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  • Cielito Tammy King

    Cielito Tammy King
    Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 405
    Tel:
    508.531.2115

    Dr. King's current research focuses on studying the extent of contamination of soil with arsenic leaching from in-service pressure treated lumber (such as play structures, picnic tables, decks and fences). Arsenic is a major component of the pesticide chromated copper arsentate or CCa used in pressure-treated lumber to prevent rot. To determine the possible human risk of exposure to arsenic from contaminated soil, total and bioaccessible arsenic is determined from soil samples using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Another aspect of this research involves determination of risk of exposure to arsenic from direct contact with CCA-treated wood.

    Degrees

    BS, University of the Philippines
    PhD, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Colby King

    Colby King
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 234
    Tel:
    508.531.1808

    Colby King teaches and studies urban sociology, social stratification and inequality, social class, work, and strategies for supporting working-class and first-generation college students. Dr. King has published research on DIY place branding in deindustrialized cities, adapting AudaCity (an urban board game which he co-created) as an active-learning exercise, and efforts to support development of students’ social and cultural capital, as well as teaching resources. In 2014, Dr. King organized Class Beyond the Classroom, an organization of BSU faculty and staff who support working-class and first-generation college students at BSU. He is also a member of the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class People in Sociology, a mentor for the Working-Class Studies Association, and he is a co-PI for the SEISMIC grant program at BSU, funded by the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program (NSF-DUE 1643475). He is a regular contributor to the Everyday Sociology Blog and has co-authored encyclopedia entries with BSU students. With Dr. Randy Hohle, he is co-authoring revisions for the next edition of The New Urban Sociology, and his current research includes an examination of the geography and demographics of the working class.

    Degrees

    BA, Westminster College
    MA, PhD, University of South Carolina

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  • Michael King

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library

    Michael King teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJU 201) and Seminar:Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (CRJU 496). He received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz. His research examines the role of policing in American society, particularly the policing of protest and race. His first book, tentatively titled When Riot Cops Are Not Enough: The Policing and Social Control of Occupy Oakland, is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.

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  • Teresa King

    Teresa King
    Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 338
    Tel:
    508.531.2742

    Teresa K. King, PhD joined the BSU Psychology Department in 2003. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. Her research examines psychological factors that have an effect on health with a particular focus on body image. Dr. King strongly believes in the transformative nature of undergraduate research and has mentored several ATP semester and summer grants, honors theses, and directed studies. The undergraduate courses she regularly teaches include Cross-Cultural Psychology (regular and honors), Orientation to the Major, Introductory Psychology (regular and honors), Abnormal Psychology, and Research.

    Areas of Expertise

    Body Image
    Women's Health

    Degrees

    BS, MA, PhD, University of Houston

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  • Gal Kober

    Gal Kober
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 326
    Tel:
    508.531.1817

    Professor Kober works and teaches primarily in applied ethics, with a focus on bioethics. Her research is centered on questions of autonomy and informed consent, with further interests in disability, economic justice, and scientific classification. Professor Kober’s doctoral work was in the philosophy of biology, focusing on the concept of species. Prior to coming to Bridgewater, she taught at Tufts University for four years. Between 2013 and 2015, Professor Kober was Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University. She is currently an Ethics Associate and community member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee, and a member of the Community Ethics Committee at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. 

    Degrees

    BA, Tel Aviv University
    PhD, Boston University

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  • Stephen Krajeski

    Stephen Krajeski
    Assistant Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs
    Adrian Tinsley Center

    Stephen Krajeski earned his doctorate in Curriculum Instruction with a focus on Science Education from Pennsylvania State University after teaching high school physics for three years. He joins Bridgewater State University's Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs and will teach Introduction to Education (EDHM 210) and Strategies for Teaching in the High School-Integrated Science (HSED 465). His research focuses on supporting pre-service science teachers in developing culturally relevant pedagogy. He will also serve as an adviser to science and mathematics majors with a secondary education minor as well as a committee member for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. His favorite hobbies include playing team trivia and board games.

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  • John Kreeft

    John Kreeft
    Assistant Professor of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111B
    Tel:
    508.531.1059
    Degrees

    BA, Boston College
    MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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  • Jean L. Kreiling

    Jean L. Kreiling
    Professor of Music
    Hunt Hall, Room 217A
    Tel:
    508.531.2287

    Dr. Kreiling teaches music history, comprehensive musicianship, class piano, music fundamentals, and seminars on “Music of the Sea” and “Words and Music.” Before coming to Bridgewater State University, Dr. Kreiling taught music at the South Shore Conservatory of Music (Hingham, MA) and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). She also taught English at Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC).  She has sung with Musica Sacra (Cambridge, MA), the Asheville (NC) Symphony Chorus, and the Greensboro (NC) Symphony Chorus, and she has performed occasionally as a pianist. Dr. Kreiling's articles on intersections between music and literature have appeared in several academic journals, and she has given presentations at interdisciplinary conferences in London, Edinburgh, Toronto, Honolulu, and other venues.  A prize-winning poet, Dr. Kreiling is the author of two poetry collections, Arts & Letters & Love  (2018) and The Truth in Dissonance (2014).  Her poetry appears frequently in print and online journals and in anthologies. She is a past winner of the Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry, the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Sonnet Prize, a Lyric Quarterly Prize, two New England Poetry Club prizes, and the String Poet prize.  Samples of her poetry on musical subjects can be found at the links below.

    Areas of Expertise

    Music History
    Music and Literature

    Degrees

    BA, The College of William and Mary
    MA, University of Virginia
    BA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

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  • Michael Krol

    Michael Krol
    Professor of Geological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 145
    Tel:
    508.531.2121

    "My primary interests are in the petrology and tectonic evolution of mountain belts around the world including the Himalayas of Pakistan and Tibet, the Sierras de Pampeanas of Argentina, the Appalachians of the eastern U.S., and most recently, the Rocky Mountains of the western U.S. In the summer of 2002, I spent two weeks studying the geology of the Blacktail Mountains of Montana along with my former undergraduate advisor; talk about coming full circle. At BSU, we cultivate and foster this same type of student-faculty interaction. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate and are included in all aspects of our active professional research program."

    Degrees

    BS, State University of New York at Oneonta
    MS, Bowling Green State University
    PhD, Lehigh University

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  • Michael Kryzanek

    Michael Kryzanek
    Professor of Political Science; Director of Global Studies; Executive Director of International Engagement
    Maxwell Library, Room 330
    Tel:
    508.531.2318

    Michael Kryzanek has been a member of the Political Science Department since 1973. He currently serves as executive director of the University's Center for International Engagement. Dr. Kryzanek is a specialist in Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations and has written five books on the region. Dr. Kryzanek is also the former editor of the Bridgewater Review, the faculty magazine of Bridgewater State University. Dr. Kryzanek has published a book entitled Angry, Bored, and Confused: A Citizen Guide to American Politics, and a text in the area of comparative government entitled Comparative Politics: A Policy Approach. A fourth edition of his book U.S.-Latin American Relations will be published in 2008. Professor Kryzanek has recently published a new book entitled Debates, Differences and Divisions: The 25 Issues That Shape American Politics (Longman Publishers). Professor Kryzanek is the recipient of the Lifetime Faculty Achievement Award, The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award and the Dr. V. James DiNardo Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Kryzanek's blog, Commentary from the Commonwealth, can be reached at http://polisciprof.wordpress.com.

    Areas of Expertise

    Latin American politics
    U.S.-Latin American relations

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  • John Kucich

    John Kucich
    Professor of English; Coordinator of the Center for Sustainability
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 314
    Tel:
    508.531.2722

    In my dozen years of teaching at the college and secondary school level, I've been continually fascinated watching how literature opens up the world for me and for my students. Literature jolts us out of our familiar assumptions and understandings, forcing us to confront the world anew. As a teacher, my focus has always been on giving my students the tools to refashion their understanding of the world, helping them attend to the nuances of language and the complicated cultural forces in which literature takes shape. My research in American literature has focused on how people have used writing to reshape their own environments, both natural and social, particularly across cultural lines, and I've brought the same perspective to the classroom. I use literature to challenge students (and teachers of students) to confront the limits of their assumptions and to wrestle with worlds of difference literature embodies.

    Areas of Expertise

    19th century American literature
    Teaching English
    American spiritualism
    Literature and the Environment
    Multi-ethnic literature

    Degrees

    BA, Williams College
    MAT, Brown University
    PhD, Tufts University

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  • Kristy Kuhn

    Kristy Kuhn
    Assistant Professor of Dance
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 024B
    Tel:
    508.531.6196

    Kristy Kuhn earned an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was awarded the Vannie Sheiry Award for Excellence in Performance. She teaches part-time at BSU and Stonehill College. She has taught at Nassau Community College (NY), NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program (with Gibney Dance), Bucknell University and Juneau Dance Collective (with Weber Dance). Prof. Kuhn is a doctoral student at Lesley University focusing on dance pedagogy in higher education.

    Her current research focuses on the collaborative, dance-making process and performance as viable forms of arts-based research and pedagogy for college students. Her teaching of dance aims to support emerging adult learning and development in higher education and to build bridges between in-class dance experiences and life outside of the classroom.

    Prior to moving to MA, Prof. Kuhn was an artistic collaborator and teacher in NYC with Gibney Dance, a modern dance company that prioritized the use of art/dance as an instrument for social change. She served as the company’s Administrative Director of Community Programs, serving as the liaison between Gibney Dance and social service organizations throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC. She danced with Jenni Hong Dance, Treehouse Shakers, Steven Koplowitz, and others in NYC, and Prometheus Dance, Audra Carabetta & Dancers, Stephanie Heroux and ACE Entertainment in Boston.

    Degrees

    BS, Bucknell University 
    MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

     

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  • Castagna Lacet

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102N
    Tel:
    508.531.2071
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  • Kathleen Laquale

    Kathleen Laquale
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 222
    Tel:
    508.531.2057

    Dr. Kathleen Laquale served as the Program Director for the ATEP from the fall, 1998 to the spring, 2006 and specializes in teaching assessment of sports related injuries, administration in athletic training, and sports nutrition for the physically active. Prior to coming to Bridgewater State University, she served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Rhode Island College (1984-1997) and Head Women's Athletic Trainer at Providence College (1977-1984). She was an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College for the physical education department (1984-1997) and at the University of Rhode Island for the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (1993-1996). Dr. Laquale is a well-published author in sports nutrition, dietary practices of collegiate wrestlers, ergogenic aids and nutritional supplements, medical issues of the female athlete, flexibility and stretching strategies. She has provided various lectures at numerous district, national and international workshops, conferences and symposia. She is the Column Editor on Nutrition for Athletic Therapy Today. Dr. Laquale is a member of the NATA Hall of Fame (2005) and past District One Director to the NATA Executive Board of Directors (1998-2004).

    Degrees

    BS, PhD, University of Rhode Island
    MS, Indiana State University

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  • Alejandro Latinez

    Alejandro Latinez
    Instructor of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 317
    Tel:
    508.531.2450

    Focusing on Latin America, Dr. Latinez's research interests are the representation of adolescence and the trope of illness. The foundation of Latin American nations is related to these two topics; they reveal, for example, the tensions around the practices of power and historical memory that are still current. 

    He has published articles about works of Clarice Lispector, José Lezama Lima, and Abraham Angel, on Andean cinema, and a study entitled Developments: Encounters of Formations in the Latin American and Hispanic/Latino Bildungsroman (Peter Lang, 2014). He is working on a book project about the representations of illness in Peruvian narrative and films. 

    He is very enthusiastic about teaching; he has participated in several conferences discussing topics such as the intersection of culture and second language teaching, heritage culture, service, and technology. At BSU, he aims to contribute with the Academic Achievement Center in the combined area of second language and learning disabilities. 

    He received a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese from Vanderbilt University. His passions include family and sports.      

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  • Jonghyun Lee

    Jonghyun Lee
    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102Z
    Tel:
    508.531.2689

    The primary focus of Jonghyun Lee's scholarship is to examine the psychological ramifications of immigration experiences using a culturally specific psychiatric illness.  By drawing on theoretical insights from the fields of medical anthropology, sociology, and psychology, he conceptualizes mental illness as a cultural construct that is created by the dialectic interactions between individuals and their social world.  His research interest in the narrowing mental health disparities among culturally and ethnically diverse immigrant groups drew the attention of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which awarded him a fellowship to participate in a 2010 Global Mental Health Research Careers Forum.

    He has published and presented papers related to older adults, women, LGBT community, and culture-bound syndromes.  In spring 2012, he was invited to teach in China and provided undergraduate seminars on social welfare policy and social work practice theories in the United States.  Currently, Dr. Lee serves as a lead person for the Human Behavior and the Social Environment and undergraduate Social Welfare Policy courses.

    Areas of Expertise

    Cross-cultural variations of mental illness and the coping behaviors, particularly the impact of depressive symptoms and culture bound syndromes on the daily functioning of diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the United States.

    Issues related to socially just and culturally sensitive social work practice.

    Courses Taught

    Graduate Courses:
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II
    Culture, Illness, and Coping
    Policy Advocacy, Development, and Analysis

    Undergraduate Courses:
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II
    Social Welfare Policy

    Degrees

    BS, Kangnam University
    MEd, Myongj University
    MSW, PhD, Simmons College

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  • James E. Leone

    James E. Leone
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 221
    Tel:
    508.531.2334

    James E. Leone, PhD, ATC, CSCS, *D, CHES joined the Bridgewater community in 2008. Prior to joining Bridgewater State University, Dr. Leone held faculty appointments at The George Washington University, Northeastern University, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Serving many diverse roles has been a highlight of Dr. Leone's career. He served as Clinical Education Coordinator and Program Director in the undergraduate athletic training education program at SIUC, head athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist at several high schools in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Kentucky, and more recently as an educator, consultant, and author.

    Academically passionate accurately describes Dr. Leone in terms of his role(s) in the classroom and in the academic world. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in well-known journals such as the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of School Health, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Body Image: An International Journal of Research, Athletic Training Education Journal, and the Strength and Conditioning Journal among others. In addition to his publications, he also has presented his research well over 100 times in a variety of international, national, regional, state, and local venues. Dr. Leone's academic interests include: male health, body image, drug abuse epidemiology (androgenic anabolic steroids), celiac disease, and issues in professional development. He has written several chapters for various textbooks in addition to his own book on male health titled, Concepts in Male Heath: Perspectives across the Lifespan.

    He is an active member of several national, regional and state professional organizations and holds certifications and/or licensure in athletic training, strength and conditioning and health education. Dr. Leone also serves on the Executive Board for the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD). Dr. Leone is an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary Society, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also serves as a reviewer and associate editor for various professional journals.

    On a personal note, Dr. Leone enjoys physical activity (running, hiking, weight training, and softball), reading and writing, traveling, and spending time with his black lab mix.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MS, Indiana State University
    PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Health Education

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  • Deniz Z. Leuenberger

    Deniz Z. Leuenberger
    Professor of Political Science; Bridgewater State University Chief of Staff
    Boyden Hall, Room 200
    Tel:
    508.531.6125

    Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger is Bridgewater State University Chief of Staff and a Professor of Political Science/Public Administration. Professor Leuenberger specializes in sustainable development, public sector economics, public budgeting and finance, and non-profit and non-governmental organization management. In the past, she has held the following roles within the department and university: Coordinator of the MPA Program, Faculty Director of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement, Faculty Director of the Massachusetts Certified Public Managers Program, Faculty Director of the Institute for Regional Development, Coordinator for the Center for Sustainability, and Coordinator of the Center for Legislative Studies Global Citizen Leadership and Education program. She has served on the boards of ASPA's Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration, and the Section for Women in Public Administration. She is the past chair of the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration. She has published articles on sustainable development, strategic planning, and caring labor in Administrative Theory and Praxis, Public Works and Management Policy, Water Policy, State and Local Government Review, PA Times, and in the Public Manager. She is the co-author, with John R. Bartle, of the book Sustainable Development in Public Administration.

    Degrees

    BA, Midland College
    MPA, PhD, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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  • Leora Lev

    Leora Lev
    Professor of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 322
    Tel:
    508.531.2449

    Dr. Leora Lev contributed several essays and an interview with filmmaker John Waters to Enter At Your Own Risk: The Dangerous Art of Dennis Cooper (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2006), an anthology she also edited, and which was reviewed as "a knockout book" by internationally-acclaimed writer Scott Heim and won the Bridgewater Distinguished Faculty Research Award. She has also published, internationally, essays, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on Hispanic cinema, European art and fiction, and transgressive aesthetics; an exhibit catalogue (Kavi Kupta Gallery); and New York Times editorials. She has been interviewed by the New York Times and the Village Voice, and was an invited speaker at symposia in Abu Dhabi, Ireland, France, and at NYU and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lev teaches art history in Paris in the summers.

    Degrees

    BA, Brandeis University
    MA, PhD, Harvard University, Romance Languages

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  • Yiheng Liang

    Yiheng Liang
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 345
    Tel:
    508.531.1470

    Yiheng Liang received his PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of North Texas. His undergraduate major was software engineering with special interests in information and network security. While doing research in computational epidemiology during his doctorate, Dr. Liang extended his research into the area of big data. Dr. Liang had abundant teaching experience in computer science at the University of Central Missouri.

    Degrees

    BS, Beihang University
    MS, PhD, University of North Texas

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  • Mitchell L. Librett

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311J
    Tel:
    508.531.2724
    Degrees

    BFA, University of Arizona
    PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center

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  • Enping Li

    Enping Li
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 335
    Tel:
    508.531.2349

    Enping Li received her doctorate in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Binghamton in 2012. Her research and scholarship interests include information security, digital forensics and mobile application development. She enjoys playing table tennis, swimming and traveling.

    Degrees

    BS, North China University of Technology
    MS, China University of Petroleum
    PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton

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  • Lisa Litterio

    Lisa Litterio
    Assistant Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 309
    Tel:
    508.531.2183

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Technical Communication
    Rhetorical Theory
    Digital Pedagogies
    Multimodal Composing

    Publications:
    Dr. Litterio's work appears in journals such as The Journal of Business and Technical Communication and Rhetoric Review. She has a forthcoming book chapter entitled, "Multimodal Composers, Digital Curators: Examining Standards for Nonprint Texts through the Digital Expository Writing (DEW) Program" in James Purdy's and Randall McClure's Next Digital Scholar. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, including: Columbia University's Teacher's College Educational Technology Conference, the National Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), and the International Writing Center Association's (IWCA) Conference.

    Degrees

    BA, College of the Holy Cross, Classics
    MA, University of New Hampshire, Literature with concentration in Composition and Rhetoric
    PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Communication and Rhetoric

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  • Xiangrong Liu

    Xiangrong Liu
    Associate Professor of Management; Internship Coordinator
    Harrington Hall, Room 101E
    Tel:
    508.531.1406
    Degrees

    BS, MS, Wuhan University
    PhD, Drexel University

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  • Shannon Lockard

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 455
    Tel:
    508.531.2830

    Shannon Lockard has been teaching at Bridgewater since Fall 2007. She believes that working with students and teaching them mathematics is the best part of her job. In addition to teaching, she has also worked with a number of students on undergraduate research. She has taught a wide range of classes while at Bridgewater. She teaches calculus and linear algebra often and has taught many upper level courses as well, including Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Number Theory.  Away from Bridgewater, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

    Dr. Lockard does research in the area of enumerative combinatorics. Currently she is interested in studying restricted partition functions and related sequences. In addition to her mathematical research, she also engages in the scholarship of teaching and learning as a way of informing her teaching.

    Degrees

    BS, Eastern Kentucky University
    MS, Clemson University
    PhD, Clemson University

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  • Daniel Lomba

    Daniel Lomba
    Associate Professor of Economics
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 100
    Tel:
    508.531.2407
    Degrees

    BS, PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Samer Lone

    Samer Lone
    Associate Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 415
    Tel:
    508.531.2091

    Research Interests:
    Biochemistry
    Maintaining the integrity of DNA is essential for the survival of all living organisms. Cellular DNA is under constant assault by a variety of internal and external sources. For example, exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays has the ability to cause DNA base pairs to crosslink, which potentially could lead to skin cancer. Cells have evolved a variety of mechanisms to repair resulting damaged DNA, but some of these lesions remain and increase the potential for mutagenesis. In addition to having the ability to alter the DNA's coding potential, DNA lesions present severe blocks to normal DNA replication. The recent discovery of a large group of translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) polymerases, the Y-superfamily, has shed light on how cells are able to handle DNA lesions. Unlike replicative DNA polymerases, this family of DNA polymerases has the ability to traverse a variety of DNA lesions. Understanding how these DNA polymerases are able to bypass DNA lesions has obvious implications toward mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. In the lab, use of a variety of molecular, biochemical, and structural techniques elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which these DNA polymerases are able to bypass specific DNA carcinogens

    Recent Courses:
    Biochemistry I/II (CHEM 461/462)
    Advanced Biochemistry Lab (CHEM 466)
    Research in Chemistry (CHEM 390)
    Survey of Chemistry II (CHEM 132)

    Degrees

    BS, Oakland University
    PhD, Wayne State University
    Post Doc, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York

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  • Amy Lovera

    Amy Lovera
    Assistant Professor of Art
    Art Center
    Tel:
    508.531.1359

    Amy Lovera is a multimedia artist whose works explore the interplay between biographical and fictional narratives. She holds an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design with a certificate in collegiate teaching from Brown University. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, including a screening of an animation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, a performance at the RISD Museum and a publication in Mexico’s Fine Art Photography journal, Luna Córnea. Professor Lovera has also been awarded grants from Rhode Island’s State Council of The Arts and from the LEF Foundation. Outside of her art practice, she enjoys creating costumes and performing with a local dance company. She also likes cooking delicious food with family and friends and having picnics with her two little girls.

    Degrees

    BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
    MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

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  • Beverly Lovett

    Professor of Social Work; BSW Coordinator
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102S
    Tel:
    508.531.2253
    Degrees

    BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work
    DSW, Tulane University

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  • Margaret Lowe

    Professor of History; Coordinator of Global Religious Studies
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 230
    Tel:
    508.531.2407
    Areas of Expertise

    History of Women
    Progressive Era
    American Social and Cultural History

    Degrees

    BA, University of Vermont
    MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Bruce Machart

    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 208
    Tel:
    508.531.1422

    Research and Teaching Interests:
    Fiction Writing
    Narrative Craft
    History of Short Fiction
    Contemporary American Literature

    Recent Publications:
    Until Daylight Delivers Me (a novel): Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015.
    Men in the Making (a collection of short stories): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2011).
    The Wake of Forgiveness (a novel): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2010).

    Degrees

    BA, University of Houston
    MFA, Ohio State University, English/Fiction Writing

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  • Michelle Mamberg

    Michelle Mamberg
    Associate Professor of Psychology; Graduate Program Coordinator
    Hart Hall, Room 334
    Tel:
    508.531.2515

    Dr. Mamberg is a Clinical Psychologist. Her post-doctoral clinical experiences included counseling New Yorkers following the World Trade Center attack in 2001 and working at Pace University's Counseling Center in Westchester, N.Y. Dr. Mamberg's clinical work focuses on anxiety, depression and trauma sequellae in young adults; and her therapeutic style incorporates relational-dynamic and interpersonal approaches with cognitive-behavioral techniques. She has continued her professional development by becoming trained in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Mamberg's theoretical interests primarily focus on socio-cultural and discursive aspects of self development, as well as the impact of trauma and loss on identity and developmental processes. She has mentored students on various quantitative and qualitative research projects, two of which were presented at the 5th International Conference on the Dialogical Self. Dr. Mamberg teaches a variety of undergraduate courses, including Clinical Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Orientation to the Major. At the graduate level, she teaches Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice, I; an advanced seminar on Trauma & Loss and she supervises students during their field placements.

    Degrees

    BA, State University of New York at Purchase, 1987
    MA, Clark University, 1994
    PhD, Clark University 2002

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  • Jennifer Manak

    Jennifer Manak
    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 131
    Tel:
    508.531.2975
    Degrees

    BEd, MEd, PhD, University of Florida

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  • Debra Marek

    Assistant Professor of Art
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 203
    Tel:
    508.531.2136
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  • Heather Marella

    Heather Marella
    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 386
    Tel:
    508.531.1365

    Heather Marella joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 2011.  Dr. Marella’s teaching responsibilities include General Biology II, Genetics, Plant Physiology and Parasitology. Dr. Marella’s research focuses on the interaction between plants (Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato) and a nematode parasite (Meloidogyne incognita).  Meloidogyne incognita is a microscopic roundworm that penetrates the root of a host plant, where it establishes a feeding site; draining the plant of nutrients and altering the structure of the root.  These devastating parasites cause an economic loss in the billions annually.  Using a combination of genetics, cell and molecular biology, Dr. Marella and her undergraduate students investigate the function of plant transporter genes in establishing and maintaining the parasitic infection. Additional projects examine the role of plant hormones and mycorrhizal fungi in the plant-parasite interaction. Students have the opportunity to present their data at local, regional and national conferences.

    Degrees

    BS, Wake Forest University
    PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

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  • Boriana Marintcheva

    Boriana Marintcheva
    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 309
    Tel:
    508.531.1729

    Boriana Marintcheva joined the Biology Department in the Fall of 2008. Currently she teaches Cell Biology, Virology and Molecular Biology courses with labs. Her research interests focus on the biology of virus-host interactions using bacteriophage T7/ Escherichia coli model system. Knowledge about the specifics of virus-host interactions in different systems has allowed the development of preventive and therapeutic measures aiming at diminishing the negative impact of viruses on human health, and using viruses for practical purposes such as biotechnology and drug delivery. While bacterial viruses are harmless to humans, they function in similar ways to animal viruses and often employ simpler molecular machinery. Historically, many aspects of viral biology were initially understood using bacteriophages and then applied to the more complex systems of animal viruses. In her research, Dr. Marintcheva uses techniques from molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. Dr. Marintcheva is also passionate about science education, science promotion and development of pedagogical tools advancing teaching and learning.

    Areas of Expertise

    Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Virology
    Viral replication

    Degrees

    BS/MS, Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria
    PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center
    Postdoc, Harvard Medical School

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  • John Marvelle

    John Marvelle
    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 121
    Tel:
    508.531.1367
    Degrees

    BA, MEd, Bridgewater State College
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • TC Mattocks

    TC Mattocks
    Associate Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs; Coordinator of Educational Leadership
    Hart Hall Room 319
    Tel:
    508.531.1441

    Dr. Chris Mattocks arrived at Bridgewater State University in 2008 after 43 years in public education as a high school teacher/coach, superintendent, and college professor. His career has included work in Montana, Idaho, and Massachusetts. While serving as superintendent of the Bellingham (MA) school district from 2002-2008, he was also a part-time faculty for Bridgewater in the areas of school law, the superintendency, and public relations. Chris teaches courses in beginning and advanced law, school finance, personnel, and the superintendency, and serves as coordinator of the LEAD Program.

    Degrees

    BS, MEd, Montana State University
    EdD, Montana State University, 1987, Educational Leadership

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  • Suanne Maurer-Starks

    Suanne Maurer-Starks
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies; Athletic Training Graduate Coordinator
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 225
    Tel:
    508.531.2381

    Prior to joining the faculty at Bridgewater, Dr. Maurer-Starks was on faculty at Northeastern University. She has also served as a program director at Hofstra University's Athletic Training Program. She has been a practicing athletic trainer and has worked with a variety of intercollegiate athletic teams. Suanne has been involved in the World Games for the Deaf medical staff and has traveled to two International Games, including Sofia, Bulgaria, and Copenhagen, Denmark. The courses she is responsible for teaching are predominately in the field of athletic training. Dr. Maurer-Starks has spoken at district and national conferences, including the Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting; the National Athletic Trainer's annual meeting and the American Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's annual meeting. She is active in the Athletic Training profession, has been a test site Administrator and currently serves on the Thomas Sheehan Scholarship Selection Committee. Her current research efforts revolve around athletic training pedagogy and issues surrounding diversity within the profession of athletic training.

    Degrees

    BS, Canisius College, Physical Education and Athletic Training
    MS, Canisius College, Deaf Education
    CAS, Hofstra University, Educational Administration
    EdD, Columbia University, Health

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  • Kathleen McAleer

    Instructor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102P
    Tel:
    508.531.2867
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  • T. Kevin McGowan

    T. Kevin McGowan
    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 345
    Tel:
    508.531.1895

    Kevin McGowan is an early childhood educator with over twenty-five years of experience. Kevin thrives in dynamic, fluid environments where a combination of authentically diverse efforts from practitioners, policy makers, and researchers address the needs of marginalized children and their families. Past early childhood experiences include working as a prekindergarten/Head Start teacher, mentor teacher, and education manager with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Additional early childhood experiences include assistant director and disabilities specialist for the Alexandria, Virginia Head Start Program and emergent literacy coach for Educational Solutions. Kevin's research interests include exploring empathy development through a critical theory lens in early childhood education pre-service and in-service teachers.

    Areas of Expertise

    Early Education and Care

    Degrees

    BS, Howard University
    MEd, Cambridge College
    PhD, George Mason University

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  • Robert McManus

    Robert McManus
    Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Professional Programs
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 219
    Tel:
    508.531.2428

    Dr. Robert A. McManus has been employed at Bridgewater State University since the fall of 2011. As a part-time faculty in the Master's Core, he served as the full-time administrator for the Bridge Partnership Program. In the fall of 2012, he was appointed Pre-Practicum Coordinator and temporary full-time Assistant Professor in Secondary Education and Professional Programs. He was recently appointed to a permanent position in the Educational Leadership Program and will continue to serve as Pre-Practicum Coordinator for the College of Education and Allied Studies.

    A former middle school principal and special education director in the District of Columbia Public School System, Dr. McManus has held teaching positions at several other universities. As a member of the US Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, he served as a full-time teacher of Aerospace Education to students in grades 7-12 in Fort Washington, Maryland and, in 2012, helped establish the Bridgewater State University Squadron of Civil Air Patrol that is currently in operation through our Department of Aviation Science in the Ricciardi College of Business. 

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  • Melanie McNaughton

    Melanie McNaughton
    Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215R
    Tel:
    508.531.2167

    Curious about how we create and communicate identity, Dr. Melanie McNaughton explores visual and popular culture. Her research concentrations combine communication and critical cultural studies approaches, exploring visual and popular culture with an emphasis on nontraditional identities. Dr. McNaughton has published essays on visual and popular culture, including design and domesticity, disaster photography, graphic design, and tattooing.

    Dr. McNaughton’s research interests also connect to her classroom. Curiosity and dedication are powerful forces for change, and it is these passions through which she hopes to inspire and engage her students. Dr. McNaughton teaches research and writing courses in media studies, popular and visual culture, and cultural studies. As an instructor, Melanie McNaughton has developed extensive expertise in using technology to engage students in online environments. In 2017, Dr. McNaughton received a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence from Bridgewater State University, recognizing her innovative use of technology to enhance online learning environments.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Calgary
    MA, Pennsylvania State University
    PhD, University of Georgia

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  • Sean H. McPherson

    Assistant Professor of Art
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 202
    Tel:
    508.531.2185
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  • Sarah McQuarrie

    Sarah McQuarrie
    Associate Professor of Music; Graduate Coordinator
    Hunt Hall, Room 115
    Tel:
    508.531.6159

    Dr. McQuarrie earned the BA in Music Education with a concentration in piano from Castleton State University, the MM in Music Education from The University of Maine, and the DMA in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Before transitioning to higher education full-time she taught for ten years in both urban and rural school systems. As a pianist, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe accompanying the Castleton Collegiate Chorale, the Bangor Theological Seminary Festival Choir, and for several state and regional high-school music festivals. She has regularly presented on assessment and elementary methods at regional, national, and international conferences including the International Convention for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and the International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education. In addition to her collegiate duties, Dr. McQuarrie remains current in her field by serving as elementary choir director at Rising Tide Public Charter School in Plymouth, MA.

    Areas of Expertise

    Music Education

    Degrees

    BA, Castleton State University
    MM, University of Maine
    DMA, Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah University

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  • Jennifer Mead

    Jennifer Mead
    Assistant Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 237
    Tel:
    508.531.1493
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  • Michele Meek

    Michele Meek
    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library, Room 215B
    Tel:
    508.531.1410

    Professor Meek teaches courses in digital media production, film studies, screenwriting, and gender studies. She is an award-winning writer and film director, with her most recent film, Imagine Kolle 37, having screened at the ICA Boston, Independent Film Festival of Boston, and others. She edited the book Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle through Profiles, Interviews, and Manifestos with Routledge in 2019, and she has published in Literature/Film Quarterly, Girhood Studies, and the Journal of Popular Film and Television.

    In addition, her successes as a media entrepreneur have been profiled by NPR, the Boston Globe and Inc. Magazine. She founded NewEnglandFilm.com, an online magazine, directory and film festival website that has become a leading resource for filmmakers in the region, and she led the transition of the 30-year-old magazine The Independent Film and Video Monthly to the nonprofit organization Independent Media Publications, where she remains a board member. She regularly serves on film festival juries and advisory boards, including Stowe Story Labs, Women in Comedy Festival, Salem Film Fest, and others, and she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Children’s and Youth Media and Culture Scholarly Interest Group for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. For more information, see her website at http://www.michelemeek.com

    Degrees

    BA, Boston College
    MFA, Emerson College
    PhD, University of Rhode Island

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  • April Megginson

    April Megginson
    Assistant Professor of Counselor Education; School Counseling Program Director
    Maxwell Library, Room 313C
    Tel:
    508.531.2191

    Dr. April Megginson is a licensed Guidance Counselor (5-12) in the state of Massachusetts.  She has spent 14 years working in diverse public schools as a Title I Guided reading specialist, high school counselor, and middle school counselor.  Dr. Megginson is an active member of the American Counselors Association (ACA), American School Counselors Association (ASCA), Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and Association of Play Therapists (APT).  As part of her scholarship activities, she has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences.  Her research and scholarship areas of interest include assisting school counselors in implementing a comprehensive data-driven school counseling program that advocates for and meets the unique needs of special populations, as well as utilizing play therapy and expressive arts therapy in schools. 

    Degrees

    BA, San Francisco State University
    MS, California State University, Los Angeles
    PhD, University of Wyoming

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  • Jennifer Mendell

    Jennifer Mendell
    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 380
    Tel:
    508.531.2610

    Jenna Mendell joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences in 2009, where she teaches General Biology I, General Microbiology and Medical Microbiology. Jenna’s research involves analysis of the microbial community present in drinking water sources from Cambodia, and how these organisms can affect the overall health of the individuals consuming them. This work has allowed her to combine her love of microbial ecology, medical microbiology and community service and she routinely brings students to Cambodia to conduct research addressing clean water issues. Jenna is also researching the epidemiology of the pathogens Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease and Anaplasma spp, the causative agent of Anaplasmosis, in the tick vector, Ixodes scapularis and their prevalence in Plymouth County. Jenna enjoys mentoring and advising undergraduates and serves as the Honors Chair for the Department of Biological Sciences as well as the Faculty Advisor for the Biology Club and Beta, Beta, Beta, the National Biological Honor Society. In her spare time she is an avid hiker, gardener and is actively involved in dog rescue across the country, specializing in senior and hospice rescue.

    Degrees

    BA, Wheaton College
    PhD, Cornell University

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  • Rebecca Metcalf

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 355
    Tel:
    508.531.6108

    Rebecca Metcalf has been a liaison between her department and the College of Education and Allied Studies. She has been the facilitator of CONNECT Math and the Massachusetts higher education representative at PARCC Algebra II Assessment meetings. She is currently a contributing member of the Massachusetts Commonwealth Taskforce on Redesigning Developmental Math as well as an Executive Board Member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Collaborative (MACS) at Bridgewater.

    Dr. Metcalf's teaching load consists of mostly mathematics courses for the preparation of elementary teachers, but also includes secondary mathematics methods courses and others. She teaches Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112), Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113), Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (MATH 114), Elements of Precalculus (MATH 140), Precalculus and Trigonometry (MATH 150), and Methods for Teaching High School/Middle School Mathematics (HSED 456/MSED 422).

    Her professional work and scholarship falls under the broad umbrella of Undergraduate Mathematics Education. Specifically, she has focused on issues related to transfer of undergraduate mathematics courses and teacher preparation of elementary teachers.

    Degrees

    BS, State University College of New York College at Buffalo 
    MA, PhD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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  • Seth Meyer

    Seth Meyer
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 102
    Tel:
    508.531.2950

    Dr. Seth J. Meyer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a focus on nonprofit management. He received a BA from the University of Rochester, an MSSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, and a PhD from Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Meyer’s research focuses on the organizational behavior of national nonprofit organizations as well as the management of and relationships between South African nonprofits. His work has appeared in the Journal of Social Work and Journal of Social Service Research. Dr. Meyer is an active member of the NASW and has written for their Administration and Supervision newsletter. He teaches courses on Organizational Theory and Behavior, Nonprofit Management, and Introduction to Public Administration.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Rochester
    MSSW, Columbia University
    PhD, Rutgers University

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  • Suzanne Miller

    Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Hart Hall, Room 128
    Tel:
    508.531.2972
    Degrees

    BA, Bridgewater State College
    MS, PhD, Emerson College

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  • Carolyn Mires

    Carolyn Mires
    Assistant Professor of Special Education
    Hart Hall, Room 225
    Tel:
    508.531.2894
    Areas of Expertise

    Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
    Conduct Disabilities
    Co-Morbid Mental Health Disorders
    Gifted and Talented Education (and lack thereof)
    Behavior Change Methods

    Degrees

    BA, University of Montana
    MA, The American University
    PhD, Pennsylvania State University

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  • Susan J. Miskelly

    Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Coordinator of Communication Studies Laboratory
    Maxwell Library 215A
    Tel:
    508.531.2134
    Degrees

    BA, Towson State College
    MA, Bowling Green State University

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  • Khadija Monk

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.1825


    Dr. Monk's research centers on using the principles of environmental criminology to develop effective crime-specific prevention strategies.  Professor Monk recently examined how crime is managed in central business districts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  While pursuing her doctorate and working as a research associate with the University of Cincinnati Policing Institute, Professor Monk traveled across Ohio helping cities to implement and antiviolence campaign based on the Boston Gun Project, referred to as the Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.  In addition, she worked as a community crime analyst for Cincinnati's Community Police Partnering Center.  this organization sought to improve the relationship between the police and high-crime communities in an effort to address crime and disorder problems.  Professor Monk has taught at the University of Cincinnati and for the California State University system.

    Areas of Expertise

    Environmental Criminology
    Crime Prevention
    Policing

    Degrees

    BA, MS, PhD, University of Cincinnati

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  • Sarah Fawn Montgomery

    Sarah Fawn Montgomery
    Assistant Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 204
    Tel:
    508.531.2865

    Research and Teaching Interests:

    Creative Nonfiction Writing
    Poetry Writing
    Women’s and Gender Studies 
    Disability Studies 
    Literary Editing and Publishing 

    Recent Publications:

    Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir (a memoir from The Ohio State University Press, 2018)
    Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women (a chapbook of poems from Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
    Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide (a chapbook of poems from Finishing Line Press, 2017)
    The Astronaut Checks His Watch (a chapbook of poems from Finishing Line Press, 2014)

    Degrees

    BA, California State Polytechnic University
    MFA, California State University at Fresno
    PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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  • Joshua Moulding

    Joshua Moulding
    Instructor of Communication Studies
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 118
    Tel:
    508.531.2649

    Joshua Moulding received his MEd in Instructional Technology and his Bachelors of Communication Studies from Bridgewater State University. He currently teaches Video Editing, Radio Production, Television Studio Program and Media Literacy. When not in the classroom, Mr. Moulding works on his own video and media production for his own company, 3 Thirteen Productions. Projects have included working with Brown University & the FDA, ZipCar, and the 48 Hour Film Festival in Providence where his work has won Best Editing and Best Actress. He continues his work on documentary features and is currently working on a documentary spotlighting the Homeless and their needs in the Taunton, Massachusetts area. Over the years, Mr. Moulding has had involvement in the news media as a video editor for WHDH-TV Boston and on several major motion picture productions; Shutter Island, Bride Wars, Edge of Darkness and Surrogates. On campus, Mr. Moulding also is the faculty advisor of WBIM-FM 91.5, BSU’s on campus, FCC regulated, station. Throughout the year, Joshua Moulding, serves as Projection Designer for the Theater Department and FPAC shows, including Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Shrek, Once Upon a Mattress and The Little Mermaid.

    Degrees

    BA, MEd, Bridgewater State University

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  • Shaheen Mozaffar

    Shaheen Mozaffar
    Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 203
    Tel:
    508.531.2291

    Professor Mozaffar teaches undergraduate courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations and graduate courses in the MPA program.  His professional work combines academic research with policy application.  His academic research focuses broadly on the application of institutional analysis to the comparative study of democratization, constitutional design, democratic governance, political parties, elections, electoral systems, electoral governance, ethnic politics, politics and religion, conflict management, African legislatures, and African politics.

    A recipient of a National Science Foundation research grant, he is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on the colonial state in Africa, regime change, ethnic politics, democratization, political parties, electoral systems, the choice and consequences of new democratic institutions in Africa, and US democracy assistance policy. His work has appeared in the African Studies Review, American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics Studies, Democratization, Electoral Studies, International Negotiations, International Political Science Review, Journal of Legislative Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Political Parties, and Representation (UK).

    Professor Mozaffar is a co-Principal Investigator of the African Legislatures Project, a collaborative project between the BSU Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership and the Democracy in Africa Research Unit of the Center for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.  He is a Research Fellow of the BSU Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.  Professor Mozaffar was also a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria.

    In his public policy work, Professor Mozaffar has served as a consultant to the USAID Africa Bureau on institutional design and democratic governance.  During the 1999-2000 academic year, he served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow at USAID, where he worked on democracy and human rights issues in Latin America. He was also a member of the US delegation to the Organization of American States election observation team for the legislative elections in Haiti in May 2000. He was a member of an international panel of experts on electoral systems established by the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division for the Fiji Constitutional Review Commission. In 2005, he served as a member of an international team of experts appointed by Elections Canada to assist the International Mission for Iraqi Elections in assessing the Transitional National Assembly Elections in January 2005, the Constitutional Referendum in October 2005, and the Iraqi Council of Representative Elections in December 2005, which he also monitored and observed in Baghdad.  Professor Mozaffar is also an adjunct lecturer in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Regional Security Education Program in which capacity he travels on naval ships at sea to deliver country briefings and lectures on Islam, Africa and the Middle East to naval personnel on deployment.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, Bowling Green State University
    PhD, Miami University in Ohio

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  • John Mulrooney

    John Mulrooney
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 313
    Tel:
    508.531.2520
    Degrees

    AA, Dean College
    BA, Suffolk University
    MFA, New York University

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  • Meghan Murphy

    Meghan Murphy
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Hart Hall, Room 227
    Tel:
    508.531.2395

    Dr. Meghan Murphy teaches Sociology of Education, Gender and Sexuality, Research Methods, and Introduction to Sociology. Her main areas of study include the sociology of education, social theory, and gender and sexuality. Her most current research examines the intersections of gender identity and sexuality in educational settings. She has published research about organizational culture and its Influence on teachers’ support of openly Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Students and the college experience of first-generation students attending a comprehensive University. When she is not at school, she enjoys practicing yoga, skiing, and spending time with her dogs Cody and Henry. 

    Degrees

    BA, Bridgewater State University
    MA, University of Massachusetts at Boston
    PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

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  • Rachel Navarre

    Rachel Navarre
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 204
    Tel:
    508.531.2528

    Rachel Navarre received her PhD from the University at Texas in Austin in Government and specializes in the fields of comparative politics and public policy. After completing her degree she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her research focuses on comparative public policy, specifically issues of framing and issue definition; immigration policy and politics; regional governance; populism; and content analysis. She has presented her work at multiple conferences and currently has articles out for review on immigrant transnational political participation and the effect of religion on attitudes towards immigrants.

    Degrees

    BA, Knox College
    MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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  • Saritha Nellutla

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 403
    Tel:
    508.531.3946
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  • Stephen Nelson

    Stephen Nelson
    Professor of Secondary Education & Professional Programs/Educational Leadership
    Adrian Tinsley Center Room 233
    Tel:
    508.531.2037

    Stephen J. Nelson is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Bridgewater State University and a Senior Scholar in the Leadership Alliance at Brown University. Professor Nelson teaches in the Educational Leadership Program in the Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs concentrating on questions and issues of leadership, organizational culture, behavior and dynamics, and educational research. He guides the development and implementation of CAGS student research projects and collaborates with Graduate Research Assistants on student-initiated research studies, articles, publications, and professional presentations.

    Professor Nelson's most recent major book is The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America: A Lively Experiment (2016). He is also the author of five books about the college presidency: College Presidents Reflect: Life in and out of the Ivory Tower (2013), Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents (2012), Leaders in the Crossroads: Success and Failure in the College Presidency (2009), Leaders in the Labyrinth: College Presidents and the Battleground of Creeds and Convictions (2007), Leaders in the Crucible: The Moral Voice of College Presidents (2000), as well as numerous scholarly articles. Prior to his career as a professor, he was a college student affairs administrator at Wellesley, Dartmouth and Bard Colleges where he was the Dean of Students. Professor Nelson's work focuses on the history of the college and university in America and on the college presidency. He further maintains broad interests in the field of educational leadership, especially in higher education, in organizational culture and theory, and in general issues of leadership in the public and private sector. 

     

    Degrees

    BA, Gettysburg College, History
    MARS, Hartford Seminary
    MDiv, Andover Newton Theological School
    PhD, University of Connecticut, Professional Higher Education Administration

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  • Thomas Nester

    Associate Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 225
    Tel:
    508.531.1743
    Areas of Expertise

    United States History
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    Military History

    Degrees

    BA, Susquehanna University
    MA, Temple University
    PhD, Texas A & M University

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  • Misti Neutzling

    Misti Neutzling
    Associate Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 235
    Tel:
    508.531.1870
    Degrees

    BS, Florida Southern College
    MS, Troy State University
    PhD, University of Northern Colorado

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  • Jeffrey Nicholas

    Jeffrey Nicholas
    Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 316
    Tel:
    508.531.2250

    Dr. Nicholas joined the Department of Psychology in September, 1998. His area of specialization is Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Nicholas teaches Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, I/O Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. His research interests include social cognition, social influence, attitudes, and emotional reactions especially when applied to behavior in the workplace.

    Degrees

    BS, Salem State University, 1986
    MS, PhD, Purdue University, 1993

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  • Carol Nicholeris

    Carol Nicholeris
    Professor of Music
    Hunt Hall, Room 217C
    Tel:
    508.531.2040

    Dr. Nicholeris is certified as a public school music educator for grades K-12 and as a public school music administrator. She has taught music at all grade levels from K-college, and her education-research interests are focused in music curriculum philosophy and design developed in accordance with current brain research and studies in physics and meta-physics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Nicholeris is a choral conductor and has directed school, college, church, and community choruses. She has served as the Music Director of the Bridgewater State University Alumni Chamber Choir for 18 years. Dr. Nicholeris is a recognized composer of choral music. Her works, which have been performed both locally and internationally, are published through E.C. Schirmer Music Publishers of Boston.

    Areas of Expertise

    Music Composition
    Music Theory
    Music Education
    General Studies
    Jazz/Show Choir
    Alumni Chamber Choir
    Conducting

    Degrees

    BM, Boston University
    MAT, Bridgewater State University, Creative Arts
    CAGS, Bridgewater State University, Education Administration 
    DMA, Boston University

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  • Garrett W. Nichols

    Garrett W. Nichols
    Assistant Professor of English
    Email:
    Degrees

    BA, Grove City College
    MA, Illinois State University
    PhD, Texas A&M University

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  • Chifuru Chief Noda

    Chifuru Chief Noda
    Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 421
    Tel:
    508.531.2998

    Research Interests:
    Physical Chemistry

    Recent Courses:
    Physical Chemistry I/II (CHEM 381/382)
    Chemical Principles I/II (CHEM 141/142)
    Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 131)

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Kobe University, Japan
    PhD, Stanford University, California

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  • James Norman

    Instructor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 315
    Tel:
    508.531.1258
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  • Amos O. Nwosu

    Amos O. Nwosu
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 216
    Tel:
    508.531.2063

    Dr. Amos O. Nwosu has been teaching at Bridgewater State College since 1986. He became CHES certified in 1998. As an editor and publisher, he has authored several books including the award winning "Perspectives in Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity". Dr. Nwosu specializes in Health Program Planning, Health Counseling, Community Health Analysis and Cultural Diversity. He has been involved in various academic and community organization activities which facilitate and foster environments conducive to scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

    Degrees

    BS, University of Nigeria, 1975
    MS, University of South Carolina, 1979
    PhD, Texas Woman's University, 1985

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  • Erin O'Connor

    Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 234
    Tel:
    508.531.2405
    Areas of Expertise

    Andean history
    Gender analysis
    Indian/state relations

    Degrees

    BA, Brandeis University
    PhD, Boston College

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  • David J. O'Malley

    David J. O'Malley
    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102T
    Tel:
    508.531.2978

    Dr. O'Malley's educational and professional background includes having worked with community and faith-based organizations which were engaged in inter-faith and interreligious work in education, housing, health and human services work.  His experience in having worked in a variety of settings and with a diverse set of people has prepared him to respond to the issues he faced in his career as a social worker and now as a social work educator.  His particular commitments are in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and self-awareness so that they are prepared to be life-long learners.  A changing work environment with emerging issues requires students to be adaptable to working in a variety of settings with different populations and issues.  Another element of Dr. O'Malley's professional activity is in designing and providing on-going staff development for local agencies and field education instructors.

    Areas of Expertise

    Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation
    Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    Religion and Spirituality as critical elements of cultural competency
    Contemplative Practices in social work education and social work practice
    Service-Learning
    Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Education and Prevention

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate courses:
    SCWK 250 - Introduction to Social Work
    SCWK 270 - Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression
    SCWK 338 - Introduction to Social Work Practice
    SCWK 498 - Senior Field Experience and Seminar
    Electives on issues of religion and spirituality in social work practice

    Degrees

    BS, University of Connecticut
    MDiv, Yale University Divinity School
    MSW, Southern Connecticut State University
    PhD, Case Western Reserve University

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  • Carrie Oeding

    Carrie Oeding
    Assistant Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 231
    Tel:
    508.531.1258

    Carrie Oeding earned her PhD at Ohio University. She teaches American Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry, and First Year Writing. She has published her first book of Poetry, Our List of Solutions.  She enjoys hiking, eating, art, and exploring with her 2-year-old. 

    Degrees

    PhD, Ohio University

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  • Steven G. Young - organ

    Steven G. Young - organ
    Professor of Music
    Maxwell Library, Room 312F
    Tel:
    508.531.2043

    Dr. Young, Director of Choral Activities, conducts all of the choral ensembles at BSU, having led performances of major works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Persichetti, Rheinberger, Rutter, Stravinsky, and others. Under Dr. Young's direction, the BSU Chamber Singers, a select a cappella choir, has toured throughout Europe and the U.S. as the university's singing ambassadors.”Dr. Young's association with the university began in 1985, when he served as staff accompanist; he has since taught classes in music theory, music history, music appreciation, and piano. Dr. Young holds several degrees in organ performance; his teachers have included Carolyn Day Skelton, Yuko Hayashi, Max Miller, Russell Saunders, and John Ferguson. An active recitalist, Dr. Young has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Recent performance venues have included the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, MA; Trinity Church, Boston; St. Thomas Church, New York; and the Festival d'Orgue in Sens, France.

    Areas of Expertise

    Director of Choral Activities
    Music Theory
    General studies

    Degrees

    BA, Barrington College
    MMus, New England Conservatory
    DMA, Boston University

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  • Mia Ortiz

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Internship Coordinator
    Maxwell Library, 311F
    Tel:
    508.531.2427
    Degrees

    BA, University of California at Riverside
    MA, San Francisco State University
    PhD, City University of New York

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  • Vignon Oussa

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 453
    Tel:
    508.531.1829

    Vignon Oussa's first interest is teaching mathematics. He has taught several courses including remedial courses, most upper level courses and several other classes in between. Dr. Oussa is currently involved with the Math Club and is the coordinator of internship and job opportunities for math majors at Bridgewater State University. He has also been active in research on the Representation Theory of Lie Groups and Wavelets Analysis on non commutative groups.

    Selected Publications:
    B.Currey, V.Oussa, Admissibility for Monomial Representations of Exponential Lie Groups, Journal of Lie Theory 22 (2012), No. 2, 481-487
    V.Oussa, Bandlimited Spaces on Some 2-step Nilpotent Lie Groups With One Parseval Frame Generator, to appear in Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics
    V.Oussa, Admissibility For Quasiregular Representations of Exponential Solvable Lie Groups, Colloq. Math, vol. 131, No. 2 (2013)

    Courses Taught

    Selected Topics in Math (MATH 105)
    Transition to Advanced Mathematics (MATH 180)
    Modern Geometry (MATH 325)
    Real Analysis (MATH 401)
    Abstract Algebra (MATH 301)

    Degrees

    BS, Greenville College
    MS, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville
    PhD, Saint Louis University

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  • Heather Pacheco-Guffrey

    Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 121
    Tel:
    508.531.2675
    Degrees

    BS, University of Rhode Island
    MEd, University of Massachusetts Boston
    PhD, Arizona State University

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  • Donald J. Padgett

    Donald J. Padgett
    Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 305
    Tel:
    508.531.2089

    Dr. Padgett joined BSU in the Fall of 1999. His research focuses on plant ecology and evolution particularly among aquatic and wetland vascular plants. He has conducted both laboratory and field studies to examine questions of natural hybridization, phylogenetic history, and reproductive fecundity in aquatic plants, as well as broader floristic studies of species richness and composition in wetland plant communities. Dr. Padgett is currently exploring the roles aquatic turtles play in seed dispersal of aquatic plants. Learn more about Dr. Padgett and his work by visiting his website at https://donaldpadgett.weebly.com​ or by contacting him at: Dpadgett@bridgew.edu

    Areas of Expertise
    • Plant Evolution and Classification
    • Plant Identification
    • Aquatic Plant Biology
    Degrees

    BS, Susquehanna University 1991 Biology
    MS, University of New Hampshire 1993 Plant Biology
    PhD, University of New Hampshire 1997 Plant Biology

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  • Taryn Palluccio

    Taryn Palluccio
    Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics, Room 425
    Tel:
    508.531.1233

    Taryn Palluccio received her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Tufts University. Dr. Palluccio’s research interests include deciphering reaction mechanisms and relating structural aspects of reactive metal complexes to their functions through crystallography. She has published several manuscripts in scientific journals related to this work. Dr. Palluccio teaches a variety of courses designed for both science and nonscience majors. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and ballet dancing.

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  • Thaya Paramanathan

    Thaya Paramanathan
    Assistant Professor of Physics; Coordinator for the Adrian Tinsley Program
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 227
    Tel:
    508.531.3805

    Dr. Thayaparan Paramanathan (Dr. Thaya) is a biophysicist with interests in applying physics techniques to explore biological systems at single molecule level.

    Education: Dr. Thaya received his PhD in physics from Northeastern University investigating how cancer drugs interact with DNA using optical tweezers under Prof. Mark C. Williams, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and one of the leading researchers in the field of using optical tweezers to study DNA interactions. After graduating from Northeastern, Dr. Thaya did his postdoctoral work at Brandeis University with Prof. Jeff Gelles, who is considered one of the pioneers in single molecule imaging, and Prof. Jane Kondev, who is a world renowned biophysicist. At Brandeis he explored the effect of competitors on dissociation of non-covalently bound biomolecules using TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence) Microscopy, another physics technique that is used to observe multiple single molecules at the same time.

    Research: Dr. Thaya has published multiple research articles in leading, high impact journals, which have been sited by scholars from 20 different countries. His recent work titled " A general mechanism for competitor-induced dissociation of molecular complexes" is published in Nature Communications. He is in the process of building a Single Molecule Biophysics Lab at Bridgewater State University where he is planning to involve undergraduates in cutting edge biophysics research in collaboration with Williams Lab at Northeastern University and Gelles Lab at Brandeis University.

    Teaching: Dr. Thaya has over 5 years of full time experience teaching undergraduate physics at University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka and at Assumption College in Worcester, MA prior to joining Bridgewater State University. He currently teaches calculus-based general physics, Optics, Modern Physics and Electronics.

    Degrees

    BSc, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    MS, PhD, Northeastern University

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  • Brian Payne

    Associate Professor of History; Graduate Program Coordinator
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 226
    Tel:
    508.531.2519
    Areas of Expertise

    United States History
    Labor History
    Maritime History

    Degrees

    BA, St. John Fisher College
    MA, PhD, University of Maine

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  • James Pearson

    James Pearson
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Acting FLR Course Coordinator (Fall 2014)
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 325
    Tel:
    508.531.2851

    James Pearson is the philosophy department’s specialist in analytic philosophy, an approach which focuses on scrutinizing the logic and language of philosophical arguments. His recent work has examined the history of explication, which is a process by which inquirers construct precise, new concepts to replace old, vague ones. He has published articles in such venues as The Monist, Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, and Social Theory and Practice. In addition to teaching Symbolic Logic each semester, Professor Pearson offers classes in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and 20th Century philosophy. 

    Areas of Expertise

    Epistemology, Metaphysics, History of Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Language and Mind

    Degrees

    BA, University of Oxford
    PhD, University of Pittsburgh

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  • Stephanie Penley

    Stephanie Penley
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 324
    Tel:
    508.531.2313

    Dr. Stephanie Penley is a systems neuroscientist who is primarily interested in understanding how distributed networks of neurons work together to create a memory. Her research focuses on sex differences in the behavioral and neuroanatomical consequences of developmental teratogen exposure. She teaches Biopsychology and Research Methods. She also loves the outdoors, is a crafter, novice quilter, and comic book nerd. 

    Degrees

    BS, MA, PhD, University of Connecticut at Storrs

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  • Carolyn Petrosino

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311B
    Tel:
    508.531.2324
    Degrees

    BA, Howard university
    MSW, PhD, Rutgers University

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  • Deborah Nemko - piano

    Deborah Nemko - piano
    Professor of Music
    Hunt Hall, Room 117
    Tel:
    508.531.2042

    Pianist and Fulbright scholar Deborah Nemko recently returned from the Netherlands where she presented solo performances at the Havik Festival, the Utrecht Conservatory, and the Bethanienklooster, focusing on rediscovered repertoire by Dutch composers from the time of Anne Frank.  Fascinated by the connections between music and social issues, Ms. Nemko helps audiences experience the immediacy of music as it intersects with life.  She has performed in a wide range of settings, from castles and art museums, to major concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall.

    Active as a solo and chamber recitalist, Ms. Nemko’s performance credits abroad include concerts in Tokyo at the Kwansei Gaukin University; in China at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and the Shanghai Normal University. Back home in the states she has performed at The Breakers (Newport, RI), Illinois State University, the John F. Kennedy House (Brookline, Mass.), the Dallas Art Museum, and the Universities of Nevada, Rhode Island, and Maine at Fort Kent.

    Known for her inventive programming that highlights context and relevance, Ms. Nemko uses discussion and dialogue to bring works of art into the here and now for audiences so they can find personal connections and meaning. Her diverse repertoire ranges from Ginastera and Ravel, to works by Tania Leon, Phillip Glass and William Bolcom. Ms. Nemko has also commissioned and performed works by Scott Brickman and Dianne Rahbee.

    Ms. Nemko’s explorations of some of the lesser-known corners of the repertoire have led to performances that actively engage audiences in discovering new approaches to listening. Her programs have explored cultural alienation, war, and the relationship between music and architecture and music and American literature.

    A committed educator, Dr. Nemko has served as faculty at the International Master Classes (Vresse, Belgium) and at the Grumo International Music Festival (Tesero, Italy). In the States, she is Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University and member of the faculty ensemble, Trio Fiero. She also serves as faculty to the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and Continuing Education Program. Deborah has taught courses and workshops on everything from Contemporary music and American popular music, to women composers, chamber music, pedagogy, to techniques for overcoming performance anxiety, and frequently offers custom-designed community education programs along with her mainstage recital offerings.

    Areas of Expertise

    Piano
    General Studies
    Chamber Ensemble
    Trio Fiero

    Degrees

    BM, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Piano Performance
    MM, Arizona State University, Piano Accompanying
    DMA, University of Arizona,Piano Performance
    Studies at University of Manchester, U.K.

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  • John Pike

    John Pike
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Graduate Program Chair
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 435
    Tel:
    508.531.2221

    John Pike is a probability theorist who is particularly interested in problems with a combinatorial or algebraic flavor. His research has involved topics such as Markov chain mixing, cellular automata, and Stein's method for distributional approximation. Many of these investigations were inspired by ideas from the physics literature, but he is generally interested in exploring randomness wherever it arises.

    John came to Bridgewater in 2016 after a PhD at the University of Southern California followed by a postdoc at Cornell. He has enjoyed teaching a variety of classes at all levels and is especially excited about taking part in student research. 

    Degrees

    BS, BA, University of Texas, Austin
    PhD, University of Southern California

     

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  • Nick Pirelli

    Nick Pirelli
    Instructor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library, Room 215
    Tel:
    508.531.1442

    Nick Pirelli is an educator and community leader who helps individuals and organizations discover their strengths. He teaches in both the Communication and Leisure Studies departments at Bridgewater State University. He previously held positions as Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation, Director of Public Safety and Facilities Management, and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies. Nick is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, Certified Emergency Manager, and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He is a member of the Association for Experiential Education, Public Relations Society of America, and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. 

    Areas of Expertise

    Community Engagement, Student Affairs, Strategic Planning

    Degrees

    BA, MS,  Bridgewater State University

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  • Simone Poliandri

    Simone Poliandri
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; Coordinator of American Studies
    Hart Hall, Room 240
    Tel:
    508.531.1846

    Dr. Poliandri is a cultural anthropologist specialized in Native American Studies. He holds a PhD from Brown University and is an elected member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Mi’kmaw people of the Canadian Maritimes since 2000, working on issues of traditionalism, contemporary identity dynamics and, recently, Aboriginal nationhood and nation-building. His monograph First Nations, Identity, and Reserve Life: The Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2011. His second book, an edited collection on the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nation-building, was published in the SUNY Press “Tribal Worlds” series in 2016. Dr. Poliandri has publications in academic journals and edited volumes on several topics, including social science research methods, Mi’kmaw residential school experiences in the twentieth century, contemporary Aboriginal maritime harvesting, and Native American ethnohistory. He is an Editorial Board Member for the series “Ethnographie Americane” published at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy. He teaches introductory and upper level courses in the social sciences and Native American Studies. He also coordinates the American Studies program. Dr. Poliandri plays acoustic guitar and soccer, and goes sailing for recreation. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

    Degrees

    PhD, Brown University

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  • Magaly Ponce

    Magaly Ponce
    Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 206
    Tel:
    508.531.2451
    Degrees

    Licenciatura en Diseno Grafico, Universidad de Valparaiso
    MFA, Syracuse University, New Media

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  • David G. Price

    David G. Price
    Associate Dean of Aviation
    Harrington Hall, Room 104
    Tel:
    508.531.6151

    David G. Price was the former Dean of Aviation Sciences at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. As an enthusiastic aviation educator for nearly 20 years, David joined Bridgewater State University's program in the summer of 2010 as the Associate Dean for Aviation. David is a graduate of Daniel Webster College with a B.S. in Aviation Management as well as an MBA. Upon graduation from DWC, David worked for several years as a corporate pilot and Certified Flight Instructor before realizing that he had a true passion for teaching aviation. David hosted a television program called "Take Off" which inspired him to teach Physics and AP Physics in southern New Hampshire. David came back to college academia in 2005 where his specialty is teaching Private Pilot concepts. David is a certified Advanced Ground Instructor and was honored at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as the 2006 teacher of the Year as well as the Federal Aviation Administration's 2006 Teacher of the Year. David is the past President of the Massachusetts Aviation and Space Education Council (MASEC) as well as a founding officer of the New Hampshire Aviation and Space Education Council (NHASEC). During the summer months, David directs Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camps for the Federal Aviation Administration throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is an active member of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). During his spare time, David can be seen performing as the Master of Ceremonies for F.I.R.S.T. robotics competitions in New England and at the world championships held each year in St. Louis.

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  • Jim W. Quinn

    Professor of Theatre
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 112
    Tel:
    508.531.2670
    Degrees

    BFA, Boston University School of Fine Arts
    MFA, Yale University School of Drama

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  • Laura Ramsey

    Laura Ramsey
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 337
    Tel:
    508.531.2883

    Dr. Ramsey joined the Bridgewater State University psychology department in 2011. She teaches a variety of courses, including Introductory Psychology, Orientation to the Psychology Major, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and the Psychology of Women and Gender. Her research has focused on three primary areas: 1) stereotyping & prejudice, 2) objectification, and 3) the underrepresentation of women in math & science fields. For example, she has published papers examining implicit (unconscious) versus explicit (conscious) stereotypes, the consequences of objectification for romantic relationships, and how women who increasingly endorse the women-are-bad-at-math stereotype over the course of a semester perform worse in their math class.  She particularly enjoys collaborating with students on research projects.

    Degrees

    BS, University of Mary Washington, Psychology
    MS, PhD, University of Michigan, Social Psychology

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  • Madhu Rao

    Madhu Rao
    Professor of Geography
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 223
    Tel:
    508.531.2120

    "My practical experience adds value to the teaching and learning environment within the classroom both in the technical and cultural elements of Geography. Having been intensely involved in the application of Geographic Information Systems and advanced quantitative analytical techniques such as recursive and non-recursive path models and linear structural equations (LISREL) to regional development, I endeavor to continue my research in these areas with the active involvement of students in projects related to these fields. I also offer consulting services in geo-technology to several reputed public and private organizations, which keeps my finger on the pulse of current topical concerns in the field of geography.

    Degrees

    BCom, Andhra University
    MPhil, MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    PhD, Kent State University 1988

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  • Gia A. Renaud

    Gia A. Renaud
    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 137
    Tel:
    508.531.2662

    Gia A. Renaud earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University. Prior to teaching at the college level, she taught in the Fall River public school system both as a general educator and a special educator. She joined the Bridgewater State University Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education in the fall of 2015 teaching Creating a Standards-Based, Inclusive Elementary Classroom 1-6 (ELED 360) and supervising student teachers. Her research interests are strategies to include students with disabilities, classroom management and service learning. In November 2015, she presented at the National Teacher Education Conference in Arizona on assessment and observation tools that she developed and piloted with student teachers. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and spending time at the beach.

    Degrees

    MS, Simmons University
    EdD, Johnson and Wales University

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  • Karen Richardson

    Karen Richardson
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies; Physical Education and Health Graduate Coordinator
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 226
    Tel:
    508.531.2067

    Dr. Richardson joined the department in 2003 in the area of physical education pedagogy. She currently teaches classes in physical education methods, instructional strategies and curriculum. Dr. Richardson's publications include the following:

    • Pagnano-Richardson, K. & Henninger, M.L. (2007). A model for developing and assessing tactical decision making competency during game play. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 
    • Henninger, M.L., Pagnano, K.B., Patton, K., Griffin, L.L, & Dodds, P. (2006). Novice volleyball players’ knowledge of games, strategies, tactics, and decision-making in the context of game play. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education New Zealand, 39(1), 34-46. 
    • Patton, K., Griffin, L.L., Sheehy, D., Arnold, R.,Gallo, A., Dodds, P., Pagnano, K.B., Henninger, M.L., James, A., & Bohler, H. (2005). Navigating the mentoring process in a research based teacher development project: A situated learning perspective. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 24(4), 302-325. 


    When not at school Dr. Richardson can be found in her flower gardens in Rhode Island or Maine or running the roads of New England.

    Degrees

    BS, Springfield College, 1988, Physical Education
    MS, Indiana State University, 1998, Physical Education
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004

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  • Kevin Rion

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 456
    Tel:
    508.531.2330

    Kevin Rion's teaching interests include probability theory and mathematical aspects of statistics, as well as analysis. His scholarship interests are in Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, and Functional Analysis.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Cincinnati
    MA, PhD, Bowling Green State University

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  • Joseph Rizzo

    Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
    Harrington Hall, Room 103H
    Tel:
    508.531.1880
    Degrees

    BA, Brandeis University
    JD, New England Law

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  • Ellyn Robinson

    Ellyn Robinson
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Kelly Gym, Room 007
    Tel:
    508.531.2055

    Dr. Robinson worked at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as a Clinical Cardiac Exercise Physiologist and taught classes at Eastern Nazarene College, Springfield College and Quincy College before returning to Bridgewater State University in September 2000. Dr. Robinson was named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2000. She is recognized by the NSCA as a Coach Practitioner, Education Recognition Program Director, and was awarded the 2007 NSCA Educator of the Year. In 2007-2008 she was honored with the Presidential Fellowship Award at Bridgewater. Dr. Robinson is the head coach of Bridgewater's Weightlifting Team and is a competitive weightlifter herself. She has won gold medals at the Masters Pan American Games (2006 & 2007), holds the American and New England records in Olympic Weightlifting in her age and two body weight categories, and recently won The 2007 World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Hungary. Dr. Robinson is the program coordinator for the Masters Degree concentration in Strength and Conditioning. She is very actively involved with research and is currently working on the quantification of power in the Olympic lifts.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Bridgewater State College, Physical Education/Exercise Science
    DPE, Springfield College, Physical Education/Exercise Physiology

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  • Jonathan Roling

    Jonathan Roling
    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 311
    Tel:
    508.531.2488

    Jonathan Roling’s teaching responsibilities include Toxicology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Winter Ecology and Marine Biology. As an environmental toxicologist, Dr. Roling’s research focuses on the molecular response to toxicants in the environment. Currently, one focus is on honeybees and how anthropogenic influences decrease hive health. Gene regulation changes due to pesticides or altered diet is being monitored. A separate project is evaluating the ability for environmental bacteria to gain tolerance to triclosan. He actively includes Bridgewater students in his research projects. Students are involved in exposures, RNA extractions, QPCR analysis of gene expression, and bacterial tolerance assays. Students present this data at local, regional and national conventions.

    Degrees

    BS, Erskine College
    MS, PhD, University of Texas at El Paso

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  • Michael Root

    Michael Root
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 326
    Tel:
    508.531.1958

    Michael Root received his doctorate in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Root’s current research interests include heuristic decision-making, cheater detection during social exchanges, and developing pedagogical techniques for improving psychological literacy. His hobbies include reading, gaming and cooking.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, CAGS, Springfield College
    PhD, University of New Hampshire at Durham

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  • Maura B. Rosenthal

    Maura B. Rosenthal
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 220
    Tel:
    508.531.2762

    Dr. Rosenthal joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2005. She previously taught at Castleton State College in Vermont. While earning her PhD at the University of Minnesota, she studied under Dr. Mary Jo Kane and worked with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport. Her area of expertise is sociology of sport and her dissertation work was on women's ice hockey. Dr. Rosenthal's current research interests include trash talking in sports and ethical decision making in sport management. She was a collegiate soccer player and is an avid ice hockey player and hiker.

    Degrees

    BA, Emory University
    MA, Goerge Washington University
    PhD, University of Minnesota

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  • Andres David Montenegro Rosero

    Andres David Montenegro Rosero
    Assistant Professor of Art
    Art Center

    Andres David Montenegro Rosero earned his doctorate in Art History and Theory at the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. He will teach Survey of Art from Ancient to Medieval Art (ARTH 103), Survey of Art from Fourteenth Century to the Present (ARTH 104) and Mesoamerican Art and Architecture (ARTH 219). As an art historian, he has a special interest in contemporary art and art from Latin America. He enjoys watching soccer, going to museums and playing video games.

    Degrees

    MA, PhD, University of Essex

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  • Stanley Ross

    Stanley Ross
    Associate Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101G
    Tel:
    508.531.2132
    Degrees

    BA, Boston University
    MEd, University of Arizona
    PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

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  • Colleen Rua

    Assistant Professor of Theatre
    Rondileau Campus Center, Room 024C
    Tel:
    508.531.3707
    Degrees

    BA, Suffolk University
    MA, Emerson College
    PhD, Tufts University

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  • Paul Rubinson

    Associate Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 222
    Tel:
    508.531.2412
    Areas of Expertise

    Cold War History

    Degrees

    BA, Vanderbilt University
    MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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  • Pamela J. Russell

    Pamela J. Russell
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies; Coordinator for the Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 232
    Tel:
    508.531.2059

    Dr. Russell is the Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at Bridgewater State University. She became a certified physical education teacher (K-12) upon receiving her bachelor's degree. After teaching secondary physical education in public school, she taught as a graduate assistant at Washington State University while obtaining her master's degree. Following a brief stay in the fitness industry, Pam pursued a doctorate in Biomechanics. While completing this degree, she taught activity courses and the undergraduate biomechanics course. Upon graduation, Dr. Russell worked in the Physical Education Departments at Howard Community College and Marymount University and in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She brings a variety of experience in different educational settings to her work at Bridgewater.

    Dr. Russell currently serves as the Research Fellow for Bridgewater State University, yet continues to pursue her own research interests in the biomechanics of sports injury mechanisms. Her most recent work addressed gender and developmental differences in the biomechanics of landing as related to anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. This research, funded by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA), was presented at meetings of the NATA, International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), and has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the Journal of Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.

    From 2003-2006 Dr. Russell was an Executive Committee member of the Biomechanics Academy of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, serving as President for one year. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ISBS, on the Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute, and on the Executive Committee of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. At Bridgewater, Dr. Russell has served as the Departmental Graduate Coordinator and is currently the Departmental Honors Chairperson. She teaches courses in applied functional anatomy, undergraduate and graduate biomechanics, and graduate statistics.

    Degrees

    BS, University of New Hampshire, Physical Education
    MS, Washington State University, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
    PhD, University of Maryland at College Park, Biomechanics

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  • Polina Sabinin

    Polina Sabinin
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 353
    Tel:
    508.531.2204

    Polina Sabinin joined Bridgewater State University in 2011. She is the faculty coordinator of Games Teachers Play (an outreach program for P-12 teachers through the Center for Advancement of STEM Education) and Math Kangaroo (an international mathematics competition for students in grades 1-12).

    Prior to coming to Bridgewater, Polina was the Associate Director of the Center for Mathematics Achievement at Lesley University, Associate Consultant for Teachers21, and developmental editor for Pearson Addison-Wesley. Currently she coauthors educational games for FoxMind Games, Canada. Her most recent game publication is Smart Cookies with Michel and Robert Lyons. Smart Cookies introduces children and adults to logic.

    In the last ten years, Dr. Sabinin was the founding board member, president, newsletter chair, and conference chair for the Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MassMATE). She was also the Newsletter Chair for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts.

    Polina Sabinin teaches Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112), Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113), Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (MATH 114), and Second Year Seminars about Games in Mathematics.

    Her scholarship interests are in students' deductive reasoning as well as mathematics education through games and puzzles.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, University of Calgary, Canada
    EdD, Boston University

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  • Peter J. Saccocia

    Peter J. Saccocia
    Professor of Geological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 135
    Tel:
    508.531.2124

    "My primary interests include marine geology and geochemistry. Over the last four years I have been a member of the science team on three different oceanographic expeditions to locations that include the Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Indian Ocean, and the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Pacific. This work has included two dives in the deep sea submersible “Alvin” to study the organic geochemistry of hot springs on the sea floor. Quite an adventure! I have had the good fortune to involve many talented BSU geological science students on these and other research projects. The face of science has changed dramatically at BSU in recent years and the number of undergraduate research opportunities is expanding every year. It is an exciting time."

    Degrees

    BA, Colby College
    MS, PhD, University of Minnesota

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  • Salil Sachdev

    Salil Sachdev
    Professor of Music
    Hunt Hall, Room 214
    Tel:
    508.531.2884

    Salil Sachdev has composed music for orchestra, percussion, piano, theater, voice, and electronic music. His teaching areas comprise music theory, form, introduction to music of the world, and introduction to music of Africa.

    Salil’s interest in world music has taken him to India, Ireland, Africa, and Cuba. He has studied frame drumming, West African djembe drumming, the bodhrán (Irish drum), and solkattu, the rhythmic system of south India. 

    Salil’s long term project is to make  a series of documentary films on the folk music of India. In 2008, he completed a film on the music of the Sidis, an ethnic group of East African ancestry living in India since the last 800-900 years. Upcoming is a film on the folk music of Rajasthan, a state in the northwest part of the country.

    In 2011, he also made a film on the traditional music of Mali, West Africa.

    Areas of Expertise

    Composition
    Music Theory
    General Studies
    West African Drumming Ensemble

    Degrees

    BA, Dr. Zakir Hussain College
    MA, Northwestern University
    MM, Ohio University
    DMA, University of Miami

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  • Na Sai

    Na Sai
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 101
    Tel:
    508.531.2457

    Dr. Na Sai specializes in the field of public management and public policy. She also conducts research in nonprofit management. Her current research is focused on human resource management and education policy. She has published in Review of Public Personnel Administration, Social Science Quarterly, and Educational Policy and has also presented a series of articles at professional conferences.   

    Dr. Na Sai is currently teaching POLI 521: Public Finance and POLI 501: Foundations of Public Administration for the MPA program. She is also teaching POLI 172: Introduction to American Government and POLI 390: Public Finance for undergraduate students.

    Degrees

    BA, Peking University (China, People’s Republic of)
    MA, Duke University
    PhD, Georgia State University & Georgia Institute of Technology (Joint Program)

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  • John Santore

    Professor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 333
    Tel:
    508.531.2226
    Degrees

    BA, University of Rochester
    MS, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

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  • Melissa Santos

    Instructor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 316
    Tel:
    508.531.2290
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  • Abdul Sattar

    Professor of Computer Science
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 343
    Tel:
    508.531.2619
    Degrees

    MSc, University of Karachi, Pakistan
    MS, University of Massachusetts at Boston
    MS, Northeastern University

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  • Leslie Sattler

    Leslie Sattler
    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102J
    Tel:
    508.531.2518

    Leslie J. Sattler, PhD, LICSW joins the School of Social Work after 24 years of practice with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system and 8 years of teaching practice, theory, and research in the BSU graduate and undergraduate social work programs.  Her research focuses on gene by environment interactions predicting youth violence, and she has presented both nationally and internationally on issues of trauma and treatment of youth who have committed sexual offenses.  Additional areas of expertise include supervising candidates for licensure and program development.  In her spare time, Leslie enjoys walking her dogs, cooking, snowboarding, and hiking in the White Mountains.

    Degrees

    BSW, University of Maine 
    MSW, Boston University
    PhD, Simmons College

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  • Preston Saunders

    Preston Saunders
    Associate Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 201
    Tel:
    508.531.2179
    Degrees

    BFA, Shorter College
    MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ceramics and Sculpture

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  • Minae Yamamoto Savas

    Minae Yamamoto Savas
    Professor of Global Languages and Literatures
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 321
    Tel:
    508.531.2511

    Minae Yamamoto Savas is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining BSU, she taught at Colgate University and Hamilton College, where she offered courses on Japanese literature and culture as well as Japanese language. She also taught Japanese in the Summer Immersion Program at Middlebury College. She is an Associate in Research at Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. She writes on various themes in Noh and Kyogen, two distinctive forms of traditional Japanese performing arts, as well as the influences of Noh on other art forms. Her primary research interest lies in the dynamic nature of traditional Japanese theater that comes together as negotiations between forces and perspectives in the political, cultural, and aesthetic realms.

    Degrees

    BA, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
    MEd, Temple University
    MA, PhD, The Ohio State University

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  • Ian Saxine

    Ian Saxine
    Visiting Assistant Professor of History
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 228
    Tel:
    508.531.2175

    Ian Saxine received his PhD from Northwestern University. He teaches US History and British Atlantic World History. His research focuses on colonial and Native American history, especially in New England. His first book, Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier, will be published next year by NYU Press. When not teaching, you’ll find Ian playing softball, golfing, and supporting the Chicago—not Boston—Sox.

    Areas of Expertise

    Early American History

    Degrees

    BA, Vassar College
    MA, PhD Northwestern University

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  • Philip Scalisi

    Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 454
    Tel:
    508.531.2341

    Philip Scalisi is the former chair and graduate school coordinator in the Mathematics department. He is a member of the MAA, HOMSIGM, NCTM, and Pi Mu Epsilon. Professor Scalisi frequently participates in the MAA Math Study Tours. He often lectures in the History of Mathematics.

    Professor Scalisi teaches both graduate and undergraduate level History of Mathematics and all Analysis courses. His scholarship interests are in history of mathematics and mineralogical crystallography.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Northeastern University

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  • Ellen Scheible

    Ellen Scheible
    Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of Irish Studies
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 210
    Tel:
    508.531.2348

    Research and Teaching Interests:

    Dr. Ellen Scheible's research interests include Irish Studies, British modernism, modern gothic fiction, the domestic interior, and the postcolonial body. In her current work, Dr. Scheible explores representations of gender and sexuality within the discourse of homes and homelessness in Irish fiction, the role of homemaking in configurations of the nation in twentieth-century writing, and the influence of the gothic tradition on modern subjectivity.

    Dr. Scheible was a Moore Institute Visiting Fellow at the National University of Ireland Galway (2016). Previously, she was awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship to support research in Dublin (2014). She is the associate editor of Bridgewater Review and the coordinator of the Bridgewater State University Irish Studies Program. She has published on Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and others. She is co-editor of Rethinking Joyce's Dubliners (Palgrave 2017). Dr. Scheible is also President of the New England branch of the American Conference for Irish Studies (NE ACIS). 

    Recent Publications:

    2017 Rethinking Joyce's Dubliners. Edited by Claire A. Culleton and Ellen Scheible. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    2014 "Imperialism, Aesthetics, and Gothic Confrontation in The Picture of Dorian Gray" in New Hibernia Review 18.4.

    2014 "'Call her calamity electrifies man': ALP and the Movement of Archive in Finnegans Wake in Hypermedia Joyce Studies v.13.

    2013 Advisor for "Neil Jordan" in Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Ed. Laurie Lanzen Harris and Sheila Fitzgerald. Detroit: Gale.

    2010 "The Bog Gothic" in The Cracked Lookingglass: Highlights from the Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers. Princeton: Princeton University Library.

    Degrees

    BA, St. Mary's College of Maryland, English
    MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University

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  • Joseph Schwab

    Joseph Schwab
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 333
    Tel:
    508.531.2393

    Dr. Schwab joined the Psychology Department at BSU in 2016. His research focuses on the narrative construction of identity in adolescence and adulthood, aiming to better understand how people create meaning and purpose in their lives through the stories they tell. He has published research using multiple methods to collect data (e.g., interviews, writing prompts, and surveys) on morals and values, religion and spirituality, and the detrimental effects of masculinity in men. Dr. Schwab teaches Developmental Psychology and Research Methods, and enjoys collaborating with students on research projects.

    Degrees

    BA, University of Cincinnati
    MA, PhD, Clark University

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  • Irina Seceleanu

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 439
    Tel:
    508.531.2336

    Dr. Irina Seceleanu has enjoyed teaching at Bridgewater State University since 2010. She regularly teaches both the introductory and upper level courses Precalculus, Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra and Introduction to Analysis.

    Dr. Seceleanu is an analyst and her primary research interests lie in the field of operator theory, functional analysis and linear dynamics. Her research is in the area of hypercyclicity, which is the study of linear operators that possess a dense orbit.
    Publications:
    K.Chan, I.Seceleanu, Cyclicity of vectors with orbital limit points for backward shifts, to appear in the Journal of Integral Equations and Operator Theory.
    K.Chan, I.Seceleanu, Hypercyclicity of shifts as a zero-one law of orbital limit points, Journal of Operator Theory, 67(1), 257-277 (2012).
    K.Chan, I.Seceleanu, Orbital limit points and hypercyclicity of operators on analytic function spaces, Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 110A(1), 99-109 (2010).

    Dr. Seceleanu also emphasizes student mentoring and has worked with students on a variety of undergraduate research projects sponsored by the Adrian Tinsley Program at Bridgewater. She has greatly enjoyed collaborating with her research students to create mathematical models for the retreat of glaciers in a changing climate and the effects of plaque aggregation on the neuronal network.

    Degrees

    BS, University of Trier
    BS, Academy of Economic Studies
    MA, PhD, Bowling Green State University

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  • Joseph Seggio

    Joseph Seggio
    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 313
    Tel:
    508.531.1496

    Joseph Seggio joined the Bridgewater Department of Biological Sciences in 2010. Dr. Seggio's areas of research include understanding the connections among alcohol drinking, diabetes, and the biological clock. He teaches courses in Neuroscience and Anatomy and Physiology and he is also involved in mentoring students who are seeking to attend graduate, medical or dental school.

    Areas of Expertise

    Type-2 Diabetes
    Circadian Rhythms
    Neuroscience
    Alcohol Biology

    Degrees

    BA, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York 2004 Biology, History, Classical Studies
    PhD, University of Maine in Orono, Maine 2009 Neuroscience

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  • Hank Sennott

    Hank Sennott
    Instructor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library, Room 215
    Tel:
    508.531.1080

    Over a 40 year career, Hank Sennott has worked in communications, primarily in the utility and philanthropic fields.

    Prof. Sennott is former Vice President of Communications at United Way of Rhode Island and headed External Relations and Communications for the North American division of Enel Green Power, one of the world's most successful renewal energy companies that is based in Rome, Italy. He is currently Director of Marketing for Mari Sennott and Associates, his wife’s successful real estate practice working under the umbrella of Today Real Estate, the largest independently owned real estate company on Cape Cod.

    Professor Sennott has been associated with BSU's Communication Studies program for the past three years teaching at the Cape Cod Campus, as well as online. This is his first year teaching at the Main Campus. He began his teaching career in the 1980's in the Communications Department at what was then Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA, where he earned the rank of Assistant Professor. He also served as faculty advisor to both the campus radio station and newspaper. He returned to what is now Dean College seven years ago and teaches both business and communications courses. He also taught for several years at Rhode Island College and Curry College.

    He contributes to two blogs: his own, Thoughts While Shaving (hsennott.blogspot.com), and Who Your Work with Matters (makeyourmovewithmari.com/blog) which can be found on the website –which he manages – for his wife’s real estate practice.

    His "15 minutes of fame" is being the first radio station manager to fire Howard Stern.

    Degrees

    BS, Boston University
    MA, Providence College

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  • George Serra

    George Serra
    Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership
    Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 103
    Tel:
    508.531.2417

    Professor Serra is the director of the Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership and coordinator of the interdisciplinary civic education and community leadership minor. He served as department chair from 2004 to 2014.  His teaching and research interests focus on legislative and electoral behavior, congressional representation of minority interests, presidency and executive politics, and policy implementation. Dr. Serra is a 2003-2004 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and has published articles in leading political science journals, including The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Congress and the Presidency, and Electoral Studies.

    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook

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  • John P. Sexton

    John P. Sexton
    Associate Professor of English
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 305
    Tel:
    508.531.1471

    When time allows, Dr. Sexton is a regular contributor to MassMedieval, the Massachusetts State Universities Medieval Studies Blog. He is also the co-President of the New England Saga Society (NESS), an academic society dedicated to promoting the study of medieval Icelandic literature and culture in North American academe.

    Areas of Expertise

    Anglo-Saxon Literature
    British Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, 600-1649AD
    Chaucer and the 14th century
    Church History to 1600
    Hagiography
    Icelandic Sagas
    Medieval Disability Studies

    Degrees

    BA, Goddard College, 1996, Liberal Arts
    MA, University of Connecticut, 2000,  Medieval Studies
    PhD, University of Connecticut, 2007, Medieval Studies

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  • Uma Shama

    Professor of Mathematics; Co-Director for GeoGraphics Lab
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 451
    Tel:
    508.531.2248

    Uma Shama has been teaching in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science since 1987 at Bridgewater State University. She mainly teaches mathematics courses from freshman to graduate level but has also taught directed study and independent research courses to undergraduate and graduate computer science students. Professor Shama has taught freshman seminar and first year seminar courses. Through GeoGraphics Laboratory, she has offered training workshops to practitioners in using geographic information system and spatial analysis in improving access to transportation. Bridgewater State University has revitalized the honors program and has actively introduced undergraduate research. To connect the Core Curriculum with each major, students are required to complete one writing intensive course in their major. In response to these changes, Dr. Shama has regularly taught a course in Applied Mathematics as writing intensive in the major. She has also taught graduate level research based writing intensive courses. When students show interest to learn more, she has always accommodated their needs by offering directed and independent study courses above and beyond her regular load.

    ADVISING: Dr. Shama advises more than forty undergraduate and graduate students who major in mathematics and computer science. She has advised new students during freshman and transfer student orientation regularly. She also mentors students in their career paths as well as planning for advance degree programs.

    STUDENT THESES AND PROJECTS: In the last seven years, she has directed two undergraduate honors theses, four undergraduate Adrian Tinsley Summer Projects and six masters projects in both mathematics and computer science.

    COURSE DEVELOPMENT: Dr. Shama has been actively developing seminar courses, new courses to fill the needs in both mathematics and computer science programs at both undergraduate and graduate level. She worked with colleagues in modifying Calculus courses for mathematics majors and mathematics courses for elementary education majors. She participated in the CONNECT workshop in aligning courses for transferring among University of Massachusetts, community colleges, and Bridgewater State University. She also worked on creating a one-credit problem solving course as part of the E and T sections for some of the basic mathematics courses in the department. As part of the STREAMS course development, Dr. Shama developed Problem Solving courses that have become corequisite with a Calculus I course. Elements of Calculus courses were required for management science majors until a separate one semester applied calculus was introduced. She has worked on modifying the Elements of Calculus courses as the students in these courses are mainly science majors.

    HONORS AND AWARDS: In the last seven years, Dr. Shama received four awards. In 2007, she received the Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, one of the highest recognitions for teaching at Bridgewater State University. In 2007, she also received Honors Outstanding Faculty Award that was initially recommended by students of Bridgewater State University. In 2009, she received the Martha D. Jones Outstanding Dedication to Students Award from the Bridgewater State University Alumni Association. In 2010, she received Bridgewater State Lifetime Faculty Research Award, the highest award that one can receive at Bridgewater. Since 2008, she was honored to serve as the University Marshal. Dr. Shama feels truly blessed to have been working at Bridgewater State University for the last twenty-six years and to have her work recognized with various awards.

    COMMITTEE WORK: Dr. Shama has served in several committees within the department as well as college-wide. She served as treasurer of an international organization, Natural Philosophy Alliance. College-wide she has served on Honorary Degree Advisory Committee, Asian Studies Program, Campus Climate Action Group, Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Program, Executive Committee of MSCA, Bridgewater Chapter and HERS Bridgewater Chapter. In the mathematics department, Dr. Shama has served on graduate committee, undergraduate curriculum committee and search committee. She also serves as course coordinator of several courses on a regular basis.

    SCHOLARSHIP: Dr. Shama's PhD thesis topic was "The Transformation Equations of Electromagnetic Field Vectors in Accelerated Systems"

    GRANTS: In the last seven years during review period 2006-2013, Dr. Shama has been involved in eleven externally funded grants and one internally funded grant. She has been able to hire and train many undergraduate and graduate students on these externally funded projects. This has helped students who have worked in the GeoGraphics Laboratory to find full-time employment when they graduate from Bridgewater State University. She has actively served on the Project Compass grant. This work was especially fulfilling to her as it addressed the issues about improving student success at Bridgewater for all our students, in particular for underserved students.

    PUBLICATIONS: In the last seven years, Dr. Shama co-authored ten publications and ten technical reports as part of externally funded grants. Her research fields include Geographic Informations systems, mobility management technology research in transportation, intelligent transportation systems, and electrodynamics.

    PRESENTATIONS: Dr. Shama has been invited to present her research work at national and international conferences every year. She has also regularly presented project results to the funding agencies.

    Degrees

    BS, MS, Bangalore University, India
    MS, PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Thomasena Shaw

    Thomasena Shaw
    Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215P
    Tel:
    508.531.2210

    Thomasena Shaw, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department. She teaches courses in the department’s public relations concentration, including: Introduction to PR; Strategic Writing;  Strategic Communication Theory & Research; PR Practicum; PR Case Studies; PR Campaigns; Senior Seminar (Strategic Communication); and Business and Professional Communication. 

    Dr. Shaw presents and publishes her scholarly works in competitive national & international academic conventions and academic journals. Her research agenda focuses on topics related to intersections between social media, social justice, activism and advocacy. She is also interested in bridging gaps in extant public relations research with respect to education, pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Degrees

    BA, National University of Ireland at Maynooth
    MSocSc, University College Dublin
    MA, Dublin Institute of Technology
    PhD, University of Tennessee

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  • Deborah A. Sheehy

    Deborah A. Sheehy
    Professor of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies
    Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 236
    Tel:
    508.531.1466

    Dr. Sheehy's teaching responsibilities include: K-12 Pedagogy, Motor Development, Motor Learning, Introduction to Teaching Physical Education in the Public Schools, Supervision of Student Teachers.  Recent publication includes: Gallo, A.M., Sheehy, D., Patton, K. & Griffin, L. (2006). Benefits and barriers to assessment: What are YOU committed to? The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 77(8), 46-50. Dr. Sheehy's favorite hobbies are horseback riding, cycling, kayaking, golf and tennis.

    Degrees

    BS, Union University
    MEd, University of Memphis
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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  • Yongjun Shin

    Yongjun Shin
    Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    Maxwell Library 215R
    Tel:
    508.531.6698

    Dr. Shin teaches strategic communication, organizational communication, communication theory, and research methods in the Department of Communication Studies. He employs strategic communication for local community development and civic engagement. As a communication researcher and a teacher, he has learned that the ultimate power of communication is to make us open ourselves to one another and to realize the truth that we are not different but the same as human beings.

    Areas of Expertise

    Organizational Communication, Strategic Communication, Urban Communication, Sociology of Communication, Political Communication, Community Development, Civic Engagement

    Degrees

    BA, Sungkyunkwan University
    MA, Michigan State University
    PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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  • Jonathan Shirland

    Jonathan Shirland
    Assistant Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 205
    Tel:
    508.531.2076

    Dr. Shirland received his MA and PhD in Art History from University College London. His doctoral work examined constructions of masculinity in British art c.1880-1914. Among his publications are articles in the journals Art History, Visual Culture in Britain, and Aries. He has taught at the University of York and Lasell College, and served as the curator of Public Programs at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He is also visual arts director and lead curator for the project Violence Transformed. Current research interests include the art of Thomas Sidney Cooper; protest and resistance art in South Africa; and contemporary art in Tanzania, together with his ongoing research into James Whistler, Walter Sickert and Wyndham Lewis.

    Dr. Shirland regularly teaches the classes ARTH309 Early Modern Art and Architecture; ARTH310 Art and Architecture since 1940; ARTH308 Women in the Visual Arts; ARTH207 Introduction to African Art; and ARTH299 Transforming Violence. He also leads a three-week art history study tour to Tanzania.

    Degrees

    BA, University of York
    MA, University College London
    PhD, University College London, Art History

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  • Mary Shorey

    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 132
    Tel:
    508.531.2384
    Degrees

    BS, University of Maine
    MEd, Utah State University
    PhD, The Ohio State University

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  • Peter Sietins

    Associate Professor of Management
    Harrington Hall, Room 101H
    Tel:
    508.531.2078
    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MS, Northeastern University
    MBA, Bentley College
    DBA, Nova Southeastern University

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  • Stephen Simms

    Instructor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.2075
    Degrees

    BA, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    MA, York University, Toronto

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  • Melissa Singer

    Melissa Singer
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 331
    Tel:
    508.531.2579

    Dr. Singer received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 2004 where she examined the role of social input on children's knowledge change. Dr.Singer focused primarily on the role of hand gestures in instruction and learning of mathematical problem-solving. After completing her graduate training, she continued her work at The Learning Sciences Research Institute in Chicago investigating the role of hand gestures as well as other visual forms of representations on children's scientific reasoning. Dr. Singer published this work in the journal, Discourse Processes. Currently, Dr. Singer explores the ways in which gesture and other nonverbal representations shape children's scientific and mathematical reasoning, as well as the ways children construct meaning around these representations in both laboratory and applied settings. Dr. Singer teaches Child Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Nonverbal Communication, and a Second Year Seminar on gesture.

    Degrees

    BA, Northeastern Illinois University
    MA, PhD, University of Chicago

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  • Aeon J. Skoble

    Aeon J. Skoble
    Professor of Philosophy; Co-coordinator of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
    Tillinghast Hall, Room 341
    Tel:
    508.531.2460

    Professor Skoble is the author of Deleting the State: An Argument about Government (Open Court, 2008), the editor of Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2008), and co-editor of Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Reality, Reason, and Rights (Lexington Books, 2011).  Besides his academic work, he has frequently lectured and written for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education, and he is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. His main research includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, and virtue ethics.  In addition, he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture, among other things co-editing the best-selling The Simpsons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2000). 

    Degrees

    BA, University of Pennsylvania
    MA, PhD, Temple University

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  • Dale Smith

    Dale Smith
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 133
    Tel:
    508.531.2962

    Dr. Dale Smith is an Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) physicist.  He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2018 where his research involved using short-pulse high-intensity lasers to study molecules.  His recent publications with Dr. George Gibson (UCONN) have shown that strong field dissociation of molecular iodine takes place from deeply bound inner electrons.  This conflicts with current molecular theory which requires removal of the outermost (least bound) electron.

    Dr. Smith graduated with a BS in Physics and Mathematics from BSU in 2011.  He has returned to teach introductory algebra-based physics classes as well as upper level physics classes which he took as a BSU physics student.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State University
    MS, PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Jadwiga Smith

    Professor of English
    Tillinghast, Room 304
    Tel:
    508.531.2430

    Member of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas
    Member of the Society of Phenomenology and Literature
    Member of the Society of Phenomenology, Aesthetics and Fine Arts
    Member of the World Institute of Phenomenology

    Degrees

    MS, Jagellonian University in Cracow Poland, Comparative European Literature
    MA, Jagellonian University, English Philology
    PhD, Duquesne University in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, English

     

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  • Jibril Solomon

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Burrill Office Complex, Room 102Y
    Tel:
    508.531.2238
    Degrees

    BA, University of Southern Maine
    MSW, University of New Hampshire at Durham
    PhD, Lesley University

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  • Sarah Soltau

    Sarah Soltau
    Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences
    Mohler Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 409
    Tel:
    508.531.2827

    Sarah Soltau joined the Department of Chemical Sciences in the Fall of 2016. She teaches General Biochemistry I & II, General Biochemistry I Laboratory, Chemical Principles I & II, and Survey of Chemistry I & II. Her research interests are in electron transfer in metal containing proteins with multiple applications. Her work uses a wide variety of molecular biological, biochemical, and analytical techniques to analyze these electron transfer systems. One of these projects produces solar fuel production devices through appending small electron transfer proteins with synthetic hydrogen evolution catalysts and light-absorbing molecules called photosensitizers. The protein environment serves as an electron relay to shuttle electrons from the photosensitizer to the catalyst to produce hydrogen as an alternative fuel source. Dr. Soltau’s research characterizes the protein-catalyst hybrids by UV-visible, fluorescence, and atomic absorption spectroscopies and analyzes the products of the photochemical reactions by GC-MS and HPLC. Another project characterizes protein – protein interactions and electron transfer within a protein complex, 3-ketosteroid-9α-hydroxylase (KshAB), which is involved in the steroid metabolism of a pathogenic bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis the causative agent of tuberculosis. This project examines electron transfer via two different domains of the KshAB protein using enzyme activity assays, size-exclusion chromatography, and site-directed mutagenesis. Dr. Soltau mentors undergraduate students in research and encourages students to present at conferences and develop their own interests in the sciences.

    Areas of Expertise

    Biochemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Metals in Biology, Protein Electron Transfer, Photochemical Hydrogen Production, Protein-Protein Interactions

    Degrees

    BA, Skidmore College
    MA, PhD, Boston University
    Postdoc, Argonne National Laboratory

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  • Elizabeth Spievak

    Elizabeth Spievak
    Professor of Psychology
    Hart Hall, Room 336
    Tel:
    508.531.2154

    Dr. Spievak, joined the department in 2003. She teaches a variety of courses including Introductory Psychology (including honors), Statistics and Research Methods, Cognitive, Criminal Behavior, Forensics and Special Topics. Elizabeth has a research lab in which students participate in all aspects of research, from design to presentation, over several semesters and years. The students are engaged in ongoing research in various stages, most centering around attentional processes, particularly as they apply to legal decision making and coping. In addition to her duties at Bridgewater, Elizabeth does trial consulting and maintains a working relationship with colleagues in the legal field.

    Degrees

    BS, Indiana University
    MBA, Miami University
    MA, Wright State University
    PhD, University of Louisville

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  • Beatrice St.Laurent

    Beatrice St.Laurent
    Professor of Art
    Art Building, Room 100A
    Tel:
    508.531.2202
    Degrees

    BA, MA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    MA, PhD, Harvard University, Art History

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  • Rachel Stahl

    Rachel Stahl
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Science and Mathematics Center, Room 441
    Tel:
    508.531.2870

    Rachel Shelley Stahl graduated from the University of Connecticut with a doctorate in mathematics. Dr. Stahl’s research interests are in the fields of combinatorics and logic, specifically computability theory. She is also interested in math pedagogy and enrichment, and during the summers she enjoys working with the STEM outreach program Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, spending time with family, and walking her retired racing greyhound, Mo.

    Degrees

    BA, Bard College
    MA, Columbia University
    MS, PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Caroline Stanley

    Caroline Stanley
    Assistant Professor of Psychology