Our Faculty - Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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Faculty Profiles

  • Nicole Glen

    Nicole Glen
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 119
    Tel:
    508.531.2483
    Degrees

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

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  • Gwenyth Alexander

    Full-Time Temporary Instructor
    Hart Hall, Room 325
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Elaine Bukowiecki

    Elaine Bukowiecki
    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Chairperson of Counselor Education Department
    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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  • 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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  • Marlene Correia

    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 128
    Tel:
    508.531.1810
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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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  • 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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  • Jeanne Ingle

    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 138
    Tel:
    508.531.2517
    Degrees

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

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  • John Marvelle

    John Marvelle
    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 133
    Tel:
    508.531.1367
    Degrees

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

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  • T. Kevin McGowan

    T. Kevin McGowan
    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 130
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robert Sylvester

    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 136
    Tel:
    508.531.2390
    Degrees

    BSc, Salem State College
    MEd, Bridgewater State College
    PhD, University of Bath

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  • Adam Ulenski

    Adam Ulenski
    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Graduate Program Chair for Reading
    Hart Hall, Room 134
    Tel:
    508.531.1843

    Adam Ulenski received his doctorate in education with a specialization in literacy from the University of Central Florida. His current research interests include investigating methods and approaches that prepare literacy coaches to engage in numerous instructional roles and leveraging the role of the literacy coach in support of struggling readers and writers’ self-efficacy and motivation through the use of digital literacies. In his spare time, he plays in a kickball league and plans to join a national softball league in Boston very soon.

    Degrees

    BS, State University of New York at Oneonta
    MS, State University of New York at Albany
    EdS, Stetson University
    EdD, University of Central Florida

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Part-time Faculty Profiles

  • Barbara Kramer

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Nancy Matos

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Nancy Meagher

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Patricia Muldoon

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Mary Police

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Anne Marie Rodrigues

    Anne Marie Rodrigues
    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243

    Anne Marie Rodrigues is a retired educator and administrator. She received her undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State College (Elementary Education and teaching license for Grades K-8) with concentrations in Early Childhood and Special Education studies. Her entire teaching career was in the Mansfield Public Schools - teaching 19 years of kindergarten and 11 years as a second grade teacher. 

    During the early part of her teaching years, she completed graduate studies in Early Childhood Education. She then obtained her license as an Elementary School Administrator Grades K-8. During the last six years of her career, she was an Assistant Principal at the Robinson School, Mansfield, MA. 

    She retired in 2011, after completing a rewarding career working with early childhood students, student-teachers, teachers, parents and administrators. She has been teaching the Basics of Early Childhood Education classes at BSU since 2012. She has thoroughly enjoyed returning to the BSU campus and teaching the potential future educators of tomorrow.

    Areas of Expertise

    Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Education - Birth through 9 years old

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MSEd, Wheelock College

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  • Lucinda Studley

    Part-Time Faculty
    Hart Hall, Room 122
    Tel:
    508.531.1243
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  • Nancy Witherell

    Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Hart Hall, Room 134
    Tel:
    508.531.2397
    Degrees

    BA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    MEd, University of Maryland
    EdD, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

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Staff Profiles