Faculty

Deanna Akinbajo

Assistant Professor of Public Health

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.P.H., University at Albany; Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Deanne Anderson

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assisting

B.S., Quinnipiac University; M.S., Central Connecticut State University

Chantelle Beach

Director of Clinical Education and Instructor of Respiratory Care

B.S., University of Hartford

Amy Beauchemin

Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor of Sociology

B.B.A., Western Connecticut State University; M.S.E., University of Bridgeport; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Annjanette Bennar

Director of General Education Electives and Assistant Professor of Computer Literacy

B.S., 6th Year Certificate, Central Connecticut State University; M.S., M.Ed., University of New Haven

Sherrilyn Bernier

Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor of Human Services

B.A., M.S., Central Connecticut State University; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Cheryl Braxton

Assistant Professor of Human Services

B.S., M.S., Springfield College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Nicole Brewer

Director of Humanities, Program Director for Professional and General Studies, Assistant Professor

B.A., Hollins University; M.A.H.S.T., New York University

Ashika Brinkley

Teaching Fellow, Program Director Health Sciences and Assistant Professor of Science

B.S., Morgan State University; M.P.H., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Elizabeth Brinkley

Assistant Professor of Nursing and NUR 210 Coordinator

B.S.N., Southern Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Margaret Calderon

Nursing Clinical Instructor

B.S.N., University of Saint Joseph; M.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing

Keith Carter

Assistant Professor of Welding

B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., University of Connecticut

Matthew Connell

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Business Administration

B.S., Evergreen State College; M.S., St. Joseph College; M.B.A., University of Connecticut; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Joy Correia

Clinical Instructor of Respiratory Care

B.S., University of Hartford

Robin Young Cournoyer

Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor of Nursing and NUR 210 Coordinator

B.S.N., Saint Anselm College; M.S.N., University of Connecticut

Karen Crouse

Interim Program Director, Post-Licensure Nursing

B.S.N., Saint Anselm College; M.S.N., Sacred Heart University; Senior Professional Certificate, University of New Haven; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Paul Danese

Associate Professor of Science

B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S., Ph.D., Princeton University

Geraldine Dees

Assistant Professor of Nursing and NUR 110 Coordinator

B.S.N., University of Maryland; M.S.N., University of California

Michelle Dent

Teaching Fellow, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Child Study

B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.B.A., New York University; M.S.E., Fordham University

Parth Desai

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assisting

B.S., Boston University; M.S., Boston University; D.O.T., Chatham University

Kerryann Deschaies

Nursing Clinical Instructor and Lab Coordinator

B.S.N., Our Lady of Elms College; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Vinod Dhar

Curriculum Director of Chemistry and Associate Professor of Science

B.S., Kashmir University; M.S. Kumaon University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Kashmir University

Brian Dixon

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Paula Dowd

Teaching Fellow, Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing; Associate Professor of Health and Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.A., Hartford Graduate Center; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Jennifer Feitel

Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and Public Safety and Security

B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., Central Connecticut State University

Donna Fogelson

Nursing Clinical Instructor

B.S.N., Western Connecticut State University; M.S.N., A.P.R.N., Old Dominion University

Phillip Fox

Director and Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., National University; M.A.Ed., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Touro College

Vivienne Friday

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Accelerated Bachelors in Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Hartford; Ed.D., College of Saint Mary 

Isalena Gilzene

Assistant Professor of Human Services 

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S.W., University of Connecticut

Jesse Gomes

Program Director, and Assistant Professor of Funeral Service

B.S., M.A., Central Connecticut State University

Kelli Goodkowsky

Teaching Fellow, Program Director, and Assistant Professor of Histologic Sciences

B.S., M.Ed., Elms College; HT, ASCP, Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health

Kieasha S. Goods

Teaching Fellow, Director and Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., M.Ed., University of Hartford

Sue Grabowski

Nursing Clinical Instructor

B.S.N., Sacred Heart University; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Leslie Harris

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.S.N., Ed.D., University of Hartford

Wesley J. Hipolito

Instructor of CNC Machining

Asnuntuck Community College

Bruce Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Goodwin College; M.S.N., Western Governors University

John Kania

Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor of English

B.A., Assumption College; M.S., Anna Maria College; M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Edward Kobylanski

Associate Professor of Nursing and NUR 100 Coordinator

A.D., St. Vincent’s College; B.S., Daemen College; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Sharon J. Koch

Teaching Fellow, Associate Dean of Social & Educational Science and General Education; Associate Professor of General Education

B.A., M.S.W., University of Connecticut; M.Ed., University of New Haven; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Ellen Kraemer

Nursing Clinical Instructor

B.S., Kent State University; M.S.N., Pace University

Katherine Krivanec

Academic Field Work Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assisting

A.S., Manchester Community Technical College; B.G.S., University of Connecticut; M.A., The Graduate Institute

Natalie LaFreniere

Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

B.S., M.S.D.H., University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Randy Laist

Teaching Fellow, Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Elizabeth A. Lane

Associate Professor of English

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.  American International College

Diana J. LaRocco

Director of Universal Design for Learning Initiatives, Dean of Social & Educational Sciences and General Education

B.A., M.S.; Central Connecticut State University; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Emilie LaRocque

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Medical Billing & Coding

B.A., Franklin Pierce University; M.A., Sarah Lawrence College

Donnette Martin

Practicum Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Medical Assisting

A.S. Goodwin College; B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S., New England College

Claude Ewart Phillibert Mayo

Assistant Professor of Business

B.S., M.P.A., Cornell University; J.D., The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

Jillian McDonald

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Medical Assisting

A.S., Manchester Community College; B.S., Charter Oak State College

Matthew Meisterling

Instructor of CNC Machining

B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.Ed., American College of Education

Sally Mirtl

Clinical Instructor of Respiratory Care

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University

Michelle B. Moeller

Assistant Professor of Nursing and NUR 200 Coordinator

A.D.N., Holyoke Community College; B.S., Springfield College; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Barbara Morey

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Central Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Bruce Morton

Program Director and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh; M.E.P.C., The Pennsylvania State University

Susan Mulligan

Full-time Clinical Faculty of Occupational Therapy Assisting

B.S., Springfield College; M.S., Tufts University 

Cynthia Murphy

Associate Professor of English

B.A., Albertus Magnus College; M.A., Trinity College

Michael Murphy

Program Director and Instructor of Respiratory Care

B.A., Western Connecticut State University

Petra Mursch

Associate Professor of Health Science

B.S., University of New Haven; B.S., D.C., National College of Chiropractic

Kimberly A. Myers

Teaching Fellow, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Public Safety and Security 

B.A., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., American International College; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Yvette Onye

Assistant Professor of Computer Literacy

B.S., Westfield State College; M.M., Cambridge College

Justin Piercy

Instructor of CNC Machining

B.S., University of Phoenix; M.S., Goodwin College

Joanna Plizska

Assistant Professor of Histologic Science

B.S., M.S., Higher Pedagogical School in Olsztyn

Amanda Portelance

Assistant Professor of Funeral Service

B.S., M.B.A, Southern Connecticut State University

Kimberly A. Reese

Associate Professor of Science

B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.H.S., Quinnipiac University

Michael P. Rotondo

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Curriculum Director for Accounting

B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.B.A., University of Hartford

Jayanti Roy

Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., M.A., University of Delhi, India; M.Phil., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Jason Sagaci

Instructor of Welding

B.A., Alfred University

Regina E. Salvio

Associate Professor of English

B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University

Peter Santago

Assistant Professor of Quality Management Systems

B.A., Fordham University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Maryann Santos

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Vision Care Technology

A.S., Middlesex Community College; B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.A., University of Saint Joseph

Nicole Segovia

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., University of California-Riverside; M.S., University of Hartford; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Cynthia Seiwert

Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor of Science

B.A., Earl Ham College; Ph.D., Cornell University

Dana Sheehan

Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor of English

B.F.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., Western Connecticut State University

Terrence Simon

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

B.S., University of Guyana; M.S., Walden University; Ph.D., Capella University

Rebecca Soto

Teaching Fellow, Practicum Coordinator, and Assistant Professor of Vision Care Technology

B.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Marcie Stock

Assistant Professor of Science

B.S., State University of New York at Albany; Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West

Ellen Swider

Assistant Professor of Communications

B.A., M.S., University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education

Charles A. Thermer

Interim Program Director Manufacturing Management, Quality Management Systems and Supply Chain & Logistics Management

B.S., M.S., Goodwin College

Clifford E. Thermer

Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Business Development; Dean and Associate Professor of Business, Management and Advanced Manufacturing

M.P.A., University of New Haven; B.A., Ed.D. University of Hartford

Leslee Treadwell

Assistant Professor of Science

A.S., Community College of Rhode Island; B.S.D.H., M.S.D.H., University of Bridgeport

Vita Vernace

Curriculum Director for Biological Sciences and Associate Professor of Science

B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center City University of New York

Pamela Walker

Associate Professor of Nursing and NUR 220 Coordinator

B.S., University New York Regents; M.S.N., University of Hartford

Christine Walsh

Program Director and Instructor of Dental Hygiene

B.S. University of New Haven; M.S., Central Connecticut State University

Leonard Walsh

Teaching Fellow, Program Director and Assistant Professor of CNC Machining

B.S., Villanova University; M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., D.B.A., National Graduate School

Janice F. Watts

Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing

R.N., Hartford Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Hartford

Tammy Webb

Director of Psychology, Sociology and Associate Professor of Psychology 

B.S., M.A., American International College

Fred White

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Adelphi University; B.S., Dickinson College; J.D., Western New England School of Law

Lisa Wisniewski

Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Central Connecticut State University; Ed.D., University of Hartford

Michael J. Wolter

Teaching Fellow, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Management and Leadership

B.S., M.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; Ph.D., Capella University

Brittney Yancy

Assistant Professor of Humanities

B.A., Hampton University; M.A., University of Connecticut