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    Rivier University
  Feb 25, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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Faculty Full-Time

Andersen, Lynn
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Northeastern University;
M.S., Boston College

Anechiarico, Megan
Instrutor, Religious Studies
B.A., State University of New York;
M.S., Bucknell University;
M.Div., Washington Theological Union;
Ph.D., Boston College (in progress)

Bagley, Bobbie
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Rivier College;
M.P.H., Boston University

Barbaro, Susan E.
Associate Professor, Biology
B.Sc., Concordia University;
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Baxter, Denise
Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Boston College;
M.S.N., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Bergeron, Holly
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Southern New Hampshire University;
M.S., University of New Hampshire

Burgess, David
Professor, Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Brigham Young University;
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Cuchetti, Catherine
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S. Rivier College

Chuyan, Olga
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University

Clark, Marlyn
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Regis University;
M.S., Rivier College

Connell, Diane
Professor, Education
B.A., Avila College;
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University;
Ed.D., Boston University

Cunningham, Paul F.
Professor, Psychology
B.A., Our Lady of Providence Seminary;
M.S., Purdue University;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Dion, Daniel
Instructor, Religious Studies
B.A., Boston College;
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School;
Ph.D. (candidate), Loyola University, Chicago

Dodge, Deborah
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Fitchburg State College;
M.S.N., Anna Maria College

Doherty, Timothy J.
Professor, English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Droutman, Diane
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Northeastern University;
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Faiia, Marjorie Marcoux
Professor, Sociology
B.A., Northeastern University;
M.S.W., Boston College;
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Feeney, Susan
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Texas Woman’s University;
M.S., University of New Hampshire;
D.N.P., (candidate) University of
Massachusetts, Boston

Frenn, Karen
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Madonna College;
M.S.N., Wayne State University;
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Gallagher, Nancy
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
M.S., University of New Hampshire, Durham

Gentes, Eric
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
J.D., Boston College Law School

Giacalone, Christine
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.A., Mary Washington College;
M.A., Middlebury College, Spain;
Ph.D., University of Texas

Gleason, John
Professor and Dean, Education
B.A., Boston College;
M.A., University of Michigan;
Ed.D., Harvard University

Guida, Maria
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.A., Rivier College;
M.A.T., Rivier College

Hagan, Patricia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Hahnemann University;
M.S., Louisiana State University;
M.Ed., University of West Florida

Harwood, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Middlebury College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Montana

Hirsch-Dickinson, Sally
Associate Professor, English
B.A., University of Massachusetts;
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Kaloudis, George
Professor, History, Law, and Political Science
B.A., Panteios School of Political Science;
M.A., California State University;
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Kivenzor, Gregory
Associate Professor, Business
M.S., Environmental University, Odessa, Ukraine;
M.B.A., University of Connecticut;
Ph.D., State University of Geodessy and Aerial Imaging, Moscow, Russia


Leveille, Deborah
Instructor, Nursing

B.S., M.S., University of New Hampshire;
Ph.D. (candidate), University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Lindquist, Janice
Instructor, Nursing

B.S., M.S., Rivier College

Lizotte, Paul
Professor, English
B.A., Boston College;
M.A., University of Virginia;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Magnus, Teresa
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., University of Dallas;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia

McIlwain, Kathleen
Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., Emory and Henry College;
M.A.T., Salem College;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Menke, Martin
Professor, History, Law, and Political Science
B.A., Tufts University;
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Merwede, Melissa
Instuctor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier College;
Ph.D., (candidate) University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Meteyer, Karen
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Dartmouth College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Monico, Diane
Associate Professor, Education
B.A., M.A./M.A.T., Rivier College;
Ph.D., Capella University

O’Donnell, Patrice
Professor, Psychology
B.S., Keene State College;
M.Ed., Wayne University;
M.B.A., Rivier College;
Ph.D., Boston University

O’Hara, Judi
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Patenaude, Kathleen
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier College;
Ed.D., Plymouth State University

Philip, Benjamin
Associate  Professor, Biology
M.S., Eastern Michigan University;
B.A., Ph.D., Miami University, Ohio

Pitts, David
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Reale, Janine
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Boston College

Rekart, Jerome
Associate Professor, Psychology/Education
B.S., Indiana University;
M.Sc., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Riabov, Vladimir V.
Professor, Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology;
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University;
Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Schaufenbil, Heather
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Rivier College;
M.S., University of New Hampshire, Durham

Schoenfeld, Naomi
Associate Professor, Education
B.A., Queens College, CUNY;
M.A., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Spadano, Joseph
Associate Professor, Mathematics/Education
B.S., Fitchburg State College;
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Spohn, Karen O.
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware

Stake, Joel
Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., Louisiana College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Strout, Lisa
Instructor, Education
B.S., Keene State College;
M.S., Wheelock College

Stull, Bradford T.
Professor, English
B.A., Phillips University;
M.Div., University of Chicago;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

Toosi, Amir
Dean, Business Administration
B.S., Eastern Illinois University;
M.B.A., Heidelberg Univerity;
D.B.A., Argosy University/Schaumburg

Tremblay, Cynthia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Lowell;
M.S., University of New Hampshire

Villeneuve, Sr. Martha, p.m.
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Rivier College;
M.A., Boston College

Wayne, Kevin T.
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University;
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Williams, Paula
Assistant Professor and Dean, Nursing
B.S., Fitchburg State College;
M.S., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Faculty Half-Time


Booth, Sara
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.A., Bates College;
M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education;
M.S.W., Boston College Graduate School of Social Work;
Certificate in Individualized Psychotherapy,
Smith College Graduate School for Social Work
Ph.D., Simmons Graduate School of Social Work

Carbonneau, William
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Fitchburg State University;
M.S., Rivier College;
D.N.P., Robert Morris University

Demers, Br. Paul
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., M.A.T., St. Michael’s College;
M.A., Providence College;
D.Min., Boston University

Hardy, Tracy
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of New Brunswick, Canada;
M.S., Rivier College

Humphrey, Robert
Instructor, Religious Studies
B.A., Stonehill College;
M.A., University of Windsor;
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Foundation

LaBrecque, Gail
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., St. Anselm College;
M.S., Boston University;
M.B.A., Rivier College

Meehan, Mark
Associate Professor, Business and Education
B.S., M.Ed., Columbia International University;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Murphy, Susan
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S. Worcester State College;
M.S., Ph.D., Boston College

Proulx, Donna
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier College

Thibodeau, Sr. Lucille, p.m.
Professor, English (on leave)
B.A., M.A., Rivier College;
Ph.D., Harvard University




Senior Lecturers

Caiazza, John C.
B.A., Boston College;
M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Formalarie, Anne
M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University;
M.Ed., Rivier College

Dwyer, Jane
B.A., Notre Dame College;
M.Ed., Rivier College;
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation

Foley, John
Pharm.D., Northeastern University

Germanowski, Glen
J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Hand, Mark
B.SN., M.S.N., University of New Hampshire;
Ph.D., (candidate) East Carolina University

Kent, Jeffrey
B.A., Plymouth State College;
M.L.S., University of Rhode Island;
M.Ed., University of New Hampshire

LaGro, Karin
B.A., M.A., Rivier College


Olsen, Everett
M.B.A., Babson College

Pucciarello, Thomas
B.A., Seton Hall University;
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY );
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

Reynolds, Burton
B.S, M.B.A., Golden State University;
Ed.D., Boston University

Roper, Stephanie
History, Law, Political Science
A.B., Smith College;
M.A., University of North Dakota;
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Schappler, Patricia
B.F.A., University of New Hampshire;
M.F.A., Brooklyn College

Thibeault, Ann Lee
M.S., Rivier College

Thornton, Forrest
M.B.A., Rivier College;
C.Q.A.M. Certificate, University of Manitoba

Vendituoli, Peter
M.B.A., Rivier College;
M.S., University of New Hampshire


Sr. Mary Jane Benoit - Education
Mary Ann Breen - Nursing
Carlos Cardosa - Spanish
Lloyd Carr - Philosophy
Sharon Dean - English

Jeremiah Dolan - Philosophy
Bertrand Dufour - Biology

Sr. Marjorie Francoeur - English
Richard Harrington - Biology
Patricia Howson - Education
Barry Jackson - Spanish
Arthur Kubick - Religious Studies
Sr. Theresa Lawrence - Business
Maria Matarazzo - Business
Charles Mitsakos - Education
Patricia Roberts - English
Jafar Shoja - Visual Arts
Judith Stanford - English
Grace Sullivan - Nursing

Herman Tavani - Philosophy
Michael Tramonte - Education

Administrative Staff

Office of the President

Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Ed.D.

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Karen Schedin, M.Ed.

Vice President for University Advancement
Karen Cooper, M.B.A.

Brother Paul Demers, S.C., D.Min.

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Douglas Howard, Ph.D., (Interim)

Associate Vice President for Student Success
Regina Shearer, M.Div.

Associate Vice President for Global Engagement
Mark Meehan, Ph.D.

Kevin Gately, E.M.B.A.

Associate Registrar
Sr. Joan Joyal, p.m., M.A.

Director of the Library
Daniel Speidel, M.L.S.

Director, Landry Early Childhood Center
Nancy Pynchon, M.Ed.

Director of the Writing Center
Leslie Van Wagner, M.A.

Director of the Art Gallery
Artist in Residence, Professor, Art

Sr. Theresa Couture, p.m., M.F.A., D. Min.

College Archivist
Sr. Lorraine Arsenault, p.m., M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Director of Disability Services
Darcy Murphy, M.Ed.

Coordinator of Service Learning
Donny Guillemette, M.B.A.

Coordinator of Student Success
Elizabeth Bonin, M.A.T.

Office of the Vice President For Student Development

Vice President for Student Affairs
Kurt Stimeling, M.S.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Paula Randazza, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Coordinator of Student Activities and Orientation
Eric Blackburn, B.A.

Director of Campus Ministry
Mary Jane Silvia, M.A.

Director of Career Development Center
Marie Sullivan, M.Ed.

Director of Physical Education/Athletics
Joanne Merrill, M.S.

Director of Counseling
Pam Graesser, M.Ed., L.C.H.M.C.

Director of Safety and Security
Richard McDonald, B.S., M.B.A.

Director of Multicultural Affairs
Sharron Rowlett Moore, M.Ed.

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Brent Winiger, M.B.A.

Chief Information Officer
Bill Schleifer, B.S., M.S.S.M.

Director of Financial Aid
Valerie Patnaude, B.S.

Jennifer Yeomans, C.P.A., M.B.A.

Director of Campus Dining Services
Karen Hyder

Director of Human Resources
Diana Strano, S.P.H.R.

Director of Facilities Management
Rick Perrine, B.A.

Rivier University Corporation

Sr. Helene Cote, p.m.

Sr. Kelly Connors, p.m.
Mr. Roger M. Damphousse
Sr. Theresa Gagne, p.m.
Sr. Marie Henault, p.m.
Atty. Martha O’Neil
Mrs. Linda Robinson

Rivier University Board of Trustees

Dr. Richard Foemmel

Atty. Joseph N. Laplante

Mr. Michael Rose

Atty. Linda Johnson

Mr. Leon P. Brassard
Mr. Kevin Curran
Dr. John Dagianis
Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B.
Mr. Aaron Dufoe
Sr. Claire Guerin, p.m.
Mr. Kevin Halloran
Sr. Marie Henault, p.m.

Mrs. Mary Jane King
Mr. Bradley Kreick
Sr. Jacqueline Lambert, p.m.
Mr. K. Brian McLaughlin
Ms. Dianne Mercier
Sr. Janice Perrault, p.m.
Sr. Jeanne Perreault, p.m.
Mr. Robert Prunier
Mr. Thomas Space
Mrs. Claudia Spada
Mr. Samuel A. Tamposi Jr.
Sr. Rolande Theroux, p.m.

Ex Officio Member
Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Ed.D.

Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Robert H. Weisma

Rivier University Alumni Association Alumni Council

Cara Aghajanian ‘87
Robbie Bagley ‘97
Sue Cater ‘88/11G
Kathy Conole ‘70/73G
Mike Croatti ‘09G
Christina Cuzzi ‘04/08G
David Duquette ‘09
Amy Lawrence ‘97/01G
Mike Mansfield ‘97
Mary Jane Medas ‘74/85G
Mary Murphy ‘04G
Navenna Swamy ‘02G