Jul 12, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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Faculty Full-Time

Alahamis, Innocentus
Assistant Professor, Business
M.A., International University of Japan;
Ph.D., Southern New Hampshire University

Andersen, Lynn
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Northeastern University;
M.S., Boston College;
C.A.G.S., Rivier 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

Beck, Michelle
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Appalachain State University;
M.S., Auburn University;
Ph.D., Washington State University

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

Bonaccorsi, Peter
Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., Boston University;
M.A., University of Connecticut;
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

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

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

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

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

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

Giddings, Kimberly
Instructor, Nursing
A.S. St. Charles Community College;
M.S.N., Walden University

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

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

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

Heavner, Karyn
Assistant Professor, Public Health
B.S., American University of Paris;
M.S.P.H., University of South Carolina;
Ph.D., University of Albany

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


Kassan, Sharon
Assistant Professor, Biology
A.B., Barnard College of Columbia University;
M.P.H., Ph.D., City University of New York

Lindquist, Janice
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier College

Luther, Melinda
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Syracuse University;
M.S.N, Boston College;
D.N.P., Regis College

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

McBrien, Kimberly Bauser
Instructor, Religious Studies
B.A., Centre College;
M.Div., Yale Divinity School;
S.T.M., Yale Divinity School

McDonough, Katelyn
Instructor Nursing
B.S., Worcester State College;
M.S., Rivier University

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

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

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

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

Ruotolo, Regina
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth;
M.S., Salem State College

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

Stewart, Mary
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., University of New Hampshire;
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern

Strout, Lisa
Instructor, Education
B.S., Keene State College;
M.S., Wheelock College;
Ph.D., Capella University

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

Toosi, Amir
Assistant Professor and Dean, Business
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

Welch, Christopher
Instructor, Religious Studies
B.A., Tulane University;
M.T.S., West Jesuit School of Theology;

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;
M.S.W., Boston College;
Ph.D., Simmons College

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

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


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

Hayes, Jeanne
Professor, Nursing
B.S., Worcester State College;
M.S. Boston College;
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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


Senior Lecturers

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

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

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


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

Thibeault, Ann Lee
M.S., Rivier College


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
Ronald McClure - Art
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.

Chief Information Officer
Heidi Crowell, M.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.

Associate Vice President for Learning Effectivness
Regina Shearer, M.Div.

Dean of Arts and Sciences
Susan Langlois, D.P.E.

Kevin Gately, E.M.B.A.

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

Executive Director of University Career Services
Patricia Antonelli, M.Ed.

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.

University 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.

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
Kristin Nelson, M.S.

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

Director of Counseling
Tiffany Considine, M.A.

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

Director of Multicultural Affairs
Michelle Diaz

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Scott Fields, M.Ed.

Director of Student Financial Services
Valerie Patnaude, B.S.

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

Director of Campus Dining Services
Robert Luther, M.B.A.

Director of Human Resources
Cheryl Bagtaz, M.Ed.

Director of Facilities Management
Rick Perrine, B.A.

Rivier University Corporation

Sr. Helene Cote, p.m.

Sr. Kelly Connors, p.m.
Sr. Theresa Gagne, p.m.
Sr. Marie Henault, p.m.
Atty. Linda Johnson
Atty. Martha O’Neil
Mrs. Linda Robinson

Rivier University Board of Trustees

Ms. Dianne Mercier

Atty. Joseph N. Laplante

Mr. Michael Rose

Atty. Talesha Saint-Marc

Atty William Barry III
Mr. Michael Croati
Mr. Kevin Curran
Dr. John Dagianis
Mr. Aaron Dufoe
Dr. Heather Feltmate
Mrs. Ana Flaster
Mr. Kevin Halloran

Mrs. Mary Jane King
Mr. Bradley Kreick
Sr. Jacqueline Lambert, p.m.
Mr. T.C. Liakos
Mr. K. Brian McLaughlin
Mr. Mark Mulcahy
Mrs. Mary Murphy
Sr. Janice Perrault, p.m.
Sr. Jeanne Perreault, p.m.
Mr. Thomas Space
Dr. Cecilia Stuopis
Sr. Rolande Theroux, p.m.
Ms. Shelley Walcott

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

Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Leon Brassard
Mr. Robert H. Weisman

Rivier University Alumni Association Alumni Council

Cara Aghajanian ‘87
Bobbie Bagley ‘97
Joan Bienvenue ‘99
Dana Blades ‘12
Kathy Conole ‘70/73G
Kristen Corkum ‘07/09G
Christina Cuzzi ‘04/08G
Hollyann DeCarteret ‘13
David Duquette ‘09
LiHsi Ho Chen ‘78/85G
Amy Harris ‘97/’01G
Michael Mansfield ‘97
Mary Jane Medas ‘74/85G