Sep 22, 2021  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administrative Staff


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Faculty Full-Time

Ainslie, Marcy
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A., Boston College;
B.S., M.S., Columbia University;
Ed.D., Plymouth State University

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

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

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

Daley, Marilyn
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Springfield College;
M.S., Rivier University;
D.N.P., Northeastern University

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

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

DeSilva-Mousseau, Angela
Professor, Education
B.S., Union College;
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benham, Siobhan
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., University of New Hampshire

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

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

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

Forte, Joseph
Assistant Professor, Philosphy
B.A., The College of the Holy Cross;
M.A., Boston College;
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

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

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

 

Gallagher, Nancy
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;  
M.S., University of New Hampshire; D.N.P., University of New Hampshire

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

Cameron, Cynthia
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., Denison University;
M.A.R., Yale Divinity School;
M.A., Catholic University of America;
Ph.D., Boston College

Gebhardt, Deborah
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Alfred University, New York;
M.S., Rivier University

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

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

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

Kohler, Emlee
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

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

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

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

 

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

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

Langelier, Carol
Professor, Counseling and School Psychology
B.A., University of New Hampshire;
M.Ed., Northeastern University;
C.A.G.S., Anna Maria College;
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Norris, Russell
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., University of South Carolina;
M.S. US Air University

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

Ludwick, Cynthia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Liberty University;
M.S., Rivier University

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

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

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

D.N.P., Regis College

Phillips, Sarah
Assistant Professor, Public Health
B.A., Vassar College;
M.S., M.P.H.,Tufts University

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

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

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

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

Maykel, Cheryl
Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., Worcester State College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Proulx, Donna
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier University;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Toosi, Amir
Assistant Professor and Dean, Business  
B.S., Eastern Illinois University;
M.B.A., Heidelberg University;
D.B.A., Argosy University/Schaumburg

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

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

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

Walrath, Robert
Associate Professor, Counseling and School Psychology
B.A., Alfred University;
M.S., California State University;
Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University

Welch, Christopher
Instructor Religious Studies
B.A., Tulane University;
M.T.S., Weston Jesuit School of Theology;
Ph.D., Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry

Zoltko, Michael
Instructor, Nursing
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
M.S., Rivier University

 

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

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

 

Senior Lecturers

Dwyer, Jane
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation, Notre Dame 

Hand, Mark
Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Ph.D., East Carolina University

Roper, Stephanie
Senior Lecturer in History, Law and Political Science
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Foley, John
Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Pharm.D., Northeastern University

Olsen, Everett
Senior Lecturer in Business
M.B.A., Babson College

Thibeault, Ann Lee
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., Rivier College

Gray, Joyce
Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies
D.Min., Boston University, School of Theology  

Pucciarello, Thomas
Senior Lecturer in Business
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

Vendituoli, Peter
Senior Lecturer in Business
M.B.A., Rivier College;
M.S., University of New Hampshire

Greene, Richard
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama/Huntsville

Reynolds, Burton
Senior Lecturer in Business
Ed.D., Boston University

 

Emeriti

Mary Ann Breen - Nursing
Carlos Cardosa - Spanish
Lloyd Carr - Philosophy
Paul Cunningham - Psychology
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
Paul Lizotte, English
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
Sr. Lucille Thibodeau - English
Michael Tramonte - Education

Administrative Staff

Office of the President

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

Chief Information Officer
Heidi Crowell, M.A.

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Douglas W. Howard, Ph.D.

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

Vice President for Finance and Administration
John Parker, D.B.A., M. Acc., M.B.A.

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

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

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 Business and Security Studies
Amir Toosi, D.B.A.

Dean of Education
John Gleason, Ed.D.

Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
Paula Williams, Ed.D.

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

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

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

Director of Global Engagement
Dey Barriga

Office of the Vice President For Enrollment Management

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

Executive Director of Admissions
Valerie Leclair

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

Registrar
Dina Brown, M.A.

Director of the Academic Support Center
Suzanne Schryver, M.A.

Director of Academic & Career Advising
Kerrie Dahl

Director of Disability Services
Darcy Murphy, M.Ed.

Coordinator of Experiential Learning
Kevin Cloutier

Office of the Vice President For Student Affairs

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

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

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

Director of Campus Ministry
TBD

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
TBD

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration
John Parker, D.B.A., M.Acc., M.B.A.

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

Controller
Meagan Pritchard, M.S.A.

Director of Campus Dining Services
Karen VanAvery

Manager of Human Resources
Jane Clavette

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

Rivier University Corporation

Chairperson
Sr. Helene Cote, p.m.

Sr. Theresa Gagne, p.m.
Sr. Marie Henault, p.m.
Mrs. Mary Jane King
Atty. Martha O’Neil
Mrs. Linda Robinson
Sr. Lorraine Trottier, p.m.

Rivier University Board of Trustees

Chairperson
Ms. Dianne Mercier

Mr. K. Brian McLaughlin

Vice-Chairperson
Atty. Joseph N. Laplante

Dr. Jahmal Mosley

Treasurer
Mr. Michael S. Rose

Mr. Mark Mulcahy

Secretary
Atty. Talesha Saint-Marc

Mrs. Mary Murphy

Atty William Barry III

Sr. Janice Perrault, p.m.

Mr. Michael Croatti

Sr. Jeanne Perreault, p.m.

Mr. Edward Dudley

Mr. Daniel Savageau

Mr. Aaron Dufoe

Mrs. Sharon Tamposi

Dr. Heather Feltmate

Mr. John Stebbins

Mrs. Geraldine Ferlins

Dr. Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis

Ms. Ana Hebra Flaster

Sr. Rolande Theroux, p.m.

Sr. Claire Guerin, p.m.

Ms. Shelley Walcott

Mr. Kevin Halloran

Dr. Reginald Wilburn

Mr. Bradley Kreick

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

Mr. T.C. Liakos

 

Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Leon P. Brassard

 

Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Samuel Tamposi, Jr.

Rivier University Alumni Association Alumni Council

Cara Aghajanian ‘87
Bobbie Bagley ‘97
Joan Bienvenue ‘99
Michael Carr ‘16
Kathy Conole ‘70/73G
Kristen Corkum ‘07/09G
Christina Cuzzi ‘04/08G
Hollyann DeCarteret ‘13
Linda Fraser ‘72/88G
Amy Harris ‘97/’01G
LiHsi Ho Chen ‘78/85G
Dawn Mahoney ‘80
Michael Mansfield ‘97
Elena Marinelli ‘12
Mary Jane Medas ‘74/85G
Allison Seavey ‘87