Jan 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Faculty and Administrative Staff


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Faculty Full-Time

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

Griecci, Christina
Assistant Professor, Public Health
B.S., Villanova University;
M.P.H., Northeastern University;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Phillips, Sarah
Assistant Professor, Public Health
B.A., Vassar College;
M.S., M.P.H.,Tufts University

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

Guida, Maria
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.A., Rivier College;
M.A.T., Rivier College
Pitts, David
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

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

Hagan, Patricia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Hahnemann University;
M.S., Louisiana State University; 
M.Ed., University of West Florida
Proulx, Donna
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier University;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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

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

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

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

Rocha Neves, Jesslyn
Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling
B.S., Tufts University;
M.Ed., Harvard University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

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

Hirsch-Dickinson, Sally
Associate Professor, English
B.A., University of Massachusetts;
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Ruotolo, Regina
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth;
M.S., Salem State College
Burgess, David
Professor, Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Brigham Young University;
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Kassan, Sharon
Assistant Professor, Biology
A.B., Barnard College of Columbia University; 
M.P.H., Ph.D., City University of New York
Schaufenbil, Heather
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Rivier College;
M.S., 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
Kohler, Emlee
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Schmidt, William
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., Boston University

Centra, Tania
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Universite Laruentienne;
M.S., Texas A&M University
Langelier, Carol
Professor, Education & Counseling
B.A., University of New Hampshire;
M.Ed., Northeastern University;
C.A.G.S., Anna Maria College;
Ph.D., Northeastern University
Schoenfeld, Naomi
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
B.A., Queens College, CUNY;
M.A., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., Arizona State University

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

Lindquist, Janice
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., M.S., Rivier College
Spadano, Joseph
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
B.S., Fitchburg State College;
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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

Loring, Nicole
Assistant Professor, Political Science
B.A., Syracuse University;
M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Spohn, Karen O.
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware

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

Ludwick, Cynthia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Liberty University;
M.S., Rivier University
Strout, Lisa
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling
B.S., Keene State College;
M.S., Wheelock College;
Ph.D. Capella University

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

Luther, Melinda
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Syracuse University;
M.S.N, Boston College;
D.N.P., Regis College
Stull, Bradford T.
Professor, English
B.A., Phillips University;
M.Div., University of Chicago; 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

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

Magnus, Teresa
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., University of Dallas;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Toosi, Amir
Assistant Professor and Dean, Business  
B.S., Eastern Illinois University;
M.B.A., Heidelberg University;
D.B.A., Argosy University/Schaumburg

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

Maykel, Cheryl
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling
B.S., Worcester State College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Tremblay, Cynthia
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Lowell;
M.S., University of New Hampshire

Fogg, Catherine
Associate Professor, Nursing
BS, M.S., University of New Hampshire;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

McDonough, Katelyn
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Worcester State College;
M.S., Rivier University
Villeneuve, Sr. Martha, p.m.
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Rivier College;
M.A., Boston College

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

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

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

Menke, Martin
Professor, History, Law, and Political Science
B.A., Tufts University;
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College
Wendel, Anna
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Messiah College;
M.S., Boston College;
Ph.D., University of Nevada

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

Monico, Diane
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
B.A., M.A./M.A.T., Rivier College; 
Ph.D., Capella 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
Gentes, Eric
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
J.D., Boston College Law School

Murphy, Kate
Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling
B.A., University of Southern Maine;
M.A., Johnson State College;
Psy.D., Rivier University

Williams, Paula
Assistant Professor and Dean, Nursing
B.S., Fitchburg State College; 
M.S., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Giddings, Kimberly
Instructor, Nursing
A.S., St. Charles Community College;
M.S.N., Walden University
Norris, Russell
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., University of South Carolina;
M.S. US Air University
Zoltko, Michael
Instructor, Nursing
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
M.S., Rivier University
Gleason, John
Professor and Dean, Education & Counseling
B.A., Boston College;
M.A., University of Michigan;
Ed.D., Harvard University
O’Hara, Judi
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
Ed.D., 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

Dunn, Barbara
Senior Lecturer, Nursing
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
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

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
George Kaloudis - Political Science
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
Brian Ernsting, Ph.D.

Vice President for Enrollment Management
TBD

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
Brian Ernsting, Ph.D.

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 Educational Technologies
Christopher Parent, 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.

Registrar
Dina Brown, M.A.

Director of Global Engagement
Dey Barriga, M.Ed.

Director of Disability Services
Darcy Murphy, M.Ed.

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

Office of the Vice President For Enrollment Management

Vice President for Enrollment Management
TBD

Executive Director of Admissions
Valerie Leclair

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

Director of Academic & Career Advising
Kerrie Dahl, 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., Ed.D.

Director of Student Engagement
Eric Blackburn, B.A., M.B.A.

Director of Campus Ministry
Anna Molettieri, M.Ed., M.T.S.

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

Director of Counseling and Wellness
Tiffany Considine, M.A.

Director of Safety and Security
Robert Casey

Coordinator of Multicultural Student Engagement
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
Norman Smith, M.B.A., CPA

Director of Campus Dining Services
Karen VanAvery

Director of Human Resources
Justine Caron

Manager of Human Resources
Jane Clavette

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
Bradley Kreick

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 Sauvageau

Mr. Aaron Dufoe

Mr. John Stebbins

Dr. Heather Feltmate

Dr. Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis

Mrs. Geraldine Ferlins

Mrs. Sharon Tamposi

Ms. Ana Hebra Flaster

Sr. Rolande Theroux, p.m.

Sr. Claire Guerin, p.m.

Ms. Shelley Walcott

Mr. Kevin Halloran

Dr. Reginald Wilburn

Mr. T.C. Liakos

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

  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