Apr 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administrative Staff

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Faculty Full-Time

  • Baldwin, Colleen
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    M.S., Regis College;
    B.S., University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Ballentine, Stephanie
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S., Rivier University
  • Beck, Michelle
    Assistant Professor, Biology
    B.S., Appalachian 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
  • Centra, Tania
    Instructor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Universite Laruentienne; 
    M.S., Texas A&M University
  • Chuyan, Olga
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics
    M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University
  • Daley, Marilyn
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Springfield College; M.S., Rivier University; 
    D.N.P., Northeastern University
  • DeSilva-Mousseau, Angela
    Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.S., Union College; 
    M.A., Ph.D., Boston College
  • Doherty, Timothy J.
    Professor, English
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Fogg, Catherine
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    BS, M.S., University of New Hampshire; 
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Forcier, Pamela
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    M.S.N., A.S.N., Rivier University
  • Forte, Joseph
    Assistant Professor, Philosophy
    B.A., The College of the Holy Cross; 
    M.A., Boston College; 
    Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
  • Gallagher, Nancy
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 
    M.S., University of New Hampshire;
    D.N.P., University of New Hampshire
  • Gebhardt, Deborah
    Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., Alfred University, New York; 
    M.S., Rivier 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 & Counseling
    B.A., Boston College;
    M.A., University of Michigan;
    Ed.D., Harvard University
  • Griecci, Christina
    Assistant Professor, Public Health
    B.S., Villanova University;
    M.P.H., Northeastern University;
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Medical School
  • Guida, Maria
    Assistant Professor, Spanish
    B.A., Rivier College;
    M.A.T., Rivier College
  • Hardy, Tracy
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., University of New Brunswick, Canada; 
    M.S., Rivier College;
    DNP, Rivier University
  • 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
  • Jones, Tatiana
    Assistant Professor, Biology
    Ph.D., Military Medical Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia;
    MD, Pavlov’s State Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Kassan, Sharon
    Assistant Professor, Biology
    A.B., Barnard College of Columbia University; 
    M.P.H., Ph.D., City University of New York
  • Kohler, Emlee
    Associate Professor, Psychology
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State 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
  • Lindquist, Janice
    Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., M.S., Rivier College
  • Limongiello, Jennifer
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    Ph.D., Walden University;
    M.S.N., B.S.N., Regis College
  • Loring, Nicole
    Assistant Professor, Political Science
    B.A., Syracuse University;
    M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
  • Ludwick, Cynthia
    Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., Liberty University;
    M.S., Rivier University
  • 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
  • Maykel, Cheryl
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.S., Worcester State College;
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • 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
  • Monico, Diane
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.A., M.A./M.A.T., Rivier College; 
    Ph.D., Capella University
  • Murphy, Kate
    Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling
    B.A., University of Southern Maine;
    M.A., Johnson State College;
    Psy.D., Rivier University
  • Norris, Russell
    Assistant Professor, Business
    B.A., University of South Carolina;
    M.S. US Air University
  • O’Hara, Judi
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
    Ed.D., Rivier University
  • Patenaude, Brian
    Assistant Professor, Chemistry
    Ph.D., B.S., University of New Hampshire
  • Penn, David
    Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
    Ph.D., Boston University;
    M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary;
    B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Phillips, Sarah
    Assistant Professor, Public Health
    B.A., Vassar College;
    M.S., M.P.H.,Tufts University
  • Pitts, David
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Prevost, Cathy
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    M.S., B.S., Northeastern University
  • Proulx, Donna
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., M.S., Rivier University;
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • 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 & Technology
    Rocha Neves, Jesslyn
  • Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling
    B.S., Tufts University;
    M.Ed., Harvard University;
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • 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
  • Schmidt, William
    Assistant Professor, Biology
    B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology;
    Ph.D., Boston University
  • Schoenfeld, Naomi
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.A., Queens College, CUNY;
    M.A., University of Arizona;
    Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Shin, Hye Young
    Assistant Professor, Biotechnology
    Ph.D., M.S., Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea;
    B.S., Inje University, Kimhae, South Korea
  • Spadano, Joseph
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    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
  • Strout, Lisa
    Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling
    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 University;
    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
  • Warner, Sherry
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.A., University of New Hampshire;
    M.S.N., Rivier University
  • Wayne, Kevin T.
    Professor, Business
    B.S., University of Massachusetts, Lowell; 
    M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University; 
    D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
  • Wendel, Anna
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Messiah College;
    M.S., Boston College;
    Ph.D., University of Nevada
  • 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
  • Williams, Paula
    Assistant Professor and Dean, Nursing
    B.S., Fitchburg State College; 
    M.S., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Zanni, Karen
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    Ph.D., Binghamton University;
    M.S., The Sage Graduate College School of Nursing, Albany, NY;
    B.S., Russell Sage School of Nursing, Troy, NY
  • Zoltko, Michael
    Instructor, Nursing
    B.A., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
    M.S., Rivier University

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


  • 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
  • Denise Baxter - Nursing
  • Marjorie Marcoux Faiia - Sociology
  • Sara Booth - Social Work

Administrative Staff

Office of the 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
Paul Brower

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Steven Perrotta

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,
Professor, Art

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

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
Paul Brower

Executive Director of Admissions
Valerie Leclair

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

Director Career Services and 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

Multicultural and Student Engagement Coordinator
Ian Wade

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Steven Perrotta

Director of Student Accounts
Ken Richardson

Director of Student Financial Services
Kaydee Rafferty

Norman Smith, M.B.A., CPA

Director of Campus Dining Services
Donna Spina-Thomas

Director of Human Resources

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
  • Vice-Chairperson - Atty. Joseph N. Laplante
  • Treasurer - Mr. Michael S. Rose
  • Secretary - Atty. Talesha Saint-Marc
  • Atty William Barry III
  • Mr. Douglas Barker
  • Mr. Joseph Bellavance IV
  • Mr. Michael Croatti
  • Ms. Keeva Davis
  • Mr. Edward Dudley
  • Mr. Aaron Dufoe
  • Dr. Heather Feltmate
  • Mrs. Geraldine Ferlins
  • Ms. Ana Hebra Flaster
  • Sr. Claire Guerin, p.m.
  • Mr. Kevin Halloran
  • Mr. T.C. Liakos
  • Mr. K. Brian McLaughlin
  • Dr. Jahmal Mosley
  • Mrs. Mary Murphy
  • Sr. Janice Perrault, p.m.
  • Sr. Jeanne Perreault, p.m.
  • Dr. Marie Ramas
  • Mr. Daniel Sauvageau
  • Mr. John Stebbins
  • Dr. Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis
  • Mrs. Sharon Tamposi
  • Sr. Rolande Theroux, p.m.
  • Ms. Shelley Walcott
  • Dr. Reginald Wilburn
  • 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