Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Rivier Academic Catalog

Faculty and Administrative Staff


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Faculty Full-Time

  • Baldwin, Colleen
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., University of Massachusetts, Boston;
    M.S., D.N.P., Regis College
  • Ballentine, Stephanie
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S., Rivier University
  • Bergeron, Holly
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Southern New Hampshire University;
    M.S., University of New Hampshire
  • Centra, Tania
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Université Laurentienne; 
    M.S., Texas A&M University;
    D.N.P., University of New Hampshire
  • Clement, Ashley
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Rivier College;
    M.S.N., Salem State University
  • Chuyan, Olga
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics
    M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University
  • DeCarteret, Hollyann
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Rivier University;
    M.S.N., Southern New Hampshire University
  • Demers, Shanna
    Assistant Professor, Biology
    B.S., Minot State University;
    M.S., North Dakota University
  • DeProfio, James
    Assistant Professor, Business
    B.S., Plymouth State University;
    M.Ed., Endicott College
  • DeRego, Beth
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Rivier College;
    M.S., Western Governors 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
    B.S., M.S., University of New Hampshire; 
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Forte, Joseph
    Assistant Professor, Philosophy
    B.A., The College of the Holy Cross; 
    M.A., Boston College; 
    Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
  • Gebhardt, Deborah
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Alfred University, New York; 
    M.S., Rivier University
  • Gentes, Eric
    Professor, Criminal Justice
    B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
    J.D., Boston College Law School
  • Gleason, John
    Professor and Dean, Education & Counseling
    B.A., Boston College;
    M.A., University of Michigan;
    Ed.D., Harvard University
  • Glossner, C. John
    Associate Professor, Computer Science
    B.S., Pennsylvania State University;
    MSEM, The National Technological Institute;
    Ph.D., Delft University of Technology
  • 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., 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
  • Henry-Wilson, Cheri
    Assistant Professor, Business
    B.S., Northeastern University
    E.M.B.A., Rivier College;
    Ed.D., Rivier University
  • 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
  • Knight, Teresa
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Russell Sage State College;
    M.Ed., St. Joseph’s College Maine;
    M.S., Antioch University - New England;
    Ed.D., Plymouth State University
  • Kohler, Emlee
    Associate Professor, Psychology
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • Lange, Nancy
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Boston College;
    M.Ed., Salem State University;
    M.S.N., Rivier 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
  • Limongiello, Jennifer
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., Regis College;
    Ph.D., Walden University
  • Loring, Nicole
    Assistant Professor, Political Science
    B.A., Syracuse University;
    M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
  • Ludwick, Cynthia
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Liberty University;
    M.S., Rivier University
  • Magnus, Teresa
    Professor, Mathematics
    B.A., University of Dallas;
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • Mailita, Mihaela
    Associate Professor, Computer Science
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Maykel, Cheryl
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.S., Worcester State College;
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • McAroy, Sheena
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., University of Central Oklahoma;
    M.S.N., Rivier University
  • McClure, Victoria
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
    M.S.N., Franklin Pierce University
  • McDonough, Katelyn
    Assistant Professor, 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, Erin
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., Rivier University
  • Norris, Russell
    Assistant Professor, Business and Security Studies
    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
  • Parillo, Alicia
    Assistant Professor, Business
    B.A., M.A.T., Simmons University;
    M.A., Northeastern University
  • Patenaude, Brian
    Assistant Professor, Chemistry
    B.S., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • Penn, David
    Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
    B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
    M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary;
    Ph.D., Boston University
  • 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
    B.S., M.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
  • Schoenfeld, Naomi
    Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
    B.A., Queens College, CUNY;
    M.A., University of Arizona;
    Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Sheff, Emily
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Northeastern University;
    M.S., Boston College;
    Ph.D., Villanova University
  • Shin, Hye Young
    Assistant Professor, Biotechnology
    B.S., Inje University, Kimhae, South Korea;
    M.S., Ph.D., Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Spadano, Joseph
    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 and Security Studies 
    B.S., Eastern Illinois University;
    M.B.A., Heidelberg University;
    D.B.A., Argosy University/Schaumburg
  • Tremblay, Cynthia
    Assistant Professor, 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.
    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
    Assistant Professor, 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
  • Zaman, Mohammed
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Boston University;
    M.S.N., Rivier University
  • Zoltko, Michael
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.A., University of Massachusetts, Lowell;
    M.S., Rivier University

Senior Lecturers

  • Dwyer, Jane
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
    D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation, Notre Dame
  • Foley, John
    Senior Lecturer in Nursing
    Pharm.D., Northeastern University
  • Greene, Richard
  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama/Huntsville
  • Hand, Mark
    Senior Lecturer in Nursing
    Ph.D., East Carolina University
  • Reynolds, Burton
    Senior Lecturer in Business
    Ed.D., Boston University
  • Reynolds, Burton
    Senior Lecturer in Business
    Ed.D., Boston University
  • Thibeault, Ann Lee
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
    M.S., Rivier College
  • Vendituoli, Peter
    Senior Lecturer in Business
    M.B.A., Rivier College;
    M.S., University of New Hampshire

Emeriti

  • Denise Baxter - Nursing
  • Sara Booth - Social WorkMary Ann Breen - Nursing
  • Carlos Cardosa - Spanish
  • Lloyd Carr - Philosophy
  • J. Diane Connell - Education and Counseling
  • Paul Cunningham - Psychology
  • Sharon Dean - English
  • Jeremiah Dolan - Philosophy
  • Bertrand Dufour - Biology
  • Marjorie Marcoux Faiia - Sociology
  • 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
Paul Brower, M.S.

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Steven Perrotta, M.B.A.

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

Vice President for Student Experience
TBD

Director of Athletics
Jonathan Harper, 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 and Counseling
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.

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
Paul Brower, M.S.

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Operations and Reporting
Emily Reardon, M.B.A., M.S.

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

Director Career Services and Experiential Learning
TBD

Director of Graduate and Professional Studies Enrollment
Kelly Murphy, M.A.

Office of the Vice President for Student Experience

Vice President for Student Experience
TBD

Assistant Vice President for Student Experience
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
Emily Daversa, B.A., M.A.

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

Director of Safety and Security
Mike Muncey

Multicultural and Student Engagement Coordinator
Ian Wade

Director of Campus Dining Services
TBD

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Steven Perrotta, M.B.A.

Director of Student Accounts
Kenneth M. Richardson, M.B.A.

Director of Financial Aid
Kaydee Rafferty

Controller
John Rioux, CPA, CGMA

Director of Human Resources
Colleen Mills, SHRM-CP

Director of Facilities
Melanie Bimshas

Rivier University Corporation

Chairperson: Sr. Helene Cote, p.m.

Sr. Marie Henault, p.m.
Mrs. Mary Jane King
Ms. Dianne Mercier
Dr. Cecilia Warpinski Stupis
Sr. Lorraine Trottier, p.m.
Sr. Lucy Veilleux

Rivier University Board of Trustees

  • Chairperson -  Mr. Bradley Kreick
  • Vice-Chairperson - Atty. Talesha Saint-Marc
  • Treasurer - Mr. Edward Dudley
  • Secretary - Dr. Cecilia Stuopis
  • 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