Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 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
  • Barker, Darlene
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science
    B.S., Rivier College
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Bergeron, Holly
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Southern New Hampshire University;
    M.S., University of New Hampshire
  • Chuyan, Olga
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics
    M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University
  • Clement, Ashley
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Rivier College;
    M.S.N., Salem State University
  • Coffey, Melissa
    Assistant Professor, Counseling
    B.S., Syracuse University
    M.Ed., Liberty University
    Psy.D., Rivier University
  • Coutoumas, Robert
    M.B.A., Rivier University
    B.S., Springfield College
  • 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
  • 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
    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, Health Science, Applied Exercise Science
    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
    Associate 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
  • Kateregga, Noordeen
    Assistant Professor, Business
    B.A., Makerere University;
    M.B.A., Louisiana State University, Shreveport;
    D.B.A., William Howard Taft University
  • 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, Counseling
    B.A., University of New Hampshire;
    M.Ed., Northeastern University;
    C.A.G.S., Anna Maria College;
    Ph.D., Northeastern University
  • Leonard, Jessica
    Assistant Professor, Counseling
    B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
    M.S., Ithaca College;
    Ph.D., West Virginia 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
  • Luther, Melinda
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    M.S., Boston College;
    D.N.P., Regis College
  • MacIntyre, Erin
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., 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
  • Martell, Elizabeth
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix
  • Maykel, Cheryl
    Associate Professor, 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
    B.A., M.A./M.A.T., Rivier College; 
    Ph.D., Capella 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
  • 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
    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
  • Shockley, Kristy
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    B.S., University of Lynchburg;
    M.A.., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Spadano, Joseph
    Professor, 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
  • Strout, Lisa
    Assistant Professor, 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 and Security Studies 
    B.S., Eastern Illinois University;
    M.B.A., Heidelberg University;
    D.B.A., Argosy University/Schaumburg
  • Wayne, Kevin T.
    Professor, Business
    B.S., University of Massachusetts, Lowell; 
    M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University; 
    D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
  • 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 and Health Professions
    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

Half-Time Faculty

  • Gilligan, Kara
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Saint Anselm College;
    M.S., University of Phoenix;
    D.N.P., Walden University
  • Morley, Rebecca
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Rivier University;
    M.S., Georgetown 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
  • 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 
  • 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.

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean Division of Nursing and Health Professions
Paula Williams, Ed.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
Hank Parkinson, Ed.D.

Director of Athletics
Jonathan Harper, M.S.

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean Division of Nursing and Health Professions
Paula Williams, Ed.D.

Dean of Arts and Sciences
Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.

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

Dean of Counseling and Psychology
Ralph Sperry, Ph.D.

Dean of Education and Counseling
John Gleason, Ed.D.

Director of Educational Technologies
Christopher Parent, Ed.D.

Director of Student Success Initiatives
Daniel O’Neill, M.A.T.

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.

Office of the Vice President for Advancement

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

Director of Advancement Services
Joanne Young

Director of Alumni Engagement
Katie Aalerud

Director of Marketing and Communications
Griffin Spencer, M.B.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
Michael Harper

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

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Mac Martin

Office of the Vice President for Student Experience

Vice President for Student Experience
Hank Parkinson, Ed.D.

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

Director of Campus Ministry
Emily Daversa, M.A.. B.A.

Director of Career and Life Success
Michael Harper

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

Director of Multicultural Student Experience
Ian Wade

Director of Residence Life and Housing
Allison Gagne, M.Ed.

Director of Safety and Security
Mike Muncey

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

Director of Campus Dining Services
Sarah Scaffidi

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
Jason Finch

Rivier University Corporation

Chairperson: Sr. Helene Cote, p.m.

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

Rivier University Board of Trustees

  • Chairperson -  Mr. Bradley Kreick
  • Vice-Chairperson - Hon. Talesha Saint-Marc
  • Treasurer - Mr. Edward Dudley
  • Secretary - Dr. Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis
  • Mr. Douglas Barker
  • Mr. William Barry III, Esq.
  • Mr. Joseph Bellavance IV
  • Mr. Robert Calamari
  • Mr. Michael Croatti
  • Ms. Keeva Davis
  • Mr. Aaron Dufoe
  • Mrs. Geraldine Ferlins
  • Mrs. Ana Hebra Flaster
  • Mr. K. Brian McLaughlin
  • Mr. Mailaja Mohammed
  • Mrs. Mary Murphy
  • Ms. Martha O’Neill, Esq.
  • Dr. Marie Ramas
  • Mrs. Linda Robinson ‘69/’79G/’94H
  • Mr. David Roedel
  • Sister Maria Rosa, pm
  • Mrs. Sharon Tamposi
  • Dr. Melissa Mei-Yen Wu
  • Ex Officio Member - Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Ed.D.
  • Trustee Emeritus - The Honorable Joseph Laplante
  • Trustee Emeritus - Mr. Samuel A. Tamposi, Jr.

Rivier University Alumni Association Alumni Council

Thuy Bui ‘99
Susan Cater ‘88/’11G/’14G
Kathy Conole ‘70/73G
Cheryl Cummings ‘70/’92G
Marisa Dardagiannopoulos ‘11/’14G
Hollyann Doyle ‘13
Linda Fraser ‘72/88G
Allison Gagne ‘05
Ashley Hall ‘18
Amy Harris ‘97/’01G
Philip LeBlanc ‘21
Lauren Lucasiewicz ‘12/’16G
Dawn Mahoney ‘80
Kristen McGuigan ‘06
Lisa Moran ‘14
Elena Nee ‘12
Victoria Plourde ‘19
Sabrina Rando ‘07
Jennifer Resmini ‘08/’20G
Renee Roy ‘14
Allison Seavey ‘87
Edward Soucie ‘16