Graduate Faculty

Our faculty is dedicated to providing you with the high rigor, innovative, and engaging educational experience that will help you succeed in your career and life. We can't wait to meet you. 

We are always happy to talk with whether you are a prospective student, current student or an employer that wants to hire you. To learn more about us, see the directory below. 

Communication | Criminal Justice | Education | Health Sciences | Management | Sport Management

 

Communication

Janice Barrett, Ed.D.

Professor of Communication, Graduate Program Coordinator

Education

  • M.Ed, Ed.D, Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University
  • M.S., Mass Communication, Boston University
  • B.S. English/Education, Boston College

 Louis Lopez Preciado, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • M.A. Communication, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Communication, Universidad del Valle de México, Campus Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico

Erin Vicente, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Education

  • Ed.D. Organizational Communication and Leadership, Northeastern University
  • M.A. Communication, Suffolk University
  • B.A. Business Administration, Queens University, North Carolina 

Martin Walsh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Education

  • MIT A.C.E Post Doctorate. Advanced Certificate in Executive Education in: Management and Leadership; Strategy and Innovation: Technology and Operations and Innovation. (Twenty five credit hours at The Sloan Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Ph.D. in LPS (Foreign Investment in Asia and the Political and Social Consequences), Northeastern University
  • C.A.G.S. International Business, Northeastern University
  • M.A. International History, Northeastern University
  • M.B.A. Executive Management, Anna Maria College
  • B.A. History, Calvin Coolidge College

Criminal Justice

Sarah Abbott, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Faculty Connected Learning Organizer

Education

  • Ph.D. Law, Policy and Society, Northeastern University
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.A. Community Studies, concentration on Youth and Community Work, Bradford and Ilkley College, England

Linda Bucci, J.D.

Professor of Justice Studies, Program Director of Justice Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator of Justice Studies

Education

  • J.D. Law, Boston College Law School
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • B.A. Sociology, Boston College

Paul DeBole

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Education

  • J.D. New England School of Law, Boston, 1988
  • B.S. History, Suffolk University, 1984

Kimberly Farah, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Florida Gainesville (Forensic Science)
  • M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology; Fellow, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Rand Afrikaans University
  • M.A., M.Ed., University of South Africa
  • B.A., Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg

Kellie Wallace, Ph.D., CAGS

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Education

  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, The University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • C.A.G.S., Mental Health Counseling, Suffolk University
  • M.S., Criminal Justice Studies, Suffolk University
  • M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Suffolk University
  • B.A., Psychology, The College of the Holy Cross
  • B.A., Sociology, The College of the Holy Cross

Edward G. Weeks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.A. Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Thomas Zawisza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Education

  • Ph. D. Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • M.A. Criminology, East Tennessee State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Kent State University
  • B.A. Justice Studies, Kent State University

Education

Elizabeth Hartmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Education

  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of California at Berkeley with San Francisco State University
  • M.A. and B.A. Elementary and Special Education, Boston College

Amy J. Maynard, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Education

  • Ed.D. Language and Literacy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Literacy Education, University of Southern Maine
  • B.A. English, University of Vermont

Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education, Program Director of Education, Graduate Program Coordinator of Education

Education

  • Ph.D. in Reading and Learning Disabilities, University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • M.A. in Education, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders, University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables

Health Sciences

Keith Belmore, DAT, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Program Chair for Athletic Training

Education

  • DAT Doctor of Athletic Training A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Athletic Training Residency (Specialty: Primary Care) New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI)
  • M.Ed. Health Education and Promotion University of Missouri, College of Education
  • BS Athletic Training, Health minor, Plymouth State University   

Deirdre Donovan, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Program Chair for Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Math

Education

  • Ed.D Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • B.S. Mathematics, Boston College

Joseph Elias, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Chemistry

Education      

  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A. Chemistry, Reed College 

Kimberly Farah, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Florida Gainesville (Forensic Science)
  • M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University

Leanna Farnam, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, Program Chair, Biology, Forensic Science, Health Sciences

  • M.S Forensic Science, Boston University, Boston
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Simmons University, Boston

Sarah Giasullo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Coordinator of Clinical Education and Internships for Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Education

  • Ph.D. Sport and Exercise Psychology, Springfield College
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Central Connecticut State University
  • B.S., Athletic Training, Merrimack College
  • B.A., Spanish, Merrimack College

Brian Frasier, Ed.D

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Marisa Hastie, Ed.D.

Professor of Exercise Science, Program Chair of Exercise Science & Fitness Management

Education

  • Ed.D. Exercise Science/Foundations of Education & Leadership, George Fox University
  • M.S. Exercise & Sport Science, University of Oregon
  • B.S. Exercise Science, Gonzaga University

Cristina Haverty, Ed.M.

Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Athletic Training

Education

  • Ed.M. Counseling, Sport Psychology, Boston University
  • B.S. Athletic Training, Springfield College

Neil Hatem, Ed.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Education

  • Ed.D. - Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.Ed. - Mathematics, Framingham State College
  • B.S., Business, Tulane University

Ron Laham, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

  • M.Ed. - Athletic Training, University of Virginia
  • B.S. - Athletic Training/Physical Education, Northeastern University 

 

Nichole Orench-Rivera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Education

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Duke University
  • B.S. Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Esther Pearson, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education

  • Ed.D Mathematics and Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Engineering Management, Western New England College
  • B.S. Engineering Technology, Youngstown State University

 

Stephen N. Sarikas, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Education

  • Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 


Management

Janet Huetteman, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing, Graduate Program Coordinator for Business

Education

  • MBA Marketing, Fairfield University
  • BA Psychology, Boston College

Bruce McKinnon, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • AB, cum laude, Harvard College

Siddharth Mobar, M.B.A., CHE, CHIA, CHA

Assistant Professor-Hospitality & Event Management

Education

  • M.B.A. (Management), Johnson & Wales University

Matthew Reilly, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing, Program Director of Business

Education

  • Ed.D in Organizational Leadership at Northeastern University (ABD)
  • M.S. in Marketing at Lasell University
  • B.S. in Business Management at Lasell University

Nancy Waldron, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

Education

  • Ph.D. Organization and Management, with a specialization in Entrepreneurship, Capella University
  • M.B.A., University System of New Hampshire, Plymouth State College
  • B.S. Business Management, University System of New Hampshire

Sport Management

Bill Nowlan, Ed.D.

Program Chair of Sport Management, Associate Professor of Sport Management

Education

  • Ed.D. in Sport Management with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, United States Sports Academy
  • M.Ed. in Athletic Injury Management, Springfield College
  • B.S. in Physical Education concentrating in Athletic Training, Springfield College

Daniel Sargent, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Graduate Program Coordinator of Sport Management

Education

  • Ph.D. Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management/History, University of Florida
  • M.A. Criminology, University of Florida
  • Rhode Island Teaching Certificate-Social Studies/History/Geography/Political Science
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Rhode Island
  • B.A. Political Science, Providence College
  • B.S. History, Suffolk University

Janice Savitz, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Education

  • M.S. in Physical Education, Ithaca College
  • B.S. in Physical Education, the State University of New York at Brockport

Young-Tae Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management

Education

  • Ph.D. Sport Management, Florida State University
  • M.A. Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University