John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

Administration

  • Angela R. Renaud, EdD, dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Christine Thompson, PhD, associate dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Michael Fein, PhD, assistant dean
  • Laura Galligan, PhD, assistant dean
  • Rory Senerchia, PhD, assistant dean

Faculty Emeritus

  • Domenic A. Vavala, PhD, FRSH, professor emeritus of health sciences & nutrition; BA, Brown University; MS, University of Rhode Island; MA, Trinity University; MEd, University of Houston; PhD, Accademia di Studi Superiori Minerva; ScD, Med. ScD., Dr. PH., Nobile Accademia di Santa Teodora Imperatrice (hon.); PedD., Studiorum Universitas Constantiniana (hon.); LittD, Universita Internazionale Sveva Federico, II; EdD., Accademia di San Cirillo (hon.); LLD. (hon.), Fridericus II University; MD (hon.), Fridericus II University; DHS. (hon.), Johnson & Wales University; fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; fellow, Texas Academy of Science; fellow, American Institute of Chemists; fellow, Royal Society of Health (London)

Dean Emeritus

  • Thomas J. Farrell, MA, dean emeritus, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences; BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, University of Rhode Island

Department Chairpersons

  • Jacquelyn Bowser, PhD, department chair, equine studies
  • Maureen Farrell, PhD, department chair, humanities
  • Alison Goodrich, JD, department chair, criminal justice
  • David Newman, MA, department chair, social sciences
  • Scott Palmieri, PhD, department chair, English
  • Gail St. Jacques, MS, department chair, mathematics
  • Rory Senerchia, PhD, department chair, English as a Second Language
  • Patricia Brady, PhD, department chair, science

Faculty

Criminal Justice

  • James Desmarais, JD, associate professor; AS, Johnson & Wales University; BS, Roger Williams University; JD, New England School of Law
  • Daniel Driscoll, MS, associate professor; BS, Bryant College; BA, Roger Williams University; MS, Salve Regina University
  • Alison Goodrich, JD, department chair, associate professor; BS, MS, Salve Regina University; MA, University of Connecticut; PhD, Capella University; JD, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Paul Sylvestre, PhD, associate professor; AS, Roger Williams College; BA, Rhode Island College; MS, PhD, Salve Regina University

English

  • Sheila Austin, JD, associate professor; BS, Edgewood College; JD, Howard University
  • Valerie Balkun, MAT, associate professor; BA, Providence College; MAT, Rhode Island College
  • James Brosnan, PhD, professor; BA, University of Massachusetts; MEd, Bridgewater State College; MS, University of Rhode Island; PhD, Boston College
  • Joanna Cook, PhD, assistant professor; BA, Tufts University; MA, Boston College; PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Laura Gabiger, PhD, professor; BA, State University of New York — Buffalo; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Marian Gagnon, PhD, professor; BA, University of Rhode Island; MAT, Johnson & Wales University; PhD, The Union Institute University
  • Tom Gaines, MEd, associate professor; BA, Bowling Green State University; MEd, Cambridge College
  • Tamara Garcia, MA, associate professor; BA, Bryant College; MA, Middlebury College
  • Kristi Girdharry, PhD, assistant professor; BA, University of Massachusetts — Amherst; MA, University of Massachusetts — Boston; PhD, Northeastern University
  • Saiyeda Khatun, PhD, professor; MA, Northeastern University; PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Elzbieta Lozinski, MA, associate professor; BA, MA, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Eileen Medeiros, PhD, professor; BA, University of Connecticut; MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Amy Rakowsky Neeman, PhD., professor; BA, Queens College; MA, PhD, Brown University
  • Terry Novak, Ph.D., professor; BA, Notre Dame College of Ohio; MA, Pepperdine University; PhD, University of Nevada
  • J. Scott Oberacker, PhD, associate professor; BA, Dickinson College; MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts
  • Scott Palmieri, PhD, department chair, professor; BA, Providence College; MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, Salve Regina University
  • Karen Shea, MEd, associate professor; BA, Connecticut College; MEd, Rhode Island College
  • Lisa Sisco, PhD, professor; BA, MA, Georgetown University; PhD, University of New Hampshire
  • Megan Stoessell, MS, assistant professor; BA, University of Virginia; MS, Columbia University
  • Evan Villari, MFA, assistant professor; BA, University of Rhode Island; MFA Lesley University
  • Wendy Wagner, PhD, professor; BA, Cornell University; MA, PhD, Duke University
  • Christopher Westgate, PhD, associate professor; BS, Cornell University; MA, Columbia University; PhD, Texas A&M University

English as a Second Language

  • Ann Schroth, MEd, associate professor; BA, Roger Williams University; MEd, Rhode Island College
  • Rory Senerchia, PhD, assistant dean; BA, MA, University of Connecticut; PhD, Salve Regina University
  • Margaret Ann Shaw, MA, associate professor; BA, Columbia University; MA, Louisiana State University
  • Carla White, PhD, assistant professor; BA, Wheelock College; MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, Capella University
  • Erin Wynn, MA, associate professor; BS, New York University; MA, Hunter College

Equine Studies

  • Erin Cardea, MEd, assistant professor; BS, William Woods University; MS, The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine; MEd, William Woods University
  • Dirk Fogg, MBA, associate professor; BA, Skidmore College; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Crystal Taylor, MS, associate professor; AS, BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University

Humanities

  • Guy Bissonnette, JD, professor; BA, University of Rhode Island; JD, New England School of Law
  • Johanna Church, PhD, associate professor; BS, Coastal Carolina University; MA, Seton Hall University; MS, PhD, Drew University
  • Joseph Delaney, EdD, professor; BS, Suffolk University; MA, University of Massachusetts — Boston; EdD, Boston University
  • Maureen Farrell, PhD, department chair, professor; BA, MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Nelson Guertin, PhD, associate professor; BA, Providence College; MAT, Rhode Island College; PhD, Salve Regina University
  • Ann Kordas, PhD, professor; BA, Rhode Island College; JD, Boston University School of Law; PhD, Temple University
  • Colleen Less, JD, professor; BA, University of Massachusetts; JD, Suffolk University Law School
  • Ernest Mayo, JD, professor; BA, Clark University; MA, Providence College; MCJ, Boston University; JD, University of Miami
  • Fred Pasquariello, MA, associate professor; BA, MA, Providence College
  • Kenneth Schneyer, JD, professor; BA, Wesleyan University; JD, University of Michigan School of Law
  • Desiree Schuler, MA, associate professor; BS, MA, Rhode Island College
  • David Spatt, JD, professor; BA, University of Rhode Island; JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • Nery Villanueva, PhD, assistant professor; BA, California State University; MA, PhD, Columbia University
  • Geraldine E. M. Wagner, PhD, professor; BA, Brooklyn College; MA, PhD, Brown University

Mathematics

  • Ann Brett, PhD, assistant professor; BS, MS, PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Adam Hartman, PhD, assistant professor; BS, BS, BA, George Washington University; PhD, Brown University
  • Evelina Lapierre, PhD, professor; BS, State University of New York — Binghamton; MA, State University of New York — Albany; PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Lucille Ligas, MEd, associate professor; BS, MEd, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • David C. Mello, PhD, professor; BS, Bryant College; MA, Rhode Island College; MS, PhD, Brown University
  • Thomas Pandolfini Jr., MA, associate professor; BA, MA, Rhode Island College
  • Gail St. Jacques, MS, department chair, associate professor; BA, Syracuse University; MS, Salve Regina University
  • Jaimie Stone, MS, assistant professor; BA, State University of New York; MS, University of Connecticut

Science

  • Patricia Brady, PhD, department chair, professor; BA, Cornell University; PhD, Brown University
  • Michael Budziszek, PhD, assistant professor; BS, MS, PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Christos Dimos, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Sacred Heart University; PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Aimee Dufresne, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Sacred Heart University; MS, PhD, Brown University
  • Mark Hengen, PhD, associate professor; BS, Michigan State University; MSF, Yale University; PhD, Northwestern University
  • Donald Kaczmarczyk, PhD, professor; BS, University of Connecticut; MS, University of Hartford; PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Andrew Karatjas, PhD, associate professor; BS, Haverford College; PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Estelle LeBeau, PhD, associate professor; BS, Bates College; PhD, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
  • Pat Overdeep, MA, associate professor; BS, University of Rhode Island; MA, Rhode Island College
  • Kristin Rosler, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Tulane University; PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Cynthia A. Sharp, DVM, associate professor; DVM, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ryan Tainsh, MS, associate professor; BA, MS, University of Rhode Island
  • Nicole Urban, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Tulane University; MS, University of Alabama; PhD, Eastern Virginia Medical School & Old Dominion University

Social Sciences

  • Dorothy Abram, EdD, professor; BA, Boston University; ALM, EdD, Harvard University
  • Cheryl Almeida, PhD, director, counseling psychology, professor; BA, The College of Holy Cross; MA, Assumption College; PhD, Boston College
  • Russell Chabot, PhD, associate professor; BA, MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, State University of New York — Buffalo
  • Heather Cosimini, EdD, assistant professor; BA, Roger Williams University; MSW, Boston University; EdD, Johnson & Wales University
  • Michaela DeCataldo, CAGS, associate professor; BA, MA, Rhode Island College; CAGS, Salve Regina University
  • Kevin DeJesus, PhD, assistant professor; BA, Rhode Island College; MES, PhD, York University
  • Mari Dias, EdD, professor; BA, MA, Rhode Island College; EdD, Johnson & Wales University
  • Jessica Fede, PhD, assistant professor; BA, Colgate University; MA, Boston College; PhD, University of Massachusetts — Amherst
  • Mary Javarey, MA, associate professor; BS, MA, Rhode Island College
  • Alexander Katkov, PhD, professor; BS, Leningrad State University; MA, Leningrad Institute of Economics and Finance; PhD, St. Petersburg University of Economics & Finance
  • Lawrence LaFauci, MS, associate professor; BS, Providence College; MS, Johnson & Wales University
  • Emily Lynch, PhD, assistant professor; BA, MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, The Ohio State University
  • Jonathan Mosko, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Xavier University; MSEd, Indiana University; PhD, Purdue University
  • David Newman, MA, department chair, associate professor; BA, Rutgers University; MA, University of Chicago; MA, Brown University
  • Scott R. Papp, MA, associate professor; BS, United States Air Force Academy; MS, University of Arkansas; MA, University of Scranton
  • Kenneth J. Rourke, MBA, associate professor; BS, MBA, Bryant College; Series 63 and 7 Certifications; Registered Representative
  • Jessica Sherwood, PhD, associate professor; BA, Wesleyan University; MS, PhD, North Carolina State University
  • Christine Stamm, EdD, professor; AS, BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University; EdD, Boston University
  • Qingbin Wang, PhD, assistant professor; BE, Shandong Institute of Technology; MA Renmin University of China; PhD, State University of New York — Albany

Department Chairpersons

  • Karen Swoboda, EdD, director, teacher education

Faculty

Educational Leadership

  • Felice Billups, EdD, professor; BA, Tufts University; MA, Rhode Island College; EdD, Vanderbilt University
  • Scott Borstel, EdD, associate professor; BS, Bridgewater State College; MEd, Suffolk University; CAGS, Johnson & Wales University; EdD, Johnson & Wales University
  • Stacey L. Kite, DBA, professor; BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University; DBA, Argosy University
  • Jack Warner, EdD, associate professor; BA, University of Vermont; MEd, Springfield College; EdD, Boston College

Teacher Education

  • Denise DeMagistris, EdD, professor; BA, Dunbarton College; MEd, Rhode Island College; EdD, Johnson & Wales University