College of Engineering & Design


  • Francis X. Tweedie, Ed.D., dean
  • Nicola LaManna, M.Ed., assistant dean

Department Chairpersons

  • Deana Marzocchi, M.S., department chair, design
  • Lisa Nademlynsky, MBA, department chair, information management & technology
  • Kathryn Parchesco, M.S., department chair, engineering 
  • Thomas Calabrese, Ph.D., department chair, computer science


Department of Computer Science

  • Tom Calabrese, Ph.D., professor, department chair; B.S., New York University; M.S., Villanova University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Brandon Catalan, M.S., assistant professor; B.A., Stonehill College, M.S., University of New Haven
  • Anthony Chavis, M.S.,, assistant professor; B.S., Western International University; M.S., Boston University
  • James C. Sheusi, M.P.A., associate professor, B.S., Buffalo State College; M.P.A., University of Rhode Island
  • Vidyasagar Sivalingam, M.S., instructor; B.S., PSG College of Technology; M.S., Northeastern University; M.S., University of New Haven
  • Stephen Sullivan, MBA, assistant professor; B.S., MBA, University of Rhode Island
  • Jeffrey Tagen, M.S., assistant professor; B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

Department of Design

  • Tim Cox, M.F.A., assistant professor; B.A., Harding University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Jeff Drury, M.F.A., assistant professor; B.A., Rhode Island College; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
  • Jonathan Harris, MID, LEED-AP, associate professor; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; MID, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Karyn Jimenez-Elliott, M.F.A., associate professor; B.F.A., Moore College of Art & Design; M.F.A., University of the Arts
  • Deana Marzocchi, M.S., associate professor, department chair; B.S., Rhode Island College; B.S., M.S., Salve Regina University
  • Gail McCarthy, MBA, assistant professor; B.A., Rhode Island College; MBA, Bryant University
  • Eugene Santos, M.A., instructor; B.A., M.A., Rhode Island College
  • Walter Zesk, M.Arch., associate professor; B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Arch., Rhode Island School of Design

Department of Engineering 

  • Nicholas DiFilippo, Ph.D., assistant professor; B.S., M.S., University of Rhode Island
  • Sol Neeman, Ph.D., professor; B.S., Israel Institute of Technology; M.S., Rhode Island College; M.S., Johnson & Wales University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
  • Kathryn Parchesco, M.S., associate professor, department chair; B.A., Marquette University; M.S., Johnson & Wales University
  • Wai Yung, M.S., associate professor; B.S., M.S., University of Rhode Island

Department of Information Management & Technology

  • Deborah Canning, M.S., instructor; B.S., Syracuse University; M.S., California State University
  • Lisa Nademlynsky, MBA, associate professor, department chair; A.S., B.S., Johnson & Wales University; MBA, Providence College
  • Diane Santurri, M.Ed., associate professor; B.S., Bryant University; M.Ed., Johnson & Wales University
  • Katharine Taylor, MBA, assistant professor; A.S., Bryant University; B.S., New England Institute of Technology; MBA, American Intercontinental University