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  • Master of Arts, Education.  University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2008.

I spent five years as a unit retention specialist for B-Co 143rd Forward Support Battalion, a Waterbury, Connecticut Army National Guard medical unit, and it was that experience that fostered my passion for working with adult learners and helping them stay focused on achieving their education goals.  I wrote a book on using education benefits to help active military, veterans and dependent students complete their education.  Before coming to Springfield College, I was the Assistant Director of Military Admissions at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut.  I am currently a doctoral student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • VA Certifying Official

Selected Works

  • "Assessing Non-Traditional Students: Serving a Population Adverse to Testing" (ACCU-CLEP Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2017). 
  • "Leveraging Your Military Skills for Civilian Education and Career Transition" Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, April, 2014). 
  • Military Education Benefits for College: A Comprehensive Guide for Active Military, Veterans and Their Dependents (Savas Beatie, 2010).   

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Nutmeg Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Providence Ministries.   

Your Work Inspiration

During my undergraduate studies, I tutored a high school student from Albania in social studies who was a good student and a hard worker, but had very limited knowledge of the English language.  I helped him earn a B+ in the course.  About 15 years later, I met him by chance through a mutual friend and he thanked me for encouraging and helping him!

What Makes You Special

I enjoy live sports and music.  

Little-known Fact About You

I collect presidential campaign memorabilia.