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School of Arts and Sciences Information

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Assistant Professor
Christopher Abdullah
Professor of Art Therapy/Counseling and Art Education, Director of Art Therapy/Counseling and Art Education
Simone Alter-Muri head shot
Associate Professor of Accounting
Interests
  • Business ethics
  • Capital structure
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Right of use asset
  • Accounting standard-setting
  • Artificial intelligence
Akwasi Ampofo head shot
Professor of English
Interests
  • Creative writing (five novels and an illustrated children's book)
  • Literary research (books on works by Abraham Rodriguez, Arthur Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Coover, Toni Morrison, Walter Dean Meyers, William Goldman, and William Shakespeare
  • Writing instruction (seven books)
  • American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Writing pedagogy/andragogy
Richard Anderson Headshot
Associate Professor of World Literature
Interests
  • Southeast Asian Literature
  • Latin American Literature
  • Refugee and Migration Studies
William Arighi head shot
Instructor / Internship Coordinator
Interests
  • Various business-related courses and programs
  • Supporting students during their academic journey
Pam Baran head shot
Assistant Professor of Physics
Interests
  • Particle Physics
  • Hadron Spectroscopy
  • Searching for Exotic Mesons
Head shot of Jason Barlow
Instructor of Biology
Gemma Bartha head shot
Assistant Professor of Communications
Interests
  • Sports Broadcasting (history and practices)
  • Podcasting
  • Social Media
  • Sports and Social Justice
  • Multimedia/Online Journalism
Photo of Kyle Belanger from the Department of Humanities
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Interests
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement and Terrorism
  • Violence and Victimization
  • Occupational Stress and Mental Health Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
Gary Berte
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Interests
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Chemical education
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Administrative Associate
Professor of History, Pre-law Advisor
Interests
  • U.S. religion
  • U.S. politics
Thomas Carty
Assistant Professor of Biology
Sally Chamberland head shot
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Concentration Coordinator
Interests
  • Early Childhood Education workforce development.
  • Play as the foundation for young children's deep learning.
  • Universal Design (UDL) as a guide in creating powerful educational environments for children.
  • Learning in informal environments.
  • Children's museums.
John Cipora headshot
Professor of Environmental Biology, Environmental Science Program Director
Interests
  • Social-ecological systems: Involving land use practices, resilience, adaptability, sustainability, and conservation
  • Community and ecosystem dynamics and animal-plant interactions
  • Spatially-distributed (GIS-based) ecological services and species-interaction modeling
  • Zoonotic diseases as influenced by local, regional, and global dynamics
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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Chelsea Corr-Limoges
Assistant Professor of Communications
Interests
  • Women’s Sports
  • Women in Baseball
  • Youth Sports
  • Sports Parenting
Aimee Crawford head shot
Administrative Associate
Donna Croteau head shot
Professor of Education, Graduate Coordinator
Interests
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Social Emotional Learning
Eileen Cyr, professor for the Springfield College Department of Education.
Professor of Sociology
Interests
  • Race, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Inequality and media
Laurel Davis-Delano head shot
Associate Professor of History
Interests
  • 19th-century American history
  • American Civil War and reconstruction
  • American immigration and ethnic history
Ian Delahanty Head shot
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chamila DeSilva head shot
Instructor in Chemistry
Donna DiLullo head shot
Professor of Communications
Interests
  • Civil Rights
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Feature Writing
  • Sports and Social Justice
Photo of Marty Dobrow from the Department of Humanities
CHAIR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Associate Professor of Religion
Interests
  • Religion in the United States
  • American Catholicism
  • Religion and Gender
  • Interfaith Studies
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Associate Professor of English
Interests
  • Multicultural Literature of the United States
  • Motherhood Memoirs
  • Transatlantic Modernism
  • Creative Writing
Justine Dymond
Professor of English
Interests
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Toni Morrison
  • Literature and Gender Studies
Photo of Ali Eaton from the Department of Humanities
Administrative Coordinator
Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor of Music
Interests

Music Technology, Music Education, Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, History of African American Music

Head shot of Christopher Gagne
Instructor of Physics, Physics Lab Instructor
Interests
  • Biomechanics
  • Applied mathematics
Jeff Gagnon
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Interests
  • Racial health disparities 
  • Bi/multiracial experience and identity 
  • Multicultural training 
  • Social justice Clinical supervision
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Associate Professor
Meghan Gaul, Springfield College
Assistant Professor of Writing, Writing Program Director
Interests
  • Writing Pedagogy/Andragogy
  • Online Pedagogy
  • First-Year Experience
Jill Giebutowski head shot
Associate Professor of History
Professor of English
Interests
  • British Literature after 1789
  • The Victorian Manhood Question
  • Postcolonial Literature
Dennis Gouws, Springfield College
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Interests
  • Normative Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
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Associate Professor of Art Therapy, Director of Art Therapy
Interests
  • Incorporation of language of fine arts pedagogy into art therapy
  • Researching qualitative paradigms of fine arts pedagogy as design for art therapy
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Associate Professor of Modern Languages
Lethuy Hoang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Interests
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Device modeling
  • Hardware Security
Springfield College - Md. Razuan Hossain
Associate Professor of Economics
Mark Howard
Associate Professor of Digital Design and Studio Art
Interests
  • Communications design
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
Harold InDelicato head shot
Emeritus Faculty
Interests
  • Globalization
  • Families
  • Gender
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Susan Joel
Chair, Department of Business Management , Assistant Professor of Business
Interests
  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
Laura Katz
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Interests
  • Cultural understanding of disability and special education
  • Inclusive education
  • Autism spectrum disorder
Hyuan Uk Kim head shot
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of Department of Biology/Chemistry
Interests
  • Genetic engineering
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell culture/biology
Hai Kinal head shot
Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Interests
  • Literacy studies
  • Language diversity
  • Cultural rhetorics
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • STEM Writing in the Disciplines
Jenny Krichevsky head shot
Honors Program Director, Professor of English
Interests
  • Medieval Literature
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Chaucer
  • Shakespeare
Photo of Becky Lartigue from the Department of Humanities
Administrative Associate
Head shot of Aimee Lesniak
Associate Professor of Education, Chair of the Department of Education
Interests
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Multicultural Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Black Women in Higher Education
Stephanie Logan
Assistant Professor of Education
Interests
  • STEM Teaching and Learning
  • Dissemination of STEM education research
  • Equity in STEM Education
  • Impacts of High Stakes Testing
  • Motivational Orientations and Achievement Mindsets
  • Executive Function in STEM education
Emily Lyons, Springfield College
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Interests
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Computability Theory
  • Computable Model Theory
Tyler Markkanen
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Interests
  • Literacy Education
  • Qualitative Research
  • Critical Teacher Education
Head shot of Mark McCarthy
Professor of English, Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences
Interests
  • Creative Writing
  • Environmental Writing
  • Composition
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Short Stories
Missy-Marie Montgomery, Springfield College
Assistant Professor
Interests
  • Organizational justice
  • Job embeddedness 
  • Organizational socialization 
Deeksha Munjal head shot
Assistant Professor of Finance
Prianka Musa
Associate Professor of Marketing
Interests
  • Services marketing
  • Business-to-business marketing
  • Brand management
Michael Musante
Associate Professor, Program Director for Educational Leadership
Interests
  • College Student Success
  • Experiences of Students of Color
  • Student - Faculty Interactions
  • The Influence of Racial Identity on the Students' Experience
Head shot of Kathleen Neville
Assistant Professor of Communications
Fadia Nordtveit head shot
Chair for the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics
James O'Brien head shot
Assistant Professor of Biology
Mindi Palmer Fried head shot
Professor of Mathematics
Interests
  • Sports analytics
  • History of mathematics
  • Mathematics education
Andrew B. Perry
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Interests
  • International Power Comparisons
  • Border Studies
  • Globalization
  • World Order
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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Concentration Coordinator
Interests
  • Criminological Theory
  • White-Colar Crime
  • Qualitative Methods
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Rachel Rubinstein
Assistant Professor of Business Management, Master of Business Administration Director
Interests
  • Stock Valuation 
  • Capital Budgeting 
  • Small Business Consulting
Stephen Sheffield, instructor of business managment
Professor of Theater Arts
Martin Shell head shot
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Chair of Department of Criminal Justice
Interests
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Corrections
  • Race and Crime
  • Environmental Justice
  • Gender and Crime
Francesca Spina
Associate Professor of Education, Program Director of the Student Affairs Administration Master's Program
Interests
  • College student development
  • Assessment of teaching and learning
  • Achievement of liberal arts learning outcomes
Kari Taylor head shot
Associate Professor of English
Interests
  • Early American Literature
  • US Drama
  • Native American Studies
Paul Thifault head shot
Assistant Professor of Business Management, Undergraduate Program Director
Saul Valdiviezo
Professor
Interests
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Documentary Film Writing
  • Photography
Sherri VandenAkker, PhD
Associate Professor of Composition & Rhetoric, Chair of the Department of Literature, Writing, and Journalism
Interests
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Rhetorical Memory
  • Visual Rhetoric
Anne Wheeler, Humanities
Assistant Professor of Dance, Director of Dance
Sarah Zehnder head shot
Professor of Education
Interests
  • Student engagement
  • Teaching strategies
  • Multicultural education
  • Citizenship education
  • Grassroots advocacy education
Daniel Zuckergood, professor for the Springfield College Department of Education.