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    Landmark College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-18 College Catalog 
  
2017-18 College Catalog

College Officers and Faculty



Board of Trustees

Robert Lewis, M.A., Chair Partner, CK L2 Strategic Partners LLC

Francis Fairman, M.B.A., Vice Chair Head of Public Finance Service, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Robert Banta, Esq. Banta Immigration Law LTD

William Cotter, Esq. Retired Owner, Food Manufacturing Business

Robin Dahlberg, Esq. Documentary Filmmaker

Peter Eden, Ph.D. President, Landmark College

Jane Garzilli, Esq. President, Garzilli Mediation

Bretton Himsworth, B.S., ‘90 Vice President, CentralEd

Linda Kaboolian, Ph.D. Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

John D. Lobrano, Esq. Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kevin McLaughlin, M.B.A. Managing Director, JP Morgan

Jon Moran, M.D. Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (retired)

Stephen P. Moschetta, Esq., ‘95 Attorney, The Moschetta Law Firm

Robert W. Munley III, Esq., ‘89 Attorney, Munley, Munley, Cartwright

Belle Brooks O’Brien, M.A. Trustee, The Morgan and Belle O’Brien Foundation

Maryellen Rancourt, Ed.D. Grants Administrator, Essex North Shore Regional Technical School District

Nan Strauch, B.S. Trustee, Landmark College

Diane Tarbell Chief Administrative Officer, Rhodes Associates, Inc.

Barbara Epifanio, B.A., Stylist for W by Worth

Emeritus Members

Robert Munley, Esq. Partner, Munley Law

John Perkins, Esq. Palmer & Dodge (retired)

Charles Strauch, B.S. Owner, GA Services

College Executives

Peter Eden, Ph.D. President

Manju Banerjee, Ph.D. Vice President for Educational Research & Innovation

Corinne Bell, M.B.A. Chief Technology Officer & Director of IT

Mark DiPietro, B.A. Director of Marketing and Communications

Gail Gibson Sheffield, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Luciani, M.B.A. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life

Jon MacClaren, M.B.A. Vice President for Administration and Finance

Ellen Smith, M.A. Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Kevin Mayne, M.B.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management

Office of Student Affairs

Michael Luciani, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life; M.B.A., Assumption College; B.A., Accounting, Assumption College

Patrick Connelly, Dean of Students and Director of Student Engagement; M.S. Educational Leadership, Central Connecticut State University; B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Melanie Keiser, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Office Manager; B.A. Psychology Union Institute & University

Cindy Brown, Office Coordinator; Health & Counseling Services; Student Affairs Program Associate

Jacala Mills, Director of Health, Counseling & Wellness; LADC, M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut; B.A., Applied Sociology, Eastern Connecticut State University

Elizabeth Cooper, Licensed Practical Nurse; Diploma, LPN, Thompson School of Practical Nursing

Kelly O’Ryan, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards; M.A., Conflict Transformation, World Learning; Graduate Certificate in Austism Spectrum Disorders, Antioch Univeristy; B.A Global Studies, St. Lawrence University 

Steve Stanley, Director of Athletics, Fitness & Recreation; M.S., Norwich University; B.A. Franklin Pierce College

Emily North, Director of Programs and Activities; M.F.A., English/Creative Writing, Goddard College; B.A., History, Norwich University

Kari Post, Assistant Director of Recreation & Outdoor Programs; M.S. Environmental Studies, Antioch University of New England; B.S., Health and Exercise Science Teaching, The College of New Jersey

Victoria Tilson, Counselor; LMHC, M.A., Counseling Psychology, Antioch University New England; B.A., Visual Arts, Marlboro College

Margaret Spicer, Counselor; SAFE Coordinator; LICSW; M.S.W., University of Connecticut School of Social Work; B.A., Women’s Studies/American Studies, Marlboro College

Jeanine Bedard, Counselor ; M.S.W., Springfield College, B.A. California State University, Sacramento

Matthew Cherry, Counselor; M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling Antioch University New England; B.A., Phsychology Prescott College Counselor

Andrew Donahue, Director of Social Pragmatic Programming & Services; M.A., Counseling, Antioch University New England; Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate, Antioch University New England; B.A., Psychology/Linguistics, University of Southern Maine

John Wood, Resident Dean; Men’s Baseball Coach; B.A., Social Science, Lyndon State College; B.A., English, Lyndon State College

Ellen A. Wood, Resident Dean; Head Softball Coach; M.Ed., Antioch University; B.S., Communications, Lyndon State College

Sallie Banta, Resident Dean; A.A., Liberal Studies, Landmark College; B.A., Wheelock College

Office of Academic Affairs

Gail Gibson Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ph.D., Education, Capella University; M.S., Instructional Design, Development and Education, Syracuse University; B.S., Communication Arts and Sciences, Lyndon State College

Jill Hinckley, Dean, School of Education; M.A.T., English, Keene State College; B.F.A., Writing/English, Johnson State College

John Russo, Dean, School of Professional Studies and Science; Ph.D. Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S. Computer Science, Boston University; M.S. Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Lowell; B.A. Chemistry, Saint Anselm College

Lynne Shea, Dean, Liberal Studies and the Arts; M.A., English, Middlebury College; B.A., English Literature/Education, Dartmouth College

Christine Arieta, Director of First-Year Academic Programming & Placement; M.Ed., Secondary Education, University of Massachusetts; B.S., Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts

Debbie Gassaway-Hayward, Director of Core Advising; M.A.T., English as a Second Language, School for International Training; B.A., International Studies, School for International Training

Jan Coplan, Director of Career Services, M.A. Ed, Antioch New England Graduate School, B.A., McDaniel’s College

Jessica Nelson, Associate Director of Career Services, M.A., University of Iowa, B.A., University of Miami

Sandy Bower, Manager of the Drake Center for Academic Support ; M.A.T., ESL, St. Michael’s College; B.A., Hood College

Lindsay Cox, Registrar; B.A., University of Vermont

Kathleen Fortier, Office Manager

Carol Sommariva, Assistant Registrar; B.A. Applied Sociology, Eastern Connecticut State University

 Educational Technology & Online Programs / Landmark College Institute for Research and Training

Manju Banerjee, Vice President for Educational Research and Innovation; Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut; M.S., Special Education, Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., Education, Central Institute of Education; M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics; B.A., Economics, University of Delhi; L.D.T.C., Montclair State University

Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Director of Educational Research and Training / Associate Professor, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Graduate Certificate of Cognitive Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S., Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Psychology, Minor in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma

Rick Bryck, Assistant Director of Educational Research and Training / Sr. Academic Researcher, Ph.D., Psychology, University of Oregon; M.S., Psychology, University of Oregon; B.S., Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

Marie Pierre Huguet, Director of Online Learning, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, State University of New York; M.Ed., concentration in Educational Application of Computers; Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; B.S., Liberal Arts, Regents College

Josh Maiocco, Educational Technologist,

Carol Beninati, Executive Assistant to Landmark College Institute for Research and Training

Alicia Keating, Research Assistant for Educational Research and Training, A.A., Landmark College

College Faculty and Advising Staff

Peg Alden, Professor of Social Sciences; Ed.D., Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.Ed., Organization Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.I.S., International Studies, School for International Training, Brattleboro

Karina Assiter, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Ph.D., Computer Science, Tufts University; M.S. Computer Science, Tufts University; B.A. Computer Science, Mills College

Susan Austin, Associate Professor of English; M.A., English Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., English, Mount Holyoke College

Meg Baronian, Associate Professor of English; M.F.A., Writing, Bard College; B.A., English, Barnard College

James Baucom, Professor of Social Sciences; M.Ed., Reading and Language, Harvard Graduate School of Education; B.A., English, University of North Carolina

Debra Berigow, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.S., Education/Nova Southeastern University, Florida; B.A., Secondary Education/English, New England College; Certificate in Special Needs, University of Vermont; Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute; Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

Michelle Bower, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Studies; Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Illinois State University; M.A., Mathematics, Ball State University; B.S., Mathematics Education, Ball State University

Nevada Bromley, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.Ed., Multi-Cultural Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Drama, Marlboro College

Geoffrey Burgess, Associate Professor of Communications; M.A.T., Teaching Using Internet Technologies, Marlboro College; B.A., History, Hobart College

Liza Burns, Associate Professor of Communications; M.Ed., Language and Literacy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

James Cabral, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences; M.A., International Development and Social Change, Clark University; B.A., Sociology/English, University of Colorado; A.S., Journalism, Bristol Community College

Steve Carmichael, Assistant Professor of English; B.A., English, Middlebury College

Brian Cohen, Assistant Professor of Humanities; M.A.T., History, Tufts University; B.A., History, Lafayette College

Kimberly Coleman, Professor of Natural Sciences; Ph.D., Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School; M.S., Physiology, Dartmouth College; B.S., Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Nathalie Crocker, Associate Professor of Communications; M.S., Special Education and Reading, Sage Graduate School; B.A., Psychology, University of Vermont

Kathleen D’Alessio, Associate Professor of Advising; M.Ed., Consulting Teacher/Learning Disabilities, Keene State College; B.A., Secondary Education/French, Keene State College

Susan Frishberg, Associate Professor of World Languages; C.A.G.S. Educational Media and Technology, Boston University; M.A.T., English as a Second Language, School for International Training; B.A., English, Windham College

Jean C. Fulton, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.A., Higher Education, Maharishi International University; M.A., Instructional Design, University of Maryland; B.A., English and Journalism, University of New Mexico

MacLean Gander, Professor of English; Senior Associate, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training; Ed.D., The Fielding Graduate Institute; M.A., Creative Writing, Boston University; A.B., English and American Literature and Language, Harvard College

Sara Glennon, Associate Professor of English; M.A., English, Boston University; B.A., English, Hartwick College

Stephen Glover, Assistant Professor of Arts; M.M., Performance, University of Connecticut; B.A., Music, Westfield State College

Kenneth Gobbo, Professor of Social Sciences; M.S., Counseling, State University of New York, Oneonta; B.A., Fine Arts, Ramapo College

Richard Grumbine, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences; M.S.T., Education/Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Environmental Science, Antioch College

Christine Grutta, Advisor; M.A., Communication, University of Maine; B.A., Communication/English, McDaniel College

Roxanne B. Hamilton, Associate Professor of Business Studies; M.Ed., Professional Development, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., English, Norwich University; A.S., Business Education, Northhampton Junior College

Christina Herbert, Associate Professor of Arts; M.A.T., English, School for International Training; B.A., Literature, Reed College

Denise Mary Manning Higgins, Associate Professor of Advising; M.S., Academic Advising, Kansas State University; M.A.T., History, Boston College; B.A., History, Boston College

Thomas Hinckley, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences; M.S.T., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.S., Environmental Studies/Biology, St. Lawrence University

Michael Hutcheson, Associate Professor of Humanities; M.A., History, Brown University; B.A., History/English, Lawrence University

Lena Jahn, Associate Professor of First-Year Studies; M.A.T., English as a Second Language/French, School for International Training; B.S., Political Science, Stockholm University

Clark Johnson, Advisor; M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Psychology, Wittenberg University

Richard Joyce, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; M.Sc., Computer Science Environment, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; B.S., Computer Science/Mathematics, Florida State University

Kathryn Karmen, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.S.W., Smith College; B.A., Environmental Studies and Communications, Hartwick College; Wilson Certified Tutor

Kevin Keith, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; C.A.G.S., Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching, Plymouth State University; M.A.,Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Rivier College; B.A., Computer Information Science, Orlando College

Linda Kerr, Associate Professor of Social Sciences; Ed.D., Reading, Language, and Learning Disabilities, Harvard University; M.Ed., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University; M.Ed., Moderate Special Needs, Lesley College; B.A., English, Bates College

John G. Kipp, Associate Professor of English; M.Ed., Keene State College; B.A., English, Keene State College

Frank Klucken, Associate Professor of Mathematics; M.A.T., Teaching Using Internet Technologies, The Graduate Center, Marlboro College; B.A., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jim Koskoris, Associate Professor of Business Studies; M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.S., Government, University of Maryland, College Park

Sophie Lampard-Dennis, Associate Professor of First-Year Studies; M.Ed., Education, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Psychology/Sociology, Marlboro College; Wilson Certified Tutor

Jeanette Landin, Assistant Professor of Business Studies; Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix; Graduate Certificate in Accounting, University of Phoenix; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

Eve A. Leons, Associate Professor of World Languages; M.A.T., English as a Second Language and Spanish, School for International Training; B.A., International Studies, Kenyon College

Abigail P. Littlefield, Professor of Natural Sciences; M.A.T., Teaching Using Internet Technologies, The Graduate Center, Marlboro College; M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic

Douglas Lynch, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Drexel University; M.F.A. in Painting, Tyler School of Art; B.A., Economics, Miami University; B.S., Mathematics and Statistics; Miami University

Adrienne Antrim Major, Associate Professor of Literature; Ph.D., English Literature, Tufts University; B.A., English Literature, Smith College

Eric Matte, Associate Professor of Communications; M.S., Organizational Management, New England College; B.A., History, New England College

Rebecca Matte, Associate Professor of First Year Studies; M.S., Human Services, New England College; B.A., English, University of New Hampshire

Ann McCloskey, Associate Professor of Social Sciences; M.A., Counseling Psychology, Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Social Welfare, Albright College

Daniel Miller, Associate Professor of Humanities; Ph.D., Religion, Syracuse University; M.Phil., Religion, Syracuse; M.St., Theology (Research), University of Oxford; M.Div., Golden Gate Seminary; B.A., Religion (Biblical Languages), Oklahoma Baptist University

Todd Miller, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Vermont; M.S. Physical Education/Human Performance, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Jen Morris, Associate Professor of Visual Arts; M.F.A., Visual Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; B.F.A., Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Carnegie Mellon University

Margaret M. Murtha, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.S., Academic Advising, Kansas State University; B.A., Psychology/History, Chatham College

Patrice A. Nolan, Associate Professor of Advising; M.Ed., Antioch New England Graduate School; B.F.A., Visual Arts, College of Mount St. Joseph The American Inst., Aix-en-Provence, France; Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Antioch University

Ned Olmsted, Assistant Professor of English; M.A.T., English, Lehigh University; B.A., English, Eisenhower College

Dorothy Osterholt, Associate Professor of First-Year Studies; M.Ed., Antioch New England Graduate School; B.A., Special Education, Salve Regina College

Derek Parker, Assistant Professor of Art and Design; M.F.A., Indiana University; B.F.A., California State University

Humberto Ramirez, Professor of Arts / Fine Arts Gallery Director; M.F.A., Painting, Florida State University; B.S., Biology, Florida State University

Carol Ghazal Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.A.T., English as a Second Language/French, School for International Training; B.A., French/Business Economics, State University of New York at Oneonta

Joyce Rodgers, Associate Professor of Humanities; M.A., Art History, Rutgers University; B.A., Fine Arts and Art History, Kean University Diploma, New York-Phoenix School of Design

John RoseAssociate Professor of English; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts; M.A., English, Southern Connecticut State University; B.A., English, University of Connecticut

Gil Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., Religious and Theological Studies, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology; M.Div. Harvard Divinity School; M.S. Mathematics, Cornell University; B.A. Mathematics, Swarthmore College.

Samuel Rowlett, Associate Professor of Arts; M.F.A., Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art; B.F.A., General Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Charles Schneeweis, Associate Professor of Arts; M.A., Music Composition and Theory, University of Minnesota; B.A., Political Science, St. Cloud State University

Solvegi Shmulsky, Professor of Social Sciences; M.Ed., Human Development, University of Massachusetts; B.A., Human Services, University of Massachusetts

Lynda Sperry, Associate Professor of Advising; B.A., American Studies, Wesleyan University; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Michigan; Leadership Coaching Certificate, Georgetown University; Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

Lucy M. Stamp, Associate Professor of Advising; M.A.T., English, Fitchburg State College; B.A., English, Washburn University

Andrew Stein, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts; M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts; B.S., Zoology, Connecticut College

Tamara L. Stenn, Assistant Professor of Business; Doctorate of Arts, Leadership, Franklin Pierce; Masters Interdisciplinary and International Management, SIT; B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland

Jan Thompson, Associate Professor of English; M.A., English, University of Delaware; B.A., English/German, University of Virginia

Cynthia Tolman, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., General Theological Studies, Andover Newton Theological School; B.A., Chemistry, Middlebury College

Daniel Toomey, Associate Professor of English; M.A., English, Middlebury College; B.A., English, Marlboro College

Ann Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.Ed., Learning Disabilities, Keene State College; B.S., Special/Elementary Education, Keene State College

Norma Willingham, Assistant Professor of First-Year Studies; C.A.G.S., Education, Univ. of Massachusetts; M.Ed., Education, Fitchburg State College; B.A., Education, Univ. of Massachusetts; Wilson Certified Tutor; Project Read Certified Tutor; Lindamood-Bell Certified Tutor

Ruth Wilmot, Assistant Professor of Advising; M.I.A., Intercultural Administration, School for International Training; B.A., East Asian Studies, Earlham College; Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute; Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

Brian Young, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Ph.D., Natural Resources and Sustainability, University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.S., Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks; B.S., Biology, Lewis and Clark College