School Directory

College of Arts and Sciences Administration

Richard Greenwald, PhD
Dean

Elizabeth Petrino, PhD
Associate Dean

Glenn Sauer, PhD
Associate Dean

Andrea Martinez, MA, NCC
Assistant Dean

Saadia Rafiq, MA
Assistant Dean

Jean Daniele
Manager, CAS Operations

Graduate Program Administration

Peter Bayers, PhD
Director, MA in American Studies

Audra Nuru, PhD
Director, MA in Communication

Sonya Huber, MFA
Director, MFA in Creative Writing

Stephen F. Sawin, PhD
Director, MS in Mathematics

Mark LeClair, PhD
Director, Master of Public Administration

MA in American Studies Faculty

Professors in the program represent nine departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gwendolyn Alphonso
Associate Professor of Politics
BA, LL.B, National Law School of India
BCL, Oxford University, Lincoln College
JSD, Cornell University Law School
PhD, Cornell University

Peter Bayers
Professor of English
Director, Graduate Program in American Studies

BA, Villanova University
MA, New York University
PhD, University of Rhode Island

Cecelia F. Bucki
Professor of History
BA, University of Connecticut
MA, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Mary Ann Carolan
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Director of Italian Studies

BS, Dartmouth College
MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University

Philip I. Eliasoph
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
AB, Adelphi University
MA, PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton

Johanna X.K. Garvey
Associate Professor of English
BA, Pomona College
MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Elizabeth Hohl
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
BA, Stonehill College
MA, Sarah Lawrence College
PhD, Union Institute and University

Anna Lawrence
Associate Professor of History
BA, Carleton College
MA, PhD, University of Michigan

Martha S. LoMonaco
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
BA, Boston College
MA, Tufts University
PhD, New York University

David W. McFadden
Professor of History
BA, University of Denver
MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Martin T. Nguyen
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
BA, University of Virginia
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
PhD, Harvard University

Sally O'Driscoll
Professor of English
BA, Queens College, City University of New York
MA, MPhil, PhD, City University of New York

Emily Orlando
Professor of English
BA, St. Anselm College
MA, PhD, University of Maryland

Elizabeth Petrino
Professor of English
BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, PhD, Cornell University

Gita Rajan
Professor of English
BA, Banaras Hindu University, India
MA, University of Oklahoma
PhD, University of Arizona

Rose P. Rodrigues
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
BA, Southern Illinois University
PhD, New School for Social Research

Brian Torff
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
BES, MS, University of Bridgeport
CAS, Fairfield University

Ellen M. Umansky
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies
BA, Wellesley College
MA, Yale University
MPhil, PhD, Columbia University

Lydia E.N. Willsky-Ciollo
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
BA, Connecticut College
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
PhD, Vanderbilt University

MA in Communication Faculty

Professors in the program are full-time Communication Department faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Niall Brennan
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, University of California at Santa Cruz
MA, The New School for Social Research, NY
PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science

Annemarie Iddins
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, University of St. Thomas
MA, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Michigan

Audra Nuru
Director, Graduate Program in Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication

BA, MA, University of South Florida
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael Pagano
Associate Professor of Communication
BA, BS, MA, PhD, University of Oklahoma

Adam Rugg
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, University of Florida
MA, University of South Florida
PhD, University of Iowa

M. Sallyanne Ryan
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, University of Connecticut
MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Margaret Wills
Associate Professor of Communication
BS, MA, University of Delaware
PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Qin Zhang
Chair
Professor of Communication

BA, MA, Central China Normal University
PhD, University of New Mexico

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

Professors in the program are both award-winning authors and teachers.

Rachel Basch
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, Wesleyan University
MA, New York University

Alan Davis
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, MA, University of South Western Louisiana
PhD, University of Denver

Carol Ann Davis
Professor of English
BA, Vassar College
MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sonya Huber
Associate Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing

BA, Carleton College
MA, MFA, Ohio State University

Eugenia Kim
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, University of Maryland
MFA, Bennington College

Dinty W. Moore
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, University of Pittsburg
MFA, Louisiana State University

Susan Muaddi Darraj
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, Rutgers University
MA, Rutgers University

Karen Osborn
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, Hollins College
MFA, University of Arkansas

William Patrick
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Syracuse University

Adriana Páramo
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BS, Universidad Nacional de Colómbia, Medellín
BS, University of Alaska Anchorage
PhD, Berne University

Hollis Seamon
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, Bard College
MA, College of St. Rose
PhD, University at Albany

Michael C. White
Professor of English
BA, University of Connecticut
PhD, University of Denver

Baron Wormser
Lecturer of Creative Writing
BA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of California, Irvine
MLS, University of Maine

Master of Public Administration Faculty

Professors in the program are full-time faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dolan School of Business, or are affiliated faculty with expertise in critical areas.

Full-Time Faculty

Gayle Alberda
Assistant Professor of Politics
BS, Central Michigan University
MPA, Central Michigan University
PhD, Wayne State University

Mousumi Bhattacharya
Associate Professor of Management
BA, MBA, Jadavpur University
PhD, Syracuse University

David L. Downie
Associate Professor of Politics
Director of Environmental Studies

BA. Duke University
MA, PhD, University on North Carolina

Mark S. LeClair
Director of Public Administration
Professor of Economics

BA, Colgate
MA, Northeastern University
PhD, Rutgers University

Lisa A. Mainiero
Professor of Management
BA, Smith College
MA, PhD, Yale University

Thomas J. Murray III
Associate Professor of Economics
BA, Stonehill College
MA, PhD, University of Notre Dame

Michael Pagano
Associate Professor of Communication
BA, MS, PhD University of Oklahoma

Affiliated Faculty

Tom Sbobocinski
BA, Fairfield University
MA, Fairfield University

John Munro
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

MS in Mathematics Faculty

Professors in the program are full-time faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, with highly regarded expertise in a wide range of areas of mathematics and a deep commitment to teaching and making a difference in individual students’ lives.

Paul Baginski
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS, MS, Carnegie Mellon
PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Christopher Bernhardt
Professor of Mathematics
BA, MS, PhD, University of Warwick (UK)

Matthew Coleman
Professor of Mathematics
BA, LaSalle College
MA, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Mark Demers
Professor of Mathematics
BA, Amherst College
MA, PhD, New York University

Benjamin Fine
Professor of Mathematics
BS, Brooklyn College
MS, PhD, New York University

Christopher Goodrich
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, Creighton University
MS, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Ph,D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Laura McSweeney
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS, Bridgewater State University
MS, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Irene Mulvey
Professor of Mathematics
BA, Stonehill College
PhD, Wesleyan University

Shawn Rafalski
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BA, Eastern Michigan University
MS, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Stephen Sawin
Director, Graduate Mathematics Program
Professor of Mathematics

AB, Princeton University
PhD, University of California at Berkeley

P. Christopher Staecker
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS, Bates College
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Janet Striuli
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Laurea, Università degli studi di Trieste (Italy)
MA, PhD, University of Kansas

Joan Weiss
Professor of Mathematics
BS, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, University of Delaware
DA, Idaho State University

Board of Advisors

Ismael Colon '72
Denville, NJ

Joellin Comerford '74
Miami, FL

Robert Feigenson
Washington, DC

Thomas A. Franko '69
Chatham, NJ

James P. Higgins '70, P'16
Toluca Lake, CA

Dr. George Kemble, P'16
Saratoga, CA

Terese Kemble, P'16
Saratoga, CA

Paul Lakeland, PhD
Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies
Fairfield University

John Mancini '86
Darien, CT

Carol McCabe '81 P'16
West Hartford NY

Patrick McCabe '80 P'16
West Hartford, NY

Margaret K. Murray 'P07
New York, NY

Cynthia Stack '80
Acton, MA

Edmund J. Sybertz '72
Jamestown, RI

David Wakefield '98
Newton, MA