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

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 are full-time members of the University's faculty, representing nine departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gwendolyn Alphonso
Associate Professor of Politics
B.A.L.L.B. National Law School of India
B.C.L. Oxford University, Lincoln College
J.S.D., Cornell University Law School
Ph.D., Cornell University

Peter Bayers
Professor of English
Director, Graduate Program in American Studies
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Cecelia F. Bucki
Professor of History
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Mary Ann Carolan
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Director of Italian Studies
B.S., Dartmouth College
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Philip I. Eliasoph
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
A.B., Adelphi University
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Johanna X.K. Garvey
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Pomona College
M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Elizabeth Hohl
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A. Stonehill College
M.A. Sarah Lawrence College
Ph.D. Union Institute and University

Anna Lawrence
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Martha S. LoMonaco
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Tufts University
Ph.D., New York University

David W. McFadden
Professor of History
B.A., University of Denver
M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Martin T. Nguyen
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., University of Virginia
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Harvard University

Sally O'Driscoll
Professor of English
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York

Emily Orlando
Professor of English
B.A., St. Anselm College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Elizabeth Petrino
Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Gita Rajan
Professor of English
B.A., Banaras Hindu University, India
M.A., University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Rose P. Rodrigues
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Kurt C. Schlichting
Professor of Sociology
A.B., Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Brian Torff
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
B.E.S., MS, University of Bridgeport
C.A.S., Fairfield University

Ellen M. Umansky
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies
B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Yale University
M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Lydia E.N. Willsky-Ciollo
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Connecticut College
M.T. S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

MA in Communication Faculty

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

Annemarie Iddins
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. University of St. Thomas
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Audra Nuru
Director, Graduate Program in Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. & M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael Pagano
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., B.S., M.A., & Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Adam Rugg
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of Florida
M.A. University of South Florida
Ph.D. University of Iowa

M. Sallyanne Ryan
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Margaret Wills
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S. & M.A., University of Delaware
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Qin Zhang
Chair
Professor of Communication
B.A. & M.A., Central China Normal University
Ph.D., 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
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., New York University

Alan Davis
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., M.A., University of South Western Louisiana
Ph.D., University of Denver

Carol Ann Davis
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Vassar College
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sonya Huber
Associate Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., MFA, Ohio State University

Eugenia Kim
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., University of Maryland
M.F.A., Bennington College

Susan Muaddi Darraj
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University

Karen Osborn
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., Hollins College
M.F.A., University of Arkansas

William Patrick
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Syracuse University

Adriana Páramo
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.S., Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín
B.S., University of Alaska Anchorage
Ph.D., Berne University

Hollis Seamon
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., Bard College
M.A., College of St. Rose
Ph.D., University at Albany

Michael C. White
Professor of English
B.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Denver

Baron Wormser
Lecturer of Creative Writing
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of California, Irvine
M.L.S., 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
B.S. Central Michigan University
M.P.A. Central Michigan University
Ph.D. Wayne State University

David L. Downie
Associate Professor of Politics
Director of Environmental Studies
B.A. Duke University
M.A., Ph.D. University on North Carolina

Mark S. LeClair
Director of the Master of Public Administration
Professor of Economics
B.A. Colgate
M.A. Northeastern University
Ph.D. Rutgers University

Lisa A. Mainiero
Professor of Management
B.A. Smith College
M.A., Ph.D. Yale University

Thomas J. Murray III
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Stonehill College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Michael Pagano
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Kurt C. Schlichting
E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in the Humanities & Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A. Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D. New York University

Affiliated Faculty

Tom Sbobocinski
B.A. Fairfield University
M.A. Fairfield University

John Munro
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. 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
B.S., M.S., Carnegie Mellon
PhD., University of California at Berkeley

Christopher Bernhardt
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Warwick, U.K.

Matthew Coleman
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., LaSalle College
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Mark Demers
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Amherst College
M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Benjamin Fine
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Brooklyn College
M.S., Ph.D., New York University

Laura McSweeney
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Bridgewater State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Irene Mulvey
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Stonehill College
Ph.D., Wesleyan University

Shawn Rafalski
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Stephen Sawin
Director of the M. S. in Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics
A.B., Princeton University
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

P. Christopher Staecker
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Bates College
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Janet Striuli
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Universita degli Studi di Trieste
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Joan Weiss
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., University of Delaware
D.A., 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

Victoria Walsh Hicks '88, P'14
Wellesley, MA

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

Dr. George Kemble, P'16
Saratoga, CA

Terese Kemble, P'16
Saratoga, CA

Paul Lakeland, Ph.D.
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