School Directory

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Administration

Robert Hannafin, PhD
Dean and Professor

Stephanie Burrell Storms, Ed.D
Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Anne Campbell, PhD
Certification and Accreditation Officer
Associate Professor

Pamela Kelly
Assistant Dean

Department Chairs

Diana Hulse, Ed.D
Counselor Education

Pierre Orelus, Ed.D
Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation

Rona Preli, PhD
Marriage and Family Therapy

Paula Gill Lopez, PhD
Psychological & Educational Consultation

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Faculty

Evelyn Bilias Lolis
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Special Education
B.A., Fordham University
M.A., Fairfield University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Anne Campbell
Associate Professor of TESOL & Bilingual/Multicultural Education
Certification & Accreditation Officer
B.A., University of New Hampshire
M.Ed., University of Hartford
Ph.D., University of Florida

Ryan Colwell
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Bryan Ripley Crandall
Assistant Professor of English Education
Director of the Connecticut Writing Project
B.A., Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.A.T., M.S., University of Louisville
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Faith-Anne Dohm
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Christopher Newport College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

Joshua C. Elliott
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Educational Technology
B.A., University of Connecticut
B.S., Central Connecticut State University
M.A.T., Sacred Heart University
Ed.D., University of Phoenix

Paula Gill Lopez
Associate Professor of School Psychology
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Erica Hartwell
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Antioch University New England
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Robert Hannafin
Dean
Professor
B.S., St. Francis College
M.B.A., Fordham University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Diana Hulse
Professor of Counselor Education
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
M.S., Ed.D., Indiana University

Virginia Kelly
Professor of Counselor Education
B.S., State University of New York, Geneseo
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Maryann LaBella
Instructor of the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S., University of Bridgeport
M.A., Fairfield University

Paul Maloney
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Applied Psychology
Ed.D., University of Virginia

Alyson Martin
Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.A., Fairfield University
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Jule McCombes-Tolis
Associate Professor of the Practice
B.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Stephaney S. Morrison
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., Jamaica Theological Seminary
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Nicole O’Brien
Assistant Professor, Marriage & Family Therapy
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Fairfield University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Pierre Orelus, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.A., University of Massachusetts - Boston
M.A., University of Massachusetts - Boston
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Rona Preli
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Tracey Robert
Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross
M.A., Fairfield University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Jay Rozgonyi
Director of Learning Technologies, Center for Academic Excellence
Instructor of Educational Technology
B.S., Sacred Heart University
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
M.A., Trinity College

Christine Siegel
Interim Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of School Psychology
B.S., M.A., Marist College
C.A.S., Ph.D., SUNY, Albany

Emily Shamash
Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.A., Skidmore College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Emily Smith
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.A., Swarthmore College
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Stephanie Burrell Storms
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Barbara Welles-Nyström
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

David Aloyzy Zera
Associate Professor of Special Education
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University
M.A., C.A.S., Fairfield University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Faculty Emeriti

Marguerite R. Carroll
Professor of Education, Emerita

Patricia Calderwood
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, Emerita

Rosalie M. Colman
Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus

Anthony Costa
Assistant Professor of Education, Emeritus

Robert Dubroff
Assistant Professor of Education, Emeritus

Susan Franzosa
Professor of Education, Emerita

Daniel Geller
Professor of Psychology and Special Education, Emeritus

Ingeborg Haug
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Emerita

Ibrahim M. Hefzallah
Professor of Educational Technology, Emeritus

Wendy Kohli
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, Emerita

Julianna Poole, S.S.N.D.
Assistant Professor of TESOL, Foreign Language, and Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Emerita

Jerome J. Schiller
Professor of Psychology and Special Education, Emeritus

John J. Schurdak
Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus

Martin A. Stader
Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus

Alexander Tolor
Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus

Advisory Boards

Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

Judith Conk
Margie Gillis
Suzanne Gorab, MA'13
Randi Infusino
Denise Lewis, J.D.
Jane Marrone, MA'08
Christen Pollock MA'05
Theresa Tillinger MA '02
Laura Wrinn MA '09
Michael Xirinachs MA '83

Advisory Board in Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation

Kathleen D'Amico
Elementary Teacher
Lordship Elementary School

Dr. Ryan Colwell
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Fairfield University

Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Connecticut Writing Project
Fairfield University

Edward Feldheim
Social Studies Teacher & Alumnus
Central High School, Bridgeport

Michelle Frank-Rankin
Elementary Teacher and Alumna
Bryant Elementary School, Bridgeport

Dr. Susan D. Franzosa
Professor of Education, Emerita
Fairfield University

Kelly O'Leary
Principal
St. Martin de Porres Academy

Elena Mayorga
Elementary Teacher
Cesar Batalla School, Bridgeport

Elizabeth Olbrych
English Teacher and Alumna
Staples High School, Westport

Judy Primavera
Professor and Bridgeport Community Outreach
Psychology Department
Fairfield University

Allison Rivera
President
St. Martin de Porres Academy

Hector Sanchez
Principal
Cesar Batalla School

Dr. Emily Smith
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Fairfield University

Dr. Stephanie Storms
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Fairfield University

Dr. Joan Weiss
Professor and Secondary Education Liaison
College of Arts and Sciences, Math Department
Fairfield University

Dr. Barbara Welles-Nyström
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
Fairfield University

Annie Wellington
English Teacher and Alumna
Central High School
Bridgeport, CT

Advisory Board in Counselor Education

Pam Anderson
Retired School Counseling Professional

Tomy Aprame
Clinical Supervisor
FSW, Inc. Bridgeport, CT

Nancy DeKraker
Counselor
Sacred Heart University Wellness Center

James Geisler
Program Manager and Clinician
Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT, Meriden, CT

Bill Kovachi
Retired School Counseling Professional

Richard Madwid
Counselor in Private Practice; Adjunct Faculty
Director for Behavorial Health at Catholic Charities, Bridgeport, CT

Tara Blackwell Malone
Assistant Director of Career Services
SUNY Purchase, N.Y.

Patricia A. (Tish) Morrissey
Counselor
Stratford High School, Stratford, CT

JoAnn O'Connell
Retired School Counseling Professional

Timothy Sather
Academic Mentor and Social Support Counselor
Helen Keller Middle School, Easton, CT

Bob Schmidt
Retired School Counseling Professional

Susan Unger
Director of Guidance
Joseph Foran High School, Milford

Advisory Board in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Paul Connolly, Ph.D.
President
Performance Programs, Inc.

Ben Knecht
Associate, Business Performance Analyst
Sirius Decisions

Stephen J. Koch, M.A.
Chief Operating Officer
Global Vision Hotels

Alexander Lopez
Manager Client Services
Ambrose Group

Susan O'Connor, M.A.
Consultant - Talent Acquisition Leader
and Career Coach

Caroline Swanson
Coordinator, Willard Powell University
Willard Powell University

Steve Winkel, PRC, M.A.
Director, Global Organizational Leadership Development & Training
Survey Sampling International

Advisory Board in Marriage and Family Therapy

Michael Becker, J.D., M.A.
President/Owner
Michael Becker Divorce Mediation

Irma Camacho, LMFT
Unit Director
Family Support Service Unit
Child & Family Guidance Center

Trevor Crow, M.A., LMFT
Therapist/Radio Show Host
Keeping Connected with Trevor Crow

Laura Fishman, M.A., LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Mid Fairfield Child Guidance

Dan Geller, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Fairfield University

Ingeborg Haug, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Fairfield University

Robin Johnson, M.A.

Kathryn Koslow, M.A.
Advisory Board Chair

Paula Levy, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Private Practice, Center for Change

Jennifer Salkin, M.A.

Reverend Sara Smith, Esq.
Senior Minister
United Congregational Church of Bridgeport

Advisory Board in Reading and Language Development

Anne Campbell, Ph.D.
Certification Officer and Associate Professor, TESOL & Bilingual/Multicultural Education
Fairfield University

Margie Gillis, Ed.D.
President, Literacy HOW and Research Fellow, Fairfield University

David Aloyzy Zera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Programs in Special Education
Fairfield University

Advisory Board in School Psychology

Melissa Cohen
School Psychologist
West Haven Public Schools

John Desrochers
School Psychologist
Westport Public Schools

Carla D'Orio
Coordinator of Psychological Services
Bridgeport Public Schools

Brian Farrell
Director of Special Education Services
Redding Public Schools

Barbara Fischetti
Retired School Psychologist
Former Director of Psychological Services, K-8
Westport Public Schools

Kathryn Min
Doctoral Candidate
University of Hartford

Mike Regan
Director of Special Education
Newtown Public Schools

Amy Underhill
School Psychologist
Windsor Locks Public Schools

Advisory Board in Special Education

Debbie Boccanfuso
Principal
Darien Public Schools

MaryAnn DeFelice
Retired Special Education Coordinator
New Canaan Public Schools

Margie Gillis
Literacy How

Mike Myer
Director, Student Support Services
Danbury Public Schools

Advisory Board in TESOL and Bilingual Education

Helene Becker
Instructional Specialist-Bilingual/ESOL
Norwalk Public Schools

Linda Chehy
Lead ESOL Teacher
Stratford High School

Augosto Gomes
District Coordinator, ESL/Bilingual Education Program
Danbury Public Schools

Christina Lawson
Chair, TESOL Department
Stamford High School

Mike Meyer
Director Student Support Services
Stamford Public Schools

Dr. Antonio Simoes
Dean Emeritus
Fairfield University Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions

Ana Sousa-Martins
Director of Bilingual Education & World Languages
Bridgeport Public Schools