School Directory

College of Arts and Sciences Administration

Richard Greenwald, PhD
Dean

Scott Lacy, PhD
Associate Dean

Glenn Sauer, PhD
Associate Dean

Andrea Martinez, MA, NCC
Senior Assistant Dean

Colby Lemieux, MA
Assistant Dean

Jean Daniele
Manager, CAS Operations

Graduate Program Administration

Peter Bayers, PhD
Director, American Studies

Sean Horan, PhD
Director, Communication

Carol Ann Davis, MFA
Director, Creative Writing

Kathleen Tomlin, PhD
Director, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Robert A. Hardy, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Director, Interior Design

Mark Demers, PhD
Director, Mathematics

Gayle Alberda, PhD
Director, 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
Assistant Professor of the Practice of History
BA, Stonehill College
MA, Sarah Lawrence College
PhD, Union Institute and University

Shannon King
Associate Professor of History
​BA, MA, North Carolina Central University
​PhD, Binghamton University (SUNY)

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
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

Sebastian Perez
Assistant Professor of English
​BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University

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

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

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

Kris Sealey
Professor of Philosophy
​BS, Spelman College
​MA, PhD, University of Memphis

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
Associate 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

Sean Horan
Professor of Communication
Director, Graduate Program in Communication

BA, Texas State University
MA, Texas State University
PhD, West Virginia University

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

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

Adam Rugg
Associate 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

Bo Ra Yook
Assistant Professor of Communication
BS, Sookmyung Women’s University (Korea)
MS, Boston University
PhD, University of Miami

Qin Zhang
Professor of Communication
BA, MA, Central China Normal University
PhD, University of New Mexico

Wen Zhao
Assistant Professor of Communication
​BA, Beijing International Studies University (China)
MS, Florida State University
​PhD, Washington State University

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

Carol Ann Davis
Professor of English
​Director, Graduate Program in Creative Writing

BA, Vassar College
MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sonya Huber
Professor of English
BA, Carleton College
MA, MFA, Ohio State University

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

Phil Klay
Associate Professor of the Practice, MFA and English
BA, Dartmouth College
MFA, Hunter College of The City University of New York

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

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

MA in Interior Design Faculty

Trudy Dujardin
Instructor
LEED AP ID+C
ASID, BS, Southern CT State University

Robert A. Hardy
Director, Interior Design & Instructor of the Practice
ASID, New York School of Design
NCIDQ, University of Massachusetts

Amy R. Jebrine
Instructor
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Purchase College
MA, Manhattanville College

Patrick Kennedy
Instructor
ASID, NCIDO, Inchbald School of Design

Bobby (Haralampos) Moisiadis
Instructor
MSME, BSME, Fairfield University

Hollie Sutherland
Instructor
ASID, AAS, New York School of Interior Design
BA, Hamilton College
MFA, Endicot College
LEED AP ID+C

Jane Swergold
Instructor
BA, ASID, University of Pennsylvania
MA, New York University

Veronica Whitlock
Instructor
BA, Duke University
BFA, ASID, New York School of Interior Design
MA, NCIDO, Parsons

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
​Director, Graduate Program in Public Administration

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

Mark S. LeClair
Professor of Economics
BA, Colgate
MA, Northeastern University
PhD, Rutgers University

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

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

Affiliated Faculty

Tom Sobocinski
BA, MA, Fairfield University

Bieu Tran
BA, University of Connecticut
MLitt, University of St. Andrews             
MPA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice    
MBA, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst                                 

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

Zhanar Berikkyzy
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
MS, University of Northern Iowa
PhD, Iowa State University

Christopher Casement
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
​BA, Skidmore College
​MA, Wake Forest University
MS, Virginia Tech
​PhD, Baylor University

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

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

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
Professor of Mathematics
AB, Princeton University
PhD, University of California at Berkeley

P. Christopher Staecker
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

Liyang Zhang
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BA, Williams College
PhD, Yale University

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Faculty

Michael R. Andreychik
Professor of Psychology
BA, MS, PhD, Lehigh University

Margaret McNamara McClure
Professor of Psychology
BS, MA, PhD, Fordham University

Kathleen Tomlin
Director, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program
Associate Professor of the Practice of Psychology
BA, Rutgers College
MA, PhD, Princeton University


​Board of Advisors

A. John Mancini '86, Chair
Darien, CT

Renee Appelle '03
New York, NY

Jorge Chiluisa '89, '06, P'21,'20,'19
Milford, CT

Dr. Ismael (Izzy) Colon '72
Denville, NJ

Joellin Comerford '74
Point Lookout, NY

Philip Eliasoph
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Fairfield University

Robert Feigenson
Washington, DC

Lisa Ferraro (Martino) '85, P'22
New Canaan, CT

Thomas A. Franko '69
Chatham, NJ

Scott Fredrickson '82
Westport, CT

Paul Greco '86
Scarsdale, NY

Kristine Holland '88, P'19
West Hartford, CT

Patrick W. Kelley '76, P'12
Norwalk, CT

Thomas Mannino '86
Lloyd Harbor, NY

Carol McCabe '81, P'16 
West Hartford, CT

Patrick McCabe '80, P'16
West Hartford, CT

Erin Moran '05
Bronx, NY

Patricia O'Connor '89
Stamford, CT

Cynthia Stack '80
Acton, MA

Dr. Edmund (Ted) J. Sybertz '72
Vero Beach, FL

David Wakefield '98
Newton, MA