School Directory

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Administration

Laurie L. Grupp, PhD
Dean

Stephanie Burrell Storms, EdD
Associate Dean

Pamela Kelly, MA
Assistant Dean

Department Chairs

Dilani Perera-Diltz, PhD
Counselor Education

Ryan Colwell, PhD
Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation

Rona Preli, PhD
Family Therapy and Social Work

Paula Gill Lopez, PhD
Psychological and Educational Consultation

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Faculty

Julie Berrett-Abebe
Assistant Professor of Social Work
BA, University of Notre Dame
MA, MSW, Boston College
PhD, Simmons University

Evelyn Bilias Lolis
Associate Professor of Psychology and Special Education
Certification Officer
BA, Fordham University
MA, Fairfield University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Anne Campbell
Associate Professor of TESOL and Bilingual/Multicultural Education
BA, University of New Hampshire
MEd, University of Hartford
PhD, University of Florida

Ryan Colwell
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BA, MA, PhD, University of Connecticut

Bryan Ripley Crandall
Associate Professor of English Education
BA, Binghamton University (SUNY)
MAT, MS, University of Louisville
PhD, Syracuse University

Dawn DeBiase
Director, Social Work Program
Instructor of the Practice of Social Work

BA, College of the Holy Cross
MSW, Boston College

Joshua C. Elliott
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Educational Technology
BA, University of Connecticut
BS, Central Connecticut State University
MAT, Sacred Heart University
EdD, University of Phoenix

Nicole Fletcher
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BA, University of Maryland, College Park
MA, EdM, Teachers College, Columbia University
PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Terri Germain-Williams
Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Teacher Education
BS, MA, Adelphi University
Post MA, Advanced Diploma, Queens College
PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Paula Gill Lopez
Associate Professor of School Psychology
BA, California State University, Fullerton
MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Laurie L. Grupp
Dean
Associate Professor

BA, Boston College
MA, PhD, New Mexico State University

Robert Hannafin
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BS, St. Francis College
MBA, Fordham University
PhD, Arizona State University

Erica Hartwell
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
BS, Cornell University
MA, Antioch University New England
PhD, The Ohio State University

Maryann LaBella
Instructor of the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
BS, University of Bridgeport
MA, Fairfield University

Alyson Martin
Associate Professor of Special Education
BA, Fairfield University
MS, Southern Connecticut State University
EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Jule McCombes-Tolis
Associate Professor of the Practice
BA, Syracuse University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Stephaney S. Morrison
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
BA, Jamaica Theological Seminary
MS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
PhD, Western Michigan University

Jocelyn Novella
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
BA, The Johns Hopkins University
MA, Fairfield University
PhD, Oregon State University

Nicole O’Brien
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
BA, Wheaton College
MA, Fairfield University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Pierre Orelus
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BA, MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dilani Perera-Diltz
Professor of Counselor Education
BA, Eastern Connecticut State University
MA, Bowling Green State University
PhD, The University of Toledo

Rona Preli
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
BS, University of Connecticut
MS, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Regan
Associate Professor of the Practice of Psychology
BA, Central Connecticut State University
SYC, MS, Southern Connecticut State University
PhD, M.Phil, Teachers College, Columbia University

Tracey Robert
Professor of Counselor Education
BA, Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross
MA, Fairfield University
PhD, Mississippi State University

Jay Rozgonyi
Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and Effectiveness
Instructor of Educational Technology
BS, Sacred Heart University
MLS, Southern Connecticut State University
MA, Trinity College

Emily Shamash
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BA, Skidmore College
MA, EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Emily R. Smith
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
BA, Swarthmore College
PhD, Michigan State University

LaTasha Smith
Assistant Professor of Social Work
BGS, Roosevelt University
MSW, Loyola University
PhD, Smith College

Stephanie Burrell Storms
Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation

BA, Kent State University
MA, Kent State University
EdD, University of Massachusetts

Jay C. Taylor
Clinical Director, Social Work Program
Instructor of the Practice of Social Work

BA, Bluffton University
MSW, The Ohio State University

Faculty Emeriti

Patricia Calderwood
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, Emerita

Marguerite R. Carroll
Professor of Education, Emerita

Rosalie M. Colman
Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus

Anthony Costa
Assistant Professor of Education, Emeritus

Faith-Anne Dohm
Professor of Psychology, Emerita

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

Diana Hulse
Professor of Counselor Education, Emerita

Virginia Kelly
Professor of Counselor Education, Emerita

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

Barbara Welles
Associate Professor of Education, Emerita

David Aloyzy Zera
Associate Professor of Psychology and Educational Consultation, Emeritus

Advisory Boards

Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

Randi Infusino
Denise Lewis, JD
Jane Marrone, MA '08
Christen Pollock MA '05
Martin Schwartz
Theresa Tillinger MA '02
Carolyn Vermont MA '84
Laura Wrinn MA '09

Advisory Board in Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation

John Bayers
Director of Human Resources and General Administration
Westport Public Schools

Esther Bobowick
Director for Professional Development Services
Cooperative Educational Services

Michael Brosnan
District Team Facilitator
Student Teacher Coordinator/New Teacher Training Evaluation Mediator
Bridgeport Public Schools

Catherine Carmona
Assistant Principal (Special Education)
Kings Highway Elementary School
Westport

Steve Cassidy
Principal
Black Rock School

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

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

Nicole Fogliano
Science, West Rocks Middle School
Norwalk

Susan Foss
Assistant Principal
Bullard Haven

Ashley Furnari
Assistant Principal
West Elementary
New Canaan

Mindy Khamvongsa
2nd grade teacher
Savin Rock Community School

Brynn Mandel
Region 10

Elena Mayorga
Elementary Teacher
Cesar Batalla School
Bridgeport

Scott McCarthy, PhD
Program Director of Special Education and Student Services K-12
Darien Public Schools

Mary Nelson
ELA Teacher
Spring Glen Elementary
Hamden

Kelly O'Leary
Principal
St. Martin de Porres Academy

Dr. Judy Primavera
Professor and Bridgeport Community Outreach
Psychology Department
Fairfield University

Allison Rivera
President
St. Martin de Porres Academy

Michael Rizzo
Assistant Superintendent, Pupil Personnel Services (Special Education)
Weston Public Schools

Laila Rudinas
Human Resources/Clinical Placements
Bethel Public Schools

Hector Sanchez
Principal
Cesar Batalla School

Steven Santoli
Principal
Assumption Catholic School

Ken Seltzer
Assistant Principal
Fairfield Woods Middle School

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

Alexandra Sparzo
Math teacher
Fairfield Woods Middle School

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

Advisory Board in Counselor Education

Pam Anderson
Retired School Counseling Professional

Nancy DeKraker
Counselor
Sacred Heart University Wellness Center

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

Joseph Graziano
Counselor in private practice
Fairfield University, Adjunct faculty

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

Susan Unger
Retired School Counseling Professional

Advisory Board in School Psychology

Tom Brant
School Psychologist
Coordinator of Support Services
Stratford Public Schools

Melissa Cohen
School Psychologist
West Haven Public Schools

Mike Regan
Director of Special Education
Cooperative Educational Services

Advisory Board in Special Education

Catherine Carmona
Assistant Principal (Special Education)
Kings Highway Elementary School, Westport

Alyson Martin
Associate Professor and Co-director of Special Education
Fairfield University

Michael Rizzo
Assistant Superintendent, Pupil Personnel Services (Special Education)
Weston Public Schools

Emily Shamash
Assistant Professor and Co-director of Special Education
Danbury Public Schools

Advisory Board in TESOL and Bilingual Education

Helene Becker
Instructional Specialist-Bilingual/ESOL
Norwalk Public Schools

Anne Campbell
Associate Professor and Director of TESOL and Bilingual Education
Fairfield University

Michael Camporiale
Adjunct Faculty
Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

Linda Chehy
ESOL Teacher
Stratford High School

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

Dr. Kristina Lawson
Department Head World Language and TESOL
Stamford High School

Mike Meyer
Director Student Support Services
Stamford Public Schools

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

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