Faculty and Staff


Faculty and Staff

Meet the leaders and mentors of the School of Education

Our faculty and staff are experts in their fields, recognized in Connecticut and nationally for their pioneering work in education. Contact us to learn more.

Faculty

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Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the School of Education

Mercy Hall, Room 305
860.231.5770
[email protected]
Dr. Nussbaum's Profile
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Susan Johns, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education,
School of Education Chair

Specializations: Multiple Intelligences theory; creative arts, school improvement, early childhood and elementary education, curriculum and instruction. Advising Area: Multiple Intelligences

Mercy Hall, Room 333
860.231.5342
[email protected]
Dr. Johns' Profile
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Joanne Cunard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education

Specializations: Reading & Language Arts, Action Research
Advisement: Reading & Language Arts; Elementary Education

Mercy Hall, Room 327
860.231.5337
[email protected]

Dr. Cunard's Profile
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Kathryn Dooley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 315
860.231.5357
[email protected]
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Randa Elbih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Mercy Hall, Room 313
860.231.5276
[email protected]
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Barbara Hartigan, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Early Childhood Program Director

Specialization: Educational leadership, Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
Advising areas: Curriculum and Instruction and Early Childhood

Mercy Hall, Room 309
860.231.5523
[email protected]
Dr. Hartigan's Profile
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Anthony Johnston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Specializations: Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary, REACH

Mercy Hall, Room 312
860.231.5830
[email protected]
Dr. Johnston's Profile
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Jennifer Kowitt, Assistant Professor of Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 326
860.231.5340
[email protected]
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Gloria "Jane" Martin, M.A., Instructor

Specialization: Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 318
860.231.2020
[email protected]
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Meredith McConnochie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 314
860.231.5540
[email protected]
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Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Ph.D., Professor, Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 319
860.231.5322
[email protected]
Dr. Monroe-Baillargeon's Profile
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Edmund Nocera, Ph.D., Instructor

Specializations: Foundations, educational law, educational research

[email protected]
Ashley Oldham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 325
860.231.5356
[email protected]
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Donald Siler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Off-Campus Program

Mercy Hall, Room 331
860.231.5764
[email protected]
Dr. Siler's Profile
Sharon Ware, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 311
860.231.5332
[email protected]
Hujing Wen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Mercy Hall, Room 328
860.231.5784
[email protected]
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Kathleen M. Whitbread, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education

Specializations: Curriculum and instruction for students with significant disabilities, positive behavior supports, and family-professional partnerships
Advisement: Special Education

Mercy Hall, Room 321
860.231.5362
[email protected]
Dr. Whitbread's Profile

Faculty EmeritI

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Kathleen A. Butler, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
Specializations: Teacher leadership, secondary teacher preparation, learning and teaching styles, curriculum development



[email protected]
Dr. Butler's Profile
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Lydia Conca, Ph.D., Professor Emerita

Specializations: Urban and special education, language-based learning problems, including reading disabilities, school reform, data-based instructional decision making.



[email protected]
Dr. Conca's Profile
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Joan Hofmann, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
Specializations: assessment, writing, inclusionary strategies, instructional adaptations and modifications, professional consultation and collaboration.


[email protected]

Dr. Hofmann's Profile

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Katherine McCrea, Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Mercy Hall, Room 332
860.231.5331
[email protected]
Kira Philips, Data Coordinator, Student Assessment Systems Manager

Mercy Hall, Room 322
860.231.5431
[email protected]
Deneice Davis, Office Manager

Mercy Hall, Room 330
860.231.5584
[email protected]

OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Andrea Penny Spencer, Ph.D., Director of Off-Campus Programs

Mercy Hall, Room 323
860.231.5336
[email protected]
William "Scott" Detrick, M.S., Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs

Mercy Hall, Room 324
860.231.5605
[email protected]
Casey Scriven, Executive Assistant for Off-Campus Programs

Mercy Hall, Room 316
860.231.5694
[email protected]

OFFICE OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCES & STUDENT TEACHING

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Roberta McAloon, M.A., Director of Clinical Practices

Mercy Hall, Room 320
860.231.5327
[email protected]

TEACHER LICENSURE OFFICE

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Jill Mack, M.A., Licensure/Certification Officer

Specializations: Literacy Internship program for licensed teachers; educator standards, portfolio development, professional development, integrating the arts into the curriculum and AIMI (Arts Integrated Multiple Intelligences) Project at University of Saint Joseph
Advisement: Teacher Licensure

Mercy Hall, Room 329
860.231.5335
[email protected]

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