Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Our faculty and staff are experts in their fields, recognized in Connecticut and nationally for their pioneering work in Behavior Analysis, Business Administration, Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy, Human Development and Family Studies, Social Work and Latino Community Practice, Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies, and the Institute for Latino Community Practice. Contact us to learn more.

Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D. Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies  
Kathleen Barrett, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Stanley F. Battle, Ph.D., MPH, MSW Professor of Social Work, Founding Director of MSW Program  
Christiana Best-Giacomini, Ph.D., LMSW Assistant Professor of Social Work  
Katharine-Ann Buck, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies  
Elba Caraballo, MA, MSW, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Director of Field Education, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice  
Eric M. Chen, J.D. Associate Professor of Business Administration  
Andrea Courtemanche, Ph.D., BCBA-D Assistant Professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Anthony De Jesús, Ed.D., M.S.W. Associate Professor  
Rachel Diamond, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy  
Nicole Groskreutz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA Assistant Professor of Counseling & Applied Behavioral Studies  
Richard W. Halstead, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Kathryn Henderson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Behavioral Studies  
Janet Howes, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration  
Reverend Emmanuel Ihemedu, MDiv, M.S. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Behavioral Studies  
Steven B. Jarett, MPA, CPA Chair and Associate Professor, Business Administration  
Susan V. Lester, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Robert G. Madden, LCSW, J.D. Professor, Social Work & Latino Community Practice  
Mariann Mankowski, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work  
Charlotte Mann, Ph.D, BCBA-D Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
John Molteni, Ph.D., BCBA Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Elijah C. Nealy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Social Work and Latino Community Practice  
Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies  
Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Counseling and Applied Behavior Studies  
Michele L. Parker, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy  
Madeline Pérez, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S.W. Associate Professor of Social Work & Director of Latino Community Practice  
Nelly Rojas Schwan, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW Associate Professor of Social Work & Latino Community Practice  
Laura Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COUNSELING AND APPLIED BEHAVIORAL STUDIES  
Angela D. Washington, LCSW Field Education Coordinator, Social Work & Latino Community Practice  
Ramie Wayne, M.S.W., J.D., Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice  
Ann Egan Executive Assistant to the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies  
Kathleen Hunter, MA, MEd Administrative Assistant, Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies  
Barbara LaButis Administrative Assistant, Business Administration  
Angie Quintero-Ares Administrative Assistant, Bachelor of Social Work Program  

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