Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the School of Health and Natural Sciences

Our faculty and staff are experts in their fields, recognized in Connecticut and nationally for their pioneering work in biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences, nursing, nutrition & dietetics.

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Raouf N. Boules, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences
Christina Alevras, M.S. Instructor of Biology
Ellen G. Anderson, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Chemistry
Rebecca D. Austin M.S., PA-C Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Melissa Brown, Ph.D., R.D. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Public Health
Nancy Cabelus, DNP, AFN-BC Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dania Cabrera, MSN Instructor, Nursing Department
Lucinda Canty, RN, M.S.N., C.N.M. Assistant Professor of Nursing
Jesse Crandall, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Jerry Darling, Ph.D. Professor of Physics and Chemistry
Diane Dean, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry
Derek Dube, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Timothy Ferrarotti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA Director of Didactic Education; Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Joyce Fontana, Ph.D Associate Professor of Nursing
Margaret E. Gaughan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Nutrition
Dalia Giedrimiene, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Biology
Steven Goldstein, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mary Lou Graham, MSN, APRN, BC Instructor, Department of Nursing
Kimberly Joerg, DNP, M.S.N. Interim Director of DNP Program
Leonidas Jones III, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry
Yvonne Joy, MSN, APRN Assistant Professor of Nursing
Edward Kavle, M.D. Associate Professor of Nursing; Medical Director of Physician Assistant Program, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Ruth Ellen Kelly, RSM, D.N.Sc. Associate Professor of Nursing
Janet Knecht, Ph.D., M.S.N. Director of Traditional Undergraduate and Accelerated Nursing Programs
Michelle Kraczkowski, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Biology
Margery L. Lawrence, Ph.D., R.D. Associate Professor of Nutrition
Ekaterina Lioutikova, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics
Joseph Manthey, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Melissa Marcucci, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Kirsten Martin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Carol A. Millard, M.S. Assistant Professor of Biology
Mary Lebatique Minto, M.H.S., PA-C Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Melissa Mokel, Ph.D., APRN Director, RN-BSN Program
Charles R. Morgan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, MPH, Ph.D. Director of Public Health Program
Kristen Procko ’03, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Denise C. Puia ’91, Ph.D., MSN, RNC Assistant Professor of Nursing
Kerri Ann Rall, MPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Gina Reiners, Ph.D., APRN Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Theodora Sirota, Ph.D., APRN, CNL Chair, Department of Nursing
Heidi Smolka, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC Assistant Professor of Nursing
Stacy J. Spiro, MD Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
Elizabeth Tenison, M.S., R.D Dietetic Internship Director
Carrie Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C Founding Director and Chair for the Physician Assistant Studies
Charlotte J. Ward, MS, PA-C Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
Margot Zaharek-Girgasky, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.-N. Assistant Professor, Nutrition
Hong Zhou, Ph.D. Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Nora Zinan, DNP, MSPH, RN Associate Professor of Nursing
Christopher R. Zito, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
AnneMarie Britt Executive Administrative Assistant
Kathy Conway, MSN, APRN Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator, Department of Nursing
Nikki Horelik Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Chemistry
Sandy Knight Graduate Nursing Administrative Assistant
Louise Lillpopp Administrative Assistant of Physician Assistant Studies
Linda Lohmeyer, MA Administrative Assistant, Department of Nutrition and Public Health
Jaime Markham Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Nursing Education
Megan Mooney, MSN, RN, CHSE Director of the Nursing Learning Center
Julie Norko Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Studies
Teri Rice, MS Senior Laboratory Coordinator and Instructor, Department of Biology
Michele Wolff, MPH Research Associate Public Health

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