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.

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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, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
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 Equitable 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, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
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, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Mariann Mankowski, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
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, Department of Social Work and Equitable 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 De Jesús, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S.W. Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Nelly Rojas Schwan, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice Director, BSW Program
Laura Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D Assistant Professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies
Angela D. Washington, LCSW Field Education Coordinator, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Raymie Wayne, M.S.W., J.D., Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Ann Egan Executive Assistant to the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
Barbara LaButis Administrative Assistant, Business Administration
Angie Quintero-Ares BSW Administrative Assistant Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Amy L. Taylor MSW Administrative Assistant, Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice

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