University of Saint Joseph
School of Health and Natural Sciences (SHNS)
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2764
Raouf N. Boules, Ph.D.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Charles Morgan, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program
Ellen Anderson, Ph.D.
Leonidas Jones, Ph.D.
Diane Dean, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program
Ekaterina Lioutikova, Ph.D.
Theodora Sirota, Ph.D., APRN, CNL
Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
Graduate Clinical Coordinator
Melissa J. Mokel, Ph.D., APRN-BC
Director, RN - BSN Program
Gina Reiners, Ph.D., APRN
Graduate Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Certificate Programs
Janet Knecht, Ph.D.
Director of Traditional Undergraduate and Accelerated Nursing Programs
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies Office
Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Studies Office
Margery Lawrence, Ph.D., RD
Chair and Graduate Director, Nutrition and Public Health Department
Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, Ph.D., MPH
Director of the Public Health Program,
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Margot Zaharek-Girgasky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health
Meg E. Gaughan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Director of SNAP-ED
Melissa Brown, Ph.D., RD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Public Health
Michele Wolff, MPH
Program Coordinator, Public Health, Nutrition and Public Health Department
Administrative Assistant, Nutrition and Public Health
Carrie Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C
Founding Director and Department Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
Timothy Ferrarotti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Director of Didactic Education, Physician Assistant Studies
Ed Kavle, MD, FAAP
Founding Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies
Rebecca Austin, MS, PA-C
Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Studies
Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Studies
Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D.
Join us as Dovie Thomason, a Lakota/Kiowa Apache storyteller presents “Stories of the First Nations.” Dovie Thomason is one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation. Her ability to craft tales that not only enchant audiences––but also teach invaluable lessons about human nature and indigenous worldviews––has long made her a beloved contributor …
A recent article from Religion & Politics, entitled “Catholic Worker Houses Remain a Place for Protest and the Poor,” highlights the meaningful work done by individuals who serve in Catholic Worker houses across the country. In the article, USJ’s own Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Benjamin Peters, Ph.D. – who helped start a Catholic Worker …
Cristal Nembhard ’18 is a Human Development and Family Studies major at the University of Saint Joseph. In the fall of 2017, she interned at Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center in Hartford, Conn., where she mentored children aged six to 17. “I love human services, working with people, and seeing the overall growth in …
The University of Saint Joseph women’s swimming & diving team was named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Read more …
In the past year, the University of Saint Joseph’s B.S. in Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice program has successfully taken off. As a Criminal Justice major, students have the opportunity to combine coursework and outside classroom experiences. One of their electives, “The Serial Killer’s Handbook,” has been very popular among students because of its unique curriculum and …
Since its founding in 1932, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has remained dedicated to providing a rigorous education that prepares students for successful careers after graduation. Many of these careers, which span a wide range of fields, were recently named to U.S. News and World Report’s “25 Best Jobs of 2018” list, demonstrating USJ’s …
The University of Saint Joseph ranked in the top 10 of the Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-2018. College Consensus, a school ranking publisher, notes it “averages the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a unique College Consensus rating …