2014-2015 Academic Catalog: Faculty

NAKISA ALBORZ
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Construction Project Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology

SARA ALIBEIK
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University (Canada); M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Western Ontario; B.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran.

LEONARD ANDERSON
Associate Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D. and M.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Certified Professional Constructor, Licensed Construction Supervisor.

LOIS J. ASCHER
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., English Literature, Northeastern University; B.A., English Literature, Wheaton.

KARINA ASSITER
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Computer Science, Tufts University, M.S., Computer Science, Tufts University; B.A., Computer Science, Mills College.

HARRY AVAKIAN
Associate Professor, Mechanical
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lowell University.

SALAH BADJOU
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Solid State Physics, Northeastern University; M.S., Physics, Syracuse University; B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Syracuse University; Baccalaureat Technique Mathematiques, Lycee Technique de Garcons d‘Alger, Algeria.

PAYAM BAKHSHI
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D., Civil Eng./ Construction Management, Northeastern University; M.Sc., Civil Eng./ Transportation Eng., K. N. Toosi University of Technology; B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran

RONALD R. BERNIER
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D. and M.A., History & Theory of Art, Essex University, England; M.A., Theology and Religious Studies, University of Scranton; M.B.A., Whittemore School of Business & Economics, University of New Hampshire; B.A., Art History, Vassar College.

M. ILYAS BHATTI
Associate Professor, Construction Management
M.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan; Registered Professional Engineer; Douglas C. Elder Professor.

DAVID BIRKETT
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University; B.S.E.E., Michigan State University.

ANN BORST
Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Williams College; Registered Architect; NCARB Certification.

RUSSELL G. BRAMHALL, JR.
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., Geography, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Earth Science, Salem State College.

CAROL BURNS
Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Architecture, Yale University; B. Architecture, Yale University; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification, LEED Accredited Professional.

MICHAEL W. CARTER
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., History, Boston State College; B.A., Education, Boston College; Licensed Construction Supervisor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

FRANK CASERTA, JR
Assistant Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D., and M.A., Physics, Boston University; S.B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Registered Professional Engineer.

ABIGAIL CHAREST
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Registered Professional Engineer.

RICHARD CHRISTIANO
Assistant Professor, Facility Planning and Management
M.Ed., Facilities Management, Cambridge College; B.S., Education, Boston State College/University of Massachusetts; Certified Facility Manager.

CHARLES J. CIMINO
Associate Professor, Architecture
M.B.A., Operations Management, Suffolk University; B.S., Architectural Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology; A.E., Wentworth Institute; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

BETH ANNE COOKE-CORNELL
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston; M.A., English, Central Connecticut State University; B.A., English, Merrimack College.

LEON L. CORT
Professor, Humanities, Social Sciences
Ph.D., Political Science, Boston University; M.A., International Affairs, Ohio University; B.A., Modern Foreign Languages, Fisk University

CRISTINA COSMA
Associate Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, and M.E., Civil Engineering, University of Florida; B.S.,Civil Engineering, Technical University of Iasi, Romania.

ROBERT C. COURNOYER
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University; M.M.T., Mathematics, University of Lowell; B.S. Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

ROBERT COWHERD
Associate Professor, Architecture
Ph.D., History, Theory, and Criticism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Urban Design Certificate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.Arch., The Cooper Union.

GAUTHAM DAS
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Infrastructure & Environmental Systems, University of North Carolina; M.S. Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina; B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangalore University.

SIBEN DASGUPTA
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
E.E., Post Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University; M.S., Engineering Management, Northeastern University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Calcutta University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Calcutta University; Registered Professional Engineer.

MICHAEL DAVIDSON
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
MSCE in Civil Engineering, University of Rhode Island; B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Rhode Island; Registered Professional Engineer.

ANGEL L. DeCEGAMA
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.S., Electrical Engineering (Systems and Communications), Carnegie-Mellon University; M.B.A., Pepperdine University.

MANUEL E. DELGADO
Associate Professor, Architecture
M.S., Urban Studies and Planning, and Certificate in Urban Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.Arch., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Registered Architect in Venezuela.

LEON DELIGIANNIDIS
Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Tufts University; M.S., Tufts University; B.S., Northeastern University

RAFFAELE Di CECCA
Professor, Sciences
M.A., Mathematics, Boston University; M.A., Physics, Boston University; B.A., Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo.

SANDEEP DILWALI
Associate Professor, Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering Program
Ph.D., (EE) Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India; M. Tech., (EE) Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India;
M.B.A., (Marketing), Indra Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India; B.S., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

DOUGLAS DOW
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D. and M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan; M.S., Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University; B.A., Liberal Arts Engineering, Wheaton College (IL); Member IEEE.

DAVID J. DOWNEY
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., English Literature, Northeastern University; B.S., English Literature, Northeastern University.

FREDERICK F. DRISCOLL
Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Merrimack College.

JOHN W. DUGGAN
Department Chair and Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Environmental Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; B.S., Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Registered Professional Engineer, Certified Soil Evaluator.

MICHAEL P. DUNLOP
Associate Professor, Business Management
Ed.D., Educational Administration, New Mexico State University; M.B.A., Western New England University; B.A., Psychology, Framingham State University; Certified Public Auditor.

ANTHONY DUVA
Associate Professor, Mechanical
M.S. and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Registered Professional Engineer.

HAIFA EL-SADI
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Technology
PhD Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, M.A.Sc. Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, B. Sc. Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology,

MAGDY M. ELLABIDY
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
M.S., Management Information Technology and B.S., Human Services, Lesley University.

JOHN S. ELLIS
Department Chair/ Professor, Architecture
Master of Design Studies, Harvard University; M.S., Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University; B. Arch., Pratt Institute; A.S., Building Construction Technology, Wentworth Institute; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

DONALD C. FILAN
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.A., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts; B.S., Mathematics, Northeastern University.

CHRISTOPHER S. GLEASON
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Creative Writing: Fiction, University of Utah; M.F.A., Creative Writing, Florida International University; B.A., Literature/Creative Writing, Eckerd College.

GARRICK N. GOLDENBERG
Professor, Architecture
M.S.C.E., Structural and Foundation Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S./ M.S., Structural and Construction Engineering, Institute of Civil Engineering, USSR; A.S., Structural Engineering, USSR; Registered Professional Engineer.

PETER C. GREENBERG
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
M. Arch., Harvard University Graduate School of Design; B.A., Yale University, cum laude, Distinction in Architecture; Registered Architect, NCARB Certifications, LEED AP.

MICHAEL T. GREENE
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., English Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A., English Literature, Boston College; B.A., English Literature, Boston College.

THEODORE GREENE
Associate Professor, Mechanical
M.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

SCOTT GRENQUIST
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Doctor of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia; M.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and B.A., Japanese, University of Notre Dame.

LAURIE E. GROVE
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., Chemistry, Penn State University.

PATRICK F. HAFFORD
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies
Ph.D., Management, Sullivan University; M.B.A., Babson College; A.A., Moorpark College.

JOHN HAGA
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Connecticut; B.S., Mathematics, University of Connecticut.

MARK H. HASSO
Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D. in Construction Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Project Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., with Distinction in Civil Engineering, The City University of London, UK; B.S., Civil Engineering, Alhikma (Jesuit) University; Registered Professional Engineer.

AMANDA HATTAWAY
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D., and M.S., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S., Bioinformatics, Brandeis University; Sc.B. Mathematics, Brown University.

MELVIN S. HENRIKSEN
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Engineering, University of California, Irvine; B.S., Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

FRANCIS J. HOPCROFT
Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
M.S.C.E., Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University; M.B.A., Management, University of Maine at Portland-Gorham; B.S., Civil /Sanitary Engineering, Northeastern University; Registered Professional Engineer (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT); Licensed Site Professional (Massachusetts).

DWIGHT F. HORAN
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.Ed., specializing in Mathematics, Fitchburg State College; B.S.E., Mathematics, Fitchburg State College.

BARRY HUSOWITZ
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Arizona; M.S., Physical Chemistry, Youngstown State University; B.S., Chemistry/Mathematics, Bloomsburg University.

MARK JOHN ISOLA
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., English, Tufts University; M.A. English, Simmons College; B.A., Gerontology, English Minor, Quinnipiac College.

MICHAEL E. JACKSON
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Mechanical
M.Ed., Cambridge College; B.S., Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Federal Aviation Administration Certification, Aircraft and Powerplant Technician.

TIMOTHY M. JOHNSON
Associate Professor, Electronics
M.S.E.E., New York Institute of Technology; M.A., Liberal Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook; B. Prof. Studies, Math, Science, and Technology, Empire State College; Licensed General Radio telephone operator; Registered Professional Engineer.

TODD JOHNSON
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
M.Eng, Civil Engineering (concentration in Construction Management), Pennsylvania State University, Park, PA; B.S., Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; CPC, LEED Certified, OSHA 500 Certified.

BARBARA A. KARANIAN
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Educational Studies in Organizational Behavior, Lesley College; M.Ed., Art Therapy, Lesley College; B.A., Psychology and Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross.

GEORGE KATSIAFICAS
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego; M.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego; B.S., Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

WILLIAM KEARNEY
Associate Professor, Construction Management
M.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University.

KATHLEEN GRACE KENNEDY
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Mathematics, University of Picardy (Amiens, France); B.S., Mathematics and French, University of the South.

SUZANNE KENNEDY
Department Chair and Professor, Management and Facilities
M.S. Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison; B.S. Interior Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Certified Facility Manager.

ALI KHABARI
Department Chair and Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University; M.S. and B.S. Electrical Engineering, Florida International University; A.A., Miami Dade College.

LORA KIM
Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Architecture, University of California at Berkeley; Registered Architect.

MARK A. KLOPFER
Professor, Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia; Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University; Registered Landscape Architect; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification, CLARB Certification, LEED Accredited Professional.

SHANKAR M. KRISHNAN
Department Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., EE specialization in Biomedical Engineering University of Rhode Island; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Bombay.

JAMES R. LAMBRECHTS
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
M.S.C.E., Purdue University; B.S.C.E., University of Maryland; Registered Professional Engineer.

JOEY LAWRANCE
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Computer Science, Oregon State University; M.S., Computer Science, Oregon State University; B.S., Computer Science, Lawrence University

PAUL J. LAZAROVICH
Associate Professor, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management
Certificate of Graduate Public Relations, Emerson College; Master in Public Administration (MPA), Suffolk University; B.S. English - Journalism & Secondary Education, Suffolk University; A.A.S., Communications, Grahm Junior College; (CJE) Certified Journalism Educator, Journalism Education Association.

XIAOBIN LE
Assistant Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; M.S. and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Southern Institute of Metallurgy, China; Registered Professional Engineer, Canada.

THOMAS M. LESKO
Professor, Architecture
M.A., Studio Arts, Harvard University; B. Arch., Syracuse University; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

ROBERT LIND
Assistant Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Structural Mechanics); M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Controls and Manufacturing), B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Certificate in Manufacturing.

GLORIA MA
Assistant Professor, Electronics and Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas; M.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Singapore; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Xidian University.

LILI MA
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Utah State University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Science and Technology; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Science and Technology.

LISA M. MacLEAN
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Bentley College; B.S., Computer Information Systems and B.S., Management, Rhode Island College.

MICHAEL W. MacPHAIL
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture; B.Arch., University of British Columbia; B.A., Urban Geography, University of British Columbia; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

RACHEL LASH MAITRA
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Yale University; M. Phil., Mathematics, Yale University; B.A., Mathematics, Alfred University.

JAMES MCCUSKER
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, B.S., Electro Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology

ROBERT MESZAROS
Associate Professor, Industrial and Interior Design
M.F.A., Painting, Boston University; B.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design; B.A., Fine Arts, Fairfield University.

ANDREW E. MICHAEL
Associate Professor, Business Management
Ph.D., Business Administration, Northcentral University; M.A., Economics, Northeastern University; B.A., Economics, University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

JEFFREY A. MICHAEL
Associate Professor, Industrial and Interior Design
M.F.A., 3-D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art; B.S.I.D., Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati.

JENNIFER LEE MICHALISZYN
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Master of Architecture, Harvard University, B.A., Architecture, Princeton University

MARK MIXER
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Northeastern University; M.A., Mathematics, Northeastern University; B.A., Mathematics, Dartmouth College

ALI R. MOAZED
Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D. and M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Tennessee; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo; Registered Professional Engineer.

GLORIA MONAGHAN
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., American and British Literature, Boston College; B.A., English, Loyola University.

SAMUEL MONTAGUE
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Industrial Design
M.F.A., Design, The Dynamic Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; B.F.A., Industrial Design, Carnegie-Mellon University.

TERRY M. MOOR
Professor, Architecture
M.L.A., Harvard University; B. Arch., University of Texas; Registered Architect; NCARB Certification; Registered Construction Supervisor.

ROBERT MORAN
Associate Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Health Sciences Management, Pacific Western University; M.S., Health Science, Northeastern University; B.S., Chemistry, Stonehill College; Fellow, College of Critical Care Medicine (F.C.C.M.); Fellow, American Institute of Chemists (F.A.I.C.); Certified Laboratory Consultant; Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (F.A.C.B.).

STEVEN MORROW
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Indiana University; M.A., Mathematics, Wayne State University; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester.

HOSSEIN NOORIAN
Professor, Business Management
M.B.A., Finance, Northeastern University; B.S., International Business, Tehran Business College.

JAMES G. O’BRIEN
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Physics, University of Connecticut; M.S. Physics, University of Connecticut; B.S., Physics and Mathematics, State University of New York at New Paltz.

MASOUD OLIA
Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D., and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University; Registered Professional Engineer.

NICK ORTOLINO
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Interior Design
M.F.A., Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK; B.F.A., Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Diploma in Studio Art and Fifth-year Certificate, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

MICHAEL OUDSHOORN
Department Chair and Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Computer Science, B.Sc. (Hons) and B.Sc., Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide (Australia).

ROGELIO PALOMERA-ARIAS
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D., Architecture, Building Technology and M.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez.

LYNETTE PANARELLI
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Master of Interior Design, Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts; NCIDQ Certified.

ZORICA PANTIC
President, Institute Professor
Ph.D., M.S., and B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nis, Yugoslavia (Serbia).

MARK E. PASNIK
Associate Professor, Architecture
Master in Design Studies, (History and Theory of Architecture), Harvard University Graduate School of Design; B.Arch., Cornell University; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification, LEED Accredited Professional.

CARL E. PETERSEN
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., Political Science, Northeastern University; B.S., Social Sciences, Salem State College.

RUSSELL F. PINIZZOTTO
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Professor
Ph.D., Materials Science, University of California at Los Angeles; Engineer‘s Degree, Materials Science, University of California at Los Angeles; B.S., Physical Chemistry, California Institute of Technology.

ANN W. PITT
Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch, Harvard University; B.A., Mathematics and Art, Salem College, North Carolina; Registered Architect; NCARB Certification.

WELDON PRIES
Professor, Architecture
M. Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B. Arch., University of Manitoba; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

HENDERSON W. PRITCHARD
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Northeastern University; M.S., Biology, Southern Connecticut State University; B.A., English/Biology, Denison University.

WALTER T. PUNCH
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., English, University of Massachusetts; M.S., Library Science, Simmons College; A.B., Philosophy, Stonehill College.

NAOMI RIDGE
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Astrophysics, Liverpool John Moores University; M.Phys., Physics with Astrophysics, University of Leeds.

DAVID G. RILETT
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Master of Software Engineering, Brandeis University; M.A., Literature, Language, and Linguistics, Central Michigan University; B.A., History, University of Michigan.

JONATHAN G. RIPLEY
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Modern American Literature, St. John‘s University; M.Ph., Modern American Literature, St. John‘s University; M.A., Modern British and American Literature, Adelphi University; B.A., Philosophy, University of Rochester.

RICHARD L. ROBERTS
Associate Professor, Mechanical
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University; B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts; Graduate certificate, Manufacturing Engineering, Tufts University; E.I.T.; CMfgT.

RYAN ROGERS
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Biomedical Science, University of Connecticut Health Center; B.S., Biology, Wagner College.

EDWARD ROONEY
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Washington University in St. Louis; B.A., English, Pomona College.

PETER S. ROURKE
Associate Professor, Mechanical
M. S., Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.Ed., Industrial Education, Fitchburg State College; B.S., Industrial Education, Fitchburg State College; CMfgE.

FRANZ RUECKERT
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Physics, University of Connecticut; M.S., Physics, San Diego State University; B.S., Physics, San Diego State University; B.A., Mathematics, San Diego State University.

JOHN P. RUSSO
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Networking
M.S., Computer Science, Boston University; M.S., Mathematics, University of Lowell; B.A., Chemistry, St. Anselm College.

REINALDO SANCHEZ-ARIAS
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D., Computational Science, University of Texas at El Paso; M.S., Computational Science, University of Texas at El Paso; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle Cali (Colombia).

JOSEPH F. SANTACROCE
Associate Professor, Electronics
M.S. and B.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University; Registered Professional Engineer; Life Member of IEEE.

JENNIFER SARABIA
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
M. Arch., Rhode Island School of Design; B.S., Architecture, Northeastern University.

VITALIY SAYKIN
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University; M.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University; B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University.

JOSEPH A. SCHELLINGS
Associate Professor, Business Management
J.D., Fordham University School of Law; M.B.A., (Finance), Columbia University Graduate School of Business; B.S. (Economics), Mount Saint Mary‘s College.

RALF SCHNEIDER
Assistant Professor, Industrial Design
M.Des., Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati; Diplom Produkt-Designer, Kunsthochschule, Berlin Weißensee (Germany).

RICHARD SHURTLEFF
Associate Professor, Sciences
M.S., Physics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; B.S., Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

ERIK SIMON
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D., Planning, Design and Built Environment, Clemson University; M.C.R.P., City and Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University; B.S., Construction Management, University of Washington.

GARY M. SIMUNDZA
Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Biophysics, University of Rochester; B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

GERGELY SIROKMAN
Associate Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Chemistry, Brandeis University.

ELAINE A. SLATER
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A., Art History, Tufts University; B.A., Art History, Simmons College.

EMMA SMITH ZBARSKY
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Chicago; M.S., Mathematics, University of Chicago; M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington; S.B., Mathematics, M.I.T.; S.B., Physics, M.I.T.

MONICA A. SNOW
Associate Professor, Construction Management
Ph.D., Forestry, U. New Brunswick; M.Eng., Civil, Memorial University, Newfoundland; B.S., Forest Engineering, U. New Brunswick; Registered Professional Engineer; Honorary Research Assistant, University of New Brunswick.

NADINE STECHER
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Biology, University of Cincinnati; M.S., Biology, University of Rostock (Germany); B.S., Biology, University of Rostock (Germany).

MARILYN R. STERN
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.S., Broadcasting and Film, Boston University; B.A., English, Skidmore College; C.A.E.S., English, Boston College.

CINDY P. STEVENS
Professor, Business Management
Ph.D., Technology Management, Indiana State University; M.A., Technical and Professional Communication, East Carolina University; B.A., English, Hilbert College.

SEAN STEWART
Department Chair, Interior Design and Associate Professor, Industrial and Interior Design
M. Arch, San Francisco Institute of Architecture; B. Architecture, Boston Architectural Center; Registered Architect; NCIDQ Certified; LEED AP.

AMOS J. ST. GERMAIN
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., American Civilization, University of Iowa; M.A., American Studies, Purdue University; B.A., History, Fordham University.

INGRID STRONG
Assistant Professor, Architecture
M. Arch, Harvard University; B.A. Architecture and Music, Bennington College; Registered Architect; LEED Accredited Professional.

E. SCOTT SUMNER
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Construction Management
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California; B.S., Geology/Civil Engineering, California State University at Los Angeles; Certified Construction Manager.

DURGA SURESH
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Networking
M.S., Computer Science, St. Joseph‘s University; B. Engineering (Electronics and Communication), Madras University.

THOMAS A. TADDEO
Associate Professor, Construction Management
M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University; B.S., Civil Engineering, Tufts University.

ILIE TALPASANU
Associate Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington; Doctor Engineer, Mechanics and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University, Bucharest; EIT.

BO TAO
Associate Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D. and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University; M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

LAITH TASHMAN
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University; M.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Jordan (Amman).

FREDERICK TRILLING
Associate Professor, Business Management
J.D., Suffolk University; M.B.A., Suffolk University; B.A., Political Science, Brandeis University.

ROBERT TRUMBOUR
Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., University of Texas at Austin; B.F.A., University of Massachusetts at North Dartmouth.

JOANNE W. TUCK
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Ed., Social Education, Boston University; B.A., History, Boston University.

PALOMA VALVERDE
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Science
Ph.D., Chemistry, Biochemistry, University of Murcia, Spain; MS. Chemistry, Biochemistry University of Murcia, Spain; B.S., Chemistry, University of Murcia, Spain.

SIMON R. WILLIAMSON
Associate Professor, Industrial and Interior Design
M. Des., Royal College of Art, London; B.A. (hons.), Industrial Design, University of Northumbria.

CHARLIE WISEMAN
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Computer Science, Washington University of St. Louis; M.S., Computer Science, Washington University of St. Louis; B.S., Computer Science, University of Tennessee

HONGSHENG WU
Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Biostatistics; M.A., Biostatistics, Boston University; M.S., Computer Science, Ohio University; B.S., Analytical Chemistry, Shandong University, People‘s Republic of China.

MIRA YUN
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Networking
Ph.D., Computer Science, The George Washington University, M.S. in Telematics Engineering, Pukyung National University, B.S. in Telematics Engineering, Pukyung National University

MANSOUR ZENOUZI
Professor, Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran; Registered Professional Engineer.

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