2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Faculty Q-Z

YOUSSEF QRANFAL
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada; M.S., Mathematics, Joseph Fourier University, France; M.Eng., Mathematics, Joseph Fourier University, France; B.S., Mathematics, University of Orléans, France.

JUVAL V. RACELIS
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, concentration Second Language Writing & TESOL, Arizona State University; M.A., with Distinction in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. Asian Studies and Business Administration, Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

KRISTEN HUDAK ROSERO
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Political Science, Northeastern University; M.A., International Relations, Salve Regina University; B.A.S., Politics and Economics, Salve Regina University.

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.

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.

ANNE-CATRIN SCHULTZ
Assistant Professor, Architecture
 Ph.D., Universität Stuttgart, Germany; Dipl.-Ing., Architekt, Universität Stuttgart, Germany; Registered Architect, Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects.

SALLY SHADY
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Massachusetts; MS in Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology; BS Engineering Science & Applied Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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

EMMA SMITH ZBARSKY
Associate 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, University of New Brunswick; M.Eng., Civil, Memorial University, Newfoundland; B.S., Forest Engineering, University of New Brunswick; Registered Professional Engineer; Honorary Research Assistant, University of New Brunswick.

JIAHUI (JENNY) SONG
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University; M.S., Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems, Southeast University; B.S., Automation, Southeast University.

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.

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
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., Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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

A. RICHARD VANNOZZI
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., GIS applications and education for Land Surveyors, University of Connecticut; M.S., Forestry, University of Maine; B.S. in Forestry, University of Maine at Orono.

CARLOS VILLAMIL
Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
M.S., Sustainability and Environmental Management, Harvard University Extension School; B.A., Industrial Design, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano – Bogotá (Colombia).

MAMI WENTWORTH
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, North Carolina State University; B.S., Mathematics/Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

PHYLLIS WENTWORTH
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Psychology, University of New Hampshire; M.A., Psychology, Mount Holyoke College; B.A., Philosophy and Art History, Boston College.

CYNTHIA  WILLIAMS
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., English Literature, Tufts University; M.A., English Literature, University of Louisville; A.B., History, Princeton University.

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
Department Chair and Associate 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.

ASHLEY WISSE
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
M.S., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Civil Engineering, Syracuse University.

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.

YUGU YANG-KEATHLEY
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky; B.S. in Microelectronic Science and Technology, University ot Electronic Science and Technology of China.

JONES YU
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Computer Networking
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., National Taiwan University; B.Eng., Tamkang University.

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

OMAIR ZUBAIRI
Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Computational Science, San Diego State University JDP Claremont Graduate University; M.S., Physics, San Diego State University; B.S., Physics, San Diego State University.