2013-2014 Academic Catalog: Faculty

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
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, Electronics
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 Engineering/Construction Management, Northeastern University; M.Sc., Civil Engineering/Transportation Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology; B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran

RONALD R. BERNIER

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

RICHARD D. BOHIGIAN

Associate Professor, Sciences
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

ANN BORST

Department Chair and 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 Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., and M.A., Physics, Boston University; S.B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Registered Professional Engineer.

ARMEN S. CASPARIAN

Professor, Sciences
M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Brown University; A.B., Chemistry, Rutgers University; Registered Professional Chemist, American Chemical Society; Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer, National Registry of Certified Chemists; Registered Industrial Hygienist, Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists.

RICHARD CHRISTIANO

Assistant Professor, Design & Facilities
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.

PHILLIP L. COMEAU

Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., University of Washington; B.S., Art and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 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.

JOHN M. COOPER

Associate Professor, Management
Ed.D. Education Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education; M. Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Speech Communication, Wake Forest University; B.A., Politics, Wake Forest University; S.H.R.P. (Senior Human Resources Professional Certification).

LEON L. CORT

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

CRISTINA COSMA

Assistant 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, Electronic 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, Electronic 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.

LARRY DECKER

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
M.S., Industrial and Management Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University; Registered Professional Engineer.

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

Associate Professor, Computer Science
Ph.D., Tufts University; M.S., Tufts University; B.S., Northeastern University

CORNELIA E. DEMERS-SBOROV

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Major: Structural Engineering, Minor: Engineering Mechanics), Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Civil Engineering (Structural), Lehigh University; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Registered Professional Engineer.

EDWARD DERRINGH

Professor, Sciences
Ph.D. and M.S., Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Astronomy, Case Institute of Technology.

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

 

Director of Engineering - Interdisciplinary and Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi; M. Tech., Integrated Electronics and Circuits, IIT Delhi; MBA IGNOU, New Delhi; B.Sc., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

DOUGLAS DOW

Assistant Professor, Electronic 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, Management
Ed.D., Educational Administration, New Mexico State University; M.B.A., Western New England College; B.A., Psychology, Framingham State College.

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

Ph.D., 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
M.S., Management Information Technology and B.S., Human Services, Lesley University.

JOHN S. ELLIS

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.

PIERRE A. ELYSEE

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Computer Systems Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

OPHIR FELDMAN

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D. and M.A., Mathematics, Brandeis University; B.S., Mathematics, Hofstra University.

DONALD C. FILAN

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

HERBERT J. FREMIN

Professor, Design & Facilities
M. Arch, Harvard University; B. Arch with honors, U. of Illinois; Registered Architect: MA and ME; NCIDQ certification; NCARB Certification.

ELIZABETH A. GIBB

Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture; M.S., Microbiology and Immunology and B.S., Biology; University of Michigan; Registered Architect; NCARB Certification.

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.

JACK A. GREEN

Professor, Management
J.D., University of Michigan Law School; B.B.A., University of Michigan.

PETER C. GREENBERG

Associate 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 Science
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 Engineering and Technology
M.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

SCOTT GRENQUIST

Associate Professor, Electronics
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.

PATRICK F. HAFFORD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Management & Facilities
M.B.A., Babson College; A.A., Computer Science, Moorpark College.

JOHN HAGA

 

Assistant Professor, 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.

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; Licensed Site Professional (Massachusetts).

UDO HOPPENZ

Associate Professor, Sciences
M.S. Physics, Northeastern University; B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Wisconsin State University.

DWIGHT F. HORAN

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

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 Engineering and Technology
M.Ed., Cambridge College; B.S., Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Federal Aviation Administration Certification, Aircraft and Powerplant Technician.

MICHAEL R. JOHN

Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Northeastern University; B.A., Mathematics, Northeastern University.

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 Master Mariner and 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.

MARCIA J. KEMEN

Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.Ed., concentration in Secondary Education, Boston State College; B.S., Mathematics, University of Cincinnati.

PATRICIA BOGE KENDALL

Associate Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., Harvard University Graduate School of Design; B.A., Architecture, Washington University; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification, LEED Accredited Professional.

SUZANNE KENNEDY

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

ALI KHABARI

Department Chair and Associate 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

Associate 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.

FREDRICK KUHN

Professor, Design & Facilities
M. Arch., Harvard University; A.B., Anthropology, Syracuse University.

MICHAEL KUPFERMAN

Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology
Ph.D. and M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts; B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University; Registered Professional Engineer.

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
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; Masters 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.

JENNIFER LEE

Assistant Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., Harvard University;B. Arch., Princeton University.

THOMAS M. LESKO

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

WEIHUI LI

 

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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 & Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas; M.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Singapore; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Xidian University.

LILI MA

Assistant Professor, Electronics & Mechanical
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
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Bentley College; B.S., Computer Information Systems and B.S., Management, Rhode Island College.

MICHAEL W. MacPHAIL

Department Chair - Foundation Studies 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.

JAMES McCUSKER

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts; B.S., Electromechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

ROBERT MESZAROS

Associate Professor, Design & Facilities
M.F.A., Painting, Boston University; B.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design; B.A., Fine Arts, Fairfield University.

JEFFREY A. MICHAEL

Associate Professor, Design & Facilities
M.F.A., 3-D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art; B.S.I.D., Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati.

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.

SAM 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.).

FRANCIS E. NESTOR

Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Engineering Science, Clarkson College of Technology; M.A., Mathematics, Boston College; B.S., University of Massachusetts.

MARC NEVEU

Associate Professor, Architecture
Ph.D., History and Theory of Architecture, McGill University; M. Arch..,History and Theory of Architecture, McGill University; B. Arch. professional, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

HOSSEIN NOORIAN

Professor, 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, Design & Facilities
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.

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.

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.

ANITA A. PENTA

Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Northeastern University; B.A., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts - Boston.

TROY PETERS

 

Assistant Professor, Architecture
M. Arch., University of Oregon; B.S., Physics, University of Illinois.

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

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

DAVID G. RILETT

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

DAWN M. RING

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Physical Oceanography, John Hopkins University; M.A., Mathematics, Oceanography, Johns Hopkins University; B.A., chemistry, biology, music, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon.

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.

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.

JOHN P. RUSSO

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

JOSEPH F. SANTACROCE

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

JOHN SANZI

Assistant Professor, Construction Management
J.D. and M.B.A., Boston College; MSSEL, Vermont Law School; B.S., Chemistry and Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross.

JOSEPH A. SCHELLINGS

Associate Professor, 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 O. SCHNEIDER

 

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design
M.Des., Universtiy of Cincinnati; Diplom Produkt Designer, Kunsthochschule, Berlin Weissensee - Hochschule fur Gestaltung.

RICHARD SHURTLEFF

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

GARY M. SIMUNDZA

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

GERGELY SIROKMAN

Assistant 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; 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.

JIAHUI SONG

 

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University; M.S., Engineering, Southeast University (Nanjing); B.S., Engineering, Southeast University (Nanjing).

NADINE STECHER

 

Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Biology, University of Cincinnati; M.S., Biology, University of Rostock; B.S., Biology, University of Rostock.

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

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

DAVID E. STEVENS

Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Northeastern University; B.S., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; A. Eng., Electronic Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute.

SEAN STEWART

Department Chair, Interior Design and Assistant Professor, Design & Facilities
M. Arch, San Francisco Institute of Architecture; B. Architecture, Boston Architectural Center; Registered Architect.

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
M.S., Computer Science, St. Joseph’s University; B. Engineering (Electronics and Communication), Madras University.

LYNETTE SUSLOWICZ

Assistant Professor, Interior Design

Master of Interior Design, Boston Architectural College; B.S., Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts; NCIDQ Certified.

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.

FREDERICK TRILLING

Associate Professor, Management

J.D., Suffolk University; M.B.A., Suffolk University; B.A., Political Science, Brandeis University.

ROBERT TRUMBOUR

 

Assistant Professor, Archnitecture
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 Assistant Professor, Sciences
Ph.D., Chemistry, Biochemistry, University of Murcia, Spain; MS. Chemistry, Biochemistry University of Murcia, Spain; B.S., Chemistry, University of Murcia, Spain.

MICHAEL M. WERNER

Professor, Computer Science
Ph.D., Computer Science, Northeastern University; M.S. Computer Information Systems, Boston University; M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana; B.S., Mathematics, Brooklyn College.

GLENN E. WIGGINS

Dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management and Professor, Architecture
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. Arch. S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B. Arch, Texas Tech University; Registered Architect, NCARB Certification.

SIMON R. WILLIAMSON

Associate Professor, Design & Facilities
M. Des., Royal College of Art, London; B.A. (hons.), Industrial Design, University of Northumbria.

CHARLIE WISEMAN

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
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

Associate Professor, Computer Science
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, George Washington University; M.S., Telematics Engineering, Pukyung National University; B.S., Telematics Engineering, Pukyung National University.

HASAN ZAMAN

 

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan; B.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.

MANSOUR ZENOUZI

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Technology
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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