School of Professional Studies

Faculty

Emphasizing Professional

At the School of Professional Studies, the emphasis is on "professional." We have recruited top-quality faculty that provide a balance between advanced academic achievement and the practical, real-world knowledge that comes from working in the field you're teaching.

Faculty for the public administration program, for example, include three current or former mayors, a district attorney and a town manager. You can be taught information technology by IT professionals and communications by communications professionals. Our faculty members also have plenty of teaching experience, so they're professional teachers as well.

Professors

Christopher Brumby, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Health care policy and innovation, design of the health care finance and delivery system, public and private finance, business analysis and management, health care administration

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Eric Budd, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: How memories and national narratives can be a barrier to peace and reconciliation.

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Richard Cehon, M.S.

Master of Science in Information Technology Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Program management, business analysis and systems analysis

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Neil Cohen, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

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David Crandall, M.S.I.T.

Master of Science in Information Technology Program

Research Interest/Specialization: IT security

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Joseph Early, J.D.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Civil and criminal litigation, prevention of crime, the opioid crisis

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Julie Frechette, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Social media marketing, gender communication, political communication, media relations, communication theory, persuasion

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Sharon Hanna, M.S.P.C.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Career development in the nonprofit sector, community and international development, environmental science and geographic information science

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Fadia Hassan, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: International youth activism, new media technologies, and social change

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David Hofstetter, M.S.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Organizational and employee performance; coaching, advising and training

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David A. Jordan, D.H.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Health and human services management, social entrepreneurship

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Sarah Lange, M.S.W.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Fundraising, nonprofit management, research and evaluation, leadership, strategic planning, board development and communications

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Brian LeBlanc, M.B.A.

Master of Science in Information Technology Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Project management, cybersecurity risk, information systems analysis and design

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Kathleen Michels Jordan, Ph.D.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Global and community health, nonprofit management

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David S. Kassel, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Public policy, public sector project management, and communications

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Ray Mariano, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Political consulting, public policy

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Daniel J. Morgado, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Efficient and effective implementation of programs, policies and services, technical competencies

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Joseph O'Brien, M.P.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Public policy, issue advocacy, politics

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Roberta Pellant, Ed.D.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Organizational behavior, leadership, marketing communications

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Robert Schultz, M.B.A.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Health innovation, marketing strategy, international immersion programs

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Lynn Simmons, M.F.A.

Master of Science in Professional Communication Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Visual communication design, motion graphics, typography, drawing, sculpture

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Lisa A. Wong, M.A.

Master of Arts in Public Administration Program

Research Interests/Specialization: Environmental issues, community engagement, public health

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