PSU welcomes new faculty to campus

August 25th, 2008 by Adam

Plymouth State University New Faculty, 2008-09

2008-2009 New PSU faculty

Nick Sevigney, assistant professor of ceramics, Art.
MA Southern Illinois University; BFA University of Hartford Art School.
Previously associate professor of art—ceramics at Community College of R.I. 1999–present; adjunct faculty, Salve Regina University,1996–99.

Katie Rose Boissonneault, assistant professor of microbiology/genetics, Biological Sciences.
MS and PhD, biology/biological oceanography, MIT Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; BS biology and marine biology, UMass Dartmouth.
Previously adjunct faculty,Northeastern University fall 2004, Southern New Hampshire University fall 2000-spring 2001; also on faculty at Berwick Academy, adjunct faculty, Bridgewater State College; and substitute teacher, South Hadley, Mass. public schools.

Terri Dautcher, lecturer-contract faculty, Business.
BA psychology, Dickinson College; MBA, Temple University.
Previously adjunct faculty, PSU 2007–2008; marketing consultant, 2006-2008. Also chief marketing officer, Voice Systems Engineering 2001-2006; chief operating officer, Metropolitan Career Center 1998-2001; and director, Read’s Van Service, Inc.; community relations consultant, Hatboro-Horsham School District; cross-cultural business and public relations consultant, International Buddhist Progress Society.

New faculty were welcomed to PSU with coffee, coffee, and more coffee …
2008-2009 New PSU faculty
2008-2009 New PSU faculty
2008-2009 New PSU faculty
2008-2009 New PSU faculty

Dorothy Foley, lecturer-contract faculty, Business.

JD, Columbia University School of Law, BA English, Dartmouth College.
Previously visiting lecturer, Salem State College 2004-present; director/head instructor and founder, Paralegal Classroom Certificate Program, August 2003-May 2005; director and instructor, Foley Legal and Educational Enterprises, March 2001-August 2003. Also portfolio manager and financial consultant, Salomon Smith Barney; advisor and special investigative counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; private practice and law clerk.

Aditi Grover, assistant professor of marketing, Business.
PhD marketing, Marshall School of Business, USC; MA economics, State University of New York; MBA, Fore School of Management; BA economics, Lady Shriram College.
Previously research assistant, Marshall School of Business. spring 2007-present; assistant lecturer, USC, spring 2008; teaching assistant, USC, fall 2006; teaching assistant, Marshall School of Business, fall 2006. Also research assistant at Marshall School of Business; senior consultant at Deloitte Touché Thomaston Private Limited; senior manager, Escorts Limited.

Yvette Lazdowski, assistant professor of accounting, Business.
DBA, Argosy University Sarasota; MBA, Plymouth State University; BS, Franklin Pierce College.
Previously contract faculty, PSU, January 2005-present; client manager/tax analyst, Grace Consulting, Inc., January 2001-June 2003; vice president/treasurer, Genline Systems, Inc., January 1993-December 2002. Also senior business systems analyst/project manager, Fleet Bank Corporation; financial systems administrator, Kollsman Instrument Corporation; business systems analyst/project manager, Textron Defense Systems.

Daniel Lee, assistant professor of economics, Business.
PhD economics, Claremont Graduate University; MA economics, California State University Los Angeles, BA global politics, California Statue University Dominguez Hills.
Previously contract faculty, PSU, August 2007-present; instructor, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, March 2007-June 2007; instructor, University of Redlands, January 2007-April 2007; instructor, Loyola Marymount University, August 2006-December 2006; instructor, California State University Dominguez Hills, August 2006-December 2006; Instructor, University of La Verne January 2006-August 2006. Also research assistant, Claremont Graduate University; tutor in math, Professional Tutors of Math; junior city authority, City of Pusan, So. Korea.

Bruce Wiggett, lecturer-contract faculty, Business.
BA business administration, Plymouth State College; MBA Northeastern University.
Previously adjunct faculty, PSU; president and CEO, Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation, July 2002-October 2004; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation August 1991-July 2002.

Roxana Wright, assistant professor of management, Business.
DBA, Southern New Hampshire University; MBA, Plymouth State University; BS, accounting, Transylvania University.
Previously assistant professor, Keene State College, 2004-present; distance education instructor, SNHU, 2007–present; adjunct professor, SNHU, 2007; continuing education instructor, SNHU, 2003. Also freshman seminar instructor and advisor, SNHU; tutor and graduate assistant, PSU; help desk analyst, ICL, United Kingdom; chief accountant,SC IGUT SRL, Romania.

Eun-Ho Yeo, assistant professor of communication studies, Communication and Media Studies.

Patricia Brougham, lecturer-contract faculty, Criminal Justice.
Criminology Doctoral Program,Indiana University of Pennsylvania. MS criminal justice, Marshall University; BA criminal justice, Salem-Teikyo University.
Previously instructor at Salem International University, August 2002-present; adolescent addiction therapist, United Summit Center, February 1999-October 2002; supply specialist, U.S. Army Reserve, February 1992-February 2000. Also case manager, Valley Community Mental Health; adjunct instructor, Marshall University; child care worker, Genesis Youth Center/Kaleidoscope; case manager, Genesis Youth Center Passages Program.

Francis Williams, associate professor, Criminal Justice.
PhD, Northeastern University; MS, Boston University; BS, Northeastern University.
Previously assistant professor, Bridgewater State College, September 2004-present; student assistance program: tobacco cessation facilitator, Caron Foundation, October 2003-present; student assistance program counselor, Nashua High School, August 2002-October 2003; cooperative education coordinator, Northeastern University, October 1995-June 2001. Also group leader/social science group, Northeastern University; school based counselor, Brighton Allston Health Center; crisis clinician, Advocates, Inc.; probation officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lynn District Court.

Christian Roberson, assistant professor, Computer Science and Technology.
PhD, ME, and BS in computer engineering, University of Florida.
Previously contract faculty, PSU; instructor, University of Florida, August 2001-June 2007; vice president, Medical Mavericks Inc., May 2004-present; software developer, Infinite Imagery Interactive, January 2002-May 2004; software developer, Gleim Publications, April 2001-May 2002.

Lisa Spradley, assistant professor of childhood studies, Education.
EdD, Texas A&M University at Commerce; MEd., BS, Texas Woman’s University.
Previously contract faculty, PSU, 2007-08; assistant professor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2003-2007; director of professional development and assessment, Arts Partners, 2000-2002; classroom teacher, Dallas ISD 1997-1998 and 2002-2003; director of education, Dallas Museum of Natural History, 1998-2000. Also adjunct professor, Tarrant County Junior College; educational researcher and adjunct professor, Texas Christian University.

Clarissa Uttley, instructor of early childhood studies, curriculum and instruction, Education.
PhD psychology,University of Rhode Island; MS and BS, human development and family studies, URI; AA early childhood development, Community College of Rhode Island.
Previously instructor, URI, spring and fall 2007-spring 2008, fall 2006, fall 2005; adjunct faculty, URI, summer 2007; Teaching Assistant, URI, spring 2006. Also education and evaluation consultant, ongoing; lead teacher, For Pete’s Sake preschool and kindergarten; preschool teacher, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; education specialist, Capron Park Zoo.

Dana Ernst, instructor of mathematics, Mathematics.
PhD mathematics, University of Colorado; MS mathematics, Northern Arizona University; BS mathematics, George Mason University.
Previously graduate teaching assistant, University of Colorado, August 2003-present; lead graduate teacher, University of Colorado August 2006-May 2007; faculty, Front Range Community College, August 2001-May 2003; instructor, Northern Arizona University, June 2000-May 2001; graduate assistant, North Learning Assistance Center, Northern Arizona University, January 1999-May 2000. Also graduate teaching assistant and graduate assistant at Northern Arizona, South Learning Assistance Center.

Emily Ricard, contract faculty and associate director of the NH Impact Center, Mathematics.

MA education, City College; MBA finance, NYU Stern School of Business.
Previously mathematics teacher, A. Philip Randolph High School, June 2003-present; assistant vice president, Merrill Lynch Corporate and Institutional Client Group, NASDAQ Trading, 1997-2002.

Amanda Whitworth, lecturer-contract faculty and director of dance, Music, Theatre, and Dance.
DA in leadership candidate, Franklin Pierce University; MEd elementary education, integrated arts concentration, PSU; BFA dance, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Previously acting director of dance, PSU, 2007-2008; adjunct faculty in dance, PSU 2007-2008; guest choreographer at various colleges and universities 2003-2005.

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