Faculty & Staff

MSA – Master of Science in Accounting

Bryan Bouchard

Professional

Bryan Bouchard is currently a full time Lecturer in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University. Passionate about teaching and course development, Professor Bouchard has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for seven years at New England College and has created courses for their online programs. He also brings a wealth of practical business experience to his students. He has worked in the accounting and finance department of a state agency in New Hampshire and currently assists a number of nonprofits in the state with their accounting and finance needs. He also owns and manages numerous rental properties located in southern New Hampshire.

Academic

Mr. Bouchard has an undergraduate degree in Economics/Finance, and holds an MBA and a MS in Finance.

Personal

Bryan Bouchard is from Manchester, New Hampshire, where he has lived all his life. He has enjoyed working in the education field for the last ten years. When he is not working, he can most likely be found enjoying sports, such as playing golf. He is an avid sports fan, and he supports all of the Boston teams — the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins. In addition, he is a huge NASCAR fan and loves attending and watching as many races a year as he can in Loudon, NH or at other tracks throughout the country.

Tony Chmiel

Professional

Tony Chmiel is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with more than 35 years of management, leadership, operations, accounting- and finance-related experience within the management consulting and information technology industries. His broad experience and business education provides him with critical insights into the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, enabling him to effectively lead and facilitate courses. Tony is passionate about helping students break through the quantitative side of accounting to help in the application of financial data to strategic and operational business decisions.

In addition to Tony’s role at New England College, he serves a Chief Operating Officer for a mid-sized management consulting firm in Dallas, Texas, assisting clients with strategic planning, acquisition due-diligence, post-acquisition operational assessment, financial analysis and general financial management and corporate leadership. Tony is conducting academic research towards a PhD in Financial Forensic Analytics and plans on authoring an on-line class for small and mid-size businesses to deter, detect and defend against financial fraud in their business.

Academic

Tony is a Finance PhD Candidate at the Swiss Management College, holds a MSA Forensic Accounting from New England College, and an MBA and a BS Computer Science and Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. He also has his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Frank Colaprete

Professional

Frank Colaprete is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at a college in upstate New York. He is also an adjunct faculty member of New England College. Dr. Colaprete served for 20 years in policing retiring as a Police Lieutenant. He is currently teaching, consulting, and conducting independent criminal justice research in myriad topics as the owner and lead consultant of Justice Systems Solutions, LLC. He has published three textbooks: Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach and Mentoring in the Criminal Justice Professions: Conveyance of the Craft, both released through Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Limited, and Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals through the Taylor Francis Group/CRC Press. His publications also include numerous journal articles in police management, training, and investigations. His work has garnered the Top 10 finalist award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Corporation Webber Seavey Award process and has also been featured in the National League of Cities database for successful municipal programs. In 2009, the administration of the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies conferred upon him the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.

Dr. Colaprete has been featured as a subject matter expert contributor in internal and pre-employment investigations for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the Privacy Piracy/KUCI radio talk show at the University of California at Irvine. He is also a Certified Litigation Specialist (C.L.S.) (Americans for Effective Law Enforcement) and certified Master Instructor, Instructor Evaluator, and Instructor Consultant through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety.

Academic

Dr. Colaprete completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and his Master of Science degree in Organizational Management and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. His Doctor of Education degree is from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation was titled, The Development of a Criminal Investigator Mentoring Program for Police Personnel of the Rochester Police Department.

Personal

No details were provided.

Joe DeLuca

Professional

Joe DeLuca is a full-time professor at New England College. He teaches all levels of accounting but is most interested in taxation and non-profit accounting. He has also taught at St. Michael’s College, Trinity College, and the University of New Hampshire. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). His practical work experience includes those within manufacturing concerns as well as a non-profit.

Academic

Joe DeLuca earned his MBA from Babson College. Prior to that, he obtained a Master’s in Education from Suffolk University. His BS is in Accounting from Bentley.

Personal

Mr. DeLuca enjoys any New England Professional team represented with a capital “B”. He loves college football especially the U.S.C. Trojans. He is a volunteer for his local high school football team.

Sandra Frempong

Professional

Sandra Frempong is an educator and an accountant in private practice. She teaches accounting courses, designs courses for both graduate and undergraduate instructions especially for the online platform. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland and pilot tester of CPE courses for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA). A licensed CPA in the State of Maryland, Ms. Frempong has worked for the New York State Department of Labor as Senior Tax Auditor and with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as Advanced Accountant. She conducted compliance audits with regards to the unemployment insurance law of employers in the State of New York. At MSDE, she supervised the general accounting section, and initiated and implemented the integration of the agency’s fixed assets systems into the statewide version. Her financial interests extend to Microfinance and she has established an online publication to further this endeavor especially as it relates to economic empowerment through access to capital, entrepreneurship, livelihood projects, and structural developments. Ms. Frempong has spoken about this nascent empowerment tool at various conferences including those organized by the American Accounting Association.

Academic

Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. She did her MBA in Accounting at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, and is working on her doctoral degree.

Personal

Ms. Frempong enjoys quiz shows and has authored a competition book series – Let’s Explore Africa. Beyond teasing brains, she likes traveling and dancing.

Samuel Fucile

Academic

Sam Fucile completed his Bachelors of Science Degree from Colby-Sawyer College with a concentration in Business Administration as well as an accompanying minor concentration in Information Management Technology. Sam earned a Master’s Degree of Science in Business Management from New England College. Most recently he has also earned a second Master’s of Science Degree in Accounting from New England College.

Professional

Sam Fucile has been employed with Granite State College since 2011, where he currently serves as the college’s Associate Director of Financial Operations. Prior to joining Granite State College he worked at New England College as the Staff Accountant for eight years. Sam brings forward a dedicated work ethic, as well a solid knowledge of accounting theory and practice.

Ali Reza Jalili

Professional

Ali Reza Jalili has varied experience in accounting and finance: 5 years as a staff accountant and supervising auditor, 2 years as an internal auditor, and 3 years as a chief financial officer. He is also an independent consultant. In addition, he has 18 years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels.

Academic

Dr. Jalili’s degrees include a BS in Accounting and Finance (double major) from the N.I.O.C. College of Accountancy and Finance, Tehran, Iran; a master’s degree in Operation Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York; an MBA with a concentration in Managerial Accounting from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; an MA in Economics with a concentration in History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology, at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire; an MSA with a concentration in Risk Management: International Accounting at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts; and a PhD in Economics: Business Economics, Managerial Economics, Quantitative Methods at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Personal

Dr. Jalili is married with two children. He enjoys reading, interacting with people, and formulating and solving problems. His diverse interests also include soccer, the martial arts, mountain climbing, boxing, classic movies, and opera.

Dana Leland

Professional

Dana’s professional experience includes working in both the public and private accounting sectors. Dana has worked in the accounting field for over twelve years. Some companies include Bausch & Lomb, Fairchild Aerospace Corporation, and Munters Corporation.

Dana teaches both online and on ground in the accounting, finance, and management areas. Currently, she is also teaching accounting courses at a San Antonio University and does freelance writing for a small web-based marketing firm. Her articles focus on tax laws and accounting solutions for small businesses.

Dana’s mother once told her “success is a journey, not a destination.” Using those same words, Dana would like to think of learning as a journey, not merely an end or destination. Dana believes we are all life-long students, and to be successful, we must continue to challenge and nurture our minds.

Academic

Dana holds a Doctorate in Finance from North Central University, Masters in both Forensic Accounting and Taxation from Florida Atlantic University, a Master in Business Administration from University of Texas at San Antonio, and BBA Accounting from University of Incarnate word.

Daniel Maxfield

Professional

Daniel Maxfield is currently a Controller for a Medical Device family-owned manufacturing Company. He is also an instructor at two other colleges.

Academic

Mr. Maxfield received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Rivier College. He is 60% complete with an Advanced Masters Certificate in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Personal

Mr. Maxfield has been married for 42 years and has 3 lovely daughters. He loves sports, especially playing golf with his daughters.

Dennis Miller, MBA, MIRM, DREI, CSP, CMP

Professional

Dennis Miller has a corporate career that spans over 30 years. His previous roles include Region Controller of a Fortune 200 firm, Finance VP and Corporate Controller of a $25MM firm, Division Director and Operations VP. Dennis is a license Real Estate Instructor with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Since 2008, he has also been the Owner of Miller Real Estate Enterprises.

Academic

Dennis Miller has also taught at the college and university level for over 30 years. He has been an Adjunct Professor for Houston Community College and Rowan-Cabarrus County Community College. He has also been Adjunct Online Professor for the following Colleges: Westwood, Upper Iowa, University of Phoenix and New England College. Dennis is also a national instructor for the National Association of Homebuilders.

Dan Murphy

Professional

Dan Murphy began his accounting career with the public accounting firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International. During his career, he has held management positions as an auditor, accounting manager, finance manager, manufacturing controller and chief financial officer for a variety of technology manufacturing companies. He is active in professional organizations, such as the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and has served as an officer for the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Assistant Town Treasurer for the Town of Bedford, New Hampshire. He has a current license to practice accounting in New Hampshire and was previously licensed to practice in Massachusetts. Mr. Murphy currently runs his own recruiting firm and teaches full time at Manchester Community College. He has been an adjunct professor of Accounting and Finance at New England College for 10 years.

Academic

Mr. Murphy graduated with honors from Boston College with a BSBA degree in Accounting and Marketing. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Personal

Mr. Murphy is a Long Island native, and has lived in New England since graduating from college. He is active in the BC Club of New Hampshire and the 10th Mountain Division Association. He is also a board member and coach for youth sports programs. He loves all sports but particularly enjoys men’s and women’s lacrosse.

Connie Overington

Professional

Connie Overington has spent the past 15 years with a mid-size manufacturing company on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In her current role of Vice-President of Finance, she is involved in strategic planning, the company side of private equity transactions, budgeting, and financial report for three sales divisions and 2 international subsidiaries along with all federal and state filings, audit coordination, and benefit plans. Prior to her current role, Ms. Overington has served as Controller and Manager of Order Processing. Previous work experience includes various financial roles with a Regional LTL carrier. She has been adjunct professor of accounting at New England College since 2012.

Academic

Ms. Overington has a B.A. in History and Political Science (with Honors) from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia and a M.S. in Management from UMUC in Adelphi, Maryland.

Personal

Ms. Overington has served on the regional Workforce Investment Board, as Finance Chair of a Private School, and various financial related positions at her church. She and her husband Ed began to fulfill their travel “bucket list” after the 2012 graduation of their last child from college. Currently Connie is chairing a 3 year Capital Campaign and renovating a future home with her husband.

Carol Rolf

Professional

Ms. Rolf has been licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts since the 1980s and has worked with many business entities during her years of private practice, setting up corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. She also provided general counsel on legal issues pertaining to business operations, including organizing annual and special meetings, filing for bankruptcy protection, and working with companies to resolve tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service. She also worked in other areas of law, including taxation, probate, and municipal law. Ms. Rolf has published several articles in reference texts and in regional and national conference proceedings on subjects such as the efficacy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the insanity defense, and criminal competency. Ms. Rolf began teaching college level law-related courses part time in 1986 while continuing in a general practice of law. She has taught courses on subjects such as business law, criminal law, civil law, employment law, environmental law, ethics, business entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and forensic psychology. She has served as a coordinator for college programs concerning paralegal studies and criminal justice. In addition to her research and writing, she has applied her legal background to develop and teach classes on homeland security. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business, Technology and Law at New England College Online.

Academic

Carol Rolf received her JD degree from Suffolk University in 1984. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Rolf has also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Education.

Personal

She is semi-retired in upstate South Carolina.

Monique Smalling

Professional

Monique Smalling started her career with an international public accounting firm where she planned and managed audit and consulting engagements with up to a dozen team members. She left public accounting to help one of her clients, a start-up software company, through their IPO. She also worked as a Controller at a private golf club.

Ms. Smalling has also worked as a Senior Audit Manager for a local public accounting firm where she was responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising all of the professional staff and managing the firm’s audit engagements and clients. She has been teaching Accounting at the university level for over 8 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Smalling teaches Intermediate Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Managerial and Cost Accounting classes.

Academic

Ms. Smalling is a CPA and received her MBA and BS in Business Administration/Accounting from the California State University, Sacramento.

Personal

Ms. Smalling lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, Ted, and their two young daughters, Reagan and Sydney. They like to spend weekends in Lake Tahoe and at the beach. She likes to golf, snow ski/snowboard, play with her little girls, volunteer in their classrooms and work out.

Erik Spurlin

Professional

Erik Spurlin is an attorney associated with Appel & Yost LLP in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His practice is concentrated in business advisory, taxation, and commercial law.

Academic

Mr. Spurlin is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, and M.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he also earned his LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction.

Personal

In his free time, Mr. Spurlin enjoys listening to indie rock/folk music and reading fiction.

Michael Stagar

Professional

Michael Stagar has over 37 years’ experience in Public Accounting and Fraud Examination and analysis with the firm Ohio CPAs and in his own fraud examination practice. He also provides consulting services for Local Government Consulting Internal Auditors and IT Health Care Compliance. Mr. Stagar has also served as the Ohio Chairperson for the Republic Senatorial Circle and as an elected Public Official for the Medina Township, where he was a Fiscal Officer, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian.

Academic

Since 1976, Mr. Stagar has worked as an Adjunct Instructor, Facilitator and Associate Professor for several Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Accounting, Business, Finance, Statistics, and Healthcare courses. He has taught in traditional, hybrid, multi-media, and on-line classrooms for New England College, Becker CPA Review, Kent State University. He was at Myers University, David Myers University, Chancellor University, and Bryant & Stratton College from 1998-2010. Between 1976 and 1998 he also taught at the following colleges; Lorain County Community College, Wayne College-Akron University, Sawyer Business College, ITT, Wooster Business College, and Medina Business College.

Mr. Stagar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University majoring in Political Science, Education, and Social Studies. He also has a Bachelor of Science with Honors from Dyke College, with an Accounting and a Paralegal focus. He earned his MBA in Executive Management, with honors at Ashland University. After this he completed his PhD –ABD at Capella University, in Public School Leadership with a specialization in Health Care Administration – Finance & Compliance.

In addition to his academic experience, Mr. Stagar has also sat as an International Standards – Professional Committee Voting Member on the American Society of Testing & Material (ASTM – International), on committee E11 on Quality and Statistics, committee F31 on Healthcare Informatics, committee E30 on Emergency Medical Services and subcommittee D18.26 Hydraulic Fracturing.

Mr. Stagar also holds the following professional licensures and certifications:

  • 1. Certified Public Accountant – Ohio
  • 2. Certified Fraud Examiner – ACFE
  • 3. Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist – ICFE
  • 4. Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems – HIMSS
  • 5. Certified Professional in Therapeutic Hypothermia Life Support – Protocol evaluation, development, implementation & post-resuscitation care: Univ. of Penn; Center for Resuscitation Science.
  • 6. Certificate Health Information Technology Professional – Implementation Support Specialist/Healthcare-EMR-EHR: Corporate College; Health Information Technology Consortium
  • 7. Certified Grant Specialist – Research Associated & National Grant Writers Association.

Personal

No details were provided.

Dawn Taylor

Professional

Dawn Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with a Master of Business Administration degree and more than 18 years of accounting- and finance-related experience in diverse industries. Presently, she enjoys developing and teaching online graduate-level accounting courses.

She discovered her passion for adult learning during the several years she spent as an accounting writer for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. There she developed anti-fraud content—manuscripts, participant materials, case studies, review and exam questions and answers, and presentation slides—in support of instructor-led training, text-based self-studies, webinars, and interactive online multimedia. She also wrote and updated content for fraud textbooks, training manuals, prep courses, and Certified Fraud Examiner examinations.

In addition to her teaching and course development experience, Dawn spent more than a decade in corporate and governmental accounting and finance, more specifically, preparing financial statements/reports, providing financial analysis to senior management, performing due diligence on acquisition targets, designing and documenting internal controls, assisting with internal and external audits, and carrying out numerous other responsibilities.

Personal

In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and son, trying out new vegetarian recipes, reading, and exercising.

Gordon Tuttle

Professional

Gordon Tuttle has been an adjunct faculty member at New England College since 2007 and has instructed accounting and finance courses at the graduate school. He instructed courses at the School of Community Economic Development (SNHU) from 2005 – 2010 including online courses. Mr. Tuttle works for Public Service of New Hampshire (electric utility) as an Energy Efficiency Program Administrator and has worked for PSNH for 33 years.

Academic

He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s in Business Administration degree in 1985. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in 1979.

Personal

Mr. Tuttle resides in Hooksett, NH with his wife of 32 years. His interests include exercise (walk/bicycle), golf, family time, church activities, teaching, attending Boston Bruins and Red Sox games and college soccer games.

MSM – Master of Science in Management

Bryan Bouchard

Professional

Bryan Bouchard is currently a full time Lecturer in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University. Passionate about teaching and course development, Professor Bouchard has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for seven years at New England College and has created courses for their online programs. He also brings a wealth of practical business experience to his students. He has worked in the accounting and finance department of a state agency in New Hampshire and currently assists a number of nonprofits in the state with their accounting and finance needs. He also owns and manages numerous rental properties located in southern New Hampshire.

Academic

Mr. Bouchard has an undergraduate degree in Economics/Finance, and holds an MBA and a MS in Finance.

Personal

Bryan Bouchard is from Manchester, New Hampshire, where he has lived all his life. He has enjoyed working in the education field for the last ten years. When he is not working, he can most likely be found enjoying sports, such as playing golf. He is an avid sports fan, and he supports all of the Boston teams — the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins. In addition, he is a huge NASCAR fan and loves attending and watching as many races a year as he can in Loudon, NH or at other tracks throughout the country.

Michael Bradley

Professional

The Reverend Michael Bradley was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1993. He has served as a hospital and continuing care chaplain and as a parish priest to several rural congregations in Newfoundland, Canada. His present position is rector of St. George’s Church in Durham, New Hampshire and Episcopal Chaplain to the University of New Hampshire. Since 1996 he has taught business and healthcare ethics as an adjunct faculty member at New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, and he led continuing education seminars in ethics for Sojourn Partners.

His particular interest is in the intersection of ethical reasoning and the humanities. Reverend Bradley’s first professional training was in music and he continues that interest in serving as Subdean for the American Guild of Organists, New Hampshire Chapter. He is an interviewer for undergraduate applications to Harvard College and serves on the Executive Committee, Harvard Club of New Hampshire.

Academic

The Reverend Michael Bradley completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Personal

Fr. Bradley’s wife, Becky teaches first grade in the Oyster River Cooperative School District and they are the parents of Carter Bradley, a recent high school graduate.

Tammi Clearfield

Professional

Tammi Clearfield is an accomplished Florida Bar licensed attorney who was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 1995 and is also admitted to practice before the Southern District in the U.S. District Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mrs. Clearfield is a member of the Coral Gables Bar Association, the South Dade Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Commonwealth Institute of South Florida, the Florida Bar Family Law Section, the Florida Bar Criminal Law Section and the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.

Mrs. Clearfield is also a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. She is an appointed member of the Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade Executive Committee, a former board member of the Heiken Children’s Vision Fund and the Franchise Advisory Board for Business Network International Miami-Dade and a current board member of Miami-Dade Citizen’s Crime Watch. Mrs. Clearfield has taught CLE seminars in several different areas and has been a guest speaker for professional organizations such as the Financial Planners Association.

Mrs. Clearfield has also taught for various online educational programs and as well as on-campus programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of legal studies, criminal justice, human resources and business. Mrs. Clearfield also has extensive online and on ground curriculum development experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Academic

Mrs. Clearfield graduated from Florida Atlantic University with honors in 1992 with her BA degree, from Florida International University with honors in 1995 with her MS degree, and from University of Miami School of Law in 1995 with her JD degree. Mrs. Clearfield is currently working on a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University. She is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

Personal

Mrs. Clearfield resides in South Florida with her husband.

Frank Colaprete

Professional

Frank Colaprete is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at a college in upstate New York. He is also an adjunct faculty member of New England College. Dr. Colaprete served for 20 years in policing retiring as a Police Lieutenant. He is currently teaching, consulting, and conducting independent criminal justice research in myriad topics as the owner and lead consultant of Justice Systems Solutions, LLC. He has published three textbooks: Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach and Mentoring in the Criminal Justice Professions: Conveyance of the Craft, both released through Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Limited, and Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals through the Taylor Francis Group/CRC Press. His publications also include numerous journal articles in police management, training, and investigations. His work has garnered the Top 10 finalist award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Corporation Webber Seavey Award process and has also been featured in the National League of Cities database for successful municipal programs. In 2009, the administration of the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies conferred upon him the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.

Dr. Colaprete has been featured as a subject matter expert contributor in internal and pre-employment investigations for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the Privacy Piracy/KUCI radio talk show at the University of California at Irvine. He is also a Certified Litigation Specialist (C.L.S.) (Americans for Effective Law Enforcement) and certified Master Instructor, Instructor Evaluator, and Instructor Consultant through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety.

Academic

Dr. Colaprete completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and his Master of Science degree in Organizational Management and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. His Doctor of Education degree is from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation was titled, The Development of a Criminal Investigator Mentoring Program for Police Personnel of the Rochester Police Department.

Personal

No details were provided.

Paul Dann

Professional

Paul Dann, a resident of Hopkinton, NH, is presently the Executive Director of NFI North, a nonprofit mental health and human services agency providing care to children, youth, families and adults throughout New Hampshire and Maine. He has previously served as the Director of Children and Family Services for North American Family Institute and in various supervisory positions with Northeastern Family Institute in Peabody, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of Marketing and Product Development for Cafe Indigo, a specialty bakery providing awarding winning vegan baked products to markets across the country.

Academic

Dr. Dann is a graduate of Northeastern University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service, his graduate study was done at Boston University in Human Service Management, and he has a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. He is also a research fellow with the Institute of Social Innovation in Santa Barbara, California where he conducts research in the area of leadership development.

Dr. Dann teaches in the MBA and MS in Mental Health Counseling programs at NEC. He specializes in leadership, organizational development, strategic planning, research methods, capstone, negotiation and conflict management and cultural diversity.

Personal

Dr. Dann is also a graduate of Leadership NH Class of 2001, a Board Member of the Maine Association of Mental Health Services, a Board Member of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, past President of the Hopkinton Independent School Board of Directors, former Chair of the Board of Directors of Havenwood Heritage Heights Retirement Community, and former Vice President of the Board of Managers for the Community Provider Network. Paul can also be heard as the front man for a local blues band playing venues throughout New England.

Emil Ray Dixon

Professional

Emil Dixon is the founder of the Davis Legal Center and a practicing attorney. Mr. Dixon’s practice emphasizes California land use law. He also works with his wife, Kathryn Dixon, to provide environmental consulting services to businesses throughout Northern California. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Dixon worked with numerous organizations on international human rights, environmental and development projects. Representative organizations include Accountability Counsel, the California International Law Center, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Mr. Dixon has also worked with other private offices and governmental agencies in California and New York.

Academic

Mr. Dixon holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from New York University School of Law with a concentration in international legal studies. During his studies, his research focused on the convergence of international development and human rights. Prior to earning his LL.M., Mr. Dixon received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Davis, School of Law; a Graduate Certificate in International and European Energy and Environmental Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Faculty of Law in Belium; and, a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Utah State University.

Personal

Mr. Dixon currently resides in Davis, California, with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Charlie. Davis is often referred to as the most bike friendly small city in the United States, which Mr. Dixon takes full advantage of with his family. When not in town or travelling, he enjoys time at the beach or in the mountains with his family.

Taryn Fisher

Professional

Taryn Fisher has over 15 years’ experience working for blue-chip consumer products and financial services companies including Fidelity Investments, Procter & Gamble, The Gillette Company, and Harvard Private Capital. Her career has been focused on value chain, supply management, operations, and outsourced manufacturing. At Gillette, Dr. Fisher managed a $100 million promotional packaging spend category. At Fidelity, she managed a $250 million professional services spend category.

Academic

Dr. Fisher earned her doctorate in Leadership at Franklin Pierce University. Her research interest is sustainability, with a focus on entrepreneurial ventures. She earned her MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

Personal

Dr. Fisher pursues her love of the outdoors by serving as a member of the Board of Directors (Treasurer) of The Little Nature Museum at Gould Hill Farm. She enjoys long hikes whenever possible with her husband Matt and their two dogs, Jasmine and Kahlua.

Sandra Frempong

Professional

Sandra Frempong is an educator and an accountant in private practice. She teaches accounting courses, designs courses for both graduate and undergraduate instructions especially for the online platform. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland and pilot tester of CPE courses for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA). A licensed CPA in the State of Maryland, Ms. Frempong has worked for the New York State Department of Labor as Senior Tax Auditor and with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as Advanced Accountant. She conducted compliance audits with regards to the unemployment insurance law of employers in the State of New York. At MSDE, she supervised the general accounting section, and initiated and implemented the integration of the agency’s fixed assets systems into the statewide version. Her financial interests extend to Microfinance and she has established an online publication to further this endeavor especially as it relates to economic empowerment through access to capital, entrepreneurship, livelihood projects, and structural developments. Ms. Frempong has spoken about this nascent empowerment tool at various conferences including those organized by the American Accounting Association.

Academic

Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. She did her MBA in Accounting at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, and is working on her doctoral degree.

Personal

Ms. Frempong enjoys quiz shows and has authored a competition book series – Let’s Explore Africa. Beyond teasing brains, she likes traveling and dancing.

Samuel Fucile

Academic

Sam Fucile completed his Bachelors of Science Degree from Colby-Sawyer College with a concentration in Business Administration as well as an accompanying minor concentration in Information Management Technology. Sam earned a Master’s Degree of Science in Business Management from New England College. Most recently he has also earned a second Master’s of Science Degree in Accounting from New England College.

Professional

Sam Fucile has been employed with Granite State College since 2011, where he currently serves as the college’s Associate Director of Financial Operations. Prior to joining Granite State College he worked at New England College as the Staff Accountant for eight years. Sam brings forward a dedicated work ethic, as well a solid knowledge of accounting theory and practice.

Charles Scott Goodwin

Professional

Scott Goodwin has over 20 years experience in healthcare as a quality professional. His experience includes five years as a strategic quality management consultant for a group of ten hospitals. He is currently the Vice President/Chief Quality Officer at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, a 330-bed not-for-profit full-service acute care hospital. He is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and has earned his Certificate as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Academic

Dr. Goodwin has degrees in history, nursing, religion, business, and a doctorate in leadership studies. The thesis for his MBA was titled, A Study of the Relationship between Hospital Size and Changes in Hospital Continuous Quality Improvement Programs. His dissertation for his Doctor of Arts in Leadership Studies was on the topic of Healthcare Organizational Metaphors and Implications for Leadership. Dr. Goodwin has taught or facilitated a number of online and face-to-face courses on topics including supply chain and operations, organizational and professional ethics, quality and Lean, healthcare delivery systems and healthcare informatics. When he is not working or teaching, he enjoys exploring the history of healthcare and healthcare quality in America. In 2014, Dr. Goodwin hopes to have completed an initial draft of a book that draws on the research from his dissertation to trace the influences that shaped American healthcare and healthcare quality in the 20th century.

Personal

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Goodwin and his wife have lived in New Hampshire for over 11 years. They have a son who is a Captain in the US Army and he and his wife and son are stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Goodwin and his wife share their home with his wife’s 91-year old father, a Marine veteran of WWII and the Korean War. They also have a Boxer dog, Julya, and a Bassett Hound, Mr. Darcy.

Chelsea Hanrahan

Professional

Chelsea Hanrahan is the Distance Services Librarian and the Library liaison to the School for Graduate and Professional Studies. She is also the Lead Faculty member for the Research Methods class. She is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the New Hampshire Library Association. She is also a graduate of the New England Library Leadership Symposium.

Academic

Ms. Hanrahan earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Hampshire.

Personal

When she is not in the library or teaching, Ms. Hanrahan enjoys taking some time to enjoy one of the perks of the job; the books. She also enjoys traveling, collecting wine and hanging out at home with her fiancé and their two cats.

Eric Hogan

Professional

Eric Hogan spent more than twenty years in manufacturing and construction as the Vice-President/General Manager of a fairly large manufacturing company and President of its subsidiary. He is now the President of W. Eric Hogan Construction, a real estate development and Investment Company started in 1990, with holdings in Houston, Texas; Baton Rouge, Baker, and Monroe, Louisiana; and Fairmont West Virginia. He is also the Past President of the American Subcontractors Association and SMACNA, and has served on several boards of Directors, including the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.

Eric has taught for more than 20 years in a number of different environments, including the corporate world, as adjunct faculty at Louisiana State University, and at New England College.

Academic

Mr. Hogan’s undergraduate degree is from Louisiana State University, his MBA is from Pepperdine University, and he has 44 hours towards his doctorate.

Personal

No details were provided.

Ali Reza Jalili

Professional

Ali Reza Jalili has varied experience in accounting and finance: 5 years as a staff accountant and supervising auditor, 2 years as an internal auditor, and 3 years as a chief financial officer. He is also an independent consultant. In addition, he has 18 years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels.

Academic

Dr. Jalili’s degrees include a BS in Accounting and Finance (double major) from the N.I.O.C. College of Accountancy and Finance, Tehran, Iran; a master’s degree in Operation Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York; an MBA with a concentration in Managerial Accounting from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; an MA in Economics with a concentration in History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology, at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire; an MSA with a concentration in Risk Management: International Accounting at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts; and a PhD in Economics: Business Economics, Managerial Economics, Quantitative Methods at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Personal

Dr. Jalili is married with two children. He enjoys reading, interacting with people, and formulating and solving problems. His diverse interests also include soccer, the martial arts, mountain climbing, boxing, classic movies, and opera.

Natasha Magee-Woods

Professional

Natasha Magee-Woods has served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Biology, as a Graduate Assistant in the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University, and as a Research Associate within the Department of Environmental Science at Jackson State University. Also, she has interned with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, where she worked with the Red Snapper Stock Enhancement Project. She is a certified Emergency Response Team Trainer through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As an experienced teacher at the post-secondary level with students diverse in age, ability and ethnicity, she believes students should be challenged beyond the traditional lecturers. Professionally, Dr. Magee-Woods has taught on the K-12 level, as an Instructor at Hinds Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and The University of Mississippi. She has also served as a Research Conservation Biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and as a Sponsored Program Administrator at the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center. Not only does Ms. Magee-Woods hold several years of experience in teaching traditional courses, but she has also served as a course developer and online facilitator holding designations in the following online educational platforms: Webtycho, Blackboard, Moodle, and EmpowerEd. She brings real world experience and examples to the classroom to increase understanding and passion for living a more environmentally friendly and sustainable life.

Academic

Dr. Magee-Woods received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (with a minor Marine Biology), her Master of Science degree in Biology (with a minor in Education & Teaching), and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Science from Jackson State University in Jackson. She earned her Juris Doctor in Law (focusing in the area of Environmental and Health Law) from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Personal

Ms. Magee-Woods is the recipient of many awards and honors such as the Science and Technology Access to Research and Graduate Education (STARGE) Scholar, Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (MAMP) Scholar, Dean’s List Scholar, Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM) Scholar, Beta Kappa Chi Biological Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, American Fisheries Society, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration-Environmental Cooperative Science Center Fellow, 2012 Honors Judicial Clerk with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, and is was a Semi-Finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellow’s program Class of 2013. Attorney Woods is a member of the American Bar Association.

Daniel Maxfield

Professional

Daniel Maxfield is currently a Controller for a Medical Device family-owned manufacturing Company. He is also an instructor at two other colleges.

Academic

Mr. Maxfield received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Rivier College. He is 60% complete with an Advanced Masters Certificate in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Personal

Mr. Maxfield has been married for 42 years and has 3 lovely daughters. He loves sports, especially playing golf with his daughters.

Jeff McLean

Professional

Jeff McLean has worked at Fortune 500 organizations, become a Fellow at the U.S. State Department, transacted business in over 25 countries, shaped students’ lives as an adjunct professor, become an author, and consultant for both private and non-private organizations. During this career, he has been afforded the opportunity to lead global businesses operating in over seventy-four economies, compete in over twelve consumer and professional market categories, lead branding initiatives recognized by leading professional associations, lead sales teams with distribution around the world, and negotiate business arrangements around the world.

Currently Mr. McLean is a speaker, teacher and consultant in the areas of leadership, global business with a specialty in emerging markets, multi-cultural organizations, and negotiations with experience in for profit, non-profit and government.

Academic

His undergraduate work was at the University of Maryland and MS from New England College with his current academic pursuit of completing his doctoral work at Eastern University.

Personal

When he is not engaged with clients, Mr. McLean is working on his next book, playing fantasy sports, out in nature reflecting, or working on his dissertation for his doctorate. He loves to read, conduct research, walk in the woods, exercise and have conversations about the greatness of life.

Maria Minor

Professional

Maria Minor worked 23 years for Verizon Communications as a manager in Customer Service, Marketing, Engineering and Project Management. She left the company in 2007 and began her second career in teaching. She works full time for Kaplan University as a professor teaching Introduction to Management classes. She published a chapter in a book called “Best Teaching Practices”, published articles on Cyber Bullying in Higher Education, Instructor Social Presence, Middle Aged Women returning to College, and has presented papers at various conferences like IBAM and the Sloan Consortium.

Academic

Dr. Minor graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She received her Master of Business Management degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2004, she began pursuing her dream of obtaining her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University Of Phoenix, and accomplished that goal in September of 2007.

Personal

Dr. Minor lives in Vermont. Besides enjoying spending time with her family, Dr. Minor loves to hike, travel, and read suspense novels.

Diana Moore

Professional

Diana Moore is the director of online learning and an adjunct faculty member at New England College. She has taught courses in American history, thematic synthesis, humanities, distance learning leadership and research methods both online and face-to-face since 2001. Diana specializes in online pedagogy and academic research. She joined NEC as the director of online learning in September of 2012.

Academic

Diana holds a B.A. degree in history with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has an M.S. in library and information science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and an Ed.S. degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she is also currently finishing her Ph.Din educational technology.

With over a decade of experience as an academic librarian and online educator, Diana is an accomplished academic and expert researcher. She has extensive experience helping students understand the rigors of academic research and has published several times, including co-authoring a book chapter on pedagogy in mobile learning environments. Diana’s research interests are in online learning environments, mobile learning environments, social presence, African-American persistence in online learning, and online retention.

Personal

Originally from Philadelphia, Diana has lived in South Florida and now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her family. She enjoys traveling to foreign countries, blogging (when time permits!), running, hiking, skiing, and learning languages. She is working toward fluency in French and German, has a beginning understanding of Spanish and Italian, and has studied Latin and Ancient Greek extensively.

Russell Ouellette

Professional

Russell Ouellette is President and Managing Partner of Sojourn Partners, an Executive Coaching and Organizational Development Firm. Before joining Sojourn in 2001, Russ managed organizational development at Raytheon Company’s corporate headquarters. He has held many leadership positions in finance, information technologies, engineering, marketing, human resources and manufacturing.

Dr. Ouellette currently writes a column for the New Hampshire Business Review entitled The Future of Everything and recently published The New Hampshire Leadership Advantage, which is a tribute the some of the best leaders who are shaping NH Business. In addition to teaching graduate students at New England College, he hosts the quarterly conference that brings together NH leaders to share best practices in Organizational Development and Strategy. He also speaks to leadership groups about how to develop and mine organizational and professional networks for results.

Academic

Dr. Ouellette holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the School of Advanced Studies in Phoenix Arizona. His research on social relationships within organizational settings is contemporary and ground breaking. He also received his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and his Bachelors in Marketing from Plymouth State University. He has designed and taught many graduate level courses, but his specialty is teaching Thesis.

Personal

Dr. Ouellette resides in Bedford, New Hampshire with his wife and two children. Active in the New Hampshire community, he serves on the Boards at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board, Serenity Place and of the New Hampshire Economic Development Advisory Council. Dr. Ouellette is also a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire and Leadership Manchester, two programs that provide the opportunity for active leaders to come together to shape policies that will improve life for the citizens and strengthen the businesses of New Hampshire.

Nicholas Racculia

Professional

Nicholas Racculia has been working in education since 2006. He is a full time professor of finance in western Pennsylvania. He has taught corporate finance, investments, portfolio theory and a variety of financial management courses. Prior to entering the education field, Dr. Racculia worked at the Princeton Investment Company as a Senior Analyst. Work at this “fund of funds” afforded him the opportunity to research and invest across a wide variety of asset classes using advanced investment techniques. During his last year at this firm, he focused primarily within the Private Equity asset class (Venture Capital and Leveraged Buyouts).

Academic

Dr. Racculia has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics and master’s degrees in economics and finance. He finished his PhD in Economics from Princeton University with a field of research in finance. He has passed the Level I CFA test.

Personal

Dr. Racculia is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He now lives east of the city with his son. When Dr. Racculia is not teaching finance, he enjoys reading, target shooting and ballroom dancing.

Jascia Redwine

Professional

Jascia Redwine is the Associate Director at the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, a non-profit organization that conducts a general grants program to primarily benefit the residents of Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora in Dearborn County. Dr. Redwine’s responsibilities include providing assistance to nonprofit organizations in the community on topics such as writing grants, creating and managing budgets, and developing strategic planning. Prior to joining this organization, she was the executive director of the Ohio County Community Foundation where she developed the foundation from its initial organizational stages into a viable county-wide community foundation.

Dr. Redwine has served as an instructor at the University of Phoenix, DeVry University Online, Axia College, and New England College.

Academic

Dr. Redwine holds a BA in Education from Northern Kentucky University, an MA in Public Policy and Administration from Norwich University, and a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. Her professional certifications and licenses include Certified Indiana Long Term Care Partnership Agent (Indiana Long Term Care Partnership Insurance Program (2004); Life, Accident, and Health Insurance (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana – 2004); Graduate-level Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland,OH (1999); Self-Assessment Tool Facilitator Training. Drucker Foundation, New York, NY (1999), Certificate in Practitioner Training on Board Governance, National Center for Nonprofit Boards (now BoardSource),Washington DC (1999), and Certificate in Fundraising for Small Nonprofits, and Certificate in Planned Giving, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Indianapolis, IN (1999).

Personal

No details were provided.

Carol Rolf

Professional

Ms. Rolf has been licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts since the 1980s and has worked with many business entities during her years of private practice, setting up corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. She also provided general counsel on legal issues pertaining to business operations, including organizing annual and special meetings, filing for bankruptcy protection, and working with companies to resolve tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service. She also worked in other areas of law, including taxation, probate, and municipal law. Ms. Rolf has published several articles in reference texts and in regional and national conference proceedings on subjects such as the efficacy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the insanity defense, and criminal competency. Ms. Rolf began teaching college level law-related courses part time in 1986 while continuing in a general practice of law. She has taught courses on subjects such as business law, criminal law, civil law, employment law, environmental law, ethics, business entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and forensic psychology. She has served as a coordinator for college programs concerning paralegal studies and criminal justice. In addition to her research and writing, she has applied her legal background to develop and teach classes on homeland security. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business, Technology and Law at New England College Online.

Academic

Carol Rolf received her JD degree from Suffolk University in 1984. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Rolf has also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Education.

Personal

She is semi-retired in upstate South Carolina.

Rob Shah

Professional

Rob Shah has over 17 years of professional experience with leading Fortune 500 companies. He has worked in various leadership positions and has led major initiatives in order to optimize organizational performance, including strategic planning, financial planning, and the implementation of a company-wide training program. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shah was co-founder of two successful start-up businesses with primary responsibility of sales and marketing initiatives. He has been teaching online courses for over 7 years.

Academic

Mr. Shah received a BS in Accountancy from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Personal

Mr. Shah truly enjoys seeing people live to their full potential. In his spare time, he volunteers for Junior Achievement (JA) – helping elementary students learn more about the business world. Mr. Shah currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. He enjoys live theater, music, reading, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Nita Stika

Professional

Nita Stika has served in the health care industry for over twenty five years, primarily in clinic administration for organizations such as The Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha Health Care, and Lakeshore Medical Clinics. She mentor and serve on doctoral dissertation committees as well as write and teach many courses. She has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has also served with Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, The Pediatric Surgery Manager’s Association, and the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin in the Supportive Partner to Partner Network. Currently, Dr. Stika is a member of the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), having achieved certifications as CPC (certified professional coder) and CPC-H (certified professional coder, hospital) and have also achieved instructor certification (CPC-I) allowing her to certify instructors. She served as the President for the Milwaukee Chapter of the AAPC in 2009.

Dr. Stika also has a membership with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).

She has been an adjunct faculty member for colleges and universities for over 20 years (simultaneously with working as an administrator in the health care industry), authoring and teaching several modules for Health Care Administration degrees and Medical Assistant Programs for various schools and levels from diploma programs, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees.

Academic

Dr. Stika earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration from Concordia University of WI. She has a MS in Health Services Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and earned her PhD in Human Services and Health Care Administration from Capella University.

Personal

Dr. Stika is married and lives in Cudahy (a suburb of Milwaukee, WI) with her husband. She has three sons, one granddaughter, one grandson and 6 dachshunds. Special interests include singing, where she previously performed with Cantare Chorale, a professional performance choir and also enjoy all forms of needlework, where she has received many premium awards from the Wisconsin State Fair.

Gordon Tuttle

Professional

Gordon Tuttle has been an adjunct faculty member at New England College since 2007 and has instructed accounting and finance courses at the graduate school. He instructed courses at the School of Community Economic Development (SNHU) from 2005 – 2010 including online courses. Mr. Tuttle works for Public Service of New Hampshire (electric utility) as an Energy Efficiency Program Administrator and has worked for PSNH for 33 years.

Academic

He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s in Business Administration degree in 1985. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in 1979.

Personal

Mr. Tuttle resides in Hooksett, NH with his wife of 32 years. His interests include exercise (walk/bicycle), golf, family time, church activities, teaching, attending Boston Bruins and Red Sox games and college soccer games.

Robert Vega

Professional

Since 2005, Robert Vega has served full-time as Associate Dean for Independence University, Online Programs, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other fulltime positions during his career include Graduate Business Program Chairperson at Argosy University, Hawaii Campus, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Distance Education Specialist/Business Faculty Member at Hawaii Pacific University. Over his career, Dr. Vega has developed expertise in managing day-to-day operations, developing course materials and curricula, and developing and managing ongoing quality control and continuous performance improvement for various undergraduate and graduate online programs. In addition, he mentors new faculty members facilitating online coursework and develops entirely new online programs to address market demands and meet the changing needs of for-profit and non-profit educational organizations.

Academic

Dr. Vega earned his Doctor of Management (DM) degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He also holds an (MBA) degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as a Master of Arts in Management (MAM) degree from the University of Redlands, California. His undergraduate work with both Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees is in Respiratory Therapy from Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions.

Personal

Dr. Vega lives in Kailua Hawaii to be near to the ocean which supports his avid interest in outdoor sports and recreation, and also for close proximity to his family.

Keith Wade

Professional

Keith Wade has been employed with Ford Motor Company since 1994 in various Project Management, Supply Chain Management, and Quality Management roles. His current position is Quality/Supply Chain Manager for Powertrain Operations in North America. He is a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt through Ford Motor Company and holds PMI certification.

Academic

Dr. Wade completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Oakland University, with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management. His MBA is from the University of Detroit-Mercy, where he concentrated in Quality Management and Six Sigma. He completed is PhD at North Central University. His dissertation is/was on Online Education and management principles.

Personal

No details were provided.

Laurie Armstrong Whitney

Professional

Laurie Armstrong Whitney has worked in the health care business operations arena for the majority of her career and has served as a Director of Marketing and Communications for Home Health & Hospice Care where she also was responsible for non-clinical operations and strategic planning. Presently Ms. Whitney is employed by Sedgwick as a Strategic Project Manager overseeing the development and execution of new programs and services for the Managed Care Division.

Laurie Whitney has been serving as an adjunct faculty member at NEC since 2002. Ms. Whitney has facilitated many NEC courses both in the classroom and on-line. She has taught Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Organizational Leadership and Change, Strategic Planning and also serves as a Capstone Advisor.

Academic

She has an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and her graduate degree from New England College.

Personal

Ms. Whitney has been involved in community volunteerism throughout her adult life. She served as Vice Chair for Leadership New Hampshire and helped to develop the College Leadership New Hampshire program. Additionally Ms. Whitney has been actively involved in the Salvation Army’s Kids Café and the Toys for Tots annual gift distribution center.

Julie Zink

Professional

Julie Zink has served as a lead faculty member at NEC since 2007 and as an adviser to numerous health care and education cohorts in Maine. She designed and developed the Organizational Communication, Conflict, and Negotiation course for the MSM program. She continues to revise and update many of the current courses offered online. In addition to regularly teaching the Capstone course, Dr. Zink also teaches Issues in Ethics in Healthcare, Project Management, Organizational Management and Leadership, Organizational Development and Leading Change, Strategic Planning and Policy, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Professional and Organizational Ethics.

From 1988 to 2001, Dr. Zink taught at various colleges in the Mobile, Alabama area. In 2001, she left the University of Mobile as an Associate Professor and moved to Maine with her family.

Academic

Prior to working at NEC, Dr. Zink completed her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama and her Master’s degree was granted from the University of South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mississippi.

Personal

No details were provided.

MAPP – Master of Arts in Public Policy

John Callahan

Professional

Dr. John Callahan has facilitated political science courses at NEC since 2010. He has served as a public affairs planner and trainer on contract to the Joint Public Affairs Support Element (JPASE), US Transportation Command, from 2010 to the present, and also from 2007 to 2008. In the intervening years he worked on a series of strategic communications projects for the US Joint Forces Command Intelligence and Experimentation directorates from 2007-2010. Prior to joining JPASE he was the deputy spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence from 2005-2006 and a Press Officer at the American Embassy in Baghdad from 2004-2005. Before entering government service, Dr.Callahan was a government affairs representative at several civic education non-profits in Washington DC and taught English abroad in Germany and Japan.

Academic

Dr. Callahan completed his PhD in International Studies from University in May, 2015. His Masters is also in International Studies (U.S.) Foreign Policy from ODU, which he earned in 1999. His undergraduate degree is in Diplomatic and Military History, also from ODU, in 1994. His dissertation work focused on the decision making and communication process of the national security community in response to humanitarian crises.

Aaron Cooley

Professional

Before attending graduate school, Aaron Cooley worked at the North Carolina General Assembly. His governmental experience also includes working in the Governor’s Office of Education Policy on a variety of policy issues, research briefs, and constituent services.

Academic

Aaron Cooley received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in political science, public policy, education, and critical thinking. Additionally, he has mentored and tutored students in a range of diverse educational settings. Aaron’s research interests focus on democracy, education, and public policy. His articles and reviews have recently appeared in Educational Research Quarterly, The Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Journal of Educational Policy, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Journal of Popular Culture, and the Political Studies Review. He has contributed essays to several books, including Popular Culture and 9/11 and Citizenship Education & Critical Civic Literacy: A Reader. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Educational Foundations, on the review board of Educational Theory, and as an ad hoc reviewer for other academic journals.

Personal

His public service experience extends to serving as a Commissioner on Children and Youth in Corpus Christi, Texas and the Good Neighbor Team in West University Place, Texas.

Wayne Lesperance

Professional

Wayne Lesperance, Jr. holds the rank of Professor of Political Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. His teaching and research interests run the gamut from international security issues to civic education. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Lesperance is the director of the Center for Civic Engagement and the director of the Master of Arts in Public Policy program. He is a frequent commentator in regional and national newspapers and is a regular guest on local and regional radio programs, where he is frequently quoted on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics. Among his awards, Dr. Lesperance received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2004 at New England College. He has also been named to the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” most influential citizens in New Hampshire in 2007. Most recently, Dr. Lesperance was nominated for the 2009 Chase US Professor of the Year Award. He is the co-editor of Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Great Power Politics in the 21st Century (2000) and the co-author of Untying the Gordian Knot (1999) in addition to several articles and chapters in peer reviewed journals, textbooks and other publications. He has also served as the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Law and Policy.

Academic

Dr. Lesperance was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to New Hampshire in 1999 to take advantage of its special place in presidential politics. He attended Old Dominion University for both his BA in political science and his MA in international studies. He earned his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.

Personal

Dr. Lesperance currently resides in Henniker, New Hampshire with his wife Stephanie, daughter Gracie and English Bulldog, Daisy Mae. Wayne is an avid Jimmy Buffett fan and makes annual treks to points south during the summer to see his favorite performer in concert and revel in the Margaritaville lifestyle.