ATI 2019 Ambassadors

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    Emile Anderson

    Emile Anderson is a MITRE Systems Engineer. In his current assignment, Emile serves within the USAF at AFLCMC Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts. Prior to joining MITRE, Emile worked with Raytheon IDS as a Sr Engineering Manager and Systems Architect for various Missile Defense programs including PATRIOT and THAAD including a tour at Missile Defense (MDA) National Team. Prior, he served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring from active duty in 2002. Read More
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    Angela Barlow

    Dr. Barlow received a Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and Gender Studies from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her teaching and research revolves, generally, around topics within criminology, gender, race, deviance, and culture. Current Courses: Criminology; Women and Crime; Research Methods; Sociology of Deviance; Social Problems; Race, Crime, and the Media Read More
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    Sarah Batterson

    Twitter: @sbatty01
    Sarah recently became Director of Liberal Studies after being a Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire- Durham for four years.  She received her Ph.D. at UNH in 2013, focusing on U.S. History. She comes from an Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies background.  Her current research interests involve the African Slave Trade and social history.  She is excited to be at GSC and teaching courses including CRIT 502.    Read More
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    Christopher Benton

    Twitter: @csbenton1
    Chris earned his PhD. in Biochemistry with a Cognate in College Teaching from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), where he had also previously earned a Master's in Microbiology and Bachelor degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish. Chris also attended the University of Washington's Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics. He has been teaching Math 504 (Statistics) at Granite State College (GSC) for the past 5 years, and has also taught at UNH and the University of New England. Read More
  • Julie Bernier

    Dr. Julie Bernier is professor of athletic training and previously served as the Program Director of athletic training, and Chair of the Department of the Health and Human Performance. As a teacher, her areas of expertise include kinesiology/biomechanics, injury assessment, therapeutic modalities and research design.  Her scholarship focuses on functional ankle instability, proprioception and neuromuscular control. Read More
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    Susan Bradley

    Twitter: @sbradleyGSC
    Susan Bradley has been a Learning Disabilities Field Placement Faculty with Granite State College since 2015.  Susan teaches the Advanced Endorsement capstone course: Advanced Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for Learning Disabilities, EDU 740.  Susan received her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders at Northwestern University and her M.Ed. degree in Special Education at the University of Pittsburgh.    Read More
  • Denise Burchsted

    Denise Burchsted is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Keene State College. Denise is a scientist and professional engineer who specializes in field studies of rivers and wetlands. She applies her research to setting targets for restoration of rivers and wetlands that have been damaged by human actions. As a teacher, Professor Burchsted brings applied projects into the classroom and frequently takes her students into the field to directly study environmental problems and recommend solutions. Read More
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    Rosemary Caron

    Rosemary holds a doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Dartmouth College; an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health; and a BA in Chemistry from Regis College.  She is currently a Professor and has held the positions of Chairperson, Director of the MPH Program, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Health and Human Services at UNH.  She is also core faculty in the UNH Master’s Program in Community Development, Policy and Practice, and the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LE Read More
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    Maryann Clark

    Maryann Clark is a lecturer in the Decision Sciences department at the University of New Hampshire. She came to UNH following a career in the data communications industry where she gained experience in computer network design, instructional design, product marketing and product management. Mrs. Clark’s work for several technology companies led to her specialization in technical product marketing for emerging data communication platforms. She currently teaches undergraduate courses on Management Information Systems and Business Applications Development. Read More
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    Liz Colantuonio

    Twitter: @colantuonio
    Liz Colantuonio is an educator with an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from Wheelock College and a Masters in Education from Emmanuel College in Educational Technology. Read More
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    Sue Cooke

     I earned a B.S. in Marine & Freshwater Biology from UNH and an M.A. in Marine Ecology from the Boston University Marine Program. I then returned to UNH for my doctorate in Zoology. After teaching at many institutions in New England, I joined the faculty at UNH Manchester, first as an adjunct and now as a Lecturer. I have always tried to integrate current and freely accessible resources into my courses to keep the costs low for students. Read More
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    Hannah Davidson

    Hannah came to Plymouth State in 2008 to pursue a Master’s degree. She began teaching with the English department while she completed her graduate studies, and remains a teaching lecturer to this day. After graduate school, Hannah taught for two years at a therapeutic school for students with a variety of learning differences, where she discovered she wanted to blend her interests in higher education and accessibility. Hannah became the Campus Accessibility Services assistant at PSU in 2016. Read More
  • Fitni Destani

    Fitni Destani

    Fitni Destani is an associate professor in Human Performance and Movement Sciences at Keene State College. Degrees and Credentials: BA Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara; MA Sports Science, San Francisco State University; PhD Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport, The University of Utah Read More
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    Lisa Doner

    Lisa Doner is an Associate Professor at Plymouth State University, whose scholarship and teaching specialties span scientific aspects of climate change, environmental issues and paleoecology. She has a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a B.A. in Geology from U. Arizona; an MS in Quaternary Studies, from U Maine-Orono, and a PhD in Geology, from U. Colorado and uses this breadth of experience to examine systems interactions across the natural world. Read More
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    Becky Dunn

    Becky Dunn is a professor in Public Health at Keene State College.  Read More
  • Tom Dunn

    Tom Dunn has a Masters in Creative Writing from Boston University and has spent his professional life working with writers.  He founded and was the Artistic Director of the Playwrights' Center of Minnesota and then moved to NYC where he ran the oldest playwrights' workshop in the country--New Dramatists.  Other theatres he has been Artistic Director of include Theatre of the First Amendment at George Mason University, Kenyon Festival Theatre and, currently, Alchemists' Workshop of Henniker, New Hampshire.  Tom has written some 30 produced plays and musical librettos and published three book Read More
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    Majid Ghayoomi

     Majid Ghayoomi is an Associate Professor in UNH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Ghayoomi obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2011 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research involves geotechnical and earthquake engineering with a focus on seismic response of unsaturated soils and soil-structure interaction. Read More
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    Katharine Harrington

    Katharine Harrington is Associate Professor of French at Plymouth State University where she has taught since 2010. As the sole full-time French faculty member at PSU, she is responsible for teaching French courses at all levels in language, literature, film, and culture. Her research interests include contemporary French and Québécois literature and film and Franco-American communities in New England. Read More
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    Tom Higginbotham

     Tom Higginbotham is the Director of Science Education for the Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE), and teaches Science Methods and Educational Technology classes in the UNH Education Department. His work includes demystifying STEM fields for teachers, and making “school science and engineering” more like the real thing by having students answer questions and solve problems of genuine interest to them.  Read More
  • Whitney Howarth

    Whitney Howarth, Associate Professor of History, now in the Department of History & Philosophy, specializing in modern world history and the history of India, joined the Social Science faculty in fall 2004.  She received her B.A. in history at Moravian College, Pennsylvania in 1995, and her M.A. (1998) and Ph.D. (2004) in World History from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Read More
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    Mercedes Hunt

    Mercedes Hunt is the Director of Undergraduate Business & Finance Programs at Granite State College. She has worked in higher education for over 10 years as an instructor, course designer and program director in both online and classroom settings. She holds a doctorate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in Sustainable Events and Tourism from the University of Utah. In addition to working in higher education, Dr. Read More
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    Alisa Kadenic-Newman

    As the Director of Academic Technology at Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Alisa Kadenic-Newman is responsible for CCSNH’s educational technology strategies, policies, and oversight of day-to-day operations. Alisa’s focus is on integrating technology into teaching and learning and continuous improvement of a number of applications, including the learning management environment (Canvas) and third-party integrations. Read More
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    Katerina Karaivanova

    Kat Karaivanova is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire teaching undergraduate courses in child development, statistics and research methods. She holds a BA in Psychology from Kenyon College, a MA in Psychology, a MST in College Teaching, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Her research is focused on college student development, student retention and success. In all of her classes, Kat strives to incorporate accessible resources that promote student learning and success. Read More
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    Hyun Joong Kim

    Dr. Hyun Joong Kim, Assistant Professor of Geography at Plymouth State University, teaches Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Digital Cartography, and GIS Programming. His research interests are in spatial analysis and modeling with spatial statistics. Dr. Kim's research works include a broad range of collaborated research projects with researchers from other disciplines, such as environment, urban planning, justice studies, economics, biology, sociology, and public health.  Read More
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    Gonghu Li

     Gonghu Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, with a joint appointment in the Materials Science Program at UNH.  His current research involves innovative catalytic materials for use in solar energy conversion.  Since joining UNH in 2009, he has taught undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in physical chemistry, and has development a graduate-level course in surface chemistry. Beyond teaching and research, Gonghu reaches out to the community by organizing STEM workshops for K-12 students and science teachers. Read More
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    Phil Lonergan

    Twitter: @bigsculpture
    Phil Lonergan is a Professor of Art and the director of the Sculpture program at Plymouth State University. He received an MFA from SUNY-Albany, and a BA in Psychology from St. Thomas College in Minnesota. Phil spent two years as a boat builder in Sweden, several years as a furniture builder in New England, and a year in Australia mining opals before getting his graduate degree in Sculpture. Recently, Phil has shown his work at the Linus Gallery and LH Horton Jr. Read More
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    John Lund

    Twitter: @johnlund2017
    John received his Doctorate in history in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has taught at many institutions including those in the University System of New Hampshire, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as private universities, including Franklin Pierce and Susquehanna University.  His courses span an array of topics ranging from World History, Western Civilizations, History & Film, to numerous classes on American History.      Read More
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    Rita MacAuslan

    Rita Mac Auslan has been teaching English and English as a Second Language since the early 1970s. She began teaching as a graduate teaching assistant at Michigan State University's English Language Center, teaching intensive ESL to college level students and international government and business people, as well as teaching in the English department. While at Michigan State University, she also taught TEFL courses to in-service Detroit public school teachers. In Ithaca, NY, she developed training manuals and curricula for computer software applications. Read More
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    Michael Mangan

    Currently, Michael Mangan a Principal Lecturer in the department of psychology at University of New Hampshire, Durham. His advanced degrees include a Ph.D. in Psychology, an M.A. in the History of Psychology, an M.A. in General Academic Psychology and an M.F.A. in Writing (creative nonfiction). Over the past 17 years he has developed and taught numerous face-to-face classes (Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics in Psychology, Social Psychology) as well as published academic research. Read More
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    John McClain

     John McClain is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has research interests in computational solid state physics and renewable and energy efficiency technologies. He is primarily responsible for teaching first- and second-year courses for students majoring in engineering and physical sciences. He believes that the greatest advances in mathematics and science education have taken place outside of the textbooks. He also likes to believe that students can learn from any 'good' text. Read More
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    Irene McGarrity

      Irene McGarrity is an Assistant Professor in the Mason Library. She received her MA in English literature from SUNY New Paltz in 2006. She went on to study information science at UAlbany, and graduated with an MSIS in 2009. She began her tenure track position at Keene State in December 2013, and completed an MFA in creative writing through the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2016.  Read More
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    Svetlana Peshkova

    Svetlana Peshkova is a socio-cultural anthropologist and a scholar of Islam. Her research interests include Gender and Islam; Feminisms in post-Socialist space; Decolonialism; Muslim women leaders; Islamic education; Transnational Islamic Movements; and Indigenous History of New Hampshire. Read More
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    Elizabeth Reed

    Twitter: beth12164
    Beth has been an instructor at Granite State College since 2001.  She teaches Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education courses for the School of Education as well as Psych601, the Human Brain course, at Granite State College. Beth also teaches Graduate Courses in Education at SNHU, Brain-Based Teaching for UNH, and previously wrote and taught the seven Neurodevelopmental Teaching Graduate Courses offered at PSU. Read More
  • Kerri Reynolds

    Kerri Reynolds

     Kerri Reynolds has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for the past 24. She has worked in a variety of settings including primary care, pediatrics, urgent care, school nursing and home care. Actively engaged in community and professional groups, she is a passionate advocate for children. Her B.A. degree in languages from the University of New Hampshire ignited her passionate for learning in 1994. She continued this journey to obtain her ADN from New Hampshire Technical College in 1996. While working with patients as a nurse, she fell in love with teaching. Read More
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    Courtney Rice

    MS, Kinesiology and Physical Education - University of Maine  BS, Health Fitness, Nutrition Minor - University of Maine  Read More
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    Julie Robinson

    Julie is currently an Associate Professor of Biological Science at River Valley Community College.  In addition, she also serves as Department Chair for Science & Technology, as well as overseeing the biological science degree.  She started her education career 17 years ago teaching music in elementary and middle school, then moved to teaching science in middle and high school.  She’s been teaching college level sciences, clinical application courses, and bioethics for the last 12 years.  Julie holds a BA in pre-med/music from College of the Holy Cross and a professional doctorate in ch Read More
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    Susan Sabella

    Twitter: @open_ory
    At PSU, Susan coordinates and actively supports clinical experiences for Elementary Education teacher candidates. In addition to her work in the field, Susan also teaches Language Arts and Reading, Foundations of Teaching and Learning, and Elementary Education Teaching Seminar. Before joining the Elementary Education faculty at PSU, Susan also served as a full-time lecturer in the Graduate Reading Program at Towson University, a K-12 literacy coach, a digital literacy trainer, a reading specialist, and a classroom teacher. Read More
  • Dena Shields

    Twitter: @dshieldsnh
    Bio: Dena gained 12 years of experience as a clinical practitioner with extensive experience providing medical nutrition therapy to patients in the hospital setting including LTC, pediatric early intervention, specializing in eating disorders, cardiac rehab, creation of diabetes support groups and research. Dena was the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for a Hospital District. She earned her degree in Zoology plus AND nutrition credentials from UMASS, Amherst. Read More
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    Eric Spieth

    Eric is Contract Faculty in Entrepreneurship at Plymouth State University, and creator of the Business Accelerator and Incubator serving the Students, Staff, Faculty and Administration of Plymouth State University and the greater New Hampshire community. Read More
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    Kristin Stelmok

    Twitter: krissystella
     Kristin Stelmok is a Graduate Assistant in the English Department at Plymouth State University.   Read More
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    Craig Sylvern

    Craig Sylvern is a professor of music at Keene State College.  Read More
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    Laura Tilghman

    Laura Tilghman is a cultural anthropologist with interests in human migration, economic livelihoods, health, and food security. At Plymouth State University, she teaches general introductory courses to the field as well as upper-level courses that bring a cultural perspective to topics such as immigrants & refugees, wealth & poverty, illness & wellness, ecology & conservation, religion & ritual, and the African continent. She also coordinates the popular Global Health minor. Read More
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    Jennifer Tripp

    Jennifer Tripp is a Professor of English and the English Program Coordinator at Nashua Community College. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire. She teaches writing, literature, public speaking, and ethics courses and serves as the academic advisor to all English majors at Nashua Community College. She recently completed an OER project that will allow over 500 NCC students to take English 101: College Composition with zero textbook costs.  Read More
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    Marco Vincenzi

    Marco Vincenzi is a lecturer in the department of Economics at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include the Economics and Management of Innovation. His teaching interests include Innovation in the Global Economy, Industrial Economics and Business Innovation, and the Economics of Artificial Intelligence. Read More
  • Delene Case White

    Twitter: @DeleneWhite
    Delene Case White is a lecturer of German language, literature, and culture at Keene State College. She holds a Ph.D.  in German Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research has focused East German films representing children in the Holocaust and memory work by Jewish survivors and political prisoners. She has taught courses at multiple universities,  not only in German language and culture, but also on English grammar, a writing course about international fairy tales and folklore, and film history. Read More
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    Karen White

    Twitter: @agile_pm
    Karen is the Director of M.S. in Project Management at Granite State College.  She has more than twenty years of experience that spans the information technology, health care, and insurance industries.  Her responsibilities include advising project management students, supporting faculty, developing courses, and serving as a senior lecturer in the program. She is a volunteer for PMI (Project Management Institute), the world’s leading project management organization. In particular, leading their work to establish a global Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for the profession. Read More
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    Katharine Winans

    I’m a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. I’ve been teaching here for a dozen years (since 2007-8). My focus is various flavors of introductory chemistry, though occasionally I’ve also taught organic chemistry.   Read More