ATI 2020 Ambassadors

  • Jayne Barnes

    Professor Jayne Barnes is program coordinator for Human Services, which offers a Certificate and Associate Degree at Nashua Community College. She also chairs the Social, Educational, and Behavioral Sciences department. Read More
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    Ileana Chirila

    Ileana D. Chirila is an assistant professor of French in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in French and Francophone Studies at Duke University, an M.A. at the University of Kentucky, and a B.A. at the University of Craiova. Dr. Chirila's research interests include contemporary transcultural/transnational literatures in French, Francophone literatures, French cultural studies, emergent Romani literature in French, and multiculturalism. ​ Read More Read More
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    Rebecca Clerkin

    Rebecca (Becky) Clerkin has been the Library Director at Great Bay Community College (GBCC) for over 25 years.  She works directly with students every day, supporting them in their research needs.  She works closely with faculty and sits on Academic Leadership with other department chairs.  She is a member of the staff of the college, but her position is an administrative one that requires budgeting, strategic planning, and working closely with the administration of the college. Read More
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    Suzanne Cooke

    Dr. Sue Cooke earned a B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology from UNH, Durham, and an M.A. in Marine Ecology from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole. She then returned to UNH Durham, where she earned her doctorate in Zoology. Her doctoral work focused on the behavior and physiology of the American Lobster. Specifically, she studied the effects of temperature on their physiology and movement patterns with the goal of increasing our understanding of the factors that influence the seasonal movements of lobster populations into and out of the Great Bay Estuary. Read More
  • Elizabeth Daily

    Elizabeth Daily is Professor of Acting at Plymouth State University. Ms. Daily holds a B.A. in Speech and Dramatic Art and an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling/Deafness from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her M.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she taught acting and drama appreciation. Ms. Daily has studied voice with Louis Colaianni (Linklater), Arthur Lessac and Catherine Fitzmaurice. She has studied acting with Sonia Moore and performed with Tony-Award nominee Anne Pitoniak. Read More
  • Joanne delSordo

    Joanne delSordo is an instructor in English and Humanities at Manchester Community College. Read More
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    Jennifer DeMoras

    Instructor Jennifer DeMoras is a two-time graduate of Plymouth State.  She holds a BS in management with a finance concentration and an MBA with a graduate certificate in accounting.  Ms. DeMoras is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with the Institute of Management Accountants and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with Walden University with an expected completion date in 2019. Read More
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    Kelly Duggan

    Twitter: @KDugganEDU
    Kelly grew up in the greater Boston area and after completing her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Lowell, began her career at Raytheon. During her tenure at Raytheon, she advanced to engineering services section manager and earned her Master of Science in Management from Lesley College. Wanting to expand her business management experience, she joined Bennett Group, an integrated marketing and advertising firm where she served for many years as their business manager responsible for organizational growth and development.   Read More
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    Sarah Earle

    Sarah Earle earned a B.A. in Creative Writing  and a B.A. in English from Concordia University Montreal, and an M.F.A. in Literary Nonfiction writing from the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests include ESL instruction and she teaches courses in First Year Writing and Intermediate Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Read More Read More
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    Burcu Eke Rubini

    Dr. Burcu Eke Rubini is a lecturer in Decisions Sciences at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She earned a Ph.D. in statistics and an M.S. in Economics from Arizona State University, an M.A. in Economics and Finance from Southern Illinois University, and a B.S. in Economics from Middle East Tech University. She teaches courses in Business Statistics, Forecasting Analytics, and Predictive Analytics.  Read More Read More
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    Tammy Esmaili

    Twitter: @EsmailiTammy
    Tammy Esmaili is the Director of the Workday Systems Team and 30 year Human Resource professional at a New Hampshire Manufacturer. She has worked in Human Resources for over 30 years as as an Analyst, Project Manager, HR Manager and a Director.  Most recently, she finds herself serving on her company's COVID-19 task force.  She has taught Management 518 (Human Resources) and Management 606 (HR and Organizational Development),both online courses, for Granite State College since 2014. Read More
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    Nicholas Germana

    Nicholas Germana is a professor of history at Keene State College and a KSC alumnus (Class of 1997).  He received his Ph.D. in Modern European Intellectual History from Boston College in 2006.  He has published numerous articles and essays and two books on German orientalism and the history of German philosophy, most recently The Anxiety of Autonomy and the Aesthetics of German Orientalism (Camden House, 2017).  He is the director of the KSC History Department’s honors program. Read More
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    Stephanie Harzewski

    Stephanie Harzewski teaches contemporary British and American literature, and, more generally, British literature since 1800, as well as female sexuality and popular culture. She taught the first online course of the department and has contributed regularly to eUNH’s initiatives, whether piloting software or participating as a panelist in course development and pedagogy-related forums. Read More
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    Denise Hutchins

    Instructor Denise Hutchins teaches organizational and strategic communications. Prior to teaching at PSU, she taught at Bridgewater State University, focused on public relations, strategic writing, and other communication areas. She has a Master’s Degree in public relations and management communication from Emerson College and a Bachelor’s Degree in communication from Bridgewater State University. Denise chairs PSU’s faculty fundraising committee for student scholarships and enjoys providing service to the university and beyond. Read More
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    Karen Jennings

    I am a professor of psychology at Keene State College. I teach courses in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Brain and Behavior, Abnormal Psychology amongst other courses. My clinical practice interests range from the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders to working with trauma survivors. My research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of pediatric attention disorders. My most recent collaborative work examines emotional prosody comprehension and social attention with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 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
  • Fran Keenan

    Fran Keenan is the Library Director at Nashua Community College.  Read More
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    Christian Lagarde

    Twitter: @CLagardeEDU
    Christian Lagarde is an Adjunct Instructor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Department at Granite State College since 2017. For over 11 years, he has worked in higher education for community colleges and universities as faculty, department chair, and grant manager. Christian's introduction to OER started while working for the California State University and its MERLOT Skills Commons project, which created an open library of career/technical education and workforce related OER. Read More
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    Melissa Laplante

    Melissa Laplante is the Library Director at White Mountains Community College. She works with students, faculty & staff to connect them to high quality learning resources, along with a healthy dose of information literacy. She serves on many committees at WMCC, including the Alternative Delivery Committee, which evaluates online courses and supports online instructors.   At the system level, Melissa is a member of Open CCSNH, and chairs the WMCC NoLo (No-cost, Low-Cost) Task Force on her campus. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Read More
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    Paula Lombardi

    I am a veteran, (32 years) special education teacher and adjunct faculty at Granite State College School of Education since 2008. Presently, I am the Lead Faculty for the School of Education’s Elementary and General Special Education Teacher Certification Program. I develop curriculum and Moodle courses, supervise faculty and teach courses in the School of Education. I am also the Granite State College faculty representative to the University System of NH, Academic Technology Institute, (ATI). Read More
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    Joseph Mews

    Dr. Joseph Mews serves as a part-time lecturer within the Graduate Studies division of Granite State College, where he teaches strategic leadership, organizational behavior, and capstone. In addition to his work as an instructor, Dr. Mews works in higher education administration, where he's held various leadership roles for both public and private universities. In line with his professional experience, his academic and research interests primarily focus on team and organizational leadership, strategic planning and assessment, and change management. Read More
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    Paul Paquette

    I spent nearly 20 years working as a Technical Project Manager and Program Manager for Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent/Lucent Technologies. During this tenure, I supported the effort to increase the efficiency of worldwide technical support operations. I also defined, initiated, planned, executed, controlled, and closed telecommunication network software and hardware upgrade projects. Prior to this, I worked as an attorney in the state of New Hampshire where I spent most of my time in court. Read More
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    Kathleen Patenaude

    Twitter: @KathyPatnod
    Dr. Patenaude earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Her experience in healthcare spans over 40 years and includes working as a registered nurse in medical-surgical, critical care, and long-term care in both direct care and leadership/administrative roles; and 18 years of nurse educator experience at the Practical, Associate, and Baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Read More
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    Patricia Pedroza Gonzalez

    Patricia Pedroza González, Ph.D.  Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and American Studies at Keene State College, Keene, NH. Her research interests are women of color epistemologies and decolonial perspectives. She teaches about critical ethnic studies and politics of identity. She is also practitioner of art performances and feminist pedagogies. Read More
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    Andrew Reese

    Andrew has worked as a practitioner in the field of education for 16 years. Currently, he teaches both Social Studies Education and History at Plymouth State University.  Prior to Plymouth State, Andrew was a Senior Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves--an international educational non-profit. Read More
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    Andreas Reif

    Twitter: @alahreif
    Greetings! My teaching experience includes twelve years as a Junior High Teacher, and twenty-six years as an Adjunct Faculty Professor in Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, History, German and the Humanities. I have taught at Franklin Pierce College, Notre Dame College, Mount Washington College, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. In addition to Granite State College, I currently teach at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester Community College, New Hampshire Technical Institute and Grand Canyon University. Education is my passion! Read More
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    Elisabeth Rosencrum

    Dr. Rosencrum comes to her position at Plymouth State University with a clinical background in athletic training, having served as an athletic trainer at the NCAA Division I & III collegiate level for 9 years. Her research interests include the recruitment and professional socialization of successful athletic training students, various pedagogical strategies for the classroom and clinical setting, and the mentorship of clinical preceptors in athletic training. Dr. Rosencrum enjoys working with students through their professional development and transition to practice. Read More
  • Maria Sanders

    Dr. Maria Sanders is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and coordinates the Philosophy program at Plymouth State University. Dr. Sanders is an applied ethicist whose research engages the public in scholarly philosophical dialogue within the areas of medicine, business, education, and law while encouraging thoughtful interaction with existing and emerging technologies in an attempt to create opportunities for civic engagement and reflective living. Read More
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    Kirk Sanger

    Kirk Sanger, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department at Keene State College.  He has Nursing experience working in Critical Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, Corrections, and even Camp nursing.  He teaches courses on Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Psychiatric Nursing, and Research Methods.  His research has primarily focused on opioid use disorder, incarcerated populations, stress, and coping. He is primarily interested in utilizing OER and open pedagogical methods to support and enhance student learning.  Read More
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    Siobhan Senier

    I teach Native American Literature and Women's Studies, and I have additional research interests in Sustainability/Environmental Studies, Disability Studies, and Digital Humanities. With the help of students, Native American authors, and local colleagues, I edit the website dawnlandvoices.org, a digital literary magazine and archive of Native American literature from New England. The website emerged from a book I edited in 2014, _Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Writing from Indigenous New England_ (U of Nebraska P). Read More
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    Margaret Smith

    Dr. Smith earned a BA from Clark University, a Certificate in Gerontology from Clark University and University of Massachusetts, an MA in Counseling Psychology frpm Boston College, and an EdD in Higher Education (focusing on alcohol and other drugs) from the University of Massachusetts. Her professional interests are dedicated to the field of addiction studies, with a particular focus on high-risk drinking among college students; specialize in gerontology, addictions, co-occurring disorders, GLBT culture, women, and college students. Read More
  • Katherine Tirabassi

    Katherine E. Tirabassi is Professor of English and Center for Research and Writing Director at Keene State College. She earned her BA in English (1993) from St. Michael's College and her Masters of Science in Teaching English (2000) and PhD in English (Composition Studies, 2007) from the University of New Hampshire. She teaches composition theory, creative nonfiction and professional writing, tutor training, and coordinates writing & publishing internships for the English Department. Read More
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    Arti Varshney

    Twitter: @ArtiV_EDU
    Arti has been an adjunct instructor in the MSPM program at Granite State College since 2018. She is part of the virtual coaching team at GSC and she also works on curriculum development. Prior to joining GSC, Arti has worked in the global financial services industry. She brings to the classroom, her experience and best practices from overseeing project transitions, software delivery, people and vendor management in multinational services firms.   Read More
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    Margaret Walsh

    For a couple of decades I have been teaching courses in family sociology, social inequality, research methods, and experiential learning. I also supervise student internship placements in the local community and conduct evaluation research, primarily on housing and education, with nonprofit organizations. I am an ardent supporter of global education and honors education. I coordinate the Travelli/Ayling Scholarship and mentor Keene State College students who receive it.  Read More
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    Katie Wolsiefer

    I am a social psychologist with interests in social cognition, attitudes, and intergroup bias. Currently, my research examines the subtle biases we may have towards members of other social groups, how those biases impact behavior, and how we can decrease these biases in real-world settings (e.g. health care, education, etc.). Read More
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    Emma Wright

    Emma Wright completed her PhD in mathematics at North Carolina State. She earned Masters at North Carolina State in mathematics and her bachelors degree in mathematics at Gettysburg College. Her teaching at North Carolina State has twice received awards. She was awarded the prestigious Armstrong Maltbie Award for Excellent Teaching and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Her research focuses on symmetric spaces, in particular classifying double cosets. Emma enjoys the outdoors. Growing up in Massachusetts she vacationed in New Hampshire. Read More
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    Justin Wright

    Justin Wright completed his PhD in Applied Mathematics at North Carolina State University. He earned a Masters in applied mathematics from NC State and his Bachelors degree in mathematics from Bloomsburg University. Justin uses a variety of techniques to get his students involved and active in his classes including peer tutoring. Justin’s research focuses on the behavior of discrete time population models with periodic parameters. Read More
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    Suzanne Young

    Suzanne has been involved in academia as an instructor for about five, but is an ongoing student.  With a love for learning and multiple degrees, she is mid-way through a doctoral program at North Dakota State University.  Currently with career in business, she brings experience from the healthcare technology area in consulting, sales, and client relationship management.    Before business school, she worked in the health and fitness industry, in both management and as a practitioner.    Read More
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    Kerry Yurewicz

    Kerry Yurewicz is a community ecologist interested in how species interactions affect the performance of individuals and shape patterns of abundance and diversity in nature. She has also studied the ecology of body size and its consequences to populations and communities. Most of her work on these topics has been in freshwater systems on invertebrates and amphibians, using approaches ranging from laboratory experiments on animal behavior to long-term surveys of natural habitats. Read More