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Administration - Faculty & Staff

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Bruno G. Hicks, Ed.D.
Dean of Education

978-665-3530
bhicks5@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX: 978-665-3614

Jason Miles, M.Ed.
Director of Education Unit Accountability and Licensure

978-665-3292
jmiles6@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX: 978-665-3614

Lynn D'Agostino, M.Ed.
Field Placement and Partnership Coordinator

978-665-3341
ldagosti@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX: 978-665-3614

Sandra Herndon
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Education,
Director of Education Unit Accountability and Licensure,
and Field Placement and Partnership Coordinator

978-665-3239
sherndon@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX: 978-665-3614

Education Department
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education

Denise LaFrance, M.Ed.
Chair, Education Department

Assistant Professor
978-665-3995
dlafranc@fitchburgstate.edu
Lyndsey Benharris
Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Graduate Chair
 
978-665-3539
lbenharr@fitchburgstate.edu

William Cortezia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Middle School Graduate Chair

978-665-3489
wcortezi@fitchburgstate.edu

Danette Day, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
 

978-665-3695
dday@fitchburgstate.edu

Karen DeAngelis
Assistant Professor 

978-665-3516
kdeange3@fitchburgstate.edu

Felicia Farron-Davis, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

978-665-4030
ffarrondavis@fitchburgstate.edu

Janna Heiligenstein
Assistant Professor

978-665-3477
jheilige@fitchburgstate.edu

Anne Howard, Ph.D.
Chair, Graduate Program in Special Education (Severe Disabilities and Guided Studies)

978-665-3309
anhoward@fitchburgstate.edu

Ruth Joseph, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Reading Specialist Graduate Chair

978-665-3899
rjoseph@fitchburgstate.edu

Laurie Link
Assistant Professor

978-665-3310
llink@fitchburgstate.edu

Betty Mulrey, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

bmulrey@fitchburgstate.edu
Nancy Murray, Ed.D.
Chair, Graduate Program in Special Education (Moderate Disabilities) Project Director - Meeting the Challenge
978-665-3770
nmurray5@fitchburgstate.edu

Joann Nichols, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

978-665-3371
jnicho21@fitchburgstate.edu

Robert Shapiro
Assistant Professor

978-665-3511
rshapir3@fitchburgstate.edu

Annette Sullivan, Ed.D.
Professor
Elementary Graduate Chair

978-665-3717
asulli15@fitchburgstate.edu
Scott Tyner
Assistant Professor

978-665-3771
styner@fitchburgstate.edu

Carolyn Hughes
Administrative Assistant

978-665-3193
chughes@fitchburgstate.edu

Lael Lavery
Administrative Assistant

978-665-3308
llavery@fitchburgstate.edu

Secondary Education Programs
English, History, Math and Biology

George Babich, Ph.D.
Chair, MA/MAT Program in Biology; Chair M.Ed. Program in Science Education

978-665-3245
gbabich@fitchburgstate.edu

Laura Baker, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, MA/MAT in History
Secondary Education Coordinator
Associate Professor

978-665-3397
lebaker@fitchburgstate.edu

Nermin Bayazit
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

978-665-3475
nbayazit@fitchburgstate.edu

Chola Chisunka, Ph.D.
English Professor

978-665-3445
cchisunka@fitchburgstate.edu

Katharine Covino-Poutasse
Assistant Professor of English

978-665-3751
kcovinop@fitchburgstate.edu

Lisa Grimm
Chair, MAT Program in English
Assistant Professor of
Biology/Chemistry

978-665-3334
lgrimm1@fitchburgstate.edu

Wendy Keyser
Assistant Professor of English

978-665-3983
wkeyser@fitchburgstate.edu

Erin MacNeal Rehrig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

978-665-3982
erehrig@fitchburgstate.edu

ENGLISH
Diane Lucas

Administrative Assistant
Jean Varchol
Administrative Assistant

978-665-3267
dlucas@fitchburgstate.edu
978-665-3393
jvarchol@fitchburgstate.edu

HISTORY
Carla McGrath

Administrative Assistant

978-665-3397
cmcgrath@fitchburgstate.edu

MATHEMATICS
Ann Larsen

Administrative Assistant

978-665-3263
alarsen2@fitchburgstate.edu

BIOLOGY
Melissa J. Barrette

Administrative Assistant

978-665-3246
mbarrette@fitchburgstate.edu

Technology Education Programs

James Alicata, Ed.D.
Chair

978-665-3047
jalicata@fitchburgstate.edu

Wayne Whitfield, Ph.D.
Supervising Faculty

978-665-4807
wwhitfield@fitchburgstate.edu

Susan Sheridan
Instructor

978-665-3585
ssheridan@fitchburgstate.edu

Diane Whitham
Administrative Assistant

978-665-3047
dwhitham@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX 978-665-4435

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Teaching

Richard Masciarelli, M.Ed.
Chair, Curriculum & Teaching

508-331-7179
rmasciar@fitchburgstate.edu

Elizabeth Lavin
Program Coordinator, Lowell Program

elavin@fitchburgstate.edu

Educational Leadership and Management Programs
(M.Ed. and C.A.G.S.):
School Principal, Supervisor/Director, and Technology Leader

 

 

Guidance Counseling Program

Daneen Deptula
Chair, Graduate Guidance Counseling Program,
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences

978-665-3603
ddeptula@fitchburgstate.edu

Megan Krell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

978-665-3243
mkrell@fitchburgstate.edu

McKay Arts Academy and Teacher Education Center

Lourdes Ramirez
Principal/Associate Dean

978-665-3186
ramirezl@fitchburg.k12.ma.us

Tara Rolf
Administrative Assistant

978-665-3188
trolf@fitchburgstate.edu

Center for Professional Studies and Extended Campus Programs

Lisa Moison
Director of Extended Campus and Professional Studies

978-665-3345
lmoison@fitchburgstate.edu

Dani Langdon
Coordinator

978-665-4122
dlangdon@fitchburgstate.edu

Tracy McGrath
Administrative Assistant
Center for Professional Studies

978-665-3636
tmcgrat3@fitchburgstate.edu
FAX: 978-665-3639

Cathy Montague
Administrative Assistant
Extended Campus Programs

978-665-3794
cmontague@fitchburgstate.edu