May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 School of Arts & Sciences 
2018-2019 School of Arts & Sciences



Office of the President

William W. Latimer, President, B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; M.P.H., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island


Office of the Executive Vice President for Strategy & Planning

Kevin Cavanagh, Executive Vice President for Strategy & Planning, B.A., M.B.A., Manhattan College


Daniel Nigro, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach Men’s Basketball & Cross Country, B.S., Saint Francis College; M.A., Brooklyn College 

Robin Brady, Head Women’s & Men’s Tennis Coach

Thomas Cannella, Head Baseball Coach, B.A., Penn State University; M.S., Concordia University Irvine

Antonio Corrado, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, B.A., Lehman College; M.A., New York University

Gerald Davis, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, B.A., The College of New Rochelle; M.S., St. John’s University

Alyssa Kaufman, Business Manager, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach & Senior Woman Administrator, B.A., Montreat College

John Pryor, Head Softball Coach, United States Marine Corp - Honorable Discharge

John Yearwood, Aquatics Director, Head Swim Coach & Women’s Cross Country, B.B.A., Iona College


College Relations

Lenore Carpinelli, Director of College Relations, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Irene Villaverde, Assistant Director of College Relations, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Bianca DeLeon, Social Media Manager, B.A., M.A., Iona College

Marcie Gandell, Web Designer and Developer, B.A., Concordia University; M.A., Syracuse University


Enrollment Management

Michelle Novotny, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, B.S., M.A. Manhattan College

Jamie Caruso, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Admission Counselor, B.A., SUNY Geneseo; M.A., SUNY Albany

Tatiana Hernandez, Admission Counselor, B.A., Dominican College

Marcella Impastato, Associate Director of Enrollment Operations, B.A, Pace University

Kelly McDonnell, Enrollment Coordinator, B.A., Concordia College; M.S.Ed., Baruch College

Michael Petri, Director of Graduate Admissions, B.A., Manhattanville College; M.A., Manhattan College

Daniel Potocki, Director of Partnerships & Corporate Development, B.A., Iona College; M.A., Harvard University

Maria C. Rhor, Enrollment Coordinator, B.A. CUNY Queens College;  M.A. University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands); M.S. Ed. Bank Street College of Education

Brian Sondey, Director of Undergraduate Admission, B.A., New England College; M.S., Concordia College New York  


Information Systems

James, Murtha, Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer, B.A., M.A., Queens College; Ph.D., Columbia University

William Abraham, Support Desk Technician, B.S., Rowan University

Hannah Balliet, Assistant to the Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

William Callanan, Associate Programmer-Analyst, B.S., Union College

Emory M. Craig, Director of E-Learning and Instructional Technology, B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., The New School of Social Research

Damien Germino, IT Project Manager, B.A. Manhattan College; M.S, Villanova University; M.P.A, The College of New Rochelle

Jason Hollingsworth, IT Support Desk Technician, B.S., Lehman College, CUNY

Joseph Jacob, Manager of Operations & Support for Finance and Administration, B.A., SUNY Purchase; M.B.A., Mercy College

Hipolito Metz, Technology Coordinator, B.S., Monroe College

Scott Ong, Support Desk Technician

Salvator Pepaj, Network Engineer, B.A., Purchase College

Donald Rauhofer, Systems Engineer, B.A., Pace University

Oliver Rivas, IT Support Desk Technician, B.S., Monroe College

David Rubin, Chief Systems and Security Architect, B.A., Grinnell College


Institutional Research

Diane Lama, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, B.A., SUNY Binghamton; M.A., Columbia University



Carmen Rosa, Senior Associate Registrar, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Yetka Carlisle, Assistant Registrar for SNR, GS and Off-Site Programs, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Michael J. Lewis, Assistant Registrar for Technology and Data Management, B.S., Pace University; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Keleisha C. Phillip-Stringer, Senior Assistant Registrar for SAS, SN, GS and GNU and Instructional Space, B.S., M.S., The College of New Rochelle


Student Services

Tiffani Blake, Dean of Students, B.A., The College of New Rochelle; M.S., Baruch College, CUNY; Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University

Errol Bedford, Director of Student Success, Rosa Parks Campus, B.A., LeMoyne College; M.S., Mercy College 

LaToya Blount, Area Coordinator of Residence Life and Housing Operations, B.S., M.S., SUNY Buffalo

Stephanie Carlson, Director of Counseling & Health Services, B.A., Queens College, CUNY; M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; Ph.D., City College, CUNY

Susan A. Conte, Clinical Social Worker, B.A., The College of New Rochelle; M.S.W., Fordham University; Ph.D., New York University

Rev. Dr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap., Chaplain, B.A., St. Anthony College; M.Div., M.Th., Capuchin Theological Seminary; M.S.Ed., Iona College; D.Min., Princeton Theological Seminary

Monique Fortuné, Director of Student Success, New Rochelle Campus, B.S., Syracuse University; M.S., Fordham University; Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University

Jason Gloe, Director of Student Activities, B.A, Franklin & Marshall College; M.A., The Ohio State University

Pamela Jackson, Director of Student Success, Brooklyn Campus, B.A., The New School; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.S.W., Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work, CUNY

Carole Kagan, Registered Nurse, B.S.N., Lehman College; M.P.A., Long Island University

Jorie Kontos, Director of Student Success, Co-op City Campus, B.S., M.A., Manhattan College

Laura Mulcahy, Family Nurse Practitioner, B.S.N., Dominican College

Xheni (Jenny) Rroji, Director of Campus Ministry and Music Ensembles, B.A., Regional Conservatory of Music and Dance,; M.M., National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance; M.M., Manhattan School of Music

Mariela Torres, Director of Career Development, B.P.S., LIM College; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Harold Wilkerson, Director of Student Success, John Cardinal O’Connor Campus, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle


Office of Academic Affairs

David F. Donnelly, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dominic Esposito, Director of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations, Certified Research Administrator, B.S., M.S. Lehman College, CUNY

Elizabeth Spadaccini, Title IX Coordinator, Director of the Resources, Equity, Accessibility and Learning Office (REAL Office), and Compliance Officer, B.A., Manhattan College; M.S., St. John’s University; M.S.W., Columbia University

Office of the Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Rebecca Lafleur, Interim Dean, Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Jessica Torres, Director of Operations, B.B.A., University of North Texas; M.S., Capella University

Loretta W. Vaughan, Assistant Dean for First-Year Students and Retention, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Office of the Dean, Graduate School

Wendi Vescio, Interim Dean, B.S, Fairfield University; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Office of the Dean, School of New Resources

Kristine D. Southard, Dean, B.A., Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Donna Tyler, Associate Dean, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Louis deSalle, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction, B.A., Bennington College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Alicia Dhani, Coordinator for Research & Assessment, B.S., Fordham University; M.B.A., Iona College

Charlotte Washington, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, B.A., City College, CUNY; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

   Campus Administration, School of New Resources

Andrew Baker, Director, Rosa Parks Campus, B.A., Lehigh University; M.F.A., The New School

Elena Bront deAvila, Director, New Rochelle Campus, B.A., University of Timisoara; M.A., Andres Bello Catholic University; Ed.D., National Louis University

Arleen Hogan, Director, Co-op City Campus, B.S., Fordham University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., The New School

Timothy W. Rodgers, Director, Brooklyn Campus, B.A., York College; M.A., Brooklyn College

Joseph Sabado, Director, John Cardinal O’Connor Campus, B.A., M.A., California State University


Office of the Dean, School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions

Debra A. Simons, Dean, Associate Professor, B.S.N., The College of New Rochelle; M.S.N., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Capella University; Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Linda Bellmare, Associate Dean, Assistant Professor, B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., University of Colorado; D.N.P., Fairfield University

Patricia Stout-Traina, Director of the Learning Resource Center for Nursing, B.S.N., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Stephanie R. Schleuderer, Director of Operations, B.A., SUNY New Paltz; MPA, Marist College

Alasande Lewis, Academic Support Specialist/Advisor, B.A., The College of New Rochelle; M.A.C.J., Sacred Heart University

Megan Ostroski, Contracts, Compliance and Adjunct Faculty Onboarding Specialist, B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh; M.S.Ed., Hofstra University

Mary Riordan, Clinical Placement Coordinator, B.S., Southern Connecticut University 


Gill Library

Ana E. Fontoura, Dean, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle; M.L.S., Queens College, CUNY

Susan Acampora, Systems Librarian, Associate Professor, B.A., M.S., Lehman College, CUNY; M.L.S., Queens College, CUNY; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Martha Counihan, O.S.U., Archivist, Associate Professor, B.A., The College of New Rochelle; M.A., University of Delaware; M.L.S., Columbia University

Carlo Minchillo, Learning Commons Coordinator, B.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.L.S., Queens College

Lilleth Newby Beckford, Branch Campus Librarian, Associate Professor, B.A., University of the West Indies; M.L.S., St. John’s University; M.A., Queens College

Yvette Page, Branch Campus Librarian, Associate Professor, B.S., Hunter College, CUNY; M.L.S., Pratt Institute; M.S., The College of New Rochelle


Office of Finance & Administration

Thomas A. Cunningham, Vice President for Finance and Administration, B.S., Manhattan College; M.B.A., Pace University   

Alfred Christian, Director of Facilities Management

Michael Ferraro, Assistant Director for Facilities Management, SNR Campuses, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Jesus M. Figueroa, Assistant Director of Safety/Security, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Amy Hagerty, Coordinator of General Services, B.S., The College of New Rochelle; M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Armon Harp, Assistant Director Security SNR Campuses, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Matthew Hyland, Purchasing Agent

Michael O’Donnell, CPA, Controller, B.S., SUNY Old Westbury

Angela Ruta, Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, B.A., M.S., The College of New Rochelle

John Sicat, Director of Student Accounts/Bursar, B.A., St. Francis College; M.S., Columbia University

Financial Aid

Vincent Tunstall, Director of Financial Aid, B.A., B.S., St. John’s University; M.S., Adelphi University

Shervon Anderson, Direct Loan Manager, B.S., M. S., New York Institute of Technology; University of Phoenix

Ademar Chueiri, Associate Director: SNR

Robin Jordan-Marshall, Associate Director: SAS, SN, GS, B.A., Iona College; M.S., The College of New Rochelle

Casina Hardison-Rose, Financial Aid Counselor, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Michael McLean, Financial Aid Counselor, A.A.S., Elizabeth Seton College; B.A., Iona College

Allyssandra Pane-Berrios, Financial Aid Counselor, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Beverly Roach, Assistant Director of External Aid, B.A., M.S.E., The College of New Rochelle


Office of College Advancement

Brenna Sheenan Mayer, Vice President for College Advancement, B.A., Pace University

Elisha Brewster, Assistant Director Annual Giving, B.S., Boston University; M.S.L.I.S., Long Island University

Linda David, Campaign Director, B.A., Alma College

Linda Grande, Director of Advancement Services, B.A., The College of New Rochelle

Jennifer Mahoney, Director of Annual Giving & Alumnae/i Relations, B.A., University of Maryland

Eileen Niedzwiecki, Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, B.A., The College of New Rochelle


Faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences

Jennette Allen-McCombs, Assistant Professor of Social Work, B.S., SUNY Old Westbury; M.S.W., Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook

Amy Bass, Professor of History, B.A., Bates College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook

Cristina de Gennaro, Professor of Art, B.S., M.A., University of Texas at Dallas; M.F.A., Stanford University

Anne Ferrari, Associate Professor of Psychology, B.S., Fordham University; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., Fordham University

Denise Guinn, Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.A., University of California at San Diego; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Melanie Harasym, Associate Professor of Biology, B.S., M.S., St. John’s University; Ph.D., Northeastern University

Rose Marie Hurrell, Professor of Psychology, B.A., Lehman College, CUNY; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Theodora Ierides, Associate Professor of Physical Education, B.A., Lehman College, CUNY; M.S., D.P.E., Springfield College

Faith Kostel-Hughes, Associate Professor of Biology, B.S., St. Francis College; M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University

Daniel J. McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Science, B.A., Manhattan College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Margie Neuhaus, Professor of Art, B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.F.A., Bard College

Nahed Nadia Noureddine, Assistant Professor of French and Spanish, B.A., Université La Manouba, Tunisia; M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Ph.D, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Bruce Nelson Ong, Associate Professor of Political Science, B.A., Wabash College; B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Stephen D. O’Rourke, Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., SUNY, New Paltz; M.A., SUNY, New Paltz; Ph.D., SUNY Albany

Johnnie O’Neal, Assistant Professor of Social Work, BSW, Limestone College; MSW, The University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Lynn A. Petrullo, Professor of Biology, B.S., Mercy College; M.S., Ph.D., New York Medical College

Michael Quinn, Associate Professor of Media Arts, B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin/Madison

Roblyn Rawlins, Professor of Sociology, B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook

Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, B.F.A., St. John’s University; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

Nereida Segura-Rico, Associate Professor of Spanish, B.A., Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Nick Smart, Associate Professor of English, B.S., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Emily Beth Stern, Professor of Art, B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., Indiana University

Lee Warren, Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Newberry College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Roxanne Zimmer, Associate Professor of Media Arts, B.A., Southern Connecticut State College; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Iowa


Division Chairpersons, Directors, Coordinators

Division of Art and Media Arts

Dr. Roxanne Zimmer, Chairperson

Division of Business and Psychology

Dr. Stephen O’Rourke, Chairperson

Division of Humanities

Dr. Nick Smart and Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico, Chairpersons

Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Wellness

Dr. Denise Guinn, Chairperson

Division of Social Sciences

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Chairperson

Art Division of Art and Media Arts

Dr. Roxanne Zimmer, Chairperson

Division of Business and Psychology

Dr. Stephen O’Rourke, Chairperson

Division of Humanities

Dr. Nick Smart and Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico, Chairpersons

Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Wellness

Dr. Denise Guinn, Chairperson

Directors of Special Programs

Environmental Studies

Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes

First-year Experience

Dr. Michael Quinn

First-year Student Support

Ms. Loretta W. Vaughan

Honors Program

Dr. Amy Bass

International Studies

Dr. Nelson Ong


Dr. Daniel McCarthy

Pre-Health Sciences

Dr. Melanie Harasym

Study Abroad and Visiting Students

Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico

Women’s Studies

Dr. Nick Smart


Faculty Emeriti

Susan Acampora, M.S., M.L.S., Librarian Emerita

Benjamin Alimena, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Susan Baum, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Gifted Education

André Beauzethier, Associate Professor Emeritus of French

Mary Boyan, O.S.U., M.A., Assistant Professor Emerita of French

Richard D. Cassetta, M.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Barbara Cutney, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy

Clarence J. Denne, Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English

Joan Campana Diaferia, M.A., Assistant Professor Emerita of Spanish

Nancy-Elizabeth Fitch, Associate Professor Emerita of English

Alice Gallin, O.S.U., Ph.D., Scholar in Residence

Judith Gordon, Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work

Gloria T. Greco, M.L.S., Librarian Emerita

Mildred Haipt, O.S.U., Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Education

Katheryn Hathaway,  Ed.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Education

Phyllis Hinchcliffe, O.S.U., M.A., Associate Professor Emerita of Religious Studies

Kathleen LeVache, M.A., Professor Emerita of Physical Education

Christopher J. LoVergine, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business

John Lukens, Ed.M., Ed.D., Professor of Psychology

Michael MacNeil, M.S., Assistant Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

James Magee, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Counseling

Katherine Maria, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Reading

Anne McKernan, Associate Professor Emerita of History

Mary N. Moore, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of Nursing

Grace Tubman Mullaney, Assistant Professor Emerita of Mathematics

James O’Brien, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts

Mary Virginia Orna, O.S.U., Ph.D., Scientist in Residence

Jane Phelps, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of History

Mireya Perez-Bustillo, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Spanish

Diane F. Quandt, Ed.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Education

Ann R. Raia, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Classics

Mary Jane Robertshaw, O.S.U., M.F.A., Associate Professor Emerita of Art

Anne Ryan, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology

Dennis R. Ryan, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies,

James T. Schleifer, Ph.D., Professor of Emeritus of History

Thomas Taaffe, M.A., L.H.D. Assistant Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Richard H. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Education

Thomas J. Venanzi, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Board of Trustees

Gwen Adolph, Esq., Chair

Karen Calo

Lillian Brennan Carney

Tyrone Davis, C.F.C., J.D.

Cynthia DiPietrantonio

Christine De Vinne, O.S.U., Ph.D.

Carla Romita Eccleston, Esq.

Kathleen Finnerty, O.S.U.

Celeste M. Johnson

Christine LaSala

William W. Latimer, Ph.D.

John Nicholson

Ann Peterson, O.S.U.

Jane Scully Reichle

Mary Sommer, Esq.

Elizabeth Sweney

Marlene Melone Tutera

Joan Woodcome, O.S.U.




American Art Therapy Association
American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of University Professors
American Council on Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
College Art Association
CollegeBoard                                                                                                                                          Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Council of Independent Colleges
Council on Social Work Education
Eastern Association of College and University BusinessOfficers                                                                 
Eastern College Athletic Conference                                                          Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Kappa Gamma Pi
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
National Association of College Admissions Counseling
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities     
National Catholic Education Association                                                                                                                               National Collegiate Athletic Association                                                               The Association of Division III Independents                                                                     

Tuition Exchange                                                                                                                                                                             Westchester Consortium for International Studies         


The Alumnae/i Association

The Alumnae/i Association of The College of New Rochelle numbers about 50,000 graduates from all four schools of the College–Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Care Professions, New Resources and the Graduate School. Under the leadership of a Board of Directors, the Association forms an integral and essential link with the College and provides a means of communication and fosters engagement.

The high point of annual activity is Alumnae/i College and Reunion which provides the opportunity to see friends and classmates and offers intellectual stimulation with a keynote speaker.

Alumnae/i representatives serve on many College committees and since 1927 an Alumnae/i Trustee has served on the Board of Trustees. As of 2017, the President of the Association also serves as a Trustee.


The Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors 2018-19

The Board is currently composed of an Executive Committee of officers and an additional 24 Directors. Both standing and ad-hoc committees exist to provide specific support to the College and the Association. The Alumnae/i Association Board:

➢ Supports the mission and goals of the College 
➢ Serves as ambassadors of the College in the community and at College events
➢ Contributes financial support through the Annual Fund and other endeavors
➢ Collaborates with the College to ensure that important information is shared with the broader Alumnae/i    community through a variety of communication channels 
➢ Builds and sustain a strong relationship between the College and all Alumnae/i 
➢ Supports the process of maintaining current contact information for all our Alumnae/i 


Executive Committee 

Marlene Melone Tutera, SAS’71, President, Alumnae/i Trustee 

Alice Duffy Grant, SAS’63, Vice President

Eileen Case Sibson, SAS’63, Corresponding Secretary

Susan Brown Reitz, SAS’72, Recording Secretary       

Rose Puleo Napoleone, SAS’60, Nominating Committee Chairwoman

Janice Conlon Collins, SAS’69, WeAreCNR Fund Committee Chairwoman

Board Representatives

Jane Scully Reichle, SAS’67, Alumnae/i Trustee 

Sr. Pascal Conforti, SAS’56, Ursuline Liaison