Meet our Faculty

Leadership & Management

Mitchell College Faculty

Catherine Wright, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College

B.S., Ball State University
M.A., Ball State University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Kimberly J. Blake, Ph.D.

Professor

Academic Focus: Life Sciences
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Fairfield University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Nancy M. Bombaci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Humanities
B.A., Trinity College
M.A., Trinity College
Ph.D., Fordham University

David J. Brailey, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Education
B.S.. Southern Connecticut State University
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Ed.D., St. John’s University

Denise A. Braley, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Hospitality & Tourism Management
B.S., Albertus Magnus College
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ed.D., NOVA Southeastern University

Tara L. Broccoli, Ph.D.

Professor

Academic Focus: Behavioral Sciences
B.A., Connecticut College
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Robert O. Forcier, M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Hospitality & Tourism
B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.B.A., Johnson and Wales University

Marc H. Goldsmith, M.A.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Communication
B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., Bucknell University

Daniel Kresge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Sport & Fitness Management
B.S., Hobart College
M.S., University of New Haven
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Kimberly Mansfield, M.A.T.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Education
B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University
M.A.T., Sacred Heart University

Jennifer Mauro, M.S.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Behavioral Sciences
A.A., Mitchell College
B.S., Mitchell College
M.S., University of New Haven

Jennifer M. O’Donnell, M.A.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Humanities
B.A., College Misericordia
M.A., University of Connecticut

Jeffrey O’Leary, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Humanities
B.A., Thiel College
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Kent State University

Christine Ramsay, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Life Sciences
B.S., Providence College
M.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Dean A. Roberts, M.S.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Sport & Fitness Management
B.S., Trenton State College
M.S., Springfield College

Luke Walden, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Academic Focus: Communication
B.A., Brown University
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Karen Ward, M.A.L.S.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Communication
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University
M.L.S.,  Wesleyan University

George K. Wezner, M.S.

Associate Professor

Academic Focus: Law & Justice Policy Studies
B.S., University of New Haven
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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