Benita Barnes

Associate Professor
Director of Diversity Advancement
Social Justice Education Concentration Coordinator

Benita Barnes is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Barnes is also the Director of Diversity Advancement for the College of Education.

Phone icon
(413) 545-1083
Building icon

N180 Furcolo

Sade Bonilla

Assistant Professor

Sade is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was a 2018 Spencer/NAEd Dissertation Fellow, an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow and recipient of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Equity and Inclusion Fellowship.

Building icon

N170 Furcolo

Chrystal George Mwangi

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Higher Education
Research Affiliate, Center for Student Success Research

Dr. George Mwangi is an Associate Professor in higher education. Her scholarship broadly centers on 1) structures of opportunity and educational attainment for underrepresented populations along the P-20 education pipeline; 2) impacts of globalization and migration on U.S. higher education at the student, institution, and policy levels; and 3) African and African Diaspora populations in higher education.

Phone icon
(413) 545-0747
Building icon

N174 Furcolo

Shane Hammond

Graduate Program Director

Shane Hammond is a lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hammond is a demonstrated scholar-practitioner in Higher Education with progressively responsible and diverse experience in Student Affairs administration and leadership, including human resource management, policy analysis, strategic planning and assessment and the application of student-centered, high impact retention and completion practices.

Phone icon
(413) 545-7680
Building icon

W114 Furcolo

Kate Hudson

Senior Lecturer
Director of Program Development

Kate Hudson is a senior lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hudson is also the Director of Program Development for the College of Education.

Phone icon
(413) 577-3148
Building icon

N182 Furcolo

Ezekiel Kimball

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Student Success Research


B.A. - University of Southern Maine (2005)
M.S. - University of Southern Maine (2008)

Phone icon
(413) 545-2510
Building icon

N168 Furcolo

Ryan Wells

Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Student Success Research

Ryan Wells is Director of the Center for Student Success Research and associate professor of higher education. He  primarily investigates questions of college access, equity, and success for underrepresented and/or under-researched groups. Topics for recent research include the ways that socioeconomic status, disability, and geographic location are related to college success. Learn more about Ryan.

Phone icon
(413) 545-0871
Building icon

N172 Furcolo

Associated Faculty

Elisabeth Bennett

Adjunct Lecturer

Elisabeth E. Bennett, Ph.D, is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program. Bennett is an assistant teaching professor with Northeastern's doctor of education program, where she teaches organizational leadership, adult learning, communication, organizational culture, and research courses. Her scholarship has focused on organizational culture and virtual human resource development, and increasingly informal learning.

David Caruso

Adjunct Lecturer - Higher Education Leadership

David Caruso is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program.

Elizabeth Williams

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director of Survey and Evaluation Research

Elizabeth Williams is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Williams is also the Director of Survey and Evaluation Research.

Phone icon
(413) 545-0736
Building icon

252 Whitmore

Susan Wyckoff

Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Wyckoff has an extensive background in higher education administration, particularly in the areas of academic policy development and implementation, faculty development, curriculum development, and program review/assessment activities.