Faculty

Faculty

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.

Dr. Barnes will consider new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 545-1083
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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.

Dr. Bonilla is accepting new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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.

Dr. George Mwangi will consider new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 545-0747
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N174 Furcolo

Shane Hammond

Lecturer
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.

Dr. Hammond is not accepting new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 545-7680
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W114 Furcolo

Kate Hudson

Senior Lecturer
Director of Online Programs & Digital Learning

Kate Hudson is a senior lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hudson is also the Director of Online Programs & Digital Learning for the College of Education.

Dr. Hudson is not accepting new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 577-3148
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N182 Furcolo, W106 Furcolo

Ezekiel Kimball

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Student Success Research

Dr. Ezekiel Kimball is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and the Associate Director of the Center for Student Success Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. An expert on the postsecondary success trajectories of students with disabilities, his publications have appeared in the Journal of College Student DevelopmentJournal of Diversity in Higher Education, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and New Directions in Institutional Research. In recognition of his scholarly achievements, Dr. Kimball has been named an ACPA Emerging Scholar by ACPA: College Educators International, a Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families, and a Public Engagement Fellow by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Dr. Kimball will consider new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 545-2510
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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.

Dr. Wells is accepting new doctoral advisees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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(413) 545-0871
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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.

Bethany Lisi

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(413) 545-1699
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301 Goodell Building

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.

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(413) 545-0736
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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.