Faculty

Faculty

Benita Barnes

Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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(413) 545-1083
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N180 Furcolo

Shane Hammond

Senior Lecturer
Graduate Program Director
Associate Dean for Student Success

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.

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(413) 545-7680
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W114 Furcolo

Kate Hudson

Senior Lecturer
Director of Academic and Organizational Innovation

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.

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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
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dr. Ezekiel Kimball is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Higher Education, and the Associate Director of the Center for Student Success Research in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research explores the PK-20 success trajectories of students with disabilities as well as how learning environments shape student success.

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S103A Furcolo

Yedalis Ruíz

Lecturer

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N174

Nina Tissi-Gassoway

Professor of Practice
Social Justice Education
Higher Education
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5-9104

Ryan Wells

Professor
Director of the Center for Student Success Research

Ryan Wells is Director of the Center for Student Success Research and 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.

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(413) 545-0871
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N172 Furcolo

Associated Faculty

Elisabeth Bennett

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

Lecturer - Higher Education Leadership

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

Brandi Hephner LaBanc

Adjunct Professor
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs & Campus Life

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Bethany Lisi

Lecturer - Higher Education

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(413) 545-1699
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301 Goodell Building

Judy Raper

Lecturer

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

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.