WLD Staff

Margaret is the Director for Workplace Learning & Development. She has extensive experience as an organization development consultant and in the design and facilitation of workshops and seminars for public sector employees and organizations, with particular emphasis on: supervisory leadership development, respectful and inclusive workplace... read more about Margaret Arsenault

Maria Joined the WLD team as an office manager in August 2019. Contact Maria if you have any questions about workshops! 

R. Jamaal Downey

R. Jamaal Downey is currently a doctoral candidate at UMass Amherst.

His personal story and academic interest converge around: identity; language, ideology and consciousness; pedagogy, and epistemology.

Paul Papierski

Paul Papierski joins the Workplace Learning and Development team as a Senior Organizational Development Consultant. He brings an extensive background in employee and manager development, performance improvement, coaching employees and facilitating programs. He has worked in the Learning and Development area for over 15 years.... read more about Paul Papierski

Melissa Scheid Frantz, WLD

Melissa is a Senior Organizational Development Consultant at WL&D. Melissa has 20+ years of experience working in higher education with an emphasis on multicultural student services and inclusion. She possesses a strong background in facilitation, workshop design, management and supervision, and inclusive practices. Melissa is a certified... read more about Melissa Scheid Frantz

Ozkan Yildiz

Ozkan is currently a Ph.D. student in the Math, Science, and Learning Technology program through the College of Education. His area of interest is exploring the affordable technologies that would support educators' pedagogical and disciplinary practices in the teaching-learning environment. 

He also has an M.Ed. with a concentration of... read more about Ozkan Yildiz