Get to Know Our Faculty

With full- and part-time faculty in a wide variety of undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies caters to motivated learners looking to take the next step in their educational and professional development.

Featured below are links to the bios of our full-time faculty members, whose primary commitment is teaching, but who also lead and participate in activities such as:

  • Mentor and advise students and help them build their professional networks
  • Lead grant-funded research and teaching initiatives
  • Serve in leadership positions in their fields of expertise
  • Author books, book chapters, and journal articles related to their academic and professional fields
  • Provide faculty service to support the functioning of the College and the University
INDEX (A-Z by last name):

Commerce and Economic Development

Robert D. Pritchard, PhD


Carl Zangerl, PhD  Patricia Goodman, EdD

Digital Media

Cynthia L. Baron, MBA Jay Taylor-Laird, MFA


Shannon Alpert, EdD Elizabeth Bussman Mahler, EdD
Polly F. Attwood, EdD Al D. McCready, EdD
Carolyn R. Bair, PhD Joseph W. McNabb, PhD
Lynda Beltz, PhD Mounira Morris, EdD
Elisabeth Eleanor Bennett, PhD  W. Sandra Nickel, PhD
Ronald E.L. Brown, EdD Kimberly Nolan, EdD
Atira C. Charles, PhD Nancy Pawlyshyn, PhD
Kristal Moore Clemons, PhD
Bryan Patterson, PhD
Micky Cokely, MEd Natalie J. Perry, PhD
Kelly Conn, PhD Jennifer Yufeng Qian, EdD
Francis J. Connor, EdD Karen G. Reiss Medwed, PhD
Michael J. Dean, PhD Tova Olson Sanders, EdD
Margaret (Peg) Dougherty, EdD
Billye Sankofa Waters, PhD
Sarah Beth Ewell, PhD Harvey Shapiro, PhD
Margaret DeLaney Gorman, EdD Amy Stratman, MAT
James E. Griffin, EdD Corliss Brown Thompson, PhD
Karen Harbeck, PhD, JD Chris Unger, EdD
Shaunna Harrington, MA
Carol Young, EdD
Claire Jackson, PhD Lydia R.L. Young, PhD
Kristen Lee, EdD Nancy Elizabeth Young, EdD
Jane Lohmann, EdD

Engineering Technology

Guido Wilfred Lopez, PhD

Foundation Year

Molly Smith Dugan, PhD Peter Plourde, EdD
Amy Lantinga, EdD Esther Tutella, MEd
Martha Mullane Loftus, EdM Silvani Vejar, MS
Sean O'Connell, MA John Wolfe, EdD

Geographic Information Technology

Cordula A. Robinson, PhD

Global Studies and International Relations

Baktybek Beshimov, PhD Marissa Lombardi, EdD
Friedrich Lohr, MPhil
William Rugh, PhD 

Health Management and Health Science

Earlene Avalon, PhD

Homeland Security

Craig Gruber, PhD Dave Hagen, JD


Xiaomu Zhou, PhD

Information Technology

Lynda S. Hodgson, PhD

Law and Policy

Kim Larson, PhD, JD
Robert D. Pritchard, PhD


Stephanie Colbry, PhD
Leslie P. Hitch, EdD
Teresa M. Goode, EdD Robert M. Prior, EdD 

Life Sciences

Elizabeth Zulick, PhD


Francesca Grippa, PhD

Nonprofit Management

Rick Arrowood, JD Lori Ashline, JD

NU Global

Lucy Bunning, PhD Karl H. Reynolds, PhD 
Brent Griffin, PhD Mahtab Rezvani, MA 
Ilka Kostka, PhD Balazs Szelenyi, PhD
Veronika Maliborska, PhD Erik Voss, PhD 
Cristine McMartin-Miller, PhD
Natalya V. Watson, PhD
Edward Miller, PhD  

Project Management

Jacques Alexis, MSPM Joseph A. Griffin, DMin
Constance Emerson, MBA  

Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices

Stephen F. Amato, PhD  

Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries

Darin Detweiler, DLP

Sports Leadership

Robert M. Prior, EdD Pamela Wojnar, EdD


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