Dec 07, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Faculty and Staff

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The Faculty


BALCOM, IAN (2011) Associate Professor, Natural Science,  B.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of California at  Riverside

BENNION, JANET (2003) Professor, Sociology and Anthropology,  B.A. Utah State University; M.A. Portland State University; Ph.D. University of Utah

BOULEY, KATIE (2010) Associate Professor, Exercise Science,  B.S. University of Massachusetts; M.S. Springfield College; Ph.D. Springfield College

BOSS, SAM (2015) Assistant Professor, Library,  B.A. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale; M.A. State University of New York - Brockport; M.A. University of Wisconsin - Madison

CASTLEBERRY, KRISTI (2015) Assistant Professor, English, Philosophy & Film Studies,  B.A. Sonoma State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Rochester

DALEY, DANIEL (2008) Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences,  A.S., B.S., M.Ed. Lyndon State College

DOLL, SEAN (2011) Associate Professor, Mountain Recreation Management,  A.A. Brookdale Community College; B.S. Frostburg State University; M.Ed. Plymouth State University

FARRELL, KEVIN J. (1990) Professor, Mathematical Sciences,  B.S. Nasson College; M.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of Rhode Island

FORTNER, TARA (2013) Assistant Professor, Education,  B.A., The College of Saint Rose; M.A. Alfred University; Ed.D. Plymouth State University

GIESE, ALAN (2006) Associate Professor, Natural Sciences/Biology,  B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz; M.S. Oregon State University; Ph.D. Arizona State University

GIESE, STEPHANIE (2015) Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration,  B.S. Westminister College; M.S. Case Western Reserve University

GILBERT, ROBBY (2014) Assistant Professor, Visual Arts/Animation,  B.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York; M.Ed. Argosy University; M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Arts

GILMAN, CHANDLER R. (1998) Professor, English,  B.A. Williams College; M.A. University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. Vermont College of Norwich University

GITTLEMAN, JOSEPH (2009) Assistant Professor, Music and Performing Arts,  B.A. Johnson State College

GLENTZ BRUSH, KELLY A. (2002) Professor, Visual Arts,  B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A. University of Kansas

HANRAHAN, JANEL (2012) Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences,  B.A., Alverno College; M.S. University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

HAYWOOD-BIRD, EDEN (2014) Assistant Professor, Education,  B.A. Regis University; M.A. University of Colorado-Denver; Ph.D. Colorado State University

HILTON, MARK (1999) Professor, Business Administration,  B.S. Lyndon State College; M.B.A. Plymouth State University

HUGHES, DEBORAH (2007) Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences/Computer Science,  B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology

JOHNSTON, DAVID (2005), Professor, English, Philosophy & Film Studies,  B.A. Denison University; M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook

KAMEI, AI (2014) Assistant Professor, Education, B.A., M.S. Osaka Kyoiku University; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

KOROL, RHONDA (1995) Professor, Psychology,  B.A. Dartmouth College; B.S. University of Minnesota; M.A. University of Cincinnati; Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

LATHROP, ALISON S. (1999) Professor, Geology,  B.Sc. Bates College; Ph.D. Dartmouth College






LEDOUX, GREGORY (2009) Associate Professor, Exercise Science,  B.S. Lyndon State College; M.S. Bridgewater State College

LEWIS, TIMOTHY R. (1999), Professor, Electronic Journalism Arts,  B.A. University of Vermont ; M.A. Union Institute & University/Vermont College

LUCE, BENJAMIN (2008), Associate Professor, Natural Sciences/Physics,  B.S. State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S., Ph.D. Clarkson University

LUNA, ANDREA (1997) Professor, English,  B.S. University of Vermont; M.A. University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

McCOY, DAISY (1991) Professor, Mathematical Sciences, B.A. Douglass College of Rutgers University; M.S. Virginia Tech; Ph.D. Virginia Tech

MEACHEM, MEAGHAN (2008) Associate Professor, Electronic Journalism Arts,  B.S. Lyndon State College; M.A. Marlboro College Graduate Center

MIRKIN, BENJAMIN (2013) Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management,  M.A. University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

MORISON, WILLIAM (2012) Assistant Professor, Business Administration,  B.S. Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire; M.B.A. Southern New Hampshire University

MUELLER, HARRY (2003) Associate Professor, Visual Arts,  A.A.S. Milwaukee Institute of Technology; A.A.S., B.S. Rochester Institute of Technology

NOYES, JAMES (2015) Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management,  B.S. University of Phoenix, M.Ed. Plymouth State University

PARISI, PHILIP J. (2004) Associate Professor, Visual Arts, A.S. Champlain College; B.F.A. School of Visual Arts; M.F.A, Hunter College; Ph.D., Capella University

PASCALE, AIMEE (2015) Assistant Professor, Exercise Science,  B.S. Springfield College; M.S. University of Oregon; Ph.D. Springfield College

PFEFFERLE, ZANE (2014) Assistant Professor, Exercise Science,  B.S. Doane College; M.S. Springfield College; Ph.D. Springfield College

RAZZANO, ELAINE (1995) Professor, English,  B.A. Georgian Court College; M.A. Seton Hall University; M.Ed. Plymouth State University; Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo

RUSH, BENJAMIN (2015) Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management,  B.S., M.S. Memphis State University; Ph.D. National Taiwan Sport University

SAEED, TIMOTHY (2016) Assistant Professor, Music and Performing Arts,  B.M. University of Pacific Conservatory of Music; M.M. University of New Mexico & Boston University; Ph.D. Louisianna State University

SEARLS, PAUL (2005) Associate Professor, History,  B.A. Hobart College; M.A. University of Vermont; Ph.D. New York University  

SHAFER, JASON (2005) Professor, Atmospheric Sciences,  B.S. Plymouth State College; M.S. University of Utah; Ph.D. University of Utah

SHERRER, MARGARET (2005) Professor, Psychology,  B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.S.W. Rhode Island College; Ph.D., Boston College

SHINE, PATRICIA (2003) Professor, Human Services,  B.A. Adelphi University; M.S.W. Simmons School of Social Work

SMITH, DONNA (2010) Assistant Professor, Electronic Journalism Arts,  B.S. Lyndon State College; M.A. Johnson State College

STROKANOV, ALEXANDRE A. (2000) Professor, History, B.A. Perm State University (Russia), M.A. Perm State University, Ph.D. Perm State University

STROUP, BRANDON (2012) Assistant Professor, Social Science/Criminal Justice,  B.A. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

TUCKER, BARCLAY (2001) Professor, Visual Arts,  B.F.A. University of Utah; M.A. Syracuse University; M.F.A. University of Hartford, Hartford Art School

WARWICK, BRIAN (2016) Assistant Professor, Music and Performing Arts,  B.M. Berklee College of Music; M.S. Full Sail University

WERDENSCHLAG, LORI (1992) Professor, Psychology, B.A. Emory University; M.S., Ph.D. Tulane University

Part-time Faculty


BERTOLINI, MARK, Business Administration/Law

BERTONE, KATHY, Business Administration


BOYE, ALAN, Professor Emeritus (retired), English

CARCIO, KATE, Mountain Recreation Management

CLEVERLEY, BONNIE, Music & Performing Arts


COTTE, WILLIAM, Music and Performing Arts

DOWLING, DAN, Electronic Journalism / Atmospheric Sciences

DWYER, PAULINE, Natural Sciences

EGAN, TIMOTHY, Visual Arts

ELMES, MARTHA, Visual Arts

FREGOSI, GIANNA, Music & Performing Arts/Theater

HANNA, CHARLOTTE, Business Administration



JAMES, NANCY, Education

KAPLAN, JONATHAN, Natural Sciences

KASCENSKA, JOHN, Mountain Recreation Management

LEONE, NICOLE, Mathematics





LORIOT, GEORGE, Atmospheric Sciences

MacDOWELL, LISA, English


McKNIGHT, CYNTHIA, Natural Science

MIKOVITZ, TIM, Music & Performing Arts


ROCHE, MARIA, Social Science/Spanish

STROKANOVA, ELENA, Social Science/Russian


TWOMBLEY, NORMA, Mathematics

ULRICH, TIMOTHY, Mathematics

VADEN, NICHOLAS, Music & Performing Arts

VAN der LAAN, KYLE, English




Professor Emeriti


BLANCHARD, IRENE (1976-1998)

BOYE, ALAN (1987-2009)

EBBETT, BALLARD E. (1960-1998)

FITCH, JON (1974-2005)


GREEN, FRANK (1970-2004)

McGOWAN, DORIAN (1959-2006)

MILLER, DONALD H. (1959-1999)

MOYE, RICHARD (1991-2014)

PORTNER, RICHARD (1977-2006)

REEVES, CAROLYN (1982-2003)

ROSSI, RONALD (1976-2015)

VOS, KENNETH (1967-1999)


 The Administration


ELAINE C. COLLINS, President, B.A. University of California Los Angeles, M.A. University of California Davis, Ph.D. Ohio State University Columbus

NOLAN T. ATKINS, Provost, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, B.S. University of Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles

SHARRON R. SCOTT, Dean of Administration, B.S. University of Vermont

JONATHAN M. DAVIS, Dean of Students, B.S. Lyndon State College

THOMAS K. ANDERSON, Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Faculty, B.S. Western Illinois University; M.S. Western Illinois University

The College Directors and Staff

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Alex D. Allen    Public Safety Officer
Edie I. Allen   Admissions Specialist
Stephen C. Allen   LAN/System Administrator
Thomas R. Archer   Director of Physical Plant
Kathy A. Armstrong   Assistant to the Dean of Administration
Jennifer M. Aubin   Senior Financial Aid Officer
Bonnie D. Babcock   Admissions Records Specialist
Debra M. Bailin   Director of Student Academic Development
Megan Barnes   Head Athletic Trainer
Trevor A. Barski   Associate Director of Admissions
Elizabeth L. Bergman   Interlibrary Loan Specialist
David E. Bixby   Custodian
Jay D. Bona   Circulation Coordinator
Tanya W. Bradley   Director of Financial Aid
Mason M. Brewer   Admissions Counselor
Dustin R. Brooks   Maintenance Technician
Kristin M. Brooks   Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator
Rodney J. Call   Custodian/Maintenance Worker
Jody A. Card   Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Damon J. Cawley   Content Specialist/Social Media Coordinator
Jo-Ann Charron   Custodian/Pool Technician
Christina K. Cotnoir   Assistant to the Dean of Students
Patricia R. Cross   Staff Assistant to Director of Physical Plant
Jessie Lynne Dall   Staff Assistant to Faculty
Alexandra R. Damato   Admissions Counselor
Michael A. Dente   Chief Technology Officer
Grace L. Dinapoli   Media & Marketing Coordinator
Sayer Dion-Smyczek   Lab Technician, pt
Denise M. Doyon   Custodian
Lori A. Drew   Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Terry K. Dwyer   Vehicle Mechanic/Grounds Maintenance Technician
Alyssa R. Estus   Assistant Director of Student Life
Mary A. Etter   Coordinator of Disability Services
Charles M. Forrest   Public Safety Officer
Karen M. Fournier   Custodian
Miranda D. Fox   Registrar
Evelyn E. Franz   Recorder
Sandra L. Franz   Director of Human Resources
Donna M. Gile   Staff Assistant to Faculty
Darlene N. Gilman   Staff Assistant for Conferences
Kathleen E. Gold   Director of Advising Resources
Cheryl L. Goldrick   Admissions Assistant
Jacqueline Goodwin   Custodian
Lisa R. Goodwin   Custodian
George B. Hacking   Director of Public Safety
Nermin Hajdarevic   Master Maintenance Technician
Tim L. Hale   Custodian/Maintenance Worker
Jennifer K. Harris   Executive Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
Kelly-Ann Harris   Custodian
Brandon B. Heanssler   Web & Digital Designer
Stacy O. Hopkins   Student Services Consultant
Danielle R. Hume   Assistant Director, LEAP (AmeriCorps)
Kristin E. Hunt   NECC Site Director (North Essex Community College campus)
Edward A. Jacques   Master Maintenance Technician
Chantal A. Jean   Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jason N.T. Kaiser   Atmospheric Sciences Data Systems Administrator
Mark L. Lariviere   Custodian
Thomas J. Leiper   Senior Mechanical Systems Technician - Plumber
Kenneth W. Leonard   Custodian
Sara L. Lussier   Director of Annual Giving
Vincent U. Maloney   Director of Admissions
David J. Martin   Financial Aid Officer
Shane E. Mason   Student Services Consultant
Gregory J. Mehuron   Admissions Counselor
Brian W. Michaud   Public Safety Officer
Darcie A. Miles   Executive Assistant to the President
Mark H. Mohrmann   Broadcast Systems Administrator
Denise B. Moses   Coordinator of Academic Success Resources
Ann M. Nygard   Director, Center for Professional Studies
Joshua L. Peake   Custodian
Daniel M. Peal   Senior Mechanical Systems Technician - Electrician
Kevin Pezanowski   Director of Intramurals/Mens’ Lacrosse Coach
Sylvia L. Plumb   Executive Director of Communications
Charlotte N. Porcelli   Director of Conferences & Events
Monique C. Prive   Acquisitions Coordinator
Diane W. Raymond   Student Services Consultant/Staff Assistant, Education
Rose E. Reynolds   Director, LEAP (AmeriCorps)
Dianne M. Rivers   Staff Assistant to Associate Academic Dean
Cynthia A. Robertson   Director of Payroll & Employee Services
Erin S. Rossetti   Director of Student Life
Nathan R. Rossetti   Public Safety Officer
Kate M. Roy   Associate Director of Athletics & Compliance Coordinator
Stephen P. Roy   Custodian
Jason R. Ryan   Assistant Chief Technology Officer
Tara-jean Samora   Cataloger
Mary E. Schlesinger   Custodial Supervisor
Tracy W. Sherbrook   Assistant to the Provost
Deborah M. Sherwood   Custodian
David M. Siuta   Research Scientist
Robert E. Stowell   Public Safety Officer, pt
Tina M. Stowell   Custodian
Rhonda M. Trucott   Mailroom/Copyroom Supervisor
Christopher T. Ummer   Director of Athletics
Thomas P. Weineck   Senior Desktop Support Technician
Thomas M. White   Admissions Athletic Laison/Men’s Baseball Coach
C. Richard Williams   Director of Upward Bound
Amy L. Wright   Director of Career Services
Mary K. Yackley   Staff Assistant
Aaron E. Young   Director of Technical Services

Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges

Shavonna Bent Student Trustee
Janette Bombardier Colchester
Jerry Diamond Newport
Lynn Dickinson, Rep. St. Albans
J. Churchill Hindes Colchester
Tim Jerman, Vice Chair  Essex Junction
Bill Lippert, Jr., Rep. Hinesburg
Karen Luneau, Secretary St. Albans
Chris Macfarlane Essex Junction
Jim Masland, Rep. Thetford Center
Linda Milne, Treasurer Montpelier
Martha O’Connor, Chair Brattleboro
Michael Pieciak Winooski
Aly Richards Montpelier
Phil Scott, Ex Officio Governor, State of Vermont

Past Lyndon Presidents


* Ms. Rita L. Bole
* Ms. Florence E. Drew
* Mr. Arthur B. Elliott
* Ms. Susan C. Gallagher
* Dr. Robert E. Long
* Dr. A. John Holden, Jr.
* Dr. H. Franklin Irwin, Jr.
   Dr. Edward I. Stevens
* Dr. Janet G. Murphy
   Dr. Clive C. Veri
   Dr. Margaret R. Williams 
 * Dr. Robert A. Burnham
   Dr. Carol A. Moore
   Mr. Steven M. Gold        

   Dr. Joseph A. Bertolino

   Dr. Nolan T. Atkins


(1935-1936, Acting)
(1958-1959, Acting)
(1970-1971, Acting)
(1997-1998, Interim)
(2011-2012, Interim)


(2016-2017, Interim)