ACADEMICS

  • New Faculty 2016-2017

    Worcester State University is pleased to showcase our newest faculty members and librarians, whose in-depth knowledge of their disciplines and dedication to teaching, scholarship, and research will inspire students to transform their curiosity and passion into the knowledge and skills that can shape the future.

  • Nathan Angelo
     
      

    Nathan Angelo

    History and Political Science
    Ph.D., New School for Social Research
    Areas of expertise: American presidential history, campaigns and elections, racial and ethnic politics, political communication
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited for the opportunity to discuss important concepts and political issues with students from diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives.
    Jorge Brown
     

    Jorge Brown

    Library
    M.L.S., Emporia State University
    Areas of expertise: user experience, web development, library automation, instructional technology
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited to see so many students using the library at Worcester State.

     

    Paula Bylaska-Davies
     

    Paula Bylaska-Davies

    Nursing
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Worcester
    Areas of expertise: maternal-child health, health promotion
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I love the diversity in the student body. This university is affordable and accessible to many students who may not have an opportunity otherwise to attend college. I love the excellence demonstrated by the Nursing Department, especially with the NCLEX results.

    Amanda Cornine
     

    Amanda Cornine

    Nursing
    M.S.N., Framingham State University
    Areas of expertise: medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? Working with diverse and motivated students, while being surrounded by supportive and talented faculty members.

     

    Laura Curtis
     

    Laura Curtis

    Nursing
    M.S.N., Northeastern University
    Areas of expertise: psychiatric mental health nursing (adolescence, deaf services, forensics), leadership development, service dog/therapy dog integration in organizations, disaster psychological first aid, critical incident stress management-basic level, mindfulness-based stress management
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited to be able to support the next generation of baccalaureate-prepared nurses to succeed in today's health-care environment. I know this work also makes me a better professional and will increase my personal impact on my practice in the workplace.

     

    Anthony Dell'Aera

    Anthony Dell'Aera

    History and Political Science
    Ph.D., Brown University
    Areas of expertise: American politics and public policy
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? Institutional pride and a wonderful sense of community resonate across the campus. The student population is extraordinarily creative, motivated, and diverse, leading to a dynamic classroom experience, which, like the pages of a great novel, keeps me eagerly looking forward to what the next day of class will bring. The faculty members are a deliciously eclectic group of exceptional teacher-scholars who give so much of themselves to their students and who have been tremendously welcoming and supportive of me as a new professor here. Whether it is among students or faculty, Worcester State is a place where everyone is pulling for you to succeed and you feel like everyone has your back.


    Kathryn Frazier
     

    Kathryn Frazier

    Psychology
    Ph.D., Clark University
    Areas of expertise: women's experiences of violence and vulnerability, contemporary feminisms, women's experiences of empowerment
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited about the energy and curiosity of Worcester State students, and about the spirit of collaboration among the faculty.

     

    Elizabeth Gilbert
     

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    Mathematics
    Ph.D., Temple University
    Area of expertise: statistics
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited to get students interested in mathematics and, in particular, the field of statistics. I look forward to seeing students who do not have previous knowledge or interest in statistics become excited about the subject.

     

    Ross Griffiths
     

    Ross Griffiths

    Library
    M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
    Areas of expertise: archives and manuscripts, rare books, books and paper conservation
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? A small campus such as WSU allows faculty and students to build closer connections with each other—it's so easy to meet and get to know people here. The faculty and student body is very diverse, and the campus itself is a beautiful place to work.

     

    Caitlin Krul
     

    Caitlin Krul

    Mathematics
    Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
    Areas of expertise: mathematics education, graph theory
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am most excited about working with future teachers. I am passionate about enhancing the mathematical appreciation of this particular group of students, and I look forward to seeing how they will make a difference in our community.

     

    William Lundmark
     

    William Lundmark

    Library
    M.L.I.S., Long Island University
    Areas of expertise: electronic resources management, health sciences librarianship
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? The many new faculty, enthusiastic students, and great staff. I believe I have a lot to contribute!

     

    Eli Minkoff
     

    Eli Minkoff

    Biology
    Ph.D., Harvard University
    Area of expertise: evolutionary biology
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? The rich mix of eager students of all backgrounds.

     

    Susan Monaghan
     

    Susan Monaghan

    Education
    Ph.D., Marquette University
    Areas of expertise: mathematics education, education policy, urban education
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? The students are honest, open, and engaged. There is a wonderful sense of community, which offers great support.

     

    Elizabeth Osborne
     

    Elizabeth Osborne

    World Languages
    Ph.D., Stony Brook University
    Areas of expertise: Southern Cone memory studies and contemporary Latin American film, literature, and culture
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I'm most excited about the students' wide range of experiences that inform their critical thinking and contributions in class. I am also impressed by the various opportunities available both on- and off-campus for collaboration and community engagement, and I look forward to incorporating these into my teaching and research.

    Shu Qian
     

    Shu Qian

    Library
    M.S., Florida State University
    Areas of expertise: library science, information literacy
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? It provides a very collaborative and supportive learning environment. I am so glad to be a part of it and looking forward to working with the nice colleagues and lovely students here.


    Naida Saavedra
     

    Naida Saavedra

    World Languages
    Ph.D., Florida State University
    Areas of expertise: contemporary Latin American literature, U.S. Latino literature, immigration, and identity issues
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I have the opportunity to work with students who are willing to learn and go beyond the texts we discuss in the classroom. I am thrilled to teach future teachers who take initiative in their own learning and who desire to leave a mark on their future students. That is what makes me excited to come to work every day.


    Christina Santana
     

    Christina Santana

    English
    Ph.D., Arizona State University
    Areas of expertise: community literacy and engagement, public rhetorics and deliberation, technology and speculative rhetorics, technical and professional communication
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am excited by the many opportunities I have to connect with WSU students who might see my writing courses as useful for better envisioning themselves as individuals and as public citizens enmeshed in public lives.


    Lingling Wang
     

    Lingling Wang

    Business Administration and Economics
    Ph.D., Southern New Hampshire University
    Areas of expertise: internationalization processes of multinational enterprises, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, and knowledge transfer
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? The friendly and respectful learning environment makes me excited to share my expertise and experience with students and help them acquire knowledge and develop skills, which can give them a competitive advantage in their future career.
    Catherine Worsnop
     

    Catherine Worsnop

    Health Sciences
    Ph.D., Brandeis University
    Areas of expertise: international relations, global governance, global health, disease outbreak response, the World Health Organization
    What excites you about the learning environment at Worcester State? I am impressed with the curiosity of WSU students, the diversity of experiences that they bring to the classroom, and their insight into complex issues. I am excited to continue working with such engaged students and colleagues.