Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty

The entire MCC professional community – its faculty, staff and support areas – is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.

MCC is proud of its faculty members who bring both academic and “real world” credentials into the classroom. Our faculty’s first priority is to teach and it shows in their ongoing interest in and support of their students’ educational, career and life goals.

Working with the faculty, our staff members are a ready resource for questions and are available to help students understand all that’s needed to complete their academic requirements.

Kate Bella, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy teaching math simply because I love math. Teaching it allows me to constantly show new groups of students how interesting math can be."

Kate Bella

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A206
860-512-2737
KBella@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Algebra
Calculus
Differential Equations

Education

MS, University of Connecticut - Mathematics
BS, Adelphi University - Mathematics

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut

Affiliations

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges of Connecticut (MATYCONN)

Etleva Bufi, Educational Assistant

Etleva Bufi

Educational Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-250
EBufi@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

James Clark, Instructor

James Clark

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-230
860-512-2624
JClark@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Paul Courchesne, Instructor

Paul Courchesne

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
B-204
860-512-2715
PCourchesne@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Mehrdad Faezi, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Transferring knowledge. Learning all the time. Joy of seeing the spark in the eyes of the student once s/he learns a subject. Working and discussions with colleagues who are experts in a variety of disciplines."

Mehrdad Faezi

Professor
Engineering and Technology Department
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
C-120
860-512-2729
MFaezi@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Manufactuirng and Production Methods
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (including CAD/CAM and CNC)
Robotics
Measurement Methods
Quality Assurance and Statistical Process Control
Lean Manufacturing
Supply Chain Management

Education

MS, Brigham Young University
BS, Brigham Young University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Central Connecticut State University
Brigham Young University

Affiliations

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
American Society for Engineering Education

Richard Gnall, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy the challenge of remaining current in the constantly changing fields of computer science and technology. Research and study are an important and fun part of what I do on a daily basis. I enjoy designing and building courses which guide students through the process of learning complex topics in a linear and coherent fashion."

Richard Gnall

Professor
Chair, Computer Programming and Networking Department
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
C-123
860-512-2643
RGnall@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Computer Programming
Networking and System Administration
Math
Physics
Optics

Education

MA, University of Southern California-Physics
BA, Cornell University-Physics

Experience

Manchester Community College
Bell Laboratories-Photonic Integrated Circuits Research

Affiliations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Sharale Golding, Interim Division Director, Mathematics

Why I Like What I Do

"On a daily basis I get the wonderful opportunity to impact someone’s life. To be a square on the path in someone’s educational journey is an honor and a privilege."

Sharale Golding

Interim Division Director, Mathematics
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-237a
860-512-2739
SGolding@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Human Anatomy
Physiology

Education

MS, Quinnipiac University - Biomedical Sciences
BS, Eastern Connecticut State University - Biology

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut Health Center
Celldex Therapeutics (formerly CuraGen Corporation)

Affiliations

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers (CTABT)
New England Biology Association of Two-Year Colleges (NEBATYC)
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)

Myrta Groeneveld, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I am really fortunate to have discovered that I have a passion for teaching mathematics. I am always enthusiastic about meeting new students and being part of their learning experience."

Myrta Groeneveld

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
D233
860-512-2735
MGroeneveld@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

All levels of Mathematics and Statistics

Education

MS, University of Connecticut-Mathematics
BS, Westfield State University-Mathematics
AS, Springfield Technical Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College
Springfield Technical Community College
Westfield State University

Affiliations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC)
American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges of Connecticut (MATYCONN)

Ann Hadley, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy advising students in Environmental Sciences and teaching Introduction to Environmental Science and Introduction to Geology at Manchester Community College. I especially enjoy working with students on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problem solving. We get to take some great field trips in geology classes to several of Connecticut᾿s state parks. Doing field work is fun for all of us."

Ann Hadley

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-227
860-512-2706
AHadley@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Erosion and sedimentation control
Interdisciplinary critical thinking and problem solving in environmental sciences
Sedimentology/shoreline erosion and geology field mapping
Watershed management and water resources

Education

MS, University of Vermont - Geology
BS,,Tufts University - Geology and Environmental Sciences
Student and Assistant Instructor at the Indiana University Geologicial Field Station, Cardwell, Montana

Experience

Manchester Community College
Executive Director and Geologist for the Middlesex County Soil and Water Conservation District
Environmental Consultant

Affiliations

Connecticut Envirothon Program - Founder
Connecticut Geological Society
Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association
Connecticut Science Teachers᾿ Association
Geological Society of America
National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Christopher Hamelin, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

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Christopher Hamelin

Assistant Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
D-232
860-512-2725
CHamelin@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS#17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Calculus

Education

MS, University of Connecticut - Mathematics
BS, University of Hartford - Computer Science
BA, University of Hartford - Mathematics

Experience

Manchester Community College University of Connecticut

Affiliations

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Diane Hillyer, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"My goal in teaching mathematics is to help students understand the material, gain confidence in their mathematical abilities, and apply the concepts they have learned to other areas of the curriculum. It is rewarding to watch a student grow throughout the semester. I want the students to get to a place where they will enjoy the mathematics and appreciate its beauty and usefulness."

Diane Hillyer

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
D-231
860-512-2709
DHillyer@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University - Mathematics
BS, University of Lowell - Accounting

Experience

Manchester Community College

Affiliations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)

Daniel Janczak, Academic Associate

Why I Like What I Do

"I mostly enjoy the diversity of science experiments. Never a dull moment."

Daniel Janczak

Academic Associate
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
B-120
860-512-2724
DJanczak@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Chemistry

Education

MA, Central Connecticut State University
BS, Central Connecticut State University
AS, Capital Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College

Terry Kennedy, Program Coordinator, Science

Terry Kennedy

Program Coordinator, Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-220
860-512-2734
TKennedy@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Nancy LaRoche-Shovak, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I have always enjoyed teaching-from the classroom to the clinical setting to corporate training sessions. It gives me great pleasure to see the lights go on when students get a concept or idea being presented."

Nancy LaRoche-Shovak

Professor
Health Careers
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-235
860-512-2714
NLaRoche-Shovak@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Respiratory Care
Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty
Flight Respiratory Therapist
Home Care/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Education

MS, University of Connecticut-Allied Health Education
BS, Quinnipiac College-Respiratory Care
AS, Quinnipiac College-Respiratory Care

Experience

Manchester Community College
Newbury College
Quinnipiac University
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Lincare, INc.

Affiliations

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
AARC Education Committee
Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care (CTSRC)
CTSRC Education Committee
CT Allied Health Workforce Policy Board

Pauline Lizotte, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I teach because I love my subject, I want to share it with as many people as possible, and I love seeing the light bulb go on when my students get it."

Pauline Lizotte

Assistant Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-218h
860-512-2721
PLizotte@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Biology
Botany
Nutrition

Education

PhD, University of Iowa - Botany
MS, University of Iowa - Botany
BS, Central Connecticut State University - Biology Education

Experience

Manchester Community College
Valencia Community College
Eastern Arizona College
Northwest Missouri State University

Affiliations

National Association of Biology Teachers
National Science Teachers Association
Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers
Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers

Allison MacKenzie, Instructor

Allison MacKenzie

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
T-305
860-512-2718
AMacKenzie@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 7,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Ibtsam Mahfouz, Assistant Professor

Ibtsam Mahfouz

Assistant Professor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-224
860-512-2710
IMahfouz@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Roger Martinez-Alcaz, Instructor

Roger Martinez-Alcaz

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-218I
860-512-2698
RMartinez-Alcaz@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Pamela McManus, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy introducing people to the complexity and diversity of living things. I enjoy challenging students and seeing their reactions when they finally understand a complex topic or when they succeed in meeting those challenges. I love receiving letters or visits from former students who have gone on to become biologists, doctors, nurses or biology teachers."

Pamela McManus

Associate Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-221
860-512-2738
PMcManus@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Cell Biology

Education

MS, University of Wyoming - Cell Biology
BS, SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Forest Zoology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Lee College, Baytown,Texas
Western Wyoming Community College

Affiliations

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers (CABT)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Kerry McNiven, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy teaching students who will eventually become future respiratory therapists. I am constantly amazed by the growth of students' knowledge and confidence from their first class until they graduate and successfully pass their credentialing exams."

Kerry McNiven

Professor
Health Careers
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-233
860-512-2716
KMcNiven@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Respiratory Disease
Asthma
Pharmacology
Respiratory Therapy

Education

MS, University of Bridgeport - Human Resource Management
BS, SUNY, Upstate Medical Center - Respiratory Therapy
AS, SUNY, Upstate Medical Center - Respiratory Therapy
Certificate in Office Microcomputer, Manchester Community College

Experience

I am a registered respiratory therapist and certified in CPR and ACLS. I have worked in acute care hospitals in Syracuse and Yonkers, New York, and Bristol and Norwalk, Connecticut, in a specialty hospital in New Britain, Connecticut, and for the Golden Care Corpation in skilled nursing facilities. I have volunteered many hours for the American Lung Association of New England. In addition to Manchester Community College, I have taught in various Respiratory Care Programs, including Norwalk Hospital and Quinnipiac University.

Affiliations

American Association for Respiratory Care, member of House of Delegates and member of Best Practices, Mentoring and Education Committees
CT Society for Respiratory Care, memebr of the Board of Directors and co-chair of Education Committee
CT Thoracic Society

Rachel Mintell, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I am fascinated by all aspects of biology, and I truly enjoy sharing my passion with my students. My priority as an educator is to provide students with the tools they need to understand, appreciate, integrate and evaluate scientific claims."

Rachel Mintell

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-247
860-512-2728
RMintell@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Biology
Ecology
Nutrition

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University - Biology with a concentration in Education
BS, Central Connecticut State University - BIology with a concentration in Environmental Science

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Hartford
Central Connecticut State University
Bloomfield High School

Affiliations

Manchester Land Conservation Trust

Nia Mitchell, Interim Division Academic Associate

Nia Mitchell

Interim Division Academic Associate
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-237
860-512-2703
NMitchell@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Steven Moore, Professor

Steven Moore

Professor
Chair, Engineering and Technology Department
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
C-122
860-512-2653
SMoore@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MS, North Carolina State University
MS, University of Connecticut
BS, University of Connecticut
AS, Hartford State Technical College

Experience

Manchester Community College
North Carolina State University
Wake Technical Community College
Johnston Community College
Middlesex Community College
Aetna
The Hartford
MCI
IBM

Margaret Moriarty, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I have been an OT practitioner for three decades and remain as enthusiastic and passionate about OT as I was when I first entered practice. It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have a part in shaping the future of this great profession."

Margaret Moriarty

Professor
Health Careers
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-234
860-512-2719
MMoriarty@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Practicing OT in a mental health setting and teaching OT.

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University-Education
BS, Central Connecticut State University-Psychology
AS, Manchester Community College-Occupational Therapy Assistant

Experience

Manchester Community College
I initially taught at MCC as an adjunct faculty member, while working full-time in a clinical setting. As an OT practitioner, I have worked primarily in the practice area of mental health, although in a vast array of treatment settings and across the life span. As a full-time faculty member at MCC for more that 10 years, I continue to have the opportunity for per diem clinical work in a mental health setting.

Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association
Connecticut Occuaptional Therapy Association
Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association COTA Task Force Liaison
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

Susan Morison, Radiography Program Coordinator

Susan Morison

Radiography Program Coordinator
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-223
860-512-2708
SMorison@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Jonathan Morris, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Over the years I have watched students I have taught and trained develop wonderful and rewarding careers. I have seen them accomplish amazing things. To know that I played some part in helping them achieve their success makes teaching among the most rewarding experiences I can imagine."

Jonathan Morris

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
T-515
860-512-2771
JMorris@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

General biology
Microbiology
Genetics
Biotechnology
Biochemistry
Molecular and cellular biology

Education

PhD, Wright University - Biomedical Sciences
BS, Antioch University - Biology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Yale University
Middlesex Community College
East Carolina University
CuraGen Corporation

Affiliations

National Association of Biology Teachers (state representative)
Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers (past president)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Microbiology

Cirio Murillo, Educational Assistant

Cirio Murillo

Educational Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-250
CMurillo@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Nash Neubauer, Educational Assistant

Nash Neubauer

Educational Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
NNeubauer@manchestercc.edu

Great Path,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Katie O'Donnell, Manufacturing Program/Grant Assistant

Katie O'Donnell

Manufacturing Program/Grant Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
860-512-2648
KODonnell@manchestercc.edu

Great Path,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Carol Oliveri, Educational Assistant

Carol Oliveri

Educational Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
B-120
860-512-3000
COliveri@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Chaitanya Pai, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love teaching since it is a honor to be a part of my students' educational dreams to achieve their educational goals at MCC. It makes me proud that I am leaving behind a legacy of lifelong chemical education and its learners."

Chaitanya Pai

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-210
860-512-2778
CPai@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut-Organic Chemistry
MS, University of Bombay-Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology
BS, University of Bombay-Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology
BS, University of Bombay-Chemistry BS, University of Bombay

Experience

Manchester Community College
Asnuntuck Community College
Capital Community College
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute,India

Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3)
Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED)
Connecticut Chemical Education Collective(CCEC)
Phi Lambda Upsilon Honor Society

Michael Pence, Instructor

Michael Pence

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-224
860-512-2727
MPence@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Kathleen Peters, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"It is a pleasure to guide students through the mathematical problem solving process and to present mathematics as a logically consistent system that models quantitative aspects of the human experience."

Kathleen Peters

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
D-234
860-512-2713
KPeters@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

I have been a techer of mathematics since 1976. I began my career as a secondary classroom teacher, and over the decades have worked with students at all levels of math from elementary schoool through post-baccalureate.

Education

MA, University of Connecticut-Mathematics
BS, University of Vermont-Mathematics

Experience

Manchester Community College, 20+ years

Affiliations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Michael Robillard, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love teaching because I'm sharing knowledge about the use of math in everyday life to make students better at their jobs, their schooling or their financial management. Whether it is exponential growth of the stock market (or decay in recent times) or how means and standard deviations relate, to do something for a living that I truly love is why I love teaching."

Michael Robillard

Associate Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
T-407
860-512-2723
MRobillard@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Calculus
Modeling
Statistics

Education

MA, SUNY, Albany - Mathematics
BA, Siena College - Mathematics

Experience

Manchester Community College
Valdosta State University, Georgia
University of Minnesota, Morris
SUNY, Albany

Rosemary Ryan, Coordinator of Dental Assistant Program

Rosemary Ryan

Coordinator of Dental Assistant Program
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A228
860-512-2705
RRyan@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Fatma Salman, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy physics. Physics for me is a way of life, where the whole universe follows the same rules. I love to teach physics and to show my students how the world around us works."

Fatma Salman

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-220
860)-512-2743
FSalman@manchestercc.edu

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Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Algebra-based physics
Calculus-based physics
Condensed matter physics - diffusion into semiconductors, thin film depositions
Astronomy

Education

PhD, University of Central Florida
MS, University of Central Florida
MS, Ain-Shams University, Egypt
BS, Ain-Shams University, Egypt

Experience

Manchester Community College
Valencia Community College
University of Central Florida
ITT Technical Institute

Affiliations

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Physical Society(APS)

Brian Schlegel, Educational Assistant

Brian Schlegel

Educational Assistant
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
BSchlegel@manchestercc.edu

Great Path,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Jana Sime, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Teaching math gives me the opportunity to demonstrate to students the importance of math in our daily lives. I enjoy getting others excited and interested in mathematics; showing students that they can enjoy math and be successful in applying math is priceless."

Jana Sime

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
T-413
860-512-2732
JSime@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Finance
Modeling
Statistics

Education

MBA, University of Connecticut-Finance
BS, University of Connecticut-Mathematics/Statistics

Experience

Manchester Community College
Saint Joseph College
University of Connecticut
Post College

Affiliations

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges of Connecticut (MATYCONN)

Donna Sweeney, Fieldwork Coordinator

Donna Sweeney

Fieldwork Coordinator
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-236
860-512-2717
DSweeney2@manchestercc.edu

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Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Milaim Tahiri, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy teaching math. For me, teaching is a serious and important responsibility that requires energy and passion. When I teach, I try to show my students how math is involved in other sciences and in our daily lives. It is a great feeling when you see students progressing in their understanding of the importance of math in their continuing education process."

Milaim Tahiri

Professor
Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-219D
860-512-2733
MTahiri@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Developmental Math
Precalculus
Calculus
Trigonometry

Education

MA, Central Connecticut State University -Mathematics
BS, Charter Oak State College -Engineering

Experience

Manchester Community College
Central Connecticut State University
Capital Community College
Goodwin College

Affiliations

Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges of Connecticut (MATYCONN)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)

Negussie Tirfessa, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Sharing my excitement for physics with my students"

Negussie Tirfessa

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
C-103
860-512-2731
NTirfessa@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

My area of specialization is in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. I am interested in the areas of effective field theory, computational physics, the nature of light, and physics education.

Education

PhD, Ohio State University
MS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
BS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Experience

Manchester Community College
Addis Ababa University

Affiliations

American Physical Society (APS)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Ethiopian Physics Society-North American (EPS-NA)

Nora Uricchio, Program Coordinator of Radiation Therapy

Nora Uricchio

Program Coordinator of Radiation Therapy
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
A-229
860-512-2730
NUricchio@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Harvey Wiener, Instructor

Harvey Wiener

Instructor
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
L-218b
HWiener@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Jessica Zolciak, Academic Associate

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy working behind the scenes of the biology lab department. I get to work with a large group of full-time faculty and adjuncts who come from a variety of different science and medical backgrounds. I especially enjoy working with animals. We have incorporated two marine environments, a small composting station and fresh water communities into our classrooms to enhance learning outcomes and the ability for students to observe science in action."

Jessica Zolciak

Academic Associate
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
B-120
860-512-2722
JZolciak@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Marine Biolgy
Animal Behavior

Education

BS, Eastern Connecticut State University - Biology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Brand-nu Laboratories

Thomas Zownir, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"After 40 years it is still fun helping people learn how to think in a logical, orderly way and how true learning is the application of ideas, not memorization of facts. And besides, any would-be comedian would give his right arm for a gig where you get to write and star in your own sitcom, with a captive audience, multiple shows per day, over a time span longer than MASH, Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond all put together."

Thomas Zownir

Professor
Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
C-123
860-512-2734
TZownir@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 17,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MS, University of Rhode Island - Organic Chemistry
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Chemistry

Experience

Fairleigh Dickinson University
University of RI