Social Science, Business and Professional Careers 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.

Carla Adams, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Seeing the confidence level of students increase as a result of mastering a new technology is one of the most gratifying parts of my job. Overall, my passion for teaching technology stems from the belief that I am helping my students develop important practical skills which are required to be successful in our dynamic 21st century workplace."

Carla Adams

Associate Professor
Co-chair, Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-232
860-512-2652
CAdams@manchestercc.edu

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

Expertise

Computer Applications: Office and Productivity
Speech Recognition
Business Etiquette
Office Communication and Management
Keyboarding
Web Conferencing

Education

MS, Suffolk University-Adult and Organizational Learning
BS, University of Massachusetts-Marketing

Experience

Manchester Community College - MCC Faculty Advisor, Administrative Professionals Club
Sapphire Technologies
Renaissance Worldwide, Inc.
Government Solutions Division CompUSA, Inc.
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, Massachusetts

Affiliations

Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Connecticut Business Educators Association (CBEA)

Ricardo Aragon, Associate Professor

Ricardo Aragon

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-250
860-512-2766
RAragon@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Susan Barzottini, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy my job immensely, mostly because I love to learn. Every semester brings new students to meet and new experiences and learning in the classroom. The field of IT/IS is constantly changing, and it is quite a challenge keeping up with it all, but I still find it fun and exciting."

Susan Barzottini

Professor
Co-chair, Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-204
860-512-2639
SBarzottini@manchestercc.edu

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

Expertise

Application Development
System Design
Business Requirements Analysis
IT/IS Operations and Management
Project Management
Financial Accounting Business Communications

Education

MBA, University of Connecticut - Finance
BS, University of Connecticut - Accounting

Experience

Manchester Community College
Accenture - Management Consultant and Senior Project Manager
State of Connecticut, DMHAS - IT Project Manager

Affiliations

Epsilon Pi Tau (international honor society for professions in technology)
National Business Educators Association
Connecticut Business Educators Association

Kevin Bechard, Instructor

Kevin Bechard

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-306
860-512-2633
KBechard@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Stacey Bottone, Instructor

Why I Like What I Do

"Providing students with the skills and knowledge that will help prepare them to become successful in this ever-changing field of healthcare is truly rewarding."

Stacey Bottone

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-226
860-512-2627
SBottone@manchestercc.edu

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

Expertise

Electronic Health Records Management
Health Information Management
Medical Coding and Insurance Billing Processes
Encoder and Practice Management Systems

Education

MBA, Salve Regina University-Management
BS, Charter Oak State College-Business Administration

Experience

Manchester Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Charter Oak State College
Kaplan University

Affiliations

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist, National Health Career Association
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), National Center for Competency Testing
Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS), American Medical Association
Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders
Member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Deborah Boyle, Instructor

Deborah Boyle

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218b
860-512-2642
DBoyle@manchestercc.edu

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

Nancy Bray, Assistant Professor

Nancy Bray

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-222
860-512-2790
NBray@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Burcin Calafiore, Instructor

Burcin Calafiore

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218b
BCalafiore@manchestercc.edu

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

Sarah Cieglo, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy showing students that history is not just memorizing dates and facts, but is a process of understanding, interpreting, and analyzing past events and human experiences that has relevance to their own lives."

Sarah Cieglo

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-308
860-512-2767
SCieglo@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Western and World History, especially Ancient History
Early Modern History
British History
History of Religion

Education

MA and MPhil, Yale University - History
BA, Northwestern University - History with honors
BM, Northwestern University - Musicology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
University of Reading (UK)
Yale University

Affiliations

American Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
American Association of Community Colleges

Tuesday Cooper, Division Director of Social Science

Tuesday Cooper

Division Director of Social Science
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-242a
860-512-2752
TCooper@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Douglas Dorsey, Associate Professor

Douglas Dorsey

Associate Professor
Accounting, Business and Paralegal Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-256
860-512-2630
DDorsey@manchestercc.edu

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

Education

MBA, Providence College
BS, University of Maine

Experience

Manchester Community College

David Dubiel, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

Critical thinkers agree that our way of life would not exist without the services provided by the police and other criminal justice practitioners. I consider it a privilege to teach and help develop many of the minds that will undoubtedly join the future ranks of those that will proudly protect and serve. I believe that Manchester Community College provides education that works for a lifetime. It is my plight to teach students that they must treat all people with dignity and respect, even if experience has shown that sometimes good people have bad days. The criminal justice faculty at MCC are experts in their respective fields; I am honored to be part of such a distinguished staff_masbear."

David Dubiel

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218d
860-512-2799
DDubiel@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Critical Incident Management
Ethics
Police Operations-K 9, SWAT, Field Training and Evaluation, Risk Management and Assessment
Traffic Crash Investigation and Reconstruction

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University-Criminal Justice
BA, Central Connecticut State University-Criminal Justice, Political Science
AS, Manchester Community College-Law Enforcement

Experience

Manchester Community College
West Hartford Police Department-Retired Captain
Central Connecticut State University
Emergency Medical Technician

Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Connecticut Police Work Dog Association
Highway Safety Administration (State and National)
Manchester Police Activities League
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Leonard Dupille, Professor

Leonard Dupille

Professor
Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-311
860-512-2779
LDupille@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

PhD, Duquesne University
MA, Duquesne University
BA, University of Massachusetts

Experience

Manchester Community College

Malton Edwards, Instructor

Malton Edwards

Instructor
Accounting, Business and Marketing
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-209
860-512-2631
MEdwards@manchestercc.edu

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

Nicole Esposito, Associate Professor

Nicole Esposito

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-307
860-512-2763
NEsposito@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Meghan Finley, Instructor

Meghan Finley

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218e
860-512-2758
MFinley@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Diane Freeman, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I am interested in subjects and topics that are interesting and challenging. I work in a vibrant, inquiring student environment. I have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. I am able to encourage students to really learn to think both inside and outside the box. I have the opportunity to mentor, positively influence and interact with and learn from students."

Diane Freeman

Professor
Coordinator, Social Service Program
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-511
860-512-2781
DFreeman@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Teaching
Counseling
Active Observation and Assessment Techniques
Grant Writing

Education

MSW, University of Connecticut
BA, Central Connecticut State University
AA, Holyoke Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College
Capital Community College
Springfield College

Affiliations

New England Organization for Human Services
National Association of Social Workers
Child Advocates of Connecticut

Stacy Giguere, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I teach because I want to change the world and I cannot do it alone. I cannot trust that the changes that I want are the changes that the world needs. I cannot trust that my approach is the best approach. Alone I am ignorant; in the community of committed learners at MCC, I have become wiser and my life has become richer from opening myself to diverse perspectives."

Stacy Giguere

Professor
Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-225
860-512-2796
SGiguere@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Developmental and Clinical Psychology
Qualitative Research Methods
Existential-Phenomenological Psychology

Education

PhD, Duquesne University-Clinical Psychology
MA, Duquesne University-Psychology
BA, St. Joseph College-Psychology and Philosophy

Experience

Manchester Community College
Cove Center for Grieving Children
Duquesne University

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Society for Teaching Psychology
American Association of Colleges and Universities
The New England Educational Assessment Network

Martin Hart, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Accounting is the language of business. I enjoy working with students to enhance their understanding of accounting and business. I love to see the lights come on and witness their confidence grow."

Martin Hart

Associate Professor
Accounting, Business and Marketing
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-508
860-512-2625
MHart@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Fund Accounting
Managerial Communication
General Business

Education

MBA, Nichols College-Business Administration
BS, Gonzaga College-Accounting
AA, Wenatchee Valley College-Transfer Degree

Experience

Manchester Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Nichols College
Skyhawks Sports Academy

Affiliations

Council for Resource Development (CRD)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TATYC) National Association of Realtors

Mary Holland, Associate Professor

Mary Holland

Associate Professor
Paralegal Program
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-208
860-512-2632
MHolland@manchestercc.edu

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

Lucy Hurston, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I am most pleased at bringing students to a state of social awareness and civic responsibility. By helping students to develop their sociological imagination, they become activists for social justice and then realize how much power they hold over their futures."

Lucy Hurston

Professor
Sociology and Sign Language
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-312
860-512-2791
LHurston@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Inequality, Race and Ethnicity

Education

MA, Ohio State University
BA, Central Connecticut State University
AS, Manchester Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Charter Oak State College
Saint Joseph College
Holyoke Community College Trinity College

Affiliations

American Sociological Association
Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association
Greater New Haven African American Historical Society - lifetime member
Hartford Area Habitat of Humanity - Board of Directors
Hurston Wright Foundation - Board of Directors National Council of Black Studies Sociologists for Women in Society

Theresa Janeczek, Professor

Theresa Janeczek

Professor
Accounting, Business and Paralegal Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-506
860-512-2626
TJaneczek@manchestercc.edu

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

Education

MBA, University of Hartford
BA, Springfield College

Experience

Mancheser Community College

Katherine Kern, Assistant Professor

Katherine Kern

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A250
860-512-2794
KKern@manchestercc.edu

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

Valerie Kier, Professor

Valerie Kier

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-414
860-512-2760
VKier@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Kathryn Kleis, Instructor

Kathryn Kleis

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218d
860-512-2795
KKleis@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Claudia LaRocque, Instructor

Claudia LaRocque

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218f
860-512-2628
CLaRocque@manchestercc.edu

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

Luz Londono Diaz, Instructor

Luz Londono Diaz

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218f
860-512-2754
LLondonoDiaz@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Angelo Messore, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enojy teaching because I am committed to helping students attain a critical understanding of the political and economic systems that shape the world in which we live. For better or worse, our governments (local, state and federal) will make decisions that significantly influence the nature and quality of our lives. As citizens, individuals must understand how these decisions are made and their consequences for our society."

Angelo Messore

Professor
Political Science, Social Science and Sociology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-219e
860-512-2755
AMessore@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

American Government
Political Economy
Political Theory

Education

MPhil, Yale University
MA, Yale University
BA, Princeton University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Yale University
Legislative Aide, Office of US Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R-CT)

Affiliations

American Economic Association
American Political Science Association

Donna Nicholson, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"This is one of the only occupations where an individual can truly impact hundreds, if not thousands, of lives during your career. What other occupation allows you to nurture and mold a student's intellectual opinion on areas of interest."

Donna Nicholson

Professor
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-244
860-512-2756
DNicholson@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure
Serial Offender Psychological Profiles

Education

ABD, Capella University
JD, Western New England College School of Law
MA, Central Connecticut State University
BA, Central Connecticut State University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Northwestern Community College
Connecticut Department of Justice, Community Policing Program

Affiliations

Federal Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Board of Directors, Community Partners in Action (CPA)
American Mock Trial Association
Connecticut Emergency Medical Technicians
Urban Search and Rescue Technicians

Christopher Paulin, Professor

Christopher Paulin

Professor
Social Science and Hospitality Division
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-403
860-512-2770
CPaulin@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

British Empire
British Imperialsm in Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Civilization

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Massachusetts
BA, University of Massachusetts

Experience

Manchester Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University
University of Connecticut
Elms College

Affiliations

Manchester Historical Society

Nickia Pierce, Instructor

Nickia Pierce

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218a
860-512-2769
NPierce@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS$ 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Sandra Rimetz, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Working in a field that is constantly changing is both exciting and fulfilling to me. And having the opportunity to share what I learn along the way with my students makes it even better."

Sandra Rimetz

Professor
Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-246
860-512-2636
SRimetz@manchestercc.edu

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

Expertise

Digital Technology (PC and Mac)
Web Design and Development

Education

MA, Teachers College, Columbia University - Educational Technology
BS, SUNY, Plattsburgh - Speech and Hearing Sciences

Experience

Manchester Community College
Website Developer
T. J. Watson IBM Research Center, UX/Human Factors Group
Cadkey, Inc., Technology Specialist

Affiliations

Women in Technology (WIT)
CT User Experience Professional Group

Francine Rosselli-Navarra, Professor

Francine Rosselli-Navarra

Professor
Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-222
860-512-2711
FRosselli-Navarra@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Social psychology: social cognition, persuasion and social influence, prejudice and discrimination
Psychological statistics and quantitative methodology
Cognitive-behavioral treatments for binge eating disorders

Education

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara - Social and Personality Psychology
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara - Social and Personality Psychology
BA, Williams College - Psychology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
State University of New York, Buffalo
Central Michigan University

Affiliations

Association for Psychological Science
Eastern Psychological Association
Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges
Society of Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Carl Stafford, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I get to teach people a skill that I am totally passionate about."

Carl Stafford

Professor
Hospitality Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-229
860-512-2786
CStafford@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Food preparation
Cost controls in the food industry
Tourism development

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University
BS, University of New Haven
AS, Manchester Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College

Affiliations

American Culinary Federation
Amercan Hotel Lodging Association

Grace Talaga, Academic Assistant

Why I Like What I Do

"I love helping people."

Grace Talaga

Academic Assistant
Hospitality Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-267
860-512-2762
GTalaga@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Marriage and family therapy

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University
BS, Eastern Connecticut State University
AS, Manchester Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College
Granby Youth Service Bureau
Partners in Therapy, South Windsor

Susan VanNess, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I have spent over twenty years teaching children (infants through sixth grade) and now love teaching what I have learned through those experiences to others at the college level. I am in early childhood settings working with student teachers and so still get to be with young children. I also get to see the student teachers critically think about and reflect on all they have learned at MCC about early childhood and put it into real practice with children. It is the best of both worlds for me! Nothing is more fulfilling than watching and being a part of children and teachers learning and growing together."

Susan VanNess

Associate Professor
Education Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-505
860-512-2683
SVanNess@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Early childhood education

Education

MS, Southern Connecticut State University
BS, Southern Connecticut State University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Capital Community College
Tunxis Community College
Naugatuck Community College
Public Elementary School

Affiliations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

William Williams, Assistant Professor

William Williams

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-255
860-512-2777
WWilliams@manchestercc.edu

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

Jean Wynn, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy being the catalyst in the development of students. Their growth stimulates me to improve myself and my teaching. I also thrive on diversity, which is at the heart of anthropology. Thus teaching allows me to set the stage for the awareness, understanding and hopefully acceptace of difference in people and the world. Where nelse can I do that and still get summers off to travel and research around the globe?!"

Jean Wynn

Professor
Chair, Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-221
860-512-2784
JWynn@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Cross-cultural health and healing
Mayan culture

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut - Medical Anthropology
MA, University of Michigan
BSN, Mercy College of Detroit
Physical Examination and History-Taking Certification, Wayne State University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Capital Community College
Trinity College
Hospice on-call
Clinical therapy
Nursing and teaching in North Africa (Tunisia), Southeast Asia (Malaysia) and the United States

Affiliations

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Psychological Society (APS)
RN, Connecticut and Michigan

Lolita Wynter, Academic Associate

Lolita Wynter

Academic Associate
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-242
860-512-2753
LWynter@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Guocun Yang, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"History is knowledge. 'Knowledge is power,' says Bacon. To acquire and disseminate knowledge is an exhilirating experience."

Guocun Yang

Professor
Chair, Social Sciences Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-402
860-512-2782
GYang@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 4,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

United States History
African American History
Modern China

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, Lawrence University

Experience

Manchester Community College

Affiliations

Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)
Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS)
New England Historical Association (NEHA)